Cat-Scratches: Friday's UK Links (10.15.04)

Cat Scratches is Inside Kentucky's newest feature for Insiders. IK will look for the latest news stories provide the link and a short synopsis to help Wildcat fans keep up with the latest in UK Sports. Todays headlines include: Why aren't the Cats' best defenders playing better?; Cats hope to woo recruit at Madness; College hoop returns with Midnight Madness; Coaches should bolster players, not blame them; Top prospect might skip tonight's Madness and more...

Kentucky Wildcat Football

Why aren't the Cats' best defenders playing better?
His University of Kentucky teammates still gather 'round when he tells a story. They still laugh at his jokes. Socially, there's little doubt that defensive end Vincent "Sweet Pea" Burns is the leader of UK's defense.

Coaches should bolster players, not blame them
Is it possible that the Kentucky football program would do well to take a page from the playbook of ...

Woodyard pitches in on field and off
With the losses piling up and the fan base growing more restless each week, Kentucky Coach Rich Brooks is hoping that the future is one thing he can hang his hat on.

More than a dozen competitors preen and pose, trying to stay alive another week by impressing voters and relying on their alliances. Who needs reality TV when you have college football?

Mitchell will see action at quarterback
Dondrial Pinkins is not making the trip to Lexington, but USC coach Lou Holtz still plans to use two quarterbacks Saturday against Kentucky.

'Be patient,' Wildcat coach tells fans
University of Kentucky football coach Rich Brooks is asking Wildcat football fans for a little patience.

On the hunt
Trigg County High School's Kenny Ray Turner says there is only one thing he likes to do as much as play football.

Kentucky Wildcat Basketball

Cats hope to woo recruit at Madness
Midnight Madness annually kicks off the start of basketball season at the University of Kentucky, where tonight fans can look forward to their first glimpse of the nation's No.1 recruiting class.

College hoop returns with Midnight Madness
The college basketball season officially ended just over six months ago when Connecticut left the Alamodome with its second national championship trophy.

Top prospect might skip tonight's Madness
With or without its special guest, Kentucky celebrates the return of basketball at tonight's annual Big Blue Madness.

Kentucky Wildcat Soccer

Kickin' Cats Hope To Bounce Back
The Kentucky men's soccer team looks to return to its winning ways on Friday when it hosts Mid-America conference foe Bowling Green at 7:30 p.m. at the UK Soccer Complex.

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