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Former Cat DeAndre Liggins on winning 3×3 USA National Tournament team

Aug. 29, 2016

 

Liggins Wins USA Basketball 3×3 National Tournament
Former Wildcat set to compete in the 2016 FIBA 3×3 World Championship in Chile

 

LEXINGTON, Ky. – Former Kentucky men’s basketball player DeAndre Liggins won the USA Basketball 3×3 Men’s National Tournament over the weekend and will represent USA Basketball at the 2016 FIBA 3×3 World Championship that will be held Oct. 11-15 in Guangzhou, China.

 

Liggins (2009-11) played for 3Ball Premier, which went 8-0 overall, including a close 21-19 victory in the championship game. Liggins dished out the game-winning assist in the victory.

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John Calipari Basketball Fantasy Experience again will generate more than $1 million for charity

Lexington, KY / Aug. 28, 2016 – The John Calipari Basketball Fantasy Experience has generated
approximately $4 million for various charities over its first four years. The fifth annual edition of the
Experience, which is being capped off with the inaugural Coach Cal Celebrity Softball Classic, didn’t
miss a beat.
The Calipari Foundation announced Sunday that with matching donations it will generate more than
$1 million that will be presented to 14 different organizations. That $1 million does not include ticket
sales for Sunday’s Coach Cal Celebrity Softball Classic, text donations, or the upcoming Papa John’s
promotion. The $1 million was raised exclusively from the John Calipari Basketball Fantasy
Experience. Continue reading: John Calipari Basketball Fantasy Experience again will generate more than $1 million for charity

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Union College records first shutout in five seasons, 42-0 at Cincinnati Christian

Bulldogs Run to the Races, Win 42-0 over CCU

CINCINNATI, Ohio – The Union College football opened the 2016 season with a bang, registering its first shutout win in five seasons with a 42-0 Mid-South Conference East decision over host Cincinnati Christian (Ohio) on Saturday.

“It’s always good to get a win,” said Union coach Zak Willis. “We’ve got a lot to work on, but we’re happy with the way the kids played overall.”

The Bulldogs’ last shutout victory came on Sept. 10, 2011, with a 27-0 blanking of Kentucky Christian. This is the largest margin of victory in a Union shutout win since a 48-0 result over Kentucky Christian on Sept. 11, 2010.

Playing in its inaugural season, this was Cincinnati Christian’s first-ever game. The difference in the play between teams was never more evident than at the line of scrimmage.
Continue reading: Union College records first shutout in five seasons, 42-0 at Cincinnati Christian

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Week 2 – Regional High School Football

August 26
Harlan County 51  Clay County 14
Belfry 48 Tates Creek 12
Corbin 20  Louisville Central 14
Knox Central 46  Waggener 7
Eminence 46  Berea 0
Madison Southern 21  Garrard County 18
Harlan 54  South Floyd 12
Hazard 41  Fairview 28
Pineville 58  Jackson County 26
Leslie County 35  Knott County Central 0
Lynn Camp 38  McCreary Central 36
Paintsville 42  Frankfort 6
East Ridge 38  Phelps 18
Perry County Central 63  Breathitt County 21
Prestonsburg 41  Sheldon Clark 8
Scott County 49  Pulaski County 19
Danville 35 Southwestern 34
Rockcastle County 38  Bourbon County 7
Ridgeview, VA 66  Jenkins 0
Somerset 42  Williamsburg 27
Whitley County 38  Middlesboro 8
Wayne County 55  North Laurel 0
South Laurel 24  Harrison County 19
August 27
Bell County vs. Mercer County at Boyle County

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U of Cumberlands edges #17 Campbellsville 23-17

On a historic night in Williamsburg, Kentucky, the UC Football Patriots opened their 2016 season under the lights on Thursday night against the NAIA #17 ranked Tigers of Campbellsville University (CU). The Patriots would fall behind early, but would show grit and determination as they would score 23 straight points to take the lead. CU would score again in the 4th, but the Pats would hold tight for the 23-17 victory. The win moves the Patriots to 1-0 on the season.

In the 1st quarter, the Tigers would open the game with 10 unanswered points off two UC turnovers including a 37 yard field goal from Bradley Bates and an 18 yard TD pass from Hunter Brown to Cruise Coulter to take a 10-0 lead into the 2nd quarter. The Patriots then began a scoring frenzy. Seph Burke (Danville, KY) would find the end zone from four yards out to make it 10-6 CU as Joe Rose’s PAT was no good. After a strong stand by the UC defense, Adam Craig (Jackson, TN) would take to the air finding Weston Hayes (Murfreesboro, TN) from 11 yards out for a touchdown. Rose’s PAT was good, giving the Pats a 13-10 lead entering the half.
Continue reading: U of Cumberlands edges #17 Campbellsville 23-17

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Fourth quarter rally lifts Lindsey Wilson over Cumberland, TN 33-29 in season opener

LEBANON, Tenn. – The 12th-ranked Lindsey Wilson Football team overcame an eight-point halftime deficit to defeat Cumberland (Tenn.) 33-29 in their season opening game on Thursday night.

The Blue Raiders (1-0) outscored the Phoenix (0-1) 14-8 in the final 15 minutes to secure the team’s ninth-ever fourth-quarter comeback.

Lindsey Wilson and Cumberland traded scores early with the Phoenix scoring a touchdown on their third-straight possession to take a 21-13 lead in the second quarter.

The Phoenix marched 75 yards in five minutes for their first score. Kris Parker ignited the drive with a 20-yard rush to the Lindsey Wilson 23. Two plays later Kendall Johnson found the end zone on a nine-yard run.

Lindsey Wilson responded with a touchdown of their own on the ensuing possession. Dylan Beasley connected on a 49-yard pass to Cedric Washington for the score. Continue reading: Fourth quarter rally lifts Lindsey Wilson over Cumberland, TN 33-29 in season opener

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UK Football: Toth, Williams named to preseason All-SEC Team

Aug. 25, 2016

 

Toth, Williams Make Coaches’ Preseason All-SEC Team

Senior center and junior running back named to the All-SEC third team

 

LEXINGTON, Ky. – Senior center Jon Toth and junior running back Stanley “Boom” Williams were named to the Coaches’ Preseason All-Southeastern Conference Third Team by the 14 league coaches, it was announced Thursday.

This marked the 14th consecutive year of the SEC Coaches’ Preseason All-SEC Team. Coaches were not permitted to vote for their own players.

Toth, who hails from Indianapolis, is one of four returning starters on the offensive line and is considered one of the top centers in college football for the second straight season. The 6-foot-5, 310-pound senior, will enter his final campaign having played in 36 games with 35 consecutive starts. Last season, he helped UK’s four-man running back rotation collect 1,855 yards.

Off the field, Toth is a three-time SEC academic honor roll member and is on track to graduate in December with a degree in mechanical engineering.

Toth is currently on the watch list for the Rimington Trophy, given annually to the nation’s most outstanding center, and was recently named to the watch list for the Reese’s Senior Bowl.

Williams, a native of Monroe, Georgia, enters his junior season ranked 23rd on UK’s career rushing list with 1,341 yards on 195 carries, adding 11 touchdowns. Williams had a strong sophomore season, leading the team in rushing attempts (121), rushing yards (855) and rushing touchdowns (six). The junior set a new single-season UK record with a 7.1 yards per carry mark last season and became just the third player in school history to have five 100-yard rushing games in their sophomore season, joining Sonny Collins (1973) and Rafael Little (2005).

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HS Football: Bell County 34 Middlesboro 18

Bell County claimed a 34-18 victory in Middlesboro’s historic Bradner Stadium on Friday night, but it was a costly one for the Bobcats as they lost a pair of players to injuries including last year’s leading rusher Treyton Humfleet who went down with what could be a season ending knee injury in the first quarter.

The Bobcats jumped on top from the beginning when sophomore speedster Raynoch Thompson dashed 89 yards with the opening kickoff to give the Cats a 6-0 lead.  It took Middlesboro a little longer than that to answer, but at the 9:09 mark in the opening period senior quarterback Ethan Ellison slipped in from the 1 yard line to tie the game.

Later in the opening quarter Bell County drove 80 yards to retake the lead.  The drive was capped by Austin Asher’s 2 yard run followed by his run for a two point conversions.  Bell led 14-6 with 2:39 remaining in the first quarter.

Middlesboro got back on the board after a botched Bell County attempted punt gave the Yellow Jackets the ball at the Bobcat 19 yard line.  They scored with 8:17 to go in the half when Ellison found Corey Hairston with a 20 yard touchdown pass.  The try for two was unsuccessful.

Bell County scored on their next possession to push the lead back out to eight when Keagen Lefevers rambled in from the 13 yard line to make it 20-12.  The teams would break for halftime with that score still on the board.

After Middlesboro was forced to punt on their first drive of the second half, Bell County drove 60 yards and scored on Nathan Collett’s 5 yard run at the 5:20 mark in the third period to make it 26-12.  They would add another Nathan Collett score from one yard out with less than 3 minute left in the game to make it 34-12 after Asher’s two point run.  Middlesboro drove 93 yards in about two minutes and scored with :49 seconds remaining on another Ellison to Hairston touchdown pass.  This one covered the final 10 yards and put the final score on the board at 34-18.

Here’s a full replay of the game. There were some early audio difficulties, but they clear up early in the broadcast.

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Regional results from the opening week of high school football

August 19
Pulaski County 26  Harlan County 14
Corbin 42  Whitley County 6
Jackson County 52  Berea 0
Danville 47  LaRue County 13
Perry Central 35  Lynn Camp 34
Leslie County 42  Magoffin County 0
McCreary Central 55  Jenkins 8
Bell County 34  Middlesboro 18
Paintsville 43  Sheldon Clark 0
Allen Central 28  Phelps 8
Pikeville 47  Prestonsburg 14
Hazard 42  Pineville 21
Casey County 37  Powell County 0
North Laurel 31  South Laurel 0
Lexington Christian 32  Williamsburg 22

August 20
Frankfort vs. Paris at Montgomery County
Knox Central at Madison Central
Rowan County at Clay County

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Press conference following UK Football’s first scrimmage

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