NASCAR fans can help vote their favorites into the NASCAR Hall of Fame

Polls are now open for the NASCAR Hall of Fame Class of 2018 Fan Vote. Fans are asked to cast votes for up to five nominees for inclusion into the Class of 2018, and can vote up to 50 times per day. The five nominees who receive the most votes will count as one of the 54 votes cast by the Voting Panel on NASCAR Hall of Fame Voting Day on May 24.

Here’s the list of potential inductees for the 2018 Hall of Fame class:

Davey Allison, won 19 times in NASCAR’s premier (now Monster Energy NASCAR Cup) series, including the 1992 Daytona 500

Buddy Baker, won 19 times in NASCAR’s premier series, including the Daytona 500 and Southern 500

Red Byron, first NASCAR premier series champion, in 1949

Ray Evernham, three-time NASCAR premier series championship crew chief

Red Farmer, three-time Late Model Sportsman champion; 1956 Modified champion

Ray Fox, legendary engine builder, crew chief and car owner

Joe Gibbs, combined for nine car owner championships in premier and XFINITY series

Ron Hornaday Jr., four-time NASCAR Camping World Truck Series champion

Harry Hyde, 1970 NASCAR premier series championship crew chief

Alan Kulwicki, 1992 NASCAR premier series champion

Bobby Labonte, won a championship in both the premier series and XFINITY Series

Hershel McGriff, 1986 NASCAR west series champion

Roger Penske, combined for four car owner championships in premier and XFINITY series

Larry Phillips, only five-time NASCAR weekly series national champion

Jack Roush, five-time car owner champion in NASCAR’s three national series

Ricky Rudd, won 23 times in NASCAR’s premier series, including the 1997 Brickyard 400

Ken Squier, legendary radio and television broadcaster; inaugural winner/namesake of Squier-Hall Award for NASCAR Media Excellence

Mike Stefanik, winner of record-tying nine NASCAR championships

Waddell Wilson, won three NASCAR premier series championships as an engine builder

 Robert Yates, won NASCAR premier series championship as both an engine builder and owner

You can cast your vote at NASCAR.com/halloffame

Adebayo declares for 2017 NBA Draft, but remains eligible to return

Forward from Little Washington, North Carolina will not hire an agent

LEXINGTON, Ky. – Kentucky men basketball freshman forward Bam Adebayo announced Wednesday that he plans to submit his name for the 2017 NBA Draft but will not hire an agent. So long as Adebayo does not hire an agent, he will have until May 24 (10 days after the NBA Draft Combine) to make a final decision as to whether he wishes to remain in the draft or return to Kentucky.

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Monk will sign with an agent and enter his name in the NBA Draft

LEXINGTON, Ky. – Following a historic scoring season that included more than a few record-breaking performances, freshman guard Malik Monk announced Tuesday that he plans to enter his name in the 2017 NBA Draft and will sign with an agent, effectively ending his career at UK.

 

The NBA Draft is June 22.

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Fox will sign with agent and enter his name in 2017 NBA Draft

LEXINGTON, Ky. – After leading Kentucky to the Southeastern Conference regular-season and tournament titles as well as an appearance in the Elite Eight, freshman point guard De’Aaron Fox has decided he will put his name in the 2017 NBA Draft. He plans to sign with an agent, which would effectively end his career at UK.

 

The NBA Draft is June 22.

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Associated Press names Kentucky the best all-time team in college basketball

LEXINGTON, Ky. – The “greatest tradition in the history of college basketball” and the nation’s all-time leader in wins and NCAA Tournament victories has a new descriptor it can add to its storied name: the best all-time team in college basketball.

 

That’s according to the Associated Press.

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Track & Field: Williamsburg All Comers meet results

Women – Team Rankings – 18 Events Scored
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1) Corbin 133
2) Williamsburg 132.50
3) South Laurel 110
4) North Laurel 95
5) Middlesboro 62.50
6) Whitley County 28
7) Oneida Baptist Institute 24
8) Berea 13
9) Clay County 11

Men – Team Rankings – 18 Events Scored
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1) North Laurel 176
2) Williamsburg 107
3) Corbin 105.50
4) Middlesboro 77
5) South Laurel 74
6) Clay County 43.50
7) Whitley County 34
8) Lynn Camp 29.50
9) Oneida Baptist Institute 22
10) Berea 5.50

Local Highlights:
Middlesboro’s Evan Brock and Cameron Drake finished 1-2 in the Boys Shot Put
Middlesboro’s Boys Relay Team (Andrew Padgett, Steven Poore, Caleb Bogonko and Christian Hubbard) finished second in the 4×400 Relay
Middlesboro’s Tamisha Brooks won both the Girls Shot Put and the Girls Discus Throw

Baseball: #16 Kentucky rallies to defeat Cincinnati; Cats now 13-1 at home

Luke Becker heads home after his pinch hit home run in UK’s win over Cincinnati on Tuesday March 28th
Photo by Chet White | UK Athletics

Seven-run fifth inning erases four-run hole after first inning; Cats 13-1 at home

LEXINGTON, Ky. – Fueled by a seven-run inning, No. 16 Kentucky erased both four-run and three-run deficits to score a 13-7 victory over Cincinnati in front of 2,150 fans at Cliff Hagan Stadium on Tuesday night. The win pushed the Wildcats’ home record to 13-1 with No. 22 Vanderbilt set to arrive on Friday for a three-game weekend series.

Despite falling behind 4-0 before ever coming to the plate, the Cats (19-7, 5-1 SEC) chipped away at the Bearcats’ lead with three runs in the second inning to pull within one. Luke Becker’s home run in the third gave UK momentum after Ryan Noda’s second homer of the game had pushed Cincinnati’s lead back out to 6-3 in the top half of the inning.

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Men’s Basketball: Three UK signees named All-USA All-Americans

MARCH 28, 2017

Three Kentucky Signees Named All-USA All-Americans
Gilgeous-Alexander, Green and Washington honored for stellar senior seasons

Lexington, Ky. – Three future Kentucky men’s basketball players were honored by USA Today for their stellar senior seasons as All-USA Boys Basketball members on Tuesday. P.J. Washington earned a second-team nod, while Shai Gilgeous-Alexander and Quade Green were members of the third team.

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UK’s Willis will play in Reese’s All-Star Game at the Final Four

PHOENIX – Derek Willis’ Kentucky men’s basketball career isn’t over quite yet.

 

The UK senior will represent Kentucky one more time at the Reese’s College All-Star Game on Friday at the Final Four in Phoenix. The game will take place at 6:30 p.m. ET at the University of Phoenix Stadium, the 2017 home of the Final Four. CBS Sports Network will provide television coverage.

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Monk named to Wooden All-American Team

LOS ANGELES – Kentucky men’s basketball freshman guard Malik Monk was named a Wooden All-American on Monday by the Los Angeles Athletic Club after leading the Wildcats to Southeastern Conference regular-season and tournament championships as well as a memorable run to the Elite Eight.

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