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Breaking down the Cats and the Bulldogs

Breaking down the Cats and the Bulldogs

Photo by Jason Marcum On Saturday afternoon at 3:30, Kentucky will be renewing their longest standing non-SEC East rivalry when the Bulldogs from Mississippi State travel in from Starkville to take on the Cats.  For the first time in the series history, one of the teams enters…

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Inside The Numbers: Kentucky Wildcats vs. Mississippi State Bulldogs

Inside The Numbers: Kentucky Wildcats vs. Mississippi State Bulldogs

  Games aren't won on paper, rather from which team can execute, who has the better match-ups, which team is more talented, and who gives the most effort. There’s also a little luck involved sometimes. (more…)

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Tune into the Weekly KSC Radio Show Every Saturday at 10:00AM

Tune into the Weekly KSC Radio Show Every Saturday at 10:00AM

KSC Radio Pre-Game Radio Show!!! That's right, Kentucky Sports Connection has a pre-game Radio show if you didn't already know that.  We're live on the air at 10:00AM Saturday Mornings for a pre-game show before UK Football games currently.  We go on the air each Saturday talking football, basketball, recruiting and whatever else we feel led…

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Mississippi State Bulldogs vs. Kentucky Wildcats: What To Watch For

Mississippi State Bulldogs vs. Kentucky Wildcats: What To Watch For

The last time a #1 team came into Commonwealth Stadium, they left in defeat. October 13th, 2007, Kentucky knocked off then #1 LSU in a three overtime thriller, in front of 70,000 strong that had packed CWS, and a national audience as America watched on CBS. The game started at 3:30pmET,…

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Breaking Down Kengera Daniel’s Commitment

Breaking Down Kengera Daniel’s Commitment

Kengera Daniel is a consensus three-star recruit out of North Carolina, who had more than a few big time college programs after him.  Although we're not sure to what level of interest Alabama and Florida State had, we have good reason to believe that those two programs definitely considered Daniel and he was on their…

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Kengera Daniel commits to Kentucky Wildcats

Kengera Daniel commits to Kentucky Wildcats

The Kentucky Wildcats have secured a commitment from 2015 3-star defensive end Kengera Daniel. (more…)

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Kentucky’s Stanley “Boom” Williams Won’t Play Against Mississippi State

Kentucky’s Stanley “Boom” Williams Won’t Play Against Mississippi State

Photo: Jason Marcum Kentucky's uber-talented true freshman all-purpose back, Stanley "Boom" Williams will be unavailable in today's game against No. 1 Mississippi State. Williams tweeted out the news early this afternoon. https://twitter.com/boom_that_guy/status/526044389274288128 The University of Kentucky hasn't issued an official statement on Williams' status, but it's likely that he is being…

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Five-star 2015 PG Isaiah Briscoe Cuts List to Three; Kentucky Wildcats Included

Five-star 2015 PG Isaiah Briscoe Cuts List to Three; Kentucky Wildcats Included

Five-star 2015 point guard Isaiah Briscoe has cut his list to just three, according to a report by ESPN's Paul Biancardi. Kentucky, St. John's and UConn were the three finalists for the No. 1 ranked point guard in the class. The most notable cuts were Arizona and Missouri. Briscoe had visited Missouri earlier this month.…

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Five-star PF Ivan Rabb Cuts List to Five; Visiting Kentucky this Weekend

Five-star PF Ivan Rabb Cuts List to Five; Visiting Kentucky this Weekend

Five-star 2015 power forward Ivan Rabb cut his list to just five on Friday, and the Kentucky Wildcats made the cut. Also among the finalists were Arizona, California, Kansas and UCLA. Georgetown and North Carolina were the most notable schools to be cut from the Oakland, CA native's list. Rabb also plans to arrive on…

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Ole Miss Rebels vs. LSU Tigers: TV Info, Online Stream, Odds, Weather and more

Ole Miss Rebels vs. LSU Tigers: TV Info, Online Stream, Odds, Weather and more

The LSU Tigers are hosting College Gameday for their huge SEC West matchup against the No. 3 Ole Miss Rebels. The 6-2 Tigers appear to be back to their winning ways after two straight wins over SEC foes. After a 41-7 thrashing at the hands of the Auburn Tigers dropped LSU to 0-2 in SEC…

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Kentucky Wildcats men’s and women’s basketball teams at SEC Media Day (video)

Kentucky Wildcats men’s and women’s basketball teams at SEC Media Day (video)

The Kentucky Wildcats men's and women's basketball teams were in Charlotte, N.C. for SEC Media Day on Wednesday. (more…)

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Kentucky Wildcats have a message: “We Need You BBN on Saturday” (video)

Kentucky Wildcats have a message: “We Need You BBN on Saturday” (video)

The Kentucky Wildcats will host the No. 1 Mississippi State Bulldogs Saturday in what could be a huge step forward for UK football. (more…)

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CJ Conrad signs with Kentucky Wildcats; Set to enroll early

CJ Conrad signs with Kentucky Wildcats; Set to enroll early

And just like that, Kentucky's first major commitment of the 2015 class has signed scholarship papers to become a Kentucky Wildcat, and will be enrolling at UK for the January semester. Kentucky had a huge need to fill this year at the tight end position, with two scholarship tight ends graduating after this year, and…

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Kentucky Wildcats Recruiting: What UK Needs More Than Damien Harris

Kentucky Wildcats Recruiting: What UK Needs More Than Damien Harris

Photo by Jason Marcum Damien Harris.  That’s the name Coach Stoops and Co. dream about at night.  The number one running back in the country from Berea, Kentucky has the Cats in his final three along with Ohio State and Michigan. A Harris commitment would be colossal to UK recruiting. The…

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Kentucky Wildcats Basketball Weekly Recruiting Round-up (10/12/14)

Kentucky Wildcats Basketball Weekly Recruiting Round-up (10/12/14)

Top 2015 prospects Carlton Bragg, Tyler Dorsey, Stephen Zimmerman and Brandon Ingram all visited Kansas' Late Night in the Phog. UK is recruiting all but Dorsey. Last week was a big one in prep basketball world with a lot of implications for Kentucky's recruiting efforts. Let's get right into the highlights.…

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Damien Harris is Visiting Kentucky Wildcats for Third Straight Week

Damien Harris is Visiting Kentucky Wildcats for Third Straight Week

Five-star running back Damien Harris is in attendance today for Kentucky's game against Louisiana Monroe. The visit is Harris' third to Kentucky in as many weeks. Harris is also expected to be at Kentucky's next home game on October 25 against Mississippi State. Assuming he makes the trip, he will have been in attendance at…

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Doral Moore commits to Wake Forest; Kentucky Wildcats were once favored to land him

Doral Moore commits to Wake Forest; Kentucky Wildcats were once favored to land him

Over the summer, the Kentucky Wildcats offered 2015 four-star center Doral Moore. (more…)

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Checking in with new UK commit, Jordan Griffin

Checking in with new UK commit, Jordan Griffin

KSC recruiting contributor Jon Shartzer caught up with new 2016 commit, Jordan Griffin (@3sport_Athlete) , a nearly unanimous 4* cornerback from Jonesboro, Georgia.  Here's what he had to say: "Kentucky is definitely on the rise! If no one can see that, they must be blind. The coaching staff and the players are shocking the world!"…

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Nets trade Marquis Teague to 76ers for Casper Ware

Nets trade Marquis Teague to 76ers for Casper Ware

UPDATE The deal is now final after the Philadelphia 76ers announced on Friday that they have completed a trade to acquire guard Marquis Teague from the Brooklyn Nets. The Sixers will send guard Casper Ware to the Nets. (more…)

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Eric Bledsoe crosses over Jared Cunningham into oblivion (video)

Eric Bledsoe crosses over Jared Cunningham into oblivion (video)

Eric Bledsoe is more know for his freakish athleticism and highlight-reel blocks in transition, but his crossover game can not be understated. (more…)

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Frank Caliendo Impersonates Stephen A. Smith as both make NFL Picks (video)

Frank Caliendo Impersonates Stephen A. Smith as both make NFL Picks (video)

Comedian Frank Caliendo is "Stephen B. Smith" as he channels his inner Stephen A. Smith as they both make their NFL Week 8 picks. (more…)

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NBA draft lottery reform voted down by board of governors

NBA draft lottery reform voted down by board of governors

The NBA was expected to pass a new rule that would reform the NBA Draft lottery process, but the vote needed to get the reform passed fell through on Wednesday during the NBA's board of governors meeting. This, according to Yahoo Sports' Adrian Wojnarowski: https://twitter.com/WojYahooNBA/status/524938287324991488 https://twitter.com/WojYahooNBA/status/524938693832749058 https://twitter.com/WojYahooNBA/status/524939021957337089 https://twitter.com/WojYahooNBA/status/524939718065000448 https://twitter.com/WojYahooNBA/status/524940675746254848 https://twitter.com/WojYahooNBA/status/524942427807698945 Had the changes been made,…

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Report: Lakers guard Steve Nash expected to miss entire NBA season

Report: Lakers guard Steve Nash expected to miss entire NBA season

It looks as though Los Angeles Lakers point guard and future hall-of-famer Steve Nash's season could be over before it ever starts. (more…)

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NFL Fantasy Football Waiver Wire Week 8 Pickups

NFL Fantasy Football Waiver Wire Week 8 Pickups

With Week 7 of the NFL season having come and gone, there's more uncertainty at running back now than ever before this year. That's because of several more injuries to starting running backs have left several backfield up for grabs. Colts RB Trent Richardson, Lions RB Reggie Bush, Saints RB Pierre Thomas and Bills RBs…

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Big Blue Onion News

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

Photo(shop) credit: Dan Bodner "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…

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Pesky Journalists Unhappy with Cal’s New Contract Structure

Pesky Journalists Unhappy with Cal’s New Contract Structure

Yesterday, it was announced that Kentucky had inked John Calipari to a deal that extended his current contract through 2021.  The deal also made Coach Cal the highest paid coach of a public institution in the country, second only to Duke's Coach K. Perhaps one of the biggest changes to the contract though, other than…

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Report: Youth League Basketball Team has Reached out to John Calipari

Report: Youth League Basketball Team has Reached out to John Calipari

Could John Calipari be headed back home to Pennsylvania? According to a source close to BBO, the Moon Township Dolphins have made John Calipari their top head coaching target after previous head coach Ned Rogers found himself imprisoned following a relapse into alcoholism. The Dolphins are situated in the K-2nd grade league of the Hooptown…

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Cal One Step Closer to Becoming Wolverine

Cal One Step Closer to Becoming Wolverine

Earlier this Spring, Coach Calipari had what was deemed to be a "simple" procedure done to replace his hip.  The surgery went fine, and Cal is now in good health and recovering just fine. But it's what you don't know about the surgery that might shock you. You see, this isn't the first hip that…

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Kentucky Sports Connection News

#BBN, Please welcome all the new KSC contributors!

#BBN, Please welcome all the new KSC contributors!

Over the last month or two we have gained lots of great new contributors here at Kentucky Sports Connection.  These new contributors are going to be helping us with a bunch of great football and basketball coverage.  We have lots of new post ideas and we're going to try sharing every bit of angle and knowledge…

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KSC Radio Show Going Live Saturday September 27th, 2014!!!

KSC Radio Show Going Live Saturday September 27th, 2014!!!

KSC Radio is going Live! That's right, the time for the Kentucky Sports Connection Radio show is here.  We will be going live on the air at 10:00AM Saturday Morning before the Vanderbilt &. Kentucky football game. It will be more like a pre-game show.  So if you're heading up I-75 then try to give…

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The Kentucky Sports Connection Radio Show – Launching Soon…

The Kentucky Sports Connection Radio Show – Launching Soon…

As some of you may have read in my behind the scenes post a couple weeks ago, Kentucky Sports Connection is getting a radio show. That's right, we will be going on air, giving you great UK sports news, information, predictions, thoughts, opinions, expectations and a whole lot more.  It's going to be a blast…

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Zokee Contest – Give the UK Basketball Team a Nickname

Zokee Contest – Give the UK Basketball Team a Nickname

Check out the contest below on our Facebook Page. Click on the Likes & Comments section at the bottom to be directed to the comments section where you too can enter the contest and give this year's UK Basketball Team a great Nickname. Post by Kentucky Sports Connection.

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KSC & Zokee Partner Up For Contest Give-Aways & Free Shipping on Gameday!

KSC & Zokee Partner Up For Contest Give-Aways & Free Shipping on Gameday!

Zokee  has given us the unique opportunity to partner with them to help provide all of Big Blue Nation a really great place to get all Kentucky Wildcats Merchandise online through their store.  Zokee is really on top of their game in the way they help UK fans get the greatest gear at blazing speeds. They offer…

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What is going on behind the scenes at Kentucky Sports Connection?

What is going on behind the scenes at Kentucky Sports Connection?

I'm sure that you've thought to yourself, "I wonder what's going on behind the scenes over at Kentucky Sports Connection," maybe not, but what the heck we'd like to give you some updates on all our hard work this summer anyway.  This summer we've had lots of great opportunities, conversations, new partners and much much…

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Tom Izzo goes KISS for Michigan State Spartans Midnight Madness (video)

Tom Izzo goes KISS for Michigan State Spartans Midnight Madness (video)

| October 24, 2014 | 0 Comments
Michigan State’s Tom Izzo is the latest college basketball coach to try to something crazy and absurd for a Midnight Madness entrance. (more…)

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Video: John Calipari has awesome appearance on ESPN; DeMarcus Cousins agrees

Video: John Calipari has awesome appearance on ESPN; DeMarcus Cousins agrees

| October 23, 2014 | 0 Comments
John Calipari made an appearance on ESPN's Sportscenter and talked expectations this season for his Wildcats, and he absolutely owned the interview. (more…)

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Bud Dupree nominated for Lott IMPACT Trophy

Bud Dupree nominated for Lott IMPACT Trophy

| October 22, 2014 | 0 Comments
Photo by Jason Marcum Kentucky wildcats senior defensive end/linebacker Alvin “Bud” Dupree, who leads all active Southeastern Conference players in sacks, has been named a quarterfinalist for the 2014 Lott IMPACT Trophy, it was announced Wednesday. (more…)

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Kentucky Wildcats are unanimous pick to win SEC

Kentucky Wildcats are unanimous pick to win SEC

| October 22, 2014 | 0 Comments
Kentucky was predicted to win the 2015 SEC men’s basketball championship in voting by a select panel of both SEC and national media members. (more…)

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Time to Shine

Time to Shine

| October 22, 2014 | 0 Comments
Since Alex Poythress came to Kentucky three years ago, there's been a lot of anticipation that he was about to break out.  His freshman year, he'd show flashes of it, including a huge game against Duke early in the year, but as the season went on, that appeared to be more of a tease than…

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Georgia Bulldogs applying for Todd Gurley reinstatement by NCAA

Georgia Bulldogs applying for Todd Gurley reinstatement by NCAA

| October 22, 2014 | 0 Comments
Since completing its initial review of the eligibility matter involving Georgia Bulldogs running back Todd Gurley on October 9, the University has been supporting Todd and cooperating with his legal counsel as they review the matter. (more…)

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Preseason College Basketball All-SEC teams announced; Aaron Harrison tabbed player of the year

Preseason College Basketball All-SEC teams announced; Aaron Harrison tabbed player of the year

| October 22, 2014 | 0 Comments
With SEC Media day here, the college basketball season is upon us. (more…)

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Kentucky Basketball Is Here (video)

Kentucky Basketball Is Here (video)

| October 21, 2014 | 0 Comments
Photo: UK Athletics Photo Department The college basketball season is upon us, and Kentucky Wildcats TV has made a new highlight reel to get fans pumped for the return of Kentucky basketball. (more…)

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There Actually Was an Unsung Hero of the Week…

There Actually Was an Unsung Hero of the Week…

| October 21, 2014 | 0 Comments
After a game like the one against LSU on Saturday, things could have gone one of two ways. On one hand, the win was so lopsided there could have been three or four players that did something well and then it would have been tough to pick one person to focus on. Lucky for me…

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Antonio Blakeney sets up visit with Kentucky Wildcats

Antonio Blakeney sets up visit with Kentucky Wildcats

| October 21, 2014 | 0 Comments
Five-star shooting guard Antonio Blakeney will have his official visit with the Kentucky Wildcats on Nov. 1, according to Scout.com analyst Evan Daniels. After backing off his pledge to Louisville a little over a month ago, the five-star guard has his list down to a working number and is starting to take visits. Blakeney told…

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