UK Athletics Launches BBN Live

Presented by eCoach, daily show to connect coaches, staff with BBN Written by UK staff LEXINGTON, Ky. – With Wildcat teams temporarily sidelined, UK Athletics is launching a new live show on Facebook and Twitter to connect fans to the coaches and staff who lead their teams: BBN Live presented by eCoach. The

Calipari Expects At Least Five Players To Declare For The NBA Draft

By KEITH TAYLOR LEXINGTON, Ky. — John Calipari is used to rotating rosters. The Kentucky coach is expecting more turnover next season. Calipari said he believes at last five players to declare for the NBA Draft, including Southeastern Conference Player of the Year Immanuel Quickley, along with Nick Richards , Ashton Hagans,

Calipari ‘Disappointed’ Sestina Not Granted Another Year By The NCAA

By KEITH TAYLOR LEXINGTON, Ky. — Nate Sestina’s career at Kentucky came to an end Monday. The NCAA Division I Council permitted spring athletes in sports such as baseball and softball, another year of eligibility next season, but denied the same opportunity for those who competed in winter sports this season because

The Path Less Traveled Is Not Always The Best Path

Vicky Graff photoBy LARRY VAUGHT Whenever the NBA Draft occurs, Kentucky junior center Nick Richards figures to have put his name into the draft and is consistently projected as a second-round pick on most mock drafts. Kentucky coach John Calipari has said for three years that Richards, a McDonald’s All-American, was on

KHSAA Commissioner Julian Tackett Not Optimistic About State Basketball Tournament But “Still Might Be” Chance

By LARRY VAUGHT Constantly receiving new information and trying to decide what decision to make about continuing play in the Girls State Basketball Tournament almost felt “suffocating” at times for Julian Tackett, the Kentucky High School Athletic Association Commissioner. Tacket and the KHSAA eventually suspended play after the fifth opening round game

Mark Stoops Ready And Willing To Give Back To Help During Uncertain Times

By LARRY VAUGHT During Mark Stoops’ 45-minute video conference with media members Friday it was very obvious he was deeply worried about his players’ and staff’s safety during this coronavirus outbreak. He also didn’t hesitate when asked about coaches giving up portions of their salaries or making charitable contributions because of the

Player Safety, Health Top Priority For UK’s Stoops In Midst Of Crisis

By KEITH TAYLOR LEXINGTON, Ky. — Mark Stoops wasn’t surprised when spring practice came to a screeching halt earlier this month because of the ongoing coronavirus crisis. “Just prior to spring break, things were changing daily and by the hour,” the Kentucky coach said in a teleconference with reporters Friday. “We had

Johnny be gone: UK’s Juzang opts to enter transfer portal

By KEITH TAYLOR LEXINGTON, Ky. — Johnny Juzang is entering the NCAA transfer portal. The Kentucky freshman guard announced his intentions on Friday via social media. Juzang averaged 2.9 points and 1.9 rebounds per game this season and tallied 10 points in the Wildcats’ 71-70 win over Florida in the team’s regular-season