The UK Convention is an annual get together of UK fans to celebrate the University of Kentucky basketball and other UK teams. It is held annually on the 3rd Saturday in July. Various guest speakers, who provide current information and/or historical perspectives of UK athletics, are featured.
For the 2019 convention:
When: Saturday, July 20, 9:00am-3:30pm
Where: Eastview Baptist Church, 4289 St Rt 122, Franklin, Ohio 45005
Take exit 32 off I-75 and go east on St Rt 122 for about 2 miles. (View map below)
*You may use the 'contact us' form to get more information or pre-register or register at the door
Registration 8:30 - 9:00 am
Lunch and Fellowship 12:00 -1:30 pm
Registration costs $25
Guest Speakers for 2019:
Maci Morris- 2019 UK Graduate; SEC Scholar Athlete of the year; Connected on 40.9% of her 3-point attempts during her career, which ranks first in program history; All-SEC First Team; Bell County, Kentucky native,
Tina Cox- Writer for Cameron Mills Radio Show; Guest writer for Vaughts Views; Legal assistant to county attorney.
Reggie Hanson- UK Basketball 1988-1991; Tied with John Pelphrey for leading scorer,1990-91; Assistant UK Basketball Coach under Tubby Smith 2000-2007.
Larry Vaught- A mainstay of our convention. Seven-time Kentucky Sports Writer of the Year; Editor of vaughtsview.com; Centre College Athletics Website Writer; WLAP Sunday Morning Sports Talk; Weekly column on UK sports in 38 Kentucky newspapers; UK Minute, twice daily on 10 radio stations.
Ryan Lemond- Co-host for KSR, Kentucky Sports Radio, 630 AM-Lexington, Kentucky; Former TV sports anchor in Lexington;
Tom Leach- Voice of the Kentucky Wildcats, Basketball and Football; The Leach Report, 630 AM-Lexington; Tom and Mike Pratt will be featured in a panel presentation
Mike Pratt- UK Basketball Color Analyst; UK Basketball All-American; Inducted into Kentucky Athletic Hall of Fame in 2010; inducted into Ohio Basketball Hall of Fame in May of 2019.
Tony Neely- Assistant Athletic Director for Media Relations; Serves as primary media contact for UK football.
Awards Door Prizes Fan participation Items for sale
The Silent Auction includes basketballs autographed by Coach Cal & Joe B. Hall and an autographed football by Mark Stoops!
Questions? Call Jim Porter 937-746-8758 or use the 'contact us' link to email him