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Dancing Warford ready to dominate defenses

Updated: 08/31/2011 - A 6-foot-3, 336 lb. dancing machine? That’s what Bengals linebacker DeQuin Evans calls Larry Warford. The two were teammates at Kentucky. Evans says Warford, UK’s starting right guard, is the best dancer on the Wildcats’ team. “I can’t really explain it,” Warford said with a laugh. “I guess I was born with it.”

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Night with Dominicans, UK stars "breathtaking"

Posted: 08/16/2011 - Celtics guard and former Wildcat Rajon Rondo summed it up best: Monday's exhibition game between his team of NBA players and John Calipari's Dominican Republic national team was "breathtaking."

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... On a personal note

Posted: 08/03/2011 - One of the great things about working in the sports media is meeting people – athletes that blow you away with their extraordinary talents or the coaches and administrators who are the movers and shakers in their fields. But you also meet people who work tirelessly behind the scenes, the women and men we sometimes take for granted, who are equally gifted, but don’t seek the limelight or the credit they sometimes deserve. Dick Robinson was one such man.

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Calipari challenges Vargas to "play like an NBA player"

Posted: 08/02/2011 - UK coach John Calipari says Wildcat center Eloy Vargas wants to play in the NBA. At 6-foot-11, Vargas certainly has the size. But does he have the talent? If last season is any indication, Vargas still has a ways to go to reach his goal.

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Hartline gets his shot in the pros

Posted: 07/27/2011 - Say what you will about Mike Hartline. One of the most criticized players in recent UK football history, the guy was more than a “serviceable” quarterback for the Cats during his career in Lexington.

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Cowgill makes big league debut

Posted: 07/27/2011 - Former UK All-American outfielder Collin Cowgill made his major league debut Tuesday night. Cowgill and his Arizona Diamondbacks won in San Diego, 6-1.

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NBA Cats could return to Rupp

Posted: 07/24/2011 - Could John Wall, Eric Bledsoe and DeMarcus Cousins soon be coming to a Rupp Arena near you? If John Calipari and the Dominican Republic national team have anything to do with it... yes.

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Calipari says Hood could redshirt 2011-12 season

Posted: 07/21/2011 - There is still no word from UK on when Wildcat forward Jon Hood will undergo surgery to repair his torn ACL. The junior from Madisonville suffered the knee injury on Monday during a pick-up game.

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T.C. Drake recovering from injuries; sister preparing for upcoming season

Updated: 07/21/2011 - The summer of 2011 was supposed to be one during which Samantha Drake proved she belonged at Kentucky. A highly regarded player coming out of Nelson Co., Drake struggled during her freshman season under coach Matthew Mitchell, enduring a knee injury and the proverbial growing pains associated with playing for the first time in the SEC.

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Michigan Speedway President piles on

Posted: 07/14/2011 - It's been noted many times that state and track officials blew it when Kentucky Speedway hosted its inaugural NASCAR Sprint Cup event last weekend in Sparta, thanks to a massive traffic mess that kept race fans in their cars for hours.

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Abney returns to Bluegrass, remembers UK playing days

Posted: 06/23/2011 - By the time he completed a stellar career at UK, Derek Abney held seven NCAA records, 11 Southeastern Conference records and 14 school records for kick returns and all-purpose yards. For his efforts, the Wisconsin native was named first-team All-American by the Associated Press, the Football Writers Association of America and several other groups.

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Vargas excited about playing for Dominicans

Updated: 06/17/2011 - It’s a foregone conclusion that when the Dominican Republic national team converges in Lexington later this summer, UK center Eloy Vargas will join them. Kentucky coach John Calipari, after all, is the Dominican coach.

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Rhodes headed back to the Bluegrass

Updated: 06/15/2011 - It appears Rod Rhodes is headed back to Kentucky. 27 SportsFirst has learned that Rhodes has agreed to become the next boy’s basketball coach at Cordia High School.

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Liggins busy auditioning for teams

Posted: 06/04/2011 - Former Wildcat DeAndre Liggins is getting a taste of what NBA life is all about -- he says it only seems like he's been on a plane every day for the past couple of weeks. Liggins has been racking up the frequent flyer miles. Already, he's worked out for San Antonio, Miami, and on Saturday, Charlotte.

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Remembering Shaq

Posted: 06/03/2011 - The Big Aristotle is now the Big AARP. Retiring from basketball, after 19 seasons in the NBA, Shaquille O’Neal leaves a legacy as being one of the greatest centers in the history of basketball. O’Neal’s retirement announcement, seen live on national television, and held at his house outside Orlando, was typical Shaq – fun and over the top.

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Knight first to work out for Kings

Posted: 06/03/2011 - Former Wildcat Brandon Knight completed his workout with the Sacramento Kings on Thursday, as he continues to prepare for the upcoming NBA Draft.

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Calipari introduced to Dominicans, tours Haiti

Updated: 05/23/2011 - It was like a scene straight out of a movie. Hundreds of kids, of all ages and sizes, swarmed the helicopters in anticipation of whom would be emerging from the cockpit. On this day, UK coach John Calipari, along with Alltech founder Dr. Pearse Lyons, have landed on an abandoned airstrip in Ouanaminthe, a village located in the northeast corner of Haiti.

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Cal to coach Dominicans?

Updated: 04/26/2011 - Will John Calipari coach in the Olympics? Where does he rank on UK's list of all-time great coaches?

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Commonwealth upgrade on the way

Updated: 04/22/2011 - For several years, UK athletics director Mitch Barnhart has said upgrades to athletic facilities, like Commonwealth Stadium, are long overdue. Coming this fall, Kentucky fans could notice the first of several changes to the home of the football Wildcats, which was constructed in 1973.

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NBA Draft could have Bluegrass flavor

Posted: 04/21/2011 - The next NBA Draft deadline is May 8. That’s when underclassmen must decide whether to stay in the draft or not. For UK fans, it’s the day they’ll find out whether Brandon Knight, Terrence Jones and DeAndre Liggins will stay at UK or chance the draft.

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