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Ashley Scoby: UK-UCLA contest is what college basketball is supposed to be about

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  Whatever happens Saturday when Kentucky matches up with UCLA in the CBS Sports Classic, remember one thing: This is the way college basketball is supposed to be played.   Neutral site. Big city (Chicago). National television attention. Two of …

Jamie Vaught: Vitale says Cal’s Cats may be the best defensive team he’s seen in 30 years

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  Dick Vitale has seen the unbeaten Kentucky Wildcats play basketball in person and on TV this season.   Like most folks, if not all, the charismatic ESPN sportscaster is awfully impressed with the top-ranked Cats, who are 11-0 going …

Kentucky junior setter Bergren named American Volleyball Coaches All-American

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  Kentucky junior setter Morgan Bergren was named to the American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA) All-America second team, becoming the ninth player in program history to earn first- or second-team accolades.   Along with Bergren, seniors Jackie Napper and Lauren …

Sports Notes: Cats compensate for Poythress, but Ulis may be the one who’s irreplaceable

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  When Kentucky forward Alex Poythress went down in practice after tearing a ligament in his left knee, there was little doubt that the Wildcats lost their most talented and versatile player.   As coach John Calipari said, when the …

Mitchell looking for more offense as Cats ready for No. 13 Duke; Goss out a month

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  Staff report   Kentucky got off to a sluggish start in its game against outmanned Belmont Sunday in Memorial Coliseum, but the Wildcats managed to pull away late for a 71-55 win to improve to 10-1 on the season. …

Season tickets for 2015 Kentucky football season in new Commonwealth now available

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  Kentucky football season tickets for the 2015 season, the first played in the newly refurbished Commonwealth Stadium, will be available to the public at 9 a.m. on Monday on TheNewCWS.com.   Fans interested in purchasing 2015 season tickets who …

Ashley Scoby: Cold-blooded Cats overcome loss of Poythress to clobber North Carolina

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  Cold shooting from long range has plagued Kentucky recently, but the Wildcats were nothing but cold-blooded Saturday as they rolled over North Carolina 84-70 before a Rupp Arena crowd and a national TV audience on CBS.   The Tar …

UK’s Irving becomes first goalkeeper in program history to make All-America team

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  Kentucky men’s soccer goalie Callum Irving became the fourth Wildcat in program history to be named an All-American by the National Soccer Coaches Association of America.   The junior was named to the third team, and is the first …

Torn left knee ligament will end season for Kentucky junior forward Alex Poythress

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  University of Kentucky junior forward Alex Poythress will miss the remainder of the season after tearing the anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee in practice on Thursday.   “When you’re coaching other people’s children and these children have …

Former UK basketball great Delk, gymnastics star Hansen will have their jerseys retired

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  University of Kentucky men’s basketball great Tony Delk and gymnastics star Jenny Hansen will have their jerseys retired by UK Athletics at events to be held in February.   Jersey retirement is considered the highest honor bestowed by the …

UK men’s soccer team sets program high with four earning NSCAA All-Region recognition

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  Four members of the Kentucky men’s soccer team were named to the National Soccer Coaches Association of America All-Region team, setting a new program high.   Three Wildcats were named first-team all-region awards while a fourth made the second …

Tickets for Kentucky-UCLA matchup in CBS Sports Classic in Chicago remain available

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An allotment of tickets for Kentucky’s matchup with UCLA in the CBS Sports Classic in Chicago on Dec. 20 is still available with tickets ranging in price from $80 in the upper level to $145 in the lower bowl.   …

Kentucky sharpshooter O’Neill selected
to prestigious Naismith Trophy watch list

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  University of Kentucky women’s basketball senior guard Jennifer O’Neill was selected to the prestigious 2014-15 Naismith Trophy preseason watch list, the Atlanta Tipoff Club announced.   The 50-player watch list was compiled by the Atlanta Tipoff Club’s Board of …

Ashley Scoby: Ivy Leaguer Columbia throws a punch, but UK responds with a comeback win

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  To understand what the heck happened when Ivy Leaguer Columbia came into Rupp Arena Wednesday night, you would have to look at its players’ definitions of what basketball means to them.   “I think we started off believing we …

Kentucky lands record-tying four players
on AVCA All-Southeast volleyball team

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  Kentucky volleyball seniors Jackie Napper and Lauren O’Conner, junior Morgan Bergren and sophomore Anni Thomasson were named to the All-Southeast Region Team, the American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA) announced.   Bergren, Napper, O’Conner and Thomasson were named to the …