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Stoops excited about season starting

Updated: 08/25/2014 - Mark Stoops hosted his first weekly news conference Monday, talking about how excited he is that a new season has arrived.

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Rick Eckstein named UK assistant coach

Updated: 08/25/2014 - Rick Eckstein, the hitting coach for the Washington Nationals for five seasons and most recently the player information coach for the Los Angeles Angels, has been hired as Kentucky’s new assistant coach, it was announced by UK head coach Gary Henderson on Monday.

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Legends, Royals renew player agreement

Posted: 08/22/2014 - The Lexington Legends and their major league parent club, the Kansas City Royals, have agreed to a two-year extension of their player development contract. The new contract will run through the 2018 season. The Legends became the Royals’ class A affiliate when a four-year agreement for 2013 through 2016 was reached in September 2012.

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Several freshmen will play, Stoops hopes to redshirt Barker

Updated: 08/22/2014 - After practice Friday afternoon, UK coach Mark Stoops said every freshman receiver and running back will play in the August 30 opener with UT Martin. His hope is to redshirt quarterback Drew Barker, but Stoops said Barker will need to be ready to play as a backup.

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Calipari takes on Mike Francesa

Updated: 08/22/2014 - UK coach John Calipari has a way of keeping his name in the news. Calipari appeared on the Mike Francesa Radio Show in New York on WFAN. He called back into the show when the host questioned his ability to coach.

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Dupree named All-SEC by coaches

Updated: 08/21/2014 - Kentucky senior defensive end Alvin “Bud” Dupree has been tabbed second-team All-Southeastern Conference in a voting of league coaches, it was announced by the SEC office on Thursday night during SEC Now on the SEC Network.

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UK coaches constantly motivating

Updated: 08/21/2014 - Kentucky put together a good practice Wednesday morning, Tuesday afternoon was not so good. UK coaches are constantly motivating as they prepare for a long season.

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USA routs Dominican Republic 105-62

Updated: 08/20/2014 - Kyrie Irving made all five shots and scored 12 points starting in place of Derrick Rose, and the U.S. national basketball team beat the Dominican Republic 105-62 on Wednesday night in an exhibition game.

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Calipari Coaches' Clinic set for October 25

Updated: 08/20/2014 - The 2014 John Calipari Coaches’ Clinic has been set for Oct. 25 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Joe Craft Center. Last year’s clinic was sold out, so early registration is encouraged to reserve a spot.

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Towles excited to be Kentucky starter at QB

Updated: 08/20/2014 - Quarterback Patrick Towles is excited about his opportunity as Kentucky's starting quarterback. Towles will be play in his first game since 2012 when the Wildcats kickoff the season against UT-Martin.

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Towles will start at quarterback for UK

Updated: 08/18/2014 - The biggest question of the preseason was answered Monday. Mark Stoops announced Patrick Towles as his starting quarterback.

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Stoops names Towles starting quarterback

Updated: 08/18/2014 - A year ago the "so-called" experts had written him off but this morning before the start of the Cats last open practice, Mark Stoops said that Patrick Towles would be the starting quarterback when Kentucky opens the 2014 season against UT-Martin on August 30.

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