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Faried to work out for Charlotte

Updated: 06/02/2011 - CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) - Markieff Morris of Kansas insists he knew Michael Jordan was there because he "felt his greatness." The presence of the Charlotte Bobcats owner at Tuesday's pre-draft workout made Kenneth Faried of Morehead State jittery because, after all, "I have his sneakers on."

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SEC expected to eliminate divisions in men's basketball

Updated: 06/02/2011 - DESTIN, Fla. (AP) - Men's basketball in the Southeastern Conference is about to be united. The league is expected to eliminate divisions Friday, a move that would make seeding the postseason tournament more fair but also could create some scheduling issues.

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Cats gets football verbal

Updated: 06/02/2011 - Kentucky football has picked up another verbal commitment from Georgia.

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Rowan's Wing headed to Oklahoma State

Updated: 06/02/2011 - Rowan Co.’s Adam Wing has switched his commitment and now will play basketball at Oklahoma State. Wing, who had accepted a scholarship off to play football at Marshall, made the decision after receiving a phone call from OSU coach Travis Ford.

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Barnette transfers from UK women's team

Updated: 06/01/2011 - LEXINGTON, Ky. – Freshman Sarah Beth Barnette will transfer from Kentucky, head coach Matthew Mitchell announced Wednesday. “I appreciate the contribution Sarah Beth made to the Kentucky program,” Mitchell said. “I wish Sarah Beth the very best as she moves forward with her career.”

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SEC considers changing signing rules

Updated: 06/01/2011 - The hottest topic at the Southeastern Conference's annual meetings has nothing to do with national championships or NCAA violations. It has to do with what league Commissioner Mike Slive calls "fundamental fairness" to recruits. Not all of his coaches agree. Two years after the trendsetting conference limited its schools to signing 28 high school prospects, the league is considering dropping the number to 25. Several coaches are against the proposal, saying it could hinder their ability to fill rosters with talent.

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Faried & Pagano honored by OVC

Updated: 06/01/2011 - Morehead State University senior forward/center Kenneth Faried, the OVC Player and Defensive Player of the Year and an All-American by seven different outlets, was selected as the OVC Male Athlete of the Year, while Eastern Kentucky senior distance runner Kat Pagano, the 2010 OVC Cross Country Athlete of the Year, 2011 Co-Indoor Track Championship Athlete of the Year and 2011 OVC Champion in the 5,000 and 10,000-meters at the Outdoor Track Championships, was named OVC Female Athlete of the Year.

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Kanter meeting with NBA teams

Posted: 06/01/2011 - The NBA draft is now just a little more than three weeks away and some of the top prospects are scheduling interviews and workouts with team. Among them is Enes Kanter who's scheduled to meet with four clubs, according to Hoops Report.

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UK Softball Rips Cal 8-0, Forces Game 3

Posted: 05/29/2011 - Powered by three RBI from senior Meagan Aull, a dominating pitching performance from junior Rachel Riley and two hits from each sophomore Kara Dill and senior Annie Rowlands, the Kentucky softball team posted an 8-0 win in five innings over No. 7 California, on a steamy Sunday afternoon at the UK Softball Complex.

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Cal tops Cats 1-0 in Super Regional opener

Updated: 05/28/2011 - LEXINGTON, Ky. – Despite a stellar pitching performance from junior Chanda Bell, the Kentucky Wildcats dropped a 1-0 decision to seventh-seed California in the opening game of the best-of-three series in Lexington, Ky., in front of a school-record crowd of 1,717 fans donned in Blue and White. Bell worked a complete-game effort escaping multiple jams and fanning eight Golden Bear batters in a tough-luck loss.

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Animal Kingdom to run in Belmont

Updated: 05/27/2011 - Kentucky Derby winner Animal Kingdom is a go for the Belmont Stakes on June 11. Trainer Graham Motion says the 3-year-old colt came out of his second-place finish in the Preakness in fine shape and will remain at Fair Hill Training Center in Elkton, Md., until the week of the race at Belmont Park.

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Meeks back in Lexington, working towards degree

Updated: 05/27/2011 - All-SEC. All-American. One of the great jump shooters in UK history. Soon, you can add “graduate” to Jodie Meeks’ resume. The former Wildcat guard is back in Lexington, back in class at UK, finishing up his degree.

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Woolard named director of UK basketball operations

Posted: 05/26/2011 - LEXINGTON, Ky. – Chris Woolard has been hired as associate athletics director of basketball operations as announced by University of Kentucky Athletics Director Mitch Barnhart on Thursday.

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Henry Clay's Stromberg wins Tommy Bell Award

Posted: 05/26/2011 - The winner of the 26th annual Tommy Bell Award for Lexington’s Outstanding High School Student Athlete presented by the Lexington Rotary Club is Kate Stromberg of Henry Clay High School.

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Cats host Cal in softball Super Regional

Posted: 05/26/2011 - LEXINGTON, Ky. – After a dramatic seventh-inning comeback effort to upset the tournament’s No. 10 overall seed in Michigan, the 21st-ranked Kentucky softball team will appear in the school’s first Super Regional and play host to No. 7 seed California Saturday and Sunday. First pitch is slated for Noon ET on Saturday. The opening game of a possible doubleheader on Sunday is set for a 1 p.m. ET start.

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Ryan Harrow is transferring to Kentucky

Updated: 05/26/2011 - North Carolina State transfer Ryan Harrow tweeted tonight he is heading to Kentucky and will be eligible to play starting in 2012.

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Riley joins EKU staff

Updated: 05/25/2011 - RICHMOND, Ky. – Eastern Kentucky University head men’s basketball coach Jeff Neubauer announced today that Richie Riley has joined the Colonel coaching staff for the upcoming 2011-12 season.

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Kentucky Athletics APR is strong

Updated: 05/24/2011 - University of Kentucky Athletics released their APR scores for every sport, scoring higher than the NCAA minimum score of 925.

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Arkansas to lose basketball scholarship

Updated: 05/24/2011 - FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (AP) - The Arkansas men's basketball team will lose one scholarship next season as punishment for having a low score in the NCAA's latest Academic Progress Report.

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UK's McCarthy earns 1st-team All-SEC honors

Updated: 05/24/2011 - BIRMINGHAM, Ala. -- Florida catcher Mike Zunino was selected 2011 SEC Baseball Player of the Year, Grayson Garvin of Vanderbilt was named SEC Pitcher of the Year and Vanderbilt outfielder Tony Kemp was named SEC Freshman of the Year by a vote of the league’s 12 head baseball coaches. The coaches also tabbed South Carolina skipper Ray Tanner SEC Coach of the Year. James McCann of Arkansas was named SEC Baseball Scholar-Athlete of the Year.

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Prohm named Murray St. coach

Updated: 05/23/2011 - Assistant coach Steve Prohm is the new men's head basketball coach at Murray State, taking over for his former boss, Billy Kennedy.

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Tennessee fires baseball coach

Updated: 05/23/2011 - Tennessee has fired baseball coach Todd Raleigh after he failed to lead the Volunteers to a single Southeastern Conference tournament or NCAA tournament in his four seasons.

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