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  1. Too fast, too furious: Kentucky races past Hogs

    Brian Bennett

    LEXINGTON, Ky. -- Time is running out on trying to figure out a way to beat Kentucky this season. And after Saturday's 84-67 win over No. 18 Arkansas, it's probably time to scratch out one potential formula: taming the Wildcats via track meet. The...

    Blog | February 28, 2015
  2. Kentucky makes it look perfectly easy vs. Auburn

    Brian Bennett

    LEXINGTON, Ky. -- There are mismatches, and then there is what happened in the first 11 minutes of the Auburn-Kentucky game Saturday night. The top-ranked Wildcats bullied their way to a 30-4 lead, and Auburn still hadn't flushed a single field-go...

    Blog | February 21, 2015
  3. Kentucky (25-0) puts chokehold on South Carolina

    Brian Bennett

    LEXINGTON, Ky. -- To suggest that Kentucky needs to develop a killer instinct is a bit like saying "The Walking Dead" needs more scenes of zombie executions. Context matters. The No. 1 Wildcats have played 25 times this season and have walked away...

    Blog | February 14, 2015
  4. Confident Andrew Harrison keeps UK unbeaten

    Brian Bennett

    LEXINGTON, Ky. -- It's not easy being Andrew Harrison. Sure, he's the point guard on the No. 1 team in the country, the guy who helped lead Kentucky to the national title game last year as a freshman and someone with an NBA future. But no player i...

    Blog | February 03, 2015
  5. NCAA board votes to allow autonomy for five power conferences

    Brian Bennett

    The power conferences in major college sports just got a little more powerful.

    Story | Conversation | August 07, 2014
  6. NCAA plan could give major conferences more authority on own issu...

    Brian Bennett

    The NCAA Division I Board of Directors endorsed a plan on Thursday that would change the way college sports is governed and give the five major conferences the authority to make many of their own rules.

    Story | Conversation | April 24, 2014
  7. Shockers add tourney title to perfect run

    Brian Bennett

    ST. LOUIS -- The commemorative T-shirts Wichita State received for winning the Missouri Valley Conference tournament Sunday were far from perfect. The back of the shirt contained the tournament bracket, and it had Indiana State listed as the winner. ...

    Blog | March 09, 2014
  8. Shockers stay calm, cruise into MVC final

    Brian Bennett

    ST. LOUIS -- The best and maybe only chance of someone knocking off Wichita State in the early rounds of the Missouri Valley Conference tournament would have involved the Shockers seizing up from the pressure of remaining undefeated. So, yeah, abo...

    Blog | March 08, 2014
  9. Five things: Wichita State rolls vs. Aces

    Brian Bennett

    ST. LOUIS -- Make it 32-0. No. 2 Wichita State continued its flawless record into the postseason on Friday afternoon, rolling past Evansville 80-58 in the Missouri Valley Conference tournament quarterfinals at the Scottrade Center. The Shockers...

    Blog | March 07, 2014
  10. Louisville gets signature win by a whisker

    Brian Bennett

    CINCINNATI -- Louisville's 58-57 road win Saturday bore some resemblance to Rick Pitino's new facial hair. Not always smooth. Definitely some scraggly patches. But, like the beards Pitino and his players began sporting before Valentine's Day, the...

    Blog | February 22, 2014
  11. Tough Bearcats don't get rattled

    Brian Bennett

    LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- As a 17-point lead evaporated against a hail of turnovers and dunks the other way, Cincinnati found its motto for resolve: Keep calm, and get the ball to Sean Kilpatrick. Senior guard Kilpatrick's steady hand and unflappable ...

    Blog | January 30, 2014
  12. Memphis makes an American statement

    Brian Bennett

    LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- Memphis and Louisville are old rivals, dating back to their days as league partners in the Missouri Valley, Metro and Conference USA. For one more year, they're playing together in the same conference. And on Thursday ...

    Blog | January 09, 2014
  13. Mark Hollis of Michigan State Spartans gets new contract

    Brian Bennett

    Michigan State athletic director Mark Hollis was awarded a new contract Monday that could nearly double his current salary and could renew every year.

    Story | Conversation | June 18, 2012
  14. Final Four: Battle stations are being readied in state for Kentuc...

    Brian Bennett

    Rationality is in short supply in the state of Kentucky this week. The most epic sports duel the state has ever seen arrives on Saturday night, when bitter rivals Kentucky and Louisville meet in the Final Four. Neutrality is not an option.

    Story | Conversation | March 29, 2012
  15. It's title or bust for Big Blue Nation

    Brian Bennett

    When Kentucky won the national championship in 1996, Alexander Wolff began his Sports Illustrated cover story this way: "They scarcely celebrate their national championships at Kentucky. They revive them, yes, and cherish them, most certainly. But c...

    Blog | March 20, 2012
  16. Kentucky has all the answers vs. Iowa State

    Brian Bennett

    LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- What are you gonna do? Seriously, how are you going to beat Kentucky in this NCAA tournament? That's what Iowa State -- and maybe the rest of America -- must be thinking after watching the preposterously gifted Wildcats break ou...

    Blog | March 18, 2012