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May 31, 2020

Identifying Possible Locations for 2021 Notre Dame game

Sam Gormley 4:00pm May 31, 2020 5/31/20

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On Thursday, the Kentucky men’s basketball team announced a three-game series with Notre Dame. In December, the Cats will host the Irish at Rupp Arena before traveling to South Bend in 2022. The interesting portion of the announcement was a neutral site game in 2021. In UK’s announcement, the program said that the location of…

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Five (Creative) Solutions to the Football Dilemma

Wynn McDonald 12:00pm May 31, 2020 5/31/20

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As the calendar flips to June with no sports in sight, the conversation around UK sports has boiled down to two simple questions: will there be football in the fall? And if so, what will it look like? The idea of a shortened, fan-restricted or altered season at Kroger Field this year is a strange…

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Today on KSR: May 2020 comes to a close

Sam Gormley 10:00am May 31, 2020 5/31/20 Comments Disabled

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I have attempted to write the intro to this post multiple times, but haven’t been able to find the words to describe everything that has led up to the point we are at. I really think the only thing I can say is Be Safe Kentucky. Now onto to the news you need to know…

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May 26, 2020

Rivals ranks the top football uniforms in the SEC, Kentucky listed near bottom

Jack Pilgrim 7:00pm May 26, 2020 5/26/20

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The Kentucky football program has been experimenting with new uniform and helmet combinations since the start of the Mark Stoops era, but according to the fine folks at Rivals, it’s not enough to put the Wildcats in the upper tier of the Southeast Conference. In fact, in a recent ranking of best uniforms in the…

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Kentucky comes in at No. 14 in CBS Sports’ updated preseason rankings

Jack Pilgrim 3:30pm May 26, 2020 5/26/20

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The way-too-early preseason basketball rankings are coming in hot, with the latest update coming from Gary Parrish of CBS Sports. In Parrish’s new edition of his Top 25 And 1 – version 16.0, to be exact – Kentucky moved up a spot to No. 14 overall, good for second in the SEC behind only Tennessee (No.…

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May 25, 2020

BTI’s Rants and Ramblings: 6 Former UK Players Have Given Ultimate Sacrifice

Bryan the Intern 10:00am May 25, 2020 5/25/20

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Thanks to Jon Scott’s amazing website, you can learn about the former UK basketball players who have served in the military (155 in total), with Carlos Toomer being the last, serving in Air Force in the 1990’s.  But on the Memorial Day, where we honor those who have given their life in military service, we…

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May 24, 2020

Keion Brooks was patient; Now he steps into a featured role

Alex Weber 4:00pm May 24, 2020 5/24/20

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Keion Brooks Jr. is the rarest commodity in college basketball: a patient five-star. A level-headed former blue-chip recruit with the understanding that top-25 recruiting status is all but a promise to play significant minutes at Kentucky; that Brad Calipari’s chest is a mantra to live by as a hooper in Lexington: “Earned Not Given.” As…

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May 19, 2020

Who is on the KSR All-2010s SEC Villain Team?

Wynn McDonald 9:00pm May 19, 2020 5/19/20

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Here at Kentucky Sports Radio, we’re all about anniversaries: not only are they convenient justifications to write absurd posts like this one, but they offer us all a chance to reflect on the truly special moments in UK history. (Seriously. We do this a lot.) Another thing that people like is lists, according to a…

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May 18, 2020

A Cheerleader’s Response to Rick Bozich’s Column About Cheerleaders

Abbigale Harrison 11:00pm May 18, 2020 5/18/20

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Is it 2020? I must have forgotten, or been taken back in time when reading Rick Bozich’s column regarding the University of Kentucky cheerleading program’s dismissal of four coaches earlier today. Today is a sad day for the program and the sport (yes, the sport) of cheerleading and it is only exacerbated by Bozich’s out…

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May 17, 2020

Choose Your Socially Distant Kentucky Party Guests

Abbigale Harrison 10:30pm May 17, 2020 5/17/20

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This Friday, Governor Beshear has given Kentuckians the go-ahead to begin having get-togethers of 10 or less, as long as it follows state and federal social distancing guidelines. This will be the first time since March some sense of normalcy will return to the Bluegrass State, along with the openings of restaurants, church services and…

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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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