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August 14, 2020

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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SEC coaches fighting over schedules during a pandemic is so SEC

Mrs. Tyler Thompson 2:00pm August 14, 2020 8/14/20

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Even during a pandemic, the SEC is gonna SEC. According to Pete Thamel, yesterday’s conference call between the league’s coaches got heated after several coaches complained about the lack of transparency in how the additional two games were chosen for each squad. Sources: The SEC coaches call on Thursday became contentious. At least five SEC coaches…

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September 27, 2013

Sports Illustrated names Kentucky college basketball’s 2nd best program

Mrs. Tyler Thompson 2:30pm September 27, 2013 9/27/13

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“Sports Illustrated” is finishing up its list of the Top 20 current college basketball programs, and not surprisingly, Kentucky is near the top. SI’s Andy Glockner ranks Kentucky as the 2nd best college basketball program in the sport right now behind Kansas. Here’s the top five: 1. Kansas 2. Kentucky Really for the reason that…

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Vandy Player Freaks Out During Halftime Locker Room Speech

Matt Jones 1:57pm September 27, 2013 9/27/13

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I am not exactly sure why Vanderbilt put the clip above online, but they did. Here is a Vandy Offensive Lineman losing his head as his team leads lowly UMASS 10-7 at halftime. His words aren’t the easiest to understand but I think they include, “WE CUD BAY THE BUST OFFENSE TEAM IN CUNTRY….COME ANNNN…

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Kirk Herbstreit puts Florida on “Upset Alert”

Mrs. Tyler Thompson 1:30pm September 27, 2013 9/27/13

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It looks like Kirk Herbstreit is hopping on the Big Blue bandwagon. The man with the perfectly mussed hair just put Florida on “upset alert” on SportsCenter. If you’re keeping track, he joins Dick Vitale and Mike Bianchi in the belief that Kentucky can pull off a win over the Gators this weekend. #BeatFlorida

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Listen to Rex Chapman and Josh Hopkins on Kentucky Sports Radio

Mrs. Tyler Thompson 1:00pm September 27, 2013 9/27/13

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If you missed this morning’s Kentucky Sports Radio, stop what you’re doing, put those earphones in and get ready, because the podcast is up. Matt, Drew, Josh Hopkins, and UK Athletics Hall of Fame inductee Rex Chapman chatted about the Cats, Rex’s days at UK, and the coolest white guys in college basketball in the…

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Not Jerry Tipton’s Friday Basketball Notebook

Not Jerry Tipton 12:00pm September 27, 2013 9/27/13

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The 2013-14 season is quickly approaching, and Big Blue Nation holds its collective breath. John Calipari’s Kentucky team will go to war this year relying only on what a few “experts” are calling “the greatest recruiting class ever assembled,” a couple of sophomores, and a few older guys. Is this a recipe for success? We…

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Kentucky offers 2016 PF Michael Cage, Jr.

Mrs. Tyler Thompson 11:15am September 27, 2013 9/27/13

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While in town to see Stanley Johnson, John Calipari apparently offered his Mater Dei teammate Michael Cage, Jr. a scholarship. Cage is a 2016 power forward and the son of former NBA center Michael Cage, who played for Calipari when he coached the New Jersey Nets. The elder Cage tweeted the news yesterday: Shout out…

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Julius Randle named CBS Preseason All-American

Mrs. Tyler Thompson 10:30am September 27, 2013 9/27/13

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Another day, another accolade for Julius Randle, who was just named a CBS Preseason All-American. Randle was also named an All-American by USA Today earlier this week, and joins Andrew Wiggins, Marcus Smart, Russ Smith and Doug McDermott on CBS’ Preseason All-American First Team. Here’s what they had to say about the manchild: Julius Randle…

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Rex Chapman AND Josh Hopkins?! TGIF! (Friday Show Thread)

Mrs. Tyler Thompson 9:55am September 27, 2013 9/27/13

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There are big shows, and then there are BIG SHOWS. Today’s Kentucky Sports Radio is a BIG SHOW. Rex Chapman is in town for his UK Athletics Hall of Fame induction this weekend, and will be in-studio with BFF Josh Hopkins to talk about the Cats with Matt and Drew. Hopkins will have the honor…

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BTI’s Rants and Ramblings: Let’s Play the Hypothetical Game with Florida

Bryan the Intern 9:00am September 27, 2013 9/27/13

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It’s always fun to me to see just how far some fans will go to get a win.  I have no doubt that many fans would let you sleep with their spouse if it meant their team could win a championship.  At Kentucky, and especially when it comes to Kentucky football, dangling UK basketball in…

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DeMarcus Cousins and Sacramento agree on a max contract

Mrs. Tyler Thompson 7:57am September 27, 2013 9/27/13

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It’s been a good week for DeMarcus Cousins. According to Adrian Wojnarowski, Cousins and the Sacramento Kings have reached an agreement on a four-year, $62 million max contract extension. The deal, which will not include an early termination option, will be announced on Monday before the Kings start training camp. Congrats, Boogie.

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