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Western Kentucky lineman Lamp goes to Chargers in second round, highest draft pick in program history

He contributed to WKU’s first-ever FBS bowl appearance. He started on WKU’s first-ever bowl championship team. He captained WKU’s first-ever FBS conference championship. And on Friday, Forrest Lamp became WKU’s highest-ever draft selection when he was selected No. 38 overall by the Los Angeles Chargers in the 2017 NFL Draft. From Sarasota, near his native Venice, Fla., Lamp received the phone...

Keith Taylor: UK recruit Bolden getting close to decision; Briscoe, Lee NBA combine alternates

Marques Bolden is still pondering his future but is expected to make a decision on his college choice sooner rather than later. The 6-foot-10 center told USA Today last weekend that he’s getting closer to making a decision where he will play college basketball next season. Bolden’s two choices are Kentucky and Duke, two collegiate powerhouses competing for his letter-of-intent, even though...

UK softball team steps out of conference play with single game at Western Kentucky

After picking up its fifth Southeastern Conference series win in six tries over the weekend, the No. 11 Kentucky softball team will step out of conference play and make the trip to Bowling Green to face the Western Kentucky Hilltoppers Wednesday at 7 p.m. UK is sitting at No. 11 in the NCAA RPI and currently stands at 37-9 overall, including a perfect 3-0 mark against in-state opponents this season....

Former Mississippi State head basketball coach Stansbury takes over program at WKU

With 293 career wins and 11 postseason trips as a head coach to his credit, Rick Stansbury has been named the 15th head men’s basketball coach at Western Kentucky University, Director of Athletics Todd Stewart announced on Monday. A formal press conference to introduce Stansbury is set for 1 p.m. Monday at the Jack and Jackie Harbaugh Club at Houchens Industries-L.T. Smith Stadium. The event is...

Rivalry Renewed: Eastern, Western set to meet in ‘Battle of the Bluegrass’

The “Battle of the Bluegrass” returns to the hardwood tonight at Diddle Arena in Bowling Green as the Eastern Kentucky University men’s basketball team will face rival Western Kentucky for the 156th time at 8 p.m. Eastern (6-1) and Western (3-3) haven’t played since Dec. 8, 2007, when the Hilltoppers claimed a 77-60 victory in Richmond. K.J. Bluford provided the spark off the bench...

Kentucky hosts Western Kentucky Tuesday in tune-up for series vs. No. 1 South Carolina

After opening Southeastern Conference play with a four-game road swing last week, Kentucky will kick off a five-game homestand with a midweek matchup with Western Kentucky, slated for Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. ET at Cliff Hagan Stadium.   The game will be broadcast live on the UK IMG Radio Network, with the Voice of UK Baseball, Neil Price, calling the action. Fans in Lexington can hear the game live...

Bracketology update: Kentucky rising,
but SEC seems stuck at three teams

After No. 18 Kentucky’s loss to LSU on Jan. 28, the Wildcats were not in a good way. They were 15-5, they had lost two out of three SEC road games, and a trip to Missouri—where the Tigers rarely lose—was next on the schedule. It was the closest Kentucky basketball had felt like last season since, well, last season. Kentucky’s chance at a top seed seemed equally as likely or unlikely...

Bracketology update: Kentucky rising, but SEC seems stuck at three teams

After No. 18 Kentucky’s loss to LSU on Jan. 28, the Wildcats were not in a good way. They were 15-5, they had lost two out of three SEC road games, and a trip to Missouri—where the Tigers rarely lose—was next on the schedule. It was the closest Kentucky basketball had felt like last season since, well, last season. Kentucky’s chance at a top seed seemed equally as likely or unlikely...

Bracketology updates beginning to come in,
No. 14 Wildcats projected to be a No. 4 seed

It’s late January, and projections for the NCAA tournament are starting to roll in. Invites to the Big Dance will be given less than two months from now—Selection Sunday is March 16—and, as such, bracketology updates with the intent to project how the selection committee will act are beginning to hit home. It’s not that bracketology updates weren’t happening earlier or weren’t...

Bracketology updates beginning to come in, No. 14 Wildcats projected to be a No. 4 seed

It’s late January, and projections for the NCAA tournament are starting to roll in. Invites to the Big Dance will be given less than two months from now—Selection Sunday is March 16—and, as such, bracketology updates with the intent to project how the selection committee will act are beginning to hit home. It’s not that bracketology updates weren’t happening earlier or weren’t...