Category Archives: UK Sports

Kentucky Volleyball Ranked No. 5 in AVCA Preseason Poll

UK will host an open scrimmage on Sunday at 7 p.m.

LEXINGTON, Ky. – For a program-record seventh-consecutive year the Kentucky volleyball team will begin the season ranked in the American Volleyball Coaches Association’s preseason top 25. With the ranking of No. 5, UK ties its highest mark in program history and its highest preseason ranking ever. UK has never appeared in the preseason top 10 before. Continue reading Kentucky Volleyball Ranked No. 5 in AVCA Preseason Poll

Kentucky Tabbed SEC Favorite, Three Named Preseason All-SEC

Leah Edmond, Madison Lilley and Avery Skinner were named Preseason All-SEC

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – After a season that saw the Kentucky volleyball team win a share of the Southeastern Conference title, the league’s coaches tabbed UK as the 2018 SEC preseason favorite. Junior Leah Edmond and sophomores Madison Lilley and Avery Skinner were picked to the preseason All-SEC team. Continue reading Kentucky Tabbed SEC Favorite, Three Named Preseason All-SEC

UK Men’s Team Posts Best NCAATF Total in Eight Years

Women’s team eighth going into Saturday

Live Results | Results So Far | Saturday Heat Sheets | Meet Central

Day One: Report | Photos | Highlights

Day Two: Report | Photos | Highlights: Gruver | Duckworth | Track

Meet Preview | Pre-Meet Notes

EUGENE, Ore. – The Kentucky men’s track and field team finished in a two-way tie for 16th place with 16 points at the 2018 NCAA Outdoor Championships on Friday at Hayward Field.   Continue reading UK Men’s Team Posts Best NCAATF Total in Eight Years

UK Tennis – No. 22 Kentucky Defeats No. 23 Vanderbilt On Senior Day

Kentucky won on four singles courts

LEXINGTON, Ky. –  The No. 22 Kentucky (14-8, 7-3 SEC) men’s tennis team earned a ranked Senior Day win over No. 23 Vanderbilt (16-6, 6-4 SEC) on Sunday afternoon inside the Boone Tennis Center. UK took two ranked singles wins and picked up all four points in singles play. Continue reading UK Tennis – No. 22 Kentucky Defeats No. 23 Vanderbilt On Senior Day

UK Swimming & Diving – Seidt Claims SEC Title in 100 Backstroke

Asia Seidt – Photo by UK Athletics

Sophomore Asia Seidt won the 100-yard backstroke with a school-record time of 50.86

Saturday Results (PDF)

COLLEGE STATION, Texas – With 25 yards to go in the 100-yard backstroke final, Kentucky sophomore Asia Seidt turned on the jets, going the fastest final split of the heat to edge out Missouri’s Hannah Stevens by five-hundredths of a second and win the Southeastern Conference championship in the event on Saturday night. Continue reading UK Swimming & Diving – Seidt Claims SEC Title in 100 Backstroke

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NCAA Volleyball – Comeback Cats Prevail Again: On to the Elite Eight

Seniors get to 100 career wins, Brown notches 1,000th career kill
LEXINGTON, Ky. – Powered by a masterful 14-4 run in the decisive fifth set the sixth-ranked Kentucky volleyball team marched on to the Elite Eight behind a 3-2 (20-25, 25-17, 22-25, 25-18, 15-9) win over No. 7 BYU in front of 3,219 fans in Memorial Coliseum on Friday. Kentucky trailed 2-1 in the match and then 5-1 in the deciding fifth frame before mounting comebacks to earn the win and a bit of history. Continue reading NCAA Volleyball – Comeback Cats Prevail Again: On to the Elite Eight

UK Volleyball – Thrills, Chills, and Kills—By John Huang

UK advances in NCAA Volleyball action – Photo by John Huang

(LEXINGTON, Ky.) — The matches I just witnessed during the first and second rounds of the 2017 NCAA Volleyball Tournament weren’t anything like the games our moms used to play. They weren’t the backyard variety we batted around at summer picnics nor were they the recreational version we played in church or intramural leagues. They were nothing like the two-man game invented on California beaches, and they certainly didn’t resemble the testosterone laden variation I participated in while serving in Uncle Sam’s Army. Continue reading UK Volleyball – Thrills, Chills, and Kills—By John Huang