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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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What did UK coach, players think shifted momentum Baylor’s way?

Q.  Coach, really for any of you guys, up 7‑0, was there a specific play or moment in the game where you just kind of all of the sudden you felt everything shifted Baylor’s way or did it gradually happen over those last two innings? COACH LAWSON:  I can’t speak for them, but for me …

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Rachel Lawson explains why she did not change pitchers in Baylor loss

Q.  Coach, the last inning.  How do you look back on it? COACH LAWSON:  Well, I’m always a learner, so I’m already preparing for next year.  You know, number one, I thought Baylor got all of the momentum in the 6th inning.  I thought they did a great job.  At one point I will be …

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Quotes from UK softball press conference after win over Louisiana-Lafayette

  Q. Lauren when you signed with this program it had barely been to a tournament let alone a World Series. Why did you believe you could win at Kentucky? LAUREN CUMBESS: I loved the coaches and their philosophy about softball. Obviously going on your visits you want to meet the players. I loved all …

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UK softball coach Rachel Lawson previews the upcoming NCAA Regional in Lexington

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