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Fall Preview: Running Back Position is Solid, but Thin

Fall Preview: Running Back Position is Solid, but Thin

Last season, Kentucky had one of the deepest running back corps that there has been at UK in a long time.  Braylon Heard was slated to be the starter, but behind him Kentucky had JoJo Kemp, Stanley “Boom” Williams, Josh Clemons, and Mikel Horton. Entering the offseason, Kentucky fans would have expected to have all […]

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Top 10 UK Players in Shot Clock Era – #10

Top 10 UK Players in Shot Clock Era – #10

Kentucky Sports Connection has embarked on creating a list of the top 10 players in Kentucky basketball history.  After some research, it was determined that we’d have to do this in two eras, one with the shot clock, and one without the shot clock.  This list starts with taking a look at the top 10 […]

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Kentucky Football Legacy Yeast Commits

Kentucky Football Legacy Yeast Commits

Another day, another #Yahtzee for the Kentucky football Cats. Yesterday, the #17 pro-style passer in the country, Mac Jones, chose the Cats over a host of other teams.  Today, yet another impressive haul, as Russ Yeast committed to the Cats. Truly blessed to be able to say that I am Officially Committed to the University […]

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Fall Preview: Safety Position one of Strength for UK Football

Fall Preview: Safety Position one of Strength for UK Football

In years past, Kentucky has looked for playmakers in the secondary, only to not be able to find very many of them. This year, one of the strongest positions of strength that Kentucky has comes in the secondary, with the safety position. AJ Stamps is a name that you most likely have already heard, if […]

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Greatest UK players of the Shot-Clock Era: #9

Greatest UK players of the Shot-Clock Era: #9

As our countdown moves on, let’s take a second to recap where we are at this point.  #10 was Patrick Patterson, a man who certainly needs no introduction. With that in mind, let’s take a look at the next guy on our list, #9, Keith Bogans. Keith Bogans is a guy that I certainly feel like […]

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Kash Daniel to enroll in January

Kash Daniel to enroll in January

One of the biggest things that college coaches worry about, is what happens to their incoming recruits from the end of their senior season of high school football, until they are able to enroll in June. Well, Coach Stoops has one less player to worry about. Yesterday, Kash Daniel, 4* linebacker recruit out of Paintsville, […]

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Four Star 2017 DE James Hudson Commits to Kentucky

Four Star 2017 DE James Hudson Commits to Kentucky

Kentucky football received its third commitment of the day in four star 2017 defensive end James Hudson. https://twitter.com/__BallisLife2/status/626142532242702336 He is slotted as the No. 5 strongside defensive end in the country and No. 141 overall player in the rising junior class by 247Sports. The Toledo, OH native also held early offers from Iowa and West […]

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Cats Strike Again: 4* Running Back Commits to UK

Cats Strike Again: 4* Running Back Commits to UK

Four star running back, Mike Warren, has committed to Kentucky.  He is a 5’8, 185 pound running back out of Toledo, Ohio, and is in the 2017 class. After along summer and discussing with my faimily. I will be committing to The University Of Kentucky 🔵⚪#BBN pic.twitter.com/rsggCX4zNL — Fried Mike (@MikeWarren40) July 28, 2015 Warren, […]

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Kentucky Recruiting Talk

Yahtzee! 2016 DT Kobe Smith commits to UK

Yahtzee! 2016 DT Kobe Smith commits to UK

Another day, another big get for Kentucky’s football program, this time in the form of 3* Defensive Tackle Kobe Smith, out of Lawrenceville, Georgia. Im taking my talents to Lexington #BBN #B16BlueNation #blessed pic.twitter.com/ipaHHOzJnY — THE BEAR (@k9be5) July 30, 2015 The former NC State commit recently de-committed from the Wolfpack while visiting Kentucky, so […]

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2016 #1 Heading to Oak Hill Academy

2016 #1 Heading to Oak Hill Academy

The #1 player in the 2016 class, Harry Giles, is leaving North Carolina to play his final year of high school at Oak Hill Academy. The 5* consensus #1 player is considering Duke, North Carolina, Kentucky, Wake Forest and Kansas, among others.  Now, he’ll play for Steve Smith, one of the best in the business […]

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2017 Florida QB Mac Jones Commits to Kentucky

2017 Florida QB Mac Jones Commits to Kentucky

Kentucky has already secured its signal caller for 2017 and beyond. After a busy summer, I am excited to announce that I have committed to the University of Kentucky! #GoWildcats #BBN pic.twitter.com/bVqDpyRYCv — Mac Jones (@macjones2017) July 27, 2015 2017 pro-style quarterback Mac Jones announced his commitment to Kentucky on Monday. The Jacksonville, Florida native […]

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2016 DT Kobe Smith Will Announce Commitment on Wednesday

2016 DT Kobe Smith Will Announce Commitment on Wednesday

Former N.C. State commit Kobe Smith cut his list to three on Sunday via Twitter and was not long in setting a decision date shortly after. Wednesday night just wait on it https://t.co/8H7ZkZQ0Ik — THE BEAR (@k9be5) July 27, 2015 The 6’4″, 295 lbs. defensive tackle from Lawrenceville, GA will choose between Kentucky, N.C. State […]

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Wildcats in the NBA

Houston Rockets close to signing Chuck Hayes

Houston Rockets close to signing Chuck Hayes

The Rockets are reportedly very close to a deal signing Chuck Hayes back to their roster, according to this report. Hayes, who last played professionally with the Toronto Raptors, had previously played for the Rockets and averaged 4.4 points per game, and 5.6 rebounds per game.  The Rockets have a young front court, and are […]

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Suns, UK Trio Fall Short In Summer League Final

Suns, UK Trio Fall Short In Summer League Final

As you may have known, former Kentucky Basketball starts Devin Booker, Archie Goodwin, and Josh Harrellson have been key factors in the Phoenix Suns’ run throughout the NBA Summer League in Las Vegas. Tonight, the trio and team went up against a San Antonio Spurs squad, coached by Becky Hammon – the first female coach […]

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Devin Booker Heats Up In Suns Win; Phoenix Advances to Summer League Final

Devin Booker Heats Up In Suns Win; Phoenix Advances to Summer League Final

The Phoenix Suns and New Orleans Pelicans went at it tonight in an Samsung NBA Summer League semifinal contest in Las Vegas. The winner would go on to play the San Antonio Spurs in the championship game on Monday. New Orleans held an 11-point lead after the first quarter, but red-hot Devin Booker and the […]

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Phoenix UK Alumni Trio Contributes In Tight Win

Phoenix UK Alumni Trio Contributes In Tight Win

The Phoenix Suns and Chicago Bulls went at in the quarterfinals of the Samsung NBA Summer League in Las Vegas this evening. Let’s just say that the game went down to the wire. Chicago held a 7-point lead at the end of the first quarter, and a four point margin at halftime – that didn’t […]

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Big Blue Onion News

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 Impresses During Canada’s Opening Game At The Pan American Games 

Jamal Murray Impresses During Canada’s Opening Game At The Pan American Games 

Future Cat Jamal Murray and Team Canada began the 2015 Pan American Games tonight with a 105-88 victory over the Dominican Republic. Murray made his first appearance in the game at the beginning of the 2nd quarter, boosting Team Canada’s then 2-point lead to a 17 point cushion by halftime. Team Canada was +20 when […]

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Rawle Alkins Will Take Official Visit To UK During Big Blue Madness

Rawle Alkins Will Take Official Visit To UK During Big Blue Madness

  Perhaps one of the most underrated players in the 2016 class, Rawle Alkins, will be in Lexington for his official visit to UK during Big Blue Madness on October 16th according to SNY.tv’s Adam Zagoria.  Alkins, a 6-5 shooting guard/small forward from Brooklyn, New York, is ranked 22nd in ESPN’s Top 100, a ranking […]

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Big Blue Madness Date Set For October 16th

Big Blue Madness Date Set For October 16th

  The event that signals a new season for the men and women on the hardwood, also known as Big Blue Madness, now has a date.  October 16th, one day after Kentucky hosts Auburn in Commonwealth Stadium, basketball season unofficially begins.  Tickets for Big Blue Madness will be handed out on Friday, October 2nd instead […]

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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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Lloyd Tubman heading to JUCO in Texas

Lloyd Tubman heading to JUCO in Texas

| July 28, 2015 | 0 Comments

The Lloyd Tubman saga at UK is finally over.  For now. The former 4* defensive end out of Louisville will be transferring to Trinity Valley Community College in Athens, Texas, according to the Cats Pause, the Kentucky 247 affiliate. Tubman thus far is best known at Kentucky for the alleged rape that saw him suspended […]

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Ready for Football Season?

Ready for Football Season?

| July 27, 2015 | 0 Comments

This video will get you ready for football season:

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Could Wills be Stoops’ first 5* Commit?

Could Wills be Stoops’ first 5* Commit?

| July 27, 2015 | 0 Comments

In last year’s recruiting cycle, Kentucky went all-in on 5* running back, Damien Harris, who went to high school right here in central Kentucky, at Madison Southern. We all remember how that turned out, as Harris spurned the Cats to go and play in Alabama.  He would have been the first 5* player to commit […]

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Rupp Arena adding new video board; wi-fi

Rupp Arena adding new video board; wi-fi

| July 27, 2015 | 0 Comments

RIP, Big Bertha. The outdated sound system that currently hangs from the middle of Rupp Arena and has since it’s inception, may soon be going way, in favor of a new, fancy, video board. Today, the Lexington Convention Center Commission voted to upgrade Rupp Arena with a new video scoreboard, and wi-fi through the entire […]

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2016 DT Kobe Smith has Kentucky in Top Three

2016 DT Kobe Smith has Kentucky in Top Three

| July 26, 2015 | 0 Comments

Former N.C. State commit Kobe Smith cut his list to three on Sunday via Twitter and Kentucky was included. My top 3 https://t.co/k2LlipeePX — THE BEAR (@k9be5) July 26, 2015 N.C. State and Miami also made the cut for the 6’4″, 295 lbs. defensive tackle from Lawrenceville, GA. Smith de-committed from N.C. State while visiting […]

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Kentucky Basketball Offers 2016 PF Wenyen Gabriel

Kentucky Basketball Offers 2016 PF Wenyen Gabriel

| July 26, 2015 | 0 Comments

Kentucky continues to widen its recruiting net for 2016. On Sunday, John Calipari and company offered 2016 power forward Wenyen Gabriel. It's been a great July. Just got an offer from Kentucky! Can't thank my teammates enough for helping me shine! #RivalsNation — WenyenGabriel™ (@WenyenGabriel) July 26, 2015 Gabriel is a 6’9″, 195 lbs. Massachusetts […]

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Kentucky Offers 2016 Five-Star Big Man Edrice “Bam” Adebayo

Kentucky Offers 2016 Five-Star Big Man Edrice “Bam” Adebayo

| July 25, 2015 | 0 Comments

Kentucky offered another big man on Saturday. Five-star 2016 power forward Edrice “Bam” Adebayo announced via Twitter that the Wildcats had officially offered him. https://twitter.com/Bloading0/status/625070777411350528 Adebayo is a 6’9″, 232 lbs. North Carolina native, who is ranked as the No. 4 power forward and No. 14 prospect overall in 2016, according to the 247Sports composite […]

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Kentucky Offers Five-Star 2016 PG De’Aaron Fox

Kentucky Offers Five-Star 2016 PG De’Aaron Fox

| July 25, 2015 | 0 Comments

Kentucky appears to have a new target at point guard for 2016. The Wildcats offered five star De’Aaron Fox this weekend. The 6’4″, 170 lbs. Texas native is slotted as the No. 3 point guard and No. 8 prospect overall, according to the 247Sports composite rankings. Fox has been steadily making his case for top […]

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