Mr. Top 20 “Retires” Amidst Kanter Allegations

Published on Sep 8, 2010 in Archives, Campus, Sports

LEXINGTON—University of Kentucky President Lee Todd, Jr., a longtime whipping boy of this publication, announced plans to resign from his post at the end of the current academic year.  The news came in the wake of allegations that Todd’s hand-picked wunderkind, Men’s Basketball Head Coach John Calipari, had recruited a professional athlete and thus had violated NCAA regulations once again. However, any connection between the...

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UK Fans Should Maintain Perspective When Team Loses

Published on Mar 28, 2010 in Archives, Campus, Sports

This op-ed was published on March 12 in the print edition of The Colonel. UK has enjoyed one of the great basketball seasons on record.  John Wall has consistently bailed out the team with stellar defense and a great ability to drive to the hoop.  However, Lexington fans shouldn’t get too upset when the team loses in the tournament. It’s just not worth it.  UK has proven itself to be susceptible to an upset all season long. They...

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Fairfax County Elementary School Teacher: “No DNA Test Needed, I Know What I See”

Published on Dec 13, 2009 in Archives, U.S.

WOODBRIDGE, Va.—Fairfax County Elementary School Teacher Jeanine Windstrom often feels like all of her fifth grade students have something in common. “I can’t help but to notice a striking resemblance between all of my students,” Mrs. Windstrom said.  “It’s as if they all come from the same gene pool.” Mrs. Windstrom’s class gained national attention earlier this week when an angry parent suggested that every student may have...

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UK Baseball Player, Accused of Canadian Citizenship, Sues University

Published on Dec 12, 2009 in Archives, Campus, World

LEXINGTON—A little more than a week after University of Kentucky standout pitcher James Paxton filed a lawsuit against his university, a startling leak from the NCAA investigative team handling the case may change the course of this unprecedented clash between student athlete and imperial power. According to documents that surfaced after a janitorial staff member at the Indianapolis Marriott Hotel foraged through lobby trash cans, Paxton...

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Lee Todd Has Pool Party With Board of Trustees

Published on Nov 3, 2009 in Archives, Campus

LEXINGTON—Just after having announced that the University of Kentucky would accept a donation from Joe Craft, CEO of Alliance Coal, LLC, President Lee Todd, Jr. and several unidentified Board of Trustees members celebrated by having a pool party. University of Kentucky President Lee Todd, Jr. relaxes in his backyard pool, located near the driveway of his Rose Street mansion. “It was a long, hard, contentious meeting, and I felt like I...

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