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Bud Dupree posts message to Big Blue Nation (video)

Bud Dupree is about to leave his hotel to head over to the NFL Draft, where he hopes to hear his named called soon after the first pick is made tonight. Before that, Dupree posted this message to the Big Blue Nation: As of now, Dupree is projected to go in the top 10. ____________________________________ […]
Via Kentucky Sports Connection
2 days ago  |  Discuss

BBL: Florida avoids sweep with win over UK baseball

Big Blue Links for Monday: Florida avoids baseball sweep with win over Kentucky, reports Adam West of Gainesville Sun. Mike Phillips, one of Kentucky’s Twin Towers, dies at home, reports Jerry Tipton of Herald-Leader. Luring big man Harry Giles might … Continue reading →
Via John Clay's Sidelines
5 days ago

BBL: Kentucky baseball shuts out Florida

Big Blue Links for Saturday: Kentucky baseball hands Florida its first shutout of season, reports Gainesville Sun. Cats past, present and future collide in Lexington, reports Ben Roberts of Herald-Leader. Herald-Leader photo gallery from EYBL Event in Lexington. Kentucky target … Continue reading →
Via John Clay's Sidelines
7 days ago

BBL: Kentucky basketball looking forward

Big Blue Links for Friday: With Alex Poythress coming back and Marcus Lee stepping up, John Calipari likes where his Cats will be next season, reports Jerry Tipton of the Herald-Leader. Calipari accepted the Rupp Cupp on Thursday. “We have … Continue reading →
Via John Clay's Sidelines
8 days ago

BBL: Two big days coming for Bud Dupree

Big Blue Links for Tuesday: Bud Dupree focused on more than the NFL Draft, reports the H-L. “Kentucky’s Bud Dupree, projected to be a first-round NFL Draft pick, will achieve a longtime goal when his name is called in Chicago … Continue reading →
Via John Clay's Sidelines
11 days ago

BBL: Anthony Davis ready for another shot at Warriors

Big Blue Links for Monday: Kentucky football gets a commitment from a three-star quarterback, reports Ben Roberts of the Herald-Leader. “Three-star quarterback Gunnar Hoak committed to the University of Kentucky during a visit to the school Sunday afternoon. Hoak — … Continue reading →
Via John Clay's Sidelines
12 days ago

BBL: Cheick Diallo takes top honors at Jordan Brand

Big Blue Links for Saturday: Eight ex-Cats are in play as the NBA playoffs get started Saturday, reports ExCats. Arizona State may now have a shot at Thon Maker, reports NextCats. Bobby Hurley has added an assistant in Tempe who … Continue reading →
Via John Clay's Sidelines
14 days ago

Big Blue Links: Mississippi State’s shirt fiasco

Up close view pic.twitter.com/RxlsTBqBvs — Michael Bonner (@MikeBBonner) April 16, 2015 Big Blue Links for Friday: Mississippi State takes a black eye over baseball warm-ups, reports the Clarion-Ledger. Supplied by Adidas, the jerseys had a hidden message that read “F–K … Continue reading →
Via John Clay's Sidelines
15 days ago

BBL: WHAS dropping sports talk radio show

Big Blue Links for Thursday: John Calipari is moving fast on juco guard Mychal Mulder Virginia Tech is also apparently recruiting Mulder Ben Roberts of NextCats breaks down Calipari’s efforts to reload Mark Stoops seems more comfortable at conclusion of … Continue reading →
Via John Clay's Sidelines
16 days ago

Big Blue Links: Fight clubs

Big Blue Links for Wednesday: Richmond police released their findings and video from investigation into the fight between Eastern Kentucky and Kentucky football players. No charges were filed. Meanwhile, at Western Kentucky, it’s everybody out of the pool. The school’s … Continue reading →
Via John Clay's Sidelines
17 days ago

Karl-Anthony Towns Wrote 40 Drafts of His Letter to BBN

How much does Big Blue Nation mean to Karl-Anthony Towns? Apparently a whole lot. During his appearance on Kentucky Sports Radio on Monday, Towns explained that he wrote a total 40 drafts of his letter to the Big Blue Nation before making it public. Karl Towns tells @KySportsRadio he wrote a total of 40 drafts […]
Via Kentucky Sports Connection
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Are Kentucky Fans Being Too Selfish?

Every university around the nation strives to win titles and be known as #1. Ironically, every university’s fans, alumni, students, faculty and followers want this even more. The Big Blue Nation is considered to be one of the biggest, most passionate and intense fan bases in the United States. They develop strong, emotional bonds with each […]
Via Kentucky Sports Connection
19 days ago  |  Discuss

BBL: Coaching carousel keeps spinning

Big Blue Links for Monday: Slice Rohrssen leaving UK for St. John’s, reports the New York Daily News. “St. John’s and new coach Chris Mullin appeared to be closing in on a deal Sunday night to put Kentucky assistant coach … Continue reading →
Via John Clay's Sidelines
19 days ago

Karl-Anthony Towns writes heartfelt letter to Big Blue Nation

Though he spent only one season in Lexington, Kentucky Wildcats fans will always remember and cherish Karl-Anthony Towns’ time in the Bluegrass.  Today, Towns posted the following message on Twitter to the Big Blue Nation thanking them for the amazing support they’ve shown Towns before, during and after his time as a Wildcat: I have […]
Via Kentucky Sports Connection
21 days ago  |  Discuss

BBL: Kentucky football opens practice Saturday

Big Blue Links for Saturday: T.V. Williams is trying everything in Kentucky’s new offense, reports Jennifer Smith of Herald-Leader. Kentucky football holding open practice on Saturday, reports Cats Illustrated. UK commitment from New Zealand undergoing Americanization at Nike Hoops Summit, … Continue reading →
Via John Clay's Sidelines
21 days ago

Kentucky Basketball Fans Voted Most Annoying College Sports Fan Base In The Country

Congratulations, Big Blue Nation. According to our readers, you are the most annoying fan base in college sports. Kentucky basketball supporters were voted slightly more annoying than Alabama football fans, 52%-48%, in our championship game this week. Kentucky was our overall No. 1 seed in the tournament, so technically, chalk won out. Here’s the entire bracket, which is now complete...
Via College Spun
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Big Blue Links: NBA draft decisions, quarterback decisions

After a day off to try and shake a post-Final Four cold, Big Blue Links are back: The man who coached the Harrison twins in high school expects the duo to enter the NBA Draft, reports Jerry Tipton of the … Continue reading →
Via John Clay's Sidelines
23 days ago

Big Blue Links: Duke adopts UK model and wins title

Big Blue Links for Tuesday: Duke, Coach K figured out how to rule a new world, writes Dana O’Neil of espn.com. Calipari thinks at least five Kentucky players will enter NBA draft, reports Jerry Tipton of Herald-Leader. The great Krzyzewsk … Continue reading →
Via John Clay's Sidelines
25 days ago

UK’s Final Four Loss Is Tough, But Glory Can Be Found In Struggles

As all of Big Blue Nation will agree this game is just not easy to take.  As Brad wrote late last night, there will always be “What If’s” about this team.  It just doesn’t set right with me that we lost this game.  It wasn’t suppose to happen and it shouldn’t have happened, but it […]
Via Kentucky Sports Connection
26 days ago  |  Discuss

Big Blue Links: Nate Silver thinks John Calipari blew it

Big Blue Links for Monday: Coach Cal blew it, says Nate Silver of Fivethirtyeight.com. “A lot of credit must go to Wisconsin’s stout defense, which looked a lot better than its Pomeroy rating (just 55th best in the country). But … Continue reading →
Via John Clay's Sidelines
26 days ago

Big Blue Links: Kentucky-Wisconsin review

Big Blue Links for Sunday: Wisconsin’s quest for redemption trumps Kentucky’s quest for perfection, says my column. “If Kentucky had gone 38 straight games without a loss, Wisconsin had gone a whole year thinking about a loss. In 2014, it … Continue reading →
Via John Clay's Sidelines
27 days ago

Big Blue Links: It’s Final Four Saturday

Big Blue Links for Final Four Saturday: Wisconsin a unique threat, but Kentucky still king as it enters Final Four undefeated, writes Jerry Tipton of the Herald-Leader. Mark Story of the Herald-Leader looks at how Kentucky and Wisconsin match up … Continue reading →
Via John Clay's Sidelines
28 days ago

Why the Notre Dame Game shouldn’t have You Concerned

There’s a lot of angst in Big Blue Nation after Kentucky skirted by Notre Dame in the Elite 8, by a final score of 68-66. Well, I’m not sure angst is the right word, but perhaps, there’s a little more tension then there has been all year.  Up until now, most fans have viewed Kentucky […]
Via Kentucky Sports Connection
29 days ago  |  Discuss

The Best of Kentucky Final Four House Banners

It’s officially Final Four Eve and Big Blue Nation can hardly contain themselves. In fact, Kentucky fans are so pumped that a lot of them have burned some time this week by making hilarious house banners. Spoiler: They love making “Willie” jokes. Honestly, I think we all need to pray for Lexington this weekend. In the scenario that Wisconsin wins, there’s a strong possibility...
Via Busted Coverage
29 days ago  |  Discuss

Big Blue Links: Is 2015 Kentucky better than 1976 Indiana?

Big Blue Links for Friday: The 2015 Wildcats are better than the 1976 Hoosiers, says fivethirtyeight.com. “What we found is that Kentucky has been slightly better, relative to its opposition, than Indiana was. Kentucky’s SRS is 29.05, meaning it would … Continue reading →
Via John Clay's Sidelines
29 days ago
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