Cat-Scratches: Sunday's UK Links (10.17.04)

Cat Scratches for Sunday October, 17, 2004. Drop, wince, repeat; A game so bad, neither team wants to win it; Tweaking the madness?; Gamecocks edge Cats with late drive; More Big Blue blues; Gamecocks rally to beat Kentucky; Cats punish selves in final minutes; Walk-on center overcomes injuries, earns starting spot at UK; Kentucky practice gets off to flying start at midnight and more....

Kentucky Wildcat Football

Drop, wince, repeat Not even five South Carolina turnovers and a fourth-string quarterback could add up to a Kentucky win last night.

A game so bad, neither team wants to win it Fumble -- South Carolina. Futility is as familiar a guest in Commonwealth Stadium as UK super fan Jim Brown, of course. In 31-plus star-crossed seasons, the haunted house on the University of Kentucky campus has been home to some epic exhibitions of football follies.


Gamecocks edge Cats with late drive
Kentucky and South Carolina hooked up for a friendly game of pigskin hot potato at Commonwealth Stadium Saturday night.

More Big Blue blues
South Carolina football coach Lou Holtz called it a drive of destiny.

UK's Burns has some fun, finally breaks out
The message from University of Kentucky football coach Rich Brooks to his star defender, Vincent "Sweet Pea" Burns, was simple.

Gamecocks rally to beat Kentucky
Fourth-string quarterback Michael Rathe threw a 19-yard touchdown pass to Troy Williamson with 1:28 left, lifting South Carolina to a 12-7 win over Kentucky on Saturday night.

Gamecocks finally finish off an opponent
THE GAME THAT should have been won much earlier suddenly resembled a lost cause, and South Carolina's football season rested on the slippery slope that leads to oblivion.

The High Five

Cats punish selves in final minutes
QB Boyd throws 4 straight incompletions on last trip

Walk-on center overcomes injuries, earns starting spot at UK
It was a decision Matt McCutchan didn't want to have to make -- play college football, or stay at the Naval Academy.

Wildcats Lose To Gamecocks
It was a disappointing Homecoming 2004 for thousands of UK football fans. The Wildcats had hoped to rebound and get a much-needed win. In the end, The University of Kentucky lost in the final minutes of the game to South Carolina 12-7. It was another game filled with missed opportunities.

Kentucky Wildcat Basketball

Tweaking the madness?
UK officials insist they are considering - The NCAA may take the midnight out of madness. Or at least make it possible to stage a Madness celebration and get a good night's sleep.

Kentucky practice gets off to flying start at midnight
High-flying freshman Joe Crawford dazzled the crowd and got a personal congratulation from actress Ashley Judd early Saturday morning with a double-pump reverse dunk during Big Blue Madness, the ceremonial

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