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About Jennifer Smith

Jen Smith has been a sports writer at the Herald-Leader since 2000, covering everything from high school sports to auto racing to various University of Kentucky sports. A native of Louisville and a graduate of the University of Kentucky (much to the dismay of her Louisville graduate mother and Indiana graduate father), Jen now resides in downtown Lexington with her husband and two young sons. You can follow her on Twitter @jenheraldleader or send her an email at jsmith3@herald-leader.com.

Two players sidelined by car accident

Kentucky will be without two of its new players and a veteran forward on Friday when the Cats take the floor for Big Blue Madness. Freshman guard Jaycee Coe and junior college transfer Ivana Jakubcova were both involved in a … Continue reading

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Cats’ game vs. Louisville won’t be televised

A few more times and television games have trickled out for Kentucky this season, but there’s still a TV blackout on a likely top 10 showdown between Louisville and UK at the Yum Center in early December. Kentucky’s game against … Continue reading

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Stoops to Kemp: ‘It’s not how we talk’

Kentucky running back Jojo Kemp was doing end zone rolls after practice on Tuesday, but not for punishment, as they usually are, but as a joke with some of the coaches’ kids. It was Tuesday, which is family meal night … Continue reading

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SEC released league schedule

Kentucky got more than its share of made-for-TV matchups when the Southeastern Conference released its women’s basketball schedule conference schedule on Friday morning. The Cats, projected to be a top 10 team by ESPN’s Charlie Creme at the end of … Continue reading

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UK’s SEC schedule released

Jan. 2                  at Alabama                                             TBA Jan. 4                  OLE MISS (SEC Network)                  2 p.m. Jan. 8                  AUBURN                                             TBA Jan. 11         at South Carolina (ESPN2)                  1 p.m. Jan. 15         … Continue reading

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Drake has opted not to play senior season

Kentucky senior Samantha Drake will not play in her final season, the school announced on Thursday. The senior forward, who tore her anterior cruciate ligament and meniscus four games into last season, could’ve taken a medical red-shirt, but has opted … Continue reading

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Kentucky women unveil non-conference schedule

After having Baylor end its season in a disappointing fashion, Kentucky will get another shot at the Bears just two games into the new season when they come to Lexington for a rematch at Rupp Arena. It’s one of a … Continue reading

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Mitchell rounds out staff with former UConn star

Kentucky Coach Matthew Mitchell is hopeful that one of the nation’s most accurate shooters will be a can’t-miss hire, too. Tamika Williams, a former standout at Connecticut and first-round WNBA Draft pick, will finish out Mitchell’s basketball staff, which replaced … Continue reading

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One of nation’s top forwards chooses Kentucky

A physical power forward with what one analyst called “a ceiling through the roof” committed to Kentucky after a recent visit. Batouly Camara, rated as one of the top 25 players in the nation by multiple recruiting services, is a … Continue reading

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New assistants competitive, even with each other

Kentucky’s assistants are as competitive in their offices and on the recruiting trail as Matthew Mitchell expects his players to be on the playing floor. He thinks that bodes well for the future. Their fire really attracted Mitchell to Adeniyi … Continue reading

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