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Orton ejected in summer league debut

Updated: 07/05/2010 - Former Wildcat Daniel Orton, a first round draft pick of the Orlando Magic was ejected in the third quarter of his first summer league game Monday. Orton and Indiana's Josh McRoberts began shoving each other under the basket and both players were thrown out.

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Gilchrist leads USA U17 team

Updated: 07/03/2010 - The USA Men’s U17 Team’s athleticism won out over Argentina’s 3-point shooting as the USA sprinted its way to a 82-70 victory Friday afternoon in the opening day of preliminary round play at the inaugural FIBA U17 World Championship in Hamburg, Germany. Michael Gilchrist off the bench to spark the Americans with 24 points and 15 rebounds. The impressive showing that saw the 6-7 guard/forward, who has given the University of Kentucky a verbal commitment, shoot 9-of-14 from the field and 6-of-6 from the foul line, while grabbing four offensive boards and 11 defensive boards, and adding three assists in just under 28 minutes of playing time.

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Padgett leaving UK staff

Updated: 07/02/2010 - Former Wildcat Scott Padgett is leaving the UK basketball staff after one season.

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Nord set to join UK staff

Updated: 07/02/2010 - Former Wildcat Greg Nord is returning to his alma mater, where he is expected to coach tight ends.

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Ortmayer will not return to UK staff

Posted: 07/01/2010 - UK football spokesperson Tony Neely confirms that Steve Ortmayer will not return next season as assistant head coach, special teams coordinator and tight ends coach.

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Orton apologizes on Twitter

Updated: 07/01/2010 - Former UK forward Daniel Orton apologizing to UK fans through his Twitter account. Orton said, " "Okay there are some things that I've been needing to address, but I was trying to focus my attention elsewhere. As far as the classes, I want to apologize for not doing what I said I would. I messed up big time and hope I can be somewhat forgiven. I messed up on a few due dates on my online class and I just lost focus in school. I apologize."

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Mother of former UK walk-on dies

Posted: 06/30/2010 - Terri Krebs, mother of former UK walk-on Mark Krebs, passed away on Wednesday in northern Kentucky.

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Bledsoe Excited About Opportunity With Clippers

Posted: 06/28/2010 - They later traded a future first-round pick to Oklahoma City in exchange for Bledsoe, a 6-1 guard who averaged 11.3 points and 2.9 assists in his freshman season at Kentucky, where No. 1 overall draft pick John Wall was the star.

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Wall welcomed in Washington

Updated: 06/25/2010 - John Wall was driven in an SUV-size limo to the Verizon Center, where he stepped onto a red carpet surrounded by scores of fans who cheered, craned their necks and did their best to snap photos of the Washington Wizards' No. 1 overall draft pick.

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Cal says he hasn't talked to LeBron

Updated: 06/25/2010 - Kentucky coach John Calipari says he's never talked to LeBron James about the NBA superstar's future or becoming the head coach of the Cleveland Cavaliers.

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Cal reacts to Cat's draft History

Updated: 06/25/2010 - Kentucky coach John Calipari is already thinking about trying to one-up the night the Wildcats had at Thursday's NBA draft. Five Kentucky players were selected in the first round, including John Wall going No. 1 overall to the Washington Wizards. Wall was soon joined by teammates DeMarcus Cousins, Patrick Patterson, Eric Bledsoe and Daniel Orton.

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UK makes NBA Draft history

Updated: 06/25/2010 - Five former Wildcats made history tonight as all five players were selected in the first round of the NBA Draft, led by John Wall, the first Wildcat ever selected as the first overall pick. Wall was selected No. 1 overall by the Washington Wizards, followed by Demarcus Cousins at No. 5 by the Sacramento Kings. Patrick Patterson went 14th to the Houston Rockets, while Eric Bledsoe went 18th to the Oklahoma City Thunder. Daniel Orton ended the night for Kentucky when he was selected 29th by the Orlando Magic.

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Kings select Cousins with fifth pick in NBA draft

Posted: 06/24/2010 - The Sacramento Kings took another step toward bolstering their front court by selecting Kentucky forward DeMarcus Cousins with the No. 5 pick in the NBA draft.

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Wall & Cousins await draft in NYC

Updated: 06/24/2010 - Like a president-elect awaiting inauguration, John Wall is seemingly just biding his time until he can officially begin cleaning up Washington. Life hasn't been so simple for DeMarcus Cousins, who has been crisscrossing the country battling Derrick Favors in hopes of getting picked soon after his college teammate. It's been a decidedly different draft process for the Kentucky freshmen, but Cousins thinks it will yield the same result once they become pros.

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Reebok introduces Wall shoe

Updated: 06/24/2010 - On the eve of the NBA draft, John Wall introduced his new shoe with Reebok. Reebok officials did not release contract terms. Yahoo! Sports, citing anonymous sources, reported the deal is for five years and $25 million. The "ZigTech Slash" is part of the ZigTech collection of Reebok.

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Wizards rebuilding begins with Wall

Updated: 06/23/2010 - Picking John Wall No. 1 is the obvious choice. Been that way since the Washington Wizards won the lottery last month. But team president Ernie Grunfeld has nearly an entire roster to rebuild, so he's spent as much time - if not more - focusing on what he'll do with his other selections Thursday night during the NBA draft.

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Cousins works out for Nets

Updated: 06/21/2010 - Derrick Favors and DeMarcus Cousins have been playing against each other since high school, so working out for the New Jersey Nets three days before the NBA Draft was nothing new. The stakes were a little higher Monday. The Nets have the third pick overall in Thursday night's draft, and they likely will have to decide whether to take Cousins or Favors.

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76ers work out Cousins, Favors

Posted: 06/18/2010 - PHILADELPHIA (AP) - The Philadelphia 76ers worked out Georgia Tech's Derrick Favors and Kentucky's DeMarcus Cousins on Friday, getting a look at two top big men a day after the team traded starting center Samuel Dalembert.

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Cats add Jacksonville St. to schedule

Posted: 06/18/2010 - JACKSONVILLE, Ala. (AP) - Jacksonville State, which was looking to fill a hole in its 2011 schedule, will play Kentucky at Commonwealth Stadium in Lexington on Oct. 22.

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Bisson, Little sign pro baseball contracts

Posted: 06/18/2010 - LEXINGTON, Ky. -- Kentucky junior second baseman Chris Bisson has signed with the San Diego Padres as a fourth round pick and UK junior right-handed reliever Matt Little has signed with the Detroit Tigers as a 31st round pick in the 2010 Major League Baseball Draft, it was announced Wednesday.

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Payne officially introduced as UK assistant

Posted: 06/18/2010 - LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) - Former Louisville basketball standout Kenny Payne has been hired as one of John Calipari's assistant coaches at rival Kentucky.

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Wall works out for Wizard

Posted: 06/17/2010 - WASHINGTON (AP) - The seemingly inevitable selection of John Wall as the No. 1 overall pick in the draft is a bit closer to fruition - now that the Kentucky point guard has shown his stuff in a workout for the Washington Wizards.

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Glad & Nidiffer sign free agent contracts

Updated: 06/14/2010 - After a total of 12 current, former and future Kentucky baseball players were drafted in the 2010 Major League Baseball Draft, UK seniors Gunner Glad and Marcus Nidiffer have each signed free agent deals with MLB clubs, it was announced.

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Former Wildcat due in court on gambling debt

Updated: 06/14/2010 - Former Wildcat and NBA all-star Antoine Walker is due before a judge for failing to repay some $900,000 in gambling debts and penalties to three Las Vegas casinos.

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