September 2018 archive

Cameron Mills, Chuck Smith, Kentucky Taste Buds will be celebrity judges at Chili Cook-Off Oct. 20

Brad Simmons, KY State BBA Festival, was a 2017 chili competitor. Contestants, vnedors and sponsors are still needed.

Kicking in the fall season with food created for a great reason is the purpose of the second annual Charity Chili Cook-Off Oct. 20 at Wilderness Trail Distillery in Danville. The event’s entry and patron fees will benefit the Danville Kiwanis’ Christmas for Kids and Seniors.

There will be a variety of chili to taste, local food venders, local artists, music and refreshing drinks for this family- friendly event.

Cats get 11 aces in 3-1 win over Missouri

LEXINGTON, Ky. – Behind a record-breaking performance from the service line and a season-best defensive effort, the 19th-ranked Kentucky volleyball team fended off visiting Missouri with a 3-1 (21-25, 25-14, 25-17, 29-27) win on Sunday in front of more than 2,000 blue-clad fans in Memorial Coliseum.

The Wildcats racked up 11 aces, the most ever for a four-set match in the 25-point rally-scoring era, and had a season-high 15 blocks to prove the difference in a well-played match by both teams.

Thunder general manager likes Patrick Patterson’s quick decision making


What does Oklahoma City Thunder general manager Sam Presti think about former Wildcat Patrick Patterson?

“Patrick plays quickly mentally. I mean, he is a quick decision-maker. The ball doesn’t stick with him. If you give him opportunities to keep the ball moving, possessions don’t die with him,” Presti said. “I’m excited for (coach) Billy (Donovan) because one of Billy’s strengths is being creative, improvising.

“I just think that there’s a lot of interchangeable pieces to the team that he can — he has to sort out. I don’t know how those guys specifically will — will, what roles they will play, other than I’m pretty confident he (Patterson) is going to play an increased role.”

Moe Williams showed “underrated” Anthony White how to work to succeed in college

Anthony White, center, with Van Hiles


Anthony White finished his Kentucky football career rushing for 1,758 yards and 11 touchdowns on 364 carries and caught 194 passes for 1,520 yards and eight touchdowns. He averaged 5.9 yards per touch and amassed 3,278 yards from scrimmage from 1996-1999.

“Being from Ohio, I was a Michigan fan. Back then they were turning out running backs left and right,” White said. “I actually came to Kentucky to play for (coach) Bill Curry without much real knowledge of the SEC.

Kash Daniel “bummed out” over ejection, Jordan Jones says Daniel is “leader of the defense”

Kash Daniel could only watch the end of Saturday’s game. (Vicky Graff Photo)


If there was one negative from Saturday night’s win over South Carolina it was that junior linebacker Kash Daniel was ejected in the second half after being called for targeting on a return after a Darius West interception.

Nothing helmet to helmet but the ruling was that Daniel lowered the boom on a defenseless player — who wasn’t looking.

He had to watch most of the second half but the bad news is that he now has to sit out the first half of the game at Texas A&M.

UK-South Carolina photo galley by Vicky Graff

Josh Allen is “not blockable”

Josh Allen celebrates with UK fans after the South Carolina win. (Vicky Graff Photo)


Immediately after Kentucky beat South Carolina 24-10 Saturday night coach Mark Stoops thought linebacker Josh Allen had a “quiet” game due in part to having to drop into pass coverage so much because of South Carolina’s formation.

Then Stoops found out Allen still had eight tackles, four tackles for loss, three quarterback sacks and a forced fumble.

He was dominant in the second half when Kentucky’s offense that shredded South Carolina the first half suddenly had trouble making a first down.

UK-South Carolina postgame notes, numbers

Kentucky’s defense held South Carolina to 10 points to get UK to 5-0. (Vicky Graff Photo)


South Carolina at Kentucky

Kroger Field, Lexington, Ky.

Sept. 29, 2018

FINAL SCORE: No. 17 Kentucky 24, South Carolina 10

Team Records and Series Information

  • Kentucky is 5-0, 3-0 in the Southeastern Conference. South Carolina is 2-2, 1-2 in the SEC. 
  • South Carolina leads the series 17-12-1 but Kentucky has won five in a row.
  • Kentucky win streaks vs. SEC opponents:
    • Eight vs. Mississippi State, 1958, 1972, 1973, 1976 (forfeit), 1977, 1984, 1985 and 1992.

Kentucky 5-0 but Mark Stoops has good news: “We can play a lot better.”

Kentucky’s defense forced five turnovers and had a lot to celebrate Saturday. (Vicky Graff Photo)


Kentucky’s offense had a brilliant first half and then the defense took over for the Wildcats.

Kentucky built a 24-3 halftime lead and settled for a 24-10 win — its fifth straight over South Carolina and also UK’s fifth straight this season. Kentucky has not been 5-0 since 2007 but the difference here is that UK is also 3-0 in Southeastern Conference play.

First game at new UK baseball stadium Saturday (Vicky Graff Photos)