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Quigley, UK defeat Lipscomb

By Ethan Levine The UK men’s tennis team made quick work of non-conference foe Lipscomb on Tuesday at home in the Hillary J. Boone Tennis Complex. The Cats defeated the Bisons 5-1 by winning two of three doubles matches and five of six singles matches. Lipscomb has now lost seven straight matches. Among the Cats […]

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[VIDEO] Updated: UK assistant coach arrested

Lexington Police arrested UK men’s basketball assistant coach Rod Strickland early Sunday morning, charging him with DUI, driving without insurance, driving with no registration tags and disregarding a traffic device. Lt. Fred Lisanby said Strickland ran a red light at Tates Creek and New Circle Road, nearly colliding with another vehicle. The incident happened at […]

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Fair and right aren’t always equal

Life as a college basketball coach, especially in Lexington, isn’t always easy. It certainly isn’t always fair. So when Rod Strickland was pulled over early Sunday morning in his fourth drunk driving-related incident, the consequences shouldn’t be easy, and maybe they won’t be fair. But if UK wants to get it right, it shouldn’t wait […]

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‘Little things’ could have big impact

On the football field, the last thing a coach wants to worry about is the players’ footwork, getting in the correct stance and understanding snap counts. After Monday morning’s practice and looking at film from Saturday’s intrasquad scrimmage, UK head coach Joker Phillips said those “little things” are what’s on his mind. “The little things […]

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UK athletics hits halfway point, aims for more wins

UK athletics is on its way to reaching its goal of championships and program rankings. UK Athletics Director Mitch Barnhart told the UK Athletics Board Monday that the 15 by 15 by 15 plan is well on its way to fruition. According to the plan that was implemented two years ago, Barnhart hopes to win […]

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Cats drop nine-run lead to ‘Bama

UK found its rosy picture smeared by a black stain from a Sunday collapse. After three straight wins against top-25 opponents, the Cats looked poised to put the finishing touches on their week with a sweep against No. 19 Alabama. But UK (21-12, 4-8 Southeastern Conference) saw a nine-run lead erode under the tides of […]

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Cats thrash Gamecocks 8-0, sweep first SEC series

By Chandler Howard The UK Softball Complex may have never seen a prouder series than it did this weekend. UK (25-16, 10-9 Southeastern Conference) triumphed over South Carolina (10-30, 0-19 SEC) on Sunday, completing a series sweep over its conference opponent. UK came out of the dugout looking for offense. Senior shortstop Molly Johnson, senior […]

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Athletics on pace to meet top-15 plans

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Athletics on pace  to meet top-15 plans

Just two years after UK Athletics Director Mitch Barnhart first presented his goal of winning 15 conference and national championships across the athletic department by 2015, the athletics department is already seeing the results of his initiative. Another of Barnhart’s goals was to have the UK athletic department rank in the top 15 of the […]

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Stately Victor wins Keeneland’s Toyota Blue Grass Stakes

Owner F. Thomas Conway could barely balance his emotions after Stately Victor won the Toyota Blue Grass Stakes on Saturday at Keeneland. “Didn’t I tell you?” he shouted as he entered the winner’s circle. “… He’s been a winner since he was foaled.” Minutes later, he tearfully said he had never been as happy as […]

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UK gymnastics struggles, fails to advance in NCAAs

By Chandler Howard The regional round of the NCAA gymnastics tournament lived up to the hype, but even with home-gym advantage and record crowd support, the UK gymnasts were unable to match the buildup. UK hosted the NCAA Central Regional Championship at Memorial Coliseum, one of six sites to showcase a regional championship. The top […]

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