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June 24, 2020

WATCH: KSR catches up with Maci Morris

Maggie Davis 11:00pm June 24, 2020 6/24/20 Comments Disabled

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Maci Morris has had quite an eventful few months. Earlier this year, the former Cat was playing professional basketball in Italy, where her team had qualified for the post-season playoffs. But in the span of just a few weeks, the COVID-19 outbreak overtook the country, shut down her league and (almost) left her stranded abroad.…

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First Look: Check out Rupp Arena’s new neighbor in downtown Lexington

Drew Franklin 2:30pm June 24, 2020 6/24/20

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The renovation of Rupp Arena, the Lexington Center and the surrounding area is on pace to be completed in the year 2078, but there is some visible progress on the entertainment complex going across the street. LexLive, the massive structure promising bowling lanes, movie screens and other exciting forms of entertainment, now looks like something…

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June 23, 2020

Recruiting Roundup: TCU enters Kentucky and Ranking Bumps

Adam Luckett 7:30pm June 23, 2020 6/23/20

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Crootin’ season never stops in the college football world and here at KSR we are going to keep you updated on all of the ins and outs with Kentucky’s class of 2021 in addition to what you need to know nationally. COVID-19 has slowed down everything, but somehow it has helped speed up recruiting. KSR’s…

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Drake Jackson: “We are probably handling it as well as you can”

Drew Franklin 4:45pm June 23, 2020 6/23/20 Comments Disabled

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Drake Jackson was a special guest on Tuesday morning’s Leach Report for a friendly football discussion with the Voice of the Wildcats Tom Leach. Jackson had a lot to say about Kentucky football’s successful return to campus and what he thinks of how the program handled it all. As he put it, “we are probably…

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June 22, 2020

UK tested 106 student-athletes, announces basketball’s return to campus

Drew Franklin 12:00pm June 22, 2020 6/22/20

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UK Athletics provided an update on its return to campus and in it we learn 106 student-athletes have been tested for COVID-19 antibodies and cleared for participation. Of those 106 that were tested, six tested positive for a past infection; however, the six who tested positive were evaluated and eventually cleared, meaning the football team…

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June 21, 2020

UK Football target Jager Burton confirms delayed college decision

Maggie Davis 11:00pm June 21, 2020 6/21/20

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The Wildcats will have to wait a little bit longer for an answer from Kentucky’s top in-state talent. Jager Burton, a four-star talent out of Frederick Douglass High School in Lexington, confirmed Sunday he’ll be taking longer than originally anticipated to make his college decision amid Coronavirus restrictions. The 2021 recruit has had his official…

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FATHER’S DAY: Dad Strength, UK Legacies and Daddy-Daughter Duos

Maggie Davis 10:00pm June 21, 2020 6/21/20 Comments Disabled

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Happy Father’s Day, everyone. We’ve had plenty of great Dad-centric content on the site throughout the day Sunday (including Nick Roush’s first mistake as a parent and a collection of heartfelt messages from past, present and future Wildcats). Now, I’d like to take things one step further. Here are some of the most legendary fathers…

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June 20, 2020

National analyst says Kentucky’s Final Four chances are dependent on Olivier Sarr’s waiver

Jack Pilgrim 11:00pm June 20, 2020 6/20/20

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The day Wake Forest transfer Olivier Sarr announced his commitment to Kentucky, every analysis piece highlighting the magnitude of the addition included one key caveat. While it’s no question Sarr – a 7-foot, 255-pound center who averaged 13.7 points, 9.0 rebounds and 1.2 blocks per game last year as a junior – is a game-changer…

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BREAKING: Xavier Peters transfers from Kentucky

Jack Pilgrim 6:30pm June 20, 2020 6/20/20

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Xavier Peters is transferring from the Kentucky football program. A UK spokeswoman confirmed with Kentucky Sports Radio this evening that the former four-star recruit, who transferred to Kentucky from Florida State last May, has decided to transfer. According to a report by JUCO Football Ace, the pass-rusher will make a move to the junior college…

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June 18, 2020

SEC commissioner Greg Sankey condemns State of Mississippi flag

Zack Geoghegan 11:00pm June 18, 2020 6/18/20

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The Mississippi state flag has been under scrutiny for decades and more recognized leaders are calling for a stand to change it. Southeastern Conference commissioner Greg Sankey has put out a statement condemning the flag, going so far as to say that any SEC championships would not be held in the state of Mississippi until…

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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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