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UK Seeks to Set GameDay Attendance Record

Updated: 02/05/2010 - The University of Kentucky was the first college basketball team to win 2,000 games. Now, UK hopes to be the first to pack its arena for ESPN’s College GameDay. To accomplish that feat, UK needs your help.

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UK climbs to #1 in both major polls

Updated: 01/25/2010 - Kentucky is on top of The Associated Press' college basketball poll, and the Wildcats are a unanimous No. 1. UK is also No. in the ESPN Coaches' Poll Released earlier today.

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Cousins named SEC Freshman of the Week

Updated: 01/25/2010 - UK men’s basketball player DeMarcus Cousins was named the SEC Freshman of the Week as announced by the league office on Monday. Cousins, a 6-11 forward from Birmingham, Ala., scored 16 points and pulled down 14 rebounds in only 17 minutes of action in helping lead Kentucky (19-0, 4-0 SEC) to a 101-70 win against Arkansas.

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UK Hoops whips Auburn 68-50

Updated: 02/05/2010 - The 25th-ranked University of Kentucky women’s basketball team forced 25 turnovers en route to a 68-50 win over Auburn Sunday afternoon in Memorial Coliseum. The Wildcats featured a balanced offensive attack with three players in double digits, led by freshman guard A’dia Mathies with 11. The second-highest crowd of 6,784 was on hand for the victory as UK celebrated National Girls and Women in Sports Day and Alumni Day.

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Morehead tops EKU, 69-53

Posted: 01/23/2010 - RICHMOND, Ky. (AP) - Kenneth Faried had 20 points and 16 rebounds, and Morehead State beat Eastern Kentucky 69-53 on Saturday night.

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UK carves up Razorbacks, 101-70

Updated: 02/05/2010 - Darius Miller had a career-high 18 points and DeMarcus Cousins got his 10th double-double as No. 2 Kentucky coasted by Arkansas 101-70 Saturday. (Stats & Post Game Notes Inside)

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Phillips announces hiring of Summers and Turner

Updated: 02/05/2010 - LEXINGTON, Ky. – Kentucky football coach Joker Phillips has announced the hiring of David Turner and Mike Summers, both of whom have coached previously at Kentucky, coached at other schools in the Southeastern Conference and have been recruiting coordinators at the Division I level.

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WKYT to air Sweet 16 draws

Updated: 02/05/2010 - The draw for the 2010 PNC/KHSAA Boys’ and Houchens Industries/KHSAA Girls’ State Basketball Tournaments will be conducted on Friday, Jan. 29. WKYT-TV in Lexington will again air the draws and it will be streamed live beginning at 1 p.m. Insight of Northern Kentucky, Louisville and Bowling Green will also air the program and it will be streamed live by iHigh.com

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Faried Tabbed as Mid-Major All-American

Posted: 01/21/2010 - MOREHEAD, Ky -- The Sporting News college basketball writer Mike DeCourcy has named Morehead State junior center Kenneth Faried a Midseason Mid-Major All-American. DeCourcy also recently named Faried to his All-Tough team.

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UK Hoops wins easily 69-52 over Arkansas

Updated: 02/05/2010 - Junior forward Victoria Dunlap (Nashville, Tenn.) had a game-high 22 points, senior forward Lydia Watkins (Hopkinsville, Ky.) grabbed a season-high 12 rebounds, and the 25th-ranked Kentucky women’s basketball team used a dominating first half to defeat Arkansas 69-52 Thursday night in Memorial Coliseum.

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Ex-Cat Blaton re-signs with Phillies

Updated: 01/25/2010 - PHILADELPHIA -- Joe Blanton and the Philadelphia Phillies have agreed to a $24 million, three-year contract that avoided a salary arbitration hearing next month.

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Transy falls to Maryville in overtime

Posted: 01/20/2010 - Transy senior guard Tim Tierney had nine points, 10 rebounds, and five assists for the Pioneers and now has 983 points for his Transy career after a tough 75-69 overtime loss to Maryville in non-conference basketball action.

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Morehead Rolls Past SIU-Edwardsville

Posted: 01/19/2010 - MOREHEAD, Ky—This one didn’t start the way the last two did, but it finished in similar fashion. Morehead State men’s basketball ran away with a 66-46 win over SIU Edwardsville Tuesday night at Johnson Arena. It marked the Eagles’ ninth straight win, equaling the longest streak since the 2002-03 season.

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EKU Routs Chicago State

Posted: 01/19/2010 - RICHMOND, Ky. – The Eastern Kentucky University men’s basketball team used a 17-0 run at the end of the first half to surge past Chicago State Tuesday night in McBrayer Arena, 74-50. The Colonels (14-6) have now won an arena-record 19 straight home games.

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UK Hoops back in Top 25

Updated: 02/05/2010 - The University of Kentucky women’s basketball team debuted in the USA Today/ESPN Top 25 Coaches Poll at No. 25 released Tuesday. It marks the Wildcats’ first ranking since a No. 24 position in the poll on Nov. 23, 2006.

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Texas Upset, UK only unbeaten team

Updated: 01/19/2010 - Jamar Samuels scored 15 of his 20 points in a dominating first half and No. 10 Kansas State withstood a gut check rally to knock off top-ranked Texas 71-62 on Monday night. Kansas State (16-2, 3-1 Big 12) smothered Texas with its extended man-to-man defense to overcome a 1-for-12 effort from 3-point range and held on to beat a No. 1 team for the third time in school history.

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Rachel Alexandra wins Horse of Year

Updated: 01/19/2010 - Rachel Alexandra won the first matchup between racing's leading ladies, beating out Zenyatta for Horse of the Year. Maybe the next time the two superstars compete it will be on the track. "Someday we'll meet, and we'll decide at that time who's the best," Zenyatta's owner Jerry Moss said.

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UK looking to set GameDay record

Updated: 02/05/2010 - The University of Kentucky was the first college basketball team to win 2,000 games. Now, UK hopes to be the first to pack its arena for ESPN’s College GameDay.

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Bledsoe SEC Fresman of the Week

Updated: 01/18/2010 - UK men’s basketball player Eric Bledsoe was named the SEC Freshman of the Week as announced by the league office on Monday. Bledsoe, a 6-1 guard from Birmingham, Ala., averaged 19 points to go along with 4.5 rebounds and 3.5 assists in helping lead Kentucky (18-0, 3-0 SEC) to wins at Florida and at Auburn.

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UK Cheerleaders win 18th title

Updated: 01/17/2010 - For an unprecedented 18th time, the University of Kentucky cheerleading team won the Universal Cheerleading Association's national championship at the 2010 College Cheerleading and Dance Team National Championships on Sunday at the Walt Disney Resort in Orlando, Fla. Head coach Jomo Thompson and the cheerleading squad has now claimed three consecutive national championships, including 14 out of the last 16 years.

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UK Hoops Whips Alabama 88-63

Updated: 02/05/2010 - Five players scored in double-figures Sunday to lead the Kentucky women’s basketball team to a resounding 88-63 win over Alabama in front 6,040 fan in Memorial Coliseum, the second-largest crowd to see the Wildcats this season. The 25-point win marked UK’s largest margin of victory against a Southeastern Conference team since defeating Arkansas by 27 points on Feb. 18, 2007.

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Judge rules in Paxton vs. UK case

Updated: 02/05/2010 - LEXINGTON, Ky. -- The University of Kentucky can keep one of the nation's top collegiate pitchers out of games for his senior season if he fails to clear up NCAA concerns about his amateur status, a judge ruled Friday night.

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EKU knocks off SEMO, 79-63

Posted: 01/16/2010 - RICHMOND, Ky. (AP) - Josh Taylor scored 19 points and Eastern Kentucky defeated Southeast Missouri 79-63 on Saturday night.

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