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Mid-South Conference Player of Year Butler propels Blue Raiders to national tournament

The Blue Raider men’s golf team won their second-straight MSC Championship and Chris Butler earned Player of the Year honors (LWC Athletics Photo)   With five players finishing in the top 10, the Lindsey Wilson men’s golf team claimed its second-straight Mid-South Conference Championship at the Bardstown Country Club at Maywood.   Lindsey Wilson posted a three-day total 892 (294-295-303)...

Sports Notes: UK still has a few milestones to reach during its quest for ninth national title

John Calipari gave his team a day off Monday before beginning preparations for Thursday’s NCAA Tournament opener in Louisville (UK Athletics Photo / Christopher Hanewinckel-USA TODAY Sports)   Kentucky’s preseason check list of goals is just about complete:   Southeastern Conference championship? Check. SEC Tournament title? Check. Longest winning streak in school and conference...

Sports Notes: Murray State joins Wildcats
in quest for record-setting winning streak

Murray State players and coaches celebrated an overtime road win Saturday that clinched the OVC regular season title (MSU Athletics Photo)   Much attention has been given to Kentucky’s season-opening 25-game winning streak, a feat that has matched the mark set by the 1953-54 Wildcats, the school’s only modern-era undefeated squad.   If UK can knock off Tennessee on the road Tuesday,...

Lindsey Wilson senior Hall selected national NAIA Division I men's Player of the Week

Lindsey Wilson’s D’on Hall is the NAIA Division I national men’s Player of the Week after leading the Blue Raiders to a pair of upset wins (LWC Athletics Photo)   Lindsey Wilson senior D’on Hall has been named the NAIA Division I Men’s Basketball Player of the Week, the national office announced.   The honor comes just a day after being tabbed as the Mid-South Conference...

Lindsey Wilson favored to capture sixth straight Mid South Conference softball title

Lindsey Wilson was the coaches’ choice to win its sixth straight Mid South Conference softball title (Lindsey Wilson Athletics Photo)   The Lindsey Wilson softball team is favored to capture the Mid-South Conference regular-season title in 2015, according to the recently released MSC Preseason Coaches’ Poll.   The Blue Raiders, who have won at least a share of the regular-season...

Lindsey Wilson's Burwash named National Soccer Coaches Association Coach of Year

Lindsey Wilson’s Drew Burwash led his team to the NAIA National Championship for the third time in his career in 2014 (Lindsey Wilson Athletics Photo)

Lindsey Wilson captures fourth NAIA national women's soccer championship

Lindsey Wilson topped Northwestern Ohio 3-0 Saturday to capture the women’s soccer program’s fourth NAIA national title (Lindsey Wilson Athletics Photo)   Lindsey Wilson captured the women’s soccer program’s fourth national title Saturday with a 3-0 win over Northwestern Ohio in the NAIA Championship at the Orange Beach (Ala.) Sportsplex.   The tournament’s...

Overtime goal from Jonsson lifts Lindsey Wilson women into NAIA soccer finals

Emilia Jonsson hits the game-winning goal in the first overtime period to send Lindsey Wilson to the NAIA women’s soccer finals (Lindsey Wilson Athletics Photo)   A golden goal in the first overtime period by Emilia Jonsson sent the Lindsey Wilson women’s soccer team past Northwood (Fla.) 2-1 and into the NAIA National Championship match on Saturday in Orange Beach, Ala.   The title...

Lindsey Wilson's Ramirez win program's second MSC Player of Year recognition

Lindsey Wilson placed five members on the All-Mid South Conference volleyball first team and also had the player and coach of the year (Lindsey Wilson Athletics Photo)   Yeniffer Ramirez was named Mid-South Conference Player of the Year, Makenzie Montano was named Freshman of the Year and head coach Andy Cavins earned Mid-South Conference Volleyball Coach of the Year honors, conference officials...

Lindsey Wilson men, women rated No. 4 in NAIA soccer poll; Perez grabs national honor

Lyana Perez was named NAIA Women’s Soccer National Offensive Player of the Week, her first career national award (Lindsey Wilson Athletics Photo)   Lindsey Wilson’s men’s soccer team moved up one slot to No. 4 in the newest installment of the NAIA Men’s Soccer Coaches’ Top 25 Poll while the Blue Raiders’ women’s team improved four spots to also come in fourth in...

Lindsey Wilson cracks top 10 in latest NAIA coaches' football poll; Georgetown now sixth

Lindsey Wilson cracked the top 10 in this week’s NAIA Coaches’ Top 25 football poll, the national office announced.   The Blue Raiders (7-2, 4-0 Mid-South Conference East) come in at No. 10 after receiving 222 points from the panel of national raters. They moved up one spot from No. 11 two days after dismantling visiting Union (Ky.), 49-10.   Lindsey Wilson, rated 10th in the latest NAIA...

Blue Raiders post highest football ranking; UPIKE's Jackson Offensive Player of Week

The Lindsey Wilson football team moved up to No. 11 in the latest NAIA Coaches’ Top 25 Poll, the national office announced, the highest national ranking in the history of the Blue Raiders’ program.   Lindsey Wilson, coming off a record-setting performance in a 91-14 win over Belhaven (Miss.) Saturday, received a total of 208 points from the panel of national raters.   Pikeville’s...

No. 7 Lindsey Wilson uses six-goal run to take down NAIA's top-ranked Cumberland

Lindsey Wilson’s women’s soccer team scored six unanswered goals and upset No. 1 Cumberland, 6-1 (Lindsey Wilson Athletics Photo)   After trailing 1-0, the seventh-ranked Lindsey Wilson women’s soccer team scored six-unanswered goals to upset No. 1-ranked Cumberland (Tenn.) 6-1 on Monday at Lindsey Donnell Stadium-Kirk Field.   The Blue Raiders (9-3-3, 6-0-1 MSC) clinched the...

MSC preseason basketball coaches' polls favor defending champs Pikeville, Campbellsville

Mid-South Conference coaches have selected Pikeville as the favorite to win the men’s basketball regular season title in 2014-15, according to the MSC Preseason Coaches’ Poll, while defending champion Campbellsville is the choice on the women’s side.   The Bears — the defending men’s regular season and tournament champions — received 58 points and three first-place...

Lindsey Wilson drops a spot in women's soccer ranking, Blue Raider men up to No. 8

Lindsey Wilson’s women’s soccer team dropped a spot to seventh in the latest NAIA poll while the men’s team climbed one notch to eighth (Lindsey Wilson Athletics Photo)   The Lindsey Wilson women’s soccer team is ranked No. 7 in the latest NAIA Coaches’ Top 25 poll while the Blue Raider men rose one spot to eighth.   In the women’s poll, the Blue Raiders (8-3-2,...

Lindsey Wilson moves up three spots in latest NAIA football poll; Georgetown rated No. 6

Lindsey Wilson is one of five Mid-South Conference teams included in the latest NAIA Top 25 football poll (Lindsey Wilson Athletics Photo)   Lindsey Wilson moved up three spots to No. 14 in the latest NAIA Coaches’ Top 25 football poll, the national office announced.   The Blue Raiders received 156 total voting points from the panel of national raters. For the full poll, click here.   The...

Lindsey Wilson women retain No. 6 ranking in NAIA soccer poll, men hold steady at No. 9

Lindsey Wilson’s women’s soccer team is ranked sixth in the NAIA Coaches Poll while the men’s team remains No. 9 (Lindsey Wilson Athletics Photo)   Lindsey Wilson’s women’s soccer team is ranked sixth in the fourth regular-season NAIA Coaches’ Top-25 Poll while the Blue Raiders’ men’s team checks in at No. 9.   In the women’s poll, the top-six...

Blue Raiders move up to No. 17 in NAIA Coaches Poll; Haney named Player of Week

Two days after defeating No. 25 Kentucky Christian on the road, Lindsey Wilson moved up to No. 17 in the latest NAIA Coaches’ Top 25 Poll, the national office announced.   The Blue Raiders received 128 total voting points from the panel of national raters, moving ujp three spots from last week after a decisive 31-7 win over then-No. 25 Kentucky Christian.   Joining the Blue Raiders in...

Sports Notes: With the game on the line, Kentucky's defense made the biggest plays

Running back Jojo Kemp went wild running the Wildcat Saturday, but UK’s defense made a pair of plays in the final minutes to clinch the win over South Carolina (UK Athletics Photo/ Britney Howard )   The offense captured the lion’s share of attention following Kentucky’s inspiring 45-38 comeback victory over South Carolina Saturday, and rightfully so.   [widgets_on_pages...

Georgetown rises to No. 3 in latest NAIA Football poll, Lindsey Wilson cracks Top 20

The Lindsey Wilson football team moved up two spots to No. 20 in the latest edition of the NAIA Football Coaches’ Top 25 Poll, the national office announced.   Joining Lindsey Wilson in the top 25 from the Mid-South Conference are No. 3 Georgetown, which moved up three spaces after defeating then-No. 4 Faulkner, 27-10, No. 9 Faulkner (Ala.), No. 12 Cumberland (Tenn.) and No. 25 Kentucky Christian.   The...