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.

Evaluating Kentucky's Progress with Evan Daniels

01/02/2018 05:45 PM

The UK basketball team hits the road for a matchup with LSU Wednesday night at 9pm. The Cats are hoping for a better outing in their second SEC game of the season, after struggling with Georgia on Sunday, and we talked with college basketball insider Evan Daniels about the team’s progress to this point.  Read more 

Kentucky hoping for more from Nick Richards

01/02/2018 05:42 PM

The Cats are also hoping to get freshman big man Nick Richards back on track after he’s struggled the past two games. Against Louisville on Friday, Richards found himself in early foul trouble and scored 4 points in 17 minutes. Then on Sunday against Georgia, Richards again got in foul trouble and played only three minutes against the Bulldogs.  Read more 

Kevin Knox looking to get back on track

01/02/2018 05:37 PM

If Kentucky is going to get a better outing against LSU Wednesday, they’ll want to get more production from freshman Kevin Knox, who has struggled a bit in the last few games. Against the Bulldogs on Sunday, Knox shot 2 of 10 from the field and scored fewer than ten points for the second straight game and the third in the last five.  Read more 

Kentucky blows out Louisville, 90-61

12/29/2017 03:13 PM

The annual rivalry game between Kentucky and Louisville seemed to have a different feel in the week leading up to the game and it had a drastically different feel for the 40 minutes the teams were on the floor as the Wildcats blasted the Cardinals, 90-61. Kentucky put a lot of emphasis on driving the ball at the rim the last few weeks and freshman guard Hamidou Diallo put that plan into action on the game’s first possession, driving to the... Read more 

BEISNER'S CORNER || Inside Kentucky's Basketball Practice

12/19/2017 05:54 PM

I had a chance to watch Kentucky’s basketball practice, which has officially entered the “Camp Cal” stages of the season. A few observations: It’s Hard To Take Your Eyes Off Of Kevin Knox The Tampa native is almost more physically impressive in a practice setting than he is in a game setting. That probably seems a little weird and I’m not quite sure how to best explain it, but the sight of a 6’9” man-child going through drills... Read more 

Preview: Virginia Tech at Kentucky

12/15/2017 04:47 PM

Kentucky has their toughest home test to date on Saturday when a 9-1 Virginia Tech team arrives at Rupp Arena. John Calipari explained the challenge the Cats face. Mark Krebs and Bradley McKee joined TJ Beisner to preview the game.  Read more 

What To Watch For In UK's Game With Virginia Tech

12/15/2017 04:44 PM

The UK basketball team takes the floor Saturday against a 9-1 Virginia Tech team. John Calipari says it’s going to be a tough test for his team and we went through what we’ll be watching for when the two teams take the floor.  Read more 

Jarred Vanderbilt Hints At Return

12/14/2017 10:04 PM

UK freshman forward Jarred Vanderbilt injured his foot and September and was not expected to return until January. But after he hinted at a possible return on his Instagram account, everyone is hoping he might be back on the court sooner. Former Cat Mark Krebs explains what his eventual return to action will look like.  Read more 

A look at Kentucky's newest football commitments with Justin Rowland

12/14/2017 09:51 PM

With the early signing day coming up next week, the Kentucky football staff has added a trio of 2018 commitments and has their eyes on a few more. Justin Rowland from Cats Illustrated joined us to break it all down.  Read more 

Evaluating Hamidou Diallo's development

12/12/2017 05:30 PM

When he arrived on campus a year ago, Hamidou Diallo brought a lot of excitement and anticipation with him. Fans had to wait until this season to see him in a Kentucky jersey. KSTV discussed what we’ve seen from him so far.  Read more 


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