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Tony Barbee Officially named Kentucky Wildcats Assistant Coach

Tony Barbee Officially named Kentucky Wildcats Assistant Coach

Head coach John Calipari announced on Friday the elevation of Tony Barbee to assistant coach after spending the 2014-15 season as the special assistant to the head coach at Kentucky. Barbee, a former head coach at UTEP and Auburn, will rejoin the bench as an assistant coach, a role in which he has served for […]

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Kentucky Wildcats Announce 2015-16 Non-Conference Schedule

Kentucky Wildcats Announce 2015-16 Non-Conference Schedule

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John Calipari has already signed his new contract

John Calipari has already signed his new contract

John Calipari has already signed his new contract with the Kentucky Wildcats.

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Recruiting experts picking Kentucky to land Jamal Murray; ’50-50′ to reclassify

Recruiting experts picking Kentucky to land Jamal Murray; ’50-50′ to reclassify

The Kentucky Wildcats may be closing in on the top remaining recruit in the Class of 2015…possibly.

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North Carolina gets dreaded Notice of Allegations from NCAA

North Carolina gets dreaded Notice of Allegations from NCAA

The North Carolina Tar Heels could finally be facing judgment for their academic fraud.

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John Calipari earns Humanitarian Award from Alltech

John Calipari earns Humanitarian Award from Alltech

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Andrew Harrison’s trainer talks pre-draft NBA workouts and training regime

Andrew Harrison’s trainer talks pre-draft NBA workouts and training regime

With the 2015 NBA Draft inching closer, Andrew Harrison continues to workout and train in hopes of becoming a first-round pick.

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Kentucky Wildcats Top 3.0 GPA Across All Sports

Kentucky Wildcats Top 3.0 GPA Across All Sports

The goals of the 15 by 15 by 15 Plan might have already been met, but the Wildcats aren’t slowing down in the classroom.

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Kentucky Recruits Blog

Caleb Swanigan commits to Purdue over Kentucky and Cal

Caleb Swanigan commits to Purdue over Kentucky and Cal

It looks like Caleb Swanigan is off the board not long after decommitting from Michigan State.

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Five Star Guard Jamal Murray Currently on an Official Visit to Kentucky

Five Star Guard Jamal Murray Currently on an Official Visit to Kentucky

Kentucky may not be quite done with its 2015 recruiting class as it is currently hosting five star guard Jamal Murray on an official visit. News of the visit was not made public until Elias Sbiet, a Canadian recruiting analyst reported it on Twitter. Jamal Murray is on an official visit to Kentucky. The #1 […]

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Thon Maker Recruiting Update and Predictions

Thon Maker Recruiting Update and Predictions

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Kentucky’s pursuit of Caleb Swanigan hurt recruitment of LaGerald Vick, and that’s good

Kentucky’s pursuit of Caleb Swanigan hurt recruitment of LaGerald Vick, and that’s good

Kentucky may have missed on one recruiting target to go after an even bigger fish in what’s become a very small pond.

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Wildcat Pros Blog

2014-15 All-NBA Teams Announced; Anthony Davis, DeMarcus Cousins among them

2014-15 All-NBA Teams Announced; Anthony Davis, DeMarcus Cousins among them

The NBA announced their All-NBA teams today, and New Orleans Pelicans big man Anthony Davis has been named to the All-NBA First Team.

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KFC Yum! Center to host NBA Preseason Game between Magic and Heat this year

KFC Yum! Center to host NBA Preseason Game between Magic and Heat this year

The Miami Heat and KFC Yum! Center are partnering for another NBA preseason game that will also feature the Orlando Magic coming to Kentucky.

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Celtics may trade up for Willie Cauley-Stein, per report

Celtics may trade up for Willie Cauley-Stein, per report

First, Pacers President Larry Bird called Willie Trill Cauley-Stein “a $100 million player.”

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John Wall, Anthony Davis make NBA All-Defensive Team; Several former Cats get votes

John Wall, Anthony Davis make NBA All-Defensive Team; Several former Cats get votes

The 2014-15 NBA All-Defensive First and Second Team were announced Wednesday, and several former Kentucky Wildcats were represented on the list.

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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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2015 Final Four Photo Gallery

2015 Final Four Photo Gallery

 

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NCAA Tournament Bracket Challenge Sponsored by Zokee & WKUR FM 94.9

NCAA Tournament Bracket Challenge Sponsored by Zokee & WKUR FM 94.9

The road to the Final Four begins now! Everyone out there in #BBN is invited to join the Kentucky Sports Connection Ultimate Bracket Challenge sponsored by Zokee and WKUR 94.9FM. DETAILS: The Bracket Challenge is going to be hosted through ESPN as it seems to be the easiest platform to use.  All you have to […]

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Photos from UK vs. Auburn, including Joe B. Hall celebrating Devin Booker score

Photos from UK vs. Auburn, including Joe B. Hall celebrating Devin Booker score

Our man Chris Humphrey got some great photos of Kentucky’s amazing performance against Auburn, but my personal favorite was this gem of Joe B. Hall celebrating a Devin Booker made three-pointer.

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Photo Gallery of Kentucky Wildcats’ win over South Carolina

Photo Gallery of Kentucky Wildcats’ win over South Carolina

Following Kentucky’s 77-43 win over south Carolina, here is my photo gallery of the game:

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Kentucky releases commemorative yearbook for historic 2014-15 season

Kentucky releases commemorative yearbook for historic 2014-15 season

| May 20, 2015 | 0 Comments

After one of the greatest seasons in the history of college basketball, the Kentucky Wildcats have made a commemorative yearbook for their 2014-15 team.

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Three UK Teams Win NCAA APR Awards

Three UK Teams Win NCAA APR Awards

| May 20, 2015 | 0 Comments

The University of Kentucky has a school-record three teams – women’s cross country, men’s golf and men’s basketball – that have received awards for their Academic Progress Rate scores, the NCAA announced Wednesday.

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NBA Mock Draft: Latest from DraftExpress, ESPN following lottery

NBA Mock Draft: Latest from DraftExpress, ESPN following lottery

| May 20, 2015 | 0 Comments

Following the NBA Draft Lottery, a fresh batch of mock drafts still have Duke’s Jahlil Okafor and Kentucky’s Karl-Anthony Towns going within the first two picks.

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Timberwolves win NBA Draft Lottery; Full order for all 60 picks

Timberwolves win NBA Draft Lottery; Full order for all 60 picks

| May 19, 2015 | 1 Comment

The NBA Draft Lottery has come and gone, and the Minnesota Timberwolves now hold the No. 1 overall pick in this year’s draft.

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John Calipari denies he’s interested in Pelicans job

John Calipari denies he’s interested in Pelicans job

| May 19, 2015 | 0 Comments

UPDATE: It didn’t take long for John Calipari to shoot down the latest rumor he’s interested in an NBA job:

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Jon Toth Named to Rimington Trophy Watch List

Jon Toth Named to Rimington Trophy Watch List

| May 19, 2015 | 0 Comments

Kentucky football center Jon Toth has been named to the 2015 Rimington Trophy Spring Watch List, the Rimington Trophy Committee announced on Tuesday.

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Nerlens Noel named to NBA All-Rookie Team

Nerlens Noel named to NBA All-Rookie Team

| May 18, 2015 | 0 Comments

Philadelphia 76ers center and former Kentucky Wildcats star Nerlens Noel was named to the NBA’s All-Rookie Team, the league announced Monday. Noel was a first-team selection after breaking out in what was technically his second year in the NBA after missing all of last year while recovering from a torn ACL. In his first professional season, […]

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Kentucky close to naming Tony Barbee new assistant coach, per report

Kentucky close to naming Tony Barbee new assistant coach, per report

| May 18, 2015 | 0 Comments

It looks like the Kentucky Wildcats are close to naming a replacement for departed assistant coach Barry Rohrssen.

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