High School Football

UK Football

Competition for football recruits in Kentucky about to turn red-hot

With Kentuckians Jeff Brohm coaching at Purdue and Joker Phillips at Cincinnati, this may well be the best time ever to be an aspiring FBS football player from the state of Kentucky. Yet this could become a challenging time to be an in-state recruiter at the commonwealth’s three Football Bowl Subdivision schools — Kentucky, Louisville and Western Kentucky.

High School Football

Kentucky might explore high school football playoff seeding

As the KHSAA Board of Control looks to the 2019 season, with which will come the next major realignment of teams, it’s possible that seeding the football playoffs will be explored as a potential alternative to the current postseason format, which relies on geography as its primary bracketing method. That discussion occurred as part of an overall talk about postseason play during the football advisory committee’s annual meeting on Feb. 21 in Lexington.

UK Men's Basketball

Lamar Jackson is the 2016 Kentucky Sports Figure of the Year

Heisman Trophy-winning Louisville Cardinals quarterback Lamar Jackson wins the 2016 Lexington Herald-Leader Kentucky Sports Figure of the Year award by largest margin in 36-year history of the award over runner-up Tyler Ulis. High-scoring hoops star Whitney Creech of Jenkins finishes third, highest ever by a high school girls’ basketball player

UK Football

In Belfry’s Austin Dotson, UK football gets a pancake (block) maker

Belfry High School’s Austin Dotson was an off-the-radar recruit when Kentucky offered him a scholarship in March. To watch the senior year highlight video of the 6-foot-8, 310-pound UK commit was to see one pancake block after another. “To put somebody on their back every play, it just makes you feel like you are on the top of the world,” Dotson says.

Videos

A future Cat with a kiss for the cam in high school football playoffs

UK commitment Walker Wood runs 39 yards for a touchdown to put Lafayette in front of Tates Creek in Friday's playoff game.
Josh Moore
A future Cat with a kiss for the cam in high school football playoffs 0:12

A future Cat with a kiss for the cam in high school football playoffs

Lafayette football rolls in second round of playoffs 0:34

Lafayette football rolls in second round of playoffs

High school football: A sneak peek at the polls 0:57

High school football: A sneak peek at the polls

Lafayette grad Hughley talks about his journey from walk-on to U of L captain 2:23

Lafayette grad Hughley talks about his journey from walk-on to U of L captain