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UK Hoops Meets Georgia Southern on “Class of 2020 Day”
Ky. – No. 7/8 Kentucky women’s basketball begins a three-game homestand
when it plays host to first-time opponent Georgia Southern at 11 a.m.
ET on Wednesday, Nov. 13 in Memorial Coliseum.
No. 2 UK Rifle Posts 100-Point Victory Over Navy
Ky. – In its final home match of the fall, the University of Kentucky
rifle team posted a dominating 4693-4593 victory over No. 13 Navy,
increasing the Wildcats to 5-0 on the year and 3-0 in Great America
Rifle Conference action.
UK Hoops Media Day Player Quotes
Everyone is getting up early and putting work in, this whole summer everyone was working hard. We’re learning a new offense...
Swimming and Diving Faces Road Test against SIU, Mizzou
Ky. – The University of Kentucky swimming and diving program travels to
Southern Illinois for its first tri-meet of the season, against fellow
Southeastern Conference foe Missouri and the host Salukis.
UK Rifle Takes Down Ole Miss in Season Opener
Ky. – The University of Kentucky rifle team opened the season with a
4688-4621 win over Ole Miss, with three UK shooters breaking 590 in air
Kentucky Finishes Strong on Day Two of ITA Regionals
Tenn.- The University of Kentucky women’s tennis team has five players
advancing to the second round in main draw singles and two duos
competing in the third round main draw doubles at the USTA/ITA
Regionals in Memphis, Tenn.
Timmons on CFPA Freshman Performer of The Year Watch List
Kentucky freshman wide receiver on watch list for national award due to first-year success
Ky. – University of Kentucky true freshman wide receiver Ryan Timmons,
who has been a key playmaker for the Kentucky offense this season
ranking fourth in rushing yards and second in receiving yards, has been
named to the College Football Performance Awards 2013 National Freshman
Performer of the Year Watch List, it was announced recently.
Softball Ends Fall Slate with 7-0 Win Over Georgetown College
Kentucky softball team turns attention to spring season after completion of eight-game fall slate
Ky. – Pitchers Kelsey Nunley, Meagan Prince and Lauren Cumbess combined
to throw eight-shutout innings, while senior outfielder Emily Jolly
belted a two-run homer and Cumbess drove in three runs, pacing the
University of Kentucky softball team to a 7-0 victory over Georgetown
College on Sunday at John Cropp Stadium.
PITCHING DOMINATES THIRD SCRIMMAGE OF FALL SEASON
Dwyer, Shepherd, Vorbeck, Jack Turn in Scoreless Outing
Ky. - Scoreless outings from Dylan Dwyer, Chandler Shepherd, Trace
Vorbeck, Zach Strecker and Spencer Jack highlighted the third scrimmage
of the Kentucky baseball fall practice season, on a gorgeous afternoon
at Cliff Hagan Stadium.
Wildcats Upend No. 4 Minnesota in Biggest Upset Since 1993
No. 19 Volleyball earns Skinner’s biggest win over a ranked opponent with 3-2 victory over fourth-ranked Gophers.
Ky. – Behind a dominating 15-8 fifth set victory the 19th-ranked
Kentucky volleyball team upset No. 4 Minnesota 3-2 (25-18, 22-25,
25-19, 23-25, 15-8) in front of 1,586 fans in Memorial Coliseum...
No. 19 Volleyball Downs Louisville in Five-Set Thriller
Kentucky wins fifth straight in 2013 and defeats in-state rival to go up 26-25 in all-time series
Ky. – The No. 19 University of Kentucky volleyball team defeated
in-state rival Louisville in a five-set thriller (17-25, 25-23, 25-20,
19-25, 15-11) in Memorial Coliseum.
Kentucky 41, Miami (Ohio) 7
Post Game Quotes
COACH MARK STOOPS
right. Feels good to get that first one. Very proud of the
team. I thought we prepared very well. I thought we had
more poise about us early, at least the way we started the game.
Smith Stepping Up - Miami week
By Guy Ramsey
Mark Stoops and Neal Brown reviewed tape from Kentucky's season opener
to make a decision on a starter at quarterback, they saw clearly that
the loss by no means could be blamed entirely on Maxwell Smith and
Nonetheless, a choice had to be made and they settled on Smith.
Cats getting ahead in preparations for WKU
By Guy Ramsey
starting game week a couple days early on Thursday, Kentucky continued
to prepare for its season opener vs. Western Kentucky University.
went through the type of practice the Wildcats will typically hold on
Wednesdays before games. Mark Stoops is looking to position his team
for light work late next week before traveling to Nashville.
QB race down to Smith, Whitlow
By Guy Ramsey
three days removed from the first scrimmage of fall camp, Stoops
brought his team into Commonwealth Stadium for another competitive
session. In a reversal, it was the offense that had its way
during the afternoon scrimmage.
UK rebounds with strong Saturday practice
practice," Stoops said. "I really felt good. We got a lot of work in
today. We got really good meetings, good walkthrough this morning, good
physical, long practice today so I feel pretty good about the practice."
Gilliland, King, VanLandingham Named 2013 Captains
Ky. – Arin Gilliland, Kayla King and Ashley VanLandingham were named
captains for the 2013 University of Kentucky women’s soccer team, it
was announced by head coach Jon Lipsitz
Kentucky Rifle impresses at USA Shooting National Championships
By Julia Dyer, UK Media Relations
Ky. – The Kentucky rifle team’s seven representatives shined at the USA
Shooting National Championships for Rifle/ Pistol in Bennington, Ga.,
this past weekend. The Wildcats finished with one national champion and
multiple top-10 finishers in both open and junior events.
Stokes, Cumbess, O’Brien Hit Bombs as UK Drops Opener 5-4
Ky. – Freshman infielder Christian Stokes blasted two solo home runs,
while junior pitcher/infielder Lauren Cumbess and senior outfielder
Alice O’Brien each added solo shots against Arizona State’s Dallas
Escobedo, who entered the game having not allowed an earned run in 31
consecutive innings, but it wasn’t enough as No. 5 ASU scored three
runs in the third and two in the fifth to take game one of the Tempe
Super Regional, 5-4 on Saturday night at Farrington Stadium.
Nunley, Cumbess Propel No. 12 Softball to Super Regionals
Kentucky wins NCAA Lexington Regional behind strong pitching from Nunley, Cumbess
Ky. - After dropping game one of the day that forced a winner-take-all
regional final, the University of Kentucky softball team got three-plus
strong innings of work from junior pitcher/infielder Lauren Cumbess in
the circle, who also delivered the game-winning RBI single, while
freshman pitcher Kelsey Nunley shut the door in the final 3.1 innings,
lifting UK to a 1-0 victory over Virginia Tech on Sunday at John Cropp
Stadium in Lexington, Ky.
UK Student-Athletes Post Record GPA
Ky. -- With competition in NCAA-sanctioned winter sports in the books,
UK Athletics is on pace for the best Directors' Cup finish in school
NO. 1 VANDERBILT SWEEPS WILDCATS IN SEC HOME FINALE
Ky. -- Top-ranked Vanderbilt posted a 10-5 win over Kentucky to secure
a series sweep, on Sunday afternoon at Cliff Hagan Stadium.
(28-22, 10-17 Southeastern Conference) fell behind in the first inning
and after taking a lead with two runs in the second, allowed the
Commodores to rally with a run in the third and a three-run frame in
Ian Carry Named New Women’s Soccer Assistant Coach
Ireland native comes from Central Michigan University; has national team experience
Ky. – With multiple years of coaching and playing experience at the
highest level of world soccer, including two years in the NCAA ranks,
Ian Carry has been named the newest addition to Jon Lipsitz’s staff, as
he was appointed to the role of assistant coach, it was announced on
Cumbess, Sagermann Homer as UK Softball Defeats Arkansas 5-3
Ark. – The No. 17 University of Kentucky softball got a two-run home
run from junior Lauren Cumbess, who also earned the win in the circle,
and a three-run opposite field blast from freshman Nikki Sagermann en
route to a 5-3 victory over Arkansas on Sunday at Bogle Park in
Fayetteville, Ark. Freshman pitcher Kelsey Nunley threw three effective
innings to end the game and pick up her second save of the season.
No. 47 Kentucky Women’s Tennis Upsets No. 27 South Carolina on Senior Day
Ky. – The University of Kentucky women’s tennis team pulled off an
upset on senior day, taking down No. 27 South Carolina 4-3 at the
Hilary J. Boone Tennis Complex on Sunday.
NO. 9 UK BASEBALL WINS FIRST SERIES AT FLORIDA IN 14 YEARS
Fla. -- All-America southpaw Corey Littrell fired eight one-run innings
and catcher Micheal Thomas belted a three-run homer in the second
inning, leading No. 9 Kentucky to a 6-2 win over Florida, its first
series win at UF in 14 years and just the fifth in program history, on
a gorgeous Sunday afternoon at McKethan Stadium.
Cats Down No.11 Gators
Q. How well do you think your guys responded like a drowning man?
COACH CALIPARI: Yeah, they swam like heck. In the last seven minutes, when it was in
they swam like heck. When you're going to drown, you want to die, don't
swim. If you want to live, the life raft is over there, you got to swim
No. 9 Kentucky Upsets No. 8 Oklahoma 4-3 in Marathon Match
Wildcats improve to 6-0 on the season with 4-3 win
Ky. – In a match that lasted upwards of six hours on a bitter Sunday
afternoon in Lexington, Ky., the No. 9 University of Kentucky men’s
tennis team outlasted No. 8 Oklahoma by a score of 4-3, as the Wildcats
improved to 6-0 on the season with the win.
Softball Positioned for Exciting 2013 Season
Kentucky softball program to open up new stadium, host SEC Tournament
Ky. – The spring of 2013 is shaping up to be one filled with excitement
and firsts for the Kentucky softball program.
GRUNDY RETURNS FOR SENIOR SEASON
By Brent Ingram
lot of factors went into Kentucky left-handed pitcher Jerad Grundy’s
decision to return for his senior season after the Minnesota Twins
selected him in the 26th round of the 2012 MLB Draft.
No. 3 Kentucky Defeats No. 11 Ole Miss
Ky. – The University of Kentucky rifle team defeated No. 11 Ole Miss on
Saturday, shooting a 4670 to the Rebels’ 4611 in Oxford, Miss.
UK Hoops reveals true potential with 97-53 win over Auburn
came into this season ranked sixth in the nation. Matthew Mitchell had
six former McDonald's All-Americans on his roster and that didn't even
include A'dia Mathies, the defending Southeastern Conference Player of
THREE WILDCATS CLAIM TITLES AT KENTUCKY INVITATIONAL
Ky. – Bradley Szypka, Cally Macumber and Darryl Bradshaw dazzled the
home crowd in Nutter Field House as all three took event titles on
Saturday at the Kentucky Invitational.
Kentucky 82, Marshall 54
first half continues to tell the tale for the Wildcats. UK is 8-0 this
season when leading at halftime, 0-3 when behind at intermission.
UK Athletics Tops Barnhart’s Goal of 3.0 GPA in Fall Semester
Ky. – In the words of the Athletics Director himself, Kentucky
student-athletes came “dangerously close” to Mitch Barnhart’s goal of a
3.0 department-wide grade-point average each of the past two semesters.
This fall, UK surged past that threshold.
Defense Powers UK to Sweet 16 for Second-Straight Year
LEXINGTON, Ky. – History was made on the Memorial Coliseum floor
Saturday night as the Kentucky volleyball team secured a spot in the
Sweet 16 for the second-straight season behind a 3-1 (18-25, 26-24,
25-15, 25-18) win over Ohio State.
Mark Stoops Introductory News Conference as Head Football Coach
We would like to thank everybody for coming out today, a great day to
be celebrating a great day in Kentucky football. We're extremely
excited today to have a chance to begin fresh and have new beginnings.
Kentucky 34, Samford 3
#16, La’Rod King, WR
On his emotions for Senior Day…
“I was ready to cry, but I have to hold that back. I can’t show that out, not in public at least. Really, it’s
just your last game at Commonwealth Stadium. The fans are great, great memories, bad memories, fun
memories, all of the above."
Hubly’s Golden Goal in Overtime Captures UK’s First-Ever NCAA Tournament Win
LEXINGTON, Ky. – A golden goal off the boot of freshman Kelli Hubly in
the 93rd minute was enough to propel the University of Kentucky women’s
soccer team past the UT Martin Skyhawks 1-0 in the opening round of the
2012 NCAA Women’s Soccer Championship, recording the first-ever NCAA
Tournament win in the program’s history.
Wildcats Make History in Sweep of South Carolina
LEXINGTON, Ky. – For the eighth consecutive season under the direction
of Craig Skinner the Kentucky volleyball team secured 17 or more
victories following a 3-0 (25-14, 25-18, 25-18) sweep of visiting South
Carolina on Sunday in Memorial Coliseum.
UK Hoops Ranked No. 6 in Preseason AP Poll
The ranking is the highest preseason ranking in school history.
LEXINGTON, Ky. - After reaching the Elite Eight for the second time in
three years and winning their first Southeastern Conference regular
season championship in 30 years last season, the Kentucky women’s
basketball team has been picked to start the 2012-13 season at No. 6 by
The Associated Press, the Wildcats’ highest preseason ranking in school
SECOND-HALF HEROICS LEAD UK TO WIN AT NO. 25 UAB
Wildcats Get Win Playing with 10 Men; UK goals from Charley Pettys, Matt Lodge
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. -- Trailing by a goal at No. 25 UAB in the second
half, Kentucky got a game-evening goal from senior Charley Pettys and
while playing a man down, senior Matt Lodge connected on a penalty kick
to seal the win, lifting the Wildcats to a thrilling comeback win over
the Blazers, on a windy Saturday night at West Campus Field.
Alabama Tops Kentucky in Overtime 2-1
LEXINGTON, Ky. – For the third-consecutive match the University of
Kentucky women’s soccer team (8-3-1, 3-2-1 SEC) was forced to play more
than the normal time, falling to Alabama (7-3-2, 2-2-2 SEC) 2-1 in one
overtime session Sunday afternoon.
Wildcats 47, Kent State 14
#27, Aaron Boyd, WR
On seeing himself coming into this season catching 11 passes…
“It’s a dream come true, really. I’m really grateful for this
opportunity that I’ve gotten. I just really hope to keep on making the
best out of it.”
On his touchdown …
“It felt good. We knew the play would be there, you know. We practice it all week during practice. We executed the game plan.”
Cats Fall to Louisville in Season Opener
Maxwell Smith completed 35 of 50 passes for 280 yards and two touchdowns
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) - For No. 25 Louisville, playing a game it could
boast about was just as important as bragging rights against in-state
The Cardinals succeeded on both counts Sunday.
Floreal Leads Claye to Bronze Medal in Long Jump
Rondel Sorrillo qualifies for 100m, Martin finishes 23rd in 400m
- On the second day of track and field competition at the 2012
Olympics, the Wildcats had two former athletes in competition while UK
head coach Edrick Floreal, serving as an assistant for Team USA, led
Will Claye to a bronze medal in the men’s long jump.
Cartwright Finishes Competition at World Junior Championships
Rising sophomore competed in 100m hurdles and 400m hurdle
Ky. – Racing against the best athletes in the world under the age of
20, Kentucky rising sophomore Devinn Cartwright finished sixth in her
heat in the 100-meter hurdles, and 24th overall in the semifinals of
the 400m hurdles at the International Association of Athletics
Federation World Junior Championships in Barcelona, Spain
Six Wildcats Selected in NBA Draft
Most picks from one school since draft went to two rounds in 1989
Ky. – Six former Wildcats made history tonight as all six players were
selected in the NBA Draft, led by Anthony Davis, the second Wildcat
selected as the first overall pick in the last three years.
was selected No. 1 overall by the New Orleans Hornets, followed by
Michael Kidd-Gilchrist at No. 2 by the Charlotte Bobcats. Davis and
Kidd-Gilchrist are the first teammates to go No. 1-2 in NBA Draft
Smith Compete at ‘Hammertime’ of U.S. Olympic Trials
UK thrower Andy Fryman finishes sixth in men’s hammer throw at day one
LEXINGTON, Ky. – It was “Hammertime” in Beaverton, Ore., at the Nike
World Headquarters on Thursday – but no, not like that.
Golf Incoming Freshman Wins Junior Championship
Harris won the Tennessee Girls’ Junior Championship by six strokes.
Ky. – Led by two birdies and an eagle in the final round of play,
incoming freshman Sarah Harris claimed a 6-stroke victory at the 49th
annual Tennessee Girls’ Junior Championship in Murfreesboro, Tenn.
SPARKS NO. 11 UK TO SCHOOL-RECORD 44TH WIN
Advance in NCAA Gary Regional, Facing Loser of Purdue vs. Kent State
Ind. -- Freshman centerfielder Austin Cousino collected three hits and
three RBI, including a two-RBI double off the centerfield wall in a
five-run sixth inning, to lead No. 11 Kentucky to an 8-1 win over
Valparaiso in the second round of the NCAA Gary Regional, on a sunny
Saturday afternoon at U.S. Steel Yard.
Wins Tiebreaker to Advance to NCAA Singles Final
men’s tennis senior to compete for NCAA Title
Ky. -- After dropping the first set of his national semifinals match to
No. 9 Blaz Rola, University of Kentucky men’s tennis senior Eric
Quigley responded in a big way, winning the second set in convincing
fashion before clinching the match with a thrilling win in a third set
tiebreaker to advance to the NCAA Singles Championship Final on Sunday
at the Dan Magill Tennis Complex in Athens, Ga.
PITCHES MISSISSIPPI STATE TO OPENING WIN
Look to Even Series on Friday at 8 p.m. ET at Dudy Noble Field
Miss. -- Mississippi State got a strong start from ace Chris Stratton
and a two-run rally in the fourth inning to post a 3-1 series-opening
win over No. 2 Kentucky, on Thursday night in front of 6,146 at Dudy
6 Men’s Tennis Faces No. 11 Stanford in Sweet 16
men’s tennis team prepares for third consecutive Sweet 16 appearance
Ky. -- For the third time in as many seasons, the sixth-ranked
University of Kentucky men’s tennis team will compete in the NCAA
Tournament Sweet 16 when it travels to the Dan Magill Tennis Complex in
Athens, Ga., to face No. 11 Stanford
No Hitter Clinches Sweep of No. 22 LSU
Ky. – Senior Chanda Bell threw her fifth-career no hitter on Senior
Day, helping Kentucky clinch the No. 5 seed at the Southeastern
Conference tournament with a 1-0 victory over No. 22 LSU.
Bases-Clearing Double Propels UK to Series Upset
claims series from No. 2 Florida for second consecutive season
Fla. – Senior Rachel Riley’s bases-clearing double led a four-run sixth
inning to guide the Kentucky softball team to a series-clinching 5-1
victory at No. 2 Florida.
2 UK BASEBALL EDGES NO. 1 LSU, 7-6 TO CLAIM SERIES
Ky. -- Freshman Austin Cousino collected a team-best three hits and Zac
Zellers launched his fifth homer of the year to lead No. 2 Kentucky to
a series-clinching 7-6 win in the rubber match over No. 1 LSU, in front
of 3,086 fans on an overcast Sunday afternoon at Cliff Hagan Stadium.
Runs Third-Best 3,000m Steeplechase in UK History
time misses out on second-best in program history by 0.01 seconds
Ky. – Junior Luis Orta put his best foot forward Thursday afternoon at
the Mt. SAC Relays in Walnut, Calif., running the third-best
3,000-meter steeplechase in Kentucky track and field history.
Wildcats Continue Preparation for Spring Game
Ky. – The University of Kentucky football team moved one day closer to
the annual Blue/White Spring Game on Saturday by holding a two and a
half hour practice Wednesday morning at the Nutter Training Center.
DAZZLES IN FIRST CAREER START AS UK BEATS CINCY
Freshman Sam Mahar Tosses Six Shutout Innings
in First Collegiate Start
Ky. -- In his first collegiate start, freshman southpaw Sam Mahar
carried a perfect game into the fifth inning, tossing six shutout
innings, with No. 2 Kentucky getting homers from Austin Cousino, Luke
Maile and J.T. Riddle in a 7-0 win over Cincinnati, on a pleasant
Tuesday night at Cliff Hagan Stadium.
WINS FIRST SERIES AT NO. 9 ARKANSAS IN 10 YEARS
Sweep Arkansas at Baum Stadium in Doubleheader for First Time Since 1999
Ark. -- Cameron Flynn launched a two-run homer in the fourth inning and
starting pitcher Corey Littrell turned in his fourth consecutive
winning effort in a rubber match, leading No. 1 Kentucky to its first
series victory at No. 9 Arkansas since 2002, with UK posting a 2-1 win
over the Razorbacks on Sunday in front of 9,575 at Baum Stadium.
Fall to No. 24 Vanderbilt
tennis rounds out regular season play
Tenn. – To finish out regular season the University of Kentucky women’s
tennis team (9-13, 1-10 SEC) faced No. 24 Vanderbilt (15-8, 7-4 SEC).
1 BASEBALL HOSTS NO. 19 LOUISVILLE
Host Cardinals on Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. ET at Cliff Hagan Stadium
Ky. -- Fresh off a fourth consecutive conference series win during the
weekend against No. 10 Ole Miss, top-ranked Kentucky breaks from league
action to host No. 19 Louisville in a rivalry tilt, with first pitch
set for Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. ET at Cliff Hagan Stadium.
Finishes First Round of Bryan National Collegiate
Ky. – Through one round at the 2012 Bryan National Collegiate in
Greensboro, N.C., the University of Kentucky women’s golf team sits in
10th place, 14 strokes off the lead. Kentucky finished the opening
round with a 16-over-par 304.
2012 NCAA Basketball Champions
Team game notes
The Wildcats used the starting combination of Terrence Jones, Michael
Kidd-Gilchrist, Doron Lamb, Anthony Davis and Marquis Teague for the
29th time this season. UK is 27-1 with that starting five.
BASEBALL SOARS TO SCHOOL-RECORD NO. 1 RANKING
Ranked No. 1 for First Time in UK Baseball History
Ky. -- For the first time in school history, the Kentucky baseball team
has soared to a No. 1 national ranking, as Collegiate Baseball tabbed
the blistering-hot Wildcats as the top-ranked team in the NCAA in its
weekly poll, it was announced on Monday afternoon.
Falls to UConn in Elite Eight
leads Cats with 14; UK finishes season with a school-record 28 wins
KINGSTON, R.I. (AP) - Kentucky coach Matthew Mitchell knows his team is
headed in the right direction.
25 minutes the Wildcats "40 minutes of dread" defense allowed them to
go toe-to-toe with Connecticut before the Huskies pulled away for an
80-65 win on Tuesday night in the Kingston regional final.
2 UK EXTENDS SCHOOL RECORD HOME WINNING STREAK TO 19
Win 19th Consecutive Home Game with 7-4 Win over Western Kentucky
Ky. -- Behind a three-run homer from freshman centerfielder Austin
Cousino and a three-RBI game from senior catcher Michael Williams, No.
2 Kentucky extended its home winning streak to a school-record 19
games, with a 7-4 win over Western Kentucky, on a pleasant Tuesday
night in front of 2,385 at Cliff Hagan Stadium.
Returns to Final Four with 82-70 Win Over Baylor
scores 19 to lead Cats, named Most Outstanding Player of the region
Kentucky advanced to the Final Four for the second year in a row with a
82-70 blitzing of Baylor, setting up a Bluegrass showdown with rival
Louisville in the national semifinals Saturday at New Orleans.
Shines at NCAAs with 11th-Place Finish
Championships to continue through Saturday
Wash. – Sophomore diver Greg Ferrucci powered his way to an 11th-place
finish on the one-meter springboard at day one of the 2012 NCAA
Swimming and Diving Championships on Thursday night by way of scoring a
342.55, finishing higher than any other SEC diver in the field.
POWERS NO. 2 BASEBALL TO 22ND CONSECUTIVE WIN
-- Behind a career-high four hits from Thomas McCarthy, three hits from
Luke Maile, including his sixth homer of the year, and 5.2 shutout
innings from freshman Chandler Shepherd, No. 2 Kentucky posted a 10-7
win over Cincinnati – to extend its school-record winning streak to 22
games to open 2012 – on a gorgeous Wednesday night at Marge Schott
Begin Spring Practice in Beautiful Weather
football team hits the first for the first time since the end of the
Ky. – After the excitement generated from its historic win over
Tennessee to end the 2011 season, the University of Kentucky football
team continued its momentum with an exciting first day of spring
practice on a gorgeous Wednesday morning at the Nutter Training
Soccer Announces 2012 Schedule
will play nine games against top-50 RPI teams from 2011
Ky. – The University of Kentucky women’s soccer team, under the
direction of fourth-year head coach Jon Lipsitz, announced its 2012
fall schedule Wednesday afternoon, which will include nine games
against the 2011 final RPI top 50. Also included are seven
non-conference games, and 13 games within the Southeastern Conference
Gerotto, Reed Ready for NCAA Championships
competing in Seattle, Wash., for season finale
Ky. – The University of Kentucky swimming and diving teams will put a
cap on their 2011-12 season as three UK athletes will compete in the
2012 NCAA Men’s Swimming and Diving Championships in Federal Way, Wash.
RANKED NO. 2 IN NATION BY COLLEGIATE BASEBALL
Receive Highest Ranking Since 2008 School-Record 44-win Season
Ky. -- Riding the third-longest winning streak in the storied history
of the Southeastern Conference, Kentucky has soared to No. 2 in the
nation in the latest weekly poll released by Collegiate Baseball
Newspaper, with UK climbing from No. 16 last week, it was announced on
CLIMBS TO NO. 16 IN LATEST BASEBALL AMERICA POLL
Makes First Appearance in Baseball America Top-25 at No. 16
Ky. -- After sweeping the two-time defending NCAA Champions, No. 2
South Carolina, Kentucky has made its first appearance of the season in
the latest Baseball America weekly top-25 poll, it was announced on
16 UK BASEBALL SWEEPS 2-TIME CHAMPS, NO. 2 USC
Ky. -- Junior Luke Maile launched a two-run homer in the first inning
and sophomore Trevor Gott recorded his second save in as many days, to
lead No. 16 Kentucky to a 6-3 win over No. 2 South Carolina – the
two-time defending NCAA Champions – sweeping the Gamecocks for the
first time since 2006, in front of a season-high 2,571 on a perfect
Sunday afternoon at Cliff Hagan Stadium.
24 leads Kentucky over Iowa State
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) -- Freshman Marquis Teague is taking Kentucky to
the South Regional semifinals in Atlanta.
And maybe a lot farther than that.
scored a career-high 24 points and top seed Kentucky put together
another complete performance with a dominating second-half run in an
87-71 victory over Iowa State in the third round of the NCAA tournament
on Saturday night.
Makes 52nd Appearance in NCAA Tournament
Wildcats Seeded No. 1 in East Region; 10th No. 1 Seed in School History
Ky. – Kentucky has received the NCAA Tournament’s No. 1 overall seed
and will serve as the top seed in the South Region. UK will play the
winner of the first-round game of Mississippi Valley State (21-12) and
Western Kentucky (15-18) on Thursday, March 15 in Louisville, Ky., with
a 6:50 p.m. ET tip.
Cousino Lift No. 23 Kentucky to Series Win
Ky. - Behind a career-long 7.1 shutout innings from junior starter
Jerad Grundy and a three-hit game from freshman centerfielder Austin
Cousino, No. 23 Kentucky improved its NCAA-leading record to 15-0 with
a 7-5 win over Canisius, clinching the series on a gorgeous Saturday
afternoon at Cliff Hagan Stadium.
Named SEC Freshman of the Week
weekly award for the Chicago freshman
LEXINGTON, KY – UK freshman Anthony Davis was named the SEC Freshman of
the Week as announced by the league office on Monday.
averaged 15.5 points, 10 rebounds and four blocks in wins over Georgia
and at Florida. Davis averaged a double-double on the week including a
22 point-12 rebound-six block performance in UK’s win at 13th ranked
Littrell Lead Kentucky's 20-0 Drubbing of UIC
Ky. -- Behind six shutout two-hit innings from starter Corey Littrell
and 19 total hits, including a career-high four-hit outing from Austin
Cousino and a three-hit game from catcher Luke Maile, Kentucky posted a
20-0 win over Illinois-Chicago to complete the three-game series sweep,
on Sunday afternoon at Cliff Hagan Stadium.
1 Kentucky Tops Florida, 74-59
GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) -- Top-ranked Kentucky is perfect again in the
Anthony Davis had 22 points, 12 rebounds and five blocks, Terrence
Jones added 19 points and the Wildcats capped a perfect season in
league play with a 74-59 victory over No. 16 Florida on Sunday.
Set to Tee off Spring Season
men’s golf team will begin spring season Monday at Mobile Bay
Ky. – Coming off a fall season that saw the University of Kentucky
men’s golf team record three top-five team finishes, including a
first-place finish at the UK Bluegrass Fall Invitational, the Wildcats
are now set to begin the spring season at the Mobile Bay
Intercollegiate in Mobile, Ala.
spearheads the nation’s best catching tandem
a coaching staff is on the recruiting trail filling its future baseball
rosters, one of the hardest positions to come by is catcher.
only are you looking for a strong-armed and defensively-aware backstop,
but a one who is capable of producing offensively in the middle of a
RIFLE PUSHES RIFLE TO CRUCIAL GARC WIN OVER WVU
Edge Mountaineers in the Match of the Two Remaining Undefeated GARC
W.Va. -- Behind a dynamic air rifle performance, the Kentucky rifle
team posted a 4680-4650 win over West Virginia in a matchup of the only
two undefeated teams in the conference play, on Friday at WVU Rifle
Wildcats 57 - Georgia Bulldogs 44
-- Kentucky improves to 20-1, 6-0 in the Southeastern Conference
-- UK is now 891-251 in SEC regular season action.
-- The Cats have won 12-straight. The second longest streak in the
Calipari era behind the 19-0 start by the 2009-10 squad.
Shows Improvement, Falls to No. 8 Florida
gymnastics team returns to action Saturday, Jan. 28 at Illinois-Chicago
Ky. – Behind a season-high team score on floor exercise, where two
Wildcats set or tied their career-high marks, the University of
Kentucky gymnastics team showed improvement from its first Southeastern
Conference meet of the year to its second meet of the year in a
196.275-194.075 loss to No. 8 Florida at Memorial Coliseum on Friday
beat Vols 65-62
Tenn. (AP) - Michael Kidd-Gilchrist was angry after he and fellow
freshman Anthony Davis didn't get much help from their Kentucky
teammates in the first half against Tennessee. He made sure the
Wildcats knew it at halftime.
OPENS SPRING SEASON AT WEST POINT
NCAA Champions Off to 7-0 Start to 2011-12 Title-Defense Season
POINT, N.Y. -- After blistering through its fall schedule, the
defending national champion Kentucky rifle team opens the spring
portion of its season slate, traveling to face Army on Saturday at the
Tronsrue Rifle Range.
Tennis Dominates Doubles Play in Hawaii Invitational
Wildcats sweep Kansas in first day of spring season play
Hawaii – The University of Kentucky women’s tennis team started off
their spring season with an impressive performance. The team is
currently in Honolulu, Hawaii competing in the Hawaii Invitational,
where they are taking on Kansas, Washington State and Hawaii.
9/8 Kentucky-61, No. 6/7 Tennessee-60
UK Head Coach Mathew Mitchell
was a great college basketball game. Two really tough teams went at it
tonight and played hard. We have so much respect for Tennessee. They
played such a tough game. I couldn’t be prouder of our players. They
earned every bit of it..."
Men's Basketball vs. Auburn
UK Head Coach John Calipari
On playing on the road …
anxious to see how we respond. Another sell-out on the road, they’re
going to go crazy and play well. We’re going to have to play well to
have a chance. We need to get some road games under our belt to see
what we need to do with our team."
Tennis Concludes Rainbow Warrior Challenge
men’s tennis team returns to action this weekend at the SEC Coaches’
Ky. – University of Kentucky men’s tennis seniors No. 5 Eric Quigley
and No. 13 Alex Musialek, along with junior No. 36 Anthony Rossi, each
posted a straight-sets singles win Sunday en route to Kentucky having a
successful final day in both singles and doubles action at the Rainbow
Warrior Challenge in Honolulu.
Claims SEC Opener 79-64 over South Carolina
An interview with:
get them blocked. At the end of the half, he drove in, it doesn't get
blocked, we tip-dunk it. It's all good. I was really happy for him.
Couple of the guys didn't play up to snuff, but that's fine. We haven't
really had a team full cut a game yet. But we'll see.
Keahey Headline Final Day at UGA Invite
place all three divers in top 15
Ga. – The Kentucky diving team finished off the University of Georgia
Diving Invitational Thursday with performances led by Greg Ferrucci and
Lindsay Keahey, who both placed in the top-10 in the platform
competition at the Gabrielsen Natatorium on the campus of the
University of Georgia.
among Dick Vitale’s Midseason Honors
Kidd-Gilchrist and Miller among ESPN analyst’s midseason accolades
Ky. – Freshmen Anthony Davis and Michael Kidd-Gilchrist were members of
ESPN analyst Dick Vitale’s midseason candidates for post-season
accolades, while senior Darius Miller was an All-Rolaids Special team
Track and Field Announces 2012 Schedule
host SEC Indoor Track & Field Championships for Sixth Time
Ky. – The University of Kentucky track and field program is excited to
announce its 2012 indoor and outdoor schedules, UK head coach Don
The Wildcats will open the season with back-to-back home
meets at the Nutter Field House, with the season-opening Kentucky
Invitational on Jan. 13-14, and the Rod McCravy Memorial on Jan. 27-28.
Tennis Ranked Preseason No. 7
of six singles players ranked in the ITA singles preseason poll, more
than any other school in the country
Ky. – After setting a school record with 29 wins last season en route
to an appearance in the NCAA Tournament Elite Eight and Southeastern
Conference Tournament Finals, the University of Kentucky men’s tennis
team will begin the 2012 season ranked seventh in the nation with a
school record six ranked singles players, according to the
Intercollegiate Tennis Association preseason rankings.
Guides Wildcats in Day Two of UGA Invite
place three in top 11
Ga. – The Kentucky diving team continued its success at day two of the
Georgia Diving Invitational as the women placed three divers in the top
11 of the three-meter competition, and John Fox led the UK men’s team
with a seventh-place finish at the Gabrielsen Natatorium on the campus
of the University of Georgia
Hoops Meets Arkansas in SEC Home Opener
Wildcats are looking to start the conference season at 2-0 for the
first time since 2007-08
Ky. – No. 11/9 Kentucky women’s basketball returns to the friendly
confines of Memorial Coliseum for its Southeastern Conference home
opener vs. Arkansas...
Claims First in Three Meter at Georgia Invite
scored a 412.20 en route to victory
Ga. – The University of Kentucky diving team competed in the University
of Georgia Diving Invitational today, in the opening day of the two-day
event, on Tuesday at the Gabrielsen Natatorium on the campus of
theUniversity of Georgia.
and Diving Celebrates Unprecedented Academic Success in Fall
10 athletes record 4.0 GPA
Ky. – The University of Kentucky swimming and diving team recorded a
record-setting fall semester in the classroom, as the Wildcats claimed
10 athletes with a 4.0 grade-point average, and an additional 30
student-athletes who posted a GPA of 3.0 or higher. In total, 46
student-athletes on the roster claimed a GPA of 3.0 or higher.
86, Lamar 64
You said crisis brings about change. Are these relatively big
margins, you win by 20 some, working against you in a way?
COACH CALIPARI: No. I'd rather win like this than
learn that way. Maybe we can learn from this. But
point you've got to get stepped on and be stepped on good so that you
understand what we are trying to say.
SEC Football Schedule Released
Ky. – The Southeastern Conference released the 2012 football
schedule, including updates for Kentucky’s slate featuring the addition
of Missouri and the deletion of LSU.
87 - Loyola 63
COACH JOHN CALIPARI
let me say this first of all about Loyola: I knew it would be
hard game. They were 8-2. I watched the
tapes. I knew
it would be a hard game. They're athletic and tough and older
than us, and they weren't afraid. They came right after us."
CEDERGREN NAMED UK MEN’S SOCCER HEAD COACH
Associate Head Coach Tabbed Third UK Soccer Head Coach in Program
Ky. -- After helping lead Dartmouth to five consecutive NCAA Tournament
appearances, Dartmouth associate head coach Johan Cedergren has been
named the third head coach in the history of Kentucky men’s soccer, UK
Athletics Director Mitch Barnhart announced
87, Chattanooga 62
thought some of the guys played well. I told them, what
to me, one of my many, many flaws is that when I get mad at one or two
guys, I end up getting mad at the whole team. And it's not
because we had some guys that played well today. We did.
10/10 Kentucky – 101, Arkansas-Pine Bluff – 43
Kentucky Head Coach Matthew Mitchell
“We wanted 40 minutes of hustle today and I thought that we were close
to that. I am really proud
of our players for giving a good effort and coming out and working hard
today. It was a good win and
completes a good week of basketball for us with three good wins."
Fall at Indiana
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (AP) - Indiana finally has
the horses to beat top-ranked Kentucky.
Watford's buzzer-beating 3-pointer from the left wing stood up to a
replay review Saturday night, giving the Hoosiers a stunning 73-72
to Host “Meet the Team” Saturday
welcome to meet the 2012 gymnastics team Saturday at 6 p.m. ET in
Ky. – The Big Blue Nation will have a chance to get its first look at
the 2012 University of Kentucky gymnastics team led by first-year head
coach Tim Garrison when it plays host to the annual “Meet the Team”
event Saturday at 6 p.m. ET inside Memorial Coliseum.
Seed Texas Claims Hard-Fought Battle vs.UK
Ky. – Led by sophomore outside hitter Bailey Webster’s match-high 17
kills, the top seed University of Texas Longhorns defeated a tough
Kentucky bunch 3-1 (25-23, 22-25, 27-25, 25-23) in the NCAA Lexington
Regional in front of 4,022 fans on Friday night at Memorial Coliseum.
and Diving Inks Nine in Early Signing Period
Ky. -- On the heels of a successful fall season which included many
record-breaking performances, the University of Kentucky swimming and
diving team, led by 21st-year head coach Gary Conelly, announced it’s
2012-13 early signees which includes nine new student-athletes for UK.
Texas Escapes With Hard-Fought Win
Wildcats go toe-to-toe with tournament’s top seed in front of 4,022 fans
Ky. – Despite a valiant effort by a gutsy Kentucky team, the top-seeded
Texas Longhorns outlasted the host Wildcats in a thrilling 3-1 (25-23,
22-25, 27-25, 25-23) match to advance to the NCAA Regional Finals in
front of a near-capacity crowd of 4,022 fans in Memorial Coliseum.
Ranked No. 1 in Both Polls
achieve top ranking for the second time in Calipari era
LEXINGTON, Ky. – The UK men’s basketball team has risen to the top of
the polls for the second time in the John Calipari era.
a perfect 2-0 record last week with wins over Radford and Portland
pushing its record to 6-0, coupled with a loss by top-ranked North
Carolina, the Wildcats ascend to the top of the basketball world for
the second time in the last three years.
Selected for Seventh Straight NCAA Tourney
travel to College Station, Texas, for opening rounds
Ky. – Following its fourth 20-win season in the last seven seasons, a
top-20 national ranking for six straight weeks and a runner-up finish
in the Southeastern Conference the Kentucky volleyball team was
selected for a school-record seventh consecutive NCAA Tournament
90, Mississippi Valley State 51
Head Coach Matthew Mitchell
“Good win for us today and I was glad that we were able to play with
some energy in the first 30
minutes of the game and put the game away pretty early. We had some
good moments in the game
today and we are happy to be 7-0.”
Roark Propel Kentucky to 10-7 Win over Tennessee
rushes 24 times for 124 yards; Guy tallies 14 tackles
Ky. (AP) - Coshik Williams ran for a touchdown and senior wide receiver
Matt Roark filled in at quarterback with 124 yards on 24 carries as
Kentucky snapped a 26-game losing streak to Tennessee with a 10-7
victory on Saturday.
Thanksgiving from UK Football
Anthony Mosley and offensive lineman Jake Lanefski are game captains
Ky. – University of Kentucky football head coach Joker Phillips and the
Kentucky football team wished all Wildcat fans a Happy Thanksgiving as
they finished up their week of practice on Thursday morning.
Kentucky – 88 Radford – 40
Slow start on offense, seemed like defense kind of got things going.
What did you like on both ends of the ball?
CALIPARI: Well, there's two things you can do when a team tries to hold
the ball, which is what they were going to do until the shot clock
winds down, hopefully make shots: You've got to really bother them. You
can't let them just do it because they're not trying to score.
Neloms Out for Saturday; Quarterbacks Practice
Maxwell Smith and Morgan Newton both practiced on Wednesday
Ky. – University of Kentucky junior defensive end/linebacker Ridge
Wilson and junior defensive back Martavius Neloms will not play for the
Wildcats this weekend against Tennessee because of injury, UK head
coach Joker Phillips announced after practice on Wednesday.
UK Head Coach John Calipari
Anthony Davis’ scoring…
just got to get tougher right now, until he does that it doesn’t matter
what we do. He’s got to bend over and play an aggressive game."
Begin Week With Indoor Practice
will host Tennessee on Saturday at 12:21 p.m. ET on the SEC Network
Ky. – The University of Kentucky football team began its week of
practice by moving indoors to the Nutter Training Facility because of
steady rain in the Lexington area over the past few days.
Signs Eight for 2013
hauls in eight heralded players from across the country
Ky. – After racking up the best season in school history in
UK softball coach Rachel Lawson has inked a heralded class of eight
highly-touted athletes from across the country for the 2013 season.
Hoops and Nebraska Omaha Faceoff
Wildcats meet first-time foe Nebraska Omaha in another stretch of three
games in five days
Ky. – No. 14/11 Kentucky women’s basketball continues its nine-game
home stand with a matchup against first-time opponent Nebraska Omaha on
Wednesday, Nov. 23.
ANNOUNCES SIGNING OF CONNOR DAVIS
Rifle Head Coach Harry Mullins Announces Signing of Connor Davis
Ky. -- The defending national champion Kentucky rifle program has
signed in-state product Connor Davis to a National Letter of Intent, it
was announced on Tuesday afternoon by UK head coach Harry Mullins.
Travels to Tennessee Aiming for SEC Title
will compete for NCAA automatic qualification for SEC
Ky. – The 16th-ranked Kentucky volleyball team travels to 15th-ranked
Tennessee aiming for a share of the Southeastern Conference
championship in the regular season finale for both teams on Wednesday
night. With a victory, UK would earn the SEC’s automatic berth into the
Phillips - Tennessee Week
said last week we're playing for an extra game. With that
out of reach, I know we're playing for still a goal out there, and our
goal is to win our last game."
CONCLUDES FALL SEASON WITH WIN AT ALASKA
Edge Alaska-Fairbanks 4691-4646; Emily Holsopple Fires 592 in Air Rifle
Alaska -- Led by strong performances in air rifle from Emily Holsopple
and Katie Fretts, the Kentucky rifle team posted a 4691-4646 win over
Alaska-Fairbanks, with UK concluding the fall season with an unbeaten
record, on Sunday at the E.F. Horton Rifle Range.
Help UK Claw Back to Set-Up SEC Showdown
will play Tennessee on Wednesday, Nov. 23 for chance at SEC title
Ky. – Trailing 2-0 on Senior Day, the 16th-ranked Kentucky volleyball
team received inspired performances from its senior trio to capture a
dramatic 3-2 (18-25, 26-28, 25-23, 25-21, 15-13) victory over Arkansas
on Sunday. The win sets up a showdown with 14th-ranked Tennessee on
Wednesday, Nov. 23 for a chance to earn a share of the Southeastern
Tydlacka Receive Honors
Football Notebook: Kentucky Fans Win Big Blue Crush
Ky. – Linebacker Danny Trevathan and punter Ryan Tydlacka
been recognized for their efforts in Kentucky’s game at Georgia on
POWERS UK RIFLE TO WIN OVER AIR FORCE
Get Team-Leading Performance from Emily Holsopple
Alaska -- Highlighted by a standout performance from sophomore Emily
Holsopple, the Kentucky rifle team posted a 4684-4608 win over the
United States Air Force Academy, on Saturday at the E.F. Horton Rifle
Rolls Penn State 85-47
has 26 to lead Kentucky
Conn. (AP) - Kentucky's star freshman Anthony Davis had just three
points on Saturday. Coach John Calipari isn't concerned.
Doron Lamb had 26 points and the Wildcats routed Penn State 85-47 in
the Hall of Fame Tip-Off tournament in Connecticut.
and Diving Conclude UT Invite
finish fourth in Knoxville
Tenn. – After three days of competition this week, the University of
Kentucky swimming and diving teams completed their run in the 2011
University of Tennessee Invitational with the men finishing fourth, and
the women finishing sixth.
16 Kentucky Begins Weekend With Sweep of LSU
unleashes for 10 kills on a .500 hitting percentage
Ky. – Behind a tremendous offensive performance from junior Ashley
Frazier and a strong blocking presence from senior Ann Armes the
16th-ranked Kentucky volleyball team earned a 3-0 (25-15, 25-19, 25-21)
sweep of visiting LSU on Friday night in Memorial Coliseum in front of
TRAVELS TO ALASKA FOR TWO-MATCH SWING
Face Air Force, Alaska-Fairbanks to Conclude Fall Season
Alaska -- The Kentucky rifle team looks to remain unbeaten during the
2011-12 fall season, traveling to Fairbanks, Alaska, for two matches,
facing Air Force on Saturday and Alaska-Fairbanks on Sunday.
are very excited to get back on the road,” UK head coach Harry Mullins
said. “Training has been going well this week and we are looking
forward to testing ourselves once again on the road. I feel that we got
some of the kinks out on this last trip. First road trip of the season
always has some bugs to it.”
Mitchell Post-Northeastern Quotes
Head Coach Matthew Mitchell
was glad to win tonight. It was good to get another game in the win
column. I was very pleased with the intensity in the first half. I
thought that first 20 minutes was really tough."
Sits in Fifth After Day Two of UT Invite
claims second in one-meter dive
Tenn. – The University of Kentucky swimming and diving teams saw more
success today in the second day of the three-day University of
Tennessee Invitational in theJones Aquatic Center in Knoxville, Tenn.,
powered by swims from Megan Eppler, Cristina Bechtel, Matt Russell, and
16 Kentucky Returns Home for Final Home Matches
will play LSU and Arkansas in remaining two home matches of regular
Ky. – The 16th-ranked Kentucky volleyball team plays its final two
regular season home matches against Southeastern Conference opponents
LSU and Arkansas this weekend. The Wildcats will begin the weekend
hosting LSU at 7 p.m. ET on Friday and conclude with Arkansas at 1:30
p.m. ET on Sunday in Memorial Coliseum.
Penn State Media Opportunity
On the value of taking a long trip …
issue became that it is a Saturday afternoon game, which means we would
do a two in the morning or three in the morning flight, get back at
five and leave to get back up here either Thursday night or miss class
on Friday and that is why we stayed. "
Wildcats Anxious to Return to Commonwealth
to face Jacksonville State on Saturday at Noon ET
Ky. – The University of Kentucky football team has worked hard in
practice the past two weeks to take full advantage of its bye week and
now head coach Joker Phillips said his Wildcats are anxious to get back
on the playing field.
“Two weeks ago, we talked about
needing an open date and that we were looking forward to it,” Phillips
said. “Now, after the two weeks, we are ready to play and we are
looking forward to playing. We need to get back out on the field and we
are looking forward to Saturday.
Crowe Press Conference Quotes -
from the Jacksonville State news conference
are playing a football team in Kentucky that is coming off an open date
and they will certainly bring everything they got. We haven't
played with the efficiency required to manage a game in this
environment and of this caliber. I think we are improving to
point where this game could be highly competitive till the very end –
with an opportunity to win.
happy with Wildcats upbeat and competitive practice on Tuesday
to Miss Rest of Season With Knee Injury
Ky. – University of Kentucky true freshman tailback Josh Clemons will
miss the rest of the 2011 Kentucky football season due to a torn
meniscus in his knee, UK head coach Joker Phillips announced on Tuesday.
said that Clemons had surgery on the knee Tuesday morning. The native
of Fayetteville, Ga., was leading Kentucky in rushing this season with
65 carries for 279 yards and two touchdowns. Both of Clemons’
touchdowns this season were game winners.
Defense Stymies Alabama Attack in Sweep
limits Alabama to 16 kills on -.012 hitting for the match
Ky. – The Kentucky defense enjoyed a terrific outing limiting Alabama
to a -.012 hitting clip and a mere 16 kills for the match in a 3-0
(25-12, 25-8, 25-17) sweep Sunday afternoon in front of another packed
house at Memorial Coliseum.
“It was another really good
win, and we were focused today,” UK coach Craig Skinner said. “That was
a theme of ours in the match to be focused. I thought we were very
efficient, and I’m really proud of the way we executed on the court
‘Looked Good’ in Return to Practice
travels to face top-20 ranked South Carolina on Saturday at 12:21 p.m.
head coach Joker Phillips said after practice Tuesday that he was again
pleased with his team’s enthusiasm and effort in the game, but the
Wildcats are still not executing in some areas the way he is wanting.
No. 21 Kentucky men’s soccer team wrapped up a brutal travel stretch
with two games in the Sunshine State last week, part of a six-day
journey. UK suffered a pair of overtime losses, falling 2-1 at No. 10
UCF on Wednesday in Orlando, before FIU notched a 1-0 overtime win over
UK on Sunday in Miami.
LSU 35, Kentucky 7
UK Individual Notes
tailback Josh Clemons had a career-high 21 carries for 69 yards.
Senior wide receiver Matt Roark caught his first career touchdown pass,
leading UK with four catches for 19 yards receiving.
Expects Clemons to Start vs. No. 1 LSU
football team uses crowd noise to help prepare for Death Valley
Ky. – The University of Kentucky football team will travel to Baton
Rouge, La., on Saturday to face No. 1 LSU for its first true road test
of the 2011 season and according to head coach Joker Phillips, true
freshman tailback Josh Clemons is healthy and will start against the
Golf Finishes First Round in Second Place
finishes first round of the Bettie Lou Evans Fall Invitational one
stroke off lead
Ky. – The University of Kentucky women’s golf team finished the first
round of the Bettie Lou Evans Fall Invitational in second place on
Friday at the University Club of Kentucky. UK finished the round with a
total score of 24-over-par 312, including junior Heather Lott finishing
tied for fifth overall at 76.
LODGE AMONG TOP-5 PLAYERS IN C-USA
Sophomore Tyler Riggs, Junior Matt Lodge Ranked Among C-USA Top-5
-- Kentucky men’s soccer sophomore forward Tyler Riggs and junior
forward Matt Lodge have been ranked among the top-five players in
Conference USA by TopDrawerSoccer.com.
Tydlacka Named Game Captains For LSU Game
seniors Randall Burden and Ryan Tydlacka named game captains for
Ky. – University of Kentucky senior cornerback Randall Burden and
senior punter Ryan Tydlacka have been named game captains for
Kentucky’s contest at LSU in Baton Rouge, La.
21 SOCCER OPENS C-USA PLAY AT NO. 13 UCF
Face Red-Hot Golden Knights
(7-3-1, 0-0-0 C-USA) enters the game with UCF ranked as the NCAA leader
with 25 goals scored through 11 games, tied with No. 2 Maryland for the
nation’s lead. UK enters the game with UCF looking for its third win
over a top-15 opponent in 2011, also topping No. 9 Michigan and No. 15
Brown, in addition to losses at No. 3 Creighton, No. 13 Cal and
Named to XVI Pan American Games Roster
assistant coach returns from injury and is one of 17 members
representing the USA
CITY – Kentucky assistant coach and former All-American
Molly Johnson has been named to USA Softball’s 17-member Pan American
Games roster it was announced
Looks for More Competitive Looks in Practice
head coach says team may do more ones vs. twos practice sets
thought we competed well today going ones versus twos (i.e., first team
vs. second team) and ones versus ones but we've got to learn how to
practice against scouts because they are giving us more of the LSU
looks,” Phillips said. “That is when we have to pick up the
tempo. We may have to go more twos versus ones to get better looks and
get better tempo. I think that we competed our tails off when we are
going against (first- and second-teamers).”
15 Florida 48, Kentucky 10
PHILLIPS: For five minutes in the game we looked
pretty good football team, and then the things that we had been doing
in the past started showing up, turnovers, giving short fields, three
short fields and turnovers ‑‑ actually two short fields on turnovers
and another turnover for a touchdown to give them 28. We did
good job of getting the momentum back on our side right before the half
and then coming out of halftime. We've been there
We've been down before at half and got a chance to get the momentum
back right before the half, and we get the ball back and we move the
ball ‑‑ we did move the football, we pinned them back and gave them a
‑‑ let them off the hook by giving up a big run.
But they are fighting. Our kids are fighting, scratching and
clawing. We're just not playing very smart. They'll
continue to fight. I believe in those guys, but we've got to
some things corrected, and this begins with me.
Begin Week with Good Practice
to open SEC play against No. 15 Florida on Saturday at 7 p.m. ET
Ky. – University of Kentucky football head coach Joker Phillips was
pleaded with his team’s performance in practice on Tuesday, however,
Phillips said his team must have “great practices” in order to compete
against the 15th-ranked Florida Gators when they roll into Commonwealth
Stadium on Saturday for UK’s Southeastern Conference opener.
hosts in-state foe Louisville on Saturday at 7 p.m. ET
Ky. – "We have to get sharper on our assignments, sharper on our
alignments and sharper on the adjustments that we have to make. These
guys do a lot on both sides of the ball and we have to be able to
adjust to all of the things we are going to see.”
– 27 Central Michigan – 13
interview with: COACH JOKER PHILLIPS
say there's no such thing as an ugly loss. Well, we just had
another not‑so‑pretty win. But we are 2‑0. Probably
about a third of the teams across the country are 2‑0. We
found a way to win this one.
Claim Season Opener Over WKU
Guy tallies two interceptions
Tenn. (AP) - Josh Clemons scored on a 14-yard touchdown run, and Morgan
Newton shook off three interceptions in throwing a 31-yard TD pass to
La'Rod King in helping the Wildcats beat Western Kentucky 14-3 on
Kentucky had only 75 yards total offense through the
first three quarters before Newton drove them 80 yards late in the
fourth to put away the victory. The Southeastern Conference team handed
Western Kentucky its 16th straight home. The Hilltoppers were the home
team in this game played at the home of the NFL's Tennessee Titans.
Adds Six in
2011 Hall of Fame Class
LEXINGTON, Ky. --
University of Kentucky greats will be inducted into the UK Athletics
Hall of Fame in late September. The 2011 class includes former UK
student-athletes Jeff Abbott (baseball), Pam Browning (women’s
basketball), Ilkka Jantti (men’s soccer), Cedric Kauffmann
tennis), Bill Ransdell (football) and former administrator Russell Rice.
Signs Contract Extension
LEXINGTON, Ky. – University of Kentucky men’s basketball
coach John Calipari, who led the Wildcats to the school’s 14th
NCAA Final Four appearance last season, has been rewarded with an
eight-year contract worth a total of $36.5 million plus the opportunity
for performance-based incentives, UK Director of Athletics Mitch
Barnhart announced Monday. See attachments for the actual contract
which includes an amendment to the previous agreement along with
details of the eight-year deal.
Knight not your usual one-and-done
HOUSTON - Freshman point guard Brandon Knight undoubtedly is using the
Kentucky basketball program as his stepping stone to the NBA.
It’s likely he will add his name to the growing list of
college stars who stay in school one year, only to move on to the
Away: UK Blasts Past Mississippi State
LEXINGTON, Ky. - Four different Kentucky batters hit a home run as the
Wildcats set a program record for homers in a single game in a 12-6
rout of Mississippi State on a frigid night at the UK Softball Complex.
Senior Megan Yocke, juniors Brittany Cervantes and Rachel Riley and
freshman Lauren Cumbess all connected for a round tripper to lead a UK
offense that totaled 12 runs on 11 hits to claim the opening game of
the series with the Bulldogs.
RICE SQUARES OFF AGAINST BEST PLAYERS IN THE WORLD
Just six months removed from completing a standout career at the
University of Kentucky, former men’s soccer All-American
Barry Rice competed in a friendly for Major League Soccer’s
United, with United posting a 3-2 win over world power A.C. Milan, in
front of 30,367 fans at RFK Stadium.
In football frenzied SEC - Kentucky is king of college hoops
We all know...from top to bottom...the Southeastern Conference is the
best overall, when it comes to men and women's sports across the
Signs With New Orleans Saints
It was about a year ago at this time, during 2009 spring practice, that
former University of Kentucky football coach Rich Brooks predicted
stardom for linebacker Sam Maxwell.
Beach WR Brett Thiesen will get a shot at Kentucky
Brett Thiesen was content to go to Kentucky even before the Wildcats
offered him a spot on the football team. Thiesen, a senior who played
wide receiver for Jensen Beach last season,
Palm Beach Post
College Football Quarterbacks on the Hot Seat in 2010
Mike Hartline has played well for the Wildcats. Entering the '09
season, he was 6-3 as the 'Cats starting quarterback.
After being injured and missing the majority of '09, Hartline will
return in 2010 as the starter despite Morgan Newton's decent freshman
season in the Bluegrass State.
Maybe Hartline still gives the 'Cats their best shot at winning. He
does have the edge in experience.
spring practice primer
highlight for the Wildcats was signing four-star tight end prospect
Alex Smith, who was previously committed to North Carolina.