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August 5, 2020

Player comparisons for the 2020-21 Kentucky basketball freshmen

Jack Pilgrim 1:00pm August 5, 2020 8/5/20

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With the McDonald’s All-American Game, Jordan Brand Classic, and Allen Iverson Roundball Classic all canceled this year, Kentucky fans weren’t granted the opportunity to see the latest recruiting class in action this spring. As great as the group is as a whole – they are the top-ranked recruiting class in the nation, after all –…

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EKU kicker leaves team due to staff’s lack of COVID-19 protocols, testing: “[They] do not care about player safety”

Jack Pilgrim 11:14am August 5, 2020 8/5/20

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The Eastern Kentucky football is under fire after one of the team’s kickers, Landon White, announced Tuesday he was leaving the program due to a lack of care for player safety within the team. White, a redshirt junior, posted on his Instagram page that he is resigning from the team because the team’s head coach,…

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August 4, 2020

Kentucky golfer Cullan Brown has lost his battle with cancer

Zack Geoghegan 9:19pm August 4, 2020 8/4/20

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Terrible news has come out of Lyon County: Kentucky golfer Cullan Brown died Tuesday night in Lexington. According to reporter Scott Brown, Cullan passed away with his family by his side. The news was confirmed by Lyon County Athletic Director Zach Thomas. This one sucks to write. It's not fair. But, we were oh so…

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August 3, 2020

Recruiting Roundup: Official Written Offers

Adam Luckett 8:00pm August 3, 2020 8/3/20

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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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The Pac-12 moves one step closer to unionizing college football

Nick Roush 1:00pm August 3, 2020 8/3/20

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The eyes of college football are on the Pac-12 and it’s not for their play on the field. The headlines are sensational. The quotes are shocking. The reactions by pundits are completely over the top. But what exactly is happening in the college football world west of the Mississippi? In short, players are using their…

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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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A Kentucky fan’s guide to picking an NBA team for the restart

Mrs. Tyler Thompson 1:30pm July 29, 2020 7/29/20

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The NBA season tips off tomorrow night, and even the most casual pro basketball fans are so desperate for sports that they’re searching for a team to cheer for in the Bubble. But which one? With 16 former Kentucky Wildcats on 12 different teams, there are plenty of options. To help with my own search,…

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July 28, 2020

KHSAA Approves Delayed Start to High School Football Season

Nick Roush 11:30pm July 28, 2020 7/28/20

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The KHSAA is planning on hosting high school football games in the state of Kentucky this fall. The KHSAA Board of Control voted Tuesday to begin a nine-week high school football season Sept. 11. Typically schools play ten regular season games in 11 weeks, followed by five rounds of playoffs. A look at the calendar…

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Ohio is becoming less important for Kentucky football

Adam Luckett 7:00pm July 28, 2020 7/28/20

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When the University of Kentucky decided to part ways with Joker Phillips at the end of the 2012 football season, one of the main boxes they needed the next head coach to check was the ability to bring Ohio high school talent to Lexington. For a very long time, UK was unable to cash in…

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WKU coach Rick Stansbury on UK not scheduling Hilltoppers: “I look at it as respect”

Jack Pilgrim 6:00pm July 28, 2020 7/28/20

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Earlier this month, the Kentucky basketball program added two new Conference USA opponents to its non-conference schedule: UAB on Dec. 6 and Marshall on Dec. 29. Following the announcement, Western Kentucky called out UK on Twitter, asking why they haven’t called them back about putting the Hilltoppers on the schedule. “If you’re making the C-USA…

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July 27, 2020

Life for Sports Fans Inside a Stadium During a Pandemic

Nick Roush 6:00pm July 27, 2020 7/27/20 Comments Disabled

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The familiar buzz was back in the air. Fans filed into parking lots with unusual ease. The warm summer evening was the ideal setting for a soccer match. Never had a half-empty stadium felt better. Saturday night Louisville City FC won their first match at the brand new Lynn Family Stadium, where just three games…

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