University Of Pikeville


Meet UPIKE assistant men’s basketball coach Evan Faulkner

Evan Faulkner is in his fourth season as a member of the UPIKE men’s basketball coaching staff, spending the 2016-17 season as a graduate assistant before taking on a full-time role as an assistant coach heading into the 2017-18 campaign. Faulkner was instrumental in game preparation and player development in 2016-17, helping UPIKE reach the […]

COLLEGE BASKETBALL: Former UPIKE Bear Setty among NAIA’s greatest

PIKEVILLE – Watching Trevor Setty play at the University of Pikeville teammates, coaches and fans knew he was special. The NAIA released its greatest team of all-time for games played in Kansas City. The team was made up of names like Willis Reed, Lucious Jackson, Jack Sikma and Dennis “Worm” Rodman. Setty played at UPIKE […]

COLLEGE SOFTBALL: Beach life good for UPIKE Bears

NORTH MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. – The University of Pikeville will close out its spring break trip today with a pair of games. UPIKE moved to 9-3 overall with a 5-0 shutout win over Ohio Christian in the second game played on Thursday. Hannah Skaggs scattered four hits to earn the win. Alyssa Franklin had four […]

BREAKING NEWS: UPIKE suspends all spring sports

PIKEVILLE – University of Pikeville athletic director Kelly Wells has confirmed that all spring sports on campus have been suspended immediately through the end of March. He said any sports team that is currently on the road is being allowed to complete the event. Those who have not left campus will not be permitted to […]

COLLEGE BASKETBALL: UPIKE lands at-large bid to national tournament

PIKEVILLE – University of Pikeville men’s head basketball coach Kelly Wells will get one more opportunity to coach this season. UPIKE, which lost out in the opening round of the Mid-South Conference, was extended an at-large bid to Kansas City and will play as a number eight seed against No. 1 seed Dalton State in […]

COLLEGE SOFTBALL: UPIKE sweeps tri-match; now 4-2

PIKEVILLE – University of Pikeville used timely hitting in the nightcap to beat Alice Lloyd College, 8-4, to complete a sweep of opponents at Paul Butcher Field on Saturday. Macy Jones had a pair of hits, scored and drove in three runs as the Bears moved to 4-2 overall. Mackenzie Pawlak added three hits, including […]

COLLEGE SOFTBALL: Bears split doubleheader with WVU-Tech

PIKEVILLE – University of Pikeville pitcher Hannah Skaggs was solid on the mound, pitching the Bears to a 2-1 victory over WVU-Tech to earn a doubleheader split at Paul Butcher Field on Thursday. She scattered five hits and allowed just one run while striking out 12 batters. Megan Claypoole blasted a home run to snap […]

COLLEGE BASKETBALL: Compton officially welcomed as new UPIKE men’s coach

PIKEVILLE – Newly-hired University of Pikeville men’s basketball coach Tigh Compton was introduced during a press conference held on campus Wednesday morning. He told those gathered he was extremely blessed and humbled to be chosen for the position. Compton has been on staff for the past 11 years under current head coach and athletic director […]

COLLEGE SOFTBALL: Bears split season-opening series with Indiana Wesleyan

PIKEVILLE – University of Pikeville softball earned a doubleheader split with Indiana Wesleyan University, winning 3-1, in a game played at Paul Butcher Field on Saturday. Hannah Skaggs scattered nine hits and struck out seven to earn the win. The lone run was earned. Zoe Ingram had one hit and drove in one run while […]

COLLEGE BASKETBALL: Wells walks away winner in home finale rout of BSC

PIKEVILLE – University of Pikeville men’s basketball coach Kelly Wells walked down the Appalachian Wireless Arena floor to shake hands with Bluefield State College coaches and players following his team’s 98-73 win over the Big Blues in a game played on Tuesday night. It was his final game in the Arena as head coach of […]