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UK standout Rhyne Howard selected preseason SEC Player of the Year by media; Cats picked third in poll

By Evan Crane University of Kentucky Southeastern Conference media have tabbed University of Kentucky women’s basketball junior guard Rhyne Howard as the preseason SEC Player of the Year and projected the Wildcats to finish third in the league standings. Earlier this week, league coaches also named Howard the SEC Preseason Player of the Year and picked UK to finish second in the conference...

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: 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...