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October 27, 2019

Sydney McLaughlin returns to Lexington for UK-filled weekend

Maggie Davis 9:55pm October 27, 2019 10/27/19

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Rupp Arena had an extra-special guest in attendance for Sunday night’s basketball game against Georgetown College, as former Wildcat Sydney McLaughlin served as the honorary “Y” of the night. McLaughlin, a New Jersey native, competed for the University of Kentucky track and field team during her freshman year before signing with New Balance and joining a…

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October 23, 2019

Catching up with the Freshmen 15: Leah Edmond’s senior season

Maggie Davis 8:00pm October 23, 2019 10/23/19 Comments Disabled

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“Leah Edmond was a major factor for the Wildcats (23-8) all season… And the 6-foot-2 outside hitter is no stranger to Kentucky athletics.” That’s what I wrote about Leah Edmond, a current senior on the UK volleyball team, four years ago as part of my “Freshmen 15” series. Now, Edmond is four years older and wiser,…

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UK Hoops’ Rhyne Howard named to another preseason watch list

Maggie Davis 6:00pm October 23, 2019 10/23/19 Comments Disabled

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The awards don’t stop for Kentucky women’s basketball player Rhyne Howard. The incoming sophomore has just been named to the Cheryl Miller Award preseason watch list, which recognizes the top small forwards in women’s NCAA Division I college basketball. Howard is one of just 20 players from across the nation placed on this year’s watch…

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October 16, 2019

UK Men’s Soccer Bounces Back With 2-1 Win Over Buckeyes

Noah Banks 10:20pm October 16, 2019 10/16/19

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The No. 20 Kentucky Wildcats prevailed 2-1 in their first non-conference matchup of the regular season Wednesday night as they played host to the visiting Ohio State Buckeyes. The Cats entered Wednesday’s matchup looking to avenge a heartbreaking 2-1 loss that they were given in their last outing at the hands of Florida International University…

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UK Athletics posts record Graduation Success Rates

Jack Pilgrim 4:30pm October 16, 2019 10/16/19

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University of Kentucky student-athletes managed to break one graduation rate school record and tied another. According to an annual report released on Wednesday by the NCAA, UK’s Graduation Success Rate (GSR), a four-year composite statistic for the freshman classes of 2009-10 through 2012-13, was 91%. That rate tops the previous school record of 88% set…

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October 12, 2019

Kentucky cheerleaders put on a show at Big Blue Madness 2019

Jack Pilgrim 6:00pm October 12, 2019 10/12/19

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All of the hoopla of Big Blue Madness tends to focus on the Kentucky men’s and women’s basketball teams, but the 24-time national champion UK cheerleaders made sure on Friday evening that they earned the Big Blue Nation’s collective attention. Performing their newest routine for the upcoming season, the cheerleading squad sparked a standing ovation…

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October 9, 2019

UK Hoops’ Deasia Merrill suffers season-ending knee injury

Maggie Davis 7:00pm October 9, 2019 10/9/19

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The UK women’s basketball team will be without one of its most exciting newcomers for the entirerty of the upcoming season. Deasia Merrill has sustained a torn anterior cruciate ligament in her right knee, Coach Matthew Mitchell announced Wednesday. The knee injury is severe enough to require an entire season of rehabilitation before Merrill will be…

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October 8, 2019

Former Kentucky Track and Field stars shine at World Championships

Jack Pilgrim 12:00pm October 8, 2019 10/8/19

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Several former Kentucky track and field stars stole the show last week at the IAAF World Athletics Championships in Doha, Qatar. Headlined by Sydney McLaughlin – who managed two medals – former Wildcats finished with four total medals. McLaughlin, who set a personal-best time of 52.23 in the 400-meter hurdles, finished with the silver behind…

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October 5, 2019

Sydney McLaughlin Narrowly Edged Out in World Championships

Nick Roush 1:00pm October 5, 2019 10/5/19

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It took a world record run to take down Sydney McLaughlin. Racing at the IAAF World Championships in Qatar, Dalilah Muhammad got off to a fast start in the 400 hurdle final. The lead was not comfortable for long. The former Wildcat made up significant ground down the backstretch. Unfortunately, Sydney ran out of track,…

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October 2, 2019

Sydney McLaughlin advances to the finals of the 2019 IAAF World Championships

Jack Pilgrim 8:30pm October 2, 2019 10/2/19

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Former Kentucky track and field superstar Sydney McLaughlin continues to put on a show in the professional ranks. This afternoon, McLaughlin took home the women’s 400M hurdles victory in the semifinals of the 2019 IAAF World Championships with a final time of 53.81 seconds. Cruise control [email protected]'s heading into the final with the ? time. @usatf…

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March 31, 2020

Former Kentucky Soccer Star Battling COVID-19 While Living in Finland

Zack Geoghegan 10:00pm March 31, 2020 3/31/20

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“If I don’t get to the hospital at all, I’ll probably die.” A former Kentucky soccer star is still recovering from a positive case of the coronavirus that he says had him close to death. According to the Herald-Leader, Antti J. Peltonen, a one-time Wildcat soccer standout and current resident of Finland, was battling the virus for…

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UK Announces ‘BBN Live’ Featuring Conversations With Current Kentucky Coaches

Zack Geoghegan 9:30pm March 31, 2020 3/31/20

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The University of Kentucky is finding ways to keep the Big Blue Nation entertained during this weird time without sports. They recently announced the creation of BBN Live, a new live-streaming service that will air twice a day throughout the week featuring conversations with current Kentucky coaches across all sports. The afternoon edition airs at…

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March 29, 2020

Extra Eligibility Discussions for Spring College Athletes Has Reportedly Gone “Sideways”

Zack Geoghegan 8:00pm March 29, 2020 3/29/20

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The NCAA isn’t going to let a global pandemic deter them from doing what is morally wrong. According to Dennis Dodd over at CBS Sports, several athletic directors are expressing concerns over the possibility of an extra year of eligibility for spring college athletes whose seasons were canceled due to the ongoing spread of the coronavirus.…

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March 27, 2020

ESPN Simulation Predicts UK Hoops Would Have Lost in Sweet 16… to Louisville

Zack Geoghegan 10:00pm March 27, 2020 3/27/20

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Hypothetical NCAA Tournament brackets are all college basketball fans have left right now, and even then, they almost always lead to disappointment. ESPN took it one step further for fans of the Kentucky Wildcats Women’s Basketball squad. While their Bracketology expert Charlie Creme did have the ‘Cats advancing to the Sweet 16 as a six-seed,…

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March 25, 2020

UKWBB Signee Treasure Hunt named Tennessee Player of the Year

Maggie Davis 9:30pm March 25, 2020 3/25/20 Comments Disabled

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Fans should have known Treasure Hunt is going to be a special addition to the BBN based on her name alone, but she’s continuing to back her potential up by earning another big award. The five-star guard has been tabbed the MaxPreps Tennessee Player of the Year. Hunt is ranked as a top-10 player in…

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March 19, 2020

UK Rifle ends season No. 1 in final CRCA Top 20 rankings

Jack Pilgrim 8:45pm March 19, 2020 3/19/20

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After taking home both the Great America Rifle Conference regular-season and tournament championships, the University of Kentucky rifle team ended its flawless season ranked No. 1 in the final Collegiate Rifle Coaches Association Top 20 rankings. Finishing as the top qualifier for the 2020 NCAA Rifle Championships, which were canceled due to the COVID-19 outbreak,…

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March 8, 2020

Celebrate International Women’s Day with some of UK’s best athletes

Maggie Davis 6:00pm March 8, 2020 3/8/20 Comments Disabled

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Sunday, March 8th marks International Women’s Day 2020, and the University of Kentucky has plenty to celebrate. It’s been another big year for the ladies of the BBN. Here are just a few of the women leading the charge for the Wildcats. Rhyne Howard, basketball Howard has been dominant for the Wildcats all season, and…

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February 26, 2020

UKWBB’s KeKe McKinney named to SEC Community Service Team

Maggie Davis 10:00pm February 26, 2020 2/26/20

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University of Kentucky women’s basketball junior forward KeKe Mckinney has been named to the Southeastern Conference Community Service Team for her hard work and dedication to serving others in Lexington and beyond during her time with the Wildcats. McKinney has been extremely active and passionate about community service since arriving in Lexington. Last summer, she…

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February 25, 2020

Kentucky Baseball run-rules Tennessee Tech, wins 13-3 in seven innings

Maggie Davis 10:10pm February 25, 2020 2/25/20

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The Kentucky baseball team is getting good at this walk-off win thing. For the second time in as many games, the Wildcats rushed the field after scoring the winning run its final at-bat, albeit in an unconventional way in Tuesday’s wet 13-3, seven-inning victory over Tennessee Tech. The game was called as a 10-run rule…

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February 23, 2020

Kentucky Baseball defeats Appalachian State in 15 innings on walk-off walk

Maggie Davis 9:45pm February 23, 2020 2/23/20

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And that’s how you finish a baseball game. The Kentucky baseball team completed a weekend sweep of Appalachian State with an 8-7, 15-inning marathon victory, capping a perfect 4-0 start to its 15-game homestand at Kentucky Proud Park. It was the Wildcats’ 26th consecutive win over non-Power Five conference opponents, the longest such current streak in the…

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