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August 9, 2020

Today on KSR: Kenny Payne watch continues; CFB season might be in doubt

Sam Gormley 10:00am August 9, 2020 8/9/20

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For the second time in 2020, one of Kentucky’s top assistant coaches is being courted by a different team; this time it’s Kenny Payne and the New York Knicks. On Saturday, more news came out about the potential of Payne leaving Lexington to join the Knicks as an assistant coach. More on that in a…

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August 8, 2020

Kenny Payne on New York Knicks, “It’s not an easy decision”

Nick Roush 10:00pm August 8, 2020 8/8/20

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Kenny Payne has broken his silence in the midst of conversations with the New York Knicks.  Hours after Jeff Goodman reported that Kentucky’s associate head coach was contemplating a job offer from the Knicks, he spoke with the Herald-Leader’s Jerry Tipton. “All I can say is it’s not an easy decision,” he said. “And, hopefully,…

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WATCH: KSR catches up with EJ Floreal while he trains for the Olympics

Nick Roush 9:30pm August 8, 2020 8/8/20

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This week on KSR Bradley McKee caught up with former Kentucky Wildcat, E.J. Floreal. You probably remember him best from his bench antics on a pair of Final Four teams. What you probably forgot is that he ended his career as a track and field athlete. Now he’s training for the Olympics, hopeful to earn…

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The Knicks reportedly extend a job offer to Kentucky’s Kenny Payne

Nick Roush 1:21pm August 8, 2020 8/8/20

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The New York Knicks’ pursuit of Kentucky’s Kenny Payne continues. Jeff Goodman reports that UK’s associate head coach is currently “weighing an offer to join the New York Knicks organization.” The Knicks’ latest front office additions, Leon Rose and  Williams Wesley, a.k.a. Worldwide Wes, have a close relationship with Payne. Known by Wildcat players simply as…

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August 7, 2020

READ: The Undefeated discusses Adolph Rupp and Rupp Arena name change

Zack Geoghegan 9:00pm August 7, 2020 8/7/20

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Last month, faculty members of the African-American and Africana Studies (AAAS) program at the University of Kentucky submitted a letter to President Eli Capilouto asking for Rupp Arena’s name to be changed. The faculty pointed to former Kentucky head coach Adolph Rupp’s past and how his name has “come to stand for racism and exclusion…

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Kenny Payne remains option for Knicks, potential replacement emerges

Jack Pilgrim 4:45pm August 7, 2020 8/7/20

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Kenny Payne remains in the running to join the New York Knicks’ coaching staff. After KSR first reported the news that Tom Thibodeau was interested in Payne as an assistant coach back in July, Adam Zagoria has confirmed that the UK associate head coach remains in the running. In fact, Zagoria added that Kentucky already…

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Jeff Goodman ranks Kenny Payne the No. 1 assistant coach in the SEC

Jack Pilgrim 2:00pm August 7, 2020 8/7/20

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Kentucky has the No. 1 assistant coach in the Southeastern Conference, and he goes by the name of Kenny Payne. In a ranking of the top assistants in the SEC, Jeff Goodman listed John Calipari’s right-hand man as the best. In the ranking, Goodman polled at least 20 coaches (primarily assistants) and asked for them…

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Kentucky makes the cut for 2022 five-star guard Skyy Clark

Jack Pilgrim 12:30pm August 7, 2020 8/7/20

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2022 five-star guard Skyy Clark is taking the next step in his recruitment. This afternoon, the 6-foot-2 guard out of Brentwood Academy (TN) announced the final eight schools remaining in his recruitment, and Kentucky made the cut. “First and foremost I want to thank each and every school that has been involved in my recruitment,…

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Today on KSR: De’Aaron Fox destroys Lonzo Ball (again), bubble talk, and more!

Jack Pilgrim 9:00am August 7, 2020 8/7/20

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Good morning, BBN! Happy Friday to each and every one of you. As you get rolling for the day, let’s catch up on some of yesterday’s big headlines to get you prepared for the weekend. De’Aaron Fox destroys Lonzo Ball (again) In yet another matchup between former college rivals De’Aaron Fox and Lonzo Ball, the…

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August 6, 2020

Could Kentucky basketball host an SEC-only bubble? Here is the blueprint.

Jack Pilgrim 11:00pm August 6, 2020 8/6/20

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Despite uncertainty surrounding college sports and the logistics of how football and basketball seasons could be played safely in the midst of a pandemic, NCAA Senior Vice President of Basketball Dan Gavitt dropped a bomb to begin the month of August. In an interview with NCAA.com’s Andy Katz, Gavitt not only confirmed the NCAA was…

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August 27, 2013

Chris Walker will not enroll at Florida this semester

Mrs. Tyler Thompson 11:00am August 27, 2013 8/27/13

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It looks like all the rumors from the past few weeks were correct: Chris Walker will not enroll at Florida this semester. According to CBS Sports, Walker won’t be able to play for the Gators until at least December. Today was the final day for students to enroll at the university, which began classes last…

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Lindy’s Sports College Basketball Preview Magazine ranks the Cats…2nd

Mrs. Tyler Thompson 10:45am August 27, 2013 8/27/13

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It’s not even September, but the college basketball preview magazines are already rolling out. Last week, we showed you the awesome Athlon Sports cover featuring Alex Poythress and Willie Cauley-Stein, and now, Lindy’s Sports Preseason Magazine is out, with the regional cover pictured above, and a somewhat puzzling top ten: 1. Michigan State 2. Kentucky…

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August 26, 2013

Let James Young and Willie Cauley-Stein dunk you into bed

Mrs. Tyler Thompson 10:10pm August 26, 2013 8/26/13

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Some pickup game footage of James Young and Willie Cauley-Stein to give you some sweet dreams…

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Want to own a piece of Rupp Arena?

Mrs. Tyler Thompson 7:30pm August 26, 2013 8/26/13

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An awesome trophy used to live here. Want to own a piece of Rupp Arena? Now’s your chance. On Friday, Rupp Arena will be auctioning off some old items left over after recent renovations, including old visiting team lockers, unused UK lockers (the type used prior to the locker room renovation, now used by UK…

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Cal to wear red at times this season to honor RJ Corman

Mrs. Tyler Thompson 4:30pm August 26, 2013 8/26/13

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Rick Corman Last Friday, we shared the unfortunate news that RJ Corman, famed friend of UK Athletics, passed away after battling cancer. Rick’s passing has been felt throughout the program, with Mark Stoops opening the Dinner at 50 event Friday night with a moment of silence in his honor. Cal, who considered Rick to be…

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John Wall makes it rain in Washington DC

Mrs. Tyler Thompson 10:59am August 26, 2013 8/26/13

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Saturday was a good night to be around John Wall. Watch Wall make it rain at Stadium, a nightclub in DC on Saturday night. (H/t to Anthony Wireman) The aftermath: It Was Real In Here! S/O @johnwall @werunhiphop @eviplist @drethemayor pic.twitter.com/moqyJDz9dr — Eric eVIPlist Taylor (@eVIPlist) August 25, 2013 That max contract seems to be…

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Julius Mays feels sorry for people who have to guard Julius Randle

Mrs. Tyler Thompson 10:30am August 26, 2013 8/26/13

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Yesterday, the good doctor Jerry Tipton caught up with Julius Mays, who flies to Italy this week to begin his professional career overseas. Mays said that he prepared for his pro career by playing against some of UK’s new players this summer in Lexington. His quote about Julius Randle will excite you: “A pit bull.…

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August 25, 2013

More Twins!

Mrs. Tyler Thompson 8:53pm August 25, 2013 8/25/13

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As you all know, the Twins have arrived on campus, and our own Regina Rickert spotted them at UK Volleyball Blue/White game this evening, along with Jon Hood and EJ Floreal. Quick! Which one’s which? Aaron on the left and Andrew on the right? Right? Oh hell, who cares. The drive for nine has begun.

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Marquis Teague Looking For Big Improvement In 2nd NBA Year

Jay Hochstetler 12:36pm August 25, 2013 8/25/13

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  Marquis Teague saw the bench a whole lot more than he saw the floor in his rookie season for the Chicago Bulls, but that does not mean he will be a benchwarmer for much longer. After an impressive Summer League where he averaged 18.3 points and 4.8 assists, Teague is looking to become a…

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James Young Is Already Putting In Work

Jay Hochstetler 11:25am August 25, 2013 8/25/13

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James Young may have just arrived in Lexington yesterday, but that did not stop the Michigan native from getting some shots in at the Joe Craft Center. Young will be one of the top three point threats for the team this season, and he is clearly focused on honing his sharpshooting even more. Now get…

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