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Because you're reading this story right now you already know that the University of Kentucky athletics department has a blog, Cat Scratches, and you probably know that we tweet out a lot of news and links to stories on our Twitter handle: @UKAthleticsNews. If you didn't know that, well, now you do.

@UKAthleticsNews isn't the only account you can follow on Twitter to get the latest news about UK Athletics. Most of UK's 22 varsity sports programs have individual Twitter accounts, as well as a number of UK coaches. We have put together this convenient page to allow you to find out who from UK is on Twitter and where you can do to follow them.

Twitter may be your outlet of choice to get news about the Wildcats, but I'm going to go out on a limb and say that many of you do not know about the many other platforms we offer for you to follow your favorite teams and student-athletes.

One of my favorite places to go is the UK Interactive site ( Each of the varsity sports teams at UK has an interactive page. Each page is filled with pictures, fancy graphics and video, and gives the teams a cutting edge look. The interactive site was launched in the fall of last year, and is being promoted more heavily this year. Be sure to check out some of your favorite teams' sites.

On the interactive pages you'll see many videos. Some of these videos are produced by, and can be found at, UKTube ( As the name suggests, similar to YouTube, this is a site for Kentucky athletics videos. Often times the news conferences we film are later posted to UKTube. Want to see highlights for a game? Visit UKTube and you might be able to find what you're looking for.

Now I know many of you are fans of Twitter. (Guy Ramsey has put together a really cool post that will be published shortly chronicling just how much the Big Blue Nation loves Twitter). Well, for those of you who have Twitter and also for those of you who do not have Twitter, UK Athletics offers another service where you can receive sport-specific news, scores and updates straight to your phone. Sign up at, pick the sport you want your phone to receive news about, and that's it. Depending on what you sign up for, you will always be in the loop on your favorite team. No longer will you have to search Twitter feeds. With Textcaster, text messages will be sent directly to your phone informing you of breaking news.

And if you want to talk to us during a big game and get our opinions on certain things, join our live blogs. We will live blog all home football and men's and women's basketball games and many other games and matches. If you don't want to comment, don't worry, no problem there - just sit back and see what others are saying. If you do want to comment on the live blogs or pick our brains about something, fantastic. We'd love to talk to you.

If you already knew about all of these resources then props to you and thank you for following Kentucky athletics. We're always trying to get better and always appreciate your comments and suggestions.

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