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April 9, 2020

BBN Jam: Bracket Update Halfway Through the First Round

Nick Roush 2:30pm April 9, 2020 4/9/20 Comments Disabled

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KSR’s BBN Jam Tournament has reached the halfway point. After eight first round matchups, we still have not yet witnessed an upset. The 1-4 seeds survived in the Unibrow and Unbelievable Regions, setting up some excellent Sweet 16 matchups. The most hotly contested matchup was between 2017 and 2002. Tayshaun Prince and Cliff Hawkins took…

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March 31, 2020

Former Kentucky star AJ Reed has retired from baseball

Mrs. Tyler Thompson 10:30am March 31, 2020 3/31/20

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Former Kentucky Baseball star AJ Reed has decided to call it quits. According to the Houston Chronicle, the 26-year-old first baseman retired from baseball earlier this month, an announcement that slipped under the radar due to the coronavirus pandemic. After five years with the Houston Astros, which included several long stints at Triple-A, Reed landed…

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March 25, 2020

NCAA to vote on extra eligibility for Winter/Spring Sport Athletes next week

Mrs. Tyler Thompson 2:30pm March 25, 2020 3/25/20

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Will Nate Sestina get an extra year of eligibility? We’ll find out next week. According to Jeff Goodman, on Monday, the NCAA will vote on whether winter and spring athletes should receive an additional year of eligibility due to the coronavirus pandemic. The NCAA has already said it will grant relief for spring sport athletes…

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March 13, 2020

REPORT: NCAA will grant additional eligibility to spring sport athletes

Mrs. Tyler Thompson 1:44pm March 13, 2020 3/13/20

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In light of the cancellation of the NCAA Tournaments and all winter and spring championships due to the coronavirus outbreak, the NCAA is doing what it can to make things right. According to Jeff Goodman, the NCAA’s Council Coordination Committee has agreed to grant an additional year of eligibility to student-athletes who participate in spring…

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March 9, 2020

Baseball Cat T.J. Collett named Co-SEC Player of the Week

Maggie Davis 10:00pm March 9, 2020 3/9/20

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Kentucky first baseman T.J. Collett has been named the Southeastern Conference co-Player of the Week, the league announced Monday. He also was named a National Player of the Week by Collegiate Baseball. Collett had a sensational week, batting .455 with six extra-base hits (three doubles, three home runs) among his 10 total hits, seven runs and 13…

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March 4, 2020

Walk-Off Home Run Lifts Kentucky Baseball to Victory over Murray State

Nick Roush 8:00pm March 4, 2020 3/4/20 Comments Disabled

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John Rhodes picked a good time to hit his first career home run. The freshman outfielder from Chattanooga went to the plate in the bottom of ninth inning with two outs in an 8-8 tie. Rhodes dropped the boomstick and pulled the baseball more than 335 feet over the left-field wall into the UK bullpen…

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March 1, 2020

Kentucky baseball falls to UNC-Wilmington to complete the weekend sweep

Maggie Davis 10:00pm March 1, 2020 3/1/20

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Things are certainly not going as planned for the Kentucky baseball team. The Wildcats fell into an early hole for their third consecutive game and could not dig themselves out of it, eventually falling 7-4 to UNC Wilmington on Sunday at Kentucky Proud Park. It’s the first time UK has been swept in a 3-game…

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February 28, 2020

Kentucky Baseball shut out by UNC Wilmington

Mrs. Tyler Thompson 6:00pm February 28, 2020 2/28/20

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It was a rough day for the baseball team over at Kentucky Proud Park. The Cats lost to UNC Wilmington 8-0 this afternoon, snapping a school-record 127-game scoring streak. It was the first time since 2016 Kentucky has been shut out in a nine-inning game, a span of 203 contests. The loss also snapped the…

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February 26, 2020

Today’s UK-EKU baseball has been canceled

Drew Franklin 1:20pm February 26, 2020 2/26/20

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It is raining throughout Lexington for the 1,432nd day in a row so the University of Kentucky had to cancel its home game against our Colonel friends from Richmond. If you’re reading this and you’re going to the game, you should already be at the game because it was supposed to start 20 minutes ago.…

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February 25, 2020

Kentucky Baseball run-rules Tennessee Tech, wins 13-3 in seven innings

Maggie Davis 10:10pm February 25, 2020 2/25/20

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The Kentucky baseball team is getting good at this walk-off win thing. For the second time in as many games, the Wildcats rushed the field after scoring the winning run its final at-bat, albeit in an unconventional way in Tuesday’s wet 13-3, seven-inning victory over Tennessee Tech. The game was called as a 10-run rule…

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June 4, 2020

UK Baseball’s John Rhodes named National co-Freshman of the Year

Jack Pilgrim 4:00pm June 4, 2020 6/4/20

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The Kentucky baseball season may have been cut short this spring, but one prominent news outlet saw just enough to know the Wildcats have one of the top young talents in the nation. This week, College Baseball News named Kentucky freshman infielder/outfielder John Rhodes a national co-Freshman of the Year, making him the first UK…

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June 1, 2020

MLB intends to propose shortened season, potential return in July

Jack Pilgrim 8:00pm June 1, 2020 6/1/20

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Major League Baseball may return in the coming months, but it’s expected to look quite a bit different. According to a report by ESPN’s Jeff Passan this afternoon, the league is set to propose a shortened season, with the possibility of a 50-game schedule being on the table. “Major League Baseball intends to propose a…

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May 12, 2020

Former UK Baseball coach Jordan “Tuffy” Horne passes away

Mrs. Tyler Thompson 5:00pm May 12, 2020 5/12/20

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The University of Kentucky baseball family lost a great one yesterday. Jordan “Tuffy” Horne, a four-year letterman at UK (1963-65) and the head baseball coach from 1973-78, passed away due to complications associated with Alzheimer’s. During his six-year tenure as coach, Horne led Kentucky to a 127-126-1 record. According to his stepson Joseph Weiner, he…

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May 11, 2020

Major League Baseball Proposing Fourth of July Return Without Fans

Nick Roush 3:30pm May 11, 2020 5/11/20

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Hot Dogs. Fireworks. Baseball. America. All four may unite in time for our nation to celebrate its 244th Independence Day. Ken Rosenthal reports Major League Baseball owners have approved a plan that will begin the 2020 season. The plan will be submitted to the players’ union tomorrow. If approved, the Associated Press reports the delayed…

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May 9, 2020

Kentucky baseball virtually celebrates Senior Day with graduating Wildcats

Jack Pilgrim 4:30pm May 9, 2020 5/9/20

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Kentucky should be playing baseball on this beautiful Saturday afternoon. Instead, the season was cut short by the coronavirus. Unfortunately, six seniors could not experience Senior Day at Kentucky Proud Park. UK still found a way to honor them virtually. Enjoy this salute to T.J. Collett, Jaren Shelby, Isaiah Lewis, Elliot Curtis, Tanner Holen and…

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May 7, 2020

Ron Mercer, Wayne Turner, Danny Trevathan headline UK’s 2020 Hall of Fame Class

Mrs. Tyler Thompson 11:15am May 7, 2020 5/7/20 Comments Disabled

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The University of Kentucky just announced its 2020 Hall of Fame Class. Ron Mercer (men’s basketball), Wayne Turner (men’s basketball), Danny Trevathan (football), AJ Reed (baseball), Sawyer Carroll (baseball), and Chanda Bell (softball) will be inducted into the Hall of Fame this fall (date TBD) and featured on UK’s “BBN Live” video streams later this week.…

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May 5, 2020

UK’s baseball, softball, and soccer complex renamed Barnhart Family Athletics Complex

Mrs. Tyler Thompson 5:30pm May 5, 2020 5/5/20

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The part of UK’s campus that includes the baseball, soccer, and softball stadiums will now be known as the Barnhart Family Athletics Complex thanks to some of the university’s biggest supporters. As part of their latest gift, longtime UK Athletics donors Vickie and Wendell Bell requested that the complex on Alumni Drive be named in…

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May 4, 2020

ESPN will televise live Korean baseball games starting tonight

Mrs. Tyler Thompson 6:00pm May 4, 2020 5/4/20

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Need a sports fix? Starting tonight, you can watch Korean baseball games live on the ESPN Networks. The Worldwide Leader will televise six Korea Baseball Organization (KBO) games per week, mostly on ESPN2 and the ESPN app. Karl Ravech, Jessica Mendoza, Eduardo Perez, Jon Sciambi and Kyle Peterson will call the games remotely from their…

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April 20, 2020

UK Football offers Louisville Baseball commit, Frederick Douglass freshman

Maggie Davis 7:00pm April 20, 2020 4/20/20

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Could the University of Kentucky steal one of Louisville’s incoming commits? Even more oddly, could the Cats’ football team grab the Cards’ baseball commit? That’s the current situation for the rival programs and Thomas Howard, a freshman at Frederick Douglass High School in Lexington, Kentucky. Howard, listed at 6-foot-3 and 200 pounds by Rivals, is currently…

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April 15, 2020

Dr. Fauci promotes fan-free return for professional sports this summer

Mrs. Tyler Thompson 10:40am April 15, 2020 4/15/20

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The debate over when it’s safe for sports to resume rages on, and Dr. Anthony Fauci, one of the leading experts on the coronavirus, has outlined a plan for a fan-free return for professional sports this summer. In an interview with Snapchat’s Peter Hamby, Dr. Fauci said he believes pro sports can come back as…

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