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  • When Will Hamidou Diallo Make His Decision?

    When Will Hamidou Diallo Make His Decision?

    Tuesday, May 23 2017 12:19 PM EDT2017-05-23 16:19:53 GMT
    It's obvious, that Hamidou Diallo would like to go to the NBA and not play for Kentucky, but the million dollar question is, does someone want to pay him?   The decision has to be made May 24th if he wants to withdraw from the NBA draft and keep his college eligibility.  “It’s going to the wire on Wednesday,” a source told Zagsblog. “A decision could be made before Wednesday but right now it’s looking like Wednesday.”   Ada...
    It's obvious, that Hamidou Diallo would like to go to the NBA and not play for Kentucky, but the million dollar question is, does someone want to pay him?   The decision has to be made May 24th if he wants to withdraw from the NBA draft and keep his college eligibility.  “It’s going to the wire on Wednesday,” a source told Zagsblog. “A decision could be made before Wednesday but right now it’s looking like Wednesday.”   Ada...
  • Kentucky Is Called SEC's Most Surprising Team

    Kentucky Is Called SEC's Most Surprising Team

    Tuesday, May 23 2017 10:32 AM EDT2017-05-23 14:32:35 GMT
    (AP) Florida and LSU are on quite a roll heading into this week’s Southeastern Conference baseball tournament. The Gators are the tournament’s top seed in Hoover, Alabama, after finishing with a 21-9 league record. They’ve won 14 of their past 16 games, including 11 of 12 against SEC teams. Florida’s strength is its starting pitching: Alex Faedo, Brady Singer and Jackson Kowar have a combined 24-5 record on the mound. That doesn’t mean it has been easy ...
    (AP) Florida and LSU are on quite a roll heading into this week’s Southeastern Conference baseball tournament. The Gators are the tournament’s top seed in Hoover, Alabama, after finishing with a 21-9 league record. They’ve won 14 of their past 16 games, including 11 of 12 against SEC teams. Florida’s strength is its starting pitching: Alex Faedo, Brady Singer and Jackson Kowar have a combined 24-5 record on the mound. That doesn’t mean it has been easy ...
  • Bamba To Texas Not A Big Surprise For Rivals.com Krysten Peek But Knox To UK Was For Her – And UK Commits

    Bamba To Texas Not A Big Surprise For Rivals.com Krysten Peek But Knox To UK Was For Her – And UK Commits

    Tuesday, May 23 2017 6:00 AM EDT2017-05-23 10:00:18 GMT
    Krysten Peek, left, said even PJ Washington, center, was surprised when Kevin Knox committed to Kentucky. (Larry Vaught Photo)Krysten Peek, left, said even PJ Washington, center, was surprised when Kevin Knox committed to Kentucky. (Larry Vaught Photo)
    By LARRY VAUGHT Three weeks ago Kentucky basketball fans felt it was far more likely that John Calipari would convince center Mohamed Bamba to play for the Wildcats while wing player Kevin Knox was more likely to end up at Duke or North Carolina. Getting either one of the top 10 players in the 2017 recruiting class would have been more than enough for any team — except Kentucky. After UK pulled a major surprise by getting a commitment from Knox, it seemed likely that Ba...
    By LARRY VAUGHT Three weeks ago Kentucky basketball fans felt it was far more likely that John Calipari would convince center Mohamed Bamba to play for the Wildcats while wing player Kevin Knox was more likely to end up at Duke or North Carolina. Getting either one of the top 10 players in the 2017 recruiting class would have been more than enough for any team — except Kentucky. After UK pulled a major surprise by getting a commitment from Knox, it seemed likely that Ba...
  • Kentucky Volleyball Releases 2017 Schedule

    Kentucky Volleyball Releases 2017 Schedule

    Monday, May 22 2017 9:50 PM EDT2017-05-23 01:50:08 GMT
    The Kentucky volleyball team is set for the 2017 season as head coach Craig Skinner announced his team’s upcoming 2017 schedule. UK will face 10 opponents who participated in the 2016 NCAA Tournament. The Wildcats will see action in three nonconference tournaments this season, including an opening weekend tournament at home. “We love our schedule,” Skinner said. “We will be tested in many different ways and each match has its own challenge.  There are m...
    The Kentucky volleyball team is set for the 2017 season as head coach Craig Skinner announced his team’s upcoming 2017 schedule. UK will face 10 opponents who participated in the 2016 NCAA Tournament. The Wildcats will see action in three nonconference tournaments this season, including an opening weekend tournament at home. “We love our schedule,” Skinner said. “We will be tested in many different ways and each match has its own challenge.  There are m...
  • SEC Plans for Enhanced Security at SEC Baseball Tournament

    SEC Plans for Enhanced Security at SEC Baseball Tournament

    Monday, May 22 2017 7:50 PM EDT2017-05-22 23:50:06 GMT
    Fans attending the 2017 SEC Baseball Tournament in Hoover will be asked to enter the event with clear bags and should be prepared to arrive early and to see a law enforcement presence in and around Hoover Metropolitan Stadium, the Conference office has announced. The tournament will be held May 23-28. Enhanced security measures, including the clear bag policy, will also be in place at the inaugural SEC Baseball FanFest event in the new Finley Center adjacent to the Hoover Met. The se...
    Fans attending the 2017 SEC Baseball Tournament in Hoover will be asked to enter the event with clear bags and should be prepared to arrive early and to see a law enforcement presence in and around Hoover Metropolitan Stadium, the Conference office has announced. The tournament will be held May 23-28. Enhanced security measures, including the clear bag policy, will also be in place at the inaugural SEC Baseball FanFest event in the new Finley Center adjacent to the Hoover Met. The se...
  • Seven Wildcats Receive All-Southeastern Conference Honors

    Seven Wildcats Receive All-Southeastern Conference Honors

    Monday, May 22 2017 6:50 PM EDT2017-05-22 22:50:08 GMT
    UK AthleticsUK Athletics
    Sean Hjelle was named Southeastern Conference Pitcher of the Year to highlight a bushel of honors the Kentucky baseball team earned in a vote of league coaches, the conference announced Monday. Joining Hjelle on the First-Team All-SEC are senior reliever Logan Salow and sophomore outfielder Tristan Pompey. Hjelle and Salow become the first UK pitchers to earn First-Team honors since Chris Rusin in 2008 and only the third and fourth since 1979, joining Rusin and Scott Downs (1997). ...
    Sean Hjelle was named Southeastern Conference Pitcher of the Year to highlight a bushel of honors the Kentucky baseball team earned in a vote of league coaches, the conference announced Monday. Joining Hjelle on the First-Team All-SEC are senior reliever Logan Salow and sophomore outfielder Tristan Pompey. Hjelle and Salow become the first UK pitchers to earn First-Team honors since Chris Rusin in 2008 and only the third and fourth since 1979, joining Rusin and Scott Downs (1997). ...
  • Changes Coming To Joe Craft Center

    Changes Coming To Joe Craft Center

    Monday, May 22 2017 5:43 PM EDT2017-05-22 21:43:07 GMT
    AP Photo/Michael ConroyAP Photo/Michael Conroy
    "Gotta tear it down to build it back up, says UK Basketball on twitter.  "Demolition has begun on the Joe Craft Center locker room."   When it's all done, this is what it's going to look like. 
    "Gotta tear it down to build it back up, says UK Basketball on twitter.  "Demolition has begun on the Joe Craft Center locker room."   When it's all done, this is what it's going to look like. 
  • UK Plays Oregon Friday At 7pm

    UK Plays Oregon Friday At 7pm

    Monday, May 22 2017 5:21 PM EDT2017-05-22 21:21:42 GMT
    The Eugene Super Regional schedule was announced by the NCAA in conjunction with ESPN on Monday afternoon, with Kentucky slated for a Friday first pitch time of 7 p.m. ET against the Ducks. Saturday’s game will also be at 7 p.m. ET, with Sunday’s if necessary game slated for a 4 p.m. ET first pitch from Jane Sanders Stadium in Eugene. Eugene Super Regional Schedule Jane Sanders Stadium – Eugene, Oregon Friday, May 26 – (14) Kentucky vs. (3) Oregon – 7...
    The Eugene Super Regional schedule was announced by the NCAA in conjunction with ESPN on Monday afternoon, with Kentucky slated for a Friday first pitch time of 7 p.m. ET against the Ducks. Saturday’s game will also be at 7 p.m. ET, with Sunday’s if necessary game slated for a 4 p.m. ET first pitch from Jane Sanders Stadium in Eugene. Eugene Super Regional Schedule Jane Sanders Stadium – Eugene, Oregon Friday, May 26 – (14) Kentucky vs. (3) Oregon – 7...
  • UK Drops To No. 10 In The New Baseball Poll

    UK Drops To No. 10 In The New Baseball Poll

    Monday, May 22 2017 5:16 PM EDT2017-05-22 21:16:35 GMT
    UK AthleticsUK Athletics

    UK drops two spots to No. 10 in the new poll. (AP) - The top 25 teams in the Baseball America poll through May 21 (selected by the staff of Baseball America):      RecordPrv     1. Oregon State    45-4    1     2. North Carolina    44-11    3     3. Texas Tech    42-13    4     4. Florida    

    UK drops two spots to No. 10 in the new poll. (AP) - The top 25 teams in the Baseball America poll through May 21 (selected by the staff of Baseball America):      

  • UK'S Nick Mingione Is SEC Coach Of The Year

    UK'S Nick Mingione Is SEC Coach Of The Year

    Monday, May 22 2017 3:33 PM EDT2017-05-22 19:33:34 GMT
    First-year Kentucky head coach Nick Mingione has been named Southeastern Conference Coach of the Year by his peers, it was announced by the league on Monday. Kentucky enters this week’s SEC Tournament with 38 wins, ranked in the Top 10 and widely projected to host an NCAA Tournament Regional. The wins are the most for the program since the 2012 team won a school-record 45, and the Wildcats’ 19 regular season SEC wins are the second most in school history to the 20 won b...
    First-year Kentucky head coach Nick Mingione has been named Southeastern Conference Coach of the Year by his peers, it was announced by the league on Monday. Kentucky enters this week’s SEC Tournament with 38 wins, ranked in the Top 10 and widely projected to host an NCAA Tournament Regional. The wins are the most for the program since the 2012 team won a school-record 45, and the Wildcats’ 19 regular season SEC wins are the second most in school history to the 20 won b...
  • Hawkins Working Out For NBA Teams

    Hawkins Working Out For NBA Teams

    Monday, May 22 2017 2:35 PM EDT2017-05-22 18:35:34 GMT
    If you are looking for a great defensive player, who is fast and can leap tall building with a single bounce, Dominique Hawkins, who has a 44.5 inch vertical leap might be your man. Hawkins, who isn't expected to be drafted, will work out with the Lakers, and KSTV says he will also work out for the Indiana Pacers.  Hawkins saved his best for the end of his career.  He averaged 7 points over his last 13 games.  That includes making the SEC All-Tournament team after his...
    If you are looking for a great defensive player, who is fast and can leap tall building with a single bounce, Dominique Hawkins, who has a 44.5 inch vertical leap might be your man. Hawkins, who isn't expected to be drafted, will work out with the Lakers, and KSTV says he will also work out for the Indiana Pacers.  Hawkins saved his best for the end of his career.  He averaged 7 points over his last 13 games.  That includes making the SEC All-Tournament team after his...
  • Death Threats Continue For Enes Kanter

    Death Threats Continue For Enes Kanter

    Monday, May 22 2017 2:05 PM EDT2017-05-22 18:05:39 GMT

    Oklahoma City center Enes Kanter said Monday he routinely received death threats for criticizing the government of his native Turkey, and he may seek an expedited process toward becoming a U.S. citizen. Kanter was detained at an airport in Romania over the weekend, with border police there saying they did so because Turkish authorities canceled his passport. Kanter eventually was allowed to leave for London and then New York, after he said officials from the U.S. Department of Homela...

    Oklahoma City center Enes Kanter said Monday he routinely received death threats for criticizing the government of his native Turkey, and he may seek an expedited process toward becoming a U.S. citizen. Kanter was detained at an airport in Romania over the weekend, with border police there saying they did so because Turkish authorities canceled his passport. Kanter eventually was allowed to leave for London and then New York, after he said officials from the U.S. Department of Homela...

  • 2017 KY vs. IN All-Star Basketball Classic

    2017 KY vs. IN All-Star Basketball Classic

    Monday, May 22 2017 11:16 AM EDT2017-05-22 15:16:07 GMT
    LOUISVILLE – The Kentucky All-Star Basketball Classic, which annually matches top Kentucky high school basketball players against the best in Indiana, is set for Sunday, June 11.  The girls game will begin at 2 PM with the boys game immediately afterwards. Both games will be played at Frankfort Convention Center in Frankfort, KY.   Members of the media can request media credentials by clicking hereor on the link below.     Request Media Credentials...
    LOUISVILLE – The Kentucky All-Star Basketball Classic, which annually matches top Kentucky high school basketball players against the best in Indiana, is set for Sunday, June 11.  The girls game will begin at 2 PM with the boys game immediately afterwards. Both games will be played at Frankfort Convention Center in Frankfort, KY.   Members of the media can request media credentials by clicking hereor on the link below.     Request Media Credentials...
  • Governor's Cup Honoree Derek Abney Excited About Opportunity To Meet Mark Stoops

    Governor's Cup Honoree Derek Abney Excited About Opportunity To Meet Mark Stoops

    Monday, May 22 2017 6:46 AM EDT2017-05-22 10:46:25 GMT
    Derek Abney would like to have a chance to talk to current UK players during the offseason. (Clay Jackson Photo)Derek Abney would like to have a chance to talk to current UK players during the offseason. (Clay Jackson Photo)

    By LARRY VAUGHT Derek Abney played high school football in Wisconsin but once he got to Kentucky he quickly figured out the significance of the Kentucky-Louisville rivalry. That’s why the former all-Southeastern Conference receiver says being honored at the annual Governor’s Cup festivities next month is so meaningful. Abney is already in the UK Athletics Hall of Fame, but knows this is also a special honor. “Both events are such an honor, especially being out of ...

    By LARRY VAUGHT Derek Abney played high school football in Wisconsin but once he got to Kentucky he quickly figured out the significance of the Kentucky-Louisville rivalry. That’s why the former all-Southeastern Conference receiver says being honored at the annual Governor’s Cup festivities next month is so meaningful. Abney is already in the UK Athletics Hall of Fame, but knows this is also a special honor. “Both events are such an honor, especially being out of ...

  • Erin Rethlake Confident In How UK Is Playing

    Erin Rethlake Confident In How UK Is Playing

    Sunday, May 21 2017 10:23 PM EDT2017-05-22 02:23:18 GMT
    UK AthleticsUK Athletics

    On importance of first pitch strike … “Considering that it’s something that I sometimes struggle with, I usually get in trouble when I don’t do that, so that’s a big deal for me personally. Not trying to throw from behind constantly is a really good thing for me.” On finding out when she was going to pitch today … “I found out this morning when I got here. There was a text message that said, ‘Hey, you’re throwing with ...

    On importance of first pitch strike … “Considering that it’s something that I sometimes struggle with, I usually get in trouble when I don’t do that, so that’s a big deal for me personally. Not trying to throw from behind constantly is a really good thing for me.” On finding out when she was going to pitch today … “I found out this morning when I got here. There was a text message that said, ‘Hey, you’re throwing with ...

  • Kentucky Travels West To Play Oregon In Eugene Super Regional

    Kentucky Travels West To Play Oregon In Eugene Super Regional

    Sunday, May 21 2017 9:30 PM EDT2017-05-22 01:30:06 GMT
    @UKSoftball@UKSoftball
    LEXINGTON, Ky. – The Kentucky Wildcats will be traveling west to face the third-seeded Oregon Ducks for the NCAA Super Regionals. UK won its regional on Sunday afternoon with a 4-2 win over Illinois – and the Oregon Ducks run-ruled Wisconsin, 9-0 on Sunday. The Super Regionals will be three games in three days beginning on either Thursday or Friday. The winner of two games will advance to the Women’s College World Series in Oklahoma City. All games of the Euge...
    LEXINGTON, Ky. – The Kentucky Wildcats will be traveling west to face the third-seeded Oregon Ducks for the NCAA Super Regionals. UK won its regional on Sunday afternoon with a 4-2 win over Illinois – and the Oregon Ducks run-ruled Wisconsin, 9-0 on Sunday. The Super Regionals will be three games in three days beginning on either Thursday or Friday. The winner of two games will advance to the Women’s College World Series in Oklahoma City. All games of the Euge...
  • Rachel Lawson Says Advancing To Super Regionals Is 'What Kentucky Does'

    Rachel Lawson Says Advancing To Super Regionals Is 'What Kentucky Does'

    Sunday, May 21 2017 9:00 PM EDT2017-05-22 01:00:12 GMT
    Opening statement … “I want to thank everybody for being here. Obviously, we are really excited to head back to Supers. I was really proud of my team today. We did such a good job coming out on fire being the (designated) visiting team – coming out scoring those runs. I thought Erin (Rethlake) was tremendous on the mound, and of course for the most part we were just awesome on defense again. So, I was really proud of us for being able to play our game today in the ...
    Opening statement … “I want to thank everybody for being here. Obviously, we are really excited to head back to Supers. I was really proud of my team today. We did such a good job coming out on fire being the (designated) visiting team – coming out scoring those runs. I thought Erin (Rethlake) was tremendous on the mound, and of course for the most part we were just awesome on defense again. So, I was really proud of us for being able to play our game today in the ...
  • Alex Martens Made Most Of First NCAA Tournament Opportunity

    Alex Martens Made Most Of First NCAA Tournament Opportunity

    Sunday, May 21 2017 9:00 PM EDT2017-05-22 01:00:12 GMT
    @UKphotogs@UKphotogs
    On importance of first inning … “I definitely think it was a big momentum for the game itself. It was like a peak for the energy level in that inning and then it carried throughout the rest of the game.” On expectations coming into this weekend … “You never anticipate it, but you always hope for success. At practice and everything leading up to it I felt good and just carrying on for the rest of the season into this weekend.” On Katie Reed...
    On importance of first inning … “I definitely think it was a big momentum for the game itself. It was like a peak for the energy level in that inning and then it carried throughout the rest of the game.” On expectations coming into this weekend … “You never anticipate it, but you always hope for success. At practice and everything leading up to it I felt good and just carrying on for the rest of the season into this weekend.” On Katie Reed...
  • Wildcats Hold Off Late Illinois Rally To Advance To Supers

    Wildcats Hold Off Late Illinois Rally To Advance To Supers

    Sunday, May 21 2017 8:00 PM EDT2017-05-22 00:00:15 GMT
    Sophomore Abbey Cheek is putting up big numbers at UK just like she did in high school. (UK Athletics Photo)Sophomore Abbey Cheek is putting up big numbers at UK just like she did in high school. (UK Athletics Photo)
    LEXINGTON, Ky. – The 14th-seeded Kentucky softball team staved off a late Illinois rally to hold on for a 4-2 win and advance to a fifth appearance in an NCAA Super Regional. The Wildcats utilized a three-run first inning and added a run in the third for all of the insurance runs they would need to preserve the win. With the win, Kentucky improves to 39-17 on the year. Illinois’ season ends with a 39-20 overall record. Erin Rethlake picks up the win in the circle for the ...
    LEXINGTON, Ky. – The 14th-seeded Kentucky softball team staved off a late Illinois rally to hold on for a 4-2 win and advance to a fifth appearance in an NCAA Super Regional. The Wildcats utilized a three-run first inning and added a run in the third for all of the insurance runs they would need to preserve the win. With the win, Kentucky improves to 39-17 on the year. Illinois’ season ends with a 39-20 overall record. Erin Rethlake picks up the win in the circle for the ...
  • Kentucky Plays Its Way Into Super Regionals For Fifth Time

    Kentucky Plays Its Way Into Super Regionals For Fifth Time

    Sunday, May 21 2017 7:00 PM EDT2017-05-21 23:00:18 GMT
    @UKSoftball@UKSoftball
    LEXINGTON, Ky. – For the fifth time in program history, the Kentucky softball team is off to the NCAA Super Regional round, claiming a sweep of the 2017 NCAA Lexington Regional thanks to a 4-2 win over the Illinois Fighting Illini on Sunday afternoon at John Cropp Stadium in Lexington. The Super Regional appearance for Kentucky is its fifth in the last seven years, and fourth in the last five years under head coach Rachel Lawson. The Wildcats won all three games of the reg...
    LEXINGTON, Ky. – For the fifth time in program history, the Kentucky softball team is off to the NCAA Super Regional round, claiming a sweep of the 2017 NCAA Lexington Regional thanks to a 4-2 win over the Illinois Fighting Illini on Sunday afternoon at John Cropp Stadium in Lexington. The Super Regional appearance for Kentucky is its fifth in the last seven years, and fourth in the last five years under head coach Rachel Lawson. The Wildcats won all three games of the reg...
  • 2017 SEC Baseball Tournament Bracket Announced

    2017 SEC Baseball Tournament Bracket Announced

    Sunday, May 21 2017 6:00 PM EDT2017-05-21 22:00:17 GMT
    With Sunday's 6-4 loss at Florida, Kentucky finished conference play at 19-11, good for the No. 3 seed in next week's SEC tournament. Kentucky will begin their conference tournament Wednesday, at 9:30 a.m. Central Time against the winner of Vanderbilt and South Carolina.  UK took two of three against the Commodores earlier this season in Lexington, while also take two of three against South Carolina in Columbia at the end of April. 2017 SEC Baseball Tournament Tuesday-Sunday...
    With Sunday's 6-4 loss at Florida, Kentucky finished conference play at 19-11, good for the No. 3 seed in next week's SEC tournament. Kentucky will begin their conference tournament Wednesday, at 9:30 a.m. Central Time against the winner of Vanderbilt and South Carolina.  UK took two of three against the Commodores earlier this season in Lexington, while also take two of three against South Carolina in Columbia at the end of April. 2017 SEC Baseball Tournament Tuesday-Sunday...
  • UK Baseball: Nick Mingione Coach Of Year Candidate

    UK Baseball: Nick Mingione Coach Of Year Candidate

    Sunday, May 21 2017 5:00 PM EDT2017-05-21 21:00:20 GMT
    UK AthleticsUK Athletics
    Was there any coach that had a better year, or a better first season, with a team that Nick Mingione? ·       Kentucky’s 38 wins on the season are the most since the 2012 team won a school-record 45. It’s also the sixth most in school history. o   38 wins are the most for a first-year Kentucky head coach, nine more than Keith Madison in 1979. ·       UK’s 19 SEC ...
    Was there any coach that had a better year, or a better first season, with a team that Nick Mingione? ·       Kentucky’s 38 wins on the season are the most since the 2012 team won a school-record 45. It’s also the sixth most in school history. o   38 wins are the most for a first-year Kentucky head coach, nine more than Keith Madison in 1979. ·       UK’s 19 SEC ...
  • UK Baseball Award Candidates - Hitters

    UK Baseball Award Candidates - Hitters

    Sunday, May 21 2017 4:00 PM EDT2017-05-21 20:00:16 GMT
    UK AthleticsUK Athletics
    Kentucky baseball had one of the best offenses in the conference, if not the country this season, with multiple Wildcats making an argument for regular season recognition. ·       Has 23 multi-hit games this season ·       Has 14 multi-RBI games this season ·       Has four game-winning RBI this season ·       R...
    Kentucky baseball had one of the best offenses in the conference, if not the country this season, with multiple Wildcats making an argument for regular season recognition. ·       Has 23 multi-hit games this season ·       Has 14 multi-RBI games this season ·       Has four game-winning RBI this season ·       R...
  • UK Baseball Award Candidates - Pitchers

    UK Baseball Award Candidates - Pitchers

    Sunday, May 21 2017 3:00 PM EDT2017-05-21 19:00:13 GMT
    UK AthleticsUK Athletics
    After a stellar season in the SEC, Kentucky baseball has a rotation full of regular season award candidates. ·Nine wins this season move him into a tie for 6th place on UK’s single-season wins list ·       Allowed one earned run or less in six of his last seven starts ·       Allowed six or fewer hits in his last 12 starts ·       Comple...
    After a stellar season in the SEC, Kentucky baseball has a rotation full of regular season award candidates. ·Nine wins this season move him into a tie for 6th place on UK’s single-season wins list ·       Allowed one earned run or less in six of his last seven starts ·       Allowed six or fewer hits in his last 12 starts ·       Comple...
  • Alex Martens Says UK Is Comfortable In High Pressure Games

    Alex Martens Says UK Is Comfortable In High Pressure Games

    Saturday, May 20 2017 11:00 PM EDT2017-05-21 03:00:16 GMT
    On being comfortable in a high pressure game… “A lot of it has to do with confidence from practice and the practices we go through. We do a lot of live hitting in practice and hitting off of pitches in the SEC, which is the best conference in the country and gives you a lot of confidence. I think you just go into postseason one bat at a time and you work from there.” On getting one run today… “We always like to get more than one, but I will take an...
    On being comfortable in a high pressure game… “A lot of it has to do with confidence from practice and the practices we go through. We do a lot of live hitting in practice and hitting off of pitches in the SEC, which is the best conference in the country and gives you a lot of confidence. I think you just go into postseason one bat at a time and you work from there.” On getting one run today… “We always like to get more than one, but I will take an...
  • Megan Prince Keeping Momentum On Mound

    Megan Prince Keeping Momentum On Mound

    Saturday, May 20 2017 10:00 PM EDT2017-05-21 02:00:14 GMT
    @UKSoftball@UKSoftball
    On her performance today… “I think it was one of my better performances. I felt sharp, loose on the mound, and I felt confident in what I was doing.” On any differences between first few innings and past few… “I think that once the hitters went through the order, we kind of had a better idea as to how to attack. I had a better idea of where I needed to place the ball. In a game of two inches, in those first three innings if I could’ve moved t...
    On her performance today… “I think it was one of my better performances. I felt sharp, loose on the mound, and I felt confident in what I was doing.” On any differences between first few innings and past few… “I think that once the hitters went through the order, we kind of had a better idea as to how to attack. I had a better idea of where I needed to place the ball. In a game of two inches, in those first three innings if I could’ve moved t...
  • Rachel Lawson Post Game Quotes

    Rachel Lawson Post Game Quotes

    Saturday, May 20 2017 9:00 PM EDT2017-05-21 01:00:12 GMT
    Opening Statement… “I thought today was a really great pitchers’ duel. I thought both pitchers did outstanding. They did a great job of controlling the bottom of the zone, I thought. Am I supposed to say the umpire did a good job? Am I ever supposed to say that? I’m like, ‘Do you get fined for that?’ [laughs] I thought that the zone was very consistent. I thought it was easy to work with, and because of that I thought that people did a great job s...
    Opening Statement… “I thought today was a really great pitchers’ duel. I thought both pitchers did outstanding. They did a great job of controlling the bottom of the zone, I thought. Am I supposed to say the umpire did a good job? Am I ever supposed to say that? I’m like, ‘Do you get fined for that?’ [laughs] I thought that the zone was very consistent. I thought it was easy to work with, and because of that I thought that people did a great job s...
  • Kentucky Moves Into Winner’s Bracket With 1-0 Win

    Kentucky Moves Into Winner’s Bracket With 1-0 Win

    Saturday, May 20 2017 8:00 PM EDT2017-05-21 00:00:18 GMT
    Sophomore Abbey Cheek is putting up big numbers at UK just like she did in high school. (UK Athletics Photo)Sophomore Abbey Cheek is putting up big numbers at UK just like she did in high school. (UK Athletics Photo)
    LEXINGTON, Ky. – A sacrifice fly would be all the damage the 14th-seeded Kentucky softball team would need to claim a 1-0 win over Illinois on Saturday to move into Sunday’s winner’s bracket. UK will await its opponent and need just one victory Sunday to move on to the Super Regional round of the NCAA Tournament. First pitch is slated to begin at Noon ET Sunday. Senior lefty Meagan Prince earned her second scoreless outign of the NCAA Tournament with seven scoreless...
    LEXINGTON, Ky. – A sacrifice fly would be all the damage the 14th-seeded Kentucky softball team would need to claim a 1-0 win over Illinois on Saturday to move into Sunday’s winner’s bracket. UK will await its opponent and need just one victory Sunday to move on to the Super Regional round of the NCAA Tournament. First pitch is slated to begin at Noon ET Sunday. Senior lefty Meagan Prince earned her second scoreless outign of the NCAA Tournament with seven scoreless...
  • Kentucky Rally Comes Up Just Short In Finale

    Kentucky Rally Comes Up Just Short In Finale

    Saturday, May 20 2017 7:00 PM EDT2017-05-20 23:00:17 GMT
    GAINESVILLE, Fla. – Kentucky’s bid for its second regular season Southeastern Conference championship came up just short, as the No. 6 Wildcats fell 6-4 to No. 5 Florida at McKethan Stadium in the regular season finale. The Cats finished the regular season with 38 wins, the most since the 2012 team won a school-record 45. Their 19-11 mark in league play represents the second-most SEC wins in school history, one short of the 20 the 2006 club had when it won the conf...
    GAINESVILLE, Fla. – Kentucky’s bid for its second regular season Southeastern Conference championship came up just short, as the No. 6 Wildcats fell 6-4 to No. 5 Florida at McKethan Stadium in the regular season finale. The Cats finished the regular season with 38 wins, the most since the 2012 team won a school-record 45. Their 19-11 mark in league play represents the second-most SEC wins in school history, one short of the 20 the 2006 club had when it won the conf...
  • Enes Kanter Heading To US After Being Detained In Romania

    Enes Kanter Heading To US After Being Detained In Romania

    Saturday, May 20 2017 4:36 PM EDT2017-05-20 20:36:42 GMT
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    Oklahoma City Thunder center Enes Kanter is returning to the United States after being detained in a Romanian airport.      Romanian Border Police spokesman Fabian Badila confirmed to The Associated Press that the player left Romania for the United States via London.      Kanter, who is from Turkey, said in a video Saturday morning on his Twitter account that the Turkish embassy canceled his passport and he'd been detained for several hours at a Romanian

    Oklahoma City Thunder center Enes Kanter is returning to the United States after being detained in a Romanian airport.      Romanian Border Police spokesman Fabian Badila confirmed to The Associated Press that the player left Romania for the United States via London.      Kanter, who is from Turkey, said in a video Saturday morning on his Twitter account that the Turkish embassy canceled his passport and he'd been detained for several hours at a Romanian

  • Meagan Prince Pitches Kentucky Into Sunday’s Regional Final

    Meagan Prince Pitches Kentucky Into Sunday’s Regional Final

    Saturday, May 20 2017 4:00 PM EDT2017-05-20 20:00:15 GMT
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    LEXINGTON, Ky. – Senior pitcher Meagan Prince threw her third complete-game shutout of the season on Saturday afternoon as the No. 14 Kentucky softball team powered its way to the Lexington Regional Final with a 1-0 win over the Illinois Fighting Illini. With the win, Kentucky is the 2-0 team in the Lexington Regional, and earns a spot in Sunday’s regional final – where it will need to win just one game to advance into the Super Regionals. The Wildcats will fac...
    LEXINGTON, Ky. – Senior pitcher Meagan Prince threw her third complete-game shutout of the season on Saturday afternoon as the No. 14 Kentucky softball team powered its way to the Lexington Regional Final with a 1-0 win over the Illinois Fighting Illini. With the win, Kentucky is the 2-0 team in the Lexington Regional, and earns a spot in Sunday’s regional final – where it will need to win just one game to advance into the Super Regionals. The Wildcats will fac...
  • No. 6 Kentucky Falls To No. 5 Florida To Even Series

    No. 6 Kentucky Falls To No. 5 Florida To Even Series

    Saturday, May 20 2017 3:00 PM EDT2017-05-20 19:00:16 GMT
    LEXINGTON, Ky. – Florida got on the board early and used a superior pitching effort from starter Brady Singer to coast to a 14-3 win over Kentucky on Friday night at McKethan Stadium. The loss means the Wildcats must win Saturday’s series finale to earn a share of the SEC East division title. The Cats (38-17, 19-10) couldn’t get to Singer in a game delayed an hour due to lurking storms in the area. When the contest did get started, Florida (39-15, 20-9) took a ...
    LEXINGTON, Ky. – Florida got on the board early and used a superior pitching effort from starter Brady Singer to coast to a 14-3 win over Kentucky on Friday night at McKethan Stadium. The loss means the Wildcats must win Saturday’s series finale to earn a share of the SEC East division title. The Cats (38-17, 19-10) couldn’t get to Singer in a game delayed an hour due to lurking storms in the area. When the contest did get started, Florida (39-15, 20-9) took a ...
  • (14) Kentucky Silences DePaul, Into Winners Bracket

    (14) Kentucky Silences DePaul, Into Winners Bracket

    Friday, May 19 2017 10:15 PM EDT2017-05-20 02:15:25 GMT
    Sophomore Abbey Cheek is putting up big numbers at UK just like she did in high school. (UK Athletics Photo)Sophomore Abbey Cheek is putting up big numbers at UK just like she did in high school. (UK Athletics Photo)
    With five runs in the bottom of the first and an additional insurance run in the bottom of the fifth, the No. 14 Kentucky softball team advanced into the winner’s bracket of the 2017 NCAA Softball Lexington Regional on Friday afternoon with a 6-0 win over the DePaul Blue Demons. The Wildcats will face the Illinois Fighting Illini in the winner’s bracket game at Noon ET on Saturday from John Cropp Stadium. The winner of that game will then move into the regional final on...
    With five runs in the bottom of the first and an additional insurance run in the bottom of the fifth, the No. 14 Kentucky softball team advanced into the winner’s bracket of the 2017 NCAA Softball Lexington Regional on Friday afternoon with a 6-0 win over the DePaul Blue Demons. The Wildcats will face the Illinois Fighting Illini in the winner’s bracket game at Noon ET on Saturday from John Cropp Stadium. The winner of that game will then move into the regional final on...
  • Kentucky Blanks DePaul, 6-0

    Kentucky Blanks DePaul, 6-0

    Friday, May 19 2017 5:47 PM EDT2017-05-19 21:47:15 GMT
    Sophomore Abbey Cheek is putting up big numbers at UK just like she did in high school. (UK Athletics Photo)Sophomore Abbey Cheek is putting up big numbers at UK just like she did in high school. (UK Athletics Photo)
    With the exception of two weekly hit ground balls and a walk to start the fifth inning, Megan Prince was perfect.  The Kentucky senior pitcher put on a clinic Friday at John Cropp Stadium, throwing just 65 pitches, 49 of those for strikes.  Prince picked up the win, Erin Rethlake came on in the seventh inning in relief. Prince got more run support than she needed, thanks to a big first inning by the Wildcats.  Katie Reed worked a 10+ pitch walk to leadof...
    With the exception of two weekly hit ground balls and a walk to start the fifth inning, Megan Prince was perfect.  The Kentucky senior pitcher put on a clinic Friday at John Cropp Stadium, throwing just 65 pitches, 49 of those for strikes.  Prince picked up the win, Erin Rethlake came on in the seventh inning in relief. Prince got more run support than she needed, thanks to a big first inning by the Wildcats.  Katie Reed worked a 10+ pitch walk to leadof...
  • Former UK Star Heshimu Evans Goes Into Coaching

    Former UK Star Heshimu Evans Goes Into Coaching

    Friday, May 19 2017 5:16 PM EDT2017-05-19 21:16:40 GMT

    Former UK star Heshimu Evans, who was a big factor when UK won the NCAA Championship in 1998, is starting a new career.  He is an assistant girls basketball coach at East Jessamine High. "I'm excited to start a new career in coaching," Evans told LEX18.  "I hope to be able to help change the culture." Last season East Jessamine won one game. After playing at UK, Evans, who wasn't drafted in the NBA, played professional basketball all over the world...

    Former UK star Heshimu Evans, who was a big factor when UK won the NCAA Championship in 1998, is starting a new career.  He is an assistant girls basketball coach at East Jessamine High. "I'm excited to start a new career in coaching," Evans told LEX18.  "I hope to be able to help change the culture." Last season East Jessamine won one game. After playing at UK, Evans, who wasn't drafted in the NBA, played professional basketball all over the world...

  • Matthew Mitchell Gets 4-Star Recruit For 2018

    Matthew Mitchell Gets 4-Star Recruit For 2018

    Friday, May 19 2017 3:21 PM EDT2017-05-19 19:21:20 GMT

    Rhyne Howard, the runner-up for Miss Tennessee basketball, and the two time unanimous District 5-AAA Player of the year  will play for Kentucky.    "I have prayed about it and want to thank my mom for being by my side during this recruitment process," Howard said on twitter.  "I have decided to continue my academic and athletic careers at the University of Kentucky.  Go Wildcats!" ESPN has Howard, a combo guard as the No. 33 player in the...

    Rhyne Howard, the runner-up for Miss Tennessee basketball, and the two time unanimous District 5-AAA Player of the year  will play for Kentucky.    "I have prayed about it and want to thank my mom for being by my side during this recruitment process," Howard said on twitter.  "I have decided to continue my academic and athletic careers at the University of Kentucky.  Go Wildcats!" ESPN has Howard, a combo guard as the No. 33 player in the...

  • Riley Mahan Named To Dick Howser Trophy Semifinalist List

    Riley Mahan Named To Dick Howser Trophy Semifinalist List

    Friday, May 19 2017 2:24 PM EDT2017-05-19 18:24:58 GMT
    UK AthleticsUK Athletics
     Kentucky junior second baseman Riley Mahan has been named one of 25 semifinalists for the Dick Howser Trophy, it was announced by the National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association. This is the 31st year of the Dick Howser Trophy, which is given to the nation’s best player. The finalists will be announced on Friday, June 9 and the award will be presented at TD Ameritrade Stadium in downtown Omaha, the home of the College World Series. The winner will be...
     Kentucky junior second baseman Riley Mahan has been named one of 25 semifinalists for the Dick Howser Trophy, it was announced by the National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association. This is the 31st year of the Dick Howser Trophy, which is given to the nation’s best player. The finalists will be announced on Friday, June 9 and the award will be presented at TD Ameritrade Stadium in downtown Omaha, the home of the College World Series. The winner will be...
  • UK Track Gets Ready For NCAA East Preliminary Championships

    UK Track Gets Ready For NCAA East Preliminary Championships

    Friday, May 19 2017 12:34 PM EDT2017-05-19 16:34:38 GMT
    UK AthleticsUK Athletics
    The Kentucky track and field teams will have 44 entries at next week’s NCAA East Preliminary Championships, as the meet’s field was announced on Thursday.  The UK women’s team qualified 24 entries, and the UK men’s team qualified 20. Kentucky will serve as host institution for the NCAA East Prelims next weekend at the UK Outdoor Track and Field Complex. Additionally, Kentucky has its first qualifier for the NCAA National Championships as Tim Duckwo...
    The Kentucky track and field teams will have 44 entries at next week’s NCAA East Preliminary Championships, as the meet’s field was announced on Thursday.  The UK women’s team qualified 24 entries, and the UK men’s team qualified 20. Kentucky will serve as host institution for the NCAA East Prelims next weekend at the UK Outdoor Track and Field Complex. Additionally, Kentucky has its first qualifier for the NCAA National Championships as Tim Duckwo...
  • Grand Slam, 20-Hit Attack Power Kentucky Past Florida

    Grand Slam, 20-Hit Attack Power Kentucky Past Florida

    Friday, May 19 2017 8:18 AM EDT2017-05-19 12:18:06 GMT
    UK MediaUK Media

    GAINESVILLE, Fla. – Tristan Pompey’s fourth inning grand slam sparked No. 6 Kentucky to a 12-4 series-opening win over No. 5 Florida in Gainesville, taking out one of the Southeastern Conference’s top starting pitchers in the process. UK’s 38 wins are the sixth most in school history and most since the 2012 team won a school-record 45. The Cats’ 19 SEC wins trail only the 2006 championship team’s 20 for most in a season. The Cats pounded...

    GAINESVILLE, Fla. – Tristan Pompey’s fourth inning grand slam sparked No. 6 Kentucky to a 12-4 series-opening win over No. 5 Florida in Gainesville, taking out one of the Southeastern Conference’s top starting pitchers in the process. UK’s 38 wins are the sixth most in school history and most since the 2012 team won a school-record 45. The Cats’ 19 SEC wins trail only the 2006 championship team’s 20 for most in a season. The Cats pounded...

  • Paul Sime Wins Arthur Ashe Jr. Sports Scholar Award

    Paul Sime Wins Arthur Ashe Jr. Sports Scholar Award

    Thursday, May 18 2017 8:30 PM EDT2017-05-19 00:30:09 GMT
    UK AthleticsUK Athletics
    LEXINGTON, Ky. – Kentucky men’s soccer graduate Paul Sime was named the Arthur Ashe Jr. Male Sports Scholar of the Year by “Diverse: Issues in Higher Education” magazine. Sime, who completed his undergraduate degree earlier this month, was selected as the prestigious honoree from a pool of more than a thousand nominees. He was Kentucky’s first Arthur Ashe Jr. Sports Scholar winner. Sime finished his political science degree with a perfect 4.0 grade-poi...
    LEXINGTON, Ky. – Kentucky men’s soccer graduate Paul Sime was named the Arthur Ashe Jr. Male Sports Scholar of the Year by “Diverse: Issues in Higher Education” magazine. Sime, who completed his undergraduate degree earlier this month, was selected as the prestigious honoree from a pool of more than a thousand nominees. He was Kentucky’s first Arthur Ashe Jr. Sports Scholar winner. Sime finished his political science degree with a perfect 4.0 grade-poi...
  • (14) Kentucky Hosts 2017 NCAA Lexington Regional

    (14) Kentucky Hosts 2017 NCAA Lexington Regional

    Thursday, May 18 2017 8:00 PM EDT2017-05-19 00:00:21 GMT
    @UKPhotogs@UKPhotogs

    LEXINGTON, Ky. – After another banner year for Kentucky softball under head coach Rachel Lawson, the Wildcats were selected as a regional host site for the fourth time in the last five years, as UK will welcome Illinois, Marshall and DePaul to Lexington for a spot in the Super Regionals. All games of the double-elimination bracket will be shown live on the ESPN family of networks with Jenn Hildreth (pxp) and former Purdue head coach Carol Bruggeman (color) on the call from...

    LEXINGTON, Ky. – After another banner year for Kentucky softball under head coach Rachel Lawson, the Wildcats were selected as a regional host site for the fourth time in the last five years, as UK will welcome Illinois, Marshall and DePaul to Lexington for a spot in the Super Regionals. All games of the double-elimination bracket will be shown live on the ESPN family of networks with Jenn Hildreth (pxp) and former Purdue head coach Carol Bruggeman (color) on the call from...

  • Katie Reed Named NFCA All-Region Shortstop

    Katie Reed Named NFCA All-Region Shortstop

    Thursday, May 18 2017 5:00 PM EDT2017-05-18 21:00:24 GMT
    @UKSoftball@UKSoftball
    LEXINGTON, Ky. – Sophomore sensation Katie Reed was named to the National Fastpitch Coaches’ Association All-Region Team, the organization announced on Thursday morning. The St. Louis, Missouri native was named First Team All-Southeastern Conference two weeks ago – and becomes the fourth shortstop in Kentucky program history to be named an All-Region shortstop. Reed is currently the team leader on offense for the Wildcats, hitting .351 on the season with three ...
    LEXINGTON, Ky. – Sophomore sensation Katie Reed was named to the National Fastpitch Coaches’ Association All-Region Team, the organization announced on Thursday morning. The St. Louis, Missouri native was named First Team All-Southeastern Conference two weeks ago – and becomes the fourth shortstop in Kentucky program history to be named an All-Region shortstop. Reed is currently the team leader on offense for the Wildcats, hitting .351 on the season with three ...
  • Cal Comments On His Recruiting Class

    Cal Comments On His Recruiting Class

    Thursday, May 18 2017 4:40 PM EDT2017-05-18 20:40:03 GMT
    AP Photo/Michael ConroyAP Photo/Michael Conroy

    Already boasting the No. 1 rated recruiting class following the fall signing period, the Kentucky men’s basketball team added to its arsenal with three additional signees in the spring signing window, which closed on Wednesday. Jemarl Baker, Kevin Knox and Jarred Vanderbilt signed national letters of intent to suit up for the Wildcats in 2017-18.  The three spring signees will join Shai Gilgeous-Alexander, Quade Green, Nick Richards and P.J. Washington, who signed during...

    Already boasting the No. 1 rated recruiting class following the fall signing period, the Kentucky men’s basketball team added to its arsenal with three additional signees in the spring signing window, which closed on Wednesday. Jemarl Baker, Kevin Knox and Jarred Vanderbilt signed national letters of intent to suit up for the Wildcats in 2017-18.  The three spring signees will join Shai Gilgeous-Alexander, Quade Green, Nick Richards and P.J. Washington, who signed during...

  • Anthony Davis, John Wall Selected To All-NBA Teams

    Anthony Davis, John Wall Selected To All-NBA Teams

    Thursday, May 18 2017 3:25 PM EDT2017-05-18 19:25:16 GMT
    UK AthleticsUK Athletics
    LEXINGTON, Ky. – Anthony Davis is back at the top. John Wall is now considered among the elite. So say the 100 media members who voted for the annual All-NBA Teams, which the league announced Thursday. Davis was named to the All-NBA First Team for the second time in his career while Wall made the All-NBA Third Team. It’s Wall’s first All-NBA honor. Davis previously made the All-NBA First Team in 2015. Davis picked up 45 first-team votes while Wall earned 19 second-...
    LEXINGTON, Ky. – Anthony Davis is back at the top. John Wall is now considered among the elite. So say the 100 media members who voted for the annual All-NBA Teams, which the league announced Thursday. Davis was named to the All-NBA First Team for the second time in his career while Wall made the All-NBA Third Team. It’s Wall’s first All-NBA honor. Davis previously made the All-NBA First Team in 2015. Davis picked up 45 first-team votes while Wall earned 19 second-...
  • Bamba Chooses Texas Over Kentucky

    Bamba Chooses Texas Over Kentucky

    Thursday, May 18 2017 2:30 PM EDT2017-05-18 18:30:13 GMT

    One of the final pieces of Kentucky's 2017 recruiting class, Mohamed Bamba, made his college decision Thursday morning.  Bamba took to The Players Tribune to make his announcement that he selected the University of Texas.  "I’m one of the last high school recruits in the class of 2017 who still hasn’t declared my college choice. And one of my goals right now in life is to get better at making the right call despite having incomplete information. Snap decis...

    One of the final pieces of Kentucky's 2017 recruiting class, Mohamed Bamba, made his college decision Thursday morning.  Bamba took to The Players Tribune to make his announcement that he selected the University of Texas.  "I’m one of the last high school recruits in the class of 2017 who still hasn’t declared my college choice. And one of my goals right now in life is to get better at making the right call despite having incomplete information. Snap decis...

  • Mother Could Not Hide Her Pride When Nick Haynes Got His Degree

    Mother Could Not Hide Her Pride When Nick Haynes Got His Degree

    Thursday, May 18 2017 6:00 AM EDT2017-05-18 10:00:18 GMT
    Nick Haynes and his parents after his graduation.Nick Haynes and his parents after his graduation.
    By LARRY VAUGHT Anyone who knows DeDe Haynes knows that she is very passionate about University of Kentucky football and her son, Nick, a starting offensive lineman. If the Cats are playing, she is watching and most often in the stadium even though she lives in Florida. Along with her husband, she finds a way to get to most games. And bad-mouth her Cats on Twitter, and you likely will hear from her — in a loving, motherly way. However, I’m not sure I’ve e...
    By LARRY VAUGHT Anyone who knows DeDe Haynes knows that she is very passionate about University of Kentucky football and her son, Nick, a starting offensive lineman. If the Cats are playing, she is watching and most often in the stadium even though she lives in Florida. Along with her husband, she finds a way to get to most games. And bad-mouth her Cats on Twitter, and you likely will hear from her — in a loving, motherly way. However, I’m not sure I’ve e...
  • Former UK Running Back Will Coach at Michigan

    Former UK Running Back Will Coach at Michigan

    Wednesday, May 17 2017 11:44 PM EDT2017-05-18 03:44:28 GMT
    AP Photo/Ross D. FranklinAP Photo/Ross D. Franklin

    Former University of Kentucky Running Back, Alfonso Smith, retired from the NFL in 2014 after playing for Jim Harbaugh in San Franciso. Now, Smith is going to start a coaching career under Harbaugh at Michigan. The Louisville native will be the running back and special teams coach for the Wolverines. He revealed the news on his Facebook page saying "Goodbye AZ! Wheels up to Michigan to start my coaching career." He then added this picture to his Facebook page of his pa...

    Former University of Kentucky Running Back, Alfonso Smith, retired from the NFL in 2014 after playing for Jim Harbaugh in San Franciso. Now, Smith is going to start a coaching career under Harbaugh at Michigan. The Louisville native will be the running back and special teams coach for the Wolverines. He revealed the news on his Facebook page saying "Goodbye AZ! Wheels up to Michigan to start my coaching career." He then added this picture to his Facebook page of his pa...

  • UK Concludes NCAA Regional in Seventh; McDaniel in Top 10

    UK Concludes NCAA Regional in Seventh; McDaniel in Top 10

    Wednesday, May 17 2017 9:39 PM EDT2017-05-18 01:39:28 GMT
    Despite a valiant effort from all five players, the Kentucky men’s golf team’s bid for an NCAA Championships berth fell just short in Wednesday’s final round at The University Club in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. The Cats were a mere stroke off the pace of a two-team tie for a playoff for the coveted fifth spot and a bid into the NCAA Championships next week. Three players earned top-20 individual finishes to highlight the week for the Cats, who fended off numerous ave...
    Despite a valiant effort from all five players, the Kentucky men’s golf team’s bid for an NCAA Championships berth fell just short in Wednesday’s final round at The University Club in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. The Cats were a mere stroke off the pace of a two-team tie for a playoff for the coveted fifth spot and a bid into the NCAA Championships next week. Three players earned top-20 individual finishes to highlight the week for the Cats, who fended off numerous ave...
  • Always Dreaming Is The 4-5 Favorite For the Preakness

    Always Dreaming Is The 4-5 Favorite For the Preakness

    Wednesday, May 17 2017 5:39 PM EDT2017-05-17 21:39:32 GMT
    Associated PressAssociated Press
     (AP) - Kentucky Derby winner Always Dreaming has been made the early 4-5 favorite for the Preakness.      Ridden by John Velazquez, Always Dreaming will break from the No. 4 post in the 10-horse field for the second leg of the Triple Crown. Thirteen winners have started from that post, most recently Curlin in 2007.      Post positions were drawn Wednesday on a steamy, 92-degree day at Pimlico.      Classic Empire is the early 3-1 seco...
     (AP) - Kentucky Derby winner Always Dreaming has been made the early 4-5 favorite for the Preakness.      Ridden by John Velazquez, Always Dreaming will break from the No. 4 post in the 10-horse field for the second leg of the Triple Crown. Thirteen winners have started from that post, most recently Curlin in 2007.      Post positions were drawn Wednesday on a steamy, 92-degree day at Pimlico.      Classic Empire is the early 3-1 seco...
  • UK Can Still Win SEC

    UK Can Still Win SEC

    Wednesday, May 17 2017 4:10 PM EDT2017-05-17 20:10:02 GMT

    The Southeastern Conference has crowned a baseball regular season champion in 82 seasons since the league was founded in 1933. Only once has that champion been the Kentucky Wildcats. But the 2017 Kentucky baseball team has a chance to change that, and to make program history in the process. With one SEC regular season series remaining, Kentucky currently sits one game behind league-leading Florida and is tied with SEC West leader LSU.The good news for the No. 6 Wildcats (37-16, 18-...

    The Southeastern Conference has crowned a baseball regular season champion in 82 seasons since the league was founded in 1933. Only once has that champion been the Kentucky Wildcats. But the 2017 Kentucky baseball team has a chance to change that, and to make program history in the process. With one SEC regular season series remaining, Kentucky currently sits one game behind league-leading Florida and is tied with SEC West leader LSU.The good news for the No. 6 Wildcats (37-16, 18-...

  • Storm Wilson Is Named To The 2017 SEC Community Service Team

    Storm Wilson Is Named To The 2017 SEC Community Service Team

    Wednesday, May 17 2017 2:26 PM EDT2017-05-17 18:26:06 GMT

     The Southeastern Conference announced that Kentucky baseball senior Storm Wilson was named to the 2017 SEC Community Service Team, the league announced Wednesday. In addition to participating in the Community Restoration Project and Louisiana Flood Relief Drive, Wilson volunteered with Goodwill, Backpack Program, and the Wounded Warrior Project. The three-time SEC Academic Honor Roll member also was a Breakfast with Santa and Team Impact volunteer at the UK Children’s h...

     The Southeastern Conference announced that Kentucky baseball senior Storm Wilson was named to the 2017 SEC Community Service Team, the league announced Wednesday. In addition to participating in the Community Restoration Project and Louisiana Flood Relief Drive, Wilson volunteered with Goodwill, Backpack Program, and the Wounded Warrior Project. The three-time SEC Academic Honor Roll member also was a Breakfast with Santa and Team Impact volunteer at the UK Children’s h...

  • Lakers Would Like To See Fox & Ball Go Head To Head

    Lakers Would Like To See Fox & Ball Go Head To Head

    Wednesday, May 17 2017 1:49 PM EDT2017-05-17 17:49:50 GMT
    AP Photo/Mark HumphreyAP Photo/Mark Humphrey

    This could be great for De'Aaron Fox, but you wouldn't think Lonzo Ball would do it.  With many of the NBA experts guessing that Ball will go second to his team, the Lakers in the NBA draft, and Fox going perhaps 5th, it would be a fun battle to watch. The two times UK played UCLA this year, Fox was better.  The former UK star scored 39 points in 36 minutes when UK beat UCLA in the NCAA Tournament,86-75.  Ball had 10 points and 8 assists. At Rupp, when UCLA won 9...

    This could be great for De'Aaron Fox, but you wouldn't think Lonzo Ball would do it.  With many of the NBA experts guessing that Ball will go second to his team, the Lakers in the NBA draft, and Fox going perhaps 5th, it would be a fun battle to watch. The two times UK played UCLA this year, Fox was better.  The former UK star scored 39 points in 36 minutes when UK beat UCLA in the NCAA Tournament,86-75.  Ball had 10 points and 8 assists. At Rupp, when UCLA won 9...

  • Father Really Did Know Best When It Came To Jarren Williams And Kentucky

    Father Really Did Know Best When It Came To Jarren Williams And Kentucky

    Wednesday, May 17 2017 6:00 AM EDT2017-05-17 10:00:23 GMT
    Jarren Williams didn't let offers from Alabama, Georgia and others keep him from coming back to Kentucky.Jarren Williams didn't let offers from Alabama, Georgia and others keep him from coming back to Kentucky.
    By LARRY VAUGHT If you read what Anthony Williams had to say about his son, Jarren, last week, it should not have been a huge surprise that he recommitted to Kentucky this week. The talented Georgia junior quarterback was UK’s first commit in the 2018 class before deciding about three weeks ago he might want to take other visits and decommitted. But Anthony Williams said even then that his son still had UK No. 1 on his recruiting list and the way Kentucky fans reacted t...
    By LARRY VAUGHT If you read what Anthony Williams had to say about his son, Jarren, last week, it should not have been a huge surprise that he recommitted to Kentucky this week. The talented Georgia junior quarterback was UK’s first commit in the 2018 class before deciding about three weeks ago he might want to take other visits and decommitted. But Anthony Williams said even then that his son still had UK No. 1 on his recruiting list and the way Kentucky fans reacted t...
  • Kentucky Completes Perfect Non-Conference Home Schedule

    Kentucky Completes Perfect Non-Conference Home Schedule

    Wednesday, May 17 2017 12:44 AM EDT2017-05-17 04:44:14 GMT
    Chet White, UK AthleticsChet White, UK Athletics
    Kentucky capped a perfect non-conference home schedule for just the second time since 1979, dismantling Northern Kentucky 10-1 on a warm, summer-like night at Cliff Hagan Stadium. The No. 6 Wildcats’ 37 victories on the season are the most since the 2014 team also won 37 games. Spot starter Brad Schaenzer allowed just one run in 5.2 innings, striking out five and yielding just three hits along the way to move to 5-0 on the season. The junior lefty was relieved by freshman lef...
    Kentucky capped a perfect non-conference home schedule for just the second time since 1979, dismantling Northern Kentucky 10-1 on a warm, summer-like night at Cliff Hagan Stadium. The No. 6 Wildcats’ 37 victories on the season are the most since the 2014 team also won 37 games. Spot starter Brad Schaenzer allowed just one run in 5.2 innings, striking out five and yielding just three hits along the way to move to 5-0 on the season. The junior lefty was relieved by freshman lef...
  • Euler’s Surge has Wildcats in Hunt with 18 Holes to Play

    Euler’s Surge has Wildcats in Hunt with 18 Holes to Play

    Tuesday, May 16 2017 8:39 PM EDT2017-05-17 00:39:05 GMT
    After a 9-over-par team score on Tuesday, the Kentucky men’s golf team is still in contention and just one shot out of the top five heading into the final day of competition at the NCAA Baton Rouge Regional. The team is in sixth place at 13-over-par, and four Wildcats are also currently in the top 20. What head coach Brian Craig is saying:   “Today was a demanding challenge at The University Club. Overall, we played quite well with the fifth best round of the day...
    After a 9-over-par team score on Tuesday, the Kentucky men’s golf team is still in contention and just one shot out of the top five heading into the final day of competition at the NCAA Baton Rouge Regional. The team is in sixth place at 13-over-par, and four Wildcats are also currently in the top 20. What head coach Brian Craig is saying:   “Today was a demanding challenge at The University Club. Overall, we played quite well with the fifth best round of the day...
  • Once Again, Wall, Beal, Wizards Look Ahead After 2nd-Round Exit

    Once Again, Wall, Beal, Wizards Look Ahead After 2nd-Round Exit

    Tuesday, May 16 2017 7:32 PM EDT2017-05-16 23:32:10 GMT
    AP Photo/Charles KrupaAP Photo/Charles Krupa
    For the third time in four seasons, John Wall and Bradley Beal exited the playoffs in the second round, extending the Washington Wizards' nearly four-decade drought without a conference finals appearance.      "It feels a little different, but a little bit of the same. It's kind of like I'm tired of being in this situation. I'm tired of losing in the second round. I'm kind of at that point now," Beal said Tuesday, about 15 hours after Washington was eliminated...
    For the third time in four seasons, John Wall and Bradley Beal exited the playoffs in the second round, extending the Washington Wizards' nearly four-decade drought without a conference finals appearance.      "It feels a little different, but a little bit of the same. It's kind of like I'm tired of being in this situation. I'm tired of losing in the second round. I'm kind of at that point now," Beal said Tuesday, about 15 hours after Washington was eliminated...
  • Javonte Smart Still Has UK on List Despite No Scholarship Offer

    Javonte Smart Still Has UK on List Despite No Scholarship Offer

    Tuesday, May 16 2017 6:06 PM EDT2017-05-16 22:06:20 GMT
    AP Photo/Gregory PayanAP Photo/Gregory Payan

    Class of 2018 Guard, Javonte Smith, cut his list to six on Twitter Tuesday and it still includes the University of Kentucky. Final 6 #dreamchaser ???????? pic.twitter.com/GuRHdZ9XYg — Javonte Smart (@JavonteSmart) May 16, 2017 The puzzling part is that Smart, according to CatsIllustrated, still doesn't have a scholarship offer from Kentucky. But they keep in contact and that must mean Smart would lean toward the Wildcats program if he can ever secure that scholarship offer....

    Class of 2018 Guard, Javonte Smith, cut his list to six on Twitter Tuesday and it still includes the University of Kentucky. Final 6 #dreamchaser ???????? pic.twitter.com/GuRHdZ9XYg — Javonte Smart (@JavonteSmart) May 16, 2017 The puzzling part is that Smart, according to CatsIllustrated, still doesn't have a scholarship offer from Kentucky. But they keep in contact and that must mean Smart would lean toward the Wildcats program if he can ever secure that scholarship offer....

  • UK Women's Soccer Unveils 2017 Schedule

    UK Women's Soccer Unveils 2017 Schedule

    Tuesday, May 16 2017 3:29 PM EDT2017-05-16 19:29:10 GMT
    UK AthleticsUK Athletics

    The University of Kentucky women’s soccer team announced its fall schedule on Tuesday afternoon, highlighted by home games with rival Louisville on Sept. 1 and road trips to 2014 national champion Florida State, Wisconsin, Marquette and Florida. “We are playing some of the best teams in the nation and in our region that we believe will set us up for success down the road to help make us the best version of ourselves this season,” UK head coach Ian Carry said...

    The University of Kentucky women’s soccer team announced its fall schedule on Tuesday afternoon, highlighted by home games with rival Louisville on Sept. 1 and road trips to 2014 national champion Florida State, Wisconsin, Marquette and Florida. “We are playing some of the best teams in the nation and in our region that we believe will set us up for success down the road to help make us the best version of ourselves this season,” UK head coach Ian Carry said...

  • Soccer And Track Helped Nick Richards Develop His Athleticism

    Soccer And Track Helped Nick Richards Develop His Athleticism

    Tuesday, May 16 2017 12:36 PM EDT2017-05-16 16:36:34 GMT
    Nick Richards isn't sure why some complain about John Calipari for just telling the truth. (Larry Vaught Photo)Nick Richards isn't sure why some complain about John Calipari for just telling the truth. (Larry Vaught Photo)

    By LARRY VAUGHT Kentucky signee Nick Richards was 14 years old the first time he picked up a basketball in Jamaica. Instead, he played soccer and was a high jumper in track. “It was way different than basketball. That is how I got my athletic ability. I was the midfielder and goalie in soccer. That is a lot of running. I liked goalkeeper the most. I am actually thinking about going back and playing soccer a little bit just to get my conditioning better,” Richards sai...

    By LARRY VAUGHT Kentucky signee Nick Richards was 14 years old the first time he picked up a basketball in Jamaica. Instead, he played soccer and was a high jumper in track. “It was way different than basketball. That is how I got my athletic ability. I was the midfielder and goalie in soccer. That is a lot of running. I liked goalkeeper the most. I am actually thinking about going back and playing soccer a little bit just to get my conditioning better,” Richards sai...

  • Courtney Love Makes 2017 Lott IMPACT Trophy Watch List

    Courtney Love Makes 2017 Lott IMPACT Trophy Watch List

    Tuesday, May 16 2017 10:28 AM EDT2017-05-16 14:28:25 GMT
     Kentucky linebacker Courtney Love was one of 42 players named to the 2017 Lott IMPACT Trophy Watch List. Named after Pro Football Hall of Fame member, Ronnie Lott, The Lott IMPACT Trophy is awarded to college football’s Defensive IMPACT Player of the Year. Founded in 2004 by The Pacific Club IMPACT Foundation, The Lott Trophy is the first and only college football award to equally recognize athletic performance and the personal character attributes of the player. The Lo...
     Kentucky linebacker Courtney Love was one of 42 players named to the 2017 Lott IMPACT Trophy Watch List. Named after Pro Football Hall of Fame member, Ronnie Lott, The Lott IMPACT Trophy is awarded to college football’s Defensive IMPACT Player of the Year. Founded in 2004 by The Pacific Club IMPACT Foundation, The Lott Trophy is the first and only college football award to equally recognize athletic performance and the personal character attributes of the player. The Lo...
  • Wall Falls Short of Conference Finals as Celtics Win 115-105

    Wall Falls Short of Conference Finals as Celtics Win 115-105

    Tuesday, May 16 2017 12:09 AM EDT2017-05-16 04:09:29 GMT
    AP Photo/Charles KrupaAP Photo/Charles Krupa
    Isaiah Thomas scored 29 points and had 12 assists, Kelly Olynyk scored a career-playoff high 26 points and the Boston Celtics used a big fourth quarter to outlast the Washington Wizards 115-105 in Game 7 of the Eastern Conference semifinals Monday night. Boston advances to the Eastern Conference finals, where it will host the Cleveland Cavaliers in Game 1 on Wednesday. "What a special opportunity to get a chance to compete against them," Boston coach Brad Stevens said. Le...
    Isaiah Thomas scored 29 points and had 12 assists, Kelly Olynyk scored a career-playoff high 26 points and the Boston Celtics used a big fourth quarter to outlast the Washington Wizards 115-105 in Game 7 of the Eastern Conference semifinals Monday night. Boston advances to the Eastern Conference finals, where it will host the Cleveland Cavaliers in Game 1 on Wednesday. "What a special opportunity to get a chance to compete against them," Boston coach Brad Stevens said. Le...
  • Musselman’s 68 Paces Wildcats on Day One at NCAA Regionals

    Musselman’s 68 Paces Wildcats on Day One at NCAA Regionals

    Monday, May 15 2017 11:05 PM EDT2017-05-16 03:05:05 GMT
    UK AthleticsUK Athletics
    Led by a 4-under-par, 68, from Cooper Musselman, the Kentucky men’s golf team sits in fifth place at the Baton Rouge Regional after the opening round of play on Monday. Musselman’s stellar opening day of play led the way for Cats who as a team fired a 4-over-par, 292, on what seemed to be a challenging first day for most teams at The University Club. Musselman leads all of UK’s individuals and is tied for third overall on the leaderboard.   What head coach Bri...
    Led by a 4-under-par, 68, from Cooper Musselman, the Kentucky men’s golf team sits in fifth place at the Baton Rouge Regional after the opening round of play on Monday. Musselman’s stellar opening day of play led the way for Cats who as a team fired a 4-over-par, 292, on what seemed to be a challenging first day for most teams at The University Club. Musselman leads all of UK’s individuals and is tied for third overall on the leaderboard.   What head coach Bri...
  • No. 6 Kentucky Hosts Northern Kentucky in Final Regular Season Home Game

    No. 6 Kentucky Hosts Northern Kentucky in Final Regular Season Home Game

    Monday, May 15 2017 9:31 PM EDT2017-05-16 01:31:37 GMT
    UK AthleticsUK Athletics
    No. 6 Kentucky has a series looming with Florida later this week where a Southeastern Conference championship is on the line, but it must first take care of business in the final regular season non-conference game Tuesday night at Cliff Hagan Stadium. The Northern Kentucky Norse come to town and if there was any cause for concern about the Wildcats possibly looking ahead to the Gators, the veteran Cats need look no further than a year ago when the Norse came to Lexington and scored th...
    No. 6 Kentucky has a series looming with Florida later this week where a Southeastern Conference championship is on the line, but it must first take care of business in the final regular season non-conference game Tuesday night at Cliff Hagan Stadium. The Northern Kentucky Norse come to town and if there was any cause for concern about the Wildcats possibly looking ahead to the Gators, the veteran Cats need look no further than a year ago when the Norse came to Lexington and scored th...
  • Riley Mahan Is SEC Player Of The Week

    Riley Mahan Is SEC Player Of The Week

    Monday, May 15 2017 5:19 PM EDT2017-05-15 21:19:46 GMT
    Britney Howard UK AthleticsBritney Howard UK Athletics
    Riley Mahan is the Southeastern Conference Player of the Week after a white-hot week at the plate, it was announced Monday by the league office. It is Mahan’s third SEC Player of the Week honor this season, joining Mississippi State slugger Brent Rooker as the only three-time winners of the award. Mahan also earned the honor for the weeks of March 6 and April 24. The junior infielder was dialed in all week as the No. 8 Wildcats knocked off Indiana and swept their three-gam...
    Riley Mahan is the Southeastern Conference Player of the Week after a white-hot week at the plate, it was announced Monday by the league office. It is Mahan’s third SEC Player of the Week honor this season, joining Mississippi State slugger Brent Rooker as the only three-time winners of the award. Mahan also earned the honor for the weeks of March 6 and April 24. The junior infielder was dialed in all week as the No. 8 Wildcats knocked off Indiana and swept their three-gam...
  • 15 LCA Seniors Will Play College Sports

    15 LCA Seniors Will Play College Sports

    Monday, May 15 2017 1:34 PM EDT2017-05-15 17:34:13 GMT

    Today, 15 seniors realized their dreams of playing college sports. Its a dream many little kids have, but very few are actually blessed to have the opportunity. At LCA we are very proud and excited about all the gifts God has bestowed on each individual, be it in sports, the arts, mission work, science, math, etc. Today was a day honored 15 young people (that's roughly 15% of the senior class!) for taking the gifts God gave them and developing their athletic skills over a period...

    Today, 15 seniors realized their dreams of playing college sports. Its a dream many little kids have, but very few are actually blessed to have the opportunity. At LCA we are very proud and excited about all the gifts God has bestowed on each individual, be it in sports, the arts, mission work, science, math, etc. Today was a day honored 15 young people (that's roughly 15% of the senior class!) for taking the gifts God gave them and developing their athletic skills over a period...

  • UK Offers Scholarship To Lexington Catholic Quarterback

    UK Offers Scholarship To Lexington Catholic Quarterback

    Monday, May 15 2017 1:31 PM EDT2017-05-15 17:31:27 GMT
    Beau Allen has been offered a scholarship to play quarterback for UK. Only a freshman last season for Lexington Catholic, Allen started six games, including the playoffs, and passed for 1158 yards, 13 touchdowns with only 3 interceptions.  Against Waggener in the playoffs, Allen threw for 4 TD passes in a 55-22 Lexington Catholic win.  So Blessed and thankful to receive an offer from the University of Kentucky! Thank you to my LC family! @UKFootball pic.twitter.com/lF1...
    Beau Allen has been offered a scholarship to play quarterback for UK. Only a freshman last season for Lexington Catholic, Allen started six games, including the playoffs, and passed for 1158 yards, 13 touchdowns with only 3 interceptions.  Against Waggener in the playoffs, Allen threw for 4 TD passes in a 55-22 Lexington Catholic win.  So Blessed and thankful to receive an offer from the University of Kentucky! Thank you to my LC family! @UKFootball pic.twitter.com/lF1...
  • UK Had A 4-0 Record For The Week

    UK Had A 4-0 Record For The Week

    Monday, May 15 2017 12:01 PM EDT2017-05-15 16:01:34 GMT
    OVERALL RECORD: 36-16 (18-9 SEC) WEEK RECORD: 4-0 STREAK: Won 4 LAST WEEK May 9 – vs. Indiana, Won, 5-2 May 12 – vs. Tennessee, Won, 15-5 May 13 – vs. Tennessee, Won, 8-3 May 14 – vs. Tennessee, Won, 7-2 THIS WEEK (1 home game, 3 road games) May 16 – vs. Northern Kentucky (6:30 p.m., Cliff Hagan Stadium, Lexington, Ky., SECN+) May 18 – at Florida (7 p.m., McKethan Stadium, Gainesville, Fla., ESPN) May 20 - at Florida (7 p.m., McKe...
    OVERALL RECORD: 36-16 (18-9 SEC) WEEK RECORD: 4-0 STREAK: Won 4 LAST WEEK May 9 – vs. Indiana, Won, 5-2 May 12 – vs. Tennessee, Won, 15-5 May 13 – vs. Tennessee, Won, 8-3 May 14 – vs. Tennessee, Won, 7-2 THIS WEEK (1 home game, 3 road games) May 16 – vs. Northern Kentucky (6:30 p.m., Cliff Hagan Stadium, Lexington, Ky., SECN+) May 18 – at Florida (7 p.m., McKethan Stadium, Gainesville, Fla., ESPN) May 20 - at Florida (7 p.m., McKe...
  • Jarren Williams Re-commits To UK As Quarterback

    Jarren Williams Re-commits To UK As Quarterback

    Monday, May 15 2017 10:48 AM EDT2017-05-15 14:48:49 GMT
    Kentucky Still In 'Driver's Seat” With Georgia Junior QB Jarren WilliamsKentucky Still In 'Driver's Seat” With Georgia Junior QB Jarren Williams

    LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18) - After de-committing from UK's 2018 class, Jarren Williams has had a change of heart. The standout QB announced that he has decided to stick with Big Blue Nation. "Simply put, I have decided to do what is best for my future and attend the university that gives me the best immediate opportunity to fulfill my dreams academically and athletically,"  Williams wrote. Williams also fielded offers from Alabama, Florida, LSU, Ole Miss, Tennessee...

    LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18) - After de-committing from UK's 2018 class, Jarren Williams has had a change of heart. The standout QB announced that he has decided to stick with Big Blue Nation. "Simply put, I have decided to do what is best for my future and attend the university that gives me the best immediate opportunity to fulfill my dreams academically and athletically,"  Williams wrote. Williams also fielded offers from Alabama, Florida, LSU, Ole Miss, Tennessee...

  • Soccer And Track Helped Nick Richards Develop His Athleticism

    Soccer And Track Helped Nick Richards Develop His Athleticism

    Monday, May 15 2017 9:26 AM EDT2017-05-15 13:26:10 GMT
    By LARRY VAUGHT Kentucky signee Nick Richards was 14 years old the first time he picked up a basketball in Jamaica. Instead, he played soccer and was a high jumper in track. “It was way different than basketball. That is how I got my athletic ability. I was the midfielder and goalie in soccer. That is a lot of running. I liked goalkeeper the most. I am actually thinking about going back and playing soccer a little bit just to get my conditioning better,” Richards s...
    By LARRY VAUGHT Kentucky signee Nick Richards was 14 years old the first time he picked up a basketball in Jamaica. Instead, he played soccer and was a high jumper in track. “It was way different than basketball. That is how I got my athletic ability. I was the midfielder and goalie in soccer. That is a lot of running. I liked goalkeeper the most. I am actually thinking about going back and playing soccer a little bit just to get my conditioning better,” Richards s...
  • Jenna Mitchell Was Matthew Mitchell's Rock During Tumultous Times

    Jenna Mitchell Was Matthew Mitchell's Rock During Tumultous Times

    Monday, May 15 2017 9:09 AM EDT2017-05-15 13:09:02 GMT
    Jenna Mitchell was the one constant voice for Matthew Mitchell during a difficult period for the UK coach. (Vicky Graff Photo)Jenna Mitchell was the one constant voice for Matthew Mitchell during a difficult period for the UK coach. (Vicky Graff Photo)
    By LARRY VAUGHT When the bottom seemed to fall out of the Kentucky women’s basketball program after the 2015-16 season, coach Matthew Mitchell had some difficult times. He had to put together an entirely new coaching staff. He had to try to find enough players to have not only a competitive team, but competitive practices. “When something like that happens it is just human nature to let confusion mess your mind up,” said Mitchell. “We really felt like that w...
    By LARRY VAUGHT When the bottom seemed to fall out of the Kentucky women’s basketball program after the 2015-16 season, coach Matthew Mitchell had some difficult times. He had to put together an entirely new coaching staff. He had to try to find enough players to have not only a competitive team, but competitive practices. “When something like that happens it is just human nature to let confusion mess your mind up,” said Mitchell. “We really felt like that w...
  • Kentucky Earns No. 14 National Seed, To Host Lexington Regional

    Kentucky Earns No. 14 National Seed, To Host Lexington Regional

    Sunday, May 14 2017 11:48 PM EDT2017-05-15 03:48:51 GMT
    @UKPhotogs@UKPhotogs
    LEXINGTON, Ky. – The Kentucky softball team earned the No. 14 national seed in the 2017 NCAA Softball Championships, and will serve as regional hosts this weekend at John Cropp Stadium. The Wildcats will welcome Illinois, Marshall and DePaul to Lexington for a double-elimination style bracket to send one team to super regionals.   Kentucky will open play on Friday afternoon at 2:30 p.m. ET against DePaul. The game will be shown live on ESPN3 and the WatchESPN app, as wil...
    LEXINGTON, Ky. – The Kentucky softball team earned the No. 14 national seed in the 2017 NCAA Softball Championships, and will serve as regional hosts this weekend at John Cropp Stadium. The Wildcats will welcome Illinois, Marshall and DePaul to Lexington for a double-elimination style bracket to send one team to super regionals.   Kentucky will open play on Friday afternoon at 2:30 p.m. ET against DePaul. The game will be shown live on ESPN3 and the WatchESPN app, as wil...
  • Former UK Standout, Alex Meyer, Turns In Best Start Of MLB Career

    Former UK Standout, Alex Meyer, Turns In Best Start Of MLB Career

    Sunday, May 14 2017 10:15 PM EDT2017-05-15 02:15:10 GMT
    Associated PressAssociated Press
    ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) - Six years after Alex Meyer was a first-round draft pick, the 6-foot-9 right-hander is still trying to realize his enormous potential as a big league pitcher.      Meyer appears to be on his way after outpitching Justin Verlander in the longest and best start of his career for the Los Angeles Angels.      Mike Trout homered in his third straight game and Meyer pitched three-hit ball into the seventh inning of the Angels' 4-1 victory ...
    ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) - Six years after Alex Meyer was a first-round draft pick, the 6-foot-9 right-hander is still trying to realize his enormous potential as a big league pitcher.      Meyer appears to be on his way after outpitching Justin Verlander in the longest and best start of his career for the Los Angeles Angels.      Mike Trout homered in his third straight game and Meyer pitched three-hit ball into the seventh inning of the Angels' 4-1 victory ...
  • Holmes Fires Final Round 84, Finishes 41st At Players Championship

    Holmes Fires Final Round 84, Finishes 41st At Players Championship

    Sunday, May 14 2017 10:00 PM EDT2017-05-15 02:00:14 GMT
    AP Photo/Lynne SladkyAP Photo/Lynne Sladky
    PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. (AP) - Si Woo Kim of South Korea became the youngest winner of The Players Championship with a game and nerves well beyond his 21 years.      On a TPC Sawgrass course where anything can go wrong without notice, Kim was the only player to go bogey-free Sunday and closed with a 3-under 69 for a three-shot victory in golf's biggest tournament this side of the majors.      He also managed to take all the suspense from the TPC Sawgrass....
    PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. (AP) - Si Woo Kim of South Korea became the youngest winner of The Players Championship with a game and nerves well beyond his 21 years.      On a TPC Sawgrass course where anything can go wrong without notice, Kim was the only player to go bogey-free Sunday and closed with a 3-under 69 for a three-shot victory in golf's biggest tournament this side of the majors.      He also managed to take all the suspense from the TPC Sawgrass....
  • Camacho-Quinn’s Hurdles Win Leads UKTF Women To Third At SECs

    Camacho-Quinn’s Hurdles Win Leads UKTF Women To Third At SECs

    Sunday, May 14 2017 9:00 PM EDT2017-05-15 01:00:10 GMT
    APAP
    COLUMBIA, S.C.  – Jasmine Camacho-Quinn defended her 100-meter hurdles title, while Destiny Carter scored a team-high 13 points – including taking silver in the 200m – to help the Kentucky women’s track and field team finish third at the Southeastern Conference Outdoor Championships for the third year in a row. Kentucky’s men’s team placed 11th with 31.5 points.  The Arkansas women’s team won with 127 points, while LSU was second w...
    COLUMBIA, S.C.  – Jasmine Camacho-Quinn defended her 100-meter hurdles title, while Destiny Carter scored a team-high 13 points – including taking silver in the 200m – to help the Kentucky women’s track and field team finish third at the Southeastern Conference Outdoor Championships for the third year in a row. Kentucky’s men’s team placed 11th with 31.5 points.  The Arkansas women’s team won with 127 points, while LSU was second w...
  • Wildcats Set For Baton Rouge Regional

    Wildcats Set For Baton Rouge Regional

    Sunday, May 14 2017 8:00 PM EDT2017-05-15 00:00:19 GMT
    UK AthleticsUK Athletics
    LEXINGTON, Ky. – Kentucky is set to tee off at the NCAA Baton Rouge Regional on Monday at the University Club in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. The Cats will make their 10th NCAA Tournament appearance under head coach Brian Craig. The top five teams from all six regionals will make up the field at the NCAA Championships. What head coach Brian Craig is saying:   "This is the most fun tournament of the year. If you are a competitor, this is what you love. We are ready to p...
    LEXINGTON, Ky. – Kentucky is set to tee off at the NCAA Baton Rouge Regional on Monday at the University Club in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. The Cats will make their 10th NCAA Tournament appearance under head coach Brian Craig. The top five teams from all six regionals will make up the field at the NCAA Championships. What head coach Brian Craig is saying:   "This is the most fun tournament of the year. If you are a competitor, this is what you love. We are ready to p...
  • No. 8 Kentucky Completes Weekend Sweep Of Tennessee

    No. 8 Kentucky Completes Weekend Sweep Of Tennessee

    Sunday, May 14 2017 7:06 PM EDT2017-05-14 23:06:52 GMT
    @UKBaseball@UKBaseball
    LEXINGTON, Ky. – Kentucky bounced back in perfect fashion from its first rough weekend in Southeastern Conference play, sweeping Tennessee on the strength of Sunday’s 7-2 victory in front of 3,085 fans at Cliff Hagan Stadium on a magnificent Mother’s Day afternoon. The three-game wipeout of the Volunteers sets the No. 8 Wildcats up for next week’s showdown against Florida with the SEC championship on the line. The Cats (36-16, 18-9 SEC) will need to win a...
    LEXINGTON, Ky. – Kentucky bounced back in perfect fashion from its first rough weekend in Southeastern Conference play, sweeping Tennessee on the strength of Sunday’s 7-2 victory in front of 3,085 fans at Cliff Hagan Stadium on a magnificent Mother’s Day afternoon. The three-game wipeout of the Volunteers sets the No. 8 Wildcats up for next week’s showdown against Florida with the SEC championship on the line. The Cats (36-16, 18-9 SEC) will need to win a...
  • Quintin Wilson Commits To Kentucky

    Quintin Wilson Commits To Kentucky

    Sunday, May 14 2017 6:19 PM EDT2017-05-14 22:19:38 GMT
    @q_wil42@q_wil42
    Kentucky football picked up yet another commitment in the class of 2018 Sunday.  Quintin Wilson, a three-star prospect out of Walnut Hills, Ohio, announced his decision to attend UK via his Twitter account. Happy Mother's Day! #BBN pic.twitter.com/ePU6DTzBg9 — Quintin Wilson (@q_wil42) May 14, 2017 Wilson, a 6'3" and 292 pounds, is listed as either a center or guard, and figured to be interior lineman at the collegiate level. Rivals lists Wilson as the...
    Kentucky football picked up yet another commitment in the class of 2018 Sunday.  Quintin Wilson, a three-star prospect out of Walnut Hills, Ohio, announced his decision to attend UK via his Twitter account. Happy Mother's Day! #BBN pic.twitter.com/ePU6DTzBg9 — Quintin Wilson (@q_wil42) May 14, 2017 Wilson, a 6'3" and 292 pounds, is listed as either a center or guard, and figured to be interior lineman at the collegiate level. Rivals lists Wilson as the...
  • No. 17 Kentucky Drops Heartbreaker To No. 10 Michigan In NCAAs

    No. 17 Kentucky Drops Heartbreaker To No. 10 Michigan In NCAAs

    Saturday, May 13 2017 10:00 PM EDT2017-05-14 02:00:13 GMT
    @UKWomensTennis@UKWomensTennis
    ANN ARBOR, Mich. – In a rematch of last season’s NCAA Championship Second Round bout between the two programs, the No. 17 Kentucky women’s tennis team once again saw its season come to an end, falling to No. 10 Michigan, 4-2. The Wildcats finish the 2017 campaign with a 17-9 overall record, while the Wolverines advance to the Round of 16 with a 23-5 mark. “We lost a close match against a tough Michigan team,” head coach Carlos Drada commented. “I...
    ANN ARBOR, Mich. – In a rematch of last season’s NCAA Championship Second Round bout between the two programs, the No. 17 Kentucky women’s tennis team once again saw its season come to an end, falling to No. 10 Michigan, 4-2. The Wildcats finish the 2017 campaign with a 17-9 overall record, while the Wolverines advance to the Round of 16 with a 23-5 mark. “We lost a close match against a tough Michigan team,” head coach Carlos Drada commented. “I...
  • Kentucky Exits NCAA Tournament After 4-2 Loss To Wake Forest

    Kentucky Exits NCAA Tournament After 4-2 Loss To Wake Forest

    Saturday, May 13 2017 9:15 PM EDT2017-05-14 01:15:09 GMT
    @UKMensTennis@UKMensTennis
    WINSTON-SALEM, N.C.  – The Kentucky men’s tennis team gave No. 1 Wake Forest a battle but ultimately fell, 4-2, at the Wake Forest Tennis Complex on Saturday in the second round of the NCAA Tournament. UK will finish the dual season with a 15-13 record, while WFU improves to 29-2 overall. “Today was a tough college match and the boys competed hard,” head coach Cedric Kauffmann said. “We had some opportunities on all courts except No. 2. Wake Forest ...
    WINSTON-SALEM, N.C.  – The Kentucky men’s tennis team gave No. 1 Wake Forest a battle but ultimately fell, 4-2, at the Wake Forest Tennis Complex on Saturday in the second round of the NCAA Tournament. UK will finish the dual season with a 15-13 record, while WFU improves to 29-2 overall. “Today was a tough college match and the boys competed hard,” head coach Cedric Kauffmann said. “We had some opportunities on all courts except No. 2. Wake Forest ...
  • Devin Booker Surprises Fan With Trip To Draft Lottery

    Devin Booker Surprises Fan With Trip To Draft Lottery

    Saturday, May 13 2017 9:00 PM EDT2017-05-14 01:00:16 GMT
    AP Photo/Rick ScuteriAP Photo/Rick Scuteri
    Like he did last year, Devin Booker is representing his team at the NBA draft lottery Tuesday.  And just like he did last year, he's inviting a young Suns fan to go with with. Last Friday, Booker made a surprise visit to an elementary school in Chandler, Ariz., on Friday to ask 11-year-old Noah Smith if he’d go with him to New York. Noah is a huge Suns fan and Special Olympics athlete. The Suns posted the exchange on their Twitter account:  Devin Booker exte...
    Like he did last year, Devin Booker is representing his team at the NBA draft lottery Tuesday.  And just like he did last year, he's inviting a young Suns fan to go with with. Last Friday, Booker made a surprise visit to an elementary school in Chandler, Ariz., on Friday to ask 11-year-old Noah Smith if he’d go with him to New York. Noah is a huge Suns fan and Special Olympics athlete. The Suns posted the exchange on their Twitter account:  Devin Booker exte...
  • Holmes, Stanley Share Lead At Players Championship

    Holmes, Stanley Share Lead At Players Championship

    Saturday, May 13 2017 8:15 PM EDT2017-05-14 00:15:09 GMT
    AP Photo/Lynne SladkyAP Photo/Lynne Sladky
    PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. (AP) - J.B. Holmes escaped with bogey on his one big miss and scratched out a 2-under 70 in strong wind that gave him a share of the lead with Kyle Stanley going into the final round of The Players Championship.      Stanley overcame three bogeys in his opening four holes by playing bogey-free the rest of the way. He saved par from the back bunker on the 18th hole for a 72.      They were at 9-under 207, one shot clear of Louis Oos...
    PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. (AP) - J.B. Holmes escaped with bogey on his one big miss and scratched out a 2-under 70 in strong wind that gave him a share of the lead with Kyle Stanley going into the final round of The Players Championship.      Stanley overcame three bogeys in his opening four holes by playing bogey-free the rest of the way. He saved par from the back bunker on the 18th hole for a 72.      They were at 9-under 207, one shot clear of Louis Oos...
  • Mahan’s Pair Of Two-Run Home Runs Pace No. 8 Kentucky

    Mahan’s Pair Of Two-Run Home Runs Pace No. 8 Kentucky

    Saturday, May 13 2017 8:00 PM EDT2017-05-14 00:00:16 GMT
    @UKBaseball@UKBaseball
    LEXINGTON, Ky. – Riley Mahan continued his assault on Southeastern Conference pitching over the past two weeks, belting two home runs to lead No. 8 Kentucky to an 8-3 victory over Tennessee on Senior Day at Cliff Hagan Stadium. The Wildcats will go for a series sweep on Sunday afternoon as they continue to hunt the SEC crown. Mahan crushed a pair of home runs to right field, the second of which traveled 436 feet and easily cleared the deck in right-center field. With the t...
    LEXINGTON, Ky. – Riley Mahan continued his assault on Southeastern Conference pitching over the past two weeks, belting two home runs to lead No. 8 Kentucky to an 8-3 victory over Tennessee on Senior Day at Cliff Hagan Stadium. The Wildcats will go for a series sweep on Sunday afternoon as they continue to hunt the SEC crown. Mahan crushed a pair of home runs to right field, the second of which traveled 436 feet and easily cleared the deck in right-center field. With the t...
  • Saunders Retains SEC Outdoor Silver In Long Jump

    Saunders Retains SEC Outdoor Silver In Long Jump

    Saturday, May 13 2017 7:00 PM EDT2017-05-13 23:00:19 GMT
    Chet White - UK AthleticsChet White - UK Athletics
    Sha’Keela Saunders repeated as SEC outdoor long jump silver medalist. Alabama’s Quanesha Burks won the SEC outdoor long jump for the third year in a row with a nation-leading 22’4.5”/ 6.82m (+0.2) mark. Saunders’ who ranks No. 2 in the NCAA this outdoor season was second with a mark of 22’1.75”/6.75m. 4.25 inches shy of Burks’ winner. The two have combined to win the last six SEC long jump titles indoors and out as Saunders won the SEC...
    Sha’Keela Saunders repeated as SEC outdoor long jump silver medalist. Alabama’s Quanesha Burks won the SEC outdoor long jump for the third year in a row with a nation-leading 22’4.5”/ 6.82m (+0.2) mark. Saunders’ who ranks No. 2 in the NCAA this outdoor season was second with a mark of 22’1.75”/6.75m. 4.25 inches shy of Burks’ winner. The two have combined to win the last six SEC long jump titles indoors and out as Saunders won the SEC...
  • Katy Kunc Wins SEC 3K Steeplechase

    Katy Kunc Wins SEC 3K Steeplechase

    Saturday, May 13 2017 6:21 PM EDT2017-05-13 22:21:01 GMT
    UK AthleticsUK Athletics
    COLUMBIA, S.C.  – Junior Katy Kunc won Kentucky’s first Southeastern Conference Championship in the women’s 3,000-meter steeplechase, on Friday. Kunc looked comfortable at the front the whole race, opening up a four-second advantage with about three laps to go, and never relinquishing that lead. She ran a personal best by more than nine seconds the new school record 10:02.95.  The time ranks No. 8 in the NCAA right now based on rankings entering Friday. ...
    COLUMBIA, S.C.  – Junior Katy Kunc won Kentucky’s first Southeastern Conference Championship in the women’s 3,000-meter steeplechase, on Friday. Kunc looked comfortable at the front the whole race, opening up a four-second advantage with about three laps to go, and never relinquishing that lead. She ran a personal best by more than nine seconds the new school record 10:02.95.  The time ranks No. 8 in the NCAA right now based on rankings entering Friday. ...
  • Freshman Outfielder Bailey Vick Used To Success On And Off The Field

    Freshman Outfielder Bailey Vick Used To Success On And Off The Field

    Monday, May 8 2017 9:46 AM EDT2017-05-08 13:46:47 GMT
    Freshman Bailey Vick didn't expect to be a starter but is one of the team's top hitters. (Vicky Graff Photo)Freshman Bailey Vick didn't expect to be a starter but is one of the team's top hitters. (Vicky Graff Photo)
    By LARRY VAUGHT Bailey Vick admits she was a “late comer” to Kentucky since she did not decide to play softball at UK until spring break of her senior year at McCracken County High School. “I have always been the biggest Kentucky fan for everything,” said the UK freshman outfielder. “When they contacted me, hands down I wanted to come here. That was it.” She played in three state championship games at McCracken — and scored the winning run ...
    By LARRY VAUGHT Bailey Vick admits she was a “late comer” to Kentucky since she did not decide to play softball at UK until spring break of her senior year at McCracken County High School. “I have always been the biggest Kentucky fan for everything,” said the UK freshman outfielder. “When they contacted me, hands down I wanted to come here. That was it.” She played in three state championship games at McCracken — and scored the winning run ...
  • Shannon Spake Happy To Be Voice of Shannon Spokes In Cars 3

    Shannon Spake Happy To Be Voice of Shannon Spokes In Cars 3

    Friday, May 5 2017 2:40 PM EDT2017-05-05 18:40:59 GMT
    Even at Daytona Speedway, Shannon Spake found a UK fan. She will be the voice of Shannon Spokes in the new movie, Cars 3.Even at Daytona Speedway, Shannon Spake found a UK fan. She will be the voice of Shannon Spokes in the new movie, Cars 3.

    By LARRY VAUGHT Shannon Spake has always been a fan of Disney-Pixar’s movies. Now she gets to be part of one. The popular TV sports reporter, who covers NASCAR for FoxSports along with other sports, will voice on-track reporter Shannon Spokes in the film Cars 3 that will premier in theaters June 16. Just like in her real life job covering college football, college basketball and NFL as well as NASCAR, she’ll get on-track 

    By LARRY VAUGHT Shannon Spake has always been a fan of Disney-Pixar’s movies. Now she gets to be part of one. The popular TV sports reporter, who covers NASCAR for FoxSports along with other sports, will voice on-track reporter Shannon Spokes in the film Cars 3 that will premier in theaters June 16. Just like in her real life job covering college football, college basketball and NFL as well as NASCAR, she’ll get on-track 

  • 2018 UK Commits Stunned When Williams Bailed On Kentucky – And Let Him Know

    2018 UK Commits Stunned When Williams Bailed On Kentucky – And Let Him Know

    Thursday, April 27 2017 7:26 AM EDT2017-04-27 11:26:47 GMT
    Alex Reigelsperger, left, was “ticked off” with Jarren Williams' decommitment to UK.Alex Reigelsperger, left, was “ticked off” with Jarren Williams' decommitment to UK.

    By LARRY VAUGHT After Georgia junior quarterback Jarren Williams announced he was going to decommit from Kentucky after saying for months he was “100 percent committed” to UK, it upset many fans. It also didn’t go over well with two other 2018 commitments — Florida receiver Shocky Jacques-Louis and Ohio defensive lineman Alex Reigelsperger. Both of them were with him April 14 at the UK Blue-White Game and had no inkling he was about to change his mind. ...

    By LARRY VAUGHT After Georgia junior quarterback Jarren Williams announced he was going to decommit from Kentucky after saying for months he was “100 percent committed” to UK, it upset many fans. It also didn’t go over well with two other 2018 commitments — Florida receiver Shocky Jacques-Louis and Ohio defensive lineman Alex Reigelsperger. Both of them were with him April 14 at the UK Blue-White Game and had no inkling he was about to change his mind. ...

  • Kentucky Has Always Been Right For Florida WR Shocky Jacques-Louis

    Kentucky Has Always Been Right For Florida WR Shocky Jacques-Louis

    Wednesday, April 26 2017 6:06 AM EDT2017-04-26 10:06:32 GMT
    Shocky Jacques-Louis is a playmaker who hurts defenses in a variety of ways.Shocky Jacques-Louis is a playmaker who hurts defenses in a variety of ways.
    By LARRY VAUGHT Junior Shocky Jacques-Louis’ verbal commitment to Kentucky was no surprise to Adam Regan, a prep sports writer at The News-Press in Fort Myers, Fla. “Shocky is well-versed in the recruiting game. He understands there are only a certain amount of scholarships for players at his position on each of the teams that offered him,” said Regan. “It can be a game of musical chairs where the first to commit are rewarded. Kentucky is the right choice for...
    By LARRY VAUGHT Junior Shocky Jacques-Louis’ verbal commitment to Kentucky was no surprise to Adam Regan, a prep sports writer at The News-Press in Fort Myers, Fla. “Shocky is well-versed in the recruiting game. He understands there are only a certain amount of scholarships for players at his position on each of the teams that offered him,” said Regan. “It can be a game of musical chairs where the first to commit are rewarded. Kentucky is the right choice for...
  • World Record Motivates Kendra Harrison To Do Even More

    World Record Motivates Kendra Harrison To Do Even More

    Monday, April 24 2017 5:41 AM EDT2017-04-24 09:41:00 GMT
    Kendra Harrison set a world record in 2016 and wants to do the same again this year.Kendra Harrison set a world record in 2016 and wants to do the same again this year.
    By LARRY VAUGHT Kendra Harrison is not one to brag on herself. The former University of Kentucky star hurdler — who is a volunteer coach with the Wildcats this season — set the world’s record in the 100-meter hurdles at the 2016 London Muller Anniversary Games with a time of 12.20 seconds to break a record that had been held since 1988. This season she won her first 60-meter indoor hurdles national title in 7.81 seconds. She had opened her season at the Rod McCrav...
    By LARRY VAUGHT Kendra Harrison is not one to brag on herself. The former University of Kentucky star hurdler — who is a volunteer coach with the Wildcats this season — set the world’s record in the 100-meter hurdles at the 2016 London Muller Anniversary Games with a time of 12.20 seconds to break a record that had been held since 1988. This season she won her first 60-meter indoor hurdles national title in 7.81 seconds. She had opened her season at the Rod McCrav...
  • Maci Morris Went All-Out To Get Photo With Tim Tebow And Would Do It Again

    Maci Morris Went All-Out To Get Photo With Tim Tebow And Would Do It Again

    Wednesday, April 19 2017 7:13 AM EDT2017-04-19 11:13:41 GMT
    Maci Morris took a chance she could get Tim Tebow's attention and it worked out for her to get a picture with him.Maci Morris took a chance she could get Tim Tebow's attention and it worked out for her to get a picture with him.
    By LARRY VAUGHT Sometimes I find myself forgetting that University of Kentucky athletes are still just kids away from the sports they play. I see so many of them perform under incredible pressure with amazing results that I forget they are just one or two years out of high school a lot of times. Some have unique personalities. Kentucky sophomore linebacker Kash Daniel is one of a kind much like former UK basketball player Willie Cauley-Stein. But I’ve always thought of Kentuc...
    By LARRY VAUGHT Sometimes I find myself forgetting that University of Kentucky athletes are still just kids away from the sports they play. I see so many of them perform under incredible pressure with amazing results that I forget they are just one or two years out of high school a lot of times. Some have unique personalities. Kentucky sophomore linebacker Kash Daniel is one of a kind much like former UK basketball player Willie Cauley-Stein. But I’ve always thought of Kentuc...
  • De'Aaron Fox Handled Little Hair Puller With His Normal Graciousness

    De'Aaron Fox Handled Little Hair Puller With His Normal Graciousness

    Wednesday, April 12 2017 6:19 AM EDT2017-04-12 10:19:51 GMT
    Will McIntosh, 1 ½ years old, couldn't resist pulling De'Aaron Fox's hair during an autograph session the UK player held in Hopkinsville Saturday. (Chris Jung/Hopkinsville New Era)Will McIntosh, 1 ½ years old, couldn't resist pulling De'Aaron Fox's hair during an autograph session the UK player held in Hopkinsville Saturday. (Chris Jung/Hopkinsville New Era)
    By LARRY VAUGHT Hopkinsville’s Lisa and Bobby McIntosh describe themselves as “pretty hard core UK basketball fans” and never miss a chance to support the Wildcats. That’s why they were lined up up two hours early Saturday for a special autograph appearance by Kentucky freshman De’Aaron Fox. While Fox ended up being a bit late because he got lost driving from an appearance in Owensboro to Hopkinsville, about 300 UK fans waited for him and that in...
    By LARRY VAUGHT Hopkinsville’s Lisa and Bobby McIntosh describe themselves as “pretty hard core UK basketball fans” and never miss a chance to support the Wildcats. That’s why they were lined up up two hours early Saturday for a special autograph appearance by Kentucky freshman De’Aaron Fox. While Fox ended up being a bit late because he got lost driving from an appearance in Owensboro to Hopkinsville, about 300 UK fans waited for him and that in...
  • Hoops Weiss, Alabama Signee Sexton Understand Why Quade Green Is Such A Special Point Guard

    Hoops Weiss, Alabama Signee Sexton Understand Why Quade Green Is Such A Special Point Guard

    Monday, April 10 2017 4:39 AM EDT2017-04-10 08:39:12 GMT
    Quade Green has a fan in college basketball writer Dick "Hoops" Weiss. (McDonald's All-American Photo)Quade Green has a fan in college basketball writer Dick "Hoops" Weiss. (McDonald's All-American Photo)
    By LARRY VAUGHT When it comes to evaluating basketball talent, Dick “Hoops” Weiss has a long, proven track record of success. He’s covered college basketball for the newspapers in Philadelphia and New York and currently works for BlueStar Media. He’s also in the College Basketball Writers Hall of Fame and has written books with Dick Vitale, Rick Pitino and Mike Krzyzewski. Weiss, who was at the Final Four again this year to watch North Carolina win the...
    By LARRY VAUGHT When it comes to evaluating basketball talent, Dick “Hoops” Weiss has a long, proven track record of success. He’s covered college basketball for the newspapers in Philadelphia and New York and currently works for BlueStar Media. He’s also in the College Basketball Writers Hall of Fame and has written books with Dick Vitale, Rick Pitino and Mike Krzyzewski. Weiss, who was at the Final Four again this year to watch North Carolina win the...
  • UK Football Players Support Richmond Boy In His Battle With Cancer

    UK Football Players Support Richmond Boy In His Battle With Cancer

    Tuesday, April 4 2017 8:36 AM EDT2017-04-04 12:36:14 GMT
    Cutline 4:Ryan Cremeens and his brother have a lot of friends on the Kentucky football team. (Eric Cremeens Photo)Cutline 4:Ryan Cremeens and his brother have a lot of friends on the Kentucky football team. (Eric Cremeens Photo)

    By LARRY VAUGHT University of Kentucky student-athletes never cease to amaze me with the kindness they are willing to show those going through a difficult time. That’s why I was not surprised to see that 9-year-old Ryan Cremeens of Richmond was a special guest of sophomore tight end C.J. Conrad at Kentucky’s practice Saturday. Ryan was diagnosed with rhabdomyosarcoma, a soft-tissue muscle tumor that had grown inside the fourth-grader's sinus cavity, last summer. O...

    By LARRY VAUGHT University of Kentucky student-athletes never cease to amaze me with the kindness they are willing to show those going through a difficult time. That’s why I was not surprised to see that 9-year-old Ryan Cremeens of Richmond was a special guest of sophomore tight end C.J. Conrad at Kentucky’s practice Saturday. Ryan was diagnosed with rhabdomyosarcoma, a soft-tissue muscle tumor that had grown inside the fourth-grader's sinus cavity, last summer. O...

  • Future Cats Doing All They Can To Get Kevin Knox Jr. to Kentucky

    Future Cats Doing All They Can To Get Kevin Knox Jr. to Kentucky

    Tuesday, March 28 2017 4:39 PM EDT2017-03-28 20:39:56 GMT
    Paul Washington, left, is doing all he can to persuade Kevin Knox Sr. that his son should sign with Kentucky. (Larry Vaught Photo)Paul Washington, left, is doing all he can to persuade Kevin Knox Sr. that his son should sign with Kentucky. (Larry Vaught Photo)
    By LARRY VAUGHT CHICAGO — Just in case Kevin Knox Jr. wasn’t sure how much he might be wanted at Kentucky, he’s got a lot of reminders this week at Chicago during the McDonald’s All-American Game. It started with Monday morning’s practice when Paul Washington, the father of UK signee P.J. Washington, and his wife, Sherry, sat with Knox’s parents. “I am working on Knox personally myself right now with his dad. We want him at Kentucky,&...
    By LARRY VAUGHT CHICAGO — Just in case Kevin Knox Jr. wasn’t sure how much he might be wanted at Kentucky, he’s got a lot of reminders this week at Chicago during the McDonald’s All-American Game. It started with Monday morning’s practice when Paul Washington, the father of UK signee P.J. Washington, and his wife, Sherry, sat with Knox’s parents. “I am working on Knox personally myself right now with his dad. We want him at Kentucky,&...
  • Tuesday Will Be 25th Anniversary Of Cawood Ledford's Final Game At Kentucky

    Tuesday Will Be 25th Anniversary Of Cawood Ledford's Final Game At Kentucky

    Monday, March 27 2017 8:28 AM EDT2017-03-27 12:28:25 GMT

    By LARRY VAUGHT Tuesday will mark the 25th anniversary of that historic Kentucky-Duke game in the 1992 NCAA East Region final in Philadelphia that cost UK a chance to play in the Final Four. While that game is still a painful memory for UK fans, there was another point of historical significance for Kentucky fans in that game.

    By LARRY VAUGHT Tuesday will mark the 25th anniversary of that historic Kentucky-Duke game in the 1992 NCAA East Region final in Philadelphia that cost UK a chance to play in the Final Four. While that game is still a painful memory for UK fans, there was another point of historical significance for Kentucky fans in that game.

  • 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...

  • 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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  • When Will Hamidou Diallo Make His Decision?

    When Will Hamidou Diallo Make His Decision?

    Tuesday, May 23 2017 12:19 PM EDT2017-05-23 16:19:53 GMT
    It's obvious, that Hamidou Diallo would like to go to the NBA and not play for Kentucky, but the million dollar question is, does someone want to pay him?   The decision has to be made May 24th if he wants to withdraw from the NBA draft and keep his college eligibility.  “It’s going to the wire on Wednesday,” a source told Zagsblog. “A decision could be made before Wednesday but right now it’s looking like Wednesday.”   Ada...
    It's obvious, that Hamidou Diallo would like to go to the NBA and not play for Kentucky, but the million dollar question is, does someone want to pay him?   The decision has to be made May 24th if he wants to withdraw from the NBA draft and keep his college eligibility.  “It’s going to the wire on Wednesday,” a source told Zagsblog. “A decision could be made before Wednesday but right now it’s looking like Wednesday.”   Ada...
  • Kentucky Is Called SEC's Most Surprising Team

    Kentucky Is Called SEC's Most Surprising Team

    Tuesday, May 23 2017 10:32 AM EDT2017-05-23 14:32:35 GMT
    (AP) Florida and LSU are on quite a roll heading into this week’s Southeastern Conference baseball tournament. The Gators are the tournament’s top seed in Hoover, Alabama, after finishing with a 21-9 league record. They’ve won 14 of their past 16 games, including 11 of 12 against SEC teams. Florida’s strength is its starting pitching: Alex Faedo, Brady Singer and Jackson Kowar have a combined 24-5 record on the mound. That doesn’t mean it has been easy ...
    (AP) Florida and LSU are on quite a roll heading into this week’s Southeastern Conference baseball tournament. The Gators are the tournament’s top seed in Hoover, Alabama, after finishing with a 21-9 league record. They’ve won 14 of their past 16 games, including 11 of 12 against SEC teams. Florida’s strength is its starting pitching: Alex Faedo, Brady Singer and Jackson Kowar have a combined 24-5 record on the mound. That doesn’t mean it has been easy ...
  • Bamba To Texas Not A Big Surprise For Rivals.com Krysten Peek But Knox To UK Was For Her – And UK Commits

    Bamba To Texas Not A Big Surprise For Rivals.com Krysten Peek But Knox To UK Was For Her – And UK Commits

    Tuesday, May 23 2017 6:00 AM EDT2017-05-23 10:00:18 GMT
    Krysten Peek, left, said even PJ Washington, center, was surprised when Kevin Knox committed to Kentucky. (Larry Vaught Photo)Krysten Peek, left, said even PJ Washington, center, was surprised when Kevin Knox committed to Kentucky. (Larry Vaught Photo)
    By LARRY VAUGHT Three weeks ago Kentucky basketball fans felt it was far more likely that John Calipari would convince center Mohamed Bamba to play for the Wildcats while wing player Kevin Knox was more likely to end up at Duke or North Carolina. Getting either one of the top 10 players in the 2017 recruiting class would have been more than enough for any team — except Kentucky. After UK pulled a major surprise by getting a commitment from Knox, it seemed likely that Ba...
    By LARRY VAUGHT Three weeks ago Kentucky basketball fans felt it was far more likely that John Calipari would convince center Mohamed Bamba to play for the Wildcats while wing player Kevin Knox was more likely to end up at Duke or North Carolina. Getting either one of the top 10 players in the 2017 recruiting class would have been more than enough for any team — except Kentucky. After UK pulled a major surprise by getting a commitment from Knox, it seemed likely that Ba...
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