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Jamie Vaught: With MLB spring training in full swing, excitement is building for upcoming baseball season

With the 2021 Major League Baseball Spring Training now in full swing in Florida and Arizona, it’s certainly a very exciting time to talk about the summer sport and preview upcoming campaigns, especially after brutal winter weather. If you are a baseball fanatic, especially from the older generation, you definitely will look for a preseason baseball magazine or yearbook online or at a retail store....

Jamie Vaught: UK non-conference football schedule features Louisville — and three (blah) cupcakes

When you look at the University of Kentucky’s non-conference football schedule for 2020 (if there is a pigskin season), it’s really nothing special to talk about. Just like the past, the school’s non-league slate is not very attractive. It’s blah. Except for the showdown at Louisville to end the regular season, the Wildcats – who finished last year with an 8-5 mark, including a Belk Bowl...

Nine UK football players named to Athlon Sports preseason All-Southeastern Conference teams

Nine University of Kentucky football players have earned a spot on the 2020 Athlon Sports preseason All-Southeastern Conference teams. Senior center Drake Jackson and senior offensive tackle Darian Kinnard were named first-team offense, while senior punter Max Duffy is a first-team specialist. Senior offensive tackle Landon Young and guard Luke Fortner landed on the second- and third-team offense,...

Jamie Vaught: Despite key personnel losses from 10-3 team, UK football should remain competitive in SEC

After enjoying a remarkable 10-3 campaign in 2018, including a victory over Penn State in a New Year’s Day bowl, will the University of Kentucky football team continue its winning ways this fall? Yes, but the Wildcats likely will regress some after losing megastars Josh Allen and Benny Snell Jr. to the NFL. UK won’t win 10 games this time, but it should remain respectable with a forgiving schedule...

Jamie Vaught: Several preseason college basketball yearbooks picking UK as nation’s No. 1 team

If you’re like me as a college hoops fan, you certainly would look forward every fall when the popular college basketball yearbooks hit the newsstands or become available online. My love for preseason yearbooks began when I was a kid. I had to ask my mom or dad to buy a copy and they obliged. My first yearbook, I believe, was the one about major league baseball by Street & Smith’s,...

Jamie Vaught: Cats lightly regarded by preseason polls, but Stoops’ troops seen as darkhorse

As we all know, UK has a football program on the rise, but the preseason folks are still cautious about the team’s outlook. Last season, as you’ll recall, the Wildcats did really well in the SEC East Division en route to their first bowl trip since 2010. Even though Kentucky lost to Georgia Tech in Jacksonville’s TaxSlayer Bowl, the Cats still finished on the winning side with a 7-6 mark, including...

Jamie Vaught: Stoops’ Cats should be improved this fall … and newest college yearbooks agree

The football Wildcats should be better this fall. That’s what the preseason college football yearbooks are saying about fourth-year coach Mark Stoops’ Cats, who have struggled to reach .500 after posting an overall 12-24 mark, including a dismal 4-20 SEC worksheet, in the past three years. Last summer, all three publications – Athlon Sports, Lindy’s Sports and Sporting News – had listed...