UK Athletics

12:20 pm
Fri June 6, 2014

Matthew Mitchell, Wife Jenna To Donate $1M To UK Athletics

UK Women's basketball coach Matthew Mitchell
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UK women’s basketball head coach Matthew Mitchell and his wife, Jenna, have pledged $1 million over the next 10 years to the athletics department.

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11:18 am
Thu May 29, 2014

Honors Continue To Pour In For Wildcat A.J. Reed

UK Junior A.J. Reed has been named Southeastern Conference Player of the Year, and National Player of the Year by Collegiate Baseball Magazine.
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Kentucky junior lefty/first baseman A.J. Reed has been named the National Player of the Year by Collegiate Baseball.

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Local/Regional News
5:30 pm
Thu December 5, 2013

Athletic Spending Increasing Faster Than Academic Spending At UK

Spending on each athlete at the University of Kentucky increased 10 times faster than spending on the education of each student since 2005.

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2:16 pm
Fri September 6, 2013

Barnhart Takes No Position On Farmer's Jersey Staying Up At Rupp

Richie Farmer's jersey hangs with the other unforgettables at Rupp Arena. Some are wondering whether it should be taken down.
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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.  His jersey currently hangs in the rafters of Rupp Arena as part of the 1992 Unforgettables Team.

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6:50 pm
Thu August 22, 2013

UK Puts More Restrictions On What Fans Can Bring Into Commonwealth

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LEXINGTON, Ky. -- University of Kentucky officials have announced a new security policy that bans backpacks and large bags from Commonwealth Stadium.

Fans are allowed one small bag no bigger than 13.5 by 10.7 inches that must fit within sizing bins at stadium gates.

The measure announced Thursday takes effect with Kentucky's Sept. 7 home opener against Miami (Ohio).

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7:24 am
Tue August 20, 2013

Smith, Chapman Top List Of UK Athletic HOF Inductees

LEXINGTON, Ky. — The University of Kentucky Athletics Hall of Fame has announced the six people who will make up the 2013 class of inductees, including men's basketball's Rex Chapman and Tubby Smith.

They will be joined by 1980s football player Oliver Barnett, 1980s women's basketball standout Leslie Nichols, All-American track star and former coach Press Whelan (WHAY'-lan) and five-time all-American tennis player Jesse Witten, who was at UK from 2002 to 2005.

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