September 2019 archive

Remaining TV Selections for 2019-20 UK Schedule Unveiled

Immanuel Quickley (Vicky Graff Photo)

LEXINGTON, Ky. – There isn’t a Kentucky men’s basketball game the Big Blue Nation won’t have access to in 2019-20.

The remaining question marks on UK’s 2019-20 schedule were answered Monday with tip times and TV selections for the rest of the Wildcats’ nonconference schedule. With the unveiling of the eight previously “to be announced” games, every UK game will be on national television through ESPN’s family of networks, CBS or SEC Network.

The tip times and TV designations for the final previously to be determined games are:

Patrick Patterson trying to adjust to shooting more, passing less

Former Kentucky standout Patrick Patterson is ready to start his first season with the Los Angeles Clippers after signing with the Los Angeles Clippers as a free agent. This will be his ninth NBA season and he offered a lot of thoughts on this season and more during the Cippers media day.

Anthony White on Cats at South Carolina: “They don’t seem to have heart”

Quarterback Sawyer Smith was under constant pressure from a South Carolina defense that had no fear of big plays from the UK offense. (Vicky Graff Photo)


For over 10 years I’ve been on WLAP (630 AM) in Lexington every Sunday morning talking University of Kentucky sports with show host Mark Buerger and former UK football star Anthony White.

Buerger, as anyone who has ever listened to the show knows, can often get on rants. Usually White is the voice of reason and the one on the show who can logically and intelligently break down what he sees on the football field without letting his emotions dictate his answers.

Chris Doering is right, Kentucky is “missing Terry Wilson” and better find a new team leader soon

Terry Wilson with former UK quarterback Tim Couch on the SEC Nation set before UK played — and lost to — Florida. (Vicky Graff Photo)


Thinking maybe Kentucky didn’t play quite as poorly as I thought at South Carolina, I took time to watch about half the game again Sunday.

I was wrong. Kentucky was that bad and something that SEC Network analyst Chris Doening, a former Florida receiver, said at halftime jumped out at me.

He said the game was “very surprising” to him.

Alli Stumler’s 16 Kills Send No. 16 Kentucky Past No. 19 Missouri

COLUMBIA, Mo. – Paced by 16 kills from sophomore outside hitter Alli Stumler, the No. 16 Kentucky Volleyball team cruised to a three-set sweep of No. 19 Missouri on Sunday in Columbia. With the win, Kentucky runs its record to 9-4 on the season and now sits atop the Southeastern Conference with a 2-0 record in league play.

Stumler was key in three major mid-set runs that the Wildcats put together to pull away late in all three sets that led the Wildcats to a sweep. After returning from a left leg injury suffered vs. Mississippi State on Friday night, Leah Edmond returned to record nine kills and also added three digs to her stat line.

Kentucky-South Carolina Photo Gallery by Vicky Graff

Mark Stoops “very disappointed” with Kentucky’s play

Mark Stoops didn’t see much he liked at South Carolina Saturday night. (Vicky Graff Photo)

By KEITH TAYLOR, Kentucky Today

COLUMBIA, S.C. — A rocky ride got a little bumpier for Kentucky following a 24-7 loss to South Carolina Saturday night.

Still trying to find themselves after losing veteran quarterback Terry Wilson for the season in a 38-17 win over Eastern Michigan on Sept. 7, the Wildcats are still struggling to score and the issues continue to mount. Kentucky scored 97 points in its first three games but have tallied just 20 points and two touchdowns in the past two contests.

UK-South Carolina postgame notes, numbers

Lynn Bowden (Vicky Graff Photo)


Kentucky at South Carolina

Williams-Brice Stadium, Columbia, S.C.

Sept. 28, 2019

FINAL SCORE: South Carolina 24, Kentucky 7

Team Records and Series Information

  • Kentucky is 2-3, 0-3 in the Southeastern Conference.  South Carolina is 2-3, 1-2 in the league.
  • South Carolina leads the series, 18-12-1, ending UK’s five-game winning streak in the series.
  • Next for Kentucky: the Wildcats have an open date next Saturday before returning to action Oct. 12 at home vs. Arkansas.


Player Notes

Wounded UK QB leads to “dominating performance” by South Carolina and lot of questions for Cats

Kentucky quarterback Sawyer Smith got sacked three times and hit a lot more in Saturday night’s loss. (Vicky Graff Photo)


Give South Carolina coach Will Muschamp credit for having no trouble summing up his team’s 24-7 win over Kentucky.

He simply called it a “dominating performance” by his team and that probably was an understatement. The Gamecocks brought a 1-3 record into the game and many felt a loss might result in Muschamp getting fired. However, South Carolina drove 75 yards to score on the game’s opening drive and never let up.

Freshman Dontaie Allen might be ahead of schedule with his knee rehab

Dontaie Allen


Kentucky’s Pro Day for NBA personnel to evaluate coach John Calipari’s current team will be Oct. 6 and that probably won’t provide many insights into the coach’s plans for freshman Dontaie Allen this season.

The Kentucky Mr. Basketball from Pendleton County averaged 42.9 points in his first 11 games last season before a torn ACL in December ended his prep career (he had 3,225 points, 11th best in state history).

The 6-6 wing also had a broken collarbone from an automobile accident in April when he was on his way to Lexington to rehab his knee.