KENTUCKY RUMORS & GOSSIP

Kentucky Athletics: What Do Fans Really Know?

What do fans really know? As sports fans, we think we know a lot. We study statistics. We watch games over and over. We listen to talking heads, well, talk, on and on about sports. We analyze every little detail of every player and of every coach. And after all that, we assume that we […] Kentucky Athletics: What Do Fans Really Know? - Wildcat Blue Nation - Wildcat Blue Nation...
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2 hours ago

Former Wildcats: Terrence Jones Reuniting with Anthony Davis

NBA off-season means there are chances former Kentucky Wildcats could be reunited, just like this duo. The New Orleans Pelicans have the talent to have a competitive team, but their depth just isn’t there. There isn’t enough guys to keep the team rolling. With the free-agency among and the Houston Rockets not resigning Terrence Jones, […] Former Wildcats: Terrence Jones Reuniting...
Via Wildcat Blue Nation
8 hours ago

Jack Jackson joins Kentucky Football

The Kentucky Wildcats have added another local star as a football walk-on. Henry Clay defender James 'Jack' Jackson announced Thursday night that he will walk on to UK this year. Blessed To Say I am Walking On To The University Of Kentucky Football Team As A Defensive Back ⚪️ #WhyNot #Allin pic.twitter.com/kdkqikh9wC — Jack Jackson (@jkingjackson3) July 28, 2016...
Via A Sea of Blue
1 day ago

Kentucky Wildcats among Big Lead's list of Top 50 college basketball players

Freshmen Bam Adebayo, De'Aaron Fox, and Malik Monk make The Big Lead's list of the top 50 college basketball players. Earlier this week, Jason McIntyre released The Big Lead's list of the 50 best players in college basketball for the 2016-2017 season. Fans of the Kentucky Wildcats have grown accustomed to finding their favorite players on such lists, and this year is no different...
Via A Sea of Blue
1 day ago

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 […]

Kentucky Wildcats Basketball 2016-17 Roster Set

On Thursday, the full Kentucky Wildcats 2016-17 roster was unveiled. UK released the official list of jersey numbers for every player entering next year, though the school made sure to note that the players' heights and weights are unofficial. Still, it's always good to see the first roster for the upcoming team, as it signals that next season is not that far away. Here's a look...
Via A Sea of Blue
1 day ago

Kentucky Basketball: Ranking the best and worst jerseys of the Coach Cal era

As is always the case with a big-time basketball program, Kentucky is provided with a lot of different uniform combinations by Nike. Here's a look at my favorite and least favorite jerseys in the Coach Cal era. Coach Calipari's tenure at Kentucky has brought the Wildcats back to prominence in basketball, and thanks to that, Nike has provided the Cats with several new jersey combinations...
Via A Sea of Blue
2 days ago

Kentucky Wildcats Football: Fan Day August 6

It’s football time in the Bluegrass! The annual Fan Day for the Kentucky Wildcats football team finally has a date! It’ll take place August 6 and it’s free for everyone! Here’s information regarding Fan Day the University of Kentucky released: Kentucky football’s annual Fan Day has been set forSaturday, Aug. 6. The event will feature an […] Kentucky Wildcats Football...
Via Wildcat Blue Nation
3 days ago

Kentucky Wildcats Football: Louisville UK Alumni Club Football Kickoff Luncheon

It’s football time in the Bluegrass. The University of Kentucky football team is a closing in on their opening day. The Greater Louisville UK Alumni Club is hosting their annual kickoff luncheon Thursday, July 28. Here’s information the university has provided: The Greater Louisville UK Alumni Club, along with Central Bank, will host the 2016 […] Kentucky Wildcats Football...
Via Wildcat Blue Nation
3 days ago

Kentucky Wildcats Offseason Wishlist

The Kentucky Wildcats did not end the football or basketball season how they would have liked. The young football Cats were one win away from being bowl eligible. The basketball team well… you know what happened. With a sour taste in mouth of the Big Blue Nation there is not much else to do besides […] Kentucky Wildcats Offseason Wishlist - Wildcat Blue Nation - Wildcat Blue...
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3 days ago

NCAA rules that hanging out with Drake is violation

Note to college basketball players: hanging out with Drake is an NCAA violation. Just ask Kentucky basketball, which self-reported the violation, stemming from an Instagram picture featuring the rapper posing next to Tyler Ulis last year. Per SECCountry.com: “A violation of ‘preferential treatment’ occurred when a UK player attended a Drake concert after-party and a member...
Via Sportsnaut
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Former Arkansas football assistant trolls Bobby Petrino on social media

Kentucky hasn’t had a ton of success on the field against Louisville over the last few years. The Wildcats have a five game losing streak to the Cardinals in the Governor’s Cup. Mark Stoops picked up someone with experience on the other side of the rivalry this off-season, poaching UL receivers coach Lamar Thomas right before National Signing Day. At today’s Kentucky Football...
Via College Spun
7 days ago  |  Discuss

NCAA investigating USF men’s basketball for academic fraud

The South Florida basketball program is under investigation for academic fraud, according to Jeff Goodman of ESPN. Assistant coach Oliver Antigua, the brother of head coach Orlando Antigua, has been told he cannot go out on the road for recruiting this month, probably in response to the investigation. ORlando Antigua took over at South Florida before the 2014 season after spending...
Via The Comeback
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Summer League: Watch Tyler Ulis drill game winner

Check out this game winner by former Kentucky Wildcats (and current Phoenix Suns) guard Tyler Ulis. He throws the ball in and then is on the receiving end of a pass and nails the game winner…..   The post Summer League: Watch Tyler Ulis drill game winner appeared first on Crossover Chronicles.
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13 days ago  |  Discuss

Calipari has idea to increase scoring in college basketball

John Calipari has more Twitter followers than anyone in college sports – by far. The Kentucky men’s basketball coach spewed some thoughts at his 1.5 million followers on Sunday afternoon.  Basically: Coach Cal is upset with all the contact that is being made with shooters during the process of a shot. Everything in our game trickles down. Watching games this weekend and...
Via College Spun
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Ohio State adds former Kentucky coach Joker Phillips to staff

Urban Meyer has added Joker Phillips to his Ohio State coaching staff, the program confirmed Wednesday evening.  Kentucky Sports Radio’s Matt Jones first reported the news.  Phillips, 53, was forced to resign from his assistant coaching position at Florida in 2014 after committing a recruiting violation. He was Kentucky’s head coach from 2010-12 and spent 2015 as an assistant...
Via College Spun
June 29, 2016  |  Discuss

Raptors considering drafting Labissiere at No. 9?

Masai Ujiri’s hoop dreams truly know no bounds. According to a report by Chad Ford of ESPN on Thursday, the Toronto Raptors, who hold the No. 9 overall pick in this year’s draft, may consider selecting Kentucky big man Skal Labissiere at that spot if none of the top eight players in the draft fall to them. Hearing strong rumblings that Raptors GM Masai Ujiriin on Kentucky...
Via Larry Brown Sports
June 23, 2016  |  Discuss

Dan Le Batard critical of John Calipari's appearance on ESPN

John Calipari is all over ESPN today.  Kentucky’s men’s basketball coach, on the day of the NBA Draft, is going through ESPN’s “Car Wash.” He was already on "Mike & Mike" and "First Take" and is scheduled to be on "SportsCenter," "Russillo & Kanell," "His & Hers" and "Highly Questionable."  Had a great time co-hosting @MikeAndMike with @KarlTowns and...
Via College Spun
June 23, 2016  |  Discuss

Rick Pitino responds to John Calipari’s seeming slight

Rick Pitino finally responded to what he felt was a slight from John Calipari aimed at him and his Louisville program. During a radio interview last week, Calipari said that most coaches should know about what’s going on with their players around campus. Many interpreted that as a commentary about Louisville, given that Pitino has said he had no idea of the sex scandal perpetuated...
Via Larry Brown Sports
June 21, 2016  |  Discuss

WATCH: Kentucky basketball player found passed out drunk next to his car

Kentucky men’s basketball player Derek Willis was found in a very compromising position Saturday night. The forward consumed a few too many alcoholic drinks, and was found by police passed out on the street next to his open driver’s side door. Willis, who is 20 years old and not of legal drinking age, was arrested in Union, Kentucky for a first and second offense of public...
Via The Comeback
June 16, 2016  |  Discuss

John Calipari: College coaches should be held accountable for what happens on campus

John Calipari is not exactly a stranger when it comes to collegiate athletics scandals, and he firmly believes that anything that allegedly happened on campus is the coach’s responsibility. Calipari told Tuesday’s edition of “The Mike Lupica Show” that coaches shouldn’t be blamed for incidents that happen when players are away from campus, but that they know everything...
Via Larry Brown Sports
June 15, 2016  |  Discuss

Report: Kentucky G Tyler Ulis has pretty significant hip issues

Kentucky point guard Tyler Ulis is hoping to hear his name called fairly early in next week’s NBA Draft, but according to a report, a hip issue could put a crimp in his plans.  Per Steve Kyler of Basketball Insiders, the 5-foot-9 playmaker may be suffering from a “pretty significant” hip issue, which may lead to surgery and could cause him to fall in drafts.  Kentucky...
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June 14, 2016  |  Discuss

John Calipari proposes moving the SEC Tournament to preseason

Kentucky coach John Calipari has a notorious hatred of the SEC Tournament – particularly how it has apparently held little weight in determining NCAA Tournament seeding. So during the SEC’s spring meetings, Calipari put forth a novel idea: turn the tournament into a preseason affair, just to cement how little it actually matters. “You know my stuff is like so ridiculous you...
Via Larry Brown Sports
June 01, 2016  |  Discuss

John Calipari doesn't expect to ever leave Kentucky

Sorry, NBA suitors. John Calipari seems pretty content at Kentucky. Coach Cal said in a lengthy blog post on his website on Monday that he intends to make Kentucky the last stop of his coaching career. “My plan is to coach here for the rest of my career,” Calipari wrote. “I want this to be my final coaching position.” It was part of a lengthy post detailing his ambitious...
Via Larry Brown Sports
May 16, 2016  |  Discuss

QUIZ: Name every Kentucky Wildcats player to be drafted in the first round of the NBA Draft

Can you name every Kentucky Wildcats player to be drafted in the first round of the NBA Draft? Clue: Year-Position
March 23, 2016  |  Discuss
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