The past few days have been jam-packed with exciting UK news. However, if the football game made you turn off your television or if the election made you log off of the internet for a few days, you may have missed it. Here are some highlights.
I’m not going to beat a dead horse. Obviously, there were frustrating elements to the Wildcats’ loss to Tennessee on Saturday. Despite the drawbacks, the Cats had several positive aspects of their game, most notably 443 rushing yards. For a full analysis, check out Freddie’s take on the game here.
UK Hoops had a very busy weekend, playing (and winning!) two games. On Friday night, the Wildcats took down the Miami Hurricanes 82-66, and on Saturday night they defeated the University of Albany Great Danes 70-46. Coach Matthew Mitchell was very pleased with the team’s performances, as he spoke of their character and perseverance in both post-game press conferences.
“I thought that our players had high character, but until you get into an environment like last night [against Miami] and have to bounce back the next day against a really tough team, that shows the character of this team,” said Coach Mitchell on Saturday night. “They’re fun to coach, they’re fun to be around, and I’m just really proud of them and excited to see them keep working.”
The Cats will play again on Nov. 17 at 11:00 a.m. against the New Hampshire Wildcats.
Kentucky volleyball swept Arkansas three sets to none last Wednesday, Nov. 9. Standout performances came from freshman Leah Edmond, who had 18 kills and 10 digs, as well as Olivia Dailey, who had 45 assists and nine digs. The Wildcats, currently ranked #24, are playing at this very moment against Ole Miss, and have split the sets one-to-one so far. Stay tuned for more updates on this game.
UK wins set two 25-16! pic.twitter.com/vHSPG2X5sA
— Kentucky Volleyball (@KentuckyVB) November 13, 2016
Two senior Wildcats were named to the Conference USA Men’s Soccer All-Academic team on Thursday. Paul Sime and Charlie Reymann, both starters and key players for UK this season, both successfully balanced strong academics with a soccer team that finished their season with an impressive 11-4-2 record. Sime, a native of Guadeloupe, is a 4.0 political science major, while Reymann is a 3.7 finance major. Congrats to two outstanding student athletes.
Overall, UK’s doing great things. Keep up the good work, Cats.