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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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Matthew Mitchell and Makayla Epps both love passion of fans at Big Blue Madness campout

By UK MEDIA RELATIONS Wednesday marked the opening day for Big Blue Madness campout in Lexington, as 650 tents (as of 9 a.m. ET) have been placed around the Joe Craft Center for Saturday morning’s Big Blue Madness ticket distribution. Big Blue Madness is set for Oct. 17 at 7 p.m. ET in Rupp Arena. …

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Makayla Epps: “Accountability has really been stressed over the summer”

By UK MEDIA RELATIONS The University of Kentucky women’s basketball team had its first full team practice on Wednesday morning at the Joe Craft Center, as head coach Matthew Mitchell opened his eighth season at the helm of the Wildcats. Kentucky practiced for an hour on Wednesday morning, working on defensive intensity and efficiency as …

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UK Hoops Photo Day, courtesy of Clay Jackson

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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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Junior linebacker Ryan Flannigan “incredibly happy” to be at UK and ready to contribute

By LARRY VAUGHT No matter what he’s asked to do, Kentucky junior linebacker Ryan Flannigan will gladly do it. “I am incredibly happy just t be here,” said the junior college transfer who was ranked among the nation’s top 100 junior college players by Rivals.com. “I am happy to be with the team. Happy to …

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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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Senior AD for compliance says John Calipari and Mark Stoops and staffs are “very conscientious” about rules

By LARRY VAUGHT Rachel Baker has spent the last year as senior associate athletics director for compliance at the University of Kentucky after working 13 years at the NCAA, including the final three when she was the managing director for development and investigations and oversaw a staff of 35 investigators. She spoke at the Ohio …

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