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UK women to face Marquette on Sunday

Posted: 03/27/2008 - LEXINGTON, Ky. – The Kentucky women’s basketball team advances to the round of eight in the Women’s National Invitation Tournament after defeating James Madison on Wednesday in the third round, 84-76, in Lexington, Ky. The Wildcats will now face Marquette (18-14, 8-8 Big East) Sunday, March 30 at 2 p.m. ET in Memorial Coliseum. The Golden Eagles are coming off wins over Creighton in overtime (75-69) and Illinois (72-64) to advance to the quarterfinals.

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Mahoney's 30 Leads UK Past James Madison in WNIT

Updated: 03/27/2008 - LEXINGTON, Ky. – Senior guard Samantha Mahoney (Detroit) turned in the finest performance of her Kentucky career by scoring a personal-best 30 points, including five three-pointers, to direct the Wildcats to an 84-76 win over James Madison on Wednesday in Memorial Coliseum. The Wildcats now face Big East member Marquette in the quarterfinals of the Women’s National Invitation Tournament Sunday, March 30 at 2 p.m. EST in Memorial Coliseum.

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Reds Close to Naming Pitching Rotation

Updated: 03/27/2008 - SARASOTA, Fla. (AP) - The Cincinnati Reds are closer to nailing down a starting rotation after optioning 21-year-old Homer Bailey to Triple-A Louisville.

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New Football Coach a Good Fit at Morgan County

Updated: 03/26/2008 - Jake Purnell and his family are anxious to make West Liberty their home. They love the people, school and the "small town" feel. But when you compare it to the place where Purnell grew up, West Liberty is actually quite large.

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UK's Dimkich, Dombrowski nominated for Scholar-Athlete award

Posted: 03/26/2008 - BIRMINGHAM, Ala., March 26 – Softball player Ashley Dimkich and baseball player Greg Dombrowski have been nominated by the University of Kentucky for the H. Boyd McWhorter Scholar-Athlete Post-Graduate Scholarship.

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UK preps for South Carolina, knocks off Xavier

Posted: 03/25/2008 - LEXINGTON, Ky. -- Seven of nine position starters contributed a hit – including a 2-for-2 day from senior Ryan Wilkes – to lead the No. 8 Kentucky baseball team to a 5-2 win over the Xavier Musketeers, on a windy day at Cliff Hagan Stadium.

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Hilltoppers Finally Getting Respect

Updated: 03/26/2008 - BOWLING GREEN, Ky. (AP) - Western Kentucky's run through the NCAA tournament has given the program a hard-earned public relations boost. The Hilltoppers have the disadvantage of playing in a state where loyalties are usually divided between national powers Kentucky and Louisville.

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UK Women Hosting James Madison in NIT

Posted: 03/25/2008 - LEXINGTON, Ky. – The Kentucky women’s basketball team will play host to James Madison University Wednesday, March 26 at 7 p.m. EST in the third round of the Women’s National Invitation Tournament in Memorial Coliseum. The game will be broadcast live on the Big Blue Sports Radio Network with Neil Price. The Wildcats defeated Middle Tennessee Friday in exciting fashion, winning in overtime, 68-66. The Dukes also needed overtime to advance as they won on the road against Indiana Saturday night, 86-81.

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SEC announces ticket refund plan

Updated: 03/25/2008 - The Southeastern Conference will refund fans holding tickets that were purchased through an authorized agent to games moved during the 2008 SEC Men’s Basketball Tournament in Atlanta, March 14-16.

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Horn, WKU advance to Sweet 16

Posted: 03/23/2008 - TAMPA, Fla. (AP) -- Western Kentucky blew another big lead, then responded with another clutch performance. Behind Courtney Lee's dazzling array of shots early and his free throws down the stretch, the 12th-seeded Hilltoppers advanced to the round of 16 for the first time in 15 years with a 72-63 victory over No. 13 San Diego on Sunday.

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UK women host JMU on Wednesday

Posted: 03/23/2008 - LEXINGTON, Ky. – The Kentucky women’s basketball team will play host to James Madison University Wednesday, March 26 at 7 p.m. EST in the third round of the Women’s National Invitation Tournament in Memorial Coliseum. The game will be broadcast live on the Big Blue Sports Radio Network with Neil Price. The Wildcats defeated Middle Tennessee Friday in exciting fashion, winning in overtime, 68-66. The Dukes also needed overtime to advance as they won on the road against Indiana Saturday night, 86-81.

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Cats win at Auburn, 9-8

Posted: 03/23/2008 - AUBURN, Ala. – After watching a seven-run lead evaporate in the late innings, the No. 2 Kentucky baseball team got timely pitching and key defensive plays late in the game, holding on and secure a series-salvaging win, 9-8, over the Auburn Tigers, on a beautiful Sunday afternoon in front of 2,030 fans at Plainsman Park.

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Georgetown knocks off Robert Morris, advances to Fab Four

Updated: 03/23/2008 - KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Top-seeded Georgetown College (Ky.) advanced to its 11th NAIA Fab Four with an 88-84 victory against Robert Morris College (Ill.) Saturday at Municipal Auditorium in the quarterfinal round of the 2008 Buffalo Funds-NAIA Division I Men's Basketball National Championship.

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Campbellsville headed to school's first Fab Four

Updated: 03/23/2008 - KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Campbellsville University (Ky.) outscored Oklahoma Baptist University 6-2 in the final minute of play to record a 74-69 victory Saturday in the quarterfinal round of the 2008 Buffalo Funds-NAIA Division I Men's Basketball National Championship at Municipal Auditorium.

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Miller leads Mason over Holmes

Posted: 03/23/2008 - LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) - Darius Miller dominated the second half as Mason County beat Holmes 57-48 Saturday in the Boys' Sweet Sixteen State Basketball Tournament at Rupp Arena.

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WKU players trying to focus on San Diego

Posted: 03/22/2008 - TAMPA, Fla. (AP) - Ty Rogers had 172 text messages waiting for him Friday after his 26-foot buzzer-beater gave Western Kentucky a dramatic overtime win against Drake in the NCAA tournament. His cell phone was still blowing up a day later. De'Jon Jackson had a similar experience. Jackson got more congratulatory calls and messages than he could possibly handle after his jumper in the waning seconds OT helped San Diego oust college basketball powerhouse Connecticut.

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Kentucky State releases football schedule

Posted: 03/22/2008 - The Kentucky State University football schedule is complete. The 2008 season will feature 2 major classics and 4 home games for the Thorobreds. Kentucky State University Athletic Director Derita Ratcliffe has put together an outstanding football schedule for the 2008 season. The Thorobreds open the season at home and finish the season with 4 straight road games.

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Holmes knocks off Catholic, reaches finals

Posted: 03/22/2008 - LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) - Elijah Pittman scored 15 points to lead a balanced attack as Holmes rallied from a 17-point deficit to beat Lexington Catholic 57-50 Saturday in the semifinals of the Boys' Sweet Sixteen State Basketball Tournament at Rupp Arena.

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Mason advances to state finals

Updated: 03/22/2008 - LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) - Darius Miller scored 19 points to lead Mason County to a 60-50 win over Shelby County on Saturday in the semifinals of the Boys' Sweet Sixteen State Basketball Tournament at Rupp Arena.

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Auburn Hands UK First Loss of Season

Posted: 03/21/2008 - AUBURN, Ala. (AP) - Auburn pitchers Grant Dayton, Evan Crawford and Bryan Woodall teamed up for a 2-0 shutout of No. 2 Kentucky tonight to end the Wildcats' 19-game winning streak.

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Miller Celebrates Birthday With Rout of Paducah Tilghman

Updated: 03/21/2008 - LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) - Mason County forward Darius Miller celebrated his 18th birthday in style. The senior scored a game-high 17 points to lead the Royals to a 73-46 rout of Paducah Tilghman Friday night in the quarterfinals of the Boys' Sweet Sixteen State Basketball Tournament at Rupp Arena. Mason County (32-4) will meet Shelby County (25-8) in the semifinals Saturday morning.

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Rogers' Heroics Lift Western Over Drake

Posted: 03/21/2008 - TAMPA, Fla. (AP) - It was the shot of his life, the shot of the tournament and maybe even one for the ages. "It kind of worked out good," Ty Rogers said, in the understatement of the day. Rogers hit a desperation 26-foot 3-pointer with three defenders in his face and no time on the clock, and 12th-seeded Western Kentucky turned in the upset of the NCAA tournament, beating Drake 101-99 in overtime Friday in the first round of the West Regional.

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Elliott County Takes Mason To the Wire

Updated: 03/21/2008 - LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) - Darius Miller rebounded two missed free throws and made two in the final minute as Mason County beat Elliott County 66-62 in the first round of the boys' state tournament in Lexington.

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