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Patrick Towles; NFL Quarterback?

Patrick Towles; NFL Quarterback?

Photo by Jason Marcum Kentucky is 8 games in to their best season since Randall Cobb was a Kentucky Wildcat.  There's a lot of reasons for optimism.  From the young, improved defense, to the offensive playmakers, to the recruiting aspect, down to the renovations, there's a lot to be excited for.…

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Impact Players For Kentucky Wildcats vs. Missouri Tigers

Impact Players For Kentucky Wildcats vs. Missouri Tigers

After starting the season 5-1, Kentucky owns a two-game losing streak following losses to LSU and Mississippi State, both of which are top 20 teams, with Mississippi State being the nation's top team, who Kentucky went toe-to-toe with. (more…)

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Kentucky Wildcats Player Preview and Highlights: Tyler Ulis

Kentucky Wildcats Player Preview and Highlights: Tyler Ulis

Photo by Jason Marcum Tyler Ulis Freshman, Point Guard Height: 5-9 Weight: 155 Hometown: Lima, Ohio High School: Marian Catholic Tyler Ulis is the little ball of energy that has had everyone in Big Blue Nation tied around his finger since he stepped foot on campus and then proved to us…

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Kentucky Wildcats Blue-White Scrimmage Photo Gallery

Kentucky Wildcats Blue-White Scrimmage Photo Gallery

The Kentucky Wildcats held their annual Blue/White Scrimmage at Rupp Arena Monday night. (more…)

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Week 9 in the SEC: Blowouts and broken hearts

Week 9 in the SEC: Blowouts and broken hearts

Photo by Jason Matcum Editor’s note: all teams are referenced with their new AP Top 25 ranking, which was released Sunday, October 26. 1 Mississippi State Bulldogs @ Kentucky Wildcats Hail State 45 - 31 CATS Kentucky gives number one all they could handle, fall short Our…

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Kentucky Wildcats vs. Mississippi State Photo Gallery

Kentucky Wildcats vs. Mississippi State Photo Gallery

Here is my photo gallery of the Kentucky Wildcats' game against the Mississippi State Bulldogs at Commonwealth Stadium. (more…)

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KSC Blog

Louisville coughs up big lead as Florida State wins; Nick O’Leary body-slams player (VIDEO)

Louisville coughs up big lead as Florida State wins; Nick O’Leary body-slams player (VIDEO)

The Florida State Seminoles remained unbeaten following a comeback-win over the Louisville Cardinals. (more…)

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Build your own All-Kentucky NBA Team

Build your own All-Kentucky NBA Team

You've dreamed about it.  Maybe you've even obsessed about it, we've finally done it.  Built an entire NBA roster made up solely of former Kentucky basketball players.  So, how does it look?  Would that team be successful?  That are more as we continue... First off, you have to throw out salary caps for this one,…

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Julius Randle Has Surgery on Fractured Tibia; Will Miss Entire NBA Season

Julius Randle Has Surgery on Fractured Tibia; Will Miss Entire NBA Season

The LA Lakers will be without Julius Randle for the entire NBA season after he underwent successful surgery to repair a fractured tibia. https://twitter.com/Mike_Bresnahan/status/527545144489168897 *** Los Angeles Lakers power forward and former Kentucky Wildcats star Julius Randle left his team's season opener with a leg injury. (more…)

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Kentucky Wildcats Basketball Preview and Highlights: Willie Cauley-Stein

Kentucky Wildcats Basketball Preview and Highlights: Willie Cauley-Stein

Photo by Jason Marcum #15 Willie Cauley-Stein Junior Center 7' 0", 245 Olathe Northwest High School, Olathe, Kansas When Cauley-Stein arrived on campus in 2012, no one would've told you "Hey, this kid will be around for awhile, don't worry." The general assumption was, like most Kentucky freshmen, that Cauley would…

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Rajon Rondo to start vs. the Nets following broken hand suffered in NBA offseason

Rajon Rondo to start vs. the Nets following broken hand suffered in NBA offseason

Former Kentucky Wildcats point guard Rajon Rondo will suit up for the Boston Celtics in their NBA season opener. (more…)

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NCAA announces when Todd Gurley can return for Georgia Bulldogs

NCAA announces when Todd Gurley can return for Georgia Bulldogs

Todd Gurley, University of Georgia football student-athlete, must sit a total of four games, or 30 percent of the season, for accepting more than $3,000 in cash from multiple individuals for autographed memorabilia and other items over two years. (more…)

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Kentucky Recruits(kyrecruits.com)

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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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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Wildcat Pros (wildcatpros.com)

Kemba Walker hits game-tying 3 and game-winner in OT vs Bucks (VIDEO)

Kemba Walker hits game-tying 3 and game-winner in OT vs Bucks (VIDEO)

Kemba Walker made a 21-footer from the top of the key with five seconds left in overtime to lift Charlotte to a 108-106 win over the Milwaukee Bucks on Wednesday night. (more…)

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Former Kentucky Wildcats on NBA Opening Day Rosters

Former Kentucky Wildcats on NBA Opening Day Rosters

Nineteen former Kentucky Wildcats were on opening day NBA rosters, which were released league-wide Tuesday. Kentucky’s total former players in the league trump any other school in the country. (more…)

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James Ennis’ nasty dunk on Rasual Butler an early dunk of the year candidate (VIDEO)

James Ennis’ nasty dunk on Rasual Butler an early dunk of the year candidate (VIDEO)

The Miami Heat's little-known wing James Ennis turned-in his dunk of the year candidate by catching on the break and rising for a slam on the Washington Wizards’ Rasual Butler. (more…)

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NBA Fantasy Basketball Value For Former Kentucky Wildcats Standouts

NBA Fantasy Basketball Value For Former Kentucky Wildcats Standouts

Credit: Mark Zerof-USA TODAY Sports It goes without saying that Kentucky has been a basketball factory for the last few years. The goal of nearly every single player who suits up for the Wildcats is to make it to the NBA. Fortunately, quite a few have been able to…

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Randall Cobb catches bomb from Aaron Rodgers to put Packers ahead of Saints (GIF)

Randall Cobb catches bomb from Aaron Rodgers to put Packers ahead of Saints (GIF)

The Green Bay Packers got on the board early against the New Orleans Saints thanks to Randall Cobb. (more…)

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Fantasy Football Week 8 Start ‘Em, Sit ‘Em: RB Edition

Fantasy Football Week 8 Start ‘Em, Sit ‘Em: RB Edition

Week 8 of the NFL season is here, and that means your hitting the biggest stretch of games in fantasy football before your league's playoffs begin. Depending on when your postseason starts, you're looking at 6-7 games left in the regular season, which means every game from here on out is critical to determining your…

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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

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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#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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Anthony Davis dominates Magic to open his NBA MVP campaign (VIDEO)

Anthony Davis dominates Magic to open his NBA MVP campaign (VIDEO)

| October 29, 2014 | 0 Comments
The NBA is back, and Anthony Davis continues to remind everyone why he's an MVP candidate in just his third year in the league. (more…)

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College Football Playoff Poll Revealed

College Football Playoff Poll Revealed

| October 28, 2014 | 0 Comments
The first College Football Playoff poll is out. (more…)

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The Unsung Hero of Kentucky vs. Mississippi State

The Unsung Hero of Kentucky vs. Mississippi State

| October 28, 2014 | 0 Comments
When I started writing the Unsung Hero post, I never thought I’d be able to mention one of my favorite players this season. He has billboards across the state and there was, and still is, a lot of much deserved hype surrounding him this season. A lot of what I’ve heard since the game Saturday,…

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Kentucky Basketball Blue-White Scrimmage Notes, Highlights, Box Score And More

Kentucky Basketball Blue-White Scrimmage Notes, Highlights, Box Score And More

| October 28, 2014 | 0 Comments
The Kentucky Wildcats held their annual Blue-White Scrimmage on Monday Night. (more…)

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Tyler Ulis Schools WIllie Cauley-Stein and Hits 3-Pointer at Blue/White Scrimmage (video)

Tyler Ulis Schools WIllie Cauley-Stein and Hits 3-Pointer at Blue/White Scrimmage (video)

| October 28, 2014 | 0 Comments
Photo by Jason Marcum On Monday night, Tyler Ulis showed why he's going to challenge for a starting spot this year. (more…)

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Injured Kentucky Wildcats Cheerleader Released from Hospital

Injured Kentucky Wildcats Cheerleader Released from Hospital

| October 27, 2014 | 1 Comment
Photo by Jason Marcum Great news: https://twitter.com/WLKYDerek/status/526926444065464320 *** During the Kentucky Wildcats blue/White Scrimmage, UK cheerleader Mercedes Laster was injured on a fall while attempting to perform a routine during a TV timeout. (more…)

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John Calipari Announces Teams for Kentucky Wildcats Blue – White Scrimmage

John Calipari Announces Teams for Kentucky Wildcats Blue – White Scrimmage

| October 27, 2014 | 0 Comments
John Calipari held a contest on Facebook this morning for fans to guess the two platoons that will square off in the annual Kentucky Wildcats Blue/White scrimmage. (more…)

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SEC Week 11 gametimes set, including Kentucky Wildcats vs. Georgia Bulldogs

SEC Week 11 gametimes set, including Kentucky Wildcats vs. Georgia Bulldogs

| October 27, 2014 | 0 Comments
The SEC announced the gametimes for its Week 11 contests, and the Kentucky Wildcats will be taking on the Georgia Bulldogs on ESPN at noon. (more…)

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Updated Depth Chart for Kentucky Wildcats vs. Missouri Tigers

Updated Depth Chart for Kentucky Wildcats vs. Missouri Tigers

| October 27, 2014 | 0 Comments
Photo by Jason Marcum The depth chart is updated ahead of the Kentucky Wildcats' showdown with the Missouri Tigers. (more…)

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Kentucky may have lost, but program still surging to new heights

Kentucky may have lost, but program still surging to new heights

| October 27, 2014 | 0 Comments
Photo by Jason Marcum I’m on the fence when it comes to moral victories, but I think it’s very important that a team and fan base to understand who they are. Tonight we lost to #1 in the nation Mississippi State. For the record this win tied up the all-time record…

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