Mark Story, Lexington Herald-Leader http://weku.fm en UK-U of L Rivalry has Unique Spice http://weku.fm/post/uk-u-l-rivalry-has-unique-spice <p><a href="http://www.kentucky.com/2012/08/30/2317452/mark-story-its-not-alabama-auburn.html">Many might see the fact that Kentucky is a 13-point underdog playing on the road Sunday in Louisville as a portent of doom. Given the track record of UK-U of L football, it might be the Cats are exactly where they want to be. Roulette wheels are more predictable than Cats-Cards football.</a> Fri, 31 Aug 2012 16:43:46 +0000 Mark Story, Lexington Herald-Leader 32234 at http://weku.fm UK-U of L Rivalry has Unique Spice Kentucky High School Basketball Hall of Fame Inducts Inaugural Class http://weku.fm/post/kentucky-high-school-basketball-hall-fame-inducts-inaugural-class <p><a href="http://www.kentucky.com/2012/07/14/2258864/mark-story-inaugural-kentucky.html">Wah Wah and King Kelly. Hagan and Haskins.</a> Unseld and McDaniels. At exactly 6:37 p.m. Saturday evening, the door of a chartered bus opened outside a renovated movie theater. What walked out was a Dream Team of Kentucky basketball royalty. The new Kentucky High School Basketball Hall of Fame inducted its inaugural class Saturday night in the State Theater in downtown Elizabethtown. Of the 16 Kentucky high school basketball figures recognized, every living member of the class showed up. Sun, 15 Jul 2012 16:51:03 +0000 Mark Story, Lexington Herald-Leader 29604 at http://weku.fm Kentucky High School Basketball Hall of Fame Inducts Inaugural Class Faried Named Kentucky Sportsman of the Year http://weku.fm/post/faried-named-kentucky-sportsman-year <p><a href="http://www.kentucky.com/2012/02/15/2069978/2011-kentucky-sportsman-of-the.html">Kenneth Faried never took the easy path.</a> Raised in Newark, N.J., Faried could have fallen into the traps &mdash; drugs, gangs &mdash; that snare too many young people who grow up in the grittiest American cities. He didn&#39;t. When he chose to leave Newark to play college basketball in small-town Kentucky at Morehead State, Faried could have given in to the homesickness that overwhelmed him at first. He didn&#39;t. Thu, 16 Feb 2012 19:17:42 +0000 Mark Story, Lexington Herald-Leader 21577 at http://weku.fm Kentucky Speedway GM on Traffic Mess http://weku.fm/post/kentucky-speedway-gm-traffic-mess <p><a href="http://www.kentucky.com/2011/07/11/1806621/q-and-a-kentucky-speedway-gm-discusses.html">The mass traffic congestion entering</a> Kentucky Speedway for the Quaker State 400 on Saturday was the dominant story of the first Sprint Cup race in Sparta. Speedway general manager Mark Simendinger talked about the issues that caused the traffic jam.&nbsp;Question: Were you expecting people to have so much trouble getting into the track?</p><p> Mon, 11 Jul 2011 15:28:09 +0000 Mark Story, Lexington Herald-Leader 8283 at http://weku.fm NASCAR Comes to Kentucky http://weku.fm/post/nascar-comes-kentucky <p><a href="http://www.kentucky.com/2011/07/03/1797585/mark-story-sprint-cup-doesnt-have.html">After more than a decade of struggle and dashed hopes</a>, Kentucky Speedway will at long last play host to NASCAR&#39;s Sprint Cup Series. The green flag drops on Dale Earnhardt Jr., Jimmie Johnson and Co. in the Quaker State 400 Saturday at 7:30 p.m. It remains to be seen whether the average Joe and Jane sports fans in the commonwealth who are not weekly NASCAR followers will embrace the race simply because Sprint Cup has now come to Kentucky. Sun, 03 Jul 2011 13:52:46 +0000 Mark Story, Lexington Herald-Leader 7803 at http://weku.fm NASCAR Comes to Kentucky