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January 27, 2020

UK Hoops Fall One Spot to No. 13 in Latest AP Poll

Zack Geoghegan 6:55pm January 27, 2020 1/27/20

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Tipoff is just a few moments away but we’ve got some updated rankings to give you first. Following a bye week and an eight-day break from games, the Wildcats have fallen one spot to No. 13 in the latest AP poll. Two weeks ago, Kentucky was able to take down the No. 12 Texas A&M…

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Max Duffy Makes ESPN’s Way-Too-Early 2020 All-American Team

Nick Roush 6:30pm January 27, 2020 1/27/20

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A week after the 2019 college football season ended, prognosticators are already predicting who will be the best of the best in the 2020 season. One of them is a Kentucky Wildcat. Compiled by ESPN’s Chris Low, the team is filled with names from blue-blood programs. At the very bottom you’ll find special teams, where…

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Three Former Wildcats Make XFL Rosters

Nick Roush 6:00pm January 27, 2020 1/27/20

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Kentucky Wildcats will be back on the gridiron before you know it. Just under two weeks before the revamped XFL kicks off its 2020 season, the league revealed 52-man rosters for all eight teams. Three former Wildcats made the cut. Jon Toth will play center for the D.C. Defenders. Austin MacGinnis will be kicking balls…

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Vince Marrow could be a candidate for the Youngstown State head coaching vacancy

Nick Roush 5:00pm January 27, 2020 1/27/20

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Youngstown State is looking for a new head football coach. Bo Pelini, a childhood friend of Mark Stoops and Vince Marrow, is leaving the FCS program to become Ed Orgeron’s defensive coordinator. Pelini previously won a National Championship as LSU’s defensive coordinator from 2005-07. The vacancy in his hometown could entice Marrow to jump into…

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Recruiting Roundup: Which Football Recruits Attended UK Junior Day

Nick Roush 4:00pm January 27, 2020 1/27/20

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As the BBN turns its attention to basketball, Mark Stoops has turned his attention to recruiting, specifically, recruiting underclassmen. Before the Wildcats complete their 2020 signing class in ten days, the Kentucky football program is creating early relationships with underclassmen. Over the weekend they hosted dozens of rising sophomores, juniors and seniors for Junior Day.…

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UK Hoops Hosting Auburn in ‘We Back Pat’ Game

Zack Geoghegan 3:00pm January 27, 2020 1/27/20

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At 7 p.m. on Monday night inside Memorial Colisuem, the No. 12 Kentucky Wildcats (15-3) will host the Auburn Tigers (7-10) as they honor the life of Pat Summit, the former Tennessee coaching legend who passed away in 2016 due to Alzheimer’s. ‘We Back Pat’ is an annual tradition that the SEC introduced following Summit’s…

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LISTEN: Today’s show from Iowa is an instant classic

Mrs. Tyler Thompson 2:45pm January 27, 2020 1/27/20

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If you missed this morning’s episode of Kentucky Sports Radio, do yourself a favor and download the podcast right now because it was an all-timer. In addition to the normal road trip shenanigans, Matt interviewed Christin Powers, a “presidential candidate” who is hoping to get on the ballot in Iowa. The interview was…interesting to say…

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Kentucky No. 21 in NET Rankings; Updated Team Sheet

Mrs. Tyler Thompson 2:00pm January 27, 2020 1/27/20

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After wins over Georgia and Texas Tech, Kentucky continues to climb the NET Rankings. This morning, the Cats are up to No. 21, six spots higher than a week ago. Baylor remains the top team in the NET rankings, followed by San Diego State, Gonzaga, Kansas, Dayton, Duke, West Virginia, Michigan State, Butler, and Arizona.…

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Kentucky up one spot in USA Today Coaches Poll

Mrs. Tyler Thompson 1:35pm January 27, 2020 1/27/20

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Kentucky is the No. 13 team in the country in both polls. After moving up two spots in the AP Poll, the Cats are up one spot in the USA Today Coaches Poll, coming in just ahead of Michigan State, Maryland, and Auburn. Baylor beat out Gonzaga for the top spot in the Coaches Poll,…

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Nick Richards named SEC Co-Player of the Week

Mrs. Tyler Thompson 1:12pm January 27, 2020 1/27/20

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Nick Richards has earned another honor for his performances last week. Kentucky’s junior big man was just named SEC Co-Player of the Week along with Alabama guard Kira Lewis Jr. Richards averaged 22.5 points, 11 rebounds, and 3.5 blocks in Kentucky’s wins over Georgia and Texas Tech. On Saturday in Lubbock, Richards played a career-high 39…

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January 26, 2020

The New Normal: Nick Richards, reimagined

Maggie Davis 10:45pm January 26, 2020 1/26/20

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I could say it’s hard to root against Nick Richards, but that would be an understatement. Over the past three years, there has not been a basketball player on Kentucky’s roster with more ups-and-downs, who’s faced more criticism or who’s deserved more success than UK’s junior big man. Over the past weeks and maybe even…

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Kentucky Reacts to Kobe Bryant’s Passing

Zack Geoghegan 9:00pm January 26, 2020 1/26/20

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It’s been a hard day for a lot of people. Not just basketball fans or Laker die-hards, but for every single person that Kobe Bryant made an impact on during his life. The tragic death of an iconic, global superstar has been hard to process. I’m still not entirely sure I’ve wrapped my mind about…

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Pro Bowl recap: Allen and Smith perform, pay tribute to Kobe Bryant

Maggie Davis 8:00pm January 26, 2020 1/26/20

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The annual Pro Bowl was held Sunday afternoon, and both Josh Allen and Za’Darius Smith had impressive showings on the defensive end of the ball. The AFC once again defeated the NFC, winning by a final margin of 38-33. Smith recorded two solo tackles, two sacks and an interception. #Packers players making all sorts of…

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St. Henry Wins Boys’ All “A” Classic

Troy Howell 7:00pm January 26, 2020 1/26/20

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The St. Henry Crusaders defeated the Frankfort Panthers 77-70 to capture their 2nd All “A” Championship. Their star player, Wyatt Vieth led the way with 30 points and 6 rebounds. He was named tournament MVP. Vieth’s uncle was a member of the Crusader’s 2003 All “A” title team. The Crusaders used disruptive defense and efficient…

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No. 13 UK women’s swim team beats No. 19 Louisville

Maggie Davis 6:00pm January 26, 2020 1/26/20

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Kentucky has defeated Louisville, again. The UK women’s swim team earned a win over the Cardinals Saturday, finishing the rivalry meet with a 160.5-139.5 win in Louisville. The victory marks the third year in a row the lady Cats have come out victorious over the team from down the road. The No. 25 Kentucky men’s…

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Calipari daughters won Twitter on Saturday

Maggie Davis 5:00pm January 26, 2020 1/26/20

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John Calipari may have had a big night helping lead his team to a 76-74 victory over Texas Tech, but his daughters were pretty busy themselves. After The Athletic’s Kyle Tucker tweeted about one very-confused student yelling “Coack K! You suck!” at Coach Calipari, his daughters couldn’t resist telling a few old family stories. My…

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Nick Richards Drags Kentucky to Quad 1 Road Win

Adam Luckett 4:00pm January 26, 2020 1/26/20

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After the free beer was consumed and the throngs of Texas Tech students were let into United Supermarkets Arena hours before tip, the stage was set for a monster January college basketball game. After 45 minutes of intense, up and down action both Texas Tech and Kentucky delivered. The end result of the game was…

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Kobe Bryant dies in helicopter crash, multiple outlets confirm

Maggie Davis 3:10pm January 26, 2020 1/26/20

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Kobe Bryant, one of basketball’s all-time greats, has died, according to multiple reports that have now been confirmed. The former Lakers star was reportedly riding with three passengers in his private helicopter near Calabasas, California when it crashed and a fire broke out. Emergency personnel responded, but no one on board survived. The cause of…

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Pro Bowl starts NOW! Tune in to see Cats in the NFL

Maggie Davis 2:45pm January 26, 2020 1/26/20

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The 2020 Pro Bowl is upon us, and three former Wildcats will be competing. Josh Allen, Za’Darius Smith and Larry Warford will all be suiting up for the event. The Pro Bowl will be broadcast nationally on ABC and ESPN with the “Monday Night Football” crew of Joe Tessitore, Booger McFarland, Lisa Salters and NFL…

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Official News and Notes from the Cats’ win over Texas Tech

Maggie Davis 2:00pm January 26, 2020 1/26/20

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There was plenty of news coming out of Kentucky’s win over Texas Tech in Lubbuck: Nick Richards’ dominance, Tyrese Maxey’s struggles, and a team showing off some overtime grit, all on the heels of Kahlil Whitney’s decision to leave the program. Now that the dust has settled, other notes have been published. Here are the…

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