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Kentucky Wildcats infielder Grant Smith (12) rounds second base after hitting a homerun during the No. 18 Kentucky vs. No. 25 Missouri baseball game on Saturday, April 1, 2023, at Kentucky Proud Park in Lexington, Kentucky. Kentucky won 10-0. Photo by Travis Fannon | Staff

Kentucky baseball defeats Missouri 3-1 to secure series sweep, improves to 8-1 in SEC

Drew Johnson, Staff Writer April 5, 2023

No. 18 Kentucky baseball defeated Missouri 3-1 on Sunday to sweep the Tigers. Pitcher Mason Moore was given the winning decision for Kentucky, pitching two innings and allowing no runs or hits. Kentucky’s...

Kentucky Wildcats outfielder Jackson Gray (51) 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: Kentucky baseball is shattering expectations, but can it continue dominance through SEC play?

Drew Johnson, Staff Writer April 4, 2023

As winter slowly transitioned into spring, the college baseball season was quickly approaching, meaning it was the time of year for publications to release their preseason conference rankings. What...

Kentucky players celebrate a run during the No. 16 Kentucky vs. Dayton softball home opener game on Wednesday, March 8, 2023, at John Cropp Stadium in Lexington, Kentucky. Kentucky won 5-4. Photo by Samuel Colmar | Staff

No. 16 Softball sweeps doubleheader against No. 23 Mizzou to open SEC play with undefeated weekend

Sara Gibson, Reporter March 13, 2023

Kentucky Softball traveled to Missouri this weekend to open SEC play, sweeping a double header on Sunday to finish the weekend 3-0. Kentucky completed the sweep without allowing a single run all series...

Kentucky Wildcats pitcher Stephanie Schoonover (23) pitches the ball during the No. 16 Kentucky vs. Dayton softball home opener game on Wednesday, March 8, 2023, at John Cropp Stadium in Lexington, Kentucky. Kentucky won 5-4. Photo by Samuel Colmar | Staff

No. 16 Kentucky softball defeats Missouri 5-0 in game one of first SEC series

Colton Johnson, Reporter March 11, 2023

No. 16 Kentucky softball (14-5-1) opened its first SEC series of the season against No. 23 Missouri (16-7) with a 5-0 shutout win at the Mizzou Softball Stadium in Columbia, Missouri, on Friday. Single-game...

Kentucky head coach Nick Mingione talks with an umpire during the game against Canisius College on Friday, Mar. 1, 2019, at Kentucky Proud Park in Lexington, Kentucky. Photo by Jordan Prather | Staff

SEC baseball alters several league rules ahead of 2023 season

Isaiah Pinto, Reporter February 17, 2023

The upcoming 2023 baseball season will bring three rule changes to speed up the pace of play in SEC matchups. The Southeastern Conference and D1 Baseball posted the rule changes in a join-Instagram...

Kentucky Wildcats guard Maddie Scherr (22) calls a play during the Kentucky vs. Missouri womens basketball game on Sunday, Jan. 29, 2023, at Memorial Coliseum in Lexington, Kentucky. UK won 77-54 Photo by Travis Fannon | Staff

Staunch defense and strong shooting seals first SEC home victory for Kyra Elzy’s Cats

Luke Fetzer, Staff Writer January 31, 2023

Having been defeated by the Missouri Tigers just 30 days prior, the Kentucky womens basketball team entered Sunday’s matchup with a hunger for revenge. From the opening tipoff the Cats looked strong,...

Kentucky Wildcats guard Jada Walker (11) shoots the ball during the Kentucky vs. Missouri womens basketball game on Sunday, Jan. 29, 2023, at Memorial Coliseum in Lexington, Kentucky. UK won 77-54 Photo by Travis Fannon | Staff

PHOTOS: Kentucky womens basketball defeated Missouri 77-54.

Travis Fannon January 29, 2023

Kentucky womens basketball took down the Missouri Tigers for its second conference win on Sunday, Jan. 29, 2023, inside Memorial Coliseum in Lexington, Kentucky. The Wildcats won 77-54.

Kentucky Wildcats forward Jacob Toppin (0) and guard CJ Fredrick (1) celebrate at the end of the Kentucky vs. No. 5 Tennessee mens basketball game on Saturday, Jan. 14, 2023, at Thompson-Boling Arena in Knoxville, Tennessee. Kentucky won 63-56. Photo by Jack Weaver | Staff

Comeback Cats: UK wins after trailing at halftime for first time this season

Cole Parke, Sports Editor January 18, 2023

Kentucky mens basketball earned a hard-fought 85-71 win over Georgia on Tuesday night, notching its second-consecutive conference win for the first time all season. While there were plenty of highlights...

Kentucky Wildcats guard Robyn Benton (1) reacts to a foul call against Kentucky during the Kentucky vs. Louisville womens basketball game on Sunday, Dec. 11, 2022, at Rupp Arena in Lexington, Kentucky. Louisville won 86-72. Photo by Jack Weaver | Staff

Kentucky womens basketball comes up short 74-71 against Missouri in SEC opener

Samantha Money, Assistant Sports Editor December 30, 2022

Kentucky womens basketball suffered its third straight loss of the season at the hands of the Missouri Tigers on Thursday, losing 74-71. The Wildcats entered the game having lost their previous two...

Kentucky Wildcats forward Oscar Tshiebwe (34) shoots the ball during the No. 19 Kentucky vs. Missouri mens basketball game on Wednesday, Dec. 28, 2022, at Mizzou Arena in Columbia, Missouri. Missouri won 89-75. Photo by Jack Weaver | Staff

Kentucky basketball suffers 89-75 upset loss to Missouri on the road

Cole Parke December 28, 2022

No. 19 Kentucky mens basketball was defeated 89-75 at Missouri on Wednesday, falling to 8-4 on the season. The loss marked the second loss in three games for Kentucky and saw the Wildcats start SEC...

Kentucky Wildcats wide receiver Dane Key (6) and running back Chris Rodriguez Jr. (24) celebrate during the Kentucky vs. Missouri football game on Saturday, Nov. 5, 2022, at Faurot Field in Columbia, Missouri. UK won 21-17. Photo by Jack Weaver | Staff

Cats claw back, defeat Mizzou 21-17 in Columbia

Cole Parke, Sports Editor November 5, 2022

Kentucky football (6-3) overcame a late deficit to defeat Missouri 21-17 in Columbia, finishing out the Wildcats’ road-schedule with a win. “I’m very proud of our football team,” Kentucky head...

Kentucky Wildcats midfielder Úlfa Úlfarsdóttir (20) controls the ball during the Kentucky vs. EKU womens soccer game on Sunday, Aug. 28, 2022, at the Wendell and Vickie Bell Soccer Complex in Lexington, Kentucky. UK won 4-0. Photo by Jack Weaver | Staff

Kentucky draws Missouri 1-1; remains winless on the road in SEC since 2017

Ali Cetinok, Assistant Sports Editor October 21, 2022

Kentucky womens soccer (7-7-2) fought to a 1-1 draw against Missouri (5-7-3) in Columbia on Thursday night, remaining winless in SEC play. With the match being a must-win for both – teams with Kentucky...

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