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Author: Dick Gabriel

Notes and numbers from UK’s win at Vanderbilt

(From UK Athletics): Final Score: #21/20 Kentucky 74, Vanderbilt 67 Team Records and Series Notes Kentucky is 14-3 overall and 4-1 in the Southeastern Conference. Vanderbilt is 6-11 overall, 1-4 in league play. Kentucky leads the series 144-47 and has won three in a row vs. the Commodores. o   UK leads the series 57-29 when the game is played in Nashville, Tennessee. Kentucky remains on the road for Tuesday’s tilt at South Carolina. The game is set to air live on ESPN at 9 p.m. ET.   In the First Half Kentucky’s starting lineup featured Shai Gilgeous-Alexander, Hamidou Diallo,...

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Some of this year’s UK freshmen could be next year’s veterans

Kentucky’s game with Vanderbilt Saturday will put the Wildcats at the midway point of the regular season and here’s what we know: They’re talented but young; willing to learn – but young; developing toughness — but young; and not afraid to work hard – but… well, you know. If you’re a Calipari fan, you see the potential. March is still six weeks away, plenty of time for these basketball children to develop into young adults capable of making a run in the big post-season party. If you’re a hater, you’re hating right now – maybe not at full tilt...

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It seemed UK football fans spent much of ’17 angry with their team

It happened with Rupp’s Runts. And with the 38-1 Kentucky basketball team that stopped just this side of perfection. And the 2002 football Wildcats, who might be best remembered for a heartbreaking setback on a one-in-a-million, jailbreak touchdown bomb. Each time it was a loss that brought a team closer to the fans. In ’66, it was Texas Western ending the dream. In ’15, Wisconsin in the Final Four. LSU pulled off the Bluegrass Miracle in ’02. And it happened at the Music City Bowl in Nashville, where a Kentucky team that infuriated more than it inspired this season...

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Questionable call cheated Snell and fans who came to watch football players play football

NASHVILLE – Minutes before the ceremonial coin toss at the Music City Bowl, a man with a microphone sidled up to the official wearing the zebra shirt and the white hat. Hey ref, he asked. How do you pronounce your name? Reason? It was listed two different ways on two different sheets in the press box – “Coyle” one one, “Coyte” on the other — one of them, obviously, a typo. The zebra seemed to clench his jaw. Obviously, he had no time for such frivolous conversation. There was a game to play. And it was written all over...

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Two stars shine, but one team romps as Cards crush Cats

Put Lamar Jackson and Benny Snell at the starting line and shout, “Go!” They might be neck-and-neck for the first few yards, straining to get a nose in front. And then Jackson likely would pull away. Put the same two in front of a wall and ask them to run through it. Snell likely wins the gold in that event. Two incredible athletes, excelling in different ways with different skill sets.  Football fans got a good look at both Jackson took the bragging rights away from Snell Saturday afternoon. He and his teammates rolled into Kroger Field and stole...

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