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Sunday Headlines: Beating Louisville & Keeping Mark Stoops

It’s been quite the weekend in the Bluegrass.

Kentucky v Louisville Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images

Good morning, BBN!

The Kentucky Wildcats celebrated a huge win over the Louisville Cardinals on Saturday afternoon, but that was far from the main storyline on Saturday.

Shortly before kickoff, reports started to surface of Mark Stoops being a perceived favorite for the head coaching job at Texas A&M. With people such as Pete Thamel, Bruce Feldman, and others reporting the news, it was obvious that there was serious traction between both parties to bring Stoops to College Station.

The final cherry on top was a tweet from Mark Passwaters of the Texas A&M Rivals site and the main 247 Sports Twitter page reporting the move that Stoops would be headed to A&M next season.

However, Matt Jones later broke the news that Stoops was staying in Lexington, which was later confirmed by national reporters.

And finally, Mark Stoops himself confirmed he’s staying in Lexington, giving Kentucky Football two massive wins in one day.

This season has been a roller coaster for this Kentucky Football program. After a quick 5-0 start, the Cats then lost five out of six before picking up the huge morale-boosting win over UofL on Saturday.

Now, it appears Kentucky will keep Stoops after a serious push from the Aggies. From 2-10 seasons all the way up to 9-3 seasons, this program is in a much better spot than where the Youngstown native found it.

Here’s to hoping he continues taking it to new heights.

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Headlines

Kentucky Beats Louisville, Keeps Governor’s Cup – UK Athletics

Devin Leary passed for three touchdowns and Ray Davis scored three touchdowns, including the game winner, as Kentucky upset the top-10 Cards.

SOURCE: Mark Stoops turns down Texas A&M to stay at Kentucky - KSR

Great news for the Big Blue Nation. Mark Stoops is not taking his talents to Texas A&M.

Kentucky-Louisville Postgame Quotes – UK Athletics

“Many of you have been covering us for many years so you know, like any team, we’re going to go through some ups and downs. I’m really proud of how this team finished the season." - Mark Stoops on Kentucky's win at Louisville.

Kentucky-Louisville Postgame Notes – UK Athletics

Kentucky clinches a winning record for the seventh time in eight seasons. The exception is the Covid-altered 2020 campaign.

Kentucky defeats Louisville- KSR

A wild fourth quarter helps propel the Cats to victory.

JJ Weaver’s perseverance on and off the field helps lead to MVP performance against Louisville- Cats Pause

A great story for the Louisville native.

Kentucky sweeps Florida to win seventh straight SEC title- Cats Pause

Another great season from Craig Skinner’s squad.

Alabama shocks Auburn- ESPN

A wild finish to the Iron Bowl.

Michigan beats Ohio State- ESPN

Ryan Day falls to 1-3 against the Wolverines.

Michigan State hires Jonathan Smith- CBS

The Oregon State is alum is headed to East Lansing.

Purdue makes case for No. 1 after Maui Invitational- CBS

Will the Boilermakers make it to the top spot?

Wendy’s Worker Saves Customer’s Life - GNN

She had already called 911 by the time she arrived at the man's body, but the color of his face told of the need for immediate action.

Police Give Motorists a Thanksgiving Surprise–Handing Out Free Turkeys Instead of Tickets - GNN

Motorists in South Carolina who were pulled over for violations got a free Thanksgiving turkey from officers instead of tickets or fines.