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UK’s Napper named SEC Libero of the Year, five Wildcats selected to all-conference team

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  Five Kentucky volleyball players earned All-Southeastern Conference honors and senior libero Jackie Napper was named the SEC Libero of the Year, the league announced Wednesday.   Napper, senior Lauren O’Conner, junior Morgan Bergren and sophomore Anni Thomasson were named …

Coaches bringing young Wildcats up to speed about meaning of Kentucky-Louisville rivalry

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  Creating a consistent learning environment in the Nutter Training Facility is all part of having a roster consisting of 64 percent underclassmen.   With Kentucky preparing for its regular-season finale at No. 23 Louisville at noon on Saturday, the …

Texas Arlington latest team to fall victim to top-ranked Cats as Booker leads the way

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  Devin Booker poured in 19 points for his second career scoring best in as many games, Karl-Anthony Towns added 13 and 11 rebounds and No. 1 Kentucky had no trouble with Texas-Arlington in Tuesday night’s 92-44 blowout at Rupp …

Kentucky women’s basketball squad will spend Thanksgiving at the Paradise Jam

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  Kentucky’s women’s basketball team will spend its Thanksgiving break participating in the Paradise Jam, Reef Division, Thursday through Saturday in St. Thomas, Virgin Islands. The Wildcats will meet Illinois, Oklahoma and South Florida in the three-game event.   UK …

UK football program an honorable mention choice for Academic Achievement Award

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The Kentucky football program has been recognized for its graduation rate by the American Football Coaches Association, the Touchdown Club of Memphis announced.   Kentucky received honorable mention for the AFCA’s Academic Achievement Award, which is presented annually to the …

Russ Brown: First or last, UK-Louisville game will define bowl aspirations for both programs

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  By Russ Brown KyForward correspondent   LOUISVILLE — Are there oranges in Louisville’s football future?   Before last Saturday’s 31-28 upset of Notre Dame on the road, the Cardinals (8-3) were ticketed for either the Sun Bowl in El …

Baskets hard to find for Montana State as
No. 1 Kentucky soars to overwhelming win

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  Devin Booker scored a career-best 18 points, Aaron Harrison added 14 and No. 1 Kentucky held Montana State scoreless for several stretches Sunday night to race to an 86-28 victory at Rupp Arena.   The Wildcats (5-0) finished just …

Best season in program history ends in Sweet 16 as Wildcats drop decision to No. 2 Virginia

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  The best season in University of Kentucky women’s soccer history came to an end on Sunday at Klöckner Stadium as the Wildcats lost to second-ranked Virginia, 7-0.   The loss in the school’s first appearance in the NCAA Sweet …

Jamie Vaught: Bell County product Morris latest star from mountains to join UK Hoops

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  In 40 years of UK varsity women’s basketball, the Wildcats — formerly called the Lady Kats — have featured a share of players from mountainous southeast Kentucky such as Stacey Reed (London), Sarah Elliott (McKee) and Geri Grigsby (East …

UK Hoops’ sixth straight top 20 recruiting class includes pair from the Bluegrass State

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  Four of the nation’s top-rated recruits in Batouly Camara, Maci Morris, Taylor Murray and Morgan Rich have signed National Letters of Intent to play for the Kentucky women’s basketball program and head coach Matthew Mitchell.   The class is …

Boston puts up a fight, but No. 1 Kentucky pulls away late behind Harrison, Booker

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  Aaron Harrison scored 19 points, Devin Booker added 15 and top-ranked Kentucky shot 59 percent from the field to pull away from Boston University for an 89-65 victory Friday night.   Three days after holding No. 5 Kansas to …

UK women dominate Arizona State, advance into NCAA Sweet 16 round for the first time

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  For the first time in program history, the University of Kentucky women’s soccer team advanced to the NCAA Tournament Sweet 16 with a 3-1 defeat of the Arizona State Sun Devils on Friday at Klöckner Stadiu, behind goals from …

Lindsey leaves CoachCal.com to become
assistant director of media relations for UK

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  Eric Lindsey, who has spent the last three years as editor of CoachCal.com, has been named Associate Director of Media Relations and will assume primary media responsibilities for the UK men’s basketball and women’s golf programs, athletics director Mitch …

Oakland uses second half goals to subdue No. 24 Kentucky in NCAA tournament first round

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  Two goals in the first 15 minutes of the second half lifted Oakland to a 2-0 first-round NCAA Men’s Soccer Tournament win over No. 24 Kentucky on Thursday at the Wendell and Vickie Bell Soccer Complex.   Cody Archibald …

Wildcats challenge Arizona State in second round of NCAA women’s soccer tournament

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  The University of Kentucky women’s soccer team returns to the pitch on Friday at 3 p.m. as the Wildcats continue their postseason run in Charlottesville, Va., against the Arizona State Sun Devils in the second round of the 2014 …