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Nicholasville boy credits UK players for will to live

Updated: 05/20/2012 - Reese Kemp is a 15-year-old from Nicholasville, and like many his age, a Kentucky Wildcats fan. Reese just completed his eighth grade year at West Jessamine Middle School, but says, in some ways, he owes his life to a few who wear the blue and white.

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Stratton Pitches Mississippi State to opening win

Posted: 05/17/2012 - STARKVILLE, Miss. -- Mississippi State got a strong start from ace Chris Stratton and a two-run rally in the fourth inning to post a 3-1 series-opening win over No. 2 Kentucky, on Thursday night in front of 6,146 at Dudy Noble Field.

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Williams and Cats back up bold preseason prediction

Updated: 05/15/2012 - After being drafted last summer by the San Francisco Giants, UK catcher Michael Williams decided to return to Lexington for his senior season. UK coaches, players and fans are glad he did.

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Kentucky selected to fourth straight NCAA Tournament

Posted: 05/14/2012 - LEXINGTON, Ky. – For an unprecedented fourth consecutive season the Kentucky softball team has been selected as an at-large bid into the NCAA Tournament it was announced on Sunday night. Kentucky will head to the Louisville, Ky., Regional and matchup with Michigan in the opening game of the tournament.

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Julius Mays Chooses Kentucky

Posted: 05/13/2012 - Mays is a fifth-year senior transferring, and has one season of eligibility remaining.

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No. 7 UK sweeps, moves back into SEC East lead

Posted: 05/12/2012 - LEXINGTON, Ky. -- Behind a strong start from Corey Littrell and home runs from Brian Adams, Austin Cousino and Michael Williams, No. 7 Kentucky completed a three-game series sweep with an 8-1 win over Alabama to conclude the regular-season home schedule and vault back into first place in the Southeastern Conference Eastern Division, on Saturday afternoon at Cliff Hagan Stadium.

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Cats roll Hoosiers to advance to third consecutive Sweet 16

Posted: 05/12/2012 - LEXINGTON, Ky. -- Behind a strong performance in doubles and three impressive singles wins, including a come-from-behind effort from sophomore No. 80 Tom Jomby, the sixth-ranked University of Kentucky men’s tennis team earned its third consecutive berth in the NCAA Tournament Sweet 16 with a 4-0 victory over No. 26 Indiana on Saturday at the Hilary J. Boone Tennis Center in Lexington, Ky.

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No. 7 UK rallies from behind to claim series

Posted: 05/12/2012 - LEXINGTON, Ky. -- Senior Michael Williams drew a bases-loaded walk in the bottom of the eighth inning to drive in the go-ahead run to complete No. 7 Kentucky’s comeback rally, with UK posting its seventh series weekend with a 7-6 win over Alabama, on an overcast Saturday afternoon at Cliff Hagan Stadium.

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Calipari to return as coach of the Dominicans

Updated: 05/11/2012 - John Calipari, who led the Dominican Republic National Team to its best finish in international play last summer, has accepted an offer to coach the Dominican Republic at the 2012 FIBA World Olympic Qualifying Tournament.

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UK leads nation in basketball attendance

Updated: 05/10/2012 - For the seventh straight year and for the 16th time in the last 17 seasons, Kentucky led the nation in home attendance average at 23,721 fans per game. Syracuse was second at 23,618. One of those two schools has led the nation in each of the past 36 seasons

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UK's Davis will have to wait longer for Olympic decision

Posted: 05/10/2012 - The U.S. men's basketball team has more time to solve the problems caused by its injuries. The Americans have been granted an extension from the U.S. Olympic Committee and won't have to name their roster until July 8, pushed back from June 18. That will allow them to wait until after the NBA season has ended and after training camp has begun.

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Antigua named top assistant under 40 by ESPN

Posted: 05/10/2012 - Kentucky assistant Orlando Antigua has proven himself on the sidelines for the UK basketball team, and now ESPN has named Antigua as the top assistant under 40 in the nation.

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Cats go extra innings to top Hoosiers

Posted: 05/09/2012 - BLOOMINGTON, Ind. -- In a back-and-forth affair that saw No. 7 Kentucky plate go-ahead runs in the 11th and 12th innings, the Wildcats posted a 6-5 win in 12 innings over red-hot Indiana behind strong offensive games from J.T. Riddle and Cameron Flynn and a dominating pitching performance from A.J. Reed, on a Wednesday night at Sembower Field.

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Meyer returns to Lexington, faces Legends on Friday

Updated: 05/08/2012 - Former University of Kentucky pitching star Alex Meyer, a first round choice of the Washington Nationals in 2011, will return to Lexington this weekend as a member of the class A Hagerstown Suns. The Suns take on the Lexington Legends in a four-game series beginning Thursday night at Whitaker Bank Ballpark.

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Baseball Wildcats take one for the team

Posted: 05/08/2012 - The game of baseball is about skill. The skill of hitting, pitching and at times, taking one for the team. In this, one of the best seasons in Kentucky baseball history, the Wildcats are taking one for the team at a furious pace.

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Santos hired for UK Hoops

Posted: 05/08/2012 - LEXINGTON, Ky. – Former Illinois State assistant coach Danielle Santos, who helped lead the Redbirds to their first undefeated home season in program history, has been hired as an assistant coach at Kentucky, UK head coach Matthew Mitchell announced Tuesday.

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Littrell, Gott pitch no. 3 UK to 2-1 win over no. 5 UF

Posted: 05/05/2012 - LEXINGTON, Ky. -- Sophomore starter Corey Littrell took a shutout into the ninth inning and sophomore closer Trevor Gott set a new single-season record with his ninth save, leading No. 3 Kentucky to a 2-1 win over two-time defending conference champion No. 5 Florida, on a pleasant Saturday afternoon at Cliff Hagan Stadium.

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Seniors catapult softball to first ever series win over LSU

Posted: 05/05/2012 - LEXINGTON, Ky. – Seniors Brittany Cervantes, Rachel Riley and Chanda Bell combined to clinch a 2-1 victory over No. 22 LSU to claim the series with the Tigers for the first time in school history on Saturday afternoon in front of 1,151 boisterous fans at the UK Softball Complex. Cervantes hit her team-leading 12th home run of the season in the first inning and sophomore Ginny Carroll connected for her seventh to provide the game-winning run.

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Gators clinch series with 5-1 win

Posted: 05/04/2012 - LEXINGTON, Ky. -- With the game locked in a 1-1 tie in the eighth inning, No. 5 Florida got a leadoff triple and a game-winning RBI single from Josh Tobias, adding a ninth-inning rally to post a 5-1 series-clinching win over No. 3 Kentucky, just UK’s second series defeat of the year, on a pleasant Friday night at Cliff Hagan Stadium.

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Davis a Finalist for Olympic Team

Posted: 05/03/2012 - The U.S. has added college player of the year Anthony Davis and Oklahoma City's James Harden to its pool of finalists for its Olympic men's basketball roster.

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Mitchell gets contract extension

Posted: 05/03/2012 - LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) - Kentucky's Matthew Mitchell signed a seven-year extension Thursday, putting him among the highest-paid coaches in women's college basketball.

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UK's Burden signs free agent deal with Titans

Posted: 05/01/2012 - LEXINGTON, Ky. -- Former University of Kentucky football offensive lineman Chandler Burden has signed as an undrafted free agent with the Tennessee Titans, beginning his dream of playing in the National Football League.

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Vandy hands no. 1 UK its first series loss of 2012

Posted: 04/29/2012 - NASHVILLE -- After rallying to even the game with a run in the top of the eighth, Vanderbilt won the game in the bottom of the eighth with five runs and a Connor Harrell grand slam to post a 6-1 win over No. 1 Kentucky to win the series and hand the Wildcats their first series defeat of 2012, on a hot Sunday afternoon at Hawkins Field.

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Vandy evens series with UK baseball

Posted: 04/28/2012 - NASHVILLE – After No. 1 Kentucky rallied with three runs in the top of the eighth inning to erase a three-run hole, the Wildcats just missed a two-out sliding grab in rightfield that allowed the game-winning run to score in the bottom of the eighth, with Vanderbilt evening the series with a 4-3 win over the Wildcats, on a steamy Saturday afternoon in front of 2,837 at Hawkins Field.

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