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LMU Baseball offering free youth clinic Saturday


HARROGATE, TN — The Lincoln Memorial University baseball team will be offering a free Youth Baseball Clinic on Saturday, November 17th at Lamar Hennon Field, Railsplitter head coach Jeff Sziksai announced Monday morning.

This free clinic will be offered for kids ages 5-12, as all area youth are invited and encouraged to attend. The clinic is slated to run from 10 a.m. to noon on Saturday, November 17th.

Attendees will be given the opportunity to meet the Railsplitters’ players and staff for the 2013 campaign, as well as learn the fundamentals of hitting, pitching, throwing and fielding.

For more information regarding the free Youth Baseball Clinic, contact head coach Jeff Sziksai at 423.869.6345.

The LMU baseball team is gearing up for the 2013 season, scheduled to kickoff on February 1st in Aiken, South Carolina against the Pacers of USC Aiken.

Football Cats with good attitudes heading into Senior Day

By Evan Crane, UK Media Relations

Nov. 14, 2012

Phillips Talks Attitude in Practice, Seniors Contribution

Sophomore safety Ashely Lowery to miss rest of season with finger injury

LEXINGTON, Ky. – University of Kentucky football head coach Joker Phillips and the Kentucky football team practiced indoors at the Nutter Field House on Wednesday to continue its preparation for the Samford Bulldogs. Kickoff on Saturday is set for 7:30 p.m. ET at Commonwealth Stadium and will be televised on CSS.

After practice, Phillips congratulated senior center Matt Smith for being named a finalist for the 2012 Wuerffel Trophy, which honors the college football player who best combines exemplary community service with outstanding academic and athletic achievement.

On the field Phillips continued to compliment the attitude of the team and the effort the players have brought to practice. Phillips said the players are still listening and making themselves better.

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UK Men’s Basketball on the way to its 5th consecutive #1 recruiting class

LEXINGTON, Ky. – At the beginning of the early signing period, the Kentucky men’s basketball team has received National Letters of Intent from Aaron and Andrew Harrison, Marcus Lee, Derek Willis and James Young, head coach John Calipari announced Thursday.
Analysts have predicted it will mark the fifth consecutive top-ranked class in the country for the Wildcats. Continue reading: UK Men’s Basketball on the way to its 5th consecutive #1 recruiting class

Powers named to all Mid-South west division 1st Team

COLUMBIA, Ky. — Matt Powers and Jon Smith have been named All Mid-South Conference West Division First-Team, conference officials announced on Thursday.

The two Blue Raiders are part of the 32-man first-team as voted on by the MSC West Division Coaches.

Ben Madon, Shannan Coofer, Andrew Wahl and Sam Wilson were named to the West’s honorable mention team.
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Lady Railsplitters 70 Bryan College 58


HARROGATE, TN — After facing an early 5-2 hole, the Lincoln Memorial University Lady Railsplitters scored two quick buckets to take the lead and never trailed for the remainder of the contest en route to capturing a 70-58 victory over the Lions of Bryan College in women’s basketball action on Wednesday evening in Tex Turner Arena.

With the commanding victory, the Lady Railsplitters jump out to a 2-1 start in the early portion of the schedule. The Lions fall to 4-2 on the season with the loss.
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Postgame notes from Duke’s win over Kentucky

Kentucky vs. Duke
November 13, 2012
Champion’s Classic
Georgia Dome – Atlanta, Ga.


–Duke improves to 2-0 on the season following a 75-68 victory over Kentucky. The Wildcats fall to 1-1 on the year with the loss.
–Despite the loss, Kentucky still leads the overall series by an 11-9 mark. Duke has won seven of the last eight matchups. UK coach John Calipari is now 0-2 against Duke.
–Kentucky’s record against schools comprising the Atlantic Coast Conference drops to 127-62. UK is 1-1 against ACC schools this season. Calipari’s record against the ACC now stands at 18-11.
–Kentucky’s record in the Atlanta area moves to 68-30.
–Tonight’s loss is the first as the No. 3 ranked team under Calipari as UK is now 17-1. Kentucky’s overall record as the No. 3 ranked team stands at 150-33.
–Kentucky returns to action on Friday, Nov. 16 when UK will open its home slate at Rupp Arena vs. Layfatte (Pa.) as a part of the Barclay’s Center Classic. The game is slated for a 7 p.m. ET tip. It begins a stretch of three-consecutive games at home.

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Plenty to choose from on campus as men and women’s basketball come home while football honors its seniors

By Ira D. Combs
Syndicated Columnist
Tri State Sports Media Service Inc.
After somewhat of a slow week last week once again Big Blue Nation is going to be treated to a unique mix of Wildcat athletics this coming weekend .
This time a triple dose of Wildcat football and basketball as well as the UK women’s hoops team will be on tap, and all games are on campus and all (3) games have tickets remaining ( you can go online to www.ticketmaster.com or you can e-mail uktickets@lsv.uky.edu  or you can call 1 – 800 – 928 – 2287 or 859 – 257 – 1818 )

Cumberlands football to open NAIA playoffs at home

Patriots to Host MidAmerica Nazarene in NAIA Football Championship Series

The University of the Cumberlands (UC) football program had one of its best regular seasons in program history in 2012 going 9-1 on the season and 5-1 in Mid-South Conference (MSC) play. With their only loss being to then #2 Georgetown College 41-35, the Patriots worked their way back up to the #7 ranking in the NAIA and are in line to host a first round game in the NAIA Football Championship Series (FCS). On Sunday, UC’s opposition was named.

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Wiltjer is SEC player of the week

Wiltjer Named SEC Player of the Week
First weekly award for the sophomore

LEXINGTON, Ky. – Sophomore Kyle Wiltjer has been named the Southeastern Conference Player of the Week after scoring 19 points and recording six rebounds, three blocks and two assists in a72-69 victory over Maryland.

Wiltjer led the Wildcats with 19 points on 6-of-9 shooting including a 4-for-6 clip from 3-point range. The four 3-pointers rank as a career high in addition to a career-high three swats. His 19 points are the most since scoring 24 against Loyola on Dec. 22, 2011. He scored 11 first half points to reach double-figures for just the sixth time in his career. He also sunk two free throws in a clutch situation (final three minutes in a six-point game).

The honor is the first in Wiltjer’s career and the first for UK this season.

The Wildcats are in action Tuesday night taking on the Duke Blue Devils in the Champions Classic. Tipoff is scheduled for 9:30 p.m. and the game will be televised live on ESPN.

UK Hoops takes on #1 Baylor

The Wildcats and Lady Bears meet for the first time in program history
LEXINGTON, Ky. – The No. 6/7 Kentucky women’s basketball team travels to Waco, Texas on Tuesday, Nov. 13 to take on defending national champion and top-ranked Baylor Lady Bears in the prestigious State Farm Tip-off Classic. The game will be televised live at 6 p.m. ET on ESPN2 with Dave O’Brien, Doris Burke and Holly Rowe calling the action.
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