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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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UK's Sorrillo captures NCAA title in Men's 200M

Posted: 06/12/2010 - EUGENE, Ore. -- Senior Rondel Sorrillo capped off a record breaking career, becoming the first NCAA Champion in the 200-meter dash in Kentucky track and field history at Hayward Field in Eugene, Ore., Saturday.

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Wizards will select Wall

Posted: 06/11/2010 - Washington Wizards owner Ted Leonsis was asked on Thursday if his team would select former Kentucky guard John Wall with the No. 1 pick in the NBA Draft.

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Cats will play Windsor in August

Posted: 06/09/2010 - Windsor, ON -The Windsor Lancers Men’s Basketball team will open their 2010-11 pre-season by welcoming John Calipari and the Kentucky Wildcats to Windsor in August.

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NCAA releases APR report

Posted: 06/09/2010 - The NCAA released its Academic Progress Rate report on Wednesday, showing that all 22 of the University of Kentucky sports teams surpassed the NCAA target score and that 13 of the 22 squads exceeded or tied the national average for public universities in their sports.

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UK-Notre Dame To Play At Freedom Hall

Posted: 06/09/2010 - The fourth annual DIRECTV SEC/BIG EAST Invitational will be held Dec. 8 and 11 in Louisville and Pittsburgh, ESPN Regional Television announced today. Kentucky and Notre Dame renew Freedom Hall rivalry for first time since 1988.

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Peters Signs With Atlanta Falcons

Posted: 06/08/2010 - The Atlanta Falcons have agreed to terms on a four-year deal with third-round defensive tackle Corey Peters.

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Cats, Cards kickoff set for 3:30 at Papa John's

Posted: 06/03/2010 - LOUISVILLE, Ky. - The University of Louisville's 2010 football season opener against the University of Kentucky on Sept. 4 in Papa John's Cardinal Stadium will kick off at 3:30 p.m. ET and be featured as an ABC telecast.

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UK responds to NY Times article

Updated: 05/29/2010 - UK releases statement regarding NY Times story released last night regarding former Kentucky guard Eric Bledsoe.

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UK will play Portland in November

Posted: 05/28/2010 - LEXINGTON, Ky. – En route to the 2010 EA Sports Maui Invitational (Nov. 22-24, 2010), the UK men’s basketball team will make a stopover in Portland, Ore., to take on the University of Portland on Nov. 19, 2010, head coach John Calipari announced on Friday. A start time and broadcast information has yet to be determined.

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