UK loses a big one

Well, if you cover the Cats in the media, that’s the case today.

UK sports information director Scott Stricklin has announced that he’s leaving the school to take a position in the athletic department at Mississippi State, his alma mater. He’ll be involved in development and fund-raising in those jobs, and thus won’t be subjected to round-the-clock calls and text messages from reporters.

He’s not a guy that Wildcat fans would necessarily have seen a lot of, but they can’t imagine how important he has been to coverage of the teams, particularly men’s basketball.

And he always represented UK with honesty and class in the very difficult assignment of media relations for a program with as large a media following as any in the nation.

He’ll certainly be missed.

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