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Wildcats making good use of bye week by working on fundamentals, getting healthy

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  Kentucky head coach Mark Stoops made it clear after Saturday’s loss at Florida that while he was proud of his team’s effort in getting to triple overtime, he wasn’t satisfied.   But he knew there was work ahead and …

Sports Notes: Fans camping out for Madness tickets, but they will be talking up UK football

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  In a way, it’s too bad Kentucky doesn’t have a game to play this weekend, its bye coming just four weeks into the season.   Undoubtedly, coach Mark Stoops’ Cats could use some time to recover from the bruising …

UK Notes: Big day against Florida earns Freshman of the Week honors for Johnson

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After setting a Kentucky freshman record with 154 receiving yards on Saturday at Florida, wide receiver Garrett Johnson has been tabbed the Southeastern Conference Freshman of the Week, it was announced during SEC Now on the SEC Network.   A …

UK exhibition game with Georgetown pushed back to Nov. 9, will be on The SEC Network

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The Kentucky-Georgetown College men’s basketball exhibition game, initially slated for Nov. 7, will now be played Sunday, Nov. 9 in Rupp Arena. Tipoff is set for 7 p.m. and the game will be televised live on The SEC Network.   …

Big Blue Madness tickets available Saturday, but fans asked not to set up camp too soon

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  Tickets for the 2014 Big Blue Madness at Rupp Arena will be available Saturday, beginning at 7 a.m. at the Memorial Coliseum ticket windows on Euclid Avenue and online at Ticketmaster.com. Madness, the first open practice opportunity for UK’s …

Former Morehead star Faried earns spot on All-Tournament team as U.S. captures gold

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  The United States Basketball Team, which includes former Morehead State star and current Denver Nuggets forward Kenneth Faried as well as former Kentucky Wildcats DeMarcus Cousins and Anthony Davis, captured a gold medal in the 2014 FIBA (International Basketball …

Jamie Vaught: Despite three overtime loss to Gators, Kentucky looking much more ‘SECish’

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  The Big Blue Nation is bubbling with enthusiasm this week after the football Wildcats’ stunning performance in their near-upset bid against Florida, falling in a three-overtime 36-30 thriller at The Swamp Saturday night.   After five straight losing campaigns, …

Valiant effort falls short as Florida keeps streak alive with OT win over Kentucky

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  Matt Jones’ 1-yard plunge in triple overtime gave Florida a 36-30 victory over Kentucky on Saturday night, extending the Gators’ winning streak in the Southeastern Conference series to 28 games.   Kentucky hasn’t defeated Florida since 1986 and is …

Kentucky promotes Schlafer to executive associate director for external operations

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  Jason Schlafer, senior associate athletics director for corporate and university relations at the University of Kentucky, has been promoted to executive associate director of athletics for external operations, UK athletics director Mitch Barnhart announced Friday.   “Jason is an …

Solid week of practice leaves Stoops, Wildcats excited to face challenge presented by Gators

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  Two days before Kentucky’s first road test of the season at Florida, the Wildcats had a light Thursday with a walkthrough and positional meetings.   In his final meeting with the media prior to Saturday’s 7:30 p.m. kick off …

Ashley Scoby: Wildcats from Florida mostly taking low-key approach to their return home

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  It wouldn’t be strange to see Kentucky running back (and Florida native) Jojo Kemp on a poster in Lexington. The sophomore led the team in rushing last year with 100 carries, 482 yards and three touchdowns.   But instead, …

Wildcats preparing for increased pace
of Florida offense in first SEC matchup

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Kentucky is facing its first Southeastern Conference test this weekend on the road and dealing the natural boost that follows, but that doesn’t mean the Wildcats are shifting their practice habits with Florida looming on Saturday.   Defensive coordinator D.J. …

Records fall as Kentucky gets first road volleyball win over Louisville since 1993

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On a night where a number of personal records fell, it was a total-team effort that resulted in a 3-1 (25-20, 15-25, 25-21, 25-19) volleyball win on the road at Louisville for No. 16 Kentucky on Tuesday evening. The win …

Sports Notes: Can Wildcats give Gators a run for their money? It’s possible and here’s how

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  Two games, one a scintillating, feel-good victory to open the season, the other a “well, at least it was a win” showing that left fans and apparently more that a few players wishing for a better performance.   In …

Kentucky freshman goalkeeper Braun
shares SEC Freshman of the Week honors

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University of Kentucky women’s soccer goalkeeper Taylor Braun became the first player in her sport to earn a weekly award this season after she was named the Co-Southeastern Conference Freshman of the Week, it was announced by the conference office. …