Next two games are validation tests

Michael Kidd-Gilchrist drives to the basket against Portland at Rupp Arena on Saturday, Nov. 26, 2011. Photo by Scott Hannigan | Staff

Right now, UK is pegged as the best team. UK players were watching when North Carolina fell under a barrage of University of Nevada-Las Vegas’ 3-pointers, all but assuring the Cats of a No. 1 ranking. We knew it. The players knew it.

6 volleyball players named all-SEC

Whitney Billings of the UK Women's Volleyball team digs the ball against Arkansas on 11/20/11 in Lexington, Ky. Photo by Quianna Lige | Staff

By Paul Martin The UK volleyball team racked up numerous accolades from the SEC headquarters Monday. Regular season honors were given to six different players from the program, as the Cats prepare to play the Dayton Flyers in the first round of the NCAA Tournament Thursday. Junior Christine Hartmann, sophomore Whitney Billings and junior Stephanie […]

Calipari on being No. 1, starters, scheduling and Rupp Arena


Three main stories from Wednesday’s media session: Being No. 1, scheduling and Rupp Arena. We’ll have more on the upcoming St. John’s and North Carolina games soon. Being No. 1 UK was voted No. 1 in both polls on Monday, and head coach John Calipari is telling his team not to shy away from it. […]

Defense closes strong, looks to build for future

UK Linebacker Winston Guy tackles Tennessee Running Back Tauren Poole during the third quarter of the University of Kentucky football game against Tennessee at Commonwealth Stadium in Lexington, Ky., on 11/26/11. UK won the game 10-7. Photo by Bob Weaver | Staff

When UK head coach Joker Phillips presented his team with his master plan to beat the Tennessee Volunteers for the first time since 1984, which included starting wide receiver Matt Roark at quarterback for the first time in his college career, the defense knew it would have to play perfect football to give the Cats a […]