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February 13, 2020

UK Track Star Langston Jackson Named Athlete of the Week

Zack Geoghegan 10:00pm February 13, 2020 2/13/20

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A new school-record earned freshman Langston Jackson the honor of being named the National Athlete of the Week by the United States Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) earlier this week. He became the first male Wildcat to earn the achievement. ? National. Athlete. Of. The. Week. ? Flex on 'em, @lang_jackson9!…

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February 12, 2020

Rhyne Howard named finalist for nation’s top small forward award

Maggie Davis 7:30pm February 12, 2020 2/12/20 Comments Disabled

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The awards just don’t stop for one of UK’s star sophomores. Rhyne Howard has been named as a finalist for the 2020 Cheryl Miller Award. The annual award honors the top small forwards in women’s NCAA college basketball. Howard is one of 10 players on the latest list. “The players on this top-ten list are…

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February 9, 2020

Two Kentucky Students Make U.S. Olympic Rifle Team

Zack Geoghegan 8:00pm February 9, 2020 2/9/20

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The University of Kentucky is well-known for having a continued track record of success in a few different college sports; basketball and cheerleading have been champions over and over again. But one sport that doesn’t get nearly as much attention is the rifle team, and Kentucky might have one of the best programs in the…

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UK Softball Kicks Off Season With 4-0 Sweep of Opening Weekend

Zack Geoghegan 5:00pm February 9, 2020 2/9/20 Comments Disabled

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For the first time since 2014, the University of Kentucky softball team is 4-0 to start the season. Thanks to an impressive three-day outing at the National Fastpitch Coaches’ Association Lead-Off Classic, the No. 15 ranked Wildcats cruised to a perfect opening weekend that included a walk-off grand slam, a blowout win over the No.…

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February 4, 2020

WATCH: Coach and Player Interviews From Kentucky Baseball/Softball Media Day

Zack Geoghegan 6:15pm February 4, 2020 2/4/20

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Earlier on Tuesday, both the University of Kentucky’s baseball and softball programs hosted their annual Media Day inside of Kroger Field. Both head coaches, Nick Mingione (baseball) and Rachel Lawson (softball) spoke to the media for about 20 minutes each before everyone broke off to chat with the players. You can listen to everything they…

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January 26, 2020

No. 13 UK women’s swim team beats No. 19 Louisville

Maggie Davis 6:00pm January 26, 2020 1/26/20

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Kentucky has defeated Louisville, again. The UK women’s swim team earned a win over the Cardinals Saturday, finishing the rivalry meet with a 160.5-139.5 win in Louisville. The victory marks the third year in a row the lady Cats have come out victorious over the team from down the road. The No. 25 Kentucky men’s…

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January 14, 2020

Takeaways from Matthew Mitchell’s pregame press conference

Maggie Davis 9:00pm January 14, 2020 1/14/20 Comments Disabled

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After a win over the Florida Gators last weekend, Matthew Mitchell and the UK women’s basketball team are getting back to work for their next SEC matchup. The Cats are set to face Texas A&M at home this Thursday, so Coach Mitchell met with the media Tuesday afternoon to preview the Cats’ matchup with the…

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January 9, 2020

Kentucky Gymnastics Annual “Excite Night” is TOMORROW

Zack Geoghegan 10:00pm January 9, 2020 1/9/20 Comments Disabled

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A different kind of top-10 matchup is going down inside the chair-back seats of Rupp Arena on Friday night. The bounces normally heard won’t be that of a basketball, but the No. 10 Kentucky Wildcats hoping to bounce back against the No. 8 Missouri Tigers. For the third consecutive season, Excite Night will be held…

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January 8, 2020

Wooden Award Midseason Watch List: Ashton Hagans, Tyrese Maxey, Rhyne Howard

Maggie Davis 9:00pm January 8, 2020 1/8/20

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The John R. Wooden Award recognizes the nation’s best player in college basketball each season, and three Wildcats have been named to the midseason watch list. Ashton Hagans and Tyrese Maxey were both tabbed for the men’s list, while Rhyne Howard was included in the women’s top-25. The Wooden Award Top 25 Watch List was…

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December 7, 2019

Kentucky volleyball sweeps Michigan, advances to Sweet 16

Jack Pilgrim 9:30pm December 7, 2019 12/7/19

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After a 3-0 sweep against Michigan, the Kentucky volleyball team is on to the Sweet Sixteen. This evening, the ninth-ranked Wildcats dominated against the Wolverines at Memorial Coliseum, taking home wins of 25-19, 25-19, and 25-20 to advance in the NCAA Tournament. ??? (9) @KentuckyVB advances to the round of 16 with an impressive sweep…

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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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