Kentucky Wildcats http://wfpl.org en 2 Kentucky Wildcats, Louisville Cardinals' Russ Smith Chosen in NBA Draft http://wfpl.org/post/2-kentucky-wildcats-louisville-cardinals-russ-smith-chosen-nba-draft <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Two Kentucky Wildcats, a Louisville Cardinals and an Indiana Hoosier were among the area college basketball players chosen Thursday night in the NBA Draft.</span></p><p>The Wildcats' Julius Randle was chosen seventh by the Los Angeles Lakers. His teammate James Young was chosen by the Boston Celtics with the 17th pick.</p><p>The AP reports:</p> Fri, 27 Jun 2014 10:50:44 +0000 Joseph Lord 9656 at http://wfpl.org 2 Kentucky Wildcats, Louisville Cardinals' Russ Smith Chosen in NBA Draft NCAA Baseball: Cards Beat Cats, Advance to Super Regionals http://wfpl.org/post/ncaa-baseball-cards-beat-cats-advance-super-regionals <p>For the second straight year, the Louisville Cardinals are headed for the super regionals of the NCAA baseball championship.</p><p>U of L beat Kentucky 4-1 in a weather-delayed regional game Sunday night at Jim Patterson Stadium to advance to the next round. U of L is trying for its second consecutive College World Series appearance.</p><p>The Cards will host either Kennesaw State or Alabama next weekend in the best-of-three super regional round.</p><p>In the Bloomington regional, Indiana and Stanford will square off this afternoon in their final matchup.</p><p></p> Mon, 02 Jun 2014 04:16:47 +0000 Rick Howlett 9468 at http://wfpl.org NCAA Baseball: Cards Beat Cats, Advance to Super Regionals NCAA Baseball: Louisville Cards Win Regional Opener http://wfpl.org/post/ncaa-baseball-louisville-cards-win-regional-opener In college baseball, the Louisville Cards defeated Kent State 5-0 Friday night in opening round play of the NCAA championship at U of L’s Jim Patterson Stadium.<p> The Cards will face Kansas today at 5:00pm in the double-elimination regional. The Jayhawks defeated Kentucky 10-6 in a weather-delayed opening game. Sat, 31 May 2014 04:29:08 +0000 Rick Howlett 9463 at http://wfpl.org NCAA Baseball: Louisville Cards Win Regional Opener U of L, UK and IU Open Play Friday in NCAA Baseball Championship http://wfpl.org/post/u-l-uk-and-iu-open-play-friday-ncaa-baseball-championship <p>The Louisville Cardinals, &nbsp;Kentucky Wildcats and Indiana Hoosiers all beging play Friday &nbsp;in the opening round of the NCAA baseball championship. &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The Cardinals and Wildcats are are playing in the Louisville regional at U of L’s Jim Patterson Stadium.</span></p><p>The Wildcats take on Kansas at 2:00pm, while the top-seeded Cardinals face Kent State at 6:00pm.</p> Thu, 29 May 2014 21:20:04 +0000 Rick Howlett 9450 at http://wfpl.org U of L, UK and IU Open Play Friday in NCAA Baseball Championship UK's Harrison Twins Returning for Sophomore Season http://wfpl.org/post/uks-harrison-twins-returning-sophomore-season <p>Kentucky’s twin freshman guards will return for a second season to a stocked Wildcats squad coming off an NCAA championship game appearance.</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Andrew and Aaron Harrison had both been mentioned as possible NBA first-round draft picks after leading Kentucky's &nbsp;march through the NCAA tournament. &nbsp; &nbsp;</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Aaron Harrison's clutch 3-pointers that beat Michigan and Wisconsin and put the Wildcats in the final were set up on feeds from Andrew, the point guard.</span></p> Fri, 25 Apr 2014 19:34:35 +0000 Associated Press & Rick Howlett 9220 at http://wfpl.org UK's Harrison Twins Returning for Sophomore Season Alex Poythress, Dakari Johnson Returning to UK Wildcats Next Season http://wfpl.org/post/alex-poythress-dakari-johnson-returning-uk-wildcats-next-season <p>Sophomore forward Alex Poythress and freshman center Dakari Johnson have announced they will return for another season of college basketball with the Kentucky Wildcats.</p><p>Poythress&nbsp;and Johnson were key contributors to the Wildcats' NCAA title-game run. &nbsp; &nbsp;</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">His postseason performances fueled speculation that he might enter the NBA draft, &nbsp;but </span>Poythress<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> said in a release that he wanted "to make sure that I'm NBA-ready before I make that jump."</span></p> Wed, 23 Apr 2014 21:22:26 +0000 Rick Howlett & Associated Press 9204 at http://wfpl.org Alex Poythress, Dakari Johnson Returning to UK Wildcats Next Season UK's Julius Randle to Enter NBA Draft http://wfpl.org/post/uks-julius-randle-enter-nba-draft <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">University of Kentucky basketball player Julius Randle is leaving the Wildcats after one season to enter the NBA draft.</span></p><p>The 6-foot-9 forward is widely expected to be among the top five picks in the June 26 draft.</p><p>Randle led UK in scoring and rebounding during the Wildcats NCAA Tournament run, which ended with a loss to Connecticut in the title game. &nbsp;&nbsp;</p> Tue, 22 Apr 2014 19:08:23 +0000 Rick Howlett 9193 at http://wfpl.org UK's Julius Randle to Enter NBA Draft UK's Julius Randle to Announce NBA Draft Decision Tuesday http://wfpl.org/post/uks-julius-randle-announce-nba-draft-decision-tuesday <p>The University of Kentucky basketball program will hold a news conference tomorrow afternoon &nbsp;with freshman forward Julius Randle, who will announce whether he is entering the NBA draft or returning for another season. &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Sunday is the deadline for underclassmen to declare for the draft, and the 6-foot-9 Randle has been projected as a lottery pick if he turns pro.&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;He led the Wildcats in scoring and rebounding during their NCAA title quest.</span></p> Mon, 21 Apr 2014 17:41:54 +0000 Associated Press 9180 at http://wfpl.org UK's Julius Randle to Announce NBA Draft Decision Tuesday Calipari on NBA Rumors: 'I Have the Best Job in the Country' http://wfpl.org/post/calipari-nba-rumors-i-have-best-job-country <p>An executive with the Los Angeles Lakers is denying rumors that University of Kentucky basketball coach John Calipari will become the next head coach of the struggling NBA team. &nbsp; &nbsp;</p><p>The<a href="https://twitter.com/search?src=typd&amp;q=rex%20chapman"> rumors were floated</a> by former UK star Rex Chapman on Twitter shortly before the Wildcats’ loss to Connecticut in Monday night’s NCAA championship game.&nbsp; Chapman called Calipari’s departure a “done deal.”</p> Tue, 08 Apr 2014 18:08:26 +0000 Rick Howlett & Associated Press 9090 at http://wfpl.org Calipari on NBA Rumors: 'I Have the Best Job in the Country' UK's Aaron Harrison 'Not Afraid to Miss' Game-Winning Shots http://wfpl.org/post/uks-aaron-harrison-not-afraid-miss-game-winning-shots <p>The Kentucky Wildcats take on the Connecticut Huskies tonight for the men’s NCAA basketball championship. &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">UK got by Wisconsin 74 to 73 Saturday night after Aaron Harrison put the Wildcats ahead with a long three-pointer with just under six seconds remaining.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; It was Harrison’s third straight game-winning shot.</span></p> Mon, 07 Apr 2014 14:39:47 +0000 Rick Howlett 9080 at http://wfpl.org UK's Aaron Harrison 'Not Afraid to Miss' Game-Winning Shots