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September 8, 2013

UK Women’s Volleyball takes Kentucky Classic, faces Louisville Tuesday

Courtney Hessler 12:57pm September 8, 2013 9/8/13 Comments Disabled

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(h/t Regina Rickert)   #21 UK Volleyball won all three of its matches over the weekend, to win the Kentucky Classic for the seventh time in eight years. The Wildcats are now 4-2 on the season. The closest game Kentucky played in the Classic was against VCU, which went into five sets, and Kentucky was…

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September 6, 2013

Former Cat set to make MLB debut on Saturday

Derek Johnson 5:20pm September 6, 2013 9/6/13 Comments Disabled

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Former UK left-handed pitcher James Paxton has been called up and will make his MLB debut for the Seattle Mariners on Saturday against the Tampa Bay Rays, the organization announced. Paxton played for the Cats from 2007-09 before being taken in the first round of the MLB Draft by the Toronto Blue Jays in 2009. He…

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UK Women’s Volleyball opens at home tonight

Courtney Hessler 11:44am September 6, 2013 9/6/13 Comments Disabled

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(h/t Regina Rickert) #21 UK Volleyball started the Eight-Annual Kentucky Classic today at noon at Memorial Coliseum. The team recently dropped in the polls from #17 after starting the season with losses to Florida State and Illinois. The Cats are 1-2, but are coming out of one of the most prestigious tournaments in Women’s Volleyball this…

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September 2, 2013

UK Women’s Soccer Preview

Kaan Solagan 5:49pm September 2, 2013 9/2/13

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(h/t UK Athletics) 2012 Review: The University of Kentucky women’s soccer team made vital strides last season in taking their program to the next level. The team recorded its first-ever NCAA tournament win in eight tries and obtained an impressive winning record (14-8-1). UK head coach Jon Lipsitz guided the team to wins over ranked…

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UK Softball Recap and What’s to Come

Jennifer Davidson 4:52pm September 2, 2013 9/2/13 Comments Disabled

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The 2013 University of Kentucky Softball Team had a memorable season with much to build upon for the future. Head Coach Rachel Lawson had her 4th winning season in her six years at UK. Majority of the roster was made up of underclassmen, including eight true freshmen who experienced collegiate softball for the first time ever. With such a young…

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September 1, 2013

Women’s Volleyball picks up first win in sweep against LBSU

Courtney Hessler 10:37pm September 1, 2013 9/1/13

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(h/t: Regina Rickert) The UK Women’s Volleyball team got their first win tonight after dominating Long Beach State University in three sets. The Cats won 3-0. ———-   Here are the stats from the Cats in the game: Set 1: 25-17 16 kills, 4 errors, 28 attacks, and a .429 hit percentage. At one point…

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Women’s Volleyball falls to the Fighting Illini; take on Long Beach tonight

Courtney Hessler 11:24am September 1, 2013 9/1/13 Comments Disabled

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(h/t: Regina Rickert) The UK Women’s Volleyball team fell 3-2 to Illinois last night. On top of the football loss, it made it a hard day to be a Wildcat fan everywhere. The girl’s played a thrilling five-set match, but could not capitalize in the final set. Set 1: 20-25; Illinois, Set 2: 25-19; UK…

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August 31, 2013

Don’t Forget about Women’s Volleyball

Courtney Hessler 4:00pm August 31, 2013 8/31/13

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(h/t: Regina Rickert) If you didn’t head to Nashville for the big game and you don’t have ESPN News, you should head over to UKAthletics.com to watch Women’s Volleyball at 7:30 . The Women are facing Illinois in their season’s second game in the Mizuno Invitational. Last night the Cats lost a frustrating match to Florida State,…

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Cross Country Competes in Belmont Opener, and I compare it to the NFL

Matthew Bendure 12:19am August 31, 2013 8/31/13

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  Despite the fact that one pits 300+ pound men against each other on the gridiron while the other pits men and women who look like they could be eaten by a hungry linebacker against each other on a grassy field, early season cross country meets share one huge commonality with the NFL preseason– it…

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August 30, 2013

Women’s Volleyball falls to Florida State

Courtney Hessler 10:34pm August 30, 2013 8/30/13 Comments Disabled

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(h/t- Regina Rickert) The UK Women’s Volleyball team lost a tough match against the #18 Florida State Seminole’s tonight, 3-0. The Cats fought hard, but could not recover after falling behind early. Earlier in the day, the Seminoles opened their season with a loss to 3-0 to Illinois and took out its revenge on the Cats.…

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June 2, 2020

UK Athletics urges Big Blue Nation to fight racism and bigotry

Jack Pilgrim 11:00pm June 2, 2020 6/2/20

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UK Athletics has released a statement on the recent and continued racial injustices going on throughout the United States. After the recent killings George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, and Ahmaud Arbery, among countless others, UK Athletics urged the Big Blue Nation to stand against racism and bigotry. “Our student-athletes inspire. They uplift. They lead,” the statement…

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May 29, 2020

Jomo Thompson releases statement in response to his firing from UK

Zack Geoghegan 6:30pm May 29, 2020 5/29/20

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For the first time since the details from a three-month investigation leading to his dismissal were announced, former Kentucky Cheerleading head coach Jomo Thompson has released a statement addressing the situation. Thompson released the statement on his Instagram account. I want to take this opportunity to thank everyone for the overwhelming support that I and…

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May 26, 2020

Kentucky Track & Field Earns 20 All-American Honors for 2019-20 season

Maggie Davis 10:30pm May 26, 2020 5/26/20 Comments Disabled

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Congratulations are in order for 15 University of Kentucky student athletes who have picked up All-American honors for the 2019-20 indoor track and field season. These 15 student athletes brought home 20 honors, tied for the fifth-most in the NCAA. Eight athletes from the women’s team earned 11 AA honors, and seven student athletes earned…

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UK Swimmer Asia Seidt is the SEC’s Scholar-Athlete of the Year

Nick Roush 1:00pm May 26, 2020 5/26/20

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The University of Kentucky’s most decorated swimmer has added a prestigious honor to her crowded trophy case. Tuesday morning UK swimmer Asia Seidt and LSU men’s basketball member Skylar Mays were named the the 2019-20 Southeastern Conference H. Boyd McWhorter Scholar-Athletes of the Year. Along with a trophy, this honor comes with a $20,000 post-graduate…

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May 24, 2020

Abrupt Endings and New Beginnings: The Emma Dellmore Story

Ty Schadt 11:30pm May 24, 2020 5/24/20

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It was a simple workout. One she had done countless times before. It wasn’t even mandatory; it was the final day of the semester. I’ll just go get it in real quick, she thought. Then she could get back to focusing on her last remaining final: an environmental health test just a few hours later.…

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May 22, 2020

NCAA will allow voluntary activities for all D1 student-athletes beginning June 1

Zack Geoghegan 6:00pm May 22, 2020 5/22/20

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Just two days after the NCAA announced that student-athletes who participate in men’s and women’s basketball or football would be allowed to partake in voluntary activities, they extended those rights to all Divison I sports. On Friday afternoon, the NCAA posted a press release stating that “Division I student-athletes in all sports will be permitted…

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May 20, 2020

UK Cheerleaders blast university’s decision, defend coaches and program’s reputation

Mrs. Tyler Thompson 11:00pm May 20, 2020 5/20/20

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On Monday morning, the University of Kentucky fired the entire coaching staff of its 24-time champion cheerleading program following a three-month investigation into allegations of hazing, alcohol use, and nudity at off-campus events. The bombshell report left the UK Cheer community reeling, with current and former team members taking to social media to defend the…

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May 18, 2020

WATCH: UK officials discuss Cheerleading hazing scandal

Mrs. Tyler Thompson 6:00pm May 18, 2020 5/18/20

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This morning, the University of Kentucky announced the dismissal of its cheerleading coaching staff following a three-month investigation into hazing activities, alcohol use, and public nudity by team members at off-campus events. The investigation found that Head Coach Jomo Thompson; Assistant Coaches Ben Head, Spencer Clan and Kelsey LaCroix; and longtime program advisor T. Lynn…

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UK athletics to launch national search for new cheerleading head coach, expects hire “within a month”

Nick Roush 12:30pm May 18, 2020 5/18/20

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A hazing scandal has changed the way UK cheerleading operates. Once independent, UK cheerleading will now fall under the umbrella of the athletics department. Executive associate AD Sandy Bell has been tasked to lead the national championship winning program into a new era. “These students deserve our support to help them be successful — successful as…

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Details of the hazing, alcohol, and nudity in UK Cheerleading investigation

Mrs. Tyler Thompson 12:00pm May 18, 2020 5/18/20

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This morning, the University of Kentucky dismissed the entire coaching staff of its championship cheerleading program following a three-month investigation into hazing activities, alcohol use and public nudity during off-campus events. UK released the report of the investigation by the Office of Student Conduct and Office of Institution Equity and Equal Opportunity, which found that…

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