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I'm going to try firing up the blog again for 2016, especially the nature/landscape side of things. It is in desperate need of a redesign so I will be working on that while shooting for KSTV.

Unfortunately slideshows on older posts have been disabled by flickr. You can find all of my work in my gallery.

Wednesday, August 31, 2011

UK Volleyball vs. Cincinnati

The Kentucky women's volleyball team held its home opener last night at Memorial Coliseum. It wasn't the start the Cats expected, falling to Cincinnati 25-20, 25-19 and 25-13. Kentucky hit .070 and committed 40 errors in the match. The last time the Cats lost a home opener was in 2002 against Alabama.

Tuesday's contest marked the first of 10 straight home matches. The Wildcats will host the Kentucky Classic on Friday and Saturday at Memorial. Friday's match against Western Kentucky begins at 7p.m. 

If you have ever been in Memorial in the summer, you know it is a sauna. I would like to thank those responsible for the 4 new fans installed by Big Ass Fans. They really move some air and will be greatly appreciated by fans and the student-athletes using the facility.

Friday, August 19, 2011

UK Olympic Sports Pass

I received something in the mail today I want to share with my fellow Cats fans. I can't say enough good things about the Olympic Sports Pass offered by UK Athletics!

Olympic Sports Passes for 2011-2012 are now available through the UK Ticket Office. The pass gains you admission to over 75 UK events and most people aren't aware it exists when I mention it. A Family Pass ($40) allows admission for up to 5 people (maximum 2 adults) to all home events in: Men's Soccer, Women's Soccer, Volleyball, Gymnastics, Baseball, and Softball. Individual passes are available for $25. *General admission seating rules apply.

A BBN bargain for families on a budget and no K-fund donation required. lol You will also earn your money back in free t-shirts alone (our family caught many), not to mention you will be supporting UK student athletes and teams that are often overlooked. We bought our pass primarily for baseball, but once we started attending some of the other sporting events, we were hooked. Try a volleyball game or catch our amazing women's softball team in action. Show up, wear blue, get LOUD! You won't regret it.

Thursday, August 18, 2011

UK Football Fan Day

While fan focus has pretty much been on the basketball exhibition games, the UK football team has been grinding it out on the field and getting ready for opening kickoff. Here are some shots from UK Football Fan Day at Commonwealth Stadium. Fans were treated to an open practice, followed by an autograph session and fireworks display. Some even took advantage of the beautiful weather to do a little preseason tailgating.

Friday, August 5, 2011

Camp Cuz

I had the opportunity to spend a couple of days at the DeMarcus Cousins Elite Skills Camp held at KBA in Lexington this week. DeMarcus' playful nature really helps him connect with kids. They chant his name and gang up on him, often trying to wrestle him to the ground. Many people have asked if DeMarcus was really at the camp and involved. He definitely was. He was there every day, very hands-on running drills and playing games with the campers. He even held a dunk contest with former Wildcat Perry Stevenson at the urging of the kids. Perry gave instruction at the camp this week and did a fantastic job with the campers. 

I am always amazed at how DeMarcus handles his fans. Even though it was announced several times that he was there to teach the kids, he never hesitated to pose for a picture or to stop and give an autograph. I lost count, but I can only imagine how many times he is asked to do this in a given day while visiting Kentucky. He is always polite and gives that big grin over and over again.

DeMarcus takes questions from the campers.

Here is some video from the dunk contest: http://yfrog.com/b9p1mez

My little Wildcat didn't participate as a camper, but when he found out he would be visiting camp he drew a picture of DeMarcus.


He waited patiently to turn his artwork over. DeMarcus looked at the picture, laughed and then stared at it for a minute. Like so many kids at camp, "Big Cuz" made his day with a simple gesture. It is just one of the numerous stories I have heard from camp of how DeMarcus managed to make a kid feel special in a sea of so many.

During his closing remarks, DeMarcus told the campers, "The sky's the limit." To these kids he is a role model and larger than life. I hope he carries their respect and admiration with him and continues living his life in a way that will inspire them well beyond their days at camp.


A huge thank you to Andrew Rogers. It is nice to see DeMarcus surrounds himself with so many good people. True professionals. #TeamCousins