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Holmes Falls To Casey In Playoff, Denied Spot In Masters

Updated: 04/06/2009 - Paul Casey finally considers himself one of the world's top golfers, just in time for the Masters. Casey won the Shell Houston Open on Sunday for his first PGA Tour victory, beating J.B. Holmes with a bogey on the first playoff hole. The 31-year-old Englishman has nine international victories since 2001, but had never won in the United States. The victory boosted Casey from No. 12 to No. 6 in the world rankings, a career high.

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Ole Miss Sweeps Cats Behind Bittle

Updated: 04/05/2009 - Ole Miss All-American pitcher Scott Bittle retired the first 14 Kentucky hitters he faced, hurling a complete-game nine inning shutout, striking out a career-high 13 without issuing a walk, allowing only three hits, as the 15th-ranked Rebels posted a series sweep over UK with an 8-0 win on Sunday afternoon in front of 5,715 fans at Swayze Field.

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The Pamplemousse Won't Run In Derby

Updated: 04/05/2009 - The Pamplemousse won't run in next month's Kentucky Derby, although the colt's racing career isn't over. The Pamplemousse was scratched because of a tendon problem hours before Saturday's $750,000 Santa Anita Derby, in which he was the 9-5 morning line favorite. Pioneerof the Nile went on to win by a length.

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More honors for Meeks, Calipari

Posted: 04/04/2009 - LEXINGTON, Ky. – The awards keep piling up for UK junior Jodie Meeks as he was named to the NABC State Farm Coaches' All-America team as announced on Saturday in Detroit at the 2009 Final Four.

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"Hooh Why" Pulls Upset In Ashland Stakes

Posted: 04/04/2009 - Hooh Why pulled a huge upset Saturday in the Ashland Stakes at Keeneland, foiling Stardom Bound's attempt at a sixth consecutive Grade I win.

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Kentuck Loses Game 1 To Ole Miss, 4-3

Posted: 04/03/2009 - Holding a 3-2 lead with one out in the bottom of the eighth inning, Kentucky committed a fielding error, allowing two unearned runs to score, lifting No. 15 Ole Miss to a 4-3, come-from-behind win over the Wildcats

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Coach Calipari Holds First Practice Thursday Night

Posted: 04/03/2009 - Not even 36 hours after John Calipari was hired to become the 22nd head coach in program history, Calipari held his first practice Thursday night at the Joe Craft Center. (Check out the complete entry from catscratches on the ukathletics blog)

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Stormalory Wins Friday Keeneland Feature Race

Posted: 04/03/2009 - The 8-5 favorite trained by William Mott was running last in the eight-horse field halfway through under Julien Leparoux. He finished a neck ahead of Smart Bid.

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Pearl Signs New 6 Year Deal With Vols

Posted: 04/03/2009 - Tennessee men's basketball coach Bruce Pearl has a newly renegotiated six-year contract keeping him with the Volunteers.

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Georgia Hires Nevada's Mark Fox

Posted: 04/03/2009 - In a surprise move, Georgia has hired Nevada's Mark Fox to replace Dennis Felton. Georgia will announce the hire at a news conference on Friday morning, a person with knowledge of the hire confirmed on Thursday night.

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UK Letter Firing Gillispie Cites Contract Dispute

Updated: 04/03/2009 - The hand-delivered letter informing Billy Gillispie he was being fired as Kentucky's basketball coach cites only his refusal to sign a formal contract as a specific reason for the "incompatibility" between the school and its former coach. The letter, dated March 27 and signed by athletics director Mitch Barnhart, was obtained by The Associated Press Thursday under Kentucky's open records law. Gillispie received a copy of the letter Friday during a meeting at the home of UK president Lee Todd in which Barnhart and Todd told him he was being replaced.

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UK signee seeks release

Updated: 04/09/2009 - New UK coach John Calipari has received word that Wildcat signee G.J. Vilarino is seeking a release from his letter of intent.

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Coach Calipari Visits Orton In Oklahoma City

Updated: 04/09/2009 - New Kentucky coach John Calipari traveled to Oklahoma City Wednesday night to visit UK Signee Daniel Orton before traveling back to Memphis.

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House Hunting For Coach Calipari

Posted: 12/06/2011 - Coach Calipari will soon be hunting for a place to call home in Lexington. But where will he and his family settle down?

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Glad's Two Homers Lead Cats Past Wright St.

Posted: 04/01/2009 - LEXINGTON, Ky. -- After belting three homers Saturday against No. 28 South Carolina, Kentucky junior first baseman Gunner Glad ripped two home runs and added four RBI, leading the Wildcats to a 6-3 win over the Wright State Raiders, on a picture-perfect Wednesday evening at Cliff Hagan Stadium.

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Coach Cal Gets Emotional in Memphis

Posted: 12/06/2011 - Coach John Calipari had to step out of a press conference at his home to collect himself on Wednesday afternoon.

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Coach Cal: "I don't walk on water"

Posted: 04/01/2009 - LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) - John Calipari cautioned the Kentucky faithful that he was not the "grand poobah" or "emperor" - even if his eight-year, $31.65 million contract as the Wildcats' new coach pays him like one.

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Coach Cal's Contract

Posted: 12/06/2011 - Coach John Calipari is officially a Kentucky Wildcat and is now officially the highest paid coach in college basketball.

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Fans Cheer On New Coach

Posted: 12/06/2011 - From campus to cities and towns across the state, the Big Blue faithful tuned in to see what Coach Calipari had to say about the future of UK basketball.

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Calipari: UK Job A "Dream"

Posted: 12/06/2011 - John Calipari told the Kentucky faithful that he is "humbled and excited" to lead such a "storied program" when he was introduced as the Wildcats' basketball coach.

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Calipari Lands In Kentucky

Updated: 04/01/2009 - UK's new coach didn't land at Blue Grass Airport as many fans expected, but instead arrived in style at a private air strip in Jessamine County.

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