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  • McKinney Wins Mile At Jesse Owens Classic

    McKinney Wins Mile At Jesse Owens Classic

    Saturday, April 22 2017 11:00 PM EDT2017-04-23 03:00:14 GMT
    @KentuckyTrack@KentuckyTrack
    COLUMBUS, Ohio – Saturday was a day of solid mile finishes for the Kentucky track and field teams at the Jesse Owens Classic held at the athletics legend’s namesake stadium on the Ohio State campus.   Michelle McKinney won the mile in 4:48.90, one week after she won the 1,500m at the Texas Invitational. McKinney placed fourth in the Jesse Owens Classic 1,500m on Friday night. Her mile time on Saturday was her outdoor personal best, a bit more than a second off her i...
    COLUMBUS, Ohio – Saturday was a day of solid mile finishes for the Kentucky track and field teams at the Jesse Owens Classic held at the athletics legend’s namesake stadium on the Ohio State campus.   Michelle McKinney won the mile in 4:48.90, one week after she won the 1,500m at the Texas Invitational. McKinney placed fourth in the Jesse Owens Classic 1,500m on Friday night. Her mile time on Saturday was her outdoor personal best, a bit more than a second off her i...
  • Wall Shines In Wizards Loss

    Wall Shines In Wizards Loss

    Saturday, April 22 2017 10:45 PM EDT2017-04-23 02:45:07 GMT
    AP Photo/Manuel Balce CenetaAP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta
    ATLANTA (AP) - Paul Millsap scored 29 points, Dennis Schroder had 27 and the Atlanta Hawks delivered an early knockout blow against Washington, cruising to a 116-98 victory Saturday that sliced the Wizards' lead to 2-1 in the opening-round playoff series.      After two tight losses in Washington exposed some bad blood between the teams, Atlanta returned home and built a 25-point lead by late in the first quarter.      The Hawks were never seriously chall...
    ATLANTA (AP) - Paul Millsap scored 29 points, Dennis Schroder had 27 and the Atlanta Hawks delivered an early knockout blow against Washington, cruising to a 116-98 victory Saturday that sliced the Wizards' lead to 2-1 in the opening-round playoff series.      After two tight losses in Washington exposed some bad blood between the teams, Atlanta returned home and built a 25-point lead by late in the first quarter.      The Hawks were never seriously chall...
  • Rethlake Hurls Shutout As No. 20 Kentucky Clinches Series

    Rethlake Hurls Shutout As No. 20 Kentucky Clinches Series

    Saturday, April 22 2017 10:00 PM EDT2017-04-23 02:00:16 GMT
    @UKSoftball@UKSoftball
    COLUMBIA, Mo. – Behind a complete-game shutout from junior pitcher Erin Rethlake, and multi-hit games from Abbey Cheek, Bailey Vick and Katie Reed, the No. 20 Kentucky softball team clinched a road series win for the first time this season, beating Missouri 4-0. The complete-game shutout for Rethlake is her second of the season as she moves to 7-2 on the season in the circle for the Wildcats and drops her ERA to 1.47. Rethlake threw 120 pitches and struck out four, includi...
    COLUMBIA, Mo. – Behind a complete-game shutout from junior pitcher Erin Rethlake, and multi-hit games from Abbey Cheek, Bailey Vick and Katie Reed, the No. 20 Kentucky softball team clinched a road series win for the first time this season, beating Missouri 4-0. The complete-game shutout for Rethlake is her second of the season as she moves to 7-2 on the season in the circle for the Wildcats and drops her ERA to 1.47. Rethlake threw 120 pitches and struck out four, includi...
  • Calipari To Visit Immanuel Quickley

    Calipari To Visit Immanuel Quickley

    Saturday, April 22 2017 10:00 PM EDT2017-04-23 02:00:15 GMT
    AP Photo/Michael ConroyAP Photo/Michael Conroy
    Catspause.com is reporting that John Calipari will visit five-star guard, Immanuel Quickley, Tuesday.  Out of John Carroll in Bel Air, Md., the 6'3" guard is ranked 10th overall and the No. 2 point guard in the class of 2018 by 247 Sports.  Quickley has narrowed his list down to Kentucky, Duke, Kansas, Maryland, Miami, Providence and Virginia.   For the full article, click here
    Catspause.com is reporting that John Calipari will visit five-star guard, Immanuel Quickley, Tuesday.  Out of John Carroll in Bel Air, Md., the 6'3" guard is ranked 10th overall and the No. 2 point guard in the class of 2018 by 247 Sports.  Quickley has narrowed his list down to Kentucky, Duke, Kansas, Maryland, Miami, Providence and Virginia.   For the full article, click here
  • Solid First Day Puts UK Women’s Golf In Mix At SEC Championship

    Solid First Day Puts UK Women’s Golf In Mix At SEC Championship

    Saturday, April 22 2017 8:00 PM EDT2017-04-23 00:00:13 GMT
    UK AthleticsUK Athletics
    BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – There’s truth in the notion you can’t win a tournament on the first day but you can lose it, especially in a field as talented and as tough as the Southeastern Conference Championship. In that regard, the Kentucky women’s golf team, which finds itself right in the middle of the pack after the first round of competition at the Greystone Golf & Country Club in Birmingham, Alabama, can consider its opening round Friday a huge succ...
    BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – There’s truth in the notion you can’t win a tournament on the first day but you can lose it, especially in a field as talented and as tough as the Southeastern Conference Championship. In that regard, the Kentucky women’s golf team, which finds itself right in the middle of the pack after the first round of competition at the Greystone Golf & Country Club in Birmingham, Alabama, can consider its opening round Friday a huge succ...
  • McDaniel Leads Way For Wildcats On Day One At SEC Championship

    McDaniel Leads Way For Wildcats On Day One At SEC Championship

    Saturday, April 22 2017 7:00 PM EDT2017-04-22 23:00:16 GMT
    UK AthleticsUK Athletics
    ST. SIMONS ISLAND, Ga. – Junior Tyler “Chip” McDaniel paced the Kentucky men’s golf team during the opening day of play at the challenging Sea Island Golf Club home of the 2017 Southeastern Conference Championship on Friday. McDaniel is 1-over par for the tournament through 36 holes and sits inside the top 20 on the individual leaderboard. The Wildcats are in 11th place with 18 holes remaining on Saturday as they vie for one of eight spots in the matc...
    ST. SIMONS ISLAND, Ga. – Junior Tyler “Chip” McDaniel paced the Kentucky men’s golf team during the opening day of play at the challenging Sea Island Golf Club home of the 2017 Southeastern Conference Championship on Friday. McDaniel is 1-over par for the tournament through 36 holes and sits inside the top 20 on the individual leaderboard. The Wildcats are in 11th place with 18 holes remaining on Saturday as they vie for one of eight spots in the matc...
  • McCaslin’s Steeplechase Win Kicks Off Jesse Owens Classic

    McCaslin’s Steeplechase Win Kicks Off Jesse Owens Classic

    Saturday, April 22 2017 6:00 PM EDT2017-04-22 22:00:15 GMT
    @KentuckyTrack@KentuckyTrack
    COLUMBUS, Ohio –Kentucky track and field senior Caroline McCaslin picked up her first race win of the year to begin the Jesse Owens Classic in the athletics legend’s namesake stadium on the Ohio State campus Friday. McCaslin ran 10:26.96, nearly three seconds ahead of second place.   Saturday will get started with the men’s pole vault at 10 a.m. and track events are slated to go off at noon.   Kentucky has just middle distance and distance runners entere...
    COLUMBUS, Ohio –Kentucky track and field senior Caroline McCaslin picked up her first race win of the year to begin the Jesse Owens Classic in the athletics legend’s namesake stadium on the Ohio State campus Friday. McCaslin ran 10:26.96, nearly three seconds ahead of second place.   Saturday will get started with the men’s pole vault at 10 a.m. and track events are slated to go off at noon.   Kentucky has just middle distance and distance runners entere...
  • Kentucky Wraps Up Sun Shall Shine Spring Intrasquad Meet

    Kentucky Wraps Up Sun Shall Shine Spring Intrasquad Meet

    Saturday, April 22 2017 5:00 PM EDT2017-04-22 21:00:10 GMT
    @UKSwimDive@UKSwimDive
    LEXINGTON, Ky. – For the second consecutive year, Kentucky swimming and diving hosted its Sun Shall Shine spring intrasquad meet on Friday afternoon inside the Lancaster Aquatic Center. Along with the opportunity to compete, the meet was held to honor those who have courageously battled cancer. “We’re honored to host this meet for the second year and to be able to honor Shane [Winstead] and all those who have fought this terrible disease,” head coach Lars Jorg...
    LEXINGTON, Ky. – For the second consecutive year, Kentucky swimming and diving hosted its Sun Shall Shine spring intrasquad meet on Friday afternoon inside the Lancaster Aquatic Center. Along with the opportunity to compete, the meet was held to honor those who have courageously battled cancer. “We’re honored to host this meet for the second year and to be able to honor Shane [Winstead] and all those who have fought this terrible disease,” head coach Lars Jorg...
  • Kentucky Exits SEC Tournament, Falls To South Carolina, 4-3

    Kentucky Exits SEC Tournament, Falls To South Carolina, 4-3

    Saturday, April 22 2017 4:00 PM EDT2017-04-22 20:00:15 GMT
    @UKWomensTennis@UKWomensTennis
    NASHVILLE – In a rematch of its regular-season finale, the Kentucky women’s tennis team saw its Southeastern Conference tournament run cut short Friday night, dropping a tough 4-3 decision to fourth-seeded South Carolina. The Wildcats fall to 16-8, 7-6 SEC, while the Gamecocks advance to 18-7, 8-5 SEC. UK took the Gamecocks down to the very last match, but couldn’t push past the 11th-ranked Gamecocks to see the same final result as the regular season. Unlike the re...
    NASHVILLE – In a rematch of its regular-season finale, the Kentucky women’s tennis team saw its Southeastern Conference tournament run cut short Friday night, dropping a tough 4-3 decision to fourth-seeded South Carolina. The Wildcats fall to 16-8, 7-6 SEC, while the Gamecocks advance to 18-7, 8-5 SEC. UK took the Gamecocks down to the very last match, but couldn’t push past the 11th-ranked Gamecocks to see the same final result as the regular season. Unlike the re...
  • Reed’s Three-Hit Day, Prince’s Solid Start Gives UK Opening Win

    Reed’s Three-Hit Day, Prince’s Solid Start Gives UK Opening Win

    Friday, April 21 2017 10:32 PM EDT2017-04-22 02:32:57 GMT
    Katie Reed is moving from second base to shortstop this season. (UK Athletics Photo)Katie Reed is moving from second base to shortstop this season. (UK Athletics Photo)
    The No. 20 Kentucky softball team got three hits from sophomore Missourian Katie Reed and a great outing in the circle from senior pitcher Meagan Prince to take the series opener against Missouri, 4-2 on Friday night. With the win, Kentucky improves to 28-13 overall and picks up its seventh Southeastern Conference win and is now 7-9 in SEC action this season. Missouri falls to 27-19 overall and drops to 5-10 in SEC play this season. The Wildcats and Tigers will tangle for game two ...
    The No. 20 Kentucky softball team got three hits from sophomore Missourian Katie Reed and a great outing in the circle from senior pitcher Meagan Prince to take the series opener against Missouri, 4-2 on Friday night. With the win, Kentucky improves to 28-13 overall and picks up its seventh Southeastern Conference win and is now 7-9 in SEC action this season. Missouri falls to 27-19 overall and drops to 5-10 in SEC play this season. The Wildcats and Tigers will tangle for game two ...
  • Mahan, Becker Power No. 10 Kentucky to Win in Opener

    Mahan, Becker Power No. 10 Kentucky to Win in Opener

    Friday, April 21 2017 7:40 PM EDT2017-04-21 23:40:08 GMT
    Chet White, UK AthleticsChet White, UK Athletics
    Riley Mahan had a career-high five hits and Luke Becker hit a pair of home runs, including a seventh-inning grand slam to power No. 10 Kentucky past No. 8 LSU, 12-5, in game one of a Friday doubleheader at Cliff Hagan Stadium. The Wildcats (27-12, 11-5 SEC) maintained their two-game lead in the SEC East, jumping to an early lead on the Tigers (26-13, 9-7) and adding on throughout the game. Due to forecasts for wet weather on Saturday, the teams will play a second game Friday evenin...
    Riley Mahan had a career-high five hits and Luke Becker hit a pair of home runs, including a seventh-inning grand slam to power No. 10 Kentucky past No. 8 LSU, 12-5, in game one of a Friday doubleheader at Cliff Hagan Stadium. The Wildcats (27-12, 11-5 SEC) maintained their two-game lead in the SEC East, jumping to an early lead on the Tigers (26-13, 9-7) and adding on throughout the game. Due to forecasts for wet weather on Saturday, the teams will play a second game Friday evenin...
  • UK Gets Commitment from Jacques-Louis

    UK Gets Commitment from Jacques-Louis

    Friday, April 21 2017 6:44 PM EDT2017-04-21 22:44:35 GMT
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    Shocky Jacques-louis is going to be a fun name to say when it comes to highlights for Kentucky Football. He committed to the wildcats today after coming here for the spring game. The three star wide receiver out of Florida made his announcement on twitter Friday. It's official #BBN pic.twitter.com/CmPZhQYzE6 — Shocky Jacques-louis (@ShockyMVP) April 21, 2017 Jacques-louis is the second receiver from Florida to commit to Kentucky joining Cadarius Gaskin who committed on Su...

    Shocky Jacques-louis is going to be a fun name to say when it comes to highlights for Kentucky Football. He committed to the wildcats today after coming here for the spring game. The three star wide receiver out of Florida made his announcement on twitter Friday. It's official #BBN pic.twitter.com/CmPZhQYzE6 — Shocky Jacques-louis (@ShockyMVP) April 21, 2017 Jacques-louis is the second receiver from Florida to commit to Kentucky joining Cadarius Gaskin who committed on Su...

  • Bulls Guard Rajon Rondo Out Indefinitely With Broken Thumb

    Bulls Guard Rajon Rondo Out Indefinitely With Broken Thumb

    Friday, April 21 2017 4:43 PM EDT2017-04-21 20:43:38 GMT
    AP Photo/Charles KrupaAP Photo/Charles Krupa
    Chicago Bulls guard Rajon Rondo is out indefinitely with a broken right thumb.      The team announced the injury on Friday, hours before the Bulls host the Boston Celtics in Game 3 of their first-round playoff series. Chicago won the first two games in Boston.      Chicago says Rondo injured his right hand in Game 2 and x-rays confirmed a thumb fracture. Surgery is not required but the team says he is out indefinitely      Rondo had 11 poi...
    Chicago Bulls guard Rajon Rondo is out indefinitely with a broken right thumb.      The team announced the injury on Friday, hours before the Bulls host the Boston Celtics in Game 3 of their first-round playoff series. Chicago won the first two games in Boston.      Chicago says Rondo injured his right hand in Game 2 and x-rays confirmed a thumb fracture. Surgery is not required but the team says he is out indefinitely      Rondo had 11 poi...
  • Sha’Keela Saunders on Mid-Outdoor Bowerman Watch List

    Sha’Keela Saunders on Mid-Outdoor Bowerman Watch List

    Friday, April 21 2017 3:27 PM EDT2017-04-21 19:27:47 GMT
    UK AthleticsUK Athletics
    Sha’Keela Saunders remained an athlete to watch as the outdoor season heats up, the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association’s Bowerman Award committee announced this week. The Bowerman Award is collegiate track and field’s top individual honor. Saunders just opened up her outdoor season in the long jump by winning at the Texas Invitational with a mark of 21’6.75”/6.57m (+2.3), which is currently ranked No. 3 on the NCAA qualif...
    Sha’Keela Saunders remained an athlete to watch as the outdoor season heats up, the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association’s Bowerman Award committee announced this week. The Bowerman Award is collegiate track and field’s top individual honor. Saunders just opened up her outdoor season in the long jump by winning at the Texas Invitational with a mark of 21’6.75”/6.57m (+2.3), which is currently ranked No. 3 on the NCAA qualif...
  • Vanderbilt Football Makes "Sorority Recruitment" Video

    Vanderbilt Football Makes "Sorority Recruitment" Video

    Friday, April 21 2017 6:24 AM EDT2017-04-21 10:24:11 GMT
    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (LEX 18) -- Vanderbilt Football is trying a new recruitment technique. We're not sure if it's going to work or not.  But hey...doesn't hurt to try, right? The SEC team modeled the video after the often-parodied sorority recruitment videos. The result is a little funny and a lot uncomfortable.  But all kidding aside, TE Sam Dobbs made the video for the school's end of year banquet. See for yourself.
    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (LEX 18) -- Vanderbilt Football is trying a new recruitment technique. We're not sure if it's going to work or not.  But hey...doesn't hurt to try, right? The SEC team modeled the video after the often-parodied sorority recruitment videos. The result is a little funny and a lot uncomfortable.  But all kidding aside, TE Sam Dobbs made the video for the school's end of year banquet. See for yourself.
  • No. 10 Kentucky Opens Second Half of SEC Play vs. No 8 LSU

    No. 10 Kentucky Opens Second Half of SEC Play vs. No 8 LSU

    Thursday, April 20 2017 9:45 PM EDT2017-04-21 01:45:18 GMT
    After knocking off No. 2 Louisville on Tuesday night, No. 10 Kentucky gets back to Southeastern Conference play this weekend in hosting No. 8 LSU. The three-game set begins with a Friday doubleheader due to the wet forecast for Saturday and on Sunday will complete a week where the Wildcats play four games against Top 10 opponents.   On Friday, game one will begin at 2 p.m., with game two to follow one hour after the conclusion of the first game. Sunday’s game will remain...
    After knocking off No. 2 Louisville on Tuesday night, No. 10 Kentucky gets back to Southeastern Conference play this weekend in hosting No. 8 LSU. The three-game set begins with a Friday doubleheader due to the wet forecast for Saturday and on Sunday will complete a week where the Wildcats play four games against Top 10 opponents.   On Friday, game one will begin at 2 p.m., with game two to follow one hour after the conclusion of the first game. Sunday’s game will remain...
  • No. 20 Kentucky Dips Back into SEC Play for Series with Mizzou

    No. 20 Kentucky Dips Back into SEC Play for Series with Mizzou

    Thursday, April 20 2017 5:36 PM EDT2017-04-20 21:36:29 GMT
    @UKsoftball@UKsoftball
    Coming off a 6-2 midweek win in Bloomington, Indiana against the IU Hoosiers, the Wildcats will continue their five-day, four-game road trip on Friday night for a three-game series against the Missouri Tigers in Columbia, Missouri. All three games of the series will be shown live on the SEC Network+, ESPN3 and the WatchESPN app with live stats available through UKathletics.com. Kentucky amassed 11 hits against Indiana pitching on Wednesday night, the highest hitting offensive ou...
    Coming off a 6-2 midweek win in Bloomington, Indiana against the IU Hoosiers, the Wildcats will continue their five-day, four-game road trip on Friday night for a three-game series against the Missouri Tigers in Columbia, Missouri. All three games of the series will be shown live on the SEC Network+, ESPN3 and the WatchESPN app with live stats available through UKathletics.com. Kentucky amassed 11 hits against Indiana pitching on Wednesday night, the highest hitting offensive ou...
  • Kentucky Announces Schedule Change for Series with LSU

    Kentucky Announces Schedule Change for Series with LSU

    Thursday, April 20 2017 3:36 PM EDT2017-04-20 19:36:55 GMT
    UK AthleticsUK Athletics
    Due to the threat of expected inclement weather in Lexington, the weekend series with LSU has been altered. Kentucky will now face the Tigers in a doubleheader on Friday, beginning at 2 p.m. The second game of the twin bill will start one hour after the first ends. UK will wrap up the series on Sunday, April 23 at 1 p.m. Tickets for Saturday’s contest may be used for Friday’s doubleheader and can be exchanged for a future date as well. Call the UK Ticket Office at 859-25...
    Due to the threat of expected inclement weather in Lexington, the weekend series with LSU has been altered. Kentucky will now face the Tigers in a doubleheader on Friday, beginning at 2 p.m. The second game of the twin bill will start one hour after the first ends. UK will wrap up the series on Sunday, April 23 at 1 p.m. Tickets for Saturday’s contest may be used for Friday’s doubleheader and can be exchanged for a future date as well. Call the UK Ticket Office at 859-25...
  • John Calipari Perfect For 'Imagine The Dream' Fundraiser for Rutherford County (TN.) Boys And Girls Clubs

    John Calipari Perfect For 'Imagine The Dream' Fundraiser for Rutherford County (TN.) Boys And Girls Clubs

    Thursday, April 20 2017 6:00 AM EDT2017-04-20 10:00:16 GMT
    John Calipari will speak in Murfreesboro, Tenn., April 27 at a Boys and Girls Clubs fundraiser. (Jeff Huochin Photo)John Calipari will speak in Murfreesboro, Tenn., April 27 at a Boys and Girls Clubs fundraiser. (Jeff Huochin Photo)

    When the Boys & Girls Clubs of Rutherford County (Tenn.) were trying to decide who would be the right speaker for the 30th annual Stake & Burger fundraiser, one name stuck out — Kentucky basketball coach John Calipari. “Our saying for this year is, ‘Imagine The Dream.’ We feel coach Calipari is good at helping people achieve their dreams and was the perfect fit for what we are doing with what he does,” said Michelle Clifford,...

    When the Boys & Girls Clubs of Rutherford County (Tenn.) were trying to decide who would be the right speaker for the 30th annual Stake & Burger fundraiser, one name stuck out — Kentucky basketball coach John Calipari. “Our saying for this year is, ‘Imagine The Dream.’ We feel coach Calipari is good at helping people achieve their dreams and was the perfect fit for what we are doing with what he does,” said Michelle Clifford,...

  • Wall, Beal Lead Wiz Past Hawks 109-101 for 2-0 Series Lead

    Wall, Beal Lead Wiz Past Hawks 109-101 for 2-0 Series Lead

    Wednesday, April 19 2017 10:37 PM EDT2017-04-20 02:37:02 GMT
    AP Photo/Manuel Balce CenetaAP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta

    In a rough-and-tumble, foul-filled game, Bradley Beal took over in the fourth quarter with 16 of his 31 points, including a key late 3-pointer, helping the Washington Wizards beat the Atlanta Hawks 109-101 on Wednesday night for a 2-0 lead in their Eastern Conference first-round series.      John Wall earned chants of "M-V-P!" while finishing with 32 points and nine assists, including the dish to Beal for his shot from beyond the arc with 38 seconds remaining .

    In a rough-and-tumble, foul-filled game, Bradley Beal took over in the fourth quarter with 16 of his 31 points, including a key late 3-pointer, helping the Washington Wizards beat the Atlanta Hawks 109-101 on Wednesday night for a 2-0 lead in their Eastern Conference first-round series.      John Wall earned chants of "M-V-P!" while finishing with 32 points and nine assists, including the dish to Beal for his shot from beyond the arc with 38 seconds remaining .

  • Ray’s RBI, Reed’s Defense Gives Kentucky Midweek Win

    Ray’s RBI, Reed’s Defense Gives Kentucky Midweek Win

    Wednesday, April 19 2017 9:16 PM EDT2017-04-20 01:16:54 GMT
    UK AthleticsUK Athletics
    The No. 20 Kentucky softball team got three hits and three RBI from senior outfielder and spectacular defense from sophomore infielder Katie Reed to seal a 6-2 win over the Indiana Hoosiers on Wednesday night. The Wildcats with the win improve to 27-13 overall on the season and win their fourth game in a row over the Hoosiers. UK is next in action on Friday night at 7:30 p.m. ET at Missouri for the kick off of a three-game series in Columbia, Missouri. Meagan Prince got the win ...
    The No. 20 Kentucky softball team got three hits and three RBI from senior outfielder and spectacular defense from sophomore infielder Katie Reed to seal a 6-2 win over the Indiana Hoosiers on Wednesday night. The Wildcats with the win improve to 27-13 overall on the season and win their fourth game in a row over the Hoosiers. UK is next in action on Friday night at 7:30 p.m. ET at Missouri for the kick off of a three-game series in Columbia, Missouri. Meagan Prince got the win ...
  • UK Lands 70 Student-Athletes on SEC Winter Academic Honor Roll

    UK Lands 70 Student-Athletes on SEC Winter Academic Honor Roll

    Wednesday, April 19 2017 5:43 PM EDT2017-04-19 21:43:17 GMT
    AP Photo/Richard HammAP Photo/Richard Hamm
    Student-athletes from all of Kentucky's winter teams combined to earn a total of 70 spots on the Southeastern Conference Winter Academic Honor Roll, the league announced Wednesday. UK had the fourth-most honorees in the conference and ranked in the top three in men’s basketball and men’s swimming and diving representatives. A total of 701 student-athletes were named to the 2016-17 Winter SEC Academic Honor Roll..The 2016-17 Winter SEC Academic Honor Roll is based on ...
    Student-athletes from all of Kentucky's winter teams combined to earn a total of 70 spots on the Southeastern Conference Winter Academic Honor Roll, the league announced Wednesday. UK had the fourth-most honorees in the conference and ranked in the top three in men’s basketball and men’s swimming and diving representatives. A total of 701 student-athletes were named to the 2016-17 Winter SEC Academic Honor Roll..The 2016-17 Winter SEC Academic Honor Roll is based on ...
  • Derby Winning Trainer Lynn Whiting Has Died At The Age Of 77

    Derby Winning Trainer Lynn Whiting Has Died At The Age Of 77

    Wednesday, April 19 2017 4:41 PM EDT2017-04-19 20:41:07 GMT

    LOUISVILLE, Ky. (Wednesday, April 19, 2017) – Veteran Thoroughbred trainer Lynn Whiting, best-known for his victory in the 1992 Kentucky Derby with W.C. Partee’s Lil E. Tee, has died at the age of 77.           Whiting, a second-generation horseman who raced primarily at tracks in Kentucky and Arkansas, died Wednesday, April 19 in Louisville, only days after his return to his stable at Churchill Downs fo...

    LOUISVILLE, Ky. (Wednesday, April 19, 2017) – Veteran Thoroughbred trainer Lynn Whiting, best-known for his victory in the 1992 Kentucky Derby with W.C. Partee’s Lil E. Tee, has died at the age of 77.           Whiting, a second-generation horseman who raced primarily at tracks in Kentucky and Arkansas, died Wednesday, April 19 in Louisville, only days after his return to his stable at Churchill Downs fo...

  • UofL Player Jaylen Johnson Pleads Guilty To Possession Of Marijuana

    UofL Player Jaylen Johnson Pleads Guilty To Possession Of Marijuana

    Wednesday, April 19 2017 4:20 PM EDT2017-04-19 20:20:10 GMT
    AP Photo/Timothy D. EasleyAP Photo/Timothy D. Easley

    WOODFORD COUNTY, Ky. (LEX 18) -- University of Louisville Player Jaylen Johnson pleaded guilty in Woodford County to a charge of marijuana possession. Johnson appeared in court Monday to plead to the charge. The judge issued a fine of $260.50 to be paid by April 24 in connection with the case. Coach Rick Pitino confirmed last month that Jaylen has already declared for the 2017 NBA draft. He has not hired an agent, leaving the possibility of his return to the Cardinals.

    WOODFORD COUNTY, Ky. (LEX 18) -- University of Louisville Player Jaylen Johnson pleaded guilty in Woodford County to a charge of marijuana possession. Johnson appeared in court Monday to plead to the charge. The judge issued a fine of $260.50 to be paid by April 24 in connection with the case. Coach Rick Pitino confirmed last month that Jaylen has already declared for the 2017 NBA draft. He has not hired an agent, leaving the possibility of his return to the Cardinals.

  • 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...
  • Early Runs, Triple Play Highlight No. 10 Kentucky’s Win

    Early Runs, Triple Play Highlight No. 10 Kentucky’s Win

    Wednesday, April 19 2017 12:28 AM EDT2017-04-19 04:28:15 GMT
    Chet White, UK AthleticsChet White, UK Athletics

    Playing in front of a record crowd, No. 10 Kentucky came out of the gates with a five-run first inning on the way to an 11-7 victory over No. 2 Louisville in the first of four games against Top 10 opponents this week at Cliff Hagan Stadium. The Cats (26-12, 10-5 SEC) blitzed their in-state rival for 11 runs in the first four innings, igniting the Cliff Hagan record crowd of 4,018 fans. Five consecutive RBI singles in the first inning and a four-run third capped by senior Connor Hea...

    Playing in front of a record crowd, No. 10 Kentucky came out of the gates with a five-run first inning on the way to an 11-7 victory over No. 2 Louisville in the first of four games against Top 10 opponents this week at Cliff Hagan Stadium. The Cats (26-12, 10-5 SEC) blitzed their in-state rival for 11 runs in the first four innings, igniting the Cliff Hagan record crowd of 4,018 fans. Five consecutive RBI singles in the first inning and a four-run third capped by senior Connor Hea...

  • Chang, Shipley Qualify for U.S. Women’s Amateur Four-Ball

    Chang, Shipley Qualify for U.S. Women’s Amateur Four-Ball

    Tuesday, April 18 2017 10:15 PM EDT2017-04-19 02:15:02 GMT
    UK AthleticsUK Athletics
    Kentucky women’s golf freshmen Josephine Chang and Sarah Shipley have qualified for the U.S. Women’s Amateur Four-Ball Championship after winning a local qualifier Monday. The freshman duo won the qualifier at Keene Trace Golf Club with a score of 4-under 68 to make the national tournament. By winning Monday, Chang and Shipley will move on to compete May 27-31 against some of the nation’s best four-ball teams at the Dunes Golf & Beach Club in Myrtle Beach, Sou...
    Kentucky women’s golf freshmen Josephine Chang and Sarah Shipley have qualified for the U.S. Women’s Amateur Four-Ball Championship after winning a local qualifier Monday. The freshman duo won the qualifier at Keene Trace Golf Club with a score of 4-under 68 to make the national tournament. By winning Monday, Chang and Shipley will move on to compete May 27-31 against some of the nation’s best four-ball teams at the Dunes Golf & Beach Club in Myrtle Beach, Sou...
  • Five NCAA Events Coming to Lexington

    Five NCAA Events Coming to Lexington

    Tuesday, April 18 2017 6:30 PM EDT2017-04-18 22:30:31 GMT
    The University of Kentucky will play host to five NCAA events – one national championship and four preliminary round competitions – from 2020-22 in the sports of rifle, outdoor track and field, men’s basketball, cross country and gymnastics, the NCAA announced Tuesday. “We are honored to earn the right to host these five NCAA events in the coming years,” said Mitch Barnhart, UK Director of Athletics. “Hosting in the postseason is important to rea...
    The University of Kentucky will play host to five NCAA events – one national championship and four preliminary round competitions – from 2020-22 in the sports of rifle, outdoor track and field, men’s basketball, cross country and gymnastics, the NCAA announced Tuesday. “We are honored to earn the right to host these five NCAA events in the coming years,” said Mitch Barnhart, UK Director of Athletics. “Hosting in the postseason is important to rea...
  • UK Travels to Bloomington for Border Showdown with Indiana

    UK Travels to Bloomington for Border Showdown with Indiana

    Tuesday, April 18 2017 4:33 PM EDT2017-04-18 20:33:03 GMT
    After becoming just the third team in the country to take a game off of the now-No. 1 Florida Gators this season, the Kentucky softball team will embark on a four-game, five-day road trip west to Indiana and Missouri on Wednesday afternoon, beginning with a midweek game at Indiana at 6 p.m. ET from Bloomington. The game will be shown live on BTN Extra, with live stats available on IUHoosiers.com. The Wildcats win on Saturday clinched postseason eligibility for the ninth-straight se...
    After becoming just the third team in the country to take a game off of the now-No. 1 Florida Gators this season, the Kentucky softball team will embark on a four-game, five-day road trip west to Indiana and Missouri on Wednesday afternoon, beginning with a midweek game at Indiana at 6 p.m. ET from Bloomington. The game will be shown live on BTN Extra, with live stats available on IUHoosiers.com. The Wildcats win on Saturday clinched postseason eligibility for the ninth-straight se...
  • Reggie Warford To Receive Lifesaving Transplant

    Reggie Warford To Receive Lifesaving Transplant

    Tuesday, April 18 2017 9:30 AM EDT2017-04-18 13:30:20 GMT

    LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18) -- Some True Blue fans remember Reggie Warford playing for Joe B. Hall at UK. Others remember him for being an assistant at Pittsburg when Coach Calipari was there in the 1980s. What Reggie should be remembered for today is his bravery. Reggie is fighting for his life and he tells LEX 18's Alan Cutler, that an angel has stepped forward to change everything. Warford had a heart transplant in 2014. He lost so much blood that his kidneys failed. He's been on dia...

    LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18) -- Some True Blue fans remember Reggie Warford playing for Joe B. Hall at UK. Others remember him for being an assistant at Pittsburg when Coach Calipari was there in the 1980s. What Reggie should be remembered for today is his bravery. Reggie is fighting for his life and he tells LEX 18's Alan Cutler, that an angel has stepped forward to change everything. Warford had a heart transplant in 2014. He lost so much blood that his kidneys failed. He's been on dia...

  • Rivals.com's Krysten Peek Sees How Baker Could Be Nice Fit For Kentucky

    Rivals.com's Krysten Peek Sees How Baker Could Be Nice Fit For Kentucky

    Tuesday, April 18 2017 6:00 AM EDT2017-04-18 10:00:19 GMT
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    By LARRY VAUGHT Even as a high school sophomore, Jemarl Baker was known as a shooter with the potential to be a solid defender and passer in college. That’s why he got several early Division I offers and verbally committed to coach Cuonzo Martin at California. His shooting only got better. He made 94 3-pointers as a senior at Roosevelt High School in California and averaged 17.1 points, 4.1 assists, 3.5 rebounds and 1.8 steals per game. He also asked out of his commitment ...
    By LARRY VAUGHT Even as a high school sophomore, Jemarl Baker was known as a shooter with the potential to be a solid defender and passer in college. That’s why he got several early Division I offers and verbally committed to coach Cuonzo Martin at California. His shooting only got better. He made 94 3-pointers as a senior at Roosevelt High School in California and averaged 17.1 points, 4.1 assists, 3.5 rebounds and 1.8 steals per game. He also asked out of his commitment ...
  • SEC Win Challenge Check Presentation To The Pat Summitt Foundation

    SEC Win Challenge Check Presentation To The Pat Summitt Foundation

    Monday, April 17 2017 10:00 PM EDT2017-04-18 02:00:16 GMT
    WHO:        Representatives of The Pat Summitt Foundation, Kyra Elzy and husband Dexter Lander, Matthew Mitchell and Jenna Mitchell, staff and team members of the Kentucky Women’s Basketball Team. WHAT:      The 2016-17 season SEC Win Challenge Check Presentation: Women’s basketball fans have joined Kyra and Dexter each of the last five seasons by making personal pledges per SEC victory of the...
    WHO:        Representatives of The Pat Summitt Foundation, Kyra Elzy and husband Dexter Lander, Matthew Mitchell and Jenna Mitchell, staff and team members of the Kentucky Women’s Basketball Team. WHAT:      The 2016-17 season SEC Win Challenge Check Presentation: Women’s basketball fans have joined Kyra and Dexter each of the last five seasons by making personal pledges per SEC victory of the...
  • 2017 CATSPY Awards Set For April 24 In Memorial Coliseum

    2017 CATSPY Awards Set For April 24 In Memorial Coliseum

    Monday, April 17 2017 6:00 PM EDT2017-04-17 22:00:23 GMT
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    LEXINGTON, Ky. – The 15th annual CATSPY Awards, celebrating the 2016-17 athletics year at the University of Kentucky, will be held Monday, April 24 in Memorial Coliseum. The awards ceremony begins at 7 p.m., with doors opening at 6:30 p.m. The public is invited. Tickets for the CATSPY Awards cost $5 each and may be purchased online or at the UK Athletics Ticket Office (Joe Craft Center). All seating is general admission for the event and all persons must ha...
    LEXINGTON, Ky. – The 15th annual CATSPY Awards, celebrating the 2016-17 athletics year at the University of Kentucky, will be held Monday, April 24 in Memorial Coliseum. The awards ceremony begins at 7 p.m., with doors opening at 6:30 p.m. The public is invited. Tickets for the CATSPY Awards cost $5 each and may be purchased online or at the UK Athletics Ticket Office (Joe Craft Center). All seating is general admission for the event and all persons must ha...
  • Kentucky Begins Four-Game Stretch Against Top 10 Teams

    Kentucky Begins Four-Game Stretch Against Top 10 Teams

    Monday, April 17 2017 5:00 PM EDT2017-04-17 21:00:30 GMT
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    Like almost everyone in his profession, Kentucky baseball coach Nick Mingione likes to take things one game at a time. But with four huge home games coming up this week, even Mingione couldn’t help but look somewhat forward. “This week, in general, all four of our games are going to be against teams ranked in the top 10,” Mingione said. “After this weekend, I think it’s 23 of our 41 games will have been against ranked opponents. Our strength of schedul...
    Like almost everyone in his profession, Kentucky baseball coach Nick Mingione likes to take things one game at a time. But with four huge home games coming up this week, even Mingione couldn’t help but look somewhat forward. “This week, in general, all four of our games are going to be against teams ranked in the top 10,” Mingione said. “After this weekend, I think it’s 23 of our 41 games will have been against ranked opponents. Our strength of schedul...
  • Jarred Vanderbilt Signs With Kentucky

    Jarred Vanderbilt Signs With Kentucky

    Monday, April 17 2017 4:09 PM EDT2017-04-17 20:09:31 GMT
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    Jarred Vanderbilt is finally a Kentucky Wildcat.  Although Vanderbilt announced his decision to attend UK in December , the five-star forward out of Texas made it official Monday. Power forward Jarred Vanderbilt (@JVando_ ) from Victory Prep Academy in Houston officially signs with @KentuckyMBB pic.twitter.com/iTZhFeV7K3 — Mark Berman (@MarkBermanFox26) April 17, 2017 The 6-8, 200-pound forward picked Kentucky over TCU, Oregon and Carolina.  Kentucky has the overa...
    Jarred Vanderbilt is finally a Kentucky Wildcat.  Although Vanderbilt announced his decision to attend UK in December , the five-star forward out of Texas made it official Monday. Power forward Jarred Vanderbilt (@JVando_ ) from Victory Prep Academy in Houston officially signs with @KentuckyMBB pic.twitter.com/iTZhFeV7K3 — Mark Berman (@MarkBermanFox26) April 17, 2017 The 6-8, 200-pound forward picked Kentucky over TCU, Oregon and Carolina.  Kentucky has the overa...
  • Basketball Player Marcus Lee, Cheerleader Whitney Agee Forged Special Friendship

    Basketball Player Marcus Lee, Cheerleader Whitney Agee Forged Special Friendship

    Monday, April 17 2017 4:48 AM EDT2017-04-17 08:48:10 GMT

    By LARRY VAUGHT They were the perfect Odd Couple for three years at Kentucky — and still are even though they are miles apart now. Kentucky senior cheerleader Whitney Agee of Huntington, W.Va., and former UK basketball player Marcus Lee of California met their freshman year at UK and a friendship evolved that neither could have ever anticipated. “We shared some classes together freshman year and started talking as friends,” Lee said. “We were just tryi...

    By LARRY VAUGHT They were the perfect Odd Couple for three years at Kentucky — and still are even though they are miles apart now. Kentucky senior cheerleader Whitney Agee of Huntington, W.Va., and former UK basketball player Marcus Lee of California met their freshman year at UK and a friendship evolved that neither could have ever anticipated. “We shared some classes together freshman year and started talking as friends,” Lee said. “We were just tryi...

  • No. 12 Gamecocks Outlast No. 13 Kentucky, 4-3

    No. 12 Gamecocks Outlast No. 13 Kentucky, 4-3

    Sunday, April 16 2017 10:00 PM EDT2017-04-17 02:00:14 GMT
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    LEXINGTON, Ky. – The No. 13 Kentucky women’s tennis team fell just short of a comeback, dropping its regular season finale to 12th-ranked South Carolina, 4-3. The loss moves the Wildcats to 15-7 overall and 7-6 in Southeastern Conference play, while the Gamecocks gain sole possession of fourth place in the league with a 17-7, 8-5 SEC record. Prior to the match, Kentucky honored its two seniors, Aldila Sutjiadi and Morgan Chumney. Kentucky took the first point in the matc...

    LEXINGTON, Ky. – The No. 13 Kentucky women’s tennis team fell just short of a comeback, dropping its regular season finale to 12th-ranked South Carolina, 4-3. The loss moves the Wildcats to 15-7 overall and 7-6 in Southeastern Conference play, while the Gamecocks gain sole possession of fourth place in the league with a 17-7, 8-5 SEC record. Prior to the match, Kentucky honored its two seniors, Aldila Sutjiadi and Morgan Chumney. Kentucky took the first point in the matc...

  • No. 24 Kentucky Dropped By No. 32 Ole Miss, 4-2, To Wrap Up Regular Season

    No. 24 Kentucky Dropped By No. 32 Ole Miss, 4-2, To Wrap Up Regular Season

    Sunday, April 16 2017 10:00 PM EDT2017-04-17 02:00:13 GMT
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    OXFORD, Miss. – The No. 24 Kentucky men’s tennis team fell to No. 32 Ole Miss, 4-2, to wrap up the regular season on Sunday at the Palmer/Salloum Tennis Center. With the loss, Kentucky drops to 14-11 and 5-7 in the Southeastern Conference while Ole Miss improves to 15-8 and 6-6 in the league. “These last 7-8 loses all look alike really,” head coach Cedric Kauffmann said. “There’s no rhyme or reason. The players are putting themselves in position to...
    OXFORD, Miss. – The No. 24 Kentucky men’s tennis team fell to No. 32 Ole Miss, 4-2, to wrap up the regular season on Sunday at the Palmer/Salloum Tennis Center. With the loss, Kentucky drops to 14-11 and 5-7 in the Southeastern Conference while Ole Miss improves to 15-8 and 6-6 in the league. “These last 7-8 loses all look alike really,” head coach Cedric Kauffmann said. “There’s no rhyme or reason. The players are putting themselves in position to...
  • Cadarius Gaskin Commits To UK

    Cadarius Gaskin Commits To UK

    Sunday, April 16 2017 9:37 PM EDT2017-04-17 01:37:56 GMT
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    Wide receiver Cadarius Gaskin, has committed to Kentucky.  Gaskin took to his Twitter account Sunday to announce his decision. Please respect my decision ???????? pic.twitter.com/yXnbQFhG7S — Cadarius Gaskin (@1kgaskin) April 16, 2017 Out of Atlantic High School in Delray Beach, Fla., Gaskin is a 6-foot-2 and 205 pounds and is 3-star prospect per the 247Sports Composite rankings.  Gaskin also had offers from NC State, Illinois and Syracuse. Gaskin is the sixt...
    Wide receiver Cadarius Gaskin, has committed to Kentucky.  Gaskin took to his Twitter account Sunday to announce his decision. Please respect my decision ???????? pic.twitter.com/yXnbQFhG7S — Cadarius Gaskin (@1kgaskin) April 16, 2017 Out of Atlantic High School in Delray Beach, Fla., Gaskin is a 6-foot-2 and 205 pounds and is 3-star prospect per the 247Sports Composite rankings.  Gaskin also had offers from NC State, Illinois and Syracuse. Gaskin is the sixt...
  • Riddle's First Career Home Run Notches Walk-Off Win

    Riddle's First Career Home Run Notches Walk-Off Win

    Sunday, April 16 2017 9:00 PM EDT2017-04-17 01:00:12 GMT
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    MIAMI (AP) - Rookie J.T. Riddle launched a two-run homer with two outs in the ninth inning and the Miami Marlins, after coming close to holding the Mets hitless helped by left fielder Marcell Ozuna's acrobatic catch, beat New York 4-2 Sunday.      Ozuna raced back, hung on to the top of the wall, and caught Wilmer Flores' drive in the fifth. Flores slammed his batting helmet into his leg while Ozuna flashed a big smile.      Marlins starter Dan Straily an...
    MIAMI (AP) - Rookie J.T. Riddle launched a two-run homer with two outs in the ninth inning and the Miami Marlins, after coming close to holding the Mets hitless helped by left fielder Marcell Ozuna's acrobatic catch, beat New York 4-2 Sunday.      Ozuna raced back, hung on to the top of the wall, and caught Wilmer Flores' drive in the fifth. Flores slammed his batting helmet into his leg while Ozuna flashed a big smile.      Marlins starter Dan Straily an...
  • Lewis Fights Off Illness As No. 10 Kentucky Wins Road Series

    Lewis Fights Off Illness As No. 10 Kentucky Wins Road Series

    Sunday, April 16 2017 8:00 PM EDT2017-04-17 00:00:18 GMT
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    COLUMBIA, Mo. – Justin Lewis provided a gutsy performance on the mound despite being under the weather and Logan Salow slammed the door closed as No. 10 Kentucky defeated Missouri 6-1 at Taylor Stadium to win its fourth Southeastern Conference series in five weeks. The Cats (25-12, 9-5 SEC) reach the midway point of league play with a two-game edge in its division and sit just one game back of the overall conference lead. Sunday’s win over the Tigers upped UK’s...
    COLUMBIA, Mo. – Justin Lewis provided a gutsy performance on the mound despite being under the weather and Logan Salow slammed the door closed as No. 10 Kentucky defeated Missouri 6-1 at Taylor Stadium to win its fourth Southeastern Conference series in five weeks. The Cats (25-12, 9-5 SEC) reach the midway point of league play with a two-game edge in its division and sit just one game back of the overall conference lead. Sunday’s win over the Tigers upped UK’s...
  • Wall Scores Playoff-Best 32 As Wizards Beat Hawks

    Wall Scores Playoff-Best 32 As Wizards Beat Hawks

    Sunday, April 16 2017 6:00 PM EDT2017-04-16 22:00:15 GMT
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    WASHINGTON (AP) - John Wall scored a playoff career-high 32 points and Markieff Morris added 21 in his NBA playoff debut as the Washington Wizards beat the Atlanta Hawks 114-107 Sunday in Game 1 of their first-round series.      Wall scored 15 points in the third quarter and finished with 14 assists in the best playoff performance of his young career. Morris, in his first taste of the postseason after 448 regular-season games, caught fire early in the second half to pus...
    WASHINGTON (AP) - John Wall scored a playoff career-high 32 points and Markieff Morris added 21 in his NBA playoff debut as the Washington Wizards beat the Atlanta Hawks 114-107 Sunday in Game 1 of their first-round series.      Wall scored 15 points in the third quarter and finished with 14 assists in the best playoff performance of his young career. Morris, in his first taste of the postseason after 448 regular-season games, caught fire early in the second half to pus...
  • Willis Wraps Up Portsmouth With Solid Showing

    Willis Wraps Up Portsmouth With Solid Showing

    Sunday, April 16 2017 5:00 PM EDT2017-04-16 21:00:16 GMT
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    PORTSMOUTH, Va. – Kentucky men’s basketball senior Derek Willis wrapped up his participation in the Portsmouth Invitational Tournament on Saturday with his best performance in three games. Willis recorded 11 points, five rebounds and five assists to finish off a successful week in the annual tournament. Willis averaged 7.3 points, 4.7 rebounds and 3.0 assists for Sales Systems, Ltd., which went 2-1 for the week. The senior from Mt. Washington, Kentucky, saved his best fo...
    PORTSMOUTH, Va. – Kentucky men’s basketball senior Derek Willis wrapped up his participation in the Portsmouth Invitational Tournament on Saturday with his best performance in three games. Willis recorded 11 points, five rebounds and five assists to finish off a successful week in the annual tournament. Willis averaged 7.3 points, 4.7 rebounds and 3.0 assists for Sales Systems, Ltd., which went 2-1 for the week. The senior from Mt. Washington, Kentucky, saved his best fo...
  • Pompey Belts Pair Of Home Runs To Continue Breakout

    Pompey Belts Pair Of Home Runs To Continue Breakout

    Sunday, April 16 2017 4:00 PM EDT2017-04-16 20:00:19 GMT
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    COLUMBIA, Mo. – Tristan Pompey slammed the first pitch of the game over the left field wall as part of a two home run, three-hit game to extend his white-hot stretch at the plate but No. 10 Kentucky couldn’t overcome Missouri’s power show, falling 9-8 with the wind blowing out at Taylor Stadium on Saturday night. The Wildcats (24-12, 9-5 SEC) were undermined by the long ball for the second straight Saturday, as Trey Harris belted three homers and Brett Bond two...
    COLUMBIA, Mo. – Tristan Pompey slammed the first pitch of the game over the left field wall as part of a two home run, three-hit game to extend his white-hot stretch at the plate but No. 10 Kentucky couldn’t overcome Missouri’s power show, falling 9-8 with the wind blowing out at Taylor Stadium on Saturday night. The Wildcats (24-12, 9-5 SEC) were undermined by the long ball for the second straight Saturday, as Trey Harris belted three homers and Brett Bond two...
  • Barnhill’s No-Hitter Spoils Kentucky’s Solid Pitching Performance

    Barnhill’s No-Hitter Spoils Kentucky’s Solid Pitching Performance

    Sunday, April 16 2017 3:33 PM EDT2017-04-16 19:33:11 GMT
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    LEXINGTON, Ky. – For the first time since the 2013 season, the Kentucky softball team was no-hit, as No. 3 Florida’s Kelly Barnhill struck out 15 batters en route to her second complete game of the season to clinch the series win at John Cropp Stadium on Sunday afternoon. The no-hitter for Barnhill was her second of the season, and drops her ERA from a 0.20 entering the day to a 0.19, leading all active pitchers in the NCAA and the Southeastern Conference. Florida wi...
    LEXINGTON, Ky. – For the first time since the 2013 season, the Kentucky softball team was no-hit, as No. 3 Florida’s Kelly Barnhill struck out 15 batters en route to her second complete game of the season to clinch the series win at John Cropp Stadium on Sunday afternoon. The no-hitter for Barnhill was her second of the season, and drops her ERA from a 0.20 entering the day to a 0.19, leading all active pitchers in the NCAA and the Southeastern Conference. Florida wi...
  • Gilgeous-Alexander Wins Kentucky Derby Festival Classic MVP

    Gilgeous-Alexander Wins Kentucky Derby Festival Classic MVP

    Saturday, April 15 2017 11:00 PM EDT2017-04-16 03:00:15 GMT
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    LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Playing just an hour down the road from where he will play college ball in a few months, Kentucky men’s basketball signee Shai Gilgeous-Alexander put on a show at the Kentucky Derby Festival Basketball Classic en route to sharing MVP honors with Western Kentucky’s Taveion Hollingsworth. Gilgeous-Alexander erupted for a game-high 29 points, nine rebounds and six assists in just 19 minutes at Freedom Hall in Louisville, Kentucky. Gilgeous-Alexander m...
    LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Playing just an hour down the road from where he will play college ball in a few months, Kentucky men’s basketball signee Shai Gilgeous-Alexander put on a show at the Kentucky Derby Festival Basketball Classic en route to sharing MVP honors with Western Kentucky’s Taveion Hollingsworth. Gilgeous-Alexander erupted for a game-high 29 points, nine rebounds and six assists in just 19 minutes at Freedom Hall in Louisville, Kentucky. Gilgeous-Alexander m...
  • Prince’s Pitching, Reed’s Great Day Lifts No. 21 UK Past No. 3 Florida

    Prince’s Pitching, Reed’s Great Day Lifts No. 21 UK Past No. 3 Florida

    Saturday, April 15 2017 9:38 PM EDT2017-04-16 01:38:03 GMT
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    LEXINGTON, Ky. – Behind a two-hitter pitched from senior Meagan Prince in the circle, and clutch at bats from sophomores Katie Reed and Jenny Schaper, the No. 21 Kentucky softball team stunned the No. 3 Florida Gators 5-1 on Saturday in front of a record regular-season record crowd of 1,617 fans at John Cropp Stadium. The win for the Wildcats clinches postseason eligibility for the NCAA Tournament, as UK improves to 26-12 and now sits just two games below .500 in the South...
    LEXINGTON, Ky. – Behind a two-hitter pitched from senior Meagan Prince in the circle, and clutch at bats from sophomores Katie Reed and Jenny Schaper, the No. 21 Kentucky softball team stunned the No. 3 Florida Gators 5-1 on Saturday in front of a record regular-season record crowd of 1,617 fans at John Cropp Stadium. The win for the Wildcats clinches postseason eligibility for the NCAA Tournament, as UK improves to 26-12 and now sits just two games below .500 in the South...
  • Kentucky Still In Contention For Kevin Knox

    Kentucky Still In Contention For Kevin Knox

    Saturday, April 15 2017 9:00 PM EDT2017-04-16 01:00:15 GMT
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    Kentucky is still in the running for Kevin Knox.  The five-star small forward out of Tampa Catholic in Florida is rated as the No. 2 small forward, and the overall No. 8 prospect in the class of 2017, per 247 Sports.  UK, Florida State, Duke, North Carolina and Missouri are in Knox's final five. Said Knox of Kentucky, "They have a lot of great players that are committed there, and I’m really happy for them,” Knox said. “Coach Calipari has been on me 2...
    Kentucky is still in the running for Kevin Knox.  The five-star small forward out of Tampa Catholic in Florida is rated as the No. 2 small forward, and the overall No. 8 prospect in the class of 2017, per 247 Sports.  UK, Florida State, Duke, North Carolina and Missouri are in Knox's final five. Said Knox of Kentucky, "They have a lot of great players that are committed there, and I’m really happy for them,” Knox said. “Coach Calipari has been on me 2...
  • Wildcats Host No. 12 South Carolina On Senior Day

    Wildcats Host No. 12 South Carolina On Senior Day

    Saturday, April 15 2017 8:00 PM EDT2017-04-16 00:00:19 GMT
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    LEXINGTON, Ky. – In its regular season finale, the No. 13 Kentucky women’s tennis team will host No. 12 South Carolina on Sunday afternoon at the Boone Tennis Complex. First serve is set for noon, with Senior Day festivities honoring UK’s two seniors, Morgan Chumney and Aldila Sutjiadi, beginning at 11:40. The No. 4 seed in the Southeastern Conference Tournament will be on the line for both teams, who each own matching 7-5 records in league play. Regardless of Sunda...
    LEXINGTON, Ky. – In its regular season finale, the No. 13 Kentucky women’s tennis team will host No. 12 South Carolina on Sunday afternoon at the Boone Tennis Complex. First serve is set for noon, with Senior Day festivities honoring UK’s two seniors, Morgan Chumney and Aldila Sutjiadi, beginning at 11:40. The No. 4 seed in the Southeastern Conference Tournament will be on the line for both teams, who each own matching 7-5 records in league play. Regardless of Sunda...
  • Jarred Vanderbilt Injury Update

    Jarred Vanderbilt Injury Update

    Saturday, April 15 2017 6:00 PM EDT2017-04-15 22:00:19 GMT
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    It looked like it could've been a serious injury for incoming UK freshman, Jarred Vanderbilt in Friday's Jordan Brand Classic, but Vanderbilt has taken to social media to let everyone know that he is fine. Chris Fisher of 247 Sports got this screen grab of Vanderbilt's Instagram story late Friday night: On his Instagram page, Jarred Vanderbilt says he's good after suffering apparent foot injury at the Jordan Brand Classic. pic.twitter.com/O10GnIAeN4 — Chris Fisher (@ChrisFi...
    It looked like it could've been a serious injury for incoming UK freshman, Jarred Vanderbilt in Friday's Jordan Brand Classic, but Vanderbilt has taken to social media to let everyone know that he is fine. Chris Fisher of 247 Sports got this screen grab of Vanderbilt's Instagram story late Friday night: On his Instagram page, Jarred Vanderbilt says he's good after suffering apparent foot injury at the Jordan Brand Classic. pic.twitter.com/O10GnIAeN4 — Chris Fisher (@ChrisFi...
  • Top 3 Performers From The Blue-White Spring Game

    Top 3 Performers From The Blue-White Spring Game

    Saturday, April 15 2017 5:30 PM EDT2017-04-15 21:30:09 GMT
    @UKFootball@UKFootball
    Kentucky held their annual Blue-White spring game Friday, with the Blue team handily defeating the White team, 31-14. According to SEC Country, three Wildcats in particular, stood out from the rest. 1. Gunnar Hoak:  Hoak made a competitive case for the No. 2 job. Hoak outperformed Stephen Johnson and the redshirt freshman did most of his damage against Kentucky’s first-team defense. Hoak completed 16 of 24 passes for 174 yards and two touchdowns. He scrambled f...
    Kentucky held their annual Blue-White spring game Friday, with the Blue team handily defeating the White team, 31-14. According to SEC Country, three Wildcats in particular, stood out from the rest. 1. Gunnar Hoak:  Hoak made a competitive case for the No. 2 job. Hoak outperformed Stephen Johnson and the redshirt freshman did most of his damage against Kentucky’s first-team defense. Hoak completed 16 of 24 passes for 174 yards and two touchdowns. He scrambled f...
  • Korth Earns All-America Honors At NCAA Championships

    Korth Earns All-America Honors At NCAA Championships

    Saturday, April 15 2017 3:02 PM EDT2017-04-15 19:02:29 GMT
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    ST. LOUIS – Kentucky freshman Mollie Korth and sophomore Alex Hyland represented the Wildcats at the NCAA Gymnastics National Championships as individual all-around competitors on Friday night in St. Louis. Korth was named first team All-America on bars and second team All-America in the all-around for her performance at the national championships. “Becoming a first team All-American on bars and second team in the all-around is a great end to an outstanding freshman seaso...
    ST. LOUIS – Kentucky freshman Mollie Korth and sophomore Alex Hyland represented the Wildcats at the NCAA Gymnastics National Championships as individual all-around competitors on Friday night in St. Louis. Korth was named first team All-America on bars and second team All-America in the all-around for her performance at the national championships. “Becoming a first team All-American on bars and second team in the all-around is a great end to an outstanding freshman seaso...
  • Hjelle Outduels Missouri Ace in Series-Opening Win

    Hjelle Outduels Missouri Ace in Series-Opening Win

    Saturday, April 15 2017 1:00 AM EDT2017-04-15 05:00:32 GMT
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    Sean Hjelle pitched eight shutout innings, Riley Mahan homered and the defense turned in a tremendous effort as No. 10 Kentucky scored a series-opening 5-2 victory over Missouri on a beautiful Friday night in Middle America. Hjelle, who moved to 5-2 on the season, turned in a brilliant effort, giving up just five hits and one walk while striking out eight on a career-high 121 pitches. The 6-foot-11 sophomore has been sensational on the road in his three Southeastern Conference star...
    Sean Hjelle pitched eight shutout innings, Riley Mahan homered and the defense turned in a tremendous effort as No. 10 Kentucky scored a series-opening 5-2 victory over Missouri on a beautiful Friday night in Middle America. Hjelle, who moved to 5-2 on the season, turned in a brilliant effort, giving up just five hits and one walk while striking out eight on a career-high 121 pitches. The 6-foot-11 sophomore has been sensational on the road in his three Southeastern Conference star...
  • UK Players Comments After Spring Football Game

    UK Players Comments After Spring Football Game

    Saturday, April 15 2017 12:02 AM EDT2017-04-15 04:02:52 GMT
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    2017 Kroger Blue-White Spring Game Postgame Quotes Commonwealth Stadium – Lexington, Ky. April 14, 2017 UK Student-Athletes #18 Clevan Thomas Jr., WR, Fr. On how he felt the game was … “It was fast, but it was fun. I really enjoyed it. You know, I should be in high school right now, but to be here with dudes that are like three years older than me, two years older than me, it was fun. I messed up. I dropped a pass. Dropped a touchdown. But for the most part, I...
    2017 Kroger Blue-White Spring Game Postgame Quotes Commonwealth Stadium – Lexington, Ky. April 14, 2017 UK Student-Athletes #18 Clevan Thomas Jr., WR, Fr. On how he felt the game was … “It was fast, but it was fun. I really enjoyed it. You know, I should be in high school right now, but to be here with dudes that are like three years older than me, two years older than me, it was fun. I messed up. I dropped a pass. Dropped a touchdown. But for the most part, I...
  • Gran and House Comments After UK Blue White Game

    Gran and House Comments After UK Blue White Game

    Friday, April 14 2017 11:39 PM EDT2017-04-15 03:39:04 GMT
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    Kentucky Football Postgame Quotes Spring Game Commonwealth Stadium – Lexington, Ky. April 14, 2017 Offensive coordinator Eddie Gran On Gunnar Hoak’s play … “His confidence has gotten better as the spring went on and played pretty efficiently tonight. I didn’t think we were efficient with the first group. We could’ve been better there, but at the end of the day I thought execution was OK. It wasn’t great but nobody got hurt. thank goodne...
    Kentucky Football Postgame Quotes Spring Game Commonwealth Stadium – Lexington, Ky. April 14, 2017 Offensive coordinator Eddie Gran On Gunnar Hoak’s play … “His confidence has gotten better as the spring went on and played pretty efficiently tonight. I didn’t think we were efficient with the first group. We could’ve been better there, but at the end of the day I thought execution was OK. It wasn’t great but nobody got hurt. thank goodne...
  • Stoops Comments After UK Blue White Game

    Stoops Comments After UK Blue White Game

    Friday, April 14 2017 11:15 PM EDT2017-04-15 03:15:55 GMT
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    University of Kentucky Football Media Conference Friday, April 14, 2017 Mark Stoops MARK STOOPS: It was a good spring. It was a good spring game, mainly because we stayed healthy. A.J. (Rose) will be fine. Nothing serious there. It was more of a neck than a head injury. So that's good. It was a neck strain. He'll be fine. But what I liked most about the entire spring was we were very physical. We fundamentally needed to get better. You heard me talk about it a lot at certain positio...
    University of Kentucky Football Media Conference Friday, April 14, 2017 Mark Stoops MARK STOOPS: It was a good spring. It was a good spring game, mainly because we stayed healthy. A.J. (Rose) will be fine. Nothing serious there. It was more of a neck than a head injury. So that's good. It was a neck strain. He'll be fine. But what I liked most about the entire spring was we were very physical. We fundamentally needed to get better. You heard me talk about it a lot at certain positio...
  • Blue Team Tops White Squad 31-14 in Kroger Spring Game

    Blue Team Tops White Squad 31-14 in Kroger Spring Game

    Friday, April 14 2017 10:58 PM EDT2017-04-15 02:58:39 GMT
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    Junior running back Sihiem King rushed 19 times for 107 yards and two touchdowns as the Kentucky Blue team topped the UK White squad 31-14 in the Kroger Blue-White Spring Game on Friday night at Commonwealth Stadium. Redshirt freshman Gunnar Hoak, who logged times for both teams, finished 16-of-24 through the air for 174 yards and a pair of scores. Hoak also rushed three times for 10 yards and a touchdown. The Blue squad, made up of Kentucky’s first-team players, had 351 y...
    Junior running back Sihiem King rushed 19 times for 107 yards and two touchdowns as the Kentucky Blue team topped the UK White squad 31-14 in the Kroger Blue-White Spring Game on Friday night at Commonwealth Stadium. Redshirt freshman Gunnar Hoak, who logged times for both teams, finished 16-of-24 through the air for 174 yards and a pair of scores. Hoak also rushed three times for 10 yards and a touchdown. The Blue squad, made up of Kentucky’s first-team players, had 351 y...
  • Blue 31 White14

    Blue 31 White14

    Friday, April 14 2017 9:37 PM EDT2017-04-15 01:37:34 GMT
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    Blue, with the first team offense was supposed to look better, and they did in the first quarter.  Stephen Johnson with a soft pass to Benny Snell to rumbles down to the 3. From there, Benny takes the snap and bangs his way into the end zone.  Blue leads White 7-0 after one quarter. Down 14-0, White comes back thanks to Quarterback Gunnar Hoak.  He throws a pass only Kayuane Ross could get.  The 6-foot-6 Ross makes a twisting catch in the end zone.  Blue lead...

    Blue, with the first team offense was supposed to look better, and they did in the first quarter.  Stephen Johnson with a soft pass to Benny Snell to rumbles down to the 3. From there, Benny takes the snap and bangs his way into the end zone.  Blue leads White 7-0 after one quarter. Down 14-0, White comes back thanks to Quarterback Gunnar Hoak.  He throws a pass only Kayuane Ross could get.  The 6-foot-6 Ross makes a twisting catch in the end zone.  Blue lead...

  • No. 3 Florida Blanks Kentucky in Series Opener

    No. 3 Florida Blanks Kentucky in Series Opener

    Friday, April 14 2017 9:01 PM EDT2017-04-15 01:01:44 GMT
    Chet White, UK AthleticsChet White, UK Athletics
    The No. 3 Florida Gators struck for four runs, which turned out to be enough in a tightly-contested 4-0 game on Friday night in the series opener between UF and the No. 21 Kentucky Wildcats. Florida’s Kelly Barnhill moved to 17-0 on the season with the result and the Gators improved to 39-2 overall and a Southeastern Conference leading record of 14-1. Erin Rethlake, who pitched well for the Wildcats and kept Kentucky in the game, got her first loss of the season to fall to 6-...
    The No. 3 Florida Gators struck for four runs, which turned out to be enough in a tightly-contested 4-0 game on Friday night in the series opener between UF and the No. 21 Kentucky Wildcats. Florida’s Kelly Barnhill moved to 17-0 on the season with the result and the Gators improved to 39-2 overall and a Southeastern Conference leading record of 14-1. Erin Rethlake, who pitched well for the Wildcats and kept Kentucky in the game, got her first loss of the season to fall to 6-...
  • Suns’ Tyler Ulis Named one of two Kia Rookies of Month

    Suns’ Tyler Ulis Named one of two Kia Rookies of Month

    Friday, April 14 2017 6:03 PM EDT2017-04-14 22:03:10 GMT
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    The New York Knicks’ Willy Hernangomez and the Phoenix Suns’ Tyler Ulis today were named the Kia NBA Eastern and Western Conference Rookies of the Month, respectively, for games played in April.   Hernangomez, the 35th pick in NBA Draft 2015 presented by State Farm, led all Eastern Conference rookies in rebounding (8.5 rpg) and ranked second in scoring (12.5 ppg).  He was also fourth in assists (3.0 apg), steals (1.17 spg) and field goal percentage (49.2).  ...
    The New York Knicks’ Willy Hernangomez and the Phoenix Suns’ Tyler Ulis today were named the Kia NBA Eastern and Western Conference Rookies of the Month, respectively, for games played in April.   Hernangomez, the 35th pick in NBA Draft 2015 presented by State Farm, led all Eastern Conference rookies in rebounding (8.5 rpg) and ranked second in scoring (12.5 ppg).  He was also fourth in assists (3.0 apg), steals (1.17 spg) and field goal percentage (49.2).  ...
  • Hyland, Korth to Represent Kentucky at National Championships

    Hyland, Korth to Represent Kentucky at National Championships

    Friday, April 14 2017 5:02 PM EDT2017-04-14 21:02:08 GMT
    UK AthleticsUK Athletics
    The Kentucky gymnastics program will be represented at the NCAA National Championships for the fourth-straight season as freshman Mollie Korth and sophomore Alex Hyland will compete in the all-around at the event. Both will compete in the meet’s second session beginning at 8 p.m. ET inside the Chaifetz Arena in St. Louis. The first hour of the meet will air live on ESPNU, with Bart Conner, Kathy Johnson Clarke and Laura Rutledge on the call. At 9 p.m. ET, ...
    The Kentucky gymnastics program will be represented at the NCAA National Championships for the fourth-straight season as freshman Mollie Korth and sophomore Alex Hyland will compete in the all-around at the event. Both will compete in the meet’s second session beginning at 8 p.m. ET inside the Chaifetz Arena in St. Louis. The first hour of the meet will air live on ESPNU, with Bart Conner, Kathy Johnson Clarke and Laura Rutledge on the call. At 9 p.m. ET, ...
  • Kentucky’s Snell: Freshman Year A Glimpse Of Things To Come

    Kentucky’s Snell: Freshman Year A Glimpse Of Things To Come

    Friday, April 14 2017 4:15 PM EDT2017-04-14 20:15:32 GMT
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    LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) Benny Snell Jr.’s initial plan to ease into college life and big-time SEC football has quickly evolved into the sophomore assuming responsibilities as Kentucky’s main running back. Last fall’s breakout season helped accelerate his timetable as he and Stanley ”Boom” Williams gave the Wildcats their first pair of 1,000-yard backs – and first bowl appearance – since 2010. With Williams in the NFL draft, Snell has spent this s...
    LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) Benny Snell Jr.’s initial plan to ease into college life and big-time SEC football has quickly evolved into the sophomore assuming responsibilities as Kentucky’s main running back. Last fall’s breakout season helped accelerate his timetable as he and Stanley ”Boom” Williams gave the Wildcats their first pair of 1,000-yard backs – and first bowl appearance – since 2010. With Williams in the NFL draft, Snell has spent this s...
  • Kentucky's Snell: Freshman Year a Glimpse of Things to Come

    Kentucky's Snell: Freshman Year a Glimpse of Things to Come

    Friday, April 14 2017 3:58 PM EDT2017-04-14 19:58:14 GMT
    Associated PressAssociated Press
    Benny Snell Jr.'s initial plan to ease into college life and big-time SEC football has quickly evolved into the sophomore assuming responsibilities as Kentucky's main running back.      Last fall's breakout season helped accelerate his timetable as he and Stanley "Boom" Williams gave the Wildcats their first pair of 1,000-yard backs - and first bowl appearance - since 2010. With Williams in the NFL draft, Snell has spent this spring getting mentally and physic...
    Benny Snell Jr.'s initial plan to ease into college life and big-time SEC football has quickly evolved into the sophomore assuming responsibilities as Kentucky's main running back.      Last fall's breakout season helped accelerate his timetable as he and Stanley "Boom" Williams gave the Wildcats their first pair of 1,000-yard backs - and first bowl appearance - since 2010. With Williams in the NFL draft, Snell has spent this spring getting mentally and physic...
  • Cats Set For Kroger Blue-White Spring Game Friday

    Cats Set For Kroger Blue-White Spring Game Friday

    Friday, April 14 2017 1:07 PM EDT2017-04-14 17:07:14 GMT
    UK AthleticsUK Athletics
    LEXINGTON, Ky.(UK Athletics)  – The Kentucky football team is about to round out a productive spring by playing under the lights in Commonwealth Stadium. The Wildcats will take the field in front of fans for the Kroger Blue-White Spring Game on Friday at 7:30 p.m. The game will feature a scrimmage between the Blue and White teams. The Blue team will be comprised of members of UK’s first team and a handful of others and will face the White team, made up of the Wildcat...
    LEXINGTON, Ky.(UK Athletics)  – The Kentucky football team is about to round out a productive spring by playing under the lights in Commonwealth Stadium. The Wildcats will take the field in front of fans for the Kroger Blue-White Spring Game on Friday at 7:30 p.m. The game will feature a scrimmage between the Blue and White teams. The Blue team will be comprised of members of UK’s first team and a handful of others and will face the White team, made up of the Wildcat...
  • Akhator, Epps Make Kentucky WBB History in 2017 WNBA Draft

    Akhator, Epps Make Kentucky WBB History in 2017 WNBA Draft

    Thursday, April 13 2017 9:27 PM EDT2017-04-14 01:27:37 GMT
    UK AthleticsUK Athletics
    University of Kentucky women’s basketball stars Evelyn Akhator and Makayla Epps will begin their professional careers in the Women’s National Basketball Association as both were selected in the 2017 WNBA Draft, which was held Thursday night in New York City. Akhator was selected third overall by the Dallas Wings, becoming the highest draft pick in school history. Akhator is the third player in program history to be a first-round selection and the first since A’dia...
    University of Kentucky women’s basketball stars Evelyn Akhator and Makayla Epps will begin their professional careers in the Women’s National Basketball Association as both were selected in the 2017 WNBA Draft, which was held Thursday night in New York City. Akhator was selected third overall by the Dallas Wings, becoming the highest draft pick in school history. Akhator is the third player in program history to be a first-round selection and the first since A’dia...
  • No. 10 Kentucky Heads Back on the Road With Trip to Missouri

    No. 10 Kentucky Heads Back on the Road With Trip to Missouri

    Thursday, April 13 2017 6:05 PM EDT2017-04-13 22:05:03 GMT
    Elliott Hess -  UK AthleticsElliott Hess - UK Athletics
    No. 10 Kentucky continues its road warrior mentality, traveling to Missouri this weekend to face the resurgent Tigers in an important league showdown. The Cats enter the three-game series a game up in the SEC East standings and tied with Arkansas, Auburn and Mississippi State in the overall conference standings. It is the first time the Cats have been in first place through 12 games since 2012. The Cats (22-11, 8-4 SEC) face a Missouri team that was one of the nation’s hottes...
    No. 10 Kentucky continues its road warrior mentality, traveling to Missouri this weekend to face the resurgent Tigers in an important league showdown. The Cats enter the three-game series a game up in the SEC East standings and tied with Arkansas, Auburn and Mississippi State in the overall conference standings. It is the first time the Cats have been in first place through 12 games since 2012. The Cats (22-11, 8-4 SEC) face a Missouri team that was one of the nation’s hottes...
  • Seven Wildcats Headed to NBA Playoffs

    Seven Wildcats Headed to NBA Playoffs

    Thursday, April 13 2017 4:59 PM EDT2017-04-13 20:59:33 GMT
    Another banner NBA season for former Kentucky men’s basketball players ended Wednesday, closing the book on yet another year of broken records, historic individual performances and an ever-growing presence for the nation’s most prolific NBA-producing program.  A total of 26 Kentucky Wildcats saw action in the NBA this season – far and away more than any other school in the country – after starting the year with 24 players on an opening-day roster. A ful...
    Another banner NBA season for former Kentucky men’s basketball players ended Wednesday, closing the book on yet another year of broken records, historic individual performances and an ever-growing presence for the nation’s most prolific NBA-producing program.  A total of 26 Kentucky Wildcats saw action in the NBA this season – far and away more than any other school in the country – after starting the year with 24 players on an opening-day roster. A ful...
  • No. 21 Kentucky Takes Momentum Into Series With No. 3 Florida

    No. 21 Kentucky Takes Momentum Into Series With No. 3 Florida

    Thursday, April 13 2017 3:58 PM EDT2017-04-13 19:58:26 GMT
    After snapping a four-game losing streak with a thumping of Louisville in run-rule style at the Battle of the Bluegrass on Wednesday night, the No. 21 Kentucky softball team will turn its attention back to Southeastern Conference action as it hosts league-leading No. 3 Florida for a three-game set at John Cropp Stadium set begin on Friday night at 6 p.m. ET. All three games of the series will be shown live on the SEC Network+, ESPN3 and the WatchESPN app. Friday night’s opene...
    After snapping a four-game losing streak with a thumping of Louisville in run-rule style at the Battle of the Bluegrass on Wednesday night, the No. 21 Kentucky softball team will turn its attention back to Southeastern Conference action as it hosts league-leading No. 3 Florida for a three-game set at John Cropp Stadium set begin on Friday night at 6 p.m. ET. All three games of the series will be shown live on the SEC Network+, ESPN3 and the WatchESPN app. Friday night’s opene...
  • 'One And Not Done' Documentary Will Explore Just How Complicated John Calipari Is

    'One And Not Done' Documentary Will Explore Just How Complicated John Calipari Is

    Thursday, April 13 2017 9:48 AM EDT2017-04-13 13:48:12 GMT
    John Calipari gave director Jonathon Hock unlimited access to his program for 10 months. (Vicky Graff Photo)John Calipari gave director Jonathon Hock unlimited access to his program for 10 months. (Vicky Graff Photo)
    By LARRY VAUGHT   Emmy winning director Jonathan Hock admits he had the wrong perception of Kentucky coach John Calipari until he had a chance to get to know him. “Cal is a very complicated guy. There are a lot of facets to his personality. There is a lot to think about with Cal and there are very few easy answers with him,” said Hock. “I think when I first met Cal in 2012, I had only seen him from afar since his UMass (coaching) days. I thought he was slick...
    By LARRY VAUGHT   Emmy winning director Jonathan Hock admits he had the wrong perception of Kentucky coach John Calipari until he had a chance to get to know him. “Cal is a very complicated guy. There are a lot of facets to his personality. There is a lot to think about with Cal and there are very few easy answers with him,” said Hock. “I think when I first met Cal in 2012, I had only seen him from afar since his UMass (coaching) days. I thought he was slick...
  • 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.

  • Spradlin Had No Problem Waiting Before Being Named Morehead State Head Coach

    Spradlin Had No Problem Waiting Before Being Named Morehead State Head Coach

    Thursday, March 23 2017 8:43 AM EDT2017-03-23 12:43:23 GMT
    By LARRY VAUGHT Others get a little antsy and wondered why Morehead State University was taking so long to name a new head basketball coach after the job Preston Spradlin did as interim coach most of the season. He became interim coach Dec. 15, 2016, nine games into the season after Sean Woods was dismissed. The Eagles were 2-7 at the time and in disarray. Morehead went 12-9 under Spradlin, including a 10-6 finish in the Ohio Valley Conference that was good for second place. He ...
    By LARRY VAUGHT Others get a little antsy and wondered why Morehead State University was taking so long to name a new head basketball coach after the job Preston Spradlin did as interim coach most of the season. He became interim coach Dec. 15, 2016, nine games into the season after Sean Woods was dismissed. The Eagles were 2-7 at the time and in disarray. Morehead went 12-9 under Spradlin, including a 10-6 finish in the Ohio Valley Conference that was good for second place. He ...
  • Wanting To Take Care Of His Mother Continues To Motivate Bam Adebayo

    Wanting To Take Care Of His Mother Continues To Motivate Bam Adebayo

    Wednesday, March 22 2017 9:40 AM EDT2017-03-22 13:40:39 GMT
    Bam Adebayo's mother, right, is enjoying UK's postseason success. (Larry Vaught Photo)Bam Adebayo's mother, right, is enjoying UK's postseason success. (Larry Vaught Photo)

    By LARRY VAUGHT Before he ever got to Kentucky, Bam Adebayo quickly admitted he had a special reason for wanting to succeed. “I want to take care of my mother. She’s always been there for me, so now I want to get in a position where I can take care of her,” said Adebayo months before he got to Kentucky. His mother, Marilyn Blount, has been a fixture at Kentucky’s SEC Tournament and NCAA Tournament games. She had a little bit of fun herself Sunday after...

    By LARRY VAUGHT Before he ever got to Kentucky, Bam Adebayo quickly admitted he had a special reason for wanting to succeed. “I want to take care of my mother. She’s always been there for me, so now I want to get in a position where I can take care of her,” said Adebayo months before he got to Kentucky. His mother, Marilyn Blount, has been a fixture at Kentucky’s SEC Tournament and NCAA Tournament games. She had a little bit of fun herself Sunday after...

  • Wanting To Take Care Of His Mother Continues To Motivate Bam Adebayo

    Wanting To Take Care Of His Mother Continues To Motivate Bam Adebayo

    Tuesday, March 21 2017 7:49 AM EDT2017-03-21 11:49:43 GMT
    Bam Adebayo's mother, right, is enjoying UK's postseason success. (Larry Vaught Photo)Bam Adebayo's mother, right, is enjoying UK's postseason success. (Larry Vaught Photo)
    By LARRY VAUGHT Before he ever got to Kentucky, Bam Adebayo quickly admitted he had a special reason for wanting to succeed. “I want to take care of my mother. She’s always been there for me, so now I want to get in a position where I can take care of her,” said Adebayo months before he got to Kentucky. His mother, Marilyn Blount, has been a fixture at Kentucky’s SEC Tournament and NCAA Tournament games. She had a little bit of fun herself Sunday after...
    By LARRY VAUGHT Before he ever got to Kentucky, Bam Adebayo quickly admitted he had a special reason for wanting to succeed. “I want to take care of my mother. She’s always been there for me, so now I want to get in a position where I can take care of her,” said Adebayo months before he got to Kentucky. His mother, Marilyn Blount, has been a fixture at Kentucky’s SEC Tournament and NCAA Tournament games. She had a little bit of fun herself Sunday after...
  • 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...

  • Heshimu Evans Proud That He Played For Fraschilla, Pitino, Smith And Even John Calipari

    Heshimu Evans Proud That He Played For Fraschilla, Pitino, Smith And Even John Calipari

    Thursday, March 2 2017 8:46 AM EST2017-03-02 13:46:57 GMT
    Heshimu Evans had a successful career playing overseas but is now back in Lexington.Heshimu Evans had a successful career playing overseas but is now back in Lexington.

    By LARRY VAUGHT During his collegiate basketball career Heshimu Evans played for some of the nation’s best coaches. He started at Manhattan College playing for Fran Fraschilla, who is now an ESPN analyst, where he earned all-conference honors. He transferred to Kentucky after two years to play for coach Rick Pitino and was redshirted the 1996-97 season when UK lost in the national title game to Arizona. Pitino left for the Boston Celtics and Evans played for Tubby Smith...

    By LARRY VAUGHT During his collegiate basketball career Heshimu Evans played for some of the nation’s best coaches. He started at Manhattan College playing for Fran Fraschilla, who is now an ESPN analyst, where he earned all-conference honors. He transferred to Kentucky after two years to play for coach Rick Pitino and was redshirted the 1996-97 season when UK lost in the national title game to Arizona. Pitino left for the Boston Celtics and Evans played for Tubby Smith...

  • 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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  • Legends Win 4-0 As Vines, Davila Combine For 4-Hit Shutout

    Legends Win 4-0 As Vines, Davila Combine For 4-Hit Shutout

    Saturday, April 22 2017 11:45 PM EDT2017-04-23 03:45:05 GMT
    Lexington pitchers Jace Vines and Garrett Davila teamed up for a four-hit shutout as the Legends blanked the Columbia Fireflies 4-0 Saturday night in Columbia.   Chris DeVito hit a two-run homer for Lexington in the first inning, and Khalil Lee did the same in the second, providing all the scoring. Vines (1-2) worked the first six innings and got the win.  He allowed three hits, walked one batter and struck out four.  Davila relieved at the start of the seventh an...
    Lexington pitchers Jace Vines and Garrett Davila teamed up for a four-hit shutout as the Legends blanked the Columbia Fireflies 4-0 Saturday night in Columbia.   Chris DeVito hit a two-run homer for Lexington in the first inning, and Khalil Lee did the same in the second, providing all the scoring. Vines (1-2) worked the first six innings and got the win.  He allowed three hits, walked one batter and struck out four.  Davila relieved at the start of the seventh an...
  • Colonels' Late Rally Falls Short At UT Martin

    Colonels' Late Rally Falls Short At UT Martin

    Saturday, April 22 2017 11:15 PM EDT2017-04-23 03:15:02 GMT
    MARTIN, Tenn. – The Eastern Kentucky University softball team nearly rallied for a come-from-behind road win at UT Martin on Saturday, but the Colonels eventually fell to the Skyhawks, 7-3. UTM (32-14, 9-4 OVC) jumped out to a commanding 7-0 lead by the end of the third inning. Sophomore Hannah Clark made the first dent in the Skyhawks’ lead when she blasted her team-leading ninth home run of the season in the top of the sixth, a solo shot to left field. In the top...
    MARTIN, Tenn. – The Eastern Kentucky University softball team nearly rallied for a come-from-behind road win at UT Martin on Saturday, but the Colonels eventually fell to the Skyhawks, 7-3. UTM (32-14, 9-4 OVC) jumped out to a commanding 7-0 lead by the end of the third inning. Sophomore Hannah Clark made the first dent in the Skyhawks’ lead when she blasted her team-leading ninth home run of the season in the top of the sixth, a solo shot to left field. In the top...
  • McKinney Wins Mile At Jesse Owens Classic

    McKinney Wins Mile At Jesse Owens Classic

    Saturday, April 22 2017 11:00 PM EDT2017-04-23 03:00:14 GMT
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    COLUMBUS, Ohio – Saturday was a day of solid mile finishes for the Kentucky track and field teams at the Jesse Owens Classic held at the athletics legend’s namesake stadium on the Ohio State campus.   Michelle McKinney won the mile in 4:48.90, one week after she won the 1,500m at the Texas Invitational. McKinney placed fourth in the Jesse Owens Classic 1,500m on Friday night. Her mile time on Saturday was her outdoor personal best, a bit more than a second off her i...
    COLUMBUS, Ohio – Saturday was a day of solid mile finishes for the Kentucky track and field teams at the Jesse Owens Classic held at the athletics legend’s namesake stadium on the Ohio State campus.   Michelle McKinney won the mile in 4:48.90, one week after she won the 1,500m at the Texas Invitational. McKinney placed fourth in the Jesse Owens Classic 1,500m on Friday night. Her mile time on Saturday was her outdoor personal best, a bit more than a second off her i...
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