• Sometimes, that’s the way it goes

    Sometimes, an offensive lineman gets beat so badly by a defensive player that he has no choice but to commit a holding penalty in order to avoid a possible disastrous situation.
    Now wait, a holding penalty is disastrous, you say! Your team is pushed back 10 yards, and now your team has to gain 10 more yards on top of the yards already needing to be gained. Yards are already hard enough to come by, and now it became a little harder.

  • Vaught’s Views: NBA scouts regard Fox as the best prospect on the Kentucky roster

    By Larry Vaught

    During his time as an assistant coach at Texas A&M, Rick Stansbury got to see Houston point guard De'Aaron Fox play often. Stansbury, who was named head coach at Western Kentucky in the spring, says the Kentucky freshman reminds him of NBA standout Russell Westbrook of Oklahoma City.

  • Mother Nature

    What's the ideal type of weather for you? Sunny and 75 degrees? Cloudy and a little cool? Snow, with a little more snow? No matter what the weather is, people will almost always wish the weather were different. If it's sunny and 75 degrees, perhaps they wish it weren't so dry. If it's a cloudy and cool, it needs to be warmer. I'm freezing, come on! If it's snowy, well, I'm really freezing!

  • Woods and Waters: Number of young hunters decreasing for variety of reasons

    One question asked by fish and wildlife agencies is, “Why is the number of young hunters decreasing?”
    That seems to require a very involved answer. No place to hunt, no transportation, no mentor type to take them and, according to some kids, it’s boring - just to name a few reasons.
    I can understand most of them. Unless you own land, are related to someone who’ll let you hunt or have landowning friends who’ll let you hunt, you’re pretty much out of luck.

  • Vaught’s Views: Kentucky coach John Calipari’s son is a freshman walk-on at UK

    By Larry Vaught

    Having his son on the team could guarantee that Kentucky coach John Calipari will be at Kentucky the next four or five years. Or at least that is what Calipari recently told ESPN.
    Brad Calipari is a freshman walk-on at UK and is excited about the opportunity to be part of the program he has become so enamored with since his father left Memphis for Lexington in 2009.
    However, he has no idea what this year will be like basketball-wise.

  • One more time

    Sports are unpredictable, and that's what makes them exciting. That's what makes people watch, and that's one of the many reasons the stadiums are filled.

  • Woods and Waters

    It’s fall y’all! The time of year when if ya can’t find something to do in our outdoors you have a serious problem.
    But I don’t hunt, you say. I respect that. But, do you like the pure beauty of God’s canvas? More colors than you can describe. Crisp cool air you can breathe. OK, you can breathe the rest of the year, too, but you won’t enjoy it as much.

  • Vaught’s Views

    Larry Vaught

    Before Bam Adebayo started his seventh grade basketball season, he had already dunked a basketball. His motor has never quit running since then, either.
    The 6-10, 255-pound Adebayo is being counted on to solve the deficiencies Kentucky had with its post play last season with his physical presence and dominant rebounding.
    He's been called a "monster" by many because of the strength and energy he has on the court.

  • It's over

    Circumstances change given enough time.
    If you were the Tennessee Volunteers on Saturday, it may have taken you 11 years for the circumstances to change.
    Tennessee defeated the Florida Gators 38-28, which ended the Gators' 11-game winning streak against the Vols. Finally, after 11 years of agonizing defeats, Tennessee got over the hump. Tennessee won, and can now celebrate that the streak is over.

  • WOODS AND WATERS: Nothin’ goin’ on but Ham Days stuff week

    There I stood, anticipating the 2016 season. I’d gotten some new stuff over the summer and was thinking, “Maybe this would be the season.”
    So there I was, patiently waiting … who am I kidding … I was anxious! You don’t practice all summer gettin’ ready’ and not be excited when the time comes! Course ‘I’ don’t practice very much!