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Anthony Davis: Coming Home to Give Back to Chicago (Video)

Anthony Davis knows what it’s like to come from humble beginnings. The former Kentucky Wildcats great and current New Orleans Pelicans forward  grew up in the South Side of Chicago. He played high school basketball for Perspectives Charter School, where he had attended school since sixth grade. Though he eventually joined Kentucky and was drafted to New Orleans, Davis hasn...
Via Kentucky Sports Connection
20 hours ago  |  Discuss

UK Football Single-Game Ticket Sales Begin Wednesday

Single-game tickets for the upcoming 2014 Kentucky Wildcats football season are on sale now for season-ticket holders and will go on sale to the general public beginning this Wednesday, July 9 at 9 a.m. ET. Season-ticket holders are currently in a priority window to purchase single-game tickets for all 2014 home and away games in advance of the public sale. The priority window will...
Via Kentucky Sports Connection
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Kentucky Wildcats Center Jon Toth on Rimington Trophy Watch List

Kentucky Wildcats sophomore center Jon Toth is one of 66 centers nationally to be named to the Rimington Trophy Fall Watch List, which honors centers who have excelled at the position, demonstrated team leadership and are predicted to do so again this fall, according to a press release sent out by the Rimington Trophy on Tuesday morning. The Rimington Trophy has honored the best...
Via Kentucky Sports Connection
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Nerlens Noel and Julius Randle among NBA Rookie of Year Favorites

Former Kentucky Wildcats big men Julius Randle and Nerlens Noel were named among the favorites to win NBA Rookie of the Year next season by The Greek, BetOnline, Sportsbook.com and Bovada Sportsbook. Randle was selected No. 7 overall by the Los Angeles Lakers in the 2014  NBA Draft. Noel was the No. 6 pick by the New Orleans Pelicans in last year’s draft and was immediately...
Via Kentucky Sports Connection
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Celtics Lose To Pacers In Summer League; James Young Has Concussion-Like Symptoms

Boston Celtics guard James Young is suffering from concussion-like symptoms and won’t play in this week’s NBA Summer League in Orlando. Danny Ainge says that James Young (sore neck, concussion-like symptoms), who's recovering from a car accident, won't play this week in ORL— Marc D'Amico (@Marc_DAmico) July 07, 2014 Young was selected with the 17th overall pick...
Via NESN.com
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Alvin ‘Bud’ Dupree makes Chuck Bednarik Award Preseason Watch List

Kentucky Wildcats senior defensive end Alvin “Bud” Dupree has been named to the preseason watch list for the 20th annual Chuck Bednarik Award, which has annually honored the nation’s best defensive player since 1995, the Maxwell Football Club announced Monday. Dupree, who decided to return to Kentucky for his senior season and not enter the NFL Draft early, led all Southeastern...
Via Kentucky Sports Connection
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Ranking the Best SEC Running Backs

A.J. McCarron hands the ball off to T.J. Yeldon. Photo by Jason Marcum. When you think of the SEC, it’s hard not to think of hard-nosed, ground-and-pound football. Even in today’s world where offenses are geared more towards the pass, the SEC still produces some of the best rushing attacks in the country. That will be the case again in 2014, and for once, the Kentucky Wildcats...
Via Kentucky Sports Connection
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Nerlens Noel’s First NBA Summer League Game (video)

Photo by Jason Marcum Nerlens Noel made his professional debut Saturday with the Philadelphia 76ers. The former Kentucky Wildcats center scoring 19 points vs the Orlando Magic while also grabbing 4 steals. Check out all his higlights here:   Want to continue this Kentucky Wildcats discussion? Then be sure to check out the KSC Forums Subscribe to our RSS feed to always be in...
Via Kentucky Sports Connection
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Nerlens Noel’s first NBA Bucket; Then gets Ridiculous And-1 (video)

Nerlens Noel is having a great NBA debut in the Orlando Summer League. Here’s his first NBA bucket, followed by a highlight-reel and-1.   Want to continue this Kentucky Wildcats discussion? Then be sure to check out the KSC Forums Subscribe to our RSS feed to always be in the know. Like us on Facebook. Follow @JasonB_Marcum Follow @KySportsConnect
Via Kentucky Sports Connection
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Video: Nerlens Noel Dunks The Ball In First Game Action Since Playing At Kentucky

It’s been more than a year since Nerlens Noel departed from Kentucky for the NBA, but the former Wildcats’ big man did not play in a game as a professional basketball player until today.  Noel, who sat out the entire 2013-14 NBA season recovering from knee surgery, is making his first appearance with the Philadelphia 76ers’ summer league team today.  Here’s video of his...
Via College Spun
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Nerlens Noel NBA Debut with 76ers is Here

Former Kentucky Wildcats center and Philadelphia 76ers 2013 NBA Draft pick Nerlens Noel will be making his professional debut in the Orlando Summer League. He posted this message on his Facebook page prior to hi first game against the Orlando Magic in the Summer League: 508 days ago I suffered a severe injury playing the sport I love. Today marks the first day since that injury...
Via Kentucky Sports Connection
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Former Kentucky Wildcats Debuting in NBA Summer League Today

The NBA Summer League in Orlando begins today. Several former Kentucky Wildcats will be in action, including the Boston Celtics’ James Young. He’ll be joined by Brooklyn Nets point guard Marquise Teague, Philadelphia 76ers center Nerlens Noel and Detroit Pistons shooting guard DeAndre Liggins. NBA TV will televise the Orlando Summer League games. Here is a complete schedule...
Via Kentucky Sports Connection
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Nerlens Noel finally will play for Philadelphia 76ers

t'll take a while before the Philadelphia 76ers' most recent first-round draft picks step foot on an NBA court, but the organization's patience is about to start paying off. Nerlens Noel will play in his first competitive games in 17 months when he joins the Sixers' entry in the Orlando Pro Summer League from Saturday through July 11 at the Magic's practice court...
Via Pro Sports Daily
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Happy 4th of July John Calipari Update; UK Alumni Charity Game Set

The 4th of July weekend is here. Before departing to celebrate with family this weekend, Kentucky Wildcats head coach John Calipari posted a brief update on his team via twitter: Our guys have been really committed to each other this summer. I’ve been really impressed with the leadership, the competitiveness and the togetherness at such an early stage. They are all going to take...
Via Kentucky Sports Connection
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Patrick Patterson Seeks First Big Contract in NBA Free Agency

As NBA free agency continues, former Kentucky Wildcats power forward Patrick Patterson is looking for his first big payday. He’s just now becoming a restricted free agent for the first time after being selected with the 14th pick of the 2010 NBA Draft. Patters played this past season with the Sacramento Kings before being traded to the Toronto Raptors. Team President and General...
Via Kentucky Sports Connection
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Kentucky Wildcats showing interest in Eric Davis

As the summer rolls on, Kentucky Wildcats head coach John Calipari and the rest of his staff are carefully gauging all of their options for the class of 2015. Jeff Borzello of CBS Sports was at the recent NBPA Top 100 Camp, where he caught up with shooting guard Eric Davis. Ranked 35th in the ESPN 100, Davis is beginning to see his recruitment heat up, and the Cats are one school...
Via Kentucky Sports Connection
6 days ago  |  Discuss

ESPN Names Florida’s Billy Donovan Best Coach In CBB, Ranks Kentucky’s John Calipari No. 2

The Southeastern Conference might be a football league, but according to ESPN, it’s also home to the country’s two best college basketball coaches.  For roughly the past month, ESPN.com has been ranking the top 50 coaches in college basketball. Today, they revealed who is No. 1 on the list. It’s Florida’s Billy Donovan. Who’s No. 2? Kentucky’s John Calipari.  ESPN...
Via College Spun
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Damien Harris could pledge to Ohio State Buckeyes this month

As the summer rolls on, the Kentucky Wildcats continue to recruit 5-star Madison Central running back Damien Harris. They’re doing so while attempting to fend off several elite programs, one of which being the Ohio State Buckeyes. Viewed as the favorite by many to land Harris’ services, Urban Meyer and his Buckeyes could be on the verge of landing his commitment, according to...
Via Kentucky Sports Connection
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Photos: Kentucky’s Za’Darius Smith Is Blown Away By The New Billboard That He’s Featured On

Kentucky football may not be quite as successful as the school’s basketball program, but you can’t say they aren’t happy to be there…we already knew from Bud Dupree’s reaction to this season’s promotional poster that they are an excitable bunch. If a poster caused that kind of reaction, imagine what a billboard can do. Senior defensive end Za’Darius Smith got his first...
Via College Spun
7 days ago  |  Discuss

For Stoops, Kentucky Wildcats, the 2015 Draft just as Important as Season

A lot of folks have, predictably, been pinning UK’s continued success on the recruiting trail to a certain number of wins during the 2014 campaign. Some say that UK needs to win 4.  Some 5.  Some say 3 wins is enough as long as UK is competitive in most of their SEC games, with legitimate shots to win. But, in my opinion, UK’s best chance at continued recruiting success through...
Via Kentucky Sports Connection
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Kentucky Releases Its Non-Conference Schedule, Will Play UCLA, North Carolina, Louisville Back-To-Back-To-Back

Kentucky’s men’s basketball team will likely start the 2014-15 season ranked No. 1 in the country. John Calipari’s program will return many of its key players from its national championship runner-up team–the Harrison twins, Willie Cauley-Stein, Dakari Johnson, Alex Poythress–and, as usual, bring in a top recruiting class.  Today, the Wildcats are releasing their non-conference...
Via College Spun
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Julius Randle to LA Lakers ‘was the best pick of the lottery’

The praise keeps coming in for the LA Lakers and their selection of Kentucky Wildcats power forward Julius Randle in this year’s NBA Draft. Count Grantland’s Andrew Sharp among those, and he went as far as to call Randle the best selection in the top 14 pick: If you factor in fit, potential, and value, this was the best pick of the lottery. There are questions about Randle...
Via Kentucky Sports Connection
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Za’Darius Smith loves his Kentucky Football Billboard (video)

  Dreams do come true!! #BBN #WhyNot pic.twitter.com/KihwQ1Kkxi — Zadarius Smith (@TheRealZSmith) July 1, 2014   Kentucky Wildcats defensive Za’Darius Smith sees the brand new ‘Change The Game’ billboard with his image for the first time. Regardless of what the Kentucky football team does this year, Smith will remain a special player in the program’s recent history....
Via Kentucky Sports Connection
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Kentucky Wildcats continue to look to fill areas of need

Ballou OL Levon Livingston picked up offers from West Virginia, Kentucky and UNC-Charlotte last week. (Photo Courtesy of Ballou High School) When you look at the current 2015 recruiting class, and you think back to the 2014 class, you’ll see that this current class may not be on pace to overtake last class as the best recruiting class in the history of Kentucky football, like that...
Via Kentucky Sports Connection
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Kentucky Wildcats continue to look to fill areas of need

Ballou OL Levon Livingston picked up offers from West Virginia, Kentucky and UNC-Charlotte last week. (Photo Courtesy of Ballou High School) When you look at the current 2015 recruiting class, and you think back to the 2014 class, you’ll see that this current class may not be on pace to overtake last class as the best recruiting class in the history of Kentucky football, like that...
Via Kentucky Recruits
8 days ago  |  Discuss
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