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Louisville trails Duke, North Carolina in preseason Atlantic Coast Conference poll

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  The University of Louisville men’s basketball team was picked to finish third in the Atlantic Coast Conference, according to a vote of media in attendance at the league’s annual “Operation Basketball” on Wednesday, trailing Duke and North Carolina.   …

Ashley Scoby: Mitchell may be changing his approach, but core principles remain firm

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  Matthew Mitchell is the same coach he’s always been: loud, exuberant, passionate and someone who relates well to his players.   He also pushes hard, and that’s something that won’t change this year: Point guard Jen O’Neill said Mitchell …

Transylvania women favored to win third straight Heartland Conference hoops title

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  Transylvania University has been voted the favorite to capture the 2014-15 Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference women’s basketball championship after the Pioneers received seven of the ten first-place votes in the HCAC Coaches Preseason Poll and collected 97 points in …

Single-game tickets available for UK women’s basketball games, including Top 10 matchups

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  Single-game tickets for the University of Kentucky women’s basketball’s 15-game home schedule are now available.   The 2014-15 home slate is highlighted by eight Southeastern Conference opponents, including matchups with preseason top-10 opponents Tennessee, Texas A&M and South Carolina …

Jamie Vaught: Lyles says missing time due to injury makes him appreciate basketball more

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Freshman Trey Lyles didn’t play during Kentucky’s Bahamas tour back in August because he was recovering from a minor leg surgery.   But when the 6-10 McDonald’s All-American from Indianapolis first saw the Wildcats using the two-platoon system during the …

MSC preseason basketball coaches’ polls favor defending champs Pikeville, Campbellsville

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Mid-South Conference coaches have selected Pikeville as the favorite to win the men’s basketball regular season title in 2014-15, according to the MSC Preseason Coaches’ Poll, while defending champion Campbellsville is the choice on the women’s side.   The Bears …

U of L women voted third in ACC hoops
poll, Hammond named All-Conference

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  The University of Louisville women’s basketball team, which returns two starters and boasts a top-10 incoming class, is picked to finish third in the Atlantic Coast Conference in separate polls of the league’s Blue Ribbon Panel and its 15 …

Ashley Scoby: Musings from an airplane seat result in more scrimmaging for Calipari’s Cats

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  For as much as Kentucky head coach John Calipari talks about helping his players escape the “clutter,” he certainly has enough of it in his own life. Phone calls, people knocking on his door, someone always asking for something: …

Cal’s Wildcats unanimous selection to win SEC basketball race, Harrison is top player

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  The University of Kentucky men’s basketball team was tabbed by the media to win its 46th Southeastern Conference championship this season as announced by the league office on Wednesday and sophomore guard Aaron Harrison was selected by the media …

Ashley Scoby: Mitchell wants to attack, attack, attack all the way to a Final Four appearance

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  It’s back to the basics for Kentucky women’s basketball – if the “basics” include 20 suicides in 20 minutes, a standard of being the “fastest, most disruptive” team in America and relating to the VCU men’s team.   They …

SEC Network will provide live broadcasts
of Blue-White Scrimmage, both exhibitions

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  Kentucky’s annual Blue-White Scrimmage set for Oct. 27 in Rupp Arena will air live on the SEC Network, it was announced Tuesday.   The scrimmage will also be available on WatchESPN and SECNetwork.com. Dave Baker and Jeff Piecoro will …

Defending OVC champ Eastern picked third in coaches poll, Eagles the second choice

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Defending Ohio Valley Conference Tournament champion Eastern Kentucky University men’s basketball team was picked to finish third this season in the East Division, the league announced from its annual media day event, and the Colonels’ Corey Walden was selected to …

UK Notes: Swift named SEC Offensive Player of Week; SEC Network adds Delk to lineup

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Kentucky women’s soccer forward Zoe Swift was named the Southeastern Conference’s Offensive Player of the Week on Monday after after she scored two game-winning goals over the weekend to propel Kentucky to a 2-0-0 record.   Swift collected six crucial …

Despite recent record of success, Eastern’s Neubauer isn’t afraid to make a few changes

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Five new players will suit up for the Eastern Kentucky University men’s basketball team in 2014-15, and head coach Jeff Neubauer will be looking for three new starters, but that’s not all that will be changing for the Colonels.   …

Jamie Vaught: Calipari unfazed by UK’s No. 1 ranking, will take unconventional approach

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  John Calipari covered nearly everything during his 45-minute news conference at Kentucky’s annual basketball Media Day festivities late last week. And he was in a pretty good humor.   The 55-year-old coach, who is beginning his sixth year at …