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July 17, 2020

Why John Calipari has not taken a voluntary coronavirus pay cut

Mrs. Tyler Thompson 10:30pm July 17, 2020 7/17/20

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John Calipari is the highest-paid coach in college basketball, yet he has not volunteered to take a pay cut as UK has been forced to furlough employees and make budget cuts due to the coronavirus pandemic. Now, thanks to an article from ESPN, we have a better understanding as to why. This morning, ESPN released…

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July 15, 2020

Calipari raves about new team: “You have no idea how excited I am”

Drew Franklin 11:00pm July 15, 2020 7/15/20

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John Calipari made a special guest appearance on Wednesday’s Kentucky Sports Radio radio show to talk about the new McLendon Minority Leadership Initiative he helped launch, a really great program that will provide more opportunities for minorities within college athletics. But you can’t book John Calipari on a sports radio show and not talk about…

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July 14, 2020

John Calipari feels “confident” Olivier Sarr will receive waiver from NCAA

Jack Pilgrim 11:00pm July 14, 2020 7/14/20

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No, Kentucky has not received word from the NCAA regarding Olivier Sarr’s waiver request. There is, however, confidence within the program that the talented 7-foot center will ultimately be deemed eligible to play this season in Lexington. In a conference call with Kentucky media members this morning, UK head coach John Calipari said the Wake…

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Calipari: Kentucky’s “got a sterile bubble that’s as good as it gets anywhere”

Mrs. Tyler Thompson 12:31pm July 14, 2020 7/14/20 Comments Disabled

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Due to HIPAA laws, John Calipari can’t directly say that his team has tested negative for the coronavirus, but reading between the lines, all 15 players are in the clear. On a Zoom call with reporters this morning, Calipari said that everyone on his team is on campus and participating in voluntary workouts, a sign…

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KSR Shop: KSR masks available now!

ShopKSR.com 9:45am July 14, 2020 7/14/20 Comments Disabled

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The KSR Shop and Kentucky Branded have lots of mask designs to keep you and the community safe. But today they introduce their latest design. KSR masks are now available! Head to ShopKSR.com to pick some up for you and your family. Hurry as mask quantities are limited at this time. Take advantage of free shipping…

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July 13, 2020

SEC Commissioner says fall sports decision will come in late July

Maggie Davis 11:00pm July 13, 2020 7/13/20

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Athletic directors from across the Southeastern Conference met at the SEC Office in Birmingham Monday to discuss the conference’s game plan for resuming collegiate athletics amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Their decision was… No decision, for now. SEC Commissioner Greg Sankey still believes the right time to make a decision will come by the end of…

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University of Kentucky Announces Three of 229 Student Athletes and Staffers Test Positive for Coronavirus

Nick Roush 11:47am July 13, 2020 7/13/20

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The University of Kentucky provided a campus-wide coronavirus update Monday morning, revealing the school has added PCR diagnostic testing for coronavirus to its return to activity protocols. The football team, the first group to return to campus, was initially only tested for antibodies. Last week 166 football players and staff members underwent diagnostic testing for…

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John Calipari announces McLendon Minority Leadership Initiative

Mrs. Tyler Thompson 9:58am July 13, 2020 7/13/20

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John Calipari has a new mission. This morning, Calipari announced the McLendon Minority Leadership Initiative (MLI), a coach-driven program aimed at creating access and opportunities for minorities in college athletics administration. The foundation is named for civil rights pioneer John McLendon, the first African American basketball coach at a predominantly white institution and in any…

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July 12, 2020

All UK football players, staff test negative for COVID-19

Maggie Davis 11:00pm July 12, 2020 7/12/20

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Finally, there’s good news to report. Kentucky’s football players and staff have gotten their COVID-19 results back, and all 161 tests have reportedly come back negative. That’s according to Lewis Poore, Kentucky kicker Chance Poore’s dad. He posted the happy announcement on Twitter Sunday night. Just heard and happy to report. After testing 161 athletes…

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LOOK: Louisville City FC resumes season with fans in the stands

Maggie Davis 10:00pm July 12, 2020 7/12/20

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Live sports returned to the Bluegrass Sunday evening in the form of a Louisville City FC soccer match against Pittsburgh Riverhounds SC. Even though the home team didn’t win the game (LouCity lost the match 3-1), the game itself isn’t necessarily the biggest story of the day. Instead, it’s the fact the team welcomed 4,850…

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August 2, 2020

PAC-12 players outline demands in Players’ Tribune Letter

Brent Wainscott 11:00pm August 2, 2020 8/2/20

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On Saturday, it was reported the players of the PAC-12 were threatening to opt-out of playing if the league didn’t offer them protection and benefits. As expected in the report, the demands were made public as players in the PAC-12 sent out this letter titled #WeAreUnited in the Players’ Tribune Sunday morning. In the letter,…

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Kentucky fans shouldn’t worry about Olivier Sarr’s eligibility… Not yet

Maggie Davis 10:00pm August 2, 2020 8/2/20

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Kentucky fans are anxiously awaiting Olivier Sarr news, and for good reason. The Wake Forest transfer averaged 13.7 points, nine rebounds and 1.2 blocks per game for the Demon Deacons last season, received all-ACC honors and is being touted as the linchpin for UK’s Final Four hopes and dreams this season. He’s the last real,…

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August 1, 2020

NCAA planning on-time start for college basketball: “We’ve got a high level of confidence.”

Jack Pilgrim 11:00pm August 1, 2020 8/1/20

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The NCAA is planning an on-time start for college basketball, with the season scheduled to begin on November 10. In an interview with NCAA.com’s Andy Katz, NCAA Senior Vice President of Basketball Dan Gavitt said that while there is “uncertainty” in the world of sports due to the coronavirus, the organization is planning on moving…

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July 31, 2020

All-SEC Football: 5 Reasons Why This Will Be Fun As Hell

Adam Luckett 10:30pm July 31, 2020 7/31/20

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It’s been a very, very weird time in the college sports world and it all started on that Thursday during conference tournament weekend when everything was canceled essentially overnight. Everything completely stopped and what followed it was months of uncertainty. Things have started to get better while outbreaks are still occurring nearly five months later,…

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SOURCES: Kentucky basketball players temporarily leaving campus bubble

Jack Pilgrim 5:25pm July 31, 2020 7/31/20

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The Kentucky basketball team is taking a one-week break from on-campus activities, sources tell KSR. After Terrence Clarke was seen out at a basketball event this afternoon – a fan posted a picture with the Kentucky guard with the caption, “Met my guy [Terrence Clarke] today” – several parents confirmed with KSR that the team…

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July 30, 2020

Seven immediate reactions to the SEC’s league-only football announcement

Aaron Torres 11:00pm July 30, 2020 7/30/20

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On Thursday, the bombshell that had long been expected officially dropped: The SEC has announced their plans for the upcoming college football season. The conference where it “just means more” is about to get more, with a 10-game, league only schedule beginning on September 26th. The season will end with the SEC title game on…

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SEC moving to 10-game conference-only schedule; season starts September 26

Mrs. Tyler Thompson 4:30pm July 30, 2020 7/30/20

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Well, I hope you like SEC football because that’s all Kentucky will play this fall. According to Sports Illustrated’s Ross Dellenger, SEC presidents have agreed to a 10-game, conference-only schedule with an approved kickoff date of September 26. That means the Kentucky-Louisville game is off the table this year and the Governor’s Cup will reside…

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LISTEN: Adolph Rupp defends delayed Kentucky basketball integration in 1971 interview

Nick Roush 12:00pm July 30, 2020 7/30/20

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Questions surrounding the legacy of Adolph Rupp resurfaced last week when Kentucky’s department of African-American and Africana Studies stated in a letter to UK president Eli Capilouto, “The University should rename Rupp Arena.” The department argued that Rupp’s name “has come to stand for racism.” The letter sparked a debate over how Rupp handled race…

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Gambling Odds For Shannon The Dude’s 50-Mile Walk

Drew Franklin 10:00am July 30, 2020 7/30/20 Comments Disabled

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Today is the day Shannon The Dude is set to begin his 50-mile walk around Lexington with a $5,000 cash prize waiting for him at the finish line if he can complete his journey in under 20 hours. The whistle will blow to send him on his way tonight at 10:00 p.m. which gives him…

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July 29, 2020

SEC reportedly moving closer to 10-game conference-only football schedule

Nick Roush 11:00pm July 29, 2020 7/29/20

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Kentucky’s 2020 football schedule may only feature ten games against SEC opponents. According to a report from Sports Illustrated, during a Wednesday virtual meeting the majority of SEC athletic directors voiced their approval for a 10-game, SEC-only schedule in 2020. Now the matter must be ratified by the league’s presidents. The presidents are scheduled to…

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