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McDonald Named Coach At WKU

Updated: 04/06/2008 - Texas assistant coach Ken McDonald will take over as head coach at Western Kentucky. McDonald replaces Darrin Horn, who left last week to become the head coach at South Carolina. McDonald, 38, spent the last four years at Texas under Rick Barnes. He previously worked as an assistant at Western Kentucky under Dennis Felton from 1998-2003, helping the Hilltoppers make the NCAA tournament during his final three seasons with the program.

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UK conducts first football scrimmage of the spring

Posted: 04/05/2008 - LEXINGTON, Ky. -- The Kentucky football team had its first major scrimmage of spring practice, going for one hour and 20 minutes Saturday morning at Commonwealth Stadium.

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Little Belle wins Ashland Stakes

Posted: 04/05/2008 - Lexington, Ky. (April 5, 2008)—Little Belle won the $500,000 Ashland Stakes Saturday at Keeneland, giving jockey Rajiv Maragh his first Grade 1 win and earning a probable trip to the Kentucky Oaks (G1) next month at Churchill Downs.

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Boss Laffite wins first Keeneland feature of spring

Posted: 04/04/2008 - Lexington, Ky. (April 4, 2008)—Boss Lafitte pulled a mild upset in the $150,000, Grade 3 Central Bank Transylvania Stakes Friday as Keeneland began its 16-day spring meeting.

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LSU announces new AD

Posted: 04/04/2008 - BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Joe Alleva is leaving Duke to become LSU's athletic director.

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Pearl wins Rupp Award

Posted: 04/04/2008 - KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Tennessee coach Bruce Pearl was awarded the Adolph Rupp Cup, recognizing the coach of the year.

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UK assistant takes over at Arizona

Posted: 04/04/2008 - LEXINGTON, Ky. - Kentucky women’s basketball associate head coach Niya Butts has resigned in order to accept the head coaching position at Arizona, Coach Matthew Mitchell announced Thursday.

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WKU Expects New Coach In Two Weeks

Posted: 04/04/2008 - Western Kentucky Athletic Director Wood Selig isn't wasting any time looking for someone to replace former basketball coach Darrin Horn. Selig said he's already spoken to several people high on the list to replace Horn, who left on Tuesday to become the head coach at South Carolina.

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Keeneland's Spring Meet Begins

Posted: 04/04/2008 - It's the first week of April and that means the arrival of a Central Kentucky tradition.

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Encarnacion's Walk-off HR Gives Reds First Win

Updated: 04/03/2008 - CINCINNATI -- Edwin Encarnacion redeemed himself after a costly error Wednesday with a three-run home run in the bottom of the ninth that gave the Reds a 6-5 walk-off win over the Diamondbacks.

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Patrick Patterson Undergoes Surgery

Updated: 04/03/2008 - LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) - Kentucky freshman forward Patrick Patterson is recovering from surgery on his injured left ankle.

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Darius Miller Named "Mr. Basketball"

Updated: 04/03/2008 - Mason County forward Darius Miller was named Kentucky's "Mr. Basketball" in ceremonies this afternoon in Maysville.

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Georgetown's Osborne Interviewing For Div. 1 Opening

Updated: 04/02/2008 - The Georgetown News-Graphic is reporting Georgetown College basketball head coach Happy Osborne will interview for the same position at Centenary College in Shreveport, La., at 3 p.m. Wednesday.

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Lofton a finalist for Wooden Award

Posted: 04/01/2008 - The 2008 John R. Wooden Award All-America team was announced today by Wooden Award Chairman Richard "Duke" Llewellyn at The Los Angeles Athletic Club. The five finalists for the Wooden Award will be invited to Los Angeles for the Wooden Award Gala, to be held April 11, 2008, at the Los Angeles Downtown Sheraton Hotel.

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Tennessee's Pearl Addresses Rumors

Updated: 04/02/2008 - KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Tennessee coach Bruce Pearl issued a statement to address rumors that he might consider another coaching job, saying the only school he's interested in talking about is Tennessee.

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Hopson commits to Tennessee

Updated: 04/01/2008 - 27 SportsFirst has learned that University Heights forward Scotty Hopson has given a verbal commitment to Bruce Pearl and Tennessee.

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Horn introduced as Carolina coach

Posted: 04/01/2008 - COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) - South Carolina's new basketball coach Darrin Horn said Tuesday he intends to win the Southeastern Conference and make the Gamecocks a force nationally.

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"Mr. Wildcat" Made a Difference

Updated: 04/01/2008 - LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) - There were days when Ramel Bradley would trudge onto the practice court at Kentucky and just be out of it. No energy, no bounce, none of the confident swagger that defined the scrappy guard's career.

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UK players, coach remember Mr. Wildcat

Posted: 04/01/2008 - LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) - There were days when Ramel Bradley would trudge onto the practice court at Kentucky and just be out of it. No energy, no bounce, none of the confident swagger that defined the scrappy guard's career.

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Former Wildcat Marvin Stone Dies

Updated: 04/01/2008 - The agent for Marvin Stone has confirmed the former UK Wildcat and Louisville Cardinal has died. Hirant Manakian, who is listed as the agent for Stone, says that Stone collapsed at halftime of a game in Saudi Arabia and died. He was 27-years-old.

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Sutton out as coach at Oklahoma State

Posted: 04/01/2008 - Oklahoma State is reportedly in the market for a new men's basketball coach, as several news outlets in Oklahoma say Sean Sutton is out after a two-year stint.

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