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Kentucky: Not a One-Sport School

I know you’ve heard it before.  “They’re just a basketball school, a one-trick pony.”  Kentucky’s opposing fans will acknowledge the Wildcats’ unparalleled success on the basketball court, but dismiss the accolades from Kentucky’s other athletic teams.  The haters cannot deny them much longer.

The University of Kentucky is one of just three Power Five schools to reach the postseason in men’s and women’s basketball, baseball, softball and football.  The only other two Power Five schools to accomplish that feat are Florida State and Baylor.

The previous stat is impressive, but does not include the lengthy strides taken in other sports, most notably track and field under Edrick Floreal.  The overall improvement in play from all athletic programs is better reflected by the SEC All-Sports Trophy.  Based off how each athletic team finishes in the SEC regular season standings, Kentucky ranked third overall in the SEC All-Sports competition, behind just Florida and Texas A&M.

In the Learfield Directors’ Cup, the most popular ranking system for a postsecondary school’s overall athletic program, the points also incorporate how teams finish in the postseason.  As of Sunday, Kentucky is ranked No. 9 in the Directors’ Cup standings, the only SEC team in the Top Ten.  If the BatCats advance to the Super Regionals, Kentucky’s spot in the Top Ten should remain secure, which will break a school-record 11th-place finish in 2013-14.

I think it’s safe to say UK is not just a basketball school.

Article written by Nick Roush

"Look upon the doughnut, and not upon the hole." @RoushKSR

13 Comments for Kentucky: Not a One-Sport School

  1. Suffering Fools
    10:18 pm May 30, 2017 Permalink

    And of course UK is THE cheerleading school.

  2. unbridled
    10:58 pm May 30, 2017 Permalink

    Yeah…good effort nick! Uk has always been and always will be a basketball school. Just stop already.

    • KYcats11
      11:15 pm May 30, 2017 Permalink

      Not really…

    • unbridled
      2:32 am May 31, 2017 Permalink

      ….but for all intents and purposes, yeah really.

    • Eazy
      10:19 am May 31, 2017 Permalink

      Basketball will always be our premier sport but UK has one of the best overall athletic departments in the country. You can’t argue that. Top 10 now. Impressive.

  3. Angelo
    1:45 am May 31, 2017 Permalink

    yeah!! greatest ever in cheerleading!! give them credit!!

  4. tomato picker
    1:58 am May 31, 2017 Permalink

    Basketball sure the cheerleaders have 20 tittles. The rifle team has tittles, women bb is getting better, football is getting better, softball and baseball is better ! I enjoy all of the sports and could care less what some people think probably ul fans anyway they are cheaters from top to bottom !

    • Eazy
      10:35 am May 31, 2017 Permalink

      We are really good at volleyball now, too.

  5. JTHinton
    7:02 am May 31, 2017 Permalink

    Don’t forget men’s soccer; uk has been a reg season champ and was a natl seed last year. Also had a player drafted into MLS (LEZZGO NAPO!!)

  6. satcheluk
    12:39 pm May 31, 2017 Permalink

    Glad to see this being talked about. Number 1 on my list of worst UK fans is the always angry crowd. Number 2 is the “basketball is all that exists” crowd. This won’t shut them up, but it’s better than a kick in the head.

    • DACats86
      12:49 pm May 31, 2017 Permalink

      The only thing kicking those people in the head would do would be to hurt your foot. Sadly, they are the vocal minority associated by the rest of the country with UK – 99% have never stepped on campus and a high number would have called Higgins if they could have gotten through…

  7. Megan
    1:37 pm May 31, 2017 Permalink

    Silly rabbit. Kentucky doesn’t have a football team.

    Does it?