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Former Wildcat Witten loses to Britain’s Ward; Oudin tops Chirico in wild card race

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  After taking former Kentucky Wildcat Jesse Witten to a third set and winning his second round, 6-4, 7-6(5), 6-2 in Wednesday’s Kentucky Bank Tennis Championships, Britain’s James Ward still was not happy.   And neither was Witten.   Witten …

Former NKU pitcher Jarrett Casey promoted to Triple-A, will play for the Charlotte Knights

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  Former Northern Kentucky University standout pitcher Jarrett Casey has been promoted to the Charlotte Knights, the organization announced on Monday.   Casey, a lefty from Indianapolis, Indiana, began the season with the Single-A Winston-Salem Dash and played in just …

EKU golfer Travis Rose qualifies for
2014 U.S. Amateur Championship

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  Eastern Kentucky University’s Travis Rose earned a spot in the field for the 2014 U.S. Amateur Championship by finishing second on Monday at the U.S. Amateur sectional qualifying event at the Coldstream Country Club in Cincinnati, Ohio.   With …

Professional Wildcat alums will face off against non-UK pros in the alumni game

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  For the first time in three years, a team of UK pros will face a team of non-UK pros.   Tickets for the 2014 UK Men’s Basketball Alumni Charity Game, which will be held August 24, at 6 p.m. …

Tennis championships turn blue in Big Blue Night featuring former Wildcat sportsmen

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Wednesday, July 23, is Big Blue Night at the Kentucky Bank Tennis Championships, starting at 6:45 at the University of Kentucky’s Hilary J. Boone Tennis Complex.   The evening’s events will feature former Wildcat standout Jesse Witten playing last year’s …

Four American women defeated challengers in qualifying rounds to head to main draw

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  Four women qualified Tuesday for the main draw of the Kentucky Bank Tennis Championships being held this week at the University of Kentucky’s Hilary J. Boone Tennis Complex. All four play in the main draw today, July 23, starting …

Former Wildcat Witten beats Italy’s Crepaldi; Kentuckian Ditty loses her match to Brengle

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  Former Wildcat and five-time All American Jesse Witten hasn’t been on his college courts in eight or nine years. But he was glad to find Tuesday the magic was still there with a 6-4, 3-6, 6-0 victory over Italy’s …

Northern Kentucky University eligible for
A-Sun championships in 2014-15 season

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  Championship athletics are back at Northern Kentucky University.   The Atlantic Sun Conference announced today that NKU will be eligible for all conference postseason championships for which its teams qualify starting with the upcoming 2014-15 season.   Northern Kentucky …

Cardinal setter named All-European Global Challenge as USA National Team takes silver

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  University of Louisville setter Katie George was named to the All-Tournament team as a member of the USA National Collegiate Team that won the silver medal at the European Global Challenge Tournament in Pula, Croatia.   George, an Assumption …

National Association of Basketball Coaches honors two EKU Colonels for high grades

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  Eastern Kentucky University men’s basketball players Eric Stutz and Deverin Muff were selected to the National Association of Basketball Coaches 2013-14 Honors Court, which recognizes men’s basketball players that excelled in academics during the past season.   In order …

Nick Anderson to compete at World Junior Championships, will represent Team USA

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  Nick Anderson will trade in his Kentucky uniform for that of Team USA when he competes at the International Association of Athletics Federations World Junior Championships at Oregon’s Hayward Field this week.   The United States is hosting an …

For American women, Lexington tourney final stop of three to draw wild card into US Open

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  The women’s singles division at the Kentucky Bank Tennis Championships promises to be a showdown this week as several players compete not only for the tournament title but also for the golden ticket to the US Open.   The …

Ky. Bank Tennis Championships: Duckworth pulls out close third-set win over UK alum

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What started out Monday as mediocre tennis at the Kentucky Bank Tennis Championships in Lexington turned into a full-blown, lengthy battle in the third set. Australian James Duckworth often used his serve to dig himself out of many key points …

Louisville Cardinals rank third in preseason media poll for 2014 Atlantic Division football

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  The University of Louisville football team was picked to finish third in the Atlantic Division in a poll of media members in attendance at the 2014 ACC Football Kickoff at Grandover Resort in Greensboro, North Carolina, on Monday.   …

Lanter, Malone, Polson honored by national coaches group for excellence in the classroom

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  Three UK men’s basketball players have been honored by the National Association of Basketball Coaches for excellence in the classroom during the 2013-14 academic school year. Tod Lanter, Sam Malone and Jarrod Polson were all tabbed to the NABC’s …