October 2019 archive

Nick Richards likely won’t play in Friday night’s exhibition

By KEITH TAYLOR, Kentucky Today LEXINGTON — Nick Richards likely won’t play in Kentucky’s Friday night exhibition game against Kentucky State. Richards is listed as day-to-day after spraining his ankle in the Wildcats’ 80-53 win over Georgetown College in an exhibition contest last Sunday. The junior forward made all three of his attempts from the …

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Could numbers be right projecting 56-point blowout of Kentucky State?

By RICHARD CHEEKS, Contributing Writer Last Sunday evening, Coach Calipari raised the curtain on his 2019-20 Wildcats and they beat the defending NAIA National Champion Georgetown Tigers 80-53. • The Cats jumped out to a large 19 point (25-6) lead in the first 10 minutes of the game on the strength of incredibly accurate shooting …

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Keion Brooks still has to learn how to “think on the fly”

By LARRY VAUGHT He’s only played in one exhibition game but freshman Keion Brooks Jr. says not to doubt that he’s a better player already than when he got to Kentucky. “I’m definitely a lot faster with the ball off the catch. In high school I was able to hold the ball for forever and …

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Former UK football player Joey Couch among 2020 KHSAA Hall of Fame inductees

The Kentucky High School Athletic Association will induct its Class of 2020 into the Dawahares/KHSAA Hall of Fame presented by Roberts Insurance on Saturday, May 30, 2020, at the Embassy Suites Lexington. This year’s 12-member class will be the 33rd inducted into the Dawahares/KHSAA Hall of Fame, and consists of former high school coaches, athletes, …

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John Calipari hoping walk-on Ben Jordan “benefits” as much from basketball experience as Cats are from him

By LARRY VAUGHT Adding 6-9 junior baseball pitcher Ben Jordan to the Kentucky basketball roster was done so coach John Calipari would have enough inside players to practice regularly without being shorthanded. Yet Calipari says he did not add Jordan to be “physical” with Richards in practice even though the UK junior has been bothered …

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Pay attention to just what the Kentucky defense is doing

By KEITH PEEL, Contributing Writer We all knew that Lynn Bowden, Jr. had talent. A player that comes out of Ohio, a hotbed of football talent, as one of the most highly sought after high school players in his class is going to be able to perform well at any university in any conference. So …

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Rhyne Howard leads Kentucky past Southern Indiana

By UK ATHLETICS LEXINGTON, Ky. – Rhyne Howard scored 17 of her 20 points in the second half as the Kentucky women’s basketball team topped Southern Indiana 80-44 on Wednesday night in an exhibition contest at Memorial Coliseum. After being held to three points in the first 20 minutes, Howard scored 12 points in the …

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What is one bigquestion John Calipari has about his team?

By LARRY VAUGHT There’s been a lot of talk recently about Lynn Bowden’s toughness and how he has helped will the Kentucky football team to two victories. But who is the toughest player on John Calipari’s basketball team? That’s the question the coach was asked after UK’s exhibition victory over Georgetown Sunday. Here’s what he …

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John Calipari “hard” on Tyrese Maxey because of expectations he has for him

By KEITH TAYLOR, Kentucky Today LEXINGTON — Tyrese Maxey didn’t start Kentucky’s exhibition opener against Georgetown College, but that doesn’t mean much moving forward. As Kentucky inches closer to the season-opener against Michigan State set for Tuesday at Madison Square Garden in the State Farm Champions Classic, Maxey figures to play a bigger role as …

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Mark Stoops says it is hard for others “to totally understand and appreciate” how tough, special Lynn Bowden is

By LARRY VAUGHT Just having Kentucky coach Mark Stoops compare Lynn Bowden to former Wildcat Josh Allen in any way is a huge compliment. Yet that’s just what Stoops did after Bowden — the receiver turned quarterback — led Kentucky to a much needed win over Missouri last week when he was asked about the …

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