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Do Not Sleep On Kentucky Wildcats Football

Do Not Sleep On Kentucky Wildcats Football

Photo by Jason Marcum Between 2006 and 2010, Kentucky football participated in five straight bowls games, winning three of the five match ups. Four of those bowl appearances came under coach Rich Brooks, whom UK hired in December of 2002. There was a lot of fun times and memories under the…

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Keith Bogans and Marty Moore among 6 Kentucky Wildcats Hall of Fame inductees

Keith Bogans and Marty Moore among 6 Kentucky Wildcats Hall of Fame inductees

The Kentucky Wildcats Athletics Department has just put out a press releases that six former UK greats will be inducted into the UK Athletics Hall of Fame in late September. The 2014 class includes former UK student-athletes Keith Bogans (men’s basketball), Pat Etcheberry (track and field athlete/coach, also strength and conditioning coach), Marty Moore (football),…

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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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Mike Edwards Doesn’t Need Surgery; Will Enroll at Kentucky Immediately

Mike Edwards Doesn’t Need Surgery; Will Enroll at Kentucky Immediately

The University of Kentucky football team received some good news on Tuesday as defensive back Mike Edwards announced that he won't require shoulder surgery and he will enroll at Kentucky for the fall. Edwards had previously planned to enroll in school in January with the thought that he would require surgery on a torn shoulder…

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Kentucky Wildcats’ Chance at “Something Historic”

Kentucky Wildcats’ Chance at “Something Historic”

“You have a chance to do something historic.” (more…)

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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 Women’s Soccer take on Washington Huskies Friday Night

Kentucky Wildcats Women’s Soccer take on Washington Huskies Friday Night

The University of Kentucky women’s soccer team will kick off the 2014-15 UK Athletics calendar year on Friday night with a match against the Washington Huskies at 10 p.m. ET at the Husky Soccer Stadium in Seattle, Wash. The Wildcats are returning nine starters back to the pitch for the 2014 season from a team…

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2014 Preseason Coaches All-SEC Football Teams Announced

2014 Preseason Coaches All-SEC Football Teams Announced

The Alabama Crimson Tide and LSU Tigers each placed a league-leading 11 representatives on the 2014 Preseason Coaches All-Southeastern Conference Football Teams, the SEC announced Thursday. All 14 SEC schools were represented by at least one member on the All-SEC teams, including seven schools with seven or more selections each. Ten SEC schools had at…

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D.J. Eliot and Ryan Flannigan happy with his transition at UK

D.J. Eliot and Ryan Flannigan happy with his transition at UK

Linebacker was a huge area of need this offseason for UK, and unfortunately, they struck out on several prospects they were targeting to play at that position. Stoops began looking to the JUCO ranks to find an impact LB who could come in and play immediately. That’s where linebacker Ryan Flannigan comes in. Flannigan, who…

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SEC Stepping Up Fan Engagement For 2014 College Football Season

SEC Stepping Up Fan Engagement For 2014 College Football Season

Each of the 14 schools in the SEC have taken steps to enhance the fan experience going into the 2014 football season in the next stage of a league-wide initiative to address fan engagement, the SEC office announced Wednesday. (more…)

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Top 5 Former Kentucky Wildcats of All Time

Top 5 Former Kentucky Wildcats of All Time

The University of Kentucky is to men's college hoops what the Yankees are to baseball. Kentucky has not only won more games than any other program, they hold the highest winning percentage and the second most titles. The program continuously brings in top tier talent and fields a title tournament threat year…

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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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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

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 arriving to UK's campus, Bone is having…

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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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SEC Network Unveils Animated Graphic Element for all 14 Schools

SEC Network Unveils Animated Graphic Element for all 14 Schools

The SEC Network will debut on August 14 with customized graphic packages for all 14 schools and a cohesive network design reflecting the solidarity of the conference and all 21 SEC sponsored sports. Each school worked closely with the network to develop authentic and timeless school IDs, including a 15 second “Quad” ID. All 14 Quad…

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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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Denver Broncos’ Danny Trevathan suffers potentially serious knee injury

Denver Broncos’ Danny Trevathan suffers potentially serious knee injury

Former Kentucky Wildcats great Danny Trevathan has suffered a potentially serious knee injury during Tuesday's practice. From Omar Ruiz at Broncos practice: LB Danny Trevathan was carted off the field with an apparent knee injury. A big blow if it's serious. — NFL: AroundTheLeague (@NFL_ATL) August 12, 2014 Danny Trevathan down on field being tended to…

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LA Clippers sale officially closes; Steve Ballmer becomes new owner

LA Clippers sale officially closes; Steve Ballmer becomes new owner

We finally have some resolution with the NBA's attempt to force the sale of the Los Angeles Clippers. Owner Donald Sterling and his wife previously agreed to sell the Clippers to ex- Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer, but Sterling backed out of the deal and sued to try and keep the Clippers. It failed, and now the Clippers will…

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Winston Guy gets pick-6 off Josh McCown (GIF)

Winston Guy gets pick-6 off Josh McCown (GIF)

former Kentucky Wildcats safety and current Jacksonville Jaguars starter Winston Guy is wasting little time making some noise in the NFL preseason. He grabbed an interception off of Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Josh McCown, and proceeded to take all the way to the endzone for the game's first score. It was Guy's first career pick-6…

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Rudy Gay being added to Team USA Basketball

Rudy Gay being added to Team USA Basketball

Team USA was hit with a tough blow when All-NBA forward Kevin Durant dropped out of the 2014 FIBA World Cup. That cut the roster to 15, and though they need to get down to 12 soon, they're still going to add another guy to compete for a roster spot. The reports are that sacramento…

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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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#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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Join KSC on Fancred

Join KSC on Fancred

  Kentucky Sports Connection is happy to announce that we have been invited to join and be a verified account on Fancred, the world's fastest growing social media network. Founded in 2012, Fancred's mission is to unite the world's sports fans by creating a new way to consume sports information and interact with other fans…

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Kentucky Sports Connection joins YardBarker Network

Kentucky Sports Connection joins YardBarker Network

We are excited to say that we have now joined the Yardbarker Sports Blog Network.  You might have already noticed some of the changes on the site; such as some new Ads and the very cool YBN Navigation Bar at the top of the page.  It's official now. Don't worry nothing major is changing with…

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KSC Partners with Kentucky Merchandise Store – Zokee

KSC Partners with Kentucky Merchandise Store – Zokee

We are very excited to announce our partnership with Zokee, an officially licensed University of Kentucky merchandise online store.  This online store is now your place to go purchase all your UK Gear, including Apparel, Tailgating, Home Goods, Auto Accessories, Tech Accessories and much more!  #TeamZokee "Kentucky Sports Connection is proud to announce our partnership…

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Rich Brooks does ALS Ice Bucket Challenge; Screams like a child

Rich Brooks does ALS Ice Bucket Challenge; Screams like a child

| August 20, 2014 | 0 Comments
Former Kentucky Wildcats and Oregon Ducks head coach Rich Brooks became the latest person to participate in the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge. He accepted the challenge from former UK receiver Randall Cobb. His reaction is priceless. (more…)

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Tim Couch and Jared Lorenzen do ALS Ice Bucket Challenge; Talk Patrick Towles

Tim Couch and Jared Lorenzen do ALS Ice Bucket Challenge; Talk Patrick Towles

| August 20, 2014 | 0 Comments
Patrick Towles was named the starting QB for the Kentucky Wildcats' opener against Tennessee-Martin when Mark Stoops and Neal Brown delivered the news to him on Monday morning before the Cats' final open practice of the fall. (more…)

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Braxton Miller expected to miss 2014 college football season

Braxton Miller expected to miss 2014 college football season

| August 19, 2014 | 0 Comments
Ohio State Buckeyes quarterback Braxton Miller reinjured his right, throwing shoulder during practice Monday. According to Gil Brandt of NFL.com, the Buckeyes expect Miller to miss the entire 2014 college football season. (more…)

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Damien Harris says Kentucky Wildcats recruiting him hardest; Talks 2014 goals

Damien Harris says Kentucky Wildcats recruiting him hardest; Talks 2014 goals

| August 18, 2014 | 0 Comments
As the college football season nears, Rivals has released their latest high school football rankings. Coming in as the No. 1 running back was Madison Southern' Damien Harris. (more…)

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Quick thoughts from Kentucky Wildcats Football Practice

Quick thoughts from Kentucky Wildcats Football Practice

| August 18, 2014 | 0 Comments
Photo by Jason Marcum The Kentucky Wildcats football team was back on the field for an open practice session Monday morning. This was also the first practice in which Patrick Towles was he man at quarterback. Here are some of my quick thoughts on what went on during this session. (more…)

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Patrick Towles named starting Quarterback for Kentucky Wildcats

Patrick Towles named starting Quarterback for Kentucky Wildcats

| August 18, 2014 | 1 Comment
With the game against UT-Martin less than two weeks away, and a long, hotly contested Quarterback battle having gone on for essentially 6 months at this point, Coach Stoops and Coach Brown finally decided there was enough separation to name a starting Quarterback.  As we have been predicting since Spring practice, the staff has decided…

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UK Hoops Shaping Up For Exciting Season

UK Hoops Shaping Up For Exciting Season

| August 18, 2014 | 0 Comments
  It’s August in the Bluegrass, and while that has a lot of the #BBN gearing up for football (as well it should…kickoff in 12 days!), the Big Blue Bahamas tour has jump started the buzz about basketball.  We can see that the men’s team is going to bring a lot of excitement this season,…

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Kentucky Wildcats postgame notes from Big Blue Bahamas Tour finale

Kentucky Wildcats postgame notes from Big Blue Bahamas Tour finale

| August 17, 2014 | 0 Comments
The Kentucky Wildcats dropped the sixth and final game of their Big Blue Bahamas Tour to fall to 5-1 on the trip. (more…)

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Quick thoughts and highlights from Kentucky Wildcats’ loss to Dominican Republic

Quick thoughts and highlights from Kentucky Wildcats’ loss to Dominican Republic

| August 17, 2014 | 0 Comments
The Kentucky Wildcats found themselves in another barn-burner in the closing minutes of a game on Sunday. After barely escaping Chalons-Reims with a 5-point win on Saturday, UK's final game of the Big Blue Bahamas Tour came down to the wire with the Dominican Republic. Unfortunately, the Cats lost a last-second fade-away by Jack Michael-Martinez to…

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Tyler Ulis lob to Karl Towns, who later goes Behind the back to Derek Willis (video)

Tyler Ulis lob to Karl Towns, who later goes Behind the back to Derek Willis (video)

| August 17, 2014 | 1 Comment
The best part of watching the Kentucky Wildcats in the Bahamas has been their passing ability. Their best highlights have come off of beautiful feeds from teammates to each other, and Tyle Ulis has been the trigger-man for a lot of them.    . Karl Towns is no slouch himself at passing, and he hits…

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Karl Towns gets block; Throws deep to Derek Willis for dunk (video)

Karl Towns gets block; Throws deep to Derek Willis for dunk (video)

| August 17, 2014 | 0 Comments
Derek Willis continues to make his bid for more playing time heading into his second college season. After playing rarely for the Kentucky Wildcats last season, Willis is having a great Big Blue Bahamas Tour showing, as is incoming freshman center Karl Towns. (more…)

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Alex Poythress 1-handed slam off lob from Andrew Harrison (video)

Alex Poythress 1-handed slam off lob from Andrew Harrison (video)

| August 17, 2014 | 2 Comments
Photo: UK Athletics Photo Department The Kentucky Wildcats made sure they got one more highlight-reel play in before their Big Blue Bahamas Tour ended. This one came off a beautiful lob from Andrew Harrison that Alex Poythress caught and slammed down with one hand. (more…)

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John Robic coaching final game; Willie Cauley-Stein in uniform

John Robic coaching final game; Willie Cauley-Stein in uniform

| August 17, 2014 | 0 Comments
The Kentucky Wildcats are getting set to face the Dominican Republic National Team for the second time. It will be the sixth and final game of the Big Blue Bahamas Tour, but it will be the first that center Willie Cauley-Stein suits up. (more…)

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Kentucky Wildcats embrace ALS Ice Bucket Challenge; Mark Stoops joins in

Kentucky Wildcats embrace ALS Ice Bucket Challenge; Mark Stoops joins in

| August 17, 2014 | 0 Comments
Photo by Jason Marcum The Kentucky Wildcats are embracing the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge. John Calipari and the basketball team did the challenge, as did Joe Craft. Mark Stoops and his assistants. (more…)

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John Calipari and Kentucky Basketball Team Complete ALS Ice Bucket Challenge (VIDEO)

John Calipari and Kentucky Basketball Team Complete ALS Ice Bucket Challenge (VIDEO)

| August 16, 2014 | 2 Comments
Photo: Tyler Thompson, Kentucky Sports Radio Shortly after defeating Champagne Chalons-Reims by a score of 77-72, the Kentucky basketball team cooled off by completing the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge. The Ice Bucket Challenge, a campaign started by the ALS Association, essentially involves pouring a bucket of ice water over your head…

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