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UK FOOTBALL | Wildcats Help Run High School Friday Night Lights Camp

06/22/2018 10:45 PM

Frederick Douglass High School in Lexington hosted it’s first-ever “Friday Night Lights Camp,” for youngsters to learn fundamentals in all football positions. Several Kentucky football Wildcats including Benny Snell, Jr and Kash Daniels were at the camp, to serve as “counselors,” teaching various drills to help kids grow their skill set. Benny Snell, Jr explained how excited he was for the opportunity to serve as a mentor to the campers.  Read more 

UK TENNIS | Eric Quigley Named to UK Athletics Hall of Fame Class of 2018

06/22/2018 04:03 PM

Former Kentucky tennis star Eric Quigley was named this week as a member of the UK Athletics Hall of Fame Class of 2018. Quigley is the winningest Wildcat in school history with 172 victories. Much of his success led Kentucky to finish in the top-10 rankings twice during Quigley’s UK career. Joining Quigley in the class is Russ Cochran (men’s golf), Anthony Davis (men’s basketball), Victoria Dunlap (women’s basketball), Dennis Emery (men’s tennis coach) and Jacob Tamme (football). The Class of 2018 will... Read more 

UK FOOTBALL | Former Wildcats Honored with KY Pro Football Induction

06/22/2018 09:31 AM

The annual Kentucky Pro Football Hall of Fame is hosting it’s official induction ceremony this weekend. From a ring ceremony to a golf outing fundraiser at Kearney Hills Golf Links in Lexington to the induction ceremony at the Lexington Opera House on Friday, June 22nd. The Kentucky Pro Football 2018 Hall of Fame class includes several former Kentucky Wildcats: Guy Morriss – UK head coach (2001-2002) and Assistant Head Coach/Offensive Line Coach (1997–2000) Wesley Woodyard – UK Linebacker (2004-2007); Denver Broncos (2008-2013); Tennessee... Read more 

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 

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