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BBL: UK football turns focus to UL-Lafayette

Big Blue Links for Friday: As Kobi Simmons visits UK, recruiting landscape has shifted, reports Ben Roberts of Next Cats. UK defensive tackle Melvin Lewis found himself at Kentucky after volatile upbringing in Compton, reports Jennifer Smith of Herald-Leader. Walk-on … Continue reading →
Via John Clay's Sidelines
5 hours ago

Big Blue Links: SEC Network picks UK to go 8-4

Big Blue Links for Thursday: SEC Network picks Kentucky to go 8-4, reports the Cats Pause. “The analysts, which included former Alabama quarterback Greg McElroy, Matt Stinchcomb and host Peter Burns, predicted the Cats will snap its 28-game losing streak … Continue reading →
Via John Clay's Sidelines
1 day ago

BBL: Mumme Bowl II comes to Tuscaloosa

Big Blue Links for Wednesday: Mumme Bowl II plays out in Tuscaloosa, reports Football Scoop. UK seeks to reap benefits of Josh Forrest’s transition, reports Jen Smith of H-L. Plenty of SEC teams still searching for quarterback, says my notes … Continue reading →
Via John Clay's Sidelines
2 days ago

BBL: Linebacker continues to be a concern

Big Blue Links for Tuesday: Landon Young makes Rivals 100 list, reports Ben Roberts of Next Cats. The Lafayette offensive tackle has committed to Kentucky for 2016. If his ranking holds, Young would be Kentucky’s first Rivals 100 signee since … Continue reading →
Via John Clay's Sidelines
3 days ago

BBL: Kentucky football spends day with Special Olympics

Big Blue Links for Monday: Kentucky players run drills for Special Olympics team, reports Jennifer Smith of Herald-Leader. WKYT has video of Kentucky football’s fun day with Special Olympics. Darryl Long should help Kentucky at tight end, reports Ben Roberts … Continue reading →
Via John Clay's Sidelines
4 days ago

Harry Giles is Officially Visiting for Big Blue Madness

The perceived #1 overall player in the country Harry Giles is visiting Kentucky for Big Blue Madness.  It’s beginning to look like we’re going to have another huge BBM event again this year, because lot’s of high profile recruits we’ll be looking to take official and un-official visits. Harry Giles will visit Wake Forest on […]
Via Kentucky Sports Connection
10 days ago  |  Discuss

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❗️ — Cash7⃣ […]
Via Kentucky Sports Connection
July 24, 2015  |  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’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
July 15, 2015  |  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
July 15, 2015  |  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
July 13, 2015  |  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
July 05, 2015  |  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

Greatest Giant of All-Time: Defense 1 vs. 8: Lawrence Taylor vs. Andy Robustelli

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 Blue Wrecking Crew which won the Giants their first two Super Bowl titles. Drafted in the first round out of North Carolina, he played in all 16 games his rookie year. Sacks were not kept as a stat until 1982,...
Via Pro Football Spot
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

Bloop Hits: Big Blue Wrecking Crew's "We are the Champions"

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Via Fox Sports
November 20, 2014  |  Discuss

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