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Calipari asks Fletcher to step away from team, evaluate future at UK and ‘get his priorities in order’

By Keith Taylor Kentucky Today University of Kentucky head coach John Calipari is used to players leaving his program. It’s happened more than once. One of his current players — freshman forward Cam’Ron Fletcher — has a decision to make after Calipari advised him to “take some time and step away from the team” on Monday. “He needs to reflect and do some soul searching to get his priorities...

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...

UK newcomers shine in debut as Wildcats soar to 81-45 win over Morehead State in season opener

By Keith Taylor Kentucky Today Kentucky unveiled a revamped roster on Wednesday night and the final result was typical of past season openers under head coach John Calipari. Freshman Brandon Boston scored 15 points and grabbed seven rebounds to lead the No. 10 Wildcats to an 81-45 victory over Morehead State in the first game of the three-day Bluegrass Showcase at Rupp Arena. Calipari improved to 12-0...

Rookie big men ready to contribute for UK; Wildcats open season Wednesday against Morehead State

By Tim Letcher University of Kentucky Kentucky’s incoming freshmen are a talented group that was ranked as the nation’s top recruiting class. Included in that group are three big men who are already making their presence felt on this year’s team. Cam’Ron Fletcher, Isaiah Jackson and Lance Ware comprise the front court players, with each bringing a strong pedigree to the team....

UK sophomore Brooks embracing leadership role; averaged 4.5 points, 3.2 rebounds last season

By Tim Letcher University of Kentucky Keion Brooks finds himself in a unique position for the 2020-21 season. Brooks is the only returning player on the University of Kentucky basketball team who played significant minutes last season. In the world of Kentucky basketball, that makes him a veteran, especially with all of the new faces on the team, ones that he’s still getting to know. In the world...

UK opens season against Morehead State on Nov. 25 at Rupp Arena; Cats play Detroit Mercy on Nov. 27

By Keith Taylor Kentucky Today Game times for Kentucky’s first three games in the Bluegrass Showcase have been set. UK will open the season at 6 p.m. on Nov. 25 against Morehead State at Rupp Arena. Two days later on Nov. 27, the Wildcats will take on Detroit Mercy at 6 p.m. and concludes play in the event at 1 p.m. on Nov. 29 against Richmond in a nationally televised game on ESPN. The first two...

Morehead State women’s basketball team inks UMBC graduate transfer Tyler Moore for next season

The Morehead State women’s basketball team has inked sharp-shooting Maryland-Baltimore County graduate transfer guard Tyler Moore, head coach Greg Todd has announced. Moore, a 5-foot-10 product of Portsmouth, Va., missed the 2019-20 season due to injury after a stellar junior campaign in which she shot 38 percent from 3-point range. Moore finished eighth in the America East Conference with 1.8...

Pair of outstanding recruits from Florida to join talented Morehead State basketball in 2020-21

With a load of young talent set to return to the Morehead State men’s basketball program in 2020-21, the influx of new talent is superior as well. Johni Broome, a 6-foot-10 forward, and Drew Thelwell, a 6-foot-3 guard, recently wrapped up successful senior years leading their Florida high school programs. Broome, from Tampa Catholic, was named the Hillsborough County Player of the Year. He averaged...

Murray State selected preseason volleyball favorite in Ohio Valley Conference; Morehead State voted third

Murray State has been picked to win the 2019 Ohio Valley Conference volleyball title in a vote of the league’s head coaches and sports information directors. The Racers picked up 12 first-place votes and 228 points, while Austin Peay earned six first-place votes and 212 points to be selected to finish second. Morehead State was selected to finish third, picking up five first-place votes and 207 points,...

Council approves four academic programs; OKs KSU request for no increase in tuition for 2019-20

The Council on Postsecondary Education approved four academic programs, a university proposal not to increase tuition and mandatory fees, and an interim capital project request at its February meeting. The new academic programs include three undergraduate programs and one master’s program: • Bachelor of Science degree in space systems engineering for Morehead State University. • Bachelor of Arts...

College roundup: Bo Schuh scores 13 as Transy defeats TMC; EKU rolls past Asbury, MSU falls

By Don Owen KyForward reporter Transylvania University shot 65.4 percent from the field Saturday night to knock off host Thomas More College, 88-72, in a men’s basketball game at the Connor Convocation Center. TU’s Bo Schuh The Pioneers (3-0) placed five players in double figures, led by Spencer McKinney’s 15 points. Bo Schuh added 13 points for Transylvania, which built a 45-32 lead at halftime....

Trio of Morehead State baseball players selected to summer league All-Star teams

Tyler Keele (left) will play for the Coastal Plain League West Division All-Star Team, and Matt Anderson will play for the Prospect League East Division All-Star Team. (Photo from Morehead State Communications)   A trio of Morehead State baseball players have been selected to their respective league’s All-Star teams.   Junior right-handed pitcher Tyler Keele and sophomore righty Luke...

Johnathan Gay: IdeaFestival again seeks to leverage state’s success in aerospace industry

When you think of Kentucky exports, several things probably come to mind, including cars, bourbon and horses. You might not, however, think about turbine engines, satellite receiver dishes, and structural components of helicopters and airplanes.   In recent years, one industry has surpassed both bourbon and car parts when it comes to Kentucky exports: aerospace products. Last year, Kentucky...

Johnathan Gay: Growing the broadband economy in Eastern Kentucky … here’s how

Everyone agrees that rural Appalachia needs a high-speed, broadband Internet network to create a new economy in Eastern Kentucky. But once the network is built, how will it best be utilized? This question is especially important when it comes to creating more businesses and jobs in the region.   On Nov. 10, the Kentucky Innovation Network office at Morehead State University will host a conference...

Johnathan Gay: Growing the broadband economy in Eastern Kentucky … here's how

Everyone agrees that rural Appalachia needs a high-speed, broadband Internet network to create a new economy in Eastern Kentucky. But once the network is built, how will it best be utilized? This question is especially important when it comes to creating more businesses and jobs in the region.   On Nov. 10, the Kentucky Innovation Network office at Morehead State University will host a conference...