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Big Blue Baby

Thats right, big blue nation now has another big blue fan to add to their always eccentric fanbase. Known for being one of the most die-hard fan bases in the country their newest addition surely didn’t disappoint. A pair of big time cats fans recently named their daughter after two of their favorite players and she’s got some pretty big shoes to fill.  Willie Cauley Stein and...
Via Campus Sports Net
3 hours ago  |  Discuss

BBL: Service trip reflections and other news

Big Blue Links for Wednesday: Mychal Mulder “fits the program,” reports Ben Roberts of the Herald-Leader. The junior college transfer officially signed with Kentucky basketball on Tuesday. Kentucky football offers a four-star quarterback in the class of 2017, reports Roberts. … Continue reading →
Via John Clay's Sidelines
1 day ago

BBL: Recruiting and draft updates

Big Blue Links for Tuesday: Next Cats’ Ben Roberts has updated his football recruiting page with information on 50 players. John Calipari watches son play at EBYL event, reports Roberts. UK basketball target Jamal Murray wants to be No. 1 draft … Continue reading →
Via John Clay's Sidelines
2 days ago

Big Blue Links for Sunday

Big Blue Links for Sunday: UK softball reaches finals of the Notre Dame Regional, reports UK Athletics. Kentucky beat Ball State 5-0 on Saturday after beating Northwestern on Friday. Pitcher Kelsey Nunley was dominant for seven innings. Kentucky baseball beats … Continue reading →
Via John Clay's Sidelines
11 days ago

Big Blue Links: NBA combine news and more

Big Blue Links for Saturday: At the NBA Combine, Willie Cauley-Stein says he loves basketball, reports Jerry Tipton of Herald-Leader. Cauley-Stein will do anything to play, reports Jason Jones of Sacramento Bee. Larry Bird thinks Cauley-Stein is a $100 million … Continue reading →
Via John Clay's Sidelines
12 days ago

A-League final: anybody got a ticket for Sydney vs Victory?

The Melbourne Victory will host Sydney FC in the A-League's grand final on Sunday in a stadium that, quite frankly, is only about half as big as they'd prefer. The match, dubbed the ''Big Blue,'' will be played at a 30,000-seat venue, the Victory's home ground for the regular season, meaning tens of thousands of fans will miss out. League officials wanted to use a larger stadium...
Via AP on Fox
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Big Blue Links for Monday

Big Blue Links for Monday: Georgia spoiled Kyle Cody’s pitching gem then beat Kentucky 5-1 in extra innings, reports Mark Maloney of the Herald-Leader. “We got a really good pitching performance out of Kyle today and unfortunately we just weren’t able … Continue reading →
Via John Clay's Sidelines
17 days ago

Big Blue Links for Sunday

Big Blue Links for Sunday: UK women land commitment from No. 1 junior college player, reports Jennifer Smith of Herald-Leader. “Evelyn Akhator, a 6-foot-3 forward from Lagos, Nigeria, picked the Cats over Tennessee, Texas and Florida State. In her two seasons … Continue reading →
Via John Clay's Sidelines
18 days ago

Big Blue Links: John Calipari award season

Big Blue Links for Saturday: Three double plays help Kentucky past Georgia, reports Mark Maloney of the Herald-Leader. “Dorian Hairston hit a three-run shot and Ka’ai Tom added a solo blast as the Wildcats won the opener of a three-game … Continue reading →
Via John Clay's Sidelines
19 days ago

BBL: Caleb Swanigan back on open market

Big Blue Links for Friday: Women’s teams saved Kentucky from being dominated in rivalry with Louisville, writes Mark Story of the Herald-Leader. When Bud Dupree graduates he’ll fulfill promises to family and himself, reports Jennifer Smith of Herald-Leader. Towns not … Continue reading →
Via John Clay's Sidelines
20 days ago

UK Signee Charles Matthews: “Kentucky Will Be 2016 National Champs”

Kentucky finished two wins shy of its 40-0 goal in 2014-15, falling to Wisconsin in the national semifinal. It was a painful ending for the Wildcats and the members of Big Blue Nation, but with a solid returning nucleus and more high-profile recruits on the way, UK should contend for the crown again in 2015-16.  Incoming shooting guard Charles Matthews doesn’t just expect to contend...
Via College Spun
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Big Blue Links: Kentucky baseball, softball both fall

Big Blue Links for Thursday: Mistakes made the difference as UK baseball lost 5-2 to No. 2 Louisville on Wednesday night, reports Mark Maloney of the Herald-Leader.  “We had plenty of opportunity to score some runs and actually score a … Continue reading →
Via John Clay's Sidelines
21 days ago

Big Blue Links: UK baseball faces No. 2 Louisville

Big Blue Links for Wednesday: Kentucky baseball plays host to No. 2 Louisville on Wednesday night at Cliff Hagan Stadium. The Cats lost a 2-1 heartbreaker in 10 innings at U of L last week. A win over the Cardinals … Continue reading →
Via John Clay's Sidelines
22 days ago

BBL: Name changes; recruiting rankings; Florida job

Big Blue Links for Tuesday: Willie Trill Cauley-Stein’s name change is official, reports Hannah Scheller of the Herald-Leader. Kentucky reaches out to possible 2015 basketball recruit, reports Ben Roberts of NextCats. LaGerald Vick drawing interest from UK and others, reports … Continue reading →
Via John Clay's Sidelines
23 days ago

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
27 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
April 27, 2015

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
April 25, 2015

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
April 24, 2015

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
April 21, 2015

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
April 20, 2015

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
April 18, 2015

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
April 15, 2015

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
April 13, 2015  |  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
April 13, 2015

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
April 11, 2015  |  Discuss
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