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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
1 day 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
3 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
4 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
7 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
8 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
14 days ago  |  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
17 days ago  |  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

Kentucky Fan Inks Undefeated Tattoo Because BBN Does What It Wants

This Kentucky fan inked an undefeated national championship tattoo because Big Blue Nation does whatever it wants these days.
Via Gamedayr
March 19, 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

Tyus Battle coming for Big Blue Madness; Also visiting Duke Blue Devils

Gill St. Bernard’s guard Tyus Battle received scholarship offers from the Kentucky and Duke this summer. He’ll be visiting both schools in the fall, Battle told Adam Zagoria on Friday. Battle will be on hand for Kentucky’s Big Blue Madness on Oct. 17, the kickoff event for the 2014 season. He will then visit Duke on […]
Via Kentucky Sports Connection
August 23, 2014  |  Discuss

WATCH: UK's Andrew Harrison breaks defender's ankles

The University of Kentucky men’s basketball team is taking on the Puerto Rican national team reserves as part of the Big Blue Bahamas Tour. So far, it’s been a pretty back and forth game, but one of the most notable moments came late in the first half, when Wildcats point guard Andrew Harrison absolutely destroyed a Puerto Rican defender with one of the nastiest crossovers you’ll...
Via College Spun
August 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Big Blue Madness Campout!!!

Eight Is Great, But It’s Time For Nine! I personally love this part of the year, because it signals to me that college basketball is right around the corner when the BBM Campout happens. It is a great time to hangout with other UK fans, see the players coming and going, then of course at […]
Via Kentucky Sports Connection
August 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Photo: Kentucky Will Wear Brand New Uniforms For Its ‘Big Blue Bahamas’ Tour

Kentucky basketball’s ‘Big Blue Bahamas’ tour, which will feature the Wildcats playing a number of games against Puerto Rico, the Dominican Republic and Champagne Chalons-Reim Basket, officially kicks off next week. All six of the team’s contests, which will take place in Nassau, will be televised on either ESPNU or the brand-new SEC Network. Monday, UK unveiled the jerseys...
Via College Spun
August 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Basketball Season – So Far Away

Is there any time that moves more slowly than the days following the end of the NCAA Tournament up to the day Big Blue Madness begins?  Oh sure, there are lots of great discussions to be had as fans speculate on the upcoming season, but the off season is a challenging time for the Big Blue Nation, testing their patience to the breaking point.  With that in mind, I offer my humble...
Via Big Blue Digest
May 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Ashley Judd May Or May Not Have Wet Herself At End Of Kentucky Game

The first lady of Big Blue Nation, Ashley Judd, may or may not have wet herself with excitement at the end of the Kentucky game on Saturday night.
Via Gamedayr
April 06, 2014  |  Discuss

What will Ben McAdoo do with Big Blue?

This was a big week for Big Blue. No, I am not being sarcastic. It was announced just a couple of days ago that former Packers QB coach Ben McAdoo would be named the new offensive coordinator of the New York Football Giants. This is a big and bold move for the Giants. McAdoo has no pervious experience as a coordinator, but he will be the man in charge of the offense of one of the...
Via cover32 - Giants
January 17, 2014  |  Discuss
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