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Former EKU coach "fired up" for Purdue debut

Posted: 08/21/2009 - WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (AP) - New Purdue football coach Danny Hope says he's fired up, but not nervous, heading into the Boilermakers' season opener in two weeks.

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UK Releases 2009-2010 Schedule

Updated: 08/21/2009 - Kentucky announced its 2009-2010 men’s basketball schedule, which includes as many as 18 games televised on CBS, or the ESPN Family of Networks. The schedule features a trip to Cancun, 18 regular-season games at Rupp Arena and matchups with traditional foes North Carolina, Indiana and Louisville, as well as a game against 2009 Final Four participant Connecticut in Madison Square Garden.

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Calipari disappointed with NCAA ruling on Memphis

Posted: 08/20/2009 - LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) - Kentucky basketball coach John Calipari says he's disappointed by the NCAA's decision to strip Memphis of its 2008 Final Four appearance for using an ineligible player.

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Calipari has Governor's support

Updated: 08/20/2009 - LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) - Two of Kentucky's biggest basketball fans say they're behind new basketball coach John Calipari despite reports that Calipari's former school will have to vacate its 2008 Final Four appearance.

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Memphis forced to vacate 38 wins

Posted: 08/20/2009 - MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) - Memphis will be forced to vacate the record 38 victories from its Final Four season of 2007-08, according to a report by the Memphis Commercial Appeal.

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Pitino's image likely to take a hit

Posted: 08/19/2009 - LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) - Rick Pitino calls it "branding," and for the last three decades the Louisville coach has carefully crafted the public persona of a winner.

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UK's Hartline ready to fight to keep his job

Posted: 08/19/2009 - LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) - Mike Hartline once overtook his own NFL-bound brother on the high school depth chart. Never, however, had he experienced the short end of a quarterback controversy.

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Patrick Patterson Named To Wooden Award Watch List

Posted: 08/19/2009 - For the second straight season, Patrick Patterson has been named to the Top 50 watch list for the John R. Wooden Award All-American Team and Player of the Year trophy.

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Lindley up for Nagurski Award

Posted: 08/19/2009 - LEXINGTON, Ky. - Senior linebacker Micah Johnson and senior cornerback Trevard Lindley have been named to the preseason watch list for the Bronko Nagurski Award, given to the nation’s top collegiate defensive player. The honor is sponsored by Football Writers Association of America and the Charlotte (N.C.) Touchdown Club.

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Johnson named to Lombardi watch list

Posted: 08/19/2009 - LEXINGTON, Ky. - Senior linebacker Micah Johnson has been named to the preseason watch list for the Rotary Lombardi Award, given to the nation’s top collegiate lineman, including offensive and defensive linemen, tight ends and linebackers. The honor is sponsored by the Rotary Club of Houston, Texas.

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ESPN's College Game Day coming to Rupp

Posted: 08/18/2009 - ESPN’s weekly College GameDay Driven by State Farm® college basketball series and the Saturday Primetime game-of-the-week telecast -- returning for a sixth consecutive season – will begin January 16, 2010, from Storrs, Conn., for the women’s BIG EAST showdown between Notre Dame and defending National Champion Connecticut. It will mark the first time the show has originated from a women’s game.

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Paxton to return to UK for senior year

Updated: 08/18/2009 - Kentucky left-handed pitcher James Paxton has opted to return to UK for his senior season, it was announced Tuesday. Paxton, a native of Ladner, British Columbia, was a supplemental first round draft pick (37th overall) in the 2009 MLB Draft by the Toronto Blue Jays.

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Tyson Gay out of 200m with groin injury

Updated: 08/17/2009 - Tyson Gay is pulling out of the 200-meter competition at the world championships because of a groin injury, preventing a rematch with Usain Bolt. The decision was announced Monday by U.S. track and field officials.

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Rumley, Rapp named preseason All-SEC

Posted: 08/17/2009 - BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – Senior Sarah Rumely and junior Lauren Rapp have been named to the preseason All-Southeastern Conference team as voted on by league coaches, the league office announced Monday.

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Cats vs. Florida leads off ESPN's Super Tuesday schedule

Posted: 08/17/2009 - ESPN and the Southeastern Conference have announced ESPN’s Super Tuesday SEC men’s college basketball schedule for the 2010 season. Action will tip off every Tuesday on ESPN at either 7 p.m. ET or 9 p.m. from January 12 to March 2 and feature the nation’s top teams in action.

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Gay questionable for rematch with Bolt

Updated: 08/17/2009 - Tyson Gay says "it's not looking good" for a rematch with Usain Bolt in the 200 meters at the world championships because he is still bothered by a groin injury.

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Brooks pleased with offense in scrimmage

Updated: 08/16/2009 - Following Sunday afternoon’s practice, Coach Rich Brooks seemed relatively pleased with the evaluation of the film from the team’s first major scrimmage held Saturday. “The first-string defense and the first-string offense actually executed pretty well, maybe ahead of my expectations,” Brooks said. "The very good thing is that we’re throwing and catching and actually running the ball halfway decent. That part’s encouraging and now we have to get to playing with better tempo on defense. The defense did not perform up to the standard I expect.”

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Usain Bolt sets world record. Tyson Gay second

Updated: 08/16/2009 - Usain Bolt has captured another world record, winning the 100-meter race in 9.58 seconds at the world championships. Tyson gay of Lexington finsihed second.

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Louisville catholics say forgive Pitino

Updated: 08/16/2009 - Rick Pitino's personal failings should be forgiven and he should remain as head basketball coach at the University of Louisville, churchgoers in Kentucky said Sunday. Some anti-abortion groups have called for the university to fire Pitino because a woman with whom he admitted having extramarital sex had an abortion soon after.

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Hartline headlines UK scrimmage

Posted: 08/15/2009 - LEXINGTON, Ky. - A sharp performance by quarterback Mike Hartline highlighted the first Kentucky preseason scrimmage, which went for more than an hour Saturday afternoon at Commonwealth Stadium.

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UK's Bisson named All-SEC

Posted: 08/14/2009 - LEXINGTON, Ky. -- Kentucky junior infielder Chris Bisson has been tabbed first-team 2009 All-Southeastern Conference as a shortstop by SEbaseball.com, it was announced.

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Lindley up for Chuck Bednarik Award

Posted: 08/13/2009 - LEXINGTON, Ky. – Kentucky cornerback Trevard Lindley has been named to the preseason watch list for the Chuck Bednarik Award that goes to the top defensive player in college football.

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