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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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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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July 6, 2020

Major League Baseball Unveils 60-Game Schedule

Nick Roush 7:15pm July 6, 2020 7/6/20

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Major League Baseball is (almost) back. The shortened 2020 season is now one step closer to becoming a reality. Monday night the MLB unveiled the 60-game schedule for all 30 teams just two weeks before the first pitch is thrown out at Nationals Park, home of the defending World Series Champs. The Washington Nationals will…

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June 30, 2020

Minor League Baseball officially cancels 2020 season

Maggie Davis 5:11pm June 30, 2020 6/30/20 Comments Disabled

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There will not be minor league baseball in 2020. Reports of the shelved season have been ongoing throughout day on Tuesday, but the league made things official during a 5 p.m. press conference and subsequent press release. In Kentucky, the news means the Lexington Legends, the Louisville Bats and the Bowling Green Hot Rods are…

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Baseball returns TONIGHT at Whitaker Bank Ballpark

Jack Pilgrim 4:15pm June 30, 2020 6/30/20

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Looking for something to do this evening? Better yet, in need of sports to watch? Lexington’s Whitaker Bank Ballpark has you covered. This evening, the first College Commonwealth Baseball Club game will take place starting at 5:30 p.m., with ticket prices set at $5. “We are extremely excited and ready for baseball to be back,”…

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June 29, 2020

Ten former Kentucky baseball players selected to MLB player pools

Jack Pilgrim 10:00pm June 29, 2020 6/29/20 Comments Disabled

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When the MLB starts back up next month, ten former Kentucky baseball players will be eligible to participate. Major League Baseball announced its 60-man team summer player pools today, where ten former Wildcats made the cut, including three players who could make their big league debut. Established major leaguers Trevor Gott, Luke Maile, James Paxton,…

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June 28, 2020

Several former Bat Cats make MLB training camp rosters

Zack Geoghegan 10:00pm June 28, 2020 6/28/20 Comments Disabled

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Major League Baseball is (almost) back and summer training camp rosters were announced throughout Sunday. Several former Kentucky Baseball players made the 60-man rosters for their respective franchises, headlined by Evan White, who was added to the Seattle Mariners and could possibly make his MLB debut this summer. Joining White across the league, so far,…

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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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June 25, 2020

Kentucky baseball senior Zeke Lewis will return for 2021 season

Jack Pilgrim 3:00pm June 25, 2020 6/25/20 Comments Disabled

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The Kentucky baseball program has its first player taking advantage of the NCAA’s ruling on eligibility relief for spring sports student-athletes. This afternoon, UK senior infielder Zeke Lewis announced he will be returning for the 2021 season. “I can’t express how grateful I am to have worn Kentucky across my chest during my collegiate career,”…

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June 23, 2020

MLBPA agrees to 60-game season; Opening Day set for July 24

Zack Geoghegan 8:30pm June 23, 2020 6/23/20

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Well, it finally happened. Baseball is coming back–for now, at least. As first reported by CBS Sports’ Jim Bowden, the Major League Baseball Players Association has agreed to terms with the MLB on a 60-game season for 2020 with Opening Day slated for July 24. #MLBPA has informed #MLB players will report on July 1st for…

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June 22, 2020

MLBPA rejects latest MLB proposal, commissioner expected to implement 60-game season

Jack Pilgrim 7:00pm June 22, 2020 6/22/20

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The MLB hit yet another barricade this afternoon in its pursuit of a return-to-play schedule, and now, league commissioner Rob Manfred is expected to implement a season at the length of his choosing. Today, the Major League Baseball Players Association executive board rejected the league’s 60-game offer with expanded playoffs by a final vote of…

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June 15, 2020

Ben Jordan is no longer with the Kentucky basketball team, will only play baseball

Jack Pilgrim 7:00pm June 15, 2020 6/15/20

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Ben Jordan is no longer a part of the Kentucky basketball program and will return to baseball exclusively next season. According to a report by 247Sports – and confirmed by UK Athletics – Jordan has decided to return to baseball on a full-time basis after one season on the basketball roster. After joining the basketball…

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