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UK’s Christina Bechtel makes national team debut at World University Games in S. Korea

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  Kentucky swimmer Christina Bechtel will make her USA Swimming National Team debut this week at the World University Games in Gwangju, South Korea. A five-time All-American and one of the most decorated swimmers in UK history, it marks the …

No. 22 finish in latest Directors’ Cup standings second-highest for UK athletics

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  The University of Kentucky has placed in the top-25 athletics programs for the third consecutive year with a No. 22 finish in the 2014-15 Directors’ Cup national all-sports standings.   Final rankings were determined following the conclusion of the …

Aaron Harrison joins Hornets’ summer league roster, all seven ex-Cats now on NBA squad

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  Aaron Harrison was officially added to the Charlotte Hornets summer league roster on Wednesday, becoming the seventh Wildcat from the 2014-15 Final Four squad to earn selection to an NBA squad.   Harrison was listed as a member of …

For the second time, Calipari forced to take to social media to deny interest in NBA position

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  For the second time in as many months, Kentucky head basketball coach John Calipari has felt compelled to take to Twitter to deny rumors that he was considering a move to the NBA.   The latest rumor, reported on …

Jamie Vaught: Latest college football books not showing a lot of love for Stoops’ Wildcats

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  When you pick up a copy of a new college football yearbook, it’s going to be the same old story about the Kentucky Wildcats, who have struggled for years to be respectable in very tough SEC.   Like nearly …

Fifth-place showing in USA Outdoor Track Championship earns Bryant spot in PanAm

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  Kentucky’s Dezerea Bryant finished fifth in the USA Outdoor Track and Field Championships in the 200-meter dash final at Hayward Field on Sunday in Eugene, Oregon.   She ran 22.48 (+0.4), while Jenna Prandini won in 22.20. Bryant – …

Former UK star Tamme, EKU’s Jones going into Kentucky Pro Football Hall of Fame

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University of Kentucky football great Jacob Tamme, who has been a star in the National Football League since his rookie year in 2008, has been selected as a 2015 inductee into the Kentucky Pro Football Hall of Fame and will …

Pick Six: Half dozen Wildcats go in NBA Draft, Towns taken with first overall pick

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  By Jonathan Coffman KyForward intern   A record-tying six former Kentucky players were selected in the NBA Draft Thursday night, including the first overall pick, Karl-Anthony Towns, by the Minnesota Timberwolves.   Kentucky held the previous record of players …

Hernandez, Blewett power Legends to 6-2 win to open second half of South Atlantic season

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  Elier Hernandez had three hits and three runs batted in as the Lexington Legends opened the second half of the 2015 South Atlantic League season with a 6-2 win over the Savannah Sand Gnats Thursday night in Savannah.   …

It’s Official: Five-star combo guard Murray joining Wildcats’ top-ranked recruiting class

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  Adding to what was already considered one of the top recruiting classes in the country, highly touted guard Jamal Murray signed with the University of Kentucky Thursday and will join the Wildcats in the fall.   Murray announced his …

UK track and field teams well-represented at this week’s United States Championships

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  Ten members of the Kentucky track and field teams will compete against some of the world’s best during the United States Track and Field Championships this week at Oregon’s Hayward Field.   Many from UK’s contingent will be returning …

Former Wildcats stock could be impacted by a blockbuster deal prior to upcoming NBA Draft

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  By Jonathan Coffman KyForward intern   Seven Kentucky players will wait to hear their names called during the NBA Draft Thursday night, and their anticipation could not be higher following trade speculation that may impact their stock.   Rumors …

Calipari promotes Justus to special assistant, Barton to head of basketball administration

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Joel Justus will serve as special assistant to the head coach and Will Barton has been promoted to director of basketball administration, Kentucky men’s head coach John Calipari said Wednesday.   Justus served as the director of analytics during UK’s …

Wildcats’ Bryant, Harrison on the semifinal list for track’s prestigious Bowerman Award

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  Kentucky track and field standouts Dezerea Bryant and Kendra Harrison are semifinalists for the Bowerman Award, the highest collegiate award in the sport.   The duo led the Wildcats to a school-record NCAA Runner-up team finish earlier this month. …

Calipari’s Wildcats set to return to the Bahamas to take on Arizona State in 2016

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  The Kentucky men’s basketball team will return to the Bahamas during the 2016-17 season when it plays Arizona State in the second year of a two-year contract with the Sun Devils.   The Wildcats will return to Nassau, Bahamas, …