Mark Story

UK Football

Even Bear Bryant might have been fired by current SEC standards

In 21st century SEC football, even highly successful coaches such as Les Miles and Mark Richt are subject to getting fired when their programs hit a competitive lull. If the same standards had been applied in the past, some of the legendary coaches in Southern football history — including Bear Bryant — might have gotten the pink slip.

UK Football

No one in Kentucky should have ill feelings toward Damien Harris

The star running back from Madison Southern broke many hearts in the commonwealth when he picked traditional football titan Alabama over Kentucky. However, a UK fan base that has relished a small army of out-of-state basketball stars matriculating at UK should be understanding of Harris making essentially the same decision for the same reasons.

Kentucky Speedway

Grieving while succeeding, NASCAR’s Erik Jones in year of extremes

Rising NASCAR star Erik Jones, 20, will start the inaugural NASCAR Xfinity Series Chase at Kentucky Speedway on Saturday as the No. 1 seed. For the Byron, Mich., product, 2016, has been filled with triumph and tragedy. Jones has won four Xfinity Series races and agreed to race full-time in the Sprint Cup Series in 2017. But in June, his father, Dave, died from cancer.

UK Football

Is this the make-or-break week for Mark Stoops?

For all the dissatisfaction around Kentucky football, if UK beats South Carolina on Saturday, Mark Stoops and the Wildcats still have viable paths to salvaging the 2016 season. If the Cats lose to the Gamecocks, it leaves Stoops in a precarious position.

UK Football

For sculptor, the eyes tell story of UK football’s racial pioneers

When the University of Kentucky hired sculptor J Brett Grill to produce statues honoring the first four black football players in UK history, he had not heard the stories of how they helped integrate Southeastern Conference sports. To get to the essence of their experience, Grill studied photographs of 1960s civil rights marches. What Grill noticed was how the eyes of the marchers seemed to be looking beyond the horizon.

Videos

Henry Clay defeats Bryan Station 3-0

Henry Clay denies Bryan Station a No. 1 seed in next month's 42nd District tournament with a 3-0 win at home on Senior Night.
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Henry Clay defeats Bryan Station 3-0 1:32

Henry Clay defeats Bryan Station 3-0

Bryan Station girls get a shutout on Senior Night 1:14

Bryan Station girls get a shutout on Senior Night

UK basketball pizza night 2:14

UK basketball pizza night

Berea College student on sexual assault 0:52

Berea College student on sexual assault