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  • Vaught’s Views: ‘Billy Shirt Hogs’ in UK's signing class have impressed football analyst

    By Larry Vaught

    It’s hard to find anyone who analyzes University of Kentucky football recruiting more than Freddie Maggard.
    The former UK quarterback and current Kentucky Sports Radio football analyst pours over game film of potential recruits to arrive at his own recruiting opinions that have nothing to do with the star rankings assigned by recruiting analysts.
    As Kentucky coach Mark Stoops put together his 2017 class, Maggard liked it more and more.

  • The love of it

    A study conducted by Gallup across 140 countries in 2011 and 2012 found that only 13 percent of people are "actively engaged" in their jobs. In contrast, 63 percent of respondents said they were "not engaged" in their jobs. However, the way people describe their views of their work gets worse in the survey. Perhaps most concerning is that 24 percent of those surveyed reported they were "actively disengaged" in their jobs.

  • Vaught’s Views: Kentucky signee taking on alpha dog mentality that Coach Cal wants

    By Larry Vaught

    Kentucky signee P.J. Washington will be in western Kentucky to play games Feb. 17-18 as part of The Grind Session at Marshall County High School.
    Findlay Prep (Henderson, Nevada) was not originally scheduled to play in Kentucky this year. However, when the offer to play two games in Kentucky came, Findlay Prep coach Paul Washington knew it was too good an opportunity to decline.

  • Denied

    For 35 years, the Clemson Tigers sought to once more taste it. For 35 years, the Clemson Tigers watched 16 other teams taste it. Last year, the Tiger's quest for it nearly ended at the University of Phoenix Stadium, but the Alabama Crimson Tide denied the Tigers. This year's duel had both teams singing a different tune.

  • Vaught’s Views: Like father, like daughter

    By Larry Vaught

    From the time she stepped on the court at Kentucky, Makayla Epps knew there would be comparisons to her father, former UK point guard Anthony Epps.
    She didn’t mind because her father has had a huge influence on her game. However, she also thinks of him in a bit different manner.
    “Me and him are a lot the same. My mom says I am like his twin. It’s crazy because he’s male and I am female. We are 20 years apart but we are so similar with actions, emotions,” the Kentucky senior said.

  • Fair punishment?

    Amid outrage and outcries from sports and non-sports fans alike, Duke's Grayson Allen was "suspended indefinitely" after tripping Elon guard Steven Santa Ana during a game between Duke and Elon on Dec. 22. It was the third time in two seasons Allen tripped a player. He previously tripped Louisville's Ray Spalding and Florida State's Xavier Rathan-Mayes in games last season.

  • Woods and Waters: Outdoors columnist says farewell

    As much as I hate it, this will be my last article!
    I have really enjoyed the opportunity you’ve given me to tell my stories for the past 20-plus years. I hope you’ve enjoyed my tales and I hope I’ve made you laugh. Either with me or at me, never mattered as long as you were laughing!
    I’ve got to thank the Enterprise staff who - for years - have interpreted, typed, and seen that my article made it to print. Plus, I can’t forget the supportive wife!

  • Vaught’s Views: Hamidou Diallo attending UK to test himself, possibly prepare for NBA

    By Larry Vaught

    Having Hamidou Diallo decide to start his college basketball career now was no surprise to Marc Allard, sports editor of the Norwich (Connecticut) Bulletin.
    Diallo, a 6-5 guard, announced Saturday that he would start classes at Kentucky this week. He had graduated from Putnam Science Academy (Connecticut) last year and had been playing there as a graduate student this season.

  • NFL Playoffs

    The 17-week grind that is the NFL regular season is quickly coming to an end, and while most of the postseason drama has been settled on the football field, there are still several details that will be settled in the final week of the regular season. For the AFC, the playoff field is relatively drama free. The six teams that will battle it out on that side of the bracket have already been decided. The only thing that remains is determining the seeding of those six teams.

  • Vaught’s Views: Calipari trying to keep his Cats warm during ‘Camp Cal’

    By Larry Vaught

    Nickeil Alexander-Walker has one word to describe what type of player his cousin, Kentucky signee Shai Alexander is.
    “Phenomenal. Phenomenal. Phenomenal. Phenomenal,” said Alexander-Walker, who is the Kentucky signee’s teammate at Hamilton Heights Christian Academy in Chattanooga. “He sees the floor great. He is really starting to score a lot more.