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Krebs receives scholarship for 2009-10

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UK head coach John Calipari may have a soft spot for walk-ons after all. In a news release Wednesday, UK Athletics announced senior guard Mark Krebs has been awarded a scholarship. Krebs, a Newport, Ky., native, becomes the 13th and final scholarship player for the 2009-10 UK men’s basketball team. “I thought about this over the […]

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Fullback John Conner blazes way for success of team

Just because John Conner shares a backfield with UK’s star tailbacks doesn’t mean he gets any of the accolades. Conner, UK’s senior fullback, has made a career of paving the way for others’ success. “I just try to do my job to the best of my abilities,” Conner said. “I know fullbacks don’t get a […]

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​The UK volleyball team has one thing on their mind: winning the Southeastern Conference Championship. In 2008, the Cats only had to win their regular season finale at home against Tennessee and they would have accomplished their goal and won their first SEC Championship since 1988. The Cats came up short in the finale though, […]

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By Clark Brooks ​sports@kykernel.com ​ ​With three highly productive seasons under his belt, senior defender Barry Rice has become one of the most memorable UK soccer players in recent history. Rice burst onto the scene as a freshman, totaling seven points with one goal and five assists and earning Conference USA All-Freshman honors. During Rice’s […]

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​The Associated Press and Gannett Co. announced Monday afternoon they would not accept credentials to cover Southeastern Conference sporting events under the current SEC credential policy. Barring a major change in the current credential policy or a change in the stance of the AP or Gannett, these two organizations will not be covering any SEC […]

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By Daniel Diliberto sports@kykernel.com John Calipari isn’t the only new face in Lexington. The UK women’s soccer team replaced the only coach the program has ever known, Warren Lipka, with Jon Lipsitz, formerly of the University of Charlotte. Lipsitz started his coaching career at Denison University in 1990, where he coached for three seasons. In […]

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UK, WKU announce four-game football series

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The UK and Western Kentucky University football teams have agreed to a four-game series during the 2010-2013 seasons, the schools announced Wednesday. The schools will play once a year for four years. UK will host the Hilltoppers in Commonwealth Stadium in 2010 and 2012. In turn, the Hilltoppers will serve as the home team for […]

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NBA star gets a taste of college life at UK

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NBA star gets a taste of college life at UK

NBA superstar Lebron James flew into Lexington to tour UK’s basketball facilities on July 17. He and UK head coach John Calipari have a budding friendship. Calipari and his staff had heard James was interested in a tour, so they set up a mock recruiting visit for the 2009 NBA MVP. He was the No. […]

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Six UK players were voted to the Coaches’ preseason All-Southeastern Conference Team last week: Cornerback Trevard Lindley was named to the first team. Linebacker Micah Johnson was named to the second team. Quarterback Mike Hartline, offensive tackle Zipp Duncan, center Jorge Gonzalez and defensive tackle Corey Peters were named to the third team. The Cats […]

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Jarmon selected in third round

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Former UK defensive end Jeremy Jarmon was selected by the Washington Redskins in the third round of the NFL supplemental draft on July 16. “I just spoke with Jeremy and I’m very excited for him,” UK head coach Rich Brooks said in a statement. “It’s a great thing for him to be selected that high […]

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