University Of Pikeville



COLLEGE BASKETBALL: UPIKE women bounce KCU, now 2-1

The University of Pikeville women’s basketball team jumped out to a big lead early on and the Bears cruised to a 105-50 Appalachian Athletic Conference win over Kentucky Christian University at the Appalachian Wireless Arena on Tuesday night. UPIKE improved to 2-1 overall while the Knights fell to 0-3. Allie Stone fired in a game-high […]

COLLEGE BASKETBALL: UPIKE men off to 2-1 start after back-to-back wins

The University of Pikeville men’s basketball team ran out to a big halftime lead and the Bears went on to beat Kentucky Christian University, 91-50, in an Appalachian Athletic Conference game played at the Appalachian Wireless Arena on Tuesday night. UPIKE moved to 2-1 overall while the Knights dropped to 3-3. Isaac Stanback led five […]

COLLEGE FOOTBALL: UPIKE falls in 2 OTs at Reinhardt

The University of Pikeville Bears took a late lead against Reinhardt University only to see it slip away in a 41-35 double-overtime road loss on Saturday. Quarterback Lee Kirkland scored on a one-yard run with 1 minute, 14 seconds remaining, but the Eagles sent the game into overtime with a TD run by quarterback Taylor […]

COLLEGE FOOTBALL: Kirkland’s record-setting play powers Bears past Union

University of Pikeville quarterback Lee Kirkland passed for 614 yards and six touchdowns as the Bears knocked off Union College, 52-10, in the program’s first-ever Appalachian Athletics Conference played at the Hambley Athletic Complex on Saturday. He had TD oases of 13, 6, 86, 31, 5, and 21 yards as UPIKE improved to 3-2 overall. […]

UPIKE greats to be inducted this weekend

On Saturday, the University of Pikeville will induct four deserving alumni and one team into it’s athletics hall of fame in a ceremony on campus. The event will take place on the seventh floor of the HPE Building. Beginning at noon, Will Boyd (golf), Reggie Gravely (men’s basketball), Brandy Hensley (women’s bowling) and Teon Knox (men’s […]

COLLEGE FOOTBALL: UPIKE holds off Faulkner

The University of Pikeville kept Faulkner University out of the endzone over the final 14 minutes to escape with a 24-20 win at the Hambley Athletic Complex on Saturday. UPIKE snapped a two-game losing streak and moved to 2-2 heading into the bye week. Running back Alex Sanders rushed for 121 yards and the go-ahead […]

COLLEGE FOOTBALL: Bears rally late to stun Campbellsville in opener

University of Pikeville quarterback Lee Kirkland scored on a one-yard run with 18 seconds remaining and kicker Jakob Hedley nailed the game-winning PAT as the Bears rallied to knock off Campbellsville, 28-27, in the season opener on Saturday night. Running back Alex Sanders had 137 yards and three touchdowns on 27 attempts. He had runs […]

Bentley named Director of Communications, Digital Media

When he needed a new director of athletics communications and digital media, Kelly Wells didn’t have to look very far. The director of athletics named Rick Bentley to the position. Bentley has spent the last 27 years at the school, the first 17 of which saw him in the very similar position of sports information […]

COLLEGE BASKETBALL: UPIKE men’s tourney run ends in semifinal OT loss

It was another UPIKE-Georgetown classic in the Mid-South Conference tournament on Sunday evening. The Bears and Tigers battled into overtime before Georgetown pulled away for a 90-81 win in the semifinals played at Bowling Green High School. Teddy Parham Jr. finished with a game-high 30 points as the Bears dropped to 19-12. Mark Vance Jr. […]

COLLEGE BASKETBALL: UPIKE wins tournament thriller

University of Pikeville standout Korbin Spencer has come up big in his career as a Bear. None, however, with the impact of his game-winning basket to beat Wilberforce University, 71-69, in the Mid-South Conference tournament opener at the UPIKE Gymnasium on Tuesday night. The running layup in traffic came with 1.8 seconds left and set […]