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Commission announces lineups for annual boys, girls Kentucky High School All-Stars


  The Bluegrass Sports Commission in conjunction with the Kentucky Lions Eye Foundation and the Kentucky Association of Basketball Coaches announced the rosters of the senior boys and senior girls Kentucky All-Star teams that will represent Kentucky this June in …

Transy’s Greg Todd named women’s
head basketball coach at Morehead


  Transylvnaia’s Greg Todd, who has won nearly 80 percent of his games as a head coach, has been named head women’s basketball coach at Morehead State.   A press conference to formally introduce Todd will be held Monday at …

Young becomes year’s first Wildcat
freshman to declare for June NBA draft


  University of Kentucky freshman All-Southeastern Conference selection James Young will forego his sophomore season and enter his name in this year’s NBA Draft.   “My time at Kentucky has been special to me, something I’ll always treasure, but I …

End of basketball season hasn’t slowed Calipari as national book tour continues


  Although it’s been just over a week since Kentucky fell to Connecticut in the NCAA Championship game in Arlington, Wildcat coach John Calipari hasn’t seen a break in his schedule.   He has spent this week on a whirlwind …

Louisville All-American Schimmell gets call
to WNBA, joins Atlanta Dream as eighth pick


Louisville’s All-American guard Shoni Schimmel was selected as the eighth pick in the 2014 WNBA Draft by the Atlanta Dream at the at Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Conn. Schimmel will play along former Louisville great Angel McCoughtry.   Schimmel …

UK Hoops star Stallworth selected 25th overall in WNBA draft by Connecticut Sun


University of Kentucky women’s basketball senior forward DeNesha Stallworth was the 25th overall selection in the 2014 Women’s National Basketball Association Draft as she was chosen by the Connecticut Sun in the third round on Monday night in Montville, Conn. …

Kentucky sophomore Cauley-Stein wants
to come back for another NCAA title run


  Sophomore forward Willie Cauley-Stein will return to the Kentucky men’s basketball program for the 2014-15 season, he announced on Twitter Monday.   “I want to come back and have a chance to win a national championship, while also getting …

Wildcats’ win over undefeated Wichita State ‘best game’ of tourney, says CBS sportswriter


  CBS Sports college basketball writer Matt Norlander named the University of Kentucky game against Wichita State his top pick for “best games of the 2014 NCAA Tournament.”   Norlander wrote about the game in which UK defeated No. 1 …

Willie Cauley-Stein, ambivalent about future, opens up on upcoming NBA-or-not decision


  ARLINGTON, Texas — After a Kentucky team’s final game of the season, win or lose—and Kentucky was so close to the ultimate goal, ending a season with a win—the question always has to be asked to whichever star players …

Kentucky finally flinches in title game but will be remembered for classic, clutch journey


  ARLINGTON, Texas — What could have been hung over Kentucky’s locker room like a storm cloud. The Wildcats had just lost in the national championship game, and only when Connecticut was up six and dribbling out the clock in …

Keven revisits some Wildcats basketball memories, getting ready for the final game


  KyForward’s Keven Moore is known here as our “insurance guy,” a columnist who actually makes insurance interesting and relevant. But for the next few days – like every other ‘bleed blue’ Kentuckian, he has no time for anything but …

Dominique Hawkins on the verge of history
after winning Sweet 16 and Mr. Basketball


  ARLINGTON, Texas — Dominique Hawkins doesn’t keep a written log of how many points he gives up when John Calipari sticks him in to serve as Kentucky’s defensive stopper, but he doesn’t forget it, either, when somebody torches him. …

Willie Cauley-Stein says he ‘probably’ won’t play in Monday’s championship game


ARLINGTON, Texas — Kentucky center Willie Cauley-Stein likely won’t play in Monday’s national championship game against Connecticut, he said in a post-game interview after Saturday’s win over Wisconsin.   He said the first time he’s really tested his ankle since …

Aaron Harrison cements his legendary legacy as Kentucky advances to Monday’s title game


ARLINGTON, Texas — Few questions remain about this Kentucky team. The main one will be answered Monday—Can a bunch of freshmen win a national championship?—and in a way, the Wildcats’ legacy still has a lot on the line five-sixths of …

Kentucky advances to championship game with another Harrison three-point winner


ARLINGTON, Texas — Kentucky will play for the national championship Monday.   The Wildcats beat Wisconsin 74-73 at AT&T Stadium, somehow one-upping the Michigan game and, thus, two-upping the Louisville finish. Aaron Harrison hit a three with 6.4 seconds left …