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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
6 hours ago  |  Discuss

Big Blue Links: Lots of talk about UK-WVU

Big Blue Links for Thursday: Willie Cauley-Stein warns the Mountaineers, reports Jerry Tipton of Herald-Leader. ‘”It’s just like cornering an animal,’ he said Wednesday. ‘You’re hunting. The dogs corner an animal. The animal is not just going to die. It’s … Continue reading →
Via John Clay's Sidelines
11 hours ago

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
19 hours ago  |  Discuss

Big Blue Links: Brian Cashman’s Kentucky connection

Big Blue Links for Wednesday: New York Yankees general manager Brian Cashman relishes his Kentucky connection, reports David Waldstein of the New York Times. “Cashman acknowledges that as much as he loves basketball, he was never a great player and … Continue reading →
Via John Clay's Sidelines
1 day ago

Big Blue Links: The Coach of the Year snub

Big Blue Links for Tuesday: Why John Calipari was not named Coach of the Year, by Dan Wetzel of Yahoo. “The USBWA probably won’t be the only group to name someone other than Calipari as its national coach of the … Continue reading →
Via John Clay's Sidelines
2 days ago

Big Blue Links: Kentucky women hit a stop sign

Big Blue Links for Monday: Dayton knocks the UK women out of NCAA Tournament, reports Jennifer Smith of the Herald-Leader. “‘It hurts the worst because we got beat by a team that wanted it more than we did on our … Continue reading →
Via John Clay's Sidelines
3 days ago

Big Blue Links: Cleveland, here come the Cats

Big Blue Links for Sunday: My column from Kentucky’s win over Cincinnati on Saturday: “After Kentucky’s win over Hampton on Thursday, the Hampton players complimented the way the UK players respectfully conducted business. No trash talk. No chest pounding. But … Continue reading →
Via John Clay's Sidelines
4 days ago

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
7 days ago  |  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
29 days ago  |  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

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

Kentucky’s Recruiting Coordinator After Wildcats Miss Out On Big Prospect: “Big Blue Nation…Relax”

Friday afternoon, offensive tackle recruit George Brown Jr., a four-star prospect out of Ohio, committed to Florida by literally pulling out a live gator from underneath a table during his announcement. Brown chose the Gators over Alabama and Kentucky – two fellow SEC schools. While the Crimson Tide likely won’t miss a beat, considering they seemingly have the top recruiting...
Via College Spun
July 25, 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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