Mark Story: Changing negative perceptions of UK football requires win against Florida
Florida The Kentucky-Florida football series since UK’s last victory (Years in which Kentucky was home team in bold): Year Result 1986 Kentucky 10, Florida 3 1987 Florida 27, Kentucky 14 1988 Florida 24, Kentucky 19 1989 Florida 38, Kentucky 28 1990 Florida 47, Kentucky 15 1991 Florida 35, Kentucky 26 1992 Florida 35, Kentucky 19 1993 Florida 24, Kentucky 20 1994 Florida 73, Kentucky 7 1995 Florida 42, Kentucky 7 1996 Florida 65, Kentucky 0 1997 Florida 55, Kentucky 28 1998 Florida 51, Kentucky 35 1999 Florida 38, Kentucky 10 2000 Florida 59, Kentucky 31 2001 Florida 44, Kentucky 10 2002 Florida 41, Kentucky 34 2003 Florida 24, Kentucky 21 2004 Florida 20, Kentucky 3 2005 Florida 49, Kentucky 28 2006 Florida 26, Kentucky 7 2007 Florida 45, Kentucky 37 2008 Florida 63, Kentucky 5 2009 Florida 41, Kentucky 7 2010 Florida 48, Kentucky 14 2011 Florida 48, Kentucky 10 2012 Florida 38, Kentucky 0 Recent Headlines Search local inventory, coupons and more Powered by By Mark Story Herald-Leader Sports Columnist It was gray, cold and misting in Commonwealth Stadium on Nov. 15, 1986. Though no one in the crowd of 52,160 knew it then, those who braved the weather to see Bill Ransdell and Tony Mayes lead Kentucky to a 10-3 victory over Florida were witnessing something historic. Twenty-six UK-UF games later, that remains the last Wildcats victory in the series. On Saturday at 7 p.m, Florida will again be in Lexington as Mark Stoops gets his first crack at ending the one remaining epic Kentucky football losing streak. “I think it’s motivation, I do, I think it needs to be talked about,” the new Kentucky coach said Monday of UK’s 0-26 stretch versus Florida. “But that can’t be the focal point. We have to get better each and every day, each and every game. That’s what we have to be worried about.” Florida Coach Will Muschamp downplayed the effect of the UK losing skid on this year’s game. “Whatever the streak is, it doesn’t matter,” Muschamp said. “It only matters what we do on Saturday.” Regardless of what one thinks of Joker Phillips’ ultimately ill-fated, three-year stint (2010-12) as UK head football coach, the Kentucky alumnus was a darned effective streak buster. Under Phillips, UK ended its 0-for-17 all-time mark against Steve Spurrier-coached teams with a 31-28 upset of No. 10 South Carolina in 2010. A year later, forced by injuries to play wide receiver Matt Roark at quarterback, Phillips and UK snapped a 26-year losing skid against Tennessee with an improbable 10-7 victory.
UK FTSE capped by Carnival, U.S. budget discord
Monday’s Photos of the day The first of two regular-season NFL games is expected to be a sellout despite the teams current woes. It doesnt bother me. I love the atmosphere, said Rachel Green, who with husband Matt has been to all six of the NFL games played at Wembley. I prefer it to be close, which it will more likely be with them both 0-3. As of Tuesday, about 84,000 tickets had been sold, with only singles and premium seats still up for grabs. The Vikings arrived in London on Tuesday and were already mixing with local schoolchildren and fans as part of the duties of the designated home team. The Steelers arrive Friday. All eyes will be on Peterson, the Vikings running back, and Roethlisberger, the Steelers quarterback, as they look to lead their clubs to victory with their seasons teetering on the brink. Minnesota lost 31-27 to the Cleveland Browns on Sunday, while the Steelers fell 40-23 to the Chicago Bears. These are two teams that the U.K. crowd have not seen before and you have star power with the Vikings in Adrian Peterson and, with the Steelers, you have one of the most successful franchises in NFL history, NFL UK managing director Alistair Kirkwood said. What you want is a very competitive game, and you know you are going to get it with both teams going after a must-win. The New England Patriots, New Orleans Saints and Denver Broncos are among the teams that have played in London since the International Series was launched. The New York Giants victory over the Miami Dolphins in the inaugural 2007 game helped turn their season around en route to winning the Super Bowl. The Vikings went 10-6 last season and made the playoffs, while the Steelers finished 8-8. When they were selected to play in London, no one could have expected they would be a combined 0-6 heading into this weeks game. For me, the chance to see a team as storied and famous as the Steelers is a big draw, said 30-year-old Matt Green, who counts the Green Bay Packers as his favorite team.
budget discord Tue Sep 24, 2013 12:31pm EDT * FTSE 100 up 0.2 pct to 6,571.46 pts * Carnival falls 5.6 pct after profit warning * U.S. budget talks, stimulus uncertainty curb appetite * Saxo, JN Financials expect rally to resume By Francesco Canepa LONDON, Sept 24 (Reuters) – Britain’s top share index halted a two-day slide on Tuesday but a selloff in cruise operator Carnival Corp and uncertainty about the U.S. fiscal outlook curbed investors’ appetite. It was the top faller on the FTSE 100, which ended up 14.1 points, or 0.2 percent, at 6,571.46 points. The index found support around 6,540, this week’s low point, after a 1 percent drop over the previous two sessions and was in a tight range between this and its September top just above 6,600. Political discord over the U.S. budget raised the prospect of a federal government shutdown if a deal is not struck by month-end, deterring many investors from buying British blue chips as they traded just 3 percent off 13-year highs hit back in May. “In the short term, it (the market) has got the U.S. budget negotiations and the debt ceiling negotiations to cope with, so that’s restraining animal spirits a little bit… this week,” Nick Beecroft, chairman of Saxo Capital Markets, said. “But I think that will ultimately get sorted out next week in such a way that markets can flourish.” The FTSE has given back all the gains made after the Federal Reserve’s decision last week not to scale back its equity-friendly bond buying programme as mixed comments from policy makers raised uncertainty about the Fed’s future moves. Fed speakers on Monday added to the confusion by saying there probably was not enough data to taper at the next meeting, contradicting what St. Louis’ Fed president James Bullard said on Friday. Yet many in the markets still expected the rally to resume, fuelled by recent, better-than-expected economic data from Britain and the rest of Europe. “We believe we are in a bull market and we are not concerned by any of the recent bouts of profit-taking,” said JN Financial trader Rick Jones.