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July 10, 2020

KSBar: Watch Keeneland races, drink Keeneland Breezes all weekend

Drew Franklin 6:15pm July 10, 2020 7/10/20

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You can’t go out to Keeneland for the summer races this weekend, but there’s a nice alternative not far from the track. KSBar and Grille will show all of the Keeneland races as they’re happening on the indoor and outdoor TVs around the restaurant. Race day programs will be available while supplies last, and the…

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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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Kentucky Cheerleading announces 2020-21 roster

Mrs. Tyler Thompson 5:30pm July 10, 2020 7/10/20

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The Kentucky Cheerleading program is moving forward. This afternoon, new head coach Ryan Martin O’Connor announced the roster for the 2020-21 squad. The 45 members were chosen through a virtual tryout process, with O’Connor and a select group of judges selecting the team from video submissions. Which cheerleaders are on the Blue squad and which…

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Kara Lawson expected to be named Duke Women’s Basketball coach

Mrs. Tyler Thompson 4:30pm July 10, 2020 7/10/20

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How about some good sports news for a change? One of our favorites here at KSR is about to get “the call.” There are multiple reports this afternoon that Kara Lawson will be named the next head coach of the Duke Women’s Basketball team. Lawson has been an assistant on the Boston Celtics staff since…

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ACC will make decision on fall sports in late July

Mrs. Tyler Thompson 4:00pm July 10, 2020 7/10/20

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Yesterday, there were reports that the ACC would follow the Big Ten’s lead and move to a conference-only schedule for the 2020 season. That may still happen, but today, ACC Commissioner John Swofford issued a release saying that the conference’s final decision on fall sports won’t come until late July. “The health and safety of…

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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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Five-Star Kentucky Football Target Sets Decision Date

Nick Roush 2:00pm July 10, 2020 7/10/20

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Kentucky is seeking the services of a five-star All-American defensive lineman. In just over two weeks the Wildcats will find out if they’ve won the recruiting sweepstakes. Damon Payne announced Friday afternoon that he will reveal his college decision Sunday, July 26. According to the 247 Sports Composite Rankings, Payne is the No. 1 defensive…

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Louisville City FC releases schedule ahead of Sunday’s opener

Mrs. Tyler Thompson 1:15pm July 10, 2020 7/10/20

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On Sunday, Louisville City FC will return to play vs. Pittsburgh Riverhounds SC at 5 p.m. Not only is this the first game in Lynn Family Stadium in Butchertown, it’s the first big sporting event in the state of Kentucky with fans allowed in the stands since the coronavirus pandemic began. In adherence with social…

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Junior Colleges Propose Moving Fall Sports to Spring

Nick Roush 12:30pm July 10, 2020 7/10/20

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We are one step away from the postponement of fall sports to the spring at the junior college level. In the midst of the Thursday’s massive news dump, the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) Presidential Advisory Council recommended moving a majority of athletic competitions to the spring of 2021. A final decision will be…

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Fall Sports Canceled at Kentucky State University

Nick Roush 11:45am July 10, 2020 7/10/20

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The Kentucky State Thorobreds will not participate in athletics this fall. The Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SIAC) announced athletic events will not be able to meet the CDC’s guidelines for social distancing, forcing the conference to cancel all fall competitions between its 14 members schools. Decisions on winter and spring sports will be made at…

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July 11, 2020

Today on KSR: Blue Grass Stakes Day at Keeneland

Nick Roush 10:00am July 11, 2020 7/11/20

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Keeneland’s shortened Summer Meet has a LOADED Saturday card. Six graded stakes races culminate with the Blue Grass Stakes, a Kentucky Derby prep race with a deep field featuring more than a dozen three-year-olds. Before we dive into today’s action, take a look at out how Friday’s feature race, the Maker’s Mark Mile, finished at…

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KSR Shop: Save up to 60% off!

ShopKSR.com 9:45am July 11, 2020 7/11/20 Comments Disabled

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The KSR Shop and Kentucky Branded are having a big sale this weekend but it’s for 48 hours only. Head to ShopKSR.com to take advantage of the Summer Clearance Super Sale! You will find deals as much as 60% off. Stock up on KSR apparel, UK tees, hats, and more. Hurry this deal ends tomorrow…

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July 10, 2020

Four SEC East teams “desperately” want to keep ACC rival on schedule

Drew Franklin 10:55pm July 10, 2020 7/10/20

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The Governor’s Cup may get played after all, even if the ACC and SEC go to conference-only football schedules this fall. Brett McMurphy is reporting that four SEC East programs “desperately” want to play their ACC state rivals. One of course is Kentucky as the Cats would love the opportunity to kick the Cards’ teeth…

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KHSAA Delays Start of (Most) Fall Sports to August 3

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

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The KHSAA’s annual start date for fall sports will NOT be July 15th. During a meeting with the Board of Control Friday morning, Commissioner Julian Tackett outlined a general plan for high school sports to return to Kentucky this fall. The big news from the discussion — fall sports must wait to begin practicing until…

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Top prospect Jonathan Kuminga will announce basketball future on July 16

Zack Geoghegan 10:00pm July 10, 2020 7/10/20

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After a relatively wild ride, Jonathan Kuminga’s “recruitment” is about to come to an end. On Friday afternoon, the No. 4 ranked prospect in the class of 2020 according to ESPN announced that he will make his decision regarding his basketball future on Thursday, July 16 at 2 p.m. EST. Unfortunately, it is widely thought that…

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90 Wildcats named to SEC Spring Sports Academic Honor Roll

Zack Geoghegan 9:00pm July 10, 2020 7/10/20

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While they didn’t experience a full season on the field, they still succeeded in the classroom. On Friday, it was announced by SEC commissioner Greg Sankey that 90 Kentucky Wildcats were named to the SEC Spring Sports Academic Honor Roll. The baseball team led the way with 23 student-athletes named to the list, more than…

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Rajon Rondo’s brother, Will Rondo, handpicked barbers for NBA’s restart

Zack Geoghegan 8:00pm July 10, 2020 7/10/20

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At least two members of the Rondo family are going to spend some time in Orlando this summer. Will Rondo, the older brother of former Kentucky Wildcat and current Los Angeles Lakers point guard Rajon Rondo, handpicked the six barbers that will join the rest of the NBA down in Orlando for the season restart…

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Pac-12 moving to conference-only football season

Zack Geoghegan 7:30pm July 10, 2020 7/10/20

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Just one day after the Big Ten made its announcement, the Pac-12 is following suit. On Friday afternoon, the Pac-12 announced through a press release that several fall sports will participate in conference-only schedules in order to secure a more safe-to-play environment. Among the sports included are football, men’s and women’s soccer, and women’s volleyball.…

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Jockey pulled from Keeneland after testing positive for coronavirus

Zack Geoghegan 7:00pm July 10, 2020 7/10/20

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Luis Saez, one of the country’s top riders, has been pulled from his mounts at Keeneland. According to the Daily Racing Forum, Saez has been ruled out indefinitely after testing positive for the coronavirus following his race on Friday. Saez’s agent, Kiaran McLaughlin, who is a Lexington native, told DRF that her client had presented…

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WATCH: Bradley McKee catches up with Keenan Burton

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

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Bradley McKee is back with another interview with a former Kentucky Wildcat to help us pass the time in quarantine. This week, B-Roll interviewed Keenan Burton, who played wide receiver at Kentucky from 2003-07 before being drafted by the St. Louis Rams in 2008. The two chatted about Burton’s high school days at duPont Manual…

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