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.

UK Basketball Player Previews: Jemarl Baker

10/11/2017 11:34 PM

Freshman guard Jemarl Baker arrives at Kentucky with a reputation for knocking down shots and that’s what the Cats will count on him to do this season. This is part of our preseason conversation with him: Here is what we expect Baker’s freshman year to look like:  Read more 

UK Basketball Player Previews: Tai Wynyard

10/11/2017 11:20 PM

The KSTV basketball player profiles continued Wednesday with a look at redshirt sophomore Tai Wynyard, who spent the summer as New Zealand’s leading scorer and rebounder in the FIBA U19 World Cup. Here is part of our preseason conversation with him: This is what we think Tai Wynyard’s season will look like in 2017-18:  Read more 

Matthew Mitchell previews the women's basketball season

10/10/2017 05:51 PM

Matthew Mitchell is preparing for his 11th season as the head coach of Kentucky’s women’s basketball team. He met with the media Tuesday to preview the season ahead.  Read more 

UK legend Oliver Barnett enjoying watching his son follow in his footsteps

10/10/2017 05:35 PM

Bradley McKee brings you the story of one of the greatest players in the history of Kentucky’s football program and the son who followed in his footsteps to Lexington.  Read more 

UK Basketball Player Previews: Kevin Knox

10/10/2017 05:31 PM

UK freshman Kevin Knox was the player who apparently impressed NBA scouts the most this week at UK’s Pro Day. He arrives on campus with big expectations and an opportunity to leave a special mark. This is part of our preseason conversation with him: Here’s what we think you should expect from him this season:  Read more 

UK Basketball Player Previews: Nick Richards

10/10/2017 05:29 PM

With Big Blue Madness this week, our basketball player previews continued with a look at freshman big man Nick Richards. Here’s part of our preseason conversation with him: We discussed our expectations for Nick Richards this season:  Read more 

Looking at Kentucky's Big Blue Madness visitors

10/10/2017 05:09 PM

Big Blue Madness is an important recruiting event for the UK basketball staff, who have been very busy over the last few weeks. Evan Daniels from Fox Sports and Scout.com joined KSTV on Tuesday to discuss some of the visitors, as well as a few other prospects.  Read more 

Kentucky showcases passing game against Missouri

10/09/2017 05:37 PM

Offensively, Kentucky seemed to open things up and showed a lot more aggression in taking shots downfield. The offense was still balanced – with 39 run plays and 38 pass plays – but it was the type of downfield shots the Cats were taking that made a big difference against the Tigers. The players and coaches were happy to see the passing game evolve. A big reason for the success through the air, of course, was quarterback Stephen Johnson,... Read more 

Recapping UK's win over Missouri

10/09/2017 05:31 PM

It wasn’t the most beautiful thing in the world, but the Kentucky football team walked away with a win over Missouri on Saturday. This is what Mark Stoops said afterward. We discussed what the win means for the UK football team as they head into the bye week:  Read more 

UK holds off Missouri, 40-34

10/08/2017 12:03 AM

In what is becoming the theme of Kentucky’s football season, it wasn’t a pretty game, but the Cats walked away with a win. Kentucky dominated Missouri in every possible way early on, but could not capitalize when opportunity presented itself, holding only a 13-0 lead early in the second quarter. It left the Tigers a chance to get back into the game and that’s exactly what they did. Missouri quarterback Drew Lock finally got back on track after three poor performances,... Read more 


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