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Phillips speaks at annual Louisville alumni luncheon

Posted: 08/24/2011 - LEXINGTON, Ky. – Joker Phillips, who is entering his second season as the head coach of the University of Kentucky football team, talked at the annual Greater Louisville Area Alumni Luncheon on Wednesday, to give alumni and fans the latest on the team’s preparation for its season opener on Thursday, Sept. 1, against WKU at LP Field in Nashville.

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UK's Gott named summer league All-American

Posted: 08/24/2011 - LEXINGTON, Ky. -- After dominating in the Cape Cod League as the top closer on the circuit, Kentucky sophomore right-hander Trevor Gott has been tabbed a first-team Perfect Game Summer Collegiate All-America honoree, it was announced.

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Football Cats break fall camp

Posted: 08/23/2011 - University of Kentucky head coach Joker Phillips and the 2011 Kentucky football team held a mock scrimmage at Commonwealth Stadium on Tuesday night with Phillips’ main objective to get the team organized and prepared for the game day schedule.

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Holmes to undergo brain surgery

Posted: 08/23/2011 - EDISON, N.J. -- J.B. Holmes officially withdrew today from The Barclays, the first event of the PGA TOUR Playoffs for the FedExCup, and will miss the next three months of competition due to a recent diagnosis of Chiari malformations, a brain condition that will require surgery on Thursday, Sept. 1. Holmes will have surgery at The Johns Hopkins University Hospital. He is near his home in Louisville, Ky. this week for blood work and pre-op tests.

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UK's Mitchell on Summitt: "She is more than just a coach."

Posted: 08/23/2011 - LEXINGTON, Ky. – Below are statements from Kentucky men’s and women’s basketball coaches John Calipari and Matthew Mitchell on the news of Pat Summitt’s diagnosis of early onset dementia.

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UK women release basketball schedule

Updated: 08/23/2011 - LEXINGTON, Ky. – The University of Kentucky women’s basketball team is set to face a tough 2011-12 schedule that features three nonconference opponents who finished last year ranked in the top 20, 18 home games – including one in Rupp Arena – and a pair of games on ESPN2, UK head coach Matthew Mitchell announced Tuesday.

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Depth Chart taking shape for Football Cats

Updated: 08/22/2011 - The University of Kentucky football team completed its final two-a-day practice of fall camp on Monday, with second-year head coach Joker Phillips saying after practice that several position battles are starting to take shape.

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Jones, Lamb honored by Vitale

Posted: 08/22/2011 - The honors are beginning to roll in for the 2012 UK men’s basketball team as Terrence Jones and Doron Lamb were named to Dick Vitale’s All-Solid Gold teams.

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UK women add swing player

Posted: 08/19/2011 - LEXINGTON, Ky. – Bra’Shey Ali, a 6-foot forward from Plainfield, N.J., has signed a national letter of intent to play basketball at the University of Kentucky, UK Hoops head coach Matthew Mitchell announced Friday.

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Offense shines In Thursday's practice

Updated: 08/18/2011 - University of Kentucky football head coach Joker Phillips was pleased with how his defense played Wednesday at practice, saying the unit forced the UK offense to several turnovers. But on the team’s final two-a-day practice of the week the offense responded in the morning session, answering the defense’s challenge.

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Cats to play 12 league games on national TV

Updated: 08/18/2011 - Birmingham, Ala. -- The Southeastern Conference unveiled the 2012 men’s basketball composite league schedule on Thursday afternoon. In the third year of its historic agreements with CBS Sports and ESPN, each of the 96 conference games will be televised live.

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Miller scores eight, helps lead USA past Finland

Posted: 08/17/2011 - After a first-quarter fight from Finland (2-2), the 2011 USA Men’s World University Games Team (4-0) went on to easily secure a 124-64 win and the No. 1 seed out of Group D in the 2011 World University Games on Aug. 17 at the Universiade Main Gym in Shenzhen, China.

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Dominicans complete sweep of Pros 91-86

Updated: 08/17/2011 - The Dominican Republic swept its two-day exhibition tour of Kentucky, beating a team of former Wildcats Pros 91-86 Tuesday night. The intensity on the court sure didn't feel like an August exhibition.

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Phillips unhappy with offense after practice

Updated: 08/16/2011 - The University of Kentucky football team returned to the practice field Tuesday morning, with head coach Joker Phillips emphasizing that his team needs to remain focused and practice smarter.

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UK featured on half of ESPN's Super Tuesday matchups

Posted: 08/16/2011 - John Calipari's Wildcats will be prominently featured this season on the Worldwide Leader. ESPN'S Super Tuesday schedule for college basketball is out and UK is listed in half the eight telecasts

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Meyer signs deal with Nationals

Updated: 08/16/2011 - LEXINGTON, Ky. -- Kentucky junior right-handed starting pitcher Alex Meyer has agreed to terms with the Washington Nationals as a first-round pick in the 2011 MLB Draft, it was announced

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Dominican Nationals take down UK Pros, 106-88

Updated: 08/16/2011 - Francisco Garcia led the Dominican Republic with 30 points in the 106-88 win over the Pros. Edgar Sosa scored 29 in the game. Cousins led the Pros with 28 points and had 14 rebounds.

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Miller helps team USA to win over South Korea

Posted: 08/15/2011 - Darius Miller returned to the starting line-up for Team USA's 112-68 win over South Korea as the Americans continued group play in the 2011 World University Games in Shenzhen, China.

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Hines suffers sprained knee, Huzzie, Gibbs leave

Updated: 08/11/2011 - The University of Kentucky football team held its first two-a-day practice Wednesday in day seven of fall camp. The Wildcats practiced in full pads in the morning session before coming out for the afternoon practice clad in helmets and shoulder pads. After practice, head coach Joker Phillips announced that sophomore linebacker Qua Huzzie had elected to transfer from Kentucky, while senior free safety Josh Gibbs has given up the game of football for personal reasons.

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Cats practice in pads for first time

Posted: 08/10/2011 - LEXINGTON, Ky. – The 2011 University of Kentucky football team held its first full-pads practice Tuesday, with second-year head coach Joker Phillips saying the team entered practice with one goal in mind: helping Kentucky get better.

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UK preview: Cats must find offensive production

Posted: 08/09/2011 - LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) - Kentucky football coach Joker Phillips has spent the off-season picking up pieces on offense and defense. The second-year head coach had to replace a lot of offensive production: Quarterback Mike Hartline, running back Derrick Locke and wide receiver Chris Matthews all graduated, and junior wide receiver Randall Cobb left for the NFL Draft.

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