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Columns

  • VAUGHT'S VIEWS: Signee Johnny Juzang gives Kentucky a ‘great shooter’

    By Larry Vaught

    It’s really easy for Rivals.com recruiting writer Krysten Peek to point out what recent Kentucky signee Johnny Juzang does best.

    “Johnny is a great shooter. He was the best 3-point shooter on the Adidas Gauntlet circuit last summer,” said Peek.

  • Yogisms

    “The future ain’t what it used to be.”

    “You can observe a lot about watching.”

    “Baseball is 90 percent mental. The other half is physical.”

    These quotes come from Yogi Berri, the legendary catcher for the New York Yankees from 1946-63. Berri, who passed away in 2015 at the age of 90, had many famous sayings, which have come to be known as “Yogisms.”

  • VAUGHT'S VIEWS: Pikeville receiver hopes to prove critics wrong

    By Larry Vaught

    He’s never met Kentucky linebacker Kash Daniel, but Pikeville High School junior Jackson Hensley admits he is “inspired” by what Daniel has done in college.

    “I think we have similar qualities. No matter where we go, we are going to succeed because we both work to make big things happen,” said Hensley. “I have never talked to him but I am friends with a lot of his friends. I know the work he has put in.”

  • Bad bribes
  • VAUGHT'S VIEWS: Josh Paschal makes impact with his faith, life story

    By Larry Vaught

    Kentucky defensive lineman Josh Paschal could make a big impact on the football field for coach Mark Stoops’ team this season. However, he’s already making an impact off the field.

    Recently he shared his story and testimony at Versailles Baptist Church and very little of the talk had to do with football.

  • Derby DQ

    “Maximum Security has won the Kentucky Derby!” Churchill Downs track announcer Travis Stone exclaimed at the 145th annual Run for the Roses.

    But, despite crossing the finish line first, Maximum Security is not the winner of this year’s Kentucky Derby. Immediately after the race, Jon Court, jockey for Long Range Toddy, and Flavien Prat, jockey for Country House, registered an objection with the stewards, triggering a lengthy review. Eventually, the stewards disqualified Maximum Security and declared County House the winner.

  • VAUGHT'S VIEWS: College quarterback Beau Allen has plenty of offers to choose from

    By Larry Vaught

    His dad played quarterback at Kentucky after a record-setting high school career at Morgan County. He grew up a Kentucky fan and his former high school coach, Mark Perry, is now on Kentucky coach Mark Stoops’ staff.

    Still, Lexington Catholic quarterback Beau Allen has not let his father’s legacy or the proximity to the UK campus to overly impact his recruiting. He has offers from Michigan, West Virginia, Washington State, Georgia, Maryland, Duke and Penn State along with Kentucky and others.

  • Sports podcasts

    Have you ever seen the purple, podcast icon on your iPhone? Have you ever bothered to see what it’s all about?

    I had noticed the podcast icon on my iPhone, but until recently, I had never clicked on it to see what it was all about. I’ll admit, I wasn’t very familiar with what a podcast was, but once Stevie wrote a column about the joys of podcasts, I decided to explore it for myself.

  • Respect the refs

    Without the officials, sports just wouldn’t be possible, yet, despite their importance, sports officials are increasingly becoming the target of unwarranted — and in some cases harmful — attacks, both verbally and physically.

  • VAUGHTS VIEWS: Nate Sestina could be media darling, fan favorite at Kentucky

    By Larry Vaught

    When it comes to Nate Sestina, any information from Matt O’Reilly is likely to be biased because the two became such good friends during their basketball careers at Bucknell University where they were on the team together for four years.
    Now Sestina is coming to Kentucky as a graduate transfer and O’Reilly says the 6-9 Sestina is someone Kentucky fans are going to love.