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The UK Athletic Board of Directors approved an operating budget on Monday for the 2010 fiscal year that would, among other things, increase giving to UK from $1.2 million to $1.7 million. The approved budget was for $72.65 million for 2010, up from just over $67 million for 2009. The increase came despite increased travel […]

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It’s been anything but a normal season for the UK softball team. Then again, it’s not your average UK team. Jason Mraz, Green Day and Nelly played over the stadium loudspeakers as the team wrapped up practice on Monday, shagging fly balls in the outfield. After being selected to the first NCAA Tournament in the […]

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UK forward Patrick Patterson has withdrawn his name from the NBA Draft and will return to UK for his junior season, according to UK Athletics. Patterson entered his name into the draft but never hired an agent, leaving open the possibility to return to the Cats next season. The Huntington, W.Va., native averaged 17.9 points and […]

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The rich continue to get richer in the Bluegrass, especially in the world of college basketball recruiting. Point guard Eric Bledsoe signed his letter of intent to play for UK men’s basketball head coach John Calipari and the Cats on Wednesday, UK Athletics confirmed. Bledsoe averaged 20.3 points per game, along with 9.4 rebounds and […]

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Top high school basketball recruit John Wall was charged last week with misdemeanor breaking and entering at a Raleigh, N.C., residence, according to The (Raleigh) News & Observer. Wall, a 6-foot-4 senior at Word of God Christian Academy, was detained with two minors on Wednesday, April 27. Each of the three was issued a citation […]

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Bat Cats show offensive firepower: UK hits four home runs in 17-11 win

Small ball was a distant memory at Cliff Hagan Stadium on an overcast Sunday afternoon, as the UK baseball team and visiting Tennessee combined for seven home runs. The Cats (24-23, 9-15 Southeastern Conference) belted four home runs out of the park, in a 17-11 win, accounting for 10 of their 17 runs. Most importantly […]

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Cats in SEC Tournament for only the third time ever

By Bill Nigut After a season filled with broken records, Southeastern Conference and national awards and the second most wins in school history, the UK softball team is heading to its third-ever SEC Tournament. The Cats wrapped up one of their best seasons with a series victory over SEC opponent South Carolina this weekend. UK […]

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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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