Hoops strives for consistency in game against Vandy

Jennifer O'Neill (0) of the Kentucky Wildcats drives the ball during the game against the Georgia Bulldogs at Memorial Colosseum on Sunday, February 1, 2015 in Lexington, Ky. Kentucky defeated Georgia 80-72. Photo by Ben Rickard | Staff

By Kevin Erpenbeck kerpenbeck@kykernel.com UK Hoops has not lost back-to-back games all season. Conversely, it has not won back-to-back games in a month, either. Consistency has been a hard thing for the Cats to achieve. In Sunday’s win over Georgia, the Cats had a 17-point first-half lead. But they squandered it in the second half, […]

Surprises abound on signing day


By Kevin Erpenbeck kerpenbeck@kykernel.com As national signing day concluded for UK, head coach Mark Stoops and his staff got the two JUCO transfer players they wanted as defensive linemen Courtney Miggins and Alvonte Bell committed to the Cats. Both players are transferring from Pearl River Community College in Poplarville, Miss. “Those guys are difference makers,” […]

National signing day: UK rebounds with strong 2015 class


By Joshua Huff jhuff@kykernel.com UK football breathed a sigh of relief on Wednesday as it concluded the national signing day with a 2015 recruiting class that adds size, length and speed to a team that struggled down the stretch last season. In addition to the jewels of the class, tight end C.J. Conrad and offensive […]

Hawkins is a diamond in the rough

Kentucky guard Dominique Hawkins blocks Georgia forward Cameron Forte at Rupp Arena on Tuesday, February 3, 2015 in Lexington, Ky. Kentucky leads Georgia 42-27 at halftime. Photo by Adam Pennavaria | Staff

By Kyle Arensdorf karensdorf@kykernel.com The Cats’ 69-58 victory against Georgia was decided in the first four minutes of the game on Tuesday night. And it’s a testament to the stellar starting five that head coach John Calipari stumbled upon in early December. When sophomore forward Alex Poythress was lost for the season after the team’s […]

UK fends off Georgia to stay unbeaten

Kentucky forward, Karl-Anthony Towns (12) fights through two Georgia players during the second half of the UK verses University of Georgia men's basketball game. UK defeats Georgia 69-58 Tuesday, February 3, 2015 in Lexington. Photo by Joel Repoley | Staff

By Joshua Huff jhuff@kykernel.com Georgia’s hopes of defeating UK on Tuesday were dimmed when its leading scorer, senior forward Marcus Thornton, was held out of the game due to lingering concussion symptoms. That was before the game even started. The Bulldogs had hoped that last week’s SEC Player of the Week, sophomore guard J.J. Frazier, […]

Lawson anxious for season

Shortstop Christian Stokes fields a ground ball during the game between the University of Kentucky softball team vs. University of Arkansas at John Cropp Stadium in Lexington, Ky.,on Saturday, April 19, 2014. Photo by Michael Reaves | Staff

By Kevin Erpenbeck kerpenbeck@kykernel.com February might not seem like the optimal month to begin a softball season, with average temperatures still hovering around the freezing mark. But to UK softball head coach Rachel Lawson, February is the perfect time for a season opener, if only because her team is beginning 2015 in sunny Tallahassee, Fla. […]

Georgia looks to ruin UK’s run to perfection

UK guard Devin Booker (1) attempts to make a shot over Alabama guard Ricky Tarrant (1) from the 3-point line during the first half of the mens basketball game against Alabama in Rupp Arena on Saturday, January 31, 2015. Photo by Marcus Dorsey | Staff

By Joshua Huff jhuff@kykernel.com UK’s pursuit of perfection collides on Tuesday with a Georgia team that saw its five-game winning streak snapped by South Carolina on Saturday. After the 67-50 loss to the Gamecocks, the Bulldogs turn their attention to the only undefeated team left in the country as they travel to Rupp Arena to […]

Replacing Reed no easy task for Cats

Kentucky pitcher Kyle Cody pitches during the game between the University of Kentucky baseball team vs. Eastern Michigan University in Lexington , Ky.,on Saturday, March 1, 2014. Photo by Michael Reaves | Staff

By Derek Terry sports@kykernel.com With UK baseball’s season opener just over a week away, the question that everyone is asking is how to replace departed NCAA All-American A.J. Reed. “I’m not sure you’re going to replace A.J. with one guy,” head coach Gary Henderson said. “Clearly we’re going to have a different team offensively. We […]

UK women’s tennis wins fifth straight

The UK Tennis team gathers at the Hillary J Boone Tennis Center in Lexington, Ky., on Saturday, January 31, 2015. Photo by John Paul Williams | Staff

By Lamar Smith sports@kykernel.com UK women’s tennis notched its fifth straight win on Saturday by defeating Penn State 6-1 at the Hilary J. Boone Tennis Complex. After being down early due to a loss in the doubles contest, the Cats rallied and swept the Nittany Lions in the singles matches to secure the win. The […]