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Kentucky Fan Follows Through With Willie Cauley-Stein Tattoo

Kentucky Fan Follows Through With Willie Cauley-Stein Tattoo

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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Marcus Lee announces return to Kentucky Wildcats for sophomore season

Marcus Lee announces return to Kentucky Wildcats for sophomore season

Kentucky Wildcats freshman forward Marcus Lee will bypass the 2014 NBA Draft and return to UK for the 2014-15 season, it was announced in a release on Friday. The Antioch, Calif., native tallied 17 points in UK’s season-opener against UNC Asheville and pulled down a then-career-high six rebounds against Northern Kentucky. From there, Lee sat on the […]

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Adam Silver’s Alternate Plan to One and Done

Adam Silver’s Alternate Plan to One and Done

The Sporting News released an article today about the potential new plan that Adam Silver plans on unveiling to the NBA Player’s Union this summer, in coordination with the NCAA and Mark Emmert.  Here’s the article, if you have time to read it. In the article, you’ll see that the NBA front office wants a […]

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Is Julius Randle’s NBA Draft stock falling?

Is Julius Randle’s NBA Draft stock falling?

Love him or hate, former Kentucky Wildcats great Rex Chapman has plenty of experience in the NBA as both a player and an executive. A 13-year playing career was proceeded by a brief stint as the Director of Basketball Operations with the Phoenix Suns, and he’d eventually work as the Denver Nuggets Vice President of Player […]

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James Young leaving is no surprise….

James Young leaving is no surprise….

The first of the NBA draft dominoes for UK fell today, as James Young became the first player from the ’13-’14 team to put his name in the NBA draft.  Him doing this ensures that no matter what now, UK will have enough scholarships to keep everyone on the current roster, as well as incoming […]

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James Young declares for the NBA Draft

James Young declares for the NBA Draft

Kentucky Wildcats freshman All-Southeastern Conference selection James Young will forego his sophomore season and enter his name in this year’s NBA Draft. Young made his announcement via a release form the UK athletics department on Thursday, and he will be a remember of this year’s draft class after a memorable freshman season. “My time at Kentucky has been special to […]

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John Calipari ‘Players First’ book-signing tour continues

John Calipari ‘Players First’ book-signing tour continues

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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Kentucky Wildcats Game Day Information for Blue/White Game

Kentucky Wildcats Game Day Information for Blue/White Game

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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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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Kentucky Wildcats surge past Texas A&M in series opener

Kentucky Wildcats surge past Texas A&M in series opener

The No. 19 Kentucky Wildcats scored a thrilling 6-3 win at Texas A&M to open the series Friday night at Blue Bell Park. Ka’ai Tom and Thomas Bernal delivered two-out, two-strike RBI hits in the ninth inning to break open a 3-3 game, lifting UK to victory. Kentucky (25-13, 8-8 Southeastern Conference) and Texas A&M battled in […]

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2014 NBA Playoffs: Matchups and Schedule

2014 NBA Playoffs: Matchups and Schedule

The NBA playoffs open this weekend, and several former Kentucky Wildcats will be in action.

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Kentucky Wildcats Baseball opens weekend series at Texas A&M

Kentucky Wildcats Baseball opens weekend series at Texas A&M

Coming off a midweek win at No. 9 Louisville on Tuesday, the No. 19 Kentucky Wildcats will continue its four-game road swing by traveling to College Station, Texas, to face off with Texas A&M, with first pitch of the series opener on Friday slated for 7:35 p.m. ET at Blue Bell Park. The series will […]

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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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Karl Towns Jr. Senior Season Highlights

Karl Towns Jr. Senior Season Highlights

Kentucky Wildcats recruit Karl Towns Jr. has a new highlight reel from this past season. Here are his full highlights from his final year of high school basketball: Towns Jr., was named the National Gatorade Player of the Year this year out of St. Joseph’s High School in Metuchen, N.J., and is No. 9 on the ESPN 100 […]

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Four Kentucky Wildcats named USA Today All-Americans

Four Kentucky Wildcats named USA Today All-Americans

2014 Kentucky Wildcats signees Devin Booker, Trey Lyles, Karl Towns and Tyler Ulis have been named to the American Family Insurance All-USA high school boys basketball team. Lyles and Towns were named to the second team, while Booker and Ulis were picked for the third team. It’s just the latest honor for the future Wildcats. In […]

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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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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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Episode 050 : Basketball Season Preview

Episode 050 : Basketball Season Preview

Today Brad and TJ have a special guest on the podcast.  KSC’s editor Dan Bodner was able to join us on the show.  On the podcast the three of us talk about the upcoming season, the new players, returning players, games were looking forward to seeing, and some other predictions.   Let us invade your […]

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Jabari Parker declares for NBA Draft

Jabari Parker declares for NBA Draft

| April 17, 2014 | 0 Comments

 The Duke Blue Devils may open the 2014-15 college basketball season as the no. 1 team, but they’ve missed out on a chance to really distance themselves from other contenders. That’s because star freshman forward Jabari Parker is no longer staying in school after he announced his intention to enter the 2014 NBA Draft. Because […]

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Chad Ford changes tune on Harrison Twins; Why They may not decide until deadline

Chad Ford changes tune on Harrison Twins; Why They may not decide until deadline

| April 17, 2014 | 0 Comments

In his latest NBA Draft chat, ESPN’s Chad Ford says the Harrison twins aren’t getting the feedback they wanted from NBA evaluators, and he’s not so sure they end up going pro now after saying they would since the season ended: “Think James Young is very likely to leave for the draft. I think the […]

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Jayme Thompson gets release from Ohio State; will visit Kentucky Wildcats

Jayme Thompson gets release from Ohio State; will visit Kentucky Wildcats

| April 16, 2014 | 0 Comments

The Kentucky Wildcats have been hit with some tough news that may ultimately have good come of it after all. Two defensive backs committed to UK for 2015 – Montrell Custis and Marcus Walker – both have decommitted from UK over the past 48 hours. As it turns out, UK may be on the verge […]

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Jalen Whitlow to Transfer from Kentucky Wildcats

Jalen Whitlow to Transfer from Kentucky Wildcats

| April 16, 2014 | 0 Comments

Coach Stoops announced this morning that Quarterback Jalen Whitlow has decided to transfer from UK. Jalen had been competing for the starting spot during Spring Practice this year, but has decided it would be in his best interest to transfer from UK. Here are the comments from Coach Stoops about Jalen’s transfer:  “We respect Jalen […]

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Politics Kill the Rupp Project, for now

Politics Kill the Rupp Project, for now

| April 16, 2014 | 0 Comments

I’ll have to start off admitting that I don’t know all the ins and outs about what happened with the Rupp Arena project and it not being added to the budget last night.  I don’t know the process that the Senate and House needs to follow in order to include projects, and I’m not sure […]

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Rupp Arena deal dies; Renovations put on hold

Rupp Arena deal dies; Renovations put on hold

| April 16, 2014 | 0 Comments

The Kentucky Wildcats have one of the proudest traditions in all of sports in their basketball team. With 2,111 all-time wins, UK is the winningest program in the history of college basketball. Needless to say, the best program in college basketball deserves one of the best arenas there is and Rupp Arena is certainly in […]

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Barry Rohrssen replacing Orlando Antigua at Kentucky

Barry Rohrssen replacing Orlando Antigua at Kentucky

| April 15, 2014 | 0 Comments

  UPDATE After meeting with Pitt Panthers head coach Jamie Dixon Monday night, Barry Rohrssen has in fact decided to leave the program to take the vacancy at Kentucky, according to Matthew Steinbrink of Panther Lair: Barry Rohrssen will be taking the vacant assistant spot at Kentucky, per multiple sources. — Matthew Steinbrink (@MattSteinbrink) April […]

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Breaking Down Willie Cauley-Stein’s Decision

Breaking Down Willie Cauley-Stein’s Decision

| April 15, 2014 | 0 Comments

With a little bit of surprise, WCS announced yesterday via Twitter that he would be returning to UK for his Junior year.  We had been hearing this was a possibility, but weren’t sure exactly to what extent it was a possibility, now we know. From a draft stand point, WCS was projected to be a […]

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Kentucky Wildcats’ DeNesha Stallworth drafted by Sun in WNBA Draft

Kentucky Wildcats’ DeNesha Stallworth drafted by Sun in WNBA Draft

| April 15, 2014 | 0 Comments

On Monday night, the dream of playing professional basketball came true for  Kentucky Wildcats women’s basketball senior forward DeNesha Stallworth. She was the 25th overall selection in the 2014 WNBA Draft by the Connecticut Sun in the third round. With the selection, Stallworth becomes the fourth Wildcat to be drafted in the WNBA and third in the […]

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Willie Cauley-Stein Says He’s Coming Back to Kentucky Wildcats

Willie Cauley-Stein Says He’s Coming Back to Kentucky Wildcats

| April 14, 2014 | 0 Comments

Guess who’s back? Willie Cauley-Stein says he is coming back to play his Junior year.  One of the biggest surprise of the off-season will be the return of WCS.  Just when everyone thought everyone was immediately out the door, Willie pulls a fast one on everyone.  It will be great to have him back.  He […]

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