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4:14 pm
Mon December 3, 2012

Joker Phillips Hired At Florida

Former Kentucky football coach Joker Phillips has landed a job at the University of Florida.

Phillips will join the Gators as receivers coach and recruiting coordinator.

Florida coach Will Muschamp says Phillips will begin work Friday, adding that his "background as a head coach and the number of years he has coached wide receivers will be a tremendous asset to our coaching staff and players.”

Phillips was a longtime receivers coach before taking over at Kentucky in 2010. He went 13-24 in three years with the Wildcats.

Local News
8:00 am
Sun December 2, 2012

Colleges Pay Big Bucks to Get Rid of Coaches

Last month, the University of Kentucky decided to pay football coach Joker Phillips $2.5 million to stop doing his job. Phillips' final Kentucky team won just two games and fans were unhappy, as demonstrated by the angry fans' Tweets and empty seats in Commonwealth Stadium.

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Local News
2:20 pm
Tue November 27, 2012

Mark Stoops Is New Kentucky Wildcats Football Coach

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Update: The University of Kentucky has confirmed that Florida State defensive coordinator Mark Stoops will be the Wildcats' new football coach, according to a statement on the football program's website.

From the statement:

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Local News
4:22 pm
Sat November 24, 2012

College Football: Cards Fall to UConn in Triple Overtime; UK, IU Lose Season Finales

The Louisville Cards suffered their second straight loss, dropping their home finale 23-20 to Connecticut today in triple overtime.

The Huskies held U of L scoreless for most of the game, but the Cards were able to send it into overtime with a touchdown pass late in the fourth quarter.

UConn won it with a field goal in the third overtime after intercepting a Teddy Bridgewater pass.

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Local News
11:29 am
Fri November 23, 2012

College Football: Cards Need Win to Keep Conference Title Hopes Alive

The University of Louisville football team plays its home finale tomorrow against Connecticut.

Coach Charlie Strong’s Cardinals need a victory over the 4-6 Huskies to keep their Big East Conference title hopes alive going into their last regular season game at league-leading Rutgers.

"It’s not what anyone is going to do to us, it’s what we’re going to do ourselves. What’s key for us is just our effort, our preparation heading into these next two games and just making sure that we are mentally and physically locked in," Strong said this week.

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Local News
4:26 pm
Tue November 20, 2012

UK, Phillips Preparing for Final Football Game of Season

The 2012 football season has not gone as planned for both the University of Kentucky and University of Tennessee. Both will end the season with losing records and fired coaches. But pride is still on the line as the Wildcats and Vols prepare to square off on Saturday.

UK junior linebacker Avery Williamson says players have tried to avoid the rumor mill about who could succeed Joker Phillips as head coach next year, but Williamson says a win on Saturday would be a big boost going into next season.

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Local News
10:59 pm
Sat November 17, 2012

College Football: UK Wins Home Finale

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In college football, the Kentucky Wildcats defeated Samford 34-3 Saturday night in their final home game of the season.

It was just the Wildcats’ second victory and their first win since September 8. UK finishes the season next Saturday at Tennessee. It was also the final home game for head coach Joker Phillips, who’s being replaced after this season.

The Indiana Hoosiers lost at Penn State 45-22. IU, now 4-7, finishes its season next Saturday at Purdue.

Local News
3:40 pm
Fri November 16, 2012

It's the Home Finale for Joker Phillips, 19 Seniors as UK Faces Samford

Joker Phillips will coach the final home game of his University of Kentucky football head coaching tenure tomorrow as the Wildcats host Samford.

Phillips is being let go after three years on the job. He’ll coach UK’s two final games of the season.

He told reporters this week that he hopes his successor will be given plenty of time to build the program into a national contender.

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12:41 pm
Fri October 19, 2012

College Football: U of L vs USF, UK-Georgia, IU at Navy

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After three straight road games, the University of Louisville football team returns to Papa John’s Cardinal Stadium Saturday.

The 14th ranked Cards take on South Florida, which has struggled to a 2-4 record this season. Coach Charlie Strong’s team is 6-0 and coming off a 45-35 win at Pittsburgh last weekend, but Strong says there’s still plenty of room for improvement, especially on the defensive side of the ball.

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2:48 pm
Fri October 12, 2012

College Football: U of L at Pitt, Wildcats vs Razorbacks, IU-OSU

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After a week off, the University of Louisville Cardinals return to the football field Saturday.

U of L plays its third straight road game with a visit to Pittsburgh.

To accommodate television coverage, the game will have an unusual kickoff time of 11:00am, which doesn’t bother Cards’ coach Charlie Strong.

"It’s going to be an early rise. So we get up early. When you get up you don’t have much time at all, it’s time to go play the football game. Which is good, I like that, I like getting up," Strong said.

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