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Mobile ticketing for smart phones available now for Rupp, coming soon to The New CWS

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In an effort to provide more convenient and efficient entry for fans attending home men’s basketball games, the University of Kentucky Athletics Department has partnered with Ticketmaster to bring mobile ticketing technology to Rupp Arena.   Mobile ticketing will also …

Sports Notes: Hot start for Wildcats pushes Calipari ahead of Rupp’s winning percentage

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  In the long, storied history that is Kentucky basketball, only four teams have won at least 19 games to start a season. John Calipari has done it twice.   Prior to the perfect start for this year’s top-ranked Wildcats, …

Kentucky running back Heard enters name for NFL draft, will give up senior season

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  Kentucky junior running back Braylon Heard, who will complete his bachelor’s degree this spring, has decided to forego his final season of college football and has declared for the 2015 National Football League draft.   After transferring from Nebraska, …

Sports Notes: Recent moves by Barnhart prove he’s ‘all in’ with Stoops, football staff

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  There are a number of signs that show the times they are a-changing for the University of Kentucky football program, but it’s more than stadium renovations, new practice facilities and nationally ranked recruiting classes.   Recent decisions by UK …

Former Kentucky defensive standout Still selected to College Football Hall of Fame

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Art Still, whose dominance at defensive end helped lead Kentucky to some of its greatest moments in school history, has been named to the College Football Hall of Fame as announced Friday by the National Football Foundation.   The announcement …

Dupree, Smith, Robinson among five Wildcats set to perform in all-star football matchups

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  Five University of Kentucky football seniors, including defensive end/linebacker Bud Dupree, tight end Steven Borden, wide receiver Demarco Robinson, offensive lineman Darrian Miller and defensive end Za’Darius Smith, have been invited to play in national all-star games.   Borden, …

Kentucky recruiting coordinator Marrow will stay after agreeing to three-year extension

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After a week of speculation about whether he might take another job, Kentucky tight ends coach and recruiting coordinator Vince Marrow agreed to a contract extension that will keep him in Lexington through June of 2018.   The news was …

Russ Brown: Some rebuilding is in store for UofL, but Petrino ‘looking forward’ to 2015

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By Russ Brown KyForward correspondent   LOUISVILLE – Louisville’s first football season as a member of the Atlantic Coast Conference can be summed up in two words: No surprises.   The Cardinals finished with a 9-3 regular-season record, including 5-3 …

Russ Brown: Questions remain about Cards’ QB, but it may not matter who gets the call

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  By Russ Brown KyForward correspondent   Heading into the final hours of preparation for Tuesday’s Belk Bowl matchup between No. 20 Louisville (9-3) and No. 13 Georgia (9-3), one major personnel question remained unanswered:   Who will be UofL’s …

Western Kentucky blows big lead, but holds on for improbable win in first Bahamas Bowl

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  At least six more Bahamas Bowls are planned for Nassau, but the rest of the will be hard-pressed to match the intensity of the first one between Western Kentucky and Central Michigan on Christmas Eve.   A miracle comeback …

Cardinals won’t be home for the holidays,
but no one is complaining about extra work

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  As most college students across the country are departing campus and heading home for the holiday season, members of the University of Louisville football team are gearing up for a trip of their own.   The No. 21-ranked Cardinals …

Dawson leaving West Virginia to replace Brown as UK’s new offensive coordinator

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  Shannon Dawson, offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach at West Virginia University, will join the Kentucky football staff in the same roles, head coach Mark Stoops said Friday.   “I’m very excited to bring Shannon Dawson to the University of …

Phil Steele’s College Football Magazine names Wildcats’ Dupree to All-American third team

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Phil Steele, creator of one of the nation’s most informative preseason football magazines, Phil Steele’s College Football, has released his All-America, All-Southeastern Conference and Freshman All-America Team with four Kentucky standouts earning honors on the three lists.   Senior defensive …

Thomas More standout running back Hayden named to AP’s Little All-American team

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  Staff report   Thomas More’s record-setting running back Domonique Hayden has been named to the Associated Press Little All-American team.   The Lexington Christian Academy product was named to the NCAA Division III second team. The Little All-American program …

Going into Bahamas Bowl, Western Kentucky will continue to lean on its improving defense

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  During their current four-game winning streak, Western Kentucky has seen a dramatic rise in the performance of their defense, a group that will need to continue to play well if the Hilltoppers are to be successful in the inaugural …