Updated Bluegrass Showcase schedule for next week

 Posted by at 4:38 PM on November 19, 2014  Comments Off on Updated Bluegrass Showcase schedule for next week
Nov 192014
 

The schedule for next weekend’s Joe B. and Denny Bluegrass Showcase at Paul Laurence Dunbar High School in Lexington has been updated. The event will include UK targets Caleb Swanigan (Homestead), Thomas Bryant (Huntington Prep), Thon Maker (Orangeville Prep), Josh Jackson (Prolific Prep) and several other top recruits. Two-day passes are available here, and single-day tickets will be available at the door.

Joe B. and Denny Bluegrass Showcase
Paul Laurence Dunbar High School
(All times Eastern)
Friday, Nov. 28
1 p.m. — Carlisle School (Va.) vs. La Lumiere (Ind.)
2:30 p.m. — Arlington Country Day (Fla.) vs. Quality Education (N.C.)
4 p.m. — Homestead (Ind.) vs. Curie (Ill.)
5:30 p.m. — Prime Prep (Texas) vs. Orangeville Prep (Canada)
7 p.m. — Prolific Prep (Calif.) vs. Sunrise Christian (Kan.)
8:30 p.m. — Huntington Prep (W.Va.) vs. Life Center Academy (N.J.)
Saturday, Nov. 29
1 p.m. — Sunrise Christian (Kan.) vs. Carlisle School (Va.)
2:30 p.m. — Arlington Country Day (Fla.) vs. Life Center Academy (N.J.)
4 p.m. — Huntington Prep (W.Va.) vs. Faith Baptist Christian (Ga.)
5:30 p.m. — Homestead (Ind.) vs. White Station (Tenn.)
7 p.m. — Prolific Prep (Calif.) vs. Prime Prep (Texas)
8:30 p.m. — Orangeville Prep (Canada) vs. Quality Education (N.C.)

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Thon Maker is ESPN’s No. 1 recruit for 2016 class

 Posted by at 2:16 PM on June 4, 2014  Comments Off on Thon Maker is ESPN’s No. 1 recruit for 2016 class
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Thon Maker | Photo: Vernon Bryant/Adidas

Kentucky recruit Thon Maker
Photo: Vernon Bryant/Adidas

Seven-footer Thon Maker remained ESPN’s No. 1 prospect for the class of 2016 in the updated rankings that were released Wednesday.

Maker — a native of Africa who plays for a high school in Virginia — has been in recent contact with Kentucky and already has scholarship offers from many of the nation’s top programs. His guardian, Edward Smith, told the Herald-Leader last month that UK assistant Kenny Payne had called him recently and said that John Calipari would be calling soon, possibly with a UK scholarship offer.

Smith also said it was possible that Maker could reclassify to 2015, which would allow him to play college basketball a year earlier.

Detroit forward Josh Jackson, St. Louis wing Jayson Tatum, Arkansas guard Malik Monk and North Carolina power forward Harry Giles round out the new top five from ESPN.

Tatum and Giles have already received scholarship offers from Kentucky, and both players visited Lexington for Big Blue Madness last October.

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ExCats viewing guide: This week’s national TV games

 Posted by at 4:49 PM on November 25, 2013  Comments Off on ExCats viewing guide: This week’s national TV games
Nov 252013
 

This week’s nationally televised NBA games featuring former Kentucky players …

Monday: Chicago at Utah — 9 p.m. on NBAtv
(CHI-Nazr Mohammed and Marquis Teague; UTAH-Enes Kanter)

Tuesday: LA Lakers at Washington — 7 p.m. on NBAtv
(LAL-Jodie Meeks; WSH-John Wall)

Saturday: Brooklyn at Memphis — 8 p.m. on NBAtv
(MEM-Tayshaun Prince)

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ExCats viewing guide: This week’s national TV games

 Posted by at 7:47 PM on November 18, 2013  Comments Off on ExCats viewing guide: This week’s national TV games
Nov 182013
 

This week’s nationally televised NBA games featuring former Kentucky players …

Wednesday: Houston at Dallas — 9:30 p.m. on ESPN
(HOU-Terrence Jones)

Thursday: Chicago at Denver– 10:30 p.m. on TNT
(CHI-Nazr Mohammed and Marquis Teague)

Friday: San Antonio at Memphis — 8 p.m. on ESPN
(MEM-Tayshaun Prince)

Friday: Golden State at L.A. Lakers — 10:30 p.m. on ESPN
(LAL-Jodie Meeks)

Sunday: Phoenix at Orlando — 6 p.m. on NBAtv
(PHX-Eric Bledose and Archie Goodwin; ORL-Doron Lamb)

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ExCats viewing guide: This week’s national TV games

 Posted by at 4:47 PM on November 11, 2013  Comments Off on ExCats viewing guide: This week’s national TV games
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This week’s nationally televised NBA games featuring former Kentucky players …

Monday: Denver at Utah — 9 p.m. on NBAtv
(UTAH-Enes Kanter)

Tuesday: Detroit at Golden State — 10:30 p.m. on NBAtv
(DET-Josh Harrellson)

Thursday: Houston at New York — 8 p.m. on TNT
(HOU-Terrence Jones)

Friday: Detroit at Sacramento — 10:30 p.m. on ESPN
(DET-Josh Harrellson; SAC-DeMarcus Cousins, Patrick Patterson and Chuck Hayes)

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ExCats viewing guide: This week’s national TV games

 Posted by at 7:22 PM on November 4, 2013  Comments Off on ExCats viewing guide: This week’s national TV games
Nov 042013
 

This week’s nationally televised NBA games featuring former Kentucky players …

Monday: Houston at LA Clippers — 10:30 p.m. on NBAtv
(HOU-Terrence Jones)

Tuesday: LA Lakers at Dallas 8:30 p.m. on NBAtv
(LAL-Jodie Meeks)

Wednesday: Chicago at Indiana — 7 p.m. on ESPN
(CHI-Marquis Teague and Nazr Mohammed)

Thursday: LA Lakers at Houston — 9:30 p.m. on TNT
(LAL-Jodie Meeks; HOU-Terrence Jones)

Friday: New York at Charlotte — 7 p.m. on NBAtv
(CHA-Michael Kidd-Gilchrist)

Friday: Sacramento at Portland — 10 p.m. on NBAtv
(SAC-DeMarcus Cousins, Patrick Patterson and Chuck Hayes)

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ExCats viewing guide: This week’s national TV games

 Posted by at 1:47 PM on October 29, 2013  Comments Off on ExCats viewing guide: This week’s national TV games
Oct 292013
 

This week’s nationally televised NBA games featuring former Kentucky players …

Tuesday: Chicago at Miami — 8 p.m. on TNT
(CHI-Marquis Teague and Nazr Mohammed)

Tuesday: LA Clippers at LA Lakers — 10:30 p.m. on TNT
(LAL-Jodie Meeks)

Wednesday: LA Lakers at Golden State — 10:30 p.m. on NBAtv
(LAL-Jodie Meeks)

Thursday: New York at Chicago — 8 p.m. on TNT
(CHI-Marquis Teague and Nazr Mohammed)

Friday: San Antonio at LA Lakers — 10:30 p.m. on ESPN
(LAL-Jodie Meeks)

Saturday: Chicago at Philadelphia — 7:30 p.m. on NBAtv
(CHI-Marquis Teague and Nazr Mohammed; PHI-Daniel Orton)

Sunday: Phoenix at Oklahoma City — 7 p.m. on NBAtv
(PHX-Eric Bledsoe and Archie Goodwin)

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Tickets for UK-Michigan State, SEC Tourney on sale

 Posted by at 12:53 AM on October 1, 2013  Comments Off on Tickets for UK-Michigan State, SEC Tourney on sale
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Herald-Leader Staff Report

Tickets for the Southeastern Conference Tournament and the Champions Classic double-header go on sale today.

The SEC Tournament will be March 12-16 in Atlanta’s Georgia Dome. Tickets go on sale at 9 a.m., the SEC announced. Ticket books are $300 each.

The Champions Classic, which features Kentucky vs. Michigan State and Duke vs. Kansas, will be played Nov. 12 in Chicago’s United Center. Tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. Prices range from $39 to $405 and can be purchased at Ticketmaster.com, by calling Ticketmaster at 1-800-745-3000 or by visiting the United Center.

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Live video feed for Drew Barker’s game tonight

 Posted by at 2:48 PM on September 13, 2013  Comments Off on Live video feed for Drew Barker’s game tonight
Sep 132013
 

UK quarterback commitment Drew Barker and the Conner Cougars will try to rebound from last week’s loss when they go on the road to face Ryle tonight. Live video of the game will be available in the player below.

The scheduled kickoff for Conner (1-1) vs. Ryle (1-2) is 7:30 p.m.

Barker has thrown for eight touchdowns and run for three more in three halves of football so far this season. He’s completed 35 of 55 passes for 579 yards, while rushing for 215 yards.

Barker will visit Lexington on Saturday to see UK play Louisville.

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