Mark Story, Lexington Herald-Leader

Mark Story

Lexington Herald-Leader

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Past articles by Mark:

Where to watch, how to follow NASCAR at Kentucky Speedway

Race times, TV, radio and internet streaming information for Saturday’s NASCAR Monster Energy Cup Series Quaker State 400 at Kentucky Speedway in Sparta, Ky. → Read More

Is Walker Buehler Lexington’s first MLB All-Star? It’s complicated.

Former Henry Clay High School star Walker Buehler was voted onto the National League All-Star Team as a starting pitcher by his peers after a stellar first half for the Los Angeles Dodgers → Read More

The Mark Stoops decision that keeps paying off for Kentucky football recruiting

Mark Stoops’ decision to give ace recruiter Vince Marrow the primary responsibility for the city of Louisville continues to pay off for the Kentucky Wildcats’ football program. → Read More

Ex-UK basketball star headlines 2019 Kentucky Sports Hall of Fame class

Former Kentucky Wildcats basketball star Derek Anderson, UK football history maker Nate Northington and former Wildcats radio announcer Ralph Hacker are among six going into the Kentucky Sports Hall of Fame. → Read More

What can Mark Stoops do for an encore? Five possible UK breakthroughs in 2019.

The 2018 Kentucky Wildcats football season was a banner for breakthroughs for Coach Mark Stoops and troops. So what is left for an encore in 2019? → Read More

Kentucky’s football schedule seems favorable. But can UK overcome some hidden traps?

With eight home games, the 2019 Kentucky Wildcats football schedule should be favorable but the “set-up” to several vital games looks tricky for UK. → Read More

If Kentucky wins 2020 NCAA title, the first ring should go to PJ Washington

By returning to Kentucky for his sophomore year and substantially improving his NBA Draft stock, PJ Washington could be one reason veterans Nick Richards, EJ Montgomery, Ashton Hagans and Immanuel Quickley stayed with UK for 2019-2020. → Read More

The new SEC football ‘bogeyman’ Kentucky must overcome

Now that the Kentucky Wildcats have ended their 31-game football losing streak against Florida, are the Georgia Bulldogs stepping in as the new UK nemesis? → Read More

People are missing the main reason to feel good about UK basketball in 2019-20

For all the attention on John Calipari’s ever-churning roster, it is the return of sophomores-to-be point guards Ashton Hagans and Immanuel Quickley that should give Kentucky Wildcats basketball fans feelings of optimism → Read More

The crazy, sad story of Dancer’s Image: The other disqualified Kentucky Derby winner

After Dancer’s Image was disqualified as the winner of the 1968 Kentucky Derby, Peter Fuller, his owner, never gave up the drive “to clear my horse’s name.” → Read More

‘I did actually claim foul.’ Winning Derby jockey makes no apologies.

Flavien Prat and Country House are awarded the victory in the 145th Kentucky Derby after the disqualification of race-winner Maximum Security → Read More

How Nick Richards can achieve something rare if he returns to UK

Kentucky Wildcats center Nick Richards could put his name on a short list if he takes his name out of the 2019 NBA Draft and returns to UK for a junior season in 2019-20 → Read More

The coaching carousel: One SEC school wins big; why UCLA, Rick Pitino are losers

This year’s twirl of the men’s college basketball coaching carousel yields some clear winners and some big losers → Read More

Four ways Mark Stoops and Kentucky football can make 2019 a success

Four ways the Kentucky Wildcats football program can extend the momentum from last season’s 10-3 year in 2019. → Read More

Now that Tony Bennett is in, who is the best coach who has never made the Final Four?

Even with Virginia’s Tony Bennett and Auburn’s Bruce Pearl breaking through, the list of men’s college basketball coaches who have not made the Final Four is filled with big names → Read More

For UK, NCAA tourney ‘brackets of death’ have worked better than ‘easy paths’

Kentucky’s basketball team has been perceived to have”easy” routes to the Final Four in the past two men’s NCAA basketball tournaments, but it has not capitalized. → Read More

Instant analysis: Who’s up, who’s down after Kentucky’s 77-71 loss to Auburn

Instant analysis from the Kentucky Wildcats’ 77-71 loss to Auburn in the men’s NCAA basketball tournament Midwest Region finals at the Sprint Center in Kansas City, Mo. → Read More

There’s a lesson to be learned from what UK’s Reid Travis did at end of the Wofford game

The two free throws Reid Travis hit to seal Kentucky’s victory over Wofford in the 2019 NCAA men’s basketball tournament round of 32 carried an impactful lesson. → Read More

March Madness winners and losers: Stock is up for SEC, Richard Pitino and a UK player

Evaluating whose stock is up and whose is down after the first week of the 2019 men’s NCAA basketball tournament. → Read More

Instant analysis: Who’s up, who’s down after UK’s 79-44 win over Abilene Christian

Instant analysis from the Kentucky Wildcats’ 79-44 win over Abilene Christian in the men’s NCAA basketball tournament Midwest Region round of 64 at the Vystar Veterans Memorial Arena in Jacksonville, Fl. → Read More