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Talented Franklin County aims to defend district title, contend for Class 4A state championship

(KyForward is previewing the upcoming football season for many high school programs in Central Kentucky. The season is scheduled to begin Sept. 11.) By Chad Hensley Special to KyForward After starting with 11 straight wins and a regular-season district championship, Franklin County’s 2019 football campaign came to an abrupt end. The Flyers — playing without star quarterback Nick Broyles — dropped...

Garrard County to rely on 15 returning starters, talented running back to compete in Class 3A

(KyForward is previewing the upcoming football season for many high school programs in Central Kentucky. The season is scheduled to begin Sept. 11.) By Chad Hensley Special to KyForward When the season kicks off on Sept. 11, Garrard County head coach Jerry Perry hopes that his football team will be ready to go despite the lack of strength training during the spring and limited practice time. “The...

Despite key losses on offense, Scott County looks to challenge Frederick Douglass for district title

(KyForward is previewing the upcoming prep football season for many programs in Central Kentucky. The season is scheduled to begin Sept. 11.) By Chad Hensley Special to KyForward When looking up the word consistency in the Kentucky high school football dictionary, one program that will always be listed is Scott County. Each season, the Cardinals of head coach Jim McKee are tabbed as a serious challenger...

WKU adds Davidson transfer Luke Frampton to roster; led Atlantic 10 in 3-pointers as a freshman

Western Kentucky University head coach Rick Stansbury has announced the signing of transfer Luke Frampton from Davidson. Frampton, a 6-foot-5 guard, emerged as one of the top shooters in Davidson history during his two seasons with the Wildcats. “We liked Luke out of high school a few years ago, and we feel blessed to have this opportunity for him to join our program now,” Stansbury said....

Eddie Sutton lived ‘full life’ amid triumphs, troubles; short tenure at UK rocked by 1989 recruiting scandal

By Keith Taylor Kentucky Today Eddie Sutton’s short tenure at the University of Kentucky was rocked by a recruiting scandal that brought the state’s flagship school to its knees. The Wildcats eventually recovered from the disaster and Sutton also found success after resigning as coach of the Wildcats following the 1988-89 season. Those ups and downs followed Sutton at Oklahoma State and his ability...

Louisville football coach ‘sitting in limbo’ as pandemic disrupts normalcy for college athletics

By Rocco Gasparro University of Louisville Everyone would love to see football back soon, but no one wants it to return more than University of Louisville head football coach Scott Satterfield. Since heading home after spring break in mid-March, the second-year head coach hasn’t seen his squad in almost two months, but he hopes that will end soon as most of the country returns back to work in...

Louisville Manual volleyball standout Mosley chooses WKU; defensive specialist to add depth

Western Kentucky University volleyball head coach Travis Hudson has announced the addition of Louisville Manual High School’s Cameron Mosley to the incoming class of recruits. A defensive specialist, Mosley will add depth to the WKU back line. Mosley joins fellow incoming freshmen Sam Canner and Shannon Keck as the newest additions to the Lady Topper program that has now produced 20 consecutive...

Murray State endows Coach Cal Luther Scholarship; honors longest-tenured men’s basketball coach

Murray State University has fully endowed the Coach Cal Luther Scholarship that will help fund higher education opportunities for future Racers in honor of former men’s basketball coach and director of athletics Cal Luther, who led a transformation of Murray State athletics for nearly three decades. The Coach Cal Luther Scholarship was established as an endowment by gifts to the Murray State University...

Murray State names Dean Hood football head coach; brings 30 years of college coaching experience

Murray State University has named Dean Hood as the head coach for the Racers football program. Hood, Murray State’s 19th head coach, was introduced in front of faculty, staff, regents, community friends and supporters at Heritage Hall. He brings with him an intense desire to lead a storied program and a wealth of experience building successful football programs at both the NCAA Division I FBS and...

University of Cincinnati hires NKU’s John Brannen as head coach; led NKU to two NCAA tournaments

John Brannen has been named the 27th head coach in University of Cincinnati men’s basketball history, UC director of athletics Mike Bohn announced Sunday. Brannen has served as Northern Kentucky University’s head coach since the 2015-16 season, taking the Norse to unprecedented success as the school’s athletics department underwent reclassification. Since earning active Division I...

WKU picks offensive coordinator Jeff Brohm as 19th head coach of Hilltopper football

WKU 2013 offensive coordinator Jeff Brohm has ascended to the head coach position. (Photo from WKU)   A native Kentuckian and one of the state’s most notable football products is now the head football coach at one of the three FBS programs in Kentucky as Hilltopper assistant head coach and offensive coordinator Jeff Brohm has been elevated to the head coach’s chair, WKU Athletic Director...

UK grad Vogel is a ‘big dreamer,’ but even he’s surprised to be living dream as an NBA coach

Frank Vogel, who graduated from UK with a degree in biology, began his journey to becoming a head coach in the NBA as the Wildcats' video coordinator. (Photo from the Indiana Pacers)   By Kelli Elam Special to KyForward   Frank Vogel has always considered himself to be a “big dreamer.” But even he is a little surprised by the dream he is living today. Vogel is the head coach of the...