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John Calipari signs a seven-year, $52.850 million contract extension

John Calipari signs a seven-year, $52.850 million contract extension

UK head coach John Calipari has signed a contract extension through the 2020-21 season that will pay him more than $52 million in the next seven years.

But UK continued its program-long drought of advancing to the Super Regional with its second loss of the weekend, a 4-1 loss to in-state rival Louisville in the Louisville Regional championship game on Sunday.

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UK and Louisville’s regional championship game has been delayed due to lightning in the area of Jim Patterson Stadium.

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The Cats will face the Cardinals with the objective of beating their in-state rival twice to move onto the Super Regional, the first of which will start late Sunday afternoon.

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Softball advances to Super Regionals on a grinding day

A tale of two games summarized the final day of the Lexington Regional as UK softball rebounded from an extra-inning loss to crush DePaul 10-1 in the decisive game seven.

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Nunley’s arm, Cumbess’ bat powers UK past Ohio in NCAA opener

No. 14 UK (45-15) kicked off its sixth NCAA Tournament appearance with a shutout victory over the Bobcats on a chilly spring evening at John Cropp Stadium. Ohio struggled to find any offensive rhythm against Nunley, who held the Bobcats to four hits in seven dominant innings of work.

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LeGrange (Ohio) High School tight end C.J. Conrad committed to UK in an announcement at his high school that was first reported by Scout’s Bill Greene.

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UK extends Mark Stoops’ contract through the 2018 season

Head coach Mark Stoops received a one-year contract extension through the 2018 season, the university announced in a press release on Tuesday.

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Julius Randle to announce NBA Draft decision in Tuesday press conference

UK announced a press conference for 1:30 p.m. Tuesday with freshman forward Julius Randle. ESPN’s Andy Katz reported that head coach John Calipari met with Randle on Monday to get his final decision on the NBA Draft.

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The Cats are coming off a three-game series against Arkansas. UK posted wins on Friday and Saturday to pick up their fifth conference series win, but also suffered their first shutout of the season in an 8-0 loss on Sunday.

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