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Kentucky Sports Television documentary tonight will honor memory of John Stewart

By LARRY VAUGHT Not every University of Kentucky basketball fan will remember the name John Stewart — but many do. He was  top recruit from Indianapolis for coach Tubby Smith, a 7-foot center who could run the court and likely could have made the final years of Smith’s time at Kentucky much more successful. However, …

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Samford promotes former UK star Scott Padgett to head coach

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Samford announced the departure of head basketball coach Bernie Seltzer on Friday and promoted former Kentucky and NBA player Scott Padgett to replace him. Seltzer was 24-41 and had 14 players transfer from the program during his two seasons. Samford didn’t say whether he was fired or resigned. Padgett had been …

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Tubby Smith will be part of panel discussion at the Pentagon

By LARRY VAUGHT Former Kentucky coach Tubby Smith will be part of a group having a leadership panel discussion at the Pentagon Wednesday as part of NBA Cares Hoops for Troops “Commitment to Service.” The panel will be moderated by ESPN’s College Basketball Analyst Jay Bilas. Coaches scheduled to join Smith, now the coach at …

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Former Kentucky coach Tubby Smith joins CBS as NCAA guest analyst

CBS Sports Network has added former University of Virginia star Ralph Sampson and Texas Tech head coach Tubby Smith as guest analysts for its coverage of the 2014 NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Championship. Smith, who led University of Kentucky to the 1998 National Championship, joins the coverage on Thursday, March 20 (6:00-8:30 PM and …

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Photo Gallery: UK falls to Florida

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Reader applauds Tubby Smith for taking “the high road” when he left Kentucky

Vaught’s note: This is a response that “David” made to a post I had applauding UK’s decision to put former coach Tubby Smith into the UK Hall of Fame. He makes points I am sure not everyone will agree with, but wanted to make sure you had a chance to see it. This is from …

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Rex Chapman, Tubby Smith head UK Athletics Hall of Fame inductees

Six University of Kentucky greats will be inducted into the UK Athletics Hall of Fame in late September. The 2013 class includes former UK student-athletes and coaches Oliver Barnett (football), Rex Chapman (men’s basketball), Leslie Nichols (women’s basketball), Orlando “Tubby” Smith (men’s basketball), Press Whelan (track/cross country) and Jesse Witten (men’s tennis). The class will …

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Jeff Sheppard thinks Wiltjer made a mistake by transferring to Gonzaga

By LARRY VAUGHT MIDDLETOWN, Ohio — He was a five-year player at Kentucky under coaches Rick Pitino and Tubby Smith, and Jeff Sheppard was part of two national championship teams and another team that lost in the national title game. He believes junior to be Kyle Wiltjer has made a mistake by transferring from UK …

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