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Breaking down the Cats and the Volunteers

Breaking down the Cats and the Volunteers

On Tuesday night at Thompson-Boling Arena, the Kentucky Wildcats will be back in action as they travel to take on the Tennessee Volunteers.  The Vols are in the first year of rebuilding under Coach Rick Barnes, who came to them via the Texas Longhorns.  This is the most extensive basketball rivalry in the SEC, as […]

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Good News Ahead

Good News Ahead

Take a deep breath Wildcat fans, there’s good news ahead. The best part about Kentucky struggling this season: so is everyone else. In fact as I write this, the latest #1 team has already been defeated – not even lasting 24 hours. The second best part about Kentucky struggling this season: looking forward to the […]

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A Quick Look At Possible 2016-2017 UK Basketball Roster

A Quick Look At Possible 2016-2017 UK Basketball Roster

What is going to happen this off-season?  There is still a lot of unknowns.  People we thought we’re leaving all along might stay, we might get some unexpected recruits and unfortunately we will likely lose some guys to the NBA (get over it, it happens every year). Here is a roster breakdown of what I […]

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Kentucky Basketball Turning The Corner This Season

Kentucky Basketball Turning The Corner This Season

Kentucky Basketball played a pretty darn good game the other day at home versus Ole Miss.  Ole Miss did miss a lot of layups and shot fairly poorly, but our boys played pretty good on defense. Coming out of Christmas Break (also knows as “Camp Cal” for you basketball Bennys out there), that Cats could […]

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Karl-Anthony Towns wins NBA Skills Challenge

Karl-Anthony Towns wins NBA Skills Challenge

  In a competition that tweaked it’s format and added big men to one side of the bracket, former UK Wildcat Karl-Anthony Towns edged out fellow bigs Draymond Green and Demarcus “Boogie” Cousins and then beat 5’9 guard Isaiah Thomas in a close final. In the final, Towns and Thomas were close throughout, both putting […]

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Breaking down the Cats and the Gamecocks

Breaking down the Cats and the Gamecocks

On Saturday afternoon at high noon, the Kentucky Wildcats will travel to Columbia, South Carolina to take on the South Carolina Gamecocks, in what will be a game for first place in the regular season title race of the SEC.  Before the season started, who would have foreseen that?  The reality is that the Gamecocks […]

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Kentucky Photo Gallery vs Florida Gators

Kentucky Photo Gallery vs Florida Gators

All Photos Taken By: Kara Harkins

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Breaking down the Cats and the Gators

Breaking down the Cats and the Gators

At this point in the season, it’s hard to replicate an exact formula to figure out exactly what kind of team that Kentucky is going to struggle with.  However, there is one force that seems to be present in all of UK’s games that they have struggled in this season, and that is one, single, […]

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Kentucky Recruiting Talk

The Kentucky Wildcats Basketball Program Grooms Excellent NBA Players

The Kentucky Wildcats Basketball Program Grooms Excellent NBA Players

The NBA is a collection of the greatest basketball players on the planet. Thirty teams of fifteen players grace the court for 82 games each a season; all for high flying, sharp shooting, fast paced action. The athletes are from around the world, but a large portion is chosen directly from the NCAA. What are […]

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JuCo Defensive Lineman Jordan Bonner Commits to Kentucky Football

JuCo Defensive Lineman Jordan Bonner Commits to Kentucky Football

2016 junior college defensive lineman Jordan Bonner committed to Kentucky football while on a visit on Saturday. The three-star lineman became the Wildcats’ 23rd pledge for 2016. Measuring in at 6’6, 220 lbs., he picked Kentucky over Tennessee, Louisville, Nebraska and Virginia Tech. Bonner will enroll next fall and will have three years of eligibility […]

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Malik Monks Commits to Kentucky

Malik Monks Commits to Kentucky

A surprise happened this Wednesday morning.  John Calipari and Kentucky wanted to make a statement in the 2016 class and that they did.  They have gotten commitments and signed 3 top-10 players and secured two other top 25 five players.  That is a really really good class.  Depending on how you look at it, it […]

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A Guy Named “Bam” Adebayo Picks Kentucky over NC State; Gotta Love The Name

A Guy Named “Bam” Adebayo Picks Kentucky over NC State; Gotta Love The Name

Edrice “Bam” Adebayo, a 5-star power forward and top 10 prospect in 2016, has chosen to play his college basketball at the University of Kentucky. He is the 2nd person to declare for UK during the fall signing period and the 4th recruit to decide to commit and sign with UK for 2016. This feels […]

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Wildcats in the NBA

Young NBA Cats Playing Quite Good

Young NBA Cats Playing Quite Good

Did anyone get the chance to catch our boy Devin Booker dazzle with bucket after bucket against the Spurs last night? Some of his points came with Kawhi Leonard, arguably the NBA’s best perimeter defender, draped all over him. Are you surprised? I’m not. With his 24 points, Booker increased his rookie scoring average to […]

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Reranking the Top 10 Picks of the 2015 NBA Draft Based on Current Performance

Reranking the Top 10 Picks of the 2015 NBA Draft Based on Current Performance

While we are just over 20 games into the 2015-16 NBA season, it is not too early to start evaluating to newest crop of rookies. Some players instantly start producing in the NBA, but it takes others a while to mature. This is how the top 10 picks of the NBA draft would rank based […]

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John Wall Donates $400,000 to D.C. Center for Homeless Children

John Wall Donates $400,000 to D.C. Center for Homeless Children

During his time with the Washington Wizards, John Wall has been no stranger to giving back to the D.C. community. This time Wall donated $400,000 to Bright Beginnings, a Washington, D.C. non-profit dedicated to the education and development of homeless children ages 6 weeks to 5 years old. “Support from individuals like Mr. Wall, gives […]

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John Wall: “I Probably Won’t Make” USA Olympic 12-Man Roster

John Wall: “I Probably Won’t Make” USA Olympic 12-Man Roster

Kentucky fans hoping to see John Wall in the 2016 Olympics in Rio next summer may want to temper their expectations a bit. Wall participated in Team USA’s minicamp in Las Vegas last week, making him eligible for the 12-man roster, but he is realistic in his expectations of making the final cut. He explained […]

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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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Drafting The Ultimate Tailgate Experience by Man Crates

Drafting The Ultimate Tailgate Experience by Man Crates

  What is Man Crates you might ask? We say ‘no’ to ugly neckties, cologne samplers and executive trinkets. We don’t save wrapping paper, we don’t do ribbons. We ship bragworthy gifts for guys. Gifts that you can’t wait to arrive because you know the recipient will love opening them. Gifts that people gather round […]

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Test your sports safety knowledge!

Test your sports safety knowledge!

Here’s a brief fun quiz that you can do to test your sports safety knowledge.  This quiz is brought to you by Bracken Foam Fabricators. BFF is one of the leading foam fabricators and foam suppliers in Ireland, they do a lot with foam even making foam pads for sports helmets.  Enjoy the short quiz and […]

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The Kentucky Wildcats Belt by Mission Belt Company

The Kentucky Wildcats Belt by Mission Belt Company

The officially licensed Kentucky Wildcats Belt from The Mission Belt Company features an imprinted team logo and team name on the buckle under a clear acrylic finish. Genuine leather strap with protective coating and the interior houses a special track which is part of the unique no-holes perfect fit system. The buckle can be detached […]

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College Canes – UK Walking Cane

College Canes – UK Walking Cane

College Canes is a unique company that provides fandom to your need of a walking cane.  Most people associate walking canes with people with broke legs or older gentleman, but anyone can use a walking cane.  Heck with this awesome UK walking cane you can go to games in style and just make a fashion […]

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Talkin’ Bout Willis

Talkin’ Bout Willis

| February 2, 2016 | 0 Comments

There are a few adjectives that I try not to use lightly. One is to say that someone is playing a sport or doing something “inspired”. We are all inspired by everything and nothing right? That said, Derek Willis is playing straight up “inspired” basketball right now. In the standard athlete language of modesty, Derek […]

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Breaking Down the Cats and the Jayhawks

Breaking Down the Cats and the Jayhawks

| January 29, 2016 | 0 Comments

On Saturday night at Phog Allen Fieldhouse in Lawrence, Kansas, the Kentucky Wildcats will be taking on the Kansas Jayhawks, in what is one of the most historic rivalries in all of college basketball.  While Kentucky fans may concede that basketball was largely created in Kansas, there’s certainly an argument to be made that Kentucky […]

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Breaking down the Cats and the Tigers

Breaking down the Cats and the Tigers

| January 26, 2016 | 0 Comments

On Wednesday night in Rupp Arena, the Kentucky Wildcats will be back in action, as they welcome in the Missouri Tigers for an SEC clash.  The Cats have been playing better the last few games, as last week they went in to Bud Walton Arena and defeated the Razorbacks by double-digits, and then defeated the […]

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Cats vs Commodores Photo Gallery

Cats vs Commodores Photo Gallery

| January 25, 2016 | 0 Comments

All photos taken are by Kara Harkins.

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Breaking down the Cats and the Commodores

Breaking down the Cats and the Commodores

| January 22, 2016 | 0 Comments

On Saturday afternoon, weather permitting, the Kentucky Wildcats will be back in action as they welcome in the Vanderbilt Commodores in to Rupp Arena.  The Wildcats are coming off a big win on Thursday night over the Arkansas Razorbacks on the road, the same Razorback squad that beat this same Commodore club earlier this year […]

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Breaking down the Cats and the Razorbacks

Breaking down the Cats and the Razorbacks

| January 20, 2016 | 0 Comments

On Thursday night at 7 pm, the Cats will be back in action as they travel to Fayetteville to take on the Arkansas Razorbacks.  Last season, the two teams met in the SEC Championship game to decide who would be the SEC Tournament champions for the 2015 season.  This year, the two meet in entirely […]

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Breaking down the Cats and the Tigers

Breaking down the Cats and the Tigers

| January 15, 2016 | 0 Comments

On Saturday afternoon at four o’clock, the Kentucky Wildcats will be back in action, as they travel to Auburn, Alabama to take on Bruce Pearl and his Auburn Tigers.  The Cats are coming off of what could probably be termed a disappointing performance in the midweek, narrowly escaping with an 80-74 win over a hapless […]

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Breaking down the Cats and the Bulldogs

Breaking down the Cats and the Bulldogs

| January 11, 2016 | 0 Comments

After a revitalizing performance on Saturday night in Tuscaloosa, the Kentucky Wildcats are back in action Tuesday as they welcome in the Mississippi State Bulldogs in to Rupp Arena.  The Wildcats will be putting up their 12-3 record against Mississippi State’s current record of 7-7 on the season.  The two teams have squared off 103 […]

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