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UK defeats Florida behind Wijas’ Sunday performance

For the first time in the last four conference series, UK left the weekend a winner behind an unexpected but effective arm. After having lost leads in the previous three Sunday Southeastern Conference games, UK (22-14, 5-10 SEC) grabbed a 6-5 win against No. 7 Florida (25-10, 10-5 SEC) on Sunday. “We like winning on […]

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Athletes visit Nicaragua during break

By Garrett Bonistalli Five UK athletes found themselves visiting an orphanage during their unconventional Spring Break trip to Nicaragua. UK football players Jacob Lewellen and Marcus Davis; volleyball players Ann Armes and Sarah Rumley; and women’s soccer player Laura Novikoff all made the trip to the Central American country. The trip was made possible through […]

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Bye bye, Boogie: Cousins reflects on time at UK, being ‘accepted’

DeMarcus Cousins picked an agent last week. On Thursday, he spoke to the media about his time at UK, being accepted for the first time in his life and his future in the NBA. After signing a National Letter of Intent with the Cats on the first day of the spring signing period in 2009, […]

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Cousins remains youthful in turning pro

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Cousins remains youthful in turning pro

DeMarcus Cousins has a lot of work to do before the NBA Draft. Perhaps most elementary, above anything basketball-related: He needs a driver’s license. Big Cuz — the same Big Cuz that drew almost as much love from NBA scouts as he did from end-of-the-bench hacks, sent in to try and hack their way through […]

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UK’s French connection: Rossi, Musialek form unique doubles duo for tennis team

By Ethan Levine From Paris, Ky., to Paris, France, the game of tennis translates into any language. Nowhere is this more relevant than on UK’s men’s tennis team. The French connection begins at the top with fifth-year associate head coach Cedric Kauffmann. Kauffmann came to the U.S. at age 14 to play tennis at the […]

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Annual Japanese festival arrives with spring

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Annual Japanese festival arrives with spring

By Zach Walton Students won’t have to travel across the globe to experience Japanese culture this weekend. The Yuko-En on the Elkhorn Japanese Friendship Garden will be bringing Japanese culture and fun to Georgetown, Ky., on Saturday with the annual Sakura Festival, a cultural event that celebrates the emergence of spring by viewing the blooming […]

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King looks for breakout season

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King looks for breakout season

For a wide receiver, one year can make all the difference in the world. In the world of La’Rod King, that could be especially true. King, a 6-foot-4, 190-pound receiver from Radcliff, Ky., played quarterback in his high school days before switching positions for the Cats as a true freshman last season. In 2010, King […]

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Pair of top recruits, Kanter choose Cats

They say the best teams don’t rebuild, they reload. UK head coach John Calipari and the Cats got two verbal commitments and a National Letter of Intent on Wednesday that should go a long way in proving that mantra true. Rivals.com’s No. 1 recruits in the 2010 and 2011 classes, Brandon Knight and Michael Gilchrist, […]

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Shortstop finds defense with bat

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Shortstop finds defense with bat

When Taylor Black put on the UK uniform, he felt he had to prove he was worthy of the jersey. Black was by no means the only player with that feeling. A junior college transfer and this year’s only position player who wasn’t a returning starter or key player, it’s no surprise he felt the […]

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Rebecca Gray leaves UK women’s basketball team

UK women’s basketball head coach Matthew Mitchell announced Wednesday that sophomore guard Rebecca Gray has left the team and has decided to enroll at Union College in Barbourville, Ky. This marks the second time Gray has transferred during her collegiate career. Following her freshman year at North Carolina in 2007-08, Gray, a former Miss Kentucky […]

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