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UK BASKETBALL | Cameron Mills on the making of "Out Of The Blue"

12/26/2017 04:54 PM

A brand new coach, a devastating injury, and a heartbreaking death. The 1998 Kentucky basketball team is not only one of the most beloved teams in program history, but one of the most polarizing teams in modern sports. Head coach Tubby Smith and the Cats finished the season 35-4 while facing adversity at every turn. Still, the team was able to finish the year off with the school’s seventh national championship — capping off one of the most unsuspected title... Read more 

UK Campus Staple Kennedy's Wildcat Den To Close Down

12/21/2017 06:36 PM

Since 1950 Kennedy’s Wildcat Den has been a mainstay on Kentucky’s campus. The place that has serviced generations of Kentucky students is closing its doors. KSTV’s Bradley McKee gives us a look at the final days of the classic UK fixture:  Read more 

COUNTY CONNECTION | Anderson County's Mackenzie Cann Shines At Kentucky

12/13/2017 07:29 PM

Mackenzie Cann, a 6’1” senior guard from Lawrenceburg, Kentucky is shining in her final season as a Kentucky Wildcat. The Anderson County product was a five-year varsity starter for the Bearcats- going 129-31 during her high school career. She was an all-state player and a Miss Kentucky Basketball finalist. She was also named a Kentucky All-Star for two postseason games. She was the eighth-region player of the year both as a junior and senior, and ranks first in school history... Read more 

Visiting Antoine Walker's High School in Chicago

04/19/2017 08:00 PM

“Still see a lot of guys do that and actually, you know what? Because I coach at Mount Carmel, my little boy who is eight, he’ll watch some of his old videos and he’ll try to do a little, you know, shoulder shake as well too.” According to the head coach of the Mount Carmel High School Varsity Team, the Antoine Walker shimmy is still alive and well on Chicago’s south side. Walker is famous for a number of things, his... Read more 

Meet Kentucky Baseball's "Twin Towers"

04/13/2017 05:26 PM

Two of Kentucky’s top starting pitchers this season are sophomores Sean Hjelle and Justin Lewis. Both are unusually tall for their position, with Lewis standing at 6’7” and Hjelle standing at 6’11”. The two combined are 8-4 on the season and have been instrumental in Kentucky’s strong start to the season. Bradley McKee spent an afternoon with Hjelle and Lewis, who he calls the “Twin Towers” of Kentucky baseball.  Read more 

Former Kentucky punter helping coach Special Olympics Basketball

03/10/2017 12:28 PM

Special Olympics of Kentucky is holding its state basketball tournament starting today and one team has a coach who may be familiar to UK football fans. Former Kentucky punter Ryan Tydlacka, along with his wife Michelle Tydlacka and father-in-law Bob Osmer, are leading an Oldham County team this year. KSTV’s TJ Beisner visited Tydlacka at practice earlier this week to get an inside look at his work with the team.  Read more 

Jojo Kemp "hungry" for shot at NFL

03/02/2017 09:16 AM

Former Kentucky running back Jojo Kemp is hoping to take the next step and make an NFL roster this year. Kemp has spent the last few months working out in Lexington with UK’s strength and conditioning coaches while finishing up an internship with the UK media relations department. At an autograph signing on Tuesday night, Kemp took some time to talk with our Clayton Abernathy about his future in the NFL.  Read more 

UK and Transylvania Volleyball connected through coaches' bond

09/27/2016 04:50 PM

They say all is fair and love and recruiting. “We wanted to see this kid. We saw warm ups, but we wanted to see game play and then the coach didn’t play her,” said Lindsey Gray-Walton. “And we were the only two on that court recruiting this kid and so we started talking,” Kyle Walton added. The two met when they were going after the same recruit. Neither got the commit, but they wound up committing to each other. Lindsey is an assistant... Read more 

Tayshaun Prince gives back to Special Olympics Kentucky

09/23/2016 05:26 PM

Former Kentucky basketball player Tayshaun Prince was back in Lexington last night helping raise money for Special Olympics Kentucky. Special Olympics is a program that trains and coaches athletes with intellectual disabilities. Prince spoke at the “Chew for a Cause” event, which featured a dinner and auctioned off various items. All of the proceeds benefited Special Olympics Kentucky. CN2’s Lyndsey Gough caught up with Tayshaun Prince about his time at Kentucky and what it means for him to give back... Read more 

Derrick Ramsey knows that Kentucky football can compete in the SEC

09/20/2016 09:35 PM

Former Kentucky football player Derrick Ramsey knows a thing or two about a winning culture within the Kentucky football program. He played at Kentucky from 1975-1977 and was a member of the 1976 team that won the SEC and the Peach Bowl, and the 1977 team that went 10-1 and finished fourth in the country. We caught up with Ramsey, who now serves at the Kentucky Secretary of Labor, about the outlook of the rest of the season and how... Read more 

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