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Columns

  • Vaught’s Views: UK players get along, play well together

    By Larry Vaught

    Jarred Vanderbilt will be reporting to Kentucky June 6 as scheduled and apparently is fine after injuring his lower right leg/ankle late in the Jordan Brand Classic in April.
    “Everything is going well,” said Robert Vanderbilt, Jarred’s father. “He’s feeling good, looking good. He just can’t wait until he gets his opportunity at Kentucky.”
    Robert Vanderbilt said his son was told to stay off the leg after the injury and has been doing exactly that.

  • The Captain

    On May 14, The Captain took the field at Yankee Stadium for one final time. Though he retired at the end of the 2014 season, this New York Yankees legend still walked onto the baseball diamond as a packed crowd assembled at Yankee Stadium cheered on, savoring this Yankee great's walk onto the field. 

  • Vaught’s Views: The rules could be changing in college football

    By Larry Vaught

    If the American Football Coaches Association has its way, college football players would be allowed to play in four games and still be able to count that as a redshirt season.
    Most coaches already seem to be in favor of the potential change, including influential Alabama coach Nick Saban.

  • The road to the finals

    The Boston Celtics, Washington Wizards, Cleveland Cavaliers, Golden State Warriors, San Antonio Spurs. 

  • Vaught’s Views: UK’s Malik Monk expected to be top pick at NBA Draft

    By Larry Vaught

    Malik Monk is considered a lock to be a top 10 pick in the June NBA Draft, but that doesn’t mean everyone feels he is destined to be a NBA star.
    Monk led the Southeastern Conference in scoring at Kentucky as a freshman and was among the nation’s elite scorers from 3-point range. Yet ESPN analysts Fran Fraschilla and Jeff Goodman both have some questions about his NBA future.

  • A wild series

    Bizarre? Childish? Heated?
    The recent series between the Boston Red Sox and the Baltimore Orioles could best be described as all three. It was a series that by far produced the most drama and craziness this baseball season, and the ensuing madness all started with a slide on April 21.

  • Vaught’s Views: Kevin Knox fools recruiting analysts by choosing UK

    By Larry Vaught

    Even though Kentucky and Indiana no longer play annually, the two basketball coaching staffs certainly have some interesting ties now.
    Two of John Calipari’s former assistant coaches, Ed Schilling and Bruiser Flint, are on new coach Archie Miller’s staff at Indiana and both readily acknowledge Calipari has had a big influence on their careers.

  • You've been drafted

    In the City of Brotherly Love, 253 people joined some exclusive company this past weekend. 
    The NFL held its annual draft in Philadelphia April 27-29 at the Philadelphia Museum of Art, where the NFL's 32 teams selected from a wide pool of players and looked to find a missing piece for a championship team, find a young, talented player to build around, or bolster an already talented roster. 

  • Vaught’s Views: Kash Daniel thinks strong academic work can lead to success in football

    By Larry Vaught

    Kash Daniel has a lot of lofty goals for himself during his sophomore season at Kentucky and has them posted on his apartment wall so he sees them every night.
    He wants to bench press 405 pounds and squat 550. He wants to play on every special team UK has. He wants to start at linebacker even though UK returns linebackers Jordan Jones and Courtney Love, its top two tacklers from last year.
    Daniel also wants to make a national name for himself after making 19 tackles in 13 games last year.

  • Never saw it coming

    This team hadn't lost a game in 865 days. When they recorded their 100th consecutive win against South Carolina Feb. 13 during a winning streak that spanned 111 games, they were beating teams by an average margin of 38.4 points. A heart-breaking loss prevented this team from vying for a chance at a fifth straight championship title last month.