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UK football: Jeff Badet makes most of big opportunties against Mississippi State — Kentucky's wide receivers have tried to put their best cleat forward when it comes to the Cats' recent issues throwing the ball. They tried to brush off the annoyance that UK had yet to score a touchdown through the air against a Southeastern Conference opponent. But it frustrated them.

Injury update on Mississippi State offensive lineman | Lexington Herald-Leader — Darryl Williams, the freshman offensive lineman who was injured in the second half, remains at University of Kentucky Hospital, but "he seems fine," according to Mississippi State spokesman Bill Martin. "Still in hospital. Waiting on some test results, but he seems fine," Martin texted the Herald-Leader. "Able to move everything."

Q&A: Stoops after Kentucky’s last-second victory over Mississippi State | Lexington Herald-Leader — "Just like we drew it up (laughter). So proud of our football team and so proud of our coaches. I just told our team this, and it's a true statement, through this whole game, I couldn't have been more proud of our players and our coaches, from the beginning.

MacGinnis nails 51-yard field goal to finish off Mississippi State 40-38 | Lexington Herald-Leader — The word of the offseason was finish. The word of the bye week was finish. And somehow Kentucky did. After a slow start, the Cats finished off Mississippi State in the most dramatic way possible, with a 51-yard field goal at the buzzer to win 40-38 on Saturday night at Commonwealth Stadium.

Kerry James Marshall Recolors Art History — News Corp is a network of leading companies in the worlds of diversified media, news, education, and information services. A Met Breuer retrospective reveals an artist who has put the African-American experience at the center of his work for three-plus decades The Chicago artist Kerry James Marshall has put the African-American experience at the center of his work for 3-½ decades, from barbershop and beauty-salon scenes to housing-project pastorals to portraits of rebellious slaves and imperial-gazed women.

Flashes of 2010 team remind Kentucky that it has more than enough to continue success | Lexington Herald-Leader — The team that started Kentucky's run of seven straight NCAA Tournament trips had less than this. So to the doubters and critics who look at Kentucky and see the transfers who dominated the headlines and just the six players who stuck around, Amber Smith has a message.

Bluegrass hue to Kentucky women’s roster has its positives, negatives | Lexington Herald-Leader — There's a decidedly Kentucky flavor to the UK women's basketball roster this season. "One day you might turn around and there might be five Kentucky girls out there" on the court, said senior Makayla Epps, one of the six in-state players on this season's roster.

Can a mobile quarterback be contained? Kentucky’s trying to find out. | Lexington Herald-Leader — Call them versatile or dual threat or athletic or mobile. It doesn't matter the moniker, they're a massive headache for defensive coordinators trying to plan against them. Trying to stop the planned runs and getting a defense ready for the big-gain throws are pretty standard.

Did issues last season hurt UK’s ticket sales? | Lexington Herald-Leader — Despite the turnover and turmoil last season, Kentucky's season ticket sales numbers don't seem to have taken much of a dive. As of Tuesday, UK has sold 3,713 season tickets, just 92 tickets fewer than were sold at this time last year.

Plan ahead: A full weekend of festivities surrounds Cats vs. Mississippi State | Lexington Herald-Leader — The SEC Network's popular pregame show, SEC Nation, will broadcast live from the UK campus on Saturday in front of the William T. Young Library. The show, featuring Maria Taylor, Tim Tebow, Marcus Spears and Paul Finebaum, will air from 10 a.m.-noon on game day.
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