Quantcast

True Blue Fan - LEX18.com | Continuous News and StormTracker Weather

  • True Blue FanMore>>

  • 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...

  • 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...
  • Wish Happy Birthday To Matt Bradford, An Inspirational UK Fan In So Many Ways

    Wish Happy Birthday To Matt Bradford, An Inspirational UK Fan In So Many Ways

    Wednesday, August 16 2017 9:06 AM EDT2017-08-16 13:06:40 GMT
    Matt Bradford earned his degree from Kentucky in May.Matt Bradford earned his degree from Kentucky in May.
    By LARRY VAUGHT Today is a special day for my friend, Matt Bradford. He’s 31 years old today and I hope Kentucky fans everywhere will take a few minutes to have a happy thought for this special UK fan on his birthday. I don’t know anyone else quite like Matt Bradford — and it is not because about 10 years ago while serving in Iraq with the Marines he lost both legs and his eyesight when a roadside bomb exploded underneath him. No, what makes him special is his spi...
    By LARRY VAUGHT Today is a special day for my friend, Matt Bradford. He’s 31 years old today and I hope Kentucky fans everywhere will take a few minutes to have a happy thought for this special UK fan on his birthday. I don’t know anyone else quite like Matt Bradford — and it is not because about 10 years ago while serving in Iraq with the Marines he lost both legs and his eyesight when a roadside bomb exploded underneath him. No, what makes him special is his spi...
  • 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
    AP PhotoAP Photo
    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
    AP PhotoAP Photo
     (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
    Associated PressAssociated Press
    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....
  • 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...
  • Alex King Determined To Find His Place At Kentucky

    Alex King Determined To Find His Place At Kentucky

    Monday, August 14 2017 6:00 AM EDT2017-08-14 10:00:19 GMT
    By LARRY VAUGHT Alex King was known as one of the most explosive pass rushers in the Midwest as a high school senior in Mason, Ohio. Knowing the issue Kentucky has had at times getting pressure on the quarterback, that would make it seem likely he could find himself on the field as a true freshman this year. But he also knows he may not play regularly because of UK’s depth at linebacker and understands that. “We have good leaders. This year my goal is to get bette...
    By LARRY VAUGHT Alex King was known as one of the most explosive pass rushers in the Midwest as a high school senior in Mason, Ohio. Knowing the issue Kentucky has had at times getting pressure on the quarterback, that would make it seem likely he could find himself on the field as a true freshman this year. But he also knows he may not play regularly because of UK’s depth at linebacker and understands that. “We have good leaders. This year my goal is to get bette...
  • 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...
  • 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 ...
  • Brad Calipari has Successful Trip to Croatia for Basketball Trip

    Brad Calipari has Successful Trip to Croatia for Basketball Trip

    Saturday, August 12 2017 3:24 PM EDT2017-08-12 19:24:31 GMT
    ukathletics.comukathletics.com
    Kentucky men’s basketball sophomore Brad Calipari enjoyed a successful eight-day basketball trip to Croatia as a part of the Global Sports Academy. The squad made up of 14 collegiate players produced a 3-1 record in its four outings in eight days. Calipari was terrific averaging 14.3 points, 6.5 assists and 3.3 rebounds a game. He opened the week by scoring 17 points, dishing out seven assists and hauling in four rebounds. His stat line for the second game included 13 p...
    Kentucky men’s basketball sophomore Brad Calipari enjoyed a successful eight-day basketball trip to Croatia as a part of the Global Sports Academy. The squad made up of 14 collegiate players produced a 3-1 record in its four outings in eight days. Calipari was terrific averaging 14.3 points, 6.5 assists and 3.3 rebounds a game. He opened the week by scoring 17 points, dishing out seven assists and hauling in four rebounds. His stat line for the second game included 13 p...
  • Fan Experience Enhancements Coming to Fall Olympic Sports

    Fan Experience Enhancements Coming to Fall Olympic Sports

    Saturday, August 12 2017 9:27 AM EDT2017-08-12 13:27:06 GMT
    UK Athletics-Chris ShoalsUK Athletics-Chris Shoals
    Based on fan feedback, UK Athletics will implement fan experience enhancements for volleyball matches at Memorial Coliseum and men’s and women’s soccer matches at the Wendell & Vickie Bell Soccer Complex this fall. The most significant change at both venues is that ticket scanning will be introduced for all home volleyball, men’s soccer and women’s soccer matches for the 2017 season. Season and single-game tickets for all three sports will now be barcode...
    Based on fan feedback, UK Athletics will implement fan experience enhancements for volleyball matches at Memorial Coliseum and men’s and women’s soccer matches at the Wendell & Vickie Bell Soccer Complex this fall. The most significant change at both venues is that ticket scanning will be introduced for all home volleyball, men’s soccer and women’s soccer matches for the 2017 season. Season and single-game tickets for all three sports will now be barcode...
  • Japanese National Team Player Yuuka Kurosaki Joins UK Women’s Soccer

    Japanese National Team Player Yuuka Kurosaki Joins UK Women’s Soccer

    Saturday, August 12 2017 8:00 AM EDT2017-08-12 12:00:17 GMT
    The University of Kentucky women’s soccer team has added Japanese international player Yuuka Kurosaki, head coach Ian Carry announced on Thursday afternoon. Kurosaki will be eligible immediately, and compete as a freshman this season for the Wildcats. A native of Kitakyushu-shi, Fukuoka, Japan, the freshman midfielder has represented her home nation of Japan on a national level numerous times, including the 2013 Four-Nations Tournament in Costa Rica. Kurosaki helped lift the ...
    The University of Kentucky women’s soccer team has added Japanese international player Yuuka Kurosaki, head coach Ian Carry announced on Thursday afternoon. Kurosaki will be eligible immediately, and compete as a freshman this season for the Wildcats. A native of Kitakyushu-shi, Fukuoka, Japan, the freshman midfielder has represented her home nation of Japan on a national level numerous times, including the 2013 Four-Nations Tournament in Costa Rica. Kurosaki helped lift the ...
  • UKTF Alumna Kendra Harrison into World 100H Final Saturday at 3:00 on LEX 18

    UKTF Alumna Kendra Harrison into World 100H Final Saturday at 3:00 on LEX 18

    Friday, August 11 2017 11:51 PM EDT2017-08-12 03:51:02 GMT
    Kentucky alumna Kendra Harrison advanced to her first IAAF World Championships final in the 100-meter hurdles at London Stadium on Friday. The road to the final was paved with some unanticipated peril, but perhaps as a sign of how far Harrison has come in her still young professional career, the two-time NCAA Champion found a way to overcome. The field had to be recalled to the blocks upon the first start gun firing, but a green card was issued to the field. On the restart, Harriso...
    Kentucky alumna Kendra Harrison advanced to her first IAAF World Championships final in the 100-meter hurdles at London Stadium on Friday. The road to the final was paved with some unanticipated peril, but perhaps as a sign of how far Harrison has come in her still young professional career, the two-time NCAA Champion found a way to overcome. The field had to be recalled to the blocks upon the first start gun firing, but a green card was issued to the field. On the restart, Harriso...
  • Charges Expected In Shooting Of Phelps Football Coach

    Charges Expected In Shooting Of Phelps Football Coach

    Friday, August 11 2017 4:03 PM EDT2017-08-11 20:03:32 GMT
    WILLIAMSON, W.Va. (EKB)-- Criminal charges are expected soon in a case involving the shooting of Phelps High School football coach and former Univesity of Kentucky player David Jones. Mingo County Prosecuting Attorney Jonathan "Duke" Jewell tells EKB News that the investigation is complete and he has interviewed Jones to clarify "some issues" and fill in some missing pieces. As a result, he says he is directing the Mingo County Sheriff's Office to file a charge o...
    WILLIAMSON, W.Va. (EKB)-- Criminal charges are expected soon in a case involving the shooting of Phelps High School football coach and former Univesity of Kentucky player David Jones. Mingo County Prosecuting Attorney Jonathan "Duke" Jewell tells EKB News that the investigation is complete and he has interviewed Jones to clarify "some issues" and fill in some missing pieces. As a result, he says he is directing the Mingo County Sheriff's Office to file a charge o...
  • UofL 68 Page NCAA Appeal Made Public

    UofL 68 Page NCAA Appeal Made Public

    Friday, August 11 2017 3:50 PM EDT2017-08-11 19:50:34 GMT
    AP PhotoAP Photo

    LOUISVILLE, Ky. (LEX 18) -- The University of Louisville has made the contents of its 68-page appeal to the NCAA public after an open records request.  

    LOUISVILLE, Ky. (LEX 18) -- The University of Louisville has made the contents of its 68-page appeal to the NCAA public after an open records request.  

  • UK Assistant Wins Gold at the World Championships

    UK Assistant Wins Gold at the World Championships

    Thursday, August 10 2017 10:32 PM EDT2017-08-11 02:32:08 GMT
    Running in the outside lane, Kori Carter lead an American 1-2 in the 400-meter hurdles at the world championships.      Dalilah Muhammad took bronze and Ristananna Tracey of Jamaica got bronze.      A University of Kentucky Assistant Track Coach, Carter, picked up speed after 100 meters and never looked back, finishing in 53.07 seconds, .43 seconds ahead of Muhammad.
    Running in the outside lane, Kori Carter lead an American 1-2 in the 400-meter hurdles at the world championships.      Dalilah Muhammad took bronze and Ristananna Tracey of Jamaica got bronze.      A University of Kentucky Assistant Track Coach, Carter, picked up speed after 100 meters and never looked back, finishing in 53.07 seconds, .43 seconds ahead of Muhammad.
  • Patterson has Knee Surgery

    Patterson has Knee Surgery

    Thursday, August 10 2017 9:42 PM EDT2017-08-11 01:42:28 GMT
    Former University of Kentucky forward, Patrick Patterson, has had surgery on his knee. The forward just recently signed a three year, $16.4 million dollar contract to play for the Oklahoma City Thunder. He had been with the Toronto Raptors since the 2013 season. He averaged 8 points and 5 rebounds while playing about 25 minutes per game the last four seasons.  Patterson underwent arthroscopic surgery on his left knee in Los Angeles. Now, he will miss the next four to six weeks ...
    Former University of Kentucky forward, Patrick Patterson, has had surgery on his knee. The forward just recently signed a three year, $16.4 million dollar contract to play for the Oklahoma City Thunder. He had been with the Toronto Raptors since the 2013 season. He averaged 8 points and 5 rebounds while playing about 25 minutes per game the last four seasons.  Patterson underwent arthroscopic surgery on his left knee in Los Angeles. Now, he will miss the next four to six weeks ...
  • Dorian Baker Says He's "Cozy"

    Dorian Baker Says He's "Cozy"

    Thursday, August 10 2017 4:36 PM EDT2017-08-10 20:36:22 GMT
    AP PhotoAP Photo

    I'm 64, so I wasn't surprised I didn't know what this new word means.  I realize there are football players who use words that I don't use.  So, I asked a number of reporters under the age of 30 in our LEX18 newsroom if they knew what "cozy" was.   I struck out.  Dorian Baker's life has changed because he's now "cozy."  For the senior wide out, this is a good thing.  "The difference between comfortable and cozy, you know what I'...

    I'm 64, so I wasn't surprised I didn't know what this new word means.  I realize there are football players who use words that I don't use.  So, I asked a number of reporters under the age of 30 in our LEX18 newsroom if they knew what "cozy" was.   I struck out.  Dorian Baker's life has changed because he's now "cozy."  For the senior wide out, this is a good thing.  "The difference between comfortable and cozy, you know what I'...

  • Maturing Drew Barker Understood Took Care Of Academics Even When He Was Hurt

    Maturing Drew Barker Understood Took Care Of Academics Even When He Was Hurt

    Thursday, August 10 2017 4:07 PM EDT2017-08-10 20:07:56 GMT
    Drew Barker is healthy again and also already has his undergraduate degree. (Jeff Houchin Photo)Drew Barker is healthy again and also already has his undergraduate degree. (Jeff Houchin Photo)

    By LARRY VAUGHT

    No one has to tell Kentucky junior quarterback Drew Barker that he’s changed because Barker knows that better than anyone.

    By LARRY VAUGHT

    No one has to tell Kentucky junior quarterback Drew Barker that he’s changed because Barker knows that better than anyone.

  • The Kentucky High School Basketball Hall Of Fame Opens Saturday

    The Kentucky High School Basketball Hall Of Fame Opens Saturday

    Thursday, August 10 2017 4:07 PM EDT2017-08-10 20:07:25 GMT
    KHSBHFKHSBHF

    The Kentucky High School Basketball Hall of Fame (KHSBHF) will have its official opening for the public this Saturday, August 12 at 11:00 a.m. The facility, located at 212 West Dixie Avenue in Elizabethtown, KY, will celebrate the Grand Opening event with several members of the Hall of Fame in attendance throughout the day.  The $1.75M facility highlights the legendary players and coaches of the first 100 years of High School basketball across the Commonwealth.  “The...

    The Kentucky High School Basketball Hall of Fame (KHSBHF) will have its official opening for the public this Saturday, August 12 at 11:00 a.m. The facility, located at 212 West Dixie Avenue in Elizabethtown, KY, will celebrate the Grand Opening event with several members of the Hall of Fame in attendance throughout the day.  The $1.75M facility highlights the legendary players and coaches of the first 100 years of High School basketball across the Commonwealth.  “The...

  • Big Blue Madness Ticket Distribution Set For September 29

    Big Blue Madness Ticket Distribution Set For September 29

    Thursday, August 10 2017 10:15 AM EDT2017-08-10 14:15:35 GMT
    Chet WhiteChet White
    LEXINGTON, Ky. - Tickets for the 2017 edition of Big Blue Madness in Rupp Arena will be available Friday, Sept. 29, at 10 p.m. at the Memorial Coliseum ticket windows on Avenue of Champions and online at Ticketmaster.com. Big Blue Madness, the first open practice opportunity for UK's 2017-18 men's and women's basketball teams, is Oct. 13 at 7 p.m. Tickets are free again this year for the annual spectacle in Rupp Arena, which will feature introductions of both the men's and women's ba...
    LEXINGTON, Ky. - Tickets for the 2017 edition of Big Blue Madness in Rupp Arena will be available Friday, Sept. 29, at 10 p.m. at the Memorial Coliseum ticket windows on Avenue of Champions and online at Ticketmaster.com. Big Blue Madness, the first open practice opportunity for UK's 2017-18 men's and women's basketball teams, is Oct. 13 at 7 p.m. Tickets are free again this year for the annual spectacle in Rupp Arena, which will feature introductions of both the men's and women's ba...
  • How Good Is Kentucky Freshman Hollie Olding Of England?

    How Good Is Kentucky Freshman Hollie Olding Of England?

    Thursday, August 10 2017 6:00 AM EDT2017-08-10 10:00:13 GMT
    Hollie Olding (UK Athletics Photo)Hollie Olding (UK Athletics Photo)
    By LARRY VAUGHT She competed for England’s national women’s soccer team at the FIFA Under 17 World Cup as well as the Under 17 European Championships. Now Hollie Olding has made the journey to Kentucky to play for coach Ian Carry. She has played for England club powerhouses Chelsea FC and Brighton Hove Albion in addition to the national team. So just how good is she? Olding sounds like an intriguing player, so I reached out to Neville Dalton of https://sentherforward....
    By LARRY VAUGHT She competed for England’s national women’s soccer team at the FIFA Under 17 World Cup as well as the Under 17 European Championships. Now Hollie Olding has made the journey to Kentucky to play for coach Ian Carry. She has played for England club powerhouses Chelsea FC and Brighton Hove Albion in addition to the national team. So just how good is she? Olding sounds like an intriguing player, so I reached out to Neville Dalton of https://sentherforward....
  • Kentucky Volleyball Television Schedule Released

    Kentucky Volleyball Television Schedule Released

    Wednesday, August 9 2017 4:00 PM EDT2017-08-09 20:00:12 GMT
    Britney Howard - UK AthleticsBritney Howard - UK Athletics

    LEXINGTON, Ky. –  The Southeastern Conference revealed its television schedule Wednesday, featuring 42 SEC Volleyball matches on the SEC Network and the ESPN family of networks, with Kentucky playing in at least eight of those contests. Six Kentucky matches will be shown live on the SEC Network, including four against 2016 NCAA Tournament teams. UK will face PAC-12 power Utah on the network, as well rival Louisville. In SEC play, the Cats will see Texas A&M, Florida an...

    LEXINGTON, Ky. –  The Southeastern Conference revealed its television schedule Wednesday, featuring 42 SEC Volleyball matches on the SEC Network and the ESPN family of networks, with Kentucky playing in at least eight of those contests. Six Kentucky matches will be shown live on the SEC Network, including four against 2016 NCAA Tournament teams. UK will face PAC-12 power Utah on the network, as well rival Louisville. In SEC play, the Cats will see Texas A&M, Florida an...

  • UK Women’s Soccer Selected For Two National ESPN Telecasts

    UK Women’s Soccer Selected For Two National ESPN Telecasts

    Wednesday, August 9 2017 3:00 PM EDT2017-08-09 19:00:16 GMT
    UK Athletics-Chris ShoalsUK Athletics-Chris Shoals

    LEXINGTON, Ky. – The University of Kentucky women’s soccer team was selected for two national TV broadcasts this season, ESPN and the SEC Network jointly announced on Wednesday morning. Kentucky will have a chance to show off the Wendell & Vickie Bell Soccer Complex to the nation on Thursday, Oct. 12 against the Missouri Tigers. Kick-off will be at 7 p.m. ET as part of ESPN’s Thursday Night Soccer on the SEC Network with the FIFA Women’s Wor...

    LEXINGTON, Ky. – The University of Kentucky women’s soccer team was selected for two national TV broadcasts this season, ESPN and the SEC Network jointly announced on Wednesday morning. Kentucky will have a chance to show off the Wendell & Vickie Bell Soccer Complex to the nation on Thursday, Oct. 12 against the Missouri Tigers. Kick-off will be at 7 p.m. ET as part of ESPN’s Thursday Night Soccer on the SEC Network with the FIFA Women’s Wor...

  • Bengals Coach Marvin Lewis To Return To Work

    Bengals Coach Marvin Lewis To Return To Work

    Wednesday, August 9 2017 11:14 AM EDT2017-08-09 15:14:28 GMT
    CINCINNATI (LEX 18) -  Cincinnati Bengals Head Coach Marvin Lewis has been cleared to return to work, according to the team's Twitter.  "I was able to return to work last night after receiving great medical care. I especially want to thank all of the doctors, nurses and technicians who treated me. I am glad to be back with the team as we prepare to play the Buccaneers on Friday," reads a statement from Lewis. Special Teams Coordinator Darrin Simmons led the team ...
    CINCINNATI (LEX 18) -  Cincinnati Bengals Head Coach Marvin Lewis has been cleared to return to work, according to the team's Twitter.  "I was able to return to work last night after receiving great medical care. I especially want to thank all of the doctors, nurses and technicians who treated me. I am glad to be back with the team as we prepare to play the Buccaneers on Friday," reads a statement from Lewis. Special Teams Coordinator Darrin Simmons led the team ...
  • World Championships Report: Day Five

    World Championships Report: Day Five

    Tuesday, August 8 2017 9:24 PM EDT2017-08-09 01:24:59 GMT
    Kori Carter, who serves as a volunteer assistant coach on the Kentucky track and field staff and trains under UK head coach Edrick Floréal’s tutelage having competed collegiately for Stanford, continued the string of world-class performances by the talented pool of professionals who train at the UK track on Monday. The United States bronze medalist advanced to the women’s 400-meter hurdles final, while UK Class of 2015 alumna Leah Nugent – a finalist at the...
    Kori Carter, who serves as a volunteer assistant coach on the Kentucky track and field staff and trains under UK head coach Edrick Floréal’s tutelage having competed collegiately for Stanford, continued the string of world-class performances by the talented pool of professionals who train at the UK track on Monday. The United States bronze medalist advanced to the women’s 400-meter hurdles final, while UK Class of 2015 alumna Leah Nugent – a finalist at the...
  • Marvin Lewis Didn't Coach The Bengals On Tuesday

    Marvin Lewis Didn't Coach The Bengals On Tuesday

    Tuesday, August 8 2017 5:28 PM EDT2017-08-08 21:28:54 GMT
    BengalsBengals
    Marvin Lewis wasn't able to coach the Cincinnati Bengals on Tuesday.   Special Teams Coordinator Darrin Simmons led the team during Coach Marvin Lewis' absence. #Bengals statement on Head Coach Marvin Lewis' absence. pic.twitter.com/94V8xDsyIZ — Cincinnati Bengals (@Bengals) August 8, 2017
    Marvin Lewis wasn't able to coach the Cincinnati Bengals on Tuesday.   Special Teams Coordinator Darrin Simmons led the team during Coach Marvin Lewis' absence. #Bengals statement on Head Coach Marvin Lewis' absence. pic.twitter.com/94V8xDsyIZ — Cincinnati Bengals (@Bengals) August 8, 2017
  • Lonnie Johnson Is Surprised He Made It To Kentucky

    Lonnie Johnson Is Surprised He Made It To Kentucky

    Tuesday, August 8 2017 5:02 PM EDT2017-08-08 21:02:13 GMT

    Lonnie Johnson has led a life that he believes we can't understand. 

    Lonnie Johnson has led a life that he believes we can't understand. 

  • UK Is No.1 In Average Home Attendance

    UK Is No.1 In Average Home Attendance

    Tuesday, August 8 2017 4:53 PM EDT2017-08-08 20:53:37 GMT
    UK AthleticsUK Athletics
    College basketball’s proudest, most passionate fan base flexed its muscles in 2016-17, leading the country in average home attendance once again. UK led all schools in the NCAA with an average of 23,461 fans per home game, according to national attendance figures released by the NCAA on Tuesday. It’s the 19th time in the last 22 seasons Kentucky has led the country in average home attendance. Since Rupp Arena opened for the 1976-77 season, UK has ranked either first or ...
    College basketball’s proudest, most passionate fan base flexed its muscles in 2016-17, leading the country in average home attendance once again. UK led all schools in the NCAA with an average of 23,461 fans per home game, according to national attendance figures released by the NCAA on Tuesday. It’s the 19th time in the last 22 seasons Kentucky has led the country in average home attendance. Since Rupp Arena opened for the 1976-77 season, UK has ranked either first or ...
  • UK Women's Basketball Team Is 14th Nationally In Average Attendance

    UK Women's Basketball Team Is 14th Nationally In Average Attendance

    Tuesday, August 8 2017 3:51 PM EDT2017-08-08 19:51:41 GMT
    UK AthleticsUK Athletics
     For the 14th straight season, the University of Kentucky women’s basketball team ranked in the top 25 nationally in average attendance, sitting 14th overall with 5,213 fans per home game during the 2016-17 season. Overall in 20 homes games – including one inside Rupp Arena – Kentucky amassed a total attendance of 104,252, which ranked eighth nationally in 2016-17. The season marked the sixth straight year the Wildcats have surpassed 100,000 in total attendan...
     For the 14th straight season, the University of Kentucky women’s basketball team ranked in the top 25 nationally in average attendance, sitting 14th overall with 5,213 fans per home game during the 2016-17 season. Overall in 20 homes games – including one inside Rupp Arena – Kentucky amassed a total attendance of 104,252, which ranked eighth nationally in 2016-17. The season marked the sixth straight year the Wildcats have surpassed 100,000 in total attendan...
  • Best Athlete On UK Coaching Staff? Vince Marrow Knows It Is Him

    Best Athlete On UK Coaching Staff? Vince Marrow Knows It Is Him

    Tuesday, August 8 2017 5:23 AM EDT2017-08-08 09:23:30 GMT
    Vince Marrow, left, says he was a better athlete than Lamar Thomas or any other UK assistant coach "by far." (Vicky Graff Photo)Vince Marrow, left, says he was a better athlete than Lamar Thomas or any other UK assistant coach "by far." (Vicky Graff Photo)
    By LARRY VAUGHT Vince Marrow has proven to be an effective evaluator of talent that he has helped bring into the Kentucky football program the last four years. But who does the UK recruiting coordinator/tight ends coach think is the best athlete on the Kentucky coaching staff? “Oh by far me. By far, not even close. Ask coach Stoops that question,” said Marrow. So at Media Day, I did exactly that and it wasn’t hard for head coach Mark Stoops to respond. ...
    By LARRY VAUGHT Vince Marrow has proven to be an effective evaluator of talent that he has helped bring into the Kentucky football program the last four years. But who does the UK recruiting coordinator/tight ends coach think is the best athlete on the Kentucky coaching staff? “Oh by far me. By far, not even close. Ask coach Stoops that question,” said Marrow. So at Media Day, I did exactly that and it wasn’t hard for head coach Mark Stoops to respond. ...
  • UKTF World Championships Report: The First Four Days

    UKTF World Championships Report: The First Four Days

    Monday, August 7 2017 9:30 PM EDT2017-08-08 01:30:10 GMT
    UK AthleticsUK Athletics
    LONDON – Omar McLeod, who serves as a volunteer assistant coach on the Kentucky track and field staff and trains under UK head coach Edrick Floréal’s tutelage having competed collegiately for Arkansas, became world champion in the men’s 110-meter hurdles on Monday. McLeod’s hurdles gold highlighted an eventful first four days of the IAAF World Championships for Kentucky Track and Field alumni and staff members. The Jamaican used his trademark lightning...
    LONDON – Omar McLeod, who serves as a volunteer assistant coach on the Kentucky track and field staff and trains under UK head coach Edrick Floréal’s tutelage having competed collegiately for Arkansas, became world champion in the men’s 110-meter hurdles on Monday. McLeod’s hurdles gold highlighted an eventful first four days of the IAAF World Championships for Kentucky Track and Field alumni and staff members. The Jamaican used his trademark lightning...
  • Kentucky Volleyball Single-Match Tickets On Sale Now

    Kentucky Volleyball Single-Match Tickets On Sale Now

    Monday, August 7 2017 9:00 PM EDT2017-08-08 01:00:12 GMT
    @KentuckyVB@KentuckyVB
    LEXINGTON, Ky. – With the Kentucky volleyball season beginning on Aug. 25, single-match tickets are now on sale to the general public. Single-match tickets for all matches can be are now available. The Cats’ schedule features 15 home matches, including non-conference matches against Utah, Louisville and Cincinnati. UK will host nine Southeastern Conference teams in Memorial Coliseum, including SEC co-champion Florida. For the first time in school history, UK will be...
    LEXINGTON, Ky. – With the Kentucky volleyball season beginning on Aug. 25, single-match tickets are now on sale to the general public. Single-match tickets for all matches can be are now available. The Cats’ schedule features 15 home matches, including non-conference matches against Utah, Louisville and Cincinnati. UK will host nine Southeastern Conference teams in Memorial Coliseum, including SEC co-champion Florida. For the first time in school history, UK will be...
  • Voting This Week For Season-Opening UK Football Concert

    Voting This Week For Season-Opening UK Football Concert

    Monday, August 7 2017 8:00 PM EDT2017-08-08 00:00:19 GMT
    LEXINGTON, Ky. – After more than 60 nominations were submitted, the list of bands contending to play the first in the 2017 Kentucky Football Pregame Concert series has been whittled down to eight. Over the course of three days of voting this week on Twitter, fans will be choosing a winner from the following bands: Jordan English Band – Fronted by Jordan English, they have developed a following in his hometown of Lexington. He and his band play a combination of acoust...
    LEXINGTON, Ky. – After more than 60 nominations were submitted, the list of bands contending to play the first in the 2017 Kentucky Football Pregame Concert series has been whittled down to eight. Over the course of three days of voting this week on Twitter, fans will be choosing a winner from the following bands: Jordan English Band – Fronted by Jordan English, they have developed a following in his hometown of Lexington. He and his band play a combination of acoust...
  • The First Time Dan Issel Played Against Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

    The First Time Dan Issel Played Against Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

    Monday, August 7 2017 6:12 PM EDT2017-08-07 22:12:04 GMT
    Denver NuggetsDenver Nuggets
    The NBA is about going down memory lane with a series called The Golden Age.  Dan Issel is number one when it comes to scoring for UK Basketball.  He will always be one of the greatest UK players ever, and with the way the best players leave after one year for the NBA, he might be tops in scoring for the men's program at UK 50 years from now.  To the first time Issel took on the great Kareem Abdul-Jabbar is something Issel will never forget.  "The lege...
    The NBA is about going down memory lane with a series called The Golden Age.  Dan Issel is number one when it comes to scoring for UK Basketball.  He will always be one of the greatest UK players ever, and with the way the best players leave after one year for the NBA, he might be tops in scoring for the men's program at UK 50 years from now.  To the first time Issel took on the great Kareem Abdul-Jabbar is something Issel will never forget.  "The lege...
  • Bunchy Stallings Is Still Trying To Make His Mother Happy

    Bunchy Stallings Is Still Trying To Make His Mother Happy

    Monday, August 7 2017 4:27 PM EDT2017-08-07 20:27:18 GMT

    He has big shoes to fill, but he's ready.  Last season Jon Toth was not only the leader of UK's offensive line, but he doubled as one of the best centers in college football.

    He has big shoes to fill, but he's ready.  Last season Jon Toth was not only the leader of UK's offensive line, but he doubled as one of the best centers in college football.

  • Attorneys Ask Louisville Judge To Unseal Evidence In UofL Escort Case

    Attorneys Ask Louisville Judge To Unseal Evidence In UofL Escort Case

    Monday, August 7 2017 3:32 PM EDT2017-08-07 19:32:19 GMT
    LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) --  An attorney for several women who claim they were defamed by Katina Powell’s book, "Breaking Cardinal Rules," has asked a judge to set aside a protective order that sealed evidence in the case from the public and media. WDRB reports that the motion was filed Monday in Jefferson County. The protective order allows the attorneys broad power to label evidence “confidential” and keep it out of the public fil...
    LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) --  An attorney for several women who claim they were defamed by Katina Powell’s book, "Breaking Cardinal Rules," has asked a judge to set aside a protective order that sealed evidence in the case from the public and media. WDRB reports that the motion was filed Monday in Jefferson County. The protective order allows the attorneys broad power to label evidence “confidential” and keep it out of the public fil...
  • 10 EKU Football Players Get Preseason Recognition By College Sports Mdness

    10 EKU Football Players Get Preseason Recognition By College Sports Mdness

    Monday, August 7 2017 2:00 PM EDT2017-08-07 18:00:15 GMT
    EKU AthleticsEKU Athletics
    Ten Eastern Kentucky University football players were given preseason recognition by College Sports Madness. Defensive lineman Aaron Patrick and punter Keith Wrzuszczak were chosen to the Madness 2017 Preseason All-Ohio Valley Conference first team.  Wide receiver Ryan Markush and offensive lineman Cameron Kowalewski earned second team honors.  The third team included offensive lineman Chance Edwards, kicker Lucas Williams, linebacker Corey Glass, and defensive backs Ben ...
    Ten Eastern Kentucky University football players were given preseason recognition by College Sports Madness. Defensive lineman Aaron Patrick and punter Keith Wrzuszczak were chosen to the Madness 2017 Preseason All-Ohio Valley Conference first team.  Wide receiver Ryan Markush and offensive lineman Cameron Kowalewski earned second team honors.  The third team included offensive lineman Chance Edwards, kicker Lucas Williams, linebacker Corey Glass, and defensive backs Ben ...
  • EKU Coach Mark Elder Has A Great Day!

    EKU Coach Mark Elder Has A Great Day!

    Monday, August 7 2017 12:37 PM EDT2017-08-07 16:37:49 GMT
    EKU AthleticsEKU Athletics

    EKU Coach Mark Elder is having one of the great days of his life.  As he gets ready for year two as EKU's football coach, there is a new addition to his family. Say hello to Lila Kelly Elder.  Lila Kelly Elder 6lbs 2oz pic.twitter.com/t5ihN55aOE — Mark Elder (@CoachElderEKU) August 7, 2017

    EKU Coach Mark Elder is having one of the great days of his life.  As he gets ready for year two as EKU's football coach, there is a new addition to his family. Say hello to Lila Kelly Elder.  Lila Kelly Elder 6lbs 2oz pic.twitter.com/t5ihN55aOE — Mark Elder (@CoachElderEKU) August 7, 2017

  • Why John Wall Is Staying In Washington

    Why John Wall Is Staying In Washington

    Monday, August 7 2017 11:50 AM EDT2017-08-07 15:50:43 GMT
    AP Photo/Manuel Balce CenetaAP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta
    So many athletes want to squeeze every dollar they can, even though the amount of money some of these athletes are making is like monopoly money.  If John Wall wanted to wait, he could have potentially added another 50 million to his contract.   As the former UK great says his kids', kids', kids are now taken care of.  Plus, with the total amount of 207 million going his way over the next six years, who can argue with that. The bottom line with Wall is, he's very loya...
    So many athletes want to squeeze every dollar they can, even though the amount of money some of these athletes are making is like monopoly money.  If John Wall wanted to wait, he could have potentially added another 50 million to his contract.   As the former UK great says his kids', kids', kids are now taken care of.  Plus, with the total amount of 207 million going his way over the next six years, who can argue with that. The bottom line with Wall is, he's very loya...
  • UK Alumni Charity Game Is August 25th

    UK Alumni Charity Game Is August 25th

    Monday, August 7 2017 11:03 AM EDT2017-08-07 15:03:39 GMT
    AP PhotoAP Photo
     Some of Big Blue Nation’s favorites will don “Kentucky” across their chest once again for the annual UK Alumni Charity Game. On Aug. 25 in Rupp Arena, fans will have an opportunity to enjoy some of the top talent to come through the UK men’s basketball program when Kentucky hosts the 2017 UK Alumni Charity Game. This year’s event will feature two games, with a Legends Game starting at 7 p.m. and the UK Alumni Charity Game tipping off at 8 p.m. ...
     Some of Big Blue Nation’s favorites will don “Kentucky” across their chest once again for the annual UK Alumni Charity Game. On Aug. 25 in Rupp Arena, fans will have an opportunity to enjoy some of the top talent to come through the UK men’s basketball program when Kentucky hosts the 2017 UK Alumni Charity Game. This year’s event will feature two games, with a Legends Game starting at 7 p.m. and the UK Alumni Charity Game tipping off at 8 p.m. ...
  • Josh Allen Trying To Help Kentucky Be Great

    Josh Allen Trying To Help Kentucky Be Great

    Monday, August 7 2017 9:00 AM EDT2017-08-07 13:00:12 GMT
    Josh Allen, right, has become a leader for UK's defense. (Vicky Graff Photo)Josh Allen, right, has become a leader for UK's defense. (Vicky Graff Photo)
    By LARRY VAUGHT Not many Kentucky fans knew a lot about New Jersey defensive end Josh Allen when he committed to Kentucky during a whirlwind weekend recruitment. Former Kentucky assistant coach Derrick Ansley met with Allen and his mother at his New Jersey high school on a Friday morning and a scholarship was offered. Allen boarded a plane to Kentucky to start his official visit and committed to UK a few hours later on the same day he got the scholarship offer. At the time, h...
    By LARRY VAUGHT Not many Kentucky fans knew a lot about New Jersey defensive end Josh Allen when he committed to Kentucky during a whirlwind weekend recruitment. Former Kentucky assistant coach Derrick Ansley met with Allen and his mother at his New Jersey high school on a Friday morning and a scholarship was offered. Allen boarded a plane to Kentucky to start his official visit and committed to UK a few hours later on the same day he got the scholarship offer. At the time, h...
  • Mother Says Stop Asking DeAndre Square About Kentucky Because He's All In With Cats

    Mother Says Stop Asking DeAndre Square About Kentucky Because He's All In With Cats

    Thursday, August 3 2017 6:55 AM EDT2017-08-03 10:55:18 GMT
    By LARRY VAUGHT Michigan linebacker DeAndre Square surprised many when he verbally committed to Kentucky over offers he had from LSU, Wisconsin, Michigan State, Arizona, Purdue, Iowa and others. Apparently Square has heard or seen plenty of the second guessing and recently vented on Twitter that there was “nothing better #BBN” in response to those critics. His mother, Florence Square, was stunned that her son showed that kind of frustration and that let to this comment...
    By LARRY VAUGHT Michigan linebacker DeAndre Square surprised many when he verbally committed to Kentucky over offers he had from LSU, Wisconsin, Michigan State, Arizona, Purdue, Iowa and others. Apparently Square has heard or seen plenty of the second guessing and recently vented on Twitter that there was “nothing better #BBN” in response to those critics. His mother, Florence Square, was stunned that her son showed that kind of frustration and that let to this comment...
  • Believe It Or Not, Taylor Swift Once Was On UK Football Radio Show

    Believe It Or Not, Taylor Swift Once Was On UK Football Radio Show

    Friday, July 7 2017 8:45 AM EDT2017-07-07 12:45:19 GMT
    By LARRY VAUGHT This is a true story. Make sure to remember that even though Leland Conway, Aaron Boone and I really have no way to prove it other than for you to trust us. Conway and I were in Nashville for the 2007 Music City Bowl that Kentucky won 35-28 over Florida State doing a daily two-hour radio show for WLAP (630 AM) from the Wild Horse Saloon in downtown Nashville for three days leading up to the game. Kentucky fans were excited and Wild Horse set us up in the windows ri...
    By LARRY VAUGHT This is a true story. Make sure to remember that even though Leland Conway, Aaron Boone and I really have no way to prove it other than for you to trust us. Conway and I were in Nashville for the 2007 Music City Bowl that Kentucky won 35-28 over Florida State doing a daily two-hour radio show for WLAP (630 AM) from the Wild Horse Saloon in downtown Nashville for three days leading up to the game. Kentucky fans were excited and Wild Horse set us up in the windows ri...
  • Who Is The Best Athlete On The Kentucky Football Team?

    Who Is The Best Athlete On The Kentucky Football Team?

    Friday, July 7 2017 8:39 AM EDT2017-07-07 12:39:25 GMT
    Josh Allen, left, and Derrick Baity both believe they are the best athletes on the football team. (Larry Vaught Photo)Josh Allen, left, and Derrick Baity both believe they are the best athletes on the football team. (Larry Vaught Photo)
    By LARRY VAUGHT Who is the most athletic player on the University of Kentucky football team? No way could I pick one. Kentucky coaches probably could not either. So I decided to ask a few of the returning players to see who they would say was the most athletic player on the team. Junior linebacker Josh Allen had no trouble with his answer. “Josh Allen,” he quickly answered. “I do it all. Put me in any position and I am going to excel. I will show up and play. Th...
    By LARRY VAUGHT Who is the most athletic player on the University of Kentucky football team? No way could I pick one. Kentucky coaches probably could not either. So I decided to ask a few of the returning players to see who they would say was the most athletic player on the team. Junior linebacker Josh Allen had no trouble with his answer. “Josh Allen,” he quickly answered. “I do it all. Put me in any position and I am going to excel. I will show up and play. Th...
  • Resiliency Biggest Lesson Nick Haynes Has Learned From Mark Stoops

    Resiliency Biggest Lesson Nick Haynes Has Learned From Mark Stoops

    Tuesday, July 4 2017 6:00 AM EDT2017-07-04 10:00:24 GMT
    Nick Haynes already has his degree and has never doubted Mark Stoops would be successful at UK.Nick Haynes already has his degree and has never doubted Mark Stoops would be successful at UK.
    By LARRY VAUGHT Nick Haynes believed in Mark Stoops when he opted to sign with Kentucky and come from Niceville, Fla., to the Bluegrass to play for the new UK coach back in 2013. Now that he’s set for his fifth — and final — season at Kentucky, Haynes admits he’s learned a lot from Stoops. However, one thing stands out to him. “Probably resiliency. Things do not always go well, I know the downs. But he is just a resilient guy,” Haynes, a starting...
    By LARRY VAUGHT Nick Haynes believed in Mark Stoops when he opted to sign with Kentucky and come from Niceville, Fla., to the Bluegrass to play for the new UK coach back in 2013. Now that he’s set for his fifth — and final — season at Kentucky, Haynes admits he’s learned a lot from Stoops. However, one thing stands out to him. “Probably resiliency. Things do not always go well, I know the downs. But he is just a resilient guy,” Haynes, a starting...
  • Offensive Linemen Like Coach John Schlarman's Philosophy

    Offensive Linemen Like Coach John Schlarman's Philosophy

    Thursday, June 29 2017 8:33 AM EDT2017-06-29 12:33:44 GMT
    John Schlarman is not afraid to try things that other offensive line coaches will not. (Vicky Graff Photo)John Schlarman is not afraid to try things that other offensive line coaches will not. (Vicky Graff Photo)
    By LARRY VAUGHT Ask a simple question, get a simple answer. Or at least that is the way it turned out when I asked Kentucky offensive line coach John Schlarman what I thought was a really good question. He’s one of few offensive line coaches who has no problem rotating offensive linemen during a game, but also having players regularly play more than one position. Many offensive line coaches — and head coaches — want continuity in the offensive line and believe the...
    By LARRY VAUGHT Ask a simple question, get a simple answer. Or at least that is the way it turned out when I asked Kentucky offensive line coach John Schlarman what I thought was a really good question. He’s one of few offensive line coaches who has no problem rotating offensive linemen during a game, but also having players regularly play more than one position. Many offensive line coaches — and head coaches — want continuity in the offensive line and believe the...
  • WoodSongs Story To Be Featured During Derby Broadcast

    WoodSongs Story To Be Featured During Derby Broadcast

    Thursday, May 4 2017 9:41 AM EDT2017-05-04 13:41:16 GMT
    LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18) - NBC News will feature a story on WoodSongs during the pre-Derby broadcast. WoodSongs is a bluegrass show that started out in a small room with 10 people and one radio station airing. Now, an audience of 65 million viewers is expected to tune into the feature Saturday about 3:20 p.m.
    LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18) - NBC News will feature a story on WoodSongs during the pre-Derby broadcast. WoodSongs is a bluegrass show that started out in a small room with 10 people and one radio station airing. Now, an audience of 65 million viewers is expected to tune into the feature Saturday about 3:20 p.m.
  • Classic Empire Arrives At Churchill Downs

    Classic Empire Arrives At Churchill Downs

    Monday, April 17 2017 5:51 PM EDT2017-04-17 21:51:17 GMT
    Associated PressAssociated Press
    The Derby Favorite for this year's Kentucky Derby arrived at Churchill Downs Monday. Derby oddsmakers say that after a come-from-behind victory at the Arkansas Derby, Classic Empire is now a slight favorite to win the Run for the Roses.  Classic Empire has arrived! ??: @CoadyPhoto pic.twitter.com/Wq41Cq6N7j — Kentucky Derby (@KentuckyDerby) April 17, 2017 Always Dreaming, the winner of the Florida Derby, will be the second choice.  Derby coverage begins on LEX ...
    The Derby Favorite for this year's Kentucky Derby arrived at Churchill Downs Monday. Derby oddsmakers say that after a come-from-behind victory at the Arkansas Derby, Classic Empire is now a slight favorite to win the Run for the Roses.  Classic Empire has arrived! ??: @CoadyPhoto pic.twitter.com/Wq41Cq6N7j — Kentucky Derby (@KentuckyDerby) April 17, 2017 Always Dreaming, the winner of the Florida Derby, will be the second choice.  Derby coverage begins on LEX ...
  • $10,000 Runhappy Scholarship Returns As Part Of Keeneland’s College Scholarship Day

    $10,000 Runhappy Scholarship Returns As Part Of Keeneland’s College Scholarship Day

    Friday, March 31 2017 7:00 PM EDT2017-03-31 23:00:22 GMT
    LEXINGTON, KY (March 31, 2017) – For the second consecutive year, Jim and Linda McIngvale, owners of champion and Keeneland sales graduate Runhappy, will give away a $10,000 college scholarship during Keeneland’s College Scholarship Day on Friday, April 7, opening day of the 2017 Spring Meet. The Runhappy Scholarship will be awarded via random drawing to one lucky full-time student after the 8th race post parade.  “Runhappy has strong ties to Kee...
    LEXINGTON, KY (March 31, 2017) – For the second consecutive year, Jim and Linda McIngvale, owners of champion and Keeneland sales graduate Runhappy, will give away a $10,000 college scholarship during Keeneland’s College Scholarship Day on Friday, April 7, opening day of the 2017 Spring Meet. The Runhappy Scholarship will be awarded via random drawing to one lucky full-time student after the 8th race post parade.  “Runhappy has strong ties to Kee...
  • Wagering Interests Include Six Newcomers In March 31-April 2 Derby Futures Pool

    Wagering Interests Include Six Newcomers In March 31-April 2 Derby Futures Pool

    Tuesday, March 28 2017 11:44 AM EDT2017-03-28 15:44:41 GMT
    Churchill DownsChurchill Downs

    LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Two veterans of this year’s Road to the Kentucky Derby – Whitham Thoroughbreds LLC’s unbeaten McCraken (#15, 6-1) and Peacock Racing Stables LLC’s Gunnevera (#10, 6-1) – are the morning line co-favorites for the fourth and final pool of Churchill Downs Racetrack’s 2017 Kentucky Derby Future Wager.

    LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Two veterans of this year’s Road to the Kentucky Derby – Whitham Thoroughbreds LLC’s unbeaten McCraken (#15, 6-1) and Peacock Racing Stables LLC’s Gunnevera (#10, 6-1) – are the morning line co-favorites for the fourth and final pool of Churchill Downs Racetrack’s 2017 Kentucky Derby Future Wager.

  • Fast And Accurate Pulls Off Upset In Spiral Stakes

    Fast And Accurate Pulls Off Upset In Spiral Stakes

    Saturday, March 25 2017 10:48 PM EDT2017-03-26 02:48:59 GMT
    Churchill DownsChurchill Downs
    Fast and Accurate, pulled a stunning 24-1 upset in the 46th running of the Grade 3, $500,000 Spiral Stakes, the annual Turfway showcase.   Fast and Accurate, always close to the pace when ridden by Tyler Gaffalione for trainer Mike Maker, returned $51 after finishing in 1:50.96 in leading a parade of longshots to the wire. Blueridge Traveler, a 35-1 shot, rallied late to finish second, a half-length before Convict Pike, a 10-1 shot. Kitten’s Cat, the 5-2 favorite in a fiel...
    Fast and Accurate, pulled a stunning 24-1 upset in the 46th running of the Grade 3, $500,000 Spiral Stakes, the annual Turfway showcase.   Fast and Accurate, always close to the pace when ridden by Tyler Gaffalione for trainer Mike Maker, returned $51 after finishing in 1:50.96 in leading a parade of longshots to the wire. Blueridge Traveler, a 35-1 shot, rallied late to finish second, a half-length before Convict Pike, a 10-1 shot. Kitten’s Cat, the 5-2 favorite in a fiel...
  • Malagacy Wins Rebel Stakes

    Malagacy Wins Rebel Stakes

    Saturday, March 18 2017 10:45 PM EDT2017-03-19 02:45:56 GMT
    Churchill DownsChurchill Downs
    Malagacy remained undefeated Saturday, mastering two turns in the Grade 2, $900,000 Rebel Stakes.  The Todd Pletcher colt took the race in 1.43.00 under Javier Castellano by two lengths Sonneteer, while it was a nose back in third to Untrapped. American Anthem, who was favored while attempting to give trainer Bob Baffert his seventh win in the Rebel, finished 10th and following the race jockey Mike Smith said the horse "slipped badly" leaving the gate and str...
    Malagacy remained undefeated Saturday, mastering two turns in the Grade 2, $900,000 Rebel Stakes.  The Todd Pletcher colt took the race in 1.43.00 under Javier Castellano by two lengths Sonneteer, while it was a nose back in third to Untrapped. American Anthem, who was favored while attempting to give trainer Bob Baffert his seventh win in the Rebel, finished 10th and following the race jockey Mike Smith said the horse "slipped badly" leaving the gate and str...
  • Mastery Suffers Condylar Fracture After Dominating San Felipe

    Mastery Suffers Condylar Fracture After Dominating San Felipe

    Saturday, March 11 2017 11:00 PM EST2017-03-12 04:00:53 GMT
    Benoit PhotoBenoit Photo
    Despite dominating in the Grade 2 San Felipe Stakes, Mastery is likely off the Kentucky Derby trail.  Mastery had recorded a final time of 1:42.28 for 1 1/16 miles over Santa Anita's fast main track, winning by open lengths, but Hall of Fame jockey Mike Smith pulled the colt up sharply on the gallop out. It was later reporter that the Bob Baffert trained colt suffered a condylar fracture of his left front ankle, for which he will be having surgery on Monday. ...
    Despite dominating in the Grade 2 San Felipe Stakes, Mastery is likely off the Kentucky Derby trail.  Mastery had recorded a final time of 1:42.28 for 1 1/16 miles over Santa Anita's fast main track, winning by open lengths, but Hall of Fame jockey Mike Smith pulled the colt up sharply on the gallop out. It was later reporter that the Bob Baffert trained colt suffered a condylar fracture of his left front ankle, for which he will be having surgery on Monday. ...
  • Tapwrit Wins Tampa Bay Derby In Record Time

    Tapwrit Wins Tampa Bay Derby In Record Time

    Saturday, March 11 2017 10:30 PM EST2017-03-12 03:30:04 GMT
    Even money favorite, Tapwrit, won the Grade 2, $350,000 Tampa Bay Derby in a stakes record time Saturday.  Tapwrit finished in 1:42.36, breaking the stakes record of 1:42.82 set by Destin last year.  The Todd Pletcher trained colt took the 1 1/16 miles race by 4 1/2 lengths over State of Honor. The runner-up in the Grade 3 Sam F. Davis Stakes here last month, earned 50 qualifying points towards the 2017 Kentucky Derby, giving him 54.  State of Honor now has 20 points a...
    Even money favorite, Tapwrit, won the Grade 2, $350,000 Tampa Bay Derby in a stakes record time Saturday.  Tapwrit finished in 1:42.36, breaking the stakes record of 1:42.82 set by Destin last year.  The Todd Pletcher trained colt took the 1 1/16 miles race by 4 1/2 lengths over State of Honor. The runner-up in the Grade 3 Sam F. Davis Stakes here last month, earned 50 qualifying points towards the 2017 Kentucky Derby, giving him 54.  State of Honor now has 20 points a...
Powered by Frankly

© LEX18.com 2017, LEX18.com
A CORDILLERA COMMUNICATIONS Station
All rights reserved
Privacy Policy, | Terms of Service, and Ad Choices

Can't find something?