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Stoops says experienced UK ready for challenge at No. 8 Auburn on Saturday in season opener

By Tim Letcher University of Kentucky It’s finally game week for the University of Kentucky football team, and head coach Mark Stoops and his squad have certainly put in their time in the preseason. And it’s been a fall camp unlike any other. “For us, it’s been a long preseason,” Stoops said. “A couple of weeks longer than usual, so it seems like it’s been...

Former Western Kentucky center Chris Marcus passes away at 40; led nation in rebounding in 2001

Former Western Kentucky star center Chris Marcus passed away last week in his hometown of Charlotte, N.C. He was 40. One of the most dominant Hilltopper big men ever, Marcus was chosen last year as one of the 15 finest players in program history as a representative of the WKU All-Century Team. Former WKU center Chris Marcus passed away last week at the age of 40. (WKU Athletics photo) He received Associated...

UK women’s basketball standout Rhyne Howard one of four finalists for Citizen Naismith Trophy

The Atlanta Tipoff Club announced Friday its four finalists for the 2020 Citizen Naismith Trophy, recognizing the most outstanding women’s college basketball player of the year, and University of Kentucky sophomore star Rhyne Howard has been tabbed to the exclusive list. Howard is looking to become the first Kentucky player to win the prestigious award while she is believed to be the first to...

WEKU’s Mike Savage elected to NPR Board of Directors; three-year term begins in November

WEKU director and general manager Mike Savage has been elected to the Board of Directors for National Public Radio (NPR). This is Savage’s second term as a member director. His three-year term begins in November. NPR’s 23-member Board of Directors is comprised of 12 member directors who are managers of NPR member stations and are elected to the board by their fellow member stations. Mike Savage The...

Applewhite, Gray and Snider to join WKU’s Hall of Distinguished Alumni during Homecoming 2019

A Pulitzer Prize-winning photojournalist, a nationally recognized public health official and an award-winning professor and mathematician will join Western Kentucky University’s Hall of Distinguished Alumni this fall. J. Scott Applewhite, Dr. Shirley B. Gray and Dr. Dixie E. Snider Jr. will be inducted during WKU’s 2019 Homecoming Celebration. The 28th class of noted alumni will be recognized during...

National Football League taking notice as Kentucky senior Josh Allen sets example for teammates

By Keith Taylor Kentucky Today Josh Allen’s decision to return for one last season is paying dividends and the Kentucky defensive end is earning praise from the National Football League for making the most of his senior campaign. “I was just talking to a couple pro scouts (last week) and they’re using him as a reference to other juniors across the country,” Kentucky coach Mark Stoops said....

UK grad, KY native Terry Hunt retires after 46-years with Associated Press in Washington, D.C.

Terry Hunt (AP Photo by Andrew Harnik) By Paul Stevens Special to NKyTribune Terry Hunt, deputy bureau chief of the AP’s Washington bureau, is retiring after a distinguished 46-year career with The Associated Press that included 25 years as chief White House correspondent. Hunt grew up in Bellevue and is a graduate of the University of Kentucky School of Journalism.   On Terry’s last day...