• Improbable

    Friday night in Charlotte, North Carolina. No one thought history would happen inside the Spectrum Center. No one thought by the end of the night, the most improbable would happen. The night began with a basketball game between Virginia and the University of Maryland-Baltimore County. It ended with the most shocking upset in NCAA Tournament history.

  • Vaught’s Views: Kentucky signee Keldon Johnson proves himself as an elite player

    By Larry Vaught

    Kentucky signee Keldon Johnson will be playing in the McDonald’s All-American Game March 28 in Atlanta. But that will just be the start of his all-star experience.
    The 6-6 guard has also been invited to play in the Jordan Brand Classic and Nike Hoop Summit. Players who get invited to all three games are the best of the best and Johnson’s father, Mike, says the family feels blessed by the honors.

  • Madness to the Dome

    The best part of the college basketball season has arrived. The committee has made their selections, the participants in the big dance are set and now we can look forward to the madness that is the NCAA Tournament.

  • Vaught’s Views: Kentucky signee Immanuel Quickley is on a mission to be best he can be

    By Larry Vaught

    Athletics director Steve Teter says it’s easy to explain what impresses him the most about Kentucky signee Immanuel Quickley off the basketball court.
    “Without a doubt, his work ethic. There are better pure athletes out there, but there isn’t a harder worker,” said Teter about the John Carroll (Md.) School point guard who signed with UK in November.

  • The Olympics

    Seven years after the host city was announced, the 2018 Olympics in PyeongChang wrapped up back on Feb. 25, with 307 medals handed out to participants from 29 countries.
    Norway took home the most medals with 39 (14 gold and silver and 11 bronze). The U.S finished fourth in the medal count, claiming 23 medals. America won nine gold, eight silver and six bronze.

  • Vaught’s Views: 'Blonde Bomber' Jay Shidler made big impression on a lot of UK fans

    By Larry Vaught

    He came to Kentucky known as the “Blonde Bomber” because of his bleach blonde hair and long-range shooting ability.
    Jay Shidler laughs at the thought of the nickname now 40 years after he was part of Kentucky’s 1978 national championship basketball team.

  • Scandal, cash and cover-ups

    Money talks and you know what walks.

  • Vaught’s Views: Losing record should not take away from Maci Morris' outstanding season

    By Larry Vaught

    Vic Schaefer thought Mississippi State had a good defensive plan to stop Maci Morris, Kentucky’s leading scorer. He felt like the Bulldogs, who finished Southeastern Conference play unbeaten and are considered the team to beat for the national title, made Morris work for any shot she got.
    Yet in Sunday’s regular-season final, Morris still went 8-for-15 from the field and had 22 points for Kentucky. It was her sixth straight game with 20 or more points, something no other UK player had ever done.

  • One and not done

    In 2005, the NBA had a problem on its hands.
    A steady stream of high school players were jumping into the NBA, only to flame out and become a bust. This was bad for the game. Players with potential were spoiling their chance at stardom and the league was losing talented players who just weren’t ready for the pro game.

  • Vaught’s Views: New book shares insights on Kentucky's 1978 National Championship Team

    By Larry Vaught

    Forty years ago Kentucky had a dominating basketball season that ended with UK beating Duke in the national championship game behind  an unbelievable 41-point performance by Jack “Goose” Givens.
    He was 18-for-27 from the field but also had eight rebounds — second best on the team — and two assists in the 94-88 win. But what many forget is that Rick Robey also had a fantastic game with 20 points on 8-for-11 shooting and 11 rebounds.