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  • Seven Wildcats Advance to Eugene on NCAA East Prelims Friday

    Seven Wildcats Advance to Eugene on NCAA East Prelims Friday

    Friday, May 25 2018 11:13 PM EDT2018-05-26 03:13:02 GMT
    UK AthleticsUK Athletics
    UK AthleticsUK Athletics
    Seven more Kentucky Track and Field Wildcats earned the top-12 finishes required to advance beyond the NCAA East Preliminary Championships on Friday. They took UK’s NCAA East Prelims qualification quantity to 10 through two of three meet days. On Thursday, three Wildcats booked their spots on the plane to Eugene, Oregon where the NCAA Championships finals will be held June 6-9. Kentucky had two freshmen finish as top qualifiers on Friday as Dwight St. Hillaire lopped a half-se...
    Seven more Kentucky Track and Field Wildcats earned the top-12 finishes required to advance beyond the NCAA East Preliminary Championships on Friday. They took UK’s NCAA East Prelims qualification quantity to 10 through two of three meet days. On Thursday, three Wildcats booked their spots on the plane to Eugene, Oregon where the NCAA Championships finals will be held June 6-9. Kentucky had two freshmen finish as top qualifiers on Friday as Dwight St. Hillaire lopped a half-se...
  • Isaiah Briscoe Leads Team to Championship; Hawkins Also Honored

    Isaiah Briscoe Leads Team to Championship; Hawkins Also Honored

    Friday, May 25 2018 6:53 PM EDT2018-05-25 22:53:04 GMT
    AP Photo/James CrispAP Photo/James Crisp
    AP Photo/James CrispAP Photo/James Crisp
    Former Kentucky men’s basketball player Isaiah Briscoe is a champion once again. After helping lead Kentucky to a pair of regular season and Southeastern Conference Tournament championships in his two seasons with the Wildcats, Briscoe claimed a title in his first season as a professional player in Estonia. Briscoe scored 20 points in the title game for BC Kalev/Cramo. His squad downed Tartu Urikool, 99-83, to complete the sweep in a best-of-seven series. The Newark, New J...
    Former Kentucky men’s basketball player Isaiah Briscoe is a champion once again. After helping lead Kentucky to a pair of regular season and Southeastern Conference Tournament championships in his two seasons with the Wildcats, Briscoe claimed a title in his first season as a professional player in Estonia. Briscoe scored 20 points in the title game for BC Kalev/Cramo. His squad downed Tartu Urikool, 99-83, to complete the sweep in a best-of-seven series. The Newark, New J...
  • UK Announces Initial Details on Upcoming Rupp Renovations

    UK Announces Initial Details on Upcoming Rupp Renovations

    Friday, May 25 2018 6:08 PM EDT2018-05-25 22:08:52 GMT
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    Altackett2 / Wikipedia / CC BY-SA 4.0Altackett2 / Wikipedia / CC BY-SA 4.0
    Originally announced when UK agreed to a new lease in December 2016 and formalized the agreement earlier this year, upper-level chair-back seating and new club areas are coming to Rupp Arena starting with the 2019-20 season. On Friday, UK announced initial details on the upcoming renovations. This next phase of Rupp renovations comes on the heels of the addition of a new center-hung scoreboard, ribbon boards, new sound system and lighting that have created a more dynamic game ...
    Originally announced when UK agreed to a new lease in December 2016 and formalized the agreement earlier this year, upper-level chair-back seating and new club areas are coming to Rupp Arena starting with the 2019-20 season. On Friday, UK announced initial details on the upcoming renovations. This next phase of Rupp renovations comes on the heels of the addition of a new center-hung scoreboard, ribbon boards, new sound system and lighting that have created a more dynamic game ...
  • Three Wildcats Advance to Eugene on NCAA East Prelims Thursday

    Three Wildcats Advance to Eugene on NCAA East Prelims Thursday

    Friday, May 25 2018 8:00 AM EDT2018-05-25 12:00:29 GMT
    The first three Wildcats earned the top-12 finishes at the NCAA East Preliminary Championships required to qualify to the NCAA Outdoor Championships finals site on Thursday.   Fred Dorsey, Ellen Ekholm and Jacob Thomson all booked return trips to Eugene, Oregon where the NCAA Championships will be held June 6-9 with their performances on Thursday in Tampa, Florida. And then six more Wildcats from first-round track prelims on Thursday into quarterfinals where trips to Euge...
    The first three Wildcats earned the top-12 finishes at the NCAA East Preliminary Championships required to qualify to the NCAA Outdoor Championships finals site on Thursday.   Fred Dorsey, Ellen Ekholm and Jacob Thomson all booked return trips to Eugene, Oregon where the NCAA Championships will be held June 6-9 with their performances on Thursday in Tampa, Florida. And then six more Wildcats from first-round track prelims on Thursday into quarterfinals where trips to Euge...
  • Brad Calipari Headed to Europe for Basketball Trip

    Brad Calipari Headed to Europe for Basketball Trip

    Thursday, May 24 2018 11:25 PM EDT2018-05-25 03:25:14 GMT
    AP Photo/Kathy KmonicekAP Photo/Kathy Kmonicek
    AP Photo/Kathy KmonicekAP Photo/Kathy Kmonicek
    Kentucky men’s basketball junior Brad Calipari is headed for a second tour with the Global Sports Academy. After an eight-day basketball trip to Croatia last summer, Calipari and his team will travel to three European countries this year.  Calipari and the Global Sports Academy will begin play on Friday during their eight-day tour through Belgium, Germany and Holland. Calipari is one of 10 collegiate players from eight different schools traveling to Europe this week. ...
    Kentucky men’s basketball junior Brad Calipari is headed for a second tour with the Global Sports Academy. After an eight-day basketball trip to Croatia last summer, Calipari and his team will travel to three European countries this year.  Calipari and the Global Sports Academy will begin play on Friday during their eight-day tour through Belgium, Germany and Holland. Calipari is one of 10 collegiate players from eight different schools traveling to Europe this week. ...
  • Kentucky Men’s Tennis Exits NCAA Singles and Doubles Tournament

    Kentucky Men’s Tennis Exits NCAA Singles and Doubles Tournament

    Thursday, May 24 2018 10:31 PM EDT2018-05-25 02:31:03 GMT
    UK AthleticsUK Athletics
    UK AthleticsUK Athletics
    The Kentucky men’s tennis team exited the NCAA Singles and Doubles Tournament on Thursday afternoon on the campus of Wake Forest University. Will Bushamuka was eliminated in the second round, while the duo of Gus Benson and Cesar Bourgois lost in the first round. Bushamuka was forced to retire in the first set in his match against No. 4 Petros Chrysochos of Wake Forest. Bushamuka was down 5-0 when he withdrew. Bushamuka will finish his spring senior season at 12-9 and 5-8 aga...
    The Kentucky men’s tennis team exited the NCAA Singles and Doubles Tournament on Thursday afternoon on the campus of Wake Forest University. Will Bushamuka was eliminated in the second round, while the duo of Gus Benson and Cesar Bourgois lost in the first round. Bushamuka was forced to retire in the first set in his match against No. 4 Petros Chrysochos of Wake Forest. Bushamuka was down 5-0 when he withdrew. Bushamuka will finish his spring senior season at 12-9 and 5-8 aga...
  • Wildcats Begin Quest for National Title on Friday

    Wildcats Begin Quest for National Title on Friday

    Thursday, May 24 2018 6:50 PM EDT2018-05-24 22:50:51 GMT
    UK AthleticsUK Athletics
    UK AthleticsUK Athletics
    Each season every team in the country strives to be playing in the season’s final tournament. Only 30 teams in men’s collegiate golf achieve that opportunity and beginning on Friday the Kentucky men’s golf team will tee off for a chance at a national title. Play opens at Karsten Creek in Stillwater, Oklahoma, beginning at 8:22 a.m. ET for the Wildcats. UK will go off the No. 1 tee alongside UNLV and North Florida. All 30 teams will play 54 holes over three days...
    Each season every team in the country strives to be playing in the season’s final tournament. Only 30 teams in men’s collegiate golf achieve that opportunity and beginning on Friday the Kentucky men’s golf team will tee off for a chance at a national title. Play opens at Karsten Creek in Stillwater, Oklahoma, beginning at 8:22 a.m. ET for the Wildcats. UK will go off the No. 1 tee alongside UNLV and North Florida. All 30 teams will play 54 holes over three days...
  • UK Football Player Pleads Not Guilty To Drug Charges

    UK Football Player Pleads Not Guilty To Drug Charges

    Thursday, May 24 2018 6:35 PM EDT2018-05-24 22:35:39 GMT

    LEXINGTON, Ky. (KSR) - A Kentucky Football player was arrested on drug charges Thursday. According to Kentucky Sports Radio, Marcus Walker was charged with possession of drug paraphernalia, trafficking in marijuana and trafficking a controlled substance (cocaine). Walker signed with UK in 2015 and was set to play this fall. 

    LEXINGTON, Ky. (KSR) - A Kentucky Football player was arrested on drug charges Thursday. According to Kentucky Sports Radio, Marcus Walker was charged with possession of drug paraphernalia, trafficking in marijuana and trafficking a controlled substance (cocaine). Walker signed with UK in 2015 and was set to play this fall. 

  • Davis 1st Team, Towns 3rd Team All-NBA

    Davis 1st Team, Towns 3rd Team All-NBA

    Thursday, May 24 2018 3:28 PM EDT2018-05-24 19:28:35 GMT
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    AP PhotoAP Photo
    Cleveland Cavaliers forward LeBron James has been unanimously selected to the 2017-18 All-NBA First Team, giving him an NBA-record 12 First Team honors in his 15-year career.  James has passed Kobe Bryant and Karl Malone, who both finished with 11 First Team selections. Houston Rockets guard James Harden also received All-NBA First Team votes on all 100 ballots, joining James as a unanimous selection.  Harden, who led the NBA in scoring average (30.4 ppg) and three-poi...
    Cleveland Cavaliers forward LeBron James has been unanimously selected to the 2017-18 All-NBA First Team, giving him an NBA-record 12 First Team honors in his 15-year career.  James has passed Kobe Bryant and Karl Malone, who both finished with 11 First Team selections. Houston Rockets guard James Harden also received All-NBA First Team votes on all 100 ballots, joining James as a unanimous selection.  Harden, who led the NBA in scoring average (30.4 ppg) and three-poi...
  • Kentucky Draws Kansas at Rupp Arena in SEC/Big 12 Challenge

    Kentucky Draws Kansas at Rupp Arena in SEC/Big 12 Challenge

    Thursday, May 24 2018 12:30 PM EDT2018-05-24 16:30:54 GMT

    BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – The two winningest programs in college basketball will face off for a fifth straight season in 2019 as a part of the annual SEC/Big 12 Challenge, which the two leagues announced Thursday. The Kentucky men’s basketball team will host Kansas on Jan. 26 at Rupp at a time to be determined later. Going back to the 2014-15 season, the two schools have played one another every season in either the SEC/Big 12 Challenge or the State Farm Champions Classic. It w...

    BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – The two winningest programs in college basketball will face off for a fifth straight season in 2019 as a part of the annual SEC/Big 12 Challenge, which the two leagues announced Thursday. The Kentucky men’s basketball team will host Kansas on Jan. 26 at Rupp at a time to be determined later. Going back to the 2014-15 season, the two schools have played one another every season in either the SEC/Big 12 Challenge or the State Farm Champions Classic. It w...

  • Report: Detroit Pistons Want UK Alum Dwane Casey For Head Coach Job

    Report: Detroit Pistons Want UK Alum Dwane Casey For Head Coach Job

    Thursday, May 24 2018 10:44 AM EDT2018-05-24 14:44:42 GMT
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    DETROIT (Click On Detroit) - The Detroit Pistons are reportedly looking to hire a UK duo for their team.  According to Click On Detroit, the Pistons want to hire former Toronto Raptors' coach Dwane Casey for their head coaching gig. Casey played for UK in the 70s and was recently let go from the team despite being named coach of the year by the National Basketball Coaches Association. The team also reportedly wants to hire former cat Tayshaun Prince for a front office gig....

    DETROIT (Click On Detroit) - The Detroit Pistons are reportedly looking to hire a UK duo for their team.  According to Click On Detroit, the Pistons want to hire former Toronto Raptors' coach Dwane Casey for their head coaching gig. Casey played for UK in the 70s and was recently let go from the team despite being named coach of the year by the National Basketball Coaches Association. The team also reportedly wants to hire former cat Tayshaun Prince for a front office gig....

  • Don't Forget Importance Of Nick Richards And Quade Green Next Season

    Don't Forget Importance Of Nick Richards And Quade Green Next Season

    Thursday, May 24 2018 4:51 AM EDT2018-05-24 08:51:01 GMT
    Quade Green's experience and leadership could be invaluable for Kentucky next season. (Vicky Graff Photo)Quade Green's experience and leadership could be invaluable for Kentucky next season. (Vicky Graff Photo)
    Quade Green's experience and leadership could be invaluable for Kentucky next season. (Vicky Graff Photo)Quade Green's experience and leadership could be invaluable for Kentucky next season. (Vicky Graff Photo)
    By LARRY VAUGHT Since Kentucky’s season ended with the disappointing NCAA Tournament loss to there has been constant speculation about the 2018-19 roster that John Calipari will have. What recruits, if any, would he add? He filled a huge need by signing forward E.J. Montgomery and soon should get another boost when guard Ashton Hagans reclassifies from the 2019 recruiting class to 2018 so he can play at UK next year. I’m even told that junior guard Tyrese Maxey coul...
    By LARRY VAUGHT Since Kentucky’s season ended with the disappointing NCAA Tournament loss to there has been constant speculation about the 2018-19 roster that John Calipari will have. What recruits, if any, would he add? He filled a huge need by signing forward E.J. Montgomery and soon should get another boost when guard Ashton Hagans reclassifies from the 2019 recruiting class to 2018 so he can play at UK next year. I’m even told that junior guard Tyrese Maxey coul...
  • No. 16 Kentucky Travels West For Super Regional at No. 1 Oregon

    No. 16 Kentucky Travels West For Super Regional at No. 1 Oregon

    Wednesday, May 23 2018 6:57 PM EDT2018-05-23 22:57:02 GMT
    Abbey Cheek/UK Athletics PhotoAbbey Cheek/UK Athletics Photo
    Abbey Cheek/UK Athletics PhotoAbbey Cheek/UK Athletics Photo
    Following a historic run through the Lexington Regional, which saw the No. 16 Kentucky softball team impose run-rule wins in all three games, the Wildcats will now turn their attention to the Oregon Ducks for the 2018 Eugene Super Regional in the Pacific Northwest. All three games will take place at Jane Sanders Stadium in Eugene. Tickets are sold out for the entire weekend. Oregon is the No. 1 overall seed in the 2018 NCAA Division I Softball Tournament, and champions of the Pa...
    Following a historic run through the Lexington Regional, which saw the No. 16 Kentucky softball team impose run-rule wins in all three games, the Wildcats will now turn their attention to the Oregon Ducks for the 2018 Eugene Super Regional in the Pacific Northwest. All three games will take place at Jane Sanders Stadium in Eugene. Tickets are sold out for the entire weekend. Oregon is the No. 1 overall seed in the 2018 NCAA Division I Softball Tournament, and champions of the Pa...
  • Six Wildcats Earn Athlon Sports Preseason All-SEC Honors

    Six Wildcats Earn Athlon Sports Preseason All-SEC Honors

    Wednesday, May 23 2018 5:36 PM EDT2018-05-23 21:36:26 GMT
    UK AthleticsUK Athletics
    UK AthleticsUK Athletics
     Six University of Kentucky football players earned a spot on Athlon Sports’ preseason All-Southeastern Conference teams it was announced today. Junior running back Benny Snell Jr., (Westerville, Ohio) was named to the first-team offense after leading the SEC in rushing touchdowns (19) and ranking third in total rushing yardage (1,333) and rushing yards per game (102.5). His 1,333 rushing yards set a school record for most rushing yards by a sophomore. He also became the...
     Six University of Kentucky football players earned a spot on Athlon Sports’ preseason All-Southeastern Conference teams it was announced today. Junior running back Benny Snell Jr., (Westerville, Ohio) was named to the first-team offense after leading the SEC in rushing touchdowns (19) and ranking third in total rushing yardage (1,333) and rushing yards per game (102.5). His 1,333 rushing yards set a school record for most rushing yards by a sophomore. He also became the...
  • NFL Bans Players From Kneeling During National Anthem

    NFL Bans Players From Kneeling During National Anthem

    Wednesday, May 23 2018 1:01 PM EDT2018-05-23 17:01:11 GMT
    Ed Clemente / MGNEd Clemente / MGN

    (NBC News) - The NFL has approved a new policy to forbid players from kneeling during the National Anthem. The new policy will allow players to stay in the locker room, but they must stand if they are on the field. LEX 18 will update this story as more information is received. JUST IN: NFL approves new national anthem policy: "All team and league personnel on the field shall stand and show respect for the flag and the Anthem." pic.twitter.com/434GdnEUUu — NBC Ne...

    (NBC News) - The NFL has approved a new policy to forbid players from kneeling during the National Anthem. The new policy will allow players to stay in the locker room, but they must stand if they are on the field. LEX 18 will update this story as more information is received. JUST IN: NFL approves new national anthem policy: "All team and league personnel on the field shall stand and show respect for the flag and the Anthem." pic.twitter.com/434GdnEUUu — NBC Ne...

  • Freshmen Played Like Veterans To Help Kentucky Reach Super Regional

    Freshmen Played Like Veterans To Help Kentucky Reach Super Regional

    Wednesday, May 23 2018 5:23 AM EDT2018-05-23 09:23:59 GMT
    Pitcher Grace Baalman is one of the freshmen who played a key role for UK in the regional wins. (Vicky Graff Photo)Pitcher Grace Baalman is one of the freshmen who played a key role for UK in the regional wins. (Vicky Graff Photo)
    Pitcher Grace Baalman is one of the freshmen who played a key role for UK in the regional wins. (Vicky Graff Photo)Pitcher Grace Baalman is one of the freshmen who played a key role for UK in the regional wins. (Vicky Graff Photo)
    By LARRY VAUGHT Before Kentucky started postseason play, coach Rachel Lawson told me she felt “very confident” in the way her freshmen would perform under season-ending pressure. Her confidence was well founded as pitcher Grace Baalman, infielder Mallory Peyton and outfielder Lauren Johnson all played key roles in UK’s NCAA Region championship that sends the Cats now to No. 1 Oregon in the Super Regional. “I couldn’t be more proud of them. As a se...
    By LARRY VAUGHT Before Kentucky started postseason play, coach Rachel Lawson told me she felt “very confident” in the way her freshmen would perform under season-ending pressure. Her confidence was well founded as pitcher Grace Baalman, infielder Mallory Peyton and outfielder Lauren Johnson all played key roles in UK’s NCAA Region championship that sends the Cats now to No. 1 Oregon in the Super Regional. “I couldn’t be more proud of them. As a se...
  • Kole Cottam Brilliant in Kentucky’s SEC Tournament Opener

    Kole Cottam Brilliant in Kentucky’s SEC Tournament Opener

    Tuesday, May 22 2018 8:58 PM EDT2018-05-23 00:58:07 GMT
    Photo by: Britney Howard, UK AthleticsPhoto by: Britney Howard, UK Athletics
    Photo by: Britney Howard, UK AthleticsPhoto by: Britney Howard, UK Athletics
    Kole Cottam delivered a two-out, two-strike, game-tying RBI double in the ninth inning in the Southeastern Conference Tournament opener but No. 21 Kentucky fell 4-3 in 11 innings to No. 22 Auburn in a tightly-contested elimination round game. The Cats now await their NCAA Tournament fate, which will be announced on Monday, May 28. A strong resume against one of the nation’s most difficult schedules that included non-conference wins against Texas Tech, Indiana, Louisville, Hou...
    Kole Cottam delivered a two-out, two-strike, game-tying RBI double in the ninth inning in the Southeastern Conference Tournament opener but No. 21 Kentucky fell 4-3 in 11 innings to No. 22 Auburn in a tightly-contested elimination round game. The Cats now await their NCAA Tournament fate, which will be announced on Monday, May 28. A strong resume against one of the nation’s most difficult schedules that included non-conference wins against Texas Tech, Indiana, Louisville, Hou...
  • Four Wildcats Ready for NCAA Singles and Doubles Tournament

    Four Wildcats Ready for NCAA Singles and Doubles Tournament

    Tuesday, May 22 2018 7:29 PM EDT2018-05-22 23:29:10 GMT
    UK AthleticsUK Athletics
    UK AthleticsUK Athletics
    Four members of the Kentucky men’s tennis team – Will Bushamuka, Ryo Matsumura, Gus Benson and Cesar Bourgois – will compete in the NCAA Singles and Doubles Tournament beginning on May 23 at the Wake Forest Tennis Complex in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. Bushamuka and Matsumura will compete in the singles portion, while Benson and Bourgois will team up in doubles play. Matsumura is the No. 8 seed in the event and will face Billy Griffith of California on May 23 a...
    Four members of the Kentucky men’s tennis team – Will Bushamuka, Ryo Matsumura, Gus Benson and Cesar Bourgois – will compete in the NCAA Singles and Doubles Tournament beginning on May 23 at the Wake Forest Tennis Complex in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. Bushamuka and Matsumura will compete in the singles portion, while Benson and Bourgois will team up in doubles play. Matsumura is the No. 8 seed in the event and will face Billy Griffith of California on May 23 a...
  • Nae Nae Cole Added to Kentucky Women’s Basketball Roster

    Nae Nae Cole Added to Kentucky Women’s Basketball Roster

    Tuesday, May 22 2018 2:35 PM EDT2018-05-22 18:35:15 GMT
    UK AthleticsUK Athletics
    UK AthleticsUK Athletics
    Former NC State center Nae Nae Cole, who was a four-star, top-100 recruit out of high school according to ESPN.com, has joined the University of Kentucky women’s basketball program and is planning to report to campus this summer, Matthew Mitchell announced Tuesday. Prior to NC State, Cole had a tremendous career at Paul VI Catholic High School, helping the Panthers win their ninth straight state championship title her senior season. Along the way, Cole was tabbed first-t...
    Former NC State center Nae Nae Cole, who was a four-star, top-100 recruit out of high school according to ESPN.com, has joined the University of Kentucky women’s basketball program and is planning to report to campus this summer, Matthew Mitchell announced Tuesday. Prior to NC State, Cole had a tremendous career at Paul VI Catholic High School, helping the Panthers win their ninth straight state championship title her senior season. Along the way, Cole was tabbed first-t...
  • Manual Running Back Adian Robbins Honored To Be Priority Recruit For UK

    Manual Running Back Adian Robbins Honored To Be Priority Recruit For UK

    Tuesday, May 22 2018 4:47 AM EDT2018-05-22 08:47:42 GMT
    Adian Robbins has a 3.8 GPA and size, speed and strength that have brought him 21 major scholarship offers so far. (Rivals.com Photo)Adian Robbins has a 3.8 GPA and size, speed and strength that have brought him 21 major scholarship offers so far. (Rivals.com Photo)
    Adian Robbins has a 3.8 GPA and size, speed and strength that have brought him 21 major scholarship offers so far. (Rivals.com Photo)Adian Robbins has a 3.8 GPA and size, speed and strength that have brought him 21 major scholarship offers so far. (Rivals.com Photo)
    By LARRY VAUGHT A year ago Aidan Robbins was still waiting for major college football scholarship offers, so he decided to see if he could not help the process. “I think people just needed to find out about me. I kind of did part of it myself. I sent my film out. Coaches evaluated me and began to see the type of person I am, not just the athlete I am,” said Robbins. “I possess a lot of intangibles other recruits might not have. Then my size, speed and strength...
    By LARRY VAUGHT A year ago Aidan Robbins was still waiting for major college football scholarship offers, so he decided to see if he could not help the process. “I think people just needed to find out about me. I kind of did part of it myself. I sent my film out. Coaches evaluated me and began to see the type of person I am, not just the athlete I am,” said Robbins. “I possess a lot of intangibles other recruits might not have. Then my size, speed and strength...
  • Kentucky Opens SEC Tournament Play as No. 10 Seed

    Kentucky Opens SEC Tournament Play as No. 10 Seed

    Monday, May 21 2018 9:10 PM EDT2018-05-22 01:10:35 GMT
    UK AthleticsUK Athletics
    UK AthleticsUK Athletics
    The Kentucky baseball team begins play in the SEC Tournament on Tuesday, facing Auburn in a single-elimination game at Hoover Metropolitan Stadium in Hoover, Alabama. The Cats, seeded 10th in this week’s tournament, will face seventh-seeded Auburn at approximately 2 p.m. ET. The Cats and the Tigers met earlier this season in a three-game series March 23-25 at Cliff Hagan Stadium. In the Friday game, Auburn All-American Casey Mize was outstanding, pitching seven innings and...
    The Kentucky baseball team begins play in the SEC Tournament on Tuesday, facing Auburn in a single-elimination game at Hoover Metropolitan Stadium in Hoover, Alabama. The Cats, seeded 10th in this week’s tournament, will face seventh-seeded Auburn at approximately 2 p.m. ET. The Cats and the Tigers met earlier this season in a three-game series March 23-25 at Cliff Hagan Stadium. In the Friday game, Auburn All-American Casey Mize was outstanding, pitching seven innings and...
  • Luke Heyer Named Golden Spikes Award Semifinalist

    Luke Heyer Named Golden Spikes Award Semifinalist

    Monday, May 21 2018 6:32 PM EDT2018-05-21 22:32:16 GMT
    Photo by Britney Howard, UK AthleticsPhoto by Britney Howard, UK Athletics
    Photo by Britney Howard, UK AthleticsPhoto by Britney Howard, UK Athletics
    Kentucky senior infielder/outfielder Luke Heyer has been named a Golden Spikes Award semifinalist, it was announced Monday by the USA Baseball. The award honors the top collegiate baseball player in the nation for their performance on the field and is presented in partnership with the Rod Dedeaux Foundation. The 41st Golden Spikes Award will be presented on June 28 in Los Angeles. Heyer, from Lithia, Fla., has burst onto the scene this season with his prodigious power at the pla...
    Kentucky senior infielder/outfielder Luke Heyer has been named a Golden Spikes Award semifinalist, it was announced Monday by the USA Baseball. The award honors the top collegiate baseball player in the nation for their performance on the field and is presented in partnership with the Rod Dedeaux Foundation. The 41st Golden Spikes Award will be presented on June 28 in Los Angeles. Heyer, from Lithia, Fla., has burst onto the scene this season with his prodigious power at the pla...
  • Zan Payne Joins Kentucky Men’s Basketball Program

    Zan Payne Joins Kentucky Men’s Basketball Program

    Monday, May 21 2018 5:40 PM EDT2018-05-21 21:40:25 GMT
    Lexington Catholic AthleticsLexington Catholic Athletics
    Lexington Catholic AthleticsLexington Catholic Athletics
    Zan Payne, a standout from Lexington Catholic High School and son of associate head coach Kenny Payne, has joined the Kentucky men’s basketball team. A highly productive player out of Lexington Catholic High School, Zan Payne will join UK as a walk-on for the 2018-19 season after scoring more than 1,000 points in his high school career. He announced his verbal commitment at the beginning of May and had a ceremonial signing at his high school on Thursday. Kentucky’s c...
    Zan Payne, a standout from Lexington Catholic High School and son of associate head coach Kenny Payne, has joined the Kentucky men’s basketball team. A highly productive player out of Lexington Catholic High School, Zan Payne will join UK as a walk-on for the 2018-19 season after scoring more than 1,000 points in his high school career. He announced his verbal commitment at the beginning of May and had a ceremonial signing at his high school on Thursday. Kentucky’s c...
  • Kole Cottam, Luke Heyer Named First-Team All-SEC

    Kole Cottam, Luke Heyer Named First-Team All-SEC

    Monday, May 21 2018 5:27 PM EDT2018-05-21 21:27:06 GMT
    Photo by Britney Howard, UK AthleticsPhoto by Britney Howard, UK Athletics
    Photo by Britney Howard, UK AthleticsPhoto by Britney Howard, UK Athletics
    Kentucky senior infielder/outfielder Luke Heyer and junior catcher/first baseman Kole Cottam have been named First-Team All-Southeastern Conference, the league announced Monday. League coaches voted Heyer as the first-team designated hitter/utility position and Cottam was the first-team first baseman after the two tied for the league lead in home runs with 18. Heyer, from Lithia, Fla., has burst onto the scene this season with his prodigious power at the plate. He has twice been...
    Kentucky senior infielder/outfielder Luke Heyer and junior catcher/first baseman Kole Cottam have been named First-Team All-Southeastern Conference, the league announced Monday. League coaches voted Heyer as the first-team designated hitter/utility position and Cottam was the first-team first baseman after the two tied for the league lead in home runs with 18. Heyer, from Lithia, Fla., has burst onto the scene this season with his prodigious power at the plate. He has twice been...
  • Cottam, Heyer First Team All-SEC

    Cottam, Heyer First Team All-SEC

    Monday, May 21 2018 3:39 PM EDT2018-05-21 19:39:29 GMT
    UK AthleticsUK Athletics
    UK AthleticsUK Athletics
    The Southeastern Conference on Monday announced its 2018 Baseball Awards and All-SEC Teams, recognizing standout performances from this season. The 2018 SEC Baseball Tournament will be played Tuesday through Sunday at Hoover Metropolitan Stadium. Florida's Jonathan India was named the SEC Player of the Year, the Gators' Brady Singer is the SEC Pitcher of the Year, Arkansas' Heston Kjerstad is the SEC Freshman of the Year, Florida's Kevin O'Sullivan is the SEC Coach of the Year and Ge...
    The Southeastern Conference on Monday announced its 2018 Baseball Awards and All-SEC Teams, recognizing standout performances from this season. The 2018 SEC Baseball Tournament will be played Tuesday through Sunday at Hoover Metropolitan Stadium. Florida's Jonathan India was named the SEC Player of the Year, the Gators' Brady Singer is the SEC Pitcher of the Year, Arkansas' Heston Kjerstad is the SEC Freshman of the Year, Florida's Kevin O'Sullivan is the SEC Coach of the Year and Ge...
  • Kentucky/Oregon Flexed to Thursday, Friday, Saturday

    Kentucky/Oregon Flexed to Thursday, Friday, Saturday

    Monday, May 21 2018 3:20 PM EDT2018-05-21 19:20:15 GMT
    UK AthleticsUK Athletics

    The 2018 Eugene Super Regional has been flexed to a Thursday/Friday/Saturday Super Regional site, it was announced by the NCAA on Sunday night following the conclusion of the regional rounds. Kentucky will face the top-seeded Oregon Ducks on Thursday night at 9 p.m. ET live on ESPN2. Game two of the series will be on Friday at 11 p.m. ET and will also be shown live on ESPN2. If a third game is necessary to decide who moves on to the 2018 Women’s College World Series – i...

    The 2018 Eugene Super Regional has been flexed to a Thursday/Friday/Saturday Super Regional site, it was announced by the NCAA on Sunday night following the conclusion of the regional rounds. Kentucky will face the top-seeded Oregon Ducks on Thursday night at 9 p.m. ET live on ESPN2. Game two of the series will be on Friday at 11 p.m. ET and will also be shown live on ESPN2. If a third game is necessary to decide who moves on to the 2018 Women’s College World Series – i...

  • UK Men’s Basketball Announces Satellite Camp Schedule

    UK Men’s Basketball Announces Satellite Camp Schedule

    Monday, May 21 2018 1:13 PM EDT2018-05-21 17:13:59 GMT
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    UK AthleticsUK Athletics
    Back by popular demand, the Kentucky men’s basketball team is going back on the road for the John Calipari Satellite Camp Tour. After a brief hiatus, the camps are back and registration is now open. The 2018 summer tour includes six stops throughout the Bluegrass over five days during the month of June. The camps offer the unique opportunity for Kentucky basketball fans to learn from and interact with Coach Calipari, the UK coaching staff and available Wildcat players. It is t...
    Back by popular demand, the Kentucky men’s basketball team is going back on the road for the John Calipari Satellite Camp Tour. After a brief hiatus, the camps are back and registration is now open. The 2018 summer tour includes six stops throughout the Bluegrass over five days during the month of June. The camps offer the unique opportunity for Kentucky basketball fans to learn from and interact with Coach Calipari, the UK coaching staff and available Wildcat players. It is t...
  • Bret Bearup's Legacy Could Well Be The Way He Loved Life But Also Cared About Others

    Bret Bearup's Legacy Could Well Be The Way He Loved Life But Also Cared About Others

    Monday, May 21 2018 4:44 AM EDT2018-05-21 08:44:19 GMT
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    By LARRY VAUGHT If you ever had a chance to be around Bret Bearup, you didn’t need long to feel like you were his friend. He just had that knack for making anyone he came into connect feel important and that is one thing that never changed from the time I first met Bearup almost 40 years ago until his death last week. He came to Kentucky from New York as a Parade All-American as well as a McDonald’s All-American. He loved being at UK and never lost his passion for t...
    By LARRY VAUGHT If you ever had a chance to be around Bret Bearup, you didn’t need long to feel like you were his friend. He just had that knack for making anyone he came into connect feel important and that is one thing that never changed from the time I first met Bearup almost 40 years ago until his death last week. He came to Kentucky from New York as a Parade All-American as well as a McDonald’s All-American. He loved being at UK and never lost his passion for t...
  • Quotes Following Kentucky's win Over Notre Dame

    Quotes Following Kentucky's win Over Notre Dame

    Sunday, May 20 2018 6:41 PM EDT2018-05-20 22:41:28 GMT
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    Kentucky Head Coach Rachel Lawson   Opening statement … “First, gonna congratulate Notre Dame for being in the final. I thought that they had such a gutty performance after playing last night. I mean, we didn’t get off the field until super late. They probably didn’t get to bed until one o’clock in the morning. To turn around, come out, beat Michigan, and their pitcher, I don’t know how many pitches she threw, but I know she threw a lot. So, I...
    Kentucky Head Coach Rachel Lawson   Opening statement … “First, gonna congratulate Notre Dame for being in the final. I thought that they had such a gutty performance after playing last night. I mean, we didn’t get off the field until super late. They probably didn’t get to bed until one o’clock in the morning. To turn around, come out, beat Michigan, and their pitcher, I don’t know how many pitches she threw, but I know she threw a lot. So, I...
  • Metzger and Rethlake Help Kentucky Close Out Dominant Regional

    Metzger and Rethlake Help Kentucky Close Out Dominant Regional

    Sunday, May 20 2018 6:18 PM EDT2018-05-20 22:18:51 GMT
    The No. 16 nationally-seeded Kentucky softball team scored eight runs on eight hits Sunday afternoon, cruising past the Notre Dame Fighting Irish 8-0 to book a spot in next weekend’s NCAA Super Regionals. With Sunday’s win, UK sweeps play in Lexington for the second-straight year. The Wildcats will be traveling out to Eugene, Oregon to face the No. 1 overall seed in the NCAA Tournament, Oregon for the Super Regional round. Dates, times and television assignments will be...
    The No. 16 nationally-seeded Kentucky softball team scored eight runs on eight hits Sunday afternoon, cruising past the Notre Dame Fighting Irish 8-0 to book a spot in next weekend’s NCAA Super Regionals. With Sunday’s win, UK sweeps play in Lexington for the second-straight year. The Wildcats will be traveling out to Eugene, Oregon to face the No. 1 overall seed in the NCAA Tournament, Oregon for the Super Regional round. Dates, times and television assignments will be...
  • Metzger’s Grand Slam, Baalman’s Shutout Put UK in Regional Final

    Metzger’s Grand Slam, Baalman’s Shutout Put UK in Regional Final

    Sunday, May 20 2018 12:03 PM EDT2018-05-20 16:03:38 GMT
    Katie Reed's play at UK has had a dramatic impact on Powell County High School player McKayla Rucker. (UK Athletics Photo)Katie Reed's play at UK has had a dramatic impact on Powell County High School player McKayla Rucker. (UK Athletics Photo)
    Katie Reed's play at UK has had a dramatic impact on Powell County High School player McKayla Rucker. (UK Athletics Photo)Katie Reed's play at UK has had a dramatic impact on Powell County High School player McKayla Rucker. (UK Athletics Photo)
    Senior Rachael Metzger hit a pinch-hit grand slam off the camera lift in left field in the top of the fourth inning and freshman pitcher Grace Baalman threw a complete-game shutout as the No. 16 Kentucky Wildcats run-ruled Notre Dame 10-0 in five innings in the winner’s bracket game of the 2018 NCAA Lexington Regional. With the win, Kentucky is now 2-0 on the weekend and advances into the Lexington Regional final and will play the winner of Sunday’s elimination game bet...
    Senior Rachael Metzger hit a pinch-hit grand slam off the camera lift in left field in the top of the fourth inning and freshman pitcher Grace Baalman threw a complete-game shutout as the No. 16 Kentucky Wildcats run-ruled Notre Dame 10-0 in five innings in the winner’s bracket game of the 2018 NCAA Lexington Regional. With the win, Kentucky is now 2-0 on the weekend and advances into the Lexington Regional final and will play the winner of Sunday’s elimination game bet...
  • Kentucky Opens SEC Tournament Play Against Auburn

    Kentucky Opens SEC Tournament Play Against Auburn

    Saturday, May 19 2018 10:23 PM EDT2018-05-20 02:23:06 GMT
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    Kentucky mashed three home runs, including the 18th of the year for both Kole Cottam and Luke Heyer, but could not hold off a late Vanderbilt rally in the regular season finale, losing 9-6 at Hawkins Field. The Wildcats close the regular season with a 34-21 record and 13-17 mark in Southeastern Conference play, earning the No. 10 seed in this week’s SEC Tournament in Hoover, Alabama. UK will face seventh-seeded Auburn at 2 p.m. ET on Tuesday in an elimination game with t...
    Kentucky mashed three home runs, including the 18th of the year for both Kole Cottam and Luke Heyer, but could not hold off a late Vanderbilt rally in the regular season finale, losing 9-6 at Hawkins Field. The Wildcats close the regular season with a 34-21 record and 13-17 mark in Southeastern Conference play, earning the No. 10 seed in this week’s SEC Tournament in Hoover, Alabama. UK will face seventh-seeded Auburn at 2 p.m. ET on Tuesday in an elimination game with t...
  • Kentucky Quotes Following Win Over UIC

    Kentucky Quotes Following Win Over UIC

    Saturday, May 19 2018 4:10 PM EDT2018-05-19 20:10:11 GMT
    Jenny Schaper, right, is a fixture behind the plate for Kentucky and can work an umpire as well as she can stop an errant pitch. (Vicky Graff Photo)Jenny Schaper, right, is a fixture behind the plate for Kentucky and can work an umpire as well as she can stop an errant pitch. (Vicky Graff Photo)
    Jenny Schaper, right, is a fixture behind the plate for Kentucky and can work an umpire as well as she can stop an errant pitch. (Vicky Graff Photo)Jenny Schaper, right, is a fixture behind the plate for Kentucky and can work an umpire as well as she can stop an errant pitch. (Vicky Graff Photo)
    Kentucky Head Coach Rachel Lawson Opening Statement …  “First of all I wanted to say thank you to our staff for getting the field ready to go today. They stayed up all night last night and woke up early this morning so we could get the game the off and I thought that was great, so first off I want to say thank you. It was a good game for us, good for our offense to hit around score some runs for us in the first inning. I think that shows that we’re anxiousl...
    Kentucky Head Coach Rachel Lawson Opening Statement …  “First of all I wanted to say thank you to our staff for getting the field ready to go today. They stayed up all night last night and woke up early this morning so we could get the game the off and I thought that was great, so first off I want to say thank you. It was a good game for us, good for our offense to hit around score some runs for us in the first inning. I think that shows that we’re anxiousl...
  • Schaper Lifts Kentucky into Winner’s Bracket With Grand Slam

    Schaper Lifts Kentucky into Winner’s Bracket With Grand Slam

    Saturday, May 19 2018 3:50 PM EDT2018-05-19 19:50:11 GMT
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    Jenny Schaper hit a walk-off grand slam in the bottom of the fifth inning to left the No. 16 Kentucky Wildcats over the Illinois-Chicago Flames in the opening round of the NCAA Lexington Regional on Saturday afternoon. The Wildcats came out strong, scoring three runs in the bottom of the first inning and then exploded for six runs in the bottom of the fifth inning to close out the game 10-1 in run-rule fashion. Kentucky moves into the winner’s bracket – which will be...
    Jenny Schaper hit a walk-off grand slam in the bottom of the fifth inning to left the No. 16 Kentucky Wildcats over the Illinois-Chicago Flames in the opening round of the NCAA Lexington Regional on Saturday afternoon. The Wildcats came out strong, scoring three runs in the bottom of the first inning and then exploded for six runs in the bottom of the fifth inning to close out the game 10-1 in run-rule fashion. Kentucky moves into the winner’s bracket – which will be...
  • Kentucky’s NCAA Opening-Round Game Moved to Saturday

    Kentucky’s NCAA Opening-Round Game Moved to Saturday

    Friday, May 18 2018 8:51 PM EDT2018-05-19 00:51:26 GMT
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     The NCAA Softball’s Lexington Regional halted play on Friday prior to Kentucky’s opening game of the tournament. The Wildcats will now face the Illinois-Chicago Flames on Saturday at 10 a.m. ET. In the opening game of the Lexington Regional, the Notre Dame Fighting Irish beat Michigan, 4-1 to advance into the winner’s bracket game. With the delay, that game will now take place at 3 p.m. ET on Saturday. Fans with tickets to Friday’s game will be a...
     The NCAA Softball’s Lexington Regional halted play on Friday prior to Kentucky’s opening game of the tournament. The Wildcats will now face the Illinois-Chicago Flames on Saturday at 10 a.m. ET. In the opening game of the Lexington Regional, the Notre Dame Fighting Irish beat Michigan, 4-1 to advance into the winner’s bracket game. With the delay, that game will now take place at 3 p.m. ET on Saturday. Fans with tickets to Friday’s game will be a...
  • Former UK Basketball Player Bret Bearup Dies

    Former UK Basketball Player Bret Bearup Dies

    Thursday, May 17 2018 11:46 PM EDT2018-05-18 03:46:55 GMT
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    The University of Kentucky has said goodbye to players recently like Ed Davender and Charles Hurt much too soon. There was a report Thursday night that Bret Bearup passed away at the age of 56. The Herald Leader reports that family had become concerned recently when he wasn't returning calls and that his brother, Todd found him Thursday. Bearup played for the Wildcats from 1980-1985 along with other players like Sam Bowie, Kenny "Sky" Walker and Winsto...

    The University of Kentucky has said goodbye to players recently like Ed Davender and Charles Hurt much too soon. There was a report Thursday night that Bret Bearup passed away at the age of 56. The Herald Leader reports that family had become concerned recently when he wasn't returning calls and that his brother, Todd found him Thursday. Bearup played for the Wildcats from 1980-1985 along with other players like Sam Bowie, Kenny "Sky" Walker and Winsto...

  • NCAA East Preliminary Championships Field Announced

    NCAA East Preliminary Championships Field Announced

    Thursday, May 17 2018 9:25 PM EDT2018-05-18 01:25:10 GMT
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    The Kentucky track and field teams will have 40 entries at next week’s NCAA East Preliminary Championships, as the meet’s field was announced on Thursday. The UK men’s team qualified 21 entries, while the UK women’s team qualified 19. Additionally, Tim Duckworth – NCAA decathlon leader – became the first Wildcat to book his trip to the NCAA Championships finals site as the multi-events won’t be contested at the preliminary champions...
    The Kentucky track and field teams will have 40 entries at next week’s NCAA East Preliminary Championships, as the meet’s field was announced on Thursday. The UK men’s team qualified 21 entries, while the UK women’s team qualified 19. Additionally, Tim Duckworth – NCAA decathlon leader – became the first Wildcat to book his trip to the NCAA Championships finals site as the multi-events won’t be contested at the preliminary champions...
  • Cottam, Heyer Named Dick Howser Trophy Semifinalists

    Cottam, Heyer Named Dick Howser Trophy Semifinalists

    Thursday, May 17 2018 8:11 PM EDT2018-05-18 00:11:03 GMT
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    Kentucky senior infielder/outfielder Luke Heyer and junior catcher/first baseman Kole Cottam have been named Dick Howser Trophy semifinalists, it was announced Thursday by the National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association. The award honors the top collegiate baseball player in the nation for their performance on the field. There are 35 semifinalists and the finalists, based on two rounds of voting, will be announced June 8. The winner will be announced on the MLB Network on June...
    Kentucky senior infielder/outfielder Luke Heyer and junior catcher/first baseman Kole Cottam have been named Dick Howser Trophy semifinalists, it was announced Thursday by the National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association. The award honors the top collegiate baseball player in the nation for their performance on the field. There are 35 semifinalists and the finalists, based on two rounds of voting, will be announced June 8. The winner will be announced on the MLB Network on June...
  • Vegas-Bound in 2019, UK Adds Home, Neutral Matchups vs. Utah

    Vegas-Bound in 2019, UK Adds Home, Neutral Matchups vs. Utah

    Thursday, May 17 2018 3:43 PM EDT2018-05-17 19:43:12 GMT
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    John Calipari hinted two weeks ago that he and his staff had a destination spot for the Kentucky fan base in the works in the upcoming years. On Thursday it was revealed that the location is Las Vegas and the opponents are Utah and Ohio State. UK has added Utah to its schedule for the next two seasons. The Wildcats will host Utah on Dec. 15 in Rupp Arena this upcoming year and then play Utah again the following season, on Dec. 18, 2019, at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas. ...
    John Calipari hinted two weeks ago that he and his staff had a destination spot for the Kentucky fan base in the works in the upcoming years. On Thursday it was revealed that the location is Las Vegas and the opponents are Utah and Ohio State. UK has added Utah to its schedule for the next two seasons. The Wildcats will host Utah on Dec. 15 in Rupp Arena this upcoming year and then play Utah again the following season, on Dec. 18, 2019, at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas. ...
  • 'Selfless' Erin Rethlake Could Be Kentucky's Biggest Key In NCAA Regional Play

    'Selfless' Erin Rethlake Could Be Kentucky's Biggest Key In NCAA Regional Play

    Thursday, May 17 2018 4:59 AM EDT2018-05-17 08:59:12 GMT
    Erin Rethlake is a reliable pitcher, one of the best first basemen in the SEC and had a perfect 4.0 grade-point average while student-teaching last semester. (Vicky Graff Photo)Erin Rethlake is a reliable pitcher, one of the best first basemen in the SEC and had a perfect 4.0 grade-point average while student-teaching last semester. (Vicky Graff Photo)
    Erin Rethlake is a reliable pitcher, one of the best first basemen in the SEC and had a perfect 4.0 grade-point average while student-teaching last semester. (Vicky Graff Photo)Erin Rethlake is a reliable pitcher, one of the best first basemen in the SEC and had a perfect 4.0 grade-point average while student-teaching last semester. (Vicky Graff Photo)
    By LARRY VAUGHT Kentucky has a lot of players that could play pivotal roles in this week’s NCAA Regional. However, senior Erin Rethlake could well be more important than any other player. “Erin is tricky to gauge. She is such an outstanding player and has been such a selfless player that it can take away from her focus as a pitcher,” said Kentucky coach Rachel Lawson. “She has been able to master all those other skills while focusing on her pitching and ...
    By LARRY VAUGHT Kentucky has a lot of players that could play pivotal roles in this week’s NCAA Regional. However, senior Erin Rethlake could well be more important than any other player. “Erin is tricky to gauge. She is such an outstanding player and has been such a selfless player that it can take away from her focus as a pitcher,” said Kentucky coach Rachel Lawson. “She has been able to master all those other skills while focusing on her pitching and ...
  • Davis a NBA MVP Finalist

    Davis a NBA MVP Finalist

    Wednesday, May 16 2018 11:14 PM EDT2018-05-17 03:14:54 GMT
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    Houston's James Harden, Cleveland's LeBron James and Anthony Davis of New Orleans are the finalists for the NBA's MVP award.      Harden, who led the league in scoring, has twice been a runner-up for the award, including last year when Russell Westbrook won. James has won the MVP award four times.      The three finalists for the individual awards were announced Wednesday. The winners will be announced on June 25 in Santa Monica, California during the NBA...
    Houston's James Harden, Cleveland's LeBron James and Anthony Davis of New Orleans are the finalists for the NBA's MVP award.      Harden, who led the league in scoring, has twice been a runner-up for the award, including last year when Russell Westbrook won. James has won the MVP award four times.      The three finalists for the individual awards were announced Wednesday. The winners will be announced on June 25 in Santa Monica, California during the NBA...
  • Camacho-Quinn, McLaughlin on Mid-May Watch List for The Bowerman

    Camacho-Quinn, McLaughlin on Mid-May Watch List for The Bowerman

    Wednesday, May 16 2018 10:21 PM EDT2018-05-17 02:21:02 GMT
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    Kentucky women’s track and field hurdlers Jasmine Camacho-Quinn and Sydney McLaughlin are on the latest watch list for The Bowerman released on Wednesday. Camacho-Quinn came within .01 seconds of 2016 Rio Olympic Gold Medalist Brianna Rollins-McNeal’s collegiate record en route to the Southeastern Conference title in the 100-meter hurdles.  Fewer than two hours later, McLaughlin won the SEC 400m hurdles gold with a time of 52.75 that bettered reigning Wo...
    Kentucky women’s track and field hurdlers Jasmine Camacho-Quinn and Sydney McLaughlin are on the latest watch list for The Bowerman released on Wednesday. Camacho-Quinn came within .01 seconds of 2016 Rio Olympic Gold Medalist Brianna Rollins-McNeal’s collegiate record en route to the Southeastern Conference title in the 100-meter hurdles.  Fewer than two hours later, McLaughlin won the SEC 400m hurdles gold with a time of 52.75 that bettered reigning Wo...
  • UK Reacts to the Passing of Former SEC Commissioner Mike Slive

    UK Reacts to the Passing of Former SEC Commissioner Mike Slive

    Wednesday, May 16 2018 9:33 PM EDT2018-05-17 01:33:08 GMT
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    University of Kentucky Athletics Director Mitch Barnhart and UK President Eli Capilouto issued the following statements after the passing of former Southeastern Conference commissioner and college athletics pioneer Mike Slive. Athletics Director Mitch Barnhart “I was blessed to come into this league the same time Mike Slive became our commissioner. His influence on the SEC was profound, as was his influence on me personally. His incredible vision, unwavering integrity...
    University of Kentucky Athletics Director Mitch Barnhart and UK President Eli Capilouto issued the following statements after the passing of former Southeastern Conference commissioner and college athletics pioneer Mike Slive. Athletics Director Mitch Barnhart “I was blessed to come into this league the same time Mike Slive became our commissioner. His influence on the SEC was profound, as was his influence on me personally. His incredible vision, unwavering integrity...
  • Former Southeastern Conference Commissioner Slive Dies at 77

    Former Southeastern Conference Commissioner Slive Dies at 77

    Wednesday, May 16 2018 9:04 PM EDT2018-05-17 01:04:21 GMT
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    Mike Slive, the former Southeastern Conference commissioner who guided the league to unprecedented success and prosperity, died Wednesday. He was 77.      The Southeastern Conference said Slive died in Birmingham, Alabama, where he lived with his wife of 49 years, Liz. The conference didn't provide the cause of death.      Slive retired in 2015 after 13 years as commissioner. He was battling prostate cancer at the time he stepped down.     ...
    Mike Slive, the former Southeastern Conference commissioner who guided the league to unprecedented success and prosperity, died Wednesday. He was 77.      The Southeastern Conference said Slive died in Birmingham, Alabama, where he lived with his wife of 49 years, Liz. The conference didn't provide the cause of death.      Slive retired in 2015 after 13 years as commissioner. He was battling prostate cancer at the time he stepped down.     ...
  • Championship Bound: McDaniel’s Magical 18th Advances UK

    Championship Bound: McDaniel’s Magical 18th Advances UK

    Wednesday, May 16 2018 6:07 PM EDT2018-05-16 22:07:39 GMT
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    Faced with a 10-stroke deficit entering the final day of play to advance to the 2018 NCAA Championship, the Kentucky men’s golf team needed to play its best round of the tournament, benefit from a few breaks and produce a little magic along the way. UK’s lineup improved by six shots and earned some breaks. About that magic? It came in the form of a 118-yard approach shot on the 444-yard, par-four 18th hole off the club of senior Chip McDaniel. With the Cats clinging ...
    Faced with a 10-stroke deficit entering the final day of play to advance to the 2018 NCAA Championship, the Kentucky men’s golf team needed to play its best round of the tournament, benefit from a few breaks and produce a little magic along the way. UK’s lineup improved by six shots and earned some breaks. About that magic? It came in the form of a 118-yard approach shot on the 444-yard, par-four 18th hole off the club of senior Chip McDaniel. With the Cats clinging ...
  • (16) Kentucky Hosts 2018 NCAA Lexington Regional

    (16) Kentucky Hosts 2018 NCAA Lexington Regional

    Wednesday, May 16 2018 5:36 PM EDT2018-05-16 21:36:56 GMT
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     Following a 31-win regular season, the 10th-straight 30+ win season for Kentucky under Rachel Lawson, the Wildcats will now turn their attention to the NCAA Tournament, beginning with the 2018 Lexington Regional to be contested at John Cropp Stadium on May 18-20 in the bluegrass. The Wildcats played a schedule that featured 25 ranked opponents and ended up being ranked as the No. 2 toughest schedule in the nation. UK was selected as a host site for the NCAA Tournament and ear...
     Following a 31-win regular season, the 10th-straight 30+ win season for Kentucky under Rachel Lawson, the Wildcats will now turn their attention to the NCAA Tournament, beginning with the 2018 Lexington Regional to be contested at John Cropp Stadium on May 18-20 in the bluegrass. The Wildcats played a schedule that featured 25 ranked opponents and ended up being ranked as the No. 2 toughest schedule in the nation. UK was selected as a host site for the NCAA Tournament and ear...
  • 'Diamond In The Rough' Mollie Korth Helped UK Gymnastics Make History

    'Diamond In The Rough' Mollie Korth Helped UK Gymnastics Make History

    Tuesday, April 10 2018 9:15 AM EDT2018-04-10 13:15:32 GMT
    By LARRY VAUGHT Sophomore Mollie Korth is already a two-time All-American and will be part of the first Kentucky gymnastics team to compete in the national semifinals in St. Louis April 20.  She’s a Wisconsin native that coach Tim Garrison called a “diamond in the rough” for Kentucky. “I had eight scholarship offers from around the country. Ever since I was a little girl you always hear about the SEC being the best gymnastics conference, so that was alw...
    By LARRY VAUGHT Sophomore Mollie Korth is already a two-time All-American and will be part of the first Kentucky gymnastics team to compete in the national semifinals in St. Louis April 20.  She’s a Wisconsin native that coach Tim Garrison called a “diamond in the rough” for Kentucky. “I had eight scholarship offers from around the country. Ever since I was a little girl you always hear about the SEC being the best gymnastics conference, so that was alw...
  • No. 20 Kentucky Travels to Eastern Kentucky on Tuesday

    No. 20 Kentucky Travels to Eastern Kentucky on Tuesday

    Monday, April 9 2018 1:14 PM EDT2018-04-09 17:14:04 GMT

    Following a week off from Southeastern Conference play, in which Kentucky won four-straight games, all in run-rule fashion, the Wildcats will now set their sights back on Eastern Kentucky for the return trip of a home-and-home with the Colonels on Tuesday night in Richmond. The game will commence at 6 p.m. ET from Gertrude Hood Field on the campus of Eastern Kentucky and will be streamed live on the OVC Digital Network. Kentucky got off to a fast start against the Colonels last ...

    Following a week off from Southeastern Conference play, in which Kentucky won four-straight games, all in run-rule fashion, the Wildcats will now set their sights back on Eastern Kentucky for the return trip of a home-and-home with the Colonels on Tuesday night in Richmond. The game will commence at 6 p.m. ET from Gertrude Hood Field on the campus of Eastern Kentucky and will be streamed live on the OVC Digital Network. Kentucky got off to a fast start against the Colonels last ...

  • Kevin Knox Is The Player Of The Week

    Kevin Knox Is The Player Of The Week

    Monday, January 29 2018 11:47 AM EST2018-01-29 16:47:16 GMT
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    Kevin Knox, after his 34 points which led UK to a great comeback win over West Virginia is the Yahoo Sports player of the week.  Knox was 11 of 17 from the field.  He was the big key in UK's comeback after being down 17 points.  Plus, he had 19 points against Mississippi State. Knox had a great time playing in the tough atmosphere at West Virginia.  "Yeah, I love atmospheres like, I love playing away games, I love going against people on the road," Kno...

    Kevin Knox, after his 34 points which led UK to a great comeback win over West Virginia is the Yahoo Sports player of the week.  Knox was 11 of 17 from the field.  He was the big key in UK's comeback after being down 17 points.  Plus, he had 19 points against Mississippi State. Knox had a great time playing in the tough atmosphere at West Virginia.  "Yeah, I love atmospheres like, I love playing away games, I love going against people on the road," Kno...

  • 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 ...

  • 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
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    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...

  • Hall Of Fame: Molly Johnson-Belcher

    Hall Of Fame: Molly Johnson-Belcher

    Saturday, September 24 2016 9:33 AM EDT2016-09-24 13:33:34 GMT

    (UK Athletics) - Molly Johnson-Belcher is UK's first four-time All-SEC honoree...

    (UK Athletics) - Molly Johnson-Belcher is UK's first four-time All-SEC honoree...

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    Seven Wildcats Advance to Eugene on NCAA East Prelims Friday

    Friday, May 25 2018 11:13 PM EDT2018-05-26 03:13:02 GMT
    UK AthleticsUK Athletics
    UK AthleticsUK Athletics
    Seven more Kentucky Track and Field Wildcats earned the top-12 finishes required to advance beyond the NCAA East Preliminary Championships on Friday. They took UK’s NCAA East Prelims qualification quantity to 10 through two of three meet days. On Thursday, three Wildcats booked their spots on the plane to Eugene, Oregon where the NCAA Championships finals will be held June 6-9. Kentucky had two freshmen finish as top qualifiers on Friday as Dwight St. Hillaire lopped a half-se...
    Seven more Kentucky Track and Field Wildcats earned the top-12 finishes required to advance beyond the NCAA East Preliminary Championships on Friday. They took UK’s NCAA East Prelims qualification quantity to 10 through two of three meet days. On Thursday, three Wildcats booked their spots on the plane to Eugene, Oregon where the NCAA Championships finals will be held June 6-9. Kentucky had two freshmen finish as top qualifiers on Friday as Dwight St. Hillaire lopped a half-se...
  • Noble Indy Joins Vino Rosso 'In the Mix' for G1 Belmont Stakes

    Noble Indy Joins Vino Rosso 'In the Mix' for G1 Belmont Stakes

    Friday, May 25 2018 9:02 PM EDT2018-05-26 01:02:10 GMT
    AP (Mike Stewart)AP (Mike Stewart)
    AP (Mike Stewart)AP (Mike Stewart)
    WinStar Farm and Repole Stable's Noble Indy could make his next start in the 150th running of the Grade 1, $1.5 million Belmont Stakes on June 9, said trainer Todd Pletcher Friday morning, following the Grade 2 Louisiana Derby winner's breeze in company with fellow Belmont hopeful Vino Rosso. With Javier Castellano aboard, Noble Indy worked a half-mile on the inside of Vino Rosso, a three-length winner of the Grade 2 Wood Memorial and ridden by John Ve...
    WinStar Farm and Repole Stable's Noble Indy could make his next start in the 150th running of the Grade 1, $1.5 million Belmont Stakes on June 9, said trainer Todd Pletcher Friday morning, following the Grade 2 Louisiana Derby winner's breeze in company with fellow Belmont hopeful Vino Rosso. With Javier Castellano aboard, Noble Indy worked a half-mile on the inside of Vino Rosso, a three-length winner of the Grade 2 Wood Memorial and ridden by John Ve...
  • Lady Aurelia and Other Royal Ascot Hopefuls Work at Keeneland

    Lady Aurelia and Other Royal Ascot Hopefuls Work at Keeneland

    Friday, May 25 2018 8:01 PM EDT2018-05-26 00:01:10 GMT
    KeenelandKeeneland
    KeenelandKeeneland
    Trainer Wesley Ward gave the thumbs-up signal to indicate his approval of today’s works at Keeneland by his horses – led by Stonestreet Stables and Peter Leidel’s European champion Lady Aurelia – after they worked on the turf course in preparation for the prestigious Royal Ascot meet in England in June. “I can’t wait to go,” said Ward, whose nine wins at Royal Ascot include the 2016 Queen Mary (G2) and 2017 King’s Stand (G1) w...
    Trainer Wesley Ward gave the thumbs-up signal to indicate his approval of today’s works at Keeneland by his horses – led by Stonestreet Stables and Peter Leidel’s European champion Lady Aurelia – after they worked on the turf course in preparation for the prestigious Royal Ascot meet in England in June. “I can’t wait to go,” said Ward, whose nine wins at Royal Ascot include the 2016 Queen Mary (G2) and 2017 King’s Stand (G1) w...
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