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March 19, 2020

Best of UK in the NCAA: Thursday First Round Highlights

Mrs. Tyler Thompson 12:00pm March 19, 2020 3/19/20

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Today, the NCAA Tournament was supposed to start in full, a thoroughly depressing fact that we can just heap onto the pile of unpleasant realities. Crying gets old after a while, so I went through the archives to find highlights from all of Kentucky’s Thursday First Round games from the past 30 years. Some were…

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March 18, 2020

Moncell “Turtle” Allen opens up about coronavirus diagnosis with KSR: “You’ve just got to take it serious.”

Jack Pilgrim 11:00pm March 18, 2020 3/18/20

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After falling ill late last week, former Kentucky football player Moncell “Turtle” Allen has been officially diagnosed with coronavirus. In an exclusive interview with Kentucky Sports Radio, the former Wildcat opened up about his diagnosis, his symptoms, how difficult the last several days have been for him, and why people need to take this virus…

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Alternatives to Avoid a Kentucky Derby-Kentucky Football Conflict

Nick Roush 10:00pm March 18, 2020 3/18/20

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Only a week into the widespread sports cancellations resulting from the coronavirus pandemic, one postponement is creating a conflict for Kentuckians. Tuesday morning Churchill Downs officials announced they have delayed Kentucky Derby 146 to September 5, the Saturday of Labor Day weekend. It’s the first time the longest continuously held sporting event in America has…

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March 17, 2020

Pilgrim’s Insider Notes: NBA Draft decisions, 2020-21 roster outlook

Jack Pilgrim 11:00pm March 17, 2020 3/17/20

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Following an exciting 18-point comeback win over Florida to close out the regular season, Kentucky was gearing up for a trip to Nashville in hopes of taking home the program’s 32nd SEC Tournament title, followed by a deep run in the NCAA Tournament. Instead, we are now left wondering ‘what if?’ as both tournaments have…

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Kentucky Derby 146 Postponed to September 5

Nick Roush 9:01am March 17, 2020 3/17/20

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For only the third time in its 146-year history, the running of the Kentucky Derby will not take place on the first Saturday in May. Tuesday morning Churchill Downs officials unveiled the latest measures to prevent the spread of coronavirus, announcing the fastest two minutes is sports has been postponed to September 5. The running…

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March 16, 2020

Calipari: Kentucky players played one final pickup game before saying goodbye, crying together

Jack Pilgrim 10:45pm March 16, 2020 3/16/20

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Down 18 points in the second half at Florida in the team’s regular season finale, a group of short-handed Kentucky Wildcats found a way to come together and put forth a ridiculous comeback effort with their backs against the wall. Instead of giving up, the Wildcats chipped away at Florida’s lead and took home a…

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John Calipari says Nate Sestina will return to Kentucky if NCAA grants additional eligibility

Jack Pilgrim 10:30pm March 16, 2020 3/16/20

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Could Kentucky get one more season out of graduate transfer Nate Sestina? If the NCAA allows for it, the 6-foot-9 forward out of Emporium, PA has told the Kentucky coaching staff that he will take them up on the opportunity. During this evening’s John Calipari call-in radio show, the UK head coach was asked about…

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March 15, 2020

KSR’s Mission During The Coronavirus Outbreak

Mrs. Tyler Thompson 11:00pm March 15, 2020 3/15/20

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Normally at this time on Selection Sunday, we’d be poring over the NCAA Tournament bracket and complaining about Kentucky’s draw; however, these are not normal times. The coronavirus outbreak has halted life as we know it, and as the largest independent media outlet in the state, Kentucky Sports Radio is switching gears as well. Starting…

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Should Kentucky Schedule a Game Against Rick Pitino and Iona?

Zack Geoghegan 11:00am March 15, 2020 3/15/20

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This might not be the first time you’ve heard this idea spoken into existence, and it certainly won’t be the last. Now that Rick Pitino is the new head coach of the Iona Gaels out of New York, a Divison I school who play in the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference (MAAC), what is stopping Kentucky…

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March 14, 2020

Kentucky Basketball Games on YouTube to get your through March Sadness

Nick Roush 11:00pm March 14, 2020 3/14/20

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There are many different ways to cope with March Madness’ absence. Diving into Kentucky’s greatest basketball games from previous Marches is not a bad way to spend your time in coronavirus quarantine. UK fan Jared Estep scoured through the depths of YouTube and discovered 24 classic Kentucky basketball games that can either be watched in…

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March 29, 2020

John Calipari says five Kentucky players have put their names in the NBA Draft

Jack Pilgrim 11:30pm March 29, 2020 3/29/20

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Almost immediately after the Kentucky basketball season came to an abrupt end back on March 12, UK head coach John Calipari called into SportsCenter to talk through his thoughts on the team and why he felt they were capable of winning a national championship. Tucked in the middle of his conversation was an early prediction on…

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Gov. Beshear Confirms 45 New Cases of Coronavirus, No New Deaths

Zack Geoghegan 11:00pm March 29, 2020 3/29/20

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After a record high in confirmed cases on Saturday, Kentucky saw that number cut in half on Sunday. According to Governor Andy Beshear, there were 45 new confirmed cases of the coronavirus in the Bluegrass State as of 4 p.m. Of the 45 new cases, 15 of them are from Fayette County, nine are from…

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Sources Say Podcast Ep. 35: Future Kentucky point guard Devin Askew joins the show!

Jack Pilgrim 7:15pm March 29, 2020 3/29/20

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In a very special edition of the Sources Say Podcast, KSR’s Jack Pilgrim is joined by future Kentucky point guard Devin Askew and his father, Brian Askew, to discuss the Cats and just how excited they are to get to Lexington later this year. To start the show, though, Pilgrim is joined by Travis Graf…

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Advanced Stat Deep Dive: Quarterbacks in the Mark Stoops era

Adam Luckett 2:00pm March 29, 2020 3/29/20

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Quarantine life rolls on for all of us continuing out best social distancing practices as we ride out the storm brought on by COVID-19. While we all attempt to flatten the curve, I’ve been looking for things to keep me busy around the house as I attempt to not drive my wife crazy. So it…

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John Calipari warned Johnny Juzang of outside noise when returning home, open to a return to Kentucky

Jack Pilgrim 1:05pm March 29, 2020 3/29/20

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When Johnny Juzang returned home to California following Kentucky’s abrupt end to the season earlier this month, John Calipari knew there was a chance the freshman guard would not return to campus when players were allowed back. With transfer buzz already picking up following Christmas break just a few months back, the Kentucky head coach…

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Best of UK in the NCAA: Sunday Elite Eight Highlights

Mrs. Tyler Thompson 12:00pm March 29, 2020 3/29/20

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Throughout March Sadness, KSR will be bringing you highlights of Kentucky’s NCAA Tournament games from the past 30 years. Today, we will relive Kentucky’s Sunday Elite Eight games. 1998: No. 2 Kentucky 86, No. 1 Duke 84 Sunday, March 22, 1998 Revenge tastes so sweet, especially against Duke. The Comeback Cats avenged the Unforgettables’ heartbreaking…

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March 28, 2020

Everyone On “Tiger King: Murder, Mayhem and Madness,” RANKED

Drew Franklin 11:00pm March 28, 2020 3/28/20

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Tiger King: Murder, Mayhem and Madness is the talk of a nation as the Netflix docu-series blows the minds of everyone who dares hit play on that first episode. Once you make that commitment, it is impossible to turn off, as millions have already learned since it began streaming one week ago today. It would…

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Best of UK in the NCAA: Saturday Elite Eight Highlights

Mrs. Tyler Thompson 10:30pm March 28, 2020 3/28/20

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Throughout March Sadness, KSR will be bringing you highlights of Kentucky’s NCAA Tournament games from the past 30 years. Today, we will relive the Saturday Elite Eight games. 1992: No. 1 Duke 104, No. 2 Kentucky 103 OT Saturday, March 28, 1992 We all know how this one ended, but it’s worth looking back at…

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March 27, 2020

BREAKING: Johnny Juzang has entered the transfer portal

Jack Pilgrim 11:00pm March 27, 2020 3/27/20

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Kentucky guard Johnny Juzang is looking for a new home. This afternoon, the 6-foot-6 guard out of Los Angles, CA announced he would be entering the NCAA transfer portal and leaving the University of Kentucky. “What a ride,” Juzang said on his Twitter page. “The last year at Kentucky was one of the best experiences…

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Mark Stoops is Concerned Coronavirus May Delay the 2020 College Football Season

Nick Roush 1:00pm March 27, 2020 3/27/20

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Football is the last sport that is relatively untouched by the coronavirus pandemic. Even though the NFL and college football regular seasons have not yet been altered, many fear that could be on the way, including Mark Stoops. Spring practices and spring games across the country have been postponed, effectively canceling the events. The most…

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