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July 6, 2020

Mitch Barnhart outlines plans for fans at games this fall in call with donors

Mrs. Tyler Thompson 11:00pm July 6, 2020 7/6/20

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If all goes according to plan, Kentucky will have fans at football and basketball games this fall. Two sources have informed Kentucky Sports Radio that UK Athletics Director Mitch Barnhart has been contacting donors to discuss scenarios for the upcoming seasons, with the primary plan calling for 50% capacity at football and basketball games. For…

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NCAA Considers Starting 2020-21 College Basketball Season Two Weeks Early

Nick Roush 8:00pm July 6, 2020 7/6/20

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College basketball could return to action sooner than expected. The NCAA has proposed moving the start date for the 2020-21 basketball season up two weeks. Instead of tipping off in November, the NCAA’s top basketball executive, Dan Gavitt, tells Sports Illustrated the season may begin as early as Oct. 27. The early start to the…

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The NCAA Men’s Basketball Selection Committee is Reportedly Growing

Nick Roush 6:30pm July 6, 2020 7/6/20

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There will be more cooks in the kitchen when the NCAA puts together its next March Madness bracket. Bryan Fischer of Athlon Sports and CFTalk reports that NCAA Men’s Basketball Selection Committee will grow from ten to 12 members. “Included in the change is also how members are picked, including possibly more Power Five reps…

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Alex Poythress to join Russian Pro Team

Mrs. Tyler Thompson 10:30am July 6, 2020 7/6/20

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Alex Poythress is headed to Russia. The former Cat is expected to sign with Zenit St. Petersburg, which competes in the VTB United League and Euro League. He most recently played with Turkish club Galatasaray, averaging 13.6 points and 7.1 rebounds per game. Home of Glory was first to report the news. Other (somewhat) familiar…

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Eberlein Drive pulled from TBT following positive COVID test

Mrs. Tyler Thompson 10:00am July 6, 2020 7/6/20

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Another team has been forced to drop out of The Basketball Tournament (TBT) due to a positive coronavirus test. TBT announced that Eberlein Drive, a team that includes former LSU stars Emmitt Williams and Tim Quarterman, has been removed from competition after a player tested positive for COVID-19 during the quarantine period. The player is…

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July 5, 2020

The 5 Biggest Unanswered SEC Basketball Questions

Brandon Ramsey 11:00pm July 5, 2020 7/5/20

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The 2020-2021 NCAA Basketball season may still be several months away, if it happens at all, but doesn’t it seem like the end of this past season was even longer ago?  I remember being in Nashville, ready to watch Kentucky in the SEC Tournament, and that seems like it was years ago.  Regardless of what the…

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Dick Vitale calls to reignite UK/IU Rivalry

Ty Schadt 11:00pm July 5, 2020 7/5/20

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Earlier this week on Twitter, ESPN broadcaster Dick Vitale recounted a conversation he had with an Indiana fan who mentioned something Vitale had been wondering himself, concerning the Hoosiers and our beloved Wildcats. Ran into an IU fan who says y can’t we get Hoosiers & Cats to play ? I said u r preaching…

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Emoni Bates joins a long list as “The Best Prospect Since LeBron”

Alex Weber 3:00pm July 5, 2020 7/5/20

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With supposed 2022 superstar Emoni Bates sort of saying he’ll play for Michigan State if/when he saddles up for college basketball, SLAM Magazine jumped all over another opportunity to promote one of basketball’s young flames. Bates recently won the Gatorade Player of the Year award given to the best men’s high school basketball player in…

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UK vs. Bellarmine? Yeah, it Needs to Happen

Wynn McDonald 2:00pm July 5, 2020 7/5/20

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If you haven’t heard, the shortlist of NCAA Division I schools in the state of Kentucky gained a new member this summer: the Bellarmine University Knights. After crushing it for the last decade-plus in Division II, Bellarmine announced their move to join the top level of college basketball last year, joining the Atlantic Sun Conference.…

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July 4, 2020

Skyy Clark discusses highly anticipated Kentucky offer, breaks down recruitment with KSR

Jack Pilgrim 7:00pm July 4, 2020 7/4/20

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John Calipari made a significant move on the recruiting trail this week, extending his very first scholarship offer of the summer to a high-profile prospect in the class of 2022. In a Zoom conference call with the entire Kentucky coaching staff Thursday evening, 2022 five-star prospect Skyy Clark received a scholarship, making him the first…

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July 10, 2020

Rupp Arena one of Seth Davis’ Top 10 College Basketball Arenas

Mrs. Tyler Thompson 6:00pm July 10, 2020 7/10/20

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As Kentucky fans, we may quibble about Rupp Arena from time to time, specifically the aloof atmosphere in the lower level, but there’s no denying that when Rupp’s rocking, it’s one of the best environments in college basketball. Seth Davis agrees. Yesterday, he ranked Rupp seventh on his list of the ten best venues in…

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I bet you a million dollars you can’t guess Skyy Clark’s favorite Wildcat**

Drew Franklin 3:15pm July 10, 2020 7/10/20

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Five-star guard Skyy Clark is very high on Kentucky, says he’s been a fan since he’s been playing basketball and it was a “blessing” to receive a scholarship offer last week. He’s a huge Cats fan. He’ll probably become a Wildcat when it’s his turn to play college basketball in 2022. So Clark likes the…

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July 9, 2020

NCAA VP of Basketball confident college basketball will begin on schedule

Mrs. Tyler Thompson 11:30pm July 9, 2020 7/9/20

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It’s been a rough few days for college football fans, but one of the biggest names at the NCAA is confident college basketball will begin on schedule. NCAA Vice President of Basketball Dan Gavitt told CBS Sports’ Matt Norlander that as long as basketball can be played safely next year, the NCAA Tournament will happen.…

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New Affidavit Claims Zion Williamson was Paid $400K Prior to Freshman Season at Duke

Nick Roush 2:00pm July 9, 2020 7/9/20

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There’s new evidence in Zion Williamson’s legal battle that may be the most eye-opening to date. In the federal case between the New Orleans Pelicans star and his former marketing agent, Gina Ford, the latter is bringing new evidence to the table. Defendants filed a 38-page affidavit that alleges Zion and his stepfather accepted $400,000…

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July 8, 2020

Getting to know the new guy: BJ Boston

Aaron Torres 8:00pm July 8, 2020 7/8/20

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The 2020-2021 Kentucky Wildcat basketball team has officially arrived on campus. And while there is still some uncertainty about what exactly the season will look like (Mitch Barnhart is hoping for at least 50 percent capacity at Rupp Arena) the games will eventually get played. And because of it, it’s never too early to get…

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YOU HAVE TO PICK ONE: Kentucky’s denim or checkerboard uniforms?

Mrs. Tyler Thompson 3:30pm July 8, 2020 7/8/20

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Today’s news that Shai Gilgeous-Alexander has signed a multi-year deal with Converse has me flashing back to Kentucky’s days with the iconic brand, specifically, the denim uniforms the Cats wore during the 1996 champions season. The denim unis have long been considered Kentucky’s biggest fashion misstep, but after four seasons of checkerboard, that may be…

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July 7, 2020

Kentucky Adds UAB and Marshall to 2020-21 Basketball Schedule

Nick Roush 10:30pm July 7, 2020 7/7/20

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The University of Kentucky announced the addition of two teams to its 2020-21 basketball schedule. UAB will travel to Rupp Arena Dec. 6, followed by the Marshall Thundering Herd on Dec. 29. The two new additions officially give the Wildcats 12 nonconference opponents in the upcoming season. Eight will be at home, three at a…

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Getting to know the new guy: Devin Askew

Aaron Torres 8:00pm July 7, 2020 7/7/20

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The 2020-2021 Kentucky Wildcat basketball team has officially arrived on campus. And while there is still some uncertainty about what exactly the season will look like (Mitch Barnhart is hoping for at least 50 percent capacity at Rupp Arena) the games will eventually get played. And because of it, it’s never too early to know…

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Western Kentucky Offers to Play Kentucky in Basketball for Charity

Nick Roush 11:30am July 7, 2020 7/7/20

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Near, far, wherever you are you can hear the chants from Bowling Green. “We want Kentucky!” This morning the University of Kentucky announced the addition of two new opponents to the nonconference schedule. UAB and Marshall, two Conference-USA programs, will play at Rupp Arena in December. The Commonwealth’s C-USA program, Western Kentucky, offered to to…

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Louisville suspends basketball activities following positive COVID tests

Mrs. Tyler Thompson 10:22am July 7, 2020 7/7/20

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The University of Louisville men’s basketball team is the latest program to suspend voluntary workouts due to the coronavirus. UofL just announced that two members of the program tested positive for COVID-19, prompting a two-week quarantine period. The release from UofL: “The University of Louisville has temporarily suspended all men’s basketball voluntary activities for two…

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