Commission on College Basketball recommends changes to college basketball

04/25/2018 09:57 AM

A commission led by former Secretary of State Condoleeza Rice has delivered significant recommendations to the NCAA, following an FBI investigation that resulted in the arrests of multiple people connected to college basketball. The recommendations include eliminating the league’s so-called one-and-done rule, which prevents college players from signing with the NBA until they are at least 19 years old. The rule has resulted in players playing college basketball for one year and then declaring for the draft. The list of... Read more 

UK Basketball | Cats to head to Bahamas for foreign trip

04/24/2018 02:03 PM

The University of Kentucky men’s basketball team will head to the Bahamas in August. During the four-game, eight-day trip, UK will train on the island and play four professional teams as it prepares for the 2018-19 season. The Cats will play the Bahamas national team on August 8. The trip will also coincide with the seventh annual John Calipari Basketball Fantasy Experience , which, for the first time ever, will be held outside of Lexington. The camp will be held from August... Read more 

Churchill Downs announces new entry procedure for Derby Week

04/19/2018 04:48 PM

Fans heading to Churchill Downs during Derby Week should make note of changes to the track’s admission gates. An announcement on Thursday outlined newly-named entry points, which reflect locations inside the venue. Those gates include the new Paddock Gate, the Clubhouse Gate (formerly Gate 10) and the Infield Gate (formerly Gate 3). The Infield Gate will only be available to guests with a General Admission ticket. All others will enter through the Paddock or Clubhouse Gates. Derby Week visitors will be the... Read more 

Churchill Downs announces new parking plan for Derby Week

04/10/2018 01:33 PM

Those making plans to attend races at Churchill Downs Derby Week will want to pay attention to changes in the area that will affect parking and entering the track. Track officials have announced a new website, kentuckyderbyparking.com, to help guests navigate the new information and plan their arrival. They say the new parking and traffic plan is designed to expand parking capacity and shuttle service, but also enhance the surrounding neighborhood as well. “We’re including a lot of new things there,... Read more 

NCAA drops its claim against former Louisville program assistant Brandon Williams

04/06/2018 12:44 PM

The NCAA has dropped its claim against former University of Louisville program assistant Brandon Williams in relation to its investigation of sexual misconduct within the men’s basketball recruiting program. An NCAA Division I Committee on Infractions had found that Williams did not fully cooperate with their investigation because he did not provide requested phone records which the committee alleges could have determined whether or not he was involved in the scandal. However, an Infractions Appeals Committee overturned that finding, determining that... Read more 

Fourth commemorative Maker's Mark bottle in five-bottle series to be released

04/05/2018 12:31 PM

The fourth commemorative Maker’s Mark bottle in a five-bottle series is set to go on sale Friday, April 6. Maker’s Mark and Keeneland have partnered with the University of Kentucky to raise $2 million for the Center for Academic and Tutorial Services (CATS) through the companies’ contributions and a portion of proceeds from the bottle sales. The bottle being released this year features the 1997-98 men’s basketball national championship team. The first three commemorative bottles in the series honored the program’s first... Read more 

Registration open for first-ever Go Big Blue 4-miler

04/03/2018 09:56 AM

Registration is now open for the first-ever Go Big Blue 4-Miler, which will be held on Saturday, April 14. The race will begin outside Kroger Field and wind through various UK Athletics Facilities, before ending on the playing surface at Kroger Field. Top finishers will receive Kroger gift cards, as well as tickets to this season’s football home opener and Big Blue Madness. Race details Saturday, April 14 8:30 a.m. Kroger Field Click here to register First Place: $150 Kroger gift card Second Place:... Read more 

UofL Basketball | Snider to participate in Dos Equis 3X3U National Championship

03/28/2018 10:51 AM

Former University of Louisville senior guard Quentin Snider has been chosen to participate in the annual Dos Equis 3X3U National Championship in San Antonio, Texas March 30 – April 1. The event pits 32 four-man teams against one another. The teams consist of players from every Division I college basketball conference who have exhausted collegiate eligibility. They will compete for a $100,000 prize pool. Snider is one of four players selected to participate from the ACC. He averaged 11.8 points and a... Read more 

EKU Basketball | Kentucky native A.W. Hamilton named Colonels men's basketball head coach

03/23/2018 03:18 PM

Eastern Kentucky University has named Georgetown, Kentucky native A.W. Hamilton the Colonels’ men’s basketball head coach. The school made the announcement in a press release on Friday. Hamilton spent the 2017-18 season as an assistant coach under Kevin Keatts at North Carolina State University. He helped lead the Wolfpack to the NCAA Tournament with a 21-12 record, including wins over No. 2 Arizona, No. 2 Duke and No. 10 North Carolina. “The opportunity to come home and coach at a place like Eastern... Read more 

UofL Basketball | Padgett will not continue as Louisville's head coach

03/21/2018 03:10 PM

University of Louisville has announced that interim head coach David Padgett will not continue with the men’s basketball program. Padgett publicly announced the news during a press conference on Wednesday, one day after the team’s loss to Mississippi State in the quarterfinals of the NIT. Padgett took on the head coaching role earlier this season following the firing of former head coach Rick Pitino. “We all owe a great debt of gratitude to David for his leadership and poise this season,” said... Read more 


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