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John Calipari Is UK's New Head Coach

Posted: 12/06/2011 - Our sister station News Channel 3 in Memphis, WREG, tells us a source close to the University of Memphis basketball program says Coach Calipari has signed a deal with UK.

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What's So Great About the Kentucky Job?

Posted: 03/30/2009 - Many of the national media, ignoring the excellent advice of the Herald-Leader’s Mark Story, are taking the “lazy” angle on the UK basketball coaching story. They’re invoking the “beware of the short fuse” argument against any coach accepting the job in Lexington.

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Calipari Makes Decision, Will Come To UK

Updated: 04/01/2009 - John Calipari has made his decision and will become the new head coach of the University of Kentucky. UK confirms that they have signed Calipari to an eight-year deal.

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Michigan St. Ousts Cards For Trip To Final 4

Updated: 03/29/2009 - Michigan State is marching on to Motown. The Spartans gave the Final Four a hometown feel, stopping overall No. 1 seed Louisville 64-52 Sunday to win the Midwest Regional. Goran Suton had 19 points and 10 rebounds as the second-seeded Spartans (30-6) reached their fifth Final Four in 11 years - the most trips of any team in the nation during that span.

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Cards Meet Spartans In Final Four Push

Updated: 03/29/2009 - ...University of Louisville basketball team plays Michigan State at 2:20 p.m. in the NCAA Midwest Regional championship game at Lucas Oil Stadium ... LIVE - On CBS / WKYT.

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Burns' Walk-Off HR Sends Cats Past South Carolina

Posted: 03/28/2009 - With Kentucky trailing No. 28 South Carolina 4-3 with one out in the bottom of the ninth inning, freshman infielder Andy Burns connected on the first pitch he saw on the weekend, belting a two-run, walk-off home run over the right-field fence, lifting UK to a series-evening 5-4 win over the Gamecocks, on Saturday evening at Cliff Hagan Stadium.

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Football Wildcats open spring practice on Wednesday

Posted: 03/28/2009 - LEXINGTON, Ky. – Legendary Arkansas Coach Frank Broyles once said, “Luck follows speed.” If that’s so, the Kentucky football team might be in for more “luck” in the 2009 season. Results from the team’s winter strength and conditioning program have been tabulated by Marc Hill, UK Director of Strength and Conditioning. The numbers show significant improvement in overall team speed and quickness, along with some gains in strength, as compared to the results of March 2008.

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Derby winner Alysheba euthanized

Updated: 03/28/2009 - LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) - Alysheba, winner of the 1987 Kentucky Derby and Preakness and chosen 1988 Horse of the Year, has died. The champion stallion was 25. The charismatic star, dubbed "America's Horse" by racing fans, Alysheba was euthanized Friday night following a fall in his stall at the Kentucky Horse Park's Hall of Champions, where he was buried Saturday.

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Bama hires VCU's Grant

Updated: 03/27/2009 - TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) - Alabama hires Anthony Grant of Virginia Commonwealth as its men's basketball coach.

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Donovan staying put at Florida

Posted: 03/27/2009 - GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) - Florida coach Billy Donovan says he isn't going anywhere. Donovan made it clear Friday he has no interest in the Kentucky job or any other opening, reaffirming his desire to stay in Gainesville and get the Gators back to the NCAA tournament.

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Billy Gillispie Fired

Updated: 03/27/2009 - The UK basketball program no longer has a head coach. Late Friday afternoon, university officials announced coach Billy Gillispie has been dismissed after only two years on the job.

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UK Football To Play Miami (Ohio) In 2009

Updated: 03/26/2009 - The 2009 University of Kentucky football schedule has been completed as the Wildcats will take on Miami University on Sept. 5 in Cincinnati’s Paul Brown Stadium.

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Gillispie: 'No Idea' What His Job Future Holds

Updated: 03/27/2009 - University of Kentucky Coach Billy Gillispie says he has “no idea” what the future holds for him. “I think we have to learn patience a little bit,” Gillispie told WKYT during the taping of his final weekly television show of the season on Thursday morning.

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Kentucky's Season Ends With 77-67 Loss To Notre Dame

Updated: 03/25/2009 - Luke Harangody had 30 points and 11 rebounds and Notre Dame hit 12 3-pointers to end a 10-game losing streak to Kentucky, beating the Wildcats 77-67 Wednesday night to advance to the National Invitation Tournament semifinals. (Stats Inside)

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Kentucky coach passes John Wooden on championship list

Updated: 03/25/2009 - Grayson, KY - Kentucky Christian University Women's Basketball Coach Ron Arnett has made history. The 61-year old Arnett won his 11th national championship with KCU this season, surpassing John Wooden as the all-time leader in national championships by any college basketball coach at any level. Wooden won 10 national titles in 29 years of coaching, including 7 in a row at UCLA from 1967-1973.

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UK signee takes home Miss Basketball honors

Posted: 03/25/2009 - Lexington, KY - Kentucky women’s basketball signee Adia Mathies (AH-dee-ah MATH-is) of Louisville, Ky., has been named the 2009 Kentucky Miss Basketball, announced Wednesday at Iroquois High School by the Kentucky Lions Eye Foundation. The award is chosen by the state’s high school coaches. Mathies will be the seventh Kentucky Miss Basketball to play for the Wildcats, including the third in the last five years. She joins 2007 winner Rebecca Gray (Georgetown) on the UK squad next season.

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Kentucky-Notre Dame Will Be Game Of Lasts

Posted: 03/24/2009 - Kentucky fans want to know if it will be Billy Gillispie's last game as coach of the Wildcats. Notre Dame fans want to know if it will be Luke Harangody's last game with the Irish.

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Kentucky Baseball Falls To West Virginia

Posted: 03/24/2009 - With Kentucky holding a 7-5 lead in the bottom of the fourth inning, UK reliever Mike Kaczmarek allowed four consecutive base runners to reach – including a grand slam from Jedd Gyorko – as the West Virginia Mountaineers posted a 10-7 win over the Wildcats, in front of 2,452 fans at Appalachian Power Park.

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UK Basketball: How Did It Come to This?

Updated: 03/24/2009 - We had no way of knowing that Kentucky’s loss to Kansas in the 2007 NCAA Tournament would be Tubby Smith’s last game as the UK head coach. What has to be a bigger shock is just the suggestion that a loss to Creighton Monday night in the National Invitation Tournament could mark the end of the Billy Gillispie era as well.

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Kentucky Avoids Elimination, Beats Creighton

Posted: 03/23/2009 - After getting shut down much of the night, Jodie Meeks converted a three-point play with 10.6 seconds left to give Kentucky a 65-63 victory over Creighton in the second round of the NIT on Monday night. (Stats Inside)

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