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Kentucky Rifle

Kentucky rifle wins GARC team championship

Aaron Benjamin February 26, 2022

Kentucky rifle competed against eight other teams in the Great American Rifle Championships, tallying the highest point total, winning the title.Teams competing included West Virginia, Navy, Ole Miss,...

Kentucky rifle defeats West Virginia to earn share of conference title

Scott Clarke February 12, 2022

The No. 2 Kentucky rifle team won in come-from-behind fashion at No. 4 West Virginia on Saturday, earning a share of the Great American Rifle Conference Regular-Season Championship.This is the third straight...

Kentucky Rifle

UK Rifle defeats NC State behind historic performance

Jaron Centers January 16, 2022

Kentucky’s rifle team put in its best performance in school history in a victory against NC State on Sunday. The Cats set an NCAA record with an aggregate team score of 4752, making program history...

Mary Tucker. UK Rifle v Akron. Photo by Hannah Phillips | UK Athletics

Kentucky rifle defeats Army in West Point

Scott Clarke January 15, 2022

The University of Kentucky rifle team posted a score of 2390 en route to a total team aggregate of 4733 in a victory against Army on Saturday in West Point. Kentucky (6-1) started the match on Saturday...

Kentucky Rifle

Kentucky Rifle topples Akron in fall finale

Barkley Truax November 21, 2021

The Kentucky Rifle team was on target Saturday morning against Akron, defeating the Zips 4724-4674 at home inside Barker Hall.“I am happy with the overall team effort today. I think we finished the fall...

Kentucky Rifle

Shaner, Tucker lead Kentucky to weekend rifle wins

Barkley Truax November 14, 2021

What a weekend it was for Kentucky Rifle.Kentucky won their Long Rifle Event over Morehead and Murray State with a score of 7059 on Saturday. Murray State would nab a 7022 while Morehead State finished...

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Rifle falls to Ole Miss without Tucker, Shaner

Barkley Truax November 6, 2021

The Kentucky Rifle team dropped their first match of the season, falling to Ole Miss 4716-4675 in their home opener.The Cats were without their top two shooters in 2020 Olympic medalists Mary Tucker and...

UK Rifle vs. Navy scores

UK Rifle makes program history, shoots 4736 aggregate against Navy

Barkley Truax October 30, 2021

Kentucky rifle (2-0) posted a 4736 aggregate Saturday afternoon, defeating Navy (3-4) (4736-4686), setting the record for highest combined score in school history. The previous record was 4735.Last season...

Kentucky celebrates after scoring a point during the University of Kentucky vs. Missouri volleyball game on Friday, Sept. 24, 2021, at Memorial Coliseum in Lexington, Kentucky. UK won 3-0. Photo by Jack Weaver | Staff

Basketball school? Football school? Everything school

Cole Parke October 29, 2021

The University of Kentucky has held a long-standing reputation in the world of collegiate athletics as a “basketball school.”For years, UK has been renowned for the legendary men’s program led by...

Mary Tucker. UK Rifle v Akron. Photo by Hannah Phillips | UK Athletics

UK wins first rifle meet of the season over Morehead State

Barkley Truax October 13, 2021

The reigning National Champion Kentucky rifle team started out their 2021-22 season with a victory over Morehead State 4680-4658 last Saturday.Kentucky posted a score of 2330 in smallbore and 2350 in air...

Mary Tucker and Lucas Kozeniesky pose with their Olympic silver medals after the 10m Air Rifle Mixed Team Gold Medal match between Team USA and China on Tuesday July 27, 2021. 

Mary Tucker wins silver, becomes second UK Rifle star to medal at Olympics

Barkley Truax July 27, 2021

Mary Tucker and her teammate Lucas Kozeniesky are now Olympic silver medalists. The pair were guaranteed a medal after the qualifying rounds of the 10m Air Rifle Mixed Team event, shooting a 418.0 to...

Gold medalist and Olympic record holder William Shaner of the United States stands on the podium after winning the mens 10-meter air rifle on Sunday in Asaka, Japan.

Will Shaner takes gold in Tokyo

Barkley Truax July 25, 2021

Will Shaner is an Olympic gold medalist.The 20-year-old took gold with an Olympic-record setting performance of 251.6 over eventual silver medalist, China's Sheng Lihao, 16, who shot 250.9. China's Yang...

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