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Jamie Vaught: Remember the UK guy picked before Michael Jordan? Sam Bowie always a class act

(Editor’s Note: During our national COVID-19 crisis, longtime sports columnist Jamie H. Vaught will be writing about the ex-Wildcats who were featured in one of his first four books on UK basketball, using excerpts that were published in his out-of-print volumes. His latest and fifth book, titled “Chasing the Cats: A Kentucky Basketball Journey,” was released in late February 2020.) It was national...

Where Are They Now: ’79-’82 ‘Cat Bo Lanter following entrepreneur path to F5 STRONG

Former University of Kentucky Basketball player Bo Lanter has started F5Strong, a sportwear line. (Photo provided)   By Judy Clabes KyForward editor   Bo Lanter is a born entrepreneur. He exhibited his entrepreneurial spirit early on when he left the Midwestern State University basketball team in 1978 after his freshman year, having decided he would take his chances as a walk-on for the University...

UK alumni, now NBA stars return to Rupp for game versus Dominican National Team

Eight of the former University of Kentucky basketball stars playing in the NBA may not see any NBA action for awhile due to the league’s lockout, but they will be appearing on the court in Lexington next month.   The UK NBA starts will take on the Dominican Republic National Team, coached by John Calipari, on August 15 at Rupp Arena. Former UK stars John Wall, DeMarcus Cousins, Eric Bledsoe,...