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UK BASKETBALL | Anthony Davis Hosts Inaugural Basketball Camp in Lexington

06/15/2018 07:05 PM

Anthony Davis is in Lexington hosting hosting his first-ever basketball camp at Lexington Christian Academy. The camp, which is for ages 7-11 got underway on Friday and resumes on Saturday. The camp costs is $250 and you can get more details on the camp here: Anthony Davis, played on the 2012 Kentucky team that won the national championship. Davis spoke to the media during the camp on a number of topics: Davis Gives Advice to Incoming Basketball Cats:* Davis On Why His 2012 Kentucky... Read more 

UK FOOTBALL | Champ Kelly Returns to Lexington to Host Football Camp

06/15/2018 10:39 AM

Former University of Kentucky football wide receiver & defensive back, Anthony “Champ” Kelly is back in Kentucky for the weekend, hosting his two-day ‘C.H.A.M.P CAMP’ at Tates Creek High School in Lexington. Kelly says his camp offers football instruction, while also hoping to set the campers up for future success on & off the field. Kelly graduated from UK in 2001 and has held his annual camp in Kentucky since 2010. Champ on being back in KY: Champ explains the goal for... Read more 

UK FOOTBALL | Coach Mark Stoops Night at Whitaker Bank Ballpark

06/13/2018 03:23 PM

The Lexington Legends baseball team hosted ‘Coach Mark Stoops Night’ at Whitaker Bank Ballpark on Tuesday night, as the Kansas City Royals single-A affiliate faced off with the Columbia Fireflies, an affiliate of the New York Mets. Lexington won 2-1, in a shortened game due to rain. The first 1,000 fans through the gates received a Stoops Bobblehead and Coach Stoops himself was on-hand to toss out the ceremonial first pitch. Afterwards, Stoops spoke with the media and said he hadn’t practiced... Read more 

UK TRACK & FIELD | Coach Edrick Floreal Leaving Kentucky for Texas

06/13/2018 02:46 PM

Edrick Floreal is leaving the University of Kentucky to take on head coaching duties for the University of Texas track and field team. UK Athletic Director Mitch Barnhart released a statement Wednesday afternoon, reflecting on the departure of Floreal, “We are grateful to Edrick for his work leading our program and wish him well. We believe the success Kentucky track and field and cross country have seen in recent years is just a glimpse of what’s to come. A national... Read more 

UK BASKETBALL | John Calipari Hosts Annual Father/Son Basketball Camp

06/08/2018 10:22 PM

The first of three John Calipari Father/Son Camp’s kicked off in Lexington Friday night. The overnight camp took place on the University of Kentucky campus allowing registered campers the opportunity to participate in instruction from the Kentucky coaches and staff, along with current Wildcat players through detailed skill work and competitions. Father and son teams also were able to compete with fellow campers in competitions that incorporate skills learned throughout the camp. The skill work is designed to give both father and... Read more 

UK FOOTBALL | Sitting Down With Recruiting Coordinator Vince Marrow

06/06/2018 01:42 PM

Vince Marrow is an assistant coach for the Kentucky Football team, serving as the Recruiting Coordinator, NFL Liaison and working with the tight ends. He was hired by Head Coach Mark Stoops in December, 2012 and has been with the team ever since. He sat down with KSTV in a two-part series to discuss the state of football at the University of Kentucky this off-season. Part 1: Part 2: UK Football kicks off their 2018 schedule at home against Central Michigan on September... Read more 

UK ATHLETICS | Former Student-Athlete, Athletic Director C.M. Newton Passes Away

06/05/2018 10:19 AM

Former University of Kentucky student-athlete and Athletic Director C.M. Newtown passed away Monday in Tuscaloosa, Alabama at the age of 88, according to UK. In a press release, current Director of Athletics Mitch Barnhart issued the following statement: “C.M. Newton is a giant in the history of the University of Kentucky, the Southeastern Conference and in the sport of basketball,” said Barnhart. “As a student-athlete, he was a national champion basketball player and star baseball pitcher. He returned to his alma mater... Read more 

UK TRACK & FIELD | Wildcats Getting Ready for NCAA Championships

06/01/2018 04:52 PM

The UK track and field men’s and women’s teams are getting ready to hit the road, as both will compete in next week’s NCAA Outdoor Championships finals. The UK women’s team is ranked No. 4, and the men’s team is ranked No. 14 in the nation heading to the meet in Eugene, Oregon that will be held June 6-9. The Wildcats boast a total of 22 qualifiers, 13 women entries and nine men entries. The high amount of women’s entries suggests... Read more 

University of Kentucky Partners with Kroger to Donate $25,000 to Lexington City Parks Project

05/25/2018 08:59 PM

The University of Kentucky along with it’s partner Kroger, announced a new initiative that includes donating funds to renovate community fields in Kentucky each year. This year’s inaugural $25,000 award will go to projects at Castlewood Park and Kirklevington Park in Lexington. Officials says these parks were chosen after an evaluation process by a committee of UK football alumnus Jeremy Jarmon; UK softball head coach Rachel Lawson; UK football alumnus and current staff member Freddie Maggard; plus representatives from UK... Read more 

UK FOOTBALL | Interest Growing For In-State Prospect

05/22/2018 03:09 PM

UK Football recruiting in the state is heating up along with the temperatures. One player Mark Stoops and his staff have their eyes on: Wandale Robinson. Robinson is a versatile athlete from Western Hills High in Frankfort. He is considered a 3-star by 24/7 Sports and the ninth all-purpose back in the country for the class of 2019. Robinson is 5’9.5” and 179 lbs. and holds offers from Duke, Kentucky, Michigan, Virginia, Cincinnati, Purdue and others. KSTV visited Western Hills to talk with... Read more 

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