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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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Bud Dupree nominated for Lott IMPACT Trophy

Bud Dupree nominated for Lott IMPACT Trophy

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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Antonio Blakeney sets up visit with Kentucky Wildcats

Antonio Blakeney sets up visit with Kentucky Wildcats

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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Addition by Subtraction

Addition by Subtraction

It's well documented that coming in to the this season, Kentucky yet again brought in one of the top recruiting classes in the country.  That recruiting class featured names like Karl Towns, Devin Booker, Tyler Ulis, and Trey Lyles.  All players coming in were top 30 players, and certainly those players bolster the players who…

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Recruits React to Drake and Kentucky Basketball’s Big Blue Madness

Recruits React to Drake and Kentucky Basketball’s Big Blue Madness

A spectacle in and of itself, Big Blue Madness was also once again a big-time recruiting event for the Kentucky Basketball program. Following are a few quick reactions from recruits who were in attendance, and a couple who weren't. Rapper and Kentucky super fan Drake was an especially big hit. 2015 five-star big man Stephen…

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Kentucky Basketball Big Blue Madness Intro Video: Our Story Isn’t Over

Kentucky Basketball Big Blue Madness Intro Video: Our Story Isn’t Over

In case you missed it, Kentucky's men basketball team had a new intro video before taking the stage at Big Blue Madness. It plays off of Aaron Harrison's now infamous quote that last season was going to be "a great story." Apparently, the story isn't over. . Want to continue this Kentucky Wildcats  discussion? Then be…

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Kentucky Wildcats are unanimous pick to win SEC

Kentucky Wildcats are unanimous pick to win SEC

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

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

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

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)

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…

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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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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Wildcat Pros (wildcatpros.com)

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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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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Peyton Manning passes Brett Favre for most TDs in NFL history (video)

Peyton Manning passes Brett Favre for most TDs in NFL history (video)

In what has been a first-ballot Hall of Fame career, Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning couldn't have asked for a better way to break the NFL record for passing touchdowns. In the first quarter of Denver's game vs. the San Francisco 49ers, Manning threw his 508th career touchdown Sunday, tying Brett Favre's league record. The 39-yard pass…

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Hornets’ Michael Kidd-Gilchrist throws down on Wizards’ Marcin Gortat (video)

Hornets’ Michael Kidd-Gilchrist throws down on Wizards’ Marcin Gortat (video)

While the Kentucky Wildcats were holding their annual Big Blue Madness, one former Cat was getting his dunk on in the NBA. (more…)

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NFL Fantasy Football: Week 7 Injury Report for Every Skill-Position Player

NFL Fantasy Football: Week 7 Injury Report for Every Skill-Position Player

The fantasy football season is heating up with Week 7 of the 2014 NFL season here. (more…)

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Julius Randle leaves NBA preseason game between Lakers and Jazz

Julius Randle leaves NBA preseason game between Lakers and Jazz

The Los Angeles Lakers are holding their breaths after watching their prized acquisition of the offseason leave the floor with an injury. (more…)

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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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SEC Network to air Kentucky Blue – White Scrimmage and 2 Exhibition Games

SEC Network to air Kentucky Blue – White Scrimmage and 2 Exhibition Games

| October 21, 2014 | 0 Comments
The SEC Network will televise the annual Kentucky Wildcats Blue-White Scrimmage live on October 27th.. (more…)

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SEC Network announces college basketball schedule; Tony Delk added as analyst

SEC Network announces college basketball schedule; Tony Delk added as analyst

| October 21, 2014 | 0 Comments
The SEC Network will televise 118 Southeastern Conference men’s basketball games in its inaugural season and surround coverage with sportscasters, former coaches and former players with extensive SEC expertise. (more…)

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Anthony Davis skies for one-handed tip-in dunk over Marcin Gortat in traffic (video)

Anthony Davis skies for one-handed tip-in dunk over Marcin Gortat in traffic (video)

| October 20, 2014 | 0 Comments
Anthony Davis is just ridiculous, but Kentucky Wildcats fans have known this for a while now. (more…)

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Several Kentucky Wildcats earn midseason SEC honors

Several Kentucky Wildcats earn midseason SEC honors

| October 20, 2014 | 0 Comments
Photo by Jason Marcum Kentucky football standouts Alvin “Bud” Dupree, Landon Foster, Darrian Miller and A.J. Stamps have been named midseason All-Southeastern Conference by Phil Steele, it was announced. (more…)

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SEC announces Week 10 schedule; SEC Nation at Kentucky vs. Missouri game

SEC announces Week 10 schedule; SEC Nation at Kentucky vs. Missouri game

| October 20, 2014 | 0 Comments
The SEC Office on Monday announced the start times and television networks that will televise its games of Saturday, November 1. (more…)

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Breaking Down the Kentucky Basketball Out of Conference Schedule

Breaking Down the Kentucky Basketball Out of Conference Schedule

| October 20, 2014 | 0 Comments
With Big Blue Madness firmly in the rear view mirror, the season is just right around the corner, and with that in mind, you have to start talking about the upcoming schedule.  Once again, Kentucky boasts one of the most difficult schedules in the country, and will lead to Kentucky playing some of the top…

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John Calipari on getting guys to NBA, having a players first program and more (video)

John Calipari on getting guys to NBA, having a players first program and more (video)

| October 20, 2014 | 0 Comments
Photo by Jason Marcum Fox Sports' Reid Forgrave got to interview Kentucky  basketball head coach John Calipari about putting players in the NBA, succeeding in the system and always doing things his way. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MkhumvsU1CA   . Want to continue this Kentucky Wildcats discussion? Then be sure to check out the KSC Forums Subscribe to…

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Updated College Football Top 25 Coaches AP Poll released

Updated College Football Top 25 Coaches AP Poll released

| October 19, 2014 | 0 Comments
The latest college football top 25 AP Poll is out. (more…)

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New College Football Top 25 Coaches Poll released

New College Football Top 25 Coaches Poll released

| October 19, 2014 | 0 Comments
The latest college football Top 25 coaches poll is out. (more…)

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ESPN College GameDay heads to Death Valley for Ole Miss vs LSU Tigers

ESPN College GameDay heads to Death Valley for Ole Miss vs LSU Tigers

| October 19, 2014 | 0 Comments
College GameDay is returning to the SEC next week when the LSU Tigers host the popular ESPN pre-game show. (more…)

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