Puppy Love

Vicky Graff Photo Kentucky coaches knew center Ugonna Onyenso was an intelligent player who ran the floor very well and had great timing when it came to blocking shots. However, even the Kentucky coaches really didn’t know how quickly the 7-footer might develop. “He really is still a puppy and is learning a

Over the Top

Vicky Graff Photos Putting Mark Stoops in the same salary range as Michigan State coach Mel Tuckermight not seem shocking. However, seeing only  Alabama’s Nick Saban, Clemson’s Dabo Swinney, Georgia’s Kirby Smart and LSU’s Brian Kelly along with Tucker as the only college football coaches with higher annual salaries now as part


I watched Robbie Lucas as a Lincoln County High School football player. I watched him as a Lincoln County head football coach. I watched him as a Somerset football assistant coach and then Somerset head coach. He never changed. As his long-time friend Jason Boyle of Lincoln County said, “He was

Analytical minds, elite legs

Tori Herman (left) and Perri Bockrath have both qualified for the NCAA Championship this weekend. (UK Athletics Photo/Bruce Newman) If you wanted to be a runner growing up in Hilton Head, S.C., it meant one thing — waking up early to beat the heat when you ran and not letting the


Vicky Graff Photo Vanderbilt players said they were having a “party in the locker room” after their dramatic 24-21 win over Kentucky. The Kentucky locker room had to feel more like a funeral parlor — or should have. This was EASILY the worst loss in Mark Stoops’ coaching tenure at Kentucky. Vanderbilt’s seniors

Changing of the Guard

Sophomore linebacker Trevin Wallace had three tackles for loss and a quarterback sack among his nine tackles at Missouri. (UK Athletics Photo) Saturday’s game at Missouri was a subtle changing of the guard for the Kentucky defense. Senior linebackers DeAndre Square and Jacquez Jones, both fifth-year players and proven Southeastern Conference playmakers,

Not Fair!

Kentucky coaches and players bow their heads during a moment of silence for Ben Collins at Rupp Arena Thursday night. (Vicky Graff Photo) After the unexpected death of Daimion Collins’ father, Ben, just one day after Kentucky players had seen him watching them practice, coach John Calipari was not certain if

Tim Couch Knows

Vicky Graff Photo Will Levis is not going to win a numbers game with quarterbacks like Bryce Young of Alabama, C.J. Stroud of Ohio State or Hendon Hooker of Tennessee, especially after throwing for only 98 yards in the 44-6 loss at Tennessee. But those other quarterbacks play at a faster pace

A Perfect Fit

Koby Keenum before the UK-Mississippi State game with UK offensive linemen John Young, left, and Eli Cox Maybe the Big Blue Wall has not been as dominating for Kentucky football this year as it has been in past seasons. However, UK is still the “perfect fit” for highly-touted Alabama offensive lineman

First in Line

Frederick Douglass safety/running back Ty Bryant with his family at his final regular-season home game. (Twitter Photo) Kentucky commit Ty Bryant is having a much better season for unbeaten Frederick Douglass that most people probably realize. Frederick Douglass is 9-0 and has outscored opponents 428-42 this season in eight games (one win