Monthly Archive: January 2012

Jan 31

Task force recommends renovating Rupp Arena

LEXINGTON (AP) — A task force says building a new Rupp Arena would not be economically feasible but recommends a substantial renovation to the existing 35-year-old home of the Kentucky Wildcats to make it the center of an expanded downtown Lexington. The Rupp Arena Arts and Entertainment District Task Force’s final report was issued Tuesday …

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Jan 31

National signing day, all the hype without the scoreboard, pigskin

Th the second biggest day in college football besides the national championship, has become an event that doesn’t involve a football, uniforms, head sets or a scoreboard, but rather a pen and a piece of paper. National Signing Day, always the first Wednesday in February, will take place tomorrow. Like all major universities across the …

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Jan 30

‘Dudes’ helping Terrence Jones in the post

It’s hard to believe, but Kentucky sophomore Terrence Jones has yet to post a double-double in 20 games he’s played in this season. Jones, who scored 27 points and just missed a double-double with nine rebounds in Kentucky’s 74-50 win at LSU last weekend, is glad to be surrounded by Anthony Davis and Michael Kidd-Gilchrist …

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Jan 30

Madison Central No. 1, George Rogers Clark 10th in poll

Madison Central stayed at No. 1 for the second straight week, while George Rogers Clark dropped to 10th in the latest Associated Press prep poll released Monday afternoon. BOYS Rank-School FPV Rcd TP Pvs 1. Madison Central (10) 22-0 127 1 2. Lou. Trinity (3) 19-3 115 2 3. Lou. Ballard 16-6 90 3 4. …

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Jan 28

Terrence Jones ‘scored at will’ against LSU

Terrence Jones scored at will in Kentucky’s 74-50 rout of LSU Saturday, giving the top-ranked Wildcats a successful week after returning to the top of the rankings. How hot was Jones, who scored 27 points against the Tigers? “He was scoring at will in the post,” Kentucky guard Marquis Teague said. “He had anything he …

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Jan 27

Calipari: Tigers’ Hickey ‘really good’

Kentucky coach John Calipari praised former Christian County standout Anthony Hickey during his pre-game press conference Friday. The Wildcats chose Marquis Teague over Hickey, who eventually signed with LSU last spring. Kentucky will take on the Tigers at 4 p.m. Saturday in Baton Rouge, La. “There is no question but we took Marquis Teague. When …

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Jan 27

Random thoughts: People and things

Clark County will be represented in the Super Bowl. Kevin Hopkins of Winchester, won a trip to the see the New York Giants and New England Patriots square off on Feb. 5 at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis. Billy Gillispie won 40 total games in his two years at Kentucky. John Calipari has won 46 …

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Jan 26

Coaches to wear sneakers with suits to benefit American Cancer Society

This weekend, the American Cancer Society and the National Association of Basketball Coaches will be sponsoring the “Suits and Sneakers” event to help the fight against cancer. Former UK coach Tubby Smith serves on the Coaches vs. Cancer Council. Another notable coaches on the council include Syracuse coach Jim Boeheim, UConn coach Jim Calhoun, Duke …

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Jan 25

Darius Miller a true leader

Doron Lamb can’t think of a better senior leader than Darius Miller. The Mason County product and former Mr. Basketball sank four free throws in the final minute of Kentucky’s 77-71 win over Alabama last weekend and tied his season high with 19 points in the Wildcats’ 57-44 victory over Georgia Tuesday night in Athens. …

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Jan 25

Donovan, Stallings question SEC scheduling

GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) — When the Southeastern Conference signed a 15-year contract with ESPN, basketball coaches applauded the deal because it provided more coverage, more exposure and more money. Nearly four years later, several of the league’s most tenured coaches have found a problem. Florida’s Billy Donovan, Vanderbilt’s Kevin Stallings and others are questioning the …

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