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And the Unsung Hero of the Week is…

And the Unsung Hero of the Week is…

Saturday was a successful day for the football program, and there were several that could have been named the MVP for the game. (more…)

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The Punishment fits the Crime

The Punishment fits the Crime

Photo by: Jason Marcum Yesterday, four freshman football players were suspended by Coach Mark Stoops, after an incident with some pellet guns shut down UK's campus for two hours was found to have those four players all involved.  Each were prized recruits in the previous class, Drew Barker, Tymere…

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Week 5 SEC Breakdown

Week 5 SEC Breakdown

Editor’s note - All ranked teams are being referred to by their new AP Top 25 ranking.   Vanderbilt @ Kentucky UK 17 - 7 Vandy The streak is over 17 games in a row. Kentucky had gone out and lined up against SEC opponents for 17 straight games, and walked…

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CMH Photography’s Gallery of Kentucky’s win over Vanderbilt

CMH Photography’s Gallery of Kentucky’s win over Vanderbilt

Here is the first photo gallery from our newest KSC member, Chris Humphrey. (more…)

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Video of UK’s Win over Vandy and Marlana VanHoose Performing National Anthem

Video of UK’s Win over Vandy and Marlana VanHoose Performing National Anthem

Photo by Jason Marcum It wasn't pretty, but the Kentucky Wildcats got the win Saturday against the Vanderbilt Commodores. The best performance of the day didn't come during the game though. (more…)

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Wildcats Talk First SEC Win; How Mark Stoops has Changed Program

Wildcats Talk First SEC Win; How Mark Stoops has Changed Program

The Kentucky Wildcats scored their first SEC victory in two years on Saturday with a win over Vanderbilt. For junior linebacker Josh Forrest, it was the first of his career, and while he was happy to get it, he's already looking forward to preparation for South Carolina. “It is the first one I’ve been a part of.…

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UK Announces Keeneland Shuttle Plan; Gameday Recycling Challenge

UK Announces Keeneland Shuttle Plan; Gameday Recycling Challenge

For the second straight year, Lextran has teamed up with UK and Keeneland to offer fan shuttles to and from both events. (more…)

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NFL and DirecTV Extend NFL Sunday Ticket In New Multi-Year Deal

NFL and DirecTV Extend NFL Sunday Ticket In New Multi-Year Deal

  The National Football League and DIRECTV have extended and expanded DIRECTV’s exclusive rights to carry NFL SUNDAY TICKET and its package of every Sunday afternoon out-of-market game through a new multi-year agreement. The new agreement also expands DIRECTV’s rights to stream NFL SUNDAY TICKET live on mobile devices and via broadband, known as NFL…

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Despite neck injury, Steve Spurrier says Dylan Thompson should play; Pharoh Cooper may be out

Despite neck injury, Steve Spurrier says Dylan Thompson should play; Pharoh Cooper may be out

The South Carolina Gamecocks will roll into Commonwealth Stadium Saturday with some key players banged up. (more…)

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John Calipari using Joel Justus to send NBA advanced stats of Kentucky Wildcats

John Calipari using Joel Justus to send NBA advanced stats of Kentucky Wildcats

John Calipari continues to find new and intuitive ways to not only help his recruiting efforts, but also aid in his ability to get his players to the NBA. (more…)

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Kentucky Wildcats MVP of The Week

Kentucky Wildcats MVP of The Week

Looking for their first SEC win 2011 against the Vols, the Kentucky Wildcats were expected to roll over Vanderbilt with a big time performance from the offense. (more…)

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John Conner signed by New York Jets

John Conner signed by New York Jets

It looks like former Kentucky Wildcats fullback John Conner is signing with the New York Jets. (more…)

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Jaylen Brown Excited About Big Blue Madness; Expects Drake to Be There

Jaylen Brown Excited About Big Blue Madness; Expects Drake to Be There

As the 2014-15 college basketball season approaches, Kentucky Wildcats head coach John Calipari will likely be coaching the preaseason No. 1 team in America. (more…)

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Decommitment Season

Decommitment Season

Oh no, not another decommitment! Last night, Darius Fullwood, one of the prized recruits in Kentucky's 2015 class, decommitted from Kentucky.  That came with some angst, and some curious minds to wonder if there was a reason that Kentucky fans should be worried about the 2015 class, especially if UK was…

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Darius Fullwood decommits from Kentucky Wildcats

Darius Fullwood decommits from Kentucky Wildcats

The Kentucky Wildcats got some bad news on the recruiting front Tuesday night. (more…)

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Up is down and down is up for the SEC in Week 4

Up is down and down is up for the SEC in Week 4

Even though our Cats were off for the week, there was plenty of excitement in the SEC in week 4. Here's your recap. Editor’s note: I will be referring to all teams by their new AP Top 25 ranking, which was released Sunday, September 21 5 Auburn @ 25 Kansas State Auburn…

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Florida Defensive End Jason Strowbridge Commits to Kentucky

Florida Defensive End Jason Strowbridge Commits to Kentucky

Florida defensive end Jason Strowbridge has committed to Kentucky, he announced via Twitter on Saturday. The Deerfield Beach resident picked the Wildcats over Miami, Louisville, N.C. State, North Carolina and Tennessee. He had also received offers from Alabama, Florida, Nebraska and others. The 6'4", 247 lbs. lineman has great size and is considered a four-star…

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Isaiah Briscoe Raves About Kentucky In-Home Visit

Isaiah Briscoe Raves About Kentucky In-Home Visit

Kentucky may be one of the newcomers to Isaiah Briscoe's recruitment, but it's not taking long for the coaching staff to make an impression. The Wildcats conducted an in-home visit with Briscoe on Thursday - something the five-star guard described as a dream come true. “[Calipari], Coach Payne and Slice sitting in my living room…

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Updated NFL Standings and Week 4 Results

Updated NFL Standings and Week 4 Results

Following the Kansas City Chiefs' win over the New England Patriots on Monday Night Football, here are the Week 4 results as of Monday night, as well as the updated NFL standings. (more…)

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VIDEO: 49ers’ Stevie Johnson Makes Impressive Tip-Toed Touchdown Catch

VIDEO: 49ers’ Stevie Johnson Makes Impressive Tip-Toed Touchdown Catch

  Former Kentucky Wildcats star Stevie Johnson had arguably the best catch in the NFL on Sunday. The San Francisco 49ers wide receiver bailed out his quarterback Colin Kaepernick with a remarkable tip-toed 12-yard touchdown grab on third down. You can re-watch his boundary catch below: Stevie got loose! Want to continue this Kentucky Wildcats  discussion?…

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NFL Week 4 TV Info, Odds, Online Stream And More

NFL Week 4 TV Info, Odds, Online Stream And More

The real meat of the NFL Week 4 schedule begins today, highlighted by the Chicago Bears hosting the Green Bay Packers. (more…)

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Saturday Night Live rips NFL, Ray Lewis, Shannon Sharpe and Ravens (video)

Saturday Night Live rips NFL, Ray Lewis, Shannon Sharpe and Ravens (video)

The season premiere of Saturday Night Live featured a "State of the NFL" address, with Kenan Thompson as Ray Lewis and Jay Pharoah as Shannon Sharpe. The fact that ESPN continues to let Ray Lewis speak on these issues on its own is ridiculous. That's not all. Another segment shows players from the Baltimore Ravens…

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Boston Celtics’ Rajon Rondo has surgery on broken hand

Boston Celtics’ Rajon Rondo has surgery on broken hand

UPDATE The Boston Celtics have confirmed the injury via press release. (more…)

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Keith Bogans being traded to Cleveland Cavaliers

Keith Bogans being traded to Cleveland Cavaliers

It looks like former Kentucky Wildcats great Keith Bogans is getting traded from the Boston Celtics to the Cleveland Cavaliers. (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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Kentucky Wildcats’ Darrian Miller Earns SEC Honors

Kentucky Wildcats’ Darrian Miller Earns SEC Honors

| September 30, 2014 | 0 Comments
Photo by Jason Marcum After grading out at 89 percent in Kentucky’s win over Vanderbilt, senior offensive tackle Darrian Miller has been tabbed Southeastern Conference Offensive Lineman of the Week, it was announced by the league Monday night. (more…)

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Video: Top College Football Plays of Week 5

Video: Top College Football Plays of Week 5

| September 30, 2014 | 0 Comments
Check out the top plays from Week 5 of college football, courtesy of ESPN. (more…)

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South Carolina breaks SEC ground by guaranteeing full scholarships

South Carolina breaks SEC ground by guaranteeing full scholarships

| September 30, 2014 | 0 Comments
South Carolina will guarantee four-year scholarships to its qualifying NCAA sports, becoming the first school in the SEC to do so. (more…)

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This Week in SEC Football

This Week in SEC Football

| September 30, 2014 | 0 Comments
Please find attached the latest SEC weekly release, as well as SEC statistics, NCAA stats and comparative analysis. (more…)

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Four Kentucky Football Players Suspended for South Carolina Game

Four Kentucky Football Players Suspended for South Carolina Game

| September 29, 2014 | 0 Comments
The University of Kentucky football program announced on Monday that it would be suspending a total of four players for its game against South Carolina on Saturday. Wide receiver Dorian Baker, running back Stanley "Boom" Williams, quarterback Drew Barker and defensive end Tymere Dubose will all receive a one-game suspension after an incident with an…

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Winston Guy Cut By Jacksonville Jaguars

Winston Guy Cut By Jacksonville Jaguars

| September 29, 2014 | 0 Comments
The Jacksonville Jaguars released former starting safety Winston Guy Jr. on Monday, one day after a 41-10 loss to the San Diego Chargers.  (more…)

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Mark Stoops talks Kentucky Wildcats vs. South Carolina Gamecocks (video)

Mark Stoops talks Kentucky Wildcats vs. South Carolina Gamecocks (video)

| September 29, 2014 | 0 Comments
Photo by Jason Marcum The Kentucky Wildcats will look to equal their combined win-total from the past two seasons when the they host the South Carolina Gamecocks this Saturday. (more…)

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Kentucky Wildcats having blackout vs. South Carolina

Kentucky Wildcats having blackout vs. South Carolina

| September 29, 2014 | 0 Comments
  The Kentucky  Wildcats will bring out the black jerseys this week when they host the South Carolina Gamecocks. (more…)

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Updated Depth Chart for Kentucky Wildcats vs. South Carolina

Updated Depth Chart for Kentucky Wildcats vs. South Carolina

| September 29, 2014 | 0 Comments
Jason Hatcher and his abs are still No. 1 on the depth chart. Photo by Jason Marcum The Kentucky Wildcats have updated their depth chart for their Week 6 matchup with the South Carolina Gamecocks. (more…)

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Game Grades: Kentucky vs Vandy Edition

Game Grades: Kentucky vs Vandy Edition

| September 29, 2014 | 0 Comments
Matt Elam gets an A+ for this picture. Let's give out some grades to the team for yesterday's win.  We can look at how well the offense, defense and special teams played yesterday. First let's start with the almost perfect or as close it get defense that played in the game…

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New USA Today Coaches Top 25 Poll Has Alabama Crimson Tide On Top

New USA Today Coaches Top 25 Poll Has Alabama Crimson Tide On Top

| September 28, 2014 | 0 Comments
The Florida State Seminoles are No. 2 behind the top-ranked Alabama Crimson Tide in the latest USA Today Coaches Top-25 Poll. (more…)

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New College Football AP Top 25 Poll Released

New College Football AP Top 25 Poll Released

| September 28, 2014 | 2 Comments
  The top-ranked Florida State Seminoles and every other Top 10 team was able to hold steady this week. The same cannot be said for the South Carolina Gamecocks, who collapsed down the stretch in a 21-20 loss to Missouri. (more…)

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Charlie Weis fired as Kansas Jayhawks football coach

Charlie Weis fired as Kansas Jayhawks football coach

| September 28, 2014 | 0 Comments
The first coach firing of the 2014 college football season is here, as Charlie Weis has been fired by Kansas just four games into the season, KU Athletics Director Sheahon Zenger announced Sunday. Weis was in the third year of a five-year contract. (more…)

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Kenny Hill throws bomb to Josh Reynolds to tie Arkansas and go to OT (video)

Kenny Hill throws bomb to Josh Reynolds to tie Arkansas and go to OT (video)

| September 27, 2014 | 0 Comments
Texas A&M Aggies QB Kenny Hill came into Week 5 as the early favorite to win the Heisman Trophy. His performance vs. the Arkansas Razorbacks has only reinforced this belief. (more…)

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Nick Marshall escapes sack, throws up prayer that Quan Bray answers (GIF)

Nick Marshall escapes sack, throws up prayer that Quan Bray answers (GIF)

| September 27, 2014 | 0 Comments
The jury is still out as to weather the Auburn Tigers are the best team in college football this year. However, Nick Marshall continues to make the case that he's the best QB this year. (more…)

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