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Big Blue Links: College Football 2015 Preview

Big Blue Links for Sunday: College Football Preview 2015 special section links from the Herald-Leader. Jennifer Smith penned the cover story on Kentucky’s new “Air Raid” offense with new offensive coordinator Shannon Dawson and Patrick Towles, the returning starter at … Continue reading →
Via John Clay's Sidelines
8 hours ago

BBL: Kentucky soars on a Friday night

Big Blue Links for Saturday: UK volleyball beats Michigan State, reports Jerry Tipton of the Herald-Leader. “The volleyball gods knew how to end No. 15 Kentucky’s five-set battle with Michigan State in what was billed as the Bluegrass Battle Friday … Continue reading →
Via John Clay's Sidelines
1 day ago

BBL: UK football turns focus to UL-Lafayette

Big Blue Links for Friday: As Kobi Simmons visits UK, recruiting landscape has shifted, reports Ben Roberts of Next Cats. UK defensive tackle Melvin Lewis found himself at Kentucky after volatile upbringing in Compton, reports Jennifer Smith of Herald-Leader. Walk-on … Continue reading →
Via John Clay's Sidelines
2 days ago

Big Blue Links: SEC Network picks UK to go 8-4

Big Blue Links for Thursday: SEC Network picks Kentucky to go 8-4, reports the Cats Pause. “The analysts, which included former Alabama quarterback Greg McElroy, Matt Stinchcomb and host Peter Burns, predicted the Cats will snap its 28-game losing streak … Continue reading →
Via John Clay's Sidelines
3 days ago

BBL: Mumme Bowl II comes to Tuscaloosa

Big Blue Links for Wednesday: Mumme Bowl II plays out in Tuscaloosa, reports Football Scoop. UK seeks to reap benefits of Josh Forrest’s transition, reports Jen Smith of H-L. Plenty of SEC teams still searching for quarterback, says my notes … Continue reading →
Via John Clay's Sidelines
4 days ago

BBL: Linebacker continues to be a concern

Big Blue Links for Tuesday: Landon Young makes Rivals 100 list, reports Ben Roberts of Next Cats. The Lafayette offensive tackle has committed to Kentucky for 2016. If his ranking holds, Young would be Kentucky’s first Rivals 100 signee since … Continue reading →
Via John Clay's Sidelines
5 days ago

BBL: Kentucky football spends day with Special Olympics

Big Blue Links for Monday: Kentucky players run drills for Special Olympics team, reports Jennifer Smith of Herald-Leader. WKYT has video of Kentucky football’s fun day with Special Olympics. Darryl Long should help Kentucky at tight end, reports Ben Roberts … Continue reading →
Via John Clay's Sidelines
6 days ago

Tennessee State shows off new gray alternate by adidas

We've seen a couple new alternate football jerseys for HBCUs this summer. Now Tennessee State joins the mix with these sweet gray alternates. The jerseys, made by adidas, were revealed at Sunday's fan event. I guess it is time to let the cat out of the bag....tomorrow at Big Blue Fan Day, we will unveil our new alternate Onyx jerseys. A photo posted by Jeremy Taylor...
Via HBCU Gameday
7 days ago  |  Discuss

BBL: Night practice gets Cats back on track

Best practice I've ever been apart of! You can't make this stuff up!! Movie esque. @ReesePhillips11 @Max_Drisko pic.twitter.com/ljCAffIKxK — -Drew Barker- (@D_Barker7) August 23, 2015 Sunday’s Big Blue Links actually starts with Big Blue Tweets as after a poor Saturday … Continue reading →
Via John Clay's Sidelines
7 days ago

Big Blue Links: Devin Booker back in Moss Point

Big Blue Links for Saturday: Devin Booker preaches hard work to Moss Point Kids, reports Patrick Magee of the Biloxi Sun-Herald. “Devin Booker may only be 18 years old, but he’s quickly built a reputation as an idol for children, … Continue reading →
Via John Clay's Sidelines
8 days ago

Speed, schedules and Big Blue Links

Big Blue Links for Friday: Sihiem King provides UK with a bolt of lightning, reports Jennifer Smith of the Herald-Leader. The freshman running back will play right away in the backfield and returning kicks. He signed with Kentucky without having … Continue reading →
Via John Clay's Sidelines
9 days ago

BBL: SEC, including Kentucky, high on arrests list

Big Blue Links for Thursday: SEC teams, including Kentucky, are high on arrest list, reports Mike Rosenberg using data from Arrestnation.com. UK is tied for 12th among FBS teams for the number of arrests over the last five years. Washington … Continue reading →
Via John Clay's Sidelines
10 days ago

An upbeat Drew Barker and more Big Blue Links

Big Blue Links for Wednesday: Drew Barker isn’t bitter, reports Jennifer Smith of the Herald-Leader. The redshirt freshman came up just short in the starting quarterback competition with Patrick Towles, but Barker impressed the coaches with his ability. His job … Continue reading →
Via John Clay's Sidelines
11 days ago

Big Blue Links starts with Patrick Towles

Big Blue Links starts with Monday’s big news of Mark Stoops naming Patrick Towles as Kentucky’s starting quarterback. It wasn’t a huge surprise. Towles is the returning starter. Challenger Drew Barker is talented but inexperienced. He’s a redshirt freshman. Towles is … Continue reading →
Via John Clay's Sidelines
12 days ago

Harry Giles is Officially Visiting for Big Blue Madness

The perceived #1 overall player in the country Harry Giles is visiting Kentucky for Big Blue Madness.  It’s beginning to look like we’re going to have another huge BBM event again this year, because lot’s of high profile recruits we’ll be looking to take official and un-official visits. Harry Giles will visit Wake Forest on […]
Via Kentucky Sports Connection
13 days ago  |  Discuss

BBL: Damien Harris getting opportunity at Alabama

Big Blue Links for Monday: Kentucky adds size at cornerback, reports Jennifer Smith of the Herald-Leader. After a “wake-up call” last season, Mark Stoops knew he needed more length in his secondary. Ryan Timmons aims for a bigger impact, reports … Continue reading →
Via John Clay's Sidelines
13 days ago

BBL: Scrimmage and Commonwealth Stadium upgrades

Big Blue Links for Sunday: Recruiting room could be a game-changer, reports Jennifer Smith of the Herald-Leader. The VIP room at Commonwealth Stadium was long in coming, but Mark Stoops says it will be used in a variety of ways … Continue reading →
Via John Clay's Sidelines
14 days ago

BBL: Freshmen look to play early role for Kentucky football

Big Blue Links for Friday: C.J. Conrad has Jacob Tamme on his mind, reports Jennifer Smith of the Herald-Leader. Kentucky’s true freshman tight end wants to follow in the footsteps of the former UK tight end who has carved out … Continue reading →
Via John Clay's Sidelines
16 days ago

BBL: Eastern Michigan as a future destination spot

Big Blue Links for Thursday: 1. It’s not exactly sunny California and Southern Cal, or Cincinnati and Ohio State or say New York and Rutgers, but Yipsilanti, Michigan is reportedly the destination of a future Kentucky football road game. It … Continue reading →
Via John Clay's Sidelines
17 days ago

BBL: Special teams responsibilities; quarterback decision

Big Blue Links for Wednesday: It takes a village to lead Kentucky’s special teams and the coaches like it that way, reports Jennifer Smith of the Herald-Leader. Instead of relying a single defensive coordinator, head coach Mark Stoops has divided … Continue reading →
Via John Clay's Sidelines
18 days ago

Jeff Badet, Darius West and more Big Blue Links

Lots of early talk in UK’s fall camp about speedy wide receiver Jeff Badet, who is coming off a leg injury but suffered an ankle injury in Monday’s practice. Sure new offensive coordinator Shannon Dawson wants to keep the sophomore … Continue reading →
Via John Clay's Sidelines
19 days ago

BBL: Kentucky football back to work Monday

Big Blue Links for Monday: UK sophomore defensive tackle Matt Elam has some rookie season misconceptions to work through, reports Jennifer Smith of the Herald-Leader. “I thought I was going to be the man,” Elam said on Friday at UK’s Media … Continue reading →
Via John Clay's Sidelines
20 days ago

Big Blue Links for Sunday

Big Blue Links for Sunday: Jason Hatcher suspended for first two games, reports Jennifer Smith. Top running back spot is Boom Williams’ to lose, reports Smith. Jerry Tipton’s UK basketball notebook tells the greatest story never told. My column is … Continue reading →
Via John Clay's Sidelines
21 days ago

Big Blue Links: Football is in the air

Big Blue Links for Saturday: Instead of linking all the stories at Kentucky.com covering Friday morning’s ceremonial meet-and-greet with the Kentucky football team, I direct you instead to Kentuckysports.com for the centralized info. There are videos, picture galleries and stories. … Continue reading →
Via John Clay's Sidelines
22 days ago

BBL: Vandy’s Twitter trouble; UK to start practice

Big Blue Links for Friday: Vandy plans review after offensive tweet, reports Tennessean. Five big questions as UK football opens fall camp, from Jennifer Smith of H-L. Mark Story of the H-L on how Mark Stoops can make history in … Continue reading →
Via John Clay's Sidelines
23 days ago
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