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Fun Off the Court Leads to Success for UK Hoops

Updated: 03/27/2010 - Going into Sunday's Sweet Sixteen game in Kansas City the UK Hoops team is the underdog, but that's not something that bothers this team one bit. Skill is one thing, but the UK Hoops team attributes a lot of their success to their friendship on and off the court.

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Mack's 16 helps Butler to Final Four

Posted: 03/27/2010 - SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - It's an easy five-mile drive from the Butler campus to the site of its next game, in downtown Indianapolis. Still, it's hard to think of many programs that have taken a longer, more unlikely road to the Final Four.

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Cal, Huggins friends off the court

Posted: 03/26/2010 - SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) - John Calipari keeps the "for sale" signs angry Memphis fans once staked in his yard in his garage. He has them as reminders that, even when times are good, there were plenty of years when fans wanted him gone.

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Cats stop Cornell, earn trip to Elite Eight

Posted: 03/26/2010 - SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) - John Wall and top-seeded Kentucky overcame an early deficit with a swarming defense, stopping Cornell's captivating NCAA tournament run with a 62-45 win Thursday night in the East Regional semifinals.

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Auburn hires UTEP's Barbee

Updated: 03/25/2010 - AUBURN, Ala. (AP) - Auburn will pay basketball coach Tony Barbee $1.5 million annually over the next six years. The university released a letter of agreement with Barbee on Thursday outlining the terms. The former UTEP coach will be formally introduced later in the day.

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UK's Dunlap a finalist for All-American team

Posted: 03/25/2010 - LEXINGTON, Ky. – Junior forward Victoria Dunlap has been selected as one of the top 40 finalists for the 2010 State Farm Coaches’ All-America Team as announced by The Women’s Basketball Coaches Association (WBCA), in cooperation with State Farm. The finalists, who are voted upon by WBCA-member coaches in each of the eight WBCA geographical regions, are now in the running for selection to the 10-member State Farm Coaches’ All-America Team.

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Former Cat Coury looking forward to seeing old teammates

Posted: 03/24/2010 - SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) - Mark Coury hopes to have the last laugh. A walk-on as a freshman at Kentucky, Coury played two seasons for the Wildcats before transferring to Cornell and now will face his former teammates on Thursday night in the semifinals of the East Regional.

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Underdog Cornell one of tourney Cinderellas

Posted: 03/24/2010 - SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) - Cornell has made itself the early tournament darlings of March. The Big Red win with seniors, goof off at news conferences, and have embraced every second of the sudden national spotlight.

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LCA's Barnette wins Miss Basketball

Updated: 03/25/2010 - LCA forward Sarah Beth Barnette was named the winner of the 2010 Miss Basketball award, given annually to the state's best player.

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UK women face Nebraska on Sunday

Updated: 03/24/2010 - LEXINGTON, Ky. – The University of Kentucky women's basketball team, fresh off its 18-point win over fifth-seeded Michigan State, will face top-seeded Nebraska Sunday, March 28 in the NCAA Sweet 16 in the Sprint Center in Kansas City, Mo.

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Morehead's Tyndall being courted by other schools

Updated: 03/24/2010 - After leading the Morehead State Eagles to back-to-back 20-win seasons for the first time in school history, coach Donnie Tyndall is being mentioned as a candidate to fill two coaching vacancies.

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Big Red won't back down from Big Blue

Updated: 03/23/2010 - Cornell is undaunted by the challenge of playing Kentucky in the NCAA tournament. Big Red won't back down against any team. Not even the top-seeded Wildcats.

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NCAA denies Alabama appeal

Posted: 03/23/2010 - TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) - The NCAA denied Alabama's appeal of a ruling vacating 21 football victories for violations involving free textbooks.

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Cats knock off Spartans, head to Sweet 16

Posted: 03/22/2010 - LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) - Victoria Dunlap scored 21 points to lead fourth-seeded Kentucky into the regional semifinals of the NCAA women's tournament for the first time in 28 years with a 70-52 victory over fifth-seeded Michigan State on Monday night.

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Blackwelder resigns as UK golf coach

Posted: 03/22/2010 - LEXINGTON, Ky. — Myra Blackwelder announced Monday that she will resign her position as University of Kentucky women’s golf coach after the completion of her third season in April.

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Calipari and Wall Receive Rupp Awards

Posted: 03/22/2010 - University of Kentucky head coach John Calipari and freshman John Wall have been awarded the Adolph Rupp Cup and Adolph Rupp Trophy, honoring the National Coach of the Year and National Player of the Year.

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NCAA rejects Memphis' appeal

Updated: 03/22/2010 - Memphis must vacate its record 38-win men's basketball season from 2007-08 after the NCAA rejected its appeal.

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Calipari trying to temper expectations

Posted: 03/21/2010 - Kentucky coach John Calipari caught his players staring at the TV in disbelief, watching Northern Iowa's upset bid against Kansas a few minutes before the Wildcats were to face Wake Forest in the second round of the NCAA tournament on Saturday.

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