2014 U.S. Virgin Islands Paradise Jam Women’s Tournaments Match-ups Announced

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The eight NCAA division I women’s basketball teams participating in the 15th annual events include Clemson, Florida Gulf Coast, Illinois, Kentucky, Ohio State, Oklahoma, South Florida, and Wichita State. The women’s tournaments are held the annually the week of Thanksgiving with the 2014 dates being November 27-29 at the University of the Virgin Islands in [...]

Todd Svoboda battling bone cancer

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University of Kentucky Athletics Director tweeted that former Wildcat Todd Svoboda is at the Markey Cancer Center battling bone cancer. #BBN, please keep former Cat Todd Svoboda and his family in your thoughts and prayers as he battles bone cancer at the Markey Cancer Center. — Mitch Barnhart (@UKMitchBarnhart) June 10, 2014 In many ways, [...]

Matthew and Jenna Mitchell to Donate $1 Million to UK Athletics

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LEXINGTON, Ky. – University of Kentucky women’s basketball head coach Matthew Mitchell and his wife, Jenna, have pledged $1 million over the next 10 years to the University of Kentucky Athletics Department, UK Athletics Director Mitch Barnhart announced Friday. The donation will provide UK Athletics $100,000 per year over the next 10 years to be [...]

Adeniyi Amadou Named UK Hoops Assistant Coach

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Adeniyi Amadou comes to the Bluegrass after four seasons at Dayton LEXINGTON, Ky. – Former Dayton assistant coach Adeniyi Amadou (pronounced AD-knee AHM-uh-doo) has been hired as an assistant coach for the University of Kentucky women’s basketball program, UK head coach Matthew Mitchell announced Monday. Amadou, a native of Paris, France, comes to Kentucky after [...]

UK Athletics Posts Record 3.218 GPA for Spring Semester

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LEXINGTON, Ky. — In the midst of a record-setting athletic season, Wildcat student-athletes combined for their best academic semester since 2002-03, the first year for which complete grade information is available. Continuing to raise the bar in the classroom, scholarship Wildcats combined for a remarkable 3.218 cumulative grade-point average for the spring semester. UK Athletics [...]

Mitch Barnhart blown away by BBN feedback

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UK Director of Athletics Mitch Barnhart tweets how appreciative he is of the overwhelming feedback from the BBN. He encourages fans to send in more suggestions to make things better. We’ve been blown away by how much the #BBN wants to help us get better. Your pride in UK never ceases to amaze me. — [...]

UK Hoops: Amy Tilley Promoted to Assistant AD for Women’s Basketball

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Tilley spent the last three seasons as the Director of Basketball Relations and Recruiting LEXINGTON, Ky. – Kentucky women’s basketball coach Matthew Mitchell announced Tuesday the promotion of Amy Tilley to the assistant athletics director for women’s basketball for the UK Hoops program. Tilley, who has worked for the UK Hoops team for six years, [...]