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Chris Mack embraces challenge at scandal-plagued Louisville

Oct. 19, 2018 6:18 PM EDT

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Chris Mack expected big changes when he left a school coming off a NCAA Tournament No. 1 seeding for scandal-plagued program with a rich basketball tradition. Louisville's first-year coach hit the ground running after leaving Xavier, attracting several transfers to supplement the...

Man arrested for threats that closed Kentucky school system

Oct. 19, 2018 5:08 PM EDT

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky authorities say they believe they saved lives by arresting a heavily armed man who allegedly threatened multiple schools, had a "detailed plan of attack" and was stopped while pulling out of his driveway shortly before the school day ended Thursday. The suspect, Dylan...

The Latest: Officials say lives saved with arrest of suspect

Oct. 19, 2018 2:54 PM EDT

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — The Latest on Kentucky authorities arresting a suspect accused of threatening schools (all times local): 2:45 p.m. Kentucky State Police Commissioner Rick Sanders says he's certain that lives were saved when authorities arrested a heavily armed man accused of threatening schools in...

No. 14 Kentucky rested, eager vs Vanderbilt after week off

Oct. 19, 2018 11:36 AM EDT

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — The No. 14 Kentucky Wildcats hopes during their bye week they successfully addressed concerns raised in their lone loss preceding the break. The Wildcats are eager for a reboot when they take on Vanderbilt on Saturday. "We got a lot of work done, a lot of stuff corrected that in a...

No. 14 Kentucky seeks third consecutive win vs. Vanderbilt

Oct. 18, 2018 10:23 AM EDT

Vanderbilt (3-4, 0-3 SEC) at No. 14 Kentucky (5-1, 3-1 SEC), 7:30 p.m. (ESPN). Line: Kentucky by 11½. Series record: Kentucky leads, 44-42-4 WHAT'S AT STAKE? After letting No. 11 Florida slip away at home last week, Vanderbilt looks to rebound and reach .500 with its first SEC win. Kentucky was off after its...

Money talks: Campaigns draw millions in 'outsider' cash

Oct. 18, 2018 12:56 AM EDT

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — It's been eight years since the U.S. Supreme Court declared that political spending is free speech. The decision eased the way for corporations, unions or nonprofits to spend massive amounts to support, or more often, denounce candidates in tight races. Citizens United, as the ruling...

The Latest: Georgia's Tom Crean wants what Saban, Izzo had

Oct. 17, 2018 7:19 PM EDT

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — The Latest on Southeastern Conference media day (all times Eastern): 7:10 p.m. Tom Crean wanted what Nick Saban and Tom Izzo had: A strong relationship between the basketball and football coach. Crean thinks he is building that with Georgia football coach Kirby Smart. He was a...

SEC banking on some veteran stars _ even Kentucky

Oct. 17, 2018 6:39 PM EDT

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Kentucky's PJ Washington says coach John Calipari has "chilled out" at practice leading up to the season. It doesn't take as much yelling from coaches when you have a little seasoning and maturity on the roster, qualities that the Wildcats and other top Southeastern Conference teams...

Black voters ordered off bus; Georgia county defends action

Oct. 17, 2018 3:05 PM EDT

LOUISVILLE, Ga. (AP) — A group that encourages African-Americans to vote says about 40 black residents of a senior living center in Georgia were told to get off a bus taking them to vote. Jefferson County, which operates the senior center, considered Monday's event "political activity" that's not allowed...

'Bama's Tagovailoa, LSU's Orgeron among SEC best in 1st half

Oct. 17, 2018 2:55 PM EDT

It's no surprise that top-ranked Alabama is once again the class of the Southeastern Conference halfway through the season. And considering his ample talent, the emergence of Tide quarterback Tua Tagovailoa as an offensive force could have been easily predicted. The rest of the SEC has produced a myriad of...