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Six members of the UK track and field team were honored in eight categories as All-Americans by the U.S. Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association after their performances at the NCAA Championships in Fayetteville, Ark., last week. Junior sprinter Rondel Sorrillo, who is in his first season with the Cats, became the first […]

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UK softball player to compete in Japan

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UK softball junior shortstop Molly Johnson has been named to the USA Softball women’s team that will compete in the Japan Cup in Sendai, Japan, July 31 through Aug. 2. Johnson, who became UK’s first softball All-American, tried out for the national team in California, but did not make the roster. However, she was added […]

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Meeks to stay in NBA Draft

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Senior guard Jodie Meeks has decided to keep his name in the NBA Draft and forego his senior season, according to a UK Athletics news release. Meeks averaged a Southeastern Conference high 23.7 points per game and set the UK record for points scored in a game with 54 at Tennessee. “I want to thank […]

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Tilford, signees selected in MLB Draft

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Junior right-handed pitcher Clint Tilford was selected 931st overall by the Colorado Rockies in the 2009 MLB Draft. The West Paducah, Ky., native joins fellow Bat Cats James Paxton, Chris Rusin and Chris Wade as draft selections. Seven UK signees were also drafted, according to UK Athletics. The signees are: Right-handed pitcher Steven Inch- 197th […]

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Three UK baseball players have been selected in the 2009 MLB Draft, according to UK Athletics. Junior left-handed pitcher James Paxton was selected in the first round of the draft as the 37th overall pick by the Toronto Blue Jays. According to UK Athletics, Paxton, a native of Canada, is UK’s first, first-round selection since […]

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By Sam Ranard UK’s volleyball class of 2009 is ranked 13th in the nation, according to PrepVolleyball.com. Coming off a 26-6 season, the Cats look to explode in 2009 with an impressive incoming class. In addition to being ranked 13th, the arriving 2009 freshman class is also the best in the Southeaster Conference, according to […]

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Club baseball wins Division II World Series

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By Sam Ranard The UK club baseball team, which is only four seasons old, won the National Club Baseball Association World Series for the second consecutive year on May 19. After losing 3-2 to Loan Star College in the first round of the NCBA Division II World Series, the Cats clawed their way back to […]

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UK files countersuit against former coach

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UK countersued former men’s basketball coach Billy Gillispie on Thursday in Franklin Circuit Court, according to a UK news release. UK claims it doesn’t owe Gillispie pay because he never signed a contract. The news comes one day after Gillispie filed a lawsuit in Dallas that targets the UK Athletics Association. Gillispie’s suit says that […]

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The Memphis Commercial Appeal is reporting that the NCAA has sent a notice of allegations to the University of Memphis charging the men’s basketball program with major violations during the 2007-08 season under former Tigers head coach and current UK head coach, John Calipari. Among the allegations is “knowing fraudulence of misconduct” on an SAT […]

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Former UK men’s basketball coach Billy Gillispie sued the school Wednesday, seeking at least $6 million he says is owed to him on his deal for being fired without cause, according to a story on ESPN.com. Gillispie says that under his memorandum of understanding, he should be paid $1.5 million each year for four of […]

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