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  • 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 »
  • 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 »