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UK's football Wildcats have lost a top commitment

April 10, 2013

Four star defensive end Denzel Ware has de-commited from UK.

Ware made the announcement via Twitter on Tuesday.

He said he wanted to thank the Big Blue Nation and every coach at UK, but at this time he had decided it was best to de-commit and look at his other options.

Ware is from Florida and was originally committed to Florida State when Mark Stoops was there. Ware also has offers from Alabama, Ohio St. and Texas among others.

Filed under: Football

 

UK Guard Ryan Harrow is leaving The Cats

April 1, 2013

Point guard Ryan Harrow is leaving UK to transfer to Georgia State.

John Calipari says, "Given the health of his dad, we fully support Ryan's decision to transfer to Georgia State to be closer to his family in Atlanta."

Harrow's father suffered a stroke before the 2012 season. He told the Atlanta Journal-Constitution that he will petition to be able to play next season because he wants to be close to his father.

Calipari said, "Ryan was a vital part of this year's team and an important player in practice during our 2011-12 national championship run." Calipari continued, "I want to thank Ryan for his efforts and hard work and wish him the best of luck at Georgia State."

Harrow averaged 9.9 points and 2.8 assists after sitting out the season following a transfer from North Carolina State.

Filed under: Basketball

 

Changes Are Coming To UK's Annual Spring Football Game

February 27, 2013

You will need a ticket to attend the annual UK spring football game this season, which is set for April 13 at 7 p.m. at Commonwealth Stadium. It will still be free, but with small service fee through Ticketmaster. There will be reserved seating this year.

Season ticket holders will get an opportunity for the free tickets will begin Thursday, Feb. 28, at 9 a.m. Current season ticket holders will receive an e-mail this week detailing how they may obtain up to eight reserved seats:

Seats can be purchased through TicketMaster.com or by calling TicketMaster at 800-745-3000
Tickets are free but there is a small service charge per ticket

UK students may obtain their free tickets beginning Thursday at 9 a.m. at the Joe Craft Center ticket office. Students may pick up two tickets per ID.

Filed under: Football

 

Wiggins To Visit UK

February 13, 2013

A big recruiting day for Kentucky in both basketball and football.

Scout.com is reporting that Huntington Preps Andrew Wiggins, the nation's number one recruit, will visit UK on February 27.

The 6'8" small forward has already visited Florida State and he's scheduled three more trips.

His confirmed to visit Kentucky on February 27 is when the Cats take on Mississippi State and then he's tentatively set to go to Kansas on March 4 and North Carolina on March 9.

In football, another huge get for head coach Mark Stoops. Rivals reports UK has picked up a commitment from 6'3", 220 lbs linebacker Denzel Ware from Crestview, Florida.

Ware is a former Florida State commitment who chose the Cats over the Noles, Alabama, Clemson, Florida, Georgia Tech, Louisana- Lafayette, Ohio State, Texas and USC.

He's listed by some as the third best outside linebacker prospect in the country, although rivals says he'll play defensive end at UK.

Filed under: Basketball | Football

 

ESPN's College Gameday Is Coming To Rupp Arena

February 13, 2013

ESPN's hit Saturday morning show, College Gameday covered by State Farm, returns to Rupp Arena on Saturday, Feb. 23rd.

Tickets to attend College Gameday will be available starting today at 6:00 p.m., online through Ticketmaster and at Ticketmaster outlets.

GameDay tickets are free of charge and orders will have a minimal service fee attached. There is a limit of eight tickets per household.

The Wildcats will host the Missouri Tigers to cap off the full day of activities that evening at 9 p.m. ET.

A special edition, individually numbered UK Basketball poster will be given out to the first 10,000 people through the door.

Tickets to ESPN College Gameday Covered by State Farm are not valid for admission to the UK vs. Missouri basketball game, but to the College Gameday event itself. Doors will open at 8:00 a.m. and the event begins at 9:00 a.m.
 

Filed under: Basketball

 

A House Committee has approved a project including Commonwealth Stadiums makeover

February 7, 2013

Six of Kentucky's public universities have cleared an initial hurdle for a plan to spend $363 million on construction projects, including a makeover for the Kentucky Wildcats' Commonwealth Stadium.

The House Appropriations and Revenue Committee approved legislation Wednesday allowing the universities to proceed with the projects.

The top selling points for the proposal are that the projects will be paid for by the universities without any General Fund money and that they will create more than 5,000 construction jobs.

The biggest expenditure would be $110 million to renovate Commonwealth Stadium. Morehead, Murray, Northern and Western Kentucky universities also would get upgrades, as would the University of Louisville.
 

Filed under: Football

 

Jason Hatcher caps off a stellar recruiting day for Kentucky football

February 7, 2013

Defensive end Jason Hatcher out of Trinity High School in Louisville is headed to Kentucky. Hatcher made his announcement at 3:00 p.m. and becomes the 22nd signee for new UK coach Mark Stoops.

Hatcher, rated a 4-star prospect, previously committed to Southern Cal twice but decommitted. Hatcher wore a white suit and ended any suspense by putting on a UK cap.

Kentucky's recruiting class is ranked 23rd nationally.

Filed under: Football

 

Kentucky, North Carolina agree to plans for future games

February 1, 2013

Kentucky is set to renew its rivalry with North Carolina next year.

The rivalry of two tradionally basketball-oriented schools will resume next season as Kentucky and North Carolina have agreed to a two year home and home series begining in the 2013-14 season.

The Wildcats will travel to Chapel Hill in 2013 to take on the Tarheels, and the series will return to Rupp Arena during the 2014-15 season.

Kentucky has won 3 of the last 4 meetings between the schools, while North Carolina holds a 22-13 edge in the all time series.

Filed under: Basketball

 

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