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Reese Kemp to throw out first pitch at Reds’ Big Blue Night

Our friend Reese Kemp tweets that he will throw out the first pitch on Thursday night for Big Blue Night at Great American Ball Park. I wrote on Reese back in 2013. Huge S/O to the big bro @KarlTowns for … Continue reading →
Via John Clay's Sidelines
1 hour ago

BBL: Kentucky’s breakout players for 2015

Big Blue Links for Thursday: Jason Hatcher and Boom Williams could be breakout players in 2015 Kentucky football lands three-star defensive tackle from Georgia Once a North Carolina State commit, Kobe Smith was a UK favorite Kentucky football’s summer trip … Continue reading →
Via John Clay's Sidelines
2 hours ago

BBL: Kentucky football’s big Yahtzee day

Big Blue Links: Kentucky football recruiting made a strong 2017 splash on Tuesday, going “Triple Yahtzee” while reeling in a pair of four-star prospects from the Toledo area. Michael Warren, a four-star running back from Toledo Central Central, committed to the … Continue reading →
Via John Clay's Sidelines
1 day ago

BBL: Kentucky football picks up 2017 commitment

Big Blue Links for Tuesday: Kentucky football lands a commitment from Class of 2017 quarterback, reports Ben Roberts of Next Cats. Mac Jones, out of Jacksonville, Fla., became Mark Stoops’ first commit for 2017. The Jones commitment is not a … Continue reading →
Via John Clay's Sidelines
2 days ago

Big Blue Links for Sunday

In case you haven’t noticed, college football is getting closer and closer. So lots of UK football reading on tap for your Sunday. Jennifer Smith’s Sunday notes include lots of good stuff about how the Kentucky staff is luring recruits … Continue reading →
Via John Clay's Sidelines
4 days ago

Tobias Gilliam Shuts Down Recruitment, Affirms Commitment to Kentucky

Big Blue Nation got some good news on Friday as 2016 commitment Tobias Gilliam announced that he was 100% committed to Kentucky and would officially be shutting down his recruitment. 100 % #ALLIN ⚫️🔵. With that being said all my focus is in winning the state championship with my High school team❗️ pic.twitter.com/NvxIwNbTfv — Cash7⃣ […]
Via Kentucky Sports Connection
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Kentucky issues Drake cease-and-desist

The University of Kentucky has issued Drake a cease-and-desist letter after he took pictures with some recruits at the school’s “Big Blue Madness” event. Kami Mattioli of The Sporting News reported the story. Kentucky ended up self-reporting Drake’s activities, which included “impermissible contact” between himself and three “potential-student-athletes.” Per the...
Via Campus Sports Net
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Rawle Alkins Will Take Official Visit To UK During Big Blue Madness

  Perhaps one of the most underrated players in the 2016 class, Rawle Alkins, will be in Lexington for his official visit to UK during Big Blue Madness on October 16th according to SNY.tv’s Adam Zagoria.  Alkins, a 6-5 shooting guard/small forward from Brooklyn, New York, is ranked 22nd in ESPN’s Top 100, a ranking […]
Via Kentucky Sports Connection
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Drake Will Perform At Kentucky’s Big Blue Madness

Kentucky basketball’s Big Blue Madness season tip-off event is set to take place Oct. 16 at Rupp Arena.  It should be quite a show.  According to Adam Zagoria, Drake will be performing in front of Big Blue Nation.  Drake will perform at Big Blue Madness, which was appealing for @Iam_RawleAlkins on the UK visit. — Adam Zagoria (@AdamZagoria) July 15, 2015 Yeah, recruits are...
Via College Spun
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Big Blue Madness Date Set For October 16th

  The event that signals a new season for the men and women on the hardwood, also known as Big Blue Madness, now has a date.  October 16th, one day after Kentucky hosts Auburn in Commonwealth Stadium, basketball season unofficially begins.  Tickets for Big Blue Madness will be handed out on Friday, October 2nd instead […]
Via Kentucky Sports Connection
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Big Blue Kitten wins Monmouth's United Nations Stakes

OCEANPORT, N.J. (AP) Big Blue Kitten won the $535,000 United Nations Stakes with a little help from a friend on Sunday at Monmouth Park. The 7-year-old rallied to win the track's premier grass race by 1 1/2 lengths over stablemate Slumber. While the top two finishers in the 1 3/8-mile race were trained by Chad Brown, the assist came from another source. Shining Copper played the...
Via AP on Fox
24 days ago  |  Discuss

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
May 28, 2015  |  Discuss

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
May 07, 2015  |  Discuss

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
April 10, 2015  |  Discuss

Greatest Giant of All-Time: Lawrence Taylor

The winner of the greatest Giant of all-time vote is none other than the engine behind the Big Blue Wrecking Crew—Lawrence Taylor. He beats out two time Super Bowl winning quarterback Eli Manning for the award. Lawrence Taylor is a legend of the game. Considered arguably the best pass rusher of all-time. For 13 years he terrorized quarterbacks as he was the cornerstone of the Big...
Via Pro Football Spot
April 10, 2015  |  Discuss

Drake Posts Photo Of A “I Like My Girls BBN” Banner

The fanatical fanbase of Kentucky athletics, particularly basketball, is colloquially known as the Big Blue Nation, or BBN. Renowned rapper Drake is a UK fan, and he isn’t shy about showing his allegiances. In Drake’s verse on Nicki Minaj’s song “Only”, he drops the line “I like my girls BBW.” Naturally, someone had some fun with that lyric, creating a banner showing...
Via College Spun
March 26, 2015  |  Discuss

Video: Two Kentucky Fans Recorded “Big Blue Train,” A Bluegrass Ode To The Undefeated Wildcats

When you’re undefeated and dominating the competition like No. 1 Kentucky is, you’re bound to inspire passionate fans to drum up unique ways to express their love and appreciation. What better way for two fans to show their devotion to UK basketball than with a little Bluegrass tribute? That’s what the Jenkins twins decided to do. They recorded a musical ode to their beloved...
Via College Spun
February 25, 2015  |  Discuss

Monday’s Recap: The Big Blue Beasts Continue Dominating

It our weekend recap, Kentucky continues its road to a title, overrated teams keep winning and one conference is contemplating suicide.
Via Gamedayr
February 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Walmart’s Soda Display Is All-In For Big Blue Nation

A Walmart in small town Kentucky made a super BAMF Wildcats soda display, which should be mandatory for any store in the Bluegrass State.
Via Gamedayr
February 09, 2015  |  Discuss

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
January 26, 2015  |  Discuss

Three Thoughts from Big Blue Madness

Last night, 24,000 fans once again showed up to Rupp Arena to watch what was basically glorified starting lineup introductions and some practice drills. As a kid I was enamored by this whole thing, but as I get older and older, it has lost it’s luster a little bit. Back when it was Midnight Madness, it was cool. I guess it is still kind of cool, but it’s not my cup of tea anymore...
Via StraitPinkie.com
October 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Five-star recruit Bragg heads to Kentucky for Big Blue Madness event

BEREA, Ohio - What's probably the final leg of Carlton Bragg's recruiting tour hits Lexington tonight for Kentucky's annual Big Blue Madness event.  Bragg, a 6'9, five-star forward from Cleveland Villa Angela-St. Joseph High School, visited Kansas last week.  "It was crazy at Kansas, a great experience," Bragg said. "I didn't want to leave."  "It was not what I expected. I expected...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
October 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Big Blue Madness 2014: Online Stream, TV Info, Replay, Recruit Visitor List and More

What: Kentucky Wildcats Big Blue Madness Where: Rupp Arena, Lexington, Kentucky When: Friday October 17 at 7:00 pm ET TV Info: The game cannot be viewed live in it’s entirety on TV, but the SEC Network has added coverage of it via SEC Now, a nightly new and information show on the SEC Network, which […]
Via Kentucky Sports Connection
October 17, 2014  |  Discuss

2015 SF Jaylen Brown Will Visit Kentucky for Big Blue Madness

Kentucky will add another big visitor to its list for Big Blue Madness, according to a report by ZagsBlog. 2015 small forward Jaylen Brown will take an official visit to Kentucky on October 17 for Big Blue Madness, as well as an official visit to Kansas on October 10 for “Late Night in the Phog.” […]
Via Kentucky Sports Connection
August 30, 2014  |  Discuss
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