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August 14, 2020

Kentucky ranked No. 12 in ESPN’s updated ‘Way-Too-Early” top 25

Zack Geoghegan 10:00pm August 14, 2020 8/14/20

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Even in a world where the thought of college basketball is up-in-the-air, it hasn’t stopped ESPN from getting off the takes. In an updated version of his ‘Way-Too-Early’ top 25 rankings for the upcoming college basketball season, ESPN’s Jeff Borzello has the Kentucky Wildcats slotted as the 12th best team in the country, one spot…

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WATCH: The Macks: Featuring Maggie, Jack, and Zack (Ep. 7)

Zack Geoghegan 9:00pm August 14, 2020 8/14/20

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Bubble talk, bubble talk, bubble talk. Will there be a college basketball bubble? It’s a bubble heavy episode of The Macks as Jack, Maggie, and Zack dive into the NBA’s Bubble along with how the NCAA might create its own version. The crew also touches on a few other topics such as Devin Booker’s rise…

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Serena Williams upset by 116th-ranked Shelby Rogers in Top Seed Open quarterfinals

Zack Geoghegan 8:00pm August 14, 2020 8/14/20

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Serena Williams had only lost to an opponent ranked outside the top-100 four times in her career before Friday. That number was bumped to five by the end of the day. During the quarterfinals of the Top Seed Open, played right here in Lexington, KY, Williams lost in three sets to Shelby Rogers, who is…

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WATCH: Benny Snell and Kash Daniel star in new local commercial

Zack Geoghegan 7:00pm August 14, 2020 8/14/20

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We’re used to seeing Benny Snell and Kash Daniel on our television screens, but they usually aren’t hitting golf balls or swinging bats. The two former Kentucky Football stars have teamed up for the first time since college in a new UK Federal Credit Union commercial and it’s everything you might have expected: Kash’s flow…

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Mike Edwards is the first player to pick off Tom Brady as a Buccaneer

Jack Pilgrim 6:00pm August 14, 2020 8/14/20

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Tom Brady, ever heard of him? Arguably the greatest quarterback in NFL history made a league-altering decision this spring, leaving the New England Patriots after 20 years with the organization in favor of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. As he gets used to life in Tampa, a former Wildcat gave him a warm welcome in practice…

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OVC planning for fall AND spring football

Jack Pilgrim 5:00pm August 14, 2020 8/14/20

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Forget having one college football season, the Ohio Valley Conference is planning to have two. According to Pete Thamel of Yahoo! Sports, the OVC Presidents voted to allow schools to play four non-conference games in the fall, followed by an additional seven-game conference schedule in the spring. Source: The OVC Presidents voted that the schools…

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$5 pours of E.H. Taylor at KSBar’s Bourbon Night

Drew Franklin 4:30pm August 14, 2020 8/14/20

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KSBar and Grille’s Bourbon Night returns Friday night with Colonel E.H. Taylor in the spotlight. Colonel Edmund Haynes Taylor, Jr. is considered one of the founding fathers of bourbon, and the distillery he purchased in 1870 is the distillery we now know as Buffalo Trace. (He called it the O.F.C. Distillery for Old Fire Copper.)…

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Louisville plans to play college football with fans this fall

Jack Pilgrim 4:00pm August 14, 2020 8/14/20

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The Louisville Cardinals are planning to play college football this fall, and they hope to do so with fans in the stands. Barring an update from the ACC Medical Advisory Group telling them otherwise, Louisville Director of Athletics Vince Tyra released an announcement this afternoon confirming that the school will play football this fall. “As…

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A reminder that Kentucky’s Big Blue Wall is very good

Mrs. Tyler Thompson 3:15pm August 14, 2020 8/14/20

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It’s a somewhat slow Friday afternoon in sports (which honestly feels a little eerie given the chaos of this week), so let’s take a moment and give some praise to a unit of the Kentucky Football team that can never get enough: the Big Blue Wall. This morning, Pro Football Focus’ Brent Rollins tweeted this…

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Bellarmine fall sports postponed as ASUN waits ’til spring

Mrs. Tyler Thompson 2:45pm August 14, 2020 8/14/20

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This fall was supposed to mark Bellarmine’s debut in Division I, but, like many things these days, it’s gonna have to wait. This morning, the Atlantic Sun Conference postponed fall sports, namely men’s and women’s cross-country, men’s and women’s soccer, and volleyball. The ASUN will attempt to hold those seasons in the spring. Winter sports…

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August 13, 2020

Serena Williams Rallies to Defeat Venus Williams in Lexington’s Top Seed Open

Nick Roush 4:15pm August 13, 2020 8/13/20

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In what could have been their final professional matchup, Serena Williams mounted an impressive comeback to defeat her older sister Venus in three sets, 3-6, 6-3, 6-4. The 31st meeting of tennis’ most popular sisters, Venus trailed 2-0 early before taking control with five-straight game victories. Of course, that would not be Serena’s last laugh.…

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Chris Doering picks Kentucky as dark horse in SEC East

Mrs. Tyler Thompson 3:30pm August 13, 2020 8/13/20

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Slowly but surely, Kentucky Football is gaining national respect. Yesterday, the SEC Network’s Chris Doering heaped all sorts of love on the Cats, picking them to make some real noise in the SEC East. “I’ve got Kentucky as my dark horse in the SEC East,” the former Florida Gator said. “I know a lot of…

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ACC meeting for “final, final” decision on college football at 4:30 PM

Jack Pilgrim 2:30pm August 13, 2020 8/13/20

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The ACC is set to announce a finalized plan regarding the fall college football season this afternoon. In a meeting with the university’s board of trustees Thursday, Florida State president John Thrasher said the league will hold a meeting at 4:30 p.m. ET to come up with a “final, final” decision on playing this fall.…

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WATCH: Go Behind the Facemask with Boogie Watson and Landon Young

Nick Roush 2:00pm August 13, 2020 8/13/20

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Two of the Wildcats’ most experienced leaders are the first to be featured in Kentucky’s preseason “Behind the Facemark” profiles. Boogie Watson enters his final season at Kentucky as the SEC’s active leader in career sacks. He discusses the records he chasing (some of which were set by his former teammate, Josh Allen), how he…

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Terry Wilson Named to Johnny Unitas Golden Arm Watch List

Jack Pilgrim 1:15pm August 13, 2020 8/13/20

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The accolades for Kentucky football standouts continue to pile up. This afternoon, UK quarterback Terry Wilson was officially named to the 2020 Johnny Unitas Golden Arm Watch List, which honors the top quarterback in the nation annually. It was announced by the Johnny Unitas Golden Arm Award and presenting sponsor A.O. Smith Corporation. The senior quarterback…

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Bryce Hopkins’ father breaks down Kentucky virtual visit with KSR

Jack Pilgrim 12:55pm August 13, 2020 8/13/20

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Almost immediately after decommitting from Louisville, 2021 four-star forward Bryce Hopkins and his camp received a plethora of interest and scholarship offers from high-major programs throughout the country. One of them? The University of Kentucky, and contact is picking up by the day. After reaching out to Hopkins for the first time on Monday, the…

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Senators propose College Athletes Bill of Rights

Mrs. Tyler Thompson 12:30pm August 13, 2020 8/13/20

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The fight for players’ rights has reached Capitol Hill. This morning, a group of ten U.S. senators, led by Cory Booker, announced plans for a “college athletes bill of rights” to guarantee NCAA student-athletes monetary compensation, long-term healthcare, lifetime scholarships, and the ability to transfer without penalty. Senator Booker, who played football at Stanford, said…

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BBNBA: Herro drops 30 and the West gets Wild

Zack Geoghegan 12:00pm August 13, 2020 8/13/20

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Good morning, folks. The play-in round for the Western Conference’s 8-seed will be officially decided later in the day. Let’s talk NBA Bubble. RECAP Herro’s 30 points not enough to hold off OKC’s comeback It was a career night for Miami Heat rookie Tyler Herro, who set a new personal best with a 30-point outing against…

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Celebrate! It’s Buffalo Chicken Slider Day at KSBar and Grille

Nick Roush 11:30am August 13, 2020 8/13/20

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Great googily moogily! Holy mackerel! Oh sweet sassafras — it’s buffalo chicken slider day at KSBar and Grille. Today at Lexington’s finest sports bar and grill you can get two orders of spicy buffalo chicken sliders with house cut chips and two non-alcoholic beverages for only $16. Got a hankering for an ice cold beverage?…

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John Calipari says he wants Kenny Payne and Knicks to win a championship

Maggie Davis 11:00am August 13, 2020 8/13/20

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Kenny Payne may be leaving Kentucky’s staff, but John Calipari isn’t done supporting his guy. In fact, Coach Cal hopes the New York Knicks compete for and win an NBA Championship. If not just for newly-announced assistant coach Kenny Payne, but also for his former Wildcats Julius Randle and Kevin Knox. He expects the combination…

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