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Antonio Blakeney trims list; Kentucky vs Louisville battle brewing

Antonio Blakeney trims list; Kentucky vs Louisville battle brewing

2015 5-star shooting guard Antonio Blakeney cut his list to seven schools Monday. Making the cut were the Kentucky Wildcats and Louisville Cardinals, as well as Florida State, Oregon, USC, Missouri and LSU. https://twitter.com/blakeney96/statuses/493784129595772929 The 6-foot-4 Blackeney earned a scholarship offer from UK earlier this month.Those who were cut from his list include the Florida…

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University of Kentucky Legend Wallace “Wah Wah” Jones Passes Away at Age 88

University of Kentucky Legend Wallace “Wah Wah” Jones Passes Away at Age 88

Anthony Davis and Wah Wah Jones show off their Olympic gold medals at the UK alumni game in 2012. (Photo: James Crisp, Associated Press) The Big Blue Nation lost a legend on Sunday as Wallace "Wah Wah" Jones passed away at the age of 88. Jones, who was originally born in…

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George Brown Jr Picks Florida Gators; Doesn’t Mean UK is Done

George Brown Jr Picks Florida Gators; Doesn’t Mean UK is Done

  The Kentucky Wildcats, Florida Gators and Alabama Crimson Tide were the hats on the table, but it was a live gator that George Brown Jr. used ot make his commitment with. That alligator is real. I'm told it's less than a year old and will grow to be about 5 feet long. ... pic.twitter.com/quvARUMpKu —…

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George Brown D-Day is here for Florida Gators and Kentucky Wildcats

George Brown D-Day is here for Florida Gators and Kentucky Wildcats

The Florida Gators and Kentucky Wildcats won't have to wait much longer to learn the future of their top remaining offensive line targets. George Brown Jr. has had his commitment date set for July 25th, and today is the day we learn where he will be attending college. Brown had previously narrowed his list down…

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The Back-up Plan

The Back-up Plan

Since Mark Stoops got to UK, he's been turning heads on the recruiting trail.  Landing 4* kids that historically UK has  had no shot with, and putting Kentucky in the conversation with some of the most elite athletes not only in Kentucky, but also in Ohio, and places like Maryland and Florida as well. Some…

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Thon Maker Unlikely for 2015 Class; Pushes NBA Debut to at Least 2017

Thon Maker Unlikely for 2015 Class; Pushes NBA Debut to at Least 2017

Arguably the most intriguing prospect in high school basketball, regardless of class, is Thon Maker. The 7-foot high school sophomore was is projected as one of the top players in the class of 2016. A Sudanese native who grew up in Australia and now attends the Carlisle School in Virginia, Maker is ranked by ESPN as…

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UK Baseball Star Kyle Cody Starts Cape All-Star Game

UK Baseball Star Kyle Cody Starts Cape All-Star Game

Kentucky Wildcats baseball junior Kyle Cody earned starting assignments in the 2014 Cape Cod League All-Star Game, with the Western Division posting a 5-0 win over the East, on Sunday night in Bourne, Mass., at Bourne’s Doran Park. Cody opened the game as the starting pitcher for the Eastern Division, getting a groundout from VMI…

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Kentucky Football Player Preview: A.J. Stamps

Kentucky Football Player Preview: A.J. Stamps

Name: A.J. Stamps Position: Defensive Back Class: Junior Hometown: Vicksburg, Miss. High School: Vicksburg Last College: East Mississippi Junior College Height / Weight: 6-0 / 199 Position: Safety Rivals: 3* Scout: 2* ESPN: 3* 24/7: 2* The Kentucky Wildcats received a surprise commitment on JUCO national signing day in December when  Scooba (Miss.) East Mississippi C.C. safety A.J. Stamps…

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Kentucky Football Player Preview: Nick Richardson

Kentucky Football Player Preview: Nick Richardson

Name: Nick Richardson Position: Offensive Tackle Height/Weight: 6-4, 285 lbs. Hometown: Westerville, Ohio Rivals: 4* Scout: 3* ESPN: 3* 24/7: 3* The Kentucky Wildcats needed to shore-up their depth along the offensive line, and not only does the signing of Nick Richardson do that, but he’s a player capable of competing for…

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Neal Brown Likes Redshirting Freshman Offensive Linemen

Neal Brown Likes Redshirting Freshman Offensive Linemen

The Kentucky Wildcats had a solid 2014 recruiting class in 2014 in terms of the offensive line. The Cats picked up commitments from four offensive linemen, the most notable being 4-star tackle Nick Richardson. He's the most likely of the four to contribute this year, but if Neal Brown has his way, none of them…

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Kentucky Football Player Preview: Stanley Williams

Kentucky Football Player Preview: Stanley Williams

Name: Stanley Williams Position: all-Purpose Running Back Height/Weight: 5-9, 192 lbs. Hometown: Bethlehem, Ga. Rivals: 4* Scout: 3* ESPN: 4* 24/7: 3* A running back from Monroe, Georgia, Stanley “Boom” Williams was regarded as one of, if not the top all-purpose back in the class of 2014. He committed to Kentucky June of…

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Skal Labissiere Could Also Opt for Overseas Instead of College

Skal Labissiere Could Also Opt for Overseas Instead of College

Emmanuel Mudiay's decision to forego his commitment to SMU and sign a $1.2 million contract with a professional team in China has opened the door for other top prospects to consider a similar route. Skal Labissiere is one prospect to admit that he is now considering this option. "Overseas is an option," he told CBSSports.com…

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Kentucky Basketball Offers 2016 5-Star Small Forward V.J. King

Kentucky Basketball Offers 2016 5-Star Small Forward V.J. King

Kentucky offered 2016 five-star small forward V.J. King on Saturday night, according to a report by USA Today's Jason Jordan. https://twitter.com/JayJayUSATODAY/status/493390524552728578 King is a 6'7", 185 lbs. wing who originally hails from North Carolina, but moved to Akron, Ohio to play for St. Vincent-St. Mary, the alma mater of LeBron James. However, King and his…

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C.J. Conrad Leaves Ohio State Without an Offer; Good News for Kentucky

C.J. Conrad Leaves Ohio State Without an Offer; Good News for Kentucky

Tension was high in Big Blue Nation Friday night as Kentucky commit C.J. Conrad camped at Ohio State's Friday Night Lights, presumably in search of an offer from the Buckeyes. The assumption was that Conrad could very well flip his commitment from Kentucky to Ohio State if he were to earn an offer. When the…

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Kentucky Wildcats Basketball Weekly Recruiting Round-up: Thon Maker Edition

Kentucky Wildcats Basketball Weekly Recruiting Round-up: Thon Maker Edition

Although Thon Maker has not officially decided whether he will stay in 2016 or re-classify to 2015, the big man appears to be leaning toward staying put. "It's still up in the air," Maker told CBSSports.com on Friday night. "But it's leaning toward staying [in 2016] a little bit." Maker would still need to put…

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Ivan Rabb Talks about Teaming with Malik Newman and Diamond Stone at Kentucky or Kansas

Ivan Rabb Talks about Teaming with Malik Newman and Diamond Stone at Kentucky or Kansas

While the Malik Newman - Diamond Stone package deal looks to be far from a sure thing, Ivan Rabb has added fuel to the fire, saying that he has also spoken to the duo about teaming up in college. “Me, Diamond and Malik, we’re all planning to kind of go to school together,” Rabb told…

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Florida Football Loses 4th Commitment for 2015; Possible UK Target?

Florida Football Loses 4th Commitment for 2015; Possible UK Target?

  Florida football has lost its second commitment this week and fourth overall for 2015 as wide receiver Tristan Payne announced via Twitter that he was re-opening his recruitment. https://twitter.com/tristanpayton6/statuses/491295673833103361 Payton is a 6'0" receiver from Jacksonville, FL, who was originally recruited to the Gators by Joker Phillips, who has since resigned from his position…

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Kentucky Basketball Offers 2015 Center Caleb Swanigan

Kentucky Basketball Offers 2015 Center Caleb Swanigan

Kentucky has offered yet another big man in 2015. This time it's Caleb Swanigan, his guardian told Brian Snow of Scout.com on Monday. https://twitter.com/BSnowScout/status/491402460422893568 The 6'8", 265 lbs. center from Fort Wayne, IN impressed the Kentucky coaching staff this weekend at the Peach Jam. He is a strong, wide-bodied post player who has great hands…

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Darius Miller Re-Signs with Pelicans; Doron Lamb Still Waiting

Darius Miller Re-Signs with Pelicans; Doron Lamb Still Waiting

When NBA free agency started, former Kentucky Wildcats Darius Miller and Doron Lamb were without jobs after their respective teams let them go this offseason. Good news for Darius, as the New Orleans Pelicans announced today that the team has re-signed Miller. Originally drafted by New Orleans with the 46th overall pick in the 2012…

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NBA Free Agency: Eric Bledsoe Still Pushes for Max Deal; Will it Come?

NBA Free Agency: Eric Bledsoe Still Pushes for Max Deal; Will it Come?

When NBA free agency started, the biggest prize was LeBron James, and until he signed with a team, it held up other big-name players signing deals. Now that James has signed with the Cleveland Cavaliers, the two biggest names on the market is restricted free agent Eric Bledsoe. The former Kentucky Wildcats guard is still talking…

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John Wall Invited to Team USA Basketball Training Camp

John Wall Invited to Team USA Basketball Training Camp

It came as a bit of a surprise when Washington Wizards All-Star point guard John Wall was left off the initial Team USA Basketball roster. Not having Wall on the initial roster isn’t something that should get read into too much. There is a lot of talent on Team USA and only so many roster spots,…

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Boston Celtics signing Evan Turner to give Rajon Rondo Help

Boston Celtics signing Evan Turner to give Rajon Rondo Help

If the boston Celtics want to re-sign Rajon Rondo before he hits free agency, they need to show him they can at least become a playoff team. Last year saw Boston miss the playoffs for just the second time since drafting the former Kentucky Wildcats point guard in 2006. They've added some quality players this offseason,…

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NBA Trade Rumors: Lakers’ Julius Randle swap for Suns’ Eric Bledsoe?

NBA Trade Rumors: Lakers’ Julius Randle swap for Suns’ Eric Bledsoe?

It's all starting to add up now, and that could mean Julius Randle's stay in LA could be a short one. Since drafting the former Kentucky Wildcats forward with the 7th pick in the 2014 NBA Draft, the LA Lakers have signed three other power forwards to their roster. Carlos Boozer, Ed Davis and Ryan…

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Houston Rockets Could Target Phoenix Suns Guard Eric Bledsoe

Houston Rockets Could Target Phoenix Suns Guard Eric Bledsoe

The Houston Rockets have swung and missed on their biggest targets in NBA free agency. They managed to miss on Chris Bosh and Carmelo Anthony while trading away Omer Asik and Jeremy Lin, leaving a huge void on their bench. However, there's one player that could not only boost their depth, but make them a darkhorse…

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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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What is the Big Blue Onion?

What is the Big Blue Onion?

This is an interesting new site where we will talk about and possibly make up crazy stories, discuss odd news, and give you weird news surrounding the Kentucky Wildcats.

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Join KSC on Fancred

Join KSC on Fancred

  Kentucky Sports Connection is happy to announce that we have been invited to join and be a verified account on Fancred, the world's fastest growing social media network. Founded in 2012, Fancred's mission is to unite the world's sports fans by creating a new way to consume sports information and interact with other fans…

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Writers Needed on the Kentucky Sports Connection Network

Writers Needed on the Kentucky Sports Connection Network

Are you passionate about Kentucky Sports? Would you like an avenue to voice your opinion? Are you willing to be a consistent blogger and have your articles published on one of the Kentucky Sports Connection websites? If so, we're looking for experienced, passionate sports bloggers to publish quality articles on the kysportsconnection.com site, or on our…

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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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Watch George Brown Jr. Commitment Live Here

Watch George Brown Jr. Commitment Live Here

| July 25, 2014 | 0 Comments
You can watch the live commitment of George Brown Jr. here: Broadcast live streaming video on Ustream

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ESPN, Time Warner Cable and Bright House Reach Deal to Carry SEC Network

ESPN, Time Warner Cable and Bright House Reach Deal to Carry SEC Network

| July 24, 2014 | 0 Comments
ESPN, Time Warner Cable and Bright House Networks have reached an agreement for carriage of the SEC Network when the channel launches on August 14, 2014.  The network will be available to fans and followers of the Southeastern Conference in all Time Warner Cable and Bright House Networks markets ahead of the first SEC 2014-15…

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Kentucky Wildcats Announce Football Fan Day

Kentucky Wildcats Announce Football Fan Day

| July 24, 2014 | 0 Comments
The Kentucky Wildcats Football Fan Day has been set for Saturday, Aug. 9 at Nutter Fieldhouse at 9 a.m. ET, with a practice open to the fans following at 10:45 a.m. at Commonwealth Stadium. Admission and parking is free of charge. Kentucky’s student-athletes and coaches will sign autographs at the annual event at 9 a.m.…

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Kentucky Football Player Preview: Kendall Randolph

Kentucky Football Player Preview: Kendall Randolph

| July 24, 2014 | 0 Comments
Name: Kendall Randolph Position: Cornerback Height/Weight: 5-11, 175 lbs. Hometown: Tallahassee, Fla. Rivals: 4* Scout: 3* ESPN: 4* 24/7: 3* Senior season stats: 59 tackles, three tackles for loss, one interception, seven pass breakups and one fumble recovery Junior season stats: 27 tackles, two tackles for loss, six interceptions, seven pass breakups and…

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UK Alumni Game Ticket Info and Sale Date Announced

UK Alumni Game Ticket Info and Sale Date Announced

| July 23, 2014 | 0 Comments
Tickets for the 2014 UK Men’s Basketball Alumni Charity Game, which will be held August 24 at 6 p.m. ET in Rupp Arena, will go on sale to the public on Monday, July 28, at 10 a.m. ET. For the first time in three years, a team of UK pros will face a team of…

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Dorian Baker Looks the Part of an SEC Wide Receiver; Catches Passes from Drew Barker

Dorian Baker Looks the Part of an SEC Wide Receiver; Catches Passes from Drew Barker

| July 22, 2014 | 0 Comments
Measuring in at 6'3", 205 lbs., freshman Dorian Baker may be one of the most physically impressive wide receivers Kentucky football has signed in a long time. Baker posted the following video of himself catching passes in the endzone from fellow freshman Drew Barker. While he hasn't played in an actual game yet, Baker already…

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Athlon Sports Tags Kentucky as One of College Football’s Most Improved Teams for 2014

Athlon Sports Tags Kentucky as One of College Football’s Most Improved Teams for 2014

| July 22, 2014 | 0 Comments
Despite a couple of consecutive two-win seasons, Kentucky football is beginning to gain some recognition as a team that is on the rise. Athlon Sports identified the Wildcats as a team that should be among the most improved in college football for 2014. They did clarify, however, that their amount of improvement may not necessarily…

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Damien Harris announces commitment date

Damien Harris announces commitment date

| July 21, 2014 | 0 Comments
One of the top college football recruits from the class of 2015 will be trimming his list of schools soon. Not long after that, he'll be making his college decision. Madison Southern runningback Damien Harris, regarded as one of the nation's best RB prospects, will name his top five schools in August before making his…

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Working in the Trenches: 50% Complete

Working in the Trenches: 50% Complete

| July 21, 2014 | 0 Comments
Anyone that knows college football, the Southeastern Conference, or Kentucky football could tell you, when Coach Mark Stoops was hired there was no time to waste. When coach Stoops came onto the scene he came out of the recruiting gate running! In his first two recruiting cycles you could see a trend as to how…

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Jarrod Polson, Tod Lanter and Sam Malone Earn NABC Academic Honors

Jarrod Polson, Tod Lanter and Sam Malone Earn NABC Academic Honors

| July 21, 2014 | 0 Comments
Photo by Jason Marcum Three Kentucky Wildcats have been honored by the National Association of Basketball Coaches for excellence in the classroom during the 2013-14 academic school year. Tod Lanter, Sam Malone and Jarrod Polson were all tabbed to the NABC’s Honors Court on Monday. In order to earn recognition on the…

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