Kentucky WR Lyons suffers knee injury

LEXINGTON, Ky., Oct. 13 (UPI) -- Kentucky wide receiver Dicky Lyons Jr. has ended his college career because he seriously injured his knee during a loss to South Carolina on Saturday.

Curtis Pulley off Kentucky football team

LEXINGTON, Ky., Aug. 5 (UPI) -- University of Kentucky quarterback Curtis Pulley has been kicked off the team after arrests for marijuana possession and traffic offenses.

Kentucky's Brooks OK after river plunge

SPRINGFIELD, Ore., July 1 (UPI) -- Authorities say University of Kentucky football coach Rich Brooks and two others were able to swim to safety after their boat capsized near Springfield, Ore.

Rascal Flatts wins vocal group CMA

NASHVILLE, Nov. 7 (UPI) -- Rascal Flatts won the prize for vocal group of the year at the 41st annual CMA awards show in Nashville Wednesday.

Kentucky WR Stewart arrested for drugs

LEXINGTON, Ky., Oct. 16 (UPI) -- University of Kentucky wide receiver Anthony Stewart has been charged with drug-trafficking and possession of marijuana and cocaine.

Brooks signs extension with Kentucky

LEXINGTON, Ky., Jan. 30 (UPI) -- Rich Brooks has signed a four-year contract extension to remain as coach of the Kentucky Wildcats football team. Brooks led the Wildcats to an 8-5 record last season, guiding the team to its first bowl victory and eight-victory season in 22 years.

Kentucky's Miller ineligible to play

LEXINGTON, Ky., Aug. 18 (UPI) -- There's been another blow for the Kentucky Wildcats with the announcement that offensive tackle Aaron Miller is ineligible for the entire 2006 season.

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Kentucky names Brooks

LEXINGTON, Ky., Dec. 30 (UPI) -- The University of Kentucky Monday named Rich Brooks as the school's new football coach.

Report: Brooks to coach at Kentucky

LEXINGTON, Ky., Dec. 28 (UPI) -- Rich Brooks, who turned the Oregon football program into a national power before an unsuccessful stint in the NFL, reportedly will be named new coach at Kentuck

Commentary: Seeing Red about Blue America

WASHINGTON, Feb. 19 (UPI) -- Perhaps the most astute observer of American political culture is being unfairly attacked.

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Rich Brooks

Rich Brooks (born August 20, 1941, Forest, California, United States) is an American football coach and the head football coach at the University of Kentucky. Brooks is best known for spending 18 seasons at the University of Oregon, winning the Paul "Bear" Bryant Award for national coach of the year after leading Oregon to the Rose Bowl in 1994.

Brooks attended Oregon State University. He majored in physical education and played defensive back for the football team. He received his bachelor's degree in 1963 and completed his master's degree in education at Oregon State the next year. He was also a member of Phi Delta Theta Fraternity at Oregon State.

His coaching career started at Oregon State as an Assistant Freshman Coach while working on his master's degree. After receiving his master's degree, he moved to Sacramento, California where he accepted an assistant coaching job at Norte Del Rio High School. He soon returned to his alma mater to serve as an assistant coach for the Beavers from 1965-1970.

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