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Men’s Basketball: Kentucky 87 Valparaiso 63

Valparaiso at Kentucky, Rupp Arena, Lexington, Ky.

December 7, 2016
Attendance:
21,805

 

Final Score: No. 6/7 Kentucky 87, Valparaiso 63

 

Team Records and Series Notes

  • Kentucky is 8-1. Valparaiso is 7-2.
  • Kentucky leads the series 2-0.
  • Kentucky begins a four-game stretch away from home against Hofstra on Sunday at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, N.Y. The game will be televised on ESPN at 3 p.m.
  • The game marked UK’s last home game of the 2016 calendar year. The Wildcats’ next home action is Jan. 3 against Texas A&M.

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CAL, Johnson Central and Bowling Green win on final day of football playoffs

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Kentucky officially accepts bid to TaxSlayer Bowl

Dec. 4, 2016

Official Release, Ticket Info, etc.

Wildcats will face Georgia Tech at 11 a.m. on Dec. 31 in Jacksonville, Fla.

 

LEXINGTON, Ky. – Making its return to the postseason, Kentucky has accepted a bid to play in the prestigious TaxSlayer Bowl. The Wildcats will face Georgia Tech.

 

The game will be played on Saturday, Dec. 31 at 11 a.m. at EverBank Field in Jacksonville, Florida and broadcast on ESPN. Originally known as the Gator Bowl, the TaxSlayer Bowl has been played continuously since the 1945 season, making it the sixth-oldest existing bowl game.

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Belfry wins 3A, Trinity 6A as the football finals continue in Bowling Green

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Beechwood wins Class A football title 21-14 over Hazard

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Epps has 30, Morris a career-high 19 as UK Hoops beats #12 Oklahoma 82-68

No. 17 Kentucky Tops 12th-Ranked Oklahoma in SEC/Big 12 Challenge

Morris Scores Career High in Victory

 

LEXINGTON, Ky. – Makayla Epps scored a season-high 30 points as No. 17 Kentucky topped 12th-ranked Oklahoma 82-68 on Thursday night at Memorial Coliseum.

 

Sophomore Maci Morris also had the best game of her young career, posting a career-high 19 points and grabbing a career-best eight rebounds, which led the Wildcats on the evening.

Continue reading: Epps has 30, Morris a career-high 19 as UK Hoops beats #12 Oklahoma 82-68

Audio/Video online broadcasts of Russell Athletic/KHSAA Football Finals available

The 1A Championship will open the 2016 Russell Athletic/KHSAA Commonwealth Gridiron Bowl on Friday night at 7 p.m. (CT) when Beechwood (13-1) takes on Hazard (12-2) at Houchens Industries/L.T. Smith Stadium in Bowling Green. The action resumes Saturday afternoon when Central (9-5) faces Belfry (13-1) in the 3A Championship at 5 p.m., followed by Trinity (Louisville) (14-0) and Lafayette (13-1) in the 6A Championship at 8 p.m. Continue reading: Audio/Video online broadcasts of Russell Athletic/KHSAA Football Finals available

UK’s Courtney Love named to SEC Community Service Team

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Junior linebacker honored for giving back to the community

 

LEXINGTON, Ky. – Kentucky junior linebacker Courtney Love has been selected to the Southeastern Conference Community Service Team, it was announced by the league office on Wednesday.

 

Love, a native of Youngstown, Ohio, has been very active in the community since transferring from Nebraska in 2015.

 

In May of 2016, Love was one of three Kentucky football players chosen to participate in a service/educational trip to Ethiopia where he helped build houses, made shoe-shining boxes for the homeless and provided food to impoverished families. He currently serves in a mentoring program with local high school students using Skype technology to talk to them about the importance of good grades and making wise decisions. He also has participated in an event at the Indian Summer Camp for children who are cancer survivors or currently have cancer, and has taken part in events with the UK Children’s Hospital, Read Across America, Special Olympics and “Champ’s Camp” youth football camp, along with other service activities.

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Pinnacle Sports Notes for November 30, 2016

Last Night in High School Basketball

Bell County Girls 44  Oneida Baptist 17

Boyle County Girls 65  Corbin 29

North Laurel Girls 81  Barbourville 42

Red Bird Girls 53  KSD 14

Whitley County Girls 61  Jellico, TN 16

Clay County Boys 76 Bell County 66

Harlan County Boys 64 Letcher Central 42

Oneida Baptist Boys 82 Middlesboro 55

South Laurel Boys 78 Jackson County 65

Whitley County Boys 83  Jellico, Tn 51

Coming up this week at North Laurel High School is the 6th Annual Legacy Nissan Classic.  Here’s the schedule for the week:

Thursday December 1

6:00pm – South Laurel Girls vs. Lee County

7:30pm – North Laurel Girls vs. George Rogers Clark

9:00pm – Whitley County Boys vs. Madison Southern

Friday December 2

6:00pm – Mercer County Boys vs. Corbin

7:30pm – Taylor County Boys vs. Harlan County

9:00pm – North Laurel Boys vs. Breathitt County

Saturday December 3

11:00am – Casey County Boys vs. Knott County Central

12:30pm – Lafayette Boys vs. Cordia

2:00pm – Dixie Heights Boys vs. Taylor County

3:30pm – LCA Boys vs. Ashland Blazer

5:00pm – South Laurel Boys vs. Covington Scott

6:30pm – Sheldon Clark Boys vs. North Laurel

8:00pm – Wesley Christian, KY Boys vs. St. Louis Christian, MO

9:30pm – Charlotte Basketball Academy, NC Boys vs. 22 FT Academy, SC

Sunday December 4

12:00pm – Vision Prep Basketball Academy, KY Boys vs. Charlotte Basketball Academy, NC

1:00pm – Slam Dunk Championship

2:30pm – Wesley Christian, KY Boys vs. Mount Zion, MD

4:00pm – Teays Valley Christian, VA Boys vs. St. Louis Christian, MO

5:30pm – Mount Mission, WV Boys vs. Legacy Charter, SC

7:00pm – Hargrave Military Academy Boys vs. 22 FT Academy, SC

UK Football: Jon Toth accepts Senior Bowl invitation

Nov. 28, 2016

Senior All-America, All-SEC and Rimington Trophy candidate will play Jan. 28 in Mobile, Ala.

Jon Toth. Offensive Line. The University of Kentucky Football team defeats South Carolina 17-10 on Saturday, September 24, 2016 at Commonwealth Stadium in Lexington, Kentucky. Photo by Chet White | UK Athletics

The University of Kentucky Football team defeated South Carolina 17-10 on Saturday, September 24, 2016 at Commonwealth Stadium in Lexington, Kentucky.
Photo by Chet White | UK Athletics

LEXINGTON, Ky. – University of Kentucky senior center Jon Toth has accepted an invitation to play in the 2017 Reese’s Senior Bowl.

Toth, who hails from Indianapolis, is considered one of the top centers in college football for the second straight season. The 6-foot-5, 310-pound senior, has played in 48 career games with a nation-high 47 consecutive starts. Last season, he helped UK’s four-man running back rotation collect 1,855 yards. This season the Cats’ running game is averaging a remarkable 241.2 yards per game, the best mark in 40 years and 5.5 yards per rushing attempt, on track to be a school record. Toth blocks for two players who have rushed for more than 1,000 yards this season in Stanley “Boom” Williams and Benny Snell Jr. Williams is averaging 7.1 yards per carry, on pace to be a school record, and Snell has broken UK freshman records for most rushing yards, most total touchdowns, most rushing touchdowns and most 100-yard games.

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. He is a nominee for the National Football Foundation’s Scholar-Athlete Award, is an All-America and All-Southeastern Conference candidate and is on the watch list for the Rimington Trophy, given annually to the nation’s most outstanding center.

The Reese’s Senior Bowl invites the top 110 seniors and fourth-year junior graduates to participate in its practices, interview sessions and game. They will begin practices on Jan. 28 and the 68th annual game will kick off at 1:30 CT/2:30 p.m. ET on Saturday, Jan. 28, 2017 at the Ladd-Peebles Stadium in Mobile, Ala. ESPN2 and the NFL Network will broadcast live from the practices and the contest will be nationally-televised on the NFL Network.

Tickets to see Toth play in the Senior Bowl are on sale at 888.736.2695 or online at seniorbowl.com.