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Phillips announces hiring of Summers and Turner

Updated: 02/05/2010 - LEXINGTON, Ky. – Kentucky football coach Joker Phillips has announced the hiring of David Turner and Mike Summers, both of whom have coached previously at Kentucky, coached at other schools in the Southeastern Conference and have been recruiting coordinators at the Division I level.

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UK Hoops wins easily 69-52 over Arkansas

Updated: 02/05/2010 - Junior forward Victoria Dunlap (Nashville, Tenn.) had a game-high 22 points, senior forward Lydia Watkins (Hopkinsville, Ky.) grabbed a season-high 12 rebounds, and the 25th-ranked Kentucky women’s basketball team used a dominating first half to defeat Arkansas 69-52 Thursday night in Memorial Coliseum.

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Ex-Cat Blaton re-signs with Phillies

Updated: 01/25/2010 - PHILADELPHIA -- Joe Blanton and the Philadelphia Phillies have agreed to a $24 million, three-year contract that avoided a salary arbitration hearing next month.

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UK Hoops back in Top 25

Updated: 02/05/2010 - The University of Kentucky women’s basketball team debuted in the USA Today/ESPN Top 25 Coaches Poll at No. 25 released Tuesday. It marks the Wildcats’ first ranking since a No. 24 position in the poll on Nov. 23, 2006.

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Texas Upset, UK only unbeaten team

Updated: 01/19/2010 - Jamar Samuels scored 15 of his 20 points in a dominating first half and No. 10 Kansas State withstood a gut check rally to knock off top-ranked Texas 71-62 on Monday night. Kansas State (16-2, 3-1 Big 12) smothered Texas with its extended man-to-man defense to overcome a 1-for-12 effort from 3-point range and held on to beat a No. 1 team for the third time in school history.

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UK looking to set GameDay record

Updated: 02/05/2010 - The University of Kentucky was the first college basketball team to win 2,000 games. Now, UK hopes to be the first to pack its arena for ESPN’s College GameDay.

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UK Cheerleaders win 18th title

Updated: 01/17/2010 - For an unprecedented 18th time, the University of Kentucky cheerleading team won the Universal Cheerleading Association's national championship at the 2010 College Cheerleading and Dance Team National Championships on Sunday at the Walt Disney Resort in Orlando, Fla. Head coach Jomo Thompson and the cheerleading squad has now claimed three consecutive national championships, including 14 out of the last 16 years.

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UK Hoops Whips Alabama 88-63

Updated: 02/05/2010 - Five players scored in double-figures Sunday to lead the Kentucky women’s basketball team to a resounding 88-63 win over Alabama in front 6,040 fan in Memorial Coliseum, the second-largest crowd to see the Wildcats this season. The 25-point win marked UK’s largest margin of victory against a Southeastern Conference team since defeating Arkansas by 27 points on Feb. 18, 2007.

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Judge rules in Paxton vs. UK case

Updated: 02/05/2010 - LEXINGTON, Ky. -- The University of Kentucky can keep one of the nation's top collegiate pitchers out of games for his senior season if he fails to clear up NCAA concerns about his amateur status, a judge ruled Friday night.

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Cats survive trip to the Plains, 72-67

Updated: 01/16/2010 - AUBURN, Ala. (AP) - John Wall hit two free throws with 8.9 seconds left to help No. 2 Kentucky remain unbeaten with a 72-67 victory over Auburn on Saturday. (Stats & Post Game Notes Inside)

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UK Hoops loses at South Carolina, 79-71

Updated: 02/05/2010 - Freshman guard A’dia Mathies (Louisville, Ky.) scored a career-high 20 points but it wouldn’t be enough as the Kentucky women’s basketball team fell to South Carolina 79-71 Thursday night in the Colonial Life Arena.

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Pinkett added to UK Hoops roster

Updated: 02/05/2010 - LEXINGTON, Ky. – Kentucky head women's basketball coach Matthew Mitchell today announced the addition of Bernisha Pinkett (Washington, D.C.) to the 2009-10 Wildcat freshman class.

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UK women hit the road, travel to South Carolina

Updated: 02/05/2010 - LEXINGTON, Ky. – Fresh off an impressive 63-53 upset of No. 17/16 Vanderbilt on Sunday in Lexington, the Kentucky women’s basketball team must now focus on charting its first conference road win of the season when it takes on South Carolina Thursday, Jan. 14. Game time in the Colonial Life Arena in Columbia, S.C., is 7 p.m. EST and the contest will be broadcast live on the Big Blue Sports Network (radio) with Neil Price. Fans in Lexington can hear the game live on WLAP 630-AM.

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Calipari takes Cats success in stride

Updated: 02/05/2010 - LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) - When John Calipari was introduced as Kentucky's coach on April 1, he cautioned that he wasn't "The Grand Poobah." April Fools!

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Phillips announces additions to Wildcat roster

Updated: 02/05/2010 - LEXINGTON, Ky. – Terrell Combs, Josh Gibbs and Justin Henderson have enrolled in the University of Kentucky for the spring semester and have joined the football team, Coach Joker Phillips announced Wednesday.

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Georgetown to rename gym for former coaches

Posted: 01/13/2010 - When students and other basketball fans approach Georgetown College’s venerable Alumni Gym from January 16, 2010 and thereafter, some may wonder about the new Davis-Reid prefix on two facades. Many alumni will know of one or both titans of coaching because they attended the liberal arts school as the legends of Bob Davis and Jim Reid were in the making.

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Kentucky holds off Florida, 89-77

Updated: 01/12/2010 - Eric Bledsoe scored a career-high 25 points, Patrick Patterson added 15 and No. 2 Kentucky stayed unbeaten with an 89-77 victory over Florida on Tuesday night. (Stats & Post Game Notes Inside)

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Turner to be next D-line coach at UK

Posted: 01/12/2010 - STARKVILLE — David Turner is leaving Mississippi State’s football coaching staff to join Joker Phillips’ new staff at Kentucky, MSU athletic director Greg Byrne confirmed this afternoon.

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Florida looking for complete game vs. UK

Updated: 01/11/2010 - Florida hasn't played a well-rounded game all season. The Gators have endured shooting woes, defensive lapses and second-half struggles. The problems change from game to game, half to half really, and there's no telling which one will show up next. Coach Billy Donovan has a solution, though. It's one he needs to be effective for Florida (11-4, 0-1 Southeastern Conference) to compete with unbeaten and second-ranked Kentucky (16-0, 1-0) on Tuesday night.

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Cats Climb to #2, Texas #1

Updated: 01/11/2010 - Texas is No. 1 in The Associated Press' college basketball poll for the first time. Texas received 56 first-place votes from the 65-member national media panel, 47 more than Kentucky. The Wildcats (16-0) moved from third to second.

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Tennessee stuns #1 Kansas 76-68

Updated: 01/10/2010 - Scotty Hopson had 17 points and No. 16 Tennessee, with a lineup thinned by suspensions, dismissals and injuries, beat No. 1 Kansas 76-68 on Sunday night.

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UK Hoops Upsets Vandy 63-53

Updated: 01/10/2010 - Amber Smith scored a career-high 20 points, and Amani Franklin had 11 points and 11 rebounds to help Kentucky beat No. 17 Vanderbilt 63-53 on Sunday for their first win over the Commodores in 11 years.

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Mike Summers new UK offensive line coach

Updated: 02/05/2010 - Arkansas offensive line coach Mike Summers is leaving the Razorbacks to take a similar job at Kentucky. Summers is a native of Lexington, Ky., where the UK campus is located, and began his career as an offensive line coach for the Wildcats in 1979. He is married to the daughter of former Kentucky basketball coach Joe B. Hall.

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