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AUDIO- Woodson Thought He Would Go In 2nd Round

Posted: 05/07/2008 - Former UK Quarterback Andre' Woodson spoke publicly for the first time Tuesday about being drafted in the 6th round of the NFL Draft. Woodson was told up until the draft he would be a 2nd round selection. Listen to what he had to say as part of our podcast, Wildcat Nation.

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Big Brown back on Churchill Downs track today

Posted: 05/07/2008 - LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) - Kentucky Derby champion Big Brown returned to the track at Churchill Downs on Wednesday, four days after his 4¾-length win in the Run for the Roses.

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VIDEO - Josh Harrellson Interview

Posted: 05/07/2008 - WKYT traveled to Illinois to talk with future Kentucky Wildcat Josh Harrellson about coming to Lexington. On Thursday, we will run longer versions of this interview, but here's a preview of what he had to say.

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VIDEO - Woodson vs Lorenzen In NYC

Posted: 05/06/2008 - Andre Woodson spoke publicly for the first time on Wednesday about his disappointing NFL Draft. He will have to battle it out with another former UK quarterback, Jared Lorenzen to win a roster spot from the New York Giants

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Jones Defends Eight Belles' Jockey

Updated: 05/06/2008 - The trainer of euthanized filly Eight Belles adamantly defended the way jockey Gabriel Saez handled the Kentucky Derby runner-up. In an interview with The Associated Press on Monday, Larry Jones said Saez applied the whip only to prevent Eight Belles from crashing into the rail.

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2 Out, 9th Inning HR Gives LSU Sweep Of Cats

Updated: 05/04/2008 - Matt Clark’s two-run home run with two outs in the top of the ninth erased a 8-7 Kentucky lead, as the streaking LSU Tigers ran its win streak up to nine games with a 9-8 win over the 16th-ranked Wildcats, on a beautiful Sunday afternoon at Cliff Hagan Stadium.

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Big Brown Could Face 8 Rested Horses In Preakness

Posted: 05/04/2008 - Big Brown gobbled up a few peppermints and did some leisurely laps around his barn Sunday while camera-snapping admirers gawked at the dominant winner of the Kentucky Derby. What they saw was a colt who defied Derby history with his 4¾-length victory a day earlier. Big Brown became the first horse since the filly Regret in 1915 to win the Derby off just three career starts and the second to win from post position No. 20. "I don't know who's going to beat him," said Graham Motion, who trained 19th-place Adriano. "To win off three starts ... even Curlin could not do that."

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LSU Sweeps Doubleheader from UK

Posted: 05/03/2008 - LEXINGTON, Ky. -- Riding a 25-2 home record entering Saturday’s doubleheader, the No. 16 Kentucky Wildcats dropped both games of a twinbill to the streaking LSU Tigers – winners of eight consecutive games – 3-1, 12-5, on a windy Saturday afternoon at Cliff Hagan Stadium.

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Big Brown Wins Kentucky Derby

Posted: 05/03/2008 - By RICHARD ROSENBLATT AP Racing Writer LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) - Big Brown backed up his trainer's boasts with an explosive finishing kick and won the Kentucky Derby on Saturday, a commanding victory turned somber by the fatal breakdown of the filly Eight Belles on horse racing's biggest day.

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Proud Spell Wins Kentucky Oaks

Updated: 05/02/2008 - By WILL GRAVES AP Sports Writer LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) - Larry Jones is halfway to history. Proud Spell drew away down the stretch to win the $500,000 Kentucky Oaks on Friday at Churchill Downs, giving her homespun trainer a shot at pulling off an unprecedented Oaks-Kentucky Derby double.

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Will Big Brown Be Unbeatable?

Posted: 05/02/2008 - By RICHARD ROSENBLATT AP Racing Writer LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) - All week, the chatter along the Churchill Downs backstretch has been about Big Brown running away with the Kentucky Derby.

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What's In A Name?

Posted: 05/02/2008 - By BEN WALKER AP National Writer LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) - When it comes to picking a Kentucky Derby favorite, a lot of people simply play the name game. Be it cute, curious or catchy, that can be the deciding factor.

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Lofton Reveals He Beat Cancer

Posted: 05/01/2008 - Lofton played last season after undergoing treatment for testicular cancer, revealing to ESPN.com that he had surgery in March 2007 and four weeks of radiation starting last May.

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VIDEO - New UK Recruit Dominique Ferguson

Updated: 05/01/2008 - Billy Gillispie received a verbal commitment from one of the top players in the class of 2010. Dominique Ferguson is ranked as the 8th best player in the sophomore class by scout.com.

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Dutrow Confident With Big Brown

Posted: 04/30/2008 - About 10 years ago, Trainer Rick Dutrow Jr.'s address was Barn 1, Tack Room D, Aqueduct Racetrack, New York. Park Avenue, it wasn't. From there to here, Dutrow has emerged as one of the nation's top trainers. He also happens to have the expected favorite for Saturday's Kentucky Derby in unbeaten Big Brown.

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Full Field Of 20 Entered For Derby 134

Updated: 05/01/2008 - Unbeaten Big Brown and the filly Eight Belles were among a full field of 20 horses entered for the Kentucky Derby.

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UK Signs 6-9 Forward

Posted: 04/30/2008 - Josh Harrellson has said that he wants to come to UK. He signed a Letter of Intent on Tuesday.

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Desormeaux excited about riding Derby favorite

Posted: 04/29/2008 - LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) - Kent Desormeaux is having fun again. Gone are the dark days that prompted his relocation from Southern California to the East Coast two years ago - days when all he had to show for his efforts were mounting losses.

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EKU Coach Larry Joe Inman Retires

Posted: 04/29/2008 - Eastern Kentucky University head women’s basketball coach Larry Joe Inman announced his retirement Tuesday at an afternoon press conference in Alumni Coliseum, just a few feet away from the court that he called home for the last 20 years. Inman ends his 28-year college coaching career with 480 wins, a 60 percent winning percentage, 10 Ohio Valley Conference regular-season championships, six OVC tournament titles, eight OVC Coach of the Year awards and six NCAA tournament appearances.

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AUDIO - Rich Brooks Says NFL Team Got It Wrong

Posted: 04/29/2008 - UK coach Rich Brooks says that NFL teams took all of his players too late in the NFL Draft. Listen to our entire interview with Brooks as a part of Wildcat Nation, wkyt.com's sports podcast.

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Borel Back In Derby On Denis Of Cork

Posted: 04/29/2008 - How do you get a horse that's raced his entire career on synthetic tracks ready for the dirt at Churchill Downs?

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