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July 12, 2020

There’s a new uniform debate in town…

Maggie Davis 10:30pm July 12, 2020 7/12/20

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Earlier this week, KSR asked you to make an important decision: Kentucky’s denim uniforms or checkerboard uniforms? Here’s a reminder of your two choices: Now, there’s a new debate in town when it comes to Kentucky’s best (or worst) uniforms in school history. The UK Baseball Twitter account posed the question on Twitter: yay or…

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WATCH: Rookie Cole Custer’s exciting win at Kentucky Speedway

Maggie Davis 7:30pm July 12, 2020 7/12/20

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Live sports are officially back in the Bluegrass, and a rookie has claimed the first place finish. Cole Custer became the first rookie winner in the NASCAR Cup Series in nearly four years, surging to the lead in a four-wide, final-lap scramble Sunday at Kentucky Speedway. The race was Custer’s 20th series start in his young…

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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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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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April 7, 2020

UK Softball Finishes 2020 Season With Highest Ranking Since 2014

Zack Geoghegan 9:00pm April 7, 2020 4/7/20 Comments Disabled

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Kentucky softball will conclude the 2020 season with its best finish since 2014, although not on the terms they would have liked. On Tuesday it was announced that UK softball finished with a No. 11 ranking in the NFCA Top-25 poll and a No. 10 ranking in the USA Softball/ESPN.com Top-25 poll. Both finishes marked…

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April 5, 2020

UK Softball Star Alex Martens Will be on SportsCenter TOMORROW

Zack Geoghegan 2:00pm April 5, 2020 4/5/20 Comments Disabled

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Not only was Kentucky Softball star Alex Martens named the No. 3 overall player in the country before her senior season was cut short, but now she’s going to be showcased on a stage even brighter than the diamond. On Monday, April 6 – also known as National Student-Athlete Day – Martens will talk to…

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March 31, 2020

Former Kentucky Soccer Star Battling COVID-19 While Living in Finland

Zack Geoghegan 10:00pm March 31, 2020 3/31/20 Comments Disabled

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“If I don’t get to the hospital at all, I’ll probably die.” A former Kentucky soccer star is still recovering from a positive case of the coronavirus that he says had him close to death. According to the Herald-Leader, Antti J. Peltonen, a one-time Wildcat soccer standout and current resident of Finland, was battling the virus for…

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UK Announces ‘BBN Live’ Featuring Conversations With Current Kentucky Coaches

Zack Geoghegan 9:30pm March 31, 2020 3/31/20 Comments Disabled

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The University of Kentucky is finding ways to keep the Big Blue Nation entertained during this weird time without sports. They recently announced the creation of BBN Live, a new live-streaming service that will air twice a day throughout the week featuring conversations with current Kentucky coaches across all sports. The afternoon edition airs at…

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March 29, 2020

Extra Eligibility Discussions for Spring College Athletes Has Reportedly Gone “Sideways”

Zack Geoghegan 8:00pm March 29, 2020 3/29/20

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The NCAA isn’t going to let a global pandemic deter them from doing what is morally wrong. According to Dennis Dodd over at CBS Sports, several athletic directors are expressing concerns over the possibility of an extra year of eligibility for spring college athletes whose seasons were canceled due to the ongoing spread of the coronavirus.…

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March 27, 2020

ESPN Simulation Predicts UK Hoops Would Have Lost in Sweet 16… to Louisville

Zack Geoghegan 10:00pm March 27, 2020 3/27/20

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Hypothetical NCAA Tournament brackets are all college basketball fans have left right now, and even then, they almost always lead to disappointment. ESPN took it one step further for fans of the Kentucky Wildcats Women’s Basketball squad. While their Bracketology expert Charlie Creme did have the ‘Cats advancing to the Sweet 16 as a six-seed,…

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March 25, 2020

UKWBB Signee Treasure Hunt named Tennessee Player of the Year

Maggie Davis 9:30pm March 25, 2020 3/25/20 Comments Disabled

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Fans should have known Treasure Hunt is going to be a special addition to the BBN based on her name alone, but she’s continuing to back her potential up by earning another big award. The five-star guard has been tabbed the MaxPreps Tennessee Player of the Year. Hunt is ranked as a top-10 player in…

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March 19, 2020

UK Rifle ends season No. 1 in final CRCA Top 20 rankings

Jack Pilgrim 8:45pm March 19, 2020 3/19/20

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After taking home both the Great America Rifle Conference regular-season and tournament championships, the University of Kentucky rifle team ended its flawless season ranked No. 1 in the final Collegiate Rifle Coaches Association Top 20 rankings. Finishing as the top qualifier for the 2020 NCAA Rifle Championships, which were canceled due to the COVID-19 outbreak,…

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