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Kentucky Wildcats versus Alabama Crimson Tide Photo Gallery

Kentucky Wildcats versus Alabama Crimson Tide Photo Gallery

Photos By: Kara Harkins

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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 Wildcats: Running Backs on the Rise

Kentucky Wildcats: Running Backs on the Rise

The Kentucky Wildcats football program ended the 2015 season with a disappointing 5-7 record. Even though this wasn’t the season Kentucky fans were hoping for, there was a silver lining. The Wildcat’s running back corps played extremely well, and all of them will be returning for the 2016 season. Here’s a look at how the […]

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Breaking down the Cats and the Seawolves

Breaking down the Cats and the Seawolves

Coming off of their thrilling 82-77 win over Texas A&M on Sunday to win the SEC Tournament Championship, Kentucky players, coaches, and fans, would have been right to have felt good about their potential seeding on Selection Sunday.  After all, they had just won 5 in a row, and had beaten the co-SEC champion as […]

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SEC Tournament: UK Quarterfinal Preview

SEC Tournament: UK Quarterfinal Preview

On Friday night at 7 PM EST, the Kentucky Wildcats will be back in action, either against the Ole Miss Rebels or the Alabama Crimson Tide.  The Cats probably do not have much of a preference between which of those teams takes the court against them on Friday night, as the Cats are 3-0 against […]

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Breaking down the Cats and the Tigers

Breaking down the Cats and the Tigers

 On Saturday afternoon, the Kentucky Wildcats will rap up their regular season with a game on senior day against the LSU Tigers – a team that beat them back in January.  Of course, both teams have gone in mostly different directions since that time.  Though LSU has moved back in to the SEC picture, that […]

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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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Did Loss to Tennessee Wake Up the Kentucky Wildcats?

Did Loss to Tennessee Wake Up the Kentucky Wildcats?

The Kentucky Wildcats men’s basketball team has come extremely close to winning a national championship the last few years, but they have not been able to claim another title since their impressive run in 2012. At the midpoint of the 2015-16 college basketball season, the Kentucky Wildcats did not look like a team capable of […]

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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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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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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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Breaking down the Cats and the Aggies

Breaking down the Cats and the Aggies

On Saturday night, the Kentucky Wildcats will travel to College Station for the second straight year, to take on the Texas A&M Aggies, in a game that will go a long way in deciding the regular season championship in the SEC.  The Cats bring a 10-3 SEC record in to the game, while the Aggies […]

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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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The Enigma of Ben Simmons

The Enigma of Ben Simmons

| March 3, 2016 | 0 Comments

Ben Simmons has been the most talented all-around player in the NCAA Men’s game this season. His team, LSU, currently sits at #86 in the RPI rankings; just behind traditional behemoth Stephen F. Austin and two spots ahead of Albany.  I don’t think it’s an exaggeration to say that there has maybe never been a […]

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Breaking down the Cats and the Gators

Breaking down the Cats and the Gators

| February 29, 2016 | 0 Comments

After a disappointing loss over the weekend to the Vanderbilt Commodores, the Cats will be back in action on Tuesday night, as they travel to the O-Dome to take on the Florida Gators.  This will be another return trip, similar to the one in Nashville on Saturday, where the Cats are coming in to the […]

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Breaking down the Cats and the Commodores

Breaking down the Cats and the Commodores

| February 26, 2016 | 0 Comments

On Saturday afternoon, the Kentucky Wildcats will be making the short trip down to Nashville, to take on the Vanderbilt Commodores in Memorial Gymnasium.  This is the return trip from a late January game in Rupp Arena, where the Cats defeated the ‘Dores by a final score of 76-57.  The Cats were led in that […]

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Breaking down the Cats and the Crimson Tide

Breaking down the Cats and the Crimson Tide

| February 22, 2016 | 0 Comments

Earlier this year in Tuscaloosa, the Kentucky Wildcats took on the Alabama Crimson Tide in Coleman Coliseum.  It was Kentucky’s second SEC game of the year, and it remained to be seen if Kentucky could get a win on the road.  Alabama, in their first year under Avery Johnson, had been somewhat of a surprise […]

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Breaking down the Cats and the Vols, Part 2

Breaking down the Cats and the Vols, Part 2

| February 17, 2016 | 0 Comments

On Thursday night, the Cats will be back in action, as they look for their 20th win of the season against the Tennessee Volunteers.  The two teams squared off earlier this year, in a game that Rick Barnes and crew were able to overcome a 21 point deficit early in the game to come back […]

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Breaking down the Cats and the Gamecocks

Breaking down the Cats and the Gamecocks

| February 12, 2016 | 0 Comments

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

| February 8, 2016 | 0 Comments

All Photos Taken By: Kara Harkins

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Breaking down the Cats and the Gators

Breaking down the Cats and the Gators

| February 5, 2016 | 0 Comments

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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