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Five Eagle basketball players pick up
honors for excellence off the court


  Morehead State’s Drew Kelly, Chad Posthumus, Kareem Storey, Jordan Percell and Karam Mashour have been named to the 2013-14 National Association of Basketball Coaches Honors Court for academic achievement.   The Honors Court recognizes juniors or seniors who own …

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


  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. …

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


  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 …

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


  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 …

Comcast Cable reaches agreement
with ESPN to carry new SEC Network


Comcast Cable has reached an agreement with ESPN to carry the SEC Network, which will begin rolling out to fans and followers of the Southeastern Conference across Comcast markets in mid August.   Comcast subscribers will also have authenticated access …

Kentucky games in Big Blue Bahamas exhibition tour will be available on radio


In addition to television options, Kentucky basketball fans without tickets to the Big Blue Bahamas exhibition tour will be able to listen to all six games on the UK/IMG Radio Network.   The games can be heard on radio in …

Newest Wildcat Towns second to win High School Athlete of Year Award in Calipari era


  Incoming freshman big man Karl-Anthony Towns was named the Gatorade Male High School Athlete of the Year at an awards ceremony held at the Lowes Hollywood Hotel in Hollywood, Calif.   Towns is the second player in the John …

Jamie Vaught: ESPN personality Vitale passionate in leading fight against cancer


In a recent interview with TV broadcaster Dick Vitale at his cool Florida home on a hot sunny day, he was wearing his blue plaid short pants and looking very fit.   And the 75-year-old New Jersey native is staying …

Sports Notes: Quarterback Towles holds the key to Wildcats increasing win total in 2014


  It’s just six weeks until Kentucky kicks off year two of the Mark Stoops era, hosting Tennessee Martin on Aug. 30 at still-under-renovation Commonwealth Stadium.   Although fan enthusiasm and attendance rebounded, on the field last year’s Wildcats fared …

Kentucky’s Randle agrees to Laker contract,
then plays in first NBA Summer League game


  The Los Angeles Lakers have signed Julius Randle, the seventh overall pick in the 2014 NBA Draft, it was announced by General Manager Mitch Kupchak. Randle will be available to play in Sunday’s NBA Summer League game in Las …

Former player Faulkner elevated to assistant men’s basketball coach at Northern Kentucky


Former Northern Kentucky player Ethan Faulkner as been hired as an assistant coach for the men’s basketball program, the school announced Friday.   Faulkner, who played for NKU head coach Dave Bezold as a guard from 2009-13, served as a …

Neubauer will lead Colonels on four-game exhibition tour of Australia in August


  Eastern Kentucky’s men’s basketball team will take a summer trip to Australia in August, head coach Jeff Neubauer said Wednesday.   The Colonels will depart on Aug. 5 and return on the Aug. 16 after playing four games in …

McCoughtry, Schimmel make the big time as both named starters for WNBA All-Star game


  Former University of Louisville women’s basketball All-Americans and currently members of the Atlanta Dream, Angel McCoughtry and Shoni Schimmel, are WNBA Eastern Conference starters, the league has announced.   The WNBA All-Star game, held on July 19 at 3:30 …

High school veteran MacAllister named assistant women’s basketball coach at Centre


Scot MacAllister, a veteran of more than 20 years of coaching experience across many levels, has been named to the Colonels’ women’s basketball staff.   MacAllister comes to Centre from Russell County, where he was the head girls’ basketball coach …

Pikeville’s Wells promotes Compton to associate head men’s basketball coach


  After five seasons in various assistant roles with the University of Pikeville men’s basketball team, Tigh Compton has been promoted to associate head coach for the 2014-15 season, UPIKE head coach Kelly Wells announced Monday.   In addition to …