UK’s Ware announces plans to transfer

Kentucky’s defense was dealt a severe blow Thursday as starting defensive end/outside linebacker Denzil Ware announced his intentions on Twitter to graduate and transfer for his final season.

Ware was suspended for Kentucky’s Music City Bowl game against Northwestern at the end of last season for an undisclosed violation of team rules. In February, Coach Mark Stoops said Ware was back with the team. He participated in spring practice and was expected to be a significant contributor on defense.