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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 

UK BASKETBALL | Early Break Down Of UK vs. UCLA Match-Up

12/22/2017 09:56 AM

With Virginia Tech in the rear-view mirror, next for the Big Blue Nation is a trip to the Big Easy for a game against UCLA at the Smoothie King Center in New Orleans, home of the NBA’s Pelicans. The Cats (9-1) have been pouring on the points as of late, averaging 92 points per game in their last five, but the Bruins (8-3) don’t mind running either; they’re averaging 83 points per game on the season and have broken the 100-point... Read more 

UK FOOTBALL | Breaking Down 2018 Signees

12/22/2017 09:27 AM

In the first year of an early signing period for college football, the Kentucky Football staff signed 20 recruits to their 2018 class. The early signing period runs from Dec. 20-22, 2017. National Signing Day for college football is the first Wednesday in February, which falls on Feb. 7, 2018. Justin Rowland of Cats Illustrated and Rivals joined KSTV to discuss the 2018 class thus far: A full breakdown of the 20 signees can be found here . Read more 

UK Campus Staple Kennedy's Wildcat Den To Close Down

12/21/2017 06:36 PM

Since 1950 Kennedy’s Wildcat Den has been a mainstay on Kentucky’s campus. The place that has serviced generations of Kentucky students is closing its doors. KSTV’s Bradley McKee gives us a look at the final days of the classic UK fixture:  Read more 

UK FOOTBALL | Cats Land Two Tight End Signees

12/20/2017 09:00 PM

During the early college football signing day period, Kentucky Football landed 20 signees. Among them, two tight ends. Keaton Upshaw is a three-star tight end from Lima, Ohio. The 6’7”, 225 pound senior ranks no. 32 for all the 2018 tight ends and 29th of all the players in the state of Ohio according to 24/7 sports. He chose UK over Louisville, Purdue, Pitt, West Virginia and others. Another tight end singing to the Cats: three-star Brendan Bates. Bates is a six-five 230... Read more 

The Fast & The Furious | Cats outscore Hokies 93-86

12/16/2017 07:39 PM

It was expected to be a high-scoring game as Virginia Tech came in to Rupp Arena with the nation’s highest scoring offense to face a UK team that likes to get up and down the court and it did not disappoint. The Kentucky defense could do very little in the first half to deter the Hokies as Virginia Tech shot 62% in the first half, including 7-12 from beyond the arc, as VT took a 46-41 lead into the break. Many times... Read more 

UK BASKETBALL | Big Blue Shines In The Big Apple

12/09/2017 06:36 PM

The #7/8 Kentucky Wildcats men’s basketball team (8-1) defeated the Monmouth Hawks (3-7) Saturday 93-76. The two met for the first time in program history in the Citi Hoops Classic in Madison Square Garden in New York City in front of a crowd of over 10,000. Under Head Coach John Calipari, the Cats are 7-1 in New York City and 4-0 in Madison Square Garden. Kentucky went with a starting line-up of Quade Green, Hamidou Diallo, P.J. Washington, Kevin Knox... Read more 

UK FOOTBALL | Stoops Tries To Land Recruits, How SEC Coaching Changes Can Help

12/05/2017 04:47 PM

As the SEC coaching carousel continues to spin, Mark Stoops mentioned in his Tuesday press conference that it could be beneficial to Kentucky on the recruiting front. Cats Illustrated’s T.J. Walker joined KSTV to discuss some recruits Kentucky has their eye on and that coaching changes have impacted in some way: Bradley McKee and Mark Krebs discuss how Stoops and his staff need to capitalize on the off-season chaos:  Read more 

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