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June 21, 2020

Who Passes the Sports Movie Dad Beer Test?

Wynn McDonald 11:00am June 21, 2020 6/21/20

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Disclaimer: I am not a dad. If you’d like to hear from one today, I recommend reading Roush’s post or rewatching Lynn Bowden’s highlights vs. Louisville. However, I have a great amount of respect for dads and all that they contribute to society. That’s why, this Father’s Day, I’ve decided to answer an important question. Namely,…

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June 17, 2020

The Matt Jones Podcast Ep. 79: Steve Romines

KSR 6:30pm June 17, 2020 6/17/20

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The Matt Jones Podcast welcomes on Steve Romines, a longtime lawyer, legal expert, and friend of KSR, to break down all the legal implications of the last three weeks of protest and his analysis of the Breonna Taylor and David McAtee cases. Highlights: What it’s like to watch the ongoing protests through the eyes of…

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KSR Show Thread 6/17: Daviess County Spotlight

Mrs. Tyler Thompson 9:55am June 17, 2020 6/17/20

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Good morning, friends, and welcome to the Wednesday edition of Kentucky Sports Radio. Today, the gang will discuss everything happening in the UK Sports world and beyond and spotlight Daviess County, the latest stop on our Blue Lights Across The Bluegrass KSR County Virtual Tour. If you’re from the area, get your fun facts ready…

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June 16, 2020

WATCH: Sports talk with Maggie, Jack, and Zack

KSR 7:30pm June 16, 2020 6/16/20

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The Millenials (are they technically Millenials?) have finally linked up together to bring the KSR fans a different perspective on all things sports. You’ve surely heard of them already if you’re a friend of the site and have likely read their work in the past, but now Maggie Davis, Jack Pilgrim, and Zack Geoghegan are…

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June 14, 2020

A walk down memory lane with Brandon Webb

Ty Schadt 8:00pm June 14, 2020 6/14/20 Comments Disabled

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Photo via Kentucky Athletics When I was a child, I was a much bigger baseball fan than I am nowadays. Players from 2005 to 2009 are etched into my memory, and I’m able to recall names, positions and teams from those days much quicker than I am for those today. Perhaps my interest was magnified…

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Catching Up With Forgotten Championship Heroes

Wynn McDonald 11:00am June 14, 2020 6/14/20 Comments Disabled

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A few weeks ago, I took the liberty of following up on the not-so-illustrious careers of a few members of the UK Basketball Villains Hall of Fame (which is a very real thing, I promise). That research got me thinking about the other side of the coin: what happened to the UK basketball heroes that…

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June 7, 2020

BBN in the NBA Finals: A Look Back in Time

Wynn McDonald 12:00pm June 7, 2020 6/7/20 Comments Disabled

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In another world—one where COVID-19 never existed, March Madness wasn’t canceled, and Greg Gumble’s soothing voice didn’t leave us in our time of need—this weekend would have been the start of the 2020 NBA Finals. Instead, we’re left with nothing but reruns on ESPN, deflated balls in our driveways, and a tentative promise that league…

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Kentucky’s Biggest Basketball Rival: Louisville or Tennessee?

Alex Weber 11:00am June 7, 2020 6/7/20

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Are we tired of Louisville? They cheat and still don’t win. Before the cheating, they hadn’t been winning, and the Cardinals don’t look to win big anytime soon with underwhelming recruiting and a six-player 2020 offseason overhaul. Did I mention they have NCAA infractions flying in semi-annually? Perhaps Louisville is no longer Kentucky’s finest rival…

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June 4, 2020

NCAA moves NBA Draft withdrawal deadline back to August

Mrs. Tyler Thompson 6:00pm June 4, 2020 6/4/20

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Following today’s news that the 2020 NBA Draft will take place on October 15, the NCAA has moved back its withdrawal deadline. Players who are weighing whether to stay in the draft or return to school will now have until August 3 or 10 days after the draft combine (still TBD) to decide. The original…

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June 3, 2020

Kentucky WBB announces signing of Maryland transfer Olivia Owens

Jack Pilgrim 5:30pm June 3, 2020 6/3/20 Comments Disabled

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The Kentucky women’s basketball has officially announced the addition of Maryland transfer Olivia Owens. Owens, a former five-star prospect and one of the best centers in the nation coming out of high school in 2018, announced her decision to transfer from Maryland to Kentucky on Monday. Now, UK head coach Matthew Mitchell has introduced the…

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July 12, 2020

KSR Exclusive: “Authentic” Scenes from Inside the BBNBA Bubble

Wynn McDonald 6:00pm July 12, 2020 7/12/20

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**DISCLAIMER: These quotes are definitely not real. This is a satirical piece written with the intent to entertain, not to inform.** The long-awaited NBA restart is now less than three weeks away, and with players arriving in their hotel rooms this week, scenes from the carefully-maintained Orlando “bubble” are already flooding in on social media.…

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Today on KSR: Quaker State 400 2020 runs this afternoon

Sam Gormley 10:00am July 12, 2020 7/12/20

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For the 10th time, the NASCAR Monster Energy Series takes to Kentucky Speedway this afternoon for the Quaker State 400. I know I am not in the minority of not being as big of a NASCAR fan as I once was, but I know for certain I will be tuned into this evening’s race. Last…

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July 5, 2020

Today on KSR: Football commitment highlights 4th of July

Sam Gormley 10:00am July 5, 2020 7/5/20

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The 4th of July has come and gone, but my head is still rattling with the banging of fireworks. I spent last night watching surrounding homes shoot off fireworks across the clear Kentucky sky. Here’s to hoping you had a safe and enjoyable celebration yesterday, as well. Now onto the news and notes you need…

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July 3, 2020

Maker is highest-ranked HBCU commit, hopes to start a movement

Drew Franklin 12:23pm July 3, 2020 7/3/20

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Makur Maker’s surprise commitment shouldn’t really be a surprise at all. It’s 4 a.m. and Makur Maker just committed to Howard From a basketball standpoint, yes, it’s odd to see a five-star talent pick Howard University over the likes of Kentucky, UCLA, Memphis and many others. The G League, too. Maker is the highest-ranked player…

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July 1, 2020

KSR Show Thread, 7/1: Garrard County and who wants $500?

Drew Franklin 9:55am July 1, 2020 7/1/20

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Kentucky Sports Radio radio is looking to bounce back in a big way after the second hour of yesterday’s show got a little whacky. Matt has drawn up plans to give five of the show’s listeners a shot at $500 from TJ Smith, plus there are things going on in Garrard County that need to…

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June 29, 2020

These UK-specific sports moments will be the best (when they return)

Maggie Davis 1:00pm June 29, 2020 6/29/20

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It’s been too long since society could kick back, relax, and get way too nervous and a little too competitive over the outcome of a game. Some sports – including NASCAR, the NWSL, horse racing and Korean baseball – have already made their return. Other sports – including the NBA and the MLB – have…

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June 28, 2020

The “Long Gone Summer:” Where Did it Go?

Wynn McDonald 1:00pm June 28, 2020 6/28/20

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There are three key facts you should know about me: I’m 21 years old, I love sports, and I really, really love baseball. In fact, I think it’s the greatest sport ever invented. Not many people still think that, and very few of them are my age. But it’s true. I love baseball like a…

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O’Connor continues legacy of greatness at Kentucky Cheer

Abbigale Harrison 11:00am June 28, 2020 6/28/20

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Ryan Martin O’Connor is a force to be reckoned with. Earlier this week, O’Connor was named the head coach of the University of Kentucky’s prestigious cheerleading team. Her hiring follows a team scandal in May that resulted in the firing of coaches including head coach Jomo Thompson, who led Kentucky – the winningest cheerleading program…

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Today on KSR: Matthew Mitchell recovering from Brain Surgery

Sam Gormley 10:00am June 28, 2020 6/28/20 Comments Disabled

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Today’s day on KSR can’t truly start without us mentioning the news that Kentucky Women’s Basketball coach Matthew Mitchell is currently at home recovering following successful brain surgery. In a message posted to her Facebook, Mitchell’s wife Jenna posted the following: “About four months ago he fell and suffered a concussion, was not well for…

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June 21, 2020

Will Kentucky Basketball Ever Sign Another No. 1 Recruit?

Alex Weber 9:00pm June 21, 2020 6/21/20

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John Calipari fits rules around him like a belt. Wherever the market is for top players, Calipari owns it. But Reid Travis and Nate Sestina just don’t ring like “John Wall.” Following Wall in 2009, Anthony Davis and Nerlens Noel also took the top spot in 2011 and 2012 – three of Calipari’s first four…

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