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Coach Cal makes special visit to the Caribbean

Updated: 05/20/2011 - Earlier this week, the UK basketball coach was introduced as the coach of the Dominican Republic national basketball team. Alltech's Dr. Pearse Lyons also joined him on the trip, which wasn't just about basketball.

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UK to play St. John's in Rupp

Updated: 05/19/2011 - Kentucky will play St. John's as part of the Big East-SEC Challenge next season according to the New York Post. The game will be played in Rupp Arena in early December.

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Former Cat Mark Pope hired at BYU

Posted: 05/18/2011 - BYU basketball coach Dave Rose announced today the hiring of Mark Pope as an assistant coach. The hiring completes Rose’s staff that includes Terry Nashif, Tim LaComb and Pope as assistants and Mike Hall as the program’s director of basketball operations.

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Cal introduced as Dominican coach

Updated: 05/17/2011 - UK Coach John Calipari getting what he called an unbelievable reception upon his arrival in the Dominican Republic Tuesday. Calipari invited WKYT along for his journey to the Caribbean that will include Haiti Wednesday.

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Vargas heading to the far East

Posted: 05/16/2011 - University of Kentucky men’s basketball senior Eloy Vargas, along with other collegiate players, will travel with Reach USA, to Far East May 17 through May 31 to play nine total games against a Lithuanian club team and a Brazilian all-star squad.

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UK Hoops Signee named Parade All-American

Posted: 05/16/2011 - University of Kentucky women's basketball signee Bria Goss of Ben Davis High School in Indianapolis, Ind., was one of 39 senior prep standouts to be named to the Parade Magazine All-American team.

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Batcats McCarthy named national player of the week

Updated: 05/16/2011 - After collecting 13 hits in 19 at bats during a four-game week, Kentucky junior third baseman Thomas McCarthy has been named Louisville Slugger National Player of the Week, as announced by Collegiate Baseball on Monday afternoon.

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UK softball selected for 3rd straight NCAA

Updated: 05/16/2011 - A mark of a program is measured in continued success stories. The 20th-ranked Kentucky softball team’s third consecutive bid into the NCAA Tournament announced Sunday solidifies UK as no longer a team on the rise, but one of the best programs in the nation. The Wildcats earned their third consecutive at-large bid and will travel to Ann Arbor, Mich. for the opening round of the tournament.

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UK, Meyer takes series opener against Georgia

Updated: 05/13/2011 - Behind the ninth quality start of the season from Alex Meyer and a three-hit outing from Thomas McCarthy, the Kentucky Wildcats plated four runs in the first inning and posted a 7-4 series-opening win over Georgia, on a pleasant Friday night at Cliff Hagan Stadium.

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UK Tennis advances to face Louisville

Posted: 05/13/2011 - For the third time in as many seasons, the No. 10 University of Kentucky men’s tennis team defeated Cleveland State in the NCAA Championships after taking down the Vikings 4-0 in the opening round of the event on Friday at the Hilary J. Boone Tennis Complex.

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UK Softball falls in SEC Tournament

Posted: 05/12/2011 - A pair of two-run innings propelled the No. 8 Tennessee Lady Vols past the 20th-ranked Kentucky Wildcats, 4-1 in the opening round of the Southeastern Conference Tournament Thursday afternoon in Oxford, Miss.

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Tubby Smith fights prostate cancer

Updated: 05/12/2011 - Minnesota coach Tubby Smith says he's "feeling great" and free of prostate cancer after dealing with the disease for the past year.

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Wall, Cousins make NBA All-Rookie team

Posted: 05/11/2011 - The accolades continue to roll in for former UK men’s basketball players Eric Bledsoe, DeMarcus Cousins and John Wall as all three were named 2010-11 T-Mobile NBA All-Rookies the NBA announced on Wednesday.

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Meyer earns second national honor

Updated: 05/11/2011 - Already owning a Southeastern Conference Pitcher of the Week and National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association NCAA Pitcher of the Week honors after a complete-game shutout win over No. 1 Vanderbilt, Kentucky junior Alex Meyer has been named a national player of the week by CollegeBaseball360.com, it was announced.

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Batcats take down Indiana, 8-5

Posted: 05/10/2011 - Neiko Johnson, Luke Maile, Michael Williams and Chad Wright each belted home runs and starter Taylor Rogers hurled his sixth quality start of the year, lifting Kentucky to an 8-5 midweek win over Indiana, on a sultry Tuesday night at Cliff Hagan Stadium.

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Liggins explains decision to leave UK

Updated: 05/10/2011 - DeAndre Liggins believes his stock is as high as it ever will be for the NBA draft. He says he believes right no he's a late first round to early second round pick and he wants to go higher.

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UK Basketball Announces Satellite Camp Schedule

Posted: 05/10/2011 - University of Kentucky basketball coach John Calipari and his staff will travel around the state of Kentucky in June to teach the game of basketball to the youth of the Commonwealth with an upcoming series of basketball instructional day camps.

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Alex Meyer named SEC Pitcher of the Week

Updated: 05/09/2011 - After tossing a complete-game shutout in a 2-0 win over No. 1 Vanderbilt on Friday, Kentucky junior right-hander Alex Meyer has been named Southeastern Conference Pitcher of the Week, it was announced by the league office on Monday afternoon.

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A'dia Mathies invited to World University Games trials

Updated: 05/09/2011 - Kentucky sophomore A’dia Mathies (Louisville, Ky.) is one of 35 top collegiate players that have accepted invitations to attend the 2011 USA Basketball Women’s World University Games Team Trials, which will take place May 22-25 at the U.S. Olympic Training Center (USOTC) in Colorado Springs, Colo. Invitations to the trials were issued by the USA Basketball Women’s Junior National Team Committee, chaired by Sue Donohoe, NCAA vice president for Division I women’s basketball.

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Batcats, Meyer shut down Vanderbilt

Posted: 05/06/2011 - Behind a dominating complete-game outing from junior Alex Meyer and a solo home run from junior Thomas McCarthy, the Kentucky baseball team posted a 2-0 win over No. 1 Vanderbilt in the series opener, on a gorgeous Friday night at Cliff Hagan Stadium.

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UK Softball falls to Auburn in series opener

Posted: 05/06/2011 - The 23rd-ranked Auburn Tigers outlasted the 16th-ranked Kentucky Wildcats 5-3 in a back-and-forth battle in the opening game of the three-game series at the UK Softball Complex Friday night.

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