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Season preview for Kentucky basketball tickets on secondary market

Kentucky is coming off one of the most interesting seasons of Wildcat basketball in a while. After being the preseason favorites to win it all, Kentucky disappointed fans with a lackluster regular season. After a strong end to their regular season, Kentucky made it all the way to the championship game as a No. 8 seed. On the way to the Championship Game, Kentucky beat undefeated...
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November 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Remember, It’s Only August

I admit it.  I had very modest expectations coming in to the Big Blue Bahamas Tour.  I was fully aware this was the first time the team would be playing together.  I realized it was only August, so practice in earnest really hasn’t even begun.   The competition, while respectable, wasn’t the toughest we could have by any means.  I expected a typical exhibition kind of game...
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August 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Big Blue Bahamas Tour Begins

The long-awaited debut of the 2014-15 Kentucky Wildcats finally arrived as UK took on Puerto Rico in the first of six games to be played in the Bahamas.  I had been so anxious to get my first look at this exceptionally talented team,  I was able to (mostly) overlook those hideous uniforms.   While I understand this is very early, I saw much to be excited about for the upcoming...
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August 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Replacing a Legend

Most of the college basketball programs known for their rich traditions have all faced at one time or another the challenge of having to replace a legendary coach.   UCLA is a prime example, having to replace  John Wooden who coached the Bruins to 10 National Titles.  Nearly 40 years after his retirement, the Bruins still have not come anywhere close to replicating that magical...
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July 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Coach Calipari Congratulates LeBron

Congrats to @KingJames & his family! What's better than going home for the right reasons? I'm happy for Cleveland, the @cavs & their fans. — John Calipari (@UKCoachCalipari) July 11, 2014
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July 11, 2014  |  Discuss

My Life as a UK Fan

This is the 4th installment of my series “My Life as a UK Fan” Becoming a fan of a sports program is fairly easy.  Perhaps your family raised you to be a fan of a particular team, or maybe it was a team’s performance over a season or series of seasons that captured your attention.  For others, it may be simply logistics: cheer for the hometown boys.  What is truly special...
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June 24, 2014  |  Discuss

My Life as a UK Fan

This is the third installment in a series of my life as a Kentucky Wildcats fan.  The first part of my coaching memories can be viewed here. The spring of 1997 was an exciting time for Wildcat fans.  Kentucky Basketball was officially “back” as evidenced by two straight appearances in the Championship game.  Falling just short in overtime to Arizona in the ’97 Final was...
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June 12, 2014  |  Discuss

My Life as a UK Fan

This is the second installment in a series of my life as a Kentucky Wildcats fan.  You can see  How it Began here. When you think about the upper echelon of college basketball programs, i.e. those with at least 4 National Championships, quite often you associate a single coach with that school.  UCLA had John Wooden, Duke with Coach K, Indiana was Bobby Knight and UConn, at...
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June 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Kentucky Named 2nd Most Hated Fan Base In All Of Sports

In life, people won’t like you. A major reason is usually jealousy of success. Kentucky is hated. We’re all aware of that — but not only is Kentucky hated, you are hated. Yes, that’s right. Profascinate, (a site that I’ve came to enjoy), has ranked Kentucky basketball second on their “Most Hated Fan Bases in Sports” list. Here’s what they said about the Big Blue Nation...
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June 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Vote AJ Reed For Golden Spikes Award

Vote online for #UKbaseball's A.J. Reed as one of the @USAGoldenSpikes Finalists: http://t.co/FXHu3t2q0l — Kentucky Baseball (@UKBaseball) June 3, 2014
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June 03, 2014  |  Discuss

My Life as a UK Fan

This is the first article in a series of my life as a UK fan. There are several things in my life that have been a constant over the years:  my love for God, my love for my family and my love for my Kentucky Wildcats.   To try and pinpoint when any of these loves began would be impossible.  They simply are. My late grandfather did much to encourage my love for the Wildcats.  If...
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June 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Javess Blue Ranked 86th Best Player In SEC

Kentucky wide receiver Javess Blue was ranked as the 86th best player in the SEC, according to Saturday Down South. Javess was the highly-touted JUCO receiver who joined Mark Stoops last season. SDS had a few words about Javess: Another immediate impact JUCO standout signed by Kentucky, the Florida-born speedster made his presence felt on an offense void of playmakers last season...
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June 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Coach Cal With No Intention Of Going To NBA

I know you’ve heard it a million times, but Coach Cal shot down some more NBA rumors yesterday. On ESPNU’s College Basketball podcast, he and Kansas’ Bill Self talked with Andy Katz and Seth Greenberg. Cal made it short, sweet, and simple. “I’m really, really excited what we’ve got going at Kentucky” Why wouldn’t he be excited? After all, we have a terrific group...
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June 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Kentucky Heading To The Bahamas, Without Cauley-Stein

Atlantis here we come. John Calipari announced yesterday that his squad will be taking their summer trip to the Bahamas. He didn’t disclose the official dates, but it will be in mid-August. Coach Cal said the following on ESPNU’s College Basketball podcast. “We’ll have 10 days of practice and playing national teams that can beat us. Normally you want to do this to get the...
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June 03, 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...
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May 30, 2014  |  Discuss

UK Softball World Series Pump Up

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May 29, 2014  |  Discuss

UK Softball Headed to WCWS

It’s not football or basketball season.  It’s not time for the cheerleading national championships.  It’s not even NBA Draft day or National Signing day for college football players.  And yet, despite all this, the University of Kentucky Athletics Department in the form of the Women’s Softball team is making history.  For the first time ever, the ladies will be making...
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May 28, 2014  |  Discuss

A Roll of the Dice

November 3, 2012, Commonwealth Stadium was a depressing place to be.  Where only 3 short years before, the Wildcats were preparing for yet another bowl game, this SEC match up with Vanderbilt showed how very far the Cats had fallen.   While not yet among the elite of the SEC, the Rich Brooks era did provide Kentucky fans with some very competitive teams and consecutive post-season...
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May 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Greater Expectations?

It’s been nearly a month since UK made their unforgettable NCAA tournament run and brought home the 2014 National Runner-up banner.  A month to bask in the afterglow of the magical tournament run.  A month to relive those 6 exciting games, with 5 incredible victories.  And a month to speculate on what next season’s team would look like after all the players had made their...
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May 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Why You Should Attend the Spring Game

After having had a couple of weeks to deal with our college basketball withdrawals, we are now ready for the annual Spring Game at Commonwealth Stadium on Saturday.   This Blue/White Scrimmage gives fans a chance to see the new team in action as well as renew tailgating friendships prior to kick-off.   As of today, tickets still remain so if you haven’t already gotten yours,...
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April 23, 2014  |  Discuss

A Strong Foundation is in Place

I suppose it’s inevitable for fans to speculate once the season ends.  They wonder which players will stay, which will leave, which staff members need to be replaced, and the annual question of which NBA team is currently interested in Cal’s services.  But as the player announcements have been coming out very slowly, the speculation is reaching new heights.  You cannot escape...
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April 21, 2014  |  Discuss

An Affair To Remember

I cannot remember a time in my life that I was not a University of Kentucky Wildcats fan.  The concept of being anything other than that is so foreign to me, I can’t even begin to picture it.  Even one of my earliest childhood memories was sitting on the floor next to my grandfather’s bed while we listened to a UK game on the radio.   I had my eyes closed while listening to...
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April 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Karl Towns Is Excited

Spoke with Karl-Anthony Towns about Willie Cauley-Stein returning to Kentucky. "Woo!" was his first reaction. He also called it "beautiful." — T.J. Walker (@TWalkerRivals) April 14, 2014
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April 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Willie Cauley-Stein Returning To Kentucky

Per his Twitter, Willie Cauley-Stein will be returning for his junior season. I’ll admittedly say that I didn’t see this coming. I thought it was certainly possible, but various trustworthy folks claimed it was still “up in the air.” Cauley-Stein returning means Kentucky will have tremendous depth in the inside. And if the Harrison twins return, ——— (I’ll let you...
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April 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Basketball Ends, Speculation Begins

As the final seconds ticked off the clock Monday night, my heart grew heavy.  It wasn’t just the overwhelming disappointment at having come so very close to winning the National Championship but letting it just slip away.  It was also knowing college basketball season was over.   After having had games available nearly every day of the week, suddenly we had none.   Over two...
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April 13, 2014  |  Discuss
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