Address it and move on


LEXINGTON, Ky. (WTVQ) – Address it and move on.

That’s what Mark Stoops said he wants his team to do this week when asked about the off-field history with EKU.

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The bar fight, the dorm incident in Richmond…t’s in the past.

Stoops’ message applies on the field just as much as it does off.

Patrick Towles had a bad game against Florida and the Cats lost…14-9 the final.

The offense was unable to score a touchdown the entire night…plus the second half of the South Carolina game. That’s six consecutive quarters with no TD’s.

Towles was the scapegoat.

Solid Blue fans need someone or something to blame.

That’s what coach Stoops said after the loss to the Gators and it’s usually unfair who they pick.

Stoops says he wants it to be him all the time.

But that’s not how it works with social media these days.

You can’t hide from anything and Stoops just wants his players to simply address it, and move on.

Hear from Stoops in the video.

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Alex Risen joined the ABC 36 News team in October of 2011 as ABC 36’s Weekend Sports Anchor/ Sports Reporter. Alex can also be seen Friday nights co-anchoring the Highschool Highlight Reel. Alex started out in the broadcast business while still in college at the University of Kentucky, heading up the school’s daily student news network as the Sports Director. He made his commercial televsion debut in May of 2011 while at WYMT in Hazard, Kentucky as co-host of a weekly, half-hour high school sports program previewing area schools’ games on Friday nights and as a morning sports anchor. Alex has also spent time as an intern at ESPN in the Statistics and Analysis department, as a production assistant for NBC Sports horse racing and Sunday Night Football productions, and as an intern for WLKY in his hometown of Louisville, KY. Alex graduated from Saint Xavier High School in 2007 and earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Journalism and Political Science from the University of Kentucky in 2010 where he graduated magna cum laude from the Honors Program. He’s excited to be covering his passion in his home state and make Central Kentucky his home for years to come. Alex can be reached at