Clayton Abernathy

Clayton is a Producer for Spectrum News. He graduated with a Journalism degree from the University of Kentucky and he lives and breathes UK Basketball, making him the perfect fit to produce KSTV. That’s Kentucky’s only nightly half-hour show dedicated solely to UK sports. You can watch it weeknights at 7:30 and 11 on Spectrum News or anytime with Spectrum On Demand. Follow Clayton on twitter @ClaySTV1 to stay updated on the latest UK Basketball and recruiting news or to follow his amateur competitive eating endeavors. He once ate thirteen cheese Coney hot dogs in one sitting…on his lunch break.

TJ and Bradley recap SEC Basketball Media Day

10/18/2017 07:07 PM

KSTV’s TJ Beisner and Bradley McKee are in Nashville, where the SEC Basketball Media Day was held throughout the morning and afternoon. The guys discussed their takeaways from what John Calipari and Hamidou Diallo said as we get closer to the season.  Read more 

Kevin Knox named to Julius Erving Award Preseason Watch List

10/18/2017 01:13 PM

Kentucky freshman forward Kevin Knox has been named to the preseason watch list for the Julius Erving Award, which is presented to the top small forward in the country. Knox is one of 20 players named to the watch list and is looking to become the first winner of the award in school history. Knox was a top-10 prospect in the 2017 class. As a senior at Tampa Catholic, he averaged 28.5 points and 11.3 rebounds per game.  Read more 

UK Basketball | Wildcats picked to win SEC

10/18/2017 10:07 AM

The Kentucky Wildcats have been picked to win the 2017 SEC championship by members of the media. This is the 13th time since 1998 that Kentucky has been the overall preseason favorite. Two Wildcats are on preseason All-SEC teams. Freshman guard Hamidou Diallo has been named to the preseason All-SEC first team and freshman forward Kevin Knox has been named to the All-SEC second team. Here’s a look at the SEC preseason rankings and teams: Preseason SEC rankings: 1. Kentucky 2.... Read more 

Taking a look at Kentucky's second half of the season

10/17/2017 04:22 PM

Mark Krebs and Clayton Abernathy break down Kentucky football’s final six games of the season. The Cats are 5-1 heading into the Mississippi State game and have some very winnable games remaining on the schedule. The remaining schedule: Oct. 21: Kentucky at Mississippi State Oct. 28: Tennessee at Kentucky Nov. 4: Ole Miss at Kentucky Nov. 11: Kentucky at Vanderbilt Nov. 18: Kentucky at Georgia Nov. 25: Louisville at Kentucky  Read more 

T.J. Walker on the latest with Kentucky's top 2018 prospects

10/17/2017 04:11 PM

Big Blue Madness brought some of the top high school prospects in the country to Lexington over the weekend, including five-star Kentucky targets Bol Bol and Zion Williamson. TJ Walker of Cats Illustrated joined Clayton Abernathy to recap their visits and update their statuses with the Wildcats. He also gives an update on 2018 guard Keldon Johnson, who looks to be in a good spot with Kentucky.  Read more 

Josh Allen named Midseason All-American

10/17/2017 02:34 PM

Kentucky junior linebacker Josh Allen has been named a Midseason All-American by the Associated Press. Allen was named to the second team and is the only Wildcat to receive the honor. Allen is having a strong junior season. He is tied for first in the SEC in sacks with seven and is fourth on the team in total tackles with 36. You can see the full AP midseason All-America team here.  Read more 

Hamidou Diallo named to Jerry West Award Preseason Watch List

10/17/2017 01:51 PM

Kentucky freshman guard Hamidou Diallo has been named to the preseason watch list for the Jerry West Award, which recognizes the top shooting guard in the country. Diallo is expected to be a major contributor for the young Wildcats. He is one of 20 candidates on the preseason watch list. The watch list will be cut down to 10 players by mid-February. Five finalists will be named in March and the winner will be announced at the ESPN College Basketball... Read more 

UK Football Preparing for Mississippi State

10/16/2017 04:26 PM

The Kentucky Wildcats are fresh off a bye week and must now prepare to travel to Starkville, Mississippi for a match-up against the Mississippi State Bulldogs on Saturday. Kentucky enters the game with a 5-1 record and will look to win their second straight game against the Bulldogs. Mark Stoops says the Wildcats used the bye week to recover from injuries and get an early look at Mississippi State. TJ Beisner and Bradley McKee take an early look at Saturday’s... Read more 

Jarred Vanderbilt's mindset heading into the season

10/16/2017 04:18 PM

Kentucky freshman forward Jarred Vanderbilt will miss the beginning of the season with a foot injury he suffered in late September. Last week, John Calipari said that Vanderbilt’s injury would be re-evaluated soon and he could return sooner than expected. While injuries like this can be frustrating for athletes, this one isn’t worrying Vanderbilt. “I wouldn’t say it’s frustrating,” said Vanderbilt during last week’s media day. “It’s just another learning experience and everything happens for a reason.” T.J. Beisner and... Read more 

Another exciting edition of "UK on eBay"

10/15/2017 12:00 PM

Lachlan McLean and Sports Night producer Garrett Moore battle it out in this week’s edition of UK on eBay. It started off as a blowout, but ended up coming down to the wire. Who came out on top? Find out here  Read more