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Tickets for UK-North Carolina Alumni Charity Game at Rupp Arena go on sale Aug. 14

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  Tickets for the 2015 UK men’s basketball Alumni Charity Game, which will be held Sept. 13 at 5:30 p.m. in Rupp Arena, will go on sale to the public on Aug. 14, at 10 a.m.   For the first …

$15 million Rupp Arena project includes new video, scoreboard array, wireless Internet

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  Rupp Arena will receive a $15 million dollar technology overhaul that includes a new center-hung video, audio and scoreboard array, wireless Internet for fans and patrons and major roof structure improvements so the arena can attract more concerts and …

Louisville pair of Walz, Moore continue winning ways at U.S. World Championship

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  Mariya Moore and head coach Jeff Walz are becoming unstoppable when teamed together with USA Basketball.   The duo helped lead the U.S. Women’s U-19 World Championship Team to gold on Sunday afternoon, beating host Russia 78-70 at the …

Kentucky recruit Murray puts on a show, guides Canada to silver in Pan Am Games

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  Step-back 3-pointers with the clock winding down. Key assists in crunch time. A block to ensure at least overtime. Jamal Murray even grabbed the game-clinching rebound.   You name it, Murray did it in leading the Canadian National Team …

Prized Kentucky recruit Murray’s wowing the experts with his play at Pan American Games

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  Already billed as one of the top players in the country in the 2015 recruiting class, incoming Kentucky freshman Jamal Murray’s stock has done nothing but rise in his three games with the Canadian National Team at the 2015 …

Wildcats’ recruit Murray makes Canadian roster for this week’s Pan American Games

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Incoming Kentucky freshman Jamal Murray was named to the Canadian roster for the 2015 Pan American Games, becoming one of only three collegians to make the squad.   Murray is the only one of the three to not have played …

UK star Harper tallies 16, but USA women fall to host Canada in Pan American final game

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  Canada won its first gold medal at the Pan American Games on Monday night as the quest for gold for the USA women’s squad came up short in an 81-73 loss to the host nation.   The USA squad, …

Sports Notes: Reds may be center of MLB universe again, but for much different reason

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  It was just a week ago that Cincinnati was the center of the Major League Baseball universe, serving flawlessly and impressively as the host for the 2015 All-Star Game.   Hometown third baseman Todd Frazier rode a late voter …

UK standout Harper converts late free throws to propel USA into Pan American Games final

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University of Kentucky star Linnae Harper made a pair of free throws and a last-second steal Sunday, helping the 2015 U.S. Pan American Women’s Basketball Team (4-0) survive its semifinal game against Cuba (2-2) with a 65-64 win that put …

Noel receives less attention than Kentucky’s All-Star big men, but the rookie stats stack up

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  By Jonathan Coffman KyForward intern   The NBA is quickly becoming a faster, smaller league, but a handful of former Kentucky big men are managing to keep the position relevant.   Nerlens Noel is just doing it without the …

Veteran coach Payne joining Eastern Kentucky’s women’s basketball staff

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Marcus Payne will join the Eastern Kentucky University women’s basketball staff as an assistant coach, head coach Chrissy Roberts announced.   Meanwhile, EKU men’s basketball coach Dan McHale announced that Kentucky native Terrence Commodore will join the men’s basketball staff …

Big Blue Madness: Unofficial tip-off to 2015-16 men’s basketball season set for Oct. 16

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  Big Blue Madness, the unofficial tip-off to the 2015-16 men’s and women’s basketball seasons, has been set for Oct. 16 in Rupp Arena and ticket distribution will take place on Friday, Oct. 2.   Tickets are free again this …

EKU men to tackle five NCAA tourney teams; former star Knipp joins German pro team

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  Eastern Kentucky will play nine games in 2015-16 against teams that advanced to the postseason last season, including five games against NCAA Tournament teams.   Eastern’s schedule includes 11 games against teams that posted a winning record a year …

Too small for basketball: Former Dixie Heights player earns spot on UK cheer squad

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  By Terry Boehmker Special to KyForward   In junior high school, Kennedy Webster was cut during tryouts for the girls’ basketball team mainly because she was only five feet tall. That’s when an aunt convinced her to give cheerleading …

Kentucky men’s basketball leads nation in overall attendance, women’s places seventh

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  Kentucky basketball was the team to watch this year, and now the stats back it up for both the men and women’s programs.   Both Kentucky basketball programs were among the top in national attendance for the 2014-15 season …