Category Archive: UK Baseball

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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What impact is SEC Network going to have on fans being able to see UK games?

By LARRY VAUGHT Reader Larry Dykes sent me this e-mail question: “Greeting fromsunny Florida ! Hope all is well with you and your family. I have a question for you. I get to see just about all the UK basketball games on TV down here … on several different stations. “How will the SEC Network …

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UK baseball star AJ Reed named SEC Male Athlete of the Year

LEXINGTON, Ky. — Kentucky two-way star AJ Reed and Florida softball standout Hannah Rogers have been named 2013-14 Roy F. Kramer Southeastern Conference Male and Female Athletes of the Year, in a voting by the league’s athletics directors, SEC Commissioner Mike Slive announced on Tuesday. “AJ and Hannah are true examples of outstanding student-athletes,” Slive …

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Final individual notes from Kentucky baseball season

Kentucky Baseball Final Season Notes – Individual   Junior LHP/1B AJ Reed led the NCAA in home runs (23), slugging (.735) and OPS (1.211). o   Reed is the first player in Kentucky history to lead the NCAA in homers. o   Had more homers than 185 schools in college baseball, including six SEC programs. o   Hit …

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What impact will JMI Sports deal with UK have on coaches’ endorsements?

MITCH BARNHART:  “I think what happens is this is a long‑standing ‑‑ make sure that all your endorsements and all the people that want to be a part of your program are centralized in one spot.  So I don’t know that much changes for us.  The process will still be very similar to what we’ve had.  …

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