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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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Trevathan drafted in 6th round by Denver

Posted: 04/28/2012 - ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) - The Denver Broncos used their final pick of the NFL draft on a linebacker, selecting Danny Trevathan of Kentucky in the sixth round on Saturday.

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Guy first Wildcat drafted, goes to Seattle

Posted: 04/28/2012 - RENTON, Wash. (AP) - The Seattle Seahawks have added depth to the secondary, picking Kentucky safety Winston Guy with their second sixth-round pick in Saturday's NFL draft.

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Former Xavier player to visit UK

Updated: 04/27/2012 - Former Xavier guard Mark Lyons will visit Kentucky, that according to the Kansas City Star.

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UK assistant reportedly headed to Tennessee

Posted: 04/26/2012 - The Knoxville News Sentinel is reporting that UK assistant coach Kyra Elzy will be joining the staff of SEC-rival Tennessee. Elzy currently is the associate head of the Wildcats under Matthew Mitchell.

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Lucky Boston boy meets Celtics hero

Posted: 04/26/2012 - BOSTON (AP) - The Boston third-grader who narrowly missed a bullet that came through his bedroom wall and left a smoking hole in his Boston Celtics jersey has met the player whose shirt he was wearing.

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Croatian guard set to visit UK

Posted: 04/25/2012 - During his visit to Great American Ball Park on Tuesday, UK coach John Calipari told a local radio audience that he wasn’t finished with recruiting for the upcoming season.

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UK's Cousino selected to USA National Team

Posted: 04/25/2012 - LEXINGTON, Ky. -- Kentucky freshman centerfielder Austin Cousino has been selected to play for the USA Collegiate National Team, UK’s first member of the USA National Team since John Wilson in 1999, it was announced on Wednesday afternoon.

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UK's Lilttrell named to PItcher of Year watch list

Posted: 04/25/2012 - LEXINGTON, Ky. -- Kentucky sophomore southpaw Corey Littrell has been named to the initial watch list for the College Baseball Hall of Fame National Pitcher of the Year, it was announced.

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Strickland staying at UK

Updated: 04/25/2012 - Rod Strickland, special assistant to UK coach John Calipari, is not leaving to join Larry Brown's staff at SMU.

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Maile named SEC co-player of the week

Posted: 04/23/2012 - LEXINGTON, Ky. -- After belting two homers and hitting .462 during a four-game week, Kentucky junior catcher Luke Maile has been named Southeastern Conference Co-Player of the Week, it was announced on Monday afternoon by the league office.

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UK baseball edges LSU, 7-6 to claim the series

Posted: 04/22/2012 - LEXINGTON, Ky. -- Freshman Austin Cousino collected a team-best three hits and Zac Zellers launched his fifth homer of the year to lead No. 2 Kentucky to a series-clinching 7-6 win in the rubber match over No. 1 LSU, in front of 3,086 fans on an overcast Sunday afternoon at Cliff Hagan Stadium.

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Cats complete spring drills with Blue-White game

Posted: 04/21/2012 - LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) - Since Kentucky ended its 2011 season with a historic win over Tennessee, a lot about the defense responsible for that victory has changed.

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Baseball Wildcats take game two from LSU, 8-1

Posted: 04/21/2012 - LEXINGTON, Ky. -- Behind home runs from Austin Cousino and Luke Maile and a quality start from Jerad Grundy, No. 2 Kentucky posted an 8-1 win over No. 1 LSU to even the series, snapping LSU’s league leading eight-game winning streak and forcing a rubber match in the finale, on an overcast Saturday afternoon in front of 2,625 at Cliff Hagan Stadium.

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Walk-Off in extra frames dooms Wildcats

Posted: 04/21/2012 - STARKVILLE, Miss. – The Kentucky softball team dropped a heartbreaking 2-1 contest in extra innings to Mississippi State on Saturday afternoon. The Bulldogs converted a walk-off one-out RBI-single in the home half of the extra frame to prevail and capture the series. Kentucky stranded nine runners in scoring position in the contest.

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