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6:06 pm
Tue January 14, 2014

Former Kentucky Ag Commissioner Richie Farmer Sentenced to 27 Months

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Former Kentucky Agriculture Commissioner and University of Kentucky basketball star Richie Farmer has been sentenced to 27 months in prison.

Farmer previously plead guilty to corruption charges for misappropriating government resources while in office. The sentence also requires Farmer to pay over $120,000 in restitution for abusing his power.

Farmer’s attorney Guthrie True says he's disappointed in the ruling. He'd sought to have Farmer serve only 21 months.

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12:00 pm
Mon January 13, 2014

Richie Farmer to be Sentenced This Week in Corruption Case

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Former Kentucky Agriculture Commissioner Richie Farmer will find out this week how much time he’ll have to spend in prison for misappropriating government resources while in office.

Farmer pleaded guilty to two corruption-related counts in September and could spend about two years behind bars.

Federal prosecutors say that, among other things, Farmer used agriculture department employees to peform personal tasks and put friends on the department payroll who did little or no work.

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10:34 am
Thu January 9, 2014

Interactive Timeline: Bobby Petrino's (Controversial) Journey Back to the Louisville Cardinals

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Bobby Petrino will be the Louisville Cardinals' football coach for the second time, the school announced Thursday.

Petrino, 52, has the best win percentage of any Louisville Cardinals football coach and led the team to a major postseason victory in the Orange Bowl. He had a 41-9 record during his first tenure with UofL from 2003 to 2006. In all, he has 83 career win and is known for his team's offensive prowess.

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8:35 pm
Sat December 28, 2013

In College Basketball, Kentucky Wildcats Beats Louisville Cardinals 73-66

LEXINGTON — Kentucky guards Andrew and Harrison combined for 28 points, including 11 during a critical second-half stretch with star Julius Randle sidelined by cramps, helping the 18th-ranked Wildcats beat No. 6 Louisville 73-66 on Saturday.

Randle's 17 first-half points staked Kentucky (10-3) to a 41-36 halftime lead before the 6-foot-9 forward went to the locker room early in the second with leg cramps. He returned but cramped again and spent the rest of the game on the bench.

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4:12 pm
Fri December 27, 2013

Louisville Cardinals, Kentucky Wildcats 'Ready to Play' in Battle of the Bluegrass

The Louisville Cardinals and Kentucky Wildcats renew their annual men’s basketball rivalry tomorrow  in Lexington.

The defending national champion Cards are 11-1 on season.   The Wildcats are 9-3 and won the title the previous year.

UK coach John Calipari says he’s been trying to get his young team to improve its focus.

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6:57 am
Fri December 27, 2013

Once Bitter Rivals, Ky. Basketball Coaches Now Share The Mic

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1:12 pm
Mon December 23, 2013

Nothing But Net: The UK-UofL Rivalry Game is Upon Us

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All across Kentucky, people have had Saturday circled on their calendar since last December. It's the Rivalry Game. The Battle of the Bluegrass. Red vs. Blue. Cards vs. Cats. That day is finally upon us. Matt Anthony and I analyze this year's tilt with position breakdowns, and offer our prognostication. All this and more on this edition of Nothing But Net, the sports report that swings.

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12:00 pm
Mon December 16, 2013

Nothing But Net: The Politics of College Basketball

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This week, WFPL's  Phillip Bailey and Haven Harrington, host of WLOU's "Main Event Sports," join me for a discussion of the politics of the NCAA. Should college athletes be paid? Has time come when the sports world is ready for five "super conferences?" Has it all really come down to money? Is there a difference between major college sports and the professional sports world?

Please join us for a lively discussion this week, on Nothing But Net, the sports report that swings.

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4:14 pm
Fri December 13, 2013

College Basketball: UK at North Carolina; U of L Faces WKU; IU vs Irish

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College basketball action this weekend has the Kentucky Wildcats facing North Carolina.

With two losses this season, UK has dropped to 11th in the latest Associated Press poll.    The Tar Heels are 6-2 and ranked 18th, with victories over Louisville and Michigan State.

Saturday's tipoff at Chapel Hill is at 5:15pm.

The Louisville Cards take on Western Kentucky tomorrow  at the KFC Yum Center.

U of L coach Rick Pitino says he’s generally pleased with his players’ performance so far this season, but it’s difficult to evaluate a team in December.

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12:00 pm
Tue December 3, 2013

Nothing But Net: Talking Referees and How They're Changing the Game

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This week we re-cap the Arizona vs. Duke game, and it's possible impact on the national rankings; the freshman of the year race; a look at how Kentucky  vs. Cleveland State caused tense moments for Big Blue Nation; and recap Louisville's easy win over Southern Mississippi.

A longtime favorite squad of ours, the Georgetown Hoyas, merit discussion. Plus the season is sure to have a long-running debate regarding tighter rules on defense and the deeper implications of these new changes. All this week on Nothing But Net, the sports report that swings.

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