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February 18, 2019

Listen to Matt Jones on The Paul Finebaum Show

Nick Roush 9:30pm February 18, 2019 2/18/19 Comments Disabled

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Matt Jones and the Tennessee fan base have developed an adversarial relationship over the last month after a few appearances on The Paul Finebaum Show.  Could that have changed after today’s show? The SEC Network’s favorite personality invited KSR’s Fearless Leader onto the program to lead off the show by throwing fuel on the fire.…

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January 20, 2019

Matt’s Sunday Thoughts

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As I sit here and watch the latter stages of the NFC Championship game, it seemed like as good a time as any to get back to the writing world. Its been a big weekend for UK Basketball and there is a lot to get to, but lets start with this. We are launching Wednesday…

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January 10, 2019

Eddie Gran offered OC job at Georgia

Matt Jones 3:27pm January 10, 2019 1/10/19

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A source tells KSR that UK Offensive Coordinator Eddie Gran was offered the position of Offensive Coordinator at Georgia under Kirby Smart in the last 24 hours. Smart has offered Gran total control of the Offense and a salary of at least $1.1 million. A decision has not yet been made and Gran is pondering…

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December 26, 2018

Major Transfer Possibility for Kentucky Emerges

Matt Jones 4:56pm December 26, 2018 12/26/18

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Some post-Christmas news to get you excited…KSR has learned that former 4 star Linebacker/Defensive End and ESPN Top 150 recruit Xavier Peters has put his name into the College Football transfer portal. You may remember that Peters is from Ohio and picked Florida State over Kentucky last year. KSR has learned he is now seeking…

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December 17, 2018

Matt’s Monday Notes: Spray-On Hair, Dads in Uniforms and Cats Improve

Matt Jones 11:00pm December 17, 2018 12/17/18

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Picking my least-favorite Trump Administration official is a little bit like picking my least-favorite Reba McEntire song…there are many terrific choices but only one Stephen Miller or “Fancy.” In addition to his hideous policy views, he seems to be one of the more unlikeable people in public life in my lifetime. But after this past…

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December 12, 2018

Matt’s Notes: 5,000 Bowl Challenge, Quade Leaves and Hamilton

Matt Jones 9:15pm December 12, 2018 12/12/18

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My second night of writing in one week…I am feeling the vibe There is a lot to get to tonight and I want to finish in time to get back to Succession on HBO (which isn’t great but is very entertaining because every single character is despicable). Tonight we are excited to announce the $5,000…

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December 10, 2018

Matt’s Notes: Losing to Seton Hall Edition

Matt Jones 11:00pm December 10, 2018 12/10/18

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I pulled onto my street in Louisville last night at 2:38 am, after an 11 hour drive across Ohio/Pennsylvania swing-state interstates that seemed as if it would never end. Due to my new gig with ESPN doing the NFL Pre-game show, I find myself paying attention to NFL games with an attentiveness that I used…

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October 13, 2018

James Wiseman takes official visit to Vandy

Maggie Davis 10:00pm October 13, 2018 10/13/18

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Today in James Wiseman news: the No. 1 player in America is spending the weekend in Nashville. The Music City native is staying close to home for his official visit to Vanderbilt. Now, does anyone really believe Wiseman will end up anywhere other than Kentucky or with Penny Hardaway in Memphis? Probably not. Nevertheless, the…

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June 17, 2018

#KSR120 Begins

Matt Jones 5:44pm June 17, 2018 6/17/18

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I am writing this post while sitting through a rain delay at the College World Series in Omaha. I don’t think I ever believed I would actually attend the College World Series since (a) I am not a huge baseball fan, (b) have watched maybe three college baseball games all the way through in my…

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April 30, 2018

The Matt Jones Podcast E66: Derby Week with Tony Vanetti and Ed DeRosa

KSR 8:00pm April 30, 2018 4/30/18 Comments Disabled

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The Matt Jones Podcast’s No. 1 guest returns just in time for the 144th running of the Kentucky Derby.  Tony Vanetti touches on a variety of topics with Matt Jones before Twin Spires handicapper Ed DeRosa gives some tips to help you win some money at Churchill Downs this weekend.  Highlights: — The best moments…

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June 4, 2020

The Matt Jones Podcast Ep 74: Dr. Ricky Jones

KSR 4:30pm June 4, 2020 6/4/20

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As protests continue across the country, The Matt Jones Podcast welcomes on Dr. Ricky Jones, a Courier-Journal columnist, host of The Ricky Jones Show and chair of the University of Louisville’s Department of Pan-African Studies. Ricky provides perspective on race relations in Louisville and throughout America that you will not be able to find anywhere else.…

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June 3, 2020

The Matt Jones Podcast Ep. 73: Mina Kimes

KSR 9:00pm June 3, 2020 6/3/20

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*WARNING: The episode contains explicit language.* The Matt Jones Podcast welcomes one of ESPN’s brightest young stars. Mina Kimes does a little bit of everything for the four-letter network. She is a regular on Around the Horn and Highly Questionable and hosts two podcasts, ESPN Daily and the NFL-centric Mina Kimes Show. She discussed her…

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May 29, 2020

Listen to Matt Jones on a pair of podcasts

Nick Roush 4:30pm May 29, 2020 5/29/20 Comments Disabled

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This week KSR’s Fearless Leader branched off from the podcast network he created to talk about life and politics with a few different voices. Up first, Matt spent time on the Trillbilly Worker’s Party, an Eastern Kentucky political podcast. They discuss the impetus of his book, Mitch Please, and politics at the state level before…

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May 27, 2020

The Matt Jones Podcast Ep. 72: Gregg Doyel from the Indianapolis Star

Nick Roush 6:00pm May 27, 2020 5/27/20 Comments Disabled

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The Matt Jones Podcast has relaunched in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic. The opening week continues with another one of Matt’s longtime friends, Gregg Doyel. The former CBS Sports writer and current columnist for the Indianapolis Star discussed how he’s evolved as a writer through his own personal growth. Highlights: — Is Gregg now…

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May 26, 2020

The Plan for the Return of UK Football

Matt Jones 11:00pm May 26, 2020 5/26/20

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If you listened to KSR today, I mentioned that I received some information about the plans for returning the UK Football team to campus and how summer workouts may go in Lexington. After spending some time this afternoon talking to folks, I can confirm much of what was written to me earlier today and the…

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The Matt Jones Podcast Ep. 71: Bomani Jones

KSR 5:30pm May 26, 2020 5/26/20 Comments Disabled

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The Matt Jones Podcast keeps on rolling through the coronavirus pandemic as one of Matt’s longtime friends, Bomani Jones, joins the program. The ESPN television and radio personality provides a perspective on sports and culture you can’t find anywhere else. Matt and Bomani answer a few important and pertinent questions, like… — Can pro athletes…

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March 8, 2020

LISTEN: Celebrate Kentucky’s win with KSR’s post-game radio show

Maggie Davis 1:00pm March 8, 2020 3/8/20 Comments Disabled

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Kentucky’s wild win over Florida on Saturday afternoon was huge for the team’s momentum heading into the post-season. Kentucky Sports Radio’s Matt Jones breaks down the victory (and what it means for the rest of the season) on his post-game radio show, now available on podcast. You can hear Matt’s take on the game, catch…

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December 14, 2019

TRANSCRIPT: John Calipari reacts to 67-53 win over Georgia Tech

Maggie Davis 8:17pm December 14, 2019 12/14/19 Comments Disabled

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Q. What’s the biggest difference between Ashton Hagans this year and Hagans last year? COACH CALIPARI: He knows what to expect. He has no anxiety about what he’s doing. He knows coming into the game. He knows game planning. He’ll watch tape. He’s so far advanced. And again there may be better point guards out there.…

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November 6, 2019

Statement on KSR

Matt Jones 11:00pm November 6, 2019 11/6/19 Comments Disabled

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Nice to be on the blog again, although unfortunately it is for this reason. Due to the Mitch McConnell complaint filed this morning with the FEC against me, iHeart Radio has asked that I not be on the show in the upcoming days. The complaint is absolute nonsense and very disappointing from someone as powerful…

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August 12, 2019

The Matt Jones Podcast Ep. 68: Tony Vanetti Discusses Matt’s Potential Senate Campaign

KSR 7:30pm August 12, 2019 8/12/19

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Matt Jones dusted off the old podcast equipment to sit down with his good friend Tony Vanetti for an hour-long conversation about his chaotic summer. As Matt approaches his deadline to decide if he will run for Senate in the 2020 election, he shares what has gone into the decision-making process and why it has…

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