Olaus Alinen believes that the University of Kentucky football coaching staff saw a “great opportunity” when he was offered a scholarship almost a year ago between his freshman and sophomore years of high school.
He wandered around the Somerset High School football field interacting with youngsters in various ways and smiling and laughing almost constantly.
After his team lost its final game in the 2019-20 season, guard TyTy Washington went to his head coach at Arizona Compass Prep and asked what he had to do to work on his body.
It is not hard to get coach Rob Stowe to talk about Martez Thrower, his star linebacker at Wilcox County High School in Rochelle, Georgia.
Even though he did not come out of spring practice as Kentucky’s No. 1 quarterback, redshirt freshman Beau Allen thought everything went well not only for him but the entire team.
Finishing 9-16 last season is something Kentucky coach John Calipari says was still due to a variety of reasons, not just one particular shortcoming on his team or staff.
Explaining what makes Kentucky signee TyTy Washington a special player/point guard is not hard for Pete Kaffey, basketball program director at Arizona Compass Prep.
The first time Vince Marrow met John Schlarman was 2013 when the two started coaching together at Kentucky. It didn’t take long for Marrow to realize how special Schlarman was.
Kentucky basketball has had player and coaching defections as well as player and coaching additions recently. That’s made it easy to lose perspective on signee Bryce Hopkins.
Bart Williams was thrilled that former University of Kentucky football standout Lynn Bowden agreed to be part of the Somerset Youth Football League summer camp.
Colleges started recruiting her to play soccer when she was only a high school freshman, and a couple of years later she started to get offers in track because her times were so fast.
Summit High School (Tennessee) coach Brian Coleman wasn’t sure if twins Keaten and Destin Wade would end up playing together in college, but he never doubted his two players would like to do that.
There was only one fitting way for Kentucky signee Nolan Hickman Jr. to celebrate when he found out he had been named a McDonald’s All-American even if there is no all-star game again for him to play in this year.
He has a lot of potential college choices and likely will still get more scholarship offers, but Frederick Douglass, junior receiver Dane Key, has cut his list of potential schools to 10.
Balance is the goal for Kentucky’s offense with new offensive coordinator Liam Coen. He understands how well Kentucky has run the football in recent years and returns a potential star running back in Chris Rodriguez and All-American tackle in Darian Kinnard. He also knows Kentucky needs to a…
Once he decided he was going to leave Michigan State, receiver Tre’Von Morgan had some schools reach out to him and he reached out to a few others, including Kentucky.
When his junior season at Homewood High School in Birmingham ended, Lucas Padgett had several offers to play college football from various Ivy League and Conference USA teams.
His playing time dropped when Philadelphia got its full roster healthy, but former Kentucky guard Tyrese Maxey has not complained because that’s just not what he does.
Former Kentucky all-SEC running back Anthony White spent a lot of time watching Wan’Dale Robinson play when he was recruited by Kentucky two years ago and again now that he has transferred from Nebraska to UK.
If you ask Dream City Christian (Arizona) coach Kyle Weaver just how good 6-5, 195-pound junior guard Shaedon Sharpe is, he has a quick answer.
Ally Echols grew up a Kentucky fan in Shepherdsville and met her husband, Thomas Paine Echols, a few months before he graduated high school there.
Chip Michalove is known as the “Great White Shark Whisperer” who has hooked a 3,500-pound great white shark a few miles off the South Carolina coast.
Kentucky coach Mark Stoops let everyone know what the biggest storyline should be from national signing day — Kentucky signing seven in-state players.
Somerset coach Robbie Lucas felt that quarterback Kaiya Sheron had a better command of the offense this season than he did in 2019 when Somerset won the Class AA state championship.
Demetria Caldwell does prayers on Facebook Live each Wednesday and admits the thought of her nephew, Immanuel Quickley, becoming a first-round NBA draft pick was often in her prayers.
He’s viewed as a receiver who could be a God-send for Kentucky’s offense next season even though he has just 17 catches for 195 yards and seven scores this season.
John Calipari’s current 2021 recruiting class might not have that instant superstar, but recruiting analysts certainly like the upside for 6-9 Daimion Collins of Atlanta, Texas.“Collins is elite on both ends on the floor in two specific areas. First and foremost as a rim protector and second…
The first time coach Staunton Peck met Bryce Hopkins was the fall of his eighth-grade year when he went to watch his middle school team play. He met Hopkins and his family, and they even came to some of Peck’s game at Fenton (Ill.) High School that season.
Don’t be fooled by the low recruiting ranking that 6-5, 195-pound Wisconsin shooting guard Brandin Podziemski has. Or at least that is what DJ Mlachnik, associated head basketball coach at St. John’s Northwestern Academies, believes.
The more Miami won in the NBA playoffs, the more fans and friends reached out to Travis Riesop to tell him how surprised they were at how well Tyler Herro was playing.
Getting to play in the last group on the final day of the girls state high school golf tournament and finishing in the top 10 are both terrific accomplishments.
Being picked 13th in the 2019 NBA Draft left Tyler Herro with mixed feelings. One, he was happy to be going to the Miami Heat. Two, he felt he should have been drafted higher.
What if Kentucky goes 7-3 or 8-2 this year, will there be a bowl game waiting for the Wildcats? What about if UK would go 4-6 — or worse? Could there still be a bowl game opportunity?
This will be the third year that Hunter Sallis has started for Millard North (Nebraska) High School for coach Tim Cannon, and he’s emerged not only as a major recruiting target for Kentucky but as one of the top players in the 2021 recruiting class.
Bondurant’s grades 1-4 boys team and girls grades 5-8 girls team and Good Shepherd’s grades 5-8 boys team won at the middle school cross country meet Wednesday at the State Library and Archives.
It’s hard to imagine there could a better marquee matchup to start a high school football season than Frederick Douglass-North Hardin tonight in Lexington.
In the 20-plus years I have been doing a Sunday morning sports show on WLAP Radio in Lexington, we had never had a call asking about Kentucky women’s golf. Not one.
He’s been piling up preseason honors the same way he has piled up successful blocks, but Kentucky senior center Drake Jackson won’t let the accolades go to his head.
Tom Payne now lives in Lansing, Michigan, and says he gets little news about Kentucky basketball, so he quickly admitted when I called him that he didn’t know a lot about the “particular agenda” to have former Kentucky basketball coach Adolph Rupp’s name removed from Rupp Arena.
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.