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Draft Declarations | Wenyen Gabriel Declares For 2018 NBA Draft

04/18/2018 04:43 PM

Wednesday the University of Kentucky announced that men’s basketball sophomore forward Wenyen Gabriel will submit his name for the 2018 NBA Draft, but will not hire an agent. So long as Gabriel does not hire an agent, he will have until May 30 (10 days after the NBA Draft Combine) to make a final decision as to whether he wishes to remain in the draft or return to Kentucky. “My dream has always been to play professionally,” Gabriel said. “After talking... Read more 

Draft Declarations | Hamidou Diallo Declares For Draft, Hires An Agent

04/16/2018 07:02 PM

Kentucky men’s basketball redshirt freshman guard Hamidou Diallo announced Monday that he plans to submit his name for the 2018 NBA Draft and hire an agent, which would effectively end his collegiate career. The NBA Draft is June 21 at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York. “I would like to start off by thanking my family for always supporting and believing in me,” Diallo said. “Thank you to Coach Cal, the assistants and the staff for everything. You guys have pushed... Read more 

UK BASEBALL | Bats Cats Gearing Up for Matchup Versus Cards, Following Weekend Games Against Alabama

04/02/2018 04:12 PM

The University of Kentucky Bat Cats were down in Tuscaloosa, Alabama to face the Crimson Tide over the weekend. The Cats lost 4-2 on both Friday and Saturday to go 0-2 in the series. But the Cats who are ranked 9th in the nation, rallied on Easter Sunday for a 5-2 win over the Tide. For the second-straight weekend, Justin Lewis came through with a clutch outing on the mound to help the Cats secure the win. Kentucky improves to (19-9, 3-6) in... Read more 

UK BASKETBALL | Tai Wynyard Granted Full Release

04/02/2018 03:42 PM

Kentucky men’s basketball forward Tai Wynyard is transferring from UK. Head Coach John Calipari made the announcement on Monday. Wynyard will be granted a full release with no restrictions. “I’ve been lucky enough to have gained experiences one could only hope to have in a lifetime,” said Wynyard in a press release. “I’ve had the privilege of playing with and against some of the best talent in the country at Kentucky and my hope is to one day follow in their footsteps.” Wynyard appeared... Read more 

NCAA TOURNAMENT | Anthony Davis' Former Coach Part of Loyola-Chicago Staff

03/21/2018 01:37 PM

The Loyola-Chicago men’s basketball team is one of this year’s “Cinderella” teams in the NCAA Tournament. The No. 11-seeded Ramblers (30-5) have beaten both No. 6-seeded Miami (FL) and No. 3-seeded Tennessee en route to their appearance in this week’s Sweet 16 in Atlanta. They will face No. 7-seeded Nevada on Thursday at approximately 7:07 p.m. ET inside Philips Arena. One of the members of the team’s basketball staff has connections to former UK Wildcat Anthony Davis. Jevon Mamon, Loyola-Chicago’s director of... Read more 

UK BASKETBALL | Wildcats Win SEC Tournament

03/11/2018 03:46 PM

The Kentucky Wildcats did it again. The No. 4-seeded Wildcats (24-10, 10-8) beat No. 2-seeded Tennessee (25-8, 13-5) on Sunday afternoon to claim their fourth straight SEC Tournament championship. The win gives UK an automatic berth in this year’s NCAA Division I Tournament, although the Wildcats were almost certainly guaranteed to be in the field regardless of the outcome Sunday. Shai Gilgeous-Alexander led the way for UK with a game-high 29 points. He also had seven rebounds and three assists. Sunday’s win... Read more 

UK BASKETBALL | Wildcats to Face Georgia Friday Afternoon

03/08/2018 06:40 PM

The Kentucky Wildcats have learned their opponent for the quarterfinal round of the SEC Men’s Basketball Tournament. The No. 4-seeded Wildcats (21-10, 10-8) will face the No. 12-seeded Georgia Bulldogs (18-14, 7-11) on Friday at approximately 3:30 p.m. ET inside St. Louis’ Scottrade Center. UK beat Georgia 66-61 when the two programs met inside Rupp Arena on Dec. 31. The Bulldogs beat No. 5-seeded Missouri 62-60 in the second round of the conference tournament to advance to Friday’s game against Kentucky.  Read more 

UK BASKETBALL | John Calipari To Receive NABC Metropolitan Award

03/07/2018 12:26 PM

Kentucky men’s basketball head coach John Calipari will receive the National Association of Basketball Coaches’ Metropolitan Award at the Final Four in April. Previous winners of the award include John Wooden and Dean Smith, along with Kentucky greats Adolph Rupp and C.M. Newton. Calipari has received numerous national awards throughout his career, including being named NABC National Coach of the Year three times. Calipari’s Wildcats are currently getting prepared for the upcoming SEC Tournament. Their first game will take place Friday afternoon against... Read more 

UK BASKETBALL | Calipari Addresses Yahoo! Sports Report, Updates Kevin Knox's Status

02/23/2018 03:17 PM

After an explosive report from Yahoo! Sports on Friday morning detailing names of players, including Kentucky forward Kevin Knox and two other former Kentucky players, and amounts paid either to them or to family members — head coach John Calipari released a statement saying that he does not have a relationship with agent Andy Miller, who is at the forefront of the FBI probe. Calipari reiterated those sentiments at a press conference on Friday afternoon and added that he would... Read more 

UK BASKETBALL | Report: Kentucky Players Linked to Recruiting Scandal

02/23/2018 09:22 AM

The Kentucky basketball program has been identified as a school that has possibly broken NCAA rules, according to a report by Yahoo! Sports. Yahoo! Sports found the potential rules violations through “violations that were uncovered by the FBI’s investigation into corruption in the sport.” Included in the report are document information from NBA agent Andy Miller and his ASM Sports Agency. According to the report, current Kentucky Wildcat Kevin Knox is one of the players, who either had meals or met with... Read more 

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