Phillips never had anything for Florida, however. In his 23 years as either a player, staff member or coach at UK, the Cats were 0-23 against the Gators. So in a case of “if you can’t beat ’em, join ’em,” Joker is now in his first season coaching wide receivers for Florida. While embarrassing in its own right, UK’s two-decades-plus losing skid against Florida has always seemed more understandable to me than the one against Tennessee was. In the talent-rich Sunshine State, the Gators enjoy a massive recruiting advantage. According to, Florida has signed 61 players rated as a four-star recruit or higher in its last four recruiting classes. Over the same period, Kentucky has inked six such players. Even with that, UK has had at least four prime opportunities since 1986 to end the Gators’ streak. 1993. The seventh Kentucky interception of the night set up a 25-yard Juha Leonoff field goal that gave the Cats a 20-17 lead with 1:26 left in the game. However, Danny Wuerffel’s 28-yard touchdown toss to a shockingly open Chris Doering on a post pattern with three seconds left bailed Florida out. 2002. In The Swamp, Kentucky’s Derek Abney returned a kickoff (100 yards) and a punt (49 yards) for touchdowns. UK rallied from 19-0 down at halftime to lead 28-25 late in the third quarter. Alas, Florida outscored the Cats 16-6 the rest of the way and won 41-34.

UK police officer testifies at UK terror case in Kenya

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View gallery Residents look at the military rescue operation at the Westgate shopping centre in the capital Nairobi, By Joseph Akwiri MOMBASA, Kenya (Reuters) – A British police officer testified in Kenya on Thursday in the trial of a Briton accused of plotting attacks and who has ties to al Shabaab, the Somali group behind a weekend attack on a Nairobi shopping mall. Jermaine John Grant, an east Londoner, was arrested in December 2011 in a raid by Kenyan anti-terrorism police on his apartment in the Kenyan port city of Mombasa, along with a female accomplice, Warda Breik, who police said was his wife. Police said a third suspect, believed to be Briton Samantha Lewthwaite, escaped in that raid. Witness accounts that there were female attackers in Nairobi mall attack and a comment by a Kenyan minister that a British woman was involved has raised speculation that it was Lewthwaite, branded the “white widow” by the British press. Lewthwaite is the widow of one of the suicide bombers who killed more than 50 people on London’s transport system in 2005. Grant and Warda face charges of being found in possession of explosive material recovered from their apartment, and a conspiracy to commit a felony, charges they have both denied. Robert John Garric, a detective constable with Britain’s New Scotland Yard police, working in the forensic management team under the counter-terrorism command, told the court he had been part of a team deployed to assist Kenyan police. Garric said he and his team were told by Kenyan police that “they were looking at a plot to detonate explosives in parts of Kenya.” He said he had been informed that a Briton, Grant, had been arrested using a false Canadian identity. The detectives were led to a government laboratory where they were conducting tests on chemicals recovered from Grant’s apartment, Garric said. Garric, a bomb scene examiner, manager and counter-terrorism investigator, said the kind of chemicals found, if mixed for a short time, could make explosives that “could detonate easily when exposed to shock or flame.” Earlier this month, Grant was acquitted by a Nairobi court of robbery with violence, charges that could have carried the death penalty, but remained in custody because of the trial in Mombasa. Prosecutor Jacob Ondari said three detectives from Scotland Yard were among his witnesses. Crime & Justice

Here’s the UK Pricing for Microsoft’s New Surface Tablets

Microsoft this morning announced two brand new iterations of the Surface laptop. The company is kicking off pre-orders today, and the tablets are launching at the end of next month. So what will they set you back when they finally do go on sale? Microsoft’s Surface 2 (that’s the second iteration of the Surface RT without the RT branding) will come in two variations, a 32 GB model and a 64 GB model. The 32 GB model will cost 349 while the 64 GB model will cost 439. Of course, if you want one of the new Type Covers, or Touch Cover 2.0, that price will climb significantly. If you’re looking at the Surface Pro 2, the 64 GB Pro 2 will cost you 719. Stepping up to the 128 GB model will bring the price up to 799. The 256 GB variation will cost 1,039 while the top of the range 512 GB model will cost 1,439. The Surface 2 will run Windows RT 8.1, and boasts a 10.6-inch ClearType Full HD display and comes with support for microSD, USB 3.0, and HD video out. The tablet comes in two varaitions, 32 GB or 64 GB, and ships with Office 2013 RT and 200 GB of SkyDrive storage (for two years). The brand new Surface Pro 2 packs a full version of Windows 8.1 Pro, a 10.6-inch ClearType Full HD display, support for microSD, USB 3.0, and mini DisplayPort. Both 64 GB and 128 GB capacities are available with 4 GB of RAM while the 256 and 512 GB capacities will each have 8 GB of RAM.