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UK Hoops SEC schedule includes pair of matchups with Tennessee, South Carolina


  The Southeastern Conference announced its 14-team, 16-game women’s basketball schedule for the 2014-15 season and Kentucky’s slate is highlighted by eight home matchups, including battles in Memorial Coliseum with Florida, Tennessee, Texas A&M and South Carolina as well as …

Former Bardstown center Drake decides
to forgo senior season on UK Hoops team


  Kentucky women’s basketball player Samantha Drake, who suffered a torn anterior cruciate ligament and meniscus in her left knee last season, has decided not to play her senior season and will instead focus on her academics and graduating in …

First schedule as ACC member will provide major challenge for Cardinals, Pitino says


  Appearances in six special early season events, the Cardinals’ inaugural season in the Atlantic Coast Conference, at least 20 games on national television and 21 home games in the KFC Yum! Center highlight the 2014-15 University of Louisville men’s …

Jamie Vaught: Vitale recalls crossing paths with legendary Rupp during coaching days


  Before he became a household name as a colorful TV broadcaster, Dick Vitale was coaching basketball.   One of his stops was at the University of Detroit, where he served as the head coach for four years during the …

Billy Reed: Simms uses national platform to broaden debate on offensive sports mascots


Only a few days after becoming embroiled in the bitter Washington Redskins’ nickname debate, Phil Simms will visit a university that has been home to perhaps the most famous Native American athletes since Jim Thorpe was performing wondrous deeds for …

Louisville star McCoughtry invited to play
for USA Women’s World Championship team


  University of Louisville women’s basketball All-American Angel McCoughtry has enjoyed a wealth of success during her tenure with USA Basketball, capturing four gold medals and she will get the chance to add to that record.   A three-time WNBA …

Former Tennessee Mr. Basketball Marberry added to WKU roster, Crook to coaching staff


Western Kentucky men’s basketball coach Ray Harper said Monday that Rob Marberry, a former Tennessee Division II-A Mr. Basketball, has joined the Hilltoppers and former WKU guard Jamal Crook has been added to the staff as a graduate assistant.   …

No Alumni game? No problem as Coach Cal’s Basketball Fantasy Camp generates $1 million


  By Eric Lindsey CoachCal.com   On Saturday afternoon, as John Calipari’s team took too long during a timeout of a fantasy camp game, Barry “Slice” Rohrssen started pleading with officials to charge Coach Cal a timeout.   “It’s my …

Morehead’s Faried, Kentucky’s Davis and Cousins earn positions on USA FIBA squad


  Former Morehead State forward Kenneth Faried and Kentucky center DeMarcus Cousins have been selected to represent the United States in the 2014 FIBA (International Basketball Federation) World Cup. The event will be held Aug. 30-Sept. 14 in Spain.   …

National story brings attention to Pikeville’s Wells, along with focus on organ donation


  University of Pikeville men’s basketball coach Kelly Wells’ story of his fight with kidney disease was featured by national columnist Gregg Doyel of CBSSports.com this week.   The piece, titled “Life After Near Death,” shares personal segments from Wells’ …

EKU completes McBrayer Arena renovation, including first new floor in a half century


  It took nearly the entire summer to complete, but the new court inside Eastern Kentucky University’s McBrayer Arena is finished and being used by the school’s varsity student-athletes.   New lighting, more attractive louvers and new basketball goals have …

UK freshman Towns sees action against Team USA, but won’t travel to Spain for World Cup


By Glenn Osborne KyForward sports editor   Kentucky freshman Karl-Anthony Towns played 10 minutes for the Dominican Republic National team in its 105-62 loss to Team USA Wednesday in Madison Square Garden, but he won’t be accompanying them to the …

UK Athletics Hall of Fame inductees for
2014 include Bogans, Moore, Etcheberry


  Six University of Kentucky greats will be inducted into the UK Athletics Hall of Fame in late September, headed by men’s basketball star Keith Bogans, football linebacker Marty Moore, and former track and field coach Pat Etcheberry.   The …

Former Eastern Kentucky standout guard Jones signs pro contract to play in Sweden


  Former Eastern Kentucky University guard Jaron Jones has signed to play professionally in Europe for the Solna Vikings in Sweden.   This is the second European team Jones has played for. In the summer of 2012, he signed to …

Sports Notes: Calipari says challenging Bahamas schedule just what Cats needed


  A few final thoughts about what we learned during Kentucky’s Big Blue Bahamas eight-game exhibition tour last week:   Why was it called a tour when all the games were played in the same gym in Nassau? And kudos …