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Olympic athlete sees Kentucky as best track to next games

She was the first high school athlete to twice win the Gatorade High School Athlete of the Year and the youngest track athlete in 40 years to make the U.S. Olympic team.

New science building becomes reality with $65 million from Kentucky athletics

Sometimes the best plans are drawn up on napkins. That’s how the funding of a new $112 million science building at Kentucky took shape five years ago.

Cancer Crusaders

Joe Vicario knows how to battle. Start with his birth defect, Goldenhar syndrome, which left him without a left ear, left lung and left thumb and with a malformed aortic heart valve. It led to 28 surgeries before age 12.

Indianapolis hosts seventh NCAA Final Four, sets records across multiple events

The 2015 NCAA Division I Men’s Final Four marked the seventh Men’s Final Four hosted in Indianapolis, setting several attendance and viewership records. The two-session Final Four attendance totaled 143,387, the highest ever attendance for...

Sam Malone of University of Kentucky wins Elite 89 Award for Division I Men’s Basketball Championship

Sam Malone, a junior at the University of Kentucky, is the recipient of the Elite 89 award for the 2014 NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Championships. The Elite 89 award, founded by the NCAA, recognizes the true essence of the student-...

Kentucky pitcher handles life's curve ball

By Brian Burnsed NCAA.org For 29 years, Ben Shaffar’s ambitions were confined to the 60-feet, 6-inches between the edge of the pitching rubber and the tip of home plate. His greatest triumphs and most agonizing disappointments occurred in...

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