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Safety Changes Coming For Derby

Updated: 03/02/2009 - Nearly a year after the first fatal injury at America's most famous horse race, Churchill Downs announced Monday it is beefing up safety requirements ahead of this year's Kentucky Derby.

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Franklin Scores 28, UK Hoops Whips So. Carolina 70-53

Updated: 03/01/2009 - Following the Kentucky women’s basketball team’s four-point loss to Georgia last Thursday night, Coach Matthew Mitchell strongly encouraged junior guard Amani Franklin (Stone Mountain, Ga.), who went 2-for-9 in that outing, to shoot the ball more. On Sunday at South Carolina, she responded to her coach’s challenge. Franklin scored a career-high 28 points and the Wildcats used a strong second-half charge to defeat South Carolina 70-53 in the final regular-season game for both teams at Colonial Life Arena.

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Morehead Falls To UT-Martin, Skyhawks OVC Champs

Posted: 02/28/2009 - Morehead State sophomore Kenneth Faried recorded his 20th double-double of the season Saturday night at UT Martin, but the Skyhawks' Lester Hudson and Marquis Weddle combined for 57 points and 11 three-pointers to lead UTM to a 79-65 win over the Eagles.

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Kentucky Loses In Final Seconds, 73-70

Updated: 02/28/2009 - Tasmin Mitchell scored 21 - including the game-winning 3-pointer with 9.8 seconds remaining - to lead No. 18 LSU to a 73-70 victory over Kentucky on Saturday and give the Tigers the Southeastern Conference regular season title. (Stats Inside)

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Bat Cats Win Home Opener

Posted: 02/27/2009 - Junior southpaw James Paxton struck out a career-high 11 and junior outfielder Troy Frazier ripped his first career grand slam, to the lead the No. 29 Kentucky Wildcats to a dominating 16-5 home-opening win over the Western Michigan Broncos, on Friday evening at Cliff Hagan Stadium.

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UK Hoops Falls To Georgia On Senior Night

Updated: 02/26/2009 - The Kentucky women's basketball team (14-14, 4-9 Southeastern Conference) was unable to overcome a stingy Georgia defense on Thursday night, falling 61-57 in front of 5,112 fans at Memorial Coliseum. Behind an effective zone defense, the Lady Bulldogs (16-12, 6-7 SEC) held UK to a season low-tying 20 points in the first half, spoiling UK's Senior Night.

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Meeks finalist for Oscar Robertson award

Updated: 02/26/2009 - ST. LOUIS (USBWA) – The U.S. Basketball Writers Association has announced finalists for the 2009 Oscar Robertson Trophy, to be presented to the association's national player of the year.

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Former Wildcat linebacker a finalist for Academic Hall of Fame

Posted: 02/26/2009 - LEXINGTON, Ky. – Former University of Kentucky linebacker Dr. Jim Kovach has been named a finalist for the Academic All-America Hall of Fame, the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) announced.

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Baseball Wildcats open home season Friday

Posted: 02/26/2009 - LEXINGTON, Ky. -- Riding a 20-game non-conference home winning streak that dates back to 2007, the No. 29 Kentucky baseball team opens its 2009 home schedule with a four-game set against the Western Michigan Broncos, beginning Friday at 4 p.m. ET at UK’s Cliff Hagan Stadium.

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South Carolina Dominates Cats, 77-59

Updated: 02/26/2009 - Devan Downey scored 21 points and South Carolina set a school record with 16 blocked shots as the Gamecocks beat Kentucky 77-59 on Wednesday night. (Stats Inside)

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Meeks a mid-season candidate for Naismith award

Posted: 02/25/2009 - LEXINGTON, Ky. – Kentucky men’s basketball player Jodie Meeks has been named a mid-season candidate for the Naismith Trophy as announced by the Atlanta Tipoff Club on Tuesday.

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Gillispie Comments On South Carolina Game

Updated: 02/24/2009 - On playing for first place in the SEC... "You always want to win first place. There are only four games left. There is still 25 percent of our conference's schedule left. So, it's quite a bit, but we are very fortunate to be where we are. We know we have a lot left to do. We have a great deal of improvement to make if we are going to do what we want to do before it's all over."

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Darius Delivers vs. Vols

Updated: 02/23/2009 - Darius Miller caught the ball on the baseline, maybe 10 feet from the basket midway through the first half of Kentucky's 77-58 win over Tennessee on Saturday and was shocked by what he saw. Nothing. No defender running out at him. No hand in his face. No double-team. Instead, the Volunteers barely paid any attention to the Kentucky freshman. Miller, shrugging his shoulders almost, calmly knocked down the shot.

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UK Hoops Falls at LSU 57-56

Updated: 02/22/2009 - Matthew Mitchell spoke on Friday about the uphill battle Kentucky still faced despite its upset victory over No. 13/19 Tennessee. On Sunday at Louisiana State, the climb got unexpectedly steeper. Rallying from 12 points down, UK (14-13, 4-8 Southeastern Conference) got as close as one in the final seconds before falling 57-56 to LSU (15-9, 8-4 SEC) on Sunday at the Pete Maravich Assembly Center.

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Cats Fall To Coastal Carolina 14-5

Updated: 02/22/2009 - No. 22 Coastal Carolina totaled nine runs in the fifth inning on six hits and an error, to post a 14-5 win over the 19th-ranked Kentucky Wildcats, on a windy Sunday afternoon at Coastal Carolina’s Vrooman Field.

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Winchester Awaits News On Sports Complex

Posted: 02/22/2009 - ...Kenneth Bardwell presented to the board of trustees in Huron Township excited the community of nearly 14,000: a multimillion-dollar recreational facility with basketball courts, an ice arena, workout area and pools.

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Morehead State Loses To Kent State

Posted: 02/22/2009 - Al Fisher scored 27 points, leading Kent State to its 8th-straight win Saturday over Morehead State, 79-76, at the MAC Center.

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Eastern Kentucky Takes Down Ohio

Posted: 02/22/2009 - The Eastern Kentucky University men’s basketball team led from start to finish in a 73-51 victory over Ohio. The Colonels (18-10) have now won four straight games and handed Ohio (13-13) its sixth consecutive road loss

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Bat Cats Split Saturday Games

Posted: 02/21/2009 - The 19th ranked Kentucky Wildcats baseball team split their games on Saturday beating James Madison, then losing to Coastal Carolina.

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Louisville Flexes Muscle, Beats Cincinnati

Posted: 02/21/2009 - Terrence Williams scored 20 points Saturday, and No. 7 Louisville dominated up front in a 72-63 victory over Cincinnati that got the Cardinals back on track and, perhaps, back into their coach's good graces.

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