The University of Kentucky cheerleading squad executed a flawless routine and brought home its 23rd national title Sunday evening in the Universal Cheerleaders Association College Nationals in Orlando, Fla.
The Tennessee Titans believe the potential reward from quarterback Marcus Mariota working with his third head coach in his fourth NFL season outweighs the risk of change. They fired coach Mike Mularkey and want someone to help them chase a championship.
The season’s second edition of Dave Cantrall’s Rating the State for high school basketball in Kentucky still has Scott County’s boys and Campbell County’s girls at No. 1, but there was still plenty of movement in the top 25. That includes Louisville Trinity moving up to No. 2 in the boys’ poll and Murray’s girls jumping six spots to No. 4.
Former University of Kentucky star Malik Monk, the 11th overall pick in last year’s NBA Draft, has played little for the Charlotte Hornets since mid-December. But Coach Steve Clifford said the team hasn’t given up on the 19-year-old guard.
It seems certain no one in Lexington was more affected by the death last Tuesday of Wes Strader, 79, the longtime radio play-by-play voice of the Western Kentucky Hilltoppers, than former Kentucky Wildcats basketball star Kenny Walker.
John Calipari’s earlier admonitions about Kentucky needing to execute rather than play to the crowd came to life at Vanderbilt. A possession-by-possession game gave UK’s freshman-dependent team a chance to meet and pass that test.
Sydney McLaughlin’s home debut got off to a rough start when she was scratched from a planned run in the 400 meters at Saturday’s Kentucky Invitational at Nutter Field House. It got worse as she and her team came up short at the finish of her anchor leg in the 4x400 relay in the last race of the meet.