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One of the most influential men in college athletics for almost 50 years was Jim Host, founder of Host Communications in 1972 who bought the broadcast rights to Kentucky football and basketball games in 1974.

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No one is happier to be part of the Kentucky all-star team that will take on Indiana Friday and June 11 than University of Kentucky signee Cassidy Rowe.

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The transfer portal and name, image and likeness (NIL) revenue have been linked constantly in recent months, but former Mississippi cornerback Keidron Smith is not like a lot of athletes.

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Before Oscar Tshiebwe officially announced he was staying at Kentucky for another season, he had some telling him he should go ahead and start his professional career after sweeping national player of the year honors.

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Imagine growing up in Lexington with the last name of Rupp. In a state that loves basketball, that’s a name almost any fan regardless of age would recognize because of the legendary coaching career Adolph Rupp had at Kentucky from 1930-1972 when he won 876 games and four national titles.

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LEXINGTON — When Oscar Tshiebwe spoke at the Governor’s Prayer Breakfast a week ago, he had already made his mind up he would be returning for a second season with the Wildcats. He revealed his decision seven days later.

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Krysten Peek, basketball writer for YahooSports and Rivals, has Kentucky freshman Shaedon Sharpe sixth in her latest NBA mock draft behind Chet Holmgren of Gonzaga, Jabari Smith of Auburn, Paolo Banchero of Duke, Jaden Ivey of Purdue and Keegan Murray of Iowa.

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LEXINGTON — The weather resembled winter prior to Kentucky’s spring football game Saturday at Kroger Field. However, a snow-covered field was all clear by the first snap of a contest dominated by the offense, which produced 32 points against the team’s defense in the team’s first spring game…

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Renee Abernathy has loved playing softball at Kentucky and coming off an impressive junior season had more confidence than ever going into this season.However, she already has a set career path once her softball career ends — and she hopes that is in the College World Series.Abernathy will b…

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I filled out my NCAA Tournament bracket in Indianapolis and had Kentucky winning it all. We all know how well that bracket aged. It ended up in the trash can.Ever since the Wildcats’ season ended following an 85-79 loss to surprise East Regional finalist Saint Peter’s on March 17, I’ve follo…

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John Calipari has faced a lot of challenges at Kentucky, but after going 9-16 during the 2020-21 season and then losing to 15th-seeded Saint Peter’s last week to end this season, he has a major challenge awaiting him.

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LOUISVILLE — The University of Louisville has scheduled a 10 a.m. press conference Friday, presumably to announce that Kenny Payne is returning to the Bluegrass State and to college basketball after a brief absence to become U of L's new men's basketball coach.

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INDIANAPOLIS — John Calipari will be rooting for Kenny Payne when he returns to the collegiate ranks. The lone exception will be when his team plays Louisville once a year.

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Kentucky hasn’t played in the NCAA Tournament in two years, including a COVID-marred year in 2020 when nobody played. The Wildcats will make a return as the No. 2 seed in the East when the prestigious event begins Thursday.

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Kentucky coach Mark Stoops is happy he had seven players working out at last week’s NFL Combine. He was also appreciative that receiver Wan’Dale Robinson transferred to UK from Nebraska for the 2021 season to help the Cats and put himself in position to be invited to the combine.

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Remember how Kentucky coach John Calipari is always talking about servant leadership and how important he believes that is to instill in his basketball players at UK? The players annually are involved in various service projects because of Calipari and often that service/philanthropy continu…

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Playing for Team USA was the “opportunity of a lifetime” for Kentucky sophomore shortstop Erin Coffel, who got to play with some of the nation’s best players during the Under-18 World Cup in Peru in December.

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Record-setting receiver Wan’Dale Robinson had a historic homecoming after transferring from Nebraska to Kentucky this season and was the recent winner of the Lexington Herald-Leader Kentucky Sports Figure of the Year

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LAWRENCE, Kansas — Keion Brooks sipped on a Gatorade before Kentucky’s showdown against Kansas in the Big 12-SEC Challenge Saturday night. He was drenched with the popular thirst quencher following the Wildcats’ dominating performance against the Jayhawks.