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University of Kentucky Hockey goes 2-1 on the weekend

The Kentucky Hockey team played in a three-game stint this past weekend in Washington D.C. at the Kettler Capital Iceplex, the same facility where the Washington Capitals practice. Coming into the weekend the Cats were 4 and 3 on the season with two losses to Louisville and one to North Carolina. Head coach Tim Pergram is in his debut season with the Wildcats, one thing to take note.

The Cats started off the weekend taking a 10-hour bus ride from Lexington to D.C. on Friday where they had to get off and play George Washington. At the end of the first period, Kentucky was up 3-2, but couldn’t finish the job. They would end up losing 8-6 after three periods. According to Pergram, “the ice was fast and George Washington will finish top three (in the ACC).” Needless to say, Pergram had respect for the opposition.

Next up for the Cats on Saturday was the Georgetown Hoyas. Before the game, however, the Wildcats visited the U.S. Capital building set up by Senator Mitch McConnell’s office. Coach Pergram said he was worried but “hopefully” the Cats would have their legs against the Hoyas.

Well they did, as Kentucky dominated the Hoyas, winning 5-1.

“We came out again skating well, great positioning lot’s of shots but few scoring opportunities, then Aaron Bickle  scores late in the first period and goals start in the 2nd period with Jordan Shannon (who had a hat trick in the game) and Beck Schultz, our defensemen Duffy, Pakkala, Boss, Patneau and Higgins played outstanding shut down, shot-blocking defense.  Our Goaltending was outstanding with Eric “Ricky” Williams in between the pipes. Ricky was eating the puck up and controlling his rebounds by far the best game of his career in a UK jersey,” Coach Pergram said of the Cats.

Last but not least, the Cats played again on Sunday, this time at 11 am against the Naval Academy. Kentucky would go on to win the game 5-2 which puts them at 6 and 4 on the season.

Heres what Pergram had to say about the victory:

“At first the boys were tired and the big ice (rink) took a period to get transition over to the speed and angles.  Then Jimmy Kasch sniped a goal in with 5 seconds left in the first period. Second period the boys were just gassed from a lot of hockey, travel, and lack of recuperation time to play a good three periods of hockey.  In the 3rd period they grew up as a team and decided the game is over our call,  Beck Schultz and Jordan Shannon took the lead to put some pucks in the net and Jimmy Kasch again started and finished the scoring.  In net was Eric “Ricky” Williams again who played another outstanding game.  This weekend we came out 2-1 against very good ACC competition and were very close to being 3-0 on the weekend.  The boys have bought into the systems, hard-working, TEAM, and dedication.  These guys give a lot to this sport.  Everywhere we played the BBN was out in support, thank you again.  The boys are once again wanting to fill “The Barn” on Friday night verses Xavier.  This team is starting to come together and they could be a very good team when the SEC tournament rolls around in February 2018.”
So now with the Cats winning 2 out of the 3 games this weekend, let’s pack “The Barn” (Lexington Ice Center) come Friday against Xavier. The puck will drop at midnight and the Cats could really use your support.

Here is the look at the rest of the season:


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Watch the Kentucky Volleyball celebrate after win over Florida

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The No. 8 ranked (No. 3 RPI) Kentucky volleyball team defeated the No. 1 and undefeated Florida Gators today.

Kentucky defeated Florida 3-1 and in Gainesville.

Head coach, Craig Skinner, and the team celebrated accordingly afterward.

Mark Stoops sent his congratulations.

At least one sport can beat Florida………


No. 8 Kentucky Volleyball knocks off No. 1 Florida

Down goes Frazier.

The No. 8 ranked (No. 3 RPI) Kentucky Wildcat volleyball team just knocked off the undefeated No. 1 Florida Gators, winning 3-1 in Gainesville.

This is the third time in history UK has been able to defeat the Gators on the road, and their first time taking down the No. 1 team in the nation.

The Volleyball Cats did an exceptional job on both ends, blocking on the wings, finding open holes on blocks, and shifting momentum whenever Florida managed to get a full head of steam on offense.

Kaz Brown and Emily Franklin both found success on slide plays, with Leah Edmond dominating on outside hits. Setter Madison Lilley had a field day, putting the ball in position for her teammates with ease. The Kentucky blockers had a solid outing, but libero Ashley Dusek wore out the Gator offense all afternoon.

The Cats will almost certainly move into the top-three following today’s victory, with a shot at No. 1 entirely possible.

This is the 11th consecutive victory for Kentucky, and it doesn’t look like anyone in the country can stop them.

UK is now 16-2 (7-0 in the SEC) on the year, with a battle against Tennessee set for next Sunday at Memorial Coliseum at 1:30 pm ET.

CATS BY A MILLION


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Reminder: 8th Ranked UK Volleyball takes on No. 1 Florida at 1 PM

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Today marks just the third top-10 matchup in SEC volleyball history, as the 8th ranked Wildcats travel to Gainesville to square off against the top team in the nation, Florida.

You can catch the match at 1 PM on the SEC Network. These ladies have been tearing it up lately, and I’m sure they’d appreciate you tuning in.

It’s Gameday!!!!!!! #1 vs #8 on the SEC Network today 😼😼

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For a more in depth preview, get the full breakdown from UK Athletics right here.

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“Join The Rush”

Follow the Kool Cats this weekend as the Cats will play 3 games this weekend in Washington D.C.. Tonight Kentucky will play George Washington with the puck dropping at 6:40 pm EST. On Saturday the Wildcats are back out on the ice at 8 pm EST against the Georgetown Hoyas. Their last game of the weekend will be on Sunday at 11 am EST against the Naval Academy.

In the first weekend of October Kentucky played in three games over in North Carolina, beating Elon 7-5, losing to the North Carolina Tarheels 5-4, but ending the weekend with a win over the Duke Bluedevils 6-1. Coach Tim Pergram and the Cats are off to a 4-3 start on the season. Follow the Cats on twitter with score updates at @Kentucky_Hockey or if you are in the D.C. area go check the Cats out as the games will be played at the Kettlers Capital Iceplex.

Here is the schedule for the rest of the games.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Kentucky volleyball ranked No. 3 in the nation

Via @KentuckyVB

Don’t look now, but the Kentucky Wildcat volleyball team is one of the best in America.

After a blazing hot 14-2 start to the season, the latest RPI lists the Cats at No. 3 in the nation, behind only Penn State and Florida.

The AVCA poll currently lists Kentucky at No. 8 in the nation, as well.

(We’re going to say the Cats are No. 3 though.)

Leah Edmond won SEC Player and Offensive Player of the Week honors this afternoon, and Madison Lilley took home the SEC Setter of the Week award, as well.

Keep balling, girls!


KSR featured on the front page of Reddit

KSR featured on the front page of Reddit

We’ve officially hit it big time.

Last night, our friends at the Harold Leeder of the New Circle Circular wrote an absolutely hysterical piece on KSR that makes fun of Florida fans. This morning, that Harold Leeder post was featured on the front page of Reddit.

For those who don’t know, Reddit is one of the most popular websites on the internet right now, featuring comments, upvotes/downvotes (likes/dislikes), etc. on any topic imaginable. Sports teams, musicians, news source, etc., all have different subreddits for fans of any subject to tune into.

Here’s the headline, now up to 8534 upvotes and 646 comments at the time of writing this post.

The top two comments on the post just add icing to the cake.

You can read the whole comment thread featuring some pretty priceless stuff here.

In case you missed it, here’s the link to the original KSR article:

Doctors Discover Gene That Makes Someone A Florida Fan Is The Same One That Makes People Think It’s Ok To Go Shirtless To An Olive Garden

Now, who is going to make us a r/KentuckySportsRadio or r/KSR?


UK Hoops to play three games in Rupp Arena; one part of double-header with men’s team

UK Hoops to play three games in Rupp Arena; one part of double-header with men’s team

For the first time in over ten years, UK Hoops will play THREE regular season games in Rupp Arena: Tennessee on December 31, South Carolina on January 21 and LSU on February 4. The Tennessee and LSU games will be televised on the SEC Network, while the South Carolina game will be shown on ESPNU. 

The Tennessee game on New Year’s Eve is part of a doubleheader with the men’s team, who will play Georgia at 6 p.m. Both games will be ticketed separately.

“We are very excited to be playing three games inside Rupp Arena this season,” UK head coach Matthew Mitchell said. “The atmosphere we’ve had in past games we’ve played there has been incredible and I know the Big Blue Nation will give us a great advantage again this year. There are few venues in the world with more history and tradition than Rupp Arena and I know our team will be excited to hit the floor.”

This will mark only the sixth time in program history and the first time since the 2007-08 season that the Wildcats have played three or more regular-season games inside Rupp Arena. Check out there complete, updated schedule below:

 


Kentucky Volleyball sweeps Louisville 3-0

Clean. Sweep.

The UK Volleyball girls just defeated the Louisville Cardinals in the Battle of the Bluegrass by a final score of 3-0.

Avery Skinner led the team in total points (15.5) and kills (15). Emily Franklin finished the day with 12.5 total points and nine kills.

The outcome was just about set in stone when KY Wildcats TV crew released this crazy hype video before the match:

With the victory, the Wildcats move on to 8-2 on the season.

UK will play Kennesaw State tomorrow night at 6 p.m. ET before kicking off SEC play against Missouri next Wednesday.

Well done, girls. Well done.


Former Wildcats heavily involved on NFL transaction wire.

All NFL teams had to have their rosters cut down to 53 players by yesterday afternoon, and some familiar names are trickling out in the transaction wire.

As of now, six former Kentucky players have been waived by their respective teams.

Here are the list of former Wildcats involved:

Boom Williams was waived by Denver:

Farrington Huguenin was released by the Steelers, but then signed back to the practice squad:

Receiver Chris Matthews was waived by the Ravens:

Marcus McWilson was released by Oakland:

Josh Forrest has been waived by the Los Angeles Rams:

As we told you guys a few days back, JD Harmon was released by the Browns:

Tough day for NFL Cats… Hopefully they all find new homes sooner rather than later.

We’ll keep you updated if any more names of interest have been released.


Pikeville Chinese Restaurants in Epic Fight… Cockroach Sabotage Alleged

Pikeville Chinese Restaurants in Epic Fight… Cockroach Sabotage Alleged

If you read one thing today, make it this.

Pikeville’s Peking Buffet and China King Buffet are in the most epic feud imaginable, as China King is claiming Peking has planted cockroaches in their restaurant.

“They put a lot of cockroaches to our back door,” China King said. “We are complained by the customers.”

Take a look at the note on the front door following the sabotage:

“We have to close again because of the Peking restaurant make trouble to us.”

This brings back beautiful memories of the City Wok vs. City Sushi rivalry in South Park. (If you haven’t seen that and don’t mind NSFW language, follow this link. )

I’m definitely #TeamChinaKing in this battle.


Mitchell Robinson is officially back on campus and enrolled at WKU

It was reported yesterday that five-star big man Mitchell Robinson was on his way back to Bowling Green to make up with Rick Stansbury and WKU about returning to campus.

This morning, Robinson enrolled back in classes and is officially a Hilltopper…. again.

Just as a refresher, here are the timeline of events for Robinson’s ridiculous recruitment that has (hopefully) come to a close:

He shocked the world by committing to WKU in the first place, and surprised no one when he packed up his bags and left.

Then he was a lock to attend Kansas, then he was going to head home and play at New Orleans or LSU, and then rumors spread that he was just going to wait it out a year and work toward entering the NBA Draft in 2018.

Now here we are, back to square one.

Here was the official release from WKU this afternoon including quotes from Stansbury and Robinson:

Teammate Jordan Brangers will not be there with him this year, as he has decided to transfer from the program.

Rick Stansbury gave him an indefinite suspension after he left the first time, but who knows what the new punishment will be now that he has returned.

I think the Battletown, KY native is just happy he got his five-star back on the team.


Matt Jones and Chris Tomlin visit the Ark Encounter on Hey Kentucky!

The famous Ark Encounter in Williamstown, Kentucky has been open for just over a year now, and the Hey Kentucky! crew wanted to see what all the fuss was about.

This afternoon, Matt interviewed one of the founders of the Ark about why they set up shop in Williamstown, the daily crowds, and the controversy surrounding all of it.

Watch the interview below:

You can watch the entire episode after the jump:

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Chris Tomlin explores Eclipseville on Hey Kentucky!

Today was the famous solar eclipse, and the state of Kentucky was one of the few states in the path of totality.

Thousands of people gathered the streets of Hopkinsville for the rare phenomenon, and Hey Kentucky’s own Matt Jones, Chris Tomlin, and Drew Franklin joined in on the fun.

Tomlin put his boots on the ground and talked to those in attendance about their time in beautiful Hop-town.

See for yourself:

Here’s the Hey Kentucky! crew during the actual time of darkness:

You can watch the entire episode after the jump:

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Solar Eclipse could cost businesses roughly $700 million

The entire solar eclipse is expected to last just 20 minutes, but the lack of productivity in that time is expected to cost businesses a fortune.

According to Forbes, the rare phenomenon will cost American businesses nearly $700 million in productivity.

And because this ultra-rare celestial moment is happening on a work and school day we can count on thousands of people to take the day off, call in sick, or skip their regularly scheduled duties to watch the moon’s shadow block out the sun’s rays for a few minutes. And those minutes, when added up, will likely cost American businesses nearly $700 million in productivity, according to an estimate by outplacement company Challenger, Gray & Christmas.

In total, the company estimates that the U.S. economy will lose $694 million during the approximately 20-minute eclipse process. And that number, Andy Challenger, vice president at Challenger, Gray & Christmas, told Forbes via email, could be conservative.

Additionally, states and cities in the path of totality could see an even greater financial setback.

According to a report by Challenger, because the state of Kentucky, and more specifically, Hopkinsville, is in the path of totality, we could be seeing almost $200 million in lost productivity alone.

These few minutes of darkness are going to cost a pretty penny.

And Kentuckians are going to love every second of it.