On Sept. 17, 2016, Louisville’s Bobby Petrino was on top of the college football world while the job security of Kentucky’s Mark Stoops dominated the commonwealth’s sports conversation. Since that day, however, the fortunes of the two coaches have taken a sharp turn.
The basement of Lexington sports media mogul Jim Host’s home is a shrine to a life spent around Kentucky Wildcats and big-time college sports. Now that Host, 80, and wife Pat, are downsizing, they face a dilemma: What to do with a lifetime of sports memorabilia.
The entire ethos of being a 21st Century Kentucky Wildcats football fan has been centered on the need for UK to end three decades-long losing streaks. With Kentucky’s 27-16 win over Florida last Saturday, all three streaks are now over.
Where fans can watch and follow the Kentucky Wildcats vs. Florida Gators college football game, Saturday, Sept., 8, 2018, at Steve Spurrier-Florida Field at Ben Hill Griffin Stadium in Gainesville, Fla.
When Moses Douglass, son of ex-Kentucky Wildcats cornerback Maurice Douglass, picked UK, it gave Wildcats football a rare victory in the pursuit of a high-profile ‘legacy recruit.’ Louisville is working to woo the safety away
Kentucky is 0-31 in its 31 most recent football games against Flroida. UK went 1-8 against Dan Mullen when he was head coach at Mississippi State. So Mullen’s move to Florida would not seem good news for UK’s chances of ending its losing streak to UF.