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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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Kanter meeting with NBA teams

Posted: 06/01/2011 - The NBA draft is now just a little more than three weeks away and some of the top prospects are scheduling interviews and workouts with team. Among them is Enes Kanter who's scheduled to meet with four clubs, according to Hoops Report.

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Cal tops Cats 1-0 in Super Regional opener

Updated: 05/28/2011 - LEXINGTON, Ky. – Despite a stellar pitching performance from junior Chanda Bell, the Kentucky Wildcats dropped a 1-0 decision to seventh-seed California in the opening game of the best-of-three series in Lexington, Ky., in front of a school-record crowd of 1,717 fans donned in Blue and White. Bell worked a complete-game effort escaping multiple jams and fanning eight Golden Bear batters in a tough-luck loss.

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Meeks back in Lexington, working towards degree

Updated: 05/27/2011 - All-SEC. All-American. One of the great jump shooters in UK history. Soon, you can add “graduate” to Jodie Meeks’ resume. The former Wildcat guard is back in Lexington, back in class at UK, finishing up his degree.

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Woolard named director of UK basketball operations

Posted: 05/26/2011 - LEXINGTON, Ky. – Chris Woolard has been hired as associate athletics director of basketball operations as announced by University of Kentucky Athletics Director Mitch Barnhart on Thursday.

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Cats host Cal in softball Super Regional

Posted: 05/26/2011 - LEXINGTON, Ky. – After a dramatic seventh-inning comeback effort to upset the tournament’s No. 10 overall seed in Michigan, the 21st-ranked Kentucky softball team will appear in the school’s first Super Regional and play host to No. 7 seed California Saturday and Sunday. First pitch is slated for Noon ET on Saturday. The opening game of a possible doubleheader on Sunday is set for a 1 p.m. ET start.

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Ryan Harrow is transferring to Kentucky

Updated: 05/26/2011 - North Carolina State transfer Ryan Harrow tweeted tonight he is heading to Kentucky and will be eligible to play starting in 2012.

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Kentucky Athletics APR is strong

Updated: 05/24/2011 - University of Kentucky Athletics released their APR scores for every sport, scoring higher than the NCAA minimum score of 925.

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UK's McCarthy earns 1st-team All-SEC honors

Updated: 05/24/2011 - BIRMINGHAM, Ala. -- Florida catcher Mike Zunino was selected 2011 SEC Baseball Player of the Year, Grayson Garvin of Vanderbilt was named SEC Pitcher of the Year and Vanderbilt outfielder Tony Kemp was named SEC Freshman of the Year by a vote of the league’s 12 head baseball coaches. The coaches also tabbed South Carolina skipper Ray Tanner SEC Coach of the Year. James McCann of Arkansas was named SEC Baseball Scholar-Athlete of the Year.

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Southern Cal ends Wildcat tennis run

Posted: 05/21/2011 - STANFORD, Calif. -- After defeating Florida to advance to the quarterfinals for only the fourth time in school history, the No. 10 University of Kentucky men’s tennis team could not continue its impressive run through the NCAA Championships, falling to two-time defending national champions No. 2 Southern California 4-1 in the Elite Eight at Taube Tennis Center on Saturday.

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Softball Wildcats upset Michigan, move on to NCAA Regional final

Posted: 05/21/2011 - ANN ARBOR Mich. - Using a 7-6 upset of the nation's No. 2 ranked squad and the NCAA Tournament's No. 10 overall seed in Michigan, the 21st-ranked Kentucky softball team advanced to the regional final behind another impressive offensive performance Saturday afternoon in Ann Arbor, Mich. Kentucky is now just one win away from advancing to its first NCAA Super Regional. UK will take the field at 1 p.m. ET Sunday, airing live on ESPN for the right to advance to the next round.

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