UK basketball http://wuky.org en UK's Calipari Signs Contract Extension-7 Years, $52.5M http://wuky.org/post/uks-calipari-signs-contract-extension-7-years-525m <p>Guiding the Wildcats to the NCAA Championship Game has paid off big time for Coach John Calipari. Fri, 06 Jun 2014 00:30:05 +0000 Associated Press 50093 at http://wuky.org UK's Calipari Signs Contract Extension-7 Years, $52.5M Win Or Lose, UK Plans Public Celebration For Wildcats http://wuky.org/post/win-or-lose-uk-plans-public-celebration-wildcats <p><font color="red">Kentucky</font> has announced that it will celebrate the Wildcats' successful season on Tuesday at Rupp Arena. Mon, 07 Apr 2014 17:19:02 +0000 Associated Press 47077 at http://wuky.org Win Or Lose, UK Plans Public Celebration For Wildcats Cats Turn To "Graybeards" To Secure Win Over Mississippi State http://wuky.org/post/cats-turn-graybeards-secure-win-over-mississippi-state <p>Frustrated with his talented young team, Kentucky coach John Calipari turned to a couple of rarely used veterans for a lift. Sun, 09 Feb 2014 01:39:10 +0000 Associated Press 44361 at http://wuky.org Cats Turn To "Graybeards" To Secure Win Over Mississippi State Barnhart Takes No Position On Farmer's Jersey Staying Up At Rupp http://wuky.org/post/barnhart-takes-no-position-farmers-jersey-staying-rupp <p>LEXINGTON, Ky. -- Following a news briefing on football crowd control Friday WUKY asked UK Athletics Director Mitch Barnhart for his opinion on whether the school should continue to publicly honor former basketball Wildcat Richie Farmer.&nbsp; His jersey currently hangs in the rafters of Rupp Arena as part of the 1992 <em>Unforgettables </em>Team.</p><p></p><p></p><p></p> Fri, 06 Sep 2013 18:16:35 +0000 WUKY Staff 37176 at http://wuky.org Barnhart Takes No Position On Farmer's Jersey Staying Up At Rupp Judge Sentences Former Wildcat To Two Years On Sex Abuse Charges http://wuky.org/post/judge-sentences-former-wildcat-two-years-sex-abuse-charges <p><span id="_oneup" style="font-size: 15px;">LEXINGTON, Ky. — Former University of Kentucky basketball player Michael Porter has been sentenced to two years in prison after he pleaded guilty to sex crimes involving an underage girl.</span></p><p><span id="_oneup" style="font-size: 15px;">Lexington media report Judge Ernesto Scorsone handed down the sentence Thursday despite a request from Porter's attorney for probation.</span></p> Thu, 01 Aug 2013 16:44:22 +0000 Associated Press 35379 at http://wuky.org Judge Sentences Former Wildcat To Two Years On Sex Abuse Charges Noel, Goodwin UK's Latest NBA First Rounders http://wuky.org/post/noel-goodwin-uks-latest-nba-first-rounders <p>BROOKLYN, NY -- Two former Kentucky Wildcats are waking up this morning as NBA first round draft picks.&nbsp; Forward Nerlens Noel had to wait a little longer than expected, but New Orleans made him the sixth overall pick, then later dealt him to Philadelphia.</p><p>"It's been whirwind but I'm definitely staying positive," Noel told NBA Network reporter Craig Sager.&nbsp; "I'm very blessed and fortunate to be in this position...I'm definitely looking for ward to getting to Philadelphia and just playing ball," Noel said.</p> Fri, 28 Jun 2013 11:43:47 +0000 Alan Lytle 33714 at http://wuky.org Noel, Goodwin UK's Latest NBA First Rounders Kentucky Forward Kyle Wiltjer Says He's Transferring http://wuky.org/post/kentucky-forward-kyle-wiltjer-says-hes-transferring <p class="ap-story-p"><span class="entry-content">LEXINGTON, Ky. -- Kentucky forward Kyle Wiltjer is transferring to find a "significant" role elsewhere.</span></p><p></p><p class="ap-story-p"><span class="entry-content">The 6-foot-10 Wiltjer, who played with the Canadian development national team this summer, posted a letter on Kentucky's athletic department website Monday afternoon, saying he will seek a situation to help him "compete the way I know I can. ... wherever that may be."</span></p> Tue, 25 Jun 2013 10:18:17 +0000 Associated Press 33548 at http://wuky.org Kentucky Forward Kyle Wiltjer Says He's Transferring Nerlens Noel Leaving UK Early To Enter NBA Draft http://wuky.org/post/nerlens-noel-leaving-uk-early-enter-nba-draft <p>LEXINGTON, Ky. – University of Kentucky freshman Nerlens&nbsp;Noel&nbsp;has announced he will forego his sophomore season and enter his name in this year's NBA Draft.</p><p></p><p>A release from UK Athletics says after talking it over with family, and Coach John Calipari, Noel decided to put his name in for the draft.&nbsp; Noel is projected by most experts to be a top five first round pick.</p> Mon, 15 Apr 2013 14:16:29 +0000 WUKY Staff 30070 at http://wuky.org Nerlens Noel Leaving UK Early To Enter NBA Draft UK's Noel Out For The Season http://wuky.org/post/uks-noel-out-season <p class="ap-story-p"><span class="entry-content">LEXINGTON, Ky. -- Kentucky freshman Nerlens Noel is out for the rest of the season with a torn ligament in his left knee.</span></p><p></p><p class="ap-story-p"><span class="entry-content">Noel tore his ACL on Tuesday night when No. 25 Kentucky lost at Florida. An MRI on Wednesday revealed the injury.</span></p><p class="ap-story-p"><span class="entry-content">The 6-foot-10 forward will have surgery in the two or three weeks. The projected recovery period is six to eight months.</span></p> Wed, 13 Feb 2013 19:22:53 +0000 Associated Press 27291 at http://wuky.org UK's Noel Out For The Season UK Men Blow Big Lead, Hang On To Beat Vandy 60-58 http://wuky.org/post/uk-men-blow-big-lead-hang-beat-vandy-60-58 <p class="ap-story-p"><span class="entry-content">NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Kyle Wiltjer's jumper with 1:57 left put Kentucky ahead to stay, and the Wildcats kicked off their Southeastern Conference schedule Thursday night by holding off Vanderbilt 60-58 after blowing a 16-point lead.</span></p><p class="ap-story-p"><span class="entry-content">The Wildcats (10-4) also seemed to get a bit of help from officials in the final seconds.</span></p> Fri, 11 Jan 2013 04:34:34 +0000 Associated Press 25809 at http://wuky.org UK Men Blow Big Lead, Hang On To Beat Vandy 60-58