Kentucky and Utah To Reconvene in Rivalry

first_img Written by May 15, 2018 /Sports News – Local Kentucky and Utah To Reconvene in Rivalry FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailLEXINGTON, Ky.-Per an official announcement from Bill Riley of ESPN 700 in Salt Lake City, the University of Utah and Kentucky will resume in their storied rivalry in men’s college basketball.This report, substantiated by University of Kentucky SB Nation blog A Sea of Blue, says in 2018-19, Kentucky and Utah will play at Rupp Arena in Lexington. This will be followed by a 2019-20 matchup in Las Vegas.The Utes and Wildcats have met 11 times all-time, with Kentucky dominating the all-time series 9-2, per the University of Kentucky Media Guide dating back to the past season.With Division I currently consisting of 351 schools, it’s extremely rare for teams so far apart from each other geographically to have played so many times.Nevertheless, the Wildcats, who are among the blue bloods of men’s college basketball, deem the Utes a worthy opponent.With head coach Larry Krystkowiak at the helm, the Utes have won at least 20 games each of the past five seasons and played for the NIT championship this past season before falling 82-66 at the hands of Penn State. Tags: Kentucky/Larry Krystkowiak/Men’s College Basketball/Utah Brad Jameslast_img read more

Alex Morgan one of “Sports Illustrated” Swimsuit Issue’s cover stars

first_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailMeg Oliphant/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — Professional soccer player and Olympic gold medalist Alex Morgan is one of the new cover stars of the 2019 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit edition.“Alex Morgan stands for feminine strength and power, using her voice to fight for gender discrimination and equal pay,” said MJ Day, editor of the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue, in a press release.Morgan joins 45-year-old supermodel Tyra Banks as one of three cover stars.Banks, who was the first African-American model to appear on the cover of this publication alongside model Valeria Mazza in 1996, came out of retirement for the 2019 issue.“There is this stereotype that only a 20-year-old woman in a bikini is hot,” Banks told Sports Illustrated. “Like once we reach a certain age, we are no longer desirable. But I want to show that modeling has no age. I’m coming out of retirement to practice what I preach.”Sports Illustrated rookie and former Patriots cheerleader Camille Kostek rounds out the trio of cover stars. The model and dancer appeared in the 2018 swimsuit issue as part of the company’s model search through Instagram and is now a cover star.The 2019 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue features 34 women. Day told ABC News’ Good Morning America that the upcoming issue is “one of the biggest and broadest samplings of beauty that we’ve ever featured.” It is on newsstands now.Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved. May 8, 2019 /Sports News – National Alex Morgan one of “Sports Illustrated” Swimsuit Issue’s cover stars Written bycenter_img Beau Lundlast_img read more