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May 29, 2020

Jomo Thompson releases statement in response to his firing from UK

Zack Geoghegan 6:30pm May 29, 2020 5/29/20

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For the first time since the details from a three-month investigation leading to his dismissal were announced, former Kentucky Cheerleading head coach Jomo Thompson has released a statement addressing the situation. Thompson released the statement on his Instagram account. I want to take this opportunity to thank everyone for the overwhelming support that I and…

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May 26, 2020

Kentucky Track & Field Earns 20 All-American Honors for 2019-20 season

Maggie Davis 10:30pm May 26, 2020 5/26/20 Comments Disabled

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Congratulations are in order for 15 University of Kentucky student athletes who have picked up All-American honors for the 2019-20 indoor track and field season. These 15 student athletes brought home 20 honors, tied for the fifth-most in the NCAA. Eight athletes from the women’s team earned 11 AA honors, and seven student athletes earned…

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UK Swimmer Asia Seidt is the SEC’s Scholar-Athlete of the Year

Nick Roush 1:00pm May 26, 2020 5/26/20

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The University of Kentucky’s most decorated swimmer has added a prestigious honor to her crowded trophy case. Tuesday morning UK swimmer Asia Seidt and LSU men’s basketball member Skylar Mays were named the the 2019-20 Southeastern Conference H. Boyd McWhorter Scholar-Athletes of the Year. Along with a trophy, this honor comes with a $20,000 post-graduate…

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May 24, 2020

Abrupt Endings and New Beginnings: The Emma Dellmore Story

Ty Schadt 11:30pm May 24, 2020 5/24/20

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It was a simple workout. One she had done countless times before. It wasn’t even mandatory; it was the final day of the semester. I’ll just go get it in real quick, she thought. Then she could get back to focusing on her last remaining final: an environmental health test just a few hours later.…

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May 22, 2020

NCAA will allow voluntary activities for all D1 student-athletes beginning June 1

Zack Geoghegan 6:00pm May 22, 2020 5/22/20

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Just two days after the NCAA announced that student-athletes who participate in men’s and women’s basketball or football would be allowed to partake in voluntary activities, they extended those rights to all Divison I sports. On Friday afternoon, the NCAA posted a press release stating that “Division I student-athletes in all sports will be permitted…

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May 20, 2020

UK Cheerleaders blast university’s decision, defend coaches and program’s reputation

Mrs. Tyler Thompson 11:00pm May 20, 2020 5/20/20

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On Monday morning, the University of Kentucky fired the entire coaching staff of its 24-time champion cheerleading program following a three-month investigation into allegations of hazing, alcohol use, and nudity at off-campus events. The bombshell report left the UK Cheer community reeling, with current and former team members taking to social media to defend the…

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May 18, 2020

WATCH: UK officials discuss Cheerleading hazing scandal

Mrs. Tyler Thompson 6:00pm May 18, 2020 5/18/20

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This morning, the University of Kentucky announced the dismissal of its cheerleading coaching staff following a three-month investigation into hazing activities, alcohol use, and public nudity by team members at off-campus events. The investigation found that Head Coach Jomo Thompson; Assistant Coaches Ben Head, Spencer Clan and Kelsey LaCroix; and longtime program advisor T. Lynn…

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UK athletics to launch national search for new cheerleading head coach, expects hire “within a month”

Nick Roush 12:30pm May 18, 2020 5/18/20

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A hazing scandal has changed the way UK cheerleading operates. Once independent, UK cheerleading will now fall under the umbrella of the athletics department. Executive associate AD Sandy Bell has been tasked to lead the national championship winning program into a new era. “These students deserve our support to help them be successful — successful as…

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Details of the hazing, alcohol, and nudity in UK Cheerleading investigation

Mrs. Tyler Thompson 12:00pm May 18, 2020 5/18/20

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This morning, the University of Kentucky dismissed the entire coaching staff of its championship cheerleading program following a three-month investigation into hazing activities, alcohol use and public nudity during off-campus events. UK released the report of the investigation by the Office of Student Conduct and Office of Institution Equity and Equal Opportunity, which found that…

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May 17, 2020

4 UK Softball players make CoSIDA All-District Team for first time in school history

Zack Geoghegan 2:00pm May 17, 2020 5/17/20 Comments Disabled

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The 2020 UK Softball team was on its way to making history on the field before the coronavirus pandemic canceled the season, but they still managed to make history off of it. Four student-athletes – Grace Baalman, Alex Martens, Mallory Peyton, and Bailey Vick – were all named to the CoSIDA Academic All-District Team on…

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July 10, 2020

Kentucky Cheerleading announces 2020-21 roster

Mrs. Tyler Thompson 5:30pm July 10, 2020 7/10/20

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The Kentucky Cheerleading program is moving forward. This afternoon, new head coach Ryan Martin O’Connor announced the roster for the 2020-21 squad. The 45 members were chosen through a virtual tryout process, with O’Connor and a select group of judges selecting the team from video submissions. Which cheerleaders are on the Blue squad and which…

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June 30, 2020

Kentucky Swimmers, Divers, Golfers among All-American scholars

Maggie Davis 10:00pm June 30, 2020 6/30/20 Comments Disabled

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Even with no collegiate sports, student athletes at the University of Kentucky are finding ways to stay busy and keep earning praise. Namely, in the classroom. The women’s golf team and the men’s and women’s swimming and diving teams are the latest groups of Wildcats to be recogznied nationally for their academic achievements. Here’s the…

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June 28, 2020

WATCH: KSR catches up with Makayla Epps

Maggie Davis 11:00pm June 28, 2020 6/28/20

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Makayla Epps has always been busy, but these days are different. Her current routine may not look like her “normal” one due to the COVID-19 pandemic, but she’s staying busy and even finding time to catch up with us, Kentucky Sports Radio. She was kind enough to chat during her lunch break, so you’ll get…

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O’Connor continues legacy of greatness at Kentucky Cheer

Abbigale Harrison 11:00am June 28, 2020 6/28/20

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Ryan Martin O’Connor is a force to be reckoned with. Earlier this week, O’Connor was named the head coach of the University of Kentucky’s prestigious cheerleading team. Her hiring follows a team scandal in May that resulted in the firing of coaches including head coach Jomo Thompson, who led Kentucky – the winningest cheerleading program…

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June 23, 2020

Ryan Martin O’Connor Named UK Cheerleading Head Coach

Jack Pilgrim 6:45pm June 23, 2020 6/23/20

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Ryan Martin O’Connor has been named head coach of Kentucky’s cheerleading program. This evening, UK Athletics Director Mitch Barnhart announced O’Connor, who built the UAB and Ole Miss cheerleading programs into national contenders in recent years, would be replacing former coach Jomo Thompson. “Ryan is exactly the kind of person we wanted to hire as…

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LOOK: Nick Richards and Leah Edmond take photos in UK jerseys for final time

Jack Pilgrim 10:00am June 23, 2020 6/23/20

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UK Athletics’ favorite lovebirds are leaving their nest in Lexington and taking the next step in their careers, but they couldn’t leave without wearing Kentucky across their chests one final time. This past weekend, former UK stars Nick Richards and Leah Edmond of the men’s basketball and women’s volleyball teams, respectively, took part in a…

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June 21, 2020

UK Hoops’ Rhyne Howard Could Be America’s Best Player in 2021

Alex Weber 3:00pm June 21, 2020 6/21/20 Comments Disabled

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Kentucky’s best basketball player since Anthony Davis is entering her junior season. Coming off a consensus first-team All-American selection as a sophomore, 6-foot-2 superstar wing Rhyne Howard enters her third season as perhaps the most accomplished and exciting women’s player in the nation. And her peers are all leaving. As mentioned, Howard was a sweeping…

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June 9, 2020

UK baseball’s T.J. Collett looks to change lives of cancer-stricken children

Jack Pilgrim 6:30pm June 9, 2020 6/9/20 Comments Disabled

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While Kentucky baseball star T.J. Collett gears up for the Major League Baseball draft this week, UK Athletics is highlighting the first baseman’s biggest off-field passion: helping children fighting cancer. Collett, a two-time member of the SEC Community Service team, is heavily involved with Never Ever Give Up/Jessie Rees Foundation, whose mission is to connect with families of…

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June 7, 2020

SEC volleyball coaches release unified statement on racial injustice

Maggie Davis 9:30pm June 7, 2020 6/7/20

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Mark Stoops and John Calipari aren’t the only Kentucky head coaches speaking out regarding recent injustices following George Floyd’s death in Minnesota. Volleyball head coach Craig Skinner posted a statement on Twitter Sunday afternoon signed by all of the SEC’s volleyball coaches, which says the coaches have “a unique opportunity to step forward, but also…

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June 2, 2020

UK Athletics urges Big Blue Nation to fight racism and bigotry

Jack Pilgrim 11:00pm June 2, 2020 6/2/20

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UK Athletics has released a statement on the recent and continued racial injustices going on throughout the United States. After the recent killings George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, and Ahmaud Arbery, among countless others, UK Athletics urged the Big Blue Nation to stand against racism and bigotry. “Our student-athletes inspire. They uplift. They lead,” the statement…

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