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  • Columbia Blanks Legends, 4-0

    Columbia Blanks Legends, 4-0

    Thursday, July 20 2017 11:00 PM EDT2017-07-21 03:00:06 GMT
    Five Columbia pitchers combined on a three-hit shutout and Desmond Lindsay had four hits and two runs batted in as the Fireflies blanked the Lexington Legends 4-0 Thursday night at Whitaker Bank Ballpark. The game was scoreless until the top of the fourth inning when Lindsay and Dash Winningham singled.  Lindsay advanced to third on Dan Rizzie’s fly to center field and scored on Luis Carpio’s single.  The Fireflies added a run in a sixth.  Lindsay and ...
    Five Columbia pitchers combined on a three-hit shutout and Desmond Lindsay had four hits and two runs batted in as the Fireflies blanked the Lexington Legends 4-0 Thursday night at Whitaker Bank Ballpark. The game was scoreless until the top of the fourth inning when Lindsay and Dash Winningham singled.  Lindsay advanced to third on Dan Rizzie’s fly to center field and scored on Luis Carpio’s single.  The Fireflies added a run in a sixth.  Lindsay and ...
  • Former Lexington Catholic Forward Whitman Decides to Leave Kansas

    Former Lexington Catholic Forward Whitman Decides to Leave Kansas

    Thursday, July 20 2017 10:04 PM EDT2017-07-21 02:04:08 GMT
    AP Photo/Gerry BroomeAP Photo/Gerry Broome
    Kansas Basketball Coach, Bill Self, has confirmed a report by ESPN that former Lexington Catholic Forward, Jack Whitman, is already leaving the Jayhawks program. Kansas forward Jack Whitman is not expected to play for the Jayhawks this season, source told ESPN. Has decided to leave school. — Jeff Goodman (@GoodmanESPN) July 20, 2017 Whitman just transferred into Kansas in May as a graduate player with one year of eligibility remaining. There is no word where he may transfe...
    Kansas Basketball Coach, Bill Self, has confirmed a report by ESPN that former Lexington Catholic Forward, Jack Whitman, is already leaving the Jayhawks program. Kansas forward Jack Whitman is not expected to play for the Jayhawks this season, source told ESPN. Has decided to leave school. — Jeff Goodman (@GoodmanESPN) July 20, 2017 Whitman just transferred into Kansas in May as a graduate player with one year of eligibility remaining. There is no word where he may transfe...
  • Freeze Resigns as Ole Miss Football Coach After 5 Seasons

    Freeze Resigns as Ole Miss Football Coach After 5 Seasons

    Thursday, July 20 2017 9:45 PM EDT2017-07-21 01:45:50 GMT
    AP Photo/Rogelio V. SolisAP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis

    Mississippi football coach Hugh Freeze was at Jackson Country Club on Wednesday night, giving his yearly rah-rah speech about the Rebels' overcoming adversity and getting ready for the season.      Less than 24 hours later, he resigned.      Ole Miss announced Freeze's resignation Thursday night, bringing a stunning end to a five-year tenure that saw a Sugar Bowl victory, but also a wide-ranging NCAA investigation into rules violations...

    Mississippi football coach Hugh Freeze was at Jackson Country Club on Wednesday night, giving his yearly rah-rah speech about the Rebels' overcoming adversity and getting ready for the season.      Less than 24 hours later, he resigned.      Ole Miss announced Freeze's resignation Thursday night, bringing a stunning end to a five-year tenure that saw a Sugar Bowl victory, but also a wide-ranging NCAA investigation into rules violations...

  • Dakari Johnson Reportedly Signs 2 Year Deal with Oklahoma City

    Dakari Johnson Reportedly Signs 2 Year Deal with Oklahoma City

    Thursday, July 20 2017 9:29 PM EDT2017-07-21 01:29:33 GMT
    AP Photo/John RaouxAP Photo/John Raoux
    Former UK Center, Dakari Johnson, has reportedly signed a two year contract with the Oklahoma City Thunder. ESPN says it is a guaranteed deal. The Oklahoma City Thunder are signing 2015 second-rounder Dakari Johnson to a guaranteed two-year deal, league sources tell The Vertical. — Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) July 21, 2017 The Thunder drafted Johnson back in 2015 but he has played in the Developmental League where he's averaged 15 points, 8 rebounds and a blocked shot p...
    Former UK Center, Dakari Johnson, has reportedly signed a two year contract with the Oklahoma City Thunder. ESPN says it is a guaranteed deal. The Oklahoma City Thunder are signing 2015 second-rounder Dakari Johnson to a guaranteed two-year deal, league sources tell The Vertical. — Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) July 21, 2017 The Thunder drafted Johnson back in 2015 but he has played in the Developmental League where he's averaged 15 points, 8 rebounds and a blocked shot p...
  • Michaela Dooley to Represent Team USA at World University Games

    Michaela Dooley to Represent Team USA at World University Games

    Thursday, July 20 2017 8:03 PM EDT2017-07-21 00:03:06 GMT
    UK AthleticsUK Athletics
    Michaela Dooley, who graduated from the University of Kentucky this past year, has been selected as one of 16 former student-athletes to represent Team USA at the 2017 World University Games, it was announced on Thursday. Dooley, a transfer student from San Diego University after her freshman season, is a Scottsdale, Arizona native and was a full-time starter for Kentucky in all three of her seasons with the Wildcats spanning from 2014-16. She was a key part of UK’s run to th...
    Michaela Dooley, who graduated from the University of Kentucky this past year, has been selected as one of 16 former student-athletes to represent Team USA at the 2017 World University Games, it was announced on Thursday. Dooley, a transfer student from San Diego University after her freshman season, is a Scottsdale, Arizona native and was a full-time starter for Kentucky in all three of her seasons with the Wildcats spanning from 2014-16. She was a key part of UK’s run to th...
  • EKU Men's Golf Recognized for Academic Performance

    EKU Men's Golf Recognized for Academic Performance

    Thursday, July 20 2017 7:00 PM EDT2017-07-20 23:00:26 GMT
    Eastern Kentucky University’s men’s golf team was recognized by the Golf Coaches Association of America (GCAA) for its academic performance during the 2016-17 academic year.  EKU was chosen as a GCAA All-Academic Team for recording a 3.0 or better grade-point-average. Eastern was one of only two Ohio Valley Conference teams to receive the honor and one of just 102 NCAA Division I men’s golf teams to meet the criteria. Eastern Kentucky has placed among the&...
    Eastern Kentucky University’s men’s golf team was recognized by the Golf Coaches Association of America (GCAA) for its academic performance during the 2016-17 academic year.  EKU was chosen as a GCAA All-Academic Team for recording a 3.0 or better grade-point-average. Eastern was one of only two Ohio Valley Conference teams to receive the honor and one of just 102 NCAA Division I men’s golf teams to meet the criteria. Eastern Kentucky has placed among the&...
  • Benny Snell Jr. Named Doak Walker Award Preseason Candidate

    Benny Snell Jr. Named Doak Walker Award Preseason Candidate

    Thursday, July 20 2017 6:03 PM EDT2017-07-20 22:03:25 GMT
    Associated PressAssociated Press
    University of Kentucky sophomore running back Benny Snell Jr. is a preseason candidate for the 2017 Doak Walker Award, it was announced Thursday. The award annually is given to the nation’s top college running back. Snell, from Westerville, Ohio, earned a spot on Athlon’s 2017 preseason Southeastern Conference third-team offense after a stellar freshman season. He set six UK freshman records, including most rushing touchdowns in a game (4), most rushing yards by a ...
    University of Kentucky sophomore running back Benny Snell Jr. is a preseason candidate for the 2017 Doak Walker Award, it was announced Thursday. The award annually is given to the nation’s top college running back. Snell, from Westerville, Ohio, earned a spot on Athlon’s 2017 preseason Southeastern Conference third-team offense after a stellar freshman season. He set six UK freshman records, including most rushing touchdowns in a game (4), most rushing yards by a ...
  • Derek Willis Signs with the Pistons

    Derek Willis Signs with the Pistons

    Thursday, July 20 2017 3:01 PM EDT2017-07-20 19:01:19 GMT
    AP Photo/Charlie NeibergallAP Photo/Charlie Neibergall
    Former UK Forward, Derek Willis, has reportedly signed with the Detroit Pistons for one season. It was first reported by ESPN and then confirmed by Willis. Undrafted free agent Derek Willis out of Kentucky has agreed to a one-year deal with the Detroit Pistons, league sources tell ESPN. — Chris Haynes (@ChrisBHaynes) July 20, 2017 Going to be a Detroit Piston ! — Derek Willis (@derek_willis33) July 20, 2017 Willis played for the Detroit summer league team. He play...
    Former UK Forward, Derek Willis, has reportedly signed with the Detroit Pistons for one season. It was first reported by ESPN and then confirmed by Willis. Undrafted free agent Derek Willis out of Kentucky has agreed to a one-year deal with the Detroit Pistons, league sources tell ESPN. — Chris Haynes (@ChrisBHaynes) July 20, 2017 Going to be a Detroit Piston ! — Derek Willis (@derek_willis33) July 20, 2017 Willis played for the Detroit summer league team. He play...
  • Kelly Craft Faces Senate To Become Ambassador, Calipari Attends

    Kelly Craft Faces Senate To Become Ambassador, Calipari Attends

    Thursday, July 20 2017 10:10 AM EDT2017-07-20 14:10:49 GMT

    WASHINGTON D.C. (LEX 18) -  Kentucky native Kelly Knight Craft faces the Senate for her confirmation hearing to become the United States' next ambassador to Canada. Kelly Knight Craft will testify before the Senate committee on foreign relations in a joint session with Trump's nominees for ambassador to NATO and the U.K. Craft and her husband, billionaire coal-mining magnate Joe Craft, donated about $265,000 to a committee backing Trump's 2016 presidential campaign. S...

    WASHINGTON D.C. (LEX 18) -  Kentucky native Kelly Knight Craft faces the Senate for her confirmation hearing to become the United States' next ambassador to Canada. Kelly Knight Craft will testify before the Senate committee on foreign relations in a joint session with Trump's nominees for ambassador to NATO and the U.K. Craft and her husband, billionaire coal-mining magnate Joe Craft, donated about $265,000 to a committee backing Trump's 2016 presidential campaign. S...

  • Rivals Recruiting Writer Krysten Peek With Insights On UK Offer To Darius Garland

    Rivals Recruiting Writer Krysten Peek With Insights On UK Offer To Darius Garland

    Thursday, July 20 2017 6:21 AM EDT2017-07-20 10:21:06 GMT
    Darius Garland of Nashville could be the best passer in the 2018 recruiting class. (Rivals.com Photo)Darius Garland of Nashville could be the best passer in the 2018 recruiting class. (Rivals.com Photo)
    By LARRY VAUGHT Kentucky is perceived to be the clear leader to land point guard Immanuel Quickly, one of the top players in the 2018 recruiting class and a member of the USA team recently coached by John Calipari. That’s why it seemed a bit surprising when Calipari offered a scholarship to 6-1, 150-pound point guard Darius Garland of Nashville after watching him at last week’s Peach Jam. Garland is good. Really good. He already had offers from Kansas, Duke, L...
    By LARRY VAUGHT Kentucky is perceived to be the clear leader to land point guard Immanuel Quickly, one of the top players in the 2018 recruiting class and a member of the USA team recently coached by John Calipari. That’s why it seemed a bit surprising when Calipari offered a scholarship to 6-1, 150-pound point guard Darius Garland of Nashville after watching him at last week’s Peach Jam. Garland is good. Really good. He already had offers from Kansas, Duke, L...
  • Coleman Takes Bronze at European Under 23 Championships

    Coleman Takes Bronze at European Under 23 Championships

    Wednesday, July 19 2017 11:06 PM EDT2017-07-20 03:06:04 GMT
    EKU AthleticsEKU Athletics
    Eastern Kentucky University track star Jamaine Coleman took bronze in the men’s 3,000-meter steeplechase at the European U-23 Championships on Sunday in Bydgoszcz, Poland. Representing his native Great Britain, Coleman edged Finland’s Topi Raitanen at the line to finish third in a time of 8:40.4. Italians Yohanes Chiappinelli (8:34.3) and Ahmed Abdelwahed (8:37.0) earned gold and silver in the race. Coleman emerged as one of the top steeplechasers in the NCAA this...
    Eastern Kentucky University track star Jamaine Coleman took bronze in the men’s 3,000-meter steeplechase at the European U-23 Championships on Sunday in Bydgoszcz, Poland. Representing his native Great Britain, Coleman edged Finland’s Topi Raitanen at the line to finish third in a time of 8:40.4. Italians Yohanes Chiappinelli (8:34.3) and Ahmed Abdelwahed (8:37.0) earned gold and silver in the race. Coleman emerged as one of the top steeplechasers in the NCAA this...
  • Columbia Scores Early in 16-2 Win Over Legends

    Columbia Scores Early in 16-2 Win Over Legends

    Wednesday, July 19 2017 10:25 PM EDT2017-07-20 02:25:05 GMT
    The Columbia Fireflies scored 12 runs in the first four innings and went on to a 16-2 win over the Lexington Legends Wednesday afternoon at Whitaker Bank Ballpark. Dan Rizzie had five hits in six at bats for Columbia, and drove in three runs. The Fireflies took the early lead with two runs in the top of the first inning.  Andres Gimenez drew a leadoff walk and moved to third on a single by Jacob Zanon.   Desmond Lindsay grounded to first baseman Joe Dudek, whose throw...
    The Columbia Fireflies scored 12 runs in the first four innings and went on to a 16-2 win over the Lexington Legends Wednesday afternoon at Whitaker Bank Ballpark. Dan Rizzie had five hits in six at bats for Columbia, and drove in three runs. The Fireflies took the early lead with two runs in the top of the first inning.  Andres Gimenez drew a leadoff walk and moved to third on a single by Jacob Zanon.   Desmond Lindsay grounded to first baseman Joe Dudek, whose throw...
  • UK Men’s Golf Wins GCAA Team Academic Award

    UK Men’s Golf Wins GCAA Team Academic Award

    Wednesday, July 19 2017 9:46 PM EDT2017-07-20 01:46:05 GMT
    UK Athletics.comUK Athletics.com
    The University of Kentucky men's golf team was tabbed an All-Academic team by the Golf Coaches Association of America, for a team grade-point average that exceeded a 3.5 for the 2016-17 academic year. The Wildcats were one of 19 programs, and the only Southeastern Conference team, in the country to earn the GCAA’s President’s Special Recognition honor for owning a 3.5 or better average. To earn recognition to the GCAA Academic Team a team must submit GPAs for each ...
    The University of Kentucky men's golf team was tabbed an All-Academic team by the Golf Coaches Association of America, for a team grade-point average that exceeded a 3.5 for the 2016-17 academic year. The Wildcats were one of 19 programs, and the only Southeastern Conference team, in the country to earn the GCAA’s President’s Special Recognition honor for owning a 3.5 or better average. To earn recognition to the GCAA Academic Team a team must submit GPAs for each ...
  • UK Football Pregame Concert Series Returns for 2017

    UK Football Pregame Concert Series Returns for 2017

    Wednesday, July 19 2017 8:04 PM EDT2017-07-20 00:04:06 GMT
    The Kentucky Football Pregame Concert Series will return for the 2017 season. This year, UK Athletics is seeking nominations for local bands to play at the Wildcats’ home opener on Sept. 9. Local bands looking for their big break are invited to submit nominations for a chance to play the season-opening concert. To submit your band, please email BBNfirst@uky.edu with the following information or fill out the form atukathletics.com/openingact. Band name Hometown(s...
    The Kentucky Football Pregame Concert Series will return for the 2017 season. This year, UK Athletics is seeking nominations for local bands to play at the Wildcats’ home opener on Sept. 9. Local bands looking for their big break are invited to submit nominations for a chance to play the season-opening concert. To submit your band, please email BBNfirst@uky.edu with the following information or fill out the form atukathletics.com/openingact. Band name Hometown(s...
  • Thompson and Gately Announced as Statistical Champions by NCAA

    Thompson and Gately Announced as Statistical Champions by NCAA

    Wednesday, July 19 2017 7:13 PM EDT2017-07-19 23:13:06 GMT
    KSU AthleticsKSU Athletics
    The NCAA recently announced its statistical champions for 2017 in softball and named Kentucky State University sophomore shortstop Jittuan Thompson and junior second baseman Brittney Gately as receipts of individual accomplishments. Thompson a native of Pomona, California lead all of NCAA DII in runs batted in per game at 1.42 hitting in the number three spot of the Thorobreds lineup. Gately may have helped with Thompson's statistical success as the resident of Spokane, Was...
    The NCAA recently announced its statistical champions for 2017 in softball and named Kentucky State University sophomore shortstop Jittuan Thompson and junior second baseman Brittney Gately as receipts of individual accomplishments. Thompson a native of Pomona, California lead all of NCAA DII in runs batted in per game at 1.42 hitting in the number three spot of the Thorobreds lineup. Gately may have helped with Thompson's statistical success as the resident of Spokane, Was...
  • Davis to Play Goodwill Basketball Games in Spain This Summer

    Davis to Play Goodwill Basketball Games in Spain This Summer

    Wednesday, July 19 2017 6:05 PM EDT2017-07-19 22:05:43 GMT
    EKU AthleticsEKU Athletics
    Eastern Kentucky University junior forward Jackson Davis will travel to Spain this summer to play in a series of goodwill basketball games. From August 10-18, Davis – a native of Lexington, Kentucky – will travel with a team comprised of fellow college basketball players to Barcelona, Madrid and Valencia. The team is comprised of players representing conferences such as the Big 12, Atlantic 10 and Big East, and it will compete against some of the top club teams in th...
    Eastern Kentucky University junior forward Jackson Davis will travel to Spain this summer to play in a series of goodwill basketball games. From August 10-18, Davis – a native of Lexington, Kentucky – will travel with a team comprised of fellow college basketball players to Barcelona, Madrid and Valencia. The team is comprised of players representing conferences such as the Big 12, Atlantic 10 and Big East, and it will compete against some of the top club teams in th...
  • Women’s Basketball Tabbed to WBCA Academic Top 25

    Women’s Basketball Tabbed to WBCA Academic Top 25

    Wednesday, July 19 2017 5:13 PM EDT2017-07-19 21:13:42 GMT
    Britney Howard - UK AthleticsBritney Howard - UK Athletics
    The University of Kentucky women’s basketball program ended the 2016-17 season with a 3.492 team grade point average, which ranked 24th nationally in the Women’s Basketball Coaches Association’s Academic Top 25 Team Honor Roll, it was announced Wednesday.  Kentucky is the only Southeastern Conference team to make the WBCA Academic Top 25 and one of only three teams to claim the honor while also sitting top 20 in the final Association Press Top 25. Head Coa...
    The University of Kentucky women’s basketball program ended the 2016-17 season with a 3.492 team grade point average, which ranked 24th nationally in the Women’s Basketball Coaches Association’s Academic Top 25 Team Honor Roll, it was announced Wednesday.  Kentucky is the only Southeastern Conference team to make the WBCA Academic Top 25 and one of only three teams to claim the honor while also sitting top 20 in the final Association Press Top 25. Head Coa...
  • Stephen Johnson On Johnny Unitas Golden Arm Award Watch List

    Stephen Johnson On Johnny Unitas Golden Arm Award Watch List

    Wednesday, July 19 2017 10:55 AM EDT2017-07-19 14:55:32 GMT
    UK AthleticsUK Athletics
    LEXINGTON, Ky. – University of Kentucky senior quarterback Stephen Johnson has been named to the Johnny Unitas Golden Arm Watch List, it was announced today. After an injury to sophomore quarterback Drew Barker just two games into the season, Johnson stepped in vs. New Mexico State and provided a veteran and calming presence. He went 5-4 as a starter, completing 145-of-265 passes for 2,037 yards and 13 touchdowns. He also carried the ball 97 times for 327 yards and ...
    LEXINGTON, Ky. – University of Kentucky senior quarterback Stephen Johnson has been named to the Johnny Unitas Golden Arm Watch List, it was announced today. After an injury to sophomore quarterback Drew Barker just two games into the season, Johnson stepped in vs. New Mexico State and provided a veteran and calming presence. He went 5-4 as a starter, completing 145-of-265 passes for 2,037 yards and 13 touchdowns. He also carried the ball 97 times for 327 yards and ...
  • Former Centre College Roommate Knew Cawood Ledford As Perfectionist Who Worked To Succeed

    Former Centre College Roommate Knew Cawood Ledford As Perfectionist Who Worked To Succeed

    Wednesday, July 19 2017 5:43 AM EDT2017-07-19 09:43:54 GMT
    Cawood Ledford started honing his broadcasting skills when he was a student at Centre College.Cawood Ledford started honing his broadcasting skills when he was a student at Centre College.

    By LARRY VAUGHT Long before Cawood Ledford became a legendary sportscaster, Danville’s Joe Martin knew him as a friend and roommate at Centre College. Ledford was the play-by-play radio announcer for Kentucky basketball and football for 39 years. His last game was in the 1992 NCAA Tournament when Kentucky lost 104-103 in overtime to Duke in what many still consider the greatest college game ever. Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski walked to the broadcast area immediately aft...

    By LARRY VAUGHT Long before Cawood Ledford became a legendary sportscaster, Danville’s Joe Martin knew him as a friend and roommate at Centre College. Ledford was the play-by-play radio announcer for Kentucky basketball and football for 39 years. His last game was in the 1992 NCAA Tournament when Kentucky lost 104-103 in overtime to Duke in what many still consider the greatest college game ever. Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski walked to the broadcast area immediately aft...

  • LaVar Ball Says Lonzo Never Ducked De'Aaron Fox

    LaVar Ball Says Lonzo Never Ducked De'Aaron Fox

    Tuesday, July 18 2017 8:00 PM EDT2017-07-19 00:00:21 GMT
    AP Photo/Mark HumphreyAP Photo/Mark Humphrey
    LaVar Ball is talking about De'Aaron Fox again.  During an interview on Fox Sports Radio, Ball was asked about his son, Lonzo, missing the NBA Summer League game between the Lakers and the Sacramento Kings, where the two highly hyped rookies would have squared off for the first time since the NCAA tournament in March.   As always, Ball didn't shy away from the question, "Duck De'Aaron Fox? Have you heard about De'Aaron Fox? Hell nah. You can't hear about him unless h...
    LaVar Ball is talking about De'Aaron Fox again.  During an interview on Fox Sports Radio, Ball was asked about his son, Lonzo, missing the NBA Summer League game between the Lakers and the Sacramento Kings, where the two highly hyped rookies would have squared off for the first time since the NCAA tournament in March.   As always, Ball didn't shy away from the question, "Duck De'Aaron Fox? Have you heard about De'Aaron Fox? Hell nah. You can't hear about him unless h...
  • Kentucky Offers 2020 Quarterback

    Kentucky Offers 2020 Quarterback

    Tuesday, July 18 2017 6:26 PM EDT2017-07-18 22:26:06 GMT
    Associated PressAssociated Press

    Scout.com is reporting that Kentucky has offered Class of 2020 quarterback Roman Purcell. Purcell was at UK's camp this week and told Scout, "I thought they were really good coaches," Purcell said. "They were easy to learn from and had tons of positive energy.  Coach Darin Hinshaw is a very good teacher of the game.  You can tell he played the game with a lot of passion because he coaches that way. Coach Gran was awesome.  We talked about a lot of thin...

    Scout.com is reporting that Kentucky has offered Class of 2020 quarterback Roman Purcell. Purcell was at UK's camp this week and told Scout, "I thought they were really good coaches," Purcell said. "They were easy to learn from and had tons of positive energy.  Coach Darin Hinshaw is a very good teacher of the game.  You can tell he played the game with a lot of passion because he coaches that way. Coach Gran was awesome.  We talked about a lot of thin...

  • Rajon Rondo To Start For Pelicans Next Season

    Rajon Rondo To Start For Pelicans Next Season

    Tuesday, July 18 2017 5:00 PM EDT2017-07-18 21:00:15 GMT
    AP Photo/Charles KrupaAP Photo/Charles Krupa

    Alvin Gentry detailed his plans for next season Wednesday, saying the newly acquired Rajon Rondo would be starting in the backcourt. “We wanted a guy to pair with Jrue because we like his ability to score and play off the ball some,” Gentry said. “We think (Rondo) is a leader.” 

    Alvin Gentry detailed his plans for next season Wednesday, saying the newly acquired Rajon Rondo would be starting in the backcourt. “We wanted a guy to pair with Jrue because we like his ability to score and play off the ball some,” Gentry said. “We think (Rondo) is a leader.” 

  • EKU Baseball Only OVC Team To Receive Academic Excellence Award

    EKU Baseball Only OVC Team To Receive Academic Excellence Award

    Tuesday, July 18 2017 4:00 PM EDT2017-07-18 20:00:23 GMT
    RICHMOND, Ky. – Eastern Kentucky University’s baseball team was one of only 36 NCAA Division I programs, and the only Ohio Valley Conference team, to receive a 2016-17 American Baseball Coaches Association (ABCA) Team Academic Excellence Award, the organization announced last week. The ABCA Team Academic Excellence Award began last year and EKU has earned the honor each year. Over 215 high school and college programs were recognized with the award, but just 36 NCAA ...
    RICHMOND, Ky. – Eastern Kentucky University’s baseball team was one of only 36 NCAA Division I programs, and the only Ohio Valley Conference team, to receive a 2016-17 American Baseball Coaches Association (ABCA) Team Academic Excellence Award, the organization announced last week. The ABCA Team Academic Excellence Award began last year and EKU has earned the honor each year. Over 215 high school and college programs were recognized with the award, but just 36 NCAA ...
  • Hilltoppers Predicted To Win C-USA East In Preseason Poll

    Hilltoppers Predicted To Win C-USA East In Preseason Poll

    Tuesday, July 18 2017 2:48 PM EDT2017-07-18 18:48:35 GMT
    IRVING, Texas — With the release of the 2017 Conference USA Preseason Media Poll, WKU Football was picked to win the East Division with 20 of a possible 28 first-place votes. The Hilltoppers are aiming to become the first team in league history to win three consecutive C-USA titles. On Monday, WKU earned recognition with a league-best seven players on the Preseason All-C-USA Team out of 29 possible spots. In addition, quarterback Mike White and kick returner Kylen Towner w...
    IRVING, Texas — With the release of the 2017 Conference USA Preseason Media Poll, WKU Football was picked to win the East Division with 20 of a possible 28 first-place votes. The Hilltoppers are aiming to become the first team in league history to win three consecutive C-USA titles. On Monday, WKU earned recognition with a league-best seven players on the Preseason All-C-USA Team out of 29 possible spots. In addition, quarterback Mike White and kick returner Kylen Towner w...
  • Mike White Named To Wuerffel Trophy Watch List

    Mike White Named To Wuerffel Trophy Watch List

    Tuesday, July 18 2017 12:00 PM EDT2017-07-18 16:00:21 GMT
    AP Photo/Brynn AndersonAP Photo/Brynn Anderson

    FORT WALTON BEACH, Fla. — WKU Football earned its 10th preseason awards recognition Tuesday morning, as quarterback Mike White was named to the Wuerffel Trophy Watch List, the All Sports Association announced. He is one of 108 FBS student-athletes to be listed as initial candidates. It is the third honor in the past week for White, who also appears on the Maxwell Trophy Watch List and was voted the Conference USA Preseason Offensive Player of the Year by the league's coach...

    FORT WALTON BEACH, Fla. — WKU Football earned its 10th preseason awards recognition Tuesday morning, as quarterback Mike White was named to the Wuerffel Trophy Watch List, the All Sports Association announced. He is one of 108 FBS student-athletes to be listed as initial candidates. It is the third honor in the past week for White, who also appears on the Maxwell Trophy Watch List and was voted the Conference USA Preseason Offensive Player of the Year by the league's coach...

  • Courtney Love Named To Wuerffel Trophy Watch List

    Courtney Love Named To Wuerffel Trophy Watch List

    Tuesday, July 18 2017 11:13 AM EDT2017-07-18 15:13:46 GMT
    UK AthleticsUK Athletics
    LEXINGTON, Ky. – University of Kentucky senior linebacker Courtney Love is one of 108 players considered for the 2017 Wuerffel Trophy, an award that honors college football’s top community servant. Love, a native of Youngstown, Ohio, leads the team in community service hours and has a passion for mentoring children especially those living in a one-parent household or children who have parents who are incarcerated. Because of his passion, he currently volunteers at Am...
    LEXINGTON, Ky. – University of Kentucky senior linebacker Courtney Love is one of 108 players considered for the 2017 Wuerffel Trophy, an award that honors college football’s top community servant. Love, a native of Youngstown, Ohio, leads the team in community service hours and has a passion for mentoring children especially those living in a one-parent household or children who have parents who are incarcerated. Because of his passion, he currently volunteers at Am...
  • Running Back Benny Snell Still Believes He Has Sometime To Prove

    Running Back Benny Snell Still Believes He Has Sometime To Prove

    Tuesday, July 18 2017 6:01 AM EDT2017-07-18 10:01:40 GMT
    Sophomore Benny Snell set six UK freshman rushing records in 2016 but expects to do even more this season. (Vicky Graff Photo)Sophomore Benny Snell set six UK freshman rushing records in 2016 but expects to do even more this season. (Vicky Graff Photo)
    By LARRY VAUGHT Life has been different for Kentucky running back Benny Snell since he ran for 1,091 yards and 13 touchdowns in 2016 — both UK records for a freshman. “I have been treated different by a lot of people,” said Snell. “But I also got a lot of doubt and negativity about whether I can do it again that gives me an edge for next year. Last year was okay, but I am never satisfied.” He got another “edge” for the upcoming se...
    By LARRY VAUGHT Life has been different for Kentucky running back Benny Snell since he ran for 1,091 yards and 13 touchdowns in 2016 — both UK records for a freshman. “I have been treated different by a lot of people,” said Snell. “But I also got a lot of doubt and negativity about whether I can do it again that gives me an edge for next year. Last year was okay, but I am never satisfied.” He got another “edge” for the upcoming se...
  • Suns Out Slug Legends 8-6

    Suns Out Slug Legends 8-6

    Monday, July 17 2017 11:48 PM EDT2017-07-18 03:48:25 GMT
    Anderson Franco hit a three-run inside-the-park home run to give Hagerstown the lead in the fifth inning, and the Suns went on to an 8-6 win over the Lexington Legends Monday night at Whitaker Bank Ballpark.  The teams combined for seven home runs in the game, four by the Legends. The Legends hit three homers in the second inning.  Joe Dudek led off with an opposite-field drive into the left field bleachers for a 1-0 Lexington lead.  After Manny Olloque’s single,...
    Anderson Franco hit a three-run inside-the-park home run to give Hagerstown the lead in the fifth inning, and the Suns went on to an 8-6 win over the Lexington Legends Monday night at Whitaker Bank Ballpark.  The teams combined for seven home runs in the game, four by the Legends. The Legends hit three homers in the second inning.  Joe Dudek led off with an opposite-field drive into the left field bleachers for a 1-0 Lexington lead.  After Manny Olloque’s single,...
  • Legends’ Camp Named SAL Pitcher Of The Week

    Legends’ Camp Named SAL Pitcher Of The Week

    Monday, July 17 2017 10:00 PM EDT2017-07-18 02:00:15 GMT
    Lexington Legends’ relief pitcher Justin Camp has been named South Atlantic League Pitcher of the Week for July 10-16.  League president Eric Krupa made the announcement today (Monday). In his one appearance last week, Camp pitched five no-hit innings – the 11th through 15th—in the Legends’ 7-6, 21-inning victory at Delmarva.   It was the longest game in the Legends’ 17-year history.  The first 20 innings were played Thursday nig...
    Lexington Legends’ relief pitcher Justin Camp has been named South Atlantic League Pitcher of the Week for July 10-16.  League president Eric Krupa made the announcement today (Monday). In his one appearance last week, Camp pitched five no-hit innings – the 11th through 15th—in the Legends’ 7-6, 21-inning victory at Delmarva.   It was the longest game in the Legends’ 17-year history.  The first 20 innings were played Thursday nig...
  • Yahtzee for UK Football as the Wildcats Get Transfer E.J. Price

    Yahtzee for UK Football as the Wildcats Get Transfer E.J. Price

    Monday, July 17 2017 9:36 PM EDT2017-07-18 01:36:02 GMT

    The Kentucky Football team  got to yell Yahtzee today as they picked up transfer, E.J. Price. It was first reported by Josh Edwards of 247sports.com and then confirmed in a Tweet by Price. I am excited to announce I am committed to the University of Kentucky @LukeWaleriusUK @CoachHinshaw #BBN #WeAreUk pic.twitter.com/206bB9DlE6 — E.j. Price (@Goaldyn) July 17, 2017 Price is a mammoth of a man. The offensive lineman is 6'6" and 311 pounds. He's transferring into Ke...

    The Kentucky Football team  got to yell Yahtzee today as they picked up transfer, E.J. Price. It was first reported by Josh Edwards of 247sports.com and then confirmed in a Tweet by Price. I am excited to announce I am committed to the University of Kentucky @LukeWaleriusUK @CoachHinshaw #BBN #WeAreUk pic.twitter.com/206bB9DlE6 — E.j. Price (@Goaldyn) July 17, 2017 Price is a mammoth of a man. The offensive lineman is 6'6" and 311 pounds. He's transferring into Ke...

  • Report: Celtics Could Make Run At Anthony Davis If Pairing With DeMarcus Cousins Fails

    Report: Celtics Could Make Run At Anthony Davis If Pairing With DeMarcus Cousins Fails

    Monday, July 17 2017 9:00 PM EDT2017-07-18 01:00:13 GMT
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    Yahoo! Sports is reporting that the Boston Celtics would be interested in making a run at Anthony Davis if the pairing with DeMarcus Cousins doesn't work out. The Celtics just pulled in Gordon Hayward and were very involved in trade talks for Paul George, so it's clear that Boston is invested in signing a big man that can help them make a postseason push. This isn't the first time the Celtics have been linked to Davis so it's clear there is an interest there on Boston's side to...
    Yahoo! Sports is reporting that the Boston Celtics would be interested in making a run at Anthony Davis if the pairing with DeMarcus Cousins doesn't work out. The Celtics just pulled in Gordon Hayward and were very involved in trade talks for Paul George, so it's clear that Boston is invested in signing a big man that can help them make a postseason push. This isn't the first time the Celtics have been linked to Davis so it's clear there is an interest there on Boston's side to...
  • Pull Back The Curtains And Find ACC-SEC On Similar Footing

    Pull Back The Curtains And Find ACC-SEC On Similar Footing

    Monday, July 17 2017 8:00 PM EDT2017-07-18 00:00:23 GMT
    CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — For years, the Atlantic Coast Conference has been regarded as the basketball power lagging in football behind Southeastern Conference, considered stronger, tougher and deeper on the gridiron. It's a perception that doesn't line up with today's reality. After two national-title wins against SEC opponents and two Heisman Trophy winners in four seasons, the ACC has closed the gap if not erased it entirely. And that's left the two leagues — which have ...
    CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — For years, the Atlantic Coast Conference has been regarded as the basketball power lagging in football behind Southeastern Conference, considered stronger, tougher and deeper on the gridiron. It's a perception that doesn't line up with today's reality. After two national-title wins against SEC opponents and two Heisman Trophy winners in four seasons, the ACC has closed the gap if not erased it entirely. And that's left the two leagues — which have ...
  • Nacarius Fant Earns Spot On Paul Hornung Award Watch List

    Nacarius Fant Earns Spot On Paul Hornung Award Watch List

    Monday, July 17 2017 7:00 PM EDT2017-07-17 23:00:24 GMT
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    LOUISVILLE, Ky. — A multi-faceted piece of the WKU Football cog during his career, senior wide receiver/punt returner Nacarius Fant was named to the Paul Hornung Award Watch List, the Louisville Sports Commission announced Monday morning. Named after Louisville native Hornung, the award has been given annually to the most versatile player in college football since 2010. All four of the 2016 finalists were selected in the 2017 NFL Draft (including winner Jabrill Peppers of ...
    LOUISVILLE, Ky. — A multi-faceted piece of the WKU Football cog during his career, senior wide receiver/punt returner Nacarius Fant was named to the Paul Hornung Award Watch List, the Louisville Sports Commission announced Monday morning. Named after Louisville native Hornung, the award has been given annually to the most versatile player in college football since 2010. All four of the 2016 finalists were selected in the 2017 NFL Draft (including winner Jabrill Peppers of ...
  • Mike White, Kylen Towner Earn Conference USA Preseason POY Nods

    Mike White, Kylen Towner Earn Conference USA Preseason POY Nods

    Monday, July 17 2017 6:00 PM EDT2017-07-17 22:00:23 GMT
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    IRVING, Texas — Quarterback Mike White and kick returner Kylen Towner were named 2017 Preseason Conference USA Offensive and Special Teams Player of the Year, respectively, the league office announced Monday. Voted on by C-USA head coaches, White becomes the second Hilltopper (quarterback Brandon Doughty in 2015) to earn Preseason Offensive Player of the Year honors. Towner, meanwhile, is the first WKU player to snag Special Teams Preseason Player of the Year distinction s...
    IRVING, Texas — Quarterback Mike White and kick returner Kylen Towner were named 2017 Preseason Conference USA Offensive and Special Teams Player of the Year, respectively, the league office announced Monday. Voted on by C-USA head coaches, White becomes the second Hilltopper (quarterback Brandon Doughty in 2015) to earn Preseason Offensive Player of the Year honors. Towner, meanwhile, is the first WKU player to snag Special Teams Preseason Player of the Year distinction s...
  • UK Athletics Announces Hall Of Fame Class Of 2017

    UK Athletics Announces Hall Of Fame Class Of 2017

    Monday, July 17 2017 5:00 PM EDT2017-07-17 21:00:24 GMT
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    LEXINGTON, Ky. – The University of Kentucky Athletics Hall of Fame Class of 2017 has been announced, with Randall Cobb (football), Collin Cowgill (baseball), Ralph Hacker (broadcaster), Sherry Hoover Bordner (cross country/indoor track/outdoor track), Sarah Rumely (volleyball) and John Wall (men’s basketball) set to be inducted during Hall of Fame Weekend, Sept. 22-23, in conjunction with the football home game vs. Florida. Sherry Hoover Bordner, Cross Country/Indo...
    LEXINGTON, Ky. – The University of Kentucky Athletics Hall of Fame Class of 2017 has been announced, with Randall Cobb (football), Collin Cowgill (baseball), Ralph Hacker (broadcaster), Sherry Hoover Bordner (cross country/indoor track/outdoor track), Sarah Rumely (volleyball) and John Wall (men’s basketball) set to be inducted during Hall of Fame Weekend, Sept. 22-23, in conjunction with the football home game vs. Florida. Sherry Hoover Bordner, Cross Country/Indo...
  • Danielle Galyer Named SEC’s NCAA Woman Of The Year Nominee

    Danielle Galyer Named SEC’s NCAA Woman Of The Year Nominee

    Monday, July 17 2017 4:00 PM EDT2017-07-17 20:00:16 GMT
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    BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – Former Kentucky swimmer Danielle Galyer has been named one of the Southeastern Conference nominees for the 2017 NCAA Woman of the Year, the league office announced Monday. From the initial 543 nominees, Galyer was chosen along with former Georgia swimmer Chantal Van Landeghem to represent the SEC. The NCAA Woman of the Year award honors graduating female college athletes who have distinguished themselves throughout their collegiate careers in academics, athl...
    BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – Former Kentucky swimmer Danielle Galyer has been named one of the Southeastern Conference nominees for the 2017 NCAA Woman of the Year, the league office announced Monday. From the initial 543 nominees, Galyer was chosen along with former Georgia swimmer Chantal Van Landeghem to represent the SEC. The NCAA Woman of the Year award honors graduating female college athletes who have distinguished themselves throughout their collegiate careers in academics, athl...
  • Leah Edmond Helps Lead WJNT To Win Over Serbia

    Leah Edmond Helps Lead WJNT To Win Over Serbia

    Monday, July 17 2017 2:53 PM EDT2017-07-17 18:53:09 GMT
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    COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (July 16, 2017) – With a top eight gold bracket spot on the line in the FIVB Women’s U20 World Championship, the U.S. Women’s Junior National Team rallied from two sets down to defeat Serbia 22-25, 10-25, 26-24, 25-23, 17-15 on Sunday to conclude the first round Pool C of the at Boca del Rio, Mexico. The U.S. (2-1) fought back into the match despite trailing in double digits the first two sets and winning the final three sets in tight fashion...
    COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (July 16, 2017) – With a top eight gold bracket spot on the line in the FIVB Women’s U20 World Championship, the U.S. Women’s Junior National Team rallied from two sets down to defeat Serbia 22-25, 10-25, 26-24, 25-23, 17-15 on Sunday to conclude the first round Pool C of the at Boca del Rio, Mexico. The U.S. (2-1) fought back into the match despite trailing in double digits the first two sets and winning the final three sets in tight fashion...
  • Former UK Men’s Basketball Player Jerry Bird Dead At 83

    Former UK Men’s Basketball Player Jerry Bird Dead At 83

    Sunday, July 16 2017 11:00 PM EDT2017-07-17 03:00:16 GMT
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    CORBIN, Ky. – Jerry Bird, a former Kentucky men’s basketball player and member of the UK Athletics Hall of Fame, died Sunday morning of natural causes in his hometown of Corbin, Kentucky. He was 83. Bird, a Kentucky men’s basketball player from 1954-56, helped Kentucky to two Southeastern Conference titles in 1954 and 1955 and was a member of the 1954 team that went 25-0 and was crowned national champions by the Helms Athletic Foundation. Bird was inducted into the...
    CORBIN, Ky. – Jerry Bird, a former Kentucky men’s basketball player and member of the UK Athletics Hall of Fame, died Sunday morning of natural causes in his hometown of Corbin, Kentucky. He was 83. Bird, a Kentucky men’s basketball player from 1954-56, helped Kentucky to two Southeastern Conference titles in 1954 and 1955 and was a member of the 1954 team that went 25-0 and was crowned national champions by the Helms Athletic Foundation. Bird was inducted into the...
  • Legends, Suns Split

    Legends, Suns Split

    Sunday, July 16 2017 10:00 PM EDT2017-07-17 02:00:13 GMT
    Lexington starter Anthony Bender and reliever Travis Eckert teamed up for a five-hit shutout as the Legends blanked the Hagerstown Suns 2-0 in the first game of a doubleheader Sunday afternoon at Whitaker Bank Ballpark. The Suns came back to take the second game 13-2, breaking it open with an eight-run fifth inning capped by Nick Banks’ grand slam.  Hagerstown’s Carlos Pena, who pitched for Lindsey Wilson College in Columbia, Kentucky, allowed seven hits in a complet...
    Lexington starter Anthony Bender and reliever Travis Eckert teamed up for a five-hit shutout as the Legends blanked the Hagerstown Suns 2-0 in the first game of a doubleheader Sunday afternoon at Whitaker Bank Ballpark. The Suns came back to take the second game 13-2, breaking it open with an eight-run fifth inning capped by Nick Banks’ grand slam.  Hagerstown’s Carlos Pena, who pitched for Lindsey Wilson College in Columbia, Kentucky, allowed seven hits in a complet...
  • Report: Clippers Waive Former Kentucky, Gonzaga Star Kyle Wiltjer

    Report: Clippers Waive Former Kentucky, Gonzaga Star Kyle Wiltjer

    Sunday, July 16 2017 9:00 PM EDT2017-07-17 01:00:12 GMT
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    The Vertical is reporting that former Kentucky and Gonzaga star, Kyle Wiltjer, was waived by the Los Angeles Clippers Saturday.   Sources: The Clippers have waived forward Kyle Wiltjer, who was acquired in Chris Paul deal. — Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) July 15, 2017 Wiltjer played for the Houston Rockets his rookie season, and was traded to the Clippers in late June as part of the deal for Chris Paul. Wiltjer averaged 5.8 points and 2.3 rebounds in four games fo...
    The Vertical is reporting that former Kentucky and Gonzaga star, Kyle Wiltjer, was waived by the Los Angeles Clippers Saturday.   Sources: The Clippers have waived forward Kyle Wiltjer, who was acquired in Chris Paul deal. — Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) July 15, 2017 Wiltjer played for the Houston Rockets his rookie season, and was traded to the Clippers in late June as part of the deal for Chris Paul. Wiltjer averaged 5.8 points and 2.3 rebounds in four games fo...
  • Five-Star Guard, Immanuel Quickley, Sets Visit Dates

    Five-Star Guard, Immanuel Quickley, Sets Visit Dates

    Sunday, July 16 2017 8:00 PM EDT2017-07-17 00:00:17 GMT
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    Five-star point guard, Immanuel Quickley, has announced a trio of official visits this fall according to college basketball reporter, Evan Daniels. Quickley, who is Scout.com's No. 10 overall prospect in the Class of 2018, will start off the visit process at Kansas the weekend of September 2nd. He will then visit Miami (FL) the weekend of the 9th, before going to Kentucky the weekend of the 16th.  Out of Baltimore, Md., Quickley is also likely to take a look...
    Five-star point guard, Immanuel Quickley, has announced a trio of official visits this fall according to college basketball reporter, Evan Daniels. Quickley, who is Scout.com's No. 10 overall prospect in the Class of 2018, will start off the visit process at Kansas the weekend of September 2nd. He will then visit Miami (FL) the weekend of the 9th, before going to Kentucky the weekend of the 16th.  Out of Baltimore, Md., Quickley is also likely to take a look...
  • Tristan Pompey A Top Prospect In 2018 MLB Draft

    Tristan Pompey A Top Prospect In 2018 MLB Draft

    Sunday, July 16 2017 8:00 PM EDT2017-07-17 00:00:17 GMT
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    Tristan Pompey has been named as one of the top prospect in next year's MLB draft. Baseball American listed the Kentucky outfielder as the No. 6 overall collegiate prospect, saying that "Younger brother of Blue Jays’ Dalton, Tristan has more power and tools, but similar athleticism." The rising junior had a fantastic sophomore season at UK, hitting .361 with 10 home runs, 45 RBI's and slugging over .500. For more on Pompey, click here
    Tristan Pompey has been named as one of the top prospect in next year's MLB draft. Baseball American listed the Kentucky outfielder as the No. 6 overall collegiate prospect, saying that "Younger brother of Blue Jays’ Dalton, Tristan has more power and tools, but similar athleticism." The rising junior had a fantastic sophomore season at UK, hitting .361 with 10 home runs, 45 RBI's and slugging over .500. For more on Pompey, click here
  • Murphy's 2 Homers Lead Nationals To Rout Of Reds

    Murphy's 2 Homers Lead Nationals To Rout Of Reds

    Sunday, July 16 2017 7:00 PM EDT2017-07-16 23:00:15 GMT

    CINCINNATI (AP) - Daniel Murphy and the Washington Nationals kept up their power surge.      Murphy hit two of Washington's five home runs and had five RBIs to lead the Nationals to a 14-4 win over the Cincinnati Reds on Sunday.      Adam Lind and Jose Lobaton added two-run shots and Anthony Rendon had a solo homer, his third home run in two games, to help the Nationals to their third win in the four-game series and fourth straight victory overall. 

    CINCINNATI (AP) - Daniel Murphy and the Washington Nationals kept up their power surge.      Murphy hit two of Washington's five home runs and had five RBIs to lead the Nationals to a 14-4 win over the Cincinnati Reds on Sunday.      Adam Lind and Jose Lobaton added two-run shots and Anthony Rendon had a solo homer, his third home run in two games, to help the Nationals to their third win in the four-game series and fourth straight victory overall. 

  • Former Kentucky Basketball Player, Jerry Bird, Dead At 83

    Former Kentucky Basketball Player, Jerry Bird, Dead At 83

    Sunday, July 16 2017 6:18 PM EDT2017-07-16 22:18:21 GMT
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    Former Kentucky basketball star and Corbin native Jerry Bird passed away Sunday morning at the age of 83 of natural causes. Bird played at UK from 1953-56. During his career at Kentucky, he earned All-SEC honors in his junior season. He appeared in 52 games during his tenure at Kentucky, shooting 40 percent from the field and averaging 15 points per game. He racked up 699 points in his career at Kentucky. Bird was drafted in 1956 by the Minneapolis Lakers 18th overall and ...

    Former Kentucky basketball star and Corbin native Jerry Bird passed away Sunday morning at the age of 83 of natural causes. Bird played at UK from 1953-56. During his career at Kentucky, he earned All-SEC honors in his junior season. He appeared in 52 games during his tenure at Kentucky, shooting 40 percent from the field and averaging 15 points per game. He racked up 699 points in his career at Kentucky. Bird was drafted in 1956 by the Minneapolis Lakers 18th overall and ...

  • Kentucky Offers Darius Garland

    Kentucky Offers Darius Garland

    Sunday, July 16 2017 6:00 PM EDT2017-07-16 22:00:18 GMT
    John Calipari and the Kentucky Wildcats may have a new point guard target in the Class of 2018. Sunday, five-star point guard Darius Garland tweeted out a scholarship offer from UK: Blessed to receive an offer from the University of Kentucky???? #BBN pic.twitter.com/cNj0ZBFlhd — Darius Garland (@dariusgarland22) July 16, 2017 Garland is rated as the No. 1 point guard and the No. 8 overall prospect in the Class of 2018 per 247Sports.  Out of Brentwood Academy in Bren...
    John Calipari and the Kentucky Wildcats may have a new point guard target in the Class of 2018. Sunday, five-star point guard Darius Garland tweeted out a scholarship offer from UK: Blessed to receive an offer from the University of Kentucky???? #BBN pic.twitter.com/cNj0ZBFlhd — Darius Garland (@dariusgarland22) July 16, 2017 Garland is rated as the No. 1 point guard and the No. 8 overall prospect in the Class of 2018 per 247Sports.  Out of Brentwood Academy in Bren...
  • Rendon Hits Grand Slam, Nationals Hold Off Reds

    Rendon Hits Grand Slam, Nationals Hold Off Reds

    Sunday, July 16 2017 4:00 PM EDT2017-07-16 20:00:16 GMT
    CINCINNATI (AP) - In a battle of 10-RBI men, Anthony Rendon had the bigger blows.      Rendon hit his second career grand slam and added a two-run homer, and the Washington Nationals overcame Scooter Gennett's four-RBI night to hold on for a 10-7 victory over the Cincinnati Reds on Saturday.      Ryan Raburn homered to lead off the seventh, sparking a seven-run outburst capped by Rendon's grand slam for his 18th homer of the season and a 10-0 lead.  ...
    CINCINNATI (AP) - In a battle of 10-RBI men, Anthony Rendon had the bigger blows.      Rendon hit his second career grand slam and added a two-run homer, and the Washington Nationals overcame Scooter Gennett's four-RBI night to hold on for a 10-7 victory over the Cincinnati Reds on Saturday.      Ryan Raburn homered to lead off the seventh, sparking a seven-run outburst capped by Rendon's grand slam for his 18th homer of the season and a 10-0 lead.  ...
  • WJNT Sweeps Cuba At FIVB U20 World Championship

    WJNT Sweeps Cuba At FIVB U20 World Championship

    Sunday, July 16 2017 3:33 PM EDT2017-07-16 19:33:55 GMT
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    COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (July 15, 2017) – The U.S. Women’s Junior National Team, with a 12-4 ace advantage, defeated NORCECA rival Cuba 31-29, 25-20, 25-23 on Saturday during the FIVB Women’s U20 World Championship at Boca del Rio, Mexico. The U.S. (1-1) will take on Serbia (1-1) on Sunday at 7 p.m. ET to conclude Pool C. Serbia edged Cuba in five sets on Friday to open the Women’s U20 World Championship. The winner will advance to the top eight gold brac...
    COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (July 15, 2017) – The U.S. Women’s Junior National Team, with a 12-4 ace advantage, defeated NORCECA rival Cuba 31-29, 25-20, 25-23 on Saturday during the FIVB Women’s U20 World Championship at Boca del Rio, Mexico. The U.S. (1-1) will take on Serbia (1-1) on Sunday at 7 p.m. ET to conclude Pool C. Serbia edged Cuba in five sets on Friday to open the Women’s U20 World Championship. The winner will advance to the top eight gold brac...
  • Monk, Fox Named All-America By USA Today

    Monk, Fox Named All-America By USA Today

    Monday, March 6 2017 9:46 AM EST2017-03-06 14:46:59 GMT
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    LEXINGTON, Ky. – Kentucky’s freshman backcourt tandem of Malik Monk and De’Aaron Fox was named All-America by USA Today on Monday. Monk earned second-team distinction, while Fox was tabbed to the third team. Monk was joined on the second team by Josh Jackson (Kansas), Justin Jackson (North Carolina), Luke Kennard (Duke) and Nigel Williams-Goss (Gonzaga). Third-team honorees along with Fox included Ethan Happ (Wisconsin), Lauri Markkanen (Arizona), Monte Morris (Iowa...

    LEXINGTON, Ky. – Kentucky’s freshman backcourt tandem of Malik Monk and De’Aaron Fox was named All-America by USA Today on Monday. Monk earned second-team distinction, while Fox was tabbed to the third team. Monk was joined on the second team by Josh Jackson (Kansas), Justin Jackson (North Carolina), Luke Kennard (Duke) and Nigel Williams-Goss (Gonzaga). Third-team honorees along with Fox included Ethan Happ (Wisconsin), Lauri Markkanen (Arizona), Monte Morris (Iowa...

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  • Pastor and Wife Accused of Social Security Fraud

    Pastor and Wife Accused of Social Security Fraud

    Thursday, July 20 2017 10:31 PM EDT2017-07-21 02:31:22 GMT
    Jeffersonville, KY (Lex 18) - A federal grand jury indicted a Montgomery County pastor and his wife. Both are accused of committing fraud involving the Social Security Disability Insurance and Medicare programs.  The indictments for William "Robbie" Conn and his wife Tonya came down earlier this month in United States District Court for the the Eastern District of Kentucky in Lexington.  They allege Conn and his wife defrauded the government programs of more than...
    Jeffersonville, KY (Lex 18) - A federal grand jury indicted a Montgomery County pastor and his wife. Both are accused of committing fraud involving the Social Security Disability Insurance and Medicare programs.  The indictments for William "Robbie" Conn and his wife Tonya came down earlier this month in United States District Court for the the Eastern District of Kentucky in Lexington.  They allege Conn and his wife defrauded the government programs of more than...
  • One Man, Horse Killed In Bourbon County Collision

    One Man, Horse Killed In Bourbon County Collision

    Friday, July 21 2017 8:28 AM EDT2017-07-21 12:28:29 GMT

    PARIS, Ky. (LEX 18) - One man and a horse are dead after a crash. It happened on Lexington Road near the Bourbon-Fayette County line shortly before 3 a.m Friday. Police said the driver, an 80-year-old man, was on his way to work when his car collided with a horse. Several horses had gotten loose from a farm in the area prior to the collision. The man's name has not been released. We have a crew on the scene and will update this story as more information is made available.

    PARIS, Ky. (LEX 18) - One man and a horse are dead after a crash. It happened on Lexington Road near the Bourbon-Fayette County line shortly before 3 a.m Friday. Police said the driver, an 80-year-old man, was on his way to work when his car collided with a horse. Several horses had gotten loose from a farm in the area prior to the collision. The man's name has not been released. We have a crew on the scene and will update this story as more information is made available.

  • Investigation Underway At Daycare After Reports Worker Hit Child

    Investigation Underway At Daycare After Reports Worker Hit Child

    Thursday, July 20 2017 7:14 PM EDT2017-07-20 23:14:39 GMT

    LEXINGTON, Ky (LEX 18) An investigation is underway at a Lexington daycare after a mom told police that a worker hit her daughter. Jacara Reed said that on June 30, her daughter Taylor said she had been hit in the stomach by a worker, who she says is a cook, at Lexington Baptist Temple Daycare. "It definitely made me feel, angry,” said Reed. Reed said she immediately called the daycare and was told she could look at the video. “It happened on a Friday, and they to...

    LEXINGTON, Ky (LEX 18) An investigation is underway at a Lexington daycare after a mom told police that a worker hit her daughter. Jacara Reed said that on June 30, her daughter Taylor said she had been hit in the stomach by a worker, who she says is a cook, at Lexington Baptist Temple Daycare. "It definitely made me feel, angry,” said Reed. Reed said she immediately called the daycare and was told she could look at the video. “It happened on a Friday, and they to...

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