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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 

UK Baseball | Connor Heady ready for big senior season

02/07/2017 08:47 PM

Senior infielder Connor Heady is ready to make the most of his opportunities on the field in his last season. The Prospect, Kentucky native has been a solid defender for Kentucky over the last three seasons. He’s made 65 career starts at shortstop and 17 starts at second base, giving him the option to help Kentucky at multiple positions. While he has dealt with injuries in the past, Heady enters this seasons 100 percent healthy and says he is willing... Read more 

GALLERY | UK Hoops Takes Down Vanderbilt

02/06/2017 11:14 AM

Senior Makayla Epps led the Wildcats in scoring with 23 points as UK knocked off the visiting Vanderbilt Commodores 71-63 in Lexington on Sunday. With the win the Wildcats improv to 16-8 (7-4 Sec) and will travel to Georgia on Thursday to take on the Bulldogs at 7pm  Read more 

UK BASKETBALL | UK survives Georgia in overtime 90-81

01/31/2017 11:43 PM

Kentucky, playing without Sacha Killeya-Jones, Mychael Mulder and De’Aaron Fox, needed overtime to hold off the Georgia Bulldogs Tuesday night in Rupp Arena. After falling behind 12-0 to start the game the Wildcats scrambled to knot the score up at 29 at the half. Malik Monk, who had only one field goal and 6 total points after the first half put the team on his back in the second half as UK started to pull away. Kentucky built... Read more 

Kentucky vs. Kansas: McKees to the Game

01/27/2017 07:30 PM

In a top-five show-down of the blue bloods, Kentucky and Kansas face-off on Saturday night at Rupp Arena. With both teams coming off losses, it will be a big game for each side. Lyndsey Gough and Bradley McKee break down the keys to victory in Bradley’s McKees to the game. Watch here:  Read more 

TaxSlayer Bowl swag is up for grabs in "UK on eBay"!

01/22/2017 06:27 PM

The “UK on eBay” game returned this week as Bradley McKee and Lachlan McLean battled it out in the first-ever Spectrum News edition of the game. Check it out.  Read more 


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