KENTUCKY WILDCATS NEWS

Former Kentucky baseball coach Gary Henderson named interim coach at Mississippi State

Gary Henderson, who coached Kentucky baseball for eight seasons, has been named interim head coach at Mississippi State following the abrupt resignation of coach Andy Cannizaro. This is Henderson’s second season in Starkville, Miss. He resigned as Kentucky’s coach following the 2016 season. He served as Mississippi State’s pitching coach last season. Kentucky has more ties than just...
Via SEC Country
1 day ago

Kentucky Football adds 3 preferred walk-ons

Kentucky has had big contributions from walk-on players in recent years The Kentucky Wildcats football team will be welcoming on three preferred walk-on players from the state of Kentucky. Christian County quarterback Kolbe Langhi, Paintsville Lineman Tyler Couch, and North Oldham wide receiver Tyler Beisner will be part of the Wildcats squad next season. Langhi racked up more...
Via A Sea of Blue
1 day ago

Report: Former Kentucky player Malik Monk involved in car crash

Former Kentucky basketball player Malik Monk was involved in a car crash early Sunday morning, according to a report by TMZ. The accident happened in Monk’s home state of Arkansas. According to the police documents obtained by TMZ, Monk was driving near the University of Arkansas at 5:46 a.m. on Sunday morning, when his red 2002 Lexus L43 ran off the road and crashed into a gate...
Via SEC Country
1 day ago

Kentucky basketball: Meet James Wiseman, who could be the Cats’ next great big man

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — In the shadow of eight championship banners, the 6-foot-11 center with potential to become the No. 1 pick in the NBA draft goes to work. It’s an intrasquad scrimmage days before his team launches another title run, and the big man has become the go-to guy in just one season. He has nimble feet, smooth moves and a burgeoning mean streak that has made him more unstoppable...
Via SEC Country
1 day ago

Kentucky football: Analyzing significant weight changes on 2018 roster

Kentucky football’s 2018 roster doesn’t reveal any personnel changes, but there are significant changes when it comes to weight listings — some of which could ultimately lead to position changes. Roster measurements are often inexact, but players’ weights have been updated on the Wildcats’ 2018 roster. Twenty-one Kentucky players had weight changes of 10 or more pounds when compared...
Via SEC Country
1 day ago

Kentucky football: 2019 commit Keontra Smith says Miami offer is ‘game changer’

Kentucky will be in a fight to keep its lone 2019 commitment. Four-star safety Keontra Smith committed to the Wildcats in June, but Smith called his recent offer from hometown Miami a “game changer.” “[Miami] was the dream school,” Smith told David Wilson of our sister site DieHards.com. “I was waiting on that offer since I was a freshman. It’s a game changer. I’m still committed...
Via SEC Country
1 day ago

Kentucky Basketball Freeze Frame: The Kevin Knox Baseline Curl 

The play has been nearly unstoppable, so we break it down frame by frame. As Kevin Knox goes, so goes the Kentucky Wildcats. Knox is leading the team in scoring, averaging over 15 points per game for a Wildcats offense that desperately needs a go to scorer. However, in conference play Knox’s average has dipped to 13.8 PPG. A lot of Knox’s points are scored in catch and shoot situations...
Via A Sea of Blue
2 days ago

Kentucky basketball: Game preview, 3 keys vs Arkansas

UK is traveling west to Fayetteville to take on the Arkansas Razorbacks. Can the Kentucky basketball team upset the Hogs at home? The Kentucky basketball team stopped their losing streak at 4 last weekend against Alabama. The Cats defeated the Crimson Tide 81-71. Now the Wildcats face another challenger, the Arkansas Razorbacks. Will UK win […] Kentucky basketball: Game preview,...
Via Wildcat Blue Nation
2 days ago

SEC Championships: Kentucky women finish fourth; men finish ninth

The Wildcats posted three individual conference titles and six total podium appearances. Yesterday marked the end of the SEC Swimming Championships. The Kentucky Wildcats had a great final day and will be sending several swimmers to the NCAA Championships next month. The day was topped yet again by sophomore Asia Seidt’s gold medal in the 200-yard backstroke. Seidt successfully...
Via A Sea of Blue
2 days ago

ESPN’s Seth Greenberg makes interesting NCAA Tournament prediction for Kentucky

Seth Greenberg dropped his take about Kentucky’s potential in the NCAA Tournament. On Monday, the former men’s college basketball coach and current ESPN analyst appeared on The Paul Finebaum Show and spoke about the Wildcats’ ability to contend come March. Kentucky is 18-9 overall and 7-7 in the SEC, so things have looked a little dicey for John Calipari’s team this season. Still...
Via SEC Country
2 days ago

Kentucky basketball: ‘Whole mood’ changed for Wildcats after Alabama win

LEXINGTON, Ky. — Kentucky’s 81-71 win against Alabama on Saturday snapped a four-game losing streak and slowed any talk of missing the NCAA Tournament. But it also changed things in a less concrete way for the Wildcats. “It cleared the air, definitely,” sophomore forward Wenyen Gabriel said Monday. “It makes the whole mood change the day after the game. It feels like we haven’t had...
Via SEC Country
2 days ago

Where UK stands in new AP Top 25 Poll & ESPN Power Rankings

A wealth of top 10 went down, leading to some big shakeups in the new polls. The latest AP Top 25 poll is out, and the Kentucky Wildcats are still on the outside looking in. After going 1-1 last week against the likes of Auburn and Alabama, the Cats were unable to squeak back into the top 25, despite what was an overall good week. They played well on the road against a top-10...
Via A Sea of Blue
2 days ago

Bracketology: Kentucky Wildcats on the rise

The Cats are climbing up the seed projections. After snapping the longest losing skid of the Calipari era with Saturday’s victory over Alabama, Kentucky moved from an eight seed to a six seed in Joe Lunardi’s latest Bracketology projections for the 2018 NCAA Tournament. The long-time ESPN college hoops analyst has Kentucky playing the winner of Baylor/St. Bonaventure in the first...
Via A Sea of Blue
2 days ago

Kentucky has a trust problem

John Calipari is complaining his team won't listen to him, that they feel sorry for themselves and that the egos are getting in the way. With only three weeks until Selection Sunday, can the Wildcats figure it out?
Via ESPN
2 days ago

Kentucky Wildcats podcast: What went right against Alabama, what it might mean for March

LEXINGTON, Ky. — Kentucky needed a win in the worst way and Saturday’s 10-point home victory over a good Alabama team was quite a cure for what ailed the Wildcats. Host Curtis Burch and beat writer Kyle Tucker broke down the win and what’s next for John Calipari and Co. on the latest episode of Wildcat Country, your daily UK podcast presented by SEC Country. The rundown: How big...
Via SEC Country
2 days ago

Kentucky Basketball: The Battle of The Guards

Is Quade Green playing well enough to get back into the starting lineup? On Saturday, the Kentucky Wildcats pulled off a much-needed win against the Alabama Crimson Tide 81-71. This was their 18th win of the season and moved their record to 18-9. The Cats are coming off of the worst stretch of basketball we’ve seen in the Calipari era. No team before this had even lost three in...
Via A Sea of Blue
2 days ago

WATCH: UK S&D Asia Seidt and Ali Galyer 200 Backstroke

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Via Kentucky Wildcats Athletics
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Kentucky vs Arkansas Preview, Viewing Info & More

Everything you need to know for yet another tough road test on Kentucky’s path. The Kentucky Wildcats snapped their 4-game losing skid on Saturday with a “team” win over Alabama. Now, they’ll face a tough road matchup with a rising Arkansas team. The Cats had five players in double figures, led by PJ Washington with 16. They out-rebounded the Tide 44-27 and instead of getting 3...
Via A Sea of Blue
3 days ago

Kentucky Baseball gets off to a hot start in 2018

The Cats look sharp en route to a 4-0 start this weekend. Baseball season is finally here and for the 8th ranked Kentucky Wildcats they opened the season with 4 games in three days to get what could be a special season started. Friday night was the season opener as the Cats faced Wofford. It was a night full of homeruns as Kentucky got the scoring started in the 2nd inning with...
Via A Sea of Blue
3 days ago

Kentucky Wildcats are continuing to set program firsts in College Station

Day Four of the SEC Championship Meet saw more school records, more medals, and more great swimming. Yesterday was the penultimate day of competition at the SEC Championships in College Station, TX. The Kentucky Wildcats were looking to build on the success from the first three days and they did so in a big way. The biggest result of the day was sophomore Asia Seidt’s gold medal...
Via A Sea of Blue
3 days ago

WATCH: MBB: The Journey Chapter 27 (Alabama)

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Via Kentucky Wildcats Athletics
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Kentucky football defensive line preview: Expect improvement up front

SEC Country is taking an early position-by-position look at Kentucky’s roster for 2018. A new position preview will publish every Sunday. Up next: Defensive line.  Defensive line overview Newcomers: 4-star DL Marquan McCall, 3-star DL Davoan Hawkins, 3-star DL Jerquavion Mahone Departures: NG Matt Elam, NG Naquez Pringle, NG Jacob Hyde, DT Ja’Quize Cross (transfer) Much like...
Via SEC Country
3 days ago

Kentucky Wildcats Basketball: ESPN 680 Victory over Alabama Podcast

It was nice to talk about a win for a change. I finally was able to host a fun postgame show! The end of January and the beginning for February was not kind to the Kentucky Wildcats. Luckily they got things turned around against the Crimson Tide. Here is what I discussed: Quade Green was back to normal Shai Gilgeous-Alexander was a beast on defense Green and SGA did a...
Via A Sea of Blue
3 days ago

Kentucky basketball: Why won’t John Calipari bench Hamidou Diallo? ‘That’s what you’d want me to do with your son?’

LEXINGTON, Ky. — Hamidou Diallo is not having a good season. Even he can admit that. So why is Kentucky coach John Calipari sticking with the former 5-star recruit as a starting guard for the struggling Wildcats? “Let’s think about it,” Calipari said Saturday. “It’s your son and he’s struggling. It’s your son now, not somebody else’s son. Your son. Would you want me to just bench...
Via SEC Country
3 days ago

Jarred Vanderbilt compared to Dennis Rodman

Vanderbilt is a rebounding machine that’s slowly finding his offense. Without question, the Kentucky Wildcats were in desperate need of a victory today. The Cats came into their match up with the Alabama Crimson Tide losers of four straight, the first time in the John Calipari era that had happened. In those losses, it was painfully obvious the Cats needed a huge boost in effort...
Via A Sea of Blue
3 days ago
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