The NCAA approved a new college football rule last week that allows returners to fair catch a kickoff inside the 25-yard line and have the ball be placed at the 25 as a touchback. Kentucky's all-time kick return leader reacts to the change.
Kentucky has lost six one-and-done basketball players to the NBA over the past two seasons. Duke has now lost seven. Much like the Kentucky fan base, Duke fans have debated the merits of the one-and-done strategy.
Magnum Moon won his fourth race in four career starts, taking Saturday’s Arkansas Derby. My Boy Jack triumphed in the Lexington Stakes at Keeneland. This year’s Kentucky Derby field appears to be the most talented collection in years.
Kentucky football held its annual spring game on Friday. The battle for the starting quarterback job continues. Mark Stoops promises his defense will be improved. Nine starters return, including eight who are seniors for 2018.
With Eugenio Suarez out, pressure is on the struggling Cincinnati Reds to promote top prospect Nick Senzel. NBA and NFL mock drafts feature state schools. Arkansas Derby will add to Kentucky Derby picture. Random notes.
Kentucky basketball picked up commitments from two five-star prospects on consecutive days. So much for the argument head coach John Calipari was slipping in recruiting, or the suspicion he might change his philosophy.
Good Magic won the Blue Grass Stakes. Justify won the Santa Anita Derby. Vino Rosso won the Wood Memorial. With Mendelssohn and others, this year’s Kentucky Derby is shaping up as a power-packed race on May 5 at Churchill Downs.
Coming off a disappointing weekend against Alabama, Kentucky softball has put together back-to-back blankings of Eastern Kentucky and Louisville. Rachel Lawson’s team is trying to build momentum toward the second half of the SEC season.
After going 19-11 in the SEC last season, Kentucky baseball is off to a 3-6 start in the highly competitive league this season. If fans are not happy, that’s OK with UK Coach Nick Mingione. He wants fans that care about the program.
Former Tates Creek High School and University of Kentucky star relief pitcher Trevor Gott is back in the majors with the Washington Nationals. After undergoing surgery in August, Gott turned in a strong spring for the Nats.
Forty years ago, Kentucky men’s basketball won its fifth national championship and first in 20 years. Memories from a UK freshman student of that day, the night, the wee morning hours at the airport and the day after.
Behind ace Max Scherzer, the Washington Nationals defeated the Cincinnati Reds 2-0 in the teams’ season opener on Friday. Despite the loss, Reds starting pitcher Homer Bailey provided hope for a team facing a tough early schedule.
Louisville hired its third permanent men’s head basketball coach since 1971 on Wednesday. Chris Mack said he likes a challenge and knows what he’s getting into. In nine seasons, Mack took Xavier to eight NCAA Tournaments.
Duke was preseason No. 1 in college basketball this year. Kentucky was No. 5. Both boasted star freshmen. Saturday, both will be at home watching a Final Four featuring veteran teams. Experience still counts in the NCAA Tournament.
Kentucky men’s college basketball has entered its period of uncertainty as seven freshmen have decisions to make about the future. In the past, most of UK’s top freshmen have entered the NBA draft. Not all, however.
No. 5 seed Kentucky lost to No. 9 seed Kansas State on Thursday in the NCAA Tournament. After runaway success in John Calipari’s first six seasons, the Wildcats have now lost to a lower seed two of the last three tournaments.
Adolph Rupp is the most successful coach in Kentucky basketball history. Who’s No. 2? If Kentucky wins this weekend’s South Region and makes another Final Four, John Calipari could clinch that spot. If he hasn’t already.
Most people are picking Kentucky to win the NCAA Tournament’s South Region this weekend in Atlanta. It may not be as easy as the experts think, however. Three reasons why Kentucky fans shouldn’t count on the Final Four quite yet.
Kentucky advanced to a South Region semifinal game of the NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament on Thursday in Atlanta. Two wins from the Final Four, John Calipari’s young team has applied lessons learned to beat expectations.