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The 2016 Class could be Stoops’ best yet

The 2016 Class could be Stoops’ best yet

In 2014, Mark Stoops and the Kentucky Wildcats did something unprecedented for the University of Kentucky.  They finished the recruiting season with a top 20 recruiting class according to most major services, and no worse than still inside the top 25 across all services.  That included a list of 10 players that were rated 4* […]

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Willie Cauley-Stein on John Calipari: “He was Teaching us about the League”

Willie Cauley-Stein on John Calipari: “He was Teaching us about the League”

It’s no secret that John Calipari has put a lot of players into the NBA. In fact, no other school has produced as many NBA players as Kentucky during Calipari’s tenure. Yet, when he spoke to the media during his introductory press conference, Willie Cauley-Stein was exceedingly complimentary of an aspect people often overlook: How […]

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Draft Picks Or National Titles?

Draft Picks Or National Titles?

The 2014-2015 men’s college basketball season has been over for more than two months and Kentucky is still breaking records. Kentucky fans nationwide were ecstatic following the 2015 NBA Draft. With the number one pick, four lottery picks and six draft picks overall, Kentucky was arguably the most popular word of the night. All the […]

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Karl Towns goes #1 Overall to the Timberwolves

Karl Towns goes #1 Overall to the Timberwolves

In a move that has been anticipated for a while now, Karl Towns has been selected #1 overall to the Minnesota Timberwolves. The 6’11 big man out of Kentucky had a stellar year being the superstar that drove the school to it’s first ever 38-0 start to a season, before something inexplicable happened that we […]

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Coach Cal has a new Coaching Manifesto

Coach Cal has a new Coaching Manifesto

Today, as is custom for the summer months for any year for Coach Cal, Calipari released his 2015 coaching manifesto. This year though, instead of a long, drawn out editorial about what kinds of players that he’s after, and what they have to do to be on his team, he had just one simple question: […]

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EKU chooses not to suspend Graffree, Scurry

EKU chooses not to suspend Graffree, Scurry

EKU has chosen not to suspend neither Patrick Graffree, or Colton Scurry for their involvement in an altercation on EKU’s campus that included UK’s Drew Barker, Dorian Baker, and Tymere Dubose. EKU confirms Colton Scurry & Patrick Graffree reinstated to FB team having “met all university, athletic department and team requirements.” — Tim Sullivan (@TimSullivan714) […]

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College Basketball Attendance Figures are out

College Basketball Attendance Figures are out

Today, the college basketball attendance figures got released, and you’ll never guess who came in first place. No, seriously, maybe you can guess it.  Syracuse comes in at #1, with an average attendance for home games of 23,854.  Of course though, Syracuse does have the luxury of playing basketball in a football stadium, so they […]

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Mel Kiper names Patrick Towles as a top-5 Underclassmen QB

Mel Kiper names Patrick Towles as a top-5 Underclassmen QB

Recently, Mel Kiper Jr, ESPN’s lead scout for NFL Draft prospects (and man with extraordinary hair), released his top 5 senior Quarterback prospects, and his top 5 underclassmen Quarterback prospects. Despite the non-committal from the UK coaching staff to name Patrick Towles the starter this season (which he will be), Towles comes in at #5 […]

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Kentucky Recruiting Talk

Jamal Murray Turned Down at Least $1 Million to Go to Kentucky

Jamal Murray Turned Down at Least $1 Million to Go to Kentucky

Kentucky not only had to fend off Oregon to land Jamal Murray, they also had to beat out professional teams. Murray’s father told Hoops Hype Canada that his son turned down a seven-figure salary from a professional team in order to play at Kentucky. Roger Murray tells HHC his son Jamal Murray turned down a […]

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Four-Star Paintsville LB Kash Daniel Commits to Kentucky Football

Four-Star Paintsville LB Kash Daniel Commits to Kentucky Football

Four star in-state linebacker Kash Daniel announced his commitment to Kentucky football on the 4th of July. The Paintsville native picked the Wildcats over Louisville and South Carolina. A year ago, Daniel was a relative unknown with few college offers. That all changed a few months ago at the Rivals camp series event in Charlotte, […]

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Video: Kash Daniel Announcement Livestream

Video: Kash Daniel Announcement Livestream

2016 four-star Paintsville, KY linebacker Kash Daniel will choose between Kentucky, Louisville and South Carolina today. You can watch the livestream of the announcement below, beginning around 1 p.m. ET. Kentucky is the Crystal Ball favorite heading into the decision. —————————— Subscribe to our RSS feed to always be in the know. Like us on […]

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Report: Kentucky Not an Option for Greek Big Man Georgios Papagiannis

Report: Kentucky Not an Option for Greek Big Man Georgios Papagiannis

According to a report by Matt Jones of Kentucky Sports Radio, 2015 Greek 7-footer Georgios Papagiannis is not a legitimate option for Kentucky next season. Hearing that Greek center Georgios Papagiannis is not an option for UK in 2015 class…so my inability to pronounce his name is irrelevant — Matt Jones (@KySportsRadio) July 1, 2015 […]

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Kentucky Wildcats’ NBA Summer League Schedule

Kentucky Wildcats’ NBA Summer League Schedule

Up to 13 former Kentucky Wildcats will participate in this year’s NBA Summer League beginning on July 4. With so many Cats in action, they will be hard to keep track of. Fortunately, we have a schedule of each game below for your viewing pleasure. You can watch the games on NBA TV or through […]

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Report: Rajon Rondo Signs 1-Year, $9.5 Million Deal with Sacramento Kings

Report: Rajon Rondo Signs 1-Year, $9.5 Million Deal with Sacramento Kings

The Sacramento Kings will have even more Kentucky flavor next season as they have now added Rajon Rondo. According to Yahoo’s Marc Spears, Rondo has signed a 1-year, $9.5 million deal with the Kings. Rajon Rondo to sign one-year, $10 million deal with Kings, source told Yahoo — Marc J. Spears (@SpearsNBAYahoo) July 3, 2015 […]

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Report: Los Angeles Lakers Call Rajon Rondo to “Touch Base”

Report: Los Angeles Lakers Call Rajon Rondo to “Touch Base”

Rajon Rondo is one of the more interesting commodities on the free agent market this summer. The former Kentucky Wildcat made for a bad fit with the Dallas Mavericks this past season, but he is still only 29-years-old and is a four-time All Star. According to ESPN’s Ramona Shelburne, the Los Angeles Lakers are the […]

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Report: Cleveland Cavaliers Reach out to Tayshaun Prince

Report: Cleveland Cavaliers Reach out to Tayshaun Prince

The Cleveland Cavaliers are looking for some veteran wing depth to team up with LeBron James next season and help may come in the form of a former Kentucky Wildcat. According to Chris Haynes of the Cleveland Plain Dealer, the organization has reached out to the 35-year-old, though a deal may not come until later […]

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Doron Lamb Hired as Consultant at Dating Website

Doron Lamb Hired as Consultant at Dating Website

On Tuesday, there was unfortunate news for Doron Lamb.  His season in the D-League came to an end as he suffered a wrist injury that will sideline him for the rest of the year. On Wednesday though, the news was significantly better for Doron.  Gary Kremen, founder and CEO of Match.com, announced via press release […]

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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

“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 bought a new Tempurpedic “Stacks on Stacks” Sleeper […]

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Jamal Murray is making a college decision (for real) on Wednesday 

Jamal Murray is making a college decision (for real) on Wednesday 

  After coming to the conclusion that no one really has a clue when Jamal Murray will announce his college decision, Paul Biancardi, the national director of recruiting for ESPN, has broke the confusion. Biancardi sent this tweet out Wednesday afternoon revealing Murray’s announcement will come tomorrow at 6pm on TSN per Jamal’s father, Roger. […]

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Jamal Murray not making a college decision, per report

Jamal Murray not making a college decision, per report

   Just one day after Canadian reporter Sonny Bairos claimed five star point guard Jamal Murray would announce his college decision this Tuesday, Adam Zagoria of SNY.tv says a source close to Jamal Murray states that is false.   It looks like Big Blue Nation will have to continue to wait on what would be a […]

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Kentucky Sports Connection 2nd Anniversary

Kentucky Sports Connection 2nd Anniversary

Happy 2nd Anniversary to everyone out there in Big Blue Nation. Last week was our anniversary date. We officially launched Kentucky Sports Connection 2 years ago.  It was a transition phase for us from Ky Cat Stats to what we are now “KSC.”  We’ve grown tremendously over the last two years, going from a couple hundred […]

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Kentucky Sports Connection Partners with the Southern Bluegrass Fantasy Football Championship

Kentucky Sports Connection Partners with the Southern Bluegrass Fantasy Football Championship

The Southern Bluegrass Fantasy Football Championship is a place for the serious #FantasyFootballers who want show they have what it takes to be the best at Fantasy Football. The league continues to grow and there are definitely spots open for you to join in on the fun.  Check out the website for more details. SBFFC.com You […]

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Kentucky’s Boom Williams Named to Paul Hornung Award Watch List

Kentucky’s Boom Williams Named to Paul Hornung Award Watch List

| July 6, 2015 | 0 Comments

Kentucky’s Stanley “Boom” Williams has been named to the watch list for the Paul Hornung award. The honor goes to the most versatile player in college football. In his freshman season, he led Kentucky in rushing with 486 yards and five touchdowns, caught 17 passes for 162 yards and one touchdown and had a 26.9 […]

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Doron Lamb on Golden State Warriors’ Summer League Roster

Doron Lamb on Golden State Warriors’ Summer League Roster

| July 2, 2015 | 0 Comments

Add Doron Lamb to the list of former Kentucky Wildcats participating in the NBA summer league. Lamb will play for the Golden State Warriors in the Las Vegas summer league. The 23-year-old has been playing in the NBA D-League since being waived by the Dallas Mavericks on September 22, 2014. The Warriors’ summer league roster […]

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What Kentucky NBA team do you cheer for?

What Kentucky NBA team do you cheer for?

| July 2, 2015 | 0 Comments

There’s a whole heck of a lot of former Kentucky players in the NBA, practically too many to count. I mean we’re really getting close to having a UK player on every team, but we still lack a few years before that comes to fruition. The question is though which NBA team is your favorite […]

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Kentucky Wildcat Fan Dating Site Called BBNmeetup

Kentucky Wildcat Fan Dating Site Called BBNmeetup

| July 1, 2015 | 0 Comments

Apparently a website built for all the single people out there in Big Blue Nation to find their one true love is coming soon, well apparently like today soon-although the site doesn’t look exactly live as of this moment. I’m sure it will be ready very soon though. So if you are a die-hard, hardcore Kentucky […]

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Brandon Knight Agrees to 5-year, $70 Million Extension with the Phoenix Suns

Brandon Knight Agrees to 5-year, $70 Million Extension with the Phoenix Suns

| July 1, 2015 | 0 Comments

Former Kentucky Wildcat Brandon Knight just signed a hefty extension. According to Yahoo’s Adrian Wojnarowski, Knight, who was a restricted free agent, has agreed on a five-year, $70 million extension with the Phoenix Suns. Phoenix has agreed to a five-year, $70 million extension with guard Brandon Knight, league sources tell Yahoo Sports. — Adrian Wojnarowski […]

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Anthony Davis and New Orleans Pelicans Agree to 5-year, $145 Million Extension

Anthony Davis and New Orleans Pelicans Agree to 5-year, $145 Million Extension

| July 1, 2015 | 0 Comments

It didn’t take long for Anthony Davis and the New Orleans Pelicans to agree on a contract extension. Just minutes after the free agency period opened on July 1, Yahoo’s Adrian Wojnarowski reported that the Pelicans and Davis had agreed upon a five-year extension “that could be worth in excess of” $145 million. NOLA, I […]

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Oklahoma City Thunder May Offer Enes Kanter a Max Level Contract

Oklahoma City Thunder May Offer Enes Kanter a Max Level Contract

| June 30, 2015 | 0 Comments

Stop me if you’ve heard this one before, but a former Kentucky Wildcat is about to get paid. This time it’s Enes Kanter. According to Shams Charania at RealGM, the Oklahoma City Thunder are prepared to offer the 23-year-old big man a three or four-year deal that could reach maximum level money after incentives. The […]

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Kentucky Still in the Mix for 2015 Greek 7-footer Georgios Papagiannis

Kentucky Still in the Mix for 2015 Greek 7-footer Georgios Papagiannis

| June 30, 2015 | 0 Comments

Just when you thought the 2015 recruiting class was finished, it may not be over quite yet. Greek 7-footer Georgios Papagiannis told Jonathan Givony of Draft Express on Tuesday that he’s still considering going to college in 2015 and has a short list of N.C. State, St. John’s and Kentucky. Spoke to Georgios Papagiannis. Said […]

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