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No answer on Gillispie

UK President Lee Todd was unavailable for comment on the job status of UK men’s basketball coach Billy Gillispie, UK spokesman Jimmy Stanton said. The Cats’ rocky season ended Wednesday night with a loss at Notre Dame. Todd was at the game in South Bend, Ind., but he was traveling Thursday afternoon and could not […]

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Cincinnati breaks Cats’ home win streak

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Cincinnati breaks Cats’ home win streak

A sloppy evening at Cliff Hagan Stadium on Wednesday saw the Cats play even sloppier. For the first time since 2007, the Cats (15-7, 3-3 Southeastern Conference) lost to a non-conference opponent at home, dropping a 12-6 decision to Cincinnati. The Bearcats jumped on UK from the start, but the game remained close for the […]

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Former UK basketball standout Mike Casey is listed in critical condition after a serious heart procedure at the Vanderbilt Medical Center in Nashville on Tuesday, a spokesman for the Medical Center said. Vanderbilt Medical Center spokesman Jerry Jones said Casey received a ventricular assist device Tuesday. The device helps the heart pump blood through the […]

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All season long, turnovers plagued the Cats. Virginia Military Institute forced 25 UK turnovers in the Cats’ season-opening loss, and Notre Dame put a fitting bookend on the Cats’ season Wednesday night. The Cats (22-14, 8-8 Southeastern Conference) committed just 10 turnovers Wednesday — tied for their second-best performance of the season in that respect […]

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Freshman superiority: Bell strikes out 23 in Cats’ sweep of Kent State

By Sam Ranard The PA system at the UK softball field said it all: “Another one bites the dust.” Freshman Chanda Bell not only pitched in both of the wins during the doubleheader against Kent State (7-13) on Tuesday, but she also managed to strike out 23 batters in just 12 innings pitched.  Tuesday’s performance […]

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UK baseball thriving off clutch hitting late in games

Theatrics have become somewhat of an expected act for the UK baseball team. On March 4, it was sophomore second baseman Chris Bisson taking center stage as he blasted a walk-off two-run home run over the right field wall. Only four days later, sophomore shortstop Chris Wade hit a walk-off grand slam to give the […]

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Sophomore center Catina Bett has been released by the UK women’s basketball team for violation of team rules, UK spokeswoman Susan Lax said. Bett appeared in 19 games for the Cats this year, averaging 2.4 points per game in just under 10 minutes per game. “I have dismissed Catina Bett from the UK Hoops team […]

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Jodie Meeks got his redemption in just a matter of seconds. After committing what seemed to be a crucial turnover and foul, Meeks hit the game-winning shot to give the Cats a 65-63 win over Creighton in the second round of the National Invitation Tournament. It was supposed to be a routine play. Just a […]

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UK vs. Creighton live blog

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Full Court Press, the Kernel’s basketball live blog, is below. The Cats play Creighton at 7:00 p.m. in the secound round of the NIT in Omaha, Neb. Please feel free to stop by and interact with Kernel staffers Bobby Reagan and Kenny Colston as they blog live from the Kernel newsroom. UK vs. Creighton live […]

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Cats miss series sweep against Vandy, lose 4-2

The rally caps were don, the tying run was at the plate and the fans were on their feet. Unlike past performances though, the Cardiac Cats were unsuccessful in their attempt at late-inning theatrics. In a game where confusion and oddity was almost as common as runs, Vanderbilt came out on top 4-2 to avoid […]

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