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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 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...

Kentucky players cheer after an inning during the No.10 Kentucky vs. Dayton baseball game on Tuesday, April 4, 2023, in downtown Lexington in Lexington, Kentucky. Photo by Samuel Colmar | Staff

Who’s back, who’s gone and who’s in? Everything fans should know about the 2024 Kentucky baseball roster

Isaiah Pinto, Baseball Beat Reporter February 16, 2024

The 2023 season was a historic one for Kentucky baseball.  After going 40-21 in the regular season – including a 16-14 record in SEC play – Kentucky went on to win a NCAA Regional Tournament hosted...

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 Wildcats head coach Nick Mingione talks to reporters after the No. 18 Kentucky vs. Western Kentucky baseball game on Tuesday, March 28, 2023, at Nick Denes Field in Bowling Green, Kentucky. Kentucky won 10-8. Photo by Jack Weaver | Staff

COLUMN: Nick Mingione’s extension could prove to be brilliant… or a disaster

Jonathon Bruner, Baseball Beat Leader February 16, 2024

With Kentucky baseball drawing closer to first pitch in 2024, one of the more newsworthy pieces of the offseason was the contract extension of head coach Nick Mingione which will, simply put, either be...

Kentucky forward Ugonna Onyenso defends during the Kentucky vs. Ole Miss men’s basketball game Tuesday, Feb. 13, 2024, at Rupp Arena in Lexington, Kentucky. Kentucky won 75-63. Photo by Abbey Cutrer | Staff

ANALYSIS: Ugonna Onyenso once again shines in Kentucky’s win over Ole Miss

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

Kentucky men’s basketball (17-7, 7-4) got back in the win column on Tuesday night, defeating the Ole Miss Rebels (18-6, 5-6) 75-63 in Rupp Arena. Not only did Kentucky defeat the Rebels, it held them...

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