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Drew Barker gets his shot to stop Kentucky’s slide


The big news coming out of Mark Stoops’ press luncheon on Monday was easily the decision to give redshirt freshman Drew Barker his first collegiate start at quarterback Saturday when Kentucky plays Charlotte at 7:30 p.m. at Commonwealth Stadium.

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ESPN’s Tip-Off Marathon begins Monday night

ESPN’s family of networks start their Tip-off Marathon on Monday night, which continues through early morning Tuesday and Tuesday afternoon and finishes with the Champions Classic on Tuesday night.

Here’s the list of college basketball games on television for Monday:

  • 7 p.m. – Tennessee at Georgia Tech (ESPNU)
  • 7 p.m. – Austin Peay at Indiana (Big 10)
  • 7 p.m. – UM-Baltimore County at St. John’s (Fox Sports 1)
  • 7:30 p.m. – Virginia at George Washington (ESPN2)
  • 7:30 p.m. – Oral Roberts at South Carolina (SEC)
  • 9 p.m. – Kennesaw State at LSU (ESPNU)
  • 9:30 p.m. – San Diego State at Utah (ESPN2)
  • 11:30 p.m. – Baylor at Oregon (ESPN2)
  • 1:45 a.m. – BYU at Long Beach State (ESPN2)
  • 4 a.m. – Nevada at Hawaii (ESPN2)
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Report: UK’s DeWayne Peevy finalist for AD opening at UCF

Kentucky’s deputy athletics director DeWayne Peevy is one of the finalists under consideration to replace George O’Leary, who is retiring as athletics director at Central Florida, the Orlando Sentinel is reporting.

An excerpt from the Sentinel:

A source with direct knowledge of the interviews told the Orlando Sentinel that UCF President John Hitt will interview three athletics director finalists Monday in Chicago. One of the finalists is Kentucky deputy athletics director DeWayne Peevy, a former media relations director for the SEC and close confidant of Wildcats basketball coach John Calipari. University of Buffalo athletics director Danny White, the son of Duke athletics director Kevin White who has worked with Hitt in the past, is also said to be a finalist.

Peevy came to UK from the Southeastern Conference office in 2008. He was promoted to deputy athletics director in 2013.

Eric Lindsey, UK’s associate director of media relations, said the school had no comment on the Orlando Sentinel’s report.

Related link: No. 2 man in UK Athletics, Peevy is confidant to Cal, role model, AD in the making

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College basketball on television: Nov. 15


Here is the list of college basketball games on television for Sunday:

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Tricks, a blocked punt and Kentucky’s fifth straight loss


NASHVILLE — In addition to my column, 10 more things from Kentucky’s 21-17 loss at Vanderbilt on Saturday night.

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Liveblog: Kentucky-Vanderbilt football


Live from Nashville’s Vanderbilt Stadium, we are blogging live from the Kentucky-Vanderbilt football game, 4 p.m. on the SEC Network. You can sign-in with Facebook or Twitter to have your comments appear automatically, if you wish. If not, you can still comment, make observations, ask questions, or riff and rant.

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SEC football predictions: Week 11


SEC predictions for Saturday:

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College football on television: Nov. 14


Tom Hart will be on play-by-play with Andre Ware on color and Laura Rutledge working the sidelines for the SEC Network as Kentucky visits Vanderbilt for a 4 p.m. conference game.

The day’s two biggest games pit Alabama at Mississippi State at 3:30 p.m. on CBS and Baylor playing host to Oklahoma at 8 p.m. on ABC. Alabama is No. 2 in the current College Football Playoff rankings, behind Clemson and ahead of No. 3 Ohio State and No. 4 Notre Dame. Baylor is No. 6. Oklahoma is No. 12.

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Five observations from UK’s win over Albany


Five observations from Kentucky’s 78-65 win over Albany on Friday night:

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