This Week in UK Sports – August 24th – August 30th

Kentucky Football is 6 days away, but there are other sports playing this week as well. Here is the schedule for this week in UK Sports.

Monday – Thursday – NO GAMES

Friday (8/29) -  Volleyball vs. Wichita State – 6:30 pm

Men’s Soccer at Wright State – 7 pm

Women’s Soccer vs. Francis Marion – 7:30 pm

Saturday (8/30)  – Volleyball vs. Butler – 10 am

Football vs. UT Martin – 12 pm

Volleyball vs. Virginia Tech – 8 pm

Sunday (8/31) – Women’s Soccer vs. Ohio – 2 pm

Men’s Soccer vs. Belmont – 5 pm

 

 

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This Day in UK Basketball History: Tayshaun Prince wins Gold with US (2008)

From Left to Right: Tayshaun Prince, Carmelo Anthony, Kobe Bryant | Photo by Streeter Lecka | Getty Images AsiaPac

This day in UK History in 2008 Tayshuan Prince brought home a gold medal with US Men’s Basketball National Team. Prince became the eleventh UK player or coach to win Olympic gold. The US beat Spain 118-107 in the gold medal match.

“It’s a different feeling when you represent your country, having the anthem being played at the end when you’re standing on the stage,” said Prince. “Those types of things don’t happen in the NBA when you win a championship.”

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UK Women’s Soccer falls in opener 4-1 at Washington

Arin Gilliland scored in her opening game of the season to kick off her MAC Hermann Award campaign.

Arin Gilliland | Photo from UKathletics.com

The UK Women’s Soccer began the season last night at Washington, but sadly they did not come away with a win. The Cats fell 4-1 to the Huskies.

Washington got three goals in the first half. The Huskies had were up 2-0 in the 21st minute when Arin Gilliland scored the first goal of the season for the Cats. Washington led 3-1 at the half.

At the half, UK tied Washington in shots at 7, and UK led the half 2-1 on corner kicks. UK Keeper Braun had one save in the first half.

In the 69th minute, Washington would score again to make it 4-1.

Kentucky will play again tomorrow at 3 pm against Seattle University. The match will be played at Championships Field on the campus of Seattle University.

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What’s CWS going to look like in 2015? Here’s away to get a sneak peak at the new stadium

The New CWS is going to open in the fall of 2015, but you can get a glimpse into the future today with the Virtual Venue. You can go to any part of the stadium and see what the view will look like from that seat. Check it out here.

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Box Score from UK Women’s Soccer 4-1 loss last night at Washington

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Watch KYWildcatTV’s feature on UK Volleyball’s trip to China

The UK Volleyball team traveled to China over the summer, and KYWildcatTV’s feature on it is awesome. It sounded like an awesome time for the Cats, and I encourage you to watch it.

If you don’t have time to watch the whole feature here is the trailer:

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Get ready for tonight’s UK Women’s Soccer game with highlights from last season

The UK Women’s Soccer team starts their season tonight at Washington at 10 pm. To get ready for the game watch highlights from some of UK’s wins last year.

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