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Snow leaves football Wildcats for Louisville

Updated: 06/23/2011 - LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) - Clifford Snow is the new director of football operations at the University of Louisville, the same post he held for one season at the Cardinals' archrival University of Kentucky.

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Kings exercise option on Cousins

Updated: 06/23/2011 - SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - The Sacramento Kings have exercised the rookie contract options on guard Tyreke Evans, forward Omri Casspi and center DeMarcus Cousins for the 2012-13 season.

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Calipari talks draft at summer camp

Updated: 06/20/2011 - UK coach John Calipari says he will be on hand Thursday night when Enes Kanter and Brandon Knight hear their names called in the NBA Draft.

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Kanter will work out for Cavaliers again

Posted: 06/16/2011 - The 6-foot-11 Kanter worked out for the Minnesota Timberwolves on Thursday. The Wolves own the second pick in the June 23 draft, while the Cavaliers have the first and fourth picks.

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UK goes with NCAA decision, Calipari short of 500 wins

Updated: 06/16/2011 - The University of Kentucky released a statement saying they will accept the ruling that Coach Calipari doesn't have 500 career wins because of the 42 games the NCAA vacated from his time at UMass and Memphis.

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Rhodes returning to Kentucky

Updated: 06/15/2011 - Former Wildcat Rodrick Rhodes has agreed in principle to become the next basketball coach at Cordia High School near Hazard. The announcement could come as soon as Thursday.

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Clippers exercise option on ex-Wildcat Bledsoe

Posted: 06/15/2011 - The Los Angeles Clippers today exercised the club’s fourth-year contract option on forward Blake Griffin and the third-year contract options on forward Al-Farouq Aminu and guard Eric Bledsoe. Griffin, originally selected by the Clippers as the first overall pick in the 2009 NBA Draft, begins his third NBA season and is now signed through the 2012-13 campaign. Aminu and Bledsoe, the eighth and 18th overall selections in the 2010 NBA Draft, are now also signed through the 2012-13 NBA season. Under the NBA’s Collective Bargaining Agreement, the Clippers had the right to exercise these contract options.

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Calipari's father/son camp sold out

Posted: 06/14/2011 - LEXINGTON, Ky. – Both the Father/Son camp and the Bowling Green satellite camp have sold out the UK men’s basketball program announced.

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UK's Johnson signs free-agent deal with Astros

Posted: 06/14/2011 - LEXINGTON, Ky. -- Kentucky baseball senior infielder/outfielder Neiko Johnson has signed a free-agent contract with the Houston Astros, it was announced on Monday.

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Hall of Fame tip-off schedule is set for Kentucky

Updated: 06/13/2011 - The Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame today announced game times for the 2011 Basketball Hall of Fame’s Tip-Off Tournament, an annual NCAA men’s basketball exempt tournament supported by the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference.

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Lawson Signs Contract Extension

Posted: 06/13/2011 - LEXINGTON, Ky. – University of Kentucky softball coach Rachel Lawson, who led the Wildcats to a school record 40-win season and its first-ever NCAA Super Regional appearance last month, has been rewarded a new five-year contract worth a total of $727,500, plus the opportunity for performance-based incentives, UK Director of Athletics Mitch Barnhart announced Monday.

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UK group talks about mission trip to Ethiopia

Updated: 06/13/2011 - Seven people affiliated with University of Kentucky Athletics – Athletic Director Mitch Barnhart and wife Connie, Head Football Coach Joker Phillips and wife Leslie, Associate AD Jason Schlafer, and football players Stuart Hines and Danny Trevathan – spent a week doing a service trip to Ethiopia. They visited orphanages, did work projects, distributed food and athletic equipment, etc.

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UK promotes Hayden to associate director of media relations

Posted: 06/10/2011 - LEXINGTON, Ky. – John Hayden, who has served as an assistant director of media relations since joining the University of Kentucky athletics department in July 2006, has been promoted to associate director of media relations, UK senior associate athletics director for communications DeWayne Peevy announced Thursday.

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Harrow enrolls at UK

Updated: 06/09/2011 - North Carolina State transfer Ryan Harrow has enrolled for summer classes at UK, head Coach John Calipari announced on Thursday.

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Miller invited to World University Games camp

Updated: 06/08/2011 - UK men’s basketball senior Darius Miller has been invited to attend the 2011 USA Basketball Men’s World University Games Team training camp.

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Ukari Figgs joining UK Hoops staff

Updated: 06/08/2011 - Former WNBA veteran and Kentucky Miss Basketball, Ukari Figgs, will return to the Commonwealth as the assistant athletics director for women’s basketball at the University of Kentucky, head coach Matthew Mitchell announced Wednesday.

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Cats, Samford schedule 3-game series

Updated: 06/08/2011 - BIRMINGHAM, Alabama - New Samford athletics director Martin Newton didn't waste any time using his connections at his old job to pay dividends at his new post.

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Cooper is fifth Batcat selected

Posted: 06/07/2011 - Kentucky sophomore right-hander Jordan Cooper has been selected with the first pick of the 23rd round of the 2011 MLB Draft by the Pittsburgh Pirates, it was announced on Tuesday evening.

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Kapteyn and Black selected in MLB draft

Posted: 06/07/2011 - Kentucky junior two-way star Braden Kapteyn and senior shortstop Taylor Black have been drafted during Day 2 of the 2011 MLB Draft, it was announced on Tuesday afternoon.

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BatCat Chad Wright picked by Tigers

Updated: 06/07/2011 - Kentucky junior outfielder Chad Wright has been selected in the ninth round of the 2011 MLB Draft by the Detroit Tigers, it was announced during Day 2 of the MLB Draft on Monday afternoon.

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Alex Meyer selected in first round by Nationals

Posted: 06/06/2011 - SECAUCUS, N.J. -- One of the most decorated performers in Kentucky baseball history, junior right-handed pitcher Alex Meyer has been selected with the No. 23 overall pick in the first round of the 2011 MLB Draft by the Washington Nationals.

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Dunlap scores five in her pro debut

Posted: 06/04/2011 - Former UK All-American Victoria Dunlap made her pro basketball debut on Saturday. Dunlap, a first-round pick of the Washington Mystics, played 16 minutes against the Connecticut Sun.

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Barnette transfers from UK women's team

Updated: 06/01/2011 - LEXINGTON, Ky. – Freshman Sarah Beth Barnette will transfer from Kentucky, head coach Matthew Mitchell announced Wednesday. “I appreciate the contribution Sarah Beth made to the Kentucky program,” Mitchell said. “I wish Sarah Beth the very best as she moves forward with her career.”

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