She’s still not in high school, but Marshall County’s Trinity Beth already has played on two high school state championship teams, placed in the top five twice at the state tourney and been named Kentucky Miss Golf twice.
Sophie Galloway was sure she did not want to go to the University of Kentucky after her distinguished high school track career ended at Marshall County.
Four-star receiver Dane Key intended to finish his senior season at Frederick Douglass High School and enjoy one final season of baseball, a sport he’s always enjoyed and thought at one time he might even play in college.
Before Reed Sheppard finally committed to play basketball at the University of Kentucky where both his parents played, his sister was not convinced he was going to pick UK.
The “Kentucky United for Tornado Relief” telethon put together by UK Athletics and WLEX-TV raised over $4 million to benefit victims of the tornadoes that devastated much of western Kentucky.
Shaedon Sharpe, the top-rated recruit in the 2022 class, should arrive on the University of Kentucky campus soon now that he has reclassified and plans to join the Wildcats for the second semester.
As speculation continued to spread about Kentucky coach Mark Stoops being a possible candidate at several major schools with job openings, Valerie Wade could not help worrying a bit.
It has been over three years since Cassidy Rowe verbally committed to play basketball at the University of Kentucky, but despite all that has happened in that time in other ways it doesn’t feel like it has been that long to her.
It was about a year ago that Pete Kaffey, program director at Arizona Compass, was telling anyone who would listen just how good point guard TyTy Washington was.
Bryce Hopkins was a four-star player and consensus top 50 national recruit — he was as high as No. 33 by ESPN — but the 6-7 Kentucky freshman seems to have all the skills that should have made him ranked even higher.
Even though Kentucky lost 30-13 at No. 1 Georgia, UK recruiting coordinator Vine Marrow thought offensive coordinator Liam Coen “called a great game” against the SEC’s best defense and maybe the nation’s best defense.
She wasn’t sure if the Instagram message she got was legitimate or spam, but Kentucky junior softball player Tatum Spangler was curious enough to see if the contact from Big League Chew Bubble Gum was real or not.
Before he was sure how talented Cason Wallace was on the basketball court, Richardson (Texas) High School coach Kevin Lawson knew he was going to be special.
Now that she knows she will play her college softball for coach Rachel Lawson at Kentucky, McCracken County junior Ally Hutchins wants to make sure one thing does not happen to her this year.
During a Kentucky football camp in early June, Kentucky coaches treated Knox Central sophomore Gavin Chadwell “very well” and made a big impression on him.
It was not quite three months ago when Kentucky basketball commit Skyy Clark tore the anterior cruciate ligament and meniscus in his left knee.
She is only going to be a freshman this season, but Leah Macy already has 12 college basketball scholarship offers. The list includes Kentucky and in-state schools Western Kentucky, Eastern Kentucky and Murray, but she also has offers from Oklahoma, Arizona, Mississippi State, South Florida,…
Kentucky freshman guard TyTy Washington just kept impressing not only basketball analysts but college coaches the more he played last season for Arizona Compass Prep.
It is no surprise that Frederick Douglass junior Ty Bryant is a terrific tackler and will soon be the all-time leading tackler for the Broncos.
He’s realistic about how difficult it can be for a true freshman linebacker to play in the Southeastern Conference. However, Trevin Wallace is also confident he can be a contributor for Kentucky this season.
Not only is Kentucky’s new punter a 24-year-old Australian but he also has a nickname — “Bangers” — that comes with an interesting story.
He grew up in California but didn’t start out playing football. Instead, Jordan Anthony studied the game until he was old enough to play. He eventually moved to Mississippi but didn’t even play football his freshman year of high school.
If you ask Anwar Stewart about his blocked field goal against Alabama in 1997, he will downplay the significance of what he did. However, he returned that block 68 yards for a touchdown in UK’s overtime win over Alabama that touched off a wild post-game celebration where the goal posts came down.
He might have the size of a center, but 6-11, 230-pound Kyle Filipowski has the skills that immediately impressed Kentucky coach John Calipari when he saw him play. Wilbraham & Monson Academy (Massachusetts) coach Mike Mannix chuckles when he sees his star player called a center.
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.