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  • Two UKTF Alums Book Trips To London At National Championships Friday

    Two UKTF Alums Book Trips To London At National Championships Friday

    Saturday, June 24 2017 3:31 PM EDT2017-06-24 19:31:51 GMT
    SACRAMENTO, Calif. – A pair of Kentucky track and field Class of 2015 alumna, Leah Nugent and Kendra Harrison, confirmed places on their respective national teams that will compete at the IAAF World Championships in London later this summer, on Friday. Nugent, who claimed NCAA and Southeastern Conference bronze as a senior in 2015, ran a 400-meter hurdles season best – .09 seconds off the personal best she ran at the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro last summer – to ...
    SACRAMENTO, Calif. – A pair of Kentucky track and field Class of 2015 alumna, Leah Nugent and Kendra Harrison, confirmed places on their respective national teams that will compete at the IAAF World Championships in London later this summer, on Friday. Nugent, who claimed NCAA and Southeastern Conference bronze as a senior in 2015, ran a 400-meter hurdles season best – .09 seconds off the personal best she ran at the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro last summer – to ...
  • Lexington Legends add Bat Girls to Roster

    Lexington Legends add Bat Girls to Roster

    Friday, June 23 2017 8:52 PM EDT2017-06-24 00:52:09 GMT
    For the first time in Lexington Legends history, the roster will feature Bat Girls, instead of the traditional Bat Boys for the upcoming homestand against the Columbia Fireflies and Tim Tebow June 26-29. Aaliyah Yates, 14 years old and Lauren Reynolds, also 14 years old, will be suiting up in Legends uniforms and performing routine “Bat Boy” duties each game set forth by the Legends Clubhouse Manager, Matt Resar.  Duties include setting up the dugout with appropriate...
    For the first time in Lexington Legends history, the roster will feature Bat Girls, instead of the traditional Bat Boys for the upcoming homestand against the Columbia Fireflies and Tim Tebow June 26-29. Aaliyah Yates, 14 years old and Lauren Reynolds, also 14 years old, will be suiting up in Legends uniforms and performing routine “Bat Boy” duties each game set forth by the Legends Clubhouse Manager, Matt Resar.  Duties include setting up the dugout with appropriate...
  • KeKe McKinney Named a Knoxville Sports HOF Athlete of the Year

    KeKe McKinney Named a Knoxville Sports HOF Athlete of the Year

    Friday, June 23 2017 8:02 PM EDT2017-06-24 00:02:09 GMT
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    University of Kentucky women’s basketball freshman wing KeKe McKinney, who recently finished a dazzling career at Fulton High School in Knoxville, Tenn., has been named a high school athlete of the year by the Greater Knoxville Sports Hall of Fame, it was announced recently. Every year the Greater Knoxville Sports Hall of Fame selects a handful of elite high school athletes to honor at its annual hall of fame dinner and induction ceremony. McKinney was one of two female athle...
    University of Kentucky women’s basketball freshman wing KeKe McKinney, who recently finished a dazzling career at Fulton High School in Knoxville, Tenn., has been named a high school athlete of the year by the Greater Knoxville Sports Hall of Fame, it was announced recently. Every year the Greater Knoxville Sports Hall of Fame selects a handful of elite high school athletes to honor at its annual hall of fame dinner and induction ceremony. McKinney was one of two female athle...
  • Four EKU Football Players Earn All-Commonwealth Honors

    Four EKU Football Players Earn All-Commonwealth Honors

    Friday, June 23 2017 7:04 PM EDT2017-06-23 23:04:54 GMT
    Four Eastern Kentucky University football players were recently chosen to the Community Trust Bank 2017 Kentucky’s Collegiate All-Commonwealth Team presented by the Kentucky Pro Football Hall of Fame.  Those four are Keith Wrzuszczak, Jeffrey Canady, Kobie Grace and Thomas Owens. The Kentucky Collegiate All-Commonwealth Team is a pre-season recognition award for football players attending a Kentucky college or university.  The All-Commonwealth Team represents the be...
    Four Eastern Kentucky University football players were recently chosen to the Community Trust Bank 2017 Kentucky’s Collegiate All-Commonwealth Team presented by the Kentucky Pro Football Hall of Fame.  Those four are Keith Wrzuszczak, Jeffrey Canady, Kobie Grace and Thomas Owens. The Kentucky Collegiate All-Commonwealth Team is a pre-season recognition award for football players attending a Kentucky college or university.  The All-Commonwealth Team represents the be...
  • McDaniel Breaks Kentucky State Am Tournament Record

    McDaniel Breaks Kentucky State Am Tournament Record

    Friday, June 23 2017 6:46 PM EDT2017-06-23 22:46:49 GMT
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    Records were made to be broken. Or at least, that’s how the saying goes. Current Kentucky men’s golfer Tyler “Chip” McDaniel did just that when he eclipsed a 13-year-old record held by former Wildcat legend and UK Athletics Hall of Famer, J.B. Holmes during the three-round 102nd Kentucky Amateur Championship held at Keene Trace Golf Club in Nicholasville, Kentucky. McDaniel posted a 54-hole score of 201, besting Holmes’ mark of 202 set at the Bowlin...

    Records were made to be broken. Or at least, that’s how the saying goes. Current Kentucky men’s golfer Tyler “Chip” McDaniel did just that when he eclipsed a 13-year-old record held by former Wildcat legend and UK Athletics Hall of Famer, J.B. Holmes during the three-round 102nd Kentucky Amateur Championship held at Keene Trace Golf Club in Nicholasville, Kentucky. McDaniel posted a 54-hole score of 201, besting Holmes’ mark of 202 set at the Bowlin...

  • Three Wildcats Selected in the 2017 NBA Draft

    Three Wildcats Selected in the 2017 NBA Draft

    Friday, June 23 2017 8:00 AM EDT2017-06-23 12:00:26 GMT

    In what has become an annual tradition for the Kentucky men’s basketball program, it was more of the same as three Wildcats achieved their dreams when they heard their names called in the 2017 NBA Draft. De’Aaron Fox (No. 5, Sacramento Kings), Malik Monk (No. 11, Charlotte Hornets) and Bam Adebayo (No. 14, Miami Heat) were selected during the 2017 draft on Thursday. Fox is the 12th UK player since 2010 to go in the top seven picks. Monk and Adebayo added to UK...

    In what has become an annual tradition for the Kentucky men’s basketball program, it was more of the same as three Wildcats achieved their dreams when they heard their names called in the 2017 NBA Draft. De’Aaron Fox (No. 5, Sacramento Kings), Malik Monk (No. 11, Charlotte Hornets) and Bam Adebayo (No. 14, Miami Heat) were selected during the 2017 draft on Thursday. Fox is the 12th UK player since 2010 to go in the top seven picks. Monk and Adebayo added to UK...

  • Heat Take Kentucky's Bam Adebayo at No. 14 in NBA Draft

    Heat Take Kentucky's Bam Adebayo at No. 14 in NBA Draft

    Friday, June 23 2017 1:00 AM EDT2017-06-23 05:00:26 GMT
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    Pat Riley turned to his alma mater for Miami's latest first-round draft pick.      The Heat took Kentucky's Bam Adebayo with the No. 14 pick in the NBA Draft on Thursday night, adding someone who got to the rim with ease in his lone college season. Adebayo made 170 shots from the field for the Wildcats, 101 of those being dunks.      "I'm ready to get started," Adebayo said. "I'm ready to get in that Heat jersey."      A...
    Pat Riley turned to his alma mater for Miami's latest first-round draft pick.      The Heat took Kentucky's Bam Adebayo with the No. 14 pick in the NBA Draft on Thursday night, adding someone who got to the rim with ease in his lone college season. Adebayo made 170 shots from the field for the Wildcats, 101 of those being dunks.      "I'm ready to get started," Adebayo said. "I'm ready to get in that Heat jersey."      A...
  • Hornets Select Guard Malik Monk with No. 11 Pick in Draft

    Hornets Select Guard Malik Monk with No. 11 Pick in Draft

    Friday, June 23 2017 12:32 AM EDT2017-06-23 04:32:04 GMT
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    Malik Monk was overwhelmed at the idea of being drafted by the Charlotte Hornets, a team owned by former NBA star Michael Jordan.      "Michael Jordan is the GOAT," Monk said. "... I still can't believe it. Maybe tomorrow I'll believe it."      The Hornets bolstered their offense by selecting perhaps the best shooter in the NBA draft in Monk with the 11th overall pick.      Monk said he plans to pick Jordan's brain when ...
    Malik Monk was overwhelmed at the idea of being drafted by the Charlotte Hornets, a team owned by former NBA star Michael Jordan.      "Michael Jordan is the GOAT," Monk said. "... I still can't believe it. Maybe tomorrow I'll believe it."      The Hornets bolstered their offense by selecting perhaps the best shooter in the NBA draft in Monk with the 11th overall pick.      Monk said he plans to pick Jordan's brain when ...
  • Kings Select Kentucky Point Guard De'Aaron Fox with 5th Pick

    Kings Select Kentucky Point Guard De'Aaron Fox with 5th Pick

    Friday, June 23 2017 12:10 AM EDT2017-06-23 04:10:48 GMT
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    The Sacramento Kings rebuilding project is undergoing a youth movement.      The Kings filled a major void at point guard by drafting Kentucky's De'Aaron Fox with the fifth pick in the NBA draft and then traded their second lottery pick for two more first-round selections Thursday night in hopes of finding the pieces that will help end an 11-year playoff drought.      "I feel like we can grow together," Fox said. "Of course it will take so..

    The Sacramento Kings rebuilding project is undergoing a youth movement.      The Kings filled a major void at point guard by drafting Kentucky's De'Aaron Fox with the fifth pick in the NBA draft and then traded their second lottery pick for two more first-round selections Thursday night in hopes of finding the pieces that will help end an 11-year playoff drought.      "I feel like we can grow together," Fox said. "Of course it will take so..

  • Bam Adebayo Taken with the 14th Pick by the Miami Heat

    Bam Adebayo Taken with the 14th Pick by the Miami Heat

    Thursday, June 22 2017 9:11 PM EDT2017-06-23 01:11:37 GMT
    AP Photo/Jeff RobersonAP Photo/Jeff Roberson
    Former University of Kentucky Forward, Bam Adebayo, was taken with the 14th overall pick by the Miami Heat in Thursday night's NBA Draft. At Kentucky, Adebayo averaged 13 points and 8 rebounds per game but that went up during the post season for the big man who averaged a double-double down the stretch. He also had 57 blocked shots and a lot of thunderous dunks. Bam goes to a Miami Heat team that finished 41-41 last season, finishing 3rd in the Southeast Division just short of makin...
    Former University of Kentucky Forward, Bam Adebayo, was taken with the 14th overall pick by the Miami Heat in Thursday night's NBA Draft. At Kentucky, Adebayo averaged 13 points and 8 rebounds per game but that went up during the post season for the big man who averaged a double-double down the stretch. He also had 57 blocked shots and a lot of thunderous dunks. Bam goes to a Miami Heat team that finished 41-41 last season, finishing 3rd in the Southeast Division just short of makin...
  • Malik Monk Taken with the 11th Pick by the Charlotte Hornets

    Malik Monk Taken with the 11th Pick by the Charlotte Hornets

    Thursday, June 22 2017 8:47 PM EDT2017-06-23 00:47:43 GMT
    Associated PressAssociated Press

    Former University of Kentucky Guard, Malik Monk, was taken by the Charlotte Hornets with the 11th overall pick in Thursday night's NBA Draft. Monk is an athletic, three point shooter. At Kentucky, he led the Wildcats with 20 points per game and also had the most three pointers with 104, hitting 40% behind the arc. He scored 47 against North Carolina during their regular season meeting in Las Vegas. If there's one area he admits that he needs to improve it's...

    Former University of Kentucky Guard, Malik Monk, was taken by the Charlotte Hornets with the 11th overall pick in Thursday night's NBA Draft. Monk is an athletic, three point shooter. At Kentucky, he led the Wildcats with 20 points per game and also had the most three pointers with 104, hitting 40% behind the arc. He scored 47 against North Carolina during their regular season meeting in Las Vegas. If there's one area he admits that he needs to improve it's...

  • De'Aaron Fox Taken with the 5th Pick by the Kings

    De'Aaron Fox Taken with the 5th Pick by the Kings

    Thursday, June 22 2017 8:27 PM EDT2017-06-23 00:27:04 GMT
    AP Photo/Frank Franklin IIAP Photo/Frank Franklin II

    Former University of Kentucky Guard, De'Aaron Fox, was taken by the Sacramento Kings with the 5th overall pick in Thursday night's NBA Draft. At Kentucky, Fox was the Wildcats floor general averaging 17 points, 4 rebounds and 5 assists. He shot 48% from the field and, if there's one knock on him, he only hit 17 three pointers on the season. Fox now goes to a Kings team that has former Wildcats Willie Cauley-Stein and Skal Labissiere. Last year, the Kings were just 32-50 and finished...

    Former University of Kentucky Guard, De'Aaron Fox, was taken by the Sacramento Kings with the 5th overall pick in Thursday night's NBA Draft. At Kentucky, Fox was the Wildcats floor general averaging 17 points, 4 rebounds and 5 assists. He shot 48% from the field and, if there's one knock on him, he only hit 17 three pointers on the season. Fox now goes to a Kings team that has former Wildcats Willie Cauley-Stein and Skal Labissiere. Last year, the Kings were just 32-50 and finished...

  • 2017 Colonel Club Classic Set for July 6

    2017 Colonel Club Classic Set for July 6

    Thursday, June 22 2017 6:35 PM EDT2017-06-22 22:35:43 GMT
    The 2017 Colonel Club Golf Classic, presented by Kentucky Bank, has been set for Thursday, July 6 at the University Club at Arlington. All are welcome to play in the annual event where all proceeds go to supporting the EKUSports student-athletes. The format of the event was changed for the 2016 Classic and will remain the same with the two session setup. Registration and breakfast, compliments of Dunkin’ Donuts, will begin at 7 a.m. at the Arlington Mule Barn for the session ...
    The 2017 Colonel Club Golf Classic, presented by Kentucky Bank, has been set for Thursday, July 6 at the University Club at Arlington. All are welcome to play in the annual event where all proceeds go to supporting the EKUSports student-athletes. The format of the event was changed for the 2016 Classic and will remain the same with the two session setup. Registration and breakfast, compliments of Dunkin’ Donuts, will begin at 7 a.m. at the Arlington Mule Barn for the session ...
  • Former Basketball Player Found Dead

    Former Basketball Player Found Dead

    Thursday, June 22 2017 4:23 PM EDT2017-06-22 20:23:11 GMT
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    MCCRACKEN COUNTY, Ky (WPSD) The body of a former basketball star, Joe Ford Jr., was found in his SUV along I-24 in McCracken County. WPSD reports that Ford's wife reported him missing on Tuesday after she was unable to get ahold of him.  Ford played basketball and football at Mayfield High School before playing on the Vanderbilt Commodore men's basketball team in the 1970s.  This story will be updated.

    MCCRACKEN COUNTY, Ky (WPSD) The body of a former basketball star, Joe Ford Jr., was found in his SUV along I-24 in McCracken County. WPSD reports that Ford's wife reported him missing on Tuesday after she was unable to get ahold of him.  Ford played basketball and football at Mayfield High School before playing on the Vanderbilt Commodore men's basketball team in the 1970s.  This story will be updated.

  • Diallo, Washington Selected For USA U19 World Cup Team

    Diallo, Washington Selected For USA U19 World Cup Team

    Thursday, June 22 2017 11:54 AM EDT2017-06-22 15:54:28 GMT
    UK AthleticsUK Athletics
    COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – Kentucky men’s basketball freshmen Hamidou Diallo and PJ Washington were named to the 2017 USA Basketball Men’s U19 World Cup Team competing in the FIBA World Cup in Cairo in July. UK head coach John Calipari is serving as the head coach of the team. Team USA will be looking for its third straight title at the FIBA World Cup after capturing gold at the 2013 and 2015 tournaments. The 12-man team was trimmed from 28 players who accepted ...
    COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – Kentucky men’s basketball freshmen Hamidou Diallo and PJ Washington were named to the 2017 USA Basketball Men’s U19 World Cup Team competing in the FIBA World Cup in Cairo in July. UK head coach John Calipari is serving as the head coach of the team. Team USA will be looking for its third straight title at the FIBA World Cup after capturing gold at the 2013 and 2015 tournaments. The 12-man team was trimmed from 28 players who accepted ...
  • Pitino Addresses U of L Fans

    Pitino Addresses U of L Fans

    Wednesday, June 21 2017 9:25 PM EDT2017-06-22 01:25:57 GMT
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    “Friends of the Ville” LOUISVILLE BASKETBALL June 21, 2017 Dear Friends of the Ville I am writing to you as close supporters and Friends of the Ville members. You are special to me and I realize you have endured a lot over the last two years. When the news first came out in 2015, it sunk my emotions to the lowest point anyone could possibly imagine. I write this letter to tell you and encourage you to keep your spirits high. First and foremost, I believe that the truth...

    “Friends of the Ville” LOUISVILLE BASKETBALL June 21, 2017 Dear Friends of the Ville I am writing to you as close supporters and Friends of the Ville members. You are special to me and I realize you have endured a lot over the last two years. When the news first came out in 2015, it sunk my emotions to the lowest point anyone could possibly imagine. I write this letter to tell you and encourage you to keep your spirits high. First and foremost, I believe that the truth...

  • Keeneland Announces $5.325 Million Stakes Schedule for 2017 Fall Meet

    Keeneland Announces $5.325 Million Stakes Schedule for 2017 Fall Meet

    Wednesday, June 21 2017 8:32 PM EDT2017-06-22 00:32:08 GMT
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    Keeneland’s 2017 Fall Meet, which covers 17 days from Oct. 6-28, will present six Grade 1 races among 17 graded stakes worth $5.325 million and will showcase many of the nation’s top contenders aiming for the Breeders’ Cup World Championships during its signature Fall Stars Weekend on the first three days of the season. Among the most prestigious race meets in the country, Keeneland’s Fall Meet offers one of the richest purse structures in North America and at...

    Keeneland’s 2017 Fall Meet, which covers 17 days from Oct. 6-28, will present six Grade 1 races among 17 graded stakes worth $5.325 million and will showcase many of the nation’s top contenders aiming for the Breeders’ Cup World Championships during its signature Fall Stars Weekend on the first three days of the season. Among the most prestigious race meets in the country, Keeneland’s Fall Meet offers one of the richest purse structures in North America and at...

  • Kentucky’s White Wins Rawlings Gold Glove Award

    Kentucky’s White Wins Rawlings Gold Glove Award

    Wednesday, June 21 2017 7:32 PM EDT2017-06-21 23:32:10 GMT
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    Evan White was honored with the 2017 ABCA Collegiate Rawlings Gold Glove Award at first base, it was announced on Wednesday. It is White’s second consecutive trophy for his glove work. The 6-foot-3, 205 pound junior last week was drafted No. 17 overall by the Seattle Mariners. He reported to the organization this week and will officially be assigned to his first career professional team in the coming days. White was considered one of the top talents in college baseball, an...

    Evan White was honored with the 2017 ABCA Collegiate Rawlings Gold Glove Award at first base, it was announced on Wednesday. It is White’s second consecutive trophy for his glove work. The 6-foot-3, 205 pound junior last week was drafted No. 17 overall by the Seattle Mariners. He reported to the organization this week and will officially be assigned to his first career professional team in the coming days. White was considered one of the top talents in college baseball, an...

  • YMCA of Central Kentucky Headed to USA Swimming’s Annual Diversity Select Camp and Summit

    YMCA of Central Kentucky Headed to USA Swimming’s Annual Diversity Select Camp and Summit

    Wednesday, June 21 2017 6:38 PM EDT2017-06-21 22:38:06 GMT
    Amina El-Amin at the North Lexington Family YMCAAmina El-Amin at the North Lexington Family YMCA
    YMCA of Central Kentucky swimmer Amina El-Amin, a seventh grader from Edythe J. Hayes Middle School is one of 40 up-and-coming athletes to attend the USA Swimming’s Annual Southern Zone Diversity Select Camp and Summit to be held June 22-25 at the Mecklenburg County Aquatic Center in Charlotte, NC. El-Amin, an eight-year veteran of the North Lexington Family YMCA Tiger Sharks Swim Team is the first YMCA of Central Kentucky swimmer to attend this annual USA Swimming camp and th...
    YMCA of Central Kentucky swimmer Amina El-Amin, a seventh grader from Edythe J. Hayes Middle School is one of 40 up-and-coming athletes to attend the USA Swimming’s Annual Southern Zone Diversity Select Camp and Summit to be held June 22-25 at the Mecklenburg County Aquatic Center in Charlotte, NC. El-Amin, an eight-year veteran of the North Lexington Family YMCA Tiger Sharks Swim Team is the first YMCA of Central Kentucky swimmer to attend this annual USA Swimming camp and th...
  • Linebacker Roland Walder Transferring From Kentucky

    Linebacker Roland Walder Transferring From Kentucky

    Wednesday, June 21 2017 12:00 PM EDT2017-06-21 16:00:26 GMT
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    Roland Walder is transferring from Kentucky.  The redshirt freshman linebacker took to his Twitter account to announce his decision, saying: pic.twitter.com/8cduNeTVAc — Roland Walder (@Roland_9x) June 20, 2017 Walder was rated as a 3-star recruit coming out of high school in 2016, and held offers from Pitt and Syracuse, among others. He is the seventh player to transfer from the program since the end of the 2016 season.
    Roland Walder is transferring from Kentucky.  The redshirt freshman linebacker took to his Twitter account to announce his decision, saying: pic.twitter.com/8cduNeTVAc — Roland Walder (@Roland_9x) June 20, 2017 Walder was rated as a 3-star recruit coming out of high school in 2016, and held offers from Pitt and Syracuse, among others. He is the seventh player to transfer from the program since the end of the 2016 season.
  • UK's Kevin Knox Tweaks Hamstring

    UK's Kevin Knox Tweaks Hamstring

    Wednesday, June 21 2017 11:25 AM EDT2017-06-21 15:25:19 GMT
    Kevin Knox Jr. (McDonald's All-American Photo)Kevin Knox Jr. (McDonald's All-American Photo)
    LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18) -- UK's Kevin Knox will be out of training for a bit after tweaking his hamstring during USA Basketball practice. Even though he was performing well, Coach Calipari, who is coaching the USA team, made the decision to send Knox back to Lexington.  "He's too important to our season to push it and aggravate it more," Calipari tweeted. Cal assured fans that Knox will be fine with some rest. He's too important to our season to push it an...
    LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18) -- UK's Kevin Knox will be out of training for a bit after tweaking his hamstring during USA Basketball practice. Even though he was performing well, Coach Calipari, who is coaching the USA team, made the decision to send Knox back to Lexington.  "He's too important to our season to push it and aggravate it more," Calipari tweeted. Cal assured fans that Knox will be fine with some rest. He's too important to our season to push it an...
  • Claitt To Compete At U.S. Championships This Weekend

    Claitt To Compete At U.S. Championships This Weekend

    Wednesday, June 21 2017 9:50 AM EDT2017-06-21 13:50:53 GMT
    EKU AthleticsEKU Athletics
    RICHMOND, Ky. – Eastern Kentucky University junior Tequan Claitt will go up against the top high jumpers in the country at the U.S.A Track & Field (USATF) Outdoor Championships on Sunday at Sacramento State’s Hornet Stadium in Sacramento, California. The Lexington, Kentucky native qualified for the U.S. Championships by jumping 7’5.75” at the Hilltopper Relays in Bowling Green on April 8. That leap remains the second best by any American this year, an...
    RICHMOND, Ky. – Eastern Kentucky University junior Tequan Claitt will go up against the top high jumpers in the country at the U.S.A Track & Field (USATF) Outdoor Championships on Sunday at Sacramento State’s Hornet Stadium in Sacramento, California. The Lexington, Kentucky native qualified for the U.S. Championships by jumping 7’5.75” at the Hilltopper Relays in Bowling Green on April 8. That leap remains the second best by any American this year, an...
  • UK Gets A New Wide Out....Akeem Hayes

    UK Gets A New Wide Out....Akeem Hayes

    Wednesday, June 21 2017 8:11 AM EDT2017-06-21 12:11:39 GMT
    Double win for UK.  Akeem Hayes, a 3-star wide out from Florida decided he didn't want to go to Louisville and is coming to UK.  This makes up for the loss of talented wide out Jacques Louis-Shocky who had said yes to UK and then changed his mind.  Hayes was at UK's camp earlier this month and has been ranked as one of the top 75 athletes nationally in his class.  Hayes who is 5-10 and 175 pounds had a number of offers including Oregon, Oregon State and North Ca...
    Double win for UK.  Akeem Hayes, a 3-star wide out from Florida decided he didn't want to go to Louisville and is coming to UK.  This makes up for the loss of talented wide out Jacques Louis-Shocky who had said yes to UK and then changed his mind.  Hayes was at UK's camp earlier this month and has been ranked as one of the top 75 athletes nationally in his class.  Hayes who is 5-10 and 175 pounds had a number of offers including Oregon, Oregon State and North Ca...
  • Jones Named C-USA Castañeda Postgraduate Scholarship Recipient

    Jones Named C-USA Castañeda Postgraduate Scholarship Recipient

    Wednesday, June 21 2017 12:00 AM EDT2017-06-21 04:00:50 GMT
    IRVING, Texas – Former Lady Topper Micah Jones has been named one of 14 recipients of the 2017 Jim Castañeda C-USA Postgraduate Scholarship as announced by the conference office on Tuesday afternoon. This is the ninth year that the scholarships have been presented in honor of Dr. Jim Castañeda, who served Rice University for 46 years as an educator, coach and faculty athletics representative before he passed away in November 2008. The conference annually awar...
    IRVING, Texas – Former Lady Topper Micah Jones has been named one of 14 recipients of the 2017 Jim Castañeda C-USA Postgraduate Scholarship as announced by the conference office on Tuesday afternoon. This is the ninth year that the scholarships have been presented in honor of Dr. Jim Castañeda, who served Rice University for 46 years as an educator, coach and faculty athletics representative before he passed away in November 2008. The conference annually awar...
  • After His Daughter's Death, Tyson Gay Runs For Trinity

    After His Daughter's Death, Tyson Gay Runs For Trinity

    Tuesday, June 20 2017 11:12 PM EDT2017-06-21 03:12:03 GMT
    Trinity Gay and her father, Tyson Gay.Trinity Gay and her father, Tyson Gay.

    LEXINGTON, Ky. (Sports Illustrated) -- Tyson Gay is still heartbroken over the violent loss of his 15-year-old daughter Trinity in a random shooting. He spoke to Sports Illustrated about the devastation of the loss and how he plans to honor her memory. In the early hours of Oct. 16, 2016, a shootout broke out among four men in the parking lot of a Cook Out restaurant in Lexington. Trinity and some friends were on their way to their car to avoid the incident when police say the 15-yea...

    LEXINGTON, Ky. (Sports Illustrated) -- Tyson Gay is still heartbroken over the violent loss of his 15-year-old daughter Trinity in a random shooting. He spoke to Sports Illustrated about the devastation of the loss and how he plans to honor her memory. In the early hours of Oct. 16, 2016, a shootout broke out among four men in the parking lot of a Cook Out restaurant in Lexington. Trinity and some friends were on their way to their car to avoid the incident when police say the 15-yea...

  • Rick Stansbury Updates The State Of The WKU Program

    Rick Stansbury Updates The State Of The WKU Program

    Tuesday, June 20 2017 11:00 PM EDT2017-06-21 03:00:16 GMT
    Associated PressAssociated Press
    On the upcoming trip to Coast Rica… “Honestly, I haven’t thought about it a lot. It’s really not even on the radar screen, there’s too many things in between that. The trip is more what I would think about being more beneficial to us, what I think about is practice. We get 10 days of practice, that’s what is kind of special about these trips. But what is good, especially with a brand-new team, is the opportunity to bond those days. Also the compet...
    On the upcoming trip to Coast Rica… “Honestly, I haven’t thought about it a lot. It’s really not even on the radar screen, there’s too many things in between that. The trip is more what I would think about being more beneficial to us, what I think about is practice. We get 10 days of practice, that’s what is kind of special about these trips. But what is good, especially with a brand-new team, is the opportunity to bond those days. Also the compet...
  • Finalists For USA Basketball U-19 Team Announced

    Finalists For USA Basketball U-19 Team Announced

    Tuesday, June 20 2017 10:00 PM EDT2017-06-21 02:00:20 GMT
    USA BasketballUSA Basketball
    COLORADO SPRINGS, Colorado (June 20, 2017) - Following four training sessions that featured 27 of the nation's top 19-and-under male basketball players June 18-20 at the United States Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, Colorado, 18 finalists for the 2017 USA Basketball Men's U19 World Cup Team were announced. Named as finalists for the 2017 USA U19 World Cup Team were: Bol Bol (Mater Dei H.S./Santa Ana, Calif.); Jordan Brown(Woodcreek H.S./Roseville...
    COLORADO SPRINGS, Colorado (June 20, 2017) - Following four training sessions that featured 27 of the nation's top 19-and-under male basketball players June 18-20 at the United States Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, Colorado, 18 finalists for the 2017 USA Basketball Men's U19 World Cup Team were announced. Named as finalists for the 2017 USA U19 World Cup Team were: Bol Bol (Mater Dei H.S./Santa Ana, Calif.); Jordan Brown(Woodcreek H.S./Roseville...
  • Stansbury Provides Offseason Update On Hilltopper Program

    Stansbury Provides Offseason Update On Hilltopper Program

    Tuesday, June 20 2017 9:00 PM EDT2017-06-21 01:00:11 GMT

    BOWLING GREEN, Ky. — WKU men’s basketball head coach Rick Stansbury has once again had a busy spring, but he took some time Tuesday on the first day of summer to update the local media on the state of the program. The Hilltoppers will have double-digit newcomers next season, bringing together a diverse, talented group. As Stansbury has said many times, the key heading into his second season is bringing all of those pieces together and starting to build continuity in...

    BOWLING GREEN, Ky. — WKU men’s basketball head coach Rick Stansbury has once again had a busy spring, but he took some time Tuesday on the first day of summer to update the local media on the state of the program. The Hilltoppers will have double-digit newcomers next season, bringing together a diverse, talented group. As Stansbury has said many times, the key heading into his second season is bringing all of those pieces together and starting to build continuity in...

  • Churchill Downs Incorporated Announces $60 Million Investment To Open Historical Racing Machine Facility

    Churchill Downs Incorporated Announces $60 Million Investment To Open Historical Racing Machine Facility

    Tuesday, June 20 2017 8:00 PM EDT2017-06-21 00:00:18 GMT
    Churchill DownsChurchill Downs
    LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Churchill Downs Incorporated (NASDAQ: CHDN) (“CDI”) announced today it is investing approximately $60 million to construct a state-of-the-art historical racing machine (“HRM”) facility in Louisville. The 85,000-square-foot facility will be built at 4520 Poplar Level Road—Churchill Downs’ former Trackside (also known as the former Sports Spectrum) site, and conveniently located less than half a mile from the Poplar Level ...
    LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Churchill Downs Incorporated (NASDAQ: CHDN) (“CDI”) announced today it is investing approximately $60 million to construct a state-of-the-art historical racing machine (“HRM”) facility in Louisville. The 85,000-square-foot facility will be built at 4520 Poplar Level Road—Churchill Downs’ former Trackside (also known as the former Sports Spectrum) site, and conveniently located less than half a mile from the Poplar Level ...
  • EKU Announces Two Additions To Athletics Administration

    EKU Announces Two Additions To Athletics Administration

    Tuesday, June 20 2017 7:00 PM EDT2017-06-20 23:00:26 GMT
    RICHMOND, Ky. –  Eastern Kentucky University has filled two open positions among its athletics administration team, Director of Athletics Stephen Lochmueller announced today.  James Downer will serve as senior associate athletics director while longtime EKU employee Mark Howard was chosen as the associate athletics director. Downer joined Presbyterian College as associate director of athletics in August of 2012 and was promoted to senior associate athletics direc...
    RICHMOND, Ky. –  Eastern Kentucky University has filled two open positions among its athletics administration team, Director of Athletics Stephen Lochmueller announced today.  James Downer will serve as senior associate athletics director while longtime EKU employee Mark Howard was chosen as the associate athletics director. Downer joined Presbyterian College as associate director of athletics in August of 2012 and was promoted to senior associate athletics direc...
  • Hilltoppers To Take Foreign Tour Trip To Costa Rica In August

    Hilltoppers To Take Foreign Tour Trip To Costa Rica In August

    Tuesday, June 20 2017 6:00 PM EDT2017-06-20 22:00:25 GMT
    BOWLING GREEN, Ky. — WKU Hilltopper Basketball will get a head start on the upcoming 2017-18 season by participating in a seven-day foreign tour to Costa Rica in August. The Hilltoppers will tentatively play three games against pro, club or international college teams to be announced in Costa Rica while on the overseas trip, which takes place Aug. 7-14. Per NCAA rules, programs are allowed to take a foreign tour once every four years, although this is the first such trip ...
    BOWLING GREEN, Ky. — WKU Hilltopper Basketball will get a head start on the upcoming 2017-18 season by participating in a seven-day foreign tour to Costa Rica in August. The Hilltoppers will tentatively play three games against pro, club or international college teams to be announced in Costa Rica while on the overseas trip, which takes place Aug. 7-14. Per NCAA rules, programs are allowed to take a foreign tour once every four years, although this is the first such trip ...
  • UK’s Jordan Jones Named Athlon Sports Third-Team All-American

    UK’s Jordan Jones Named Athlon Sports Third-Team All-American

    Tuesday, June 20 2017 4:09 PM EDT2017-06-20 20:09:43 GMT
    UK AthleticsUK Athletics
    LEXINGTON, Ky. – Junior linebacker Jordan Jones has been named at third-team defense All-American by Athlon Sports it was announced today. The All-America teams are based on how players will perform in 2017. Career statistics and previous awards matter in player evaluation, but choosing players for the 2017 All-America team and all-conference teams are largely based on predicting and projecting the upcoming year. Jones, a native of Youngstown, Ohio, led...
    LEXINGTON, Ky. – Junior linebacker Jordan Jones has been named at third-team defense All-American by Athlon Sports it was announced today. The All-America teams are based on how players will perform in 2017. Career statistics and previous awards matter in player evaluation, but choosing players for the 2017 All-America team and all-conference teams are largely based on predicting and projecting the upcoming year. Jones, a native of Youngstown, Ohio, led...
  • Three Wildcats Named Finalists For USA Basketball U-19 Team

    Three Wildcats Named Finalists For USA Basketball U-19 Team

    Tuesday, June 20 2017 1:13 PM EDT2017-06-20 17:13:29 GMT
    AP PhotoAP Photo
    The finalists for the USA Basketball U-19 team have been named, with three Kentucky Wildcats making the list.  Hamidou Diallo, Kevin Knox and P.J. Washington all made the first cut for the U-19 team being coached by John Calipari.  USA basketball congratulated the players in a series of tweets Tuesday afternoon. Congrats to #USABMU19 World Cup Team finalists @bolmanutebol @JIBrown21 @Diallo1Hamidou @Cboogie_3. pic.twitter.com/wfJyW9UKeS — USA Basketball (@usab...
    The finalists for the USA Basketball U-19 team have been named, with three Kentucky Wildcats making the list.  Hamidou Diallo, Kevin Knox and P.J. Washington all made the first cut for the U-19 team being coached by John Calipari.  USA basketball congratulated the players in a series of tweets Tuesday afternoon. Congrats to #USABMU19 World Cup Team finalists @bolmanutebol @JIBrown21 @Diallo1Hamidou @Cboogie_3. pic.twitter.com/wfJyW9UKeS — USA Basketball (@usab...
  • Tristan Pompey Will Compete In The College Home Run Derby

    Tristan Pompey Will Compete In The College Home Run Derby

    Tuesday, June 20 2017 10:38 AM EDT2017-06-20 14:38:24 GMT
    Brandon Kolditz, UK Creative ServicesBrandon Kolditz, UK Creative Services
     Kentucky’s Tristan Pompey has been selected to the roster for the eighth annual College Home Run Derby at TD Ameritrade Park Omaha in Omaha, Neb. on Saturday, July 1, Intersport announced today. Pompey is one of six men’s college baseball players selected for the event that will air live on ESPN2 at 9 p.m. ET. He was invited to take part in the College Home Run Derby after being recognized as one of the top power hitters in college baseball. ...
     Kentucky’s Tristan Pompey has been selected to the roster for the eighth annual College Home Run Derby at TD Ameritrade Park Omaha in Omaha, Neb. on Saturday, July 1, Intersport announced today. Pompey is one of six men’s college baseball players selected for the event that will air live on ESPN2 at 9 p.m. ET. He was invited to take part in the College Home Run Derby after being recognized as one of the top power hitters in college baseball. ...
  • Ex-Kentucky Star Rex Chapman Talks Opioid Epidemic

    Ex-Kentucky Star Rex Chapman Talks Opioid Epidemic

    Tuesday, June 20 2017 8:56 AM EDT2017-06-20 12:56:25 GMT
    Sports IllustratedSports Illustrated

    (Sports Illustrated)-- Imagine if every day in America, 171 people died from the Ebola virus. Or if every month, there were eight crashes involving 747 airplanes. What would be the reaction if we were struck by nearly 21 terrorist attacks on the scale of 9/11 every single year? Those scenarios may seem impossible to imagine, yet this country is facing a crisis of similar proportions. According to a study published on June 5 by The New York Times, some 62,000 Ameri...

    (Sports Illustrated)-- Imagine if every day in America, 171 people died from the Ebola virus. Or if every month, there were eight crashes involving 747 airplanes. What would be the reaction if we were struck by nearly 21 terrorist attacks on the scale of 9/11 every single year? Those scenarios may seem impossible to imagine, yet this country is facing a crisis of similar proportions. According to a study published on June 5 by The New York Times, some 62,000 Ameri...

  • Kentucky Picks Up 28 All-America Honors For 2017 Track & Field Season

    Kentucky Picks Up 28 All-America Honors For 2017 Track & Field Season

    Monday, June 19 2017 10:30 PM EDT2017-06-20 02:30:13 GMT
    UK AthleticsUK Athletics
    LEXINGTON, Ky. – 28 Kentucky Wildcats earned All-America honors from the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) during the 2017 season indoors and outdoors. 19 Wildcats earned All-America status during the recently completed outdoor season. UK had 10 first team honorees (from five entries – UK had five Wildcats from the 4x100-meter relay rounds and final earn the status) and nine pick up second team status outdoors. First team honors...
    LEXINGTON, Ky. – 28 Kentucky Wildcats earned All-America honors from the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) during the 2017 season indoors and outdoors. 19 Wildcats earned All-America status during the recently completed outdoor season. UK had 10 first team honorees (from five entries – UK had five Wildcats from the 4x100-meter relay rounds and final earn the status) and nine pick up second team status outdoors. First team honors...
  • UK Recruiting Target Wants To Show He Belongs On USA Team

    UK Recruiting Target Wants To Show He Belongs On USA Team

    Monday, June 19 2017 10:06 PM EDT2017-06-20 02:06:02 GMT
    Romeo Langford doesn't let being a UK, Indiana and Louisville recruiting target change the way he plays. (USA Basketball Photo)Romeo Langford doesn't let being a UK, Indiana and Louisville recruiting target change the way he plays. (USA Basketball Photo)
    By LARRY VAUGHT New Albany standout Romeo Langford is anxious to show that leaving him off the 2016 USA under 17 team was a big mistake. Langford is in Colorado Springs and hopes to be one of 16 players to make Tuesday’s cut. The list will be trimmed to 12 later in the week for the team that will travel to Egypt in July to play for the gold medal at the World Championships. Langford, the No. 3 overall prospect in the 2018 ESPN 100, says he’s a better player than he was ...
    By LARRY VAUGHT New Albany standout Romeo Langford is anxious to show that leaving him off the 2016 USA under 17 team was a big mistake. Langford is in Colorado Springs and hopes to be one of 16 players to make Tuesday’s cut. The list will be trimmed to 12 later in the week for the team that will travel to Egypt in July to play for the gold medal at the World Championships. Langford, the No. 3 overall prospect in the 2018 ESPN 100, says he’s a better player than he was ...
  • Reds Place Broson Arroyo And Zack Cozart On DL

    Reds Place Broson Arroyo And Zack Cozart On DL

    Monday, June 19 2017 9:30 PM EDT2017-06-20 01:30:11 GMT
    ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) - The Cincinnati Reds have placed Bronson Arroyo on the 10-day disabled list with a strained right shoulder, one day after the 40-year-old right-hander said there is a possibility his career might be over.      Cincinnati also put shortstop Zack Cozart on the 10-day DL Monday due to a strained right quadriceps.      Arroyo gave up five runs and seven hits in just three innings Sunday as the Reds lost 8-7 to the Los Angeles Dodger...
    ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) - The Cincinnati Reds have placed Bronson Arroyo on the 10-day disabled list with a strained right shoulder, one day after the 40-year-old right-hander said there is a possibility his career might be over.      Cincinnati also put shortstop Zack Cozart on the 10-day DL Monday due to a strained right quadriceps.      Arroyo gave up five runs and seven hits in just three innings Sunday as the Reds lost 8-7 to the Los Angeles Dodger...
  • Hansbrough Named Assistant Coach On Hilltopper Basketball Staff

    Hansbrough Named Assistant Coach On Hilltopper Basketball Staff

    Monday, June 19 2017 8:30 PM EDT2017-06-20 00:30:14 GMT
    BOWLING GREEN, Ky. — WKU men’s basketball head coach Rick Stansbury announced Monday the hiring of former BIG EAST Player of the Year and NBA pro Ben Hansbrough as an assistant coach for the 2017-18 season. Hansbrough has spent the last two seasons as part of WKU’s support staff. He spent the 2016-17 season as a graduate assistant manager, while he served as Coordinator of Player Development in 2015-16, assisting with academics, mentoring and film study, among...
    BOWLING GREEN, Ky. — WKU men’s basketball head coach Rick Stansbury announced Monday the hiring of former BIG EAST Player of the Year and NBA pro Ben Hansbrough as an assistant coach for the 2017-18 season. Hansbrough has spent the last two seasons as part of WKU’s support staff. He spent the 2016-17 season as a graduate assistant manager, while he served as Coordinator of Player Development in 2015-16, assisting with academics, mentoring and film study, among...
  • 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
    (Keith Taylor Photo)(Keith Taylor Photo)

    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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  • Farm Previously Owned By Famous Kentuckian For Sale

    Farm Previously Owned By Famous Kentuckian For Sale

    Saturday, June 24 2017 1:39 PM EDT2017-06-24 17:39:27 GMT
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    LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18)-- Johnny Depp Farm, located on Versailles Road, is for sale with the hefty price tag of $2.9 million.  The 5,944 square foot estate, built in 1915, was originally listed for $3.4 million, but the price has since been reduced.  Here's the listing for those who can foot the bill:  "This Beautiful Estate, with a Spectacular Location is just 1 mile from Keeneland. The 41.32 acre property is set up as a small hobby horse operati...

    LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18)-- Johnny Depp Farm, located on Versailles Road, is for sale with the hefty price tag of $2.9 million.  The 5,944 square foot estate, built in 1915, was originally listed for $3.4 million, but the price has since been reduced.  Here's the listing for those who can foot the bill:  "This Beautiful Estate, with a Spectacular Location is just 1 mile from Keeneland. The 41.32 acre property is set up as a small hobby horse operati...

  • Microphone Cut After Mormon Girl Reveals She’s Gay At Church

    Microphone Cut After Mormon Girl Reveals She’s Gay At Church

    Saturday, June 24 2017 7:26 AM EDT2017-06-24 11:26:59 GMT
    AP PhotoAP Photo
    SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A video of a young Mormon girl revealing to her congregation that she is lesbian and still loved by God — before her microphone is turned off by local church leaders — is sparking a new round of discussions about how the religion handles LGBT issues. Savannah, 13, spoke on May 7 in Eagle Mountain, Utah, about her belief that she is the child of heavenly parents who didn’t make any mistakes when she was created. Her comments came during a ...
    SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A video of a young Mormon girl revealing to her congregation that she is lesbian and still loved by God — before her microphone is turned off by local church leaders — is sparking a new round of discussions about how the religion handles LGBT issues. Savannah, 13, spoke on May 7 in Eagle Mountain, Utah, about her belief that she is the child of heavenly parents who didn’t make any mistakes when she was created. Her comments came during a ...
  • City Councilman Asks If It's Possible To Stop Responding To Overdoses

    City Councilman Asks If It's Possible To Stop Responding To Overdoses

    Friday, June 23 2017 12:06 PM EDT2017-06-23 16:06:39 GMT
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    MIDDLETOWN, Ohio (AP) - A city councilman in southwest Ohio has asked if it’s possible for city emergency crews to stop responding to drug overdose calls as costs for those calls mount. The Hamilton-Middletown Journal News reports Middletown City Council member Dan Picard has asked if there is a law requiring the city to respond to overdose calls. Picard says arresting people who overdose increases the burden on taxpayers and strains the court system. He suggests issuing ...
    MIDDLETOWN, Ohio (AP) - A city councilman in southwest Ohio has asked if it’s possible for city emergency crews to stop responding to drug overdose calls as costs for those calls mount. The Hamilton-Middletown Journal News reports Middletown City Council member Dan Picard has asked if there is a law requiring the city to respond to overdose calls. Picard says arresting people who overdose increases the burden on taxpayers and strains the court system. He suggests issuing ...
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