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.)
Men's golf - Four Wildcats finished in the top 20 to help the University of Kentucky men's golf team finish third at the Wolf Run Invitational with a total score of 30-over par, 882. Kentucky turned in a final round of 10-over par, 294 on Sunday to give the Wildcats their second top-five finish of the season. - Leading the way for Kentucky was a pair of seniors in Stephen Powers and Ben Stow. Powers and Stow finished in a tie for ninth at seven-over par, 220. Stow turned in an even-par round of 71, while Powers had a final round of four-over, 75. Junior David Snyder tied Stow for the low round of the day with an even-par, 71. Snyder finished tied for 13th place at eight-over par. Senior Cody Martin rounded the Wildcat performers in the top 20, tied for 16th at nine-over par. Martin turned a scorecard of seven-over par, 78 on the final 18 holes.
Women's golf - The Kentucky women's golf team completed its second tournament of the season over the weekend at the Mason Rudolph Championshp with a 10th place finish. The Wildcats finished at 35-over par as a team. - Senior Liz Breed led the way with a top 15 finish in a tie for 13th. Breed registered a three-day total of two-over par. She had eight birdies and an eagle through 54 holes. In two tournaments, Breed has two top 15 finishes.
Men's soccer - The Kentucky men's soccer team continued its grueling start to the 2013 season with the Gamecock Classic, hosted by South Carolina in Columbia, S.C. UK suffered a loss to Dartmouth on Friday night, 3-1, before a 2-0 loss to South Florida on Sunday afternoon. - The Wildcats have totaled seven goals in their first six games, surrendering eight tallies with a 1.33 goals-against average. UK has been led individually in scoring by sophomore midfielder Isak Krogstad, who has three goals and two assists. Senior Brad Doliner has been a rock for the Wildcats at nearly every position on the field, owning a goal and an assist. Freshmen Kaelon Fox and Charlie Reymann have a goal and an assist. Dynamic freshman midfielder Napo Matsoso has a goal, while ranking fourth on the team in minutes. Freshman Sam Miller has two assists, with sophomores Jacob Scearce and Bryan Celis sporting assists. Freshman center back Jordan Wilson has played every second of UK's season, with senior preseason All-America center back Steven Perinovic ranking second on the team in minutes played. - After its season-long road swing, Kentucky (2-4) will return to action on Sunday with its Conference USA opener, hosting No. 20 UAB at 1 p.m. ET at the UK Soccer Complex.
Women's soccer - No. 19 Kentucky pushed its season-long winning streak to seven matches on Friday night, knocking off the Auburn Tigers, 1-0 in Auburn, Ala. The win was UK's first win in an SEC road opener since the 2004 season. - Stuart Pope connected with Arin Gilliland for Pope's team-leading eighth goal of the season in the 27th minute to give UK the win. The goal for Pope was her sixth in the last seven matches since being moved up to an attacking center midfielder. - Arin Gilliland notched her eighth assist on Friday night, as she now leads the Wildcats, SEC and NCAA in assists in 2013. The MAC Herrmann Award finalist has scored 14 points so far this season. - Goalkeeper Kayla King recorded her fourth shutout of the season, as she made six saves in the net and kept a clean sheet. King dropped her GAA to a season-low .079. - Kentucky will next host Arkansas on Friday night, and Georgia on Sunday night as the SEC season continues. The match with Georgia will be a 6:00 p.m. ET kickoff and televised live on CSS.
Volleyball - Kentucky traveled to Lipscomb for a non-conference road tilt and came away with the most dominating performance of the season in a 3-0 sweep. UK's offense was spectacular with 40 kills on a .522 hitting clip, while the defense registered 11 blocks and limited the Bison to a mere .089 hitting percentage. - Sophomore setter Morgan Bergren led the Wildcats to their most complete offensive performance of the season with the season-high hitting percentage. The Blue and White committed just five errors as a unit in three sets of action. Bergren found seven different players for at least three or more kills. Bergren had six kills herself on a .556 hitting clip. She also contributed six digs and a trio of blocks in the win. - Senior middle blocker Alexandra Morgan registered a team-high six blocks for an average of 2.00 blocks per stanza in the win. Her presence at the net flustered the Bison into a .089 hitting percentage and the home team did not hit above .100 in two of three sets. She also contributed offensively with six kills on a dazzling .750 hitting percentage. - Kentucky will conclude non-conference action with a home contest vs. Morehead State on Monday at 7 p.m. ET, before opening up SEC action on the road in the state of Alabama beginning at Auburn on Friday.
Monday, Sept. 23 Volleyball vs. Morehead State - 7 p.m. Women's tennis at Amelia Island Women's Championship - All Day (Amelia Island, Fla.)
Tuesday, Sept. 24 Women's tennis at Amelia Island Women's Championship - All Day (Amelia Island, Fla.)
Wednesday, Sept. 25 Women's tennis at Amelia Island Women's Championship - All Day (Amelia Island, Fla.) Swimming & Diving at Georgia - 2 p.m.
Thursday, Sept. 26 Women's tennis at Amelia Island Women's Championship - All Day (Amelia Island, Fla.)
Friday, Sept. 27 Women's tennis at Amelia Island Women's Championship - All Day (Amelia Island, Fla.) Women's soccer vs. Arkansas - 7:30 p.m. Volleyball at Auburn - 8 p.m.
Saturday, Sept. 28 Women's tennis at Amelia Island Women's Championship - All Day (Amelia Island, Fla.) Football vs. Florida - 7 p.m. Cross Country at Cowboy Jamboree - TBA (Stillwater, Okla.) Women's tennis at ITA All-American - All Day (Pacific Palisades, Calif.)
Sunday, Sept. 29 Women's tennis at Amelia Island Women's Championship - All Day (Amelia Island, Fla.) Women's tennis at ITA All-American - All Day (Pacific Palisades, Calif.) Men's soccer vs. UAB - 1 p.m. Softball vs. Wright State - 2 p.m. (Dayton, Ohio) Volleyball at Alabama - 2:30 p.m. Softball at Dayton - 4 p.m. Women's soccer vs. Georgia - 6 p.m.
Football - The Kentucky football team fell to 1-2 on the season with a 27-13 setback to No. 7 Louisville Saturday at Commonwealth Stadium. The Wildcats will have a bye week before starting Southeastern Conference play Saturday, Sept. 28 at Commonwealth Stadium. - Kentucky rushed for 162 yards on 31 carries against Louisville, averaging 5.2 per attempt. The Wildcats have averaged at least five yards per rush in all three games this season. Freshman Jojo Kemp rushed five times for a career-high 80 yards, an average of 16 yards per carry. - Senior linebacker Avery Williamson led all players with 15 total tackles, including one for a loss. He has a streak of 22 consecutive games with at least three tackles. Defensive end Za'Darius Smith shared a quarterback sack among his three tackles against U of L. He has had a sack in all three games this season, which is the first time a Wildcat has earned a sack in three-straight games since Jeremy Jarmon in 2007. Women's soccer - The Kentucky women's soccer team went 2-0-0, sweeping the weekend for the third-straight week. The Wildcats picked up a 1-0 win at home over UTSA on Friday and knocked off No. 10 West Virginia, 4-2, on Sunday in Morgantown, W. Va., to record their sixth straight win. - Arin Gilliland scored seven points, netting two goals and adding three assists in the two matches. The junior scored 10 seconds into UK's 4-2 win over WVU and added another goal and two assists. For her efforts, she was named the SEC Offensive Player of the Week for the fourth time in her career. - The win over No. 10 West Virginia was Kentucky's first win over a top-10 team in the Jon Lipsitz era. - With Friday's shutout of UTSA, Kayla King has now recorded three shutouts on the season, and the Wildcats have held their opponents scoreless in four matches overall this year.
Volleyball - The Kentucky volleyball team improved to 6-3 on the season with a 2-1 week at home. The Wildcats defeated in-state rival Louisville on Tuesday before upsetting No. 4 Minnesota on Sunday, both by 3-2 scores. Friday, UK lost a 3-0 decision to Pepperdine. Senior Whitney Billings was named the SEC Offensive Player of the Week, while freshman Anni Thomasson was named the conference's Co-Freshman of the Week. - The win over the fourth-ranked Golden Gophers was the highest ranked opponent UK has defeated in the Skinner era, and the biggest victory since Kentucky defeated No. 3 Texas in 1993. The victory was capped by a dominating 15-8 fifth-set win. - Against Minnesota, Billings led the way offensively with 25 kills on a blistering .467 hitting percentage. The hitting mark was the highest in her career for a five-set match where she tallied 15 or more kills. She also picked up 12 digs for her 35th career double-double. Tuesday vs. Louisville, she tallied 11 digs in the win to become the sixth player in program history to amass 1,000 career kills and digs. - Thomasson began the week with a career-high 13 kills and a career-best 16 digs in the win over Louisville. She continued her streak of 10-or more digs with 10 scoops in a loss to Pepperdine. In the upset victory over the Golden Gophers, she registered her fourth double-double in the last five matches with 10 kills and 10 digs and a pair of blocks.
Men's soccer - The Kentucky men's soccer team concluded its one-game week with a 2-1 loss on Saturday night at Xavier in a rematch of the 2012 first-round of the NCAA Tournament. UK will return to action on Friday with the Gamecock Classic, hosted by South Carolina, facing off with traditional powers Dartmouth and South Florida on Sunday. - Kentucky (2-2) battled the Musketeers in a rematch of the first-round of the 2012 NCAA Tournament Saturday in Cincinnati. After allowing a goal in the third minute, UK fought back on the strength of freshman Kaelon Fox's first career goal on an assist from freshman Charlie Reymann. Xavier, a team that has advanced to three straight NCAA Tournaments, netted the game-winning tally in the 69th minute. - The Wildcats have netted six goals in their first four games, surrendering three goals and owning a 61-30 advantage in shots and a 20-12 mark in corner kicks. UK has been led offensively by sophomore midfielder Isak Krogstad, who has two goals and two assists. Senior Brad Doliner has a goal and an assist, with Fox and Reymann each sporting a goal and an assist. Freshman Napo Matsoso has a goal, with freshman Sam Miller notching two assists. Sophomores Jacob Scearce and Bryan Celis each have assists. In goal, sophomore Callum Irving has two shutouts in his two starts, with senior co-captain Jack Van Arsdale owning a 1.50 goals-against average in his two starts, with four saves.
Women's golf - The Kentucky women's golf team opened the 2013-14 season with a team title, individual title and individual runner-up at the "MO"Morial Invitational. The win marked the third team title under head coach Golda Johansson Borst. The Wildcats placed three individuals in the top 10 en route to winning the tournament by an astounding 11 strokes. UK finished the three-day tournament at eight-over par, while the second-place team, Virginia, finished at 19-over. UK clinched the title with a final round score of two-under par 286, which is the third-lowest round in program history. - Freshman Haley Mills and sophomore Sarah Harris led the way as the two finished first and tied for second, respectively. Playing in her first collegiate tournament, Mills brought home the individual title at three-under par. She was the only participant to finish the "MO" under par. - Harris tied for second at one-over par to tie a career-best finish. Rounding out the top 10 was senior Liz Breed who tied for seventh at four-over par. UK returns to the course Sept. 20-22 when the Wildcats head to Franklin, Tenn., for the Mason Rudolph Championship.
Cross country - Cally Macumber won Kentucky's first home cross country meet since the 2007 SEC Championships on Saturday at Masterson Station Park. The senior was named the USTFCCCA National Athlete of the Week. - Macumber was quickly followed by fellow-senior Allison Peare who impressed in her first-ever home collegiate meet with a third-place time of 17:11.08. - The UK women placed third in the team competition. - Adam Kahleifeh also enjoyed his first home cross country meet as a Wildcat, placing eighth. - The UK men's team placed fourth in the team competition with 111 points. - Kentucky will return to competition on Sept. 28, 2013 for the Oklahoma State Cowboy Jamboree in Stillwater, Okla.
Friday, Sept. 20 Men's soccer vs. Dartmouth - 4:30 p.m. (Columbia, S.C.) Women's soccer at Auburn - 8 p.m. Women's golf at Mason Rudolph Championship - All Day (Franklin, Tenn.)
Saturday, Sept. 21 Volleyball at Lipscomb - 3 p.m. Men's golf at Wolf Run Invitational - All Day (Zionsville, Ind.) Women's golf at Mason Rudolph Championship - All Day (Franklin, Tenn.)
Sunday, Sept. 22 Men's soccer vs. USF - 11 a.m. (Columbia, S.C.) Men's golf at Wolf Run Invitational - All Day (Zionsville, Ind.) Women's golf at Mason Rudolph Championship - All Day (Franklin, Tenn.)
Football - The Kentucky football team earned its first win of the season and first in the Mark Stoops era on Saturday by defeating the Miami (Ohio) RedHawks 41-7 at Commonwealth Stadium. The Wildcats scored 24 points in the first quarter - the most points a UK team has ever scored in a quarter - to take control of the game. - The Kentucky offense had 675 yards of total offense in the game, which is the third-most total offense in program history and most since 1998. Sophomore quarterbacks Maxwell Smith and Jalen Whitlow both played well with Smith throwing for 310 yards and three touchdowns, while Whitlow threw for 103 yards and rushed for 48 yards and a touchdown. Newcomer Javess Blue lead UK in receiving yards, while true freshman Jojo Kemp paced UK in rushing yards. - The UK defense limited Miami (Ohio) to 122 yards of total offense, which is the fourth-lowest total a UK opponent has gained in the last 25 years. Overall, Kentucky recorded five sacks and seven tackles for loss with junior defensive end Za'Darius Smith earning three sacks, which was the most by a UK player since 2003. Alvin "Bud" Dupree led UK with seven tackles a sack and two tackles for loss.
Women's soccer - Kentucky went 2-0-0 on the weekend, striking for wins against in-state foe Louisville (2-0) and Dayton (2-1) to pick up its fourth-straight win, and second-straight weekend sweep. - The Wildcats knocked off Louisville for the third-straight season, 2-0 on Friday night, as UK got goals from Stuart Pope in the 51st minute and Arin Gilliland in the 85th on a penalty kick. The win marks the third-straight time UK has shutout Louisville and head coach Jon Lipsitz improves to 4-1-0 all-time against the Cardinals. - Kentucky capped off its second-straight weekend sweep on Sunday, striking for two first-half goals and an extra in the second half to tally the 3-1 win over the Dayton Flyers. UK got goals from Alex Carter, Zoe Swift and Stuart Pope. The goal for Pope was the fourth-straight game that she has scored in, as she has five goals in the last four games. - Goalkeeper Kayla King, combined with freshman Ayanna Parker, have now gone the last 510 minutes only allowing two goals, a stretch spanning over five games. - UK next plays the USTA RoadRunners at the UK Soccer Complex at 7:30 p.m. ET in Lexington. The Wildcats will then travel to top-10 ranked West Virginia on Sunday afternoon at 1:00 p.m. ET in Morgantown, W. Va. Volleyball - The Kentucky volleyball team earned a 3-0 start to its home schedule in 2013 by claiming the eighth-annual Kentucky Classic with wins over VCU, Liberty and East Tennessee State. Junior Jackie Napper was named MVP of the tournament and was joined on the All-Tournament team by sophomore setter Morgan Bergren and freshman outside hitter Anni Thomasson. - Napper averaged 3.91 digs and 1.64 assists per set in the three victories. She logged a season-high 19 digs in a win over VCU, while narrowly becoming the first defensive player to earn a double-double in school history with nine assists in the match. - Bergren averaged 1.82 kills, 1.73 digs and 9.55 assists per set in the three wins. She posted seven digs, 36 assists and nine digs in a five-set win over VCU. The eight kills in a win over ETSU marked the most for a UK setter since Sarah Rumely had 10 in the only triple-double ever recorded in school history in 2007. - Thomasson had a breakout weekend for the Wildcats. After playing exclusively in the back row in the win over VCU, Thomasson was inserted into the starting lineup for the full six-rotations against Liberty. She delivered with her first career double-double with a career-high 12 kills on a .435 hitting clip and 13 digs.
Men's soccer - The Kentucky men's soccer team completed a two-game week with a 4-0 win over IPFW on Sunday, setting a program record with 35 shots in the rout of the Mastodons. UK will return to action with a rematch of the 2012 NCAA Tournament on Saturday, traveling to Xavier for a 7 p.m. ET kickoff. - Kentucky (2-1-0) suffered its first loss of the year in the road opener, falling 1-0 to a strong ETSU team in front of 1,052 fans in Johnson City, Tenn. The Wildcats bounced back with an offensive explosion on Sunday afternoon, pounding out a school-record 35 shots and scoring four goals, with each coming in the second half. UK got a two-goal game from Isak Krogstad, who also added an assist. Sophomore goalkeeper Callum Irving worked his second shutout of the year and the third clean sheet in his five-start UK career. - The Wildcats have netted five goals in its first three games, allowing just one tally, coming in the setback at ETSU. UK has been led by Krogstad, who has two goals and two assists, with senior Brad Doliner owning a goal and one assist. Freshmen Napo Matsoso and Charlie Reymann also have goals, with Sam Miller adding two assists and Jacob Scearce and Kaleon Fox each notching an assist. In goal, Irving has saved one shot in his 180 minutes, with senior Jack Van Arsdale sporting a 1.00 goals-against average in his 90 minutes.
Men's golf - The Kentucky men's golf team opened the 2013-14 season at the Northern Intercollegiate this past weekend with a fifth-place finish. Playing as an individual, David Snyder was the top finisher as he tied for ninth at one-over par for the weekend. Seniors Stephen Powers and Ben Stow each placed in the top 20 in a tie for 12th and a tie for 20th, respectively. - Snyder recorded the lowest round of the weekend for Kentucky with a five-under par 67 on Friday in the first round. The junior from Somerset, Ky., finished with 11 birdies and an eagle for the weekend.
Wednesday, Sept. 11 Women's golf at "MO"Morial Invitational - All day (Bryan, Texas)
Women's soccer - Kentucky went 2-0-0 this weekend, upping its season record to 2-1-1, as the Wildcats are unbeaten in their last three matches. Kentucky outshot their two opponents 55-9 in the two matches, and outscored their opponents, 9-1. - Freshman Zoe Swift recorded the first hat trick at UK since 2006 on Friday night, as the freshman from Naperville, Ill., scored three times, and assisted on a goal earlier in the game for a seven-point match. In Sunday's match at Toledo, Swift scored the game-winning goal in the 57th minute, lifting her weekend's point total to 10. - The Wildcats are next back in action Friday night for a fixture with cross-state rival Louisville at the UK Soccer Complex, and a Sunday affair with the Dayton Flyers.
Football - The Kentucky football team started its season on Saturday at LP Field in Nashville with a 35-26 loss to WKU. Kentucky had 11 players make their first career starts in the WKU game (five on offense, six on defense), which is a school record for most first-time starters in a game, according to records kept back to the 1993 season. - The Wildcat offense recorded 216 yards rushing and 203 yards receiving in the game Saturday, marking the first time a UK offense had posted over 200 yards rushing and receiving in the same game since the 2010 season. Quarterback Jalen Whitlow rushed for a touchdown en route to a career-high 75 rushing yards, while quarterback Maxwell Smith threw a 34-yard touchdown pass to Demarco Robinson. - Robinson had a great game with 197 all-purpose yards, while running back Raymond Sanders led UK in rushing yards with 98. Running back Jonathan George rushed for a touchdown, the seventh of his career.
Volleyball - The Kentucky volleyball team went 1-2 in a tough opening weekend of competition in Long Beach, Calif. UK took on opponents either ranked (No. 18- Florida State) or receiving votes (Illinois, Long Beach State) in the preseason poll. UK came away with a sweep on the home floor of the host Long Beach State 49ers. - Senior Whitney Billings put together one of the best weekends of her career as she logged a double-double effort in all three matches. She notched a career-high 26 kills in a five-set loss to Illinois. The total also ranked as the highest five-set total in the 25-point rally scoring era. Furthermore, the senior became the 14th player in school history to amass more than 1,000 career kills with 49 this weekend. - Billings and sophomore setter Morgan Bergren were named to the All-Tournament team. Bergren passed out a career-high 50 assists in the loss to Illinois and then directed UK to a .371 hitting percentage in the win over the 49ers. - Sophomore Shelby Workman had a career-best 13 kills in the win over Long Beach State, while senior Alexandra Morgan added a season-high 11 kills on .647 hitting to lead the way in the victory. - Kentucky returns home to host the Kentucky Classic beginning on Friday. VCU, East Tennessee State and Liberty join the Wildcats in the field.
Men's soccer - The Kentucky men's soccer team opened the 2013 season with a 1-0 win over Georgia State at the UK Soccer Complex on Sunday afternoon. Senior Brad Doliner notched his first career goal in the 86th minute to give UK the win in the season-opener. Sophomore Callum Irving recorded his second-career clean sheet in the start at goalkeeper. - Kentucky will travel to Johnson City, Tenn., to face off with ETSU on Thursday, Sept. 5, at 7 p.m. ET. UK will then host IPFW at the UK Soccer Complex on Sunday, Sept. 8, at 12 p.m. ET.
Cross country - Kentucky cross country opened the season Friday at the Belmont Opener in Nashville, where the men defeated Vanderbilt, but lost to Tennessee and the women defeated Tennessee but dropped the dual to Vandy. - The UK women's team was led by Callie Macumber who finished ninth with a time of 18:26.95. Allison Peare was 13th with a time of 18:36.44, and Anna Bostrom placed 16th with a time of 18:46.36. Macumber, Peare and Bostrom were all All-Southeast Region selections in 2012. - The Wildcats were led by Matt Hillenbrand's fifth place finish (15:52.75) on the men's side. Hillenbrand covered the Percy Warner Park course in 15:52.75 to earn a top-4 finishing spot. Sophomore transfer Zack Beavin was the No. 2 Wildcat finisher, as he placed 14th with a time of 16:14.66. - Kentucky's next meet will be the program's first home meet in more than a decade. The Bluegrass Cross Country Invitational will be held at Masterson Station Park on Saturday, Sept. 14 at 9:30 a.m. ET.
THURSDAY, SEPT. 5 Men's soccer at East Tennessee State - 7:00 p.m.
FRIDAY, SEPT. 6 Men's golf at Northern Intercollegiate - All day (Sugar Grove, Ill.) Volleyball hosts VCU - 7:00 p.m. Women's soccer hosts Louisville - 7:30 p.m.
SATURDAY, SEPT. 7 Men's golf at Northern Intercollegiate - All day (Sugar Grove, Ill.) Volleyball hosts Liberty - 11:00 a.m. Football hosts Miami (Ohio) - 12:00 p.m. Volleyball hosts East Tennessee State - TBA
SUNDAY, SEPT. 8 Men's golf at Northern Intercollegiate - All day (Sugar Grove, Ill.) Men's soccer hosts IPFW - 12:00 p.m. Women's soccer hosts Dayton - 2:30 p.m.
Softball - For the fifth consecutive season the University of Kentucky softball team has received an at-large bid into the NCAA Tournament with the selection committee naming Kentucky as the No. 12 national seed and one of 16 regional host locations for the first time in program history. - This is the fifth NCAA Tournament appearance in school history for Kentucky, who made its first showing in the tournament in 2009. The Wildcats hosted a NCAA Super Regional in 2011, dropping a best-of-three set to highly ranked Cal. All-time, UK is 8-8 in the NCAA Tournament. All tournament appearances have come under head coach Rachel Lawson. UK is one of 23 schools nationally to advance to five straight NCAA Tournaments. - Kentucky has earned 38 wins this season - the second most in school history - against some of the best teams in the nation, posting a 13-11 record in SEC action. Before falling in the first round of the SEC Tournament last week, Lawson and Co., had a historic weekend in Tuscaloosa, Ala., taking two of three games from top-10 ranked and defending national champion Alabama. The wins in Tuscaloosa were the first in school history for UK and its first-ever series win against the Tide.
Men's tennis - Kentucky advanced to the Sweet 16 of the NCAA Tournament for the fourth-straight season, a program first. UK collected wins over Western Michigan (4-0) and No. 41 Virginia Tech (4-1) to book its spot in Champaign, Ill. - Kentucky won the doubles point for the third straight match as the newly-formed tandem of Juan Pablo Murra and Anthony Rossi went 2-0 on the weekend with an 8-1 win on Friday and an 8-3 victory on Saturday afternoon. - Kentucky will take on the Duke Blue Devils, ranked No. 9 in the country, in the Sweet 16 on Thursday, May 16 at 8:00 p.m. ET. The match against the Blue Devils will be the Wildcats unprecedented 11th contest this season against teams that currently comprise the ITA top 10.
Track and field - Both the UK men's and women's teams finished seventh overall with 46 points each at the SEC Outdoor Championships. - The women's team earned its highest finish and point total since 2009 (sixth and 56th). - The Wildcat men's team had its highest finish and point total since 2011 (seventh and 54th). - Kentucky finished the 2013 SEC Championships with eight medals, two gold, three silver and three bronze. - Chelsea Oswald became the first ever Wildcat to win at both 5,000 and 10,000 meters at the same SEC Championships. - Andrew Evans, Raymond Dykstra and Matt Hillenbrand all earned silver medals in the discus, javelin and 1,500 meters respectively.
Baseball - The Kentucky baseball team completed a grueling stretch of 14 of 16 games against ranked foes with a three-game series sweep at the hands of No. 1 Vanderbilt. The Wildcats picked up a midweek win over Wright State, before falling in the three-game set at the hands of the record-breaking Dores. - The Wildcats picked up a 4-1 midweek win over Wright State on Tuesday behind a strong start from senior Jerad Grundy, in his midweek debut, and a three-hit game from freshman Kyle Barrett. - UK has been led at the plate by Barrett, who owns a .351 mark with four doubles, one triple, 14 RBI and four steals. - On the mound, UK has used the weekend rotation of Reed (2-7, 3.81 ERA), freshman righthander Kyle Cody (3-3, 4.82 ERA) and Littrell (5-5, 3.92 ERA) for two consecutive weeks. Grundy (6-5, 5.02 ERA) has also made 12 starts with 71.2 innings and 58 strikeouts.
Women's golf - The women's golf team wrapped up its season at the NCAA East Regional last week at the Auburn University Club, May 9-11. UK finished in 12th place in the 24-team regional, shooting 33-over-par for the tournament. - With the top-eight teams from the regional advancing to the NCAA Championships, the Wildcats' 12th place finish concluded their season but was their highest finish at the regionals in head coach Golda Borst's three-year tenure. Cylia Damerau, Sarah Harris and Betsie Johnson all tied for 60th at 9-over-par. - Kentucky broke the single-season record with a team stroke average of 301.1, shattering the previous school-record of 304.73 set last season. - Senior Ashleigh Albrecht wrapped up her career as one of the most decorative women's golfers in UK history. Her season stroke average of 75.07 was the lowest all-time at Kentucky, surpassing Mallory Blackwelder's mark of 75.34 set during the 2007-08 campaign. She also tied her own record with eight par or better rounds in 2012-13 and finished her career with the most par or better rounds in school history with 26.
Tuesday, May 14 Baseball hosts Indiana - 6:30 p.m.
Thursday, May 16 Baseball at Missouri - 7:00 p.m. Men's tennis vs. Duke - 8:00 p.m. (Champaign, Ill.) Men's golf at NCAA Regionals (Fayetteville, Ark.)
Friday, May 17 Baseball at Missouri - 7:00 p.m. Softball hosts Marshall - 7:30 p.m. (NCAA Tournament) Men's tennis vs. UCLA/Vanderbilt (Champaign, Ill.) Men's golf at NCAA Regionals (Fayetteville, Ark.)
Saturday, May 18 Softball hosts Notre Dame/Michigan - 1:00 p.m. (NCAA Tournament) Baseball at Missouri - 7:00 p.m. Softball if necessary game - 3:30 p.m. (NCAA Tournament) Softball if necessary game - 6:00 p.m. (NCAA Tournament) Men's golf at NCAA Regionals (Fayetteville, Ark.) Men's tennis at NCAA Tournament (Champaign, Ill.)
Sunday, May 19 Softball championship series - 1:00 p.m. (NCAA Tournament) Softball if necessary game - 3:30 p.m. (NCAA Tournament) Men's tennis at NCAA Tournament (Champaign, Ill.)
Baseball - Kentucky completed a three-game week with a three-game series against No. 14 Arkansas, part of a stretch of 14 of 16 games against ranked foes. The Wildcats fell in the first two games of the series before claiming the series finale on a walk-off single in the ninth inning. - The Wildcats will return to their grueling schedule over the week, stepping out of nonleague play for a Tuesday game vs. Wright State at 6:30 p.m. ET at Cliff Hagan Stadium. UK will then welcome No. 1 Vanderbilt to Lexington, with the Commodores off to the best start in the storied history of the SEC, sporting a staggering 21-2 record in league action. - UK has hit .256 as a team in 2013, with a .362 on-base and a .366 slugging percentage. UK has belted 30 homers and stolen 51 bases in 2013, also owning a 3.36 ERA on the mound. The Wildcats have been led offensively by freshman outfielder Kyle Barrett, who has hit .345 with four doubles, one triple, 12 RBI and four steals.
Softball - The Kentucky softball team recently completed one of the most successful weekends in school history, taking two of three games against No. 7 Alabama - the defending national championships - in Tuscaloosa. The series win was the first for Kentucky against the Tide in school history and also marked the first time UK had won in Tuscaloosa. - The wins moved UK to 13-11 in SEC play, earning the No. 7 seed in the SEC Tournament. UK has now posted three straight winning conference seasons under sixth-year head coach Rachel Lawson, advancing to five straight SEC Tournaments. The two wins over Alabama give UK nine against ranked foes this season and 40 against ranked foes under Lawson, including 24 against top-10 teams. - Freshman pitcher Kelsey Nunley led Kentucky over the weekend, winning both games she started, throwing 15 innings, allowing only four earned runs with 11 strikeouts and a 1.87 ERA. Nunley shutout the Tide Saturday, marking the first time a pitcher had shutout Alabama at home since 2010. Fellow freshman Nikki Sagermann went 3-for-5 in the series finale with a school-record tying six RBI. Sagermann blasted a three-run home run in the eighth inning, giving Kentucky the win.
Track and field - Matt Hillenbrand finished as top collegiate finisher in the IU Billy Hayes Invitational 1,500 meters on Friday. - Hillenbrand ran a personal best time 3:44.66. - Adam Kahleifeh finished the same race fifth in 3:45.99. - Hillenbrand's time is second-fastest in the SEC this season. - Kahleifeh's time ranks No. 8 in the conference. - Keffri Neal posted No. 3 SEC time over 1,500 meters at the Stanford Invitational earlier this season. - Friday's race was Kentucky's final tune-up for the SEC Outdoor Track and Field Championships, which begin Thursday, May 9. - The conference championships will be held at the Audrey J. Walton Track Stadium at the University of Missouri in Columbia from May 9-12. - Kentucky will enter the SEC Championships defending one individual championship, as Andrew Evans claimed the event title last season in Baton Rouge, La. Upcoming schedule
Tuesday, May 7 Baseball def. Wright State, 4-1
Wednesday, May 8 Softball hosts South Carolina - 6:30 p.m. (SEC Tournament)
Thursday, May 9 Track at SEC Championships - 12:30 p.m. (Columbia, Mo.) Softball hosts Tennessee - 4:00 p.m. (SEC Tournament) Women's golf at NCAA Regionals (Auburn, Ala.)