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Meet the "Lunch Bunch"

04/08/2017 11:28 AM

Meet the Lunch Bunch, a group of retired professionals that gather Monday-Friday for lunch at Immanuel Baptist Church in Lexington. The group features people from all over the state of Kentucky, including former UK basketball player Bill Lickert and former coach Joe B. Hall. They all share one thing in common, they love the Kentucky Wildcats. I spent an afternoon with them, sharing stories and learning more about the history of Kentucky basketball.  Read more 

A historic edition of "UK on eBay"

04/02/2017 04:30 PM

How much would you pay for a shoe signed by Rick PItino and Joe B. Hall? The “UK on eBay” game returned this week with a historic battle between Bradley McKee and Clayton Abernathy.  Read more 

County Connection: John Calipari's visit to the Kentucky Speedway

03/29/2017 08:35 AM

This month’s county connection feature takes a look at Gallatin County. Back in the summer of 2013, John Calipari spent a day in Sparta, Kentucky where the Kentucky speedway is. He was asked to be the honorary pace car driver for the Quaker State 400. The race ended up being rained out and Calipari didn’t get to lead the cars out on the track, but it was still a special night for all involved. In celebrating Gallatin County, we sat... Read more 

PHOTO GALLERY | Wildcats preparing for UCLA

03/24/2017 01:27 PM

The Kentucky Wildcats took to the court for practice ahead of tonight’s Sweet 16 matchup against #3 UCLA. The game is scheduled to tip at 9:39pm Friday night. The Wildcats and Bruins will be the second game of the night in Memphis following the UNC vs Butler game  Read more 

Fact or Fiction: The SEC is underrated

03/22/2017 08:23 AM

The ACC was widely viewed as the top conference all season in college basketball. However, of the nine teams that made the NCAA tournament, there is only one remaining, the North Carolina Tar Heels. The SEC on the other hand, had five teams make the tournament and still have three left in the field… TJ Beisner and Bradley McKee discuss whether or not the SEC is underrated in this week’s edition of “Fact or Fiction.”  Read more 

PHOTO GALLERY | UK wins their 30th SEC Tournament Crown

03/13/2017 02:19 PM

The Kentucky Wildcats claimed their 30th SEC Tournament Title on Sunday defeating the Arkansas Razorbacks, 82-65. De’Aaron Fox walked away with the Tournament MVP award after averaging 22 points in UK’s three victories over Georgia, Alabama and Arkansas. Fox was also named to the all-tournament team along with Bam and Dom Hawkins.  Read more 

Beisner's Corner || I was wrong about the Calipari "30 For 30"

03/07/2017 10:55 PM

Photo: CoachCal.com When I heard they were making a “30 For 30” about John Calipari, my reaction was probably a little different from yours. I didn’t care. I truly had no interest in spending two hours of my life watching a film on Kentucky’s coach. And it was nothing personal against Calipari. I like him quite a bit, have never had a bad interaction with him and I find him to be incredibly fascinating on a personal level.... Read more 

PHOTO GALLERY | UK Baseball completes sweep of #23 Cal-Santa Barbara

03/06/2017 11:05 AM

UK baseball completed a 3 game sweep of #23 Cal-Santa Barbara with a 12-1 victory at Cliff Hagan Stadium on Sunday. The Cats outscored UCSB 17-4 over the 3 game set after taking the Friday game 2-1 and then winning Saturday 3-2 Sophomore Justin Lewis threw a gem on Sunday carrying a perfect game into the 8th inning before allowing a solo home run. Next up for UK will be Wright State. First pitch is scheduled for 4pm... Read more 

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 

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