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October 22, 2017

Women’s Basketball Preview: What does this team look like without Epps, Akhator?

Maggie Davis 9:00pm October 22, 2017 10/22/17

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Last year’s women’s basketball team was one to remember. The season was plagued with controversy from the start, following a tumultuous 2015-16 season in which seven players and three assistant coaches left the program. Still, head coach Matthew Mitchell and his new team of assistants managed to salvage the season. Sure, they had a few…

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October 16, 2017

UK announces new voice of women’s basketball, baseball

Mrs. Tyler Thompson 6:00pm October 16, 2017 10/16/17

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With Neil Price now calling football games in Starkville, UK has hired the new voice of women’s basketball and baseball: Darren Headrick. Headrick has a decade’s worth of experience announcing collegiate and professional sports and was named a Baseball America Best MLB Broadcaster Prospect honoree in 2015. He will also serve as the host of the Matthew Mitchell…

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October 11, 2017

Three takeaways from yesterday’s women’s basketball open practice

Maggie Davis 11:15am October 11, 2017 10/11/17

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Following Coach Mitchell’s Media Day press conference Tuesday, members of the media were allowed to sit in on a women’s basketball practice. Savannah gave us plenty of sights and sounds from the practice, but here are some leftover thoughts from yesterday’s game. He wasn’t kidding about their speed Coach Mitchell spent a lot time during his…

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October 10, 2017

Sights and Sounds from UK Hoops Media Day

Savannah Patton 9:30pm October 10, 2017 10/10/17

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It’s the most wonderful time of they year! Big Blue Madness is only a few days away and today was one of my personal favorite days, UK Hoops Media Day! Yes, that’s right, we’ve made it – it’s basketball season y’all! Maggie and I spent our afternoon listening to Coach Matthew Mitchell (read her post…

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Four quick hits from Matthew Mitchell’s first press conference of the season

Maggie Davis 5:30pm October 10, 2017 10/10/17 Comments Disabled

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While the football team may have a week off, the women’s basketball team is in full gear. UK’s annual Media Day is taking place today, beginning with a press conference by head coach Matthew Mitchell. We’ll have plenty of notes from the open practice and player interviews coming your way later, but for now, here’s…

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July 9, 2017

Makayla Epps got her first professional buckets last night

Haley Simpson 10:30pm July 9, 2017 7/9/17

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Former Cat Makayla Epps scored her first professional baskets Saturday night against the Minnesota Lynx in a 100-74 blowout. Epps took control late in the fourth quarter to cap the Sky’s night and send them to the century mark. What Every Rookie Waits For …. Their First Professional Bucket 💯🤗🙏🏽#Blessed pic.twitter.com/uvVvyCwjpP – Makayla Epps (@ThatEppsKidd25)…

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June 25, 2017

UK Hoops helps build a home for Habitat for Humanity

Kindsey Bernhard 11:00am June 25, 2017 6/25/17 Comments Disabled

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What did you do on Saturday? The Kentucky women’s basketball team spent time volunteering for Habitat for Humanity. This summer is a great time for college sports teams to do some good. With only workouts going on, teams have a lot of free time to give back to the community. The UK Hoops’ team used their…

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June 23, 2017

NBA and WNBA 2017 Draft nights historic for both Kentucky programs

Haley Simpson 7:45pm June 23, 2017 6/23/17 Comments Disabled

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Since the beginning of the Calipari era, the NBA Draft night has become like an added holiday for Kentucky fans. It always seems like the draft is historic in some way for men’s side of the table, but this year they weren’t the only ones. For the women’s basketball program, center Evelyn Akhator became the…

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May 28, 2017

UK Hoops’ assistant coach signs contract extension

Kindsey Bernhard 11:00am May 28, 2017 5/28/17

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Matthew Mitchell announced on Thursday that Women’s Basketball Hall of Famer Lin Dunn signed a contract extension for the 2017-18 season. “I am thrilled that Lin is returning for another year,” Mitchell said. “The contributions she has and will continue to make in our program are immense. Like all of us, Lin is focused on…

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May 13, 2017

Makayla Epps makes 2017 Chicago Sky roster

Kindsey Bernhard 6:00pm May 13, 2017 5/13/17 Comments Disabled

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Makayla Epps is officially a member of the Chicago Sky. Epps is one of three rookies to make the roster for the 2017 season opener. Epps was picked 33rd overall by the Sky in the third round of the WNBA Draft in April. She will continue to wear the #25. Epps begins her WNBA career tomorrow against the…

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April 7, 2020

Three More Kentucky Players Join University Sponsored NBA2K Tournament

Zack Geoghegan 7:30pm April 7, 2020 4/7/20

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A team consisting of Kentucky basketball’s top video gamers would probably make a deep run in the NCAA Tournament. In addition to Immanuel Quickley and Zan Payne from the current men’s team, along with current New York Knicks forward Kevin Knox, three more Wildcats have been added to the University of Kentucky’s first-ever school-wide NBA2K Tournament.…

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April 6, 2020

Matthew Mitchell Assures the Big Blue Nation He’s Not Leaving Kentucky

Zack Geoghegan 1:30pm April 6, 2020 4/6/20

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A head coaching vacancy at his alma mater provoked some rumors, but he quickly shut them down – Matthew Mitchell is determined to stay in Lexington. On Sunday afternoon, it was announced that Mississippi State women’s basketball head coach, Vic Schaefer, had accepted a job offer to lead the Texas Longhorns women’s program. Immediately, all…

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April 3, 2020

Rhyne Howard Unjustly Snubbed From WBCA First-Team All-American List

Zack Geoghegan 10:30pm April 3, 2020 4/3/20

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I’m going to call this what it is: complete disrespect. Kentucky Women’s Basketball guard Rhyne Howard has stockpiled more awards from the 2019-20 season than you can count on one hand; SEC Player of the Year, First-Team All-SEC, First-Team All-SEC Defense, First-Team All-American courtesy of the AP and USBWA, one of four finalists for the Naismith…

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April 2, 2020

Rhyne Howard named WBCA All-America Honorable Mention

Jack Pilgrim 12:30pm April 2, 2020 4/2/20

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The accolades continue to pile up for Kentucky women’s basketball superstar Rhyne Howard. After being named a finalist for the Wooden Award, Citizen Naismith Trophy, Ann Meyers Drysdale Award and Cheryl Miller Award, along with earning first-team All-America honors by the Associated Press, United States Basketball Writers Association and the Wooden Award, the Women’s Basketball Coaches…

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March 31, 2020

Rhyne Howard is Recruiting a Former Five-Star Tennessee Transfer

Zack Geoghegan 8:30pm March 31, 2020 3/31/20 Comments Disabled

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Rhyne Howard is worth 100 times more than her scholarship says. Not only did she score the second-most points in the nation and win SEC Player of the Year this past season, now she’s out on the virtual recruiting trail. The Kentucky sophomore guard was on Instagram calling for a “reunion” between herself, incoming five-star…

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WATCH: Kentucky WBB’s 2019-20 Season Highlights

Zack Geoghegan 7:30pm March 31, 2020 3/31/20 Comments Disabled

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It was a special season that came to an abrupt end for the 2019-20 edition of the Kentucky Women’s Basketball program. The Wildcats produced the SEC Player of the Year, the SEC Sixth Woman of the Year, a top-20 national ranking throughout the season, and five graduating seniors. Kentucky finished with a record of 22-8…

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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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Here’s What the 2020-21 UK Hoops Roster Might Look Like

Zack Geoghegan 7:00pm March 27, 2020 3/27/20

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Five out, three more in. The 2020-21 edition of the Kentucky Wildcats Women’s Basketball team is going to see some significant turnover, but with plenty of key returnees. The transfer portal is growing by the day and roster movement will become inevitable as we transition into the offseason (or whatever you’d call this dead period).…

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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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NCAA to vote on extra eligibility for Winter/Spring Sport Athletes next week

Mrs. Tyler Thompson 2:30pm March 25, 2020 3/25/20

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Will Nate Sestina get an extra year of eligibility? We’ll find out next week. According to Jeff Goodman, on Monday, the NCAA will vote on whether winter and spring athletes should receive an additional year of eligibility due to the coronavirus pandemic. The NCAA has already said it will grant relief for spring sport athletes…

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