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.
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.
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.
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.
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…
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.
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.
Most players come to Kentucky to play basketball hoping to win a national championship. Walk-on guard Isaac DeGregorio has the same dream for next season when he joins the one Wildcats but unlike his other teammates, he already has a UK national championship ring.
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.
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.
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 …
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.
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.
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…
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.
Kentucky freshman defensive back Jalen Geiger’s parents spent close to a combined 50 years in the military, lived on four continents and learned to judge character pretty well.
Donte Key won’t call it a dream come true for his son to have a football scholarship offer from Kentucky, his alma mater, but he also won’t deny it is special.
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.
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.