Mark Story

Mark Story

Greg McElroy’s criticism of Kentucky’s Matt Elam went too far

SEC Network college football analyst Greg McElroy, the quarterback of Alabama’s 2009 BCS championship team, said Kentucky nose guard Matt Elam was “lazy, and as underachieving a player as I’ve seen in this league in some time.” The remarks raised a familiar issue: What level of media criticism is appropriate when directed toward college-age students?

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Could 2017 be Danica Patrick’s final race at Kentucky Speedway?

Dale Earnhardt Jr.’s farewell due to his pending retirement is getting the prerace attention before the 2017 Quaker State 400 at Kentucky Speedway, but Danica Patrick’s uncertain sponsorship and lackluster on-track results have many wondering if her time in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series could be ending in 2017, too.

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Could legal betting on NASCAR races come to Kentucky Speedway?

Last month, the U.S. Supreme Court agreed to hear a case in which the state of New Jersey is seeking to legalize sports betting. If the Garden State prevails, could it lead to pari-mutuel wagering on NASCAR races at Kentucky Speedway similar to what currently exists at horse racing tracks like Keeneland and Churchill Downs?

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Sydney McLaughlin ‘mania’ is coming to Kentucky

For once, the most nationally prominent recruit who will be starting at the University of Kentucky in the coming school year is not a men’s basketball player. Teenage Olympian Sydney McLaughlin, a UK women’s track signee, has 30,000 more Twitter followers than any of John Calipari’s eight incoming players for 2017-18.