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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!

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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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Two Keys Tavern files Chapter 11… but not giving up on future

Drew Franklin 9:58am July 10, 2020 7/10/20

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Two Keys Tavern has filed for bankruptcy. Yes, the same Two Keys Tavern we all know and love, the one that has quenched the thirsts of University of Kentucky students and the Lexington community for over six decades. Two Keys has been in a fight with its landlords and this stupid pandemic, and owner Seth…

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KSR Show Thread 7/10: Hello, Hancock County!

Nick Roush 9:50am July 10, 2020 7/10/20

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KSR is celebrating the end of the week by shining a spotlight on Hancock County. Before Matt, Shannon and Drew head to Western Kentucky, they’ll discuss the state’s new mask ordinance, the Big 10’s decision to exclusively play conference games in 2020 and much more. Join in on the fun by calling (502) 571-1080 or…

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Today on KSR: KHSAA Decisions, Masks, and Actual Sports

Mrs. Tyler Thompson 8:00am July 10, 2020 7/10/20

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We’re getting an early start today because in 30 minutes, the KHSAA will convene to discuss the future of high school sports in Kentucky. A meeting of the Board of Control begins at 8:30 a.m. in Covington to decide on a game plan for fall sports like football, cross country, field hockey, golf, soccer, and…

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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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What an All-SEC Football Schedule may look like for Kentucky in 2020

Nick Roush 11:00pm July 9, 2020 7/9/20

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Thursday afternoon the Big 10 became the first Power Five conference to announce that its member schools will exclusively play football games against conference foes in the 2020-21 season amid the coronavirus pandemic. The consequences of this decision are far-reaching across all levels of college sports, but for now, let’s simply take a look at…

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LOOK: Former Cats show us life inside the NBA Bubble

Mrs. Tyler Thompson 10:00pm July 9, 2020 7/9/20

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NBA teams continue to descend upon Orlando for the league restart later this month, which means social media is flooded with their reactions to life inside the bubble. Here’s the latest from the former Kentucky Wildcats who just arrived at the Happiest Place on Earth, or, in some cases, the most humbling. Judging by his…

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SEC Athletic Directors to meet Monday to discuss fall sports

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

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Will the SEC follow the Big Ten’s lead and move to a conference-only schedule this season? The powers that be are meeting early next week to talk it out. According to Sports Illustrated, SEC athletic directors will meet at the league offices in Birmingham on Monday to discuss fall sports. The meeting has been planned…

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Winners and Losers of a Potential All-SEC Football Schedule

Mrs. Tyler Thompson 8:30pm July 9, 2020 7/9/20

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This afternoon, the Big Ten became the first Power Five conference to announce it is moving to a league-only schedule for the 2020 football season. The ACC and PAC-12 are expected to follow suit, and although the SEC says no decision has been made yet, it feels like the writing is on the wall. Logistically,…

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SEC reportedly caught off guard by Big Ten’s announcement

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

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The Big Ten’s announcement that it will only play conference games this year sent shockwaves through the sports world this afternoon, most notably across the SEC. AL.com’s John Talty is reporting that his sources in the league were caught off guard by the news and now feel like their hands are tied when it comes…

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Where Kentuckians WILL and WILL NOT have to wear a mask

Mrs. Tyler Thompson 7:00pm July 9, 2020 7/9/20

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Starting tomorrow at 5 p.m., Kentuckians will be required to wear masks in public with certain exceptions. Governor Andy Beshear’s office released the full list of where you will and will not have to mask up for the next month, so get familiar with it. REQUIRED TO WEAR A MASK While inside, or waiting in…

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