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Bellarmine, Jefferson Community & Technical College partner to open new transfer pathway for students

A new partnership between Bellarmine University and Jefferson Community & Technical College will create new opportunities and an easier path for Jefferson students who want to pursue a bachelor’s degree at Bellarmine. The Jefferson 2 Bellarmine collaboration, announced on Tuesday morning at a virtual news conference, is an affordable college transfer option that allows Jefferson students to...

West Virginia transfer Brandon Knapper granted waiver by NCAA for immediate eligibility at EKU

Eastern Kentucky University basketball head coach A.W. Hamilton has announced that West Virginia transfer Brandon Knapper has been granted a waiver by the NCAA that makes him immediately eligible to compete. A 6-0 guard from Ontario, California, Knapper played the past two seasons at West Virginia. He appeared in 27 games for the Mountaineers last season, averaging 2.6 points and earning second team...

Radford transfer Carlik Jones brings experience, leadership and scoring ability to Louisville

By Kenny Klein University of Louisville University of Louisville guard Carlik Jones is ready to provide leadership, confidence and whatever is necessary to his new team as a graduate transfer for the Cardinals this season. While Jones was a prolific scorer and playmaker as a junior last season at Radford, he is clear on what his role with the Cardinals can be this year. “I’m just ready...

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....

Former five-star prospect Olivia Owens transfers to UK; 6-foot-4 center spent two seasons at Maryland

Olivia Owens, a five-star prospect and one of the best centers in the nation coming out of high school in 2018, has transferred to the University of Kentucky. A 6-foot-4 center and native of Albany, N.Y., Owens spent the past two seasons at Maryland. “We are so excited that Olivia has chosen to be a Kentucky Wildcat and cannot wait to get her on campus and working with our team and staff,”...

EKU women’s basketball adds Texas State transfer Jayla Johnson; averaged 7.2 points last season

The Eastern Kentucky University women’s basketball team has added Texas State transfer Jayla Johnson. Johnson, a 6-foot-2 center from Dallas, Texas, has played for the Bobcats the past three seasons. As a junior, Johnson averaged 7.2 points per game on 45 percent shooting from the field. She netted a season-high 18 points on 9-for-11 shooting during Texas State’s 67-59 win over Alcorn State....

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...

Noted pass rusher Xavier Peters cleared to play, giving Kentucky a boost on defensive side of the ball

By Keith Taylor Kentucky Today It took a while, but Xavier Peters got the answer he was looking for on Tuesday. The Kentucky outside linebacker and Florida State transfer was cleared to play this season and will have four years remaining. Peters appeared in two games with the Seminoles last year and preserved a season of eligibility. Xavier Peters was cleared to play for the Wildcats Tuesday and will...