Jon Hale, The Courier-Journal

Jon Hale

The Courier-Journal

Lexington, KY, United States

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Recent:
  • The Courier-Journal
Past:
  • USA TODAY
  • North Jersey News
  • Enquirer
  • Knoxville News Sentinel
  • The Daily Advertiser
  • The Tennessean
  • Journal & Courier

Recent articles by Jon:

Still doubt Kentucky football after its 2018 season? They're working to prove you wrong

The 2018 season was Kentucky football's best in 40 years, but Mark Stoops rebuilding project offers hope for more success moving forward. → Read More

There's more than football to Jordan Griffin, one of Kentucky's most important players

In an inexperienced Kentucky secondary, senior Jordan Griffin will be key this season. He has more than football on his mind though. → Read More

Kentucky football is solid at some positions, but questions remain at others in 2019

With less than a week until the season opener, here is what we know and what we do not about Kentucky football in 2019. → Read More

The 2019 bowl projections are out and Kentucky football has no shortage of options

Where will Kentucky go bowling this season? We break down the possibilities. → Read More

Picking a winner for each game on the Kentucky football 2019 schedule

Will Kentucky match its 2018 success this season? Courier Journal reporter Jon Hale picks each game on the Wildcats' 2019 schedule. → Read More

Kentucky fullback Drew Schlegel loves football, but he may love alpacas just as much

Kentucky football walk-on Drew Schlegel is a key blocker on the field and one of the most interesting Wildcats off it. → Read More

Projecting Kentucky football's week one depth chart after open practice

Kentucky opened practice to reporters Tuesday morning, offering a glimpse at a possible week-one depth chart. → Read More

Star of Netflix's 'QB1' Nik Scalzo reinjures knee in Kentucky football practice

Kentucky freshman quarterback Nik Scalzo, star of Netflix's QB1, has reinjured his knee in preseason practice. → Read More

Kentucky football adds another four-star 2020 commitment from Michigan

Kentucky football's 2020 recruiting success in Michigan continued with a pledge from four-star offensive tackle Deondre Buford. → Read More

Meet Kentucky football's 'freak machine' and breakout candidate WR Bryce Oliver

Kentucky needs new wide receivers to step up this fall, and redshirt freshman Bryce Oliver looks like an early candidate for a breakout season. → Read More

Details of UK assistant's text conversation in Michael Avenatti case released

The text messages between a Kentucky basketball assistant and Nike executive mentioned in the Michael Avenatti extortion case have been released. → Read More

In Netflix's QB1, Kentucky football's Nik Scalzo shows the high stress of recruiting

Kentucky football freshman quarterback Nik Scalzo is one of three featured players in the new season of Netflix show QB1: Beyond the Lights. → Read More

Son of Los Angeles Clippers assistant joins Kentucky basketball as a walk-on

Kentucky has added walk-on guard Riley Welch to its 2019-20 men's basketball roster. → Read More

Unnamed Kentucky basketball assistant mentioned in Michael Avenatti's Nike allegations

Michael Avenatti motion to dismiss extortion charges against him mention a UK basketball assistant with knowledge of alleged Nike payments to recruits → Read More

Unnamed Kentucky basketball assistant mentioned in Michael Avenatti's Nike allegations

Michael Avenatti motion to dismiss extortion charges against him mention a UK basketball assistant with knowledge of alleged Nike payments to recruits → Read More

Mark Stoops' first UK football season offers lessons for Scott Satterfield at Louisville

Mark Stoops' first season at Kentucky may offer lessons for what to expect from Scott Satterfield and Louisville football this fall. → Read More

You may see these 5 freshmen on the field a lot for Kentucky football in 2019

Kentucky football must replace 16 starters this fall, leaving plenty of opportunity for freshmen to make contributions. → Read More

What does the loss of 5-star big man N'Faly Dante to Oregon mean for Kentucky basketball?

Kentucky basketball's quest to add one more big man to the 2019-20 roster fell short with N'Faly Dante committing to Oregon. → Read More

Why quarterback transfer Sawyer Smith was a perfect fit for Kentucky football

Kentucky football seemingly landed the perfect graduate transfer quarterback for its roster in former Troy starter Sawyer Smith. → Read More

Position battles at wide receiver, linebacker, cornerback heat up for Kentucky football

A couple of Kentucky football's preseason position battles are winding down after the first scrimmage of camp. → Read More