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Parilli to have book-signing on Saturday at game

Posted: 11/01/2011 - LEXINGTON, Ky. – Kentucky fans are eagerly awaiting word from Joker Phillips on who will start at quarterback for the Wildcats in Saturday's game against Ole Miss. But when Vito "Babe" Parilli was playing at the University of Kentucky, there was no doubt about who the best QB was. Parilli returns to his alma mater this weekend as part of a statewide tour to promote his new book, "Kentucky Babe," that he wrote along with former Lexington Herald-Leader columnist Dick Burdette. It chronicles Parilli's career at UK playing for legendary coach Bear Bryant (including a national championship) plus Parilli's long run as a player and coach in professional football (did you know that Parilli was Joe Namath's backup for the Jets in the famous Super Bowl III game?).

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UK women ranked in back-to-back preseason polls for first time

Posted: 11/01/2011 - LEXINGTON, Ky. – For the first time in school history, the University of Kentucky women’s basketball team is ranked in back-to-back preseason USA TODAY/ESPN coaches’ polls. The Wildcats were picked to start the 2011-12 season at No. 15 by the 31-member Board of Coaches.

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Slive suspends Arkandsas player after hit

Posted: 11/01/2011 - FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (AP) - Southeastern Conference Commissioner Mike Slive has suspended Arkansas freshman Marquel Wade a game for his hit on a Vanderbilt punt returner deemed as a flagrant or unsportsmanlike act.

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Denham named OVC Offenisve Player of Week

Updated: 10/31/2011 - BRENTWOOD, Tenn. – For the second consecutive week, running back Matt Denham came away with adidas OVC Offensive Player of the Week honors following Eastern Kentucky University’s 34-33 win over Murray State Saturday afternoon.

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No NCAA Division III for Georgetown

Updated: 10/31/2011 - Further consideration of possibly changing Georgetown College's athletics affiliation from NAIA to NCAA Division III was eliminated Saturday by vote of the College's board of trustees. The board did, however, call for continued study of whether or not a move to NCAA Division II would be in the school's best interest, particularly as it relates to increased academic and recruiting standards for coaches and student-athletes.

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Cats fall to Bulldogs, 28-16

Updated: 10/29/2011 - LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) - Mississippi State quarterbacks Tyler Russell and Chris Relf combined for 264 yards and each passed for a touchdown, and Relf ran for two touchdowns in the Bulldogs' 28-16 win over Kentucky on Saturday night. Russell earned his second start of the season, and the two alternated drives in the first quarter. As the game went on, Russell took most of the snaps and Relf was brought in for running situations.

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Keeneland's breaks attendance records during Fall Meet

Posted: 10/29/2011 - LEXINGTON, KY (October 29, 2011) –As Keeneland concludes its 75th anniversary racing season, the historic track posted a record for attendance and strong gains in all-sources handle buoyed by large average field sizes.

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EKU holds off Murray rally, 34-33

Posted: 10/29/2011 - MURRAY, Ky. (AP) - T.J. Pryor threw two touchdown passes and ran for a score, but Eastern Kentucky needed a late extra-point miss to hold off a Murray State rally in the Colonels' 34-33 win Saturday.

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Conner returns, Cards take down

Posted: 10/29/2011 - LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) - Teddy Bridgewater passed for two touchdowns, Victor Anderson rushed for 93 yards and a score and Louisville's defense stuffed Syracuse in an emotional 27-10 win on Saturday.

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Georgetown steamrolls UVA-Wise

Posted: 10/29/2011 - Georgetown College (8-0, 4-0 Mid-South Conference East) stayed undefeated in football as the No. 4 Tigers rolled 50-7 at UVa-Wise (5-4, 1-2 MSC East). GC scored all of its points first before the Cavaliers were able to get a tally on the board.

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U o fL dealt major blow

Updated: 10/28/2011 - The Cardinals have announced that freshman Wayne Blackshear has injured his right shoulder in practice and will miss the entire season.

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UConn may not be eligible for 2013 NCAA Tournament

Posted: 10/28/2011 - STORRS, Conn. (AP) - Connecticut basketball coach Jim Calhoun says he's confident the NCAA will make changes to reporting rules before the 2013 national championships that would give the Huskies a chance to qualify for the tournament.

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Vandy's Ezeli out 6-8 weeks with knee injury

Posted: 10/28/2011 - NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Vanderbilt senior center Festus Ezeli will miss between six and eight weeks with the seventh-ranked Commodores after spraining ligaments in his right knee in practice.

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Cats, Bulldogs clash on Saturday

Posted: 10/28/2011 - The annual Mississippi State-Kentucky football game doesn't often generate a lot of national headlines or even much interest within the Southeastern Conference.

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SEC Media Day: Chasing Kentucky

Updated: 10/27/2011 - Kevin Stallings will withhold his assessment of the Kentucky Wildcats until, say, February. The Vanderbilt coach is plenty familiar with star forward Terrence Jones and probably knows a good bit about Doron Lamb and Darius Miller, too. No assessment of John Calipari's Wildcats is ever complete without taking the full measure of those ballyhooed freshmen that annually parade into Lexington and often become instant stars before turning into NBA millionaires.

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UPike falls to UofL 74-55

Posted: 10/27/2011 - Sophomore Gorgui Deing scored 14 points and grabbed 15 rebounds to lead the University of Louisville to a 74-55 win in its exhibition opener over the University of Pikeville Wednesday night.

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Havre de Grace enters Breeders' Cup Classic

Posted: 10/26/2011 - Havre de Grace is going where Zenyatta once did, taking on the boys in the $5 million Breeders' Cup Classic. The 4-year-old filly is 5-of-6 this year and a victory could burnish her credentials for Horse of the Year.

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Tizway out of the Breeders' Cup Classic

Posted: 10/25/2011 - NEW YORK (AP) - Tizway won't run in the upcoming Breeders' Cup Classic because of a leg injury that will force him to be retired to stud.

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UK to wear black uniforms Saturday

Updated: 10/25/2011 - The UK football team will be wearing black uniforms for the first time Saturday when the team takes to the field at Commonwealth Stadium.

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UK Graduation Success Rate highest ever

Posted: 10/25/2011 - LEXINGTON, Ky. – The National Collegiate Athletic Association released its annual graduation rates report Tuesday, featuring school-record marks by University of Kentucky student-athletes in the NCAA Graduation Success Rate and the Federal Graduation Rate.

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