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  • EKU Announces New Bluegrass RV Zone for Football Tailgating

    EKU Announces New Bluegrass RV Zone for Football Tailgating

    Thursday, August 17 2017 4:26 PM EDT2017-08-17 20:26:13 GMT
    Eastern Kentucky University athletics will be adding the new Bluegrass RV Zone to its football tailgating experience for the 2017 season, Director of Athletics Stephen Lochmueller announced today. The Bluegrass RV Zone is designed to provide Colonel football fans a unique and unforgettable tailgating experience.  Located in the lower Alumni Coliseum lot and just steps away from Roy Kidd Stadium, the Bluegrass RV Zone is available for both single game and full season passes. ...
    Eastern Kentucky University athletics will be adding the new Bluegrass RV Zone to its football tailgating experience for the 2017 season, Director of Athletics Stephen Lochmueller announced today. The Bluegrass RV Zone is designed to provide Colonel football fans a unique and unforgettable tailgating experience.  Located in the lower Alumni Coliseum lot and just steps away from Roy Kidd Stadium, the Bluegrass RV Zone is available for both single game and full season passes. ...
  • YAHTZEE !! UK Gets Another Cornerback From Florida

    YAHTZEE !! UK Gets Another Cornerback From Florida

    Thursday, August 17 2017 1:33 PM EDT2017-08-17 17:33:34 GMT
    YAHTZEE is Mark Stoops favorite word for the second day in a row. Jamari Brown, a 6-3 180 pound prospect who is rated by 247Sports as the nation's  No. 63 cornerback turns down schools like Auburn, Louisville and South Carolina, will play for UK.  On Wednesday, 4-star cornerback Stanley Garner, also from Florida picked UK.   UK now has 18 commitments in the Class of 2018.  Five are from Florida.   247Sports ranked UK No. 16 nationally in recruiting fo...
    YAHTZEE is Mark Stoops favorite word for the second day in a row. Jamari Brown, a 6-3 180 pound prospect who is rated by 247Sports as the nation's  No. 63 cornerback turns down schools like Auburn, Louisville and South Carolina, will play for UK.  On Wednesday, 4-star cornerback Stanley Garner, also from Florida picked UK.   UK now has 18 commitments in the Class of 2018.  Five are from Florida.   247Sports ranked UK No. 16 nationally in recruiting fo...
  • Jarred Vanderbilt Is Excited To Be At UK

    Jarred Vanderbilt Is Excited To Be At UK

    Thursday, August 17 2017 12:36 PM EDT2017-08-17 16:36:01 GMT
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    The best news for this summer with UK Basketball might be that Jarred Vanderbilt, who hurt his ankle in the Jordan Classic is healthy.  He talks about that and many other subjects with this video produced by Kentucky Wildcats TV. Vanderbilt was rated as the No. 8 overall prospect by 247Sports.  Rivals has him at No. 13.  ESPN has the native of Houston at 18.   Vanderbilt averaged 28 points, 13 rebounds and 8 assists for Victory Prep Academy last season.  The...
    The best news for this summer with UK Basketball might be that Jarred Vanderbilt, who hurt his ankle in the Jordan Classic is healthy.  He talks about that and many other subjects with this video produced by Kentucky Wildcats TV. Vanderbilt was rated as the No. 8 overall prospect by 247Sports.  Rivals has him at No. 13.  ESPN has the native of Houston at 18.   Vanderbilt averaged 28 points, 13 rebounds and 8 assists for Victory Prep Academy last season.  The...
  • Plan Of Attack: How A College Football Coach Game-Plans

    Plan Of Attack: How A College Football Coach Game-Plans

    Thursday, August 17 2017 10:55 AM EDT2017-08-17 14:55:30 GMT
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    (AP) — A big dry erase board hangs on the wall of one side of the meeting room. It has rows and rows of numbers and words handwritten in blue marker that only make sense to someone who speaks the language of football. On the opposite wall sits another big white board, mostly empty with a few categories written in red marker: 3rd and 1-2; 3rd and 3-6; Red Zone; Goal Line. The task for Fordham's offensive staff, led by 33-year-old coach Andrew Breiner, on this muggy summer day i...
    (AP) — A big dry erase board hangs on the wall of one side of the meeting room. It has rows and rows of numbers and words handwritten in blue marker that only make sense to someone who speaks the language of football. On the opposite wall sits another big white board, mostly empty with a few categories written in red marker: 3rd and 1-2; 3rd and 3-6; Red Zone; Goal Line. The task for Fordham's offensive staff, led by 33-year-old coach Andrew Breiner, on this muggy summer day i...
  • Legends Snap Skid with 9-3 Win Over West Virginia

    Legends Snap Skid with 9-3 Win Over West Virginia

    Wednesday, August 16 2017 11:00 PM EDT2017-08-17 03:00:11 GMT
    Travis Eckert pitched six shutout innings and Gabriel Cancel hit a three-run homer to cap a five-run fourth inning as the Lexington Legends rolled to a 9-3 win over the West Virginia Power Wednesday night in Charleston. The win ended the Legends losing streak at nine games. The Legends scored two runs in the top of the second inning.  Joe Dudek drew a leadoff walk.   An infield single by Manny Olloque plus a throwing error by shortstop Adrian Valerio left runners ...
    Travis Eckert pitched six shutout innings and Gabriel Cancel hit a three-run homer to cap a five-run fourth inning as the Lexington Legends rolled to a 9-3 win over the West Virginia Power Wednesday night in Charleston. The win ended the Legends losing streak at nine games. The Legends scored two runs in the top of the second inning.  Joe Dudek drew a leadoff walk.   An infield single by Manny Olloque plus a throwing error by shortstop Adrian Valerio left runners ...
  • Wildcats Impressive in Exhibition vs. Western Kentucky

    Wildcats Impressive in Exhibition vs. Western Kentucky

    Wednesday, August 16 2017 10:11 PM EDT2017-08-17 02:11:06 GMT
    UK AthleticsUK Athletics
    The 2017 edition of the Kentucky Wildcats officially made its debut on Wednesday in the program’s first-ever exhibition match. The Hilltoppers and Wildcats participated in a friendly two-hour match in Memorial Coliseum emulating real-time situations in the lone tune-up prior to the season beginning on Aug. 25 for both teams. “It was such a great opportunity to play a lot of people in different lineups and experience match type scenarios,” head coach Craig Skinner ...
    The 2017 edition of the Kentucky Wildcats officially made its debut on Wednesday in the program’s first-ever exhibition match. The Hilltoppers and Wildcats participated in a friendly two-hour match in Memorial Coliseum emulating real-time situations in the lone tune-up prior to the season beginning on Aug. 25 for both teams. “It was such a great opportunity to play a lot of people in different lineups and experience match type scenarios,” head coach Craig Skinner ...
  • Yahtzee! Highly Rated Cornerback, Garner, Picks Kentucky

    Yahtzee! Highly Rated Cornerback, Garner, Picks Kentucky

    Wednesday, August 16 2017 8:51 PM EDT2017-08-17 00:51:13 GMT

    It was a Yahtzee Wednesday for the UK Football team. Kentucky picked up a big commitment from Stanley Garner, out of Florida.  Garner is a 6'3", 180 pound Corner back is ranked as a three star by 247sports.com and Rivals just recently bumped him up to four star status. The Ft. Lauderdale native picked the Wildcats over his other final schools Louisville, Alabama, Clemson, Michigan and Tennessee. Garner will rejoin his former high school teammate, Jordan Wright, who is a...

    It was a Yahtzee Wednesday for the UK Football team. Kentucky picked up a big commitment from Stanley Garner, out of Florida.  Garner is a 6'3", 180 pound Corner back is ranked as a three star by 247sports.com and Rivals just recently bumped him up to four star status. The Ft. Lauderdale native picked the Wildcats over his other final schools Louisville, Alabama, Clemson, Michigan and Tennessee. Garner will rejoin his former high school teammate, Jordan Wright, who is a...

  • High School Activities Bring Communities Together!

    High School Activities Bring Communities Together!

    Wednesday, August 16 2017 6:15 PM EDT2017-08-16 22:15:09 GMT
    Tailgates. Pep rallies. Friday night lights. The new school year is here! And that’s exciting news for student-athletes and high school sports fans alike. Research shows that being a student-athlete is about a lot more than fun and games. It teaches important life lessons, too. In fact, high school athletes not only have higher grade point averages and fewer school absences than non-athletes, they also develop the kind of work habits and self-discipline skills that help them be...
    Tailgates. Pep rallies. Friday night lights. The new school year is here! And that’s exciting news for student-athletes and high school sports fans alike. Research shows that being a student-athlete is about a lot more than fun and games. It teaches important life lessons, too. In fact, high school athletes not only have higher grade point averages and fewer school absences than non-athletes, they also develop the kind of work habits and self-discipline skills that help them be...
  • Kentucky Women’s Golf Unveils 2017-18 Tournament Schedule

    Kentucky Women’s Golf Unveils 2017-18 Tournament Schedule

    Wednesday, August 16 2017 5:30 PM EDT2017-08-16 21:30:57 GMT
    After regular appearances in NCAA regionals and equipped with an experienced, battle-tested team that’s been infused with additional young talent, the Kentucky women’s golf team has grander goals in 2017-18 to not only make it to the NCAA Championships but to compete for a national championship. That ultimate goal this season is clear for Golda Borst’s team, as is the path now it must take to get there. Borst and her staff have pieced together a schedule that will...
    After regular appearances in NCAA regionals and equipped with an experienced, battle-tested team that’s been infused with additional young talent, the Kentucky women’s golf team has grander goals in 2017-18 to not only make it to the NCAA Championships but to compete for a national championship. That ultimate goal this season is clear for Golda Borst’s team, as is the path now it must take to get there. Borst and her staff have pieced together a schedule that will...
  • Kentucky State's Rodriquez Jones Up For Player Of The Year

    Kentucky State's Rodriquez Jones Up For Player Of The Year

    Wednesday, August 16 2017 2:29 PM EDT2017-08-16 18:29:11 GMT

    The Black College Football Hall of Fame formerly announced Kentucky State University senior defensive end Rodriquez Jones to its 2017 Black College Football Player of the Year Watch List on Wednesday morning. The winner of the 2017 Black College Football Player of the Year Award will be honored with the Deacon Jones Trophy during the Black College Football Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony, which takes place on February 10, 2018 in Atlanta. Four finalists will be unveiled on ...

    The Black College Football Hall of Fame formerly announced Kentucky State University senior defensive end Rodriquez Jones to its 2017 Black College Football Player of the Year Watch List on Wednesday morning. The winner of the 2017 Black College Football Player of the Year Award will be honored with the Deacon Jones Trophy during the Black College Football Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony, which takes place on February 10, 2018 in Atlanta. Four finalists will be unveiled on ...

  • Tayshaun Prince Is Expected To Go Back To The NBA

    Tayshaun Prince Is Expected To Go Back To The NBA

    Wednesday, August 16 2017 12:35 PM EDT2017-08-16 16:35:36 GMT
    AP Photo/Ann HeisenfeltAP Photo/Ann Heisenfelt
    Former UK star Tayshaun Prince could be going back to the NBA.  The 37 year old former forward is expected to be named a special assistant to Grizzlies general manager Chris Wallace. Prince played for Memphis from Jan. 2013-15.   Everywhere Prince went, he was always respected as a terrific teammate and a leader.   When he played for UK, Tubby Smith always considered him as one of the smartest players he coached.  “It’s not the minutes you play...
    Former UK star Tayshaun Prince could be going back to the NBA.  The 37 year old former forward is expected to be named a special assistant to Grizzlies general manager Chris Wallace. Prince played for Memphis from Jan. 2013-15.   Everywhere Prince went, he was always respected as a terrific teammate and a leader.   When he played for UK, Tubby Smith always considered him as one of the smartest players he coached.  “It’s not the minutes you play...
  • West Virginia scores in Ninth to Beat Legends 3-2

    West Virginia scores in Ninth to Beat Legends 3-2

    Tuesday, August 15 2017 11:46 PM EDT2017-08-16 03:46:21 GMT
    Ryan Nagle’s sacrifice fly drove in the winning run in the bottom of the ninth inning as the West Virginia Power edged the Lexington Legends 3-2 Tuesday night in Charleston. The Power jumped out to a 2-0 lead in the first inning.  After leadoff hitter Adrian Valerio reached on an error by first baseman Manny Olloque, Clark Eagan walked and Oneil Cruz singled, loading the bases.  Valerio scored on a balk by Legends starter Gerson Garabito, and Eagan came home on a grou...
    Ryan Nagle’s sacrifice fly drove in the winning run in the bottom of the ninth inning as the West Virginia Power edged the Lexington Legends 3-2 Tuesday night in Charleston. The Power jumped out to a 2-0 lead in the first inning.  After leadoff hitter Adrian Valerio reached on an error by first baseman Manny Olloque, Clark Eagan walked and Oneil Cruz singled, loading the bases.  Valerio scored on a balk by Legends starter Gerson Garabito, and Eagan came home on a grou...
  • WKU Gives Walk-On Scholarship

    WKU Gives Walk-On Scholarship

    Tuesday, August 15 2017 10:42 PM EDT2017-08-16 02:42:07 GMT
    There was a special moment during WKU Football’s Monday practice, when head coach Mike Sanford announced that walk-on defensive back Ta’Corian Darden officially earned a scholarship for the Hilltoppers. Darden was overcome with emotion as his teammates swarmed to the huddle and congratulate him on the field. “It was a blessing, it hit me right away, it was totally surprising. I just thought to thank God right at that moment,” Darden said to the media followi...
    There was a special moment during WKU Football’s Monday practice, when head coach Mike Sanford announced that walk-on defensive back Ta’Corian Darden officially earned a scholarship for the Hilltoppers. Darden was overcome with emotion as his teammates swarmed to the huddle and congratulate him on the field. “It was a blessing, it hit me right away, it was totally surprising. I just thought to thank God right at that moment,” Darden said to the media followi...
  • EKU Preseason Football Camp: Practice 14, Offensive Line

    EKU Preseason Football Camp: Practice 14, Offensive Line

    Tuesday, August 15 2017 9:47 PM EDT2017-08-16 01:47:03 GMT
    The Eastern Kentucky University football team will have to fill some holes in the offensive line, in order to open holes for a talented group of running backs. “I expect them to be what we call a fist, five individuals strong together,” Associate Head Coach/Offensive Line Coach Terry Heffernan said of his linemen.  “These guys have lived together, they’ve trained together and they’ve worked together all off season.  They’ve built a cont...
    The Eastern Kentucky University football team will have to fill some holes in the offensive line, in order to open holes for a talented group of running backs. “I expect them to be what we call a fist, five individuals strong together,” Associate Head Coach/Offensive Line Coach Terry Heffernan said of his linemen.  “These guys have lived together, they’ve trained together and they’ve worked together all off season.  They’ve built a cont...
  • Kentucky Opens Season With Exhibition Against WKU

    Kentucky Opens Season With Exhibition Against WKU

    Tuesday, August 15 2017 6:05 PM EDT2017-08-15 22:05:06 GMT
    Britney Howard - UK AthleticsBritney Howard - UK Athletics
    For the first time in program history, the Kentucky volleyball program will host an exhibition match. UK will welcome Western Kentucky to Memorial Coliseum Wednesday at 5 p.m. The match is free to the public.   “I’m thrilled with the fact that we are able to do an exhibition for the first time,” head coach Craig Skinner said.  “It’s a great opportunity to compete and evaluate where we are during our training camp.  It will provide us a c...
    For the first time in program history, the Kentucky volleyball program will host an exhibition match. UK will welcome Western Kentucky to Memorial Coliseum Wednesday at 5 p.m. The match is free to the public.   “I’m thrilled with the fact that we are able to do an exhibition for the first time,” head coach Craig Skinner said.  “It’s a great opportunity to compete and evaluate where we are during our training camp.  It will provide us a c...
  • Kyle Wiltjer Signs With Toronto

    Kyle Wiltjer Signs With Toronto

    Tuesday, August 15 2017 10:54 AM EDT2017-08-15 14:54:02 GMT
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    Kyle Wiltjer is getting a chance in Toronto.  The 1.3 million dollar contract is nice, but  is a non-guaranteed deal.  The means the former UK forward is fighting the odds to make the team.  “I’m just really excited to be back in Toronto and Canada,” Wiltjer told DIME. “I’ve been working really hard all summer long to get better in all facets of my game and I’m just happy that I’ll be in my home nation.” Because he ...
    Kyle Wiltjer is getting a chance in Toronto.  The 1.3 million dollar contract is nice, but  is a non-guaranteed deal.  The means the former UK forward is fighting the odds to make the team.  “I’m just really excited to be back in Toronto and Canada,” Wiltjer told DIME. “I’ve been working really hard all summer long to get better in all facets of my game and I’m just happy that I’ll be in my home nation.” Because he ...
  • Dorian Baker's Recruitment Helped A.J. Rose's Father Tout His Son To Vince Marrow

    Dorian Baker's Recruitment Helped A.J. Rose's Father Tout His Son To Vince Marrow

    Tuesday, August 15 2017 5:36 AM EDT2017-08-15 09:36:21 GMT
    A.J. Rose, left, and Benny Snell as high school players.A.J. Rose, left, and Benny Snell as high school players.
    By LARRY VAUGHT Sometimes a little luck plays a big role in recruiting. Redshirt freshman running back A.J. Rose, who is expected to be a major contributor for Kentucky this season, got a little recruiting bump from his father, Asim Rose Sr., with Kentucky recruiting coordinator Vince Marrow. Rose was a three-star player at Garfield Heights in Cleveland as a senior but his father managed to get Marrow to look at him when he was only a sophomore. “I knew of coach (M...
    By LARRY VAUGHT Sometimes a little luck plays a big role in recruiting. Redshirt freshman running back A.J. Rose, who is expected to be a major contributor for Kentucky this season, got a little recruiting bump from his father, Asim Rose Sr., with Kentucky recruiting coordinator Vince Marrow. Rose was a three-star player at Garfield Heights in Cleveland as a senior but his father managed to get Marrow to look at him when he was only a sophomore. “I knew of coach (M...
  • Former Arkansas Coach, AD Frank Broyles dies at 92

    Former Arkansas Coach, AD Frank Broyles dies at 92

    Monday, August 14 2017 8:49 PM EDT2017-08-15 00:49:23 GMT
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     (AP) — Frank Broyles, who guided the University of Arkansas to its lone national football championship and later molded the overall program as its athletic director, died Monday at the age of 92. Broyles died from complications of Alzheimer's disease, according to a statement from his family. "He passed peacefully in his home surrounded by his loved ones," the statement said. Broyles won almost 71 percent of his games as head football coach with the Razorbacks ...
     (AP) — Frank Broyles, who guided the University of Arkansas to its lone national football championship and later molded the overall program as its athletic director, died Monday at the age of 92. Broyles died from complications of Alzheimer's disease, according to a statement from his family. "He passed peacefully in his home surrounded by his loved ones," the statement said. Broyles won almost 71 percent of his games as head football coach with the Razorbacks ...
  • Stephen Johnson Has A Boot On His Right Foot

    Stephen Johnson Has A Boot On His Right Foot

    Monday, August 14 2017 7:48 PM EDT2017-08-14 23:48:43 GMT
    UK AthleticsUK Athletics
    Sources tell LEX18 that this is no big deal.  Putting an athlete in a boot happens a lot more than it used to.   Quarterback Stephen Johnson is in the background of this picture from UK's Instagram account.  UK recruiting coordinator Vince Marrow is celebrating as backup tailback A.J. Rose is running. After UK's scrimmage on Saturday, Johnson said he had a brace on his knee. The offense talks to the media on Tuesday, so we should be able to get an update. 
    Sources tell LEX18 that this is no big deal.  Putting an athlete in a boot happens a lot more than it used to.   Quarterback Stephen Johnson is in the background of this picture from UK's Instagram account.  UK recruiting coordinator Vince Marrow is celebrating as backup tailback A.J. Rose is running. After UK's scrimmage on Saturday, Johnson said he had a brace on his knee. The offense talks to the media on Tuesday, so we should be able to get an update. 
  • Cole Mosier Is Out For The 2017 Season

    Cole Mosier Is Out For The 2017 Season

    Monday, August 14 2017 3:38 PM EDT2017-08-14 19:38:33 GMT
    UK AthleticsUK Athletics
    Kentucky offensive tackle Cole Mosier suffered a torn anterior cruciate ligament in his right knee during Saturday’s scrimmage and will miss the 2017 season. The senior from Walton, Ky., is not eligible for a sixth season, thus ending his Wildcat career. Mosier, a 6-foot-6, 335-pounder who was slated to start at left tackle for the Wildcats again this season, is scheduled to have surgery on Thursday, Aug. 17. He is on track to graduate in December with a degree in political s...
    Kentucky offensive tackle Cole Mosier suffered a torn anterior cruciate ligament in his right knee during Saturday’s scrimmage and will miss the 2017 season. The senior from Walton, Ky., is not eligible for a sixth season, thus ending his Wildcat career. Mosier, a 6-foot-6, 335-pounder who was slated to start at left tackle for the Wildcats again this season, is scheduled to have surgery on Thursday, Aug. 17. He is on track to graduate in December with a degree in political s...
  • Derek Willis Will Participate In the USA Basketball Men's AmeriCup Team Training Camp

    Derek Willis Will Participate In the USA Basketball Men's AmeriCup Team Training Camp

    Monday, August 14 2017 2:46 PM EDT2017-08-14 18:46:37 GMT
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    Featuring a group of NBA, NBA G League and international experienced players, USA Basketball announced today 16 players who will participate in the USA Basketball Men’s AmeriCup Team training camp. The training camp, which will be used to select the national team that will represent the United States at the FIBA AmeriCup 2017, will be held will be Aug. 17-24 at the University of Houston. The official, 12-member USA team is expected to be announced prior to the team’s Aug....
    Featuring a group of NBA, NBA G League and international experienced players, USA Basketball announced today 16 players who will participate in the USA Basketball Men’s AmeriCup Team training camp. The training camp, which will be used to select the national team that will represent the United States at the FIBA AmeriCup 2017, will be held will be Aug. 17-24 at the University of Houston. The official, 12-member USA team is expected to be announced prior to the team’s Aug....
  • UofL Adds Clear Bag Policy, Magnetic Wanding At Football Games

    UofL Adds Clear Bag Policy, Magnetic Wanding At Football Games

    Monday, August 14 2017 12:08 PM EDT2017-08-14 16:08:18 GMT
    LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- In the interest of augmenting existing security measures at football games at Papa John’s Cardinal Stadium, University of Louisville Athletics will implement new security measures, including magnetic wanding at all entry gates and restricting the size and type of bag that may be carried into the stadium for home football games and concerts moving forward. Fans are encouraged to enter the stadium early, as magnetic wanding will be added to the entry process fo...
    LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- In the interest of augmenting existing security measures at football games at Papa John’s Cardinal Stadium, University of Louisville Athletics will implement new security measures, including magnetic wanding at all entry gates and restricting the size and type of bag that may be carried into the stadium for home football games and concerts moving forward. Fans are encouraged to enter the stadium early, as magnetic wanding will be added to the entry process fo...
  • Man Pleads Not Guilty In Shooting Of Phelps Football Coach

    Man Pleads Not Guilty In Shooting Of Phelps Football Coach

    Monday, August 14 2017 11:28 AM EDT2017-08-14 15:28:49 GMT
    MINGO COUNTY, W. Va. (EKB) -- The man charged in the shooting of a former UK football player and high school coach pleaded not guilty. Dennis Paige Jr. turned himself into the authorities to face charges in the shooting of David Jones. Jones is the current of coach of Phelps High School in Pike County. The Mingo County Sheriff's Office to file a charge of felony malicious assault against Dennis Paige Jr.  Jones was shot early on the morning of July 26, during an altercation at...
    MINGO COUNTY, W. Va. (EKB) -- The man charged in the shooting of a former UK football player and high school coach pleaded not guilty. Dennis Paige Jr. turned himself into the authorities to face charges in the shooting of David Jones. Jones is the current of coach of Phelps High School in Pike County. The Mingo County Sheriff's Office to file a charge of felony malicious assault against Dennis Paige Jr.  Jones was shot early on the morning of July 26, during an altercation at...
  • United Soccer League is Looking to Possibly Add Lexington Team in New Division

    United Soccer League is Looking to Possibly Add Lexington Team in New Division

    Monday, August 14 2017 12:04 AM EDT2017-08-14 04:04:38 GMT

    It's becoming one of the fastest growing sports in America.  Both Louisville and Cincinnati are having huge crowds for their city soccer teams. In fact when the two teams played last week there were over 13,000 fans in the stands in Louisville. They play in the United Soccer League Division Two. Now, the USL is looking to bring a Division Three level team to cities that fit a certain criteria of population, a facility that is ready to go and owners that are in an estab...

    It's becoming one of the fastest growing sports in America.  Both Louisville and Cincinnati are having huge crowds for their city soccer teams. In fact when the two teams played last week there were over 13,000 fans in the stands in Louisville. They play in the United Soccer League Division Two. Now, the USL is looking to bring a Division Three level team to cities that fit a certain criteria of population, a facility that is ready to go and owners that are in an estab...

  • Thomas Talks About Winning First PGA Championship

    Thomas Talks About Winning First PGA Championship

    Sunday, August 13 2017 10:05 PM EDT2017-08-14 02:05:02 GMT
    Kentucky natvie, Justin Thomas, claimed his fourth win this season but first-ever major championship on Sunday by winning the PGA Champioship at Quail Hallow in Charlotte, NC.  After hoisting the trophy, Thomas went into the media room to answer questions about his round and how winning a major meant to him. Here were his comments. JOHN DEVER: Good evening, everybody. Welcome back to the 99th PGA Championship at Quail Hollow Club. Pleased to be joined by 2017 PGA Champion, Jus...
    Kentucky natvie, Justin Thomas, claimed his fourth win this season but first-ever major championship on Sunday by winning the PGA Champioship at Quail Hallow in Charlotte, NC.  After hoisting the trophy, Thomas went into the media room to answer questions about his round and how winning a major meant to him. Here were his comments. JOHN DEVER: Good evening, everybody. Welcome back to the 99th PGA Championship at Quail Hollow Club. Pleased to be joined by 2017 PGA Champion, Jus...
  • EKU Preseason Football Camp, Practice 12, Defensive Line

    EKU Preseason Football Camp, Practice 12, Defensive Line

    Sunday, August 13 2017 9:20 PM EDT2017-08-14 01:20:59 GMT
    What the Eastern Kentucky University defensive line lacks in experience, it makes up for in depth. “It’s going real good,” Defensive Line Coach Walter Stewart said in regards to preseason practice.  “Guys have been getting after it.  It’s been really positive so far.” The Colonels lost three starters to graduation off the defensive line from last year’s team.  The lone returning starter is junior Aaron Patrick.  Of th...
    What the Eastern Kentucky University defensive line lacks in experience, it makes up for in depth. “It’s going real good,” Defensive Line Coach Walter Stewart said in regards to preseason practice.  “Guys have been getting after it.  It’s been really positive so far.” The Colonels lost three starters to graduation off the defensive line from last year’s team.  The lone returning starter is junior Aaron Patrick.  Of th...
  • Kentucky Native, Justin Thomas, Wins the PGA Championship

    Kentucky Native, Justin Thomas, Wins the PGA Championship

    Sunday, August 13 2017 7:09 PM EDT2017-08-13 23:09:13 GMT
    Justin Thomas has won the PGA Championship for his first major title.      The 24-year-old Thomas shot a 3-under 68 in the final round for his fourth win of the year. He entered the week as the world's 14th-ranked player.      Thomas started the day two shots back of third-round leader Kevin Kisner, but began to make a move on the seventh hole.      From there, he birdied four of the next six holes, including a dramatic putt on the par-5 10...
    Justin Thomas has won the PGA Championship for his first major title.      The 24-year-old Thomas shot a 3-under 68 in the final round for his fourth win of the year. He entered the week as the world's 14th-ranked player.      Thomas started the day two shots back of third-round leader Kevin Kisner, but began to make a move on the seventh hole.      From there, he birdied four of the next six holes, including a dramatic putt on the par-5 10...
  • Charleston Takes 9-2 Win in Series Finale

    Charleston Takes 9-2 Win in Series Finale

    Sunday, August 13 2017 6:58 PM EDT2017-08-13 22:58:09 GMT
    Dermis Garcia hit two home runs to lead the Charleston RiverDogs to a 9-2 win over the Lexington Legends Sunday afternoon at Whitaker Bank Ballpark. Charleston took the lead with a run in the top of the first inning.  Pablo Olivares led off with a single and moved to second on a one-out single by Brandon Wagner.  Walks to Isiah Gilliam and Steven Sensley forced home a run.  Garcia’s two-run homer in the third inning gave Charleston a 3-0 lead, and the RiverD...
    Dermis Garcia hit two home runs to lead the Charleston RiverDogs to a 9-2 win over the Lexington Legends Sunday afternoon at Whitaker Bank Ballpark. Charleston took the lead with a run in the top of the first inning.  Pablo Olivares led off with a single and moved to second on a one-out single by Brandon Wagner.  Walks to Isiah Gilliam and Steven Sensley forced home a run.  Garcia’s two-run homer in the third inning gave Charleston a 3-0 lead, and the RiverD...
  • Padres Extend Manager Andy Green Three Years

    Padres Extend Manager Andy Green Three Years

    Sunday, August 13 2017 4:34 PM EDT2017-08-13 20:34:53 GMT
    AP Photo/Gene J. PuskarAP Photo/Gene J. Puskar
    The San Diego Padres committed to their rebuilding program under Andy Green, giving their manager a three-year extension Sunday through 2021.      "I can't hide my happiness," Green said. "I'm thrilled and excited to be able to staying here to lead this organization. There is no other place I'd rather be."      Green, 40, is in the second year of his original contract with the struggling Padres (51-65), and the organization is encourag...
    The San Diego Padres committed to their rebuilding program under Andy Green, giving their manager a three-year extension Sunday through 2021.      "I can't hide my happiness," Green said. "I'm thrilled and excited to be able to staying here to lead this organization. There is no other place I'd rather be."      Green, 40, is in the second year of his original contract with the struggling Padres (51-65), and the organization is encourag...
  • UK's First Opponent, Southern Miss, Tries to Maintain Momentum with New QB

    UK's First Opponent, Southern Miss, Tries to Maintain Momentum with New QB

    Sunday, August 13 2017 4:05 PM EDT2017-08-13 20:05:05 GMT
    Southern Mississippi rebounded from one of the most dismal periods in program history with back-to-back winning seasons in 2015 and '16.      Now second-year coach Jay Hopson is out to prove the Golden Eagles will continue their winning ways.      Southern Miss will have to maintain its momentum with a new quarterback. Four-year starter Nick Mullens is now gone and there's a preseason battle under center between sophomore Keon Howard and junior Kwadra Gri...
    Southern Mississippi rebounded from one of the most dismal periods in program history with back-to-back winning seasons in 2015 and '16.      Now second-year coach Jay Hopson is out to prove the Golden Eagles will continue their winning ways.      Southern Miss will have to maintain its momentum with a new quarterback. Four-year starter Nick Mullens is now gone and there's a preseason battle under center between sophomore Keon Howard and junior Kwadra Gri...
  • EKU Preseason Football Camp, Practice 11, Tight Ends

    EKU Preseason Football Camp, Practice 11, Tight Ends

    Sunday, August 13 2017 3:33 PM EDT2017-08-13 19:33:04 GMT
    There’s an equal mix of experience and youth among Eastern Kentucky University’s group of four tight ends. “We’re in the midst of the longest camp in the history of the NCAA, we’re asking our guys to dig deep every day,” Assistant Head Coach/Tight Ends Coach Tommy Zagorski said.  “It’s been a great opportunity to develop and get better.”  Redshirt junior Dan Paul and junior Clayton Schmerber are the two returning pl...
    There’s an equal mix of experience and youth among Eastern Kentucky University’s group of four tight ends. “We’re in the midst of the longest camp in the history of the NCAA, we’re asking our guys to dig deep every day,” Assistant Head Coach/Tight Ends Coach Tommy Zagorski said.  “It’s been a great opportunity to develop and get better.”  Redshirt junior Dan Paul and junior Clayton Schmerber are the two returning pl...
  • Officials Working on Memorial for Motorcycle Racer Hayden

    Officials Working on Memorial for Motorcycle Racer Hayden

    Sunday, August 13 2017 2:27 PM EDT2017-08-13 18:27:49 GMT
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    Owensboro officials are discussing the creation of a permanent memorial to honor former world champion motorcycle racer and Owensboro native Nicky Hayden, who died earlier this year.      Owensboro Mayor Tom Watson said discussions began recently about how the community could memorialize Hayden, who was 35 when he died in May after being hit by a car while training on his bicycle in Italy.      In a MotoGP career spanning 2003-2016 with Honda and Ducati, ...
    Owensboro officials are discussing the creation of a permanent memorial to honor former world champion motorcycle racer and Owensboro native Nicky Hayden, who died earlier this year.      Owensboro Mayor Tom Watson said discussions began recently about how the community could memorialize Hayden, who was 35 when he died in May after being hit by a car while training on his bicycle in Italy.      In a MotoGP career spanning 2003-2016 with Honda and Ducati, ...
  • Thousands Take Part In A Midsummer Night's Run

    Thousands Take Part In A Midsummer Night's Run

    Sunday, August 13 2017 6:36 AM EDT2017-08-13 10:36:50 GMT

    LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18)-- Thousands took to the streets of downtown Lexington for Baptist Health Lexington’s A Midsummer Night’s Run presented by Quantrell Subaru. The exclusive downtown, nighttime race has become an event Lexingtonians and people from surrounding areas do not want to miss. For the second straight year, Joseph Mullen was the overall winner with a time of 15:25. The top female finisher was 17-year-old Michaela Reinhart of Georgetown, crossing...

    LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18)-- Thousands took to the streets of downtown Lexington for Baptist Health Lexington’s A Midsummer Night’s Run presented by Quantrell Subaru. The exclusive downtown, nighttime race has become an event Lexingtonians and people from surrounding areas do not want to miss. For the second straight year, Joseph Mullen was the overall winner with a time of 15:25. The top female finisher was 17-year-old Michaela Reinhart of Georgetown, crossing...

  • Charleston Takes Early Lead in 7-3 Win Over Legends

    Charleston Takes Early Lead in 7-3 Win Over Legends

    Saturday, August 12 2017 10:08 PM EDT2017-08-13 02:08:40 GMT
    Charleston took the lead with four runs in the second inning and went on to a 7-3 win over the Lexington Legends Saturday night in front of 5,751 fans at Whitaker Bank Ballpark. The Legends scored a run in the first inning when Michael Gigliotti drew a leadoff walk, stole second, moved to third on a ground out by Meibrys Viloria and scored on a ground out by Emmanuel Rivera. Charleston’s Dalton Blaser led off the second inning with a double.  He moved to third on a wi...
    Charleston took the lead with four runs in the second inning and went on to a 7-3 win over the Lexington Legends Saturday night in front of 5,751 fans at Whitaker Bank Ballpark. The Legends scored a run in the first inning when Michael Gigliotti drew a leadoff walk, stole second, moved to third on a ground out by Meibrys Viloria and scored on a ground out by Emmanuel Rivera. Charleston’s Dalton Blaser led off the second inning with a double.  He moved to third on a wi...
  • UKTF Alumna Kendra Harrison Fourth in World 100H Final

    UKTF Alumna Kendra Harrison Fourth in World 100H Final

    Saturday, August 12 2017 9:19 PM EDT2017-08-13 01:19:13 GMT
    AP Photo/Don RyanAP Photo/Don Ryan
    Kentucky alumna Kendra Harrison missed out on a medal by .02 seconds, placing fourth in 12.74 (+0.1) IAAF World Championships final in the 100-meter hurdles at London Stadium on Friday. “Sometimes at these Championships it’s not about going out there and running fast it’s about just executing your race and I didn’t do that,” Harrison said. “I had a few nicks (of hurdles) and I tried to get back into it. “This is my first time making the fina...
    Kentucky alumna Kendra Harrison missed out on a medal by .02 seconds, placing fourth in 12.74 (+0.1) IAAF World Championships final in the 100-meter hurdles at London Stadium on Friday. “Sometimes at these Championships it’s not about going out there and running fast it’s about just executing your race and I didn’t do that,” Harrison said. “I had a few nicks (of hurdles) and I tried to get back into it. “This is my first time making the fina...
  • Coach Stoops Calls Saturday Scrimmage "Just Okay"

    Coach Stoops Calls Saturday Scrimmage "Just Okay"

    Saturday, August 12 2017 6:55 PM EDT2017-08-12 22:55:16 GMT
    AP Photo/John RaouxAP Photo/John Raoux
    The Kentucky Football team held a scrimmage on Saturday just three weeks away from the start of the season. The Wildcats open September 2nd at Southern Mississippi. After the scrimmage, Wildcats Coach, Mark Stoops, called it just an OK scrimmage. "Good thing we've still got three weeks. Two weeks would be pushing it, three weeks is a lot of time to get some things ironed out," said Coach Stoops.  "I felt like it was a typical scrimmage in camp. Both sides of ...
    The Kentucky Football team held a scrimmage on Saturday just three weeks away from the start of the season. The Wildcats open September 2nd at Southern Mississippi. After the scrimmage, Wildcats Coach, Mark Stoops, called it just an OK scrimmage. "Good thing we've still got three weeks. Two weeks would be pushing it, three weeks is a lot of time to get some things ironed out," said Coach Stoops.  "I felt like it was a typical scrimmage in camp. Both sides of ...
  • 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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  • Shooting Victim Shows Up At New Circle Gas Station

    Shooting Victim Shows Up At New Circle Gas Station

    Thursday, August 17 2017 12:52 PM EDT2017-08-17 16:52:53 GMT

    LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18) - A shooting victim managed to drive himself to a gas station on New Circle Road. 

    LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18) - A shooting victim managed to drive himself to a gas station on New Circle Road. 

  • Lex PD Helps Family Of Shooting Victim Fill In His Grave

    Lex PD Helps Family Of Shooting Victim Fill In His Grave

    Thursday, August 17 2017 5:17 PM EDT2017-08-17 21:17:16 GMT

    LEXINGTON, Ky (LEX 18) The family of a Lexington shooting victim was upset that their loved one's grave had not been covered when Lexington police officers came in to help them. Steven "Charlie" Robinson was shot and killed in Lexington on early Saturday morning. He was buried Wednesday at the Cove Haven Cemetery.  When Robinson's loved ones went to visit his grave Thursday, they saw that the grave still had not been filled in. Lexington Officers are now working with...

    LEXINGTON, Ky (LEX 18) The family of a Lexington shooting victim was upset that their loved one's grave had not been covered when Lexington police officers came in to help them. Steven "Charlie" Robinson was shot and killed in Lexington on early Saturday morning. He was buried Wednesday at the Cove Haven Cemetery.  When Robinson's loved ones went to visit his grave Thursday, they saw that the grave still had not been filled in. Lexington Officers are now working with...

  • Places To Buy Eclipse Glasses, Safe Brands To Use

    Places To Buy Eclipse Glasses, Safe Brands To Use

    Thursday, August 17 2017 1:44 PM EDT2017-08-17 17:44:54 GMT
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    LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18)-- According to the American Astrological Society, some (not all) locations in the following retail chains sell ISO-compliant safe eclipse glasses and/or handheld viewers, so you can confidently buy solar viewers if you find them in their stores, but not on their websites, as some chains use different suppliers for their websites than they do for their stores. 7-Eleven Best Buy Bi-Mart Casey's General Store Circle K Hobby Town Kirkla...

    LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18)-- According to the American Astrological Society, some (not all) locations in the following retail chains sell ISO-compliant safe eclipse glasses and/or handheld viewers, so you can confidently buy solar viewers if you find them in their stores, but not on their websites, as some chains use different suppliers for their websites than they do for their stores. 7-Eleven Best Buy Bi-Mart Casey's General Store Circle K Hobby Town Kirkla...

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