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Men’s tennis sweeps weekend

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While some may have gone dateless on Valentine’s Day, the men’s tennis team had two dates to fill. Pitted up against Morehead State and No. 64 Indiana on Saturday, the No. 31 Cats surrendered just one of the day’s 15 match-ups and earned decisive victories over both teams at UK’s Boone Tennis Center. On Saturday […]

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Softball breaks even in Vegas

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The softball team escaped from the cold Lexington weather to kick off its 2009 season in the Louisville Slugger Desert Classic in Las Vegas. Sadly, the sub-40 degree temperatures followed the Cats out west. Despite the cool desert temps, UK’s bats warmed up, and the Cats won three and lost two to open their season. […]

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He was unleashed again. This time, Jodie Meeks scored 45. Meeks shot 17-of-24, and the Cats beat Arkansas, 79-63, in Fayetteville, Ark., at Bud Walton Arena. Meeks has notched 40-plus points three times this season, all away from Rupp Arena. The other two times were against Appalachian State on Dec. 20 in Freedom Hall (46 […]

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UPDATE: Patterson’s status for Saturday unknown

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Sophomore Patrick Patterson’s status for Saturday’s game at Arkansas is still to be determined, UK head coach Billy Gillispie said in a news conference Friday. Patterson has not practiced since spraining his right ankle Tuesday night in the second half against Florida. Gillispie said Patterson has been wearing a protective boot and has not practiced […]

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PATTERSON UPDATE: No further testing needed

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Patrick Patterson’s sprained his right ankle during Tuesday night’s 68-65 victory over Florida, and no further testing is necessary, according to a UK Athletics news release. X-rays taken immediately after the game were negative, and Patterson is listed as day-to-day. Patterson left the game with 9:06 left in the second half. He rolled his ankle […]

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Meeks beats buzzer, Gators

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RELATED STORIES: Column: The bounce finally goes in UK’s favor Replay the game’s live blog It doesn’t take long for the tides to turn, especially on a far-from-average night. For the Cats’ Jodie Meeks and Florida’s Nick Calathes, it all happened with less than five seconds remaining. With 4.7 seconds left, a cramping Meeks soared, […]

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Cool Cats hold off surge, split series with Vols

By Bill Nigut The situation at the Lexington Ice Center on Saturday became eerily similar to the final moments of Friday’s contest in Knoxville, Tenn. At Tennessee, the UK hockey team blew a 4-3 lead in the closing period, allowing the Volunteers to beat them for the first time in four years. Back in Lexington […]

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The No. 20 Vanderbilt Commodores proved the best defense is a good offense, as they shot 71 percent from the field to hold off the UK women’s basketball team 72-62 in Memorial Coliseum on Sunday. Vanderbilt (18-6, 7-2 Southeastern Conference), one of the top offensive teams in the SEC, shot a sizzling 64.1 percent from […]

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UK Hoops finds its footing in win over Gamecocks

The Cats needed a breakthrough. That’s exactly what senior center Eleia Roddy said the UK women’s basketball team had in the 61-47 victory over South Carolina on Thursday night at Memorial Coliseum. The Cats (13-10, 3-5 Southeastern Conference) entered the game on a four-game losing streak, the longest of the Matthew Mitchell era. “We knew […]

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Brooks inks 27 newcomers

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A few sports days out of the year give chills to the true sports geeks. The NFL’s and NBA’s draft days qualify as some of those days. Wednesday, college football’s national signing day, was another. The UK football team welcomed 27 new members on Wednesday. The 2009 class consists of three Rivals.com four-star commitments, the […]

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