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Halfway up the mountain, Cats need to stay hungry and humble — and ‘in right frame of mind’

By Keith Taylor Kentucky Today Kentucky is on a roll and John Calipari wants the Wildcats to stay on the current path of success that has led to nine straight victories.   “I’ve got to keep these guys in the right frame of mind,” Calipari said following a 76-48 win over South Carolina Tuesday night. “My job now is (to keep the team staying) hungry, yet humble. We don’t need anybody arrogant...

Keith Taylor: Kentucky may not be the best, but Cats are the hottest team in the nation

Kentucky is one of the hottest squads in the nation after notching three victories over ranked teams in a seven-day span. 
It all started with a thrilling 82-80 win over Auburn on Jan. 19, followed by a blowout over Mississippi State last Tuesday. The Wildcats parlayed that success into a 71-63 triumph over Kansas Saturday in front of the largest crowd to witness a game in Lexington this season. 
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Kentucky Blood Center’s 11th annual Big Blue Slam: Cats, Gators compete in life-saving blood battle

It’s time for Big Blue Slam, the annual blood battle between the Cats and the Gators to see which fans can donate the most blood. The 11th annual competition is Monday through Friday, Jan. 14-18), at all Kentucky Blood Center (KBC) donor centers and blood drives. Kentucky and Florida are tied, 5 to 5, in this yearly challenge between KBC and LifeSouth Community Blood Centers in Gainesville. Big Blue...

Kentucky makes decisive statement with win over in-state foe Cardinals, 71-58, in Louisville Saturday

By Keith Taylor Kentucky Today LOUISVILLE (KT) — Kentucky didn’t overlook Louisville and simply took care of business Saturday, posting a 71-58 win over the Cardinals, giving Big Blue Nation one more reason to trust the process.   A season-opening 118-84 loss to Duke in the season opener, coupled by an 84-83 overtime loss to Seton Hall earlier this month, sowed seeds of doubt within a small segment...

Cats hold off Southern Illinois for first win; Johnson and Quickley each score 15 points

UK Athletics Keldon Johnson and Immanuel Quickley each scored 15 points, Nick Richards grabbed a career-high 19 rebounds and No. 2 Kentucky rallied in the second half to beat Southern Illinois 71-59 on Friday night. Immanuel Quickley (Photo by Kentucky Today/Tammie Brown) The Wildcats (1-1) bounced back from Tuesday night’s 118-84 shellacking by No. 4 Duke, but had to work hard in the second...

Off the Field Help: CATS counselors more concerned with how UK athletes are doing in the classroom

By Kendall Randolph, Amy Jones-Timoney, and Kody Kiser Special to KyForward When Jon Ross is asked about his favorite part of working as an academic counselor at the Center for Academic and Tutorial Services (CATS), his answer has little to do with what happens on the field and everything to do with what happens in the classroom. In his main role as an academic counselor for the UK football team,...

UK officials release second CATS Safety Survey; many remain reluctant to report sexual assaults

By Jenny Wells Special to KyForward As part of its commitment to transparency and continuous improvement in campus safety, University of Kentucky officials have released an executive summary of the 2016 Campus Attitudes Toward Safety (CATS) survey. This summary provides results from the second year of a five year commitment by UK President Eli Capilouto and the endowed faculty of the UK Center for...

New UK tutorial center will be constructed with support of Maker’s Mark, Keeneland

The proposed tutorial center will be located in the new football training complex adjacent to Commonwealth Stadium (UK Athletics Image)   The University of Kentucky’s Center for Academic and Tutorial Services (CATS) – the first-of-its-kind support program in the nation for student athletes – will be expanded to include an additional tutorial center on the south side of the Lexington campus.   Fundraising...

New UK tutorial center will be constructed with support of Maker's Mark, Keeneland

The proposed tutorial center will be located in the new football training complex adjacent to Commonwealth Stadium (UK Athletics Image)   The University of Kentucky’s Center for Academic and Tutorial Services (CATS) – the first-of-its-kind support program in the nation for student athletes – will be expanded to include an additional tutorial center on the south side of the Lexington campus.   Fundraising...