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Breaking Down Alex Poythress’ Decision

Breaking Down Alex Poythress’ Decision

As you may well know at this point, Alex Poythress has decided to return to college for his Junior season. Last year Alex took a step back in production from his Freshmen season, but in terms of improvement, showed even more flashes of consistently playing hard as well the aggression that he needs to put […]

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Alex Poythress returns to Kentucky Wildcats for 2014 college basketball season

Alex Poythress returns to Kentucky Wildcats for 2014 college basketball season

Sophomore forward Alex Poythress announced his return to the Kentucky Wildcats for the 2014-15 college basketball season.

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Mark Stoops confirms A.J. Legree will leave Kentucky Wildcats

Mark Stoops confirms A.J. Legree will leave Kentucky Wildcats

The Kentucky Wildcats are losing another wide receiver, but this one is to transfer. A.J. Legree is leaving the program, head coach Mark Stoops confirmed at practice Wednesday, three days ahead of the annual Blue/White Spring Game. UK is always extremely thin at WR, and this latest news means there may be as few as […]

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Latest on Kenny Payne and Southern Miss Opening

Latest on Kenny Payne and Southern Miss Opening

The Kentucky Wildcats could be on the verge of losing another assistant coach to a head-coaching position elsewhere. Now that Donnie Tyndall has left Southern Miss to take the opening with the Tennessee Volunteers, The Sun-Herald reports USM may focus its coaching search on UK assistant Kenny Payne to replace Tyndall. Multiple USM beat writers have reported that Payne may actually be interested […]

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Julius Randle declares for NBA Draft

Julius Randle declares for NBA Draft

The short but memorable college career of Julius Randle is now over. The Kentucky Wildcats forward announced at a live pres conference that he will declare for the 2014 NBA Draft. “To all the Kentucky fans, I want to thank you all for what you’ve done for me this year,” Randle said. “I can’t thank my […]

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Derek Willis is Working to Get Minutes Next Year

Derek Willis is Working to Get Minutes Next Year

Derek Willis may not have received many minutes this past season, but that has not affected his commitment to the University of Kentucky. Any rumors that he may be considering transferring are just that, Willis’ high school coach Troy Barr tells CatsPause.com’s Chris Fisher. “I spoke with his father [Monday] night and the only thing […]

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College Basketball Recruiting: Spring/Summer AAU and camp schedule

College Basketball Recruiting: Spring/Summer AAU and camp schedule

With the college basketball offseason in full swing and all the Kentucky Wildcats having made their choice to go pro and return to school, it’s now time to look at what the summer AAU circuit. john Caliapri and his staff scout these events every year, though Cal will be sidelined for a month or two […]

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Denver Broncos’ Danny Trevathan tabbed NFL breakout candidate

Denver Broncos’ Danny Trevathan tabbed NFL breakout candidate

The NFL Draft is coming soon, and former Kentucky Wildcats great Danny Trevathan was one of two Cats drafted last year. The Denver Broncos took him in the sixth round of the 2012 NFL Draft, and after just two years, he may be on the verge of becoming a star. Trevathan, the starting weakside LB for […]

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UK Thin at Receiver in the Spring; Subject to Change

UK Thin at Receiver in the Spring; Subject to Change

If you follow any of the media from Spring Practice today, you’d think UK was running ball boys out to catch balls for the Quarterbacks.  And you wouldn’t necessarily be wrong. But some of the talk coming out of the Spring is a little overblown.  Of the available Wide Receivers, Jeff Badet has not been […]

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Kentucky Reportedly Offers 2015 SF Jaylen Brown

Kentucky Reportedly Offers 2015 SF Jaylen Brown

Georgia small forward Jaylen Brown received an in-home visit from Kentucky assistant coach Kenny Payne on Sunday, and he tells Scout.com’s Brian Snow that he also received a scholarship offer from the Cats during the visit. Measuring in at 6’7″, 207 lbs., Brown is slotted as the No. 2 small forward and No. 7 player […]

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DeAndre Liggins named D-League Defensive Player of the Year

DeAndre Liggins named D-League Defensive Player of the Year

It’s been a long and winding road for former Kentucky Wildcats guard DeAndre Liggins, but he’s doing well now that he’s established in the NBA Developmental League. On Monday, the Sioux Falls Skyforce guard was named the 2014 NBA Development League’s Defensive Player of the Year. Liggins appeared in 42 regular season games for the Skyforce, […]

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VIDEO: New Kentucky Assistant Coach Craig Naivar is Intense

VIDEO: New Kentucky Assistant Coach Craig Naivar is Intense

Craig Naivar has been on staff for less than two months but is already bringing a ton of energy to Kentucky’s practices. The Kentucky safeties coach / special teams coordinator was known as a high intensity guy during his tenure at Texas State as defensive coordinator. The Wildcats TV crew recently mic’d Naivar up during […]

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Eli Brown commits to Kentucky Wildcats

Eli Brown commits to Kentucky Wildcats

The Kentucky Wildcats have just scored what may be the biggest commitment of the 2015 recruiting class in the form of 4-star Bowling Green (Warren East H.S) linebacker Eli Brown: Guess its time to get the word out i am now committed to University of Kentucky!! #bbn — Eli Brown (@32_brown) April 22, 2014   […]

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Malik Newman Plans to Wait a While Before Making a Decision

Malik Newman Plans to Wait a While Before Making a Decision

Although Kentucky already has Charles Matthews on board for 2015, their top prize is still combo guard Malik Newman. It may be a while — a year, to be exact — before we know Newman’s next destination, though. Newman’s father, Horatio Webster, tells The Clarion-Ledger that his son could wait until next April’s regular signing […]

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Myles Turner to make commitment April 30; Doesn’t Rule Kentucky out

Myles Turner to make commitment April 30; Doesn’t Rule Kentucky out

The recruitment of Myles Turner will be coming to an end soon, and the 5-star center will be making his commitment on a national stage: #SigningDayShow! Myles Turner has his announcement date set for April 30th. @ESPN_Schick talks with him today at 3PM ET on @ESPNU — Paul Biancardi (@PaulBiancardi) April 16, 2014   Turner, a […]

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Marcus Walker decommits from Kentucky Wildcats

Marcus Walker decommits from Kentucky Wildcats

The Kentucky Wildcats are losing another 2015 commitment, as 2015 4-star safety Marcus Walker has withdrawn his pledge to UK.  Walker committed to UK in January after holding reported offers from the Florida Gators , Vanderbilt Commodores and Fiesta Bowl champion Central Florida Knights. Michigan, North Carolina, Florida State and Georgia also have show interest in him. […]

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Montrell Custis decommits from Kentucky Wildcats; Commits to Alabama

Montrell Custis decommits from Kentucky Wildcats; Commits to Alabama

The Kentucky Wildcats got off to a fast start in 2015 after they secured a commitment fro Montrell Custis, a 4-star defensive back out of Georgia who picked UK over the Georgia Bulldogs, Auburn Tigers and Tennessee Volunteers. He committed to the Cats via Twitter, but it appears he’s no longer part of the ’15 class, according […]

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Karl Towns Jr. and Trey Lyles Talk Kentucky at the Nike Hoop Summit

Karl Towns Jr. and Trey Lyles Talk Kentucky at the Nike Hoop Summit

Kentucky signees Karl Towns Jr. and Trey Lyles will compete on the World Team at the Nike Hoop Summit on Saturday night. You can watch them at 7 p.m. ET on ESPN2. Both Towns and Lyles were asked to share their thoughts on Kentucky. Following is what Towns had to say. On why he chose […]

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Kentucky Wildcats in the NBA News

Kentucky Wildcats in the NBA News

The season is over for New Orleans Pelicans forward Anthony Davis, as the team is shutting him down for the remainder of the season to allow him to deal with back spasms. Davis finishes his second NBA year with averages of 20.8 points per game (16th in the NBA), 10 rebounds per game (10th), and […]

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NBA Draft Rumors: Kentucky may have 7 declare; Jabari Parker undecided

NBA Draft Rumors: Kentucky may have 7 declare; Jabari Parker undecided

With the 2013-14 college basketball season now over, players are beginning to focus on if they’re ready to make the jump to the NBA and declare for the draft. Many of this year’s top prospects – including Kansas’ Andrew Wiggins – have already declared, but there are several big names who’ve yet to announce their […]

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NBA Draft Rumors: Harrison Twins rising; Jabari Parker could stay at Duke

NBA Draft Rumors: Harrison Twins rising; Jabari Parker could stay at Duke

With the Final four happening this weekend, the 2013-14 college basketball season is nearing it’s end. Now, players are beginning to focus on if they’re ready to make the jump to the NBA and declare for the draft. Many of this year’s top prospects – including Kansas’ Andrew Wiggins – have already declared, but there […]

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DeMarcus Cousins Reflects on his Time at Kentucky

DeMarcus Cousins Reflects on his Time at Kentucky

In the spirit of March Madness, DeMarcus Cousins took some time to sit down with the Sacramento Kings and reflect on his one year at Kentucky. Cousins spoke highly of his time in Lexington, describing it as “one of the greatest years of my life.” Had it not been for John Calipari, the big man […]

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Wesley Woodyard signs with Tennessee Titans

Wesley Woodyard signs with Tennessee Titans

The Denver Broncos have enjoyed having former Kentucky Wildcats great Wesley Woodyard leading their linebacking crops. Having him paired alongside former Cat Danny Trevathan has made the Broncos the favorite NFL team of many UK fans. It doesn’t look as though those two will play together any longer, as Woodyard is reportedly signing a deal with […]

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Brandon Knight dunk was #1 on SportsCenter (Video)

Brandon Knight dunk was #1 on SportsCenter (Video)

During the Milwaukee Bucks’ win over the Orland Magic Monday night, former Kentucky Wildcats point guard Brandon Knight was part of a tremendous play that ended up being the Sportscenter Highlight of the Night: )

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Kentucky Sports Connection joins YardBarker Network

Kentucky Sports Connection joins YardBarker Network

We are excited to say that we have now joined the Yardbarker Sports Blog Network.  You might have already noticed some of the changes on the site; such as some new Ads and the very cool YBN Navigation Bar at the top of the page.  It’s official now. Don’t worry nothing major is changing with […]

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KSC Partners with Kentucky Merchandise Store – Zokee

KSC Partners with Kentucky Merchandise Store – Zokee

We are very excited to announce our partnership with Zokee, an officially licensed University of Kentucky merchandise online store.  This online store is now your place to go purchase all your UK Gear, including Apparel, Tailgating, Home Goods, Auto Accessories, Tech Accessories and much more!  #TeamZokee “Kentucky Sports Connection is proud to announce our partnership […]

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NCAA Tournament Ticket Giveaway/Contest by Seat Geek

NCAA Tournament Ticket Giveaway/Contest by Seat Geek

SeatGeek has contacted Kentucky Sports Connection with an interesting contest/ticket giveaway for our fans.  This contest will give you the opportunity to win tickets to any 2015 NCAA Tournament (excluding Final Four) or any regular season game next year. Check out all the Final Four details on SeatGeek here:  https://seatgeek.com/events/final-four/.  There is a link at the bottom for […]

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Welcome to the Team – Jason Marcum

Welcome to the Team – Jason Marcum

  We would like to welcome another Kentucky blogger extraordinaire to our team.  Jason Marcum is joining the Kentucky Sports Connection team as of today.  He comes to us from Wildcat Blue Nation where he has been an editor for the last couple of years.  Jason will be joining KSC as a Content Manager on […]

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Welcome to the Team – Jon Shartzer

Welcome to the Team – Jon Shartzer

  At this time we would like welcome Jon Shartzer to the Kentucky Sports Connection team.  He comes to us from In Depth Sports, his own website where wrote about and discussed football recruits in the state of Kentucky. Read about him below and be sure to follow him on Twitter. Jon Shartzer  - Lead Football […]

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It’s our 2nd Anniversary!

It’s our 2nd Anniversary!

Wow!  I can’t believe we have made it this far.  That’s right today (January 10th) is our official 2nd anniversary. We are so thankful to still be here today providing news on one of the greatest universities in the nation. Two years ago today, we started a crazy little blog called “Ky Cat Stats” and […]

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KSC Podcasts

Episode 054 : Player Decision Time & Spring Football

Episode 054 : Player Decision Time & Spring Football

Today Brad and TJ sit down to talk about Player NBA Draft Decisions and the Spring Football Game.  We talk about who has decided to stay at UK, who still has decisions left to make, and talk some football.  We also had a Fantasy Football Draft for the spring football game. This week’s topic list: […]

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Episode 053 : Season Recap & Players Leaving Talk

Episode 053 : Season Recap & Players Leaving Talk

Today Brad and TJ sit down to talk about the season that was.  It was a disappointing end to what was a great season and run in the NCAA Tournament.  They guys talk about what all that happened and what is next for the players/coaches.  They let you know about whether John Calipari will head […]

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Episode 052 : Kentucky in 2014 Final Four

Episode 052 : Kentucky in 2014 Final Four

Today Brad and TJ sit down to talk about the great weekend that was and the preview the upcoming Final Four weekend.  We talk about the wins over Louisville and Michigan, then we preview the game between Kentucky and Wisconsin.  Give it a listen, you will not be disappointed. This week’s topic list: Final Four […]

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Episode 051 : Kentucky in Sweet Sixteen vs. Louisville – Dream Game 2.0

Episode 051 : Kentucky in Sweet Sixteen vs. Louisville – Dream Game 2.0

Today Brad and TJ talk Kentucky’s games against Wichita State and preview the Kentucky vs Louisville game coming soon.  Brad likes to call this the Dream Game, but we already had one back in 2012 so this is Dream Game 2.0.   Listen as we breakdown the Shockers and Cardinals getting you set for a […]

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TJ Talks Cards, Cats, UK Hoops, & BCS

TJ Talks Cards, Cats, UK Hoops, & BCS

TJ  today was a special guest on the Cards and Cats Countdown Show/Podcast.  On the podcast TJ was able to talk basketball, football, UK Hoops, and BCS Championship thoughts with Clay and Paul Ables.  Let us invade your ear holes TODAY!! Link to Podcast:  Cards & Cats Countdown #42: Ky Sports Connection’s Tyler Mounce Talks […]

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Dan Talks UK Basketball on Boston Sports Talk Radio

Dan Talks UK Basketball on Boston Sports Talk Radio

Our managing editor, Dan Bodner, made a guest appearance Friday night on the college sports talk show “Five Star Recruits” on CLNS Radio in Boston. Dan comes on at about the 24-minute mark. Check it out: New Sports Podcasts with CLNSRadio on BlogTalkRadio

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VIDEO: Cauley-Stein’s Preferred Method of Transportation is Motorized Scooter

VIDEO: Cauley-Stein’s Preferred Method of Transportation is Motorized Scooter

| April 21, 2014 | 0 Comments

You’d be hard-pressed to name a more unique player in recent Kentucky basketball history than Willie Cauley-Stein. The seven-footer has passed up the opportunity to become an instant millionaire not once, but twice in favor of returning to school, which he openly admitted to hating before coming to Kentucky. Still, Cauley-Stein seems to be pretty […]

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Kentucky Wildcats announce formation of ‘Big Blue Nation first’

Kentucky Wildcats announce formation of ‘Big Blue Nation first’

| April 21, 2014 | 0 Comments

Kentucky Wildcats Athletic Director Mitch Barnhart announced a new fan initiative called “Big Blue Nation First”. It’s a project designed to get the BBN to help with improving the state of UK and what it does to make all sporting events the best possible experience for fans. Here are the three values as Barnhart described […]

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Kentucky Wildcats Spring Game Preview

Kentucky Wildcats Spring Game Preview

| April 21, 2014 | 0 Comments

Today marked the 12th practice of the Spring, and with just 3 more, the Spring is drawing to a rapid close.  Saturday will mark the end with the Spring Game, so let’s take a look at some story lines that have been playing out and will continue to heading in to the weekend. Of course […]

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Calipari Meeting with Johnson and Poythress on Monday, Harrison Twins on Tuesday

Calipari Meeting with Johnson and Poythress on Monday, Harrison Twins on Tuesday

| April 21, 2014 | 0 Comments

John Calipari has scheduled meetings with all of his players who remain undecided on their future plans. The Kentucky head coach told ESPN’s Andy Katz that he will meet with Dakari Johnson and Alex Poythress sometime on Monday afternoon. Calipari will then meet with both of the Harrison twins on Tuesday. Calipari also said that […]

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New York Knicks fire Mike Woodson; Steve Kerr favored to succeed him

New York Knicks fire Mike Woodson; Steve Kerr favored to succeed him

| April 21, 2014 | 0 Comments

  Despite any rumors floating about, no NBA team is showing  any interest in Kentucky Wildcats Head Coach John Calipari. That doesn’t mean there haven’t been teams interested at some point this year. With the New York Knicks having just fired head coach Mike Woodson, Cal’s name will be mentioned among the candidates to replace him. […]

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Julius Randle Will Hold Press Conference at 1:30 PM on Tuesday

Julius Randle Will Hold Press Conference at 1:30 PM on Tuesday

| April 21, 2014 | 0 Comments

Cats fans won’t have to wait too much longer for the decision of Julius Randle. The University of Kentucky announced on Monday that Randle will hold a press conference at 1:30 p.m. ET on Tuesday at Memorial Coliseum to announce his plans for next year. Randle is widely expected to declare for the NBA Draft […]

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John Calipari ‘Players First’ book-signing tour continues

John Calipari ‘Players First’ book-signing tour continues

| April 20, 2014 | 0 Comments

As the Kentucky Wildcats await the NBA Draft decisions of several players, John Calipari isn’t sweating it as he continues his “Players First” book-signing tour. The tour kicked off last Thursday to a huge crowd at Joseph-Beth Booksellers in Lexington. Calipari will continue his way around the state to meet with fans and sign copies of […]

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Harrison Twins awaiting feedback before making NBA Draft decision

Harrison Twins awaiting feedback before making NBA Draft decision

| April 20, 2014 | 0 Comments

  While the Kentucky Wildcats await the decisions of the Harrison twins to go pro or return to school, they are waiting to get feedback from the NBA Draft advisory committee before making any decisions. Aaron Harrison Sr, the father of Andrew and Aaron, told FOX 26 Sports that the family is still waiting for feedback […]

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Kentucky Fan Follows Through With Willie Cauley-Stein Tattoo

Kentucky Fan Follows Through With Willie Cauley-Stein Tattoo

| April 19, 2014 | 0 Comments

Kentucky fan Michael Gray celebrated the return of Willie Cauley-Stein by immortalizing the soon-to-be junior big man on his body. It all started with one Tweet. Gray wrote on April 14 that if Cauley-Stein came back for his junior season, he would tattoo his face somewhere on his body. “@Therealmjeezy: @KySportsRadio if @TrillGeta15 comes back […]

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Kentucky Wildcats Game Day Information for Blue/White Game

Kentucky Wildcats Game Day Information for Blue/White Game

| April 19, 2014 | 0 Comments

The Kentucky Wildcats have put out a release regarding the 2014 Blue/White Spring Game, and UK’s event management staff wants to ensure fans are equipped with necessary information prior to game day. The spring game will be on Saturday, April 26 with kickoff set for 3:30 p.m. ET at Commonwealth Stadium. UK Athletics has created […]

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