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UK BASKETBALL | Gators Chomp The Wildcats

01/21/2018 12:49 AM

The Kentucky Wildcats (14-5, 4-3 SEC) fell to the Florida Gators (14-5, 6-1) in Rupp Arena with a final score of 66-64. Freshman guard Shai Gilgeous-Alexander and sophomore forawrd Wenyen Gabriel led the way for the Cats with 10 points each. The Cats struggled shooting from the perimeter, going just 4-17 from behind the three-point line. The team shot 40% from the field. In his return to the lineup, freshman point guard Quade Green played 17 minutes, scoring two points.... Read more 

UK BASKETBALL | College Game Day Takes Center Stage at Rupp

01/20/2018 05:25 PM

College Game Day invaded Rupp Arena this morning and a full contingent of Big Blue Fans were there to welcome them. The popular ESPN program was in town to cover tonight’s big matchup versus the Florida Gators. Our own Regina Rickert was on hand to capture all of the sights and signs in the crowd!  Read more 

UK BASKETBALL | Breaking Down The UK-Florida Game

01/19/2018 07:09 PM

Saturday night on ESPN Kentucky and Florida face off at Rupp Arena at 8:15 p.m. eastern. The Gators lead the SEC standings right now at 5-1 in the conference, 13-5 overall. The Wildcats are a game back at 4-2 in the SEC. Kentucky is currently shooting better from the field at 48.6%, while Florida is shooting 44.3%. Kentucky is favored by three. Bradley McKee and Lachlan McLean of ESPN 680 joined KSTV to break down the match-up.  Read more 

UK BASKETBALL | Discussing The Latest With The Cats

01/18/2018 06:00 PM

Bradley McKee and Lachlan McLean of ESPN 680 joined KSTV to discuss Hamidou Diallo’s struggles versus South Carolina, Nick Richards breaking out of his slump in Columbia, will Quade Green play against Florida and Seth Greenberg’s harsh comments. Watch the full discussion here:  Read more 

UK cheerleaders win 23rd national title

01/15/2018 08:57 AM

The University of Kentucky cheerleading team earned its 23rd national title on Sunday at the Universal Cheerleaders Association in Orlando. The title is the Cats’ third straight national title. Kentucky won its first national crown in 1985, also winning in 1987-88, 1992, 1995-2002, 2004-06, 2008-10, 2012, 2014 and 2016-18. The cheerleaders and dance team will be honored Saturday during the men’s basketball game vs. Florida.  Read more 

It's Time...For Another Edition of UK on Ebay

01/14/2018 09:00 AM

Bradley McKee and Mark Krebs go head to head in the latest edition of UK on Ebay. Today’s items include a UK picnic basket, a fire pit and an actual stuffed wildcat posed on a UK basketball. You will want to see that!  Read more 

UK BASKETBALL | Here are the MCKee's to Victory against Vanderbilt

01/13/2018 06:00 AM

Bradley McKee and special guest Lachlan McLean take a look at what Kentucky has to do if they want to come away with a victory in Nashville against the Vanderbilt Commodores. UK (13-3, 3-1) comes in to today’s match-up ranked 21st in the nation and 3rd in the SEC, trailing both Florida and Auburn. The Wildcats are fresh off a narrow victory last Tuesday against against Texas A&M. Vanderbilt (6-10, 1-3) will be looking to end their two... Read more 

UK FOOTBALL | Lamar Thomas' Contract Not Renewed

01/11/2018 07:22 PM

The University of Kentucky announced today that they will not renew the contract of assistant coach Lamar Thomas. Thomas served as the wide receivers coach the last two seasons at UK. “I appreciate the contributions Lamar made to our program during the last two years,” Head Coach Mark Stoops said in a press release. “We wish him the best in the future.” UK has two open coaching positions now, one to replace Thomas, along with the additional tenth full-time assistant coach that is... Read more 

UK BASKETBALL | Cats hang on to beat TAMU, 74-73

01/09/2018 09:42 PM

Some late game turnovers had Big Blue Nation on the edge of their seats Tuesday night but Texas AM wasn’t able to turn them into points as UK squeaked by the Aggies. Kentucky was only able to muster 2 field goals in the final 4 minutes of the game but their 9 made free throws proved to be the difference maker as UK improved to 3-1 in SEC Play. UK finished the game 22-34 from the charity stripe. ... Read more 

Pacers Sign Former UK Forward Alex Poythress

12/28/2017 03:51 PM

The Indiana Pacers announced Thursday they have signed forward Alex Poythress to a contract. Terms were not revealed. Poythress has been a two-way player this season, splitting time between the Pacers and the Fort Wayne Mad Ants of the G League. Poythress has appeared in 11 games for the Pacers so far this season. The 6’9 forward has averaged 20.0 points, 9.0 rebounds, and 2.7 assists in six games with the Mad Ants this season. Last year, Poythress averaged 18.5 points and 7.1... Read more 

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