Thomas Beisner

TJ is an Anchor for Spectrum News. You can catch his work on KSTV, the only nightly show in the state focusing on UK Sports. When it comes to UK Basketball, TJ covers recruiting, the NCAA tournament and everything in between. During March TJ probably sees the players more than he sees his family but he’s able to provide Spectrum News viewers the unique insight that only a lifelong fan can give. He’s also taken on several special programs including “Wildcat Forever: The John Stewart Story.” KSTV airs weeknights at 7:30 and 11pm on Spectrum News or watch it anytime with Spectrum On Demand. You can also catch podcasts of the show as well as bonus podcasts, just find KSTV on Itunes. For the latest on everything going on with UK Athletics, recruiting or if you just need some hilarious parenting anecdotes follow TJ on Twitter @tjbeisner.

Cats looking for leadership in the secondary this season

08/17/2017 07:56 PM

Kentucky’s secondary is deep and talented, especially at cornerback, where Chris Westry and Derrick Baity will again line up as starters. The coaches say the duo can have a big season, but maturity is a big piece of getting there.  Read more 

UK football picks up commitment from defensive back Jamari Brown

08/17/2017 01:05 PM

Kentucky football added another player to its 2018 class Thursday with the commitment of three-star 2018 cornerback Jamari Brown, who picked Kentucky over Auburn and Temple. The Pompano Beach, Florida native is 6’2”, 180 pounds and had also received interest from a number of SEC and ACC schools. Brown becomes the 18th commitment in Kentucky’s 2018 class and he is the third defensive back commitment, joining Domonique Williams, a three-star defensive back from Highland, Kansas, and four-star Florida native Stanly Garner,... Read more 

Leah Edmond is set to have a big season for UK volleyball

08/17/2017 12:34 PM

The Kentucky volleyball team is hard at work getting ready for the 2017 season, which starts next Friday against Arkansas State. One of the team’s most exciting young players is sophomore Leah Edmond, who is coming off of a historic freshman season. Bradley McKee has more:  Read more 

Jon Toth teams up with Reece's Wish to help raise $1 million

08/16/2017 09:07 PM

Kentucky Wildcats fan Reece King is on a quest to raise $1 million to help pediatric cancer patients and he’s getting some help from the UK athletics family. On Saturday, it was former UK offensive lineman Jon Toth lending a helping hand.  Read more 

Eddie Gran concerned about depth at running back

08/16/2017 07:48 PM

Even with the emergence of Benny Snell as the primary running back, the UK coaching staff is turning to AJ Rose and Sihiem King to find a role in their offense. As of now, offensive coordinator Eddie Gran says both are having issues with consistency.  Read more 

Expectations for Kevin Knox in 2017

08/11/2017 04:26 PM

As John Calipari puts together a lineup featuring a number of new faces, Kevin Knox is emerging as a potential star because of his versatility and potential. Former Cat Mark Krebs shared his opinion on what Knox will bring to the team this year.  Read more 

Talking offensive line, Lynn Bowden and 2018 recruiting with Justin Rowland

08/10/2017 07:44 PM

Three of Kentucky’s top 2018 recruiting targets will make their college decision in the next couple of weeks. We talked with Justin Rowland of Rivals.com and Cats Illustrated about those upcoming decisions, as well as early developments from fall camp.  Read more 

Top Five: UK football players to watch in 2017

08/09/2017 04:21 PM

The UK football team enters the season with fewer questions than in years past, thanks to a large group of returning players who held significant roles last season. However, opportunity remains at several positions and we looked at five players who could step up in a big way in 2017.  Read more 

A look at UK's basketball recruiting with TJ Walker

08/08/2017 06:47 PM

As the summer comes to a close, the Kentucky basketball staff continues to focus on their top 2018 targets. We talked with TJ Walker of Cats Illustrated and Rivals.com about where things stand with some of UK’s top targets.  Read more 

Over/Under: Statistical benchmarks for UK football players in 2017

08/07/2017 07:23 PM

The kickoff for the UK football season-opener is just under a month away and several Cats have a chance to make their mark statistically. We played a game of “Over/Under” with some of the possibilities.  Read more 


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