Recruit Gary Trent gives UK “NBA” endorsement

By LARRY VAUGHT

How impressive is John Calipari’s recruiting? So impressive that recruits continue to sell the program for him.

Shooting guard Gary Trent Jr. of Minnesota, a top 10 player in the 2017 recruiting class, was in Indianapolis for the Nike Elite Youth Basketball League along with many of the nation’s top prospects. Kentucky coach John Calipari was one of many coaches in Indianapolis.

Trent has a Kentucky offer and is scheduled to attend Big Blue Madness in October after making an unofficial visit to UK last season.

He gave media members a few quotes about UK that Calipari had to love.

Wesley Woodyard joins us on WLAP at 9:30 today to talk “Changing Lives One Putt at a Time”

By LARRY VAUGHT

Wesley Woodyard was not only a terrific player at Kentucky, but he was also a terrific individual.

That’s why it really is no surprise that he is still giving back to others even though he’s now a linebacker for the Tennessee Titans.

The 16 Ways Foundation Charity Golf Tournament (Changing Lives One Putt at a Time) will be May 23 at 11 a.m. at the University Club of Kentucky. Woodyard is the co-founder and chairman of the organization.

No. 4 Alabama powers past UK 7-1

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. – The No. 4 Alabama Crimson Tide scored five times in the bottom of the sixth inning in a one-run game to power past the No. 11 Kentucky softball team 7-1 and even the series at a game a piece on Saturday afternoon at Rhoads Stadium in front of a season-high 3,580 fans.

Kentucky scored its lone run in the top of the sixth inning as freshman slugger Abbey Cheek tallied up her team-leading 47th RBI of the season, scoring Sylver Samuel who led off the inning with the first of her two singles on the day.

Squires’ 7th-inning hit salvages 5-4 walk-off win over Arkansas

LEXINGTON, Ky. – Needing a rally in the bottom of the seventh inning to salvage the series, sophomore catcher Troy Squires laced a single in the right-center field gap, scoring Riley Mahan from second base in a dramatic come-from-behind, 5-4 walk-off win for the Kentucky baseball team on Saturday in the third game of its Southeastern Conference series against Arkansas.

Assistant Steve Clinkscale had big impact on four-star player’s commitment to UK

By LARRY VAUGHT

New Kentucky secondary coach Steve Clinkscale had a major impact on Ohio four-star recruit Tyrell Ajian giving his verbal commitment to UK Thursday.

Ajian had offers from Michigan, Michigan State, Penn State and others but told Curt Conrad of Richland Source, an online community news organization serving the citizens of north central Ohio.

“He was a huge part of my decision,” Ajian told Conrad. “I liked the way he talked to me even when he was at Cincinnati (as a coach). He told me he could help make me a better player.”

Fan upset with “gall” coach had to add Brad Calipari to UK roster

John Calipari (Vicky Graff Photo)

John Calipari (Vicky Graff Photo)

By LARRY VAUGHT

Brad Calipari had to know there might be times being on the Kentucky basketball team coached by his father, John,  might cause some uncomfortable moments.

However, I certainly didn’t expect any Kentucky fan to be already complaining about Brad Calipari coming to UK as a walk-on addition.

Yet that is just what apparent long-time fan Darrell Gross did with a letter to the editor in the Lexington Herald-Leader.

Cheek’s RBI double, Prince’s save give UK 3-2 win over No. 4 Alabama

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. – Junior pitcher Meagan Prince stepped into the circle with two on and two outs in the bottom of the seventh inning, getting out of the jam with a grounder to second base to close the game as the No. 11 Kentucky softball team picked up a critical road win at No. 4 Alabama on Friday night to open this weekend’s three-game set.

Zack Brown’s nine shutout innings not enough, UK falls 1-0 in 10 innings

LEXINGTON, Ky. – Junior Zack Brown pitched nine shutout innings in arguably the best performance of his career, but it was not enough Friday night as Arkansas beat the Kentucky baseball team 1-0 in the first game of a three-game set with the Razorbacks at Cliff Hagan Stadium.

The game was scoreless through nine innings before Arkansas right fielder Chad Spanberger hit a solo home run to right field off of Brown to lead off the 10th inning. That proved to be the game’s only run.

Elementary teacher told Ulis’ mom early that he would be special

Tyler 1By LARRY VAUGHT

Kelly Reed always knew that her son, Tyler Ulis, could be a special player.

“It’s just a little thing I would say – point guards are not made; they’re born. Since day one. People ask me, what camps did you send him to? Who trains him? He could dribble the ball like it was on a string since he was like 2 and 3 and that’s the honest truth,” said Reed.

Chris Westry has confidence in UK’s secondary

Chris Westry (Vicky Graff Photo)

Chris Westry (Vicky Graff Photo)

By LARRY VAUGHT

Any time Kentucky coach Mark Stoops sees the ball thrown on cornerback Chris Westry’s side of the field, he expects it to be an incompletion.

“I feel like it’s just not going to happen,” Stoops said about a pass being completed against his sophomore cornerback.