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  • What If For Boom Williams

    September 17, 2014 12:43 AM

    One of the big talking points after UK football practice on Tuesday was the run by Stanley "Boom" Williams against Florida. In the first overtime, the freshman running back took a screen pass from Patrick Towles to the right side. When he started to turn up field, he noticed... more »
  • UK Taking Right Approach Into Bye Week

    September 16, 2014 11:00 PM

    Mark Stoops made it clear after Saturday's loss at Florida that he wasn't satisfied. He was proud of his team's effort in the triple-overtime defeat, sure, but he knew there was work ahead. Three days later, the Wildcats are taking the same approach. "Attitude's good," Stoops said.... more »
  • Laird's Golden Goal Stretches Win Streak To Three

    September 16, 2014 10:49 PM

    LEXINGTON, Ky. -- Senior Justin Laird's golden goal in the 95th minute lifted the Kentucky men's soccer team to its third consecutive win, toppling Xavier with a 1-0 result, on a pleasant Tuesday night at the Wendell & Vickie Bell Complex. Kentucky (4-2) battled Xavier in a scoreless tilt... more »
  • Garrett Johnson Named SEC Freshman Of The Week

    September 15, 2014 8:39 PM

    LEXINGTON, Ky. -- After setting a Kentucky freshman record with 154 receiving yards on Saturday at Florida, wide receiver Garrett Johnson has been tabbed the Southeastern Conference Freshman of the Week, it was announced on Monday night during SEC Now on the SEC Network. A native of Winter Garden,... more »
  • UK Mens Soccer To Host Xavier In First Mid-Week Fixture Of 2014

    September 15, 2014 8:35 PM

    LEXINGTON, Ky. - The Kentucky men's soccer team will look to continue the momentum of its two-game winning streak when it hosts Xavier on Tuesday at the Wendell & Vickie Bell Soccer Complex. The match is scheduled to begin at 7 p.m. ET. The game will be broadcast on... more »
  • UK Mens Soccer Embarks Upon Grueling Weekend Slate

    September 5, 2014 12:10 AM

    NOTRE DAME, Ind. -- The Kentucky men's soccer team will face the past two National Champions, Indiana and Notre Dame, in consecutive matches over three days this weekend as part of the Mike Berticelli Memorial Tournament. Kentucky will begin the tournament on Friday with first kick vs. No. 17... more »
  • Solich Addresses The Media During Kentucky Week

    September 2, 2014 5:09 PM

    Opening Statement: "There were a lot of good things about the game. I thought our guys played with great intensity throughout the entire ball game. I'm just really proud of them in terms of facing adversity on several occasions and being able to hang in there and not let four... more »
  • Jon Toth Named SEC Offensive Lineman Of The Week

    September 1, 2014 8:46 PM

    LEXINGTON, Ky. -- Kentucky sophomore center Jon Toth has been selected as the Southeastern Conference Offensive Lineman of the Week, it was announced by the SEC office Monday night, live on SEC Now on the SEC Network. A native of Indianapolis, Indiana, Toth was selected by the league office... more »
  • Harris Takes Notice Of UK And Texas A&M

    September 1, 2014 6:44 PM

    Damien Harris is the number one running back in the country. The Madison Southern running back has still made his final choice for where he will play his college ball. And, he makes it real difficult to get a read on where he might end up. Harris has UK... more »
  • Godby Named To SEC Community Service Team

    September 1, 2014 6:35 PM

    LEXINGTON, Ky. - Senior guard Max Godby has been named the Southeastern Conference Football Community Service Team Player of the Week, the league office announced Monday. In an athletics department that emphasizes community service, Godby is one of the most hard-working and giving student-athletes Kentucky has ever seen.... more »
  • UK Mens Soccer Opens Bell Complex With 2-0 Win

    August 31, 2014 10:48 PM

    LEXINGTON, Ky. -- Two second-half goals, from Kristopher Tollefsen and Ryan Creel respectively, gave the Kentucky men's soccer team (1-1-0) its first win of the season over Belmont (0-2-0) on Sunday evening to open the Wendell & Vickie Bell Soccer Complex in ideal fashion. Tollefsen found the back of... more »
  • UK Womens Soccer Beats Ohio, Sweeps Weekend

    August 31, 2014 6:51 PM

    LEXINGTON, Ky. - The University of Kentucky women's soccer team used a first half goal from Jade Klump followed up by second half goals from Courtney Raetzman and Alex Carter to collect a 3-0 win over the Ohio University Bobcats on Sunday afternoon in the newly-christened Wendell & Vickie Bell... more »
  • UK Men's Soccer Begins Regular Season On Friday

    August 28, 2014 11:19 PM

    DAYTON, Ohio -- The Kentucky men's soccer team will kick off the 2014 regular season at Wright State on Friday at 7:30 p.m. ET. UK is 13-9-1 all-time in regular season lid lifters. The Wildcats are 1-1 in season-openers under head coach Johan Cedergren. Live stats will be... more »
  • UK Volleyball Season Begins Friday vs. Wichita St.

    August 28, 2014 11:17 PM

    LEXINGTON, Ky. - The No. 19 University of Kentucky volleyball team opens the 2014 campaign - its 38th season as a varsity sport at UK - with the four-team Bluegrass Battle Aug. 29-30 in Memorial Coliseum. The Wildcats, Wichita State, Butler and Virginia Tech, will play a total of... more »
  • UK Game-Week Schedule Changes To Push Pace

    August 28, 2014 9:53 PM

    It was Kentucky's habit a season ago to hold one final full practice on Thursday of game week before a lighter practice on Friday. Mark Stoops is flipping the script in his second season. "We're actually changing things up this year," Stoops said. "We're going very light and... more »
  • Johnson Says Elam Will Be A Machine

    August 28, 2014 12:32 AM

    True Blue Fans were thrilled to see a Kentucky kid like Matt Elam decide to stay in-state and play for the Wildcats. But, Elam is not just a Kentucky kid. Not just an average player. He was a five star defensive lineman that turned down national power, Alabama, to... more »
  • UK Front Seven Taking Shape As Opener Approaches

    August 27, 2014 10:03 PM

    If the Wildcats are nervous as the final days pass before Kentucky's season opener against UT Martin, it isn't showing in practice. It was another day of productive work for UK on Wednesday. "We had a good practice today," defensive coordinator D.J. Eliot said. "Guys were into it,... more »
  • Stoops, Brown Talk Offensive Tempo

    August 27, 2014 12:07 AM

    The schedule calls for Mark Stoops to talk to the media on Mondays and Thursdays during game week, with UK's offensive and defensive coaches available on Tuesday and Wednesday. After his weekly media luncheon on Monday, Stoops was supposed to have a two-day break. As he came off the... more »
  • UKs Galyer To Race At Jr. Pan Pacific Championships For USA

    August 26, 2014 11:12 PM

    LEXINGTON, Ky. - Kentucky swimmer Danielle Galyer has been selected to compete for the USA Swimming Junior National Team at the 2014 Junior Pan Pacific Championships, Aug. 27-30 in Maui, Hawaii. Galyer is one of 23 competitors to represent the United States on the women's roster. The UK sophomore... more »
  • Washington Downs UK Women On Opening Night In Seattle

    August 23, 2014 12:22 AM

    SEATTLE, Wash. - The University of Kentucky women's soccer team dropped a 4-1 decision to the Washington Huskies in Friday night's season-opening match at the Husky Soccer Stadium in Seattle, Wash. UW got three goals in the opening frame and added on an insurance goal in the second half to... more »
  • Womens Soccer Opens UK Athletics Calendar on Friday

    August 22, 2014 12:12 AM

    SEATTLE, Wash. - The University of Kentucky women's soccer team will kick off the 2014-15 UK Athletics calendar year on Friday night with a match against the Washington Huskies at 10 p.m. ET at the Husky Soccer Stadium in Seattle, Wash. The Wildcats are returning nine starters back to... more »
  • Towles 'Excited' To Be Kentucky's Starting QB

    August 19, 2014 7:38 PM

    LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) - Patrick Towles says he felt relieved after winning the competition to be Kentucky's starting quarterback. He says is "super excited" to get the opportunity that he has worked so hard to get. The 6-foot-5, 238-pound redshirt sophomore was considered the favorite heading into camp, and he... more »
  • Three Former UK QB's Believe in Towles

    August 18, 2014 11:05 PM

    The bond between Kentucky Quarterbacks is special. Tim Couch, Jared Lorenzen and Shane Boyd all love the University of Kentucky. They all want Patrick Towles to be special. As far as who knows him best? Obviously, it's Jared. Lorenzen coached Towles in high school at Fort Thomas. But,... more »
  • UK-Dominican Republic Post-Game Notes and Comments

    August 15, 2014 9:19 PM

    Kentucky Basketball Postgame Notes Kentucky 83, Dominican Republic National Team 71 August 15, 2014 Sir Kendal Isaacs Gymnasium Team Records, Notes Kentucky improves to 4-0 on its 2014 exhibition tour in the Bahamas. Including a trip to Canada for an exhibition series in 2010, the Wildcats are now... more »
  • UK Football Fan Day

    August 9, 2014 8:36 PM

    An estimated 4,000 people showed up for UK Fan Day on Saturday, Aug. 9. That number includes the fans that showed up for the autograph session that begin at 9 a.m. and the practice that followed at 10:45 a.m. "I was shocked, because I thought in the morning... more »
  • Elam Called A Train On The Tracks

    August 9, 2014 12:16 AM

    During the Kentucky Football media day, Head Coach, Mark Stoops, said he'll probably play about twelve to thirteen true freshmen this season. And, he added that it would be evenly distributed on the offensive and defensive sides of the ball. One player that is expected to play a lot... more »
  • Smith Doesn't Want To Be Forgotten In UK QB Battle

    August 9, 2014 12:02 AM

    The smartest quarterback is the one who has been written off by you, the great True Blue Fan. But Max Smith says don't count me out. With my arm, with my injuries with my problems, I can still do it. "Fans have written me off. It's fine. I've had... more »
  • Stamps Worked Hard On His Game & His Beard

    August 7, 2014 7:39 PM

    The coaches weren't talking about a lot of names. So when you hear that A.J. Stamps' name is being brought up, and Kentucky desperately needs more help in the secondary, it's a really good thing. What's also really good is the change in A.J. The hard hitting junior college... more »
  • Harrison Talks About His Game-Winning Shots

    August 7, 2014 7:19 PM

    It will go down as one of the more incredible stretches of game-winning shots in Kentucky Basketball history. And, Aaron Harrison has returned to UK looking for more. During last year's run in the NCAA Tournament, one half of the Harrison Twins hit three straight clutch shots. First, he... more »
  • Wildcats Quotes Before The Bahamas Trip

    August 6, 2014 11:16 PM

    UK Men's Basketball Pre-Bahamas Media Opportunity Aug. 6, 2014 Joe Craft Center - Lexington, Ky. Head Coach John Calipari On how the team looks ... "They're doing okay. It's hard, you've got two guys out, so you're just looking to develop the guys that are here, trying to get them... more »
  • Madness Ticket Distribution To Occur On Sept. 20

    August 5, 2014 3:55 PM

    LEXINGTON, Ky. - Big Blue Madness, the unofficial tip-off of the 2014-15 men's and women's basketball seasons, has been set for Friday, Oct. 17 at Rupp Arena. At the request of campus public safety officials, fans wishing to line up ahead of time at Memorial Coliseum for ticket distribution... more »
  • Ryan Flannigan Gets First UK Workout

    August 5, 2014 12:33 AM

    The Kentucky Football Team is starting to build depth through recruitment. But, there's still one position that's still a little thin heading into the 2014 season-linebacker. That's why UK was so excited to get junior college transfer, Ryan Flannigan, on campus. The Texas native originally signed with Texas Tech... more »
  • AP Source: US Cuts Wall, Beal, Millsap, Down To 16

    August 4, 2014 10:59 PM

    NEW YORK (AP) - A person with knowledge of the details says the U.S. men's national team has cut John Wall, Bradley Beal and Paul Millsap, leaving the roster at 16 players. With Paul George lost to a broken right leg, the Americans will have to drop four more players... more »
  • DirecTV Reaches Deal To Carry SEC Network In Time for Big Blue Bahamas

    August 4, 2014 9:46 PM

    BRISTOL, Conn. (AP) - DirecTV has reached a deal with ESPN to carry the SEC Network when it launches. The announced agreement Monday means the network will be available in 87 million households when it goes on the air on Aug. 14. It also means the Big Blue Bahamas... more »
  • Stoops Fired Up for Fall Camp

    August 2, 2014 1:38 PM

    Mark Stoops knew this offseason was an important one. Through his debut season at Kentucky, he coached a group that was almost always competitive, but clearly had a long road ahead to become the team he was brought to Lexington to build. "That first year, there's so much... more »
  • Improved Leadership, Accountability Have Stoops Excited For Beginning Of Practice

    August 1, 2014 9:56 PM

    Mark Stoops knew this offseason was an important one. Through his debut season at Kentucky, he coached a group that was almost always competitive, but clearly had a long road ahead to become the team he was brought to Lexington to build. "That first year, there's... more »
  • UK Makes The Cut For Harris

    August 1, 2014 7:04 PM

    UK Football has been pretty good at recruiting some of the top talent and getting Kentucky players like Matt Elam and Drew Barker to stay at home. Now, the Wildcats are doing their best to get Madison Southern running back, Damien Harris for 2015. On Friday, the number one... more »
  • UK Football Players In Training Camps

    August 1, 2014 3:11 PM

    LEXINGTON, Ky. -- A total of 17 former Kentucky football stars are currently in NFL training camps. Learn all about their Kentucky and professional careers in a UK-NFL Training Camp Notebook. Chandler Burden (2008-11) - Cincinnati Bengals 2013: Played with Miami in the offseason and saw action... more »
  • Damien Harris Cuts His List On Friday

    July 31, 2014 10:44 PM

    The UK Football Coaches have worked hard on getting Madison Southern's Damien Harris to stay close to home and play for the Wildcats. On Friday, UK will find out just how far it's come with the recruitment of the number one running back in the Class of 2015. Harris... more »
  • Former Cats Excited About The Change In The UK Football Program

    July 31, 2014 10:10 PM

    The UK Football team holds its kickoff luncheon in downtown Lexington at the Hyatt Regency on Friday. The last chance to hear what head coach, Mark Stoops, has to say before the team heads into camp. He's been able to work some this summer with the team in both... more »
  • Former Cat Pitcher Traded To The Cardinals

    July 31, 2014 9:50 PM

    The Major League Baseball trade deadline was Thursday at 4 PM and one of the trades involved a former UK player. Pitcher Corey Littrell was sent from the Red Sox to the St. Louis Cardinals along with John Lackey. Littrell was in the minor league's in high class... more »
  • 2014 Volleyball Season Tickets Now On Sale

    July 31, 2014 6:12 PM

    LEXINGTON, Ky. - Coming off a school-record ninth consecutive trip to the NCAA Tournament and a 14-4 home record, season tickets are now on sale for the 2014 Kentucky volleyball season. The home slate features 18 contests in Memorial Coliseum, including nine against Southeastern Conference foes. Fans may... more »
  • Calipari Looking To Bring A King To The Commonwealth

    July 31, 2014 6:08 PM

    UK Coach, John Calipari, almost had the chance to coach LeBron James if he had taken the Cleveland job. Now, Cal is looking to James' old high school to try and get another King. says the father of V.J. King picked up a scholarship offer from Coach... more »
  • 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 »