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Wildcats use grinding ground game to slam door on the Vanderbilt Commodores, 38-14, in Nashville

By Keith Taylor Kentucky Today Kentucky moved within one game be becoming bowl eligible for the fourth straight season with a 38-14 win over Vanderbilt in its Southeastern Conference finale Saturday in Nashville. Coming off a disappointing 17-13 loss to Tennessee last week, the Wildcats fell behind 14-3 after the Commodores scooped up an A.J. Rose fumble and returned it 67 yards for a touchdown at...

Kentucky sets sights of fifth straight tournament title as SEC tourney set to get underway in Nashville

By Keith Taylor Kentucky Today Kentucky has won four straight Southeastern Conference Tournament titles and the Wildcats want to continue that trend this weekend in Nashville. Kentucky (26-5, 15-3) finished second in the final standings and received a double-bye in the SEC Tournament. The Wildcats will play the winner of the Mississippi-Alabama contest at 7 p.m. Thursday in Nashville, where Kentucky...

LSU lands top seed, Wildcats no. 2 in upcoming Southeastern Conference Tournament in Nashville

By Keith Taylor Kentucky Today Four teams — LSU, Kentucky, Tennessee and South Carolina — will receive a double-bye when the Southeastern Conference Tournament begins the week in Nashville. The Tigers (26-5, 16-2) edged out Kentucky (26-5, 15-3) and Tennessee (27-4, 15-3) to win the regular-season title for the first time in more than a decade. Kentucky is a No. 2 seed and will play at 7 p.m. Friday...

Cats rally without Snell, but come up short in loss to Northwestern in Music City Bowl

Kentucky running back Benny Snell leaps over a defender in the first half of the Music City Bowl Friday in Nashville. Snell finished with just 15 yards rushing after getting ejected in the second quarter. (UK Athletics Photo) By Keith Taylor Kentucky Today NASHVILLE (KT) — As Benny Snell goes so does Kentucky. The Wildcats nearly proved they could win without their standout running back, but came...

Stoops says Cats will have their hands full against Northwestern in Music City Bowl

Kentucky coach Mark Stoops, left, and Northwestern coach Pat Fitzgerald, right, pose in front of the Music City Bowl trophy Thursday in Nashville. (Keith Taylor/Kentucky Today) By Keith Taylor Kentucky Today Kentucky and Northwestern haven’t played in decades. That will change when the two teams meet in the Franklin Mortgage Music City Bowl set for Friday at Nissan Stadium. Despite the fact the two...

TOPY America to invest $37 million in phase-one upgrades at Franklin County facility

Automotive wheel manufacturer TOPY America Inc. will invest $37 million in a first round of upgrades at its plant near Frankfort. “TOPY America is a 30-year mainstay of Kentucky’s automotive manufacturing base and Frankfort’s business community,” said Gov. Matt Bevin. “We are delighted to see the company make such a substantial commitment to improving its operations and the day-to-day experience...

Nashville bound: Kentucky to play Northwestern in Music City Bowl on Dec. 29 in Nashville

Kentucky coach Mark Stoops and the Wildcats will take on Northwestern in the Music City Bowl on Dec. 29 in Nashville. (UK Athletics Photo) By Keith Taylor Kentucky Today Kentucky’s bowl destination is set. The Wildcats will take on Big 10 member Northwestern in the Music City Bowl set for 3:30 p.m. on Dec. 29 at Nissan Stadium in Nashville. The Kentucky men’s basketball team plays Louisville at...

SEC Tournament: Monk still struggling but his UK teammates sense a breakthrough coming soon

By Keith Taylor KyForward Senior Sports Writer NASHVILLE — Malik Monk is struggling but Kentucky keeps right on winning. Coming off a six-point performance in the regular-season finale, a 71-63 win at Texas A&M, Monk was hoping to get back on track in the Wildcats’ postseason opener but remains in a funk. Monk struggled yet again, this time scoring just two points in a 71-60 victory over Georgia...

Hawkins, seniors will be the key for Cats in postseason

Dominique Hawkins and Mychal Mulder will be counted on to provide leadership and valuable minutes for the Wildcats during the postseason (Tammie Brown Photo)When Kentucky takes on Georgia today in the Southeastern Conference Tournament here in Nashville, it will be the beginning of the last hurrah for seniors Dominique Hawkins, Derek Willis and Mychal Mulder. Hawkins and Willis were part of two Final...

Five things: SEC Tournament

The Southeastern Conference Tournament will be a prelude to the Big Dance for some teams, but for others, a ticket to the NCAA Tournament will largely depend on a good showing in Nashville this week. The five-day even begins tonight with a pair of first round games featuring the bottom tier of the conference – Mississippi State, LSU, Missouri and Auburn – ushering in the league tourney. The...

Grammy Award winning Old Crow Medicine Show comes to Singletary Center for two shows

Old Crow Medicine Show is coming to the University of Kentucky Singletary Center for the Arts for two nights this week. The Grammy Award-winning country music group will perform at 8 p.m. Wednesday, March 30, and will follow with a sold-out performance Thursday, March 31. Old Crow Medicine Show started busking on street corners in 1998 in New York state and north through Canada, winning audiences...

Keith Taylor: Georgia throws punch, UK fights back to oust Bulldogs from tourney, advance to finals

NASHVILLE — Georgia threw a punch at Kentucky. The Wildcats fought back and knocked the Bulldogs out of the Southeastern Conference Tournament with a 93-80 victory Saturday at Bridgestone Arena. The Wildcats (25-8) advanced to the league finals and will defend their title against Texas A&M on Sunday. The Aggies (26-7) rolled to a 71-38 victory over LSU in the first of two semifinal games. Texas...

Nashville named ‘primary site’ of SEC men’s basketball tournament, hosting 9 of next 12

The Southeastern Conference will play nine of its next 12 men’s basketball tournaments in Nashville, making Bridgestone Arena the tournament’s primary home, league commissioner Mike Slive announced Tuesday. [widgets_on_pages id=”James”]   The arena will also host the SEC women’s tournament in 2018, 2022 and 2026 as part of the agreement.   Nashville will host...

Nashville named 'primary site' of SEC men's basketball tournament, hosting 9 of next 12

The Southeastern Conference will play nine of its next 12 men’s basketball tournaments in Nashville, making Bridgestone Arena the tournament’s primary home, league commissioner Mike Slive announced Tuesday. [widgets_on_pages id=”James”]   The arena will also host the SEC women’s tournament in 2018, 2022 and 2026 as part of the agreement.   Nashville will host...