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Keith Taylor: Marcus Lee closer to a landing spot; Kentucky-Louisville game moved to weekday

Marcus Lee has likely found a new home and will be closer to his family. The former University of Kentucky forward reportedly visited California on Tuesday and is expected to commit to the Golden Bears. Lee will have to sit out next year before becoming eligible the following season. Former UK forward is expected to transfer to California (UK Athletics Photo) Lee, a 6-foot-9 power forward, averaged...

Freshman guard Charles Matthews granted a full release from scholarship at Kentucky

Kentucky men’s basketball freshman Charles Matthews will transfer, coach John Calipari announced Wednesday. Matthews will be granted a full release with no restrictions. Charles Matthews has been granted a full release from UK (Keith Taylor Photo) “The hardest thing as a coach is to lose a player that you really want to coach,” Calipari said. “In Charles’ case, I believe he is going...

UK freshmen pick up the slack after Tyler Ulis suffers elbow injury in win over South Florida

By Keith Taylor KyForward sports writer Kentucky cruised without its floor general Friday. The top-ranked Wildcats (6-0) remained undefeated with an 84-63 win over South Florida in the Miami Hoophall Invitational. It was the first meeting between Kentucky coach John Calipari and Bulls coach Orlando Antigua, a former UK assistant coach in his second season at South Florida. The top-ranked Wildcats (6-0)...

Early season showdown with Duke gives Calipari opportunity to gauge Kentucky’s progress

By Keith Taylor KyForward sports writer Kentucky hasn’t had much success against Duke since defeating the Blue Devils in the 1978 national championship game. Since then, Duke has dominated the series between the two teams. The Wildcats (2-0) have lost seven of the last eight games between the two foes, including a 75-68 setback at the Georgia Dome in Atlanta three years ago. Kentucky’s lone victory...