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Trainer likes his horse's Derby chances

Posted: 04/08/2008 - LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) - Thoroughbred trainer Steve Asmussen hopes his three-year-old "Pyro" can do something 2007's Horse of the Year could not - win the Kentucky Derby.

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Cats face Louisville, put 18-game streak on line

Posted: 04/08/2008 - LEXINGTON, Ky. -- Riding an 18-game non-conference winning streak, the No. 9 Kentucky baseball team hosts state-rival Louisville, in a Tuesday mid-week tilt, with first pitch at Cliff Hagan Stadium set for 6:30 p.m. ET.

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OSU Announces Settlement With Sean Sutton

Updated: 04/07/2008 - Oklahoma State will pay Sean Sutton $2.7 million over 10 years as part of a settlement reached between the university and the former basketball coach who resigned under pressure last week.

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Collin Cowgill Named National Player of the Week

Posted: 04/07/2008 - LEXINGTON, Ky. -- After belting four home runs to lead the No. 9 Kentucky baseball team to a 3-1 week – highlighted by a gritty series win over Mississippi State – the Collegiate Baseball Newspaper tabbed Wildcat centerfielder Collin Cowgill as its National Player of the Week, the publication announced on Monday morning.

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Cats Rally To Beat MSU 9-8, Take Series

Updated: 04/06/2008 - Marcus Nidiffer and Chris McClendon tallied three hits each, as the No. 10 Kentucky baseball team utilized seven runs over its final four innings, erasing a 6-2 Mississippi State lead, securing the series win with a 9-8 victory over the Bulldogs at Cliff Hagan Stadium.

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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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