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Kentucky fifth year Taha Baadi hits the ball during the Kentucky vs Notre Dame mens tennis match on Friday, Jan. 26, 2024, at the Hilary J. Boone Tennis Center in Lexington, Kentucky. Kentucky won 4-0. Photo by Sydney Yonker | Staff

Kentucky men’s tennis takes down Dayton in last matches before SEC play

Sara Gibson and Kai McClelland February 22, 2024

Kentucky men’s tennis hosted Dayton in a doubleheader on Wednesday, Feb. 22, in which the Wildcats swept the Flyers in both matches, 4-0 and 5-0.   With the last matches now completed before March...

Kentucky head coach John Calipari reacts to a foul call during the Kentucky vs Vanderbilt mens basketball game on Tuesday, Feb. 6, 2024, at Memorial Gymnasium in Nashville, Tennessee. Kentucky won 109-77. Photo by Samuel Colmar | Staff

12 SECONDS: A Kentucky basketball tragedy

Cole Parke, Sports Editor February 22, 2024

Wednesday, Feb. 21, 11:14 p.m. ET. In Lexington, Kentucky, fans were going to sleep frustrated and dejected, but in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, the party was just beginning as the Tigers of LSU conquered...

Kentucky guard Jordan Burks (23) holds the ball on the ground during the Kentucky vs Vanderbilt mens basketball game on Tuesday, Feb. 6, 2024, at Memorial Gymnasium in Nashville, Tennessee. Kentucky won 109-77. Photo by Samuel Colmar | Staff

At the buzzer: No. 17 Kentucky crumbles, falls short 75-74 against LSU

Cole Parke, Sports Editor February 21, 2024

No. 17 Kentucky men's basketball suffered a surprise defeat against LSU, falling 75-74 inside the Pete Maravich Center in Baton Rouge on Wednesday. The game featured another stellar showing from Antonio...

Kentucky guards Amiya Jenkins and Brooklynn Miles celebrate during the Kentucky vs Florida women’s basketball game on Sunday, Feb. 18, 2024, at Rupp Arena in Lexington, Kentucky. Kentucky won 81-77. Photo by Sydney Yonker | Staff

Kentucky women’s basketball survives Florida 81-77, snaps six-game losing streak

Colton Johnson, Women's Basketball Beat Leader February 21, 2024

Kentucky women’s basketball (10-16, 3-9) snapped its six-game losing streak Sunday, taking down the Florida Gators 81-77 inside Rupp Arena, and earning its first victory since January 21. The win...

Kentucky Wildcats fifth year Richard Clark puts his hand in his pocket during the Kentucky vs. Morehead State rifle NCAA Qualifier on Saturday, Feb. 18, 2023, at Barker Hall in Lexington, Kentucky. Kentucky finished with a 4716 qualifying score. Photo by Samuel Colmar | Staff

Kentucky rifle earns 4,730 NCAA qualifying score

Jack Tobin, Rifle Beat Reporter February 21, 2024

Kentucky rifle posted a score of 4,730 in the NCAA Qualifier on Saturday, finishing the regular season with a strong score with hopes that it can provide momentum for the postseason. On what was senior...

Kentucky junior Makenzie Wilson performs her floor routine during the 
No. 5 Kentucky vs No. 12 Missouri gymnastics meet on Friday, Feb. 9, 2024, at Rupp Arena in Lexington, Kentucky. Kentucky won 197.350-196.600. Photo by Samuel Colmar | Staff

‘Team 50’ tucks BYU into bed during ‘Pajama Party Night’ at Rupp Arena

Kolby Wohl, Gymnastics Beat Reporter February 21, 2024

No. 5 Kentucky gymnastics (7-2, 4-1 SEC) defeated No. 28 Brigham Young University (6-9, 1-2 Big 12) 197.775-196.600 on Friday evening in Rupp Arena at the Central Bank Center. As Kentucky continues...

Jocelyn Zerr (#19) and Chloe Lynch (#17) compete during the Kentucky vs. Alma STUNT game on Saturday, February 3, 2024, at the Clive M. Beck Center in Lexington, Kentucky. Alma won 17-13. Photo by Brady Saylor | Staff

Kentucky STUNT boasts strong showing at Dallas Baptist Tournament

Desirae Skrzypinski, Club Sports Beat Reporter February 20, 2024

Kentucky STUNT had a strong showing in the Dallas Baptist Tournament over the weekend, finishing the event 3-1. The team won its opening game against Texas 21-4, winning all four points in partner stunts...

Kentucky senior Elizabeth Stevens celebrates after winning a set during the Kentucky vs Wichita State womens tennis match on Friday, Feb. 9, 2024, at the Hilary J. Boone Tennis Complex in Lexington, Kentucky. Kentucky won 5-2. Photo by Samuel Colmar | Staff

Kentucky women’s tennis sweeps Eastern Kentucky 7-0

Kai McClelland and Grace Brydges February 19, 2024

Kentucky women’s tennis hosted Eastern Kentucky on Sunday, Feb. 18, sweeping the Colonels 7-0 inside of the Hilary J. Boone Tennis Complex in Lexington, Kentucky.  The inner-state matchup was seemingly...

A Kentucky womens swimmer compete during the Kentucky Swim & Dive Senior Night and meet against the University of Cincinnati on Friday, Feb. 2, 2024, at the Lancaster Aquatic Center in Lexington, Kentucky. Kentucky Mens swim & dive won 186-111, while Kentucky Womens swim & dive won 207-93. Photo by Samuel Colmar | Staff

PREVIEW: Kentucky swim and dive set to compete in highly anticipated SEC Championships

Jenna Lifshen, Swim and Dive Beat Reporter February 19, 2024

Head coach Bret Lundgaard has had the SEC Championship on his mind since his first meet in September. The Wildcats have been through a season of more struggles than success, only securing one dual meet...

Kentucky Wildcats infielder Erin Coffel (21) throws the ball to first base during the No. 16 Kentucky vs. Louisville softball game on Wednesday, March 29, 2023, at John Cropp Stadium in Lexington, Kentucky. Kentucky won 7-4. Photo by Jack Weaver | Staff

No. 18 Kentucky softball wins two games in ESPN Shriners Children’s Invitational

Parker Scott, Softball Beat Leader February 19, 2024

No. 18 Kentucky softball (6-2) participated in the ESPN Shriners Children’s Invitational in Clearwater, Florida, beginning on Feb. 15, playing three games and winning two of them. The tournament began...

Kentucky fans cheer after a timeout is called during the Kentucky vs Vanderbilt mens basketball game on Tuesday, Feb. 6, 2024, at Memorial Gymnasium in Nashville, Tennessee. Kentucky won 109-77. Photo by Samuel Colmar | Staff

At the buzzer: No. 22 Kentucky earns top 15 win at No. 13 Auburn

Cole Parke, Sports Editor February 17, 2024

No. 22 Kentucky men's basketball earned a massive road win over No. 13 Auburn inside Neville Arena in Alabama on Saturday. Winning 70-59, the Cats were led by Antonio Reeves, who scored 22 points. The...

Kentucky guard Saniah Tyler shoots the ball during Kentucky vs Texas A&M women’s basketball game on Sunday, February. 11, 2024, at Rupp Arena in Lexington, Kentucky. Kentucky lost 44-61. Photo by Sydney Yonker | Staff

Kentucky women’s basketball throttled 78-50 by Auburn on the road

Colton Johnson, Women's Basketball Beat Leader February 17, 2024

Away games have proved difficult for the Wildcats this year and that stayed true on Thursday when they were embarrassed 78-50 by the Auburn Tigers inside Neville Arena in Auburn, Alabama. The loss brings...

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