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Ashley Scoby: Top-ranked Wildcats feed
their ‘hunger’ for dominance in rout of UCLA

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  The thing about hunger is that it builds upon itself.   When you haven’t eaten all day, then get a bite of something delicious, it’s never enough. A few bites later, you’re still not satisfied. It gets to the …

Russ Brown: No Harrell? Not a problem as Rozier takes up the slack in gritty U of L win

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  By Russ Brown KyForward correspondent   Even without its pre-season All-American and Player of the Year candidate, Montrezl Harrell, Louisville’s basketball team still had enough firepower to dispatch gritty Western Kentucky 76-67 Saturday afternoon in sold-out E.A. Diddle Arena …

Dawson leaving West Virginia to replace Brown as UK’s new offensive coordinator

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  Shannon Dawson, offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach at West Virginia University, will join the Kentucky football staff in the same roles, head coach Mark Stoops said Friday.   “I’m very excited to bring Shannon Dawson to the University of …

Phil Steele’s College Football Magazine names Wildcats’ Dupree to All-American third team

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Phil Steele, creator of one of the nation’s most informative preseason football magazines, Phil Steele’s College Football, has released his All-America, All-Southeastern Conference and Freshman All-America Team with four Kentucky standouts earning honors on the three lists.   Senior defensive …

Thomas More standout running back Hayden named to AP’s Little All-American team

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  Staff report   Thomas More’s record-setting running back Domonique Hayden has been named to the Associated Press Little All-American team.   The Lexington Christian Academy product was named to the NCAA Division III second team. The Little All-American program …

Pitino says sophomore forward Agau will transfer from Louisville at end of semester

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University of Louisville sophomore forward Akoy Agau will transfer to another institution, departing from the Cardinals’ basketball team at this completion of the Fall semester, Cards’ coach Rick Pitino said.   Agau has not decided where he will transfer, but …

Ashley Scoby: UK-UCLA contest is what college basketball is supposed to be about

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  Whatever happens Saturday when Kentucky matches up with UCLA in the CBS Sports Classic, remember one thing: This is the way college basketball is supposed to be played.   Neutral site. Big city (Chicago). National television attention. Two of …

Colonels facing a major challenge Friday
with trip south to visit 18th-ranked Miami

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  A tough challenge awaits the Eastern Kentucky University men’s basketball team when the Colonels play at No. 18 University of Miami on Friday night on ESPN3.   The live radio broadcast of the game is available in the Richmond …

Lindsey Wilson’s Burwash named National Soccer Coaches Association Coach of Year

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  Lindsey Wilson College women’s soccer coach Drew Burwash has been named the 2014 National Soccer Coaches Association of America NAIA Women’s Soccer Coach of the Year, NSCAA officials announced.   Burwash guided the Blue Raiders to the NAIA national …

Going into Bahamas Bowl, Western Kentucky will continue to lean on its improving defense

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  During their current four-game winning streak, Western Kentucky has seen a dramatic rise in the performance of their defense, a group that will need to continue to play well if the Hilltoppers are to be successful in the inaugural …

Northern Kentucky women grab first home win as early second half run fells Cincinnati

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  Rianna Gayheart posted a season-high 12 points to lead the Northern Kentucky University women’s basketball team to its first home victory of the season, 66-52, over the University of Cincinnati on Wednesday in The Bank of Kentucky Center.   …

Jamie Vaught: Vitale says Cal’s Cats may be the best defensive team he’s seen in 30 years

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  Dick Vitale has seen the unbeaten Kentucky Wildcats play basketball in person and on TV this season.   Like most folks, if not all, the charismatic ESPN sportscaster is awfully impressed with the top-ranked Cats, who are 11-0 going …

Kentucky junior setter Bergren named American Volleyball Coaches All-American

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  Kentucky junior setter Morgan Bergren was named to the American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA) All-America second team, becoming the ninth player in program history to earn first- or second-team accolades.   Along with Bergren, seniors Jackie Napper and Lauren …

Eastern Kentucky battles back but falls short to East Tennessee in long-range shootout

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  Even though it trailed by 18 points with 7:37 left, the Eastern Kentucky University men’s basketball team never backed down and nearly fought its way back to a win over East Tennessee State Wednesday night before falling to the …

Russ Brown: No decision yet on who the quarterback will be for U of L in Belk Bowl

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  By Russ Brown KyForward correspondent   LOUISVILLE–Here’s the long-awaited news on Louisville’s quarterback situation for the Cardinals’ Belk Bowl game against Georgia in two weeks: No news.   Well, that’s not quite true, but UofL coach Bobby Petrino is …