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Columns

  • VAUGHT’S VIEWS: Kentucky football fans almost giddy about this year’s team and its potential

    By Larry Vaught

    Kentucky has lost two likely starters — offensive tackle Cole Mosier and receiver Dorian Baker — to season-ending injuries and the Cats don’t play their first game until Saturday at Southern Mississippi.
    Yet, Kentucky fans remain almost giddy about this team and what it can do this year. The Cats even received votes in the Associated Press preseason top 25 poll after finishing last year 7-6 and playing in the TaxSlayer Bowl.

  • Little League stardom

    From its humble beginnings in a little Pennsylvania town in 1939, the Little League Baseball program has grown from a group of just three teams originally located in and near Williamsport, Pennsylvania to include nearly 200,000 teams, in all 50 U.S states and in more than 80 countries. 

  • Vaught’s Views: High expectations for Wildcats football

    Kentucky opens the football season Sept. 2 at Southern Mississippi with high expectations after a 7-6 season and bowl bid last year. The Wildcats have been picked as high as third in the Southeastern Conference Eastern Division by some college football analysts.
    Kentucky coach Mark Stoops has said he expects the team to be better, and his players agree.

  • They're fulltime now 

    NFL officials.  
    Arguably, they have a very thankless job, receiving sharp criticism from players, fans and coaches alike. They are tasked with making split-second decisions with over 60,000 fans in the stands- not to mention the millions more tuning in from home via the television - watching and ready to voice their disapproval of any of those split-second decisions. Not to mention, they are also tasked with applying and enforcing a 244-page rulebook during the games they officiate.  

  • Vaught’s Views: Clinkscale is a solid coach, gifted recruiter

    By Larry Vaught

    With all the football he watches on the practice field or in the film room, Kentucky secondary coach Steve Clinkscale doesn’t always want to watch football on TV when he gets home.
    Often, though, his wife, Jasena, has a different idea.
    “My wife watches more football at home than I do. I come home and I don’t want to watch football and she wants to watch football all day Saturday and Sunday. I just want to watch TV and relax. But not her. She loves watching football,” said Clinkscale.

  • The greatest honor

    The Pro Football Hall of Fame.
    It's where every player dreams of going someday. It is at this historic place where pro football's greatest, most influential players are remembered for their achievements on the field. It is there that their legacy is forever etched in history. Each year, a select number of players- and sometimes non-players- are added to the list of football's greatest and are formally inducted into the Hall of Fame in August.

  • Vaught’s Views: Teaching Native Americans the game of basketball

    By Larry Vaught

    Derek Willis has had a hectic summer that culminated with him signing a one-year free agent deal with the Detroit Pistons that will have him reporting to training camp Sept. 26.
    However, this week he’s doing something a bit different — he’s holding basketball clinics on four Native American reservations in the Seattle area with help from his fiancée, Keely Potts.

  • Football is almost here

    It's almost here!
    In just over a month, the 2017 NFL Season kicks off when the Kansas City Chiefs travel to Gillette Stadium to take on the New England Patriots on Sep. 7. The preseason begins on Aug. 9 when the Houston Texans take on the Carolina Panthers. The Hall of Fame Game takes place tomorrow when the Arizona Cardinals take on the Dallas Cowboys in Canton, Ohio as part of the Hall of Fame enshrinement ceremonies. 

  • Vaught’s Views: Florida native would love to see UK end losing streak against his home state this season

    By Larry Vaught

  • Protect the players

    Evyn Hendrickson had little time to react.
    Union County High School's senior pitcher delivered the pitch, and in a split second, catastrophe struck.
    Hendrickson was hit by a line drive that was traveling more than 70 mph during a game in April, resulting in several broken bones on her face. She was not the only softball player to experience a line drive to the face in recent memory as three other players in her region had also been hit by a line drive hit in the span of a month.