Vince Marrow: “Keep disrespecting us.”

Terry Wilson (Vicky Graff Photo)

By LARRY VAUGHT

Braden Gall is an ESPN radio show host in Nashville and also an Athlon Sports host who covers Southeastern Conference football. He posted his 2019 SEC quarterback rankings and has Kentucky’s Terry Wilson — who went 10-3 last season — as the 14th best quarterback in the league this season.

Kentucky fans obviously didn’t like it and he tried to smooth it over some by saying it showed more about the depth of quarterback play in the SEC than it did about Wilson’s play.

Durant’s injury shows why athletes like PJ Washington shouldn’t risk playing if they are hurt

PJ Washington (Vicky Graff Photo)

By LARRY VAUGHT

I couldn’t help but think about PJ Washington Monday night and the way some Kentucky fans questioned his toughness and loyalty to UK when he was hurt late in the season and had to miss two NCAA Tournament games. Some wondered if he was really hurt so bad that he couldn’t play or whether he might be more worried about his NBA future.

12-year-old King Combest is a name to remember in the years ahead

King Combest set an age division record in Saturday’s Junior Olympic win at Centre College. (Nisha Green Photo)

By LARRY VAUGHT

No one should have been surprised when King Combest of Owensboro won the 100-meter dash at the Kentucky Junior Olympics Championship at Centre College in Danville last weekend in 13.08 seconds, a record time in the 11-12 age division.

After all, a few weeks earlier he set a state record when he won the 100 at the Kentucky Elementary Track & Field Championship at Oldham County in 13.02 seconds to earn a trip to the national championships in Orlando in July.

Wayne Turner to coach team of former Cats — Bluegrass Boys — in The Basketball Tournament

Fan favorites Derek Willis, left, and Dominique Hawkins will be back playing in Lexington in July.

LEXINGTON, Ky. – The annual single-elimination, nationwide summer spectacle known as The Basketball Tournament is making its way to Lexington for the first time in the six-year history of the event, televised live on ESPN networks. Bluegrass Boys, composed entirely of former Kentucky Wildcats, will host seven other teams at Frederick Douglass High School on July 19-21.

Kash Daniel: Cats cannot “live in good memories” of 2018 season

Kash Daniel (Jeff Houchin Photo)

By LARRY VAUGHT

As a junior, he was a starting linebacker on a Kentucky team that won 10 games. A few weeks later he was part of a Super Bowl commercial promoting Kentucky football.

It was a fun season for linebacker Kash Daniel of Paintsville — and he wants even more in 2019.

“We can’t be complacent and have to put this to rest about last year,” said Daniel.  “We can’t hold on to it and live in good memories of what it was like last year.  That’s over and done and is not coming back.

John Calipari says “not many have the upside” that EJ Montgomery has

EJ Montgomery (Vicky Graff Photo)

By LARRY VAUGHT

Ask John Calipari why EJ Montgomery didn’t play more minutes last season that the freshman might have been expecting and the Kentucky coach has a quick answer.

“I said it over and over. He’d come out and do stuff and I’d say he deserves more minutes, but it’s hard. The two guys he played behind were men, like grown men,” Calipari said.

The grown men were PJ Washington and Reid Travis, who were both much strong than Montgomery along with being much more experience.

Madison Lilley knows what spending time with USA national team means for her, UK volleyball

Madison Lilley (UK Athletics Photo)

By LARRY VAUGHT

She’s known for weeks that she would be training with the U.S. national volleyball team in Anaheim, Calif., this month in hopes of earning a spot on the team that will play in Peru in July and August.

Kentucky junior setter Madison Lilley has a familiar face — UK libber Gabby Curry — also training and competing. The duo just recently got back from Brazil with their Kentucky teammates after an exhibition trip there.

DeMarcus Cousins on popularity in Europe, being underdog and more

Golden State trails Toronto 3-1 going into tonight’s Game 6 in Toronto. Former Kentucky star DeMarcus Cousins shared his thoughts on a lot of things during Sunday’s pres

Q. To all the viewers that are watching you guys all over Europe, is there any different preparation for a clinching game?
DeMARCUS COUSINS: Just got to play better than we have in the past. Got to believe every game and see what happens.

Gabby Curry, Madison Lilley Selected to Train with United States National Team

LEXINGTON, Ky. – Two of the Kentucky volleyball program’s most decorated players are embarking on perhaps the greatest honor of all – the opportunity to represent their country. Junior setter Madison Lilley and junior libero Gabby Curry were invited for an extended tryout with the United States Volleyball Women’s National Team this summer.

Curry and Lilley will train with the US National Team in Anaheim, California, which opened training June 3.

John Calipari on Hamidou Diallo: “I think he is going to be fine.”

Hamidou Diallo (Vicky Graff Photo)

By LARRY VAUGHT

During his recent summer press conference Kentucky coach John Calipari was asked what he thought about Hamidou Diallo’s first NBA season.

“He got injured, and here is what is tough about that league: It’s an unforgiving league. Fate intervenes and you get injured and the guy that stepped in for you starts playing out of his mind. Well, now you’ve got to wait your turn. That’s why I said you can’t make the club in the tub. Don’t get injured,” Calipari said.