At the 2016 Summer Olympics, Hammond, 72, relished calling track star Usain Bolt’s ‘triple-triple’ and a dominant performance from Team USA. With his NBC contract up this year, however, the Lexington play-by-play announcer is unsure whether there will be another Olympics in his future.
With Kentucky’s Sept. 3 opener with Southern Mississippi approaching, Mark Stoops says the battle between Grant McKinniss and Bryan Kirshe to be UK’s new punter is a case of “splitting hairs right now.”
Over the past three decades plus, the University of Kentucky’s best quarterbacks have all been homegrown — Bill Ransdell, Tim Couch, Jared Lorenzen, Andre Woodson. Having earned the 2016 UK starting QB job, Conner High School product Drew Barker is striving to add his name to that list
University of Tennessee Athletics Director Dave Hart announced Monday he will join UT Chancellor Jimmy G. Cheek in stepping down during the coming school year. It continues a period of massive instability at UT in the most visible positions on campus
Kentucky Athletics Director Mitch Barnhart said at UK football media day that the university is interested in playing host to the Kentucky high school football state championships in Commonwealth Stadium. Once existing contracts are fulfilled, KHSAA Commissioner Julian Tackett says the prep sports governing body would be willing to talk with UK
Kentucky Wildcats wideout Ryan Timmons went from UK’s leading receiver as a sophomore in 2014 to a little-used afterthought as a junior in 2015. Buoyed by the arrival of a new offensive brain trust at UK, the ex-Franklin County High School star vows to make his final season in Wildcats blue one to remember
If the Big 12 follows through on its talk of expanding by two to four teams, it could set off another round of conference musical chairs and create upward mobility opportunities for both Western Kentucky and Eastern Kentucky
In July 2015, Russ Yeast, the son of former Kentucky star wide receiver Craig Yeast, committed to play football for his dad’s alma mater. In June 2016, the younger Yeast withdrew his commitment, causing some UK fans to take to social media and internet message boards with criticism of the Yeast family.
In Lexington for the John Calipari UK Pro Camp, ex-Kentucky Wildcats Alex Poythress and Jamal Murray talk about what they have learned in NBA Summer League — and give an early scouting report on the 2016-17 Cats
This summer, the Big Ten and Conference USA — which includes Western Kentucky and Marshall — each negotiated new TV contracts. Big Ten schools will split some $440 million a year from their new deal; C-USA schools will split a reported $2.8 million. Long term, can NCAA Division I sports as we’ve known it survive such expanding income inequality?
At age 72, longtime Kentucky Wildcats media figure Oscar Combs says he will not be part of the UK radio pregame shows in 2016-17. “There are different stages in life,” The Cats’ Pause founder says, “and it’s time for me to do something different.”
Kentucky Speedway is only in its sixth year as a Sprint Cup track, yet it seems on its way to developing a unique victory “symbol” all its own. Last year, as part of a sponsorship agreement with Louisville-based Crosley Brands, the Sparta track started presenting jukeboxes to its race winners.