Kentucky posts best finish in Directors’ Cup standings since 1997-98

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It isn’t top 15 quite yet, but it is progress.  The latest and final Learfield Sports Directors’ Cup standings for the 2009-10 athletics season, which were developed as a joint effort between the National Association of College Director of Athletics and USA Today to rate the top athletic departments in the country, were released Thursday with finishing in the top 30 for the first time in more than a decade.   UK’s final standing of 29th place is the third-highest finish in school history and best since the 1997-98 athletics season, when the school was awarded the full allotment of points in men’s basketball for winning the national championship.

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