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Washington Staying At UK, Gabriel And Vanderbilt Turn Pro

May 31, 2018
UK Athletics

PJ Washington will return to Kentucky after withdrawing from the NBA draft, while teammates Wenyen Gabriel and Jarred Vanderbilt have decided to turn pro.

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Justify splashed through the slop to win the Kentucky Derby by 2½ lengths on Saturday, becoming the first colt in 136 years to wear the roses after not racing as a 2-year-old.

Monomoy Girl Edges Wonder Gadot For Kentucky Oaks Win

May 5, 2018
Associated Press

After five relatively easy victories, Monomoy Girl proved she could also handle challenges in the Kentucky Oaks. The filly proved that by first overcoming an outside post start before gutting out a close win to maintain her hot start. Monomoy Girl took charge near the far turn and outdueled Wonder Gadot down the stretch to win the $1 million Kentucky Oaks by a half-length on Friday at Churchill Downs.

Justify Installed The Early 3-1 Favorite For Kentucky Derby

May 1, 2018
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Bob Baffert had no chance to fret over the Kentucky Derby draw. By the time the Hall of Fame trainer managed to get into Churchill Downs, the process was halfway done and Justify had landed in the No. 7 post on Tuesday.  WUKY's Alan Lytle talks with the Paulick Report's Natalie Voss about the top three morning line choices.

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Kentucky freshman forward Kevin Knox says he will enter the NBA draft and hire an agent. Knox's departure was somewhat expected after the 6-foot-9 Tampa, Florida , native averaged a team-high 15.6 points while leading the Wildcats to a fourth consecutive Southeastern Conference Tournament championship and the Sweet 16 in the NCAA Tournament.

Good Magic Early 2-1 Favorite In Toyota Blue Grass

Apr 3, 2018
Paulick Report

Good Magic is the 2-1 morning line favorite from the No. 11 post for the 94th Blue Grass at Keeneland that will award 170 total points toward next month's Kentucky Derby.

Associated Press

Shai Gilgeous-Alexander scored 29 points, and Kentucky beat No. 13 Tennessee 77-72 for its fourth straight Southeastern Conference Tournament championship.  The Wildcats will start their quest for a ninth national championship way out west.

Kentucky Blows Out Louisville 90-61 In Rivalry Game

Dec 29, 2017
Associated Press

Shai Gilgeous-Alexander and his Kentucky teammates knew they were capable of a dominant performance. Facing archrival Louisville motivated the No. 16 Wildcats to go out and prove it.  Gilgeous-Alexander came off the bench to score a career-high 24 points, including 17 after halftime, PJ Washington added 16 and Kentucky used several runs to blow out rival Louisville 90-61 Friday in the annual showdown for Bluegrass supremacy.

Kentucky To Face Northwestern In Music City Bowl December 29th

Dec 3, 2017
UK Athletics

Kentucky's Wildcats will play the Wildcats of Northwestern in Nashville in the Music City Bowl.  The pairing was announced on Sunday.

Louisville Trustees Fire Athletic Director Tom Jurich

Oct 18, 2017
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Louisville trustees have fired athletic director Tom Jurich in the wake of its involvement in a national federal investigation of college basketball.  The Board of Trustees voted 10-3 on Wednesday to fire Jurich after 20 years as the school's AD. Jurich, 61, had been placed on paid administrative leave Sept. 27 by interim university President Greg Postel. Louisville's Athletic Association fired men's basketball coach Rick Pitino on Monday.