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It’s August in the Bluegrass, and while that has a lot of the #BBN gearing up for football (as well it should…kickoff in 12 days!), the Big Blue Bahamas tour has jump started the buzz about basketball. We can see that the men’s team is going to bring a lot of excitement this season, but […]
The Kentucky Wildcats dropped the sixth and final game of their Big Blue Bahamas Tour to fall to 5-1 on the trip. Courtesy of UK Athletics, here are the postgame notes from the game. Team Records, Notes Kentucky finishes the Bahamas tour with a 5-1 record after suffering its first defeat of the trip today. […]
Kentucky guard Andrew Harrison embarrassed an opposing defender on Kentucky’s Big Blue Bahamas Tour again. Last week, Harrison broke a Puerto Rican defender’s ankles with a filthy crossover. Today, while Kentucky took on French team Champagne Chalon-Reims, Harrison did it again, embarrassing two defenders by going behind his back and passing the ball between the two of them...
Willie Cauley-Stein and Trey Lyles aren’t playing in the Big Blue Bahamas Tour, but they are working out and trying to stay in shape to be ready when fall training camp begins. During the pregame show Saturday prior to UK’s game, Cauley-Stein revealed that when the team returns to LExington, he’ll be fully ready to […]
The emergence of Alex Poythress has been the story of the Big Blue Bahamas Tour. We’ve seen brief glimpses and flashes of a player capable of dominating at the Division I level, and possibly contributing to an NBA team someday. However, his effort level has left a lot to be desired over his first two […]
Kentucky Sports Connection will be doing a monthly newsletter starting at the end of August/beginning of September. The newsletter will help you keep up to date on everything happening with our website, plus all the great Kentucky Sports news happening in Big Blue Nation. We look forward to bringing you our great content a different […]
I admit it. I had very modest expectations coming in to the Big Blue Bahamas Tour. I was fully aware this was the first time the team would be playing together. I realized it was only August, so practice in earnest really hasn’t even begun. The competition, while respectable, wasn’t the toughest we could have by any means. I expected a typical exhibition kind of game...
Kentucky improved to 3-0 on its Big Blue Bahamas exhibition tour on Tuesday with a 93-57 romp over the Puerto Rico National Team reserves in the second matchup between the two clubs.
When the Big Blue Bahamas Tour was announced, Derek Willis knew he was going to get a great chance to play in live games with his teammates, something he virtually never did as a freshman. Through three games of the tour, Willis has been very impressive while making his case to earn playing time on […]
The long-awaited debut of the 2014-15 Kentucky Wildcats finally arrived as UK took on Puerto Rico in the first of six games to be played in the Bahamas. I had been so anxious to get my first look at this exceptionally talented team, I was able to (mostly) overlook those hideous uniforms. While I understand this is very early, I saw much to be excited about for the upcoming...
The University of Kentucky men’s basketball team is taking on the Puerto Rican national team reserves as part of the Big Blue Bahamas Tour. So far, it’s been a pretty back and forth game, but one of the most notable moments came late in the first half, when Wildcats point guard Andrew Harrison absolutely destroyed a Puerto Rican defender with one of the nastiest crossovers you’ll...
From UK Athletics: Three hundred ticket booklets for the Kentucky men’s basketball team’s Big Blue Bahamas tour were stolen in transit to the Bahamas. The ticket booklets are numbered 1201 through 1500 and will be invalid for entry to all six exhibition games in the Bahamas to be played Aug. 10-17. Fans are encouraged to be […]
The Kentucky Wildcats are set to depart for the Bahamas for a summer exhibition tour. This will be the first time since 2010 that we’ve seen UK embark on a summer tour of contests against other teams. That year, the Canada tour helped build chemistry and continuity amongst a freshman-led team that went on to […]
Eight Is Great, But It’s Time For Nine! I personally love this part of the year, because it signals to me that college basketball is right around the corner when the BBM Campout happens. It is a great time to hangout with other UK fans, see the players coming and going, then of course at […]
Kentucky basketball’s ‘Big Blue Bahamas’ tour, which will feature the Wildcats playing a number of games against Puerto Rico, the Dominican Republic and Champagne Chalons-Reim Basket, officially kicks off next week. All six of the team’s contests, which will take place in Nassau, will be televised on either ESPNU or the brand-new SEC Network. Monday, UK unveiled the jerseys...
ESPN has just put out a release officially announcing that ESPNU and SEC Network will televise the Kentucky Wildcats Big Blue Bahamas’ tour (August 10-17) where the NCAA Division I national runner-up will compete in six games vs. international opponents in Nassau, Bahamas. ESPN college basketball analyst Jay Bilas will call each game along with […]
The Big Blue Nation lost a legend on Sunday as Wallace “Wah Wah” Jones passed away at the age of 88. Jones, who was originally born in Harlan, KY on July 14, 1926, became one of the most accomplished athletes in the history of the University of Kentucky. He holds the unique distinction of being […]
There were moments early in their careers — probably too early — when Spencer Paysinger and Jacquian Williams started games at linebacker for the Giants. They made plays, missed plays, stayed on the roster and did not do enough to seize control of a job.
Help has arrived — Jon Beason not long into the 2013 season and Jameel McClain in this year’s free agent haul.
Tension was high in Big Blue Nation Friday night as Kentucky commit C.J. Conrad camped at Ohio State’s Friday Night Lights, presumably in search of an offer from the Buckeyes. The assumption was that Conrad could very well flip his commitment from Kentucky to Ohio State if he were to earn an offer. When the […]
Friday afternoon, offensive tackle recruit George Brown Jr., a four-star prospect out of Ohio, committed to Florida by literally pulling out a live gator from underneath a table during his announcement. Brown chose the Gators over Alabama and Kentucky – two fellow SEC schools. While the Crimson Tide likely won’t miss a beat, considering they seemingly have the top recruiting...
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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 will,” he said of the possibility...
The Kentucky coaching staff liked what they saw from 2016 point guard Derryck Thornton. So much so, the Wildcats offered him during his unofficial visit on Sunday.
Thornton apparently liked what he saw as well during his time in Lexington as he announced shortly afterward that he would be making a return trip in the fall for Big Blue Madness.
Derryck Thornton will visit Kentucky...