Welcome to the Kentucky Sports Report. We are happy and excited to be here with Scout.com. We have put together an experienced team and, with resources available to us from Scout, we hope to bring Kentucky sports fans a fun, exciting and informative place to gather to learn all the latest news and to share ideas with other great fans on our message boards.

We hope to bring a great deal of value to you.  We will have free stories and message boards where fans can gather to discuss the Cats and their rivals. And our premium content should be second to none with some of the great resources we will describe. The moderators at Kentucky Sports Report are a great group of people who share the same set of values and all are dedicated to fostering an environment of civil, safe, quality discussion.  Many of these great people have been with KSR since its beginning, back in the 90’s. People like Kingcat, dallen, Unneccessary Roughness, BEvans, PJ4UK, blue2, badrose, CitizenBNN and the others help make KSR a great place to talk UK sports. Our moderators have always provided the “special sauce” for KSR, making it a great place to talk about the Cats.

We are extremely pleased with the sports writing team of people who will be contributing to KSR.  First, Scout.com has an amazing group of basketball and football recruiting experts that our site can leverage on a national level.  In football, Scott Kennedy and Jamie Newberg have a keen eye for evaluating talent and are out there doing it in person.     In addition to the availability of their national recruiting database, Scott has committed to provide the time to answer your football questions on our message boards and to keep us updated on Kentucky football recruiting. In addition, Scout has committed an additional resource to the site in a gentleman named Bob Lichtenfels.     Some of you may not know that name now, but you will grow to know and love him.  Bob has developed a reputation within Scout of knowing the ins and outs of college football like very few others, and Bob will be spending a lot of his time interfacing with football fans on KSR. 

In basketball, Scout has provided resources to KSR that will be incredibly exciting to fans that follow recruiting.  Dave Telep and Mike Sullivan are among the most respected national basketball recruiting journalists in the nation.     Both have had long-term relationships with KSR and we are excited to be reunited with them again. They offer our premium customers access to their incredible recruiting database and national recruiting articles.    But the best is to come.  Both Dave and Mike have committed their personal time to interact with Kentucky fans on our message boards and occasionally in our chat room, as well as provide KSR with unique recruiting information.  Mike recently interviewed Jared Carter and will be answering questions about Carter Tuesday night. 

Tracy Pierson and Greg Hicks will also chime in from time to time with tidbits on players from the west coast.  In addition, KSR has a host of respected folks that are connected in special ways to the basketball community and can provide great insights for our fans.  Among them are guys like Matt Jones (Magloire52) who writes for hoopville.com and Richard Rice (carolinawildcats), who has developed a strong following among Kentucky fans. Matt will be providing us some live coverage from the SEC Tournament. Both Matt and Richard have developed a strong reputation for timely and interesting recruiting updates and analysis. And one of KSR’s more popular analytical minds, John David Cliburn (spock), will be offering us his take on the team’s performance.  In addition, KSR has added to its team some great resources from its predecessor on Scout.com.  Casey Johnson and Rob Gidel will remain as contributing writers.  We are pleased to have them with us. 

This is also a good opportunity to thank the moderators and regulars at Inside Kentucky for their efforts during this transition period.  Everyone at KSR is grateful to you for your help. Thank you all.

As we put together this pretty special team, we wanted to assure our fans that we would have local flavor as well for football and basketball.  Larry Vaught, 2004’s Kentucky Sportswriter of the Year, has joined KSR and will be providing his views and insights on our website, on our message boards and in our magazine.  And we have also added Jim Tirey, the popular WLAP radio announcer to the team.   Jim regularly interviews recruits, players and coaches and will be sharing insider information with our premium subscribers.  To kick things off Jim will be doing promotions on the radio, giving away some yearly subscriptions and even some free tickets to the upcoming McDonald’s All American classic. 

For even more local flavor Kentucky Sports Report has added two very special guest columnists to our lineup.  Ryan Lemond, sportscaster for WLEX-TV, channel 18 in Lexington and Amy Fadool of WKYT-TV, channel 27 in Lexington will be contributing writers for KSR.  Both Ryan and Amy will be able to bring you special insights from their interviews with players, staff and recruits.  And Amy recently interviewed basketball standout Jared Carter and the coach of football prospect Justin Burke. Don't miss her first article later this week.

For those of you who have been around a while you may notice that we have changed the message board layout to a look and feel of the KSR of old.  For those of you who have been around the Inside Kentucky site, things may look new and different but we hope you become comfortable with it.

In addition to the website, KSR will be producing a glossy magazine 10 months of the year featuring most of the names you see above.  The KSR magazine will debut in April, and we want to offer the first edition, and access to our premium website, for FREE. 

Sign up by midnight, March 8 and you receive FOR 30 days for FREE:

  • Members-Only Online Content, Message Boards, and Chat
  • Total Access to all the Scout.com Websites
  • All recruiting content, including Scout Database™
  • Exclusive Access to Scout.com Player Videos
  • Our Debut edition of KSR – the magazine (note: if you want the first issue of the magazine for free you MUST provide your address at the time you subscribe)

There is no long term obligation.   Sign up by midnight March 8 for your free 30 day access.   NO CREDIT CARD REQUIRED – NO RISK.  Once you get on board, we believe you will agree that Kentucky Sports Report will be one of the best values on the net.

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