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Guest post: UK super fan John Short truly is a Great American himself in so many ways

By TINA COX John Short does not have a Twitter or Facebook account. He has never visited a blog site nor does he review game stats online. He has a tablet but is unable to use it because it is not voice activated. Despite all these facts he is a social media icon for the …

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Keith Bogans and Marty Moore headline UK Athletics Hall of Fame inductees

LEXINGTON — Six University of Kentucky greats will be inducted into the UK Athletics Hall of Fame in late September. The 2014 class includes former UK student-athletes Keith Bogans (men’s basketball), Pat Etcheberry (track and field athlete/coach, also strength and conditioning coach), Marty Moore (football), Passion Richardson (track and field athlete/coach), Terry Shumpert (baseball) and …

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John Calipari urges UK fans to focus other sports

By LARRY VAUGHT Kentucky coach John Calipari posted a message on Facebook asking for UK basketball fans to curtail their excitement and focus on other sports. Not sure that is going to happen after the way his team played in the Bahamas, but here is what he posted: “#‎BBN‬, let’s all take a breath. It’s …

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J.B. Holmes and his wife promoting PINK TIE Ball Sept. 13 in Louisville

By LARRY VAUGHT Professional golfer J.B. Holmes gets asked to help a lot of charitable organizations, but he tries to pick those where he knows his contributions can make a significant difference or have a special meaning to him. That’s why Holmes and his wife, Erica, are helping sponsor the 10th PINK TIE Ball “Fairways …

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Kentucky star AJ Reed wins Golden Spikes, sweeps player of the year awards

LEXINGTON, Ky. — Kentucky two-way star AJ Reed has been selected as the 2014 Golden Spikes Award winner, given annually to the top amateur player in the nation by USA Baseball, making Reed a unanimous pick as the national player of the year, it was announced on Thursday in Los Angeles during ESPN’s SportsCenter. Reed’s …

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Jack Givens headlines Ohio UK Convention on Saturday

Vaught’s note: This blog post ran earlier, but I wanted to use it again to remind everyone of the Ohio UK Convention Saturday. By LARRY VAUGHT Twenty-five years ago the Ohio UK Convention started on a picnic grounds with one featured speaker. Now the 25th anniversary is coming on July 19 at the Eastview Baptist …

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DISH spreading the message about being only nationwide provider of SEC Network

By LARRY VAUGHT HOOVER, Ala. — Just in case you didn’t know, DISH is the only nationwide provider that has picked up the SEC Network. That’s a message DISH is making very clear at the SEC Media Days here as signs promoting DISH’s involvement with the SEC Network are everywhere and Tuesday night media members …

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Ohio UK Convetion on July 19 will feature Jack Givens, Rachel Baker, Josh Edwards, Ryan Lemond

By LARRY VAUGHT Twenty-five years ago the Ohio UK Convention started on a picnic grounds with one featured speaker. Now the 25th anniversary is coming on July 19 at the Eastview Baptist Church in Franklin, Ohio (just two miles east of I-75 at Exit 32 at Middletown off State Route 122. Convention director Jim Porter …

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