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Time Warner Cable announces agreement to carry SEC Network

07/24/2014 04:57 PM

Time Warner Cable announced this afternoon that the cable company has reached an agreement with ESPN and Bright House Networks to carry the SEC Network when the channel launches on August 14. “We know we have customers who want the SEC-ESPN Network, and are pleased to bring it to them,” said Andrew Rosenberg, Senior Vice President of Content Acquisition for Time Warner Cable. “This deal will help ensure that fans and alumni of SEC universities won’t miss any important... Read more 

Boogie ends the 2010 vs 2012 debate

07/17/2014 03:01 PM

On his podcast, Grantland’s Bill Simmons sat down with DeMarcus Cousins to discuss everything from his time at Kentucky to his rise up the ranks in the NBA. It only took Big Cuz a few minutes to start warming up, and after revealing his enmity toward Chris Paul, the Sacramento Kings star center put to rest any debate on who would win between the 2010 Kentucky team and the 2012 National Champs. The 2010 elite-eight team didn’t win it all... Read more 

A.J. Reed wins 2014 Golden Spikes Award as nation's best

07/17/2014 12:25 PM

USA Baseball announced on Thursday that Kentucky’s A.J. Reed is the 37th Golden Spikes Award winner. The win makes Reed the third SEC player in history to earn consensus national player of the year honors, joining David Price (2007) and Dave Magadan (1983). The Golden Spikes Award recognizes the nation’s top amateur baseball player. Reed has also been recognized as the Collegiate Baseball National Player of the Year, the Baseball America and American Baseball Coaches Association Players of the Year, as... Read more 

"Wildcat Forever: The John Stewart Story"

07/13/2014 08:00 PM

Indianapolis high school basketball star John Stewart was committed to the University of Kentucky and on his way to a state championship when he suddenly collapsed during the regional championship game of the Indiana high school playoffs. “Wildcat Forever: The John Stewart Story” tells the story of John’s life, the lives he impacted and how his death has inspired those who loved him to save children’s lives in his memory. Enjoy the full documentary below.  Read more 

AJ Reed named SEC Male Athlete of the Year

07/01/2014 11:28 AM

Kentucky two-way star AJ Reed has been named the 2013-14 SEC Male Athlete of the Year. The honor is just one more under Reed’s belt. He has also been named National Player of the Year by Collegiate Baseball and the American Baseball Coaches Association as well as the College Player of the Year by Baseball America. He won the 2014 Dick Howser Trophy, presented by the National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association and also the John Olerud Award, given to the top... Read more 

Kentucky soccer star to receive national award for inspiring others

06/30/2014 07:30 AM

Tonight, Kentucky women’s soccer star Arin Gilliland will receive the 2014 Inspiration Award at THE Collegiate Women’s Sports Awards Presented by Honda in Los Angeles. Gilliland has spent her summer in Canada, playing for the Ottawa Fury in the W-league. She’ll meet up with her family in L.A. for the awards ceremony, along with UK women’s soccer head coach Jon Lipsitz and UK Athletic Director Mitch Barnhart. “Receiving this award is such an honor and so humbling,” said Gilliland. “What I... Read more 

3 most important takeaways from the JMI Sports deal

06/23/2014 08:00 PM

Monday’s announcement of a new multimedia deal with marketing giant JMI Sports was followed by much discussion about its meaning. According to UK Athletics Director Mitch Barnhart, the three biggest take-ways from the $210 million deal include: building a network for Kentucky fans to remain connected to the successes and accomplishments of the university, as well as exposure for Wildcat athletes addressing capital needs, which can now be funded using a $29.4 million signing bonus over the first two years creating a... Read more 

UK Athletics awards $210 million multimedia deal

06/23/2014 12:12 PM

UK Athletics announced today that JMI Sports has been awarded a 15-year deal to market the University of Kentucky campus and athletics program. The university calls the $210 million agreement one of the most valuable in college sports marketing. In a press release, UK Athletics Director Mitch Barnhart touts UK’s national brand. “The size of this partnership – and our partnership with an emerging force in college sports in JMI Sports – will enable us to maintain and grow as one of... Read more 

UK volleyball returns from two week trip to China

06/17/2014 04:53 PM

A two-week trip to the Far East is just a piece of the off-season for the UK volleyball team, but the players and coaches are hoping their time in China will prove valuable during the upcoming year. The trip consisted of drastic cultural adjustments, learning experiences, seven games and of course a ton of fun. Senior Lauren O’Conner and redshirt sophomore Kelsey Wolf discussed the ins and outs of their trek with KSTV’s Mark Krebs. The players aren’t the only ones who... Read more 

First Look: "Wildcat Forever: The John Stewart Story"

06/10/2014 08:05 PM

In 1999, seven-foot basketball star John Stewart was committed to the University of Kentucky, signed as part of a class that included Keith Bogans, Marvin Stone and Marquis Estill. But, during a regional final in the Indiana high school playoffs, Stewart collapsed and died while playing the best game of his life. KSTV is airing a documentary, “Wildcat Forever: The John Stewart Story”, in July. Here is a preview:  Read more 

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