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She’s seen her son injure his knee and miss the 2018 season when Kentucky won 10 games and then come back to play so effectively in 2019 that he’s been named the third best returning offensive lineman in the Southeastern Conference.

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He’s never coached Terrence Clarke, but he’s coached against the incoming Kentucky freshman guard often and Our Savior Lutheran (N.Y.) coach Peter Wehye has never failed to be impressed.

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Just how good is recent Kentucky basketball commit Jada Walker? The point guard is a top 70 player nationally in the 2021 recruiting class, but she got her first Division I scholarship offer from Michigan when she was in the sixth grade.

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Kentucky lost some big offensive numbers off its 2020 softball team with the graduation of Alex Martens and Bailey Vick, two of the nation’s best offensive players last season. However, signee Erin Coffel of Indiana will arrive on campus with some big numbers of her own.

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His junior season he played with Spire Academy in Ohio, a team that featured guard LaMelo Ball and Rocket Watts. That left Isaiah Jackson to fill a role while Ball, who played overseas last year and should be a top five pick in the NBA draft, and Watts, who averaged 9.0 points per game at Mi…

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Five-star defensive lineman Justin Rogers is the highest rated recruit — he’s a top 20 player nationally — that coach Mark Stoops has signed at UK, but he doesn’t want fans thinking he has a superstar mentality.

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Now that Kentucky failed to land Purdue graduate transfer Matt Haarms to fill the void at center it has on the 2020-21 roster, one name that keeps being mentioned as a possible solution is 6-11 Moussa Cisse of Lausanne Collegiate School of Memphis.

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Since he grew up in Columbus, Ohio, Kalil Branham’s dream was to play football in the Big Ten, and he originally committed to Michigan. However, he later had a change of heart and the talented receiver signed with Kentucky.

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After Joey Gatewood decided he was leaving Auburn and put his name into the transfer portal, he got a call from Kentucky recruiting coordinator Vince Marrow urging him to make a visit to Kentucky.

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After playing a receiver at quarterback for eight games in 2019, it seems almost ludicrous to wonder if the Kentucky offense can be as productive in 2020 when the Cats figure to have a traditional quarterback — hopefully 2018 starter Terry Wilson who led UK to 10 wins before getting hurt in …

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Kentucky’s game against Louisville Saturday is going to be a much bigger national story this year than it has been recently because the Cardinals are relevant again in the national title picture.

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Before his team played Lexington Catholic this season, Frederick Douglass coach Brian Landis watched eight game videos of Catholic quarterback Beau Allen. He was impressed then, but even more impressed after his team beat Catholic 42-31.

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His coach doesn’t want to make Jaden Hardy sound too good to be true, but Coronado High School (Nev.) coach Jeff Kaufman can’t help himself.

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Most Kentucky basketball fans will probably never know when Harvard is playing basketball this season. Kentucky freshman Johnny Juzang will.His older brother, Christian, is a senior and started 25 of 29 games last year when he averaged 8.0 points, 2.8 rebounds and 2.4 assists per game to hel…

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Kentucky’s backcourt is getting a lot of national attention with the return of Ashton Hagans, last year’s SEC Defensive Player of the Year, and the arrival of freshman Tyrese Maxey, who is already being projected as a 2021 NBA lottery pick.

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Ask John Schlarman what his life might be like if he wasn’t coaching and he’ll tell you he doesn’t know because coaching football is all the Kentucky offensive line coach has ever done.

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Recently a longtime University of Kentucky fan who has season tickets to both men’s basketball and football games posed a question that I was not sure how to answer. She wondered who I thought was the better recruiter — John Calipari or Vince Marrow.

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His first two years at Kentucky he played in all 26 games, but linebacker Kash Daniel really was not much more than just a special teams player. 

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Maci Morris’ freshman year at the University of Kentucky was everything she “hoped for” and the coaching staff literally had to make her go home during breaks because the dorms closed.

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It wasn’t quite a year ago when news broke that Kentucky offensive line coach John Schlarman had been diagnosed with cancer and that sophomore defensive standout Josh Paschal had skin cancer.

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Kentucky natives Krystal and Chip Dittus often plan vacations to watch UK basketball postseason games even though they now live in Key West, Florida. This year, however, the two UK fans did something a little different for their special trip: They went to Nepal and hiked to the Mt. Everest b…

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If McDonald’s All-American and Washington signee Isaiah Stewart is right about high school teammate Keion Brooks Jr., Kentucky basketball fans are really going to like what the 6-7 freshman does this season.

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Vito Tisdale’s explosiveness is what immediately stands out to high-level coaches when they see him play and why he has college scholarship offers from some of the nation’s best programs.

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Florida high school teammates Nik Scalzo and Nik Ognenovic will be roommates at Kentucky for their freshman year when they report to campus next week.

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