Updated: 2:57 PM A 6-foot-3, 336 lb. dancing machine?
That’s what Bengals linebacker DeQuin Evans calls Larry Warford. The two were teammates at Kentucky. Evans says Warford, UK’s starting right guard, is the best dancer on the Wildcats’ team.
“I can’t really explain it,” Warford said with a laugh. “I guess I was born with it.”
Posted: 2:10 PM Celtics guard and former Wildcat Rajon Rondo summed it up best: Monday's exhibition game between his team of NBA players and John Calipari's Dominican Republic national team was "breathtaking."
Posted: 1:02 PM One of the great things about working in the sports media is meeting people – athletes that blow you away with their extraordinary talents or the coaches and administrators who are the movers and shakers in their fields.
But you also meet people who work tirelessly behind the scenes, the women and men we sometimes take for granted, who are equally gifted, but don’t seek the limelight or the credit they sometimes deserve.
Dick Robinson was one such man.
Posted: 2:18 PM UK coach John Calipari says Wildcat center Eloy Vargas wants to play in the NBA. At 6-foot-11, Vargas certainly has the size.
But does he have the talent?
If last season is any indication, Vargas still has a ways to go to reach his goal.
Posted: 2:53 PM Say what you will about Mike Hartline. One of the most criticized players in recent UK football history, the guy was more than a “serviceable” quarterback for the Cats during his career in Lexington.
Posted: 8:51 PM Could John Wall, Eric Bledsoe and DeMarcus Cousins soon be coming to a Rupp Arena near you?
If John Calipari and the Dominican Republic national team have anything to do with it... yes.
Posted: 12:43 PM There is still no word from UK on when Wildcat forward Jon Hood will undergo surgery to repair his torn ACL.
The junior from Madisonville suffered the knee injury on Monday during a pick-up game.
Updated: 10:25 AM The summer of 2011 was supposed to be one during which Samantha Drake proved she belonged at Kentucky. A highly regarded player coming out of Nelson Co., Drake struggled during her freshman season under coach Matthew Mitchell, enduring a knee injury and the proverbial growing pains associated with playing for the first time in the SEC.
Posted: 9:59 AM It's been noted many times that state and track officials blew it when Kentucky Speedway hosted its inaugural NASCAR Sprint Cup event last weekend in Sparta, thanks to a massive traffic mess that kept race fans in their cars for hours.
Posted: 3:14 PM By the time he completed a stellar career at UK, Derek Abney held seven NCAA records, 11 Southeastern Conference records and 14 school records for kick returns and all-purpose yards. For his efforts, the Wisconsin native was named first-team All-American by the Associated Press, the Football Writers Association of America and several other groups.
Updated: 12:28 PM It’s a foregone conclusion that when the Dominican Republic national team converges in Lexington later this summer, UK center Eloy Vargas will join them. Kentucky coach John Calipari, after all, is the Dominican coach.
Posted: 9:52 PM Former Wildcat DeAndre Liggins is getting a taste of what NBA life is all about -- he says it only seems like he's been on a plane every day for the past couple of weeks.
Liggins has been racking up the frequent flyer miles. Already, he's worked out for San Antonio, Miami, and on Saturday, Charlotte.
Posted: 2:24 PM The Big Aristotle is now the Big AARP. Retiring from basketball, after 19 seasons in the NBA, Shaquille O’Neal leaves a legacy as being one of the greatest centers in the history of basketball.
O’Neal’s retirement announcement, seen live on national television, and held at his house outside Orlando, was typical Shaq – fun and over the top.
Updated: 4:39 PM It was like a scene straight out of a movie. Hundreds of kids, of all ages and sizes, swarmed the helicopters in anticipation of whom would be emerging from the cockpit.
On this day, UK coach John Calipari, along with Alltech founder Dr. Pearse Lyons, have landed on an abandoned airstrip in Ouanaminthe, a village located in the northeast corner of Haiti.
Updated: 2:56 PM For several years, UK athletics director Mitch Barnhart has said upgrades to athletic facilities, like Commonwealth Stadium, are long overdue. Coming this fall, Kentucky fans could notice the first of several changes to the home of the football Wildcats, which was constructed in 1973.
Posted: 11:50 AM The next NBA Draft deadline is May 8. That’s when underclassmen must decide whether to stay in the draft or not.
For UK fans, it’s the day they’ll find out whether Brandon Knight, Terrence Jones and DeAndre Liggins will stay at UK or chance the draft.
Posted: 10:54 AM
- Hundreds of runners are joining victims of the Boston Marathon bombings to finish the last mile of the race, reclaiming the triumph of crossing the finish line after explosives went off while many athletes were still running.
Posted: 8:04 AM
- A nuclear research lab in northern Japan has reported a radiation leak that may have affected 55 people, though none were hospitalized and no impact was expected outside the facility.
Posted: 4:59 AM
- We are starting off the Memorial Day weekend on the cooler side, with temperatures in the mid 40s. By noon, the sun will be shining and it will feel a little warmer with highs eventually climbing to around 70 degrees.