I realize his death has been previously reported, but here are a few things pointing out just how accomplished he was.
Kentucky Athletics Legend Was Three-Sport Star
LEXINGTON, Ky. – Wallace “Wah Wah” Jones, one of the most accomplished athletes in the history of the University of Kentucky, passed away Sunday in Lexington at the age of 88.
Jones played basketball, football and baseball at Kentucky in the late 1940s and is the only Wildcat athlete to have his jersey retired in basketball and football. He came to UK from his native Harlan, Ky., where he set a national scoring record in basketball with 2,398 points and led Harlan High School to the state championship. He was all-state in basketball, football and baseball.
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July 24, 2014
UK Football Team to Sign Autographs at Fan Day on August 9
LEXINGTON, Ky. — Kentucky Football Fan Day has been set for Saturday, Aug. 9 at Nutter Fieldhouse at 9 a.m. ET, with a practice open to the fans following at 10:45 a.m. at Commonwealth Stadium. Admission and parking is free of charge.
Kentucky’s student-athletes and coaches will sign autographs at the annual event at 9 a.m. and fans will also be able to pick up new 2014 posters and schedule cards. The 2014 Wildcats will be available for autographs in the Nutter Fieldhouse and the autograph session will conclude at 10:15 a.m., with the squad hitting the field at 10:45 a.m. for an open practice at Commonwealth Stadium, which is slated to conclude at Noon.
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July 23, 2014
Alumni Game Tickets on Sale July 28
Annual game to feature UK pros versus a team comprised of non-UK pros
LEXINGTON, Ky. – Tickets for the 2014 UK Men’s Basketball Alumni Charity Game, which will be held August 24 at 6 p.m. ET in Rupp Arena, will go on sale to the public on Monday, July 28, at 10 a.m. ET. For the first time in three years, a team of UK pros will face a team of non-UK pros.
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July 23, 2014
Wildcats Honored for Academics by NABC
Second straight season UK has been honored by NABC
Kansas City, Mo. – For the second-consecutive season the Kentucky men’s basketball program was honored by the National Association of Basketball Coaches for team academic excellence.
The second annual Team Academic Excellence Awards, created by the NABC Committee on Academics to recogne outstanding academic achievement, selected 125 colleges and universities with cumulative team grade-point average of 3.0 or better for the 2013-14 season.
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Fourteen teams participated in this year’s edition of the annual First Tee of Pine Mountain fundraising event on July 18th and when all the raindrops had been dodged and the strokes tallied, the foursome known as Team Striper Slayers emerged from a tiebreaking playoff to claim the championship.
Here are the top three teams and their order of finish: 1st Place: (Team Striper Slayers) Ronnie Caldwell, Braxton Caldwell, Garrett Bradley, & Mike Allen, 2nd Place: (Team Kopper Glo) Matt Gann, Chris Harris, Codie McDowell, & Pete Cornett , 3rd Place: (Team Pursifull Farms) Chase Pursifull, Austin Caldwell, Andrew Caldwell, & Michael Wilson
And here is a photo of the winning team:
HARROGATE, Tenn. — Lincoln Memorial University head golf coach Travis Muncy, his staff and a number of the Railsplitters will be hosting the instructional LMU Junior Golf Camp beginning on July 28th at the LMU Driving Range.
The LMU Junior Golf Camp is open to boys and girls of all skill levels ranging from the complete beginner to the advanced competitor that are ages 7-17. The camp begins on July 28 and runs through the end of the month, providing instruction in putting, swing fundamentals, short game, rules, etiquette and sportsmanship, course management, mental conditioning, equipment and much more.
For $75 per camper, each attendee will receive three hours of instruction (9am-12pm) for four days at the full-function driving range located on the Lincoln Memorial campus in Harrogate, Tennessee. Drinks and snacks will also be provided with the price of admission.
For more information regarding the LMU Junior Golf Camp, contact Travis Muncy via phone at 423.869.6383 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
FRANKFORT, Ky. – A close friend prepared to board a charter boat with his family for a fishing excursion while on a Florida vacation several years ago. His mother brought along some bananas for a between meal snack.
The captain of the boat adamantly said those bananas were not coming on his boat. My friend’s mother, perplexed, offered mild protest. The captain told her: “Put them on that hook over there. Believe me; they’ll be here when you get back.” Continue reading: Ky Afield Outdoors: Trouble catching fish? Check your lunchbox!
Towns becomes the second Wildcat in Calipari era to earn the honor
HOLLYWOOD, Calif. – Incoming freshman Karl-Anthony Towns was named the Gatorade Male High School Athlete of the Year at an awards ceremony held at the Lowes Hollywood Hotel in Hollywood, California.
Towns is the second player in the John Calipari era to recieve the honor, as Brandon Knight was tabbed the award winner in 2010. Coincidentally, Knight joined Washington Wizards guard Bradley Beal and Atlanta Falcons running back Steven Jackson in presenting the award to the future Wildcat last night.
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July 17, 2014
AJ Reed Completes Unanimous Selection as National Player of the Year
LEXINGTON, Ky. — Kentucky two-way star AJ Reed has been selected as the 2014 Golden Spikes Award winner, given annually to the top amateur player in the nation by USA Baseball, making Reed a unanimous pick as the national player of the year, it was announced on Thursday in Los Angeles during ESPN’s SportsCenter.
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