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KSR’s Fringe Sports Friday!

-Congratulations to UK Hoops for a successful week!  While they aren’t entirely a fringe sport at UK, they also don’t get enough coverage for how great they have been under Matthew Mitchell.  After the great news of a transfer from UConn’s WNBA Minor League, the Lady Cats beat up on Vandy at home and traveled to Ole Miss last night where they overcame a double digit deficit to win by six. As you now know, any road win in the SEC is tough, so that’s a great accomplishment.

-On top of that, UK Hoops freshman Jennifer O’Neill locked up the SEC Freshman of the Week award. O’Neill came up big against Florida last week, scoring 5 straight points in the 10 point comeback over the last five and a half minutes.  It’s the second week in a row where UK Hoops has had the SEC FotW, and with O’Neill bringing in 10 against Ole Miss, the frosh might make it three in a row.

-The UK Rifle team continued to be on a tear as they won their matches against Ole Miss and Memphis this past weekend, concluding a four matches in four days trip.  I wish I could tell you more, but I really don’t know much about Rifle other than all the pictures on their website look bad ass.  And apparently our team is really good.  Somebody from the team contact me and we’ll try and get you more publicity.  Their next match on Feb 5th against the West Virginia Mountaineers.

-In my career as a UK student I distrinctly remember two Hockey games.  I went to more, but I only really remember two.  My first – against Wright State, and the one when we hosted Tennessee.  I remember the first because your first UK hockey game is not one you’re likely to forget – plus we killed them.  This year was no different as the hockey team took it to the Wright State whatevers and won both games this past weekend. The Tennessee one I remember because someone brought in a sign that read “UT = Thunder ****” and it was about the funniest sign the 19 year old me had ever seen.  So now that I see the Tennessee games have been scratched from the schedule let us all shed a single tear for the Thunder ****’s.  Kentucky plays Ohio State this weekend – go and try to be as annoying as Ohio State fans typically are.

Article written by Will Lentz

13 Comments for KSR’s Fringe Sports Friday!

  1. Derek Locke
    5:58 pm January 28, 2011 Permalink

    Nobody cares about this

  2. The Realist
    5:59 pm January 28, 2011 Permalink

    When was the last year that UK made a final four in mens’ basketball?

  3. Matt from Hodgenville
    6:03 pm January 28, 2011 Permalink

    The last time Kentucky and West Virginia had a rifle competition was the Hatfields and McCoys. LOL. Go Rifle Cats!!!

  4. bung
    6:06 pm January 28, 2011 Permalink

    good rifles = Olympics

  5. A lil taste
    6:13 pm January 28, 2011 Permalink

    ***Ohio State’s “Club Team”..

  6. Enes Envy
    6:31 pm January 28, 2011 Permalink

    hey guys..go to this link to sign an NFL LOCKOUT PETITION on behalf of the NFL Player’s Union:

  7. TeamPaulyD
    6:44 pm January 28, 2011 Permalink

    Teague, Davis, and Gilchrist name to Mcdonald’s All-American game!!!

  8. Tom
    6:57 pm January 28, 2011 Permalink

    If anyone reading this actually has a Nielsen box, watch Fringe tonight. Not only is it a good show, but better ratings will keep nerds like me from bothering you out on Friday nights for another year.

  9. SueWylie
    7:11 pm January 28, 2011 Permalink

    Geeez. We have a better rifle team than Memphis? I’m calling ADT for my security system tomorrow.

  10. atlantacat
    8:43 pm January 28, 2011 Permalink

    #8 – Fringe just may be the best show on TV.

  11. Viper
    11:59 pm January 28, 2011 Permalink

    All joking aside…we have one of the top 5 (and usually higher) rifle teams in the country EVERY YEAR! It is a shame they never get any credit from the local press. Political correctness run amock! If you have never watched or participated in a rifle competition, it requires more discipline and practice than any sport I know. This is certainly not a knock on any other sport. i just think it is time the rifle teams got the credit they deserve!

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    9:03 am January 29, 2011 Permalink

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  13. The Real Gimel Martinez
    9:39 pm January 29, 2011 Permalink

    Wright State’s nickname isn’t the “whatevers”, it’s the Raiders. Check it