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  • Imer, Claitt Earn Weekly OVC Honors

    Imer, Claitt Earn Weekly OVC Honors

    Wednesday, January 17 2018 7:25 PM EST2018-01-18 00:25:02 GMT
    Eastern Kentucky University senior Charlotte Imer and junior Tequan Claitt earned Ohio Valley Conference Indoor Track and Field Athlete of the Week honors on Wednesday, the league office announced. Imer was named OVC Co-Female Track Athlete of the Week after winning the 3,000 meters over 50 competitors at the Kentucky Invitational on Saturday in Lexington. Her time of 9:41.1 is the fastest in the OVC and currently ranks 33rd in the country. It is the second consecutive week...
    Eastern Kentucky University senior Charlotte Imer and junior Tequan Claitt earned Ohio Valley Conference Indoor Track and Field Athlete of the Week honors on Wednesday, the league office announced. Imer was named OVC Co-Female Track Athlete of the Week after winning the 3,000 meters over 50 competitors at the Kentucky Invitational on Saturday in Lexington. Her time of 9:41.1 is the fastest in the OVC and currently ranks 33rd in the country. It is the second consecutive week...
  • UK Men's Basketball to Tip Off 2018-19 Season as a Part of Champions Classic

    UK Men's Basketball to Tip Off 2018-19 Season as a Part of Champions Classic

    Wednesday, January 17 2018 4:01 PM EST2018-01-17 21:01:56 GMT
    Already one of the premier events of the college basketball season, the annual State Farm Champions Classic’s spotlight is about to get even brighter with the announcement Wednesday that the event will tip off the 2018-19 season. The event, which features Kentucky, Duke, Kansas and Michigan State, will move up a week next season to Nov. 6, coinciding with the new start of the college basketball season. “The Champions Classic has been the gold standard for college bas...
    Already one of the premier events of the college basketball season, the annual State Farm Champions Classic’s spotlight is about to get even brighter with the announcement Wednesday that the event will tip off the 2018-19 season. The event, which features Kentucky, Duke, Kansas and Michigan State, will move up a week next season to Nov. 6, coinciding with the new start of the college basketball season. “The Champions Classic has been the gold standard for college bas...
  • Rice One of 15 Student-Athletes Participating in NCAA Meetings

    Rice One of 15 Student-Athletes Participating in NCAA Meetings

    Wednesday, January 17 2018 3:28 PM EST2018-01-17 20:28:28 GMT
    AP Photo/Danny JohnstonAP Photo/Danny Johnston
    University of Kentucky women's basketball senior center Alyssa Rice is one of 15 student-athletes that will participate in the NCAA Autonomy meetings this week in Indianapolis. Rice will represent the Southeastern Conference as part of the Autonomy Conferences’ (ACC, Big Ten, Big 12, Pac 12, SEC) efforts to engage and empower student-athletes by giving them both a voice and vote within a transparent decision-making process. The autonomy governance model grants flexibility to ...
    University of Kentucky women's basketball senior center Alyssa Rice is one of 15 student-athletes that will participate in the NCAA Autonomy meetings this week in Indianapolis. Rice will represent the Southeastern Conference as part of the Autonomy Conferences’ (ACC, Big Ten, Big 12, Pac 12, SEC) efforts to engage and empower student-athletes by giving them both a voice and vote within a transparent decision-making process. The autonomy governance model grants flexibility to ...
  • When The Cats Are Playing, Don't Bother This Working Mom

    When The Cats Are Playing, Don't Bother This Working Mom

    Wednesday, January 17 2018 4:53 AM EST2018-01-17 09:53:56 GMT
    Brittney Howell with Kentucky coach John Calipari after her son participated in a UK basketball camp.Brittney Howell with Kentucky coach John Calipari after her son participated in a UK basketball camp.
    By LARRY VAUGHT During my 43 years covering University of Kentucky athletics I’ve been lucky enough to see so many talented athletes and coaches. But it is the fans that continue to make covering UK sports so much fun for me. Kentucky fans are so passionate about their Wildcats and all have such interesting stories. Today let me introduce you to Brittney Howell, the director of Special Education/Early Childhood for the Dayton Independent Schools in northern Kentucky. She...
    By LARRY VAUGHT During my 43 years covering University of Kentucky athletics I’ve been lucky enough to see so many talented athletes and coaches. But it is the fans that continue to make covering UK sports so much fun for me. Kentucky fans are so passionate about their Wildcats and all have such interesting stories. Today let me introduce you to Brittney Howell, the director of Special Education/Early Childhood for the Dayton Independent Schools in northern Kentucky. She...
  • UK Post Game Notes After Loss to South Carolina

    UK Post Game Notes After Loss to South Carolina

    Wednesday, January 17 2018 12:46 AM EST2018-01-17 05:46:55 GMT
    UK MEN’S BASKETBALL POSTGAME NOTES KENTUCKY AT SOUTH CAROLINA COLONIAL LIFE ARENA | COLUMBIA, S.C. JAN. 16, 2018 ATTENDANCE: 16,210 Final Score: South Carolina 76, #18/16 Kentucky 68                                                  ...
    UK MEN’S BASKETBALL POSTGAME NOTES KENTUCKY AT SOUTH CAROLINA COLONIAL LIFE ARENA | COLUMBIA, S.C. JAN. 16, 2018 ATTENDANCE: 16,210 Final Score: South Carolina 76, #18/16 Kentucky 68                                                  ...
  • South Carolina 76 UK 68

    South Carolina 76 UK 68

    Tuesday, January 16 2018 11:32 PM EST2018-01-17 04:32:20 GMT

    As expected, UK was once again without point Quade Green and his bad back who stayed in Lexington as UK was trying to get to 3-1 on the road in the SEC. Bad start for UK.  Cal had to take a time out with 18:05 to go in the half.  South Carolina led 7-0.  They hit 3 out of their first 4 shots. Chris Silva is South Carolina's best player.  His drive and huge dunk will make ESPN Sportscenter.  South Carolina leads 11-4 at the first TV timeout.  15:47 to go...

    As expected, UK was once again without point Quade Green and his bad back who stayed in Lexington as UK was trying to get to 3-1 on the road in the SEC. Bad start for UK.  Cal had to take a time out with 18:05 to go in the half.  South Carolina led 7-0.  They hit 3 out of their first 4 shots. Chris Silva is South Carolina's best player.  His drive and huge dunk will make ESPN Sportscenter.  South Carolina leads 11-4 at the first TV timeout.  15:47 to go...

  • Campbellsville Moves Into Receiving Votes Section of NAIA Division I Coaches’ Poll

    Campbellsville Moves Into Receiving Votes Section of NAIA Division I Coaches’ Poll

    Tuesday, January 16 2018 8:51 PM EST2018-01-17 01:51:27 GMT

    For the first regular-season poll this season, the Campbellsville men's basketball team moved outside of the NAIA Division I Men's Basketball Coaches' Top 25 Poll, but the Tigers are still receiving votes, the national office announced on Tuesday evening.   After dropping its last three games, Campbellsville moved from No. 15 to start 2018 to six spots outside of the poll with 10 total points this week. The Tigers sit at 15-4 on the season and are 0-3 to start the Mid-South Confe...

    For the first regular-season poll this season, the Campbellsville men's basketball team moved outside of the NAIA Division I Men's Basketball Coaches' Top 25 Poll, but the Tigers are still receiving votes, the national office announced on Tuesday evening.   After dropping its last three games, Campbellsville moved from No. 15 to start 2018 to six spots outside of the poll with 10 total points this week. The Tigers sit at 15-4 on the season and are 0-3 to start the Mid-South Confe...

  • Kentucky State's Croon Named SIAC Player of the Week

    Kentucky State's Croon Named SIAC Player of the Week

    Tuesday, January 16 2018 7:45 PM EST2018-01-17 00:45:03 GMT
    After being named the Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference Newcomer of the Week last week, junior guard Ray Croon has been appointed the Player of the Week, announced by the conference office on Tuesday. The Detroit, Michigan native leveraged 20 points for his fourth straight game of 20 points or better, pulled down a team-high eight rebounds while adding four assists, four steals, and one block in an 85-79 win over Tuskegee University on Jan. 13. Croon has been a critical f...
    After being named the Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference Newcomer of the Week last week, junior guard Ray Croon has been appointed the Player of the Week, announced by the conference office on Tuesday. The Detroit, Michigan native leveraged 20 points for his fourth straight game of 20 points or better, pulled down a team-high eight rebounds while adding four assists, four steals, and one block in an 85-79 win over Tuskegee University on Jan. 13. Croon has been a critical f...
  • Ella Warren Named SEC Co-Freshman of the Week

    Ella Warren Named SEC Co-Freshman of the Week

    Tuesday, January 16 2018 6:46 PM EST2018-01-16 23:46:07 GMT
    Following her performance against Arkansas last Friday, Kentucky gymnastics freshman Ella Warren was named the Southeastern Conference Co-Freshman of the Week, the league announced Tuesday. Warren put up a career-high 9.875 on the bars, good for a third place finish in the event. Kentucky junior Katrina Coca and Arkansas’ Amanda Wellick won the event with a 9.9. As a team, UK won the bars title, 49.275-49.050. The Jacksonville, Florida native made her career debut on the f...
    Following her performance against Arkansas last Friday, Kentucky gymnastics freshman Ella Warren was named the Southeastern Conference Co-Freshman of the Week, the league announced Tuesday. Warren put up a career-high 9.875 on the bars, good for a third place finish in the event. Kentucky junior Katrina Coca and Arkansas’ Amanda Wellick won the event with a 9.9. As a team, UK won the bars title, 49.275-49.050. The Jacksonville, Florida native made her career debut on the f...
  • Former Eagle Bitting Inks Professional Basketball Deal in Kosovo

    Former Eagle Bitting Inks Professional Basketball Deal in Kosovo

    Tuesday, January 16 2018 6:08 PM EST2018-01-16 23:08:26 GMT
    Former Morehead State men's basketball center Ty'Quan Bitting has agreed to terms to play professionally for the KB Rahoveci basketball club in Kosovo. KB Rahoveci is a professional hoops club that is based in the Eastern European nation of Kosovo. They are entering their second year in the Kosovo Superleague, the nation's top division of competition. The hoops group is based in Rahovec (sometimes referred to as "Orahovac"), a town and municipality located in the ...
    Former Morehead State men's basketball center Ty'Quan Bitting has agreed to terms to play professionally for the KB Rahoveci basketball club in Kosovo. KB Rahoveci is a professional hoops club that is based in the Eastern European nation of Kosovo. They are entering their second year in the Kosovo Superleague, the nation's top division of competition. The hoops group is based in Rahovec (sometimes referred to as "Orahovac"), a town and municipality located in the ...
  • Johnson, Quickley Selected for McDonald’s All American Game

    Johnson, Quickley Selected for McDonald’s All American Game

    Tuesday, January 16 2018 4:00 PM EST2018-01-16 21:00:33 GMT
    The Kentucky men’s basketball team’s 2018 recruiting class will be well represented during the 2018 McDonald’s All American Game in March with the selections of Keldon Johnson and Immanuel Quickley. Joining an elite list that features some of the greatest players to play for Kentucky, incoming Wildcats Johnson and Quickley were selected to participate in the 41st annual McDonald’s All American Game on March 28 in Philips Arena in Atlanta. The game will tip o...
    The Kentucky men’s basketball team’s 2018 recruiting class will be well represented during the 2018 McDonald’s All American Game in March with the selections of Keldon Johnson and Immanuel Quickley. Joining an elite list that features some of the greatest players to play for Kentucky, incoming Wildcats Johnson and Quickley were selected to participate in the 41st annual McDonald’s All American Game on March 28 in Philips Arena in Atlanta. The game will tip o...
  • UK Signee Herro Doesn't Let Fans, Social Media Distract Him On The Court

    UK Signee Herro Doesn't Let Fans, Social Media Distract Him On The Court

    Tuesday, January 16 2018 5:07 AM EST2018-01-16 10:07:54 GMT
    Kentucky signee Tyler Herro with coach Travis Riesop.Kentucky signee Tyler Herro with coach Travis Riesop.
    By LARRY VAUGHT Tyler Herro not only is a special basketball talent, he’s an in-state talent that Wisconsin fans wanted to watch play in college. They thought that was going to happen when he initially verbally committed to  Wisconsin, but in a span of 28 days before his senior season he not only de-committed from Wisconsin but also signed with Kentucky. That’s led to some interesting road games for Herro, a versatile 6-4 guard, and his Whitnall High School tea...
    By LARRY VAUGHT Tyler Herro not only is a special basketball talent, he’s an in-state talent that Wisconsin fans wanted to watch play in college. They thought that was going to happen when he initially verbally committed to  Wisconsin, but in a span of 28 days before his senior season he not only de-committed from Wisconsin but also signed with Kentucky. That’s led to some interesting road games for Herro, a versatile 6-4 guard, and his Whitnall High School tea...
  • EKU Baseball Helps Provide New Shoes for Local Children on MLK Day

    EKU Baseball Helps Provide New Shoes for Local Children on MLK Day

    Monday, January 15 2018 11:49 PM EST2018-01-16 04:49:03 GMT
    The Eastern Kentucky University baseball team served more than 50 local children by washing their feet and giving them a new pair of shoes on Monday.  The event was part of the National Day of Service campaign by Samaritan’s Feet. Lieutenant Governor of Kentucky Jenean Hampton, EKU President Michael T. Benson and Director of Athletics Stephen Lochmueller joined the Colonels in serving the local children. After washing each child’s feet and fitting them with a ne...
    The Eastern Kentucky University baseball team served more than 50 local children by washing their feet and giving them a new pair of shoes on Monday.  The event was part of the National Day of Service campaign by Samaritan’s Feet. Lieutenant Governor of Kentucky Jenean Hampton, EKU President Michael T. Benson and Director of Athletics Stephen Lochmueller joined the Colonels in serving the local children. After washing each child’s feet and fitting them with a ne...
  • Breeden's Clutch Free Throws Puts Kentucky State Over the Top Against Miles, 93-90

    Breeden's Clutch Free Throws Puts Kentucky State Over the Top Against Miles, 93-90

    Monday, January 15 2018 11:44 PM EST2018-01-16 04:44:22 GMT
    Senior guard Reggie Breeden stepped up in a time of need to deliver two clutch free throws in the final 10 seconds to seal the win for Kentucky State University men's basketball over Miles College on Monday night at the Exum Center.  "We didn't play great but we won, and the guys stayed together," said head coach Jamaal Jackson. "Our guys didn't drop their heads when Miles (College) went on their run, they knew what we need to do to win, and they fought to pu...
    Senior guard Reggie Breeden stepped up in a time of need to deliver two clutch free throws in the final 10 seconds to seal the win for Kentucky State University men's basketball over Miles College on Monday night at the Exum Center.  "We didn't play great but we won, and the guys stayed together," said head coach Jamaal Jackson. "Our guys didn't drop their heads when Miles (College) went on their run, they knew what we need to do to win, and they fought to pu...
  • A True Team Effort as Kentucky St. Women Knock Off Miles College, 59-37

    A True Team Effort as Kentucky St. Women Knock Off Miles College, 59-37

    Monday, January 15 2018 11:00 PM EST2018-01-16 04:00:21 GMT
    Kentucky State University women's basketball turned its back-to-back wins against Paine College and Tuskegee University into a true winning streak with a 59-37 win over Miles College on Monday night at the Exum Center. The Thorobrettes (6-11, 6-4) have put together their most successful run of the season, winning four of their last five games, moving them to 3-1 against Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference West division teams. The Lady Golden Bears (4-10, 2-5) have dropped th...
    Kentucky State University women's basketball turned its back-to-back wins against Paine College and Tuskegee University into a true winning streak with a 59-37 win over Miles College on Monday night at the Exum Center. The Thorobrettes (6-11, 6-4) have put together their most successful run of the season, winning four of their last five games, moving them to 3-1 against Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference West division teams. The Lady Golden Bears (4-10, 2-5) have dropped th...
  • UK Women's Post Game Notes After Loss at Vanderbilt

    UK Women's Post Game Notes After Loss at Vanderbilt

    Monday, January 15 2018 9:50 PM EST2018-01-16 02:50:06 GMT
    AP Photo/James CrispAP Photo/James Crisp
    KENTUCKY WBB POSTGAME NOTES Kentucky at Vanderbilt Memorial Gymnasium – Nashville, Tenn. Jan. 15, 2018 FINAL SCORE: Kentucky 55, Vanderbilt 70 Team Records and Series Notes -          Kentucky falls to 9-10 overall, 1-4 in Southeastern Conference play this season, while Vanderbilt advances to 5-14, 1-4 SEC. -          Matthew Mitchell is in his 11th season as head coach...
    KENTUCKY WBB POSTGAME NOTES Kentucky at Vanderbilt Memorial Gymnasium – Nashville, Tenn. Jan. 15, 2018 FINAL SCORE: Kentucky 55, Vanderbilt 70 Team Records and Series Notes -          Kentucky falls to 9-10 overall, 1-4 in Southeastern Conference play this season, while Vanderbilt advances to 5-14, 1-4 SEC. -          Matthew Mitchell is in his 11th season as head coach...
  • Short-Handed Wildcats Lose at Vanderbilt

    Short-Handed Wildcats Lose at Vanderbilt

    Monday, January 15 2018 9:28 PM EST2018-01-16 02:28:20 GMT
    UK AthleticsUK Athletics

    Playing without leading scorer Maci Morris, the Kentucky women’s basketball team came up short on Monday night, falling at Vanderbilt 70-55 at Memorial Gymnasium. Junior Taylor Murray led the Wildcats with a season-high 23 points and a career-high seven steals. Freshman KeKe McKinney had nine points and six rebounds for Kentucky. Kentucky (9-10, 1-4 SEC) was able to create 19 Vanderbilt turnovers, including 16 steals in the game. The Wildcats converted those miscues into 1...

    Playing without leading scorer Maci Morris, the Kentucky women’s basketball team came up short on Monday night, falling at Vanderbilt 70-55 at Memorial Gymnasium. Junior Taylor Murray led the Wildcats with a season-high 23 points and a career-high seven steals. Freshman KeKe McKinney had nine points and six rebounds for Kentucky. Kentucky (9-10, 1-4 SEC) was able to create 19 Vanderbilt turnovers, including 16 steals in the game. The Wildcats converted those miscues into 1...

  • Campbellsville University Athletics Announces Blue Prints and Construction Plans for New Fieldhouse

    Campbellsville University Athletics Announces Blue Prints and Construction Plans for New Fieldhouse

    Monday, January 15 2018 8:00 PM EST2018-01-16 01:00:18 GMT
    The Campbellsville University athletics department received blue prints and construction approval on a new fieldhouse, Vice President for Athletics Rusty Hollingsworth announced on Monday.  Construction on the CU Tiger Fieldhouse is scheduled to begin with a groundbreaking ceremony on Monday, Feb. 6 at 1:30 p.m. ET. The project is expected to take 10-12 months, meaning the fieldhouse will open in the spring of 2019. “This is another step toward making the vision we ha...
    The Campbellsville University athletics department received blue prints and construction approval on a new fieldhouse, Vice President for Athletics Rusty Hollingsworth announced on Monday.  Construction on the CU Tiger Fieldhouse is scheduled to begin with a groundbreaking ceremony on Monday, Feb. 6 at 1:30 p.m. ET. The project is expected to take 10-12 months, meaning the fieldhouse will open in the spring of 2019. “This is another step toward making the vision we ha...
  • Gabriel Talks Ahead of South Carolina Game

    Gabriel Talks Ahead of South Carolina Game

    Monday, January 15 2018 7:00 PM EST2018-01-16 00:00:24 GMT
    #32, Wenyen Gabriel, So., F On Kenny Payne praising him … “He was just bragging about me? He was working us really, really, really hard yesterday, so he better say something good.” On how intense the workout was … “I just think he’s just showing that he’s believing in us and he’s proud of the progress we’ve made. He’s seeing the work we’ve put in and just for us to see it be out on the court, I think that&rsqu...
    #32, Wenyen Gabriel, So., F On Kenny Payne praising him … “He was just bragging about me? He was working us really, really, really hard yesterday, so he better say something good.” On how intense the workout was … “I just think he’s just showing that he’s believing in us and he’s proud of the progress we’ve made. He’s seeing the work we’ve put in and just for us to see it be out on the court, I think that&rsqu...
  • Boyd Earns OVC Freshman of the Week Honors

    Boyd Earns OVC Freshman of the Week Honors

    Monday, January 15 2018 6:04 PM EST2018-01-15 23:04:25 GMT
    Eastern Kentucky University guard Dedric Boyd has been voted the Ohio Valley Conference Freshman of the Week, the league office announced on Monday. Boyd averaged 20.0 points, 3.0 rebounds, 3.0 assists and 2.5 steals-per-game in two EKU road wins last week. The Brownsville, Tennessee native exploded for a career-high 31 points in Thursday’s 78-70 victory at UT Martin. He went 9-of-12 from the field, 5-of-8 from deep and 8-of-8 from the free throw line. He also had three st...
    Eastern Kentucky University guard Dedric Boyd has been voted the Ohio Valley Conference Freshman of the Week, the league office announced on Monday. Boyd averaged 20.0 points, 3.0 rebounds, 3.0 assists and 2.5 steals-per-game in two EKU road wins last week. The Brownsville, Tennessee native exploded for a career-high 31 points in Thursday’s 78-70 victory at UT Martin. He went 9-of-12 from the field, 5-of-8 from deep and 8-of-8 from the free throw line. He also had three st...
  • UK Assistant Coach Kenny Payne Talks About The Team & South Carolina

    UK Assistant Coach Kenny Payne Talks About The Team & South Carolina

    Monday, January 15 2018 2:42 PM EST2018-01-15 19:42:30 GMT
    Associated PressAssociated Press
    On how significant the “little plays” are that Wenyen Gabriel is making … “I’m happy you brought his name up first. We just had a staff meeting, and I said to Cal, ‘His energy, his effort and what he’s giving us on the floor, just the fight of it, is an example of what we need every player to do.’ This kid came here with a bunch of expectations, and it’s easy to get lost in what you are and who you are as a player. He’s fina...
    On how significant the “little plays” are that Wenyen Gabriel is making … “I’m happy you brought his name up first. We just had a staff meeting, and I said to Cal, ‘His energy, his effort and what he’s giving us on the floor, just the fight of it, is an example of what we need every player to do.’ This kid came here with a bunch of expectations, and it’s easy to get lost in what you are and who you are as a player. He’s fina...
  • UK Moves Up from 21st To 18th In AP's New Poll

    UK Moves Up from 21st To 18th In AP's New Poll

    Monday, January 15 2018 12:53 PM EST2018-01-15 17:53:58 GMT
    Duke was the ACC's preseason favorite and North Carolina the defending national champion. The conference leader and highest-ranked team so far: Virginia. Picked to finish sixth in the ACC preseason poll, the Cavaliers (15-1, 4-0) have been the conference's most consistent team so far this season behind their still-stifling defense. Virginia (15-1, 4-0 ACC) moved up a spot to No. 2 and received a first-place vote in the AP Top 25 released on Monday, its highest r...
    Duke was the ACC's preseason favorite and North Carolina the defending national champion. The conference leader and highest-ranked team so far: Virginia. Picked to finish sixth in the ACC preseason poll, the Cavaliers (15-1, 4-0) have been the conference's most consistent team so far this season behind their still-stifling defense. Virginia (15-1, 4-0 ACC) moved up a spot to No. 2 and received a first-place vote in the AP Top 25 released on Monday, its highest r...
  • Gilgeous-Alexander Tabbed SEC Freshman Of The Week

    Gilgeous-Alexander Tabbed SEC Freshman Of The Week

    Monday, January 15 2018 11:14 AM EST2018-01-15 16:14:52 GMT
    LEXINGTON, Ky. (UK Athletics) – Kentucky freshman Shai Gilgeous-Alexander was named the Southeastern Conference Freshman of the Week after leading Kentucky with 19.0 points per game in wins over Texas A&M and Vanderbilt last week. With starting point guard Quade Green injured and missing both games this week, Gilgeous-Alexander stepped into the starting point guard role and played 39 minutes in both victories. Gilgeous-Alexander performed at a high level for the Cats l...
    LEXINGTON, Ky. (UK Athletics) – Kentucky freshman Shai Gilgeous-Alexander was named the Southeastern Conference Freshman of the Week after leading Kentucky with 19.0 points per game in wins over Texas A&M and Vanderbilt last week. With starting point guard Quade Green injured and missing both games this week, Gilgeous-Alexander stepped into the starting point guard role and played 39 minutes in both victories. Gilgeous-Alexander performed at a high level for the Cats l...
  • UK Baseball & Softball Will Have Fan Day On Sunday Jan 28th

    UK Baseball & Softball Will Have Fan Day On Sunday Jan 28th

    Monday, January 15 2018 11:00 AM EST2018-01-15 16:00:12 GMT
    UK AthleticsUK Athletics
     The Kentucky baseball and softball teams, both coming off of Super Regional appearances in 2017, will be holding its second annual Fan Day on Sunday, Jan. 28 from 5-8 p.m. ET at the Nutter Fieldhouse in Lexington. There will be a skills camp open to all first through sixth graders, with registration beginning on Monday, Jan. 15 at 10 a.m. ET. The camp, which filled up to capacity last year, will be open to the first 300 registrants. The camp will be operated by both Nick Ming...
     The Kentucky baseball and softball teams, both coming off of Super Regional appearances in 2017, will be holding its second annual Fan Day on Sunday, Jan. 28 from 5-8 p.m. ET at the Nutter Fieldhouse in Lexington. There will be a skills camp open to all first through sixth graders, with registration beginning on Monday, Jan. 15 at 10 a.m. ET. The camp, which filled up to capacity last year, will be open to the first 300 registrants. The camp will be operated by both Nick Ming...
  • EKU's 7 Game OVC Schedule

    EKU's 7 Game OVC Schedule

    Monday, January 15 2018 10:23 AM EST2018-01-15 15:23:26 GMT
    Eastern Kentucky University announced its seven-game 2018 Ohio Valley Conference football schedule on Monday. The Colonels will play four OVC games at home and three on the road.  Each season, Tennessee State University does not play one conference team, 2018 will be the year that the Tigers and Colonels don’t meet.  EKU will face Southeast Missouri, Jacksonville State, Murray State and Eastern Illinois at home.  Eastern will go on the road to play Tennessee-Ma...
    Eastern Kentucky University announced its seven-game 2018 Ohio Valley Conference football schedule on Monday. The Colonels will play four OVC games at home and three on the road.  Each season, Tennessee State University does not play one conference team, 2018 will be the year that the Tigers and Colonels don’t meet.  EKU will face Southeast Missouri, Jacksonville State, Murray State and Eastern Illinois at home.  Eastern will go on the road to play Tennessee-Ma...
  • Dukes Has Gone From Bouncing Off Furniture To All-SEC Gymnast

    Dukes Has Gone From Bouncing Off Furniture To All-SEC Gymnast

    Monday, January 15 2018 5:32 AM EST2018-01-15 10:32:27 GMT
    Sidney Dukes, a two-time All-SEC performer, has already won two event titles for UK this season. (Vicky Graff Photo)Sidney Dukes, a two-time All-SEC performer, has already won two event titles for UK this season. (Vicky Graff Photo)
    By LARRY VAUGHT She’s already a two-time all-Southeastern Conference performer and a key reason Kentucky is a top 10 team this season.  Junior Sidney Dukes won eight event titles — three beam, three floor, one vault and one all-around — last season and had two top-25 finishes in the national championship. She opened this season with a 9.9 (out of 10) to win the floor exercise and then had a 9.9 on beam at Arkansas to share the event title last Friday. So...
    By LARRY VAUGHT She’s already a two-time all-Southeastern Conference performer and a key reason Kentucky is a top 10 team this season.  Junior Sidney Dukes won eight event titles — three beam, three floor, one vault and one all-around — last season and had two top-25 finishes in the national championship. She opened this season with a 9.9 (out of 10) to win the floor exercise and then had a 9.9 on beam at Arkansas to share the event title last Friday. So...
  • Kentucky Cheerleaders Climb to 23rd National Championship

    Kentucky Cheerleaders Climb to 23rd National Championship

    Sunday, January 14 2018 11:44 PM EST2018-01-15 04:44:53 GMT
    Source: UK AthleticsSource: UK Athletics
    Keep Climbing” is the motto Coach Jomo Thompson instilled in this year’s University of Kentucky cheerleading squad.  And, keep climbing is exactly what the team did – all the way to the national championship.  The UK cheerleaders won their 23rd national title – including their third in a row – at the Universal Cheerleaders Association competition Sunday night in Orlando, Fla. Competing among Division IA Coed squads, the Wildcats claim...
    Keep Climbing” is the motto Coach Jomo Thompson instilled in this year’s University of Kentucky cheerleading squad.  And, keep climbing is exactly what the team did – all the way to the national championship.  The UK cheerleaders won their 23rd national title – including their third in a row – at the Universal Cheerleaders Association competition Sunday night in Orlando, Fla. Competing among Division IA Coed squads, the Wildcats claim...
  • Kentucky Dance Team Turns in a Pair of Top-Six Performances

    Kentucky Dance Team Turns in a Pair of Top-Six Performances

    Sunday, January 14 2018 9:25 PM EST2018-01-15 02:25:51 GMT
    The Kentucky Dance Team turned in a pair of top-six performances at the 2018 Universal Dance Association championships held Sunday in Orlando, Fla. Slotted in Division IA, the Wildcat dancers placed fifth nationally in the Hip-Hop category and sixth in the Pom division. “I loved our Hip-Hop routine,” Coach Dawn Walters said. “We wanted to bring a message of unity, peace and a color-blind world and we imparted that through (the song) Rhythm Nation. “The...
    The Kentucky Dance Team turned in a pair of top-six performances at the 2018 Universal Dance Association championships held Sunday in Orlando, Fla. Slotted in Division IA, the Wildcat dancers placed fifth nationally in the Hip-Hop category and sixth in the Pom division. “I loved our Hip-Hop routine,” Coach Dawn Walters said. “We wanted to bring a message of unity, peace and a color-blind world and we imparted that through (the song) Rhythm Nation. “The...
  • Lexington Catholic Sophomore Quarterback Receives Offer From Neal Brown, Troy

    Lexington Catholic Sophomore Quarterback Receives Offer From Neal Brown, Troy

    Sunday, January 14 2018 8:20 PM EST2018-01-15 01:20:50 GMT
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    Lexington Catholic quarterback Beau Allen received another DI offer this weekend, adding to the list of schools courting the sophomore standout. Allen tweeted out the news on Sunday that Neal Brown offered him a spot at Troy University. So blessed and thankful to say I have received an offer from Troy University! @TroyTrojansFB @CoachBrownTROY pic.twitter.com/he3RCtoi8w — Beau Allen (@BeauAllen11) January 14, 2018 Allen already earned an offer from UK before the start of his...

    Lexington Catholic quarterback Beau Allen received another DI offer this weekend, adding to the list of schools courting the sophomore standout. Allen tweeted out the news on Sunday that Neal Brown offered him a spot at Troy University. So blessed and thankful to say I have received an offer from Troy University! @TroyTrojansFB @CoachBrownTROY pic.twitter.com/he3RCtoi8w — Beau Allen (@BeauAllen11) January 14, 2018 Allen already earned an offer from UK before the start of his...

  • Gruver Lead Six-Win Saturday at Kentucky Invitational

    Gruver Lead Six-Win Saturday at Kentucky Invitational

    Sunday, January 14 2018 7:21 PM EST2018-01-15 00:21:02 GMT
    Olivia Gruver vaulted to a historic height, leading the way for Kentucky on a Saturday, which saw Wildcats win six events taking the UK weekend total to eight event victories over two days of Kentucky Invitational track and field action. Gruver, competing on home track for the first time since winning the NCAA pole vault title outdoors last June, cleared 15’1”/4.60m to win the Kentucky Invitational pole vault. The clearance broke her absolute school record by two inches...
    Olivia Gruver vaulted to a historic height, leading the way for Kentucky on a Saturday, which saw Wildcats win six events taking the UK weekend total to eight event victories over two days of Kentucky Invitational track and field action. Gruver, competing on home track for the first time since winning the NCAA pole vault title outdoors last June, cleared 15’1”/4.60m to win the Kentucky Invitational pole vault. The clearance broke her absolute school record by two inches...
  • UK Remains Undefeated in GARC, Defeats No. 13 NC State

    UK Remains Undefeated in GARC, Defeats No. 13 NC State

    Sunday, January 14 2018 6:47 PM EST2018-01-14 23:47:48 GMT
    UK AthleticsUK Athletics
    The third-ranked Kentucky rifle team capped off its spring-opening weekend with another win over No. 13 North Carolina State on Sunday inside the Tronsrue Marksmanship Center on the West Point campus by a score of 4689-4673, which gave the Wildcats is second top-15 conference win of the trip.  “We wanted to surpass 4700 again, but we were weak in the slings at some points and our standing was ok,” head coach Harry Mullins said. “Overall, the trip was a produc...
    The third-ranked Kentucky rifle team capped off its spring-opening weekend with another win over No. 13 North Carolina State on Sunday inside the Tronsrue Marksmanship Center on the West Point campus by a score of 4689-4673, which gave the Wildcats is second top-15 conference win of the trip.  “We wanted to surpass 4700 again, but we were weak in the slings at some points and our standing was ok,” head coach Harry Mullins said. “Overall, the trip was a produc...
  • Wildcats Look to Continue Momentum Monday at Vanderbilt

    Wildcats Look to Continue Momentum Monday at Vanderbilt

    Sunday, January 14 2018 3:24 PM EST2018-01-14 20:24:28 GMT
    AP Images (James Crisp)AP Images (James Crisp)
    Fresh off its first Southeastern Conference win of the season Thursday at Florida, the University of Kentucky women’s basketball team looks to continue its momentum Monday as it travels to face Vanderbilt at 7 p.m. ET inside Memorial Gymnasium. The game will be broadcast live on the SEC Network with Brenda VanLengen and Carol Ross on the call. The action can also be seen through WatchESPN on computers, smartphones or tablets. Darren Headrick, in his first year with the progra...
    Fresh off its first Southeastern Conference win of the season Thursday at Florida, the University of Kentucky women’s basketball team looks to continue its momentum Monday as it travels to face Vanderbilt at 7 p.m. ET inside Memorial Gymnasium. The game will be broadcast live on the SEC Network with Brenda VanLengen and Carol Ross on the call. The action can also be seen through WatchESPN on computers, smartphones or tablets. Darren Headrick, in his first year with the progra...
  • UK-Vanderbilt Postgame Notes

    UK-Vanderbilt Postgame Notes

    Saturday, January 13 2018 8:08 PM EST2018-01-14 01:08:40 GMT
    AP Images (Mark Humphrey)AP Images (Mark Humphrey)
    UK MEN’S BASKETBALL POSTGAME NOTES KENTUCKY AT VANDERBILT MEMORIAL GYMNASIUM | NASHVILLE JAN. 13, 2018 ATTENDANCE: 13,389 Final Score: #21/20 Kentucky 74, Vanderbilt 67                                                    &...
    UK MEN’S BASKETBALL POSTGAME NOTES KENTUCKY AT VANDERBILT MEMORIAL GYMNASIUM | NASHVILLE JAN. 13, 2018 ATTENDANCE: 13,389 Final Score: #21/20 Kentucky 74, Vanderbilt 67                                                    &...
  • Kevin Knox Leads UK To A 74-67 Win At Vandy

    Kevin Knox Leads UK To A 74-67 Win At Vandy

    Saturday, January 13 2018 7:17 PM EST2018-01-14 00:17:42 GMT
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    (AP) — Kevin Knox scored five straight points to put No. 21 Kentucky ahead to stay in a 74-67 victory Saturday, the Wildcats' second straight. With the score tied at 59, Knox hit a jumper with 3:48 left and hit the free throw that put Kentucky ahead for good. He added a layup on the next possession for the Wildcats (14-3, 4-1 Southeastern Conference). Wenyon Gabriel added a tip-in, and Hamadou Diallo knocked down a 3-pointer for a 10-2 run clinching the victory. Shai Gilgeous-...
    (AP) — Kevin Knox scored five straight points to put No. 21 Kentucky ahead to stay in a 74-67 victory Saturday, the Wildcats' second straight. With the score tied at 59, Knox hit a jumper with 3:48 left and hit the free throw that put Kentucky ahead for good. He added a layup on the next possession for the Wildcats (14-3, 4-1 Southeastern Conference). Wenyon Gabriel added a tip-in, and Hamadou Diallo knocked down a 3-pointer for a 10-2 run clinching the victory. Shai Gilgeous-...
  • UK 74 Vandy 67

    UK 74 Vandy 67

    Saturday, January 13 2018 7:02 PM EST2018-01-14 00:02:06 GMT

    UK got something they have been looking for.  A good start by Nick Richards.  He has four points and a block in the first four minutes.  UK and Vandy are tied at 6 with 15:52 to go in the half.  UK goes on an 11-0 run.  PJ Washington hits a 3.  Vandy doesn't wait for the TV timeout and calls one with 12:43 to go in the half.  UK leads 13-6. Knox with dunk to make it 17-11.  UK is shooting 55%.  Vandy is at 20% with 10:46 to go in the half...

    UK got something they have been looking for.  A good start by Nick Richards.  He has four points and a block in the first four minutes.  UK and Vandy are tied at 6 with 15:52 to go in the half.  UK goes on an 11-0 run.  PJ Washington hits a 3.  Vandy doesn't wait for the TV timeout and calls one with 12:43 to go in the half.  UK leads 13-6. Knox with dunk to make it 17-11.  UK is shooting 55%.  Vandy is at 20% with 10:46 to go in the half...

  • Whoa, Nellie: College Football Announcer Keith Jackson Dies At 89

    Whoa, Nellie: College Football Announcer Keith Jackson Dies At 89

    Saturday, January 13 2018 11:05 AM EST2018-01-13 16:05:11 GMT

    (LEX 18/NBC NEWS) — Keith Jackson, a longtime college football broadcaster, died Friday night at age 89, according to a report. Todd Harris of NBC Sports tweeted the news Saturday morning.

    (LEX 18/NBC NEWS) — Keith Jackson, a longtime college football broadcaster, died Friday night at age 89, according to a report. Todd Harris of NBC Sports tweeted the news Saturday morning.

  • UKTF Sweeps Friday DMRs at Kentucky Invitational

    UKTF Sweeps Friday DMRs at Kentucky Invitational

    Saturday, January 13 2018 12:19 AM EST2018-01-13 05:19:10 GMT
    The Kentucky track and field program began the 2018 season by sweeping the men’s and women’s distance medley relays on Friday at the Kentucky Invitational inside Nutter Field House. Kentucky ran two men’s DMRs and went 1-2 with the team of Ben Young (1,200 meters), William Walker (400m), Ian Jones (800m) and Brennan Fields (1,600m) winning in 9:49.16. Kendall Muhammad, Jelani Walker, Matthew Thomas and Jacob Thomson placed second in 9:49.95 with Thomson making up so...
    The Kentucky track and field program began the 2018 season by sweeping the men’s and women’s distance medley relays on Friday at the Kentucky Invitational inside Nutter Field House. Kentucky ran two men’s DMRs and went 1-2 with the team of Ben Young (1,200 meters), William Walker (400m), Ian Jones (800m) and Brennan Fields (1,600m) winning in 9:49.16. Kendall Muhammad, Jelani Walker, Matthew Thomas and Jacob Thomson placed second in 9:49.95 with Thomson making up so...
  • UK Posted The Third-Highest Score In Program History.

    UK Posted The Third-Highest Score In Program History.

    Friday, January 12 2018 11:07 PM EST2018-01-13 04:07:56 GMT
    Behind the third-highest score in school history, the No. 6 Kentucky gymnastics program earned a 196.950 – 196.525 win over No. 11 Arkansas on Friday night in Barnhill Arena. UK also posted a 196.950 against Florida last season to open SEC play. The Wildcats earned their first road win in program history over the Razorbacks and sixth overall. With the victory, the Wildcats improve to 4-0 and 1-0 in the SEC, while Arkansas falls to 0-2 and 0-1 in the league. “The big ...
    Behind the third-highest score in school history, the No. 6 Kentucky gymnastics program earned a 196.950 – 196.525 win over No. 11 Arkansas on Friday night in Barnhill Arena. UK also posted a 196.950 against Florida last season to open SEC play. The Wildcats earned their first road win in program history over the Razorbacks and sixth overall. With the victory, the Wildcats improve to 4-0 and 1-0 in the SEC, while Arkansas falls to 0-2 and 0-1 in the league. “The big ...
  • UK 103 Thomas More 61

    UK 103 Thomas More 61

    Friday, October 27 2017 9:16 PM EDT2017-10-28 01:16:14 GMT

    UK gets off to a fast start. Kevin Knox with a dunk and Quade Green hits 2 3's.  UK leads 13-6 at the first TV timeout with 15;39 to go in the half. Thomas More was tough.  After they hit 2 3's in a row, the second by Austin Young. Cal, who said he was going to yell less, wants time.  The media is now sitting in the upper deck, there has been a number of times I've heard Cal all the way up here.  It's 25-17 UK. UK's obvious size advantage hurt Thomas More. ...

    UK gets off to a fast start. Kevin Knox with a dunk and Quade Green hits 2 3's.  UK leads 13-6 at the first TV timeout with 15;39 to go in the half. Thomas More was tough.  After they hit 2 3's in a row, the second by Austin Young. Cal, who said he was going to yell less, wants time.  The media is now sitting in the upper deck, there has been a number of times I've heard Cal all the way up here.  It's 25-17 UK. UK's obvious size advantage hurt Thomas More. ...

  • Former Eagle Brent Arrington Set To Play For The NBA G-League's Greensboro Swarm

    Former Eagle Brent Arrington Set To Play For The NBA G-League's Greensboro Swarm

    Thursday, October 26 2017 5:44 PM EDT2017-10-26 21:44:02 GMT

    Former Morehead State men's basketball guard Brent Arrington has agreed to play for the Charlotte Hornets' NBA G-League affiliate, the Greensboro Swarm. The Swarm were added as an NBA G-League affiliate prior to the beginning of last season. They field their home events at the Greensboro Coliseum Fieldhouse in Greensboro, North Carolina. "I want to start by giving thanks and the glory to God and Christ Jesus for blessing me with these abilities," said Arrington. "I'm ...

    Former Morehead State men's basketball guard Brent Arrington has agreed to play for the Charlotte Hornets' NBA G-League affiliate, the Greensboro Swarm. The Swarm were added as an NBA G-League affiliate prior to the beginning of last season. They field their home events at the Greensboro Coliseum Fieldhouse in Greensboro, North Carolina. "I want to start by giving thanks and the glory to God and Christ Jesus for blessing me with these abilities," said Arrington. "I'm ...

  • 2017 CBS Sports Classic Tickets On Sale Friday

    2017 CBS Sports Classic Tickets On Sale Friday

    Tuesday, October 17 2017 6:00 PM EDT2017-10-17 22:00:33 GMT
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    NEW ORLEANS (Oct. 17, 2017) – Tickets for the 2017 CBS Sports Classic, featuring college basketball powers Kentucky, North Carolina, Ohio State and UCLA, will go on sale Friday, Oct. 20, at 11 a.m. ET. Tickets can be purchased through Ticketmaster at 800-745-3000 or www.ticketmaster.com, or through www.cbssportsclassic.com. The fourth-annual college basketball doubleheader will be held on Dec. 23 at Smoothie King Center in ...
    NEW ORLEANS (Oct. 17, 2017) – Tickets for the 2017 CBS Sports Classic, featuring college basketball powers Kentucky, North Carolina, Ohio State and UCLA, will go on sale Friday, Oct. 20, at 11 a.m. ET. Tickets can be purchased through Ticketmaster at 800-745-3000 or www.ticketmaster.com, or through www.cbssportsclassic.com. The fourth-annual college basketball doubleheader will be held on Dec. 23 at Smoothie King Center in ...
  • Monk, Fox Named All-America By USA Today

    Monk, Fox Named All-America By USA Today

    Monday, March 6 2017 9:46 AM EST2017-03-06 14:46:59 GMT
    (Keith Taylor Photo)(Keith Taylor Photo)

    LEXINGTON, Ky. – Kentucky’s freshman backcourt tandem of Malik Monk and De’Aaron Fox was named All-America by USA Today on Monday. Monk earned second-team distinction, while Fox was tabbed to the third team. Monk was joined on the second team by Josh Jackson (Kansas), Justin Jackson (North Carolina), Luke Kennard (Duke) and Nigel Williams-Goss (Gonzaga). Third-team honorees along with Fox included Ethan Happ (Wisconsin), Lauri Markkanen (Arizona), Monte Morris (Iowa...

    LEXINGTON, Ky. – Kentucky’s freshman backcourt tandem of Malik Monk and De’Aaron Fox was named All-America by USA Today on Monday. Monk earned second-team distinction, while Fox was tabbed to the third team. Monk was joined on the second team by Josh Jackson (Kansas), Justin Jackson (North Carolina), Luke Kennard (Duke) and Nigel Williams-Goss (Gonzaga). Third-team honorees along with Fox included Ethan Happ (Wisconsin), Lauri Markkanen (Arizona), Monte Morris (Iowa...

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  • Missing Tennessee Teens Could Be In Ky

    Missing Tennessee Teens Could Be In Ky

    Wednesday, January 17 2018 11:59 AM EST2018-01-17 16:59:31 GMT

    The National Center for Missing & Exploited Children along with the Robertson County Sheriff’s Office (Tennessee) are asking for the public’s help to locate 2 missing children who might be in Kentucky. Kayla, 17, and her sister Brooke, 14, went missing from Springfield, Tennessee on January 12, 2018. Brooke has red hair and hazel eyes. She is 5 feet 5 inches tall and weighs 128 pounds. Kayla has brown hair and blue eyes. She is 5 feet 5 inches tall and weighs 134 poun...

    The National Center for Missing & Exploited Children along with the Robertson County Sheriff’s Office (Tennessee) are asking for the public’s help to locate 2 missing children who might be in Kentucky. Kayla, 17, and her sister Brooke, 14, went missing from Springfield, Tennessee on January 12, 2018. Brooke has red hair and hazel eyes. She is 5 feet 5 inches tall and weighs 128 pounds. Kayla has brown hair and blue eyes. She is 5 feet 5 inches tall and weighs 134 poun...

  • Jackson Co. Father Charged With Murder Of His Son

    Jackson Co. Father Charged With Murder Of His Son

    Wednesday, January 17 2018 10:29 AM EST2018-01-17 15:29:52 GMT

    JACKSON COUNTY, Ky. (LEX 18) - A Jackson County man has been charged with murder in the death of his son. Police say that Larry Gabbard, 62, was involved in an altercation with his son Jason R. Gabbard at a home of KY 89. Jason was shot and later died from his injuries. Larry was arrested and now faces a murder charge.

    JACKSON COUNTY, Ky. (LEX 18) - A Jackson County man has been charged with murder in the death of his son. Police say that Larry Gabbard, 62, was involved in an altercation with his son Jason R. Gabbard at a home of KY 89. Jason was shot and later died from his injuries. Larry was arrested and now faces a murder charge.

  • Electric Bills Skyrocketing For KU Customers

    Electric Bills Skyrocketing For KU Customers

    Tuesday, January 16 2018 7:55 PM EST2018-01-17 00:55:34 GMT

    LEXINGTON, Ky (LEX 18) Electric bills are skyrocketing for some KU customers and with more arctic air expected this week, relief isn't coming anytime soon.

    LEXINGTON, Ky (LEX 18) Electric bills are skyrocketing for some KU customers and with more arctic air expected this week, relief isn't coming anytime soon.

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