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May 15, 2020

May 13, 2020

WATCH: KSR’s conversation with Nick Richards and Leah Edmond

Maggie Davis 11:00pm May 13, 2020 5/13/20

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Now, they’re easily one of the University of Kentucky’s most well-known power couples. A few years ago, they were two UK student athletes who met at a party. In the years since, Nick Richards and Leah Edmond have grown on and off their respective courts, and they’ve become fan favorites along the way. Edmond spent…

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May 12, 2020

UK sets school-record as seven teams receive top-10 award for APR scores

Zack Geoghegan 9:00pm May 12, 2020 5/12/20

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The overall state of Kentucky athletics has been improving rapidly, but not just in terms of wins or losses. Academics are dominating the playing field, too. In a press release sent out by UK earlier on Tuesday, a school-record seven sports teams received Public Recognition Awards for their Academic Progress Rate scores. The seven squads…

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May 8, 2020

UK softball star Alex Martens will not return for extra year of eligibility

Zack Geoghegan 9:30pm May 8, 2020 5/8/20

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Kentucky softball got off to a promising start for the 2020 season and they’ll have to try and do it again next year without their best player. Alex Martens announced on Friday that she would not be using her extra year of eligibility granted by the NCAA due to the coronavirus, and that she would…

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May 7, 2020

Ron Mercer, Wayne Turner, Danny Trevathan headline UK’s 2020 Hall of Fame Class

Mrs. Tyler Thompson 11:15am May 7, 2020 5/7/20 Comments Disabled

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The University of Kentucky just announced its 2020 Hall of Fame Class. Ron Mercer (men’s basketball), Wayne Turner (men’s basketball), Danny Trevathan (football), AJ Reed (baseball), Sawyer Carroll (baseball), and Chanda Bell (softball) will be inducted into the Hall of Fame this fall (date TBD) and featured on UK’s “BBN Live” video streams later this week.…

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May 5, 2020

UK’s baseball, softball, and soccer complex renamed Barnhart Family Athletics Complex

Mrs. Tyler Thompson 5:30pm May 5, 2020 5/5/20

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The part of UK’s campus that includes the baseball, soccer, and softball stadiums will now be known as the Barnhart Family Athletics Complex thanks to some of the university’s biggest supporters. As part of their latest gift, longtime UK Athletics donors Vickie and Wendell Bell requested that the complex on Alumni Drive be named in…

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May 1, 2020

Recapping the 2020 virtual CATSPY Awards

Zack Geoghegan 9:00pm May 1, 2020 5/1/20 Comments Disabled

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The 18th annual CATSPY Awards were a bit different than the 17 that came before it; one that featured video calls instead of a fancy gathering The 2020 edition of the University of Kentucky’s award show went virtual, with 79 total student-athletes being honored for their accomplishments during the 2019-20 season. ESPN’s Laura Rutledge was…

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April 26, 2020

The CATSPY Awards Are Going Virtual in 2020

Zack Geoghegan 10:00pm April 26, 2020 4/26/20

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The 18th annual CATSPY Awards are going to have to do things a bit differently this year… Despite the Kentucky campus being bare of students and staff, the show must go on! In lieu of an in-person showing, the University has decided to take things digital with the broadcast moving over to BBN Live –…

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April 20, 2020

Rhyne Howard named early favorite for 2021 National Player of the Year

Maggie Davis 11:00pm April 20, 2020 4/20/20 Comments Disabled

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Rhyne Howard had a historic season during her second year in Lexington. The sophomore basketball star claimed the title of SEC Player of the Year, earned AP All-American honors, was named to the All-SEC First Team, and found her name on the short list for nearly every other major individual award. Next year, she’ll look…

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April 14, 2020

LOOK: The Guardian Profiles Sydney McLaughlin as She Prepares for Tokyo Olympics

Zack Geoghegan 9:00pm April 14, 2020 4/14/20 Comments Disabled

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Sydney McLaughlin is going to have to wait at least one more year before she can go for gold at the Tokyo Olympics. Over at The Guardian, they caught up with the former Kentucky track star to see how she’s been preparing for the Olympics following its postponement to 2021. McLaughlin discussed how she first participated…

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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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