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  • Super inspiration

    In October at the College Football Awards Show in Atlanta, Tyler Trent received the Disney Spirit Award, an award given annually to the most inspiring coach, team, player or figure in college football. He was also awarded the Sagamore of the Wabash, the highest honor given to an Indiana civilian. Having followed his story, he was deserving of so much more.

  • VAUGHT'S VIEWS: UK signee Tyrese Maxey learning how to play with target on him

    By Sports Columnist Larry Vaught

    After Kentucky’s loss at Alabama last Saturday, UK coach John Calipari talked about the atmosphere there even though the students were not on campus and Alabama was playing in the national football championship game two days later in California.

    It’s the type of intensity the Wildcats normally face and UK signee Tyrese Maxey, a 6-5 guard at South Garland High School in Texas, is getting some experience with that sensation this year.

  • Something new in the new year

    The new year is upon us and the calendar has flipped from 2018 to 2019. With the new year officially here, many are taking time to reflect on 2018 and all the events - both good and bad - that happened last year. Above all, many have made New Year’s resolution, looking to make self-improvements in the new year.

  • VAUGHT’S VIEWS: ‘One of those players every coach wants’

     

    He might have to wait his turn for a chance to play at Kentucky, but perhaps the most underappreciated Kentucky football signee by UK fans was Georgia running back Travis Tisdale.

  • Dedication

    “The price of success is hard work, dedication to the job at hand, and the determination that whether we win or lose, we have applied the best of ourselves to the task at hand.” – Vince Lombardi

  • Most media members expect close win over Louisville 

    By Sports Correspondent Larry Vaught

    No one should have a better feel about what might happen in Saturday’s Kentucky-Louisville basketball matchup than Seton Hall coach Kevin Willard, the son of former UK assistant coach Ralph Willard.

    Louisville won at Seton Hall a week before UK lost in overtime to Seton Hall in Madison Square Garden.

    “I think Kentucky is much more physical, has a much more physical presence inside,” Kevin Willard said. “I think Louisville shoots the basketball much better.”

  • Telling your story

    We all love a good story.

    We love to hear stories of success and triumph.

    We love to hear a story that captivates us and catches our attention.

    Stories are the essence of life. We all have stories, good and bad. We have stories that made us laugh, made us cry and made us smile.

    Regardless, we all have stories to tell, and working for The Lebanon Enterprise, I’ve been telling stories since I first signed on to write for the Enterprise back in August 2015.

  • Vaught’s Views: Columnist Mike DeCourcy believes good times could still be coming for UK

    By Sports Correspondent Larry Vaught

    Kentucky Radio Network basketball analyst Mike Pratt doesn’t think Quade Green’s transfer last week is something that will wreck the season for coach John Calipari’s team. However, he thinks not having the sophomore point guard might take more time for UK to adjust to than some understand.

    “You just don’t change roles, rotations immediately,” Pratt said. “In the long run, the team can overcome this and be fine. In the short run, it may cause some issues.”

  • Expanded playoff

    The regular season is over. The bowl games are set and the College Football Playoff is set.

    After all the conference championships were played, the committee selected Alabama, Clemson, Notre Dame and Oklahoma as the four teams who earned a playoff berth. Three of those teams- Alabama, Clemson and Oklahoma- had already made multiple appearances in the playoff before this season. Alabama has appeared in every playoff, Clemson has failed to appear in the playoff just once and Oklahoma will be appearing in its third playoff. Notre Dame is appearing in its first playoff.

  • Vaught’s Views: Winning at Louisville looks like much more difficult task now for Kentucky

    By Larry Vaught

    Several weeks ago Mike Pratt told me that he thought Louisville was being underestimated not only by University of Kentucky fans, but also nationally.
    His reasoning was that interim coach David Padgett did a solid job holding the program together last year after Rick Pitino was fired and left a good foundation for new coach Chris Mack, the former head coach at Xavier.