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Kentucky ‘Knox’ off Mountaineers behind freshman’s monster night in Morgantown

Freshman Kevin Knox scored a career-high 34 points as Kentucky upended West Virginia, 83-76, in Morgantown, W.Va., Saturday night. (UK Athletics photo) By Keith Taylor Kentucky Today Kevin Knox doesn’t mind trash-talking and was more vocal than normal during Kentucky’s first visit to West Virginia in more than four decades. “They were talking trash to us, so I had to go back at them,” Knox...

Calipari wants Cats to get back to having fun on the court again

Kentucky coach John Calipari and the Wildcats will take on Florida in an ESPN Gameday encounter Saturday at Rupp Arena. The Wildcats are coming off a 76-68 loss at South Carolina earlier this week. (UK Athletics Photo) By Keith Taylor Kentucky Today John Calipari knows all about Florida but wants his team to get mentally right going into Saturday’s ESPN GameDay showdown against the Gators. “You...

Louisville freshman linebacker Etheridge becoming pivotal piece of nationally ranked defense

For seven-consecutive seasons, Louisville’s defense has ranked in the top-25 nationally. Breaking into the lineup, given the success over that span, is an all but easy task. Dorian Etheridge, however, has shown that he is anything but a standard freshman. When he took the field in the season opener against Purdue, he became the first true freshman to start at linebacker since James Burgess during...

Keith Taylor: Kansas a must-win for UK in order to help secure top seed in NCAA tourney

Kentucky and Kansas. It doesn’t get any better in college basketball, especially in January. Traditionally the two powerhouses meet during the preseason or postseason but for the second straight year, the Wildcats and Jayhawks will take on each other in the Big 12-SEC Challenge set for Saturday at Rupp Arena. The contest will be showcased on ESPN’s GameDay and legendary boxing announcer Michael...

Billy Reed: Not so fast, my friends — who will Corso pick in Cards’ showdown with Seminoles?

The signature moment of ESPN’s wildly popular College GameDay show always comes at the end, when Lee Corso, the most effervescent 80-something year old in America, dons the headgear of whichever team he’s picking to win the game soon to be played at whatever campus the show is visiting. On Saturday, for the first time ever, College GameDay is coming to you live from the University of Louisville,...

Cards hope to seize their big moment, beat ‘Noles and get on path to ACC championship

By Russ Brown KyForward correspondent LOUISVILLE–It’s a game that has it all, a stadium full of appealing storylines: Two top-10 teams, explosive offenses, fast, efficient defenses, Atlantic Coast Conference and national championship implications, two of the best, if not THE best, young quarterbacks in the nation, a national TV audience (ABC). And in case you hadn’t heard, ESPN’s...

Petrino excited for ‘Noles, GameDay, but doesn’t want his Cards paying attention to hype

By Russ Brown KyForward correspondent LOUISVILLE — As a child, University of linebacker Keith Kelsey can remember sitting on his father’s lap and watching a video from his dad’s days as a linebacker for the University of Florida in the mid-to-late 1990s, and one replay particularly stands out. It was in 1997 when Tennessee met Florida in Gainesville. The Gators were ranked No. 1,...