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Coal runs through Nate Waters’ blood. It killed his grandfather and provides power for the lights in the classrooms where he takes his final classes to become a mining engineer. It hides beneath the earth in his hometown, and it paid for his new truck. Despite going to the flagship university of the state that […]

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Athletes, coaches honored at 7th annual Catspys

By Sam Ranard Exchanging their jerseys and sneakers for jackets and dresses, UK Athletics celebrated the best of the best at the seventh annual Catspy Awards. Scores of athletes and coaches from all 22 varsity sports at UK filled Memorial Coliseum to honor their peers in this year’s Catspy Awards. A total of five teams […]

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UK guard Jodie Meeks has not decided whether he will keep his name in the NBA draft permanently. “I’m just in the process of doing what I need to do to get the experience,” Meeks said. “I’m not really sure what I’m going to do, I’m just working out and trying to stay in shape.” […]

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An unexpected quarterback shines in Blue-White Game and a position battle heats up

Rising junior quarterback Will Fidler was about to head to the locker room after Saturday’s Blue-White game when UK head coach Rich Brooks crossed his path. “Good game,” Brooks said, extending his hand. “Thanks, coach,” Fidler said. It was a typical response to a typical statement. But there was nothing typical about Fidler’s performance in […]

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Pryor drafted by the Patriots

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Myron Pryor became the only UK football player to get drafted in the 2009 National Football Draft when the New England Patriots selected Pryor with the No. 34 pick in the sixth round on Sunday.

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Over a week into the late signing period, UK coach John Calipari inked his second recruit at UK, signing junior college transfer Darnell Dodson on Friday. Dodson, from Greenbelt, Md., attended Miami-Dade Community College the past two seasons, averaging 15.7 points and 5.6 rebounds per game in 2008-09. Dodson chose Miami-Dade after originally committing to […]

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Purple Aces trump Cats: UK cold streak extended in 11-7 loss against Evansville

Two innings was all it took. After allowing five unearned runs in the ninth inning of a loss to visiting Lipscomb one day prior, the UK baseball team (21-19, 6-12 Southeastern Conference) folded in a four-run loss to the visiting Evansville Purple Aces. Evansville scored 11 runs in just two innings of work on a […]

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The UK men’s basketball team has added another top-tier opponent to its 2009-10 schedule. The Cats will face the Connecticut Huskies on Dec. 9 as part of the 2009 SEC-Big East Invitational, according to a news release from UK Athletics. The game will be held at Madison Square Garden in New York City and will […]

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Freshman pitches shutout, homers in win over EKU

By Bill Nigut Freshman pitcher Rachel Riley did it all for the UK softball team on Wednesday night. Not only did she hit a home run in the second inning, but she also carried a no-hitter through five innings against Eastern Kentucky University. UK picked up a 7-0 win, improving its record to 26-18 and […]

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UK suffers late-game collapse in home loss: Errors, bullpen doom Cats against Lipscomb

On an unusual night for baseball, unusual things are bound to happen. With the thermometer hovering around 40 degrees — a temperature more suited for Commonwealth Stadium than for Cliff Hagan — UK looked to be in position to soundly defeat Lipscomb. Then the unusual happened. Lipscomb plated five runs in the top of the […]

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