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After chance encounter led to getting Rory McIlroy’s autograph and instant fame, Maggie Campbell ready for attention to slow down

Vaught’s note: Maggie Campbell, 15, got to  meet PGA star Rory McIlroy, the world’s No. 1 golfer, in an unusual way that her father wrote about here after Thursday’s round (to read the original story click here). Today Maggie shares her story and the buzz her story about meeting McIlroy created. By MAGGIE CAMPBELL Rory …

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Guest post: Rory McIlroy gave young fan a lasting memory at Louisville Thornton’s

Vaught’s note: Timothy Campbell is a Kentucky fan but Thursday in Louisville he had a memorable experience connected with the PGA Championship that I think anyone can enjoy. It also gives a glimpse of a side of Rory McIlroy, the world’s top-ranked golfer, that we seldom see. Enjoy Campbell’s story. By TIMOTHY CAMPBELL (@campbe2t) LOUISVILLE …

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Former UK golfer J.B. Holmes glad to be back at Valhalla where he has great memories

By LARRY VAUGHT LOUISVILLE — J.B. Holmes’ goal from the start of the season was to make sure he qualified for the PGA Championship at Valhalla Golf Club here, a feat he achieved when he won the Wells Fargo Championship earlier this year in Charlotte. Now the Taylor County native is not only back in …

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State Police honor J.B. Holmes for his support of Trooper Island

By LARRY VAUGHT LOUISVILLE — When he has a chance, golfer J.B. Holmes tries to help charities where he knows his donations will make a difference. Trooper Island, run by the Kentucky State Police as a camp for needy children, is one charity Holmes has been helping and after his practice round at Valhalla Golf …

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Jay Bilas sees outstanding quality in draft, would take Joel Embiid first

By LARRY VAUGHT Here’s a bit more that was not directly UK-related from what ESPN analyst Jay Bilas had to say Tuesday during a teleconference talking about Thursday’s NBA draft.   Q. Overall how do you rate the quality of the Draft? JAY BILAS:  “I think it’s outstanding.  I think it’s one of the deepest …

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Guest post: Reader would like to see Don Gullett get more statewide recognition for his athletic feats

Vaught’s note: Jeff Phelps, known better as King Ghidora with his comments here, noted that the Ashland Daily Independent had a series of stories last week on Don Gullett, including the high school football game where he scored 72 points. Phelps’ brother had the “dubious honor” of trying to stop Gullett in that game. He …

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Olympic gold medalist Dwight Phillips credits UK track coach Edrick Floreal for making his career

By MIKE MARSEE It took Dwight Phillips a little longer than he planed to get it to Centre College, but it took him very little time to feel right at home there. Three years after he was scheduled to teach at the very first Maximum Velocity Track and Field Academy, Phillips finally made it to …

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Kentucky softball ends season with highest ranking in school history

Kentucky ended the 2013 season ranked No. 12 in the ESPN.com/USA Softball Top 25, which was then its highest final ranking in that listing in program history. Prior to Tuesday’s No. 6 final ranking in the USA Today/NFCA Top 25, UK’s highest final ranking in the poll was No. 13 in 2011. This is the …

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