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Columns

  • Trying something new

    Change.
    Such a thing scares many people. It’s new and in many cases uncomfortable. Quite frankly, change can be scary. What can I expect? How will this benefit me? What might the challenges be? All these questions, uncertainties and doubts as to the benefits can creep into one’s mind, making change seem like such a daunting and overwhelming step to take.

  • Vaught’s Views: UK receiver Dorian Baker is down but not out

    By Larry Vaught

    He might not be playing, but receiver Dorian Baker has not been forgotten by Kentucky receivers coach Lamar Thomas.
    Baker suffered a fracture/dislocation in his left ankle during a preseason scrimmage in August. He originally hoped rehab would help him get back on the field this season but he understood he likely would miss the entire season, something coach Mark Stoops confirmed last week.

  • Time management

    On Sept. 16, the USC Trojans and Texas Longhorns played each other for the first time since their epic clash at the Rose Bowl in 2006. Playing a mere 16 miles from the sight of the national championship game that year, the Trojans and Longhorns spent the better part of three and a half quarters locked in a defensive struggle and a turnover-plagued game (both squads combined for six turnovers).

  • Vaught’s Views: ‘Don’t give up on them’

    By Larry Vaught

    How could Kentucky not have seen an uncovered Florida receiver on two different plays that gave the Gators two easy touchdowns? How could no one on the field seen a receiver waving his arms for the football because no one was lined up close to him? How could 11 UK staff members in the press box not noticed or how could no one on the UK sideline not seen a player standing five yards from them with no one on him?

  • Historic winning

    For the entire history of Major League Baseball, teams have gone on streaks of all kinds - losing, winning, long and short.
    The Cleveland Indians’ winning streak hasn’t been just long - it’s been dominant and now, historic. Move aside “Moneyball” Oakland A’s.

  • Vaught’s Views: Sports broadcaster to cover his final UK game after 40 years

    By Larry Vaught

    He’s not flashy or overly dramatic, but just being himself worked perfectly for Rob Bromley at WKYT-TV (Channel 27) in Lexington for just over 40 years.
    That run ends Sept. 29 when Bromley retires after doing what he came to love — covering University of Kentucky sports.

  • A pretty grand start

    Hurricanes, 30-point comebacks, double overtime thrillers and a whole lot of cheering fans.
    College football has officially begun ladies and gentlemen! The usual elements are at play - thrilling games and cheering fans among others - but early in this 2017 season, several new factors are also at play, creating everything from headaches, to newness, to excitement.

  • Vaught’s Views: Football camp teaches kids to play safe, and parents to let kids be kids

    Ask Kentucky sophomore linebacker Kash Daniel what he thinks of former NFL all-pro linebacker Buddy Curry and it’s not hard for him to answer. He calls him a “great man” to be around.
    “I learned a lot from being around him. Not just about football but life in general when I worked a camp with him this summer,” said Daniel.

  • Big names, big moves 

    Kyrie Irving's announcement back in mid-July that he wanted to be traded from the Cleveland Cavaliers sent shockwaves through the NBA; the Cavs All-Star point guard said he wanted to be more of a focal point on the team and that he no longer had a desire to play alongside LeBron James. 
    Then, a month later, Cleveland granted Irving's wish, sending the All-Star point guard to Boston in exchange for star point guard Isaiah Thomas, forward Jae Crowder, center Ante Zizic and the Brooklyn Nets' unprotected 2018 first-round draft pick back on Aug. 22. 

  • Vaught’s Views: UK volleyball standout only the 11th UK player ever to earn All-American honors

    By Larry Vaught

    Kentucky football players know that Corey Edmond, director of performance, is going to test their physical limits to enhance their performance on the field.
    What they may not know is that he’s just as demanding with his daughter, UK sophomore volleyball standout Leah Edmond. She was Southeastern Conference Freshman of the Year last season and a third-team All-American — only the 11th UK player ever to earn All-American honors — following a standout career at Dunbar High School in Lexington.