Few woes will not stop veteran fan from continuing to attending UK Women’s Clinic


Sheena Wethington with Bam Adebayo at Sunday’s clinic.


Like a lot of Kentuckians, Sheena Wethington said she had no choice but to be a UK basketball fan.

My love for UK basketball started probably before I was born. My dad was a huge UK fan, so I don’t think I really had a choice but to be one, too,” she said.

Wethington went to Western Kentucky University but refused to wear red, Western’s school color. She says she became an even bigger UK fan — if that was possible — when she moved to Lexington five years ago.

Former UK linebacker Marty Moore will be inducted into KHSAA Hall of Fame

The Kentucky High School Athletic Association Hall of Fame Class of 2017 was announced today in a press conference at the KHSAA Offices. The 11 members in this year’s class will be the 30th inducted into the Dawahares/KHSAA Hall of Fame, and consists of former high school coaches, athletes, officials, administrators, and contributors. The Class of 2017 will be inducted in ceremonies scheduled for Saturday, March 18, 2017, at the Lexington Convention Center. The Class of 2017 will also be recognized during the semifinals of the 2017 Whitaker Bank/KHSAA Boys’ Sweet 16®. The induction of the 11-member Class of 2017 will bring the total number of honorees in the Hall of Fame to 456.

How did Stoops handle State’s fumble return for score, Johnson’s ineffective first half

Mark Stoops and Stephen Johnson hug after Saturday's win. (Chet White/UK Athletics Photo)

Mark Stoops and Stephen Johnson hug after Saturday’s win. (Chet White/UK Athletics Photo)


After Kentucky’s dramatic win over Mississippi State Saturday night, I wanted to know two things from coach Mark Stoops.

First, what did he say to his team after Stephen Johnson’s fumble was returned for a score when it looked like UK was ready to score and take a 41-24 lead instead of having the margin trimmed to 34-31 early in the fourth period.

Mississippi State coach appreciated concern Stoops had for his injured player


Early in the third quarter Mississippi State offensive lineman Darryl Williams was hurt when the Bulldogs kicked a field goal against Kentucky.

He laid motionless on the field for over 10 minutes before he was put on a stretcher and taken off the field to a waiting ambulance. State coach Dan Mullen had his players surround him and they prayed for Williams.

Kentucky fans, players and coaches applauded as Williams left the field. Kentucky coach Mark Stoops spent time on the field checking on Williams.

Highlights from Kentucky’s win

This time UK turned bitter loss into dramatic win thanks to Austin MacGinnis’ clutch field goal

Austin MacGinnis celebrates the win. (Photo by Chet White | UK Athletics)

Austin MacGinnis celebrates the win. (Photo by Chet White | UK Athletics)


Even for Kentucky, this was going to be a tough loss to accept for a lot of reasons.

Kentucky had a 34-24 lead early in the fourth quarter Saturday night and had the ball inside the Mississippi State 10-yard line. A touchdown would push the lead to 41-24 and secure the win.

Instead, quarterback Stephen Johnson fumbled for the eighth time in six games. Mark McLaurin got the loose ball for State and went 81 yards to score. A possible 41-24 lead suddenly was 34-31. But it got worse when State scored on a 7-yard pass with just 1:09 left to take a 38-37 lead.

Kentucky-Mississippi State postgame notes, numbers


Mississippi State at Kentucky

Commonwealth Stadium – Lexington, Ky.

Oct. 22, 2016

FINAL SCORE: Kentucky 40, Mississippi State 38

Team Records and Series Notes

  • Kentucky is 4-3 overall, 3-2 in the Southeastern Conference. Mississippi State is now 2-5, 1-3 in the league.
    • The last time Kentucky was 3-2 in SEC play was 1999.
  • Kentucky has won three straight SEC home games for the first since 1996.
    • It is also the first time UK has won its first three conference home games since 1990.

Stoops tried to make sure Cats not looking ahead

Kentucky coach Mark Stoops

Kentucky coach Mark Stoops


Going into tonight’s game with Mississippi State, Kentucky finds itself at 3-3 and needing a win to help secure a possible bowl bid.

But the Wildcats are also 2-2 in SEC play and have a chance to stay in the SEC Eastern Division race — yes, I know that sounds strange — if they win tonight.

“You can’t look that far ahead. We’re really focused on this week. I think our players do realize that if we continue to take care of our business, then we’ll have a good opportunity this week. It’s just week to week,” coach Mark Stoops said.

Mitchell believes this is “going to be a great year” for sophomore Maci Morris

Maci Morris (Larry Vaught/Verizon Photo)

Maci Morris (Larry Vaught/Verizon Photo)


Sophomore Maci Morris had a solid freshman season, but coach Matthew Mitchell made it clear at Friday’s Media Day that he thinks she’ll be a much better all-around player this season.

“She’s really improved in all areas. That’s going to be one that I think everybody is going to go, wow. She really looks — she’s put on some muscle. She’s definitely improved in her speed agility quickness, athletic explosiveness is there, and she worked her tail off this summer and in this fall, and she is in phenomenal shape,” Mitchell said.

Blue-White didn’t show real UK defense

Isaiah Briscoe got around Malik Monk Friday. (UK Athletics Photo)

Isaiah Briscoe got around Malik Monk Friday. (UK Athletics Photo)


LEXINGTON — At Wednesday’s SEC Media Day, Kentucky coach John Calipari explained how he thought his team could be one of his best defensive teams.

Kentucky looked anything but like a great defensive team in Friday’s Blue-White Game. Yet that did nothing to change the UK coach’s mind about his team’s defense.

“We really guarded on the ball really good. It all starts right there. You have De’Aaron Fox, you have Dom (Hawkins), you have Malik (Monk), you have Isaiah (Briscoe). They can all guard the ball, which means you’re not getting broken down, having to rotate,” Calipari said.

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