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Meyer selected All-South

Updated: 06/30/2011 - NASHVILLE -- Kentucky junior right-handed starting pitcher Alex Meyer has been selected second-team All-South Region by the American Baseball Coaches Association, it was announced.

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Ex-Cat Hayes off to China

Posted: 06/29/2011 - Houston Rockets’ forward Chuck Hayes will visit Xiamen on July 5th-9th as Qiaodan Sports’ new brand ambassador to China, reports Xiamen Economic Daily.

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Liggins introduced at Magic press conference

Updated: 06/29/2011 - ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Minutes before walking into his introductory news conference, Orlando Magic guard DeAndre Liggins received some advice about being a second-round pick from his new teammate, Gilbert Arenas.

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Mohammed staying in Oklahoma City

Updated: 06/29/2011 - OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - Veteran center Nazr Mohammed is staying with the Oklahoma City Thunder, avoiding free agency with the possibility of an NBA lockout this offseason.

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Calipari Gets Extension, Announcement Monday

Posted: 06/26/2011 - UK has been working on a long term deal for coach John Calipari and sources have informed 27 Sportsfirst that announcement will come on Monday.

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Calipari needs Lamb to step up

Updated: 06/27/2011 - Kentucky basketball coach John Calipari says Doron Lamb should carry more playmaking responsibilities next season after he skipped the NBA draft to return as a sophomore.

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Draft day tough day for Calipari

Updated: 06/24/2011 - UK coach John Calipari saying on his website Friday draft day is one of the toughest days he has. He said he was so anxious as he sat with Brandon Knight and Enes Kanter he felt physically ill. Calipari posted his comments on CoachCal.com after four of his players were drafted Thursday night.

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Big night for Big Blue, 4 Cats drafted

Posted: 06/24/2011 - LEXINGTON, Ky. – Four former Wildcats were selected in the 2011 NBA Draft, including top 10 picks Enes Kanter and Brandon Knight who were selected third and eighth overall.

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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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