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John Calipari Says Skal Labissiere Will be Eligible to Play from Day One

John Calipari Says Skal Labissiere Will be Eligible to Play from Day One

With the recent reports that Australian big man Isaac Humphries will enroll at Kentucky this season also came speculation that Skal Labissiere’s eligibility might be in doubt. John Calipari spoke with the media briefly today and assured them that concerns about Labissiere’s eligibility were unfounded. In fact, the Kentucky was very confident when asked if […]

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Greatest UK Players of the Shot-Clock Era: #7

Greatest UK Players of the Shot-Clock Era: #7

So far in our countdown, we’ve already been through three different eras of Kentucky basketball. ¬†Let’s recap the players that have made the list so far: 10) Patrick Patterson 9) Keith Bogans 8) Rex Chapman And now, without further ado, let’s take a look at the player that made #7 on our list: Jodie Meeks. […]

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Mac Jones on UK: “It felt like home away from home”

Mac Jones on UK: “It felt like home away from home”

Meet the first commitment of the 2017 class, Mac Jones. ¬†Recently I was able to catch up with Mac, to talk about his recruitment, and what’s next for the 3* quarterback now that he’s made his college decision. Although the 2017 national signing day is still a year and a half away, Mac always knew […]

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Yahtzee! 2018 5* Wide Receiver Commits to Kentucky

Yahtzee! 2018 5* Wide Receiver Commits to Kentucky

Jermaine Eskridge, a 5* wide receiver in the 2018 class, has tweeted that he has officially committed to UK. Thanks to my coaches and parents proud to announce I have officially committed to the university of Kentucky #BBN🔵‚ö™ÔłŹ pic.twitter.com/UWqRS2lTf9 ‚ÄĒ Jermaine Eskridge (@Iam_Jermaine4) July 30, 2015 Eskridge was recently rated by 247 Sports as the […]

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Report: Australian Big Man Isaac Humphries Expected to Enroll at Kentucky

Report: Australian Big Man Isaac Humphries Expected to Enroll at Kentucky

Kentucky isn’t quite finished adding to its roster for this upcoming season. According to a report by Gary Parrish of CBS Sports, Australian big man Isaac Humphries is expected to re-classify to 2015 and enroll at Kentucky. The 7-footer is currently on an unofficial visit to Kentucky’s campus along with Jamal Murray. Originally from Australia, […]

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4* Australian Center currently visiting UK

4* Australian Center currently visiting UK

2016 big man Isaac Humphries is currently on a visit with Coach Cal and the Kentucky Wildcats this week. What makes the visit most interesting is that it’s entirely possible that Humphries could re-classify to the 2015 class. Humphries was recently scouted personally by Coach Calipari, according to The Cats Pause’s Chris Fischer. ¬†From that […]

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UK Announces UK vs. North Carolina Basketball Alumni Game

UK Announces UK vs. North Carolina Basketball Alumni Game

The UK Pros alumni game is back. UK announced today via a press release that former UK players would be taking on North Carolina alumni (not just from UNC), in a charity game scheduled for September 13th at 5:30 pm. ¬†Tickets will go on sale on August 14th at 10 am. At this point, the […]

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Kentucky schedules New Mexico State in 2016

Kentucky schedules New Mexico State in 2016

Since UAB disbanded their football program and then brought them back for 2017, Kentucky needed to fill a hole in their schedule in the 2016 season. It’s always hard to find a team on late notice, but UK was able to lock in New Mexico State in to that spot, scheduled for September 17th. ¬†According […]

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Kentucky Recruiting Talk

Yahtzee! 2016 DT Kobe Smith commits to UK

Yahtzee! 2016 DT Kobe Smith commits to UK

Another day, another big get for Kentucky’s football program, this time in the form of 3* Defensive Tackle Kobe Smith, out of Lawrenceville, Georgia. Im taking my talents to Lexington #BBN #B16BlueNation #blessed pic.twitter.com/ipaHHOzJnY — THE BEAR (@k9be5) July 30, 2015 The former NC State commit recently de-committed from the Wolfpack while visiting Kentucky, so […]

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2018 Five Star Wide Receiver Has Kentucky in Top Five

2018 Five Star Wide Receiver Has Kentucky in Top Five

Kentucky football recruiting is definitely on the upswing after landing a trio of four star prospects a day ago. Now they’re high on the list of a five star wide receiver. Jermaine Eskridge, a Tampa, FL native, put Kentucky in his top five schools, along with Florida, Florida State, Ohio State and Virginia Tech. https://twitter.com/Iam_Jermaine4/status/626079325167702016 […]

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2016 #1 Heading to Oak Hill Academy

2016 #1 Heading to Oak Hill Academy

The #1 player in the 2016 class, Harry Giles, is leaving North Carolina to play his final year of high school at Oak Hill Academy. The 5* consensus #1 player is considering Duke, North Carolina, Kentucky, Wake Forest and Kansas, among others. ¬†Now, he’ll play for Steve Smith, one of the best in the business […]

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Four Star 2017 DE James Hudson Commits to Kentucky

Four Star 2017 DE James Hudson Commits to Kentucky

Kentucky football received its third commitment of the day in four star 2017 defensive end James Hudson. https://twitter.com/__BallisLife2/status/626142532242702336 He is slotted as the No. 5 strongside defensive end in the country and No. 141 overall player in the rising junior class by 247Sports. The Toledo, OH native also held early offers from Iowa and West […]

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Wildcats in the NBA

Chuck Hayes has signed with the Houston Rockets

Chuck Hayes has signed with the Houston Rockets

Chuck Hayes, a player from Kentucky that went undrafted, is getting set to sign with the Houston Rockets to start his 12th NBA season. Hayes signed today with the Houston Rockets for the veteran’s minimum, breaking the Rockets to the necessary 13 guaranteed contracts for the start of a season. ¬†Hayes spent the first 6 […]

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Houston Rockets close to signing Chuck Hayes

Houston Rockets close to signing Chuck Hayes

The Rockets are reportedly very close to a deal signing Chuck Hayes back to their roster, according to this report. Hayes, who last played professionally with the Toronto Raptors, had previously played for the Rockets and averaged 4.4 points per game, and 5.6 rebounds per game. ¬†The Rockets have a young front court, and are […]

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Suns, UK Trio Fall Short In Summer League Final

Suns, UK Trio Fall Short In Summer League Final

As you may have known, former Kentucky Basketball starts Devin Booker, Archie Goodwin, and Josh Harrellson have been key factors in the Phoenix Suns’ run throughout the NBA Summer League in Las Vegas. Tonight, the trio and team went up against a San Antonio Spurs squad, coached by Becky Hammon – the first female coach […]

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Devin Booker Heats Up In Suns Win; Phoenix Advances to Summer League Final

Devin Booker Heats Up In Suns Win; Phoenix Advances to Summer League Final

The Phoenix Suns and New Orleans Pelicans went at it tonight in an Samsung NBA Summer League semifinal contest in Las Vegas. The winner would go on to play the San Antonio Spurs in the championship game on Monday. New Orleans held an 11-point lead after the first quarter, but red-hot Devin Booker and the […]

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Big Blue Onion News

Doron Lamb Hired as Consultant at Dating Website

Doron Lamb Hired as Consultant at Dating Website

On Tuesday, there was unfortunate news for Doron Lamb. ¬†His season in the D-League came to an end as he suffered a wrist injury that will sideline him for the rest of the year. On Wednesday though, the news was significantly better for Doron. ¬†Gary Kremen, founder and CEO of Match.com, announced via press release […]

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Recruit not “feeling” Twitter love

Recruit not “feeling” Twitter love

Recruit¬†D’Squarius Green, Jr. out of Springfield, Illinois, is not feeling all of the Twitter love that he’s been receiving lately. The highly touted recruit says that in fact, he’s eliminating all schools who have a fan interact with him via any form of social media. “I just feel like all these old dudes are kinda […]

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“Sources”, the real Illuminati

“Sources”, the real Illuminati

“Sources have indicated that Kentucky Sports Connection is the greatest UK site ever.” “Sources.” ¬†“Sources.” “Sources.” Chances are if you follow sports very closely, you have heard the phrase “sources say” or “sources have indicated.” ¬†But who really are these “sources,” and what are they really saying? Big Blue Onion investigated. ———— It’s dark in […]

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John Calipari has Pat Forde come check out his new mattress

John Calipari has Pat Forde come check out his new mattress

“You made your bed, now lay in it,” were the words for the incomparable Pat Forde back last March after UK was coming off their humiliating defeat at the hands of lowly South Carolina. Well, Cal did just that, and just last week he went out and bought a new Tempurpedic “Stacks on Stacks” Sleeper […]

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Jamal Murray Impresses During Canada’s Opening Game At The Pan American Games¬†

Jamal Murray Impresses During Canada’s Opening Game At The Pan American Games¬†

Future Cat Jamal Murray and Team Canada began the 2015 Pan American Games tonight with a 105-88 victory over the Dominican Republic. Murray made his first appearance in the game at the beginning of the 2nd quarter, boosting Team Canada’s then 2-point lead to a 17 point cushion by halftime. Team Canada was +20 when […]

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Rawle Alkins Will Take Official Visit To UK During Big Blue Madness

Rawle Alkins Will Take Official Visit To UK During Big Blue Madness

  Perhaps one of the most underrated players in the 2016 class, Rawle Alkins, will be in Lexington for his official visit to UK during Big Blue Madness on October 16th according to SNY.tv’s Adam Zagoria.  Alkins, a 6-5 shooting guard/small forward from Brooklyn, New York, is ranked 22nd in ESPN’s Top 100, a ranking […]

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Big Blue Madness Date Set For October 16th

Big Blue Madness Date Set For October 16th

  The event that signals a new season for the men and women on the hardwood, also known as Big Blue Madness, now has a date.  October 16th, one day after Kentucky hosts Auburn in Commonwealth Stadium, basketball season unofficially begins.  Tickets for Big Blue Madness will be handed out on Friday, October 2nd instead […]

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Jamal Murray is making a college decision (for real) on Wednesday 

Jamal Murray is making a college decision (for real) on Wednesday 

¬† After coming to the conclusion that no one really has a clue when Jamal Murray will announce his college decision, Paul Biancardi, the national director of recruiting for ESPN, has broke the confusion. Biancardi sent this tweet out Wednesday afternoon revealing Murray’s announcement will come tomorrow at 6pm on TSN per Jamal’s father, Roger. […]

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Greatest UK players of the Shot-Clock Era: #8

Greatest UK players of the Shot-Clock Era: #8

| July 30, 2015 | 0 Comments

So far in our countdown, we’ve moved through two players: Patrick Patterson and Keith Bogans. ¬†Two players that absolutely deserve to be mentioned among the greatest to ever play for the University of Kentucky. As we continue to move through the countdown, #8 takes us right to the beginning of the shot-clock era, and one […]

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Cats receive a vote in Preseason Amway Coaches Poll

Cats receive a vote in Preseason Amway Coaches Poll

| July 30, 2015 | 0 Comments

The pre-season Amway Coaches Poll was released today, and to everyone’s slight surprise, the Kentucky football Wildcats received a pre-season vote in to the top 25. Although it wasn’t enough to actually get them in to the top 25, it’s still nice to see the Cats getting some recognition by at least one coach out […]

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Greatest UK players of the Shot-Clock Era: #9

Greatest UK players of the Shot-Clock Era: #9

| July 29, 2015 | 0 Comments

As our countdown moves on,¬†let’s take a second to recap where we are at this point. ¬†#10 was Patrick Patterson, a man who certainly needs no introduction. With that in mind, let’s take a look at the next guy on our list, #9, Keith Bogans. Keith Bogans is a guy that I certainly feel like […]

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Fall Preview: Running Back Position is Solid, but Thin

Fall Preview: Running Back Position is Solid, but Thin

| July 29, 2015 | 0 Comments

Last season, Kentucky had one of the deepest running back corps that there has been at UK in a long time. ¬†Braylon Heard was slated to be the starter, but behind him Kentucky had JoJo Kemp, Stanley “Boom” Williams, Josh Clemons, and Mikel Horton. Entering the offseason, Kentucky fans would have expected to have all […]

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Kash Daniel to enroll in January

Kash Daniel to enroll in January

| July 29, 2015 | 0 Comments

One of the biggest things that college coaches worry about, is what happens to their incoming recruits from the end of their senior season of high school football, until they are able to enroll in June. Well, Coach Stoops has one less player to worry about. Yesterday, Kash Daniel, 4* linebacker recruit out of Paintsville, […]

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Cats Strike Again: 4* Running Back Commits to UK

Cats Strike Again: 4* Running Back Commits to UK

| July 28, 2015 | 0 Comments

Four star running back, Mike Warren, has committed to Kentucky. ¬†He is a 5’8, 185 pound running back out of Toledo, Ohio, and is in the 2017 class. After along summer and discussing with my faimily. I will be committing to The University Of Kentucky 🔵‚ö™#BBN pic.twitter.com/rsggCX4zNL ‚ÄĒ Fried Mike (@MikeWarren40) July 28, 2015 Warren, […]

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Top 10 UK Players in Shot Clock Era – #10

Top 10 UK Players in Shot Clock Era – #10

| July 28, 2015 | 0 Comments

Kentucky Sports Connection has embarked on creating a list of the top 10 players in Kentucky basketball history. ¬†After some research, it was determined that we’d have to do this in two eras, one with the shot clock, and one without the shot clock. ¬†This list starts with taking a look at the top 10 […]

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Lloyd Tubman heading to JUCO in Texas

Lloyd Tubman heading to JUCO in Texas

| July 28, 2015 | 0 Comments

The Lloyd Tubman saga at UK is finally over. ¬†For now. The former 4* defensive end out of Louisville will be transferring to Trinity Valley Community College in Athens, Texas, according to the Cats Pause, the Kentucky 247 affiliate. Tubman thus far is best known at Kentucky for the alleged rape that saw him suspended […]

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