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9:55 pm
Thu January 10, 2013

Kentucky Women Top Texas A&M For Record-Setting Win

LEXINGTON, Ky. -- A'dia Mathies scored 23 points and No. 6 Kentucky overcame a sluggish first half to rally past No. 20 Texas A&M 65-62 for a record setting win on Thursday night.

Jennifer O'Neill added 15 points as the Wildcats (15-1, 3-0 SEC) extended school-record winning streaks of 14 games overall and 31 in a row at home.

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6:44 pm
Sat December 29, 2012

U of L Hangs On To Beat UK In Battle Of The Bluegrass

LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- Russ Smith scored 21 points and Chane Behanan had 20 and No. 4 Louisville ended a four-game losing streak against rival Kentucky with an up-and-down 80-77 victory on Saturday.

Peyton Siva added 19 points as the Cardinals (12-1) won a hard-fought Battle of the Bluegrass. Though the Cardinals trail the series 30-15, their victory followed last spring's 69-61 national semifinal loss to the Wildcats, who went on to win their eighth national championship.

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3:20 pm
Fri December 28, 2012

Ex-Louisville Football Player Sues School, Coach

LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- A former University of Louisville football player has sued the school and coach Charlie Strong and says he was coerced into covering up a beating in the locker room by a pair of teammates.

Former Cardinals defensive lineman Patrick Grant of Sunrise, Fla., alleges that two teammates attacked him Oct. 24, 2010, in the locker room at Papa John's Cardinal Stadium and, according to the lawsuit, beat him "so badly that he required immediate, urgent care and nearly lost his left eye."

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5:28 pm
Wed December 19, 2012

UK Coach Stoops Has Had "Whirlwind" First Two Weeks

LEXINGTON, Ky.-- New Kentucky coach Mark Stoops is finally able to stand still for a moment.  His thought process, however, remains at high speed.

Stoops says it's been a "whirlwind" since he was hired on Dec. 2. Things slowed down enough for him on Wednesday to provide an update on how he's putting the program together in his first few weeks and to announce the signings of junior college players Steven Borden and Za'Darius Smith, Stoops' first commitments.

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9:07 pm
Tue December 18, 2012

Neal Brown Plans Up-Tempo Offense For Kentucky

New UK Offensive Coordinator Neal Brown
Credit kentuckyforward.com

LEXINGTON, Ky. -- Neal Brown plans to bring the `Air Raid' offense to Kentucky. He said it won't take long to install the up-tempo, passing attack, that it can be done quickly.  The Wildcats new offensive coordinator said Tuesday he will employ the offense that helped Texas Tech's offense rank in the top 15 nationally during his three seasons there.

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7:41 pm
Mon December 3, 2012

Phillips Takes Position With Florida Gators

GAINESVILLE, Fla. -- It didn't take Joker Phillips long to find another job.  The former Kentucky head coach landed at No. 4 Florida on Monday, joining the Gators as receivers coach and recruiting coordinator.

Florida coach Will Muschamp said Phillips will begin work Friday.

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9:41 pm
Sun December 2, 2012

Thompson Unlikely Hero In UK Women's Victory Over U Of L

LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- Janee Thompson scored all 13 of her points in the second half, including a 3-pointer with 8.4 seconds left, to lift No. 9 Kentucky to a 48-47 comeback victory over No. 6 Louisville Sunday night.

The freshman guard finished with 13 points and scored the final six for the Wildcats (6-1), who trailed by 14 points in the second half before rallying down the stretch behind tough defense that held Louisville without a field goal for the final 4:54.

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5:58 pm
Sun December 2, 2012

Stoops Introduced To The Big Blue Nation

LEXINGTON, Ky. – The University of Kentucky football program has a new man in charge.  Mark Stoops was officially introduced to a crowd of media and well wishers on Sunday. 

Stoops, one of the top defensive coordinators in the country, departs Florida State University, where his first order of business will be rebuilding a football program that went 0 and 8 in the Southeastern Conference this past season.

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11:21 am
Wed November 28, 2012

Louisville To Join Atlantic Coast Conference

LOUISVILLE, Ky. - The Atlantic Coast Conference has announced its presidents and chancellors have unanimously voted to add Louisville as the replacement for Maryland.

In a statement Wednesday, league Commissioner John Swofford said the addition of Louisville along with Notre Dame, Pittsburgh and Syracuse in the past year has made the league stronger.

Louisville athletic director Tom Jurich says the ACC was "the perfect fit for us."

Maryland announced last week it would join the Big Ten in 2014.

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2:36 pm
Tue November 27, 2012

UK Hires Next Head Football Coach

LEXINGTON, Ky. - The University of Kentucky has confirmed the hiring of Florida State Defensive Coordinator, Mark Stoops, as the next head football coach for the Wildcats.  Stoops is the brother of Oklahoma Coach Bob Stoops.  He has been the Defensive Coordinator of the Florida State Seminoles since 2009.

Here is the official release:

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