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Faye scores career-high 16 points, EKU (5-1) cruises to 81-60 win over Transylvania on Saturday

Cheikh Faye hit four 3-pointers and scored a career-best 16 points as Eastern Kentucky defeated visiting Transylvania, 81-60, on Saturday at McBrayer Arena. The Colonels (5-1) scored 32 points off 26 Pioneer turnovers. EKU’s Cheikh Faye launches a 3-pointer against Transylvania on Saturday afternoon. (EKU photo) Faye added four rebounds and two steals. Jomaru Brown contributed 13 points and...

UofL ranked as best college in Kentucky based on statistics from U.S. Department of Education

By Alicia Kelso University of Louisville Niche.com has ranked the University of Louisville as the best college in Kentucky based on key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews. UofL’s overall grade averaged an A-. This is based on high scores for athletics (A+), student life, party scene, location and campus food (A) and diversity and professors (A-). UofL also scored...

Fair trial advocate Prya Murad to give Transylvania’s 2020 commencement address on May 23

Prya Murad, a 30-year-old immigrant who built her law career defending clients who couldn’t afford a lawyer, has been selected to deliver Transylvania University’s commencement address on May 23. The 2011 Transylvania graduate will offer her wisdom to members of the Class of 2020 during the ceremony on the lawn of historic Old Morrison as they prepare to make their own mark on the world. Murad...

New endowment to support Transylvania University’s summer study abroad program in Ireland

Transylvania University has announced the creation of the Earle and Cathy O’Donnell Endowment for Irish Studies, which will provide financial assistance for the university’s students studying in Ireland during a new summer abroad program. The endowment is named after Earle O’Donnell, a graduate of Transy’s Class of 1971, and his wife Cathy. Earle O’Donnell is a retired attorney, having...

Transylvania offers special scholarships to graduates of Bryan Station Academy of Information Technology

Beginning in 2019, graduates of the Academy of Information Technology at Bryan Station High School will be eligible to receive a minimum $18,000 scholarship to attend Transylvania University. The newly announced partnership not only recognizes the achievements of academy graduates, but also provides them with a path to further their education at one of the nation’s top liberal arts colleges.   “The...

UK Notebook: In-state star Allen commits to Cats; Transy part of UK exhibition schedule

Dontaie AllenBy Keith Taylor Kentucky Today John Calipari picked up an instate commitment Thursday when Pendleton County standout Dontaie Allen verbally committed to play for the Wildcats. Allen confirmed his decision via Twitter on Thursday and said he will “rock Kentucky Blue.” Allen, a 6-foot-7 perimeter player, also received offers from Florida, Illinois, Pittsburgh, Oklahoma, Iowa State, Saint...

Coverge tops field of nine for Keeneland’s opening day running of the Transylvania

Paul Pompa Jr.’s Converge, winner of the Palm Beach (G3) in his most recent start on Feb. 27 at Gulfstream Park, heads a field of nine 3-year-olds entered Monday for Friday’s 28th running of the $100,000 Transylvania Presented by Keeneland Select (G3). The Transylvania headlines the 10-race opening-day card of Keeneland’s 16-day Spring Meet that runs through April 29. Scheduled for 1 1/16 miles...

Kaintuckeean: Sun shines bright on our old Kentucky home, as measured from ‘stone of the seven pines’

Used for centuries in England, the system of describing land by its metes and bounds is a common way of describing an area of land. Surveyors and other professionals utilize the system to specifically identify parcels of land, though errors by the early surveyors created much trouble. Even with today’s surveys being done largely with technological advantage, it is possible for a call to be reversed...

Hoops for a Cause: Proceeds from Transy women's game to go to two cancer patients

Basketball will not be the only focus of the night Wednesday, Dec. 3, as the 20th-ranked Transylvania University women’s basketball team hosts Mount St. Joseph University at the Clive M. Beck Center in Lexington.   Transylvania University will accept donations in support of Torsie Haugli and Lauren Hill, two young women battling cancer. Haugli, a 2014 Transylvania graduate, was diagnosed in...

Sports Notes: Colonels place three on All-OVC team; KHSAA adds field hockey

Eastern Kentucky landed two players on the All-Ohio Valley women’s tennis team while the men earned one spot.   Following a vote of league coaches, EKU juniors Amandine Faouzi and   were first-team picks for the second year in a row. On the men’s side, Alex Alvaro was a second-team selection.   EKU junior Kristina Labeja(Photo from EKU Athletics) Labeja led the team with...