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From the gridiron to the hardwood and beyond, it's all things Kentucky sports, all year round. Hosted by Lexington Herald-Leader columnist John Clay.

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    Reviewing Kentucky football's win over Louisville

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 28, 2021 35:03

    The Kentucky Wildcats defeated the Louisville Cardinals 52-21 in college football on Saturday, Nov. 27, 2021. UK finished its regular season at 9-3 overall and 5-3 in the SEC. Lexington Herald-Leader sports columnists John Clay and Mark Story discussed the Cats third straight blowout victory over the Cardinals. They also looked at the season as a whole, speculation about Mark Stoops' future and where Kentucky might go bowling. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Kentucky-Louisville football preview

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 24, 2021 40:58


    The Kentucky Wildcats travel to Louisville to face the Cardinals in college football's annual Governor's Cup on Saturday, Nov. 27, 2021. Lexington Herald-Leader sports columnist John Clay talks with Cameron Teague of the Courier-Journal about the Cardinals and their star quarterback Malik Cunningham. John also talks with Josh Moore of Kentucky.com about Kentucky. The Cats have won the last two meetings in the series. COVID-19 scrapped last year's game. Kickoff is 7:30 p.m. Saturday on ESPN2. For more UK coverage visit www.kentuckysports.com. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices


    It's Governor's Cup Week

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 22, 2021 28:04

    Lexington Herald-Leader sports columnists John Clay and Mark Story discuss Kentucky football's 56-16 win over New Mexico State on Senior Day and look ahead to the Kentucky-Louisville matchup on Saturday, Nov. 27, 2021 at Cardinal Stadium. John and Mark also discuss Kentucky basketball's two wins last week, plus Reed Sheppard's commitment to the Cats. For more UK athletics coverage visit www.kentuckysports.com. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Kentucky-New Mexico State football preview

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 18, 2021 37:47


    The Kentucky Wildcats home football finale is Saturday, Nov. 20, 2021 against the New Mexico State Aggies at Kroger Field. Former UK assistant coach Doug Martin is the head coach at New Mexico State. His team is 1-9 on the season. Meanwhile, Kentucky is 7-3 overall and 5-3 in the SEC after last Saturday's 34-17 win at Vanderbilt. Lexington Herald-Leader sports columnist John Clay and Kentucky.com UK football beat writer Josh Moore discuss the matchup and some of the young players Kentucky fans may see more of on Saturday. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices


    Shaedon Sharpe, Reed Sheppard and Kentucky basketball recruiting

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 16, 2021 49:08

    Kentucky basketball recruiting writer Ben Roberts talks with Lexington Herald-Leader sports columnist John Clay about Shaedon Sharpe's decision to enroll early at UK, and Reed Sheppard's decision to announce his college choice on Saturday, Nov. 20, 2021. Ben also talks about what Kentucky's early recruiting for the Class of 2023 looks like, plus his thoughts on how the current Wildcats are coming along. Check out Ben's Herald-Leader recruiting blog Next Cats. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Reviewing Kentucky football's win at Vanderbilt

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 15, 2021 30:35


    The Kentucky Wildcats clinched a second place finish in the SEC East with a 34-17 victory over the Vanderbilt Commodores in Nashville on Saturday. Lexington Herald-Leader sports columnists John Clay and Mark Story discuss the win and look ahead to UK's final two games of the regular season. They also discuss Kentucky basketball's loss to Duke and win over Robert Morris. For more UK athletics coverage check out www.kentuckysports.com. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices


    Kentucky-Vanderbilt football preview

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 11, 2021 44:14


    After a 45-42 loss to Tennessee last Saturday, the Kentucky Wildcats visit the Vanderbilt Commodores on Saturday, Nov. 13, 2021 in Nashville. Mark Stoops' team has lost three straight games and is now 6-3 overall and 4-3 in the SEC. Vandy is 2-7 overall and 0-5 in the SEC. Lexington Herald-Leader sports columnist John Clay talked with Chad Bishop of VUCommodores.com about the Commodores. He also talked with Josh Moore of the Herald-Leader about the Wildcats. Kickoff is set for 7 p.m. on ESPN2. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices


    Kentucky football's loss to Tennessee, plus the UK-Duke basketball opener

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 8, 2021 30:16

    The Kentucky football team took a tough 45-42 loss to the visiting Tennessee Volunteers on Saturday, Nov. 6, 2021. Meanwhile, the UK basketball team opens the 2021-22 season against the Duke Blue Devils in the Champions Classic on Tuesday, Nov. 9, 2021 at Madison Square Garden in New York. Lexington Herald-Leader sports columnists John Clay and Mark Story tackle both the subjects. For more UK athletics coverage visit www.kentuckysports.com. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Kentucky-Duke basketball preview

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 6, 2021 40:27


    The Kentucky Wildcats and Duke Blue Devils square off in the Champions Classic at Madison Square Garden in New York on Tuesday, Nov. 9, 2021. It's the opening game for both teams in the 2021-22 college basketball season. Lexington Herald-Leader sports columnist John Clay talked with Steve Wiseman of the Raleigh News and Observer for a scouting report on the Blue Devils and about Mike Krzyzewski's final year as the Duke coach. John then talked with Jerry Tipton of Kentucky.com on how the Wildcats have looked after two exhibition victories. For more UK athletics coverage visit www.kentuckysports.com. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices


    Kentucky-Tennessee football preview

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 3, 2021 44:15


    Hoping to bounce back from last week's loss at Mississippi State, the Kentucky Wildcats play host to the Tennessee Volunteers in an SEC football game on Saturday, Nov. 6, 2021 at Kroger Field. UK enters the game 6-2 overall and 4-2 in the SEC. Tennessee is 4-4 overall and 2-3 in the conference. Lexington Herald-Leader sports columnist John Clay talked with Jimmy Hyams of WNML radio in Knoxville and Josh Moore of the Herald-Leader for scouting reports on each team. Kickoff is 7 p.m. on ESPN2. For more UK athletics coverage visit www.kentuckysports.com. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices


    Reviewing Kentucky football's loss at Mississippi State

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 1, 2021 34:38

    The Kentucky Wildcats lost 31-17 to the Mississippi State Bulldogs in an SEC football game on Oct. 30, 2021. The loss dropped UK to 6-2 overall and 4-2 in the SEC. Kentucky coach Mark Stoops fell to 0-5 at Mississippi State. Lexington Herald-Leader sports columnists John Clay and Mark Story discuss the loss and look ahead to Saturday's game against the visiting Tennessee Volunteers. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Kentucky-Mississippi State football preview

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 27, 2021 41:20


    No. 12-ranked Kentucky takes on Mississippi State in Starkville on Saturday at 7 p.m. on the SEC Network. The Wildcats are 6-1 on the season for coach Mark Stoops. Coach Mike Leach has the host Bulldogs at 4-3. Lexington Herald-Leader sports columnist John Clay talks with Andy Kostka of the Clarion-Ledger about Mississippi State. Josh Moore of the Lexington Herald-Leader provides a scouting report on Kentucky. For more UK athletics coverage visit www.kentuckysports.com. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices


    Reviewing Kentucky football's loss at No. 1 Georgia

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 18, 2021 32:54

    The 11th-ranked Kentucky Wildcats lost 30-13 to the No. 1-ranked Georgia Bulldogs on Saturday, Oct. 16, 2021 at Sanford Stadium in Athens. Mark Stoops' team dropped to 6-1 overall and 4-1 in the SEC. Georgia improved to 7-0 overall and 5-0 in the conference. Lexington Herald-Leader sports columnists John Clay and Mark Story discussed the game, then looked ahead to UK's bye week and the final five games on the regular season schedule. For more UK athletics coverage visit www.kentuckysports.com. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Kentucky-Georgia football preview

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 13, 2021 42:45


    The 11th-ranked Kentucky Wildcats travel to Athens to take on the No. 1-ranked Georgia Bulldogs on Saturday, Oct. 16, 2021. Both teams are undefeated. Kentucky is 6-0 overall for the first time since 1950 and 4-0 in the SEC for the first time since 1977. Boasting the nation's best defense, Georgia is also 6-0 overall and 4-0 in the SEC. Kickoff is set for 3:30 p.m. on CBS. Lexington Herald-Leader sports columnist John Clay talked with Marc Weiszer of the Athens Banner Herald about the Bulldogs. And John talked with Josh Moore of the Herald-Leader about the Wildcats. For more UK athletics coverage visit www.kentuckysports.com. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices


    After win over LSU, Kentucky looks ahead to No. 1 Georgia

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 11, 2021 34:37

    Mark Stoops' Kentucky Wildcats improved to 6-0 overall and 4-0 in the SEC with a 42-21 win over the LSU Tigers on Saturday, Oct. 9, 2021. Next up for now 11th-ranked Wildcats is a showdown with No. 1-ranked Georgia on Saturday in Athens. Lexington Herald-Leader sports columnists John Clay and Mark Story discuss UK's victory over LSU and peek ahead to the battle of unbeatens against the Bulldogs. For more UK athletics coverage visit www.kentuckysports.com. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Pro soccer is coming to Lexington

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 7, 2021 42:15

    The United Soccer League announced on Tuesday, Oct. 5, 2021 that Lexington has been awarded an expansion franchise in League One for the 2023 season. Lexington Herald-Leader sports columnist John Clay talks with Herald-Leader reporter Cameron Drummond about the city's new sports franchise, about the USL, League One, its youth academies and potential stadium sites. For more coverage of the Lexington Pro Soccer, visit www.kentuckysports.com. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    The John Clay Podcast: Kentucky-LSU football preview

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 6, 2021 42:41


    Fresh off their 20-13 win over the No. 10-ranked Florida Gators last Saturday, the No. 16 Kentucky Wildcats play host to the LSU Tigers on Saturday, Oct. 9, 2021. Kickoff is set for 7:30 p.m. at Kroger Field. The SEC Network has the telecast. UK enters the game 5-0 overall and 3-0 in the SEC. LSU is 3-2 overall and 1-1 in the conference. Lexington Herald-Leader sports columnist John Clay talked with Wilson Alexander of The Advocate in Baton Rouge about Ed Orgeron's Tigers. John also talked with Josh Moore of Kentucky.com about the Wildcats heading into Saturday's game. For more UK athletics coverage visit www.kentuckysports.com. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices


    Reviewing Kentucky football's win over Florida

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 3, 2021 43:07

    For the first time since 1986, the Kentucky Wildcats defeated the 10th-ranked Florida Gators in Lexington, beating Dan Mullen's club 20-13 at Kroger Field on Saturday, Oct. 2, 2021. It was UK's first win over an AP Top 10 team since the Wildcats beat South Carolina 31-28 in 2010. Lexington Herald-Leader sports columnists John Clay and Mark Story discuss the victory and look ahead to Saturday's game against visiting LSU. Also, you'll hear Mark Stoops' post-game press conference after the win over the Gators. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Kentucky-Florida football preview

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 29, 2021 50:20


    The Kentucky Wildcats have lost 16 straight games to the Florida Gators in Lexington. Now Dan Mullen brings his 10th-ranked Gators to Kroger Field to face Mark Stoops' Wildcats on Saturday, Oct. 2, 2021. It's a 6 p.m. kickoff on ESPN. To preview the game, Lexington Herald-Leader sports columnist talked with former Gainesville Sun sports columnist Pat Dooley about the Gators and Herald-Leader UK football beat writer Josh Moore about the Wildcats. For more UK athletics coverage visit www.kentuckysports.com. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices


    Reviewing Kentucky football's win over South Carolina

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 27, 2021 28:27

    The Kentucky Wildcats made their first road trip of the 2021 season a successful one with a 16-10 victory over the South Carolina Gamecocks on Saturday, Sept. 25, 2021 in Columbia. Mark Stoops' team is having problems with turnovers, but the Cats are now 4-0 overall and 2-0 in SEC play. Lexington Herald-Leader sports columnists John Clay and Mark Story review the win and look ahead to this week's game against the visiting Florida Gators. For more UK coverage, visit www.kentuckysports.com. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Kentucky-South Carolina football preview

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 22, 2021 49:50


    For their first road game of the season, the Kentucky Wildcats visit Columbia to play the South Carolina Gamecocks on Saturday, Sept. 25, 2021. Kickoff is set for 7 p.m. on ESPN2. Mark Stoops' Wildcats are 3-0 on the season, including 1-0 in the SEC. South Carolina is 2-1, with a 0-1 mark in the conference. Lexington Herald-Leader sports columnist John Clay talked with Ben Portnoy of The State newspaper in Columbia for a scouting report on Shane Beamer's Gamecocks. John talked with Josh Moore of the Herald-Leader about Kentucky. For more UK athletics coverage visit www.kentuckysports.com. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices


    Reviewing Kentucky football's win over Chattanooga

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 20, 2021 32:57

    The Kentucky Wildcats were not particularly happy with their 28-23 win over the Chattanooga Moccasins on Saturday, Sept. 18, 2021. Now 3-0 on the season, Mark Stoops' team takes its first road trip of the season, playing at South Carolina on Saturday, Sept. 25. Lexington Herald-Leader sports columnists John Clay and Mark Story examine the close win over Chattanooga and look ahead to the Cats vs. Gamecocks. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Chris Livingston's UK commitment, plus a Reed Sheppard update

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 16, 2021 35:14

    Kentucky men's basketball received a commitment on Wednesday, Sept. 15, 2021 from five-star wing Chris Livingston. The 6-foot-6 Livingston is ranked as the No. 5 prospect in the Class of 2022 by 247Sports. Lexington Herald-Leader sports columnist John Clay talked to Kentucky.com recruiting writer Ben Roberts about the Livingston commitment and UK's monster recruiting class. They also discuss what the analysts thought about Reed Sheppard's summer season. For more UK athletics coverage visit www.kentuckysports.com. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Kentucky-Chattanooga football preview

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 15, 2021 39:37


    After an important 35-28 victory over the Missouri Tigers, the Kentucky Wildcats welcome FCS opponent Chattanooga to Kroger Field on Saturday, Sept. 18, 2021. UK is 2-0. Chattanooga is 1-1 after a loss to Austin Peay and a win over North Alabama. For a scouting report on the Mocs, Lexington Herald-Leader sports columnist John Clay talked with Mark Wiedmer, sports columnist for the Chattanooga Times Free Press. To get up to speed on the Cats, John talked with Josh Moore, UK football beat writer for Kentucky.com. Kickoff is set for noon on SEC Network Plus and ESPN Plus. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices


    Reviewing Kentucky football's win over Missouri

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 13, 2021 31:38

    Improving to 2-0 overall and 1-0 in the SEC, the Kentucky Wildcats knocked off the Missouri Tigers 35-28 on Saturday, Sept. 11, 2021 at Kroger in Field in Lexington. Kentucky.com and Lexington Herald-Leader sports columnists John Clay and Mark Story discussed the win and look ahead to both Saturday's game with Chattanooga and the rest of the season. For more UK athletics coverage visit www.kentuckysports.com. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Kentucky-Missouri football preview

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 9, 2021 44:52


    In a key early-season SEC football matchup, the Kentucky Wildcats welcome the Missouri Tigers to Kroger Field on Sept. 11, 2021. Missouri snapped a five-game losing streak to UK with a 20-10 win last season in Columbia. To preview this year's game, Lexington Herald-Leader sports columnist John Clay talked with Mitchell Forde of Power Mizzou about the Tigers. He then talked with Josh Moore of the Herald-Leader and Kentucky.com about the Wildcats. Kickoff is set for 7:30 p.m. on the SEC Network. For more UK athletics coverage visit www.kentuckysports.com. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices


    Kentucky basketball gets a big commitment

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 7, 2021 31:55

    Shaedon Sharpe, a five-star guard ranked as the No. 1 player in the Class of 2022, has committed to play men's basketball at the University of Kentucky. Lexington Herald-Leader sports columnist John Clay talks to Kentucky.com UK basketball recruiting writer Ben Roberts about Sharpe's commitment and what it means to the progam. They also talk about possible future commits Chris Livingston, Dereck Lively and Cason Wallace. There's also a mention of Reed Sheppard. For more UK athletics coverage visit www.kentuckysports.com. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Reviewing Kentucky football's win over ULM

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 6, 2021 36:15

    Lexington Herald-Leader sports columnists John Clay and Mark Story talk about the Kentucky Wildcats' 45-10 win over the visiting Louisiana Monroe Warhawks on Sept. 4, 2021. The two also look ahead to Saturday's key SEC matchup between UK and the Missouri Tigers at Kroger Field. Included in the podcast as Kentucky coach Mark Stoops' post-game press conference after the win over ULM. For more UK athletics coverage visit www.kentuckysports.com. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Kentucky-ULM football preview

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 2, 2021 48:40

    The Kentucky Wildcats kickoff the 2021 season against the Louisiana Monroe Warhawks at noon on Saturday, Sept. 4, 2021 at Kroger Field. Lexington Herald-Leader sports columnist John Clay talked with Adam Hunsucker of the Star News in Monroe for a scouting report on ULM. Also on the podcast, you hear from UK offensive coordinator Liam Coen, defensive coordinator Brad White and head coach Mark Stoops. For more UK athletics coverage visit www.kentuckysports.com. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    An interview with ULM coach Terry Bowden

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 1, 2021 34:01


    The Kentucky Wildcats open the 2021 college football season against the Louisiana Monroe Warhawks on Saturday, Sept. 4, 2021 at Kroger Field. Lexington Herald-Leader UK football beat writer Josh Moore spoke with ULM coach Terry Bowden about his history and the rebuilding job he has taken on at Monroe. For more UK athletics coverage visit www.kentuckysports.com. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices


    What are we looking for in Kentucky football's opener?

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 1, 2021 36:07


    The Kentucky Wildcats play the visiting ULM Warhawks on Saturday, Sept. 4, 2021 at Kroger Field. Lexington Herald-Leader sports columnist Mark Story and Herald-Leader UK football beat writer Josh Moore joined Kentucky.com sports columnist John Clay to talk about what they are looking for on Saturday. Topics discussed included Kentucky's new offense, quarterback Will Levis, wide receiver Wan'Dale Robinson, newcomers on defense and the kicking game. They also discussed one thing that hasn't been talked about enough. For more UK athletics coverage visit www.kentuckysports.com. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices


    Kentucky football's linebackers

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 24, 2021 38:31


    De'Andre Square is a rock at one of Kentucky football's inside linebacker spot. Jordan Wright holds down one of the outside linebacker posts. After that, there are a lot of question marks concerning the Wildcats' linebacking corp. Lexington Herald-Leader UK football beat writer Josh Moore and Kentucky.com sports columnist John Clay discuss the options. A big key is the health of budding star J.J. Weaver at outside linebacker. For more UK athletics coverage visit www.kentuckysports.com. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices


    Kentucky football's defensive line

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 24, 2021 33:21


    Kentucky football lost two interior players on the defensive line to the NFL Draft. Nose guard Quinton Bohanna (sixth round by Dallas) and defensive tackle Phil Hoskins (seventh round by Carolina) are now in pro training camps. Lexington Herald-Leader UK football beat writer Josh Moore and Kentucky.com sports columnist John Clay discuss veterans Marquan McCall and Josh Paschal, plus the promising young players who will be asked to step up in 2021. The Wildcats open the season Sept. 4 against Louisiana Monroe. For more UK athletics coverage visit www.kentuckysports.com. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices


    Kentucky football's offensive line

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 23, 2021 39:12


    In the latest of the Kentucky football position-by-position series, Lexington Herald-Leader UK football beat writer Josh Moore and Kentucky.com sports columnist John Clay look at the Wildcats offensive line. The two discuss new position coach Eric Wolford, returning All-America tackle Darian Kinnard, Luke Fortner's move to center and the addition of tackle Dare Rosenthal. They also talk newcomers. For more University of Kentucky athletics coverage visit www.kentuckysports.com. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices


    Kentucky football's tight ends and specialists

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 22, 2021 39:50


    In the fifth installment of a Kentucky football position-by-position series, UK beat writer Josh Moore and sports columnist John Clay of the Lexington Herald-Leader break down the tight ends and specialists. Previously, Josh and John discussed the Wildcats' quarterbacks, running backs, wide receivers and secondary. For more UK athletics coverage visit www.kentucky.com. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices


    Kentucky football's secondary

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 20, 2021 39:27


    In the fourth of a position-by-position series examining Kentucky's football roster for 2021, Lexington Herald-Leader UK football beat writer Josh Moore joins sports columnist John Clay to break down the secondary. The Wildcats have an experienced group, led by Yusuf Corker, Cedric Dort and Davonte Robinson to go along with budding star Carrington Valentine. For more UK athletics coverage visit www.kentuckysports.com. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices


    Kentucky football's wide receivers

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 18, 2021 41:21


    Wide receiver promises to be a much more important position on the Kentucky football team under new offensive coordinator Liam Coen. UK football beat writer Josh Moore of the Lexington Herald-Leader joins sports columnist John Clay to break down the players at that position, including Josh Ali, Wan'Dale Robinson, Isaiah Epps, plus a training camp surprise, who just happens to be the son of Ray Lewis. For more UK athletics coverage visit www.kentuckysports.com. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices


    Kentucky state high school football preview

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 16, 2021 41:41

    High school football in Kentucky kicks off the weekend of August 20, 2021. Lexington Herald-Leader and Kentucky.com preps writer Jared Peck joins sports columnist John Clay to discuss the top players and teams in the state. Jared talks about the Herald-Leader Hundred, a list of 100 of the best players. He also talks about University of Kentucky in-state recruiting targets and what games to watch on opening weekend. For more Kentucky high school sports coverage visit www.kentucky.com. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Kentucky names its starting quarterback

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 16, 2021 34:29


    Kentucky football coach Mark Stoops named Penn State transfer Will Levis as the Wildcats' starting quarterback for the team's Sept. 4 opener against Louisiana Monroe. Stoops also announced that quarterback Joey Gatewood will enter the transfer portal. Kentucky.com UK football beat writer Josh Moore joins Lexington Herald-Leader sports columnists John Clay and Mark Story to discuss the Levis pick and the effect of Gatewood leaving the program. For more UK athletics coverage visit www.kentuckysports.com. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices


    Kentucky football's running backs

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 13, 2021 38:10


    As Kentucky football prepares for its Sept. 4, 2021 opener against Louisiana Monroe at Kroger Field, the second in our position-by-position series focuses on the running backs. Lexington Herald-Leader UK football beat writer Josh Moore and Kentucky.com columnist John Clay discuss a group that includes Chris Rodriguez, Kaovsiey Smoke, Jutahn McClain, Michael Drennen, Travis Tisdale, La'Vell Wright, Torrance Davis and Tyler Markray. How will they be used by new offensive coordinator Liam Coen? Stay tuned. For more Kentucky athletics coverage visit www.kentuckysports.com. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices


    How has Kentucky football's first week of camp gone?

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 12, 2021 29:50

    The University of Kentucky football team will hold its first scrimmage of fall camp on Saturday, Aug. 14, 2021 at Kroger Field. Head coach Mark Stoops, offensive coordinator Liam Coen and defensive coordinator Brad White talked to the media during the week about how the first few fall practice have gone for the Wildcats. Kentucky opens the season on Sept. 4 against Louisiana Monroe. For more UK football and athletics coverage visit www.kentuckysports.com. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Kentucky football's quarterbacks

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 11, 2021 39:30


    Kentucky football has a quarterback competition going on in fall camp as the Wildcats prepare for the Sept. 4 opener against Louisiana Monroe. In the first of a position-by-position series, Lexington Herald-Leader sports columnist John Clay and UK football beat writer Josh Moore break down what they have seen so far from quarterbacks Beau Allen, Joey Gatewood, Will Levis, Kaiya Sharon and Nik Scalzo. For more UK athletics coverage visit www.kentuckysports.com. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices


    Kentucky football's Media Day

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 6, 2021 50:55

    The University of Kentucky football team held its annual Media Day on Friday, August 6, 2021. Head coach Mark Stoops, defensive coordinator Brad White and offensive coordinator Liam Coen each held question-and-answer sessions with the media. UK opens the season Sept. 4 against Louisiana Monroe at Kroger Field. For more coverage of the Wildcats visit www.kentuckysports.com. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    A scouting report on Will Levis

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 4, 2021 41:25


    Penn State transfer Will Levis will be one of three candidates competing for the Kentucky starting quarterback job this fall. Levis, Joey Gatewood and Beau Allen enter fall camp vying for the No. 1 job. Lexington Herald-Leader sports columnist John Clay talked with Jon Sauber of the Centre Daily Times about Levis' time at Penn State, his strengths and weaknesses. John then talked with Josh Moore of Kentucky.com about all the quarterback candidates on the UK roster. Kentucky's football media day is Friday, Aug. 6. UK's opener is Sept. 4 against Louisiana Monroe. For more UK athletics coverage visit www.kentucky.com. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices


    When will Texas and Oklahoma begin play in the SEC?

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 2, 2021 29:20

    Big 12 members Texas and Oklahoma have applied for and been accepted into membership of the SEC. But when will the Longhorns and Sooners begin play in their new conference? What happens to the Big 12? And what impact will Texas and Oklahoma have on SEC football and basketball? Blair Kerkhoff of the Kansas City Star joins Lexington Herald-Leader sports columnist John Clay to discuss those topics and more. Find Blair's work at www.kansascity.com. For coverage of University of Kentucky and SEC sports check out www.kentucky.com. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Matt Norlander on Kentucky and college basketball

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 13, 2021 39:00

    Matt Norlander, college basketball senior writer for CBS Sports, joins Lexington Herald-Leader sports columnist John Clay to talk how Kentucky did in the transfer portal, how Name, Image and Likeness will affect the sport, especially, recruiting, and who are some of the top teams for 2021-22. They also talk a little current music. Follow Matt on Twitter at @mattnorlander. Check out his work at cbssports.com. Follow John on Twitter at @johnclayiv. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    The latest on Reed Sheppard, Jalen Duren and UK basketball recruiting

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 1, 2021 47:16


    University of Kentucky basketball recruiting continues to heat up in the summer of 2021. Lexington Herald-Leader recruiting writer Ben Roberts joins Kentucky.com sports columnist John Clay to talk Jalen Duren, Brandon Miller, Dereck Lively, Reed Sheppard, Kaleb Glenn and more. They also talk about how the Name, Image and Likeness opportunities that went into effect July 1 will play a role in recruiting. Follow Ben on Twitter at @benrobertshl. Follow John at @johnclayiv. Check out Kentucky.com for all UK basketball recruiting news. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices


    Is UK all in on NIL?

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 27, 2021 35:54

    Gov. Andy Beshear signed an executive order on Thursday, June 24, 2021 allowing college athletes in Kentucky to profit from their name, image and likeness. Lexington Herald-Leader sports columnists John Clay and Mark Story discuss how the University is Kentucky and its athletics director, Mitch Barnhart, are handling the implementation of NIL and how it will affect UK's program and college athletics overall. They also talk a little about Kentucky football's quarterback question heading into the fall. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Kentucky basketball recruiting update

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 21, 2021 37:58


    College basketball coaches are back on the road recruiting for the first time since the coronavirus pandemic began in the spring of 2020. Lexington Herald-Leader and Kentucky.com University of Kentucky basketball recruiting writer Ben Roberts talks to Herald-Leader sports columnist John Clay about how UK's recruiting is going. Ben and John talk about Jalen Duren, Shaedon Sharpe, Dereck Lively, JJ Taylor and more prospects. They also discuss the dynamics of John Calipari's coaching staff with the additions of Orlando Antigua and Ronald "Chin" Coleman. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices


    Catching up on Kentucky football

    Play Episode Listen Later May 19, 2021 42:46


    Lexington Herald-Leader Kentucky football beat writer Josh Moore joins Kentucky.com columnist John Clay to discuss the departure of secondary coach Steve Clinkscale, the Wildcats' showing in the NFL Draft and how UK's upcoming 2021 schedule breaks down. For more Kentucky football coverage, follow Josh on Twitter at @joshmoorehl. Follow John on Twitter at @johnclayiv. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices


    Scouting reports on UK's NFL draft prospects

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 26, 2021 25:52

    The 2021 NFL Draft begins Thursday, April 29 and runs through Saturday, May 1 in Cleveland. Lexington Herald-Leader and Kentucky.com sports columnist John Clay talked with Emory Hunt of footballgameplan.com and the College Draft podcast with Ross Tucker about Kentucky's prospects, as well as those at Louisville and Eastern Kentucky. Time stamps: 3:20 - Jamin Davis 5:00 - Kelvin Joseph 6:30 - Drake Jackson 8:50 - Landon Young 10:30 - Phil Hoskins and Quinton Bohanna 12:00 - Brandin Echols 13:00 - Louisville prospects including Tutu Atwell and Javian Hawkins 15:00 - EKU prospect Keyion Dixon Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

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