SEC contenders face tougher schedules


The Southeastern Conference has long touted itself as the nation’s toughest football league from top to bottom. That begs the question: How hard will it be to win the SEC this season? The league last week announced its 14 teams will each play a 10-game schedule against fellow SEC opponents because of the COVID-19 pandemic. Gone are not only some […]

Jackson: UK’s best center in 40 years?

Vaught’s Views

He’s been piling up preseason honors the same way he has piled up successful blocks, but Kentucky senior center Drake Jackson won’t let the accolades go to his head. SEC Network analyst Cole Cubelic ranks him as the Southeastern Conference’s best returning center. Pro Football Focus ups the ante by ranking him as the most valuable center returning to college […]

Struttin’ Time

‘Mom’ truly walked the right path

The year was 1988. It was 6 degrees in my hunting blind on opening day of turkey season in Sundance, Wyoming. I was good and warm in my wool hunting outfit, with my Thermal insulated boots, my extreme weather underwear and wool hat my motherin law, Mrs. Freeda Lucas, had bought me for this trip. Making my calls made me […]

Struttin’ Time

Actions, reactions, and a Texas hunt

Ruby Zidaroff, my longtime teacher at McRoberts Grade School, taught me that for every action, there is an equal reaction. I have watched through the years, and she was spot on. The latest action is we have been hit with a very dangerous virus. Now for you who still don’t believe we have this virus, go ask a family member […]

UK lineman Kinnard is eager to improve

Vaught’s Views

No one grows up wanting to be an offensive lineman. Kentucky junior Darian Kinnard is confident any offensive lineman would agree with him because the more glamorous positions are what every youngster envisions he will be playing. “But once you accept you are going to be a lineman, you take more pride in being a lineman because there are not […]

Gabby’s Fishing Fever

Bass are now ‘scattered everywhere’

Bass are now scattered everywhere from shallow to deep. If you are looking for them in mostly shallow areas there are key spots with and without cover to check out. Bass will move along shallow banks in summer looking for shad and small bluegill and crawfish or anything in the water like worms and bugs. When bass are on the […]

Reds know about interrupted seasons


Through player strikes and a lockout, the Cincinnati Reds have experienced notable moments with interrupted seasons. They think they’re in good shape heading into the latest. The Reds were one of the biggest offseason spenders, committing $165 million to five players in a roster overhaul. By signing the biggest free agent contracts in franchise history, they rekindled interest in a […]

After shedding tears on the bench, he’s a top UK recruit

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Sarr expected to lead at UK — if he’s eligible

From the time Kentucky started recruiting point guard Skyy Clark it was a “blessing” for the family. “Recruits dream of getting a call from coach Cal or his staff at Kentucky,” said Kenny Clark, Skyy’s father. “That is huge for these kids. Definitely an honor and speaks for all the hard work he has put in. “It was a special […]

Struttin’ Time

Wearing his mask? You can bet he is

After a week off for computer repair we are back and full of energy. With meat at an all time high — even if you can find any — I will be leaving for a week-long safari to hunt anything that weighs over 1,000 pounds and was brought to Texas years ago, some to save from being wiped off the […]

Gabby’s Fishing Fever

Plastic worms bring big bass

Every angler has bait he or she relies on to catch bass when all else fails. For many, including me, it is the good old plastic worm. This bait has been around for a very long time and has a bass catch rate and a big bass history like no other. There are a lot of ways to rig this […]

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