John Calipari “horrified” by what he’s seen happen in our country

John Calipari. (Vicky Graff Photo)

By LARRY VAUGHT

Protests of the last few days in our country, including one in Louisville, that have led to looting and even shootings led Kentucky coach John Calipari and other UK coaches to take to social media Friday.

Here is what Calipari posted on Twitter in a series of tweets:

“Like many of you, I’ve been watching what’s been going on the last couple of days and have had some time to think about it and pray about it. All I can tell you is I’m sick.

Bill Curry feels his generation “whiffed” changing racist attitudes

By LARRY VAUGHT

Former University of Kentucky football coach Bill Curry was always an honorable man.

Maybe you didn’t always agree with his coaching methods or decisions, but I don’t think I ever questioned his sincerity or honesty. He was a person who wanted the best for everyone.

That’s why I was not surprised to see Curry share some thoughts over the recent death of George Floyd in Minneapolis.

Three days ago he posted this on Twitter:

Emma Dellmore: Her Big Blue heart, determination and rehabilitation

Emma Dellmore (Noah Richter Photo)

By CAMIRAN MOORE, UK Athletics

On the morning of Thursday, December 13, 2018, then-junior Emma Dellmore attended a private training at the Lancaster Aquatic Center. Emma is a diver for the University of Kentucky, and she and her teammates were making final preparations to train and take final exams before heading home for a short, but worth-it, winter break.

It was finals week, so divers had the privilege of scheduling individual training shifts with head diving coach Ted Hautau that fit within each student-athlete’s exam schedule.

Roger Harden says former UK coach Eddie Sutton was “always fighting” alcohol addiction

Roger Harden with former UK coach Eddie Sutton.

By LARRY VAUGHT

Point guard Roger Harden played three years at Kentucky for coach Joe Hall and then was on Eddie Sutton’s first UK team his senior year that went 32-4 and lost to LSU in the Elite Eight.

Harden later even spent one year on Sutton’s staff at Kentucky before the program fell apart and Sutton was forced to resign in part because of his alcohol addiction.

ESPN analyst Seth Greenberg believes UK could be “really good defensively”

Terrence Clarke (Brewster Academy Photo)

By LARRY VAUGHT

While so much emphasis is being placed on how good Kentucky’s basketball team could be offensively next season with Terrence Clarke and Brandon Boston or how the Cats might play small ball if they don’t have a true center, ESPN analyst Seth Greenberg believes UK could be elite defensively despite almost a complete roster makeover.

“I think they could be really good defensively, as they usually are, with deflections because of their elite length,” Greenberg said. “They could really be disruptive defensively at almost every position with their length and quickness.”

Alex Otte explains why Gary Moyers was special to so many people

Gary Moyers always made sure to take pictures of everybody else like he did when Alex Otte came to UK Media Day to help us at vaughtsviews.com a few years ago. (Gary Moyers Photo)

By LARRY VAUGHT

It has been heartwarming to see so many wonderful social media posts about my long-time friend Gary Moyers after his unexpected passing early Thursday.

He was a friend to so many and I just have a feeling he never knew just how many lives he touched during his journalistic career with newspapers in Bowling Green, Richmond, Harrodsburg and Danville before joining the Cats’ Pause just a few years ago.

Chip McDaniel wins Unbridled Tour event in Richmond

Todd Ziegler of Republic Bank presents Chip McDaniel the $10,000 first-place prize for winning the Unbridled Tour presented by Republic Bank at Boone’s Trace National Golf Club (Photo credit: bdG Sports)

By DEB MOORE, UK Athletics

LEXINGTON – Competitive golf officially returned in the state of Kentucky this week. The UK men’s golf program shined at the Unbridled Tour golf event hosted by the local Boone’s Trace National Golf Club in Richmond, Kentucky, with Chip McDaniel (2015-18) winning the event and senior Jacob Cook earning low amateur status with a tie for fifth.

High school athletic teams can start meeting Monday

By KEITH TAYLOR, Kentucky Today

LEXINGTON — High schools across the state can begin meeting with their athletic teams on Monday.

The Kentucky High School Athletics Association Board of Control voted Thursday to allow team meetings of 10 or less June 1-14. Beginning on June 15, practices can resume for some sports on a limited basis. Based on current guidelines from Governor Andy Beshear, practices with 10 or fewer participants can begin in mid-June.

Practices in low touch sports, such as golf and cross country will resume on June 15, while volleyball, football, soccer, field hockey and basketball can start workouts and exercises in a small-group setting, but can’t start practices until at least June 29.

Apparently God just needed my friend Gary Moyers in heaven but I sure will miss him

Nobody loved golf more than Gary Moyers.

By LARRY VAUGHT

Some days you think things are going to be great — and then you get a reminder about how never to take anything for granted.

It happened to me today when I learned of the passing of Gary Moyers, a former co-worker at The Advocate-Messenger and currently a photographer, writer, videographer and production manager for the Cats’ Pause. But Gary was so much more than a co-worker.

While he was at Auburn quarterback Joey Gatewood learned UK was “rising program”

Quarterback Joey Gatewood hopes he has a good case for his appeal for eligibility next season. (Larry Vaught Photo)

By LARRY VAUGHT

Joey Gatewood was one of the best quarterbacks in his recruiting class coming out of high school before picking Auburn, where he redshirted in 2018 and playing briefly in 2019 before deciding to transfer.

The 6-5, 230-pound Gatewood didn’t need long to pick Kentucky even though he will have to sit out the 2020 season unless the NCAA approves his waiver so he can be eligible.