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Kentucky Wildcats infielder Meeko Harrison (77) swings the bat 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 Olivia Hall | Staff

Kentucky softball rises to No. 15 in week eight of USA Softball Top 25

Colton Johnson, Reporter April 12, 2023

Kentucky softball (22-9-1) rose to No. 15 in week eight of the USA Softball Top 25 after being tied at No. 16 in week seven. The Wildcats saw a rise in ranking despite losing two of their last four...

Kentucky Wildcats pitcher Stephanie Schoonover (23) celebrates the win after 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

Kentucky softball rises to No. 14 in week five of USA Softball Top 25

Colton Johnson, Reporter March 17, 2023

Kentucky softball (16-5-1) reached the top 15 in the USA Softball Top 25 as it stood alone at 14 after being tied with now No. 20 Baylor at 16 in week four. The rise in rank comes with the Wildcats’...

Kentucky pitcher Kennedy Sullivan (8) pitches during the UK vs. Oklahoma softball game on Tuesday, March 22, 2022, at John Cropp Stadium in Lexington, Kentucky. Oklahoma won 9-1. Photo by Jack Weaver | Staff

Kentucky softball stays put at No. 16 in USA Softball Top 25

Ainsley Saurers, Reporter March 8, 2023

Kentucky softball (12-5-1) found itself tied with the Baylor Bears (17-2) at No. 16 in week three of the USA Softball Top 25. Most recently winning against the UIC Flames 11-0, the Cats have managed...

Kentucky Wildcat freshman Stephanie Schoonover (23) pitches during the UK vs. Morehead State game on Wednesday, March 31, 2021, at Cropp Softball Stadium in Lexington, Kentucky. UK won 13-1. Photo by Jack Weaver | Staff

Kentucky softball splits doubleheader in Oklahoma Tournament

Parker Scott, Reporter March 8, 2023

No. 16 Kentucky softball split its doubleheader on Saturday at the Oklahoma Tournament in Norman, Oklahoma. Both games ended in a score of 7-1, with the first game against the University of Illinois...

Kentucky head coach Rachel Lawson walks off the field during the UK vs. Oklahoma softball game on Tuesday, March 22, 2022, at John Cropp Stadium in Lexington, Kentucky. Oklahoma won 9-1. Photo by Jack Weaver | Staff

Kentucky softball blown out by Oklahoma 18-0

Jonathon Bruner, Reporter March 8, 2023

No. 18 Kentucky Softball (10-4-1) was no-hit by No. 1 Oklahoma (15-1), being defeated by a score of 18-0 in five innings.  The Wildcats sent their ace, junior Stephanie Schoonover, to the mound to...

Kentucky Wildcat junior Kayla Kowalik (99) celebrates a base hit during the University of Kentucky vs. University of Georgia softball game on Monday, April 12, 2021, at John Cropp Stadium in Lexington, Kentucky. UK lost 5-2. Photo by Michael Clubb | Staff

Kentucky softball splits doubleheader at Mary Nutter Collegiate Classic, reaches 10 wins on season

Aaron Benjamin, Reporter February 26, 2023

No. 18 Kentucky softball played a doubleheader on Saturday, losing to No. 17 Northwestern 9-3 and defeating UC-Riverside 3-0. Both games were held at Fenway Field in Palm Springs, California, as part...

Kentucky catcher Kayla Kowalik (99) looks towards the dugout during the UK vs. Oklahoma softball game on Tuesday, March 22, 2022, at John Cropp Stadium in Lexington, Kentucky. Oklahoma won 9-1. Photo by Jack Weaver | Staff

No. 8 Kentucky routed 9-1 at home by No. 1 Oklahoma

Cole Parke March 22, 2022

No. 8 Kentucky (20-6) was defeated 9-1 inside John Cropp Stadium by No. 1 Oklahoma (26-0) on Tuesday, suffering its first non-invitational home loss of the season.The loss was given to junior pitcher Miranda...

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SEC formally extends invitation to Texas and Oklahoma to join conference

Hunter Shelton July 29, 2021

The idea of a 16-team SEC took another leap forward on Thursday. The SEC announced that it has extended its invitation to Texas and Oklahoma to join the Southeastern Conference after a unanimous 14-0...

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Texas, Oklahoma request invitations to join the SEC

Barkley Truax July 27, 2021

The rumors are true, Texas and Oklahoma are expected to join the SEC on July 1, 2025.“Dear Commissioner Sankey,” the request reads. “The University of Texas at Austin and The University of Oklahoma...

The team lineups are announced before the senior night meet against Central Michigan on Friday, March 8, 2019, at Memorial Coliseum in Lexington, Kentucky. Photo by Jordan Prather | Staff

UK gymnastics ends season with program-best performances

Madison Dennis April 7, 2019

The Kentucky Wildcats gymnastics team competed in the NCAA Regional Final in Athens, Georgia, on Saturday and earned the highest score in program history while they fell to No. 15 California, No. 8 Georgia,...

The Kentucky Gymnastics team huddles up after winning the final home meet of the season against Ohio State on Friday, March 2, 2018 in Lexington, Ky. Photo by Jordan Prather | Staff

UK gymnastics ready for first national semifinal

Mohammad Ahmad April 19, 2018

Before the start of this season, the UK gymnastics team had never gone farther than the NCAA Regionals. Now, the team finds itself in its first-ever national championship appearance.After ranking 10th...

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