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Kentucky (1-0) meets Richmond (1-0) in Bluegrass Showcase finale on Sunday at Rupp Arena

By Tim Letcher University of Kentucky After opening its season with an easy 81-45 win over Morehead State on Wednesday, Kentucky returns to action on Sunday, facing Richmond in the final game of the Bluegrass Showcase at Rupp Arena. Tipoff is set for 1 p.m. and the game can be seen on the SEC Network. In Wednesday’s opener, it was Kentucky’s talented freshman class that carried the load. Brandon...

Jamie Vaught: After much uncertainty, Wake Forest transfer Olivier Sarr finally makes UK debut

After several months of uncertainty of whether he would get to play at Kentucky, it sure was awfully nice to see 7-footer Olivier Sarr play as a Wildcat for the first time Wednesday night. A senior transfer from Wake Forest where he was an All-Atlantic Coast Conference third team selection, Sarr had a decent debut at Rupp Arena during UK’s 81-45 victory over Morehead State. He had eight points on...

Murray State offers Opportunity Scholarship for freshmen entering fall of 2021; annual award is $1,000

Murray State University has introduced the new Opportunity Scholarship for entering fall of 2021 freshmen students as part of its current Academic Achievement Scholarships, furthering its reputation as one of America’s best college values. The Opportunity Scholarship is a $1,000 annual award given to entering freshmen and does not require an ACT/SAT test score in order to receive. Recipients must...

Despite COVID-19 challenges, UofL incoming freshmen totals show slight increase this fall

By Janet Cappiello University of Louisville The University of Louisville’s 2020 move-in dates were spread out over several days this year for safety. Despite the enormous challenges necessitated by the ongoing global health emergency, thousands of students started fall classes at UofL on Aug. 17 and preliminary totals show the number of incoming freshmen has increased slightly over last year. As...

KHEAA college and career planning guides for high school freshmen, sophomores available online

College and career planning guides geared toward high school freshmen and sophomores are now available online from the Kentucky Higher Education Assistance Authority (KHEAA). “Getting Started” is a 13-page booklet that provides freshmen guidance on how to make the most of their high school years. The 14-page “Getting Set” publication for sophomores continues that guidance, with more detailed...

Keven Moore on Insurance: If a company is freshmen-laden, training, coaching is a must

  The University of Kentucky Men’s basketball team came up just a little short of winning the 2014 NCAA Men’s National championship a couple of weeks back. Their run through the NCAA brackets was simply amazing and legendary, especially considering they were the youngest team in the tournament with an all-freshman starting lineup.   Many lessons and parallels can be drawn from that...