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KENTUCKY RUMORS & GOSSIP

Kentucky set to start season with platoon system

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) This year's Kentucky roster is unusually deep even for a program used to having an abundance of talent. Besides returning six regulars from a freshman-laden squad that lost 60-54 to Connecticut in the NCAA championship, the Wildcats added four prized recruits to form a deep nucleus and begin another year with high expectations for a ninth national title....
Via AP on Fox
12 hours ago  |  Discuss

Kentucky Wildcats Player Preview and Highlights: Tyler Ulis

Tyler Ulis Freshman, Point Guard Height: 5-9 Weight: 155 Hometown: Lima, Ohio High School: Marian Catholic Tyler Ulis is the little ball of energy that has had everyone in Big Blue Nation tied around his finger since he stepped foot on campus and then proved to us how amazing he is going to be when […]
Via Kentucky Sports Connection
1 day ago  |  Discuss

John Calipari makes bizarre Communism analogy

John Calipari made sure to distance himself from the sociopolitical beliefs of Karl Marx, Vladimir Lenin and Joseph Stalin last night. Coach Cal appeared on CBS Sports Network’s “We Need to Talk” a show that made television history (more on that here) and discussed how he will be distribute playing time amongst all the extremely talented players on his roster. From CBS Sports...
Via The Sports Bank
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Former Kentucky Wildcats on NBA Opening Day Rosters

Nineteen former Kentucky Wildcats were on opening day NBA rosters, which were released league-wide Tuesday. Kentucky’s total former players in the league trump any other school in the country. UK’s longest tenured member in the NBA is Nazr Mohammed who enters his 17th season in 2014-15, and the third with the Chicago Bulls. Kentucky’s newest […]
Via Kentucky Sports Connection
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Kentucky Basketball Blue-White Scrimmage Notes, Highlights, Box Score And More

The Kentucky Wildcats held their annual Blue-White Scrimmage on Monday Night. It was the first time that the whole team got to play in a competitive game in front of 20,000 fans at Rupp Arena. In case you missed it, the cheerleader who fell and injured her self during the game is fine and has […]
Via Kentucky Sports Connection
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Update on Injured Kentucky Wildcats Cheerleader

During the Kentucky Wildcats blue/White Scrimmage, UK cheerleader Mercedes Laster was injured on a fall while attempting to perform a routine during a TV timeout. She was then taken off the court on a stretcher, but displayed clear movement in all of her extremities, and it thankfully didn’t appear to be too serious of an […]
Via Kentucky Sports Connection
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Kentucky DB Blake McClain Proves Wildcats Football is No Joke

Kentucky is not supposed to be good at football. The Wildcats are a basketball school. They are supposed to be an easy win on the schedule--not threaten to take down the No. 1 team in the nation in a rather exciting, hard-hitting, action packed game.That is exactly what it was and the Wildcats made that clear early on when Blake McClain made Mississippi State wide receiver Joe Morrow...
Via FatManWriting
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Vine: Kentucky’s Demarco Robinson Breaks Tackle, Goes For 67-Yard TD Against No. 1 Mississippi State

With No. 1 Mississippi State in town, there is some serious football buzz in Lexington today. Kentucky surrendered an early touchdown run to the Bulldogs’ Josh Robinson, but answered just minutes later with a huge 67-yard touchdown from quarterback Patrick Towles to Demarco Robinson. Wildcats fans may have been a bit disheartened after last week’s blowout loss to LSU, but the...
Via College Spun
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Five-star 2015 PG Isaiah Briscoe Cuts List to Three; Kentucky Wildcats Included

Five-star 2015 point guard Isaiah Briscoe has cut his list to just three, according to a report by ESPN’s Paul Biancardi. Kentucky, St. John’s and UConn were the three finalists for the No. 1 ranked point guard in the class. The most notable cuts were Arizona and Missouri. Briscoe had visited Missouri earlier this month. The New Jersey native visited Kentucky and UConn in September...
Via Kentucky Recruits
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Five-star PF Ivan Rabb Cuts List to Five; Visiting Kentucky this Weekend

Five-star 2015 power forward Ivan Rabb cut his list to just five on Friday, and the Kentucky Wildcats made the cut. Also among the finalists were Arizona, California, Kansas and UCLA. Georgetown and North Carolina were the most notable schools to be cut from the Oakland, CA native’s list. Rabb also plans to arrive on Kentucky’s campus Sunday for a visit in order to watch the...
Via Kentucky Recruits
5 days ago  |  Discuss

UK Football Preview: Mississippi State at Kentucky

The last time the Kentucky Wildcats got absolutely creamed at LSU, they came back the next week and beat Mississippi State, on the road. Their next home game was against Georgia, a game they won and was really the first big win in the Rich Brooks era. It was also the last time they went .500 in conference play. This was 2006. Now they look to get up off the mat and standing in their...
Via StraitPinkie.com
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Mississippi State Bulldogs at Kentucky Wildcats: Betting odds, point spread and tv info

On Saturday the No. 1 ranked Mississippi State Bulldogs travel to take on the Kentucky Wildcats in a match-up of two SEC schools. Many eyes will be on this one wondering if a capable Kentucky (5-2) has anything for an unbeaten Mississippi State (6-0). Coverage of the game between Mississippi State and Kentucky will air on CBS beginning at 3:30 pm ET from Commonwealth Stadium in...
Via Tireball.com
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Kentucky DB Says Mississippi St QB Dak Prescott Is Just Like Tim Tebow, ‘Maybe A Little Better’

Blake McClain grew up in Florida. The Kentucky sophomore cornerback attended Winter Park High School, located about 120 miles from the Gators’ Gainesville campus. As a young football player in the Sunshine State, McClain, like many others, was a fan of Tim Tebow.  This Saturday, McClain and his Wildcats’ defense will face a player who has been drawing comparisons to Florida’s...
Via College Spun
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Video: Kentucky Releases Dramatic Highlights From “Big Blue Madness”

For the first time in a while, Kentucky fans may not be ready for football season to end, but basketball is right around the corner. UK hosted Big Blue Madness on Friday night, and Drake’s air balls and missed layups were not the only highlights from the event. Kentucky Wildcats TV put together a very dramatic highlight reel from the night’s scrimmage, featuring the many exciting...
Via College Spun
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Top Five Kentucky basketball players during the John Calipari era

Kentucky basketball has a long and storied tradition. There have been many great players that have come through the program and shined. However, I am only discussing the best five players at Kentucky since Calpari took charge of the Cats. This list was hard to compile, and the only factors that are taken into account are a player’s production and the impact that they had for their...
Via isportsweb.com
10 days ago  |  Discuss

CJ Conrad signs with Kentucky Wildcats; Set to enroll early

And just like that, Kentucky’s first major commitment of the 2015 class has signed scholarship papers to become a Kentucky Wildcat, and will be enrolling at UK for the January semester. Kentucky had a huge need to fill this year at the tight end position, with two scholarship tight ends graduating after this year, and only a redshirt freshman on the roster.  Conrad is a dynamic...
Via Kentucky Recruits
13 days ago  |  Discuss

National College Basketball Writer Says Kentucky Has A ‘ Real Shot’ To Go 40-0 This Season

Heading into the 2013-14 men’s college basketball season, an overly optimistic and somewhat delusional Kentucky fan created 40and0.com, thinking the Wildcats were going to go undefeated. There were “40-0″ T-shirts and everything.  Kentucky lost its third game last season, a 78-74 defeat to Michigan State. The Wildcats went on to fall nine more times before losing to Connecticut...
Via College Spun
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Kentucky Wildcats atop preseason college basketball coaches poll

The Kentucky Wildcats have claimed the No. 1 spot in the preseason college basketball coaches poll. Here are the full rankings: RANK TEAM RECORD POINTS 1ST PLACE VOTES PREV CHANGE HI/LOW 1 Kentucky 29-11 785 24 NR – – 2 Arizona 33-5 746 3 NR – – 3 Duke 26-9 715 2 NR – – […]
Via Kentucky Sports Connection
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Tom Izzo cracks great Pinocchio zinger about John Calipari

NBA executives and scouts flocked to Kentucky’s campus last week for a Wildcats’ men’s basketball practice that basically served as a mock combine for John Calipari’s players.  There were, of course, numerous high-level recruits in attendance in Lexington, Ky., watching all of this go down. “We’re just there as B-roll for his recruiting videos,” one NBA executive...
Via College Spun
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Q&A with UK forward Willie Cauley-Stein

Willie Cauley-Stein is a rarity for Kentucky under John Calipari — a seasoned junior with pro potential. Such a situation may not have...
Via Athlon Sports
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Making sense of Kentucky's Pro-Day

The University of Kentucky’s Mens Basketball team held their pro-day in front of 90 plus NBA scouts and executives. John Calipari and his assistant coaches ran his team of 4 freshman, 7 sophomores, 2 juniors and 2 seniors (including walk-ons) through a battery of skill drills, scrimmages and exercises. The only unusual thing about the […] The post My Thoughts on the University...
Via Outside Analysis
17 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Kentucky WR makes incredible one-handed TD catch

Kentucky wide receiver Javess Blue on Saturday hauled in what could be the best touchdown catch of the year. The senior, who went into the game with four touchdowns on the season, hauled in two scores against Louisiana-Monroe. The first was an 83-yard catch and run. The second defied physics. Blue was somehow able to...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Damien Harris is Visiting Kentucky Wildcats for Third Straight Week

Five-star running back Damien Harris is in attendance today for Kentucky’s game against Louisiana Monroe. The visit is Harris’ third to Kentucky in as many weeks. Harris is also expected to be at Kentucky’s next home game on October 25 against Mississippi State. Assuming he makes the trip, he will have been in attendance at five of Kentucky’s first six home games this season...
Via Kentucky Recruits
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Andrew and David Dowell Commit to Kentucky Wildcats

The Kentucky Wildcats have secured tow more commitments following their miraculous win over South Carolina. After 2016 defensive back Jordan Griffin committed late Saturday night, UK has now gotten a pair of pledges form the class of 2015 in the form of andrew and David Dowell. Proud to say that I, along with my twin brother are committed to the University of Kentucky #BBN #StoopsTroops...
Via Kentucky Recruits
25 days ago  |  Discuss
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