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Penalty kick shootout must be used as a learning tool for the Cats

Penalty kick shootout must be used as a learning tool for the Cats

As the digital numbers on the time clock neared the end of overtime, the future of UK’s NCAA Tournament run began to look cloudy. Neither the Cats nor their opponent, Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville, had scored a goal all game, and both teams prepared themselves for a penalty shootout to decide the winner of the match.

Champions Classic left out college student atmosphere

I’m sure on television that viewers heard a lot of noise from Smith, Herbstreit and other people who cover college basketball on television. The Champions Classic got all the face time on ESPN Tuesday all evening. What viewers didn’t hear was students.

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UK offensive line hindering potential of run game

What stands out during UK’s fifth consecutive loss to Tennessee on Saturday, more so than the anemic overall team defense or the offense’s inability to move the ball, is the inefficiency of the run game.

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UK routs Appalachian State but plays far from perfect

The outcome on Friday night was never in question as UK Hoops overwhelmed Appalachian State from the tip, however, the final score doesn’t emphasize the struggles the Cats had during their opening game of the season.

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NCAA Tournament starts for women’s soccer

It’s now the end of the regular season, and the Cats have a No. 3 seed heading into their fourth-consecutive NCAA Tournament appearance on Saturday. That preseason-level of optimism has been fulfilled and a standard of success is being set.

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Volunteer’s rushing attack will test UK’s toughness

The question of the week leading up to UK’s matchup with Tennessee has shifted from whether the Cats will break through to snag a sixth win and become bowl eligible to whether the team has enough grit and heart to finish out the season.

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Tennessee’s depth will beat Cats

With zero road wins this season, zero wins since the beginning of October and just one win against Tennessee since 1984, the task of defeating the Volunteers appears daunting for a UK football team desperate for a sixth win.

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Freshman Jennings transitions from high school stardom to major college

The transition from the confines of high school to the hectic day-to-day life of college is a tough adjustment for anybody, more so though for a freshman college basketball player whose life is now solely dictated by her academic and practice schedule.

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Second chance at a first impression for Goodin-Rogers

Friday not only ushers in a new women’s basketball season at UK. It also ushers in a new beginning for a player who near this time last year suffered shocking and devastating news.

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UK Hoops’ season gets underway this Friday when Appalachian State heads into town. However, with all due respect to the Mountaineers, the season for UK doesn’t truly begin until No. 8 Baylor walks through the doors of Rupp Arena on Monday.

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