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Sports Notes: Kentucky just one of many state basketball teams chasing history this season

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  Kentucky extended the second-longest winning streak in program history to 29 wins in a row Saturday, topping Arkansas 84-67 and improving to 6-0 when playing against nationally ranked teams.   In arguably their “biggest” games of the year against …

UK’s Lyles earns Southeastern Conference Freshman of Week honors for second time

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  Trey Lyles was named SEC Freshman of the Week on Monday after a breakout week in which he led top-ranked Kentucky to a pair of wins, including a Southeastern Conference championship-clinching win over No. 18/16 Arkansas.   Lyles picked …

Legends’ March 14 Fan Fest includes ballpark tours, concession samples, games and more

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See the ballpark, taste the food and take advantage of the first opportunity to buy individual game tickets for the 2015 season — that’s just part of what the Lexington Legends are offering at their annual Fan Fest, which is …

Kentucky women shine on Senior Day, deny No. 2 South Carolina an unbeaten SEC season

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  Both the Kentucky men’s team and the second-ranked South Carolina women were seeking to go undefeated in Southeastern Conference play. The Wildcats’ quest is still alive, but thanks to the UK women’s team, the Gamecocks will have to settle …

Colonels continue streak, top Tennessee Tech to enter OVC Tournament on a winning roll

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  Behind a career-high 35 points from Corey Walden, the Eastern Kentucky University men’s basketball team clinched first place in the Ohio Valley Conference East Division and the No. 2 seed in next week’s league tournament with a 70-67 victory …

Ashley Scoby: Wildcats ‘remember last year,’ pay back Razorbacks with dominating win

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  Nine McDonald’s All-Americans are one thing. But nine McDonald’s All-Americans with motivation and a killer instinct is a whole new level, and it’s a level that No. 1 Kentucky reached Saturday in its 84-67 win over No. 18 Arkansas. …

Little used sophomore Gill provides lift, Cards prove they may have some life left after all

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  By Russ Brown KyForward correspondent   It had been a long, frustrating season for Louisville basketball player Anton Gill. The sophomore guard had played little and when he had gotten into a game hewas a non-factor most of the …

Kentucky Afield Outdoors: Heads up state anglers, your fishing license is about to expire

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  By Lee McClellan Special to KyForward   FRANKFORT, Ky. – It is the time of year anglers must make an investment in their future fishing. Current 2014-2015 fishing licenses expire this weekend. If you plan to fish on or …

U.S. Basketball Writers Association makes Cauley-Stein a finalist for Robertson Trophy

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The U.S. Basketball Writers Association has named Kentucky junior forward Willie Cauley-Stein a finalist for the 2015 Oscar Robertson Trophy, to be presented to the association’s national player of the year.   Cauley-Stein is one of 15 finalists for the …

Goss, Wildcats spoil Senior Day for Arkansas, now turn attention to Sunday’s season finale

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  Bria Goss swiped one of her game-high four steals and scored a layup with just 15 seconds remaining to seal Kentucky’s 56-51 Southeastern Conference road win over Arkansas Thursday, ending the Wildcats’ three-game losing streak.   Goss also scored …

Colonels hold off Jacksonville, move another step closer to OVC East Championship

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  Eastern Kentucky University’s men’s basketball team held Jacksonville State University scoreless for the majority of the final three minutes, resulting in a 63-57 victory in McBrayer Arena on Thursday and keeping the Colonels in position to capture the Ohio …

Ashley Scoby: Arkansas looks good on paper, but will it be enough to bring Wildcats down?

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  If you put Arkansas’ season statistics in a bubble, they would look well-balanced and impressive.   Eight players average 14 minutes or more. Two players are in double figures scoring for the season (Bobby Portis with 18.3 points a …

Shocked and saddened Cardinals will try
to refocus, move on against Seminoles

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  By Russ Brown KyForward correspondent   Louisville’s basketball players will try to set aside their shock and sadness at the sexual assault charges against former teammate Chris Jones and get back to the business of basketball this weekend.   …

Dismissed Louisville guard Chris Jones enters not guilty pleas to charges of rape, sodomy

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By Russ Brown KyForward correspondent   LOUISVILLE–Former University of Louisville basketball player Chris Jones pleaded not guilty Thursday morning on charges of rape and sodomny involving two women, while UofL released a statement on the matter.   Judge Sheila Collins …

EKU senior Eason captures Ohio Valley Female Indoor Track Athlete of Year honor

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Eastern Kentucky University senior Ann Eason has been voted the Ohio Valley Conference Female Indoor Track Athlete of the Year, the league office announced on Thursday.   Two other Colonels were also honored: Tom Koringo and Carina Schempf were voted …