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UK HOOPS | Seniors say goodbye then topple #3 Mississippi State

02/24/2017 01:49 PM

UK HOOPS Senior Night 2017

In a senior night for the ages fans got to say goodbye to Makayla Epps and Evelyn Akhator then watch as the UK Hoops team knocked off the third-ranked Mississippi State Bulldogs 78-75 including a huge put back that proved to be the game winner by Epps. The Wildcats will close out the regular season on Sunday at South Carolina. It will be a short trip back to Lexington after that as the UK Hoops team will head back to... Read more 

There's a big game in Lexington this weekend, but...

02/24/2017 10:09 AM

The SEC game of the year is this weekend. No. 11 Kentucky (23-5, 13-2) welcomes No. 13 Florida (23-5, 13-2) to town for a battle for the top spot in the conference. But that’s not the most important event happening this weekend in Lexington. Hear me out. While fans pack Rupp Arena to cheer on the Cats, nearly 1,000 University of Kentucky students will be preparing to take a stand, for 24 hours straight. From Saturday night at 8 pm... Read more 

Malik Monk chasing Jamal Murray's scoring record

02/23/2017 08:00 PM

Malik Monk is closing in on the Kentucky freshman single-season scoring record set by Jamal Murray last year. Monk, who has been one of the best freshmen in the country this season, has scored 590 points through 28 games (21.1 PPG). Murray set the record last season by scoring 720 points through 36 games. Through 28 games last year, Murray had 543 points, so Monk is way ahead of him at this point of the season. Monk has three regular... Read more 

Taking A Closer Look At UK Football's 2018 Class

02/23/2017 08:00 PM

Kentucky football picked up two 2018 commitments from the same high school this week in wide receiver Marvin Alexander and defensive end Davoan Hawkins. Alexander and Hawkins join quarterback Jarren Williams in the 2018 class. Justin Rowland of Cats Illustrated joins KSTV to give a scouting report on the newest commits, discusses just how committed Williams is to UK, an upcoming junior day at UK and who on the current roster needs to see improvement in spring. Watch the full interview here:  Read more 

Breaking Down Isaiah Briscoe's Season

02/23/2017 05:02 PM

The Big Blue Nation has been up in arms lately, voicing their frustrations about the recent play of sophomore guard Isaiah Briscoe. Briscoe, who came into this season as the unquestioned leader of the team, has fouled out of Kentucky’s last two games, while committing 10 turnovers in the process. He is still averaging 13.5 points to go along with five rebounds and four assists per game, but John Calipari has said Briscoe needs to step his game up in... Read more 

UK Gymnastics Off To Hot Start

02/21/2017 06:00 PM

Over the weekend UK gymnastics won the Maryland quad meet, defeating Maryland, Penn and William & Mary. They posted the highest vault score in school history with a 49.425, and this isn’t new; they’ve been shattering records left and right this season. “It’s been an exciting journey just because this team has so much talent and we all work really well together so I think that’s whats gotten us this far and it’s been a really fun season. We still have... Read more 

McKee's to the Game | UK vs. Georgia

02/17/2017 05:54 PM

Kentucky hits the road this weekend for a Saturday night match-up against Georgia in Athens at 6:00 p.m at Stegeman Coliseum. Georgia enters the game with a 15-11 record (6-7, SEC), coming off two-straight wins against Tennessee and Mississippi State. The last time the Cats and Dawgs faced off, it was at Rupp Arena. The Wildcats were coming off two consecutive losses to Tennessee and Kansas. They squeaked past Georgia in overtime, thanks in part, to Malik Monk’s 37 points. Bradley McKee... Read more 

ClaySTV || The inspiring story behind Kole Cottam's jersey number

02/16/2017 07:50 PM

Kentucky baseball’s Kole Cottam has been through a lot in his nearly 20 years of living. The sophomore catcher from Knoxville, Tennessee was born with a rare condition in his right eye called congenital melanocytic nevus, a type of birthmark or mole that is found in an estimated one percent of infants worldwide. Cottam had to have surgery on his right eye when he was three months old. While he may not have remembered that one, he sure remembered the ones... Read more 

BEISNER'S CORNER || The athlete who has inspired me the most

02/15/2017 01:17 AM

One of the really cool things about this job is that when people find out what I do, they’re curious. When I was in my previous career, no one found out what I did and said “Wow, tell me more about those Kodak scanners.” It just doesn’t work that way. This job makes people ask questions and when you meet someone who isn’t a sports fan, they often ask why I love sports so much. That’s a... Read more 

UK Baseball | Evan White ready to take on new role as team leader

02/08/2017 08:00 PM

Junior first baseman Evan White is expected to have a big season for UK baseball. White led the team in batting average (.376) and doubles (15) last season and was named Second Team All-SEC. The Ohio native has rare athleticism as a first baseman, making him one of the best defenders at his position in the SEC. He talked with KSTV’s TJ Beisner about his expectations for the upcoming season and how new head coach Nick Mingione brought change to... Read more 

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