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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 …

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 …

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 …

WKU’s Price, Johnson become first Toppers to gain Conference USA basketball awards

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  Western Kentucky senior guard T.J. Price was named Conference USA Co-Player of the Week and freshman forward Justin Johnson earned C-USA Co-Freshman of the Week honors for their performances helping the Hilltoppers take down Ole Miss in Oxford Saturday …

Sports Notes: Cats compensate for Poythress, but Ulis may be the one who’s irreplaceable

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  When Kentucky forward Alex Poythress went down in practice after tearing a ligament in his left knee, there was little doubt that the Wildcats lost their most talented and versatile player.   As coach John Calipari said, when the …

Mitchell looking for more offense as Cats ready for No. 13 Duke; Goss out a month

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  Staff report   Kentucky got off to a sluggish start in its game against outmanned Belmont Sunday in Memorial Coliseum, but the Wildcats managed to pull away late for a 71-55 win to improve to 10-1 on the season. …

Morehead State hangs with Buckeyes, but boards the difference in fourth straight loss

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  Ohio State shot 57 percent from the floor and tallied a 21-3 advantage in second-chance points on its way to an 87-71 victory over Morehead State before a crowd of 14,578 on Saturday at Value City Arena.   The …

Ashley Scoby: Cold-blooded Cats overcome loss of Poythress to clobber North Carolina

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  Cold shooting from long range has plagued Kentucky recently, but the Wildcats were nothing but cold-blooded Saturday as they rolled over North Carolina 84-70 before a Rupp Arena crowd and a national TV audience on CBS.   The Tar …

Torn left knee ligament will end season for Kentucky junior forward Alex Poythress

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  University of Kentucky junior forward Alex Poythress will miss the remainder of the season after tearing the anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee in practice on Thursday.   “When you’re coaching other people’s children and these children have …

Former UK basketball great Delk, gymnastics star Hansen will have their jerseys retired

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  University of Kentucky men’s basketball great Tony Delk and gymnastics star Jenny Hansen will have their jerseys retired by UK Athletics at events to be held in February.   Jersey retirement is considered the highest honor bestowed by the …

Russ Brown: Aaron cleared for action, but Pitino says his playing time must be earned

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  By Russ Brown KyForward correspondent   LOUISVILLE – After months of investigation by the NCAA, Louisville freshman Shaqquan Aaron was finally declared eligible to begin playing Dec. 20 against Western Kentucky.   But don’t expect the highly-regarded, 6-foot-7 swingman …

Tickets for Kentucky-UCLA matchup in CBS Sports Classic in Chicago remain available

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An allotment of tickets for Kentucky’s matchup with UCLA in the CBS Sports Classic in Chicago on Dec. 20 is still available with tickets ranging in price from $80 in the upper level to $145 in the lower bowl.   …