Men's basketball - Kentucky dropped a neutral-site contest to 20th ranked Baylor on Friday night by a 67-62 margin. - Freshman Julius Randle led the squad with 16 points for his ninth-straight double-figure scoring effort. He also snagged a team-best eight rebounds. Freshmen guards Aaron and Andrew Harrison both dished out career-bests with six assists. Aaron Harrison logged 15 points and reached double-figures in the opening half for the third straight game. Freshman James Young knocked down a quartet of 3-pointers and has hit multiple 3's in five games this season. - UK continues its tough stretch in the month of December with a home date vs. undefeated Boise State on Tuesday, before traveling to top-20 ranked North Carolina on Saturday for its first true road test of the season. Women's basketball - No. 7 Kentucky improved to 9-0 on the season after defeating No. 9 Baylor in one of the most epic games in college basketball history. Playing in a double-header with the UK men's team in the Dallas Cowboys' AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas, the Wildcats defeated the Lady Bears in a four overtime thriller, 133-130. - The 263 combined points set a new NCAA record, besting the previous high for a Division I women's game of 252 points in SMU's 127-125 win over TCU, also in four overtimes, on Jan. 25, 1997. The Wildcats also won consecutive games against top-10 teams for the first time in school history and set school records for points (133), free-throws made (49) and free-throws attempted (66). - Junior point guard Jennifer O'Neill came off the bench to net a school-record 43 points on 14-of-31 shooting, netting 33 in the second half and overtime periods. Sophomore point guard Janee Thompson added a career-high 20 points, while senior forward DeNesha Stallworth charted 16 points, nine rebounds and a game-high four steals. Senior guard Kastine Evans and junior guard Bria Goss scored 14 and 13 points, respectively and senior forward Samarie Walker grabbed a team-high 10 rebounds in the game. - The Cats travel to the Windy City on Thursday to face DePaul at 7 p.m. ET on Fox Sports 1.
Volleyball - The 17th-ranked Kentucky volleyball began the weekend with a 3-0 sweep of Duquesne in the NCAA Tournament's first round before a 3-1 loss to No. 20 Michigan State in the second round of the tournament. - The Wildcats, who made the NCAA Tournament for a school-record ninth consecutive year, finished the season with a 22-9 record, marking the third straight 20-win season for UK. Kentucky's visit to the second round in 2013 marks the first time in program history UK has won at least one NCAA game in three straight years. - In the win over Duquesne, senior Whitney Billings, led UK with a match-high 18 kills on .406 hitting to go along with eight digs and two service aces. Freshman Anni Thomasson also reached double digits with 12 kills and three digs, while junior libero Jackie Napper recorded 11 digs. Billings added 18 kills with 13 digs for her 43rd career double-double against Michigan State, while junior Lauren O'Conner added seven kills. - Kentucky's Memorial Coliseum will play host to the NCAA Regionals this weekend. Michigan State and Penn State will open the tournament on Dec. 13 at 5 p.m. ET, with Stanford and Minnesota facing off at 7 p.m. The regional championship is slated for 4 p.m. on Dec 14, with the winner advancing to the Final Four in Seattle. UK is one of four sites selected for the Sweet 16 and Elite Eight matchups and this marks the second time in three seasons Memorial Coliseum will host this premier volleyball event. Tickets are available now at UKathletics.com/tickets.
Tuesday, Dec. 10 Men's Basketball vs. Boise State - 9 p.m.
Thursday, Dec. 12 Women's Basketball at DePaul - 7 p.m.
Friday, Dec. 13 Track and Field at Hoosier Open - TBA (Bloomington, Ind.)
Saturday, Dec. 14 Men's Basketball at North Carolina - 5:15 p.m. Track and Field at Hoosier Open - TBA (Bloomington, Ind.)
Sunday, Dec. 15 Women's Basketball vs. ETSU - 2 p.m.
Men's basketball - Kentucky went 2-0 on the week with a win over Eastern Michigan at home before traveling to Brooklyn and claiming a 79-65 win over Providence. - Sophomore Willie Cauley-Stein led the way with an average of 15 points, eight rebounds and an astounding eight blocks per game. He swatted nine shots vs. the Friars which is a total that ranks as the second-highest output in a single game in school history. - Freshman Aaron Harrison had a team-high 22 points vs. Eastern Michigan and followed that with 15 points on 7-of-9 shooting vs. Providence. Freshman Julius Randle tied Jim Andrews' record of seven-straight double-doubles to open the season with one vs. Eastern Michigan before it was snapped against Providence. He logged 12 points and eight boards against the Friars and his reached double-digit scoring in every game this season. Freshman James Young poured in a team-best 18 points in the win over Providence. - UK will return to action with a doubleheader with its women's programs at AT&T stadium on Friday, Dec. 6 vs. Baylor. It marks the second-straight opponent in the month of December vs. a team with two or few losses and either receiving votes or ranked in the Associated Press' top-25 poll.
Women's basketball - No. 7 Kentucky improved to 8-0 with wins over Bradley and No. 4/3 Louisville. In the Bradley game, UK used a 25-0 run midway through the first half and would lead by as many as 42 points in the second half, defeating the Braves 117-77. - The 117 points were the most in the Matthew Mitchell Era and the second-most in school history. Six Wildcats finished in double digits led by senior Samarie Walker's career-high 22 points and 14 rebounds. Senior DeNesha Stallworth added her second double-double of the season with 13 points and 10 boards. - In the 50th "Battle of the Bluegrass"game vs. No. 4/3 Louisville in Memorial Coliseum, the Wildcats came out flat in the first half, shooting just 31 percent and trailing by as many as 14 points. However, UK stormed out of the gate in the second half, using a 24-9 spurt and its signature pressure defense to take over the game and win, 69-64. Stallworth, who had just one point and two defensive rebounds in the first half, netted 15 second-half points and grabbed six rebounds, four of them offensive, to aid in the comeback. Point guard Jennifer O'Neill also hit a key jumper with two minutes to play, helping UK seal its 16th straight win over the Cardinals in Memorial Coliseum. It marked UK's first regular-season win over a top-five team since defeating top-ranked Tennessee in 2006 and the first in Memorial Coliseum since upsetting No. 5 Auburn in 2000. - The Wildcats hit the road for their next matchup with a top-10 opponent when they travel to Dallas to meet No. 9 Baylor in the Dallas Cowboys' AT&T Stadium. The game is the first in a double-header with the nationally-ranked UK men's basketball team vs. Baylor. Football - The Kentucky football team concluded its 2013 season with a 27-14 loss to Tennessee on Saturday at Commonwealth Stadium. - Offensively, Kentucky had 393 yards of total offense, which was its best offensive output in a Southeastern Conference game this season. UK threw for 254 yards, the second-most yards through the air this season, while sophomore running back Dyshawn Mobley rushed a career-high 17 times for a career-best 143 yards. - The UK defense recovered a fumble in the game, its 12th fumble recovery this season, ranking tops in the SEC. Senior linebacker Avery Williamson had six tackles in the game, ending the season with 102 tackles and concluding his career with 196 total tackles.
Volleyball - The 17th-ranked Kentucky volleyball team closed the regular season with a 3-2 (11-25, 26-28, 25-22, 25-18, 10-15) loss Wednesday to No. 6 Florida. The Wildcats rallied from a 2-0 deficit to force a decisive fifth frame, but fell just shy of completing the upset at Memorial Coliseum. - Senior Whitney Billings led the Wildcats with 20 kills in addition to 18 digs for the 12th double-double outing of the season and 42nd of her career. Freshman Anni Thomasson added 16 kills and nine digs, while sophomore setter Morgan Bergren also recorded a double-double with 50 assists and a career-high 13 digs. Junior libero Jackie Napper led the Wildcats with 20 digs. - UK earned its school-record ninth consecutive NCAA Tournament bid with the No. 15 national seed. Kentucky hosts Duquesne Friday at 7:30 p.m. ET at Memorial Coliseum. The winner of that contest plays the winner of the Michigan State-Ohio matchup in the NCAA Second Round for a spot in the Lexington Regional. UK owns a 14-14 record all-time in the NCAA Tournament.
Thursday, Dec. 5 Swimming & Diving at USA Winter Nationals - All Day (Knoxville, Tenn.)
Friday, Dec. 6 Women's Basketball at Baylor - 7:30 p.m. (Arlington, Texas) Volleyball vs. Duquesne - 7:30 p.m. (NCAA Tournament) Men's Basketball at Baylor - 10 p.m. (Arlington, Texas) Swimming & Diving at USA Winter Nationals - All Day (Knoxville, Tenn.)
Saturday, Dec. 7 Swimming & Diving at USA Winter Nationals - All Day (Knoxville, Tenn.)
Men's basketball - UK earned a 105-76 triumph over visiting UT Arlington in its only competition of the week. UK's 105 points is the second-most ever scored in the John Calipari era. - Freshman James Young had a career-high 26 points after knocking down a UK season-best five 3-pointers. Freshman Julius Randle logged his fifth-straight double-double with 22 points and 10 rebounds. He's the first freshman and just the fourth player in program history to begin a season with five-straight double-doubles. - Kentucky forced a pair of shot clock violations in the game to run its season total to seven for the year, surpassing last year's total of six just five games into the season. The Wildcaats won the battle of the boards by 12. Kentucky has out-rebounded its opponent in every game this season. - UK will have three games in the next seven days. The Wildcats host Cleveland State Monday and Eastern Michigan on Wednesday, before traveling to Brooklyn to face Providence at the Barclays Center. WOMEN'S BASKETBALL - No. 7 UK improved to 6-0 with wins over Lipscomb and Middle Tennessee. The Wildcats averaged 100.0 points per game, defeating Lipscomb 116-49, the second-most points in school history. UK downed MTSU, 84-72. - A school-record eight Wildcats scored in double figures against Lipscomb, led by junior Bria Goss' 18 points in 17 minutes. Sophomore Janee Thompson had 16 points and a career-high seven rebounds, while senior Bernisha Pinkett added 15 points on 6-of-7 shooting. Senior Samarie Walker charted her second straight double-double with 10 points and 14 rebounds. - UK led by as many as 17 points and shot 50 percent from the field to open at MTSU. Goss netted a team-high 16 points on 6-of-8 shooting while senior Kastine Evans followed with 15. The win snapped a two-game losing skid at Middle Tennessee, giving UK its first road win since 1989. - UK returns to Memorial Coliseum for its two games, playing host to Bradley at Noon on Wednesday and intrastate rival and third-ranked Louisville on Sunday at 1 p.m. ET.
Cross country - Cally Macumber battled back brilliantly from a tough-luck break to finish 13th at the NCAA Championships with a time of 20:26.40 Saturday. She finished in the NCAA Championship top-15 for the second straight season as she was sixth in 2012.
Football - The Kentucky football team fell over the weekend in its final road game of the 2013 season, 59-17 to Georgia. - In his first career start, sophomore running back Dyshawn Mobley rushed 10 times for 92 yards, including a career-long 69-yard touchdown rush. - Defensively, Kentucky recovered its SEC-leading 11th fumble of the season in the second quarter. The Wildcats rank top-10 nationally in that category. Freshman nickelback Blake McClain led the UK defense with a career-best 12 tackles.
Rifle - No. 1 Kentucky dropped a pair of contests over the weekend at No. 2 Alaska-Fairbanks, 4695-4689 Sunday and 4702-4671 Saturday. - The loss on Saturday snapped UK's nine-match winning streak dating back to December 2012. - After the fall season, UK is 5-2 on the season and will return to action on Jan. 11, 2014 at Ohio State.
Women's soccer - Kentucky fell in the second round of the NCAA Tournament to No. 2 UCLA, 3-0 Friday at Drake Stadium in Los Angeles. - Arin Gilliland had one of the best seasons in school history, setting a UK record in shots (100), finishing with 12 goals, three off the school record, 10 assists, one off the record and 34 points, just four shy the UK record. - This season marked Kentucky's second straight season advancing to the NCAA Tournament second round for the first time in program history. The Wildcats finished with a 14-7-1 record, the same as 2012. Swimming and diving - The UK swimming and diving team competed at the Ohio State Invitational Nov. 22-24. The five-team field featured three squads ranked in the top 15 in both the men's and women's rankings. - UK junior Christina Bechtel set two school record times, with a 1:54.21 to win the 200 yard butterfly and a 51.36 for a second-place finish in the 100 yard butterfly. Bechtel also placed second in the 400 medley relay along with four more top-11 finishes. - Junior diver Christa Cabot won the platform event with a score of 283.50. She finished in the top five in both the 1- and 3-meter springboard events. - The OSU Invite is the end of the fall season. The Wildcats will compete at several individual events before competing as a team on Jan. 11 vs. Alabama and Arkansas.
Volleyball - No. 16 Kentucky went 1-1 on the weekend against Texas A&M and No. 4 Missouri. - UK began the weekend with a balanced effort in a sweep of the Aggies. Three UK players had double-figure kills including a team-high from senior Whitney Billings who had 15. Billings also added 10 digs for her 39th career double-double. Four players logged double-digit digs as UK had 62 for the match, a new program record for scoops in a three-set match in the 25-point rally scoring era. Senior Alexandra Morgan continued her assault defensively with her 10th match of the season in league player with five or more blocks, this time coming up with a squad-best eight against Texas A&M. Missouri swept the Cats on Senior Day as the Tigers remain undefeated. - Kentucky concludes the regular season with No. 7 Florida at home Wednesday before the NCAA Selection Show on Dec. 1. UK is in pursuit of a program-record ninth-consecutive NCAA Tournament appearance.
Monday, Nov. 25 Men's Basketball vs. Cleveland State - 7 p.m.
Wednesday, Nov. 27 Women's Basketball vs. Bradley - 12 p.m. Men's Basketball vs. Eastern Michigan - 4 p.m. Volleyball vs. Florida - 8 p.m.
Saturday, Nov. 30 Football vs. Tennessee - 7 p.m.
Sunday, Dec. 1 Women's Basketball vs. Louisville - 1 p.m. Men's Basketball vs. Providence - 8:30 p.m. (Brooklyn, N.Y.)
Men's basketball - UK went 1-1 on the week with a 78-74 loss to No. 2 Michigan State and an 87-49 victory over Robert Morris on Sunday. - Freshman Julius Randle logged a pair of double-doubles during the week to become the first UK player since Reggie Hanson in 1989-90 to begin the season with four-straight double-doubles. Randle had 27 points and 13 rebounds against Michigan State to become the first D-I freshman to open his career with three-straight 20-10 outings since Kansas State's Michael Beasley in 2007. - Fellow freshman James Young poured in 19 points against the Spartans and followed with a 10-point outing against Robert Morris.
Women's basketball - No. 7/8 Kentucky improved to 4-0 with wins over Georgia Southern (103-38) and Central Michigan (96-74) at home last week. - Six players scored in double figures vs. GSU led by senior Bernisha Pinkett who came off the bench and scored a game- and season-high 19 points on 7-of-9 shooting from the field. Senior Kastine Evans netted a season-high tying 15 points, while seniors DeNesha Stallworth and Samarie Walker added 13 and 12 points, respectively. Junior Azia Bishop came off the bench for her second career double-double with 10 points and a career-high 12 rebounds in just 15 minutes of action and freshman Linnae Harper scored a career-high 13 points. - Against Central Michigan, six players once again hit the double-digit mark, this time paced by Stallworth with a season-high 21 points. Sophomore Janee Thompson registered career highs in minutes played (28), points (17), field goals attempted (12) and steals (6), while tying her career high in rebounds (4). Walker notched her first double-double of the season and 12th of her career with 10 points and 11 rebounds. Bishop finished with 10 points, nine rebounds and a career-high five blocks.
Cross country - Cally Macumber earned an automatic bid to the NCAA Championship by finishing second individually at the NCAA Southeast Regional Championships on Friday. With the result, Macumber was named to the All-Southeast Region Team for the second straight season. Macumber led the UK women's team to a fifth-place finish, as the Wildcats ended up with 186 points. - Seniors Allison Peare and Anna Bostrom worked together to place 30th and 36th respectively with times of 21:22.20 and 21:25.90. - The UK men's team finished 12th overall with 336 points. Seniors Matt Hillenbrand and Adam Kahleifeh finished 30th and 53rd respectively with times of 29:59.60 of 30:38.30.
Football - The Kentucky football team fell in a hard-fought defensive battle over the weekend at Vanderbilt, 22-6. The UK defense played one of its better games by limiting Vanderbilt to 22 points, which was the Commodores' fewest output in the last 16 games. - Senior defensive lineman Donte Rumph had a career game for UK, recording a career-best 10 tackles to go along with a tackle for loss. Junior defensive end Alvin "Bud" Dupree had 1.5 sacks in the game, while fellow junior Za'Darius Smith had half a sack. - The Kentucky offense rushed for 142 yards in the game, the second most vs. an SEC opponent this season. Jalen Whitlow, Raymond Sanders and Jojo Kemp all have rushed for more than 400 yards this season, the first time UK has had three Cats surpass 400 rushing yards in a season since 1986.
Men's soccer - The Kentucky men's soccer team completed its 2013 season with a 1-0 loss to the host and eventual champion Charlotte 49ers in the semifinals of the Conference USA Tournament on Friday. - UK's berth in the C-USA Tournament Semifinals marked the first back-to-back trips to the semifinals in program history. UK had three underclassmen named C-USA All-Tournament Team, sophomore keeper Callum Irving, and freshmen defenders Charlie Reymann and Jordan Wilson.
Women's soccer - Kentucky won its first round match of the NCAA Tournament, 3-1, over Ohio State on Friday night, marking the first time in program history that Kentucky has advanced in the NCAA Tournament in back-to-back seasons - Caitlin Landis scored the game-opening goal in the 50th minute. Arin Gilliland scored the game-winning goal in the 53rd minute, collecting her team-leading 12th goal of the season on a breakaway slotted far post. Gilliland also tabbed an assist on Kentucky's third goal from freshman Zoe Swift for her fourth multi-point game of the season, which also leads the team and ties for the SEC lead. Volleyball - The Kentucky volleyball team enjoyed a 2-0 road swing through the Magnolia state with 3-0 sweeps at Mississippi State and Ole Miss. - UK began the week with a season-high 19 blocks to take down the Bulldogs. Senior Alexandra Morgan had a career-high 11 rejections which marked the most blocks by a Wildcat in a single match in the 25-point rally scoring era against the Bulldogs. - Against Ole Miss, Morgan again led the team with six blocks to run her total for the week to 17 and a 2.83 block per set rate. She also went errorless on the weekend with 13 kills at a .419 rate. Senior Whitney Billings led the offense against the Rebels with 11 kills, while also adding eight digs to her stat line.
Tuesday, Nov. 19 Men's Basketball vs. Texas-Arlington - 7:30 p.m.
Thursday, Nov. 21 Women's Basketball vs. Lipscomb - 7 p.m.
Friday, Nov. 22 Volleyball vs. Texas A&M - 7 p.m. Women's Soccer at UCLA - 10:30 p.m. (NCAA Tournament) Swimming & Diving at Ohio State Invitational - All Day
Saturday, Nov. 23 Football at Georgia - 7 p.m. Rifle at Alaska - All Day Cross Country at NCAA Championships - TBA Swimming & Diving at Ohio State Invitational - All Day
Sunday, Nov. 24 Volleyball vs. Missouri - 1:30 p.m. Women's Basketball at Middle Tennessee State - 3 p.m. Swimming & Diving at Ohio State Invitational - All Day Rifle at Alaska - All Day
Men's basketball - Top-ranked Kentucky opened the season with two victories at home with triumphs over UNC Asheville and Northern Kentucky this week. - Freshman Julius Randle was spectacular in his debut with 23 points and 16 rebounds. Sophomore Alex Poythress added his second career double-double in the win over the Bulldogs. Against Northern Kentucky, Randle led three freshmen in double-figure scoring with 22 points and 14 rebounds. Both Aaron and Andrew Harrison logged 10 or more points with 16 and 13, respectively. - Kentucky will now hit the road for a neutral site contest against second-ranked Michigan State on Tuesday. It will mark the first meeting between teams ranked No. 1 and No. 2 in the AP poll since 2008, and the earliest such matchup in the history of the AP poll. Women's basketball - No. 7/8 Kentucky opens its 40th season of varsity basketball at 2-0 with road wins over Marist and first-time foe Wagner. - In front of a sold-out crowd in Marist's McCann Arena, the Wildcats overcame a slow start to win their season opener, 75-61. Guard Kastine Evans recorded a team-high 15 points and eight rebounds, while forward Samarie Walker charted three steals and a game-high 11 rebounds. Point guards Janee Thompson and Jennifer O'Neill scored 13 and 11 points, respectively. - Against Wagner, UK used a 27-3 run in the first half to break open the game. UK cruised to a 96-57 win over the Seahawks paced by DeNesha Stallworth's 22nd career double-double of 18 points and 13 rebounds. Goss followed with 17 points on 7-of-9 shooting and O'Neill contributed 11 points and five assists. All 12 players scored at least two points as Kentucky improved to 21-0 in the Matthew Mitchell era when scoring 90 points or more. - The Wildcats begin a three-game homestand on Wednesday when they play host to Georgia Southern at 11 a.m. ET.
Football - Kentucky fell 48-17 Saturday to No. 9 Missouri to complete a two-game homestand. The game against the highly ranked foe was the fifth of the year for UK. - Quarterback Jalen Whitlow completed 17 of 27 passes and tied a career high with 225 passing yards. Whitlow rushed for a net 44 yards, including a one-yard touchdown run that is his team-high sixth TD of the year. - Linebacker TraVaughn Pascal made five tackles, including a career-high three tackles for loss, earning him Honorable Mention Linebacker of the Week honors from the College Football Performance Awards. Freshman nickelback Blake McClain tied a career high with seven tackles.
Rifle - Kentucky posted a 100-point victory Saturday, defeating No. 13 Navy 4693-4593. - Senior Emily Holsopple delivered a team-high 1182 aggregate score, shooting a team-best 589 in smallbore and 593 in air rifle. - Sophomore Connor Davis shot a 595 in air rifle to lead UK, with a 585 in smallbore boosting his individual aggregate to 1180. - Junior Jonathan Pinkel notched a new personal best in smallbore with a 583. Men's soccer - The Kentucky men's soccer team completed its regular season with a pair of games during the week, posting a 2-2 tie in the home finale vs. Wright State and suffering a 2-0 loss at No. 20 New Mexico on Saturday. - The Wildcats return to action Wednesday in the Conference USA Tournament Quarterfinals, hosted by Charlotte. UK will kickoff against Old Dominion at 5:30 p.m. ET, with UK owning a 2-1 overtime win at ODU in 2013. - UK got a goal from senior Tyler Riggs and freshman Charlie Reymann in the draw against Wright State. - With New Mexico needing a win to clinch the league title in its first season in the loop, UK and UNM battled through a scoreless first half, before the Lobos connected on a pair of second-half tallies to post the 2-0 win and claim the regular-season title. Women's soccer - Kentucky lost its quarterfinal match with No. 4 Ole Miss on Wednesday, 2-0, in Orange Beach, Ala. - The Wildcats finished the season 13-7-1, marking the fourth-straight year under Jon Lipsitz that UK has won 10-plus matches. - The NCAA Selection Show is on Monday at 4:30 p.m. ET and will be broadcast on NCAASports.com. Kentucky is expected to receive an at-large bid for the third-straight season for the first time in program history.
Volleyball - Kentucky went 2-0 with a sweep of visiting South Carolina and a thrilling comeback win 3-2 over LSU on Sunday. UK trailed 8-5 in the decisive fifth frame and scored 14 of the final 18 points en route to the win. - Freshman Anni Thomasson had a match for the ages in the five-set victory over LSU. Thomasson set a 25-point rally scoring era and Craig Skinner tenure record with a 30-kill, 22-dig performance in the win. She totaled the 30 hammers on an impressive .373 hitting percentage. No UK player under Skinner has ever turned a 30-20 trick, and she is the first conference player to do so since 2010. The last UK player to record 30 kills in a match was a senior, Sarah Spinner, with 36 in 2004. She led three UK players who earned a double-double in the win over the Tigers. Senior Whitney Billings logged 13 kills and a season-high tying 19 digs. Sophomore setter Morgan Bergren added a career-high 66 assists and 11 digs in the win. - Kentucky will return to action with a pair of matches on the road. Kentucky takes on Mississippi State on Friday before traveling to Ole Miss on Sunday. UK already has victories over both squads from earlier in the season.
Upcoming schedule Tuesday, Nov. 12 Men's Basketball vs. Michigan State - 7:30 p.m. (Chicago)
Men's basketball - UK earned a 76-42 win on Friday in its first exhibition contest of the season over Transylvania. UK is 50-4 all-time in exhibition contests and has won 36 of the last 37 played. Freshman Julius Randle turned in a double-double effort with team-highs in points (16) and rebounds (12). - The Wildcats utilized a 20-2 run to begin the second half to pull away from the Pioneers. Freshman Dakari Johnson chipped in with nine points and eight boards. - Kentucky enters the season ranked No. 1 in the AP and Coaches' polls. UK was unranked at the end of last season. It is the first time in the 22-year history of the poll that a team begins the season No. 1 after finishing the previous season unranked. The Wildcats last started at No. 1 prior to the 1995-96 season --finishing at No. 1 in that season as well.
Women's basketball - Senior forward and All-America candidate DeNesha Stallworth scored a game-high 17 points as the No. 7/8 Kentucky women's basketball team downed Eckerd College, 83-35, in an exhibition contest Sunday afternoon. UK is 6-1 in exhibition contests under coach Mitchell. - The Wildcats utilized a 23-0 run to begin the game and held the Tritons scoreless for the first 10:43 of the game. UK's stifling defense forced 41 turnovers with 16 of them steals. - Three players reached double-figures led by Stallworth's 17 points. Samarie Walker and Makayla Epps scored 12 and 10 points, respectively. All 12 players in uniform scored, played at least nine minutes and grabbed two rebounds. Cross country - The Kentucky cross country teams both took significant steps forward during Friday's Southeastern Conference Championships at Florida's Mark Bostick Golf Course. The women's team finished third, earning its highest conference meet placement since coming in second at the 2002 meet. The men's team battled to place fifth overall, which was one spot better than the previous season. - Cally Macumber earned a First-Team All-SEC selection for the second consecutive season, with a seventh-place time of 20:35.82. Matt Hillenbrand picked up Second-Team All-SEC honors as he finished 12th overall in 24:17.19. Cassidy Hale was an SEC All-Freshman Team honoree, as she was the No. 5 first-year runner to cross the finish line, 26th overall in 21:22.42.
Football - Behind the best offensive showing in three years with 48 points scored, the Kentucky football team posted its second win of the season with a 48-14 victory over Alabama State at Commonwealth Stadium. - Sophomore quarterback Jalen Whitlow was the star for Kentucky in the game, rushing 10 times for 101 yards and two touchdowns, while going 16-for-26 through the air for 186 yards and two touchdowns. Whitlow became the first UK player since Shane Boyd in 2004 to throw for two touchdowns and rush for two touchdowns in the same game. Whitlow is also the fifth UK quarterback since 1983 to rush for 100 yards in a game. Whitlow's 88-yard touchdown rush in the first quarter was the second longest in school history and longest every by a quarterback. - The Kentucky defense also had a good game limiting Alabama State to 297 yards of total offense. The UK defense forced a season-high five fumbles in the game, recovering two. Kentucky did not have a turnover for the fourth consecutive game, which is a school record.
Men's golf - The UK men's golf team finished the fall season tying for third at The Invitational at The Ocean Course, Oct. 27-29. Senior Cody Martin placed fourth at five-under par for the tournament. Senior Ben Stow recorded a hole-in-one in the final round on the par-3, 5th hole. - Stow and Stephen Powers finished tied for 12th and tied for 17th, respectively. UK finished in the top five in all four tournaments during the fall season.
Rifle - The Kentucky rifle team improved to 4-0 this weekend, defeating No. 8 TCU 4694-4635 and snapping a four-match losing streak to the Horned Frogs. - Senior Emily Holsopple led the Wildcats with an individual aggregate of 1181, opening the day with a 589 in smallbore and finishing with a 592 in air rifle. - Sophomore Connor Davis posted the highest air rifle score for the Wildcats with a 594, while freshman Sonya May posted a 589.
Men's soccer - The Kentucky men's soccer team completed a crucial two-game week with a pair of wins to clinch a berth in the 2013 Conference USA Tournament. UK posted a 2-0 win at Marshall on Wednesday and a 6-1 win over Florida Atlantic on Sunday for Senior Day. - The Wildcats rode a historic scoring week for senior forward Tyler Riggs and a stingy defense to a pair of wins to clinch a postseason berth. Riggs netted a game-winning goal in UK's win at Marshall, also setting up a foul in the box for a penalty kick goal in the 2-0 win. On Sunday, for senior day, Riggs exploded for the ninth hat trick in UK soccer history, getting all three goals in his 24 minutes played in the second half in UK's 6-1 smashing win. - Kentucky's win over FAU was its largest result in its time in C-USA (2005-2013) and marked its largest win in league action since 1999. UK got the three goals from Riggs, with senior Steven Perinovic also getting his first goal of the year and freshmen Kaelon Fox and Ryan Creel getting on the board. Senior Brad Doliner scored UK's penalty kick goal at Marshall on Wednesday to help highlight a strong week for UK's senior class.
Women's soccer - Kentucky will open the 2013 Southeastern Conference Tournament on Wednesday night against the Ole Miss Rebels at 7:30 p.m. CT at the Orange Beach SportsPlex in Orange Beach, Ala. - The Wildcats finished the SEC regular season 7-4-0, and earned the No. 5 seed in the conference tournament. Ole Miss will enter Wednesday's quarterfinal match with a 7-3-1 SEC record and the No. 4 overall seed in the tournament. - Stuart Pope was named to the 2013 Academic All-District Region Two Team on Saturday, it was announced by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) on Saturday afternoon.
Swimming and diving - Competing against two teams with both men's and women's squads ranked in the top ten nationally, the University of Kentucky swimming and diving team won five events but suffered losses to Indiana and Tennessee on Nov. 1 in Bloomington, Ind. The Wildcat men (1-5, 0-3 SEC) lost to the eighth-ranked Volunteers, 177-123 and fell to No. 9 IU 208.0-92.0. The UK women (2-4, 1-2 Southeastern Conference ) were defeated by No. 8 UT 214-84 and fell to the 10th-ranked Hoosiers 199-95. - Junior Christa Cabot won both the 1- and 3-meter diving events, the second time this season she has swept the diving competition. She has claimed five victories through the first four competitions this season. Senior Eric Bruck claimed a victory in the men's 50 yard freestyle event, while junior Christina Bechtel won the women's 100 yard butterfly competition. Senior Lucas Gerotto rounded out UK's wins with a first-place finish in the men's 100 butterfly.
Volleyball - In a tough-weekend stretch the No. 19 Kentucky volleyball team went 1-1 against Arkansas and No. 7 Missouri. UK began the weekend with a four-set victory over the Razorbacks snapping a two-match winning streak by the Hogs. - Sophomore Sara Schwarzwalder had a career-high nine blocks to lead UK to a season-high 15 rejections. Senior Alexandra Morgan added six and also turned in a season-high 14 kills on a blazing .591 hitting percentage. - Freshman Anni Thomasson had a breakout offensive week for the Cats. For the first time in her career she had back-to-back double-digit kill efforts. She began the week with 12 kills on .323 hitting in a victory over Arkansas. She followed that with a career-high 15 kill effort in a loss at Missouri. The freshman outside hitter had the most kills of any player on the court against the Tigers. Thomasson for the week averaged a team-high 3.86 kills per set and ranked second on the team with 4.00 points per frame. She also continued to be a steady defensively with an average of 2.00 scoops per set.
Monday, Nov. 4 Men's Basketball vs. Montevallo - 7 p.m.
Tuesday, Nov. 5 Men's Soccer vs. Wright State - 7 p.m.
Wednesday, Nov. 6 Women's Soccer vs. Ole Miss - 8:30 p.m. (SEC Tourney) (Orange Beach, Ala.)
Friday, Nov. 8 Volleyball vs. South Carolina - 7 p.m. Women's Basketball at Marist - 7 p.m. Men's Basketball vs. UNC Asheville - 7 p.m. Women's Soccer at SEC Tournament - TBA (Orange Beach, Ala.)
Saturday, Nov. 9 Football vs. Missouri - 12 p.m. Men's Soccer at New Mexico - 7 p.m. Rifle vs. Navy - All Day
Sunday, Nov. 10 Women's Basketball at Wagner - 1 p.m. Volleyball vs. LSU - 1 p.m. Men's Basketball vs. Northern Kentucky - 4 p.m. Women's Soccer at SEC Tournament - TBA (Orange Beach, Ala.)
Football - The Kentucky football team fell last Thursday night at Mississippi State 28-22 after a strong second-half rally fell just short on UK's final possession of the second half. - The UK offense moved the ball against the Bulldogs, recording 325 yards of total offense, which is the most UK has had against a SEC team this season. UK also rushed for a SEC-game-high 160 yards. - The Kentucky defense had eight tackles for loss in the game, which was a season high. Junior defensive end Alvin "Bud" Dupree led Kentucky with 13 tackles, including one sack and two tackles for loss. Dupree's 13 tackles was the most by a UK defensive lineman since game-by-game records were kept back to 1993.
Women's golf - The 21st-ranked Kentucky women's golf team completed its final fall tournament of the season with an eighth-place finish at the Stanford Intercollegiate Oct. 25-27. UK turned in a final round score of six-over par, 290 and finished with a three-day total of 874 (+22). - Sophomore Cylia Damerau led the Wildcats with a three-day total of two-over par, 215. Her score of 215 is a season-best, as she finished tied for 20th. Senior Liz Breed finished tied for 36th at six-over par, 219. - Sarah Harris tied for 44th (+9), Haley Mills tied for 54th (+12), Alessandra Walker tied for 65th (+14) and Megan Kinney tied for 87th (+31). - Kentucky opens the spring season at the UCF Challenge in Orlando, Fla., from Feb. 9-11.
Rifle - The Kentucky rifle team went 2-0 this weekend, defeating No. 15 North Carolina State on Friday, before taking down No. 8 Memphis on Sunday. - Senior Emily Holsopple led the Wildcats in both guns in the win over Memphis, shooting a 584 in smallbore and a 594 in air rifle. - Junior Ethan Marne set a new personal best in air rifle on Sunday with a 588, while junior Jonathan Pinkel posted a new personal best in smallbore with a 579.
Men's soccer - The Kentucky men's soccer team completed a two-game week with a setback vs. FIU on Saturday night at the UK Soccer Complex. UK tied Tulsa earlier in the week with a shutout in goal from Callum Irving, who saved a career high seven shots. - Kentucky (4-8-2, 1-3-2 Conference USA) will return to action on Wednesday, traveling to Marshall to take on the Thundering Herd at 7 p.m. ET. The Wildcats will then return home for its home conference finale on Sunday, hosting Florida Atlantic at 4 p.m. ET at the UK Soccer Complex.
Women's soccer - Kentucky went 1-1-0 this weekend, earning a 3-1 win on Sunday over the LSU Tigers, scoring three unanswered goals to close out the match in the second half. - MAC Hermann Award finalist Arin Gilliland netted her team-high 11th goal of the season in the 64th minute to draw even with the Tigers. Gilliland now has 11 goals and nine assists for 31 points on the season. With three points this weekend, Gilliland now has 72 career points, which is fifth all-time in UK history. - Starting centerback Kaitlin Miller got her first two points on the season, netting two assists on Kentucky's second and third goals in Sunday's win over LSU. Both were service balls from long-range set pieces. A freshman, Miller has played the most minutes of any player on the UK roster this season. - Senior Caitlin Landis scored her 21st-career goal on Friday night, as she is now the active career goal-scoring leader for Kentucky. The Milton, Penn., native has 12 points this season, with four goals and four assists. - Kentucky now sits at 13-4-1, 7-3-0 SEC and has clinched an opening-round bye in the 2013 SEC Tournament in Orange Beach, Ala. UK currently sits fourth on the SEC table, but still has an opportunity to share the SEC regular-season title with a win on Thursday night at South Carolina and help.
Swimming and diving - The UK swimming and diving team posted its first wins of the season with a sweep by the women and a split from the men against Missouri and Southern Illinois Oct. 24-25 at SIU. - The UK women (2-2, 1-1 Southeastern Conference ) swept both SIU and Mizzou, with a 228-218 victory over the Tigers and a 310-138 win over the Salukis. The Wildcat men (1-3, 0-2 SEC) posted a 312-136 win against SIU but suffered a 267.5-177.5 defeat to MU. - On Oct. 24, junior Christina Bechtel won two individual competitions and a third as part of the 400 yard freestyle relay. Freshmen accounted for six wins, including two each from Brendan Flynn and Kendal Casey. Freshman Andrew Aviotti and Galyer also tallied their first collegiate victories, while junior Abby Myers won one. - On Oct. 25, senior Eric Bruck, Casey, Flynn and Myers each posted two wins. Galyer recorded a first-place finish after her first collegiate victory the previous night. Bruck's second win was part of a relay, with fellow senior Chris Lott, junior Derrick Smith and senior Will Heidler.
Women's tennis - Kentucky sophomore Nadia Ravita fell just short of the main draw singles title at the USTA/ITA Regionals in Memphis, Tenn. Ravita, who is ranked No. 26 in the nation and was the top seed in the tournament, had a tough route to the finals. In a challenging match against Vanderbilt's Georgina Sellyn, Ravita fell in the first set, 6-2 before she tried to make a comeback in the second but was defeated 6-3. - The second-place finish was the highest finish for a UK team since 2007. Last season, the ITA Regionals ended for the Wildcats in the singles round of 16 and in the doubles quarterfinals. - Kentucky took home five wins in singles competition against North Carolina State at the Tennessee Fall Invite including freshman Aldila Sutjiadi who defeated No. 45 Joselle Kissel and 6-1, 6-2 and junior Stephanie Fox took down Elisha Hande, who led the Wolfpack in singles wins last season, 6-1, 6-2. - In the singles championship, Sutjiadi fell to Tennessee's Joanna Henderson in a close three-set match, 6-7(5), 6-4, 6-4. - The Wildcats will begin their regular season against the University of Cincinnati and Ball State University on Jan. 18, 2014 in Lexington, Ky. Volleyball - The 15th-ranked Kentucky volleyball team enjoyed a 2-1 week which included home victories over Mississippi State and Alabama. The only defeat came on the road at Georgia in a five-set thriller in which the Bulldogs claimed the fifth frame by a 23-21 margin. - Kentucky's offense was the key component in a sweep of Mississippi State, while a season-high 15 blocks resulted in a win over the Tide. Three players logged six or more blocks, including a career-high from senior Whitney Billings. Sophomore Sara Schwarzwalder also added eight, while senior Alexandra Morgan contributed six. Morgan averaged 2.50 kills per set on a team-high .436 hitting clip. She also averaged a team-high 1.25 blocks per set and ranked second on the team with 3.54 blocks per frame. - Morgan began the week with an 11-kill performance at Georgia, which was the first double-figure kill effort in conference play of the season for the middle blocker. Against her home-state team, Alabama, she posted a season-high 14 kills on a blistering .619 hitting percentage while adding six block assists. With a .436 hitting clip and 55 attempts on the week, Morgan moved into second-place all-time in the history of the UK program for hitting percentage with a career-clip of .346. - Freshman Anni Thomasson against Mississippi State reached double-figure kills for the fourth time in her career and with 12 resulting as a career best in league competition. She laid down her kills with a .357 hitting clip, while adding three digs and a pair of blocks. In the four-set win over Alabama, Thomasson notched six kills, and 10 digs. She has topped the 10-dig plateau on six occasions in her young career. She also aided the Wildcat cause with a pair of assists. - Kentucky returns to the road for a tough weekend stretch beginning at Arkansas on Friday. UK will then head to 11th-ranked and undefeated Missouri on Sunday.
Monday, Oct. 28 Men's Golf at Invitational at The Ocean Course - All Day (Kiawah Island, S.C.)
Tuesday, Oct. 29 Men's Golf at Invitational at The Ocean Course - All Day (Kiawah Island, S.C.)
Wednesday, Oct. 30 Men's Soccer at Marshall - 7 p.m.
Thursday, Oct. 31 Women's Soccer at South Carolina - 7 p.m.
Friday, Nov. 1 Swimming & Diving vs. Indiana/Tennessee - 2 p.m. (Bloomington, Ill.) Men's Basketball vs. Transylvania (Exh.) - 7 p.m. Volleyball at Arkansas - 8 p.m. Cross Country at SEC Championships - All Day (Gainesville, Fla.)
Saturday, Nov. 2 Football vs. Alabama State - 7:30 p.m. Rifle at TCU - All Day
Sunday, Nov. 3 Women's Basketball vs. Eckerd College (Exh.) - 1 p.m. Volleyball at Missouri - 2:30 p.m. Men's Soccer vs. Florida Atlantic - 4 p.m.
Football - The University of Kentucky football team completed the toughest four-game stretch in school history over the weekend with a 48-7 loss to No. 1-ranked Alabama at Commonwealth Stadium. It was the fourth straight game UK has played a top-20 ranked opponent. - The Kentucky defense had a strong first quarter, forcing and recovering two fumbles while holding Alabama scoreless in the opening quarter of a game for the first time all season. - The UK offense put together a scoring drive in the third quarter on when quarterback Maxwell Smith connected with wide receiver Javess Blue for a 30-yard touchdown pass. The touchdown was the first given up by the Alabama defense since week two vs. Texas A&M.
Men's soccer - The Kentucky men's soccer team completed a two-game home week in the midst of its season-long, three-game homestand on Sunday afternoon. Kentucky suffered a non-conference loss to Evansville, 2-1, on Tuesday, before posting a shutout in a scoreless draw with South Carolina on Sunday. - Kentucky (3-6-1, 1-1-1 Conference USA) will return to action on Wednesday, taking on Valparaiso at the UK Soccer Complex at 7 p.m. ET. The Wildcats will then hit the road to take on Charlotte on Saturday. - The Wildcats have netted 11 goals in 10 games to open 2013, surrendering 13 goals and owning staggering advantages in shots (176-88) and corner kicks (75-37). - UK has been led offensively by senior Brad Doliner, who has four goals and one assist. Sophomore Isak Krogstad has three goals and two assists, with freshmen Napo Matsoso, Charlie Reymann and Kaelon Fox each sporting a goal and an assist. Senior Tyler Riggs has a goal, with Justin Laird and Sam Miller each notching two assists. - In goal for UK, sophomore Callum Irving has made seven starts with a 1.09 goals-against average, owning three clean sheets with 13 save. Senior Jack Van Arsdale has a 1.67 goals-against average, saving four shots in three games. - In UK's game with South Carolina on Sunday, UK mounted a steady attack throughout the game that saw a 28-11 advantage in shots, with the Gamecocks getting outshout 11-1 in the overtime periods. In the 2-1 loss to Evansville, UK got the first goal of the year from Tyler Riggs as part of a furious secondhalf rally that saw UK outshoot the Purple Aces 18-3.
Women's soccer - The UK women's soccer team moved to 11-2-1, 5-1-0 SEC on Friday night with a 4-1 win over the Tennessee Lady Vols. The Wildcats got three goals from junior Arin Gilliland, and a goal from senior Caitlin Landis, all in the first half, to lift Kentucky to the 4-1 win. - Arin Gilliland scored three goals in Friday night's 4-1 win over Tennessee, collecting her first-career hat trick. Gilliland scored all three goals in the run of play, with the tallies coming in the 8th, 25th and 40th minutes. The MAC Herrmann Award finalist now has seven goals and eight assists on the season, and has scored multiple times in two games this season. - Senior Caitlin Landis had her best game of the season, scoring a goal and assisting on two other goals, both to Arin Gilliland. Landis' goal was the game-winning goal, which was her first of the 2013 season, and sixth in her career. - Kentucky next takes to the pitch on Friday night at Florida. The match will be televised on Fox Sports South, with kickoff slated for 6:30 p.m. ET live from Gainesville. The Wildcats then travel to Alabama for a 2 p.m. contest against the Crimson Tide on Sunday.
Swimming and diving - On the strength of victories in all four diving competitions, the University of Kentucky swimming and diving team won nine events, but lost its home opener to Ohio State Friday in front of a capacity crowd at the Lancaster Aquatics Center. The UK men lost 176-122, while the women fell to OSU by a 195- 104 margin. The meet marked the home debut for first-year head coach Lars Jorgensen. - Senior Greg Ferrucci and junior Christa Cabot both swept the diving events, with top scores in the 1- and 3-meter springboard competitions. Ferrucci has won all four diving events he has competed in to open the season, while Cabot has claimed victories in three of her four events. - Junior Christina Bechtel also posted two wins, in the women's 100 and 200 yard butterfly. Senior Maclin Simpson notched a first-place finish in the men's 200 yard butterfly for his second win of the season. Eric Bruck and Lucas Gerotto, both seniors, rounded out UK's victories with wins in the men's 50 freestyle and the men's 100 yard butterfly, respectively. - In addition to one-two finishes in three events, the Wildcats notched second-place finishes in six additional competitions. Three of UK's runner-up totals were from freshman. - UK returns to the road Oct. 24 and 25 when it travels to Carbondale, Ill., to face Southern Illinois and fellow SEC foe Missouri. The competition will get underway at 5 p.m. ET on Oct. 24 and resume at 10 a.m. on the 25th.
Volleyball - The Kentucky volleyball team went 1-1 on the road this week with a 3-0 loss at No. 2 Florida Friday and a 3-0 win at South Carolina Sunday. - In the sweep of the Gamecocks, senior Whitney Billings logged a career-high 18 kills in a three-set match on a .484 hitting percentage to lead the way for the Cats. She also logged her 38th career double-double with a 10-dig performance as well. UK had three players register five or more blocks including six from senior Alexandra Morgan. - Junior libero Jackie Napper had 15 digs against the Gators and followed that with 13 against the Gamecocks. Her 4.67 digs per set led the team. - Kentucky will enjoy a 10-day break from action before returning to the floor on Wednesday, Oct. 23 at Georgia. That match will air live on ESPNU at 6:30 p.m. ET.
Monday, Oct. 14 Men's golf at Autotrader.com Collegiate Classic - All Day (Duluth, Ga.)
Tuesday, Oct. 15 Men's golf at Autotrader.com Collegiate Classic - All Day (Duluth, Ga.)
Wednesday, Oct. 16 Men's soccer vs. Valparaiso - 7 p.m.
Friday, Oct. 18 Women's Soccer at Florida - 6:30 p.m. Women's Tennis at ITA Regionals - All Day (Memphis, Tenn.)
Saturday, Oct. 19 Rifle vs. Ole Miss - 8 a.m. Men's Soccer at Charlotte - 7 p.m. Women's Tennis at ITA Regionals - All Day (Memphis, Tenn.) Cross Country at Pre-NCAA Invitational - TBA (Terre Haute, Ind.)
Sunday, Oct. 20 Women's Soccer at Alabama - 2 p.m. Women's Tennis at ITA Regionals - All Day (Memphis, Tenn.)
Cross country - The UK women's cross country team was the top-NCAA team finisher, and No. 2 team overall with 130 points on Saturday at the Greater Louisville Classic. - Seniors Cally Macumber and Allison Peare posted top-10 finishes, Nos. 2 and 7 respectively with times of 16:57.75 and 17:24.67. - The UK men's team placed 27th overall on 688 points. MacKay Wilson was UK's top finisher in 42nd (37 points) with a time of 25:28.89. - Freshman Cassidy Hale turned in a top-10 performance in her hometown with a 17th-place time of 17.40.77. - Kentucky will return to action for the last race of the regular season, the Pre-NCAA Invitational in Terre Haute, Ind., on Oct. 19.
Football - The Kentucky football team's upset bid over highly ranked South Carolina fell short after a second-half comeback that saw the Wildcats score 21 points in the fourth quarter - the second most points a UK team has scored in a fourth quarter in school history. - The Wildcat offense posted 28 points against South Carolina, which is the third-most points an opponent has scored against South Carolina at Williams-Brice Stadium since 2007. Kentucky's Jalen Whitlow led the UK offense going 17-for-24 for 178 yards and two touchdowns while also leading the team in rushing with 69 yards on 17 attempts and a touchdown. - Kentucky won the turnover battle against South Carolina forcing a fumble and turning it into seven points, while UK also won the time of possession battle for the first time this season. Defensively, senior linebacker Avery Williamson led UK in tackles with nine, while Blake McClain, Alvin "Bud" Dupree and Jason Hatcher recorded sacks.
Men's soccer - Kentucky (3-5, 1-1 Conference USA) pulled off an exciting, 2-1 overtime win in its league road lidlifter on Friday night in Norfolk, Va., spoiling a homecoming celebration for the Monarchs in their first-ever home C-USA game. UK's win came against a strong ODU team that had posted a pair of tremendous results last week, including a tie at No. 8 Maryland and winning its league debut at No. 9 Tulsa. The Monarchs - who had 14 goals in their first seven games - had just suffered losses to William and Mary and No. 1 Creighton in 2013. - After Doliner got a penalty kick goal early in the second half for a go-ahead tally, ODU scored off a corner kick in the 77th minute. In the 98th frame, Doliner struck for the golden goal, marking his first career two-goal game. UK got a brilliant effort in goal from sophomore Callum Irving, who tied his career high with six saves, with each coming after halftime. - The Wildcats will return to action with a two-game week, starting with a 7 p.m. ET matchup with Evansville on Tuesday night at the UK Soccer Complex. UK will then host South Carolina in a conference showdown on Sunday at 1 p.m. ET. UK will conclude its season-long, three-game homestand on Wednesday vs. Valpo.
Women's soccer - No. 19 Kentucky stayed in second place on the SEC table with a 2-0-0 weekend, picking up a 3-1 win at Mississippi State on Sunday night and a 2-1 win at Vanderbilt on Sunday afternoon to improve to 10-2-1 overall and 4-1-0 in SEC action. The last time Kentucky won four of its first five SEC games dates back to 2003. - The Wildcats had two different players record multi-point games this weekend, with sophomore Kelli Hubly collecting three points on Friday night, and freshman Zoe Swift scoring three points on Sunday afternoon. On both occasions, the players had a goal and an assist in the same match. - Kentucky outshot its opponents 60-29 on the weekend, recording five goals and 15 points over the two-game stretch. - Goalkeeper Kayla King only allowed two goals all weekend, as the senior from Louisville, Ky., has now allowed one or no goals in four of the first five SEC games of the season. - Kentucky next takes on border rival Tennessee on Friday night at 7:30 p.m. ET in Lexington. This will be the Wildcats' only game of the weekend, with an open date on Sunday.
Women's tennis - The University of Kentucky women's tennis team brought home a championship at the conclusion of the Wildcat Invitational hosted by Northwestern University over the weekend. Junior Stephanie Fox and senior CeCe Witten defeated Jarret Fisher and Zaina Sufi from DePaul. The UK duo had little struggle beating Sufi and Fisher, 6-2, in the Brown Flight championship. - Fox fell to Northwestern's Rebeca Mitrea in the tournament's Green Flight. In a close first set, Mitrea pulled through with the win, 6-5. In the second set, Fox fought her way back to beat Mitrea, 6-4. Mitrea topped Fox in the final set, 6-4, to win the match. - The Wildcats will be back in action Monday, Oct. 14, in South Carolina at the Rock Hill Rocks Open.
Volleyball - Kentucky opened SEC play in the friendly confines of Memorial Coliseum and turned in a pair of sweeps over Ole Miss and Tennessee. Kentucky has now won seven-straight matches including opening to a 4-0 start in league play. It's the best start since 2009. - Freshman outside hitter Anni Thomasson, sophomore setter Morgan Bergren and junior libero Jackie Napper were the top performers for the week for the Cats. Thomasson averaged 2.33 kills per set on a blazing .444 hitting percentage. She turned in the first errorless match of her career in the victory over UT, while also adding a career-best three aces. - Napper reached double-figure digs in both matches for a total of 34, which is the most in consecutive three-set matches in her career. Bergren directed UK's offense to the tune of a .391 hitting percentage, which is well above UK's average for the season of .247. - Kentucky returns to action with a pair of road dates. Up first is a showdown with No. 3 Florida in Gainesville, before traveling north to South Carolina on Sunday.
Monday, Oct. 7 Women's golf at Schooner Fall Classic - All Day (Norman, Okla.)
Tuesday, Oct. 8 Men's soccer vs. Evansville - 7 p.m.
Friday, Oct. 11 Swimming & Diving vs. Ohio State - 5 p.m. Volleyball at Florida - 6:30 p.m. Women's soccer vs. Tennessee - 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, Oct. 12 Football vs. Alabama - 7 p.m.
Sunday, Oct. 13 Men's soccer vs. South Carolina - 1 p.m. Volleyball at South Carolina - 1:30 p.m.
Cross country - Cally Macumber won her second consecutive cross country meet, the Oklahoma State Cowboy Jamboree. - The UK women's team finished in second-place, behind only the host. - With the win, Macumber has won half of the 10 cross country races she has entered since the start of the 2012 season, a run that includes wins at the 2012 Southeastern Conference Championships and NCAA Southeast Regional. - Allison Peare continued her strong 2013 season with a top-10 time of 18:12.24. - The UK men's team placed fifth behind four ranked teams including the top two teams in the nation. - Matt Hillenbrand led the way for UK with a 13th-place time of 25:04.52, and he was followed by Adam Kahleifeh, who placed 15th with a time of 25:07.04. - UK will race in back-to-back weeks for the first time this season Saturday at the Greater Louisville Classic. Football - The Kentucky football team fell in its Southeastern Conference opener over the weekend to top-20 ranked Florida, 24-7, at Commonwealth Stadium. - Kentucky scored on its first possession of the game when placekicker Joe Mansour rushed 25 yards on a fake field goal attempt for a touchdown. Mansour is the only UK specialists to score a touchdown since specialists started playing only one position in the late 1960s. - Defensively, senior linebacker Avery Williamson, junior defensive end Alvin "Bud" Dupree and junior cornerback Nate Willis paced Kentucky with seven tackles. Dupree added a sack, while Willis had two tackles for loss. Sophomore Josh Forrest made the first interception of his career. - Kentucky scored on its first possession of the game when placekicker Joe Mansour rushed 25 yards on a fake field goal attempt for a touchdown. Mansour is the only UK kicking specialists to score a touchdown since specialists started playing only one position in the late 1960s.
Men's soccer - The Kentucky men's soccer team opened its 2013 Conference USA season on Sunday with the league leader in scoring offense and goals-against average, No. 14 UAB, with the Blazers using two first-half goals for a 2-1 win. Kentucky will return to action with its first road league test of the year, traveling to Norfolk, Va., to face Old Dominion on Friday at 7:30 p.m. ET. - Kentucky (2-5, 0-1 C-USA) suffered a 2-1 loss to UAB on Sunday, with the Blazers getting a goal in the third and 30th minutes and fighting off a goal from UK senior Brad Doliner to secure the win. UAB claimed the win despite UK's advantage in shots (19-5) and corner kicks (14-1), with UK's 14 corner kicks ranking as the third-most in UK single-game history.
Women's soccer - Kentucky went 1-1-0 on the weekend, knocking off No. 19 Georgia, 1-0, in the annual Kick-Cancer match on Sunday after falling to the Arkansas Razorbacks 3-0 on Friday night. The win on Sunday pushed Kentucky's record to 8-2-1, 2-1-0 SEC as the Wildcats are now tied for second place in the SEC. - Stuart Pope scored her SEC-leading fifth game-winning goal of the season on Sunday in the 71st minute, slotting a ball far post for the game's only goal. Pope leads Kentucky with nine goals and two assists on the season, and is tied for fourth in the conference in goals. - Kayla King notched her fifth shutout of the 2013 season on Sunday, stopping all 14 Georgia shots and making two saves on the night. King currently hoists a 0.92 GAA. - Kentucky travels to Starkville, Miss., for a Friday night match at 8:00 p.m. ET against Mississippi State before making the trip to Nashville, Tenn., for a Sunday match against Vanderbilt at 2:00 p.m. ET that will be televised live by FOX Sports.
Swimming and diving - The Kentucky swimming and diving team opened the 2013-14 season with four event wins in a loss at Georgia on Sept. 25. The men lost 162-110, while the women, going against the defending national champions, lost 165-98. The meet was Lars Jorgensen's debut as UK head coach after taking over for Gary Conelly, who retired after 22 years. - Divers Greg Ferrucci and Christa Cabot claimed three of the four diving titles and swimmer Maclin Simpson won the men's 150-butterfly. Ferrucci and fellow senior John Fox finished first and second, respectively, on the one and three meter springboard to sweep the men's diving events. Cabot, a junior, won the women's 1-meter event and finished second in the 3-meter diving competition. - UK returns home to host Ohio State on Oct. 11 at 5 p.m. in the Lancaster Aquatics Center. Admission is free for all Kentucky home swimming and diving meets.
Volleyball - The 18th-ranked Kentucky volleyball team secured a 3-0 week to improve to 10-3 on the year. Two of UK's wins came in SEC-style with victories on the road at Auburn and Alabama. The win over Auburn marked the first defeat in the form of a sweep for the Tigers. - Kentucky utilized a strong defensive performance with 60 digs which ranks as a three-set high in the Craig Skinner era. UK also turned back 12.5 Tiger attacks led by nine from the hand of senior Alexandra Morgan. - Alabama jumped out to an early 1-0 lead, but UK rattled off three-straight set wins for the 3-1 comeback victory. Senior Whitney Billings led the way with 14 kills, while adding team highs in blocks (6) and digs (8) in the win. - Kentucky will now head home for a pair of SEC matches. Up first is Ole Miss at 7 p.m. ET on Friday, before border-state rival Tennessee visits Lexington on Sunday at 1:30 p.m. ET.
Monday, Sept. 30 Women's tennis at ITA All-American - All Day (Pacific Palisades, Calif.)
Tuesday, Oct. 1 Women's tennis at ITA All-American - All Day (Pacific Palisades, Calif.)
Wednesday, Oct. 2 Women's tennis at ITA All-American - All Day (Pacific Palisades, Calif.)
Thursday, Oct. 3 Women's tennis at ITA All-American - All Day (Pacific Palisades, Calif.)
Friday, Oct. 4 Volleyball vs. Ole Miss - 7 p.m. Men's soccer at Old Dominion - 7:30 p.m. Women's soccer at Mississippi State - 8 p.m. Women's tennis at Wildcat Invitational - All Day (Evanston, Ill.) Women's tennis at ITA All-American - All Day (Pacific Palisades, Calif.)
Saturday, Oct. 5 Football at South Carolina - 7:30 p.m. Women's golf at Schooner Fall Classic - All Day (Norman, Okla.) Women's tennis at Wildcat Invitational - All Day (Evanston, Ill.) Women's tennis at ITA All-American - All Day (Pacific Palisades, Calif.) Cross country at Greater Louisville Classic - All Day (Louisville, Ky.)
Sunday, Oct. 6 Softball vs. Georgetown Ky. - 12 p.m. Volleyball vs. Tennessee - 1:30 p.m. Softball vs. Georgetown Ky. - 2 p.m. Women's soccer at Vanderbilt - 2 p.m. Women's golf at Schooner Fall Classic - All Day (Norman, Okla.) Women's tennis at Wildcat Invitational - All Day (Evanston, Ill.) Women's tennis at ITA All-American - All Day (Pacific Palisades, Calif.)