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Breaking Down the Kentucky Wildcats and the UT Martin Skyhawks

Breaking Down the Kentucky Wildcats and the UT Martin Skyhawks

Kentucky officially kicks off it's season on Saturday afternoon at noon, as they welcome in the UT-Martin Skyhawks.  It's the first time the Cats have opened in Commonwealth Stadium since 2007.  On that occasion, the Cats welcomed in Eastern Kentucky and won 50-10.  That season, they would go on to win the…

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From Andre to Patrick

From Andre to Patrick

One could argue that no Kentucky quarterback led a more successful period of Kentucky football than Andre Woodson.  From '06 to '07, UK won 16 games, rose to #8 in the country, defeated a Brian Brohm led Louisville team, and beat the #1 team in the country, LSU.  During his time at…

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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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Get to Know Your Opponent: UT-Martin

Get to Know Your Opponent: UT-Martin

Christmas comes this Saturday for Kentucky football fans. The Cats are set to get the 2014 campaign underway at Commonwealth Stadium against UT-Martin at noon, and you can feel the Big Blue anticipation hanging over the city of Lexington. Kentucky fans can’t wait to see the new product that is going…

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Mark Stoops Will Be “Very Shocked” If Bud Dupree Isn’t a First Round Pick

Mark Stoops Will Be “Very Shocked” If Bud Dupree Isn’t a First Round Pick

Mark Stoops had some lavish praise for senior defensive end Alvin "Bud" Dupree during his press conference on Monday. Stoops said he's typically very conservative in his praise of players, but that he doesn't have to be with Dupree because of how hard he works. "I love everything about him," said Stoops. The praise didn't…

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What You Need to Know: UK Football Depth Chart

What You Need to Know: UK Football Depth Chart

In the first football season edition of WYN2K, the KSC Staff tackles the first official release of UK football's depth chart for the upcoming game against UT-Martin. The big news of the day is that there was no Darrian Miller on the first depth chart of the season.  Darrian Miller is normally…

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Diamond Stone cuts Kentucky Wildcats; Not a surprise, but still tough loss

Diamond Stone cuts Kentucky Wildcats; Not a surprise, but still tough loss

The Kentucky Wildcats won't be getting Diamond Stone. (more…)

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Jalen Whitlow Has Shaky Debut for Eastern Illinois; Kicks 3-Yard Punt

Jalen Whitlow Has Shaky Debut for Eastern Illinois; Kicks 3-Yard Punt

Former Kentucky quarterback Jalen Whitlow got off to a bit of a rough start in his debut for Eastern Illinois against Minnesota. Kentucky fans who watched the game likely got a sense of deja vu as Whitlow found himself alternating series with fellow quarterback Andrew Manley, much as he did with Maxwell Smith in Lexington.…

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Kentucky basketball adds director of analytics and assistant strength coach

Kentucky basketball adds director of analytics and assistant strength coach

The UK men’s basketball program has added Joel Justus as the director of men’s basketball analytics and Robert Harris as assistant strength and conditioning coach, head coach John Calipari announced Thursday. Justus’ main responsibilities will include analyzing player and team performance, utilizing various stats and data to help develop efficient strategies through video. Justus comes…

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Kentucky Wildcats Football Gameday Changes

Kentucky Wildcats Football Gameday Changes

UK Athletics has just out a press release with the latest edition of the UK Gameday Education Series:. This one features gameday changes that fans need to be aware of. Before stepping foot on campus for a football game this fall, fans are encouraged to visit www.ukathletics.com/fbgameday for all game day information needs. WHAT UK FOOTBALL…

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Kentucky Wildcats vs Buffalo Bulls Game Time and Channel Set

Kentucky Wildcats vs Buffalo Bulls Game Time and Channel Set

The game time for the Kentucky Wildcats vs. Buffalo Bulls contest slated for Sunday, Nov. 16 at Rupp Arena, has been set for noon ET on ESPNU. The game marks the first time the two programs will meet on the hardwood. The story of this game will be Bulls head coach Bobby Hurley, a former Duke…

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2014 College Football Predictions for Kentucky Wildcats and SEC

2014 College Football Predictions for Kentucky Wildcats and SEC

The time is finally here folks. We've made it through the miserable stretch since basketball ended in April. After almost five months, College Football is back. The beginning of a new season is always exciting, and it's fun to make predictions on how the season will unfold. Here are my game-by-game outcomes for Kentucky football…

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2015 PF Henry Ellenson Cuts List to Kentucky, Marquette and Michigan State

2015 PF Henry Ellenson Cuts List to Kentucky, Marquette and Michigan State

Five-star power forward Henry Ellenson has trimmed his list to just three schools: Kentucky, Marquette and Michigan State, according to a report by ESPN's Reggie Rankin. Among the schools to not make the cut were Duke, North Carolina and Wisconsin. The 6'10", 230 lbs. big man from Rice Lake, WI is currently slotted as the…

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Jahque Alleyne commits to Virginia Tech Hokies over Kentucky Wildcats

Jahque Alleyne commits to Virginia Tech Hokies over Kentucky Wildcats

Ocean Lakes (Virginia Beach, VA) athlete Jahque Alleyne continues to see his stock rise, and the Kentucky Wildcats were the first SEC school to offer him back in April to play cornerback. However, UK won't be ladning his services after they appeared to be the favorites for awhile. The 3-star prospect announced today that he has chosen to…

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Luke Hiers decommits from Kentucky Wildcats; Cats unlikely for him

Luke Hiers decommits from Kentucky Wildcats; Cats unlikely for him

The Kentucky Wildcats picked up a huge commitment in the form of Lake Wales (Fla.) offensive lineman Luke Hiers over the summer. Unfortunately, Hiers has now decommitted from UK. Hiers committing to Kentucky was viewed as one of the top center prospects of the 2015 class. He also held scholarship offers from the Louisville Cardinals,…

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UK Football Fan Day Photo Gallery

UK Football Fan Day Photo Gallery

The Kentucky Wildcats took to the field on a rainy summer Saturday to hold their annual Fan Day. Here are our photos from the open practice portion: 

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Blake Bone loving his Kentucky experience; Talks QB competition

Blake Bone loving his Kentucky experience; Talks QB competition

(h/t) Courier Journal Kentucky picked up a huge get in the class of 2014 in the form of four-star wide receiver Blake Bone. Aa 6’5″, 183 lbs receiver from Woodruff, South Carolina, Bone opted for Kentucky over the likes of Arkansas, Clemson, Louisville, Ole Miss, Nebraska, Auburn and South Carolina. Since…

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UK Football Media Day Takeaways

UK Football Media Day Takeaways

Friday was UK's official media day, what may be considered the official kick off of the 2014 football season.  Mitch Barnhart, Mark Stoops, DJ Eliot, and Neal Brown all spoke at length about the current state of the football program, as well as the current version of the Kentucky Wildcats. A few highlights: -UK talked a…

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Kevin Love to Cavs for Andrew Wiggins, Anthony Bennett and Thaddeus Young

Kevin Love to Cavs for Andrew Wiggins, Anthony Bennett and Thaddeus Young

We now have closure. (more…)

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Suns offer Eric Bledsoe to Timberwolves for Kevin Love

Suns offer Eric Bledsoe to Timberwolves for Kevin Love

The Cleveland Cavaliers have looked to be on the verge of completing a deal with the Minnesota Timberwolves for All-NBA forward Kevin Love for some time now.   Yahoo Sports Adrian Wojnarowski reported a while back that the Cavs had a deal in place for the T'Wolves, sending former Kansas Jayhawks star Andrew Wiggins and other assets in exchange for…

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NBA Trade Rumors: Eric Bledsoe sign-and-trade talks heat up

NBA Trade Rumors: Eric Bledsoe sign-and-trade talks heat up

One of the biggest names on the NBA free agency market is Phoenix suns restricted free agent Eric Bledsoe. The Suns reportedly offered Bledsoe a four-year, $48 million contract when free agency opened, but Bledsoe’s reps wanted a five-year max offer that could run north of $80 million. (more…)

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Danny Trevathan Injury Report Sponsored by Team Zokee

Danny Trevathan Injury Report Sponsored by Team Zokee

Today's Injury Report is brought to you by Team Zokee.  Be sure to check out their website to get all your UK merchandise. It appears that Danny Trevathan’s knee injury is not nearly as severe as initial reports suggested. Trevathan injured his left knee in practice this past Tuesday and initial reports were that he…

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Kentucky Wildcats Announce UK Alumni Game is Cancelled

Kentucky Wildcats Announce UK Alumni Game is Cancelled

The UK Athletics department has announced the 2014 UK Alumni Charity Game, originally scheduled for Aug. 24, has officially been canceled. Anyone who purchased tickets for the game will receive a full refund. “With what we’ve been able to do with bringing our guys back for our fans and raising money for charity, the UK Alumni Charity…

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Danny Trevathan breaks kneecap; Denver Broncos expect him back in 2 months

Danny Trevathan breaks kneecap; Denver Broncos expect him back in 2 months

The Denver Broncos and star linebacker Danny Trevathan dodged a bullet on Tuesday. It looked as though Trevathan injured his knee to the point he could miss the 2014 NFL season, but it turned out to be "just" a broken kneecap. ESPN's Josina Anderson was the first to report this: Broncos LB Danny Trevathan in…

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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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What is the Big Blue Onion?

What is the Big Blue Onion?

This is an interesting new site where we will talk about and possibly make up crazy stories, discuss odd news, and give you weird news surrounding the Kentucky Wildcats.

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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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#BBN, Subscribe to the KSC Monthly Newsletter

#BBN, Subscribe to the KSC Monthly Newsletter

Kentucky Sports Connection will be doing a monthly newsletter starting at the end of August/beginning of September.  The newsletter will help you keep up to date on everything happening with our website, plus all the great Kentucky Sports news happening in Big Blue Nation.  We look forward to bringing you our great content a different…

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Help Wanted: Cover Kentucky Wildcats on KSC Network; NFL and NBA too

Help Wanted: Cover Kentucky Wildcats on KSC Network; NFL and NBA too

Are you passionate about Kentucky Sports? Would you like an avenue to voice your opinion? Are you willing to be a consistent blogger and have your articles published on one of the Kentucky Sports Connection websites? If so, we're looking for experienced, passionate sports bloggers to publish quality articles on the kysportsconnection.com site, or on our…

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KSC is Partnered with Ticket Monster

KSC is Partnered with Ticket Monster

 Get UK Tickets From Ticket Monster! Kentucky Sports Connection is proud to announce that we have partnered with Ticket Monster to help provide all of Big Blue Nation the option to get great UK Basketball and Football Game Tickets at a great price.  Ticket Monster is one of the fastest growing event ticket websites out…

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Texas A&M vs South Carolina: TV Info, Live Stream, Injury Report, Odds and more

Texas A&M vs South Carolina: TV Info, Live Stream, Injury Report, Odds and more

| August 28, 2014 | 0 Comments
Who: Texas A&M Aggies ay South Carolina Gamecocks When: Thursday, August 28, 6 p.m. ET Where: Williams-Brice Stadium, Columbia, S.C. Television: SEC Network Live Stream: WatchESPN Odds via Odds Shark: Over/Under: 58 Spread: South Carolina (-13) The No. 9 South Carolina Gamecocks will open 2014 season at home against the No. 21 Texas A&M Aggies. Prior to…

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Unlucky 7 shows Kentucky Wildcats’ SEC struggles

Unlucky 7 shows Kentucky Wildcats’ SEC struggles

| August 27, 2014 | 0 Comments
Photo by Jason Marcum The Kentucky Wildcats haven't won an SEC game in two years. What's even more amazing than that debilitating stat is that only seven current Cats were part of UK's last SEC win. The Cats last won an SEC contest in the final game of 2011: A miraculous 10-7…

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DeMarcus Cousins and Anthony Davis continue to lead Team USA

DeMarcus Cousins and Anthony Davis continue to lead Team USA

| August 27, 2014 | 0 Comments
The final exhibition game for the 2014 USA Basketball Men’s National Team (4-0), which was a 101-71 win over Slovenia on Tuesday night in front of a sold-out crowd at Gran Canaria Arena in Gran Canaria, Spain, also was the team’s first as a 12-member unit, and the USA’s depth was on full display as…

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Verizon FiOS signs deal to carry SEC Network‏

Verizon FiOS signs deal to carry SEC Network‏

| August 26, 2014 | 0 Comments
Verizon FiOS has signed an agreement to carry the SEC Network and expects to begin airing it prior to Aug. 28 on Channels 75 and 575. It will be available on those channels to all FiOS TV customers in Florida and Texas who receive ESPN in their FiOS TV package and to FiOS Extreme and…

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Rick Eckstein joins UK after stints with LA Angels, Washington Nationals

Rick Eckstein joins UK after stints with LA Angels, Washington Nationals

| August 26, 2014 | 0 Comments
Rick Eckstein, the hitting coach for the Washington Nationals for five seasons and most recently the player information coach for the Los Angeles Angels, has been hired as the Kentucky Wildcats' new assistant coach, it was announced by UK head coach Gary Henderson on Monday. Eckstein joins the UK staff after serving as the player…

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Zokee Contest – All you got to do is Like & Follow Zokee’s Social Pages

Zokee Contest – All you got to do is Like & Follow Zokee’s Social Pages

| August 26, 2014 | 0 Comments
All you have to do for this contest is Like & Follow some social pages.  Like the Zokee Facebook Page, Like the Kentucky Sports Connection Facebook Page & Follow @TeamZokee on Twitter.  That's all you have to do to win a $20 Gift Card sponsored by Zokee. The winner will be chosen at random to…

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Rashad Cunningham suspended vs. UT Martin; Missed all of 2013

Rashad Cunningham suspended vs. UT Martin; Missed all of 2013

| August 25, 2014 | 0 Comments
Mark Stoops announced two Kentucky Wildcats will be suspended for the 2014 season-opener vs. UT Martin. In addition to Darrian Miller being suspended, Stoops also announced junior wide receiver Rashad Cunningham, who was ineligible for the 2013 season, will be suspended for the opener. Despite his limited role, Cunningham still has great potential to emerge…

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Kentucky Wildcats’ Darrian Miller suspended for violation of team rules

Kentucky Wildcats’ Darrian Miller suspended for violation of team rules

| August 25, 2014 | 2 Comments
The Kentucky Wildcats will be without starting offensive tackle Darrian Miller to start the 2014 college football season. (more…)

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Doral Moore missed scheduled visit to Kentucky Wildcats this weekend

Doral Moore missed scheduled visit to Kentucky Wildcats this weekend

| August 25, 2014 | 0 Comments
Over the summer, the Kentucky Wildcats offered 2015 four-star center Doral Moore. He was scheduled to visit this weekend, but something apparently came up. Doral Moore ended up not making it to Kentucky for his scheduled visit this past weekend. — Evan Daniels (@EvanDaniels) August 25, 2014 Moore is a 7’0″ big man from Locust…

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Kentucky Wildcats Football Game 1 Depth Chart Released

Kentucky Wildcats Football Game 1 Depth Chart Released

| August 25, 2014 | 0 Comments
Photo by Jason Marcum The Kentucky Wildcats have released their first depth chart of the 2014 college football regular season. With the Cats set to face UT-Martin this Saturday, here's a look at what the first depth chart will look like. Yes, starting offensive tackle Darrian Miller is not on the…

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Willie Cauley-Stein Will Likely Return to the Court This Week

Willie Cauley-Stein Will Likely Return to the Court This Week

| August 25, 2014 | 0 Comments
It sounds like Kentucky center Willie Cauley-Stein will be making his return to the court very soon. The 7-foot junior had initially anticipated returning to practice after the team arrived home from its Bahamas trip. That turned out to not be the case as coach John Calipari confirmed on Sunday that he had not participated…

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Which Wildcat will be MVP of this year’s basketball team?

Which Wildcat will be MVP of this year’s basketball team?

| August 25, 2014 | 0 Comments
When taking a look at this year’s University of Kentucky Wildcats basketball team it’s almost impossible to not be star struck by the sheer number of extremely talented players on the roster.  One through twelve there are players that could start for and even star on any other team in the nation.  So which player…

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Other Fall Sports Ready To Get Started

Other Fall Sports Ready To Get Started

| August 23, 2014 | 0 Comments
While this is a big weekend for UK with new freshmen moving in and sorority rush days, fall sport athletes have already been in town for a while, and this week things really get going. Women’s Soccer Leading the campaign for head coach Jon Lipsitz is senior Arin Gilliland. The two time All American, three…

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Jarrod Polson Challenges UK’s Basketball Team to the Worlds Largest Knockout Game & Does ALS Challenge

Jarrod Polson Challenges UK’s Basketball Team to the Worlds Largest Knockout Game & Does ALS Challenge

| August 23, 2014 | 0 Comments
Jarrod will always be remembered by BBN. Jarrod Polson is one of Big Blue Nation's favorite players over the last 5 years. They always cheered their heart out for him.  Even though he was a walk-on at first who ended up earning a scholarship, he still made some great impacts on UK's team and gave…

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Kentucky Men’s Soccer Hosts Final Exhibition Match on Saturday

Kentucky Men’s Soccer Hosts Final Exhibition Match on Saturday

| August 23, 2014 | 0 Comments
The University of Kentucky men’s soccer team will take the field for its final exhibition match of the 2014 season on Saturday, Aug. 23, when the Wildcats host Georgia State at the brand new Wendell & Vickie Bell Soccer Complex at 7 p.m. ET. Admission is free for the exhibition contest. For those that can’t…

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