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Three UK recruits named to Naismith POY watch list

Posted: 12/16/2010 - LEXINGTON, KY – Three UK men’s basketball signees are among the top 10 senior boys named to the Naismith Trophy High School Player of the Year watch list as announced by the Atlanta Tipoff Club.

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Big East/SEC matchup expanded

Posted: 12/16/2010 - ESPN, the BIG EAST Conference and the Southeastern Conference (SEC) have reached an agreement for 12 members from each of the two premier conferences to play each other in a men’s college basketball inter-conference Challenge the week after Thanksgiving starting in 2011. ESPN will provide exclusive coverage of all 12 games across ESPN, ESPN2 and ESPNU. The new BIG EAST/SEC Challenge will mark an expansion and modification of the SEC/BIG EAST Invitational, a four-year event from 2007 to 2010 that featured four matchups between the two conferences from two neutral sites.

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Minter Will Be Co-Defensive Coordinator

Posted: 12/16/2010 - One of the most respected defensive minds in football, Rick Minter has joined the Kentucky football staff as co-defensive coordinator, Coach Joker Phillips has announced.

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Pardue Hired To Coach Running Backs

Posted: 12/16/2010 - Steve Pardue, longtime head coach at powerhouse LaGrange (Ga.) High School, has become a member of the University of Kentucky football staff as coach of the running backs, UK Coach Joker Phillips announced.

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UK and EKU postpone final exams

Updated: 12/15/2010 - The University of Kentucky and Eastern Kentucky University have announced postponment of final exams scheduled for Thursday morning in anticipation of the expected winter storm.

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Calipari nominated for inaugural Positive Peace Award

Updated: 12/15/2010 - Celebrate Positive announced today that University of Kentucky Men’s Basketball Coach John Calipari has been nominated for the inaugural 2010 United Nations NGO Positive Peace Awards in the Coach category. This award, viewed as a 21st century peace prize, honors and recognizes individuals, businesses, athletes, sports teams, entertainers and schools around the world for their positive contributions.

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Cats Ranked 17th by AP, 16th in USA Today/ESPN Poll

Updated: 12/13/2010 - With wins over Notre Dame and Indiana the Kentucky WIldcats held their ground in this week's Associated Press Poll and in the USA Today/ESPN Poll. Kentucky is ranked 17th in the AP Poll and 16th in the USA Today/ESPN Poll.

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Dunlap named Co-SEC Player of the Week

Posted: 12/13/2010 - Kentucky's Victoria Dunlap was named the Southeastern Conference Co-Player of the Week with Vanderbilt’s Hanna Tuomi after averaging a team-high 28.0 points, 9.0 rebounds, 4.0 steals and 2.5 blocks per game in wins over Tennessee Tech and Chattanooga last week, the league office in Birmingham, Ala., announced.

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Knight named SEC Freshman of the Week

Posted: 12/13/2010 - Kentucky’s Brandon Knight was named SEC Freshman of the Week after averaging 19.0 points, 5.0 rebounds and 4.5 assists in wins over 23rd-ranked Notre Dame and Indiana.

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Pardue, Minter attend UK practice

Posted: 12/11/2010 - It has been widely speculated that UK coach Joker Phillips will hire two new coaches within the coming days. On Saturday, former LaGrange (Ga.) High School coach Steve Pardue, and former Cincinnati coach Rick Minter, were on the sidelines, decked out in UK gear, helping Phillips and his staff conduct practice at the UK indoor practice facility.

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Cal waiting for Miller to bust out

Updated: 12/10/2010 - Every so often Kentucky coach John Calipari will stop practice after guard Darius Miller does something spectacular. Calipari will blow the whistle, play will stop and the coach will turn to Miller's teammates with a pleading look. In turn the Wildcats will yell to the talented, but inconsisent junior: "Do that in a game!" Miller says he's trying.

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Hartline enters not guilty plea

Posted: 12/10/2010 - LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) - Kentucky quarterback Mike Hartline has pleaded not guilty to charges of disorderly conduct and alcohol intoxication charges after being arrested early Friday morning.

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Cobb among finalists for Hornung Award

Updated: 12/10/2010 - UK's Randall Cobb is among three finalists for the inaugural Paul Hornung Award that will be presented to the most versatile player in major college football. The other finalists are Owen Marecic of Stanford, and Jeremy Kerley of TCU

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Quarterback Mike Hartline arrested

Updated: 12/10/2010 - Hartline is facing charges for alcohol intoxication, disorderly conduct and failure to change address.

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Crean has Hoosiers on uptick

Posted: 12/09/2010 - BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (AP) - Tom Crean knows how far the Indiana program has already come.

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UK's Aumiller named to freshman All-SEC team

Posted: 12/09/2010 - BIRMINGHAM, Ala. -- Eleven of the Southeastern Conference football squads are represented on the 11th annual SEC Coaches’ All-Freshman Team, it was announced Thursday.

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#17 Kentucky Pulls Away From Notre Dame, 72-58

Posted: 12/08/2010 - Terrence Jones scored 27 points and No. 17 Kentucky avoided its first losing streak under coach John Calipari with a 72-58 victory over No. 23 Notre Dame on Wednesday night in the SEC/Big East Invitational.

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UK to play Kansas, Duke Michigan St. in Champions Classic

Updated: 12/08/2010 - ESPN annoucning Wednesday Kentucky, Duke, Michigan State, and Kansas -- have committed to create the Champions Classic, an early-season marquee event debuting in 2011. All games will be televised by ESPN.

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UK Hoops Bounces Back Over Tennessee Tech

Posted: 12/07/2010 - Victoria Dunlap scored 30 points before leaving the game late with leg cramps and No. 14 Kentucky easily beat Tennessee Tech 77-53 on Tuesday night.

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Cats face undefeated Irish in Freedom Hall

Posted: 12/07/2010 - LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) - Kentucky coach John Calipari told whoever would listen before the season the Wildcats would struggle early on. He proved to be right.

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Phillips shakes up coaching staff

Posted: 12/07/2010 - LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) - Kentucky coach Joker Phillips is shaking up his staff. The school announced Tuesday it has released running backs coach Larry Brinson and Chris Thurmond effective immediately.

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Joker shakes up staff

Updated: 12/07/2010 - UK has confirmed that two assistant coaches have been fired.

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