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Iowa State head coach Steve Prohm directs his players against Arkansas-Pine Bluff during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game, Sunday, Nov. 29, 2020, in Ames, Iowa. (AP Photo/Matthew Putney)

The Latest: Kentucky S Kelvin Joseph opts out, NFL next

Dec. 1, 2020 1:31 PM EST

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ Kentucky starting safety and Southeastern Conference interceptions leader Kelvin Joseph has become the first Wildcat to opt out and will focus on preparing for the NFL draft. The redshirt sophomore, whose four pickoffs also rank...

Florida tight end Kyle Pitts (84) scores a touchdown during an NCAA college football game against Kentucky in Gainesville, Fla., Saturday, Nov. 28, 2020. (Brad McClenny/The Gainesville Sun via AP)

Pitts scores 3 TDs in return, No. 6 Florida tops Kentucky

Nov. 28, 2020 4:56 PM EST

GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Kyle Pitts was feeling a little jittery before his first game in three weeks. His chest “got hot" and his heart started beating fast. Once he stepped on the field and saw one-on-one coverage, his eyes had to widen as well. Pitts scored three touchdowns in his return from a...

Vanderbilt lines up against Florida in the second half of an NCAA college football game Saturday, Nov. 21, 2020, in Nashville, Tenn. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)

No. 6 Florida seeking defensive turnaround against Kentucky

Nov. 27, 2020 1:58 PM EST

GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) — No. 6 Florida has no doubt it can keep pace with anyone in the country. The Gators have their highest-scoring offense in more than two decades, a Heisman Trophy candidate at quarterback, an experienced line and arguably the deepest receiving corps in the country. Together, they...

Florida quarterback Kyle Trask (11) passes against Vanderbilt in the first half of an NCAA college football game Saturday, Nov. 21, 2020, in Nashville, Tenn. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)

Trask faces Kentucky again, as starter, Heisman front-runner

Nov. 24, 2020 12:58 PM EST

GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Kyle Trask’s college football career, maybe even his current Heisman Trophy campaign, essentially began at Kentucky last season. The Florida quarterback stepped in for injured starter Feleipe Franks late, rallied the Gators to 19 unanswered points in the fourth quarter and...

Alabama running back Najee Harris (22) breaks free for a long touchdown run against Kentucky during an NCAA college football game Saturday, Nov. 21, 2020, in Tuscaloosa, Ala. (Mickey Welsh/The Montgomery Advertiser via AP)

Smith, No. 1 Alabama rout short-handed Kentucky, 63-3

Nov. 21, 2020 8:22 PM EST

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) — Alabama didn't quite look like itself at first after an extended period on the sidelines, but it scarcely made a difference on the scoreboard. DeVonta Smith caught nine passes for 144 yards and set the Southeastern Conference career record with two more touchdowns in the top-ranked...

FILE - In this Nov. 4, 2017, file photo, LSU head coach Ed Orgeron, left, and Alabama head coach Nick Saban meet in the center of the field before an NCAA college football game, in Tuscaloosa, Ala. Eight SEC games have been postponed already with only Arkansas, Kentucky and South Carolina not affected _ yet. “I do believe that Alabama and LSU ought to play this year, and I do believe we’re going to play somehow, some way,” Orgeron said. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson, File)

No. 1 Alabama returns to the field against grieving Kentucky

Nov. 19, 2020 3:31 PM EST

Alabama has merely had to cope with a longer-than-expected stretch in between games. Kentucky has endured an entirely different sort of ordeal. The top-ranked Crimson Tide is set to return to the field Saturday after a three-week layoff when the Wildcats visit, still grieving the death of offensive line coach...

Kentucky quarterback Terry Wilson (3) runs with the ball during the first half of an NCAA college football game against Vanderbilt, Saturday, Nov. 14, 2020, in Lexington, Ky. (AP Photo/Bryan Woolston)

Wilson, Rodriguez help Kentucky survive Vanderbilt 38-35

Nov. 15, 2020 1:38 AM EST

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky quarterback Terry Wilson accounted for three touchdowns, Chris Rodriguez Jr. rushed for two scores including a 74-yarder before the Wildcats withstood Vanderbilt's late rally to win 38-35 Saturday and end a two-game losing streak. Rested from a bye and with Wilson back from a...

Kentucky O-line coach John Schlarman dies of cancer at 45

Nov. 12, 2020 6:28 PM EST

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — John Schlarman, the Kentucky offensive line coach who was an All-Southeastern Conference player for the Wildcats, has died after a two-year fight with cancer. He was 45. The school announced Schlarman’s death from cholangiocarcinoma, or bile duct cancer, in a news release...

Kentucky head coach Mark Stoops walks on the field during the first half before an NCAA college football game against Georgia, Oct. 31, 2020, in Lexington, Ky. (AP Photo/Bryan Woolston)

Kentucky, Vanderbilt look to turn things around in SEC clash

Nov. 12, 2020 1:10 PM EST

Kentucky welcomed its bye week after six grueling games, a stretch during which the Wildcats experienced more valleys than peaks. Now the rested Wildcats (2-4 Southeastern Conference) seek to bounce back from a two-game skid Saturday against winless Vanderbilt (0-5). Kentucky has won six of seven against the...

Georgia running back Zamir White (3) scores a touchdown during the second half of an NCAA college football game against Kentucky, Oct. 31, 2020, in Lexington, Ky. (AP Photo/Bryan Woolston)

No. 5 Georgia earns 11th consecutive win over Kentucky 14-3

Oct. 31, 2020 5:33 PM EDT

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — Zamir White and fifth-ranked Georgia ran with relative ease to start each half, reaching the end zone both times. Other moments were more of a scrum for the Bulldogs, who emerged dinged but glad to have won again by making those limited chances stand up against Kentucky. White rushed...