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Lindsey Wilson athletics gain national recognition, win Learfield Directors’ Cup for first time

Lindsey Wilson athletics has captured the program’s first National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics Learfield Directors’ Cup, NACDA officials announced. Lindsey Wilson finished with 852.75 points in the yearlong competition. Oklahoma City finished second with 777 points followed by Wayland Baptist (Texas) with 750 points. Lindsey Wilson athletics director Willis Pooler was...

UK meets another Barnhart goal with record 11th-place showing in Learfield Directors' Cup

Finishing in the top 15 of the national all-sports standings would not be easy, especially not so quickly.   By setting the goal to break into the upper echelon of college athletics departments in November 2008, athletics director Mitch Barnhart wanted to challenge student-athletes, coaches and staff. They responded, and UK Athletics reached the top 15 a year early, finishing 11th in the final...