Thursday, June 22, 2017

Video: UK's 44 NBA First Round Draft Picks

We'll have more to add to this list tonight. #NBADraft #WhoWantsToBeNext #NBACats #TheKentuckyEffect

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UK Players Hamidou Diallo, PJ Washington have made the USA Basketball Men's U19 World Cup Team

2017 Kentucky Football Posters Revealed

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

UK Men's Basketball 2017-18 Jersey Numbers Announced

 Here’s the whole team:

0 – Quade Green
1 – Sacha Killeya-Jones
2 – Jarred Vanderbilt
3 – Hamidou Diallo
4 – Nick Richards
5 – Kevin Knox
10 – Jonny David
12 – Brad Calipari
13 – Jemarl Baker
14 – Tai Wynyard
22 – Shai Gilgeous-Alexander
25 – P.J. Washington
30 – Dillon Pulliam
32 – Wenyen Gabriel

Thursday, June 08, 2017

UK Baseball Players Evan White, Tristan Pompey, Riley Mahan Named America All-Americans

Tuesday, June 06, 2017

UK Men’s Basketball Unveils 2017-18 Non-conference Schedule

UK Baseball Are NCAA Regional Champions, Advances to the Super Regional For First Time

Thursday, June 01, 2017

Former UK Football Player Tim Couch Named To 2018 College Football Hall of Fame Ballot

UK's Men's Basketball 2017-18 Non-Conference/SEC Schedule

Happy Birthday to UK Football Player Dorian Baker

Thursday, May 25, 2017

2017 SEC/Big 12 Challenge - Kentucky vs @West Virginia

2018 Big 12/SEC Challenge (Jan. 27, 2018)
  • Oklahoma at Alabama
  • Georgia at Kansas State
  • Baylor at Florida
  • Texas Tech at South Carolina
  • TCU at Vanderbilt
  • Oklahoma State at Arkansas
  • Kentucky at West Virginia
  • Ole Miss at Texas
  • Tennessee at Iowa State

Video: Meet the Wildcats ~ Diallo patiently waiting for his time

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

UK Player Hamidou Diallo Withdraws From NBA Draft and Will Return to UK

Full text of Diallo’s statement

“First of all, I want to thank the Big Blue Nation for your support. I’ve only been a Wildcat for five months, but you have already made me one of your own. I know not everyone understood my original decision — but everyone has been supportive. Thank you for that.

“The one thing I’ve learned through this whole process is how grateful I am that I came to the University of Kentucky. Coach Cal and the entire staff have had my back throughout this entire journey. They were honest with me from the start, had my best interests at heart and walked me through every step. I couldn’t have asked for a better support system.

“I also want to thank the university for understanding how important this decision was to me. This is something I had to do for me and my family, and the school has been supportive of us the whole way. Just so everyone knows, I always planned to pay the school back for my spring tuition for allowing me to enroll last semester because I never thought I would be in this position. If I knew I was leaving after the semester, I would have played to help the team.

“Like I said when I submitted my name for the draft, playing in the NBA has always been my ultimate goal. When I enrolled in school in January, my plan was to come to Kentucky to work on my game and to focus on academics. At the end of the season, I knew I wanted to see where I was in the draft process so I could get a proper evaluation.

“That plan still hasn’t changed. I hope to play in the NBA one day — just not this season. Based on the information I received by testing the waters, I believe it’s in my best interests to return to school. Although I was a part of the team last season and trained with my teammates, I never fulfilled another one of my dreams, which was to play for a major college program and win a national title. I am excited about returning to Kentucky for the 2017-18 season. I can’t wait to play in a Kentucky jersey for the first time.”

Happy Birthday to UK Football Player Jaylin Bannerman

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Seven UK Football Players Earn Athlon Sports Preseason All-SEC Honors

UK Football Player Benny Snell on Athlon Sports 2017 College Football Preview Magazine Cover

Happy Birthday to UK Football Player Kendall Randolph Jr.

Monday, May 22, 2017

UK Baseball Player Evan White Named Defensive Team All-SEC

UK Baseball Players Evan White, Riley Mahan, Troy Squires Named Second Team All-SEC

UK Baseball Players Logan Salow, Tristan Pompey, Sean Hjelle Named First Team All-SEC

UK Baseball Player Sean Hjelle Named SEC Pitcher of the Year

UK Baseball Coach Nick Mingione Named SEC Coach of the Year

UK Baseball Player Zach Logue Named SEC Scholar Athlete of the Year

Video: UK Baseball Coach Nick Mingione Show: Ep. 9 - May 21, 2017


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Thursday, May 18, 2017

Video: UK Coach Calipari - 2017 Spring Signing Period Recap


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Video: 2017 UK Men's Basketball Recruiting Class- They've Got Next

Former UK Players Anthony Davis, John Wall Selected to All-NBA Teams

Happy Birthday to UK Football Player Mike Edwards

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Cal Cast: NBA All-Star MVP Anthony Davis - Here's why I chose Kentucky

Enjoy this special Cal Cast episode with NBA great Anthony Davis. Anthony talks about his growth as a young player, his championship season at Kentucky and playing in the NBA.

Friday, May 12, 2017

UK's Annual Alumni Basketball Game Date Set

Monday, May 08, 2017

Podcast: Cats HQ Where does Kevin Knox fit in on UK's 2017-18 roster


Courier-Journal UK beat writers Jon Hale and Fletcher Page are back in a new episode of the CatsHQ podcast to break down where surprise UK commitment Kevin Knox fits in on the 2017-18 UK basketball roster. In the second half of the episode (19:00), the focus shifts to 2018 recruiting with a deep dive into Fletcher's trip to New Albany High School to get to know top-five recruit Romeo Langford. Finally, there's time for a brief update on UK football's 2018 quarterback search (29:20).

Saturday, May 06, 2017

Five-star basketball recruit Kevin Knox commits to Kentucky

Thursday, May 04, 2017

Happy Birthday to UK Football Player Austin MacGinnis

Podcast: Cats HQ ~ Commonwealth Stadium Memorial Episode

Courier-Journal UK beat writers Jon Hale and Fletcher Page dive into UK's decision to rename Commonwealth Stadium Kroger Field in the latest episode of the CatsHQ podcast. Included in the episode are clips from interviews with former UK coach Fran Curci, whose first year in Lexington was also the first season at Commonwealth Stadium, and Daniel Reedy, the former UK professor who helped name the stadium originally. Later in the episode (31:30), the UK writers will break down the latest basketball news, including Fletcher's story about Sacha Killeya-Jones' future.

Cal Cast 'I've never said this before...' - A conversation with Stephen A. Smith

Wednesday, May 03, 2017

UK Men's Basketball Received an Award for its Academic Progress Rate Score


“We have graduated 17 players over the last eight years,” UK head coach John Calipari said. “Our kids who leave early leave in good academic standing so they can come back anytime they choose to finish their degree. They have lifetime scholarships here at Kentucky. We already have players who have left early who have begun that process. I said this a year ago: Whether it’s getting off a plane at 2 in the morning and going to class the next day or sitting in a classroom and doing projects with the student body, it’s well known that our kids are committed to learning. They have curious minds and are on the paths to being lifelong learners. Winning the APR award for a third-straight year is based on all of those things. Congratulations to (academic counselor) Mike Stone and the entire CATS staff for instilling that mindset in our kids.”


Coach Cal’s single-year APR rates the last eight years:

Year School APR D-I Avg.

2007-08 Memphis 1000 946

2008-09 Memphis 980 948

2009-10 Kentucky 979 950

2010-11 Kentucky 979 953

2011-12 Kentucky 977 960

2012-13 Kentucky 1000 964

2013-14 Kentucky 1000 961

2014-15 Kentucky 1000 964

*Note: The 2015-16 scores will be released at a later date. The 2016-17 scores will be released next year.

Monday, May 01, 2017

Video: Jeff Piecoro, Freddie Maggard react to Kroger Field announcement


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Video: Coach Mark Stoops and Freddie Maggard discuss Kroger Field


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Video: UK AD Mitch Barnhart on Kroger Field Announcement


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Video: UK Football Press Conference for Kroger Field Announcement


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Commonwealth Stadium Will Now Be Kroger Field

Four UK Football Players Sign 2017 NFL Free Agent Contracts

Happy Birthday to UK Football Player Bryan Berezowitz

Happy Birthday to UK Football Player Brayden Berezowitz

Happy Birthday to UK Football Player Sebastien Dolcine

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

A Look Back at the career of Departing UK Player Freshman Bam Adebayo

Monday, April 24, 2017

Photo's: UK's 2017 CATSPY's

Video 2017 Catspys: Bad Lip Reading


2017 CATSPY Awards Presented on Monday

A complete list of awards is below:

Community Service Award
Alex Carter (women’s soccer)
Sean Gunn (men’s swimming and diving)

Female Rookie of the Year
Jasmine Camacho-Quinn (women’s track and field)

Male Rookie of the Year
Malik Monk (men’s basketball)

Bill Keightley “Assist” Award
Ryan Clark (men’s basketball) 

Blue Heart Award
Kole Cottam (baseball)
Alex Montgomery (football)

Female Scholar-Athlete of the Year
Danielle Galyer (women’s swimming and diving)

Male Scholar-Athlete of the YearPaul Sime (men’s soccer)

Female Academic Team of the Year
Women’s tennis

Male Academic Team of the Year
Men’s golf

Scratch Award
Paige Poffenberger (women’s basketball)

Supporting Role
Dominique Hawkins (men’s basketball)

Heart of a Wildcat
Makayla Epps (women’s basketball)
Evelyn Akhator (women’s basketball)

Female Athlete of the Year
Sha’Keela Saunders (women’s track and field)

Male Athlete of the Year
Jacob Thomson (men’s track and field)

Coach(es) of the Year
Mark Stoops (football)
John Calipari (men’s basketball)
Lars Jorgensen (swimming and diving)
Edrick FlorΓ©al (track and field)

Female Team of the Year
Women’s swimming and diving

Male Team of the Year
Men’s basketball

Miss Wildcat
Danielle Galyer (swimming and diving)

Mr. Wildcat
Jon Toth (football)