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Kentucky graduate breaks 100 meter hurdles world record in England

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LONDON – Kentucky track and field Class of 2015 alumna Kendra Harrison broke the 28-year-old world record in the 100-meter hurdles, winning the Diamond League London Anniversary Games, on Friday at the Olympic Stadium.

Harrison blitzed the world-class field, running 12.20 (+0.3) to break Yordanka Donkova’s previous world record of 12.21 from 1988.
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EKU football picked second in OVC coaches’ preseason poll

2016 Preseason All-OVC Football Team and PollThree Colonels named preseason All-OVC

 

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Eastern Kentucky University’s football team was picked to finish second in the Ohio Valley Conference this season by league coaches and media relations contacts, the league announced today at its annual media day event in Nashville.

 

Three Colonels – offensive tackle Justin Adekoya, kicker Lucas Williams and punter Keith Wrzuszczak – were chosen to the Preseason All-Ohio Valley Conference Team.

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UK Men’s Basketball nonconference schedule

2016-17 Men's Basketball Nonconference Schedule

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UK single game football tickets go on sale

July 18, 2016

 

Single-Game Football Tickets Available Tuesday

Tickets to seven home games, five away games on sale at 9 a.m.

 

LEXINGTON, Ky. – With the kickoff of the 2016 season a mere month-and-a-half away, tickets to all 12 Kentucky football games will be available to the general public on Tuesday at 9 a.m. Tickets will be available through UKFootballTix.com, or by calling the UK Ticket Office at 800-928-2287. Fans will be able to select from a variety of seating areas online for home games, and seating locations for away games will be assigned at a later date.

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Henrick Stenson wins Open Championship, J.B. Holmes cards career-low in a Major

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July 17, 2016

 

Holmes Cards Career-Low Finish in a Major Championship
UK Hall of Famer places third at the Open Championship at Royal Troon

 

LEXINGTON, Ky. – University of Kentucky Athletics Hall of Famer and former Southeastern Conference Player of the Year, J.B. Holmes turned in his career-best finish at a major championship on Sunday when he placed third overall at the Open Championship at the Royal Troon course.

 

Holmes posted a 6-under score for the tournament which included a 2-under par score during the final round. The Campbellsville, Ky., native entered the week as the world’s No. 24 ranked player and fired rounds of 70, 70, 69, and 69 in his eighth-ever start at the Open Championship.

 

His final round featured four birdies including three in a four hole stretch beginning at the par-five fourth.

 

With today’s third-place showing, he has finished in the top-five on the leaderboard in two of the year’s three major tournaments. He capped the 2016 Master’s in a tie for fourth. Holmes’ previous-best finish at the Open Championship was a tie for 14th in 2010.

 

He now has five top-five finishes in 2016 and 33 combined in his professional career. Holmes’ 2-under score in the final round was enough to fend off Steve Stricker for sole possession of third. In historic fashion, Henrik Stenson and Phil Mickelson posted a 1-2 finish at the top of the leaderboard.

 

Holmes is set to compete in the next major championship in two weeks at the PGA Championship at the Baltursol Golf Club in Springfield, N.J., July 28-31.

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Eastern Kentucky men’s basketball headed to the Cancun Challenge in November

Cancun ChallengeRICHMOND, Ky. – The Eastern Kentucky University men’s basketball team will be spending part of November on the pristine beaches of Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula.

 

The Colonels are one of eight teams selected to compete in the 2016 Cancun Challenge, played at the Hard Rock Hotel Riviera Maya in Mexico just before the Thanksgiving holiday, November 22-23.

 

“We are thrilled to be participating in the 2016 Cancun Challenge,” head coach Dan McHale said. “This is a great experience for my student-athletes and our loyal fanbase, and it will bring great exposure to the program. We would love for all our fans to join us as we play great competition and enjoy the experience of an all-inclusive beach venue where the games are played in the Hard Rock Hotel.”

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UK Athletics to take over SEC Network on July 20th

Kentucky’s exclusive programming will feature memorable games, Big Blue Review

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LEXINGTON, Ky. – For the second year in a row, the SEC Network is turning over its control room to the 14 Southeastern Conference schools as a part of its two-week SEC Takeover. UK Athletics’ day of 24-hour programming will take place July 20.

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UK Football poster honors four players who integrated SEC

Unveiled at a team meeting last Thursday

 

LEXINGTON, Ky. – The 2016 Kentucky football poster was unveiled to members of the team at a special meeting last Thursday. The design of the poster is modeled after a statue honoring the four UK players who integrated Southeastern Conference football in the late 1960s – Nate Northington, Greg Page, Wilbur Hackett and Houston Hogg.

 

2016 Kentucky Football Poster

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District Tournament Bracket for 11&12 Year Old LL Allstars

District 11 & 12 Boys at North Laurel 2016

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This month’s national park getaway

VALENTINE, Neb. – Sometimes, you find the best things where you may least expect them. In the middle of the Great Plains, amid the waving golden prairie grasses of the Nebraska Sandhills, winds the Niobrara National Scenic River. An oasis in a dry landscape, the sight of the river is a dramatic change.

Niobrara River National Scenic River

A ribbon of green trees filled with warblers flitting through the branches and dotted with wildflowers lines the banks. River otters slip quietly into the cool water, while turtles bask in the sun. Hundreds of waterfalls pour from the bluffs, or can be found hidden in the river’s tributaries. The natural beauty of the Niobrara National Scenic River is an irresistible draw. If you visit once, you may be hooked. Many visitors return every summer.

The National Park Getaways series helps people find new places to connect with nature, history, family, and friends.  Check out previous Getaways at http://www.nps.gov/getaways/previousgetaways.

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