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Phillips pleased with Tuesday practice

Posted: 09/20/2011 - LEXINGTON, Ky. – University of Kentucky football head coach Joker Phillips was pleased with his team’s performance in practice on Tuesday, however, Phillips said his team must have “great practices” in order to compete against the 15th-ranked Florida Gators when they roll into Commonwealth Stadium on Saturday for UK’s Southeastern Conference opener.

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Cats pick up DB commitment

Posted: 09/20/2011 - Clinch County (Homerville, Ga.) defensive back/wide receiver Fred Tiller has given his verbal commitment to coach Joker Phillips and the Wildcats, several recruiting services have reported.

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Cats show improvement in passing game

Posted: 09/20/2011 - LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) - Kentucky's loss to Louisville on Saturday wasn't all bad for the Wildcats; it showed an improvement in the team's passing game which had been near the bottom of the nation's rankings.

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Sanders out 2-3 weeks, undergoes knee surgery

Updated: 09/15/2011 - Kentucky running back Raymond Sanders will miss up to three weeks after undergoing surgery Thursday morning on his right knee. Coach Joker Phillips made the announcement after practice on Thursday.

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Cobb remains humble despite early success

Posted: 09/15/2011 - GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) - Although it's rare for a rookie to carry himself with the quiet brand of confidence Randall Cobb has shown in his short time with Green Bay Packers, Aaron Rodgers has seen it before.

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Tickets still available for UK-Louisville

Posted: 09/14/2011 - LEXINGTON, Ky. – Single-game tickets are available for the remaining six games on the University of Kentucky home football schedule.

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Joker feeling better about team's preparation for Louisville

Posted: 09/14/2011 - LEXINGTON, Ky. – University of Kentucky football head coach Joker Phillips walked off the Nutter Training Center practice fields on Wednesday feeling better about his team’s preparation for the Louisville game.

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UK, Nike end baseball bat commitment

Updated: 09/14/2011 - Nike is the king of basketball sneakers and sports apparel but when it comes to college baseball bats, the swoosh has apparently struck out. Every college under contract with Nike has been let out of its commitment to use Nike baseball bats during the upcoming season.

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Cats start preparations for Cardinals

Posted: 09/13/2011 - University of Kentucky head football coach Joker Phillips and the Kentucky football team begin preparation for in-state rival Louisville on Tuesday with Phillips not overly pleased with his team’s performance.

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Knight waiting for NBA lockout to end

Updated: 09/13/2011 - Brandon Knight knew he was entering the NBA under less-than-ideal circumstances. A lockout went into effect eight days after he was drafted in the first round by the Pistons.

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Rookies rule NFL's Week 1

Posted: 09/13/2011 - DENVER (AP) - So, maybe that long lockout didn't hurt the rookies after all - aside from the big hits they took to their wallets.

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UK trustees approve hiring of Barnhart's daughter

Posted: 09/13/2011 - LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) - University of Kentucky trustees have approved hiring the daughter of Athletics Director Mitch Barnhart as a graduate assistant in the athletics department.

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Boise State hit with 3-year probation

Posted: 09/13/2011 - BOISE, Idaho (AP) - The NCAA placed Boise State on probation for three years and imposed other sanctions Tuesday for major violations by the football program and other sports.

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Calipari announces coaching clinic

Updated: 09/13/2011 - LEXINGTON, Ky. – Kentucky men’s basketball has announced the date for the 2011 John Calipari Coaches’ Clinic. Scheduled for Sunday, Oct. 23 from 9:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. ET at Memorial Coliseum, the day-long event, intended for male and female coaches and fans, gives a unique glimpse into the coaching philosophies and strategies that Coach Calipari uses in guiding the defending NCAA Tournament East Regional champion, Kentucky Wildcats. Included in this unique clinic will be a chance to tour the Joe Craft Center and Wildcat Lodge with experts available to answer questions.

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Cats get ready for rivalry with Cards

Updated: 09/12/2011 - A pair of unimpressive starts for Kentucky and Louisville hasn't tampered the importance of when the two teams play each other on Saturday. Head coach Joker Phillips said he's thankful to have two wins, no matter how his team got them. Louisville hasn't been as fortunate; the Cardinals opened with a 21-9 win over FCS opponent Murray State before losing Friday at home to Florida International, 24-17.

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Clemons earns SEC honors

Updated: 09/12/2011 - Kentucky's Josh Clemons is the SEC Co-Freshman of the Week after running for 126 yards Saturday against Central Michigan.

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Joker, Cats prepare for Central Michigan

Posted: 09/09/2011 - LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) - Kentucky coach Joker Phillips has been busy balancing a tricky set of circumstances that he didn't see coming.

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Madness tickets distributed Oct. 1

Updated: 09/08/2011 - Tickets for the 2011 Big Blue Madness at Rupp Arena will be available Saturday, Oct. 1, at 7 a.m., at the Memorial Coliseum ticket windows on Euclid Avenue and online at UKathletics.com and Ticketmaster.com. Madness, the first open practice opportunity for Kentucky’s 2011-12 men’s and women’s basketball teams, is Friday, Oct. 14. Times and broadcast info will be released at a later date.

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Joker pleased with team's focus

Posted: 09/07/2011 - LEXINGTON, Ky. – For the second consecutive day the University of Kentucky football team has been moved indoors to the Nutter Field House because of rain in the Lexington area, but the gloomy weather didn’t stop the team from having a productive day at practice with head coach Joker Phillips saying the team had high intensity and focus on Wednesday.

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Arkansas approached about joining Big 12

Updated: 09/07/2011 - SPRINGDALE, Ark. (AP) - Arkansas athletic director Jeff Long says the school was approached recently about joining the Big 12. Long told The Associated Press the Razorbacks are content to remain in the Southeastern Conference.

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