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Rob Dillingham smiles while being handed the check after winning the charity matches after the Rob Dillingham vs. Aaron Bradshaw NBA 2K Charity Match on Thursday, Feb. 29, 2024, at the UKFCU eSports Lounge in Lexington, Kentucky. Photo by Samuel Colmar | Staff

Rob Dillingham and Aaron Bradshaw face off in charity Esports event

Collin Lewis, Esports Beat Reporter March 1, 2024

While they’re teammates on the hardwood, for one night in The Cornerstone, Kentucky basketball players Rob Dillingham and Aaron Bradshaw were opponents on the digital court. The pair faced off in...

Kentucky shortstop Erin Coffel high-fives associate head coach Kristine Himes during the Kentucky vs.Parkland softball game on Sunday, Sept. 23, 2023, at John Cropp Stadium in Lexington, Kentucky. Kentucky won 9-0. Photo by Sydney Yonker | Staff

Three stars through three tournaments: Players who stood out for Kentucky softball in February

Parker Scott, Softball Beat Leader March 1, 2024

No. 14 Kentucky softball has had a solid start to its 2024 contest thus far, posting an 11-2 record through its first three weekends of the season. The Wildcats have played in three tournaments in February,...

The Kentucky mens tennis team huddles up 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

PREVIEW: A look into the SEC schedule for Kentucky men’s tennis

Kai McClelland and Sara Gibson February 29, 2024

Kentucky men’s tennis has wrapped up its regular season play and will now shift its focus to a difficult road ahead in arguably the best tennis conference: the SEC.   The Wildcats finished 9-3 in...

Kentucky guard Reed Sheppard (15) runs down the court with the ball 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. 16 Kentucky claws back, takes down Mississippi State

Cole Parke, Sports Editor February 27, 2024

No. 16 Kentucky men's basketball came from behind to defeat the Mississippi State Bulldogs inside Humphrey Coliseum in Starkville, Mississippi, on Tuesday, winning 91-89 after trailing for nearly the entire...

Kentucky guard Justin Edwards (1) drives with the ball during the No. 17 Kentucky vs. No. 13 Alabama men’s basketball match on Saturday, Feb. 24, 2024, at Rupp Arena in Lexington, Kentucky. Kentucky won 117-95. Photo by Samuel Colmar | Staff

ANALYSIS: Justin Edwards shines in thrashing of Alabama with new career high

Jonathon Bruner, Baseball Beat Leader February 27, 2024

Justin Edwards and his near-perfect performance shined in No. 17 Kentucky’s 117-95 routing of No. 13 Alabama. Among the names in the 2023-24 freshman class, the Philadelphia native was one that drew...

Kentucky guard Rob Dillingham (0) goes for a layup during the No. 17 Kentucky vs. No. 13 Alabama men’s basketball match on Saturday, Feb. 24, 2024, at Rupp Arena in Lexington, Kentucky. Photo by Samuel Colmar | Staff

At the buzzer: No. 17 Kentucky earns convincing win over No. 13 Alabama

Ali Cetinok, Assistant Sports Editor February 24, 2024

No. 17 Kentucky men’s basketball earned a convincing, much-needed win over the top team in the SEC standings, defeating No. 13 Alabama 117-95 inside Rupp Arena on Saturday. Winning by 22, the Cats...

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 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 head coach Mark Stoops walks through the Cat Walk before the Kentucky vs. Alabama football game on Saturday, Nov. 11, 2023, at Kroger Field in Lexington, Kentucky. Photo Abbey Cutrer | Staff

ANALYSIS: Kentucky football will have revitalized offense for new coordinator

Tyler Russell, Women's Basketball Beat Reporter February 16, 2024

With the news that Kentucky football has a new offensive coordinator, Bush Hamdan, many will find it hard not to get excited for the potential of the Cats’ 2024 offense. After returning core receivers,...

Kentucky head coach Mark Stoops waves to fans at the Cat Walk before the Kentucky vs. Eastern Kentucky football game on Saturday, Sept. 9, 2023, at Kroger Field in Lexington, Kentucky. Photo by Abbey Cutrer | Staff

Kentucky football hires new offensive coordinator Bush Hamdan

Cole Parke, Sports Editor February 14, 2024

Kentucky football announced the hiring of its new offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach Bush Hamdan on Wednesday. The Wildcats made the hire to replace Liam Coen, who left Lexington to join the...

Kentucky women’s tennis junior Ellie Eades poses with her boyfriend, men’s tennis senior Josh Lapadat at the Hilary J. Boone Varsity Tennis Complex on Wednesday, Jan. 31, 2024, in Lexington, Ky. Photo by Samantha Money | Staff

Serving love on and off the tennis court

Sara Gibson, Staff Reporter February 14, 2024

It’s Valentine's Day in the Bluegrass, and in the spirit of the season, let's shine a spotlight on one Kentucky couple that found each other on the tennis courts of Hilary J. Boone Complex.     Growing...

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