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July 4, 2020

TBT 2020: A Kentucky Fan’s Guide To Basketball’s Return

Mrs. Tyler Thompson 1:00pm July 4, 2020 7/4/20 Comments Disabled

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This afternoon, The Basketball Tournament, aka TBT, tips off, giving sports fans their first taste of real, live basketball in America since the coronavirus pandemic began. Over ten days, 24 teams will face off in a fully-quarantined environment in Columbus, Ohio, with the winning squad taking home $1 million. Games will be broadcast on ESPN…

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July 1, 2020

There is a bear roaming around UK’s campus

Drew Franklin 11:48am July 1, 2020 7/1/20

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A bear roaming around the University of Kentucky campus sounds crazy, but not in 2020. Anything is possible in 2020, which is why there is a bear roaming around the University of Kentucky campus. WKYT has the video and the story right here. The video was recorded Monday night outside the Kentucky Clinic, according to…

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Kentucky signee Isaiah Jackson will be on campus this weekend

Jack Pilgrim 10:55am July 1, 2020 7/1/20 Comments Disabled

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The final remaining piece of Kentucky basketball’s 2020-21 roster will arrive in Lexington in the coming days. As it stands today, five-star forward Isaiah Jackson is the lone scholarship player on UK’s roster for the upcoming season who has not moved in at the Wildcat Coal Lodge. That changes soon, though, as Jackson’s high school…

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Film Room: Christian Lewis

Adam Luckett 10:00am July 1, 2020 7/1/20

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It’s been a few weeks since UK scored a commitment and once again it is second-year assistant Jon Sumrall recording another win on the recruiting trail. The Wildcats landed their fourth wide receiver prospect in the class of 2021 with Lewis becoming the second-highest ranked recruit, trailing only blue-chipper Dekel Crowdus. It’s now time to…

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June 30, 2020

Three-Star Alabama Wide Receiver Chris Lewis Commits to Kentucky

Nick Roush 12:02pm June 30, 2020 6/30/20

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The Kentucky Wildcats have added another talented wide receiver to their 2021 recruiting class. Christian “Chris” Lewis announced he has committed to Kentucky over Notre Dame. The 6-foot-3 wide receiver had offers from 39 schools, including Louisville, Oregon, Arkansas, Tennessee, Texas A&M and Nebraska. COMMITED ?#BBN ?? pic.twitter.com/4MavM6uEWb — Christian Lewis~DEUCE~ ? (@ChrisLew__) June 30,…

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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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June 27, 2020

Developing Depth During a Pandemic: A Look Inside UK’s Inside Linebackers Room

Nick Roush 10:00pm June 27, 2020 6/27/20

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The D-word is a curse word for Kentucky’s inside linebackers. No, not that D-Word. “Depth” in Jon Sumrall’s meeting room is the only thing that can slow down Mark Stoops’ defense this fall. In his first year as defensive coordinator, Brad White’s defense finished ranked in the top 20 nationally in three of the four…

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Mathew Mitchell Recovering from Successful Brain Surgery

Nick Roush 4:59pm June 27, 2020 6/27/20

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Kentucky’s women’s basketball coach is recovering from brain surgery. Matthew Mitchell’s wife, Jenna, revealed in a Facebook post that her husband recently went under the knife at UK Hospital after blood was discovered on his brain. “About four months ago he fell and suffered a concussion, was not well for a couple of weeks, then…

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June 25, 2020

WATCH: Dontaie Allen gears up for his much-anticipated return to Lexington

Jack Pilgrim 5:45pm June 25, 2020 6/25/20

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The Kentucky basketball team is gearing up to return to campus this weekend, and when they do, redshirt freshman guard Dontaie Allen will be ready. Returning from numerous injuries, Allen has been training all offseason for a strong debut season in Lexington in 2020-21. Wednesday afternoon, KSR had the opportunity to watch Allen work out…

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There will be fans at Churchill Downs for Kentucky Derby 146

Nick Roush 9:19am June 25, 2020 6/25/20

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It’s happening. On the first Saturday in September fans will be in the stands when the best three-year-old thoroughbreds in the world race in the 146th running of the Kentucky Derby. Governor Andy Beshear also approved Churchill Downs’ plans to host fans for the Kentucky Oaks, held the day prior on Sept. 4. Of course,…

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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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