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BBL: Report says Mark Stoops to add defensive coach

Big Blue Links for Tuesday: Andy Buh coule be joining Mark Stoops’ staff, reports WKYT. Buh is a former defensive coordinator and linebackers coach at California. Devin Booker wins another award, but can do more, report Jerry Tipton of the … Continue reading →
Via John Clay's Sidelines
1 hour ago

Kentucky Fan’s ‘Ballad Of Big Blue Nation’ Tune Should Be Team’s Theme Song

A Kentucky fan made his own "Ballad of Big Blue Nation," and the song is really quite catchy.
Via Gamedayr
22 hours ago  |  Discuss

Big Blue Links with a New Zealand touch for Monday

Big Blue Links for Monday: Tai Wynyard, a basketball prospect from New Zeland, commits to Kentucky for 2016, reports Ben Roberts of Herald-Leader. The 6-foot-9 Wynyard has an athletic background. “His parents, Jason and Karmyn Wynyard, are internationally successful athletes … Continue reading →
Via John Clay's Sidelines
1 day ago

Big Blue Links for Sunday

As you would expect, Sunday’s links have much to do with Kentucky’s 58-43 win at South Carolina on Saturday. The Cats are now 19-0, equaling the start of John Calipari’s first UK team back in 2009-10. There’s also some news … Continue reading →
Via John Clay's Sidelines
1 day ago

BBL: Aaron Harrison has that “clutch gene”

Big Blue Links for Wednesday: Kentucky fends off pesky Vanderbilt to go 18-0, reports Jerry Tipton of the Herald-Leader.  “That’s what makes them the best team in the country,” Vanderbilt Coach Kevin Stallings said of UK’s many options. “They can … Continue reading →
Via John Clay's Sidelines
6 days ago

BBL: Vanderbilt in for a long night at Rupp Arena?

Big Blue Links for Tuesday: Derek Willis admits he needs to work harder, reports Jerry Tipton of Herald-Leader. Super-sized UK winning with small ball, writes Tipton. Vanderbilt’s Damian Jones faces an NBA showcase, writes Adam Sparks of Tennesseean. David Climer … Continue reading →
Via John Clay's Sidelines
7 days ago

Former Giants K Lawrence Tynes taunts Patriots about Super Bowl losses

Talk about raining on their parade! Former Giants placekicker Lawrence Tynes wants to make sure people remember that the Patriots came away losers the last two times they went to the Super Bowl. Tynes, who was a member of Big Blue when the team beat the New England in Super Bowls XLII and XLVI, sent out several tweets Sunday night and Monday morning to mock the Patriots for coming...
Via Fox Sports
7 days ago  |  Discuss

BBL: Shannon Dawson settling in at Kentucky

Big Blue Links for Thursday: Hawkins proves he’s always ready to give Kentucky what it needs Jay Williams says Calipari is doing a balancing act Cauley-Stein, Wiltjer among mid-season Top 25 for Wooden Award Shannon Dawson will be judged on … Continue reading →
Via John Clay's Sidelines
12 days ago

BBL: Virginia replaces UK atop Pomeroy ratings

Big Blue Links for Wednesday: Virginia replaces UK atop Ken Pomeroy’s ratings Happier days return as Kentucky mashes Missouri Kentucky overwhelms outmatched Missouri Hawkins helps Calipari balance out the platoons Hawkins didn’t sleep well Monday night Hawkins said his jaw dropped … Continue reading →
Via John Clay's Sidelines
13 days ago

Big Blue Links: Missouri says it won’t be intimidated

Big Blue Links for Tuesday: John Calipari says enough is enough with character building games Which Kentucky will Missouri face on Tuesday night? Missouri says it won’t be intimidated by top-ranked Cats Hot-shooting Devin Booker honored again by SEC Booker … Continue reading →
Via John Clay's Sidelines
14 days ago

BBL: One writer sees Kentucky’s seven glaring weaknesses

Big Blue Links for Monday: Kentucky guard Janee Thompson out for season with broken leg, dislocated ankle, reports Jennifer Smith of Herald-Leader. Kentucky women’s upset bid falls short at No. 1-ranked South Carolina, reports Jennifer Smith. Herald-Leader photo gallery from … Continue reading →
Via John Clay's Sidelines
15 days ago

BBL: Texas A&M crushed by loss to Kentucky

Big Blue Links for Sunday: No. 1 Kentucky escapes Aggies in two overtimes, reports Jerry Tipton of Herald-Leader. Calipari says veterans players have to get it right, reports Tipton. Kentucky in no danger of peaking too early, says my column. … Continue reading →
Via John Clay's Sidelines
16 days ago

Big Blue Links: UK women win; Damien Harris decision

Kentucky women roll over Auburn. It’s Decision Day for Damien Harris. John Calipari throws his support behind Andrew Harrison. Missouri beats LSU in overtime. Big Blue Links for Friday: Kentucky’s women were good from the get-go in 78-57 victory over … Continue reading →
Via John Clay's Sidelines
18 days ago

BBL: Did Ole Miss game change way we see this UK team?

Big Blue Links for Thursday: Kentucky’s close-shave with Ole Miss on Tuesday makes a loss seem a little more plausible, says my column. Quickness was Mississippi’s blueprint, but will it help others hang with the Cats? asks Jerry Tipton of … Continue reading →
Via John Clay's Sidelines
19 days ago

Big Blue Links: UK-Ole Miss wrap-up

Big Blue Links for Wednesday: Ole Miss makes it a fight to the finish, writes Parrish Alford of NE Mississippi Daily Journal. “The unspoken mission was very nearly accomplished. Ole Miss coach Andy Kennedy didn’t spend time telling his players … Continue reading →
Via John Clay's Sidelines
20 days ago

BBL: Kentucky ready to get back on the court

Big Blue Links for Tuesday: As SEC play begins, Calipari’s mission is to keep No. 1 Cats motivated, reports Jerry Tipton of Herald-Leader. Calipari expects Ole Miss to shoot a lot of threes, reports Tipton. Ole Miss faces monumental challenge, … Continue reading →
Via John Clay's Sidelines
21 days ago

BBL: Kentucky women can’t shake slow starts

Big Blue Links for Monday: Kentucky’s women held off a strong challenge from visiting Ole Miss for a 64-58 win at Memorial Coliseum on Sunday. For some reason, UK has had all kinds of trouble with slow starts. It happened … Continue reading →
Via John Clay's Sidelines
22 days ago

Big Blue Links: Vince Marrow, Tony Barbee and more

Big Blue Links for Sunday: Mark Story of Herald-Leader has some football resolutions for 2015. Kentucky football scrambling to find replacement for UAB on schedule, reprots Jennifer Smith of Herald-Leader. UAB dropped football leaving a hole in the Cats’ 2016 … Continue reading →
Via John Clay's Sidelines
23 days ago

BBL: Bama commit likes Tide’s chances with Damien Harris

Big Blue Links for Saturday: Kentucky women overcome slow start to win SEC opener at Alabama, reports Jennifer Smith of Herald-Leader. Michigan reportedly offers UK assistant Vince Marrow a job, reports Mark Snyder of Detroit Free Press. Kentucky’s domination is … Continue reading →
Via John Clay's Sidelines
24 days ago

BBL: Antonio Blakeney reveals decision Friday

Big Blue Links for Friday: Antonio Blakeney to reveal his decision Friday, reports Ben Roberts of Herald-Leader. The five-star guard has Kentucky on his list. Kentucky’s Alexis Jennings taking a crash course in defense, reports Jennifer Smith of Herald-Leader. The … Continue reading →
Via John Clay's Sidelines
25 days ago

Thanks for a Great Year #BBN!

Dear Big Blue Nation! Thank you for such an awesome and great year here on the website.  We got to experience many wonderful things this year and we loved every minute of it. – We broke daily, monthly, quarterly and yearly website traffic records this year. We had a monster year and expect to continue […]
Via Kentucky Sports Connection
27 days ago  |  Discuss

Big Blue Links: Kentucky’s lineups don’t matter

Big Blue Links for Tuesday: Ten takeaways from Kentucky-Louisville, by Mark Story of the Herald-Leader. Included is a defense of UK point guard Andrew Harrison. Basketball team posts a 3.1 grade point average, reports Jerry Tipton of Herald-Leader. It’s the … Continue reading →
Via John Clay's Sidelines
28 days ago

Big Blue Links: Damien Harris down to three

Big Blue Links for Monday: Top UK football target Damien Harris says on video  he’s down to three schools. Kentucky women beat Tennessee State 87-75, reports Jennifer Smith of Herald-Leader. Matthew Mitchell’s club now turns its attention to SEC play. … Continue reading →
Via John Clay's Sidelines
29 days ago

Big Blue Links: Kentucky-Louisville preview edition

Big Blue Links for Saturday: Kentucky eager for the challenge that Louisville presents, reports Jerry Tipton of the Herald-Leader. It’s the No. 1 Cats vs. the No. 4 Cards. Cats-Cards poised to give us something special, says my column. Kentucky’s … Continue reading →
Via John Clay's Sidelines
December 27, 2014

BBL: Drawing closer to Saturday’s showdown

Big Blue Links for Christmas Eve: Joel Justus is John Calipari’s next big thing, reports Ben Roberts of the Herald-Leader. Justus is UK basketball’s director of analytics. He’s a former high school coach from Davidson, North Carolina. Rick Pitino was … Continue reading →
Via John Clay's Sidelines
December 24, 2014
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