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Dorian Baker Looks the Part of an SEC Wide Receiver; Catches Passes from Drew Barker

Dorian Baker Looks the Part of an SEC Wide Receiver; Catches Passes from Drew Barker

Measuring in at 6'3", 205 lbs., freshman Dorian Baker may be one of the most physically impressive wide receivers Kentucky football has signed in a long time. Baker posted the following video of himself catching passes in the endzone from fellow freshman Drew Barker. While he hasn't played in an actual game yet, Baker already…

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Athlon Sports Tags Kentucky as One of College Football’s Most Improved Teams for 2014

Athlon Sports Tags Kentucky as One of College Football’s Most Improved Teams for 2014

Despite a couple of consecutive two-win seasons, Kentucky football is beginning to gain some recognition as a team that is on the rise. Athlon Sports identified the Wildcats as a team that should be among the most improved in college football for 2014. They did clarify, however, that their amount of improvement may not necessarily…

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Damien Harris announces commitment date

Damien Harris announces commitment date

One of the top college football recruits from the class of 2015 will be trimming his list of schools soon. Not long after that, he'll be making his college decision. Madison Southern runningback Damien Harris, regarded as one of the nation's best RB prospects, will name his top five schools in August before making his…

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Working in the Trenches: 50% Complete

Working in the Trenches: 50% Complete

Anyone that knows college football, the Southeastern Conference, or Kentucky football could tell you, when Coach Mark Stoops was hired there was no time to waste. When coach Stoops came onto the scene he came out of the recruiting gate running! In his first two recruiting cycles you could see a trend as to how…

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This year in UK Sports is going to be REALLY GOOD…

This year in UK Sports is going to be REALLY GOOD…

There's a lot to be excited about for the upcoming University of Kentucky academic school year. It's getting close to going back to school time and we all know that means that great sporting events are just around the corner.  So what do we have to look forward to this year? I am really looking…

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Zy’Aire Hughes Commits to Kentucky Wildcats

Zy’Aire Hughes Commits to Kentucky Wildcats

The Kentucky Wildcats have reportedly picked up their third commitment of the weekend. This one is from the class of 2016, and it's Paducah, KY (McCracken County) athlete Zy'Aire Hughes. 2016 Paducah (Ky.) ATH Zy'aire Hughes committed to UK today. — Alex Davis (@KYPREPSAlex) July 19, 2014 Received word from the McCracken Co. staff. Zy'aire Hughes and…

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Boston Celtics signing Evan Turner to give Rajon Rondo Help

Boston Celtics signing Evan Turner to give Rajon Rondo Help

If the boston Celtics want to re-sign Rajon Rondo before he hits free agency, they need to show him they can at least become a playoff team. Last year saw Boston miss the playoffs for just the second time since drafting the former Kentucky Wildcats point guard in 2006. They've added some quality players this offseason,…

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Jarrod Polson, Tod Lanter and Sam Malone Earn NABC Academic Honors

Jarrod Polson, Tod Lanter and Sam Malone Earn NABC Academic Honors

Photo by Jason Marcum Three Kentucky Wildcats have been honored by the National Association of Basketball Coaches for excellence in the classroom during the 2013-14 academic school year. Tod Lanter, Sam Malone and Jarrod Polson were all tabbed to the NABC’s Honors Court on Monday. In order to earn recognition on the…

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Julius Randle NBA Summer League Review

Julius Randle NBA Summer League Review

The NBA Summer League is almost over, and several former Kentucky Wildcats had great showings for their teams. The one with the biggest spotlight on him was Los Angeles Lakers forward Julius Randle. Friday afternoon's 83-77 win over Denver improved ,ay have been randle's best game. After struggling through the first three quarters, it was…

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Mark Stoops and Fellow SEC Coaches Going Through ESPN Carwash

Mark Stoops and Fellow SEC Coaches Going Through ESPN Carwash

Photo by Jason Marcum Kentucky Wildcats football head coach Mark Stoops will spend Monday in Bristol, Conn., on the ESPN Campus conducting a series of interviews to promote the upcoming UK football season as part of ESPN's annual "Car Wash" with SEC football head coaches. Stoops, who will be joined Monday by…

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NBA Trade Rumors: Lakers’ Julius Randle swap for Suns’ Eric Bledsoe?

NBA Trade Rumors: Lakers’ Julius Randle swap for Suns’ Eric Bledsoe?

It's all starting to add up now, and that could mean Julius Randle's stay in LA could be a short one. Since drafting the former Kentucky Wildcats forward with the 7th pick in the 2014 NBA Draft, the LA Lakers have signed three other power forwards to their roster. Carlos Boozer, Ed Davis and Ryan…

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UK Tweet Beat: John Calipari, Marcus Walker, Mark Stoops and more

UK Tweet Beat: John Calipari, Marcus Walker, Mark Stoops and more

It was quite a week for John Calipari. He's been back and forth between Lexington and several big AAU events to watch the nation's top recruits. When he finally got home Saturday night, he was pleased to see his team putting the offseason work in:   Got off the road, go to my office &…

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Kentucky Basketball Offers 2015 Center Caleb Swanigan

Kentucky Basketball Offers 2015 Center Caleb Swanigan

Kentucky has offered yet another big man in 2015. This time it's Caleb Swanigan, his guardian told Brian Snow of Scout.com on Monday. https://twitter.com/BSnowScout/status/491402460422893568 The 6'8", 265 lbs. center from Fort Wayne, IN impressed the Kentucky coaching staff this weekend at the Peach Jam. He is a strong, wide-bodied post player who has great hands…

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Kentucky Wildcats Basketball Weekly Recruiting Round-up: Malik Monk Edition

Kentucky Wildcats Basketball Weekly Recruiting Round-up: Malik Monk Edition

Malik Monk has proven himself as one of the best in 2016 and earned a UK offer. Malik Monk has been the talk of the Peach Jam thus far. The 6'3" Arkansas shooting guard has already proven himself to be one of the top prospects in 2016, but…

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Marcus Walker Commits to Kentucky Wildcats

Marcus Walker Commits to Kentucky Wildcats

Class of 2015 4-star safety Marcus Walker has committed to the Kentucky Wildcats. The scoop was first reported by Scout’s Patrick Loney: Marcus Walker has been set on #Kentucky since the beginning of this month. He is actively recruiting Kaleel Gaines & Michael Smith Jr. — Patrick Loney (@PatrickLoney) July 18, 2014…

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Diamond Stone Will Announce on November 12; Package Deal with Malik Newman 50-50

Diamond Stone Will Announce on November 12; Package Deal with Malik Newman 50-50

Five-star center Diamond Stone has officially set a decision date of November 12. The 6'10", 246 lbs. Milwaukee, WI big man plans to make his announcement during ESPN's signing day special. Before making that decision, Stone and his family plan to take all five official visits, though they haven't yet decided on the schools. Kentucky…

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Video Highlights of all 27 Incoming Kentucky Wildcats Freshmen

Video Highlights of all 27 Incoming Kentucky Wildcats Freshmen

The college football is nearing, and the Kentucky Wildcats will rely heavily on the incoming fresham to help UK climb out of the SEC basement. Regarded as one of the best classes in the program's history, the 2014 UK recruiting class consists of many players who will not only become building blocks…

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Five-Star SG Antonio Blakeney Says He Will Probably Attend Big Blue Madness

Five-Star SG Antonio Blakeney Says He Will Probably Attend Big Blue Madness

Antonio Blakeney only received an official offer just this past weekend, but he is already planning a visit for Kentucky's premier basketball recruiting event: Big Blue Madness. Blakeney told Scout.com that John Calipari wanted him to visit Lexington for Big Blue Madness. The Sarasota, FL resident seemed to be receptive to the idea. "I probably…

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Houston Rockets Could Target Phoenix Suns Guard Eric Bledsoe

Houston Rockets Could Target Phoenix Suns Guard Eric Bledsoe

The Houston Rockets have swung and missed on their biggest targets in NBA free agency. They managed to miss on Chris Bosh and Carmelo Anthony while trading away Omer Asik and Jeremy Lin, leaving a huge void on their bench. However, there's one player that could not only boost their depth, but make them a darkhorse…

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Darius Miller Re-signs with New Orleans Pelicans

Darius Miller Re-signs with New Orleans Pelicans

Former Kentucky Wildcats small forward/shooting guard Darius Miller has been a free agent since the New Orleans Pelicans opted not to give him a qualifying offer. By not tendering his $1.15 million offer just ahead of the start of NBA free agency, Miller became a free agent for the first time in his NBA career, but he's…

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LA Lakers Claim Carlos Boozer off Waivers; Bad News for Julius Randle

LA Lakers Claim Carlos Boozer off Waivers; Bad News for Julius Randle

It looks like the LA Lakers aren't ready to hand Julius Randle the keys to the car just yet. It looked as though Randle was set to take over as the Lakers starting power forward with Pau Gasol having left in NBA free agency to sign with the Chicago Bulls Randle hasn't disappointed in the…

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Eric Bledose and Phoenix Suns ‘far apart in contract talks’

Eric Bledose and Phoenix Suns ‘far apart in contract talks’

  As NBA Free Agency continue, Eric Bledsoe is still waiting to sign his first big contract. The former Kentucky Wildcats guard and current Phoenix Suns restricted free agents wants to remain with his current team, and they in turn want him back. But they're also prepared for life potentially without Bledsoe. They've already got…

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NBA Las Vegas Summer League Tournament Begins

NBA Las Vegas Summer League Tournament Begins

The championship round of the Samsung NBA Summer League 2014 tips off on Wednesday, July 16, in Las Vegas at the Thomas & Mack Center and Cox Pavilion on the campus of the University of Nevada Las Vegas. The Chicago Bulls earned the top seed, while the New York Knicks, Cleveland Cavaliers, Washington Wizards and…

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NBA Trade Rumors: Chances Rajon Rondo Stays with Celtics ‘Nonexistent’

NBA Trade Rumors: Chances Rajon Rondo Stays with Celtics ‘Nonexistent’

It's beginning to look like a matter of when, not if the Boston Celtics decide to trade All-Star point guard Rajon Rondo. The former Kentucky Wildcats slasher has grown tired of Boston's rebuilding project, and the Celtics are also preparing for life without him. They signed combo guard Avery Bradley to a 4-year, $32 million…

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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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Writers Needed on the Kentucky Sports Connection Network

Writers Needed on the Kentucky Sports Connection Network

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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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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NCAA Tournament Ticket Giveaway/Contest by Seat Geek

NCAA Tournament Ticket Giveaway/Contest by Seat Geek

SeatGeek has contacted Kentucky Sports Connection with an interesting contest/ticket giveaway for our fans.  This contest will give you the opportunity to win tickets to any 2015 NCAA Tournament (excluding Final Four) or any regular season game next year. Check out all the Final Four details on SeatGeek here:  https://seatgeek.com/events/final-four/.  There is a link at the bottom for…

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Welcome to the Team – Jason Marcum

Welcome to the Team – Jason Marcum

  We would like to welcome another Kentucky blogger extraordinaire to our team.  Jason Marcum is joining the Kentucky Sports Connection team as of today.  He comes to us from Wildcat Blue Nation where he has been an editor for the last couple of years.  Jason will be joining KSC as a Content Manager on…

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Welcome to the Team – Jon Shartzer

Welcome to the Team – Jon Shartzer

  At this time we would like welcome Jon Shartzer to the Kentucky Sports Connection team.  He comes to us from In Depth Sports, his own website where wrote about and discussed football recruits in the state of Kentucky. Read about him below and be sure to follow him on Twitter. Jon Shartzer  - Lead Football…

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Kei Beckham Commits to Kentucky Wildcats

Kei Beckham Commits to Kentucky Wildcats

| July 18, 2014 | 2 Comments
The Kentucky Wildcats have scored another commitment. This one is in the form of  Kei Beckham, a 2015 defensive back from Trotwood-Madison High School. He has a growing list of college offers, but the Wildcats offered him early last year, and now he's a UK commitment. I am officially committed to play football…

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LeBron James, His Son and Damien Harris Visiting Kentucky Wildcats

LeBron James, His Son and Damien Harris Visiting Kentucky Wildcats

| July 18, 2014 | 0 Comments
UPDATE LeBron James is now in town with John Calipari at the Kentucky Basketball Academy: https://twitter.com/HowardWKYT/status/490271924828651520 *** It's a big day in Lexington, Kentucky. The Kentucky wildcats are hosting two special visitors. One of them is the son of the NBA's best player. Cleveland Cavaliers LeBron James is known to be close friends with John Calipari,…

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ESPN and Comcast Announces Deal to Carry SEC Network

ESPN and Comcast Announces Deal to Carry SEC Network

| July 18, 2014 | 0 Comments
ESPN and Comcast Cable have reached an agreement for carriage of the SEC Network, which will begin rolling out to fans and followers of the Southeastern Conference across Comcast markets at the start of the SEC college football season. Comcast subscribers will also have authenticated access to additional live events scheduled for the SEC Network’s…

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Jordan Swindle on a Successful Season, the Quarterbacks and Drew Barker

Jordan Swindle on a Successful Season, the Quarterbacks and Drew Barker

| July 18, 2014 | 0 Comments
The Kentucky Wildcats will have a veteran offensive line this year, highlighted by junior offensive tackle Jordan Swindle. He was present at SEC Media Days this week, and here's some of the comments he made.  On what is considered a successful season this year:  "I feel like success for our team is going to a…

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Mark Stoops on Building the Kentucky Wildcats and Climbing the SEC

Mark Stoops on Building the Kentucky Wildcats and Climbing the SEC

| July 18, 2014 | 0 Comments
When Day 4 of SEC Media Days came, it was Mark Stoops time to speak about the growth and development of the Kentucky wildcats program he's now entering his second year at he helm of. Stoops spoke to media for about 15 minutes, and here's a recap of what he said. On the Cats being…

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DirecTV and Comcast Reportedly Close to SEC Network Deal

DirecTV and Comcast Reportedly Close to SEC Network Deal

| July 18, 2014 | 0 Comments
Deadlines tend to lead to deals getting done, and that could be the case with the SEC Network and major networks who have yet to strike a deal to broadcast it. Fox Sports reported Thursday that DirecTV expects to be able to provide the network soon. The SEC Network is set for one of the…

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Kentucky Wildcats tab Mike Pratt and Tom Leach to Call Bahamas Games

Kentucky Wildcats tab Mike Pratt and Tom Leach to Call Bahamas Games

| July 17, 2014 | 0 Comments
The Kentucky Wildcats have announced the Big Blue Bahamas exhibition tour will be able via radio to all six games on the UK/IMG Radio Network. The games can be heard on radio in Lexington on WLAP-AM (630) and in Louisville on WHAS-AM (840). Tom Leach and Mike Pratt will call the action for all six…

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AJ Reed Wins Golden Spikes Award

AJ Reed Wins Golden Spikes Award

| July 17, 2014 | 0 Comments
Kentucky Wildcats two-way star AJ Reed has been selected as the 2014 Golden Spikes Award winner, given annually to the top amateur player in the nation by USA Baseball, making Reed a unanimous pick as the national player of the year, it was announced on Thursday in Los Angeles during ESPN’s SportsCenter. Reed’s clean sweep…

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SEC Predicted Order of Finish and All-Conference Teams Released

SEC Predicted Order of Finish and All-Conference Teams Released

| July 17, 2014 | 0 Comments
The SEC announced its preseason media all-conference teams and predicted order of finish today, and the Kentucky Wildcats got virtually no love. Alabama was voted the favorite to win the SEC, followed by Auburn, South Carolina and Georgia. UK was picked last in the East. The media also voted for the order of finish in…

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Kentucky Wildcats Volleyball and Soccer to be Featured on SEC Network

Kentucky Wildcats Volleyball and Soccer to be Featured on SEC Network

| July 17, 2014 | 0 Comments
The SEC announced Wednesday that three Kentucky Wildcats volleyball matches and two women’s soccer matches in the month of August will be featured as part of the new SEC Network +, the digital steaming component of the new SEC Network. The five contests in August will air on SEC Network + via SECNetwork.com and WatchESPN and…

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