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May 26, 2021

For the 18th semester in a row, UK Athletics posts at least 3.0 GPA

Zack Geoghegan 6:45pm May 26, 2021 5/26/21

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There are some smart Wildcats walking around the Lexington-based campus. For the 18th consecutive semester, the University of Kentucky Athletics programs have posted at least a 3.0 grade-point average or better, finishing the 2021 spring semester with a cumulative GPA of 3.259, despite learning through a combination of in-person and virtual classes. Final grades are…

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February 1, 2021

UK Athletics still profited in 2019-20, says Herald-Leader story

Drew Franklin 6:00pm February 1, 2021 2/1/21

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Josh Moore over at the Herald-Leader did some digging into UK’s public piggy bank and determined UK Athletics made money last year (the fiscal year) even though there wasn’t an NCAA Tournament. No NCAA Tournament was still a big hit to UK’s bank records, Moore notes, with a 62% decrease from $3.3 million to $1.2…

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November 22, 2020

Ray “Rock” Oliver named Executive Associate AD for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

Zack Geoghegan 7:00pm November 22, 2020 11/22/20

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Ray “Rock” Oliver continues to rise within Kentucky Athletics. The former Men’s Basketball Strength and conditioning coach has been named the Executive Associate Athletic Director for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion at the University of Kentucky, according to AD Mitch Barnhart. The news was announced via a press release on Friday. “With Rock’s background in coaching,…

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November 19, 2020

“Kentucky is the center of the SEC universe,” says AL.com story

Drew Franklin 3:00pm November 19, 2020 11/19/20

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There are some flattering comments about UK Athletics over at AL.com where Alabama’s favorite news site wonders, “Is Kentucky the SEC’s most influential school?” Part of an ongoing series on influence in the Southeastern Conference, AL.com found that the University of Kentucky kept coming up in discussions with athletic directors, agents, coaches and sources in…

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August 27, 2020

WLEX replaces WKYT as UK Athletics’ TV partner

Mrs. Tyler Thompson 10:20am August 27, 2020 8/27/20

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Big news in the UK sports media world: WLEX is replacing WKYT as the official TV partner of UK Athletics and the UK Sports Network. UK made the switch official this morning, announcing the partnership in a press release. “We are pleased to have a television partner in WLEX that shares our commitment to student-athletes…

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August 5, 2020

DeWayne Peevy reportedly a “very strong candidate” for DePaul athletic director position

Jack Pilgrim 4:00pm August 5, 2020 8/5/20

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Kentucky deputy director of athletics DeWayne Peevy is reportedly a “very strong candidate” for the vacant DePaul athletic director position. According to Justin Rowland of Cats Illustrated, Peevy is being considered for the position, specifically pointing out the area’s dedication to basketball as a key reason for the fit. Heard from a number of people that…

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July 7, 2020

Keeneland and UK Athletics partnering for “A Day at Keeneland Presented by Toyota”

Zack Geoghegan 10:00pm July 7, 2020 7/7/20 Comments Disabled

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You won’t be able to bet on the ponies from inside the track, but that doesn’t mean you’ll miss out on any of the action. On Monday, UK Athletics announced a partnership with Keeneland called “A Day at Keeneland Presented by Toyota” that will be broadcast live on Saturday, July 11 from 2 p.m.-6 p.m.…

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June 26, 2020

UK Athletics to BBN: “We miss you.” (VIDEO)

Drew Franklin 2:33pm June 26, 2020 6/26/20 Comments Disabled

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We all miss sports, especially University of Kentucky sports, and today UK told its fans, “We miss you” too. Kentucky Athletics shared its “Dear, #BBN… We miss you” video on Twitter and it’ll get all up in your feelings and have you thinking back to those fond memories of watching the Cats. “Kentucky is a…

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June 18, 2020

UK Athletics preparing for decreased ticket revenue in 2020-21

Mrs. Tyler Thompson 5:45pm June 18, 2020 6/18/20

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Whether or not fans will be allowed at games this fall and winter remains to be seen, but UK Athletics is bracing for the impact of COVID-19. This afternoon, the athletics department proposed a $148.5 million budget for the 2020-21 fiscal year, down $7.4 million from last year’s total operating budget of $153.9 million. While…

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May 12, 2020

UK sets school-record as seven teams receive top-10 award for APR scores

Zack Geoghegan 9:00pm May 12, 2020 5/12/20

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The overall state of Kentucky athletics has been improving rapidly, but not just in terms of wins or losses. Academics are dominating the playing field, too. In a press release sent out by UK earlier on Tuesday, a school-record seven sports teams received Public Recognition Awards for their Academic Progress Rate scores. The seven squads…

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