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  • Brian Green Named New Mexico State Head Baseball Coach

    July 31, 2014 5:38 PM

    LEXINGTON, Ky. -- Kentucky baseball assistant coach Brian Green, who spent six years as the offensive coordinator for the Wildcats, has been tabbed the new head coach at his alma mater, New Mexico State, it was announced by NMSU on Thursday afternoon. A native of Temecula, Calif., Green... more »
  • Julius Randle Says Year At UK Was Eye-Opener

    July 30, 2014 6:10 PM

    Julius Randle didn't have to think twice about it. When, he got the call from his former UK Coach John Calipari to come to Lexington and help with Pro Camps, he quickly said yes. Monday, Randle was at the camp in Lexington and Tuesday he was in Florence to... more »
  • James Young Returns To The UK Campus

    July 29, 2014 7:56 PM

    Former UK Guard, James Young, returned to Lexington on Tuesday to help his former head coach, John Calipari, with his Pro Camp. When Young was asked about participating in camp he said he just loves to play basketball, just like the kids. If you think about it, he is... more »
  • Former Cat Alfonso Smith Has A New NFL Team

    July 29, 2014 7:42 PM

    Former UK running back and Louisville native, Alfonso Smith, has signed a one year deal with the San Francisco 49ers. The NFC West team needed depth at running back after two were injured. Kendall Hunter tore his ACL and will miss the season while LaMichael James has an elbow... more »
  • Wah Wah Jones Passes Away

    July 28, 2014 1:23 PM

    Wallace "Wah Wah" Jones, one of the most accomplished athletes in the history of the University of Kentucky, passed away Sunday in Lexington at the age of 88. Jones played basketball, football and baseball at Kentucky in the late 1940s and is the only Wildcat athlete to have... more »
  • Coach Stoops In Louisville For Kickoff Luncheon

    July 25, 2014 6:10 PM

    UK Head Football Coach, Mark Stoops and some of his coaching staff were in downtown Louisville for the annual kickoff luncheon on Friday A packed house showed up at the Galt House to hear what the coach had to say about this year's team and the upcoming season. ... more »
  • Quigley And Metka Move To The Doubles Semifinals

    July 24, 2014 10:48 PM

    Eric Quigley and Kevin Metka defeated New Zealanders Artem Sitak and Marcus Daniell 6-4, 6-4 in front of a hometown crowd Thursday night. The win moves Quigley and Metka into the doubles semi-finals and gives the tennis fans in Lexington another opportunity to cheer on one of their favorites.... more »
  • Ward Tops Witten In Three Sets

    July 23, 2014 11:48 PM

    LEXINGTON, Ky. - After taking former Kentucky Wildcat Jesse Witten to a third set and winning his second round, 6-4, 7-6(5), 6-2, Britain's James Ward still was not happy. And neither was Witten. Witten didn't like the officiating, and Ward, last year's winner, didn't care for the crowd,... more »
  • Former Wildcat Standout Witten Defeats Italys Crepaldi

    July 22, 2014 10:37 PM

    LEXINGTON, Ky. - Former Wildcat and five-time All American Jesse Witten hasn't been on his college courts in eight or nine years. But he was glad to find Tuesday the magic was still there with a 6-4, 3-6, 6-0 victory over Italy's Erik Crepaldi. Crepaldi moved through the qualifiers... more »
  • Annual Kickoff Luncheon Set For Friday, Aug. 1 At Noon

    July 22, 2014 6:14 PM

    LEXINGTON, Ky. - The annual University of Kentucky Football Kickoff Luncheon has been set for Friday, Aug. 1, at noon ET inside the Hyatt Regency's Patterson Ballroom in Lexington, Ky. The event is presented by Kroger. During the luncheon, attendees will hear from emcee and Voice of the Wildcats... more »
  • Updates UK Practice

    July 22, 2014 6:02 PM

    The UK Basketball team is allowed two hours of team skill instruction per week this time of year. promised an update and it took place today. Not from Coach Calipari but editor, Eric Lindsey. There were several bullet points but a few really stood out as I was... more »
  • Damien Harris Ready To Make His Decision

    July 22, 2014 12:09 AM

    Kentucky Football would love nothing better than to tweet out Yahtzee when Madison Southern's, Damien Harris, makes his college choice. The number one running back in the country set a time table Monday night for his decision. Harris Tweeted out that he was going to narrow his list from... more »
  • Hughes Commits to UK Football

    July 19, 2014 5:17 PM

    The Kentucky football team is hosting hundreds of high school football players this weekend for camps. McCracken Co.'s, Zy'Aire Hughes is among them. He's also the latest to commit to UK. Hughes is listed as an Athlete. Primarily the quarterback at McCracken Co., Hughes is a capable running... more »
  • Max Godby On 2014 Allstate AFCA Good Works Team

    July 18, 2014 6:02 PM

    LEXINGTON, Ky. - University of Kentucky senior center Max Godby has been named one of 182 nominees to the 2014 Allstate AFCA (American Football Coaches Association) Good Works Team®, which is the top college football honor for recognizing outstanding community service achievements. For 23 years the Allstate AFCA... more »
  • Kentucky Tries To Turn Talent Into Victories

    July 17, 2014 9:06 PM

    HOOVER, Ala. (AP) - Mark Stoops has established that Kentucky can bring in highly-rated recruits. Now the Wildcats' second-year coach is trying to turn that added talent into a few more victories. Stoops is still looking for his first victory in the Southeastern Conference following a 2-10 season in 2013,... more »
  • Brian May Hired As UK Womens Golf Assistant Coach

    July 17, 2014 5:37 PM

    LEXINGTON, Ky. - Brian May has joined the UK women's golf coaching staff as an assistant coach, head coach Golda Borst announced Thursday. A native of Frankfort, Kentucky, May comes to Lexington after serving as the Head Golf Professional at the Frankfort Country Club for the last two... more »
  • UK's Arin Gilliland Heads Back To USWNT U-23 Camp

    July 17, 2014 4:04 PM

    LEXINGTON, Ky. - University of Kentucky women's soccer player Arin Gilliland has been recalled to the United States Women's National U-23 Team for summer training camp, it was announced by the US Soccer Federation. The summer training camp that Gilliland has been called into is currently being held... more »
  • Randle vs. Noel Doesn't Pan Out

    July 17, 2014 12:57 AM

    It was a game I had been waiting all day to see. Two of the top Wildcats from the last two seasons playing against each other in the NBA Summer League. Nerlens Noel and the 76ers won the title in Orlando. Now on the first day of the playoffs in... more »
  • Michaela Dooley Transfers To Kentucky

    July 17, 2014 12:22 AM

    LEXINGTON, Ky. - University of Kentucky head women's soccer coach Jon Lipsitz announced the addition of Michaela Dooley on Wednesday afternoon, as she will be transferring to Kentucky with three years of eligibility remaining. "We are extremely excited about Michaela joining our program at Kentucky," UK head coach... more »
  • Towns, Turner Win National Prep Athlete Awards

    July 15, 2014 11:43 PM

    LOS ANGELES (AP) - Karl Towns Jr., a 7-footer headed to Kentucky to play basketball, and Brianna Turner, a Notre Dame recruit, have been honored as national prep athletes of the year. Towns led his St. Joseph High School team to three straight state titles before graduating a year early... more »
  • Tuesday NBA Summer League Recap

    July 15, 2014 11:01 PM

    Six games were on tap for Tuesday in the NBA Summer League in Las Vegas. There were plenty of Wildcats and former Morehead and Murray players in action. The game that looked to be a highlight was Philadelphia and Phoenix. That would match former UK teammates, Nerlens Noel and... more »
  • UK Players Monday Summer League Recap

    July 15, 2014 12:32 AM

    Plenty of games being played on Monday in the NBA Summer League and lots of former Wildcats in action as well. For a second straight day, Julius Randle had the chance to play for the Lakers as they went up against Golden State. Randle got off to a bit... more »
  • Coach Cal Likes His Team

    July 10, 2014 11:09 PM

    John Calipari recently had the chance to work with this year's Wildcats. He was teaching them how to run drills. So, when they can go through their ten practices for the Big Blue Bahamas trip, there won't be any time wasted. They'll know exactly what to do in practice. ... more »
  • Noel, Teague Have Big Games, Liggins Struggles

    July 10, 2014 12:31 AM

    The NBA Summer League continued in Orlando on Wednesday night with former UK Basketball players getting the chance to take the court. For the first time since his return, Nerlens Noel played on back-to-back days. It may have actually helped him get in the flow quicker. Noel scored 14... more »
  • Randle Waiting To Sign Contract

    July 7, 2014 11:00 PM

    Julius Randle is ready to play for the Lakers summer league team during in Las Vegas starting on Friday, July 11. But, he can't. It's not because of the foot. The former University of Kentucky Forward had that looked at by the Lakers professionals and been cleared to practice.... more »
  • Jarrod Polson To Appear At Harlan Shoot Hoops Camp

    July 7, 2014 9:52 AM

    Four-time All-SEC Academic Team member Jarrod Polson will join fellow University of Kentucky alum Jeff Sheppard for the final UNITE Shoot Hoops Not Drugs basketball camp in Harlan County on Thursday, July 10. "We are excited to have a player of Jarrod Polston's character to join Jeff Sheppard for... more »
  • Nerlens Noel Shines in NBA Debut

    July 5, 2014 4:20 PM

    Nerlens Noel made his NBA debut on Saturday afternoon in the Orlando NBA Summer League. The former Kentucky Wildcat played 26 of the 40 minutes and showed no signs of rust following a torn ACL in Feb. 2013. Noel finished with 19 points, 4 steals, 3 assists, 2 rebounds and... more »
  • Noel And Other Wildcats Begin Summer League Play

    July 4, 2014 6:20 PM

    The first NBA Summer League of the summer will tip on Saturday morning (July 5th) at 9:00 AM in Orlando The University of Kentucky will be well represented in each of the first four games. And, you can see it all on NBA TV. Marquis Teague will be... more »
  • UK Alumni Game To Be UK Pros vs. Non-UK Pros Play Video

    July 4, 2014 5:39 PM

    Details for the 3rd annual UK Alumni Charity Basketball Game were released today. Get you calenders out and mark down Sunday, August 24. We'll have to wait a little long to find out what time this game will take place, but we do know it will be a different... more »
  • Former UK Star J.T. Riddle Goes 2-for-5 in Series Finale Thursday

    July 4, 2014 12:21 AM

    LEXINGTON, Ky. -- Former Kentucky star second baseman J.T. Riddle finished his first return trip to Lexington with two hits, including the game-tying RBI triple in the eighth inning, leading his Greensboro Grasshoppers to a 3-2 win over the Legends, on a pleasant Thursday night at Whitaker Bank Ballpark. ... more »
  • Randle Introduced In Los Angeles

    June 30, 2014 8:46 PM

    Former University of Kentucky forward, Julius Randle, has been on cloud nine for several days. Randle was drafted by his favorite childhood NBA team. The Los Angeles Lakers selected him 7th overall in the draft. Now, he gets a chance to play alongside future Hall of Fame guard, Kobe... more »
  • Young Introduced In Boston

    June 30, 2014 8:26 PM

    James Young was selected 17th overall in the NBA Draft by the Boston Celtics. Today, the former University of Kentucky guard was introduced before the fans and media in his new city. Young seemed to have a little difficulty coming up with any knowledge of the iconic Boston franchise... more »
  • Randle, Young Selected In First Round Of NBA Draft

    June 27, 2014 12:20 AM

    LEXINGTON, Ky. - Former Kentucky players Julius Randle and James Young were selected in the opening round of the 2014 NBA Draft on Thursday night at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, N.Y., becoming the 14th and 15th Wildcats taken in the draft's opening round in the last five years. Randle... more »
  • Saunders Finishes As NCAA Long Jump Runner-Up;Bryant Scratches

    June 12, 2014 12:02 AM

    EUGENE, Ore. - Kentucky's Sha'Keela Saunders finished as the national runner-up in the long jump to score eight points during the first day of the 2014 NCAA Outdoor Track and Field Championships on Wednesday. The freshman - who was the East Region Champion two weeks ago with a school-record... more »
  • Coach Stoops Talks U of L & Recruiting

    May 22, 2014 11:59 PM

    UK Football Coach, Mark Stoops, has been pretty quiet since spring football practice ended. But, he was a guest on Thursday for The Paul Finebaum Show on ESPN Radio. Finebaum, who does his show out of Birmingham, AL, pointed out that UK made some headlines there when they beat... more »
  • UK Baseball Topples No. 7 Florida In SEC Tournament

    May 22, 2014 12:18 AM

    HOOVER, Ala. -- Kyle Cody and Chandler Shepherd combined to hold No. 7 Florida to two runs and Max Kuhn belted a two-run homer in the third inning, leading Kentucky to a 4-2 win over the top-seeded Gators, in the second round of the Southeastern Conference Tournament, on a perfect... more »
  • NBA Draft Lottery Set For Randle And Young

    May 21, 2014 12:16 AM

    The NBA Draft Lottery was held Tuesday night before the Eastern Conference Playoff game. It sets the top 14 teams to pick for the June 26th Draft. So, former UK Basketball players, Julius Randle and James Young, would have a better idea of where they might be headed. The... more »
  • Cumbess, Nunley Lead No. 14 Softball to 2-0 Win Over Ohio

    May 17, 2014 12:33 AM

    LEXINGTON, Ky. - University of Kentucky senior pitcher/infielder Lauren Cumbess launched her ninth home run of the season in the second inning and followed with an insurance run in the sixth inning on a RBI sacrifice fly, giving sophomore pitcher Kelsey Nunley all the run support she needed as UK... more »
  • Cody, Nelson Shutout Georgia To Claim Series Win

    May 17, 2014 12:31 AM

    ATHENS, Ga. -- Kyle Cody and Andrew Nelson combined to throw a six-hit shutout, and Kentucky got homers from A.J. Reed and Max Kuhn, posting a 10-0 series-clinching win over Georgia, on Friday night at Foley Field. Kentucky (32-21, 14-15 Southeastern Conference) clinched the series with its second... more »
  • UK Baseball Clinches Third Straight SEC Tourney Berth

    May 16, 2014 12:20 AM

    ATHENS, Ga. -- A.J. Reed worked eight shutout innings for his 10th win of the year and collected four hits at the plate, leading Kentucky to a 13-0 rout of Georgia, clinching UK's third consecutive berth in the Southeastern Conference Tournament, on Thursday night in front of 2,003 at Foley... more »
  • Famurewa Scores Five To Begin SEC Outdoor Championships

    May 16, 2014 12:13 AM

    LEXINGTON, Ky. - The sixth-ranked Kentucky women's track and field team raced to a roaring start to the 2014 Southeastern Conference Championships behind Rebecca Famurewa's five points in the hammer throw. Famurewa was part of the best competition in the history of the UK track and field complex (reopened... more »
  • Murray St. Outlasts UK In 12 Innings

    May 14, 2014 12:17 AM

    PADUCAH, Ky. -- Murray State plated a run in the bottom of the 12th inning to post a 4-3 win over Kentucky in UK's final non-conference game of the regular season, on Tuesday night at Brooks Stadium. Kentucky (30-21) fell behind in the fourth inning as a sacrifice... more »
  • True Blue Fans Celebrate The Wildcats At Rupp Arena Play Video

    April 8, 2014 4:14 PM

    The Wildcats celebration was short and sweet at Rupp Arena Tuesday afternoon as fans welcomed the team back from the Final Four Tournament in Arlington, Texas. It was everything the Cats fans wanted: to see the team in person after a successful season, despite the loss against Connecticut Monday... more »
  • Smaller Crowd Than Expected Line Up For Rupp Celebration Play Video

    April 8, 2014 1:01 PM

    It didn't take long for UK fans to camp out overnight for tickets to welcome home the Cats at Rupp Arena, but it wasn't the crowd many were hoping to see. It was a slow morning at Rupp Arena's ticket office Tuesday with only several hundred people came out... more »
  • Kentucky's Slow Progression Meets End Of Road

    April 7, 2014 4:36 AM

    ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) - Losses are no easier to stomach in November than in March, Kentucky coach John Calipari makes clear, but they are somewhat easier to accept if they are the byproduct of progress. You see, sometimes you have to take a step or two backward to make giant... more »
  • Blood Donors Can Prove They Bleed Blue Or Red

    March 26, 2014 11:22 AM

    The Kentucky Wildcats will take on the Louisville Cardinals on Friday, and the Kentucky Blood Center is letting their donors join in the March Madness while helping save lives. When people donate blood Thursday or Friday this week, they will receive a blue and red game-day shirt. "We... more »
  • Kentucky And Louisville Meet In Bluegrass Showdown

    March 24, 2014 6:19 PM

    LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) - It's Kentucky and Louisville, one more time. One of college basketball's fiercest rivalries takes center stage Friday night when the Wildcats and defending national champion Cardinals meet in the Sweet 16 in Indianapolis. The Bluegrass State showdown will take place at Lucas Oil Stadium, home... more »
  • Wildcats To Face Louisville Friday In Indianapolis In Sweet 16

    March 24, 2014 12:34 PM

    UK will play Louisville at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis in the Regional Semifinal round of the Men's Basketball NCAA Tournament on Friday, March 28th. Tip-off is scheduled for approximately 9:45 p.m. ET on CBS. Fans may check Ticketmaster for NCAA tournament tickets, or the NCAA Ticket Exchange , the... more »
  • Mark Stoops on National Signing Day

    February 5, 2014 3:34 PM

    Kentucky Football coach Mark Stoops on National Signing Day: COACH STOOPS: Excited to have everybody here. Great day for us. To wrap up this 2014 class, you know, just a great day. We feel like we closed just like we started, just very strong. We signed players from... more »
  • Hey UK Fans: What Changes Do You Want To See Inside Rupp Arena?

    January 2, 2014 10:32 AM

    Mayor Jim Gray today invited Cats fans everywhere to take part in a public meeting and public survey focusing on plans for the fan experience inside Rupp Arena. "We're having a public meeting to talk a little about plans for Rupp, but most importantly to hear from fans...what kinds... more »