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Season-high crowd, national TV audience watches Kentucky knock off No. 5 Florida

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  Kentucky’s women’s soccer team picked up its biggest win of the season on Sunday afternoon, as the Wildcats shut out the No. 5/4 Florida Gators 2-0 in front of a season-high 1,172 fans at the Wendell & Vickie Bell …

No. 12 Kentucky has 11-match winning streak snapped in five-set nail-biter against Tigers

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  The 12th-ranked Kentucky volleyball team suffered a hard-fought 3-2 (25-21, 25-15, 24-26, 25-9, 16-14) five-set loss to LSU on Sunday in front of 1,668 fans in Memorial Coliseum, snapping an 11-match winning streak for the Wildcats.   “Credit LSU …

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 …

LSU defense shuts down Wildcats’ attack, Tigers romp to easy win in Death Valley

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  Facing arguably its toughest test of the season, the Kentucky football team suffered a 41-3 loss to LSU Saturday night in front of 101,581 at Tiger Stadium.   The Wildcats (5-2, 2-2 Southeastern Conference), who saw their three-game winning …

Ninth-ranked New Mexico falls as Laird’s goal holds up for 1-0 UK Conference USA victory

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Justin Laird’s 31st-minute goal gave the Kentucky men’s soccer team a 1-0 win over ninth-ranked New Mexico on Saturday at the Wendell and Vickie Bell Soccer Complex.   The UK defense held on for the remaining hour to claim its …

Former UK baseball standout Green named new third base coach for Diamondbacks

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  Former Kentucky star infielder Andy Green, a two-time Southern League Manager of the Year, has been tabbed the new third-base coach for the Arizona Diamondbacks, it was announced by the D-Backs on Thursday.   Green, who starred for the …

Ashley Scoby: Towles relishes the challenge presented by hostile environment at LSU

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  On third-downs at Commonwealth Stadium, when Kentucky is playing defense, the old AC/DC rock anthem “Hell’s Bells” tolls on the sound system to signify an impending crucial play.   But on the other side of the ball, it’s a …

Kentucky scores early and often, pulls
away for easy road win over Evansville

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  Two goals before half and a three-goal onslaught in the second period powered the Kentucky men’s soccer team to a 5-1 win at Evansville on a rainy Wednesday night at McCutchan Stadium.   The win was Kentucky’s third straight, …

UK releases artist’s renditions of lavish
new $45 million football training facility

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  The University of Kentucky Athletics Department released an artist’s rendering of its planned $45 million football training facility.   Photo Gallery for UK Practice Facility   The 90,000-square foot facility will face Gate 12 of Commonwealth Stadium and be …

UK football schedule for 2015 includes Thursday night matchup with Auburn

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  A new chapter for the University of Kentucky football program will begin next fall with the opening of the new Commonwealth Stadium, and fans can now start making plans for fall trips to Lexington as the Wildcats’ 2015 schedule, …

Sports Notes: Stoops could draw attention from other schools as UK tops expectations

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  Here’s a sentence I bet you never thought you would read: Some of the better known college football programs in the nation may target Kentucky head coach Mark Stoops after the Wildcats’ surprising success this season.   Read that …

UK Notebook: Cats game with Bulldogs on CBS; Wilson earns Defender of Week honors

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Kentucky’s football game against No. 1 Mississippi State on Oct. 25 will be the featured Southeastern Conference game, televised on CBS at 3:30 p.m.   The last time the Wildcats played in the featured game at home was in 2007 …

Jamie Vaught: Revised predictions foresee Kentucky wins over Mizzou, Georgia, U of L

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We have now reached the midpoint of this wild college football season with an up-and-coming Kentucky club sporting a surprising 5-1 mark.   Now, with six games to go, including a homecoming date with top-ranked Mississippi State in less than …

Ashley Scoby: It’s no joke, Kentucky players aren’t surprised by team’s unlikely 5-1 start

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  Patrick Towles did not crack a smile.   “I would say I expected us to be 6-0,” he said, after a reporter asked him if, at the beginning of the season, he would have expected Kentucky to be 5-1 …

‘Hardest time of her life’ motivates UK’s Gilliland to be role model, not just athlete

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By Haley Simpson KyForward correspondent   What at first seems to be bad timing may turn out to be a blessing in disguise.   For University of Kentucky women’s soccer player Arin Gilliland, this lesson would prove true and help …