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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.

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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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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@johnclayiv

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English

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859-321-5362


Episodes

Kentucky-Mississippi State preview, plus Kentucky Sports Figure of the Year

1/24/2022
Coming off an 80-71 loss at now No. 1-ranked Auburn, the Kentucky Wildcats play host to the Mississippi State Bulldogs in an SEC basketball clash Tuesday, Jan. 25, 2022 at Rupp Arena. ESPN has the 9 p.m. telecast. Lexington Herald-Leader sports columnist John Clay talked with Andy Kostka of the Clarion-Ledger about Mississippi State. He also talked with fellow Herald-Leader sports columnist Mark Story about the UK-Auburn game, Tuesday's game against the Bulldogs, and the Kentucky Sports...

Duration:00:37:37

What's next for Shaedon Sharpe and Kentucky basketball?

1/21/2022
Rated as the No. 1 basketball recruit for the Class of 2022, Shaedon Sharpe left high school early and enrolled at the University of Kentucky for the spring semester. He is practicing but has yet to play for John Calipari's Wildcats. Now comes reports that Sharpe will be eligible for the NBA Draft in 2022. Will Sharpe stay at UK and play next season, as was the original plan? Will he play this season? Will he enter the draft? And what kind of effect might this have on Kentucky's recruiting...

Duration:00:33:09

Kentucky-Auburn college basketball preview

1/20/2022
The Auburn Tigers are 17-1 overall, 6-0 in the SEC and ranked No. 2 in the AP Top 25. The Kentucky Wildcats are 15-3 overall, 5-1 in the SEC and ranked No. 12. Bruce Pearl coaches the Tigers. John Calipari coaches the Wildcats. So there should be plenty of fireworks when the two teams hook up Saturday, Jan. 22, 2022 at Auburn. CBS has the 1 p.m. telecast. Lexington Herald-Leader sports columnist John Clay talked with Jay G. Tate, publisher of Auburnsports.com, about Auburn. And he spoke with...

Duration:00:31:43

Catching up on Kentucky football after the Citrus Bowl win

1/19/2022
Lexington Herald-Leader sports columnist John Clay talks with Josh Moore, UK football writer for Kentucky.com, about the happening with the University of Kentucky football program heading into the off-season. UK is coming off a 20-17 victory over Iowa in the Citrus Bowl on New Year's Day. For more UK athletics coverage visit www.kentuckysports.com. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:47:58

Kentucky-Texas A&M college basketball preview

1/18/2022
Fresh off a 107-79 thumping of Tennessee, the Kentucky Wildcats travel to College Station to face the Texas A&M Aggies on Wednesday, Jan. 19 at Reed Arena. The SEC Network has the 8:30 p.m. telecast. Buzz Williams' Texas A&M team is 4-0 in the SEC and 15-2 overall. John Calipari's Wildcats are 14-3 overall and 4-1 in the conference. Lexington Herald-Leader sports columnist John Clay talked with Travis L. Brown of the Bryan/College Station Eagle about the Aggies. He also visited with Derek...

Duration:00:35:49

Kentucky-Tennessee college basketball preview

1/13/2022
Since coming to Knoxville, Tennessee basketball coach Rick Barnes is 8-6 against his good friend John Calipari. Barnes will be looking to add to that total when he brings his Volunteers to Rupp Arena on Saturday to face Calipari's Kentucky Wildcats. UT has won three of the last four meetings at Rupp. This year, Kentucky is ranked 18th and Tennessee 22nd in the AP Top 25. To preview the matchup, Lexington Herald-Leader sports columnist John Clay talked with Mike Wilson of the Knoxville...

Duration:00:27:19

Kentucky-Iowa Citrus Bowl preview

12/29/2021
The Kentucky Wildcats out of the SEC face the Iowa Hawkeyes out of the Big Ten in the Vrbo Citrus Bowl on Saturday, Jan. 1, 2022 in Orlando. Lexington Herald-Leader sports columnist John Clay talked with Tom Kakert of Hawkeye Report about Iowa and Josh Moore of Kentucky.com about UK. Kickoff is set for 1 p.m. Saturday on ABC. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:43:06

Kentucky-Missouri basketball preview

12/27/2021
The Kentucky Wildcats are scheduled to play the Missouri Tigers in the SEC basketball opener for both programs on Wednesday, Dec. 29, 2021 at Rupp Arena. The SEC Network has the 7 p.m. telecast. Missouri coach Cuonzo Martin has tested positive for COVID and will not make the trip to Lexington. To preview the game, Lexington Herald-Leader sports columnist John Clay talked with Lila Bromberg of the Kansas City Star about Missouri. He spoke with Jerry Tipton of Kentucky.com about the Wildcats....

Duration:00:30:00

Kentucky-Notre Dame basketball preview

12/9/2021
The Kentucky Wildcats are 7-1 and ranked 10th in the AP Top 25 college basketball poll. The Wildcats have yet to face a true road test, however. That changes Saturday, Dec. 11, 2021 when John Calipari's club travels to South Bend to take on the Notre Dame Fighting Irish. ESPN has the 5:15 p.m. telecast. Lexington Herald-Leader sports columnist John Clay talked to Tom Noie of the South Bend Tribune and Jon Hale of the Courier-Journal in Louisville to preview the game. For more UK athletics...

Duration:00:34:27

Previewing Kentucky's high school football championships

11/30/2021
The Kentucky High School Athletic Association holds it annual football championships on Friday, Dec. 3 and Saturday Dec. 4, 2021 at Kroger Field in Lexington. Champions will be crowned in six different classes. Lexington Herald-Leader sports columnist John Clay talked with Herald-Leader high school writer Jared Peck about the weekend, including previews on all six games. Here's the schedule: Friday 1A-Pikeville vs. Russellville at noon; 2A-Beechwood vs. LCA at 4 p.m.; 4A-Johnson Central vs....

Duration:00:36:27

Reviewing Kentucky football's win over Louisville

11/28/2021
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

Duration:00:32:00

Kentucky-Louisville football preview

11/24/2021
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....

Duration:00:37:56

It's Governor's Cup Week

11/21/2021
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

Duration:00:25:30

Kentucky-New Mexico State football preview

11/18/2021
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...

Duration:00:34:41

Shaedon Sharpe, Reed Sheppard and Kentucky basketball recruiting

11/16/2021
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...

Duration:00:46:08

Reviewing Kentucky football's win at Vanderbilt

11/14/2021
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...

Duration:00:29:23

Kentucky-Vanderbilt football preview

11/11/2021
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...

Duration:00:41:06

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

11/7/2021
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...

Duration:00:27:16

Kentucky-Duke basketball preview

11/6/2021
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...

Duration:00:37:27

Kentucky-Tennessee football preview

11/3/2021
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....

Duration:00:41:14