Jennifer Smith, Lexington Herald-Leader

Jennifer Smith

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Past articles by Jennifer:

Kentucky’s Allen wins his third national top defensive player award this week

It has been a big awards weekend for University of Kentucky football linebacker Josh Allen, who picked up another honor late Sunday night in California: The Lott Impact Trophy. → Read More

Kentucky learns its bowl destination Sunday. Here’s how to watch, what to expect.

Hoping to earn its first New Year’s Day bowl game in 20 years, Kentucky football will learn details of its bowl destination and opponent on Sunday afternoon. → Read More

How do Kentucky, Louisville plan to avoid last season’s scuffles?

After several fights and flags during last season’s game at Kroger Field, both Kentucky and Louisville will try to keep emotions in check. → Read More

Cats have plenty of motivation against Cards. ‘We got embarrassed last year.’

The inexplicable loss to Tennessee two weeks ago is a good reminder to Kentucky that being the favorite doesn’t earn it a victory. It’s been the topic of discussion this week as the Cats prepare for Louisville. → Read More

UK’s Snell 207 yards from career rushing record. How important is it to get it done Saturday?

Louisville’s head coach sees a more patient Benny Snell on tape this year. But how patient will the UK star be in his quest to acquire the school rushing record? → Read More

‘He can destroy an offense.’ UK’s Allen reminds Louisville coach of No. 1 NFL pick he coached.

Louisville interim coach Lorenzo Ward sees plenty of similarities between Kentucky’s Josh Allen and former South Carolina star Jadeveon Clowney, the No. 1 draft pick in 2014. → Read More

Seniors Morris, Murray have big day as Kentucky runs past High Point

Maci Morris had a season-best 22 points in Kentucky’s 71-49 victory over High Point on Sunday in Memorial Coliseum. Fellow senior Taylor Murray added 14 points. → Read More

It’s a sweet swan song for Kentucky’s seniors in win over MTSU

Kentucky football seniors Mike Edwards and Josh Allen both hit major milestones as Kentucky won its eighth game of the season on Senior Day. → Read More

Q and A: Now is not time to feel satisfied. Here’s what Cats will do instead.

Everything Coach Mark Stoops had to say after Kentucky’s game against Middle Tennessee on Nov. 17, 2018, at Kroger Field. → Read More

It was a big day for Kentucky’s seniors in win over Middle Tennessee

Josh Allen broke two records as Kentucky’s football team topped Middle Tennessee 34-23 to earn its eighth win of regular season. → Read More

UK football has eight wins. Here’s how rarely that happens.

This 2018 Kentucky football team is in rare air after earning its eighth regular-season victory by beating Middle Tennessee State on Saturday. → Read More

‘It’s only right to go out with a bang.’ Kentucky’s seniors have helped change the program.

It’s going to be an emotional day for Kentucky seniors, who have helped lay the foundation for winning ways. → Read More

With just one tackle on Senior Day, this Kentucky player will enter an exclusive club.

Senior safety Mike Edwards could become just the second defensive back in school history to play his way into an exclusive Kentucky club. → Read More

The game-by-game numbers are telling: Kentucky has a big-play problem.

A look at the explosive play numbers and their dramatic decline in recent weeks. → Read More

What’s holding back Kentucky’s offense? It’s complicated.

A deep dive into Kentucky’s offensive numbers — looking at both explosive plays this season and long drives — show the Cats are lacking in both areas. → Read More

‘I didn’t get my senior year of high school.’ Why 2018 means so much for one UK player.

Ask any Kentucky football player or coach about Darius West and you get a mischievous smile or a raised eyebrow. Quietly, the senior has become one of the team’s most important leaders. → Read More

UK’s offense not in ‘panic mode,’ but it has to get better, coaches say

Something has to change for Kentucky football’s offense, which is the lowest-scoring in the Southeastern Conference at just 22.9 points per game. Only 20 other teams in the country have had more trouble putting points on the board this season than Kentucky. → Read More

‘We did not put forth our best effort.’ Stoops wants corrections, not panic.

Everything Mark Stoops had to say to wrap up Kentucky’s loss at Tennessee and its upcoming Senior Day game against Middle Tennessee at Kroger Field on Saturday. → Read More

‘They were more hungry than us.’ Frustration sets in after loss at UT.

The Kentucky football team’s players and coaches were frustrated and perplexed by how the team performed in 24-7 loss to Tennessee at Neyland Stadium in Knoxville. → Read More

Slow start dooms Kentucky football at Tennessee yet again

Nothing went right for Kentucky in 24-7 loss to Tennessee, the Cats’ 17th straight loss at Neyland Stadium in Knoxville. → Read More