The Herald-Leader covered several recruiting events around the country this spring and summer. Here’s a rundown of the biggest narratives of the recruiting season, and a few things UK fans should be looking out for as the 2017 recruiting cycle goes on.
AJ Stamps, a rookie defensive back from the University of Kentucky, was waived by the Browns to make room for wide receiver Josh Gordon. Gordon was reinstated by the NFL on Monday after missing all of last season because of a suspension.
The final period of the summer for college basketball coaches to evaluate high school recruits ended Sunday, and UK Coach John Calipari spent much of the week in Las Vegas checking out a few of his top targets.
God’s Pantry Food Bank longtime CEO Marian Guinn will be leaving the organization Aug. 24. She is leaving to create a company, MG Coaching & Consulting, offering a variety of services to develop and strengthen nonprofits, small businesses and their leaders, a press release from God’s Pantry states.
Team USA cruised to its second straight exhibition victory with a 106-57 rout of China on Sunday night in Los Angeles. Former University of Kentucky star DeMarcus Cousins scored 12 points and grabbed seven rebounds in 18 minutes.
Former University of Kentucky track and field star Kendra Harrison, fresh off her world record-breaking performance in the 100 hurdles on Friday in London, plans to target the other women’s hurdles event next season.
Kentucky’s decision last year to shrink the overall seating capacity of Commonwealth Stadium and focus more attention on premium tickets looks like a success so far. Premium seating areas and luxury suites generated $7.3 million last season.
DeMarcus Cousins had 14 points and 15 rebounds in just 16 minutes of the Americans’ exhibition opener, a 111-74 victory over Argentina. The Sacramento Kings star can score inside and out, and gives the U.S. a dimension it hasn’t had while winning the last two gold medals.