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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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By Rachel Smothers The counter is wiped, the ingredients laid out; UK women’s basketball head coach Matthew Mitchell has his apron tied and is ready to slice, dice and sauté his way into a great season. Mitchell, along with wife Jenna, will be going gourmet in Lexington’s Fayette Mall on Saturday from 11 a.m. to […]

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Sports briefs

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Rice named preseason All-American Barry Rice, a senior defender on the UK men’s soccer team, was named a second-team preseason All-American, according to CollegeSoccerNews.com. The Parma, Ohio native earned third-team All-American honors last year, and became the first Conference USA player in history to win Defensive Player of the Year in consecutive seasons, 2007 and […]

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Three UK football players have decided to leave the team, UK head coach Rich Brooks announced June 12. Junior wide receiver E.J. Adams left the team for personal reasons. He has decided to enter the NFL supplemental draft. Chris Cessna, a freshman tight end, has ended his football career because of sustained injuries. According to […]

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