Gilliland, Pope and Raetzman Named Captains for Women’s Soccer

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Kentucky Women’s Soccer Coach Jon Lipsitz announced Monday that seniors Arin Gilliland and Stuart Pope, and junior Courtney Raetzman have been named captains for the 2014 season.

“We take a lot of pride in determining our captains, and it is something we don’t take lightly,” Lipsitz said. “We ask a lot out of our captains on and off the field, and they are the best of the best. All three of the young women that our team and staff selected display the best attributes of our program and we will be relying on them to lead us to our goals for the 2014 season. I can trust all three of them to give us a pulse on the team and help us to become the best team we can become.”

Read more about the choices for captains over at

[Gilliland, Pope, Raetzman Named Captains for 2014]

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Nick Anderson advances to Semis at World Junior Championships

Read more about Nick Anderson’s achievements here.

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ESPN believes Patrick Towles has the advantage at QB for the Cats

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ESPN’s Edward Aschoff of ESPN believes Patrick Towles has the advantage at QB for the Cats heading into Fall Camp. Here’s what he said about the QB Battle in Lexington:


Patrick Towles vs. Drew Barker vs. Reese Phillips vs. Maxwell Smith:Coming out of spring, Towles, a redshirt sophomore, had a slight lead over everyone. He’s an impressive athlete and has matured considerably since his arrival on campus. Phillips and Barker have yet to take snaps with the Wildcats in a real game, but that won’t stop the coaches from throwing them in on Day 1 of the season. Barker arrived with a ton of hype and is clearly the future of the position. Smith, the quarterback with the most experience on the roster, is finally throwing again after undergoing extensive shoulder surgery before the spring. If he’s healthy, he’ll compete, but it looks like this really is a three-horse race right now.Advantage: Towles

Read the about the other SEC QB Battles over at the World Wide Leader.

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The Fall Sports season is almost here for UK

UK Sports is getting closer and closer to getting started again. This is going to be a fun season for all UK Sports and let’s see how many days until each sports start.

Men’s Basketball – Bahamas Trip

 17 Days

Men’s Soccer – Exhibition at Northern Kentucky

17 Days

Women’s Soccer – at Washington

Junior Arin Gilliland brings the ball up the field during the women's soccer game against the University of Texas San Antonio September 13, 2013 at the UK Soccer Complex in Lexington, Ky.

Arin Gilliland

17 Days



Volleyball – vs. Wichita State

17 Days


Football – vs. UT Martin



17 Days



Go Cats!




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Marcus Lee named as an under-the-radar sophomore to watch

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C.L. Brown of ESPN made a long list of under-the-radar sophomores and Marcus Lee made the list. Here’s what Brown said about Lee:

Marcus Lee, forward, Kentucky. Lee showed how effective he could be with his 10-point, eight-rebound performance in just 15 minutes in the Elite Eight game against Michigan. But his toughest competition is arguably the Wildcats’ crowded frontcourt. It’s hard to envision how he’ll get enough playing time to stand out.

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Watch John Wall’s new highlight video

John Wall has a new highlight video and it shows how truly good he is. It’s hard to believe that he is only 24, and he will be in a star in the league for many years to come.

Go Wall! Go Cats!

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BBN First: Help pick a song to start the 2014 season

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We are about a month away from kickoff, and the players have made a playoff of songs to decide which song will be played immediately before kickoff.

Here is a little breakdown from

Barely a month from now, we’ll be in Commonwealth Stadium anxiously awaiting the start of the 2014 season. The players will be on the field and on the sideline raring to go. You’ll be in the stands cheering them on, ready for a long offseason to finally end.

Over the next two weeks, we want you to help us decide what song will be played in those final moments before opening kickoff on Aug. 30.

We asked eight UK football team leaders to give us their choices. Here’s what they came up with:

Bud Dupree – “Knuck If You Buck” by Crime Mob
Steven Borden – “Scatta” by Skrillex
Braylon Heard – “Who Run It” by Three 6 Mafia
Mike Douglas – “Head Bussa” by Lil Scrappy
Blake McClain – “Down” by C-Murder
Javess Blue – “Encore” by Jay-Z
Za’Darius Smith – “We Ready” by Archie Eversole
Jordan Swindle – “Returns A King” from the “300” soundtrack

Head on over to and vote for the song you would like.

[Kickoff Playoff: Picking a song to start the 2014 season]

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