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  • Wildcats Secure Fourth-Consecutive 20-Win Season

    November 4, 2014 12:13 AM

    LEXINGTON, Ky. - The 17th-ranked Kentucky volleyball team earned a 3-0 (25-20, 25-13, 25-13) sweep of instate foe Morehead State on Monday to give the Wildcats their fourth-consecutive 20-win season. Kentucky has eclipsed the 20-win plateau in seven of the last eight seasons under the direction of 10th-year head coach... more »
  • UK 'Sharp' In Thursday Missouri Prep

    October 31, 2014 12:29 AM

    The Kentucky football team took advantage of a beautiful fall day in Lexington, working outside on the Tim Couch Practice Fields on Thursday. The Wildcats are putting the finishing touches on preparations for a trip to Missouri. "It's been a good week of practice so far," Mark Stoops said.... more »
  • Millers Late Header Saves Kentucky In 2-1 Win Over Alabama

    October 31, 2014 12:11 AM

    LEXINGTON, Ky. - The University of Kentucky women's soccer team finished off the regular season with its sixth win running, as sophomore Kaitlin Miller scored her first-career goal off of a corner kick in the 85th minute to rescue the No. 23 Wildcats against the Alabama Crimson Tide, 2-0, on... more »
  • NCAA Denies Georgia's Appeal Of Gurley Suspension, Will Miss UK Game

    October 31, 2014 12:05 AM

    ATLANTA (AP) - The NCAA upheld its four-game suspension of Georgia tailback Todd Gurley on Thursday night, ending the school's final hope of having its biggest star in uniform for Saturday's game against Florida. In a statement released Thursday night, the NCAA's student-athlete reinstatement committee denied Georgia's appeal of Gurley's... more »
  • Kentucky Set To Start Season With Platoon System

    October 30, 2014 6:11 PM

    LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) - This year's Kentucky roster is unusually deep even for a program used to having an abundance of talent. Besides returning six regulars from a freshman-laden squad that lost 60-54 to Connecticut in the NCAA championship, the Wildcats added four prized recruits to form a deep nucleus... more »
  • UK Hoops Giving Away Chance To Be On The Matthew Mitchell Show

    October 30, 2014 6:04 PM

    LEXINGTON, Ky. - In an effort to "Pack the House" vs. the perennial powerhouse Baylor Lady Bears on Monday, Nov. 17 and sell out Rupp Arena for a collegiate women's basketball game the second straight season, one lucky fan in attendance will win the opportunity to appear on the popular... more »
  • Rondo Returns, Helps Celtics Beat Nets 121-105

    October 30, 2014 12:05 AM

    BOSTON (AP) - Brad Stevens knew he had an all-star point guard when he took the Celtics' coaching job, but he didn't really get to see it in his first season on the Boston bench. Reconstructive knee surgery kept Rajon Rondo him out for the first half of Stevens' inaugural... more »
  • UK Taking A Fundamental Approach To Improving Run Defense

    October 29, 2014 11:12 PM

    In search of a sixth win, Kentucky hit the practice field on Wednesday in preparation for a trip to face Missouri this weekend. On another productive day, the focus was clear for the Wildcats. "We're really harping on fundamentals," defensive coordinator D.J. Eliot said. "We're pushing the kids... more »
  • OConners 19 Kills Lead UK To Sweep Of Tennessee

    October 29, 2014 10:59 PM

    LEXINGTON, Ky. - Senior Lauren O'Conner had 19 kills for the second consecutive match to lead the No. 18 Kentucky volleyball team to a 3-0 (25-19, 25-17, 25-18) victory over Tennessee Wednesday night at Memorial Coliseum. The Wildcats (18-4, 9-2 Southeastern Conference) recorded their 10th sweep of the season... more »
  • Lakers' Randle Has Surgery, Likely Out For Year

    October 29, 2014 9:19 PM

    LOS ANGELES (AP) - Los Angeles Lakers rookie forward Julius Randle is expected to miss the rest of the season after undergoing surgery on his broken right leg. The seventh overall pick out of Kentucky broke his leg in the fourth quarter of his NBA debut in Los Angeles' season-opening... more »
  • #16 UK Soccer Extends Unbeaten Run To 8-Straight At Ohio State

    October 28, 2014 11:02 PM

    COLUMBUS, Ohio. - Stefan Stojkovic scored his second goal of the season on 20 minutes, but Ohio State's Ryan Ivancic equalized six minutes later and the 16th-ranked Kentucky men's soccer team drew Ohio State 1-1 in double overtime on a cool Tuesday evening at Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium. The... more »
  • Wildcats Focus On Improving Ground Game For Mizzou Trip

    October 28, 2014 10:05 PM

    One of the major focuses for Kentucky offensive coordinator Neal Brown heading into the week was improving the running game. After the Wildcats opened the year with at least 230 rushing yards in three of their first five games, Kentucky has faced stout defensive efforts from its last two... more »
  • UK's McDaniel Wins Quail Valley Collegiate Invite

    October 28, 2014 10:03 PM

    VERO BEACH, Fla. - The final round of fall competition ended with a major win for the Kentucky men's golf team. Freshman Tyler ‘Chip' McDaniel carded a final round 4-under par, 68, to win the Quail Valley Collegiate Invitational on Tuesday. McDaniel's three-round total of 11-under par, 205, is the... more »
  • No. 1 MSU - UK Postgame Notes

    October 25, 2014 8:25 PM

    KENTUCKY POSTGAME NOTES No. 1 Mississippi State at Kentucky Commonwealth Stadium -- Lexington, Ky. Oct. 25, 2014 FINAL SCORE: No. 1 Mississippi State 45, Kentucky 31 Team Records and Series Notes Kentucky is 5-3, 2-3 in the Southeastern Conference. Mississippi State is... more »
  • UK Soccers Home Finale Dubbed Fan-Appreciation Day

    October 23, 2014 10:50 PM

    LEXINGTON, Ky. -- The 21st-ranked Kentucky men's soccer team has designated its regular season home finale against seventh-ranked Charlotte on Friday, Nov. 7 as Fan Appreciation Day. Multiple promotions are planned to thank members of the Big Blue Nation for their support of the team, as members of the... more »
  • Kentucky Set To Take On No. 1 Mississippi State

    October 23, 2014 10:44 PM

    LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) - Kentucky's recent stage fright at LSU hasn't changed players' belief that they can handle the national spotlight. The Wildcats want to make sure they perform better against top-ranked Mississippi State in Saturday's nationally televised homecoming showdown. After six games of doing many things right, Kentucky (5-2,... more »
  • UK Soccer Enters Top-25 For First Time This Season

    October 22, 2014 11:13 PM

    LEXINGTON, Ky. - The Kentucky men's soccer team checked into the national top 25 for the first time in three seasons this week, having extended its winning-streak to four games with two more victories last week. The Wildcats are ranked as high as No. 19 in the National Soccer... more »
  • Defense Gearing Up For No. 1 MSU, Heisman Front-Runner Prescott

    October 22, 2014 10:36 PM

    As a defensive coordinator in the Southeastern Conference, every week presents unique challenges to Kentucky's D.J. Eliot. Eliot, in his second year directing the UK defense, faces another daunting task on Saturday as the Wildcats play host to Heisman Trophy frontrunner Dak Prescott and the top-ranked Mississippi State Bulldogs... more »
  • UK Using LSU In Prep For No. 1 Bulldogs, But Not Dwelling On Defeat

    October 21, 2014 10:46 PM

    As much as he may have wanted to, Neal Brown couldn't just throw away the tape from a blowout at LSU on Saturday. Even though it's a painful reminder, there's too much to be gained from looking back at the loss for a young Kentucky team. "If we... more »
  • Stoops Expecting Cats To Play Well After Solid Week

    October 17, 2014 12:55 AM

    On Thursday, Mark Stoops spoke with the media for the final time before Kentucky's trip to LSU. Following a light practice, Stoops sounded like a coach confident his team is prepared to turn in its best effort on Saturday. "Good practice today, putting the finishing touches on a... more »
  • Abney Named An SEC Legend

    October 17, 2014 12:40 AM

    SOUTHEASTERN CONFERENCE ANNOUNCES 2014 FOOTBALL LEGENDS CLASS BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (Oct. 16, 2014) - The Southeastern Conference 2014 Football Legends Class includes 14 former SEC stars who excelled on the gridiron and helped write the rich history of the sport at their respective institutions. The conference announced its lineup of... more »
  • Ulis Trying To Reach New Heights

    October 16, 2014 12:07 AM

    Tyler Ulis says he is 5-10 with his sneakers on. Since coming to Lexington, he's put on about eight pounds. The battle which has been his fight his entire life, has made this point guard tough. He had to be, to survive. "I would love to be 6-4 of... more »
  • Offensive Outburst Gives UK Soccer Third-Straight Win

    October 15, 2014 11:50 PM

    EVANSVILLE, Ind. -- Two goals before half, and a three-goal onslaught in the second period gave the Kentucky men's soccer team, a 5-1 win at Evansville on a rainy Wednesday night at McCutchan Stadium. The win was Kentucky's third straight; it's longest streak of the season and extended the... more »
  • UK Piling Up Good Practices In LSU Prep

    October 15, 2014 10:25 PM

    Offensive coordinator Neal Brown left the field on Tuesday praising Kentucky's preparation. Based on what D.J. Eliot said on Wednesday, the Wildcats are piling up good practices ahead of a trip to LSU on Saturday. "We had a very good practice today," Eliot said. "We had a lot... more »
  • J.D. Harmon Will Sit First Half vs. LSU

    October 15, 2014 6:42 PM

    On Monday, UK Head Football Coach, Mark Stoops, mentioned that he was suspending a player for the first half of the game against LSU. When he was pressed, Coach Stoops said he didn't want to name the player. Today, on the SEC teleconference, he was finally ready to claim... more »
  • UK Reveals Renderings Of New Football Practice Facility

    October 15, 2014 6:19 PM

    The University of Kentucky released renderings of the new $45 million dollar practice facility that's being built next to Commonwealth Stadium. The Wildcats will be able to do academic work there, train and get most of their meals in the building. It includes the weight room, a lounge and... more »
  • Forrest Honored By The SEC

    October 14, 2014 12:08 AM

    LEXINGTON, Ky. -- Kentucky junior Josh Forrest has been tabbed an honorable mention for Linebacker Performer of the Week after totaling two tackles for a loss and a game-winning interception return for a touchdown in UK's win over Louisiana-Monroe, it was announced by the College Football Performance Awards on Monday.... more »
  • Miles Grateful After 100th Victory At LSU, Ready To Face UK

    October 13, 2014 11:14 PM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Les Miles has seen LSU win 100 games in all sorts of ways during his decade coaching the Tigers. So while he praised the power running and clutch defense his team used to outlast Florida last weekend, Miles wasn't inclined to hint at whether Kentucky... more »
  • Football Cats Comment on Win Over ULM

    October 11, 2014 9:03 PM

    Kentucky Football Postgame Quotes Kentucky 48, ULM 14 Oct. 11, 2014 - Commonwealth Stadium Lexington, Ky. UK Player Quotes #14 Patrick Towles, QB On the catch by Javess Blue... "The best catch I have ever seen. When I threw it I said to myself ‘Aw, I missed him.'... more »
  • Wildcats On To Mental Prep In Final Days Before ULM Matchup

    October 9, 2014 11:24 PM

    With less than 48 hours before a noon game against ULM on Saturday, Kentucky held its usual light Thursday practice. Head coach Mark Stoops called it a "good mental day" for the Wildcats. "Guys had good energy, seemed to be locked in, so it was good to start... more »
  • Former Cat Burton Returns to Commonwealth Stadium

    October 9, 2014 10:59 PM

    Keenan Burton was a super talented and super classy Cat, who was a big part of Rich Brooks turning UK Football around to the point where you expected Kentucky to get to a bowl game. Watching UK now has Burton really excited. "They could probably be way better than... more »
  • Yahtzee For UK Football, Robinson

    October 9, 2014 12:39 AM

    It Was a Yahtzee night for the UK Football team. And, the good news is that it keeps another Lexington kid at home ot play in front of the True Blue Fans Henry Clay Junior, Davonte Robinson, gave his commitment to the Wildcats Wednesday night. He's a running back... more »
  • Celis Strike Gives UK 1-0 Win At No. 21 UAB

    October 9, 2014 12:16 AM

    BIRMINGHAM, Ala. - A 56th-minute goal from Bryan Celis gave the Kentucky men's soccer team a much-needed 1-0 win at Conference USA foe and 21st-ranked UAB on a muggy Wednesday evening at West Campus Field. The win was UK's first C-USA win of the season and the Wildcats... more »
  • Cats Top Dick Vitale's Preseason Basketball Rankings

    October 1, 2014 9:01 AM

    Dick Vitale picked the University of Kentucky as his preseason No. 1 college basketball team. The colorful ESPN analyst released his top 40 on Tuesday. You can read the whole list HERE . Here's what Vitale had to say about the Cats. John Calipari has nine... more »
  • Former Cat Artose Pinner Now An Author

    September 26, 2014 12:05 AM

    He ran hard. He ran with passion. Off the field, there was a softer side to Artose Pinner. The pride of Hopkinsville liked working with kids. After his Kentucky career was over, there were stops with four NFL teams. At Kentucky and while he was in the NFL, Toose... more »
  • All Signs Positive For UK As Vandy Game Approaches

    September 25, 2014 11:58 PM

    With a bye week following a triple-overtime loss at Florida, Kentucky has had ample time to suffer a lapse in focus. Just two days before a Saturday matchup with Vanderbilt, the Wildcats have shown no signs of any such lapse. "So far, so good," head coach Mark Stoops... more »
  • UK Launches Gameday Mobile Application

    September 25, 2014 3:21 PM

    LEXINGTON, Ky. -- Kentucky has announced a new social-centric mobile application that enhances the game day experience, teaming with SportsLabs to develop the Kentucky Gameday App to keep UK fans connected to the Wildcats. "The Kentucky Wildcats Gameday app allows us to continue to connect with the Big... more »
  • No. 14 UK Prevails In The Bayou To Open SEC Play

    September 25, 2014 12:24 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. - The 14th-ranked Kentucky volleyball team, ignited by a scrappy defensive effort and 17 kills from senior Lauren O'Conner, earned a 3-1 (25-22, 23-25, 25-20, 25-17) win at LSU to begin Southeastern Conference action on Wednesday night. "I'm just really proud of our defensive effort as... more »
  • Cats 'Flying Around' In Preparing For Unique Vandy Challenge

    September 24, 2014 10:47 PM

    UK reached the midpoint of its preparations for a Saturday matchup with Vanderbilt on Wednesday. The Wildcats haven't played a game in more than a week with an open date over the weekend, but their energy isn't suffering because of it. "We had a good practice," defensive coordinator... more »
  • Blackwelder Wins Tour Card Week Before Marriage

    September 24, 2014 7:12 PM

    Photo Courtesy: Scott A. Miller Former Woodford County and UK Golfer, Mallory Blackwelder, has been working hard to be a professional golfer. She reached the pinnacle this past weekend by earning her full-time LPGA tour card for the 2015 season. Blackwelder had been playing on the Symetra Tour... more »
  • AP Source: Suns, Bledsoe Agree To 5-yr, $70m Deal

    September 24, 2014 6:17 PM

    PHOENIX (AP) - A person with knowledge of the deal says the Phoenix Suns and Eric Bledsoe have reached agreement on a five-year, $70 million contract. The person spoke Wednesday on condition of anonymity because the agreement has not been officially announced. The deal is considerably more than the four-year,... more »
  • No. 8 Cards Outlast Kentucky In Front Of Record Crowd

    September 23, 2014 10:51 PM

    LEXINGTON, Ky. -- In front of a Kentucky-record crowd of 3,368 on Tuesday night at the Wendell & Vickie Bell Complex, No. 8 Louisville answered a second-half game-tying goal with a game-winning tally in the 79th minute, leading the Cardinals to a 2-1 win over the Kentucky men's soccer team.... more »
  • Wildcats Focused On Improved Commodores

    September 23, 2014 10:29 PM

    The Kentucky football coaching staff made it clear after UK's three-overtime loss to Florida that the program would not accept moral victories. With a bye week to regroup and refocus, the Wildcats hit the Tim Couch Practice Fields on Tuesday with good energy and excitement as they prepares for... more »
  • Godby Named To AllState AFCA Good Works Team

    September 23, 2014 6:08 PM

    LEXINGTON, Ky. -- Kentucky football center Max Godby has been named to the 2014 Allstate Good Works Team selected by the Allstate Insurance Company and the American Football Coaches Association. He is one of only 11 Football Bowl Subdivision players named to the team in honor of their community service.... more »
  • Men's Basketball TV And Times Finalized

    September 18, 2014 1:13 PM

    LEXINGTON, Ky. - The remainder of the Kentucky men's basketball start times and TV info are complete, leaving the Wildcats with 32 nationally televised contests this year on either the SEC Network, ESPN's family of networks (ESPN, ESPN2, ESPNU) or CBS. UK's games against Grand Canyon (Nov. 14 at,... more »
  • Eliot Talks Defense

    September 18, 2014 12:15 AM

    With an open date coming on Saturday, Kentucky has no immediate opponent to prepare for. Instead, the Wildcats are working to improve. "We had a good practice," D.J. Eliot said on Wednesday. "Harping on fundamentals. Everybody's getting reps and a lot of the younger players got reps all... more »
  • 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 »