LEXINGTON, Ky. (UK Athletics) – “Keep Climbing” is the motto Coach Jomo Thompson instilled in this year’s University of Kentucky cheerleading squad. And, keep climbing is exactly what the team did – all the way to the national championship. The UK cheerleaders won their 23rd national title – including their third in a row – […]
LEXINGTON, Ky (WTVQ) – Are the Cats finally starting to listen to their coach? Coach Cal has been preaching for his team to play 40 minutes of defense. He’s also been preaching for Kevin Knox to take attack the basket. Here’s what Knox had to say about that as well as what Shai Gilgeous-Alexander had […]
LEXINGTON, Ky (WTVQ) – The Cats pulled out another close on on Saturday. This time it was a scrappy Vanderbilt team who fought until the very end. Cal has made it known he’s asking a lot of this young squad, including going on the road and winning close ones like against Vandy. Here’s what he […]
LEXINGTON, Ky (WTVQ) – Once again, multiple Cats played nearly the whole game on Saturday. Shai Gilgeous-Alexander, PJ Washington and Hamidou Diallo played at least 38 minutes. Wenyen Gabriel and Kevin Knox played just under 30 minutes. So the question is, how long will the Cat continue to play short handed? If you ask Cal, […]
NASHVILLE, Tn (WTVQ) – After carrying the Cats for several games, UK big man PJ Washington had a more tamed game against Vandy. Washington finished with 10 points and 8 rebounds. If you ask Coach Cal, he didn’t have that same “spirit” he’s had the last few games. Here’s what he had to say.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – Kevin Knox scored five straight points to put No. 21 Kentucky ahead to stay in a 74-67 victory Saturday, the Wildcats’ second straight. With the score tied at 59, Knox hit a jumper with 3:48 left and hit the free throw that put Kentucky ahead for good. He added a layup […]
LEXINGTON, Ky (UK Athletics) – Kentucky football got a big boost on Monday. Josh Allen, the dynamic pass-rushing linebacker, announced he will return for his senior season on social media, bypassing an opportunity to enter the NFL Draft. Allen had been mentioned as a potential first-round pick by various outlets during the 2017 season, but […]
LEXINGTON, Ky (WTVQ) – The UK Women’s Basketball team has now dropped their last eight games. Their most recent loss was a 56-42 loss to Georgia at home on Sunday. Just last week, the Cats went toe to toe with top-25 ranked Texas A&M, but came up just short. Here’s what Coach Matthew Mitchell had […]
LEXINGTON, Ky (WTVQ) – The UT vs. UK game was truly a tale of two halves. In the first half, PJ Washington was dominating the Vols in the post and Wenyen Gabriel was hot from three-point range. In the second half, Washington left the game for good with cramps and Gabriel fouled out with just […]
LEXINGTON, Ky (WTVQ) – Coach Cal has done something with his 2017-18 Cats he hasn’t done in a long time…use a zone. Up until Saturday, it had worked pretty well, but things fell apart in the second half against Tennessee. The Vols were getting the ball into the post and getting easy baskets. Why didn’t […]
LEXINGTON, Ky (WTVQ) – The Cats suffered their first SEC loss of the year on the road to Tennessee. They’ll look to bounce back against Texas A&M on Tuesday. The Aggies have struggled lately, but they shouldn’t be underestimated. The Vols lost two straight before taking on the Cats and manhandling them. Here’s what Coach […]
LEXINGTON, Ky. – Senior Makenzie Cann scored 10 points, but the Kentucky women’s basketball team could not overcome a poor shooting day, as the Wildcats fell to Georgia 56-42 on Sunday at Memorial Coliseum. Kentucky (8-9, 0-3 SEC) was able to hit just 11 of 54 (20.4 percent) from the field. Georgia also struggled shooting, […]
LEXINGTON, Ky (WTVQ) – Last week, Coach Cal announced Kevin Knox was starting to practice with the bigs. On Saturday, everyone saw why that’s the right decision. Check out the video for Cal had to say.
LEXINGTON, Ky (WTVQ) – The Cats suffered their first SEC loss on the road against Tennessee on Saturday. For one half, it looked like the Cats were well on their way to another SEC win, but then the wheels fell off in the second half. PJ Washington, who had been dominating the Vols in the […]
LEXINGTON, Ky (WTVQ) – Want to hear a crazy stat? During the Cal era, the Cats are undefeated in the game following their rivalry match-up against Louisville. Doesn’t matter if the Cats win or lose, they haven’t lost the game following the Louisville game since Cal became head coach. That stat continued when the Cats […]
LEXINGTON, Ky (WTVQ) – Coach Cal believes it’s the fact that he’s just playing. What is really the reason why Shai Gilgeous-Alexander has exploded onto the scene in the last two games? Is it the haircut? Check out the video for what SGA and Hamidou Diallo had to say.
LEXINGTON, Ky (WTVQ) – The Cats blew out the Cards, then struggled, but eventually put away the Georgia Bulldogs. One man had great games in both of those outings. Shai Gilgeous-Alexander had a game-high 24 points against Louisville and 21 points against Georgia. So what has changed? Here’s what Coach Cal had to say about […]
LEXINGTON, Ky (WTVQ) – The Cats may have won on New Year’s Eve, but it wasn’t the prettiest performance. The Cats had a poor shooting night and passing wasn’t the best either. Here’s what Coach Cal had to say on what the team will be working on this week.
LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) – Shai Gilgeous-Alexander scored five of his 21 points down the stretch, and No. 16 Kentucky added several clutch late baskets to rally past Georgia 66-61on Sunday night in its Southeastern Conference opener. The Wildcats (11-2, 1-0) shot a season-low 17 of 54 from the field (32 percent) but got needed baskets […]
LEXINGTON, Ky. – Junior Maci Morris scored 18 points, but the Kentucky women’s basketball team could not overcome a slow start, as the Wildcats lost to No. 7 Tennessee 63-49 on Sunday at Rupp Arena. Morris scored in double figures for the 14th time in 15 games this season despite suffering a cut above her […]
LEXINGTON, Ky (WTVQ) – The Music City Bowl was a crazy game from beginning to end. The second quarter easily takes the cake as the crazier quarter, but the final quarter wasn’t bad either. Defensive stops, turnovers and big touchdowns…the fourth quarter had it all. Here’s what Stoops had to say about his team’s performance […]
LEXINGTON, Ky (WTVQ) – Shai Gilgeous-Alexander may have had the best game of the day against Louisville, but PJ Washington once again showed what he’s capable of when he’s playing well. The freshman finished with 16 pts. and 7 rebs. Coach Cal has been pushing Washington to be like one NBA star. Who? Draymond Green.
LEXINGTON, Ky (WTVQ) – The Wildcats came up just one point short of winning the Music City Bowl against Northwestern. Stephen Johnson scored on a rushing touchdown, but Mark Stoops decided to go for the win and go for two, instead of kicking the extra point. Here’s what Stephen Johnson and Tavin Richardson had to […]
LEXINGTON, Ky (WTVQ) – Despite losing arguably their best player, losing Stephen Johnson for a part of the game and trailing 17-7 at half, the Kentucky Wildcats still managed to claw their way back into the game. A Stephen Johnson rushing touchdown with just over thirty seconds to play put the Cats one point away […]
LEXINGTON, Ky (WTVQ) – Four or five recruits remain on the list for the Cats to sign in the Class of 2018. Recruiting Coordinator Vince Marrow has a message to those unsigned recruits still being targeted by UK.
: LEXINGTON, Ky (WTVQ) – The Cats inked 20 new players on early signing day last week. The Cats may already have a long list of new athletes on the way, but there’s room for more. Here’s what Stoops had to say about signing more players and the difficulty of recruiting a QB.
LEXINGTON, Ky (WTVQ) – Mark Stoops has announced Denzil Ware has been suspended for the Music City Bowl. Stoops did not elaborate on why or how long Ware would suspended. When asked on Ware’s participation next season, he would not comment.
LEXINGTON, Ky (WTVQ) – Once the Music City Bowl comes to an end, the Cats off-season will begin. Their biggest question, who will be the next quarterback for the Cats? Stephen Johnson will be gone and that leaves an open spot. Thankfully the Cats have QB’s on campus and one of the way to help. […]
LEXINGTON, Ky (WTVQ) – When it comes to SEC football, you need playmakers on the field for your offense. This year, the Cats took a step back when it comes to getting the ball downfield. Stephen Johnson had fewer touchdown passes than last year and he also averaged fewer yards passing a game. With the […]
LEXINGTON, Ky (WTVQ) – The Cats may have had 20 guys sign during the early signing period, but that doesn’t mean they’re done recruiting the 2018 class. Members of the UK coaching staff believe there are still about five or so more recruits they’d like to sign. One perk is now with so many already […]
LEXINGTON, Ky (WTVQ) – Thanks to a new rule instituted by the NCAA, Kentucky and schools across the country held an early signing day earlier this week. The day allows prep stars to sign in December instead of waiting until next year. For the schools, it’s an opportunity to already know what you’ll be working […]
LEXINGTON, Ky (WTVQ) – If the Cats hope to win on Saturday, they’ll need to slow down UCLA big man Thomas Welsh. In his last three games against the Cats, Welsh is averaging just about 15 points. His biggest game came in 2015 where he dropped 21 on UK. Check out the video for what […]
LEXINGTON, Ky (WTVQ) – We all know it; the Cats are very young this year. This makes it hard to judge how they’ll play, especially on the road. Coach Cal was asked what he expects from his team on Saturday against UCLA in New Orleans. Check out the video for what he had to say.
LEXINGTON, Ky (WTVQ) – Coach Cal and his Cats are on the road just before Christmas. They’re taking on UCLA down in New Orleans on Saturday. Between Kansas and Monmouth on neutral courts, the Cats haven’t played too bad on the road. Here’s what Coach Cal had to say about his team’s play away from […]
LEXINGTON, Ky (WTVQ) – The Virginia Tech Hokies are likely the first of a three-game stretch where the young Cats will be tested. On Saturday, the Cats passed their first test by defeating the Hokies 93-86. After the game, Virginia Tech’s head coach Buzz Williams sang the praises of Coach Cal. Check out the video […]
LEXINGTON, Ky (WTVQ) – Coach Cal has said this team is much different than any team he has coached. Mainly, they’re by far the youngest. That may be why Cal did something on Saturday he hasn’t done in a while. He used a press. Check out the video for Cal talking about pressing Virginia Tech.
LEXINGTON, Ky. – Maci Morris scored 16 points, but the Kentucky women’s basketball lost to No. 3 Louisville 87-63 on Sunday at Memorial Coliseum. Kentucky (8-4) got 10 points from freshman Tatyana Wyatt, while Jaida Roper added nine. Taylor Murray finished with eight points, seven rebounds and seven assists for the Wildcats. Senior Alyssa Rice […]
LEXINGTON, Ky (WTVQ) – The UK Women’s Basketball team will have their hands full on Sunday with the #3-ranked Louisville Cardinals coming to town. To make things harder, they’ll have to try and stop Asia Durr. Durr has had several high-scoring games this year. Against a tough Ohio State squad, she dropped 47 points in […]
LEXINGTON, Ky (WTVQ) – With an intense match up between two good teams, it’s inevitable that things will get a little chippy. On Saturday, emotions got a little high at Rupp Arena between Virginia Tech and Kentucky. Here’s what a couple of the players had to say about not being bullied on their own court. […]
LEXINGTON, Ky (WTVQ) – The Cats have been seeking respect for weeks now and on Saturday they may have finally gotten a win that will get them respect. The Cats beat Virginia Tech 93-86 at Rupp Arena. Here’s what Coach Cal had to say about the Cats finally earning some respect.
Kevin Knox scored 21 points, Hamidou Diallo added 20, including a big 3-pointer with 50 seconds remaining, and No. 8 Kentucky outlasted Virginia Tech 93-86 on Saturday for its most significant victory this season.
LEXINGTON, Ky (WTVQ) – The UK Volleyball team lost a tough one on Saturday to Nebraska in the NCAA Tournament Regional Semifinals. While it’s not how the team wanted to end their season, their coach knows this team was one of kind. He says effort wasn’t something he had to coach. C heck out the […]
LEXINGTON, Ky (WTVQ) – Cal and his Cats may be trending upward, but according to Coach Cal they still have some things they need to work on right now. Two of those things are turnovers and fatigue. Check out the video for what Coach Cal had to say on the Cats continuing to get better.
LEXINGTON, Ky (WTVQ) – The Wildcat defense heads into the Music City Bowl with something to prove. Over the last two games of the regular season, the Cats gave up 86 points. Check out the video on how Defensive Coordinator Matt House and his defense are preparing headed into the game.
LEXINGTON, Ky (WTVQ) – Cal and his Cats notched another win on Saturday. They took care of Monmouth up in the Big Apple. Hamidou Diallo and PJ Washington both had great games. Here’s what Coach Cal had to say about these guys and his team heading in the right direction.
LEXINGTON, Ky (WTVQ) – A new NCAA rule starting next year will allow schools to hire a tenth assistant coach. Coach Mark Stoops has recruiting and bowl prep on his mind, but that doesn’t mean he hasn’t already started to think about what he’s looking for in a new assistant. Check out the video for […]
LEXINGTON, Ky (WTVQ) – The UK Volleyball team made history by advancing to the program’s first ever Elite Eight. The Cats ended up being beat by Nebraska, but their coach says that’s no reason to hand their heads. Check out the video for what Craig Skinner had to say about this team.
LEXINGTON, Ky (WTVQ) – Last year was the first year a Mark Stoops-led team went to a bowl game. Stoops has already said he learned from a few things and plans to prepare the Cats differently for this year’s bowl. Here’s what Benny Snell had to say about how the Cats are preparing this time […]
: LEXINGTON, Ky (WTVQ) – It’s no secret to anyone who has watched the Cats play this year. Their strength is running the football with Benny Snell. The problem? Northwestern is one of the best in the nation at stopping the run. They’re ranked in the top 10 in the nation when it comes to […]
LEXINGTON, Ky (WTVQ) – The Cats easily took care of Monmouth on Saturday, but it wasn’t a great game everyone. Kevin Knox has been a Cat this young team could depend on this season, but he had one of his worst games this season against Monmouth. Knox scored four points on 1-9 shooting and had […]
LEXINGTON, Ky (WTVQ) – Coach Cal is asking his young team to do the impossible. He wants his freshman to not play like freshman. Easier said than done. Coach Cal recently talked about how his team is responding to his teaching.
LEXINGTON, Ky (WTVQ) – A new recruiting rule has changed how college coaches handle the weeks surrounding their bowl games. High School recruits now have the ability to sign during an early signing day near the end of December. That means while the Cats are preparing for their bowl game, the coaching staff is also […]
NEW YORK (UK Athletics) – University of Kentucky senior linebacker Courtney Love was named the winner of the 2017 Wuerffel Trophy, an award that honors college football’s top community servant, it was announced Tuesday at the National Football Foundation’s Press Conference at the New York Hilton Mid-town Hotel in New York. The Wuerffel Trophy, known […]
LEXINGTON, Ky (WTVQ) – The Cats pulled out another win over the weekend. It wasn’t pretty, but the fact still remains that the Cats are 7-1 on the season. Harvard’s head coach Tommy Amaker has been around the block when it comes to coaching basketball. From being a grad assistant at Duke to coaching and […]
LEXINGTON, Ky (WTVQ) – Cal has been preaching he’s not breaking bad habits of his players; he’s trying to create new ones. That’s easier said than done. The players want to change, but sometimes it’s just not that easy. Check out the video for Kevin Knox talking about the trust the players have in Cal.
LEXINGTON, Ky (WTVQ) – The Cats were embarrassed against Louisville in their final game of the regular season this year, but luckily for them they have one more shot to get a win. For Stephen Johnson, it’ll be a chance to end his career on a positive note. Check out the video on Stephen Johnson […]
LEXINGTON, Ky (WTVQ) – It’s been a little over a week since the Louisville Cardinals manhandled the Cats at Kroger Field. The game was ugly, but even worse was the incident occurring early in the game where players from both teams got into a physical altercation. On Sunday evening, UK Athletic Director Mitch Barnhart addressed […]
LEXINGTON, Ky (WTVQ) – The Cats won on Saturday beating Harvard 79-70, but what are the young Cats learning from games like this one? Cal wants them to really take something from every game as they head into the holiday break. Check out the video on what he expects from his team.
LEXINGTON, Ky (WTVQ) – Foul trouble…it has been a problem faced by many of Cal’s young Cats this year. As the Cats learn to play without fouling, Cal has started to enforce a new and easy rule; if you get two fouls early…you’re sitting. On Saturday, PJ Washington got two fouls in the first half […]
LEXINGTON, Ky. (UK Athletics) – Maci Morris scored 16 points and Tatyana Wyatt added 12 as the 20th-ranked Kentucky women’s basketball team beat Tennessee Tech 82-54 on Sunday afternoon at Memorial Coliseum. Morris hit six of seven shots from the field, including both of her shots from behind the arc, and added a pair of […]
: LEXINGTON, Ky (WTVQ) – After nearly a week hiatus, the Cats returned to the court on Saturday to take on Harvard. Coach Cal has been preaching two things for the last few weeks; one is the importance of practice time. After having time for multiple practices, the Cats easily took care of UIC a […]
LEXINGTON, Ky (WTVQ) – Hamidou Diallo and PJ Washington were huge play-makers for the USA FIBA U19 team who traveled to Egypt over the summer. Diallo has been consistent, but Washington has been hot and cold. This past Sunday, both came through in a big way for the Cats against UIC. Here’s what Coach Cal […]
LEXINGTON, Ky (WTVQ) – It’s only been two years, but the Stephen Johnson era is coming to a close at Kentucky. The quarterback only has one more game left in a UK uniform. Here’s what Mark Stoops had to say about his quarterback and what he’s meant to the team.
LEXINGTON, Ky (WTVQ) – If there’s anything Solid Blue fans crave every year, it’s beating Louisville in everything. It doesn’t matter what sport; Solid Blue fans want to beat the Cards. On Saturday, that did not happen. With a fan base likely frustrated after a blowout loss to the Cards, here’s a message Mark Stoops […]
LEXINGTON, Ky (WTVQ) – If you’ve been to any games at Rupp Arena this year, then it doesn’t take official numbers to tell you attendance is down. After the first five home games of the season, the Cats are averaging over 3,000 fewer fans a game than they were last year. Why the drop in […]
LEXINGTON, Ky (WTVQ) – To tip off the season, the Cats played seven games in only a few weeks with very little time to practice. Last week, the Cats finally got in some practice time and it showed on the court. The Cats dominated UIC in what looked to be the Cats first complete game […]
LEXINGTON, Ky (WTVQ) – The Cats had problems across the board on Saturday against Louisville. One of the biggest problems? They couldn’t stop former Heisman-winning quarterback Lamar Jackson. Believe it or not, statistically Jackson had a better game last year in a loss than he did this year when the Cards won. The biggest difference? […]
LEXINGTON, Ky (WTVQ) – Things got ugly on the field early in Saturday’s Governors Cup, but they got even uglier off of it. A scuffle between the Cats and the Cards took place early in the game. Here’s what Mark Stoops had to say about that incident.
LEXINGTON, Ky. (UK Athletics) 107-73 – Kevin Knox scored a career-high 25 points to lead No. 8 Kentucky to a 107-73 victory over the University of Illinois-Chicago on Sunday night to conclude play in the Adolph Rupp Classic. The win gave Kentucky coach John Calipari his 700th career victory, three years after he notched his […]
LEXINGTON, Ky. (UK Athletics) – The Kentucky women’s basketball team continued its perfect start to the 2017-18 season on Sunday afternoon, sparked by Alyssa Rice’s first-career double-double as she had a career-high 19 points and a career-high 10 rebounds in the 69-39 win over Marshall at Memorial Coliseum. Kentucky scored 20 successive points after Marshall […]
LEXINGTON, Ky (WTVQ) – The Cats were already down big at halftime of the Governors Cup, but if they could slow down the Cards offense they could have a chance for a comeback. If you watched the game, then you know how that went. The main problem? The Cats couldn’t stop Lamar Jackson. Here’s Stoops […]
LEXINGTON, Ky (WTVQ) – Coach John Calipari can be seen on a nightly basis pacing the sidelines and coaching up his team to the best of his ability. One thing he’s had to do this year? Teach his team new habits to replace bad ones. Here’s what Cal had to say on how that’s much […]
LEXINGTON, Ky (WTVQ) – Mark Stoops addressed the late night Nick Haynes tweets during his postgame comments. The short version, haynes was “rubbed the wrong way after curfew by one of our younger coaches…” Here’s fellow senior captain Stephen Johnson on Haynes’ tweets.
LEXINGTON, Ky (WTVQ) – The Governors Cup is headed back up the interstate to Louisville. The Louisville Cardinals waltzed into Kroger Field and dominated the Cats from the opening drive. Here’s what Mark Stoops had to say after the loss.