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Kentucky Wildcats forward Jacob Toppin (0) looks up at the scoreboard during the UK vs. Vanderbilt SEC Tournament quarterfinals mens basketball game on Friday, March 11, 2022, at Amalie Arena in Tampa, Florida. UK won 77-71. Photo by Michael Clubb | Staff

Jacob Toppin enters name into 2022 NBA Draft while retaining college eligibility

Hunter Shelton April 12, 2022

Kentucky forward Jacob Toppin has announced via social media that he will enter his name into the 2022 NBA Draft while retaining his college eligibility. The 6-foot-9 forward will not hire an agent, giving...

Kentucky Wildcats setter Madison Lilley (3) is introduced before the University of Kentucky vs. Texas NCAA women’s volleyball championship game on Saturday, April 24, 2021, at CHI Health Center in Omaha, Nebraska. UK won 3-1. Photo by Michael Clubb | Staff

What is UK’s NIL policy?

Barkley Truax June 30, 2021

The University of Kentucky has released their policy on name, image and likeness (NIL).Their policy reads as followed: "To ensure that a student athlete may earn compensation for the use of his or her...

Kentucky plays a basketball game on Monday, May 2, 1977 at Rupp Arena in Lexington, Kentucky. Photo from UNIVERSITY OF KENTUCKY GENERAL PHOTOGRAPHIC PRINTS

UK community grapples with Rupp name and legacy

Braden Ramsey February 16, 2021

On July 23, 2020, the faculty of UK’s African American and Africana Studies (AAAS) program wrote a letter to president Eli Capilouto calling for actions to be taken that “would have an immediate impact...

Error made COVID-19 negative test results accessible

Error made COVID-19 negative test results accessible

Lauren Campbell August 23, 2020

A spreadsheet used by UK’s COVID-19 contract tracing team that contained the names of several hundred students and some employees was accessible by those with a UK email address.This information was...

Name, Face, Likeness, Talents: What if UK student-athletes could profit off their image?

Maggie Davis February 24, 2020

"This is Coach (Makayla) Epps and she's famous," said one of the former UK women's basketball star's players in Woodford County, where Epps now coaches. Last October, the NCAA announced that it would begin...

Kentucky cheerleaders entertain the crowd during a timeout during the game against Georgia on Sunday, December 31, 2017 in Lexington, Kentucky. Kentucky won 66 to 61. Photo by Olivia Beach | Staff

Lexington Center, Rupp Arena enters new naming rights deal

Rick Childress January 16, 2020

Rupp Arena—the home of UK's men's basketball team—will have a slight name change. The facility, which is currently undergoing a major, nearly $275 million renovation, will now be known as Rupp Arena...

Kentucky freshman guard Keldon Johnson celebrates a basket during the game against Auburn on Saturday, Feb. 23, 2019, at Rupp Arena in Lexington, Kentucky. Kentucky won 80-53. Photo by Jordan Prather | Staff

Keldon Johnson submits name for 2019 NBA Draft

April 10, 2019

In addition to teammate PJ Washington, freshman forward/guard Keldon Johnson has decided to declare for the 2019 NBA Draft. Johnson's decision was announced via Kentucky Basketball's Twitter page. Per...

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Ellen Hyde and her family will never forget

Rick Childress February 5, 2019

Ellen Hyde saw something, said something and feels that she’s still suffering for it. “I have anxiety on a good day," Hyde said in June 2018. "It got significantly worse. Especially this past semester....

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Cyntoia Brown doesn’t need to apologize

January 15, 2019

You probably know Cyntoia Brown’s name. If you don’t know her name, she is the 16-year-old who was sentenced to life in prison with the possibility of parole after 51 years for killing a 43-year-old...

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Season 3, Episode 12: We’re going to Disney World!

December 4, 2018

The crew preps for the Citrus Bowl trip by talking some Penn State, specifically how cool of a name Trace McSorley is. Chris has questionable memories of the Happiest Place on Earth, and the basketball...

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Season 3 Episode 8: FINALLY some Basketball

November 5, 2018

Chris, Erika and Chase preview UK's upcoming matchup with Duke in an emergency podcast episode. They talk Zion Williamson, the starting lineup and really cool college basketball names.

Kentucky Wildcats safety Darius West (25) celebrated with Kentucky Wildcats head coach Mark Stoops after their 27-16 victory over the Florida Gators Saturday at Ben Hill Griffin Stadium in Gainesville. Photo provided by Alex Slitz | Lexington Herald-Leader

Stoops cements his legacy with win over Florida

September 9, 2018

Here are some of the names that come to mind when you think of Kentucky football’s greatest coaches: Paul Bryant, Rich Brooks, Jerry Claiborne and Blanton Collier. After Kentucky’s program changing...

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