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Poythress, Johnson each announce their
decision to play for the Wildcats next season


Sophomore forward Alex Poythress and freshman center Dakari Johnson said Wednesday in separate statements that they will return to the Kentucky men’s basketball program for the 2014-15 season.   “Playing in the NBA has always been a dream of mine, …

UK’s Randle makes it official: He’ll advance
to the NBA so he can ‘achieve my dream’


  Kentucky forward Julius Randle finally made it official Tuesday, announcing that he’ll leave his Wildcat family to enter the NBA.   Randle held a news conference at Memorial Coliseum to end the speculation over whether he would return for …

Tennessee hires former Morehead State coach Tyndall to lead basketball program


  After averaging more than 21 wins during his eight-year head coaching career – including an unprecedented 56-17, championship-winning two-year run at Southern Miss – Donnie Tyndall was handed the reins to the Tennessee program on Tuesday.   The 2013-14 …

Kentucky’s Randle to discuss future plans during Tuesday news conference at Memorial


  Kentucky freshman forward Julius Randle will hold a news conference Tuesday to announce whether he will give up his remaining college eligibility to move to the NBA or return to the Lexington campus next year. The 6-9, 250-pound Randle …

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 …