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UK Hoop’s 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 …

Ashley Scoby: Win over Louisville, spot in a bowl game would put the icing on the cake

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  Say you’re making a cupcake. You mix just enough batter to make a three-inches-across pastry with no frills. But when you open the oven, a whole, fluffy cake is there.   And suddenly, you find a can of frosting …

Early scoring run, big edge on boards the difference as UK women handle Morehead

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  No. 13 Kentucky opened the game on a 14-0 run and went on to defeat Morehead State 91-62 Wednesday at Memorial Coliseum.   The Wildcats, coming off an impressive win over No. 8 Baylor on Monday night, improved to …

Top-ranked Kentucky holds Kansas to just 11 baskets in dominating win over Jayhawks

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  Kentucky coach John Calipari made one simple adjustment to his game plan Tuesday night.   He scrapped the zone.   The Wildcats didn’t need it. Instead, a fierce man-to-man defense got No. 5 Kansas out of sync and No. …

Sports Notes: College running backs take turns overshadowing other’s performances

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  To say it was a good week in the Commonwealth and around the nation for college running backs in an understatement of epic proportions. They had a day.   Eastern Kentucky’s (and former UK) running back Dy’Shawn Mobley set …

Ashley Scoby: No doubt, O’Neill overcomes adversity to shoot Wildcats past No. 8 Baylor

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  Really, was there ever any doubt?   Jennifer O’Neill had missed her first 10 three-pointers Monday night against No. 8/9 Baylor in front of 22,075 at Rupp Arena. So when she popped open on the wing with 1:17 remaining …

No. 18 Kentucky men selected to host first round game of NCAA Soccer Championship

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The No. 18 Kentucky men’s soccer team was selected to host Oakland University (Mich.) in the first round of the 2014 NCAA Men’s Soccer Championship on Thursday at the Wendell & Vickie Bell Soccer Complex.   The winner of Thursday’s …

UK’s Lyles named SEC Freshman of Week; Four Cats earn spots on Wooden watch list

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  Freshman Trey Lyles was named the Southeastern Conference Freshman of the Week and four Wildcats were tabbed to the Wooden Award watch list, it was announced Monday.   Lyles was the lone Wildcat to score in double figures in …

Jamie Vaught: Wildcats’ matchup with No. 5 Jayhawks should provide a useful early test

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  Even though the 2014-15 college basketball campaign has just begun, the classic matchup of Kentucky and Kansas on Tuesday night in Indianapolis promises to be an early useful test for both clubs, which are ranked among the Top 5 …

Ashley Scoby: Buffalo provides Wildcats with what they needed, but not what they expected

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  With 26 seconds remaining in Kentucky’s game against Buffalo on Sunday, Tyler Ulis tossed up a lob that looked like it was going nowhere, until Trey Lyles floated in to throw it down, slapping an exclamation mark on Kentucky’s …