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UK's Johnson signs free-agent deal with Astros

Posted: 06/14/2011 - LEXINGTON, Ky. -- Kentucky baseball senior infielder/outfielder Neiko Johnson has signed a free-agent contract with the Houston Astros, it was announced on Monday.

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Hall of Fame tip-off schedule is set for Kentucky

Updated: 06/13/2011 - The Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame today announced game times for the 2011 Basketball Hall of Fame’s Tip-Off Tournament, an annual NCAA men’s basketball exempt tournament supported by the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference.

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Lawson Signs Contract Extension

Posted: 06/13/2011 - LEXINGTON, Ky. – University of Kentucky softball coach Rachel Lawson, who led the Wildcats to a school record 40-win season and its first-ever NCAA Super Regional appearance last month, has been rewarded a new five-year contract worth a total of $727,500, plus the opportunity for performance-based incentives, UK Director of Athletics Mitch Barnhart announced Monday.

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Ex-Knight Revere stars in Twins win

Posted: 06/11/2011 - MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - Scott Baker pitched a five-hitter for his fourth complete game and Alexi Casilla had three hits and scored two runs, leading the Minnesota Twins to an 8-1 win over Texas Rangers on Saturday.

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Ruler On Ice rules Belmont

Posted: 06/11/2011 - NEW YORK (AP) - Ruler On Ice posted a huge upset in the Belmont Stakes on Saturday, taking the lead from Preakness winner Shackleford in the sloppy stretch and winning the final leg of the Triple Crown.

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Leake leads Reds past Giants

Posted: 06/11/2011 - SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Mike Leake pitched eight scoreless innings and also got two hits off Tim Lincecum as the Cincinnati Reds gave the San Francisco ace one of his worst beatings ever in a 10-2 victory over the Giants on Saturday.

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Indiana girls earn split with Kentucky

Posted: 06/11/2011 - INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - Bria Goss scored 25 points and Kaila Hulls and Akyah Taylor added 12 each as the Indiana All-Stars beat the Kentucky All-Stars 69-56 at Conseco Fieldhouse. Goss, a Kentucky recruit and Indiana's reigning Miss Basketball, was named player of the game on Saturday. The teams split the two-game series. Kentucky beat Indiana 64-57 on Friday night in Louisville.

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Tennessee goes before NCAA infractions committee

Posted: 06/11/2011 - INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - Former Tennessee coaches Bruce Pearl and Lane Kiffin finally got to explain themselves in front of the NCAA. All they can do now is wait to see if it did good.

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UK group talks about mission trip to Ethiopia

Updated: 06/13/2011 - Seven people affiliated with University of Kentucky Athletics – Athletic Director Mitch Barnhart and wife Connie, Head Football Coach Joker Phillips and wife Leslie, Associate AD Jason Schlafer, and football players Stuart Hines and Danny Trevathan – spent a week doing a service trip to Ethiopia. They visited orphanages, did work projects, distributed food and athletic equipment, etc.

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UK promotes Hayden to associate director of media relations

Posted: 06/10/2011 - LEXINGTON, Ky. – John Hayden, who has served as an assistant director of media relations since joining the University of Kentucky athletics department in July 2006, has been promoted to associate director of media relations, UK senior associate athletics director for communications DeWayne Peevy announced Thursday.

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Harrow enrolls at UK

Updated: 06/09/2011 - North Carolina State transfer Ryan Harrow has enrolled for summer classes at UK, head Coach John Calipari announced on Thursday.

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Miller invited to World University Games camp

Updated: 06/08/2011 - UK men’s basketball senior Darius Miller has been invited to attend the 2011 USA Basketball Men’s World University Games Team training camp.

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Ukari Figgs joining UK Hoops staff

Updated: 06/08/2011 - Former WNBA veteran and Kentucky Miss Basketball, Ukari Figgs, will return to the Commonwealth as the assistant athletics director for women’s basketball at the University of Kentucky, head coach Matthew Mitchell announced Wednesday.

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Cats, Samford schedule 3-game series

Updated: 06/08/2011 - BIRMINGHAM, Alabama - New Samford athletics director Martin Newton didn't waste any time using his connections at his old job to pay dividends at his new post.

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Cooper is fifth Batcat selected

Posted: 06/07/2011 - Kentucky sophomore right-hander Jordan Cooper has been selected with the first pick of the 23rd round of the 2011 MLB Draft by the Pittsburgh Pirates, it was announced on Tuesday evening.

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Kapteyn and Black selected in MLB draft

Posted: 06/07/2011 - Kentucky junior two-way star Braden Kapteyn and senior shortstop Taylor Black have been drafted during Day 2 of the 2011 MLB Draft, it was announced on Tuesday afternoon.

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Centre to join new athletic conference

Posted: 06/07/2011 - DANVILLE, Ky. – Seven members of the NCAA Division III Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference (SCAC) announced today that they are leaving the conference effective July 1, 2012, to form a new athletic conference beginning with the 2012-13 season. The announcement was made in Atlanta at the 2011 annual meeting of SCAC presidents.

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BatCat Chad Wright picked by Tigers

Updated: 06/07/2011 - Kentucky junior outfielder Chad Wright has been selected in the ninth round of the 2011 MLB Draft by the Detroit Tigers, it was announced during Day 2 of the MLB Draft on Monday afternoon.

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Bengals players workout for first time

Posted: 06/07/2011 - Two dozen Bengals defensive players worked out Tuesday at an indoor soccer complex where the team sometimes practices in bad weather. The offense had a separate workout at the University of Cincinnati, with more than 45 players participating in all.

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Pitino adds two players to roster

Updated: 06/08/2011 - Rick Pitino says he is excited about the two new additions to his Louisville squad and that his son is not leaving his coaching staff anytime soon.

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UT's Hamilton resigns as AD

Posted: 06/07/2011 - KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Tennessee athletic director Mike Hamilton has announced he will resign at the end of the month as the program wraps up a lengthy NCAA investigation process.

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Legends place three on SAL All-Star roster

Updated: 06/07/2011 - ST. PETERSBURG, FL—Eric Krupa, president of the South Atlantic League, has announced the rosters for the 52nd Annual SAL All-Star Game, scheduled to be played on June 21, 2011, at Arthur W. Perdue Stadium in Salisbury, Maryland, home of the Delmarva Shorebirds.

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Alex Meyer selected in first round by Nationals

Posted: 06/06/2011 - SECAUCUS, N.J. -- One of the most decorated performers in Kentucky baseball history, junior right-handed pitcher Alex Meyer has been selected with the No. 23 overall pick in the first round of the 2011 MLB Draft by the Washington Nationals.

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Animal Kingdom sharp final workout for Belmont

Updated: 06/06/2011 - Kentucky Derby winner Animal Kingdom has put in a sharp final workout before the Belmont Stakes, with trainer Graham Motion saying "it couldn't have gone any smoother."

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