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Here’s your chance for a sneak peak of UK Cheerleading’s Nationals routine

UK football may have just won their bowl game and UK basketball may be on a hot streak, but there’s one team at the University of Kentucky that is clearly more dominant than the rest: the cheerleading team. The squad has claimed the national title a whopping 23 times.

Now, here’s your chance to get a sneak peak of their latest and greatest. The team will be at Memorial Coliseum Jan. 5 to begin showcasing their 2019 Nationals routine.

I’m no cheer expert, but there has to be some of this in their routine, right?

They’ve been cheering on everyone else all season… Now it’s their turn.


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UK Hoops schedule change – Plus, watch UK vs. UofL in style

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The Kentucky women’s basketball team has made a change to their schedule: the No. 18 Cats will now take on the Sacred Heart Pioneers Saturday, Dec. 29 at 11:30 a.m. inside Memorial Coliseum. The game was originally scheduled for 1 p.m.

The time change means fans will be able to watch the Kentucky-Louisville men’s game, which is slated to tip at 2 p.m., directly after the conclusion of the women’s game. The rivalry game will be shown on Memorial Coliseum’s enormous (1,800 square foot) LED video board. Coach Matthew Mitchell and his wife, Jenna will be providing free pizza to fans who attend the WBB game and stay for the watch party. It’s a nice gesture by Coach and the perfect way to watch both match-ups.

Tickets are $10 in reserved seating areas, while general admission tickets are $8 for adults and $5 for children (ages 6-18) and seniors (age 65+). UK students get into all WBB games free with a valid student ID, and UK faculty and staff can receive free admission for themselves and a guest to all WBB games with a valid employee ID.

Mark your calendars for Dec. 29 and get ready to support your Cats.


Louisville Topgolf wants Hurstbourne lawsuit dismissed

Topgolf and its company director of real estate development have asked a Louisville judge to dismiss a lawsuit filed by land-use attorney Stephen Porter, who’s representing residents of Hurstbourne who are against Topgolf being built at the Oxmoor Center.

We’ve written about this a few times on KSR, but the curmudgeons aren’t OK that they’ve lost. They did their best. They showed up. They filibustered. They accidentally fell asleep a few times. They hit up Denny’s. And they lost. Twice. The Planning Commission in Louisville unanimously approved the rezoning of the future Topgolf site and the Metro Council voted 20-3 to allow Topgolf to move to the Oxmoor Center location.

Porter and the anti-Topgolf crowd are suing over the lighting despite experts suggesting the site would put off less light than the previous Sears building. Some Hurstbourne residents believe Topgolf will be too bright, too loud and the partying atmosphere of the venue could lead to more drinking and driving accidents. To make matters worse Porter and his clients may sue the Metro Council’s decision in the next two weeks.

Hopefully the judge will throw out the lawsuit regarding the Planning Commission, but Topgolf still isn’t quite in the clear. Hurstbourne residents are trying to drag their feet but it’s time to roll with Topgolf at the Oxmoor Center.

The Courier Journal has more info and quotes! Read here!


UK Gymnastics Blue White Meet Today at 3 PM

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Better late than never, right? If you’re trying to find something to do on this lazy Winter Sunday and want to get out in Lexington to support your Cats, there’s no better opportunity than the UK Gymnastics Blue-White Meet at 3 PM ET at Memorial Collesium.

The meet is free admission, and attendees can get a 2019 schedule for UK Gymnastics, FREE Excite Night tickets, and a chance to win 2018 Nationals qualifying scoresheet.

Last season, the Kentucky Gymnastics team made history by going to the National Semifinals for the first time in program history after scoring above 197 for the fourth time ever in program history.

Season tickets are still on sale, as well.


Doors for the Blue-White Meet are already open. Get in there, folks!


Kentucky volleyball sweeps Purdue, moves on to Sweet 16

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Following yet another dominant performance, the Kentucky volleyball team is moving on to the next round of the NCAA Tournament.

In their Round of 32 appearance, the Wildcats swept the Purdue Boilermakers 3-0 to move on to the Sweet 16.

Kentucky won set one 25-20, set two 25-21, and set three with a whopping 25-14 closeout performance. This is the team’s second-consecutive sweep in the tournament, also shutting out Murray State in the first round last night.

Star outside hitter Leah Edmond led the way with 13 kills, followed by Brooke Morgan with 12. Gabby Curry finished with a team-high 18 digs, with Alli Stumler also adding 15. Setter Madison Lilley contributed 37 assists and five digs.

In the last home match of the season, the Big Blue Nation absolutely did their part to fill up Memorial Coliseum and give the Cats a massive home-field advantage:

Here was the pregame hype video:

Kentucky will take on the defending national champion Nebraska Cornhuskers, the team that knocked them out of the tournament last season, in the Sweet Sixteen next Friday, December 7.

We’ll miss the Volleyball Cats at Memorial the rest of the way, but we’re looking forward to meeting back up there to hang a championship banner here in a couple weeks.

Go Cats!


Kentucky volleyball sweeps Murray State 3-0, moves on to Round of 32

The Kentucky Wildcat volleyball team took care of business in the first round of the NCAA Tournament.

Led by a team-high 17 kills from star outside hitter Leah Edmond, the Cats dominated the Murray State Racers in a 3-0 sweep to move on to the Round of 32.

Edmond led the team in kills, though Alli Stumler (12) and Brooke Morgan (10) each finished with double-digit kills. Gabby Curry led the team with 16 digs, followed by Stumler with 15. Setter Madison Lilley also added 43 assists to lead the team.

The individual game scores were 25-18, 25-17, and 25-19 to close things out.

With the victory, the Wildcats move on to take on Purdue tomorrow for a Sweet 16 bid.

One down, five to go.


Kentucky men’s soccer falls to Maryland 1-0 in the Elite Eight

Kentucky men’s soccer falls to Maryland 1-0 in the Elite Eight

The Kentucky men’s soccer team’s historic run in the NCAA Tournament has come to an end.

After reaching the Elite Eight for the first time in program history, the Wildcats fell by a final score of 1-0 to Maryland, ending their season.

Maryland’s Sebastien Elney scored at the 28:44 mark in the first half, and despite Kentucky was unable to respond the rest of the way. With only two shots on goal, the Cats were unable to get much of anything going against a stout Terrapin defense.

3,228 fans were in attendance at The Bell to cheer on Kentucky, the first home loss of the season.

The Wildcats’ season ends with a final record of 19-2-1, the most victories in program history.

Congratulations to the Kentucky men’s soccer team on such a special season.


Hey Kentucky! talks UK soccer

KSR’s and Hey Kentucky’s Maggie Davis has a great preview of the UK soccer match this weekend.

It’s the biggest game in program history as UK looks to move to the College Cup for the first time. Go check out the Cats tomorrow night at 6 p.m. at The Bell.

The entire episode can be found HERE.