Bowden or bust


LEXINGTON, Ky. (WTVQ) – Spring football is in full gear Solid Blue fans.

We’ve mentioned the Cats want to make more explosive plays and progress at receiver would help do that.

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UK has a wealth of unproven talent…plenty of potential to stack up on the field.

But will it materialize?  Will a guy like Lynn Bowden fine tune his skillset and grow to help lead that effort?

Hear from OC Eddie Gran on what Bowden needs to do to improve in the video.

Bowden says he knows there’s a lot of work ahead to go from good to great.

He said he could barely hit 225 in the weight room when he arrived on campus.  Now, 225 is a regular rep.

The stud wide receiver is also learning how to use his weight to make plays.

Just how far has Bowden come and what’s still to come?

Hear from Co-OC Darin Hinshaw and Bowden 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