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Cats end season, Brooks decision pending

Posted: 12/28/2009 - Rich Brooks came to Kentucky seven years ago pledging to make the Wildcats competitive in the Southeastern Conference. Perhaps it's a sign of just how far the program has climbed during his tenure that seven wins and a fourth straight bowl appearance aren't quite enough anymore.

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Cats fall in Music City Bowl, Brooks probably won't return

Updated: 12/28/2009 - C.J. Spiller went out a winner in the final game of his record-setting career at Clemson. Kentucky coach Rich Brooks? Well, the 68-year-old coach apparently is ready to call it a career. After the game, Brooks said he told the team he's probably not returning next season. Brooks said he's "80 percent" sure he's not coming back. Last January, Kentucky announced that offensive coordinator Joker Phillips will take over as head coach when Brooks steps down.

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Brooks: 80% sure he's not returning

Updated: 12/28/2009 - Kentucky coach Rich Brooks told his Wildcats that he's probably not returning next season after a 21-13 loss to Clemson on Sunday night in the Music City Bowl.

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Cats lose to Clemson, 21-13

Updated: 12/28/2009 - C.J. Spiller scored a touchdown and had 172 all-purpose yards in his final college game, leading Clemson to a 21-13 victory over Kentucky on Sunday night in the Music City Bowl.

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Meyer takes leave, not resigning

Updated: 12/27/2009 - Florida coach Urban Meyer is taking an indefinite leave of absence instead of resigning and expects to be on the sideline leading the Gators when next season opens. "I do in my gut believe that will happen," Meyer said Sunday at a Sugar Bowl news conference. Offensive coordinator Steve Addazio will run the team during Meyer's absence, but Meyer will be the coach against No. 4 Cincinnati on New Year's Day.

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Bengals beat Chiefs, clinch playoff spot

Updated: 12/27/2009 - Five days after burying a teammate, the wrung-out Bengals had barely enough to win a title. Carson Palmer's touchdown pass to Chad Ochocinco completed a 98-yard drive in the closing minutes Sunday, sending Cincinnati to a 17-10 victory that secured the AFC North championship at the end of a rough week.

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Urban Meyer changing mind?

Updated: 12/27/2009 - Less than 24 hours after he resigned, Florida coach Urban Meyer is instead taking an indefinite leave of absence that opens the door for his return to the Gators. A person familiar with the decision told The Associated Press on Sunday that Meyer has changed his mind. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because the school had made no announcement.

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Louisville wins 4th straight

Updated: 12/27/2009 - Samardo Samuels had 18 points and 14 rebounds to lead surging Louisville past Radford 79-53 on Sunday. Jared Swopshire added 13 points and the Cardinals (9-3) won their fourth straight by swarming the visiting Highlanders (5-5) from the opening tip.

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UK Football Holds Final On-Field Practice

Posted: 12/25/2009 - The Kentucky football team had its final on-field preparation for the Gaylord Hotels Music City Bowl with a two-hour practice at Vanderbilt on Friday.

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Day 2 in the Music City, Cats Practice

Posted: 12/24/2009 - The Kentucky football team continued preparations for the Gaylord Hotels Music City Bowl with a two and one-half hour practice at Vanderbilt on Thursday.

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Morehead picks up road win

Updated: 01/15/2010 - LOGAN, Utah, (AP) - Kenneth Faried scored 19 points, including seven in the final 4-minutes, and pulled down 13 rebounds to lead Morehead State past Cal State Fullerton 69-62 Wednesday night.

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Cats Clip Long Beach St. 86-73, go to 13-0

Updated: 02/05/2010 - John Wall scored 19 points and No. 3 Kentucky pulled away in the second half for an 86-73 victory over weary Long Beach State on Wednesday. DeMarcus Cousins shook off early foul trouble to finish with 15 points and 10 rebounds as the Wildcats (13-0) continued their best start in more than 30 years.

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UK Hoops wins big over UT-Martin, 87-47

Updated: 02/05/2010 - Behind a career-high 25-point effort from Keyla Snowden, the Kentucky women’s basketball team equaled the school record for the longest win streak in program history, posting an 87-47 win over the University of Tennessee at Martin, Wednesday night in front of 5,859 fans in Memorial Coliseum.

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Cats move on after 2,000th win

Updated: 12/22/2009 - Ramon Harris enjoyed the confetti. Donned the T-shirt commemorating Kentucky's 2,000th win. Breathed in the moment as the Wildcats made history. Twenty minutes later, he was over it. The senior forward understands the unique bond between the Wildcats and the Bluegrass. He knows the importance of becoming the first program to reach 2,000 victories, a milestone the school reached with an 88-44 win over Drexel on Monday.

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UK beats Drexel 88-44 to reach 2,000 wins

Updated: 12/22/2009 - Kentucky's 2,000th victory looked awfully familiar. DeMarcus Cousins and Patrick Patterson scored 18 points apiece and the third-ranked Wildcats became the first team in NCAA history to reach the 2,000-win plateau with an 88-44 romp over Drexel on Monday night.

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Dunlap named SEC Player of the Week

Updated: 12/21/2009 - Kentucky's Victoria Dunlap (Nashville, Tenn.) was named the Southeastern Conference Player of the Week after leading the Wildcats over intrastate rival Louisville 101-67 on Sunday, the league office in Birmingham, Ala., announced.

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Wildcats one win from 2,000

Updated: 02/05/2010 - The pressure to win at Kentucky started early. Really early. Now the program which proudly proclaims it has "the greatest tradition in college basketball" can add another bullet point to its resume. A win over Drexel on Monday would make the third-ranked Wildcats (11-0) the first team in NCAA history to reach 2,000 wins.

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UK Hoops remains perfect, 10-0 start

Updated: 02/05/2010 - The Kentucky women’s basketball team used its stifling defense to force a school-record 38 turnovers on a season-high 21 steals en route to a 101-67 win over intrastate rival Louisville on Sunday in Memorial Coliseum. A season-high 7,323 fans witnessed the game as the Cats improved to a school-record 10-0 start.

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Cardinals drop Hilltoppers, 102-75

Updated: 12/19/2009 - Edgar Sosa and Jerry Smith scored 17 points apiece to pace six Louisville players in double figures as the Cardinals routed Western Kentucky 102-75 on Saturday.

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Kentucky rolls over Austin Peay, 90-69

Updated: 02/05/2010 - Patrick Patterson scored 21 points, including nine during a decisive second-half run, and No. 3 Kentucky beat Austin Peay 90-69 on Saturday. (Stats & Game Notes Inside)

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Eastern Kentucky falls at Ohio, 74-62

Updated: 12/19/2009 - Steven Coleman and Tommy Freeman scored 16 points apiece, leading four Ohio players in double figures in a 74-62 win over Eastern Kentucky on Saturday.

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Morehead State Escapes With 60-58 Win

Updated: 01/15/2010 - Demonte Harper made two free throws with 34 seconds left and Morehead State defeated East Tennessee State 60-58 on Friday night.

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Three Cats named to SEC All-Freshman Team

Updated: 02/05/2010 - LEXINGTON, Ky. – Quarterback Morgan Newton, offensive guard Larry Warford and defensive end Taylor Wyndham were named to the Southeastern Conference All-Freshman Team chosen by The Sporting News.

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Calipari still a "big fan" of Knight

Updated: 02/05/2010 - Kentucky coach John Calipari says he disagrees with Bobby Knight's assessment that college basketball lacks integrity and that he is proof the game has a problem.

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