Kentucky Wildcats Basketball

4:43 pm
Wed April 23, 2014

Dakari Johnson Returning To UK For Sophomore Season

Freshman Dakari Johsnon announced Wednesday he will return to the Wildcats for his sophomore season.
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Freshman center Dakari Johnson will return to the Kentucky men’s basketball program for the 2014-15 season, he announced Wednesday.

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3:13 pm
Thu April 17, 2014

James Young Leaving UK Early For NBA Draft

Freshman James Young has declared for the NBA draft

University of Kentucky freshman James Young will forego his sophomore season and enter his name in this year's NBA Draft.

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Local/Regional News
4:13 pm
Wed July 31, 2013

Former Wildcat Terrence Jones Arrested For Stomping A Homeless Man


PORTLAND, Ore. — Portland, Ore., police say former Kentucky Wildcat Terrence Jones has been arrested and accused of stomping on a homeless man's leg.

Police spokesman Sgt. Pete Simpson says the incident happened early Wednesday outside a downtown nightclub. A sergeant saw the 6-foot-9 Jones walk by a doorway where two homeless men were sleeping and yell "Wake Up!" before lifting his foot and stomping on the legs of one.

Jones was booked into the county Jail on a harassment charge.

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Local/Regional News
12:41 pm
Fri March 22, 2013

U.S. Education Sec. Calls For Improved Academic Standards For Student Athletes

LEXINGTON, Ky. - U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan is one of a number of officials calling on universities to place more emphasis on academic benchmarks in coaches’ incentive packages.

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2:37 pm
Wed March 20, 2013

Wildcats Get Another High-Ranking Recruit For Next Year

6'9" Power Forward Julius Randle announced Wednesday he will play for UK next year.

LEXINGTON, Ky. – The number two ranked high school prospect in the country is joining the Kentucky Wildcats.  6’9” power forward Julius Randle picked UK over Kansas, Florida, and Texas. 

The senior from Prestonwood Christian Academy in Plano, TX, announced his decision at his high school just after 1pm.

A foot injury cost Randle much of his senior season, but he returned to lead his team to a state championship and will play in the McDonald’s All-American game in April.  

He joins a talented freshman recruiting class widely considered to be the best in the nation.

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10:16 pm
Tue March 19, 2013

Robert Morris Upends Kentucky In NIT Opener

MOON, Pa. -- Mike McFadden hit two free throws with 8.7 seconds remaining and Robert Morris shocked defending national champion Kentucky 59-57 in the opening round of the NIT on Tuesday night.

The Wildcats decided not to call timeout after the second free throw but Kyle Wiltjer's 3-pointer before the buzzer bounced harmlessly off the rim, sending hundreds of students onto the court as Robert Morris ruined Kentucky coach John Calipari's homecoming.

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