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Calipari adds pair of walk-on guards David and Pulliam to 2015-16 Kentucky roster

UK head coach John Calipari has added guards Jonny David and Dillon Pulliam as walk-ons for the 2015-16 season. Pulliam played for Transylvania last year (UK Athletics Photo)   The Kentucky men’s basketball team has added Jonny David and Dillon Pulliam as walk-ons for the 2015-16 season.   With the addition of David and Pulliam, UK’s roster stands at 14 entering the 2015-16 academic...

No. 13 Transylvania hosts field of six for women's Heartland Conference Tourney

Transylvania’s Beck Center will be the site for this weekend’s Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference women’s basketball tournament (HCAC Image)   The Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference’s women’s basketball tournament will get underway Friday with opening round action set for Transylvania’s Beck Center.   The six-team tournament will decide who receives...

Sports Notes: Let’s play a game called ‘Will They Stay or Will They Go’ with the Wildcats

Could guard Aaron Harrison be one of the Wildcats who will leave this summer for the NBA? (Jamie Vaught Photo)   As Kentucky’s quest for a historic basketball season continues, three questions emerge anytime two or more Wildcat fans gather.   Will John Calipari’s team go undefeated? Will Kentucky win its ninth national championship? Which of the McDonald’s All-American and...

Sports Notes: Let's play a game called 'Will They Stay or Will They Go' with the Wildcats

Could guard Aaron Harrison be one of the Wildcats who will leave this summer for the NBA? (Jamie Vaught Photo)   As Kentucky’s quest for a historic basketball season continues, three questions emerge anytime two or more Wildcat fans gather.   Will John Calipari’s team go undefeated? Will Kentucky win its ninth national championship? Which of the McDonald’s All-American and...

Transylvania senior guard Coffman named to preseason basketball All-American third team

Transylvania’s two-time Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference Most Valuable Player Nicole Coffman has been named to the D3hoops.com preseason All-America team.   Transy guard Nicole Coffman was a preseason Division III All-American pick (Transy Athletics Photo) The senior guard from Liberty, Ky., earned third-team honors and is the lone representative from the HCAC.   Coffman led...

Transylvania women favored to win third straight Heartland Conference hoops title

Transylvania, led by two-time HCAC MVP Nicole Coffman, is the pick to win its third straight conference championship (Transylvania Athletics Photo)   Transylvania University has been voted the favorite to capture the 2014-15 Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference women’s basketball championship after the Pioneers received seven of the ten first-place votes in the HCAC Coaches Preseason Poll...

Former Transy golfer, assistant coach Martin named to lead Morehead State men's program

Matthew Martin, who helped Transylvania University to NCAA Division III national runner-up finishes in 2012 and 2013, has been named the head men’s golf coach at Morehead State.   After serving as assistant men’s basketball and men’s golf coach at Transylvania, Martin spent last year as head boys’ basketball coach at Bourbon County.   Matthew Martin, a former player...

Former Finlandia coach Shawn Hendrickson selected to lead Transylvania softball program

Shawn Hendrickson, 25-year coaching veteran and former head coach at Finlandia, has been named Transylvania’s new head softball coach.   “Shawn’s knowledge and passion for developing student-athletes and softball will be a great addition to our Pioneer family,” said Transylvania athletics director Holly Sheilley. “He has shown commitment to developing excellence...

Georgetown College suffers setback in effort to move from NAIA to NCAA Division II

By Glenn Osborne KyForward sports editor   Georgetown College’s move from the NAIA to the NCAA’s Division II has apparently hit a snag, although it’s still too early to tell whether it will derail the plan entirely.   The college has been told that the NCAA Membership Council will recommend denial to the NCAA Management Council.   According to a statement from the...

Former Pittsburgh swimming standout Corvin promoted to head coaching spot at Transy

Former assistant swimming and diving assistant coach Justin Corvin has been promoted to head coach, the athletics officials announced.   Corvin joined the Transylvania staff in 2011 and helped guide the Transylvania program to the top of the Ohio Athletic Conference, sharing Ohio Athletics Conference Women’s Coaching Staff of the Year honors in 2014 with former head coach Kyle Dunaway. Dunaway...

Sports Notes: Winning State Amateur title proves to be farewell present for Campbell

After 20 years of trying, former Centre basketball coach Tom Campbell won the State Amateur Golf Tournament last week, just before he moved to Tennessee to become head coach at Sewanee (Photo from Sewanee Athletics)   It has been a busy couple of months for former Centre College assistant women’s basketball coach Tom Campbell.   First, he was hired as University of the South-Sewanee’s...

Former Lewis & Clark College head coach Fulks takes over Transy basketball program

Former Lewis & Clark head coach Juli Fulks was selected to take over the Transy women’s basketball program (Photo from Lewis & Clark Athletics) Juli Fulks has been named head coach of the Transylvania women’s basketball program, the athletic department announced Friday.   Fulks comes to Lexington from Portland, Oregon, where she served for 10 years as the head coach at NCAA...

Transy promotes assistant Humphries to field hockey head coaching position

Assistant Coach Sarah Humphries has been promoted to head coach of the Transy field hockey program (Photo from Transylvania Athletics) Assistant coach Sarah Humphries has taken the reigns as head coach of the Transylvania field hockey program, the athletic department announced Wednesday.   “I’m excited to continue to build the field hockey program here at Transylvania,” Humphries...

HCAC, PAC combine to create Ohio River Lacrosse Conference beginning in 2015

  The Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference (HCAC) and Presidents’ Athletic Conference (PAC) have aligned to create the single-sport Ohio River Lacrosse Conferences (ORLC & ORWLC), which both will kick off league schedules during the spring of 2015.   The new league will include the women’s lacrosse teams from both Transylvania (HCAC) and Thomas More (PAC) as well as Transy’s...

Former Transy three-time All-American Vogel named head men's soccer coach

Former Transy All-American Matt Vogel has been named the new men’s soccer head coach, replacing Brandon Bowman (Photo from Transy Athletics) Transylvania assistant men’s soccer coach Matt Vogel has been promoted to head coach, the athletic department officials announced.   A 2008 graduate of Transylvania, Vogel played soccer for three seasons after transferring from the University...

Former UK, U of L assistant named head volleyball coach at Transylvania

Kyle Walton has been named Transylvania’ new head volleyball coach, athletics department officials announced.   Kyle Walton in Transylvania’s new head volleyball coach, replacing Casey Dale (Photo from Transy Athletics) Walton has several years of experience coaching volleyball, including stints at the University of Kentucky and the University of Louisville. He has served various roles...

Transy men finish eighth in NCAA Division III Championship, Hinton named All-American

Transy’s men’s golf team captured an eighth-place finish in the NCAA Division III Championship and Clay Hinton was named a first-team All-American (Photo from Transy Athletics)   Transylvania University finished in a tie for eighth in the 2014 NCAA Division III Men’s Golf Championship Friday, 22 strokes back of national champion Schreiner University.   NCAA Championship...

Pair of Pioneers named to Division III PING Great Lakes All-Region golf team

Transy’s Clay Hinton and Jantzen Latham have been named to the All-Region team (Photo from Transy Athletics) Seniors Clay Hinton and Jantzen Latham were selected to the Division III PING Great Lakes All-Region Team for the 2014 season, the Golf Coaches Association of America announced.   This year’s selection makes the third time Hinton has been named to the team, while Latham has...

Transylvania men's golf team wins Heartland Conference title, makes NCAA field again

Transylvania’s men’s golf team won its eighth straight HCAC title and qualified for the NCAA Championship later this month (Photo from Heartland Conference Communications)   Transylvania University’s Clay Hinton fired a four-round score of 296 at the 2014 Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference Men’s Golf Conference Championship at the Legends Golf Club in Franklin, Indiana and...