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Berea College allowing prospective students to apply for admission without standardized test scores

Berea College will now allow its prospective students to apply for admission without requiring standardized test scores. Berea College joins more than 1,000 elite institutions like Harvard, Princeton, Stanford and Notre Dame who are offering test score optional admissions to their fall 2021 class. The COVID-19 pandemic has created insurmountable barriers for standardized testing for students across...

Kentucky, Notre Dame to resume basketball rivalry this season; Irish to visit Rupp Arena on Dec. 12

By Keith Taylor Kentucky Today Kentucky has renewed its rivalry with Notre Dame on the basketball court. The two storied programs agreed to a three-year contract beginning on Dec. 12 when the Wildcats host the Irish at Rupp Arena. The two teams will play a neutral-site contest in 2021, with the Wildcats traveling to South Bend to conclude the series in 2022. The two teams played each other in 2015,...

Wake Forest transfer Sarr looks to reboot career at Kentucky; averaged 13.7 points last season

By Keith Taylor Kentucky Today Kentucky landed a future post player on Wednesday when Wake Forest standout Olivier Sarr announced plans to transfer and continue his career in Lexington. Sarr, a 7-foot center who averaged 13.7 points and nine rebounds per game last season, chose the Wildcats over Duke, Gonzaga, Florida State and Baylor. Sarr will have to sit out next season because of transfer rules. He...

Louisville volleyball star McHenry named to preseason All-ACC squad; Cards picked third in poll

University of Louisville senior outside hitter Melanie McHenry headlines the list of preseason All-Atlantic Coast Conference volleyball stars, and the Cardinals have been chosen third in the preseason poll of the ACC coaches. McHenry led Louisville with 383 kills last season and was named honorable mention All-American. She enters her senior year with 1,131 career kills. Melanie McHenry Louisville...

Stuart Sanders: In light of Notre Dame fire, Kentucky needs to ensure preservation of its treasures

When Notre Dame Cathedral burned on April 15, people across the world mourned the damage. They shared family photographs taken at the cathedral, worried about artifacts housed within the church and expressed concern about the building’s stained glass windows. While we mourn the fire because of the cathedral’s religious and cultural significance, we also connect to the building because of the power...

Adam Reeves: Caveat Emptor!
Lance, Manti and believing the sports media

If you happen to take your inspiration from sports figures, last week was not your week.   First, Lance Armstrong confessed that his Tour de France titles were fueled by blood doping and performance-enhancing drugs. Next, Deadspin.com reported that the most “heartbreaking and inspirational story of the college football season” was a hoax. Turns out Manti Te’o’s deceased girlfriend Lennay...