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By Clark Brooks The UK men’s soccer team has certainly seen every possible scenario leading up to conference play this season. The Cats have traveled on the road to face a top 10 opponent, successfully defended their home turf, made clutch go-ahead goals late in games to clinch victories, endured two scoreless games going into […]

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Aretha Franklin demanded “respect”, she even sang about it. Maybe the UK women’s volleyball team should too. The Cats (13-2, 4-0) are riding a 10-game winning streak, the longest in head coach Craig Skinner’s four years at UK, yet still find themselves outside the American Volleyball Coaches Association top 25. “If we take care of […]

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Top 20 ranking sets stage for senior

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By Michael Kraus Patrick Patterson, Mike Hartline, and Micah Johnson are usually the names on the tongues of Cats’ fans all around. But take a closer look and you can find a UK athlete who may end up with more accomplishments than all three. Senior Bruno Agostinelli, from Niagra Falls, Canada, is currently sitting 19th […]

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Saban: UK defense may be nation’s best

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All summer, UK head coach Rich Brooks told anyone who would listen about his defense — a defense that Brooks claimed would be his best during his time at UK. It looks like people, including Alabama head coach Nick Saban, are finally starting to take notice. “They may be the best defensive team in the […]

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Fresh faces pull UK hockey together

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By BW Jones Quality and quantity. Both of these words could be used to describe the new group of players that joined the UK hockey team this season. In previous seasons, top heavy rosters featuring stars like Mike Barnes and Patrick McAdams were the norm, but not anymore. A host of freshman and sophomores may […]

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Same pace no matter the race

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By Jon Hale Some races are longer than the track distance. For UK cross country runner Colin Heenan, his race started last fall when he was diagnosed with severe anemia and ended Saturday when he was the first UK runner to cross the finish line at the Memphis Twilight Classic. Heenan was a four-year letter […]

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Position by Postion: UK vs. WKU

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Quarterbacks Sophomore Mike Hartline has answered his critics, at least for one week, winning Southeastern Conference Offensive Player of the Week after his performance in the Middle Tennessee State game. The most important stat for Hartline however, is zero interceptions. Western Kentucky has K.J. Black, a mobile quarterback that runs the spread offense, as well […]

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Height, speed puts Novikoff a head above

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By Alex Risen Standing 6-foot-3, Laura Novikoff is the tallest women’s soccer player in the Southeastern Conference towering over the competition game in and game out. Her physical stature is imposing as she steps onto the field — leaving many defenders wondering how they will stop the big forward. “When they do announcements, the other […]

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Big Blue Nation sets up camp outside Memorial Coliseum for Madness

By Clark Brooks When you see people camping out at the intersection of the Avenue of Champions and Lexington Avenue in the beginning of the fall season, it means only one thing: Big Blue Madness is near. The event marks the beginning of the UK basketball season with the team’s first practice of the year. […]

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UK looking forward to first ever match-up with Western Kentucky

UK should play more in-state teams. That’s what Louisville natives Alfonso Smith and Garry Williams think. In addition to the annual battle with rival Louisville and a recent game against Eastern Kentucky University, the Cats (3-0) have avoided playing their peers in the western part of the state. Murray State has made the trek to […]

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