Mark Story

Mark Story

A ‘reducing’ Bam Adebayo is producing growing hopes for Kentucky

With Bam Adebayo turning in his second straight double-double, No. 11 Kentucky avenged a 22-point loss to No. 13 Florida on Feb. 4 with a 76-66 victory Saturday.

Other Sports

Louisville NASCAR driver Rhodes feels urgency to win races in 2017

After Ben Rhodes finished 14th in the points in his rookie season in NASCAR’s Camping World Truck Series in 2016, the Louisville driver, who turns 20 Tuesday, knows he needs better results in 2017 to keep his career momentum advancing. “The clock is always ticking on you. You always have to perform. If you don’t, they will find somebody who can,” Rhodes says.

High School Sports

Clay County vs. Ballard: The rivalry that showed the Sweet Sixteen’s best

Three decades ago, Clay County, led by Richie Farmer, and Ballard, led by Allan Houston, met in back-to-back Boys’ Sweet Sixteen championship games that drew more 38,000 fans combined. The teams produced two classic contests that turbocharged the popularity of the state tournament. Yet in this 100th year of the Boys’ Sweet Sixteen, the most impressive result of the Clay County-Ballard rivalry is that it ended with a mutual respect among competitors that has endured

UK Men's Basketball

Laughter on the bench is the least of UK basketball’s worries

Malik Monk’s laughing while on the bench late in UK’s blowout loss at Florida in response to the UF student section sarcastically serenading him with a rendition of “Happy Birthday” turned into a social media imbroglio. What Wildcats fans — and John Calipari — should be fretting about is UK’s dismal second-half defensive numbers in recent games

Other Sports

A window into the post-Heisman Trophy life of Lamar Jackson

The Bluegrass Sports Awards Banquet on Wednesday night provided a view of what life is like when one is as famous as Heisman Trophy-winning Louisville quarterback Lamar Jackson. In Lexington to accept the 2016 Kentucky Sports Figure of the Year Award, the U of L sophomore seems to be handling celebrity about as well as it can be done

UK Men's Basketball

Lamar Jackson is the 2016 Kentucky Sports Figure of the Year

Heisman Trophy-winning Louisville Cardinals quarterback Lamar Jackson wins the 2016 Lexington Herald-Leader Kentucky Sports Figure of the Year award by largest margin in 36-year history of the award over runner-up Tyler Ulis. High-scoring hoops star Whitney Creech of Jenkins finishes third, highest ever by a high school girls’ basketball player

UK Football

Ex-Cat David Jones inspired Austin Dotson’s dream of playing for UK

Offensive tackle Austin Dotson’s aspiration of playing college football at Kentucky was inspired as a little boy when he saw David Jones, a player from his high school, Belfry, starting for Rich Brooks’ Wildcats as a defensive back. “I always thought David Jones was the biggest superstar ever,” Dotson says. “He went to Kentucky and he was a Belfry guy.”

Ex-Cats

2016 Kentucky Sports Figure of the Year finalist: Tyler Ulis

The ninth finalist for the 2016 Lexington Herald-Leader Kentucky Sports Figure of the Year award won the Bob Cousy Award signifying men’s college basketball’s best point guard and was named both SEC Player of the Year and SEC Defensive Player of the Year, Tyler Ulis of the Kentucky Wildcats.

Videos

Inside the art-filled UK Gatton College of Business

The new University of Kentucky Gatton College of Business and Economics on the UK campus features multiple pieces of art. All of the art work in the building was purchased through an endowment established using donations from private donors. Video by Charles Bertram
cbertram@herald-leader.com
Inside the art-filled UK Gatton College of Business 1:25

Inside the art-filled UK Gatton College of Business

Malik Monk says Bam Adebayo doesn't like to run 1:08

Malik Monk says Bam Adebayo doesn't like to run

Dominique Hawkins: Everybody picked it up a notch 0:50

Dominique Hawkins: Everybody picked it up a notch

Bam Adebayo: Better diet has led to better rebounding 0:51

Bam Adebayo: Better diet has led to better rebounding