Season tickets for Louisville men’s basketball 21-game home schedule now available

Season tickets for the University of Louisville’s 2017-18 21-game home men’s basketball schedule in the KFC Yum! Center are now available for purchase. The Cardinals enter their eighth season in the spectacular 22,000-seat arena with five of their top eight scorers returning from a year ago when UofL posted a 25-9 record, tied for second in the ACC and earned a No. 10 ranking in the final Associated...

UK’s Baity named SEC Defensive Player of the Week; MacGinnis wins Special Teams Player of the Week

Kentucky junior cornerback Derrick Baity Jr. and senior kicker Austin MacGinnis were named Southeastern Conference Defensive Player of the Week and Special Teams Player of the Week, respectively, for their standout performances in Saturday’s 23-13 victory at South Carolina, the league announced on Monday. This is the fourth time in school history that Kentucky has had at least two players honored...

Louisville turns out to be ‘Not Ready for Primetime Players’ following Clemson smackdown

By Russ Brown Kentucky Today What now? What will be the fallout for the punch-drunk University of Louisville football team — aka the Not Ready for Primetime Players — in the wake of their humiliating 47-21 smackdown by Clemson Saturday night in a game that was predicted to be another hard-fourth classic in the young rivalry? Instead it turned into an embarrassing defeat in front of an ABC national...

Keith Taylor: Resilient Wildcats proved they can shot take a shot to the gut, then fight right back and win

The culture is changing at Kentucky and it’s all for the better. Even when things looked bleak after South Carolina opened the game with Jake Bentley’s 63-yard touchdown pass to Deebo Samuel Saturday night, the Wildcats didn’t flinch and recovered from the Gamecocks’ quick strike to go on to defeat the Gamecocks 23-13. Mark Stoops and Mitch Barnhart were all smiles after Kentucky’s win...

Half brother to 2017 Saratoga Special winner brings top price of $625,000 at Keeneland Yearling Sale

The market continued to show strength during Sunday’s session of the Keeneland September Yearling Sale, headlined by the sale of a half-brother to recent Saratoga Special (G2) winner Copper Bullet for $625,000 to Steven W. Young, agent. Sunday’s session-topper, consigned by James M. Herbener Jr., agent, is from the first crop of Verrazano. Out of the winning Unbridled’s Song mare Allegory, the...

Pioneerof the Nile colt sells for $525,000 to top Saturday action at Keeneland’s September Sale

The positive energy from Week 1 of the Keeneland September Yearling Sale carried forward as the sale resumed Saturday following a one-day break, with competition among leading buyers for top-quality horses spurring strong trade, topped by the sale of a colt by Pioneerof the Nile for $525,000 to Steven W. Young, agent. Keeneland sold 253 yearlings for $31,392,500 on Saturday, for an average of $124,081...

Cats continue recent dominance of South Carolina with 23-13 win in SEC opener, move to 3-0

By Keith Taylor Kentucky Today Kentucky continued its recent dominance of South Carolina Saturday night in its Southeastern Conference opener. The Wildcats (3-0) notched their fourth consecutive victory over the Gamecocks 23-13, spoiling South Carolina’s home opener. Kentucky tight end C.J. Conrad celebrates with Benny Snell following a touchdown by Snell in the first half Saturday night in Columbia,...

Stoops, Wildcats embrace anticipated challenge at South Carolina in SEC opener

By Keith Taylor Kentucky Today Mark Stoops has had more success against South Carolina than any other program in the Southeastern Conference. The Kentucky football coach has won three straight against the Gamecocks, including a 17-10 triumph last year at Kroger Field. During the Wildcats’ last visit to Brice-Williams Stadium two years ago, Kentucky edged the hosts 26-22 in a thriller that spiraled...

John Calpari’s 2017 Coaches’ Clinic scheduled for Oct. 22 at the Joe Craft Center

The 2017 John Calipari Coaches’ Clinic has been set for Oct. 22 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Joe Craft Center on the campus of the University of Kentucky. Last year’s clinic was sold out, so early registration is encouraged to reserve a spot. The day-long event, intended for male and female coaches, gives a unique look into the coaching philosophies and strategies that Calipari uses in guiding...

PGA of America selects Kearney Hills Golf Links to host 2018 Girls Junior Championship

The PGA of America today announced that Kearney Hill Golf Links of Lexington, Kentucky, has been selected to host the 2018 Girls Junior PGA Championship. The 43rd edition of the Championship will occur from July 9-12, 2018. “Our association is excited to bring the Girls Junior PGA Championship to the Bluegrass State for the first time,” said PGA President Paul Levy. “The most talented players...

Art Lander’s Outdoors: Regular cleaning of firearms will help protect your investment

With hunting season underway, rifles and shotguns are coming out of storage in gun cases or gun safes in preparation for trips afield. The question that every hunter needs to ask is: How long has it been since I thoroughly cleaned this firearm? Rifles and shotguns, purchased new or used — or inherited — represent a significant investment. Routine cleaning is needed to maintain best performance...

UK veteran linebacker Jones to miss SEC opener because of shoulder injury

By Keith Taylor Kentucky Today Kentucky will be missing one of its top defensive players in the Southeastern Conference opener at South Carolina Saturday. Linebacker Jordan Jones won’t play against the Gamecocks because of a shoulder injury. Through the first two games, Jones has compiled 13 tackles, complete with a pass breakup and a forced fumble. He led the Wildcats with 109 tackles last season. “He...

Louisville freshman linebacker Etheridge becoming pivotal piece of nationally ranked defense

For seven-consecutive seasons, Louisville’s defense has ranked in the top-25 nationally. Breaking into the lineup, given the success over that span, is an all but easy task. Dorian Etheridge, however, has shown that he is anything but a standard freshman. When he took the field in the season opener against Purdue, he became the first true freshman to start at linebacker since James Burgess during...

Cats release start times, television information for SEC, most of non-conference schedule

By Keith Taylor Kentucky Today All of Kentucky’s men’s basketball games will be televised not only locally and regionally, but also nationally this season. All games will be televised through the ESPN app, which includes ESPN, ESPN2, and the SEC Network. All games on the CBS Network also can be streamed online. Kentucky’s game against Kansas will be televised on ESPN, while the UCLA and Louisville...

Former Kentucky men’s basketball All-American, Hall of Famer Billy Ray Lickert dies at age 78

Billy Ray Lickert, a Helms Foundation All-American in 1961 and three-time All-Southeastern Conference player for the Kentucky men’s basketball team, died Wednesday. He was 78. Lickert became the 12th player in program history to amass 1,000 career points and was a three-year letterwinner (1959-61) under legendary coach Adolph Rupp. He was inducted into the UK Athletics Hall of Fame in 2010 and was...

Popular John Calipari Women’s Basketball Clinic back in Rupp Arena on Oct. 29

The ninth annual and always popular John Calipari Women’s Clinic is set for Oct. 29 from 1-4 p.m. The clinic will take place in historical Rupp Arena for the second consecutive year. The clinic is designed for women with all levels of basketball knowledge and experience and offers an exclusive inside look at the University of Kentucky men’s basketball program. The cost will remain unchanged at...

Kentucky aims to make simple better ahead of SEC opener at South Carolina

By Keith Taylor Kentucky Today Although Kentucky didn’t put a dent in the scoreboard in a 27-16 win over Eastern Kentucky in its home opener last weekend, the Wildcats made strides, especially offensively. “I think the best thing we saw is that we executed,” Kentucky offensive coordinator Eddie Gran said earlier this week. “We got a little bit better on third down. We were one-for-one in the...

Petrino hoping Cards peak at the right time for nationally televised showdown with Clemson

By Russ Brown Kentucky Today Let the hype begin. Actually, it already had, with the announcement over the weekend that ESPN’s “College Game Day” would be visiting Louisville for the second season in a row to showcase the No. 14 Cardinals’ (2-0, 1-0 ACC) crucial showdown with No. 3 Clemson (2-0, 0-0) Saturday night. The buildup will continue to escalate throughout the week, so...

Jamie Vaught: Wildcats feel Love’s impact both on and away from the playing field

Kentucky is sure glad to have Courtney Love, who has been a productive starter and a team leader. The 6-1, 242-pound linebacker from Youngstown, Ohio, is playing well this season. Going into Saturday night’s key SEC showdown with South Carolina, the UK senior is among the conference leaders in tackles. He is ranked No. 12 with 17 tackles, including six solos, for an average of 8.5, just behind...

Stoops says Cats must become more disciplined going into SEC opener at South Carolina

By Keith Taylor Kentucky Today Kentucky football coach Mark Stoops knows his team will have to take a big leap forward in the Southeastern Conference opener Saturday at South Carolina. Although the Wildcats are 2-0, the competition level will get tougher against the Gamecocks, who have won their first two encounters, including last week’s conference-opening 31-13 win over Missouri. Mark Stoops and...