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Catch Fringe Sports At It’s New Time Slot… Now!

Adding to the theme of  “Change We Can Believe In,” around here today, Fringe Sports will be joining BTI in receiving scheduling change.  Partially because I’m going through withdrawal symptoms from not writing about the Rifle team last week, and partially because all the important fringe stuff seems to happen on the weekend – making it 5 days old to post on a friday.  Therefore I’m changing the Fringe Sports posts to Monday at six. Hopefully you will find a way to cope.  Oh, you say you didn’t even know there was a Fringe Sports post?  Eh, bugger off already.

1.) Let’s start with my favorite, the Rifle team.  While Matthew did an excellent job filling in for me on Friday, he did manage to let the rifle team’s huge success earlier slip by, and has promptly been signed up for target practice.  Two weekends ago the Shot-Cats (no longer just the name of Drew Franklins Japanese Bobtail,) out shot number 1 WVU, a huge step for the program. Kentucky still only has one loss to their name, and clinched an NCAA berth this past weekend by placing first in the qualifying round.  The championships begin March 9th.

2.) As was mentioned yesterday, UK Hoops bounced back from back to back losses to Tennessee and South Carolina by eeking out a win against LSU in uniforms that rivaled the Men’s Denim ones from years past.  UK Hoops is now 8-4 in the SEC with four winnable games to go before the SEC Tournament.  UK Hoops is ranked 19th, which marks the second week they have been ranked above the Mens team.  I think.

3.) More props to UK Hoops as Senior Victoria Dunlap was named to the Naismith Trophy Midseason Top 30 list.  Dunlap has had a great season so far, and a lot of the programs continued success this year will ride on how far she can carry the team in tough games.

4.) The Kentucky men’s tennis team has continued to do well.  They are ranked 12th in the nation and have just come off a big sweep of no. 38 Miami (FL) and Cleveland State. Not only did they win both match ups, they won handily, taking all 7 matches against Miami and 6 of 7 against Cleveland State.  The Wildcats are now 4-2 against top 50 opponents this season.

5.) A bit of a personal note, but fringe nonetheless, Kentucky High School regionals were held this past weekend for Swimming and Diving, and the team I help coach (Lafayette,) had a pretty successful run.  We only have one diver – and I have literally nothing to do with her coaching – but Rebecca Hamperian dominated the field by like, 200 points.  She will most likely go on to win state, and be awesome at everything else she does.  But this year for a change, the swim team will be sending a few relay teams and a few girls to compete in individual events at State this year too, so congratulations to them.  #OperationSwim

Article written by Will Lentz

22 Comments for Catch Fringe Sports At It’s New Time Slot… Now!

  1. saintx13
    6:05 pm February 14, 2011 Permalink

    Sorry Will. Saint X will dominate for a 23rd straight time. Swim and Dive state championships are ours. Go Cats

  2. Big D
    6:05 pm February 14, 2011 Permalink


  3. Big D
    6:06 pm February 14, 2011 Permalink

    Awwww man. Not 1st.

  4. Will Lentz
    6:10 pm February 14, 2011 Permalink

    1. I mean, sure. But it does help that you guys have a million swimmers (approx.)

  5. In the Know
    6:14 pm February 14, 2011 Permalink

    Miller will not play tomorrow and will likely be out for the USC game.

  6. Wildcat8
    6:19 pm February 14, 2011 Permalink

    There are only two sports at UK. Men’s Basketball, and Basketball Practice

  7. Big D
    6:22 pm February 14, 2011 Permalink

    To refresh, or not to refresh, that is the question.

    6:25 pm February 14, 2011 Permalink

    Why do comments keep getting deleted?

  9. BPsycho
    6:28 pm February 14, 2011 Permalink

    #4 I have 50-100 million “swimmers” (approx.)

  10. Bringith
    6:32 pm February 14, 2011 Permalink

    please post this

  11. John Meyer
    6:41 pm February 14, 2011 Permalink

    You would be a swim coach, it explains soooo much

  12. nathan
    6:51 pm February 14, 2011 Permalink

    of course west virginia is good with rifles…

  13. SexnNursinHomes
    7:49 pm February 14, 2011 Permalink

    Two things
    First off. Does this cartoon cuss and use sexual inneundos?
    Secondly: I don’t have a second thing. so basically, does this cartoon cuss and say nasty stuff? only way I’m watchin’ it

  14. The Rock
    7:57 pm February 14, 2011 Permalink

    Will, as a swimming fan, it’s gotta suck knowing that the sport’s two biggest stars, Phelps(pothead) and Louganis(gay & AIDS), are terrible role models. It’s good to know young swimmers everywhere can look up to you as the model of swimming success. Personally, I love you. Happy Valentine’s Day 🙂

  15. catty
    9:34 pm February 14, 2011 Permalink

    Will Lentz
    UK HOOPS team IS NOT a fringe sport. quit referring to it as such. You are quickly becoming my least favorite writer.

  16. Matthew Hays
    9:34 pm February 14, 2011 Permalink

    I’d like to formally apologize to the Gat Cats. Don’t shoot me.

  17. Willie's Waylons
    10:49 pm February 14, 2011 Permalink


    And Henry Clay flatout SUCKS.

  18. Will Lentz
    11:15 pm February 14, 2011 Permalink

    16. I understand that UK Hoops is not a fringe sport, but they don’t get enough credit around here as is, so it can’t hurt to include them where we can.

  19. Viper
    12:20 am February 15, 2011 Permalink

    I undersand that it is a minor sport but it is true that UK, WV and Alaska-Fairbanks are to collegiate shooting sports what UK, Duke and NC are to men’s basketball. Just giving credit where it is due.

  20. catty
    9:04 am February 15, 2011 Permalink

    ok, Will I will accept your explanation. The Hoops team draws more fans to attend their games than many of the SEC men’s basketball teams.

  21. saintx13
    4:21 pm February 15, 2011 Permalink

    It doesn’t really matter how many swimmers SaintX has. They conitnuously prove that they are the best by placing so many kids in the final heat for state