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Ashley Scoby: Well-intended Sportsman of the Year Award could use some modernizing

A.J. Reed, the latest Sportsman of the Year, had the best season of any UK baseball player in history. He was also the 32nd male in 34 years to win (UK Athletics Photo)   Last week, Kentucky baseball player AJ Reed was – deservedly – named the Lexington Herald-Leader’s 2014 Sportsman of the Year. He had one of the best years in UK sports history and will go down as one of the best baseball...

Louisville star McCoughtry invited to play for USA Women's World Championship team

University of Louisville women’s basketball All-American Angel McCoughtry will seek another gold medal this summer (Photo from UofL Athletics)   University of Louisville women’s basketball All-American Angel McCoughtry has enjoyed a wealth of success during her tenure with USA Basketball, capturing four gold medals and she will get the chance to add to that record.   A three-time...

Louisville All-American Schimmell gets call to WNBA, joins Atlanta Dream as eighth pick

Louisville’s All-American guard Shoni Schimmel was selected as the eighth pick in the 2014 WNBA Draft by the Atlanta Dream at the at Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Conn. Schimmel will play along former Louisville great Angel McCoughtry.   UofL All-American Shoni Schimmel (Photo from UofL Athletics) Schimmel finished her Louisville career with 387 made three-point shots, five shy of the...

Team USA, Anthony Davis cap Olympics with gold medal in men's basketball

Anthony Davis. (Photo from Team USA) Staff report   Former UK basketball player Anthony Davis became the youngest American men’s basketball player to win a gold medal with Team USA’s 107-100 win versus Spain Sunday in one of the final events of the London Olympics.   Davis did not score in 37 seconds on the floor at the end of the game, but he did grab the last rebound of the...

Olympics roundup: McCoughtry contributes as U. S. women advance to gold-medal game

Two Kentucky college athletes participated in the 13th full day of action in the London Olympics Thursday. You can see a rundown of their performances below:   Angel McCoughtry. (Photo from Team USA) Basketball   Former UofL women’s basketball player Angel McCoughtry scored four points in Team USA’s semifinal-round 86-73 win versus Australia. McCoughtry added two assists and one...

Olympics roundup: Former UK runners miss out on semifinals in track and field

Staff report   Three former Kentucky college athletes participated in the 11th full day of action at the London Olympics. You can see a rundown of their performances below:   Angel McCoughtry. (Photo from Team USA) Basketball   Former UofL women’s basketball player Angel McCoughtry scored 11 points in Team USA’s 91-48 win versus Canada in the quarterfinal round. McCoughtry...

Olympics roundup: Tyson Gay just misses Olympic medal in men's 100-meter dash

Staff report   Three former Kentucky high school or college athletes competed in the ninth full day of the London Olympics. You can see a rundown of their performances below:   Track and field   Tyson Gay. (Photo from Team USA) Lexington native Tyson Gay missed a medal by .01 seconds in the men’s 100-meter dash with a time of 9.8 seconds. Gay finished behind Jamaicans Usain Bolt...

Olympics roundup: Tyson Gay just misses
Olympic medal in men’s 100-meter dash

Three former Kentucky high school or college athletes competed in the ninth full day of the London Olympics. You can see a rundown of their performances below:   Track and field   Tyson Gay. (Photo from Team USA) Lexington native Tyson Gay missed a medal by .01 seconds in the men’s 100-meter dash with a time of 9.8 seconds. Gay finished behind Jamaicans Usain Bolt and Yohan Blake and...

Olympics roundup: Donahue helps relay qualify for finals with strong butterfly

Claire Donahue. (Photo from Team USA) Staff report   Friday, the seventh full day of the London Olympics, was the busiest day yet for former Kentucky high school and college athletes. You can see a rundown of the performances from the five Kentucky athletes who competed Friday below:   Track and Field   Former UK runner Jenna Martin qualified 14th for the women’s 400-meter dash...

Olympics roundup: Burckle finishes sixth in final of men's 200-meter breaststroke

Angel McCoughtry. (Photo from Team USA)   Staff report   Three Kentucky college or high school athletes took part in day five action from the London Olympics. You can see a rundown of their performances below:   Swimming   Former Saint Xavier High School swimmer Clark Burckle finished sixth in the men’s 200-meter breaststroke final. Burckle finished the race in 2:09.25, slightly...

Olympics roundup: McCoughtry hits double digits in Team USA rout of Angola

Angel McCoughtry. (Photo from Team USA) Two Kentucky college athletes participated in day three of the London Olympics. You can see a rundown of their performances below. For the full schedule of when Kentucky high school and college athletes are competing in the London Olympics, click here.   Former UofL women’s basketball player Angel McCoughtry scored 10 points in Team USA’s 90-38...

Donahue qualifies for butterfly finals
to lead Kentuckians on Olympics first day

Four Kentucky high school or college athletes competed in the first full day of the London Olympics Saturday. You can see a rundown of their performances below:   Swimming   Claire Donahue (Photo from USA Swimming) Former WKU swimmer Claire Donahue qualified for the women’s 100-meter butterfly finals with the fifth fastest time. Donahue finished the event in 58.06 seconds in the preliminary...

Donahue qualifies for butterfly finals to lead Kentuckians on Olympics first day

Four Kentucky high school or college athletes competed in the first full day of the London Olympics Saturday. You can see a rundown of their performances below:   Swimming   Claire Donahue (Photo from USA Swimming) Former WKU swimmer Claire Donahue qualified for the women’s 100-meter butterfly finals with the fifth fastest time. Donahue finished the event in 58.06 seconds in the preliminary...