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June 12, 2020

New Professional Women’s Basketball team features three former UK Hoops stars

Zack Geoghegan 6:00pm June 12, 2020 6/12/20

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It’s been over three years since this trio of former UK Hoops stars were able to suit up for the same team, but that’s about to change; Maci Morris, Taylor Murray, and Makayla Epps are back together once again. The Tennessee Conductors, one of eight franchises formed out of the newly-established Women’s Professional Basketball Association…

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June 8, 2020

Mitchell: We need to look at racism in this country in a deep way and not dismiss it

Drew Franklin 5:30pm June 8, 2020 6/8/20

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Matthew Mitchell was back in his spot as KSR’s guest host Monday morning, as is tradition each summer, but this time circumstances were a little different. Yes, Coach Mitchell wanted to host the show to tease Ryan Lemond and play Kelly Clarkson and brag on his UK women’s basketball program, but he couldn’t do that…

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Matthew Mitchell reveals plans for UK WBB’s return, reflects on last season

Drew Franklin 1:56pm June 8, 2020 6/8/20

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UK women’s basketball head coach Matthew Mitchell made his annual special guest host appearance on Kentucky Sports Radio radio Monday morning, and in doing so he revealed tentative plans for his program’s return to campus. According to Mitchell, Kentucky’s 2020-21 preseason will be limited to virtual interaction through June and July with hopes for his…

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June 7, 2020

WATCH: Rhyne Howard puts multiple defenders on skates in 2019-20 season highlight video

Zack Geoghegan 9:00pm June 7, 2020 6/7/20

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It’s hard to believe Rhyne Howard is human once you watch clips such as this one. After her sophomore season at Kentucky saw Howard earn SEC Player of the Year honors, the rising junior from Cleveland, TN is arguably the most talented overall player in the college women’s basketball scene heading into the 2020-21 season.…

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June 3, 2020

Kentucky WBB announces signing of Maryland transfer Olivia Owens

Jack Pilgrim 5:30pm June 3, 2020 6/3/20 Comments Disabled

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The Kentucky women’s basketball has officially announced the addition of Maryland transfer Olivia Owens. Owens, a former five-star prospect and one of the best centers in the nation coming out of high school in 2018, announced her decision to transfer from Maryland to Kentucky on Monday. Now, UK head coach Matthew Mitchell has introduced the…

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June 2, 2020

What the addition of Olivia Owens means to the UK Hoops program

Zack Geoghegan 9:00pm June 2, 2020 6/2/20

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Fans have been clamoring for a true center that would help shore up some of the issues that have plagued the Kentucky Women’s Basketball team over the last few seasons. On Monday, they finally received their wish – although they might just have to wait one more year to watch it play out. Olivia Owens,…

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UK WBB commit Erin Toller says Tennessee was her “dream school” before picking Kentucky

Zack Geoghegan 6:00pm June 2, 2020 6/2/20

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“Dream schools” are only reflective of a dream until you wake up (or in this case: grow up). Kentucky Women’s Basketball commitment Erin Toller was enamored with the idea that she could one day help continue the legacy of the Tennessee lady Volunteers program. Despite growing up in the Lousiville area and attending Sacred Heart…

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Maryland transfer commits to Kentucky WBB

Jack Pilgrim 1:30pm June 2, 2020 6/2/20

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Matthew Mitchell has picked up yet another talented prospect on the transfer market. Monday afternoon, Maryland transfer Olivia Owens announced her commitment to the University of Kentucky after two seasons in College Park, MD. “I trust the next chapter because I know the author,” Owens announced on Twitter. I trust the next chapter because I…

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May 28, 2020

UK Hoops set to face Kansas State for 2020 SEC/Big 12 Challenge

Zack Geoghegan 1:00pm May 28, 2020 5/28/20 Comments Disabled

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The 2020-21 schedule is beginning to take shape. On Thursday, it was announced that the Kentucky Women’s Basketball program will face off against the Kansas State Wildcats on the road this coming season as a part of the SEC/Big 12 Challenge. It will mark the first-ever meeting between the two schools. Wildcats vs. Wildcats Who…

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May 24, 2020

Four-star point guard Jada Walker is UK Hoops’ first 2021 commitment

Zack Geoghegan 1:00pm May 24, 2020 5/24/20

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Matthew Mitchell has landed his first commitment for the class of 2021 and it comes in the form of a four-star point guard. Jada Walker, a 5-foot-6 guard from Richmond, VA, made her choice to attend college at the University of Kentucky, delivering the announcement via social media on Saturday evening. Go wildcats !!!??? @KentuckyWBB…

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July 7, 2020

Jada Walker fits the mold of a Matthew Mitchell point guard

Zack Geoghegan 7:00pm July 7, 2020 7/7/20 Comments Disabled

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Matthew Mitchell knows exactly what he’s looking for when he recruits a point guard. There are a few traits, in particular, that the Kentucky Women’s Basketball head coach appears to seek out; impressive quickness, a nose for defense, and a motor that doesn’t know how to stop. Taylor Murray, Jaida Roper, and now Chasity Patterson,…

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July 1, 2020

Five-star point guard from Franklin County chooses Lady Vols over Kentucky

Zack Geoghegan 6:00pm July 1, 2020 7/1/20

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They made the final cut, but Kentucky couldn’t manage to hold onto a highly-coveted in-state recruit. On Sunday afternoon five-star point guard from the class of 2021, Brooklynn Miles, announced her intentions to attend the Tennessee Volunteers Women’s Basketball program. The Richmond, KY native chose the Lady Vols over the Wildcats, along with Purdue, Miami…

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June 29, 2020

UK WBB’s Deasia Merrill to transfer

Drew Franklin 3:00pm June 29, 2020 6/29/20 Comments Disabled

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The Kentucky women’s basketball team lost some of its help inside with the transfer of Deasia Merrill. A four-star prospect in ESPN’s Class of 2019 rankings, Merrill signed with the Wildcats out of Villa Rica, Georgia, over opportunities at Duke, Pittsburgh, Miami, NC State, Rutgers, St. John’s, Virginia, Ole Miss and Georgia Tech. However, once…

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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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Ryle’s Maddie Scherr wins Miss Kentucky Basketball

Maggie Davis 6:08pm June 28, 2020 6/28/20

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Maddie Scherr has been raking in awards throughout her impressive high school basketball career. She’s already claimed most of the sport’s highest honors, and she earned one final cherry on top Sunday evening: Miss Kentucky Basketball. The Ryle High School standout was named the state’s best female hooper in a virtual ceremony, hosted by WKYT…

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June 27, 2020

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 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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June 21, 2020

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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UK Hoops’ Rhyne Howard Could Be America’s Best Player in 2021

Alex Weber 3:00pm June 21, 2020 6/21/20 Comments Disabled

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Kentucky’s best basketball player since Anthony Davis is entering her junior season. Coming off a consensus first-team All-American selection as a sophomore, 6-foot-2 superstar wing Rhyne Howard enters her third season as perhaps the most accomplished and exciting women’s player in the nation. And her peers are all leaving. As mentioned, Howard was a sweeping…

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June 16, 2020

WATCH: Rhyne Howard, Treasure Hunt, Jazmine Massengill put in work during training session

Zack Geoghegan 9:00pm June 16, 2020 6/16/20 Comments Disabled

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The Tennessee-natives turned Kentucky Wildcats are rebuilding the chemistry they once had in high school. Kentucky Women’s Basketball players Rhyne Howard, Treasure Hunt, and Jazmine Massengill all participated in a training session with Pure Sweat trainer Christoffer Collins as the trio worked on finishing moves and shooting drills. Check out what the face of Matthew…

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