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October 9th, 2015

The 2015 Draft Cats are on the wall at the Joe Craft Center


One of the most impressive features of the Joe Craft Center are the large posters of each UK player in the NBA that line the walls of the practice gym. Today, @CoachCalDotCom tweeted out pictures of the new posters that went up of the 2015 Draft Class, highlighted by the #1 pick Karl Towns.

They also updated the posters that needed it:


In the immortal words of Roy Scheider, pretty soon, we’re going to need a bigger gym.

UK opened the Joe Craft Center doors to EKU basketball today


Earlier this week, EKU canceled classes after officials found threatening graffiti in a men’s bathroom. The message read “Kill all by 10-8-15” and the administration took it seriously, shutting down classes and moving the football game on Saturday to Georgetown.

Turns out the EKU basketball team isn’t practicing on campus either; according to this photo from WTVQ’s Kennedy Hardman, UK opened up the Joe Craft Center for EKU to practice in, a very cool gesture. Head coach Dan McHale tweeted his appreciation:

Awesome. Good on ya, Cats.

That’s not the last we’ll see of the McHale, Bradley, and the Colonels this season. UK plays EKU in Rupp on Wednesday, December 9.

Auburn WR Duke Williams punched 4 people in a bar, including his own teammate

Earlier this week, we found out that Auburn’s star wide receiver Duke Williams was dismissed from the team for an incident at Skybar, a local nightclub. Turns out Williams did quite a lot in that nightclub.

Witnesses say Williams punched four people in the bar: two security guards, a bartender assistant, and Auburn reserve center Xavier Dampeer, his own teammate.

What ticked Williams off? Apparently, a member of his posse was kicked out of the bar for not removing his sunglasses, which violated the bar’s dress code. After trying to use his celebrity to get his friend back in, Williams was thrown out himself, and that’s when the major drama started. Not surprisingly, witnesses say Williams was intoxicated at the time.

Williams was one of Auburn’s leading receivers, with 12 catches for 147 yards and a touchdown this season. If those numbers seem low, it’s probably because Auburn’s passing offense is ranked 116th in the country according to Now they’re down one more receiver amidst a quarterback battle. After Florida, I don’t want to go there and say the stars are aligning for a UK win, but thing are certainly looking up for the Cats.


Andy Katz says Louisville could be subject to a Level 1 case

Andy Katz’s three-point shot today is all about the Louisville scandal. Katz spoke to an NCAA expert who gave him the rundown on the penalties the Cards could face. The expert said IF the allegations are proven true, Louisville would be subject to a Level 1 case. What does that mean? According to Katz:

  • Recruiting sanctions
  • Coach game suspensions
  • Scholarships taken away
  • Postseason ban

The expert also said the NCAA will require full cooperation from current players, former players, and recruits, and that historically, if the allegations aren’t categorically denied immediately, that’s not a good sign for the school. So far, no one in the Louisville administration, especially Rick Pitino, has denied anything except knowledge of the situation.

Rawle Alkins joked that he committed to Buffalo on Twitter

Rawle Alkins is considered the second best shooting guard in the 2016 class. He’s scheduled to take an official visit to Kentucky next Friday for Big Blue Madness and the Cats have a 53% lead in his Crystal Ball. A few minutes ago, he sent out this tweet:

Huh??? Buffalo wasn’t even on Alkins’ list. Gotta be a joke, right? Actually, yes, yes, it was:

Alkins later tweeted that people at his school were playing with his phone and that he’s not really committed. Why Buffalo? His teammate Jalen Harris committed to Buffalo on Monday.

Buffalo basketball fans be like:

Tickets for UK/Duke in the Champions Classic go on sale Monday

There are a lot of great road trips for Kentucky basketball fans this season, but the most exciting matchup may be UK vs. Duke in the Champions Classic on Tuesday, November 17 at the United Center in Chicago. Want to go to the Windy City to see the Cats take on a longtime rival? Tickets go on sale Monday at noon. 

Ticket prices range from $50 to $200 and can be purchased at, by calling Ticketmaster at 1-800-745-3000 or by visiting the United Center box office.

Oddly, UK/Duke is the first game of the doubleheader and will tip at 7:30 p.m. Kansas/Michigan State will tip at 10 p.m., even though, to me, it seems the lesser of the two games. But whatever. At least we won’t be dragging as much on Wednesday morning.

Don’t forget: Monday at noon. Go ahead and set a reminder on your phone.

SI nails it: “Louisville created and continues to nurture dangerous culture for women”

For years, the University of Louisville has had a major problem with the way its athletic program deals with women. What do you expect when its two major coaches, Rick Pitino and Bobby Petrino, have a sordid history with women, the former an affair with a woman in a restaurant that resulted in him paying for her abortion and being extorted, and the latter an affair with an employee that resulted in him getting fired. And now, the partially-confirmed allegations that a Louisville staffer paid for prostitutes to entertain players and recruits, some of which were underage.

It’s sad that it took a scandal like this to open the national media’s eyes to the problem. Sports Illustrated’s Michael Rosenberg took Louisville to task this morning for “teaching its male athletes that women can be used and discarded.”

We keep looking at this story about prostitutes through the wrong lenses. We see it as players having casual sex, which goes on everywhere. Or we wonder what the NCAA will do. We’re missing the point. If Louisville is guilty, the school has created a dangerous environment for women, and it has opened itself to lawsuits from all angles.


More logic where that came from over at, so check it out.

[Michael Rosenberg: Louisville created and continues to nurture dangerous culture for women]

Skal needs your help to pick a Big Blue Madness intro song



I’d argue that Skal Labissiere uses social media to interact with fans more than any other player we’ve had at Kentucky. Skal regularly tweets, Instagrams, and SnapChats pictures of his experience as a Kentucky player, and welcomes feedback from fans. Last night, he reached out to the BBN to get some help picking the song he’ll come out to at Big Blue Madness:

There’s over 300 responses, here are my favorites:

  • By far the most popular answer was “Jumpman,” Drake & Future. I guess that makes sense because he can, you know, jump, man.

  • “Scholarships,” by Drake, which includes the famous line “I rock Kentucky blue”:

  • A few people suggested the Undertaker theme, but after Enes did that, I don’t think it can be topped. Retire that performance in the rafters.
  • Bushbkbush suggested “Short People” by Randy Newman, which made me laugh:

  • Honorable mention to laurenkaylalewis, who suggested “Barbie Girl.” I like you all too much to include the video for that.

Give Skal your suggestions in the comments.

KSR is live from the Red vs. Blue Hunger “Drive-Thru” (Friday Show Thread)


Good morning, and welcome to the Friday edition of Kentucky Sports Radio, which is coming to you live from the Yum! Brands Restaurant Support Center at 1441 Gardiner Lane in Louisville for the Red vs. Blue Hunger “Drive-Thru” benefitting Dare to Care Food Bank.

Matt and Ryan are live from the can drive, which runs from 5 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., and they’re got some prizes to give away. If you bring at least 18 canned goods, you will be entered into a drawing for either UL-Duke or UK-LSU basketball tickets. The winners will be announced at noon.

Something tells me they’ll have plenty to talk about…

Join in on the fun by calling (502) 571-1080.

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Tony Vanetti’s Friday Morning Wakeup


Over the past few days, I’ve done something I’ve never done before: listen to UofL talk radio. How could I not? The prostitution scandal has captivated the Commonwealth and while many of his Louisville colleagues are sticking their heads in the sand regarding the story (cough, Jody Demling, cough), Tony Vanetti is standing tall as the voice of reason.

Yesterday on the “Afternoon Underdogs,” Vanetti called out the Pitino apologists and took UofL President James Ramsey to task for his odd handling of the situation, calling for him to be presidential instead of pushing all of the power in Tom Jurich’s hands. As the dominoes continue to fall around Louisville basketball, Tony is calling it like it is, going as far to say that Pitino cannot survive the scandal. No matter how many times his fellow media members say Pitino didn’t know what happened or how heartbroken he is over it all (“It happened in his brother-in-law’s dorm!!”), Vanetti is right when he says none of that matters. This happened under Pitino’s watch and as Tony put it, “Would Rick keep Rick?”.

In fact, the only time I’ve felt bad for the Cards in the past week is when Tony told the story about how excited he was watching Pitino’s plane land in Louisville fifteen years ago and how his boss, a Kentucky fan, warned him that two things would happen during Pitino’s reign: he would win a lot of games and he’d break your heart. That pang of deja vu actually had me feeling sorry for our rivals.

Regardless, Vanetti was great yesterday, so much so that angry Louisville fans questioned whether or not he was working for KSR. He’s not, but Tony, the door’s always open; in fact, you can have the KSR shirt off BTI’s back.

What will happen with UofL today?

A rundown of what happened yesterday in the prostitute scandal:

  • “Breaking Cardinal Rules” author Dick Cady said on KSR that he expects Katina Powell will speak to the NCAA
  • Ohio State freshman JaQuan Lyle confirmed the escort allegations to the NCAA
  • An anonymous former Louisville player confirmed to Eric Crawford that strippers were in the dorm rooms
  • UofL President James Ramsey threw his support behind Tom Jurich, but did not mention Rick Pitino
  • Rick Pitino gave another bizarre interview, this time to Terry Meiners. Meiners grilled Pitino, who was defiant when asked if he would resign. “I don’t know what resigning would accomplish,” he said. “I think that’s the cowardly way out.” He ain’t leaving on his own, folks. His ego is too big.

What will happen today? I can’t wait to find out.

No one is having more fun with this than the San Diego Strippers Twitter account

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SoCal strippers have standards, yo.

In UK land, Edrice “Bam” Adebayo will start his official visit

The third best power forward in the 2016 class will arrive in Lexington soon, and, although most believe NC State is the favorite after snagging his AAU teammate Dennis Smith, John Calipari has been putting on the press recently. Hopefully Bam enjoys campus and seeing what it’s like to have your basketball practice televised nationally. Yes, Bam, we talkin’ bout practice.

A trip to Keeneland can’t hurt, either. Just saying.

UK will wear blue vs. Auburn

The game is less than a week away, but UK wants you to get your outfit ready. Yesterday, they released this poster on Twitter calling for a Blue Out, which includes the players. Does this mean we’ll see the blue chrome helmets too?

I don’t listen to Drake’s music a lot, but that “We rock Kentucky blue” quote is gold. Just fine with that being a slogan.

Rupp Arena’s got one more prize to give away today on Twitter

To promote the Kings/Pelicans exhibition game next Saturday at Rupp, the folks at Rupp Arena have been giving away prize packs all week on Twitter. Today is the final giveaway, and they’ve hinted that it may include SIGNED shoes from DeMarcus Cousins. Whoa. Keep your eye on their Twitter account (@Rupp_Arena) from 8:30-10:30 a.m. ET to participate.

I’m going to see Florence & the Machine tonight

I’ve been a fan for years, and have only seen them live as the opener for U2 a few years back. The forecast looks sucky for an outdoor show, but hopefully Mother Nature will work with me starting at 8 p.m. I also hope she’ll play this song, which is getting a lot of run on my iPhone these days:

It’s a slow build, but when the tempo picks up about 1:45 in, there’s no better running song in this world, I’m convinced.

Matt and Ryan are live at the Red vs. Blue Hunger “Drive-Thru”

Yum! Brands is celebrating its 18th anniversary with a Red vs. Blue Hunger “Drive-Thru” benefitting Dare to Care Food Bank today from 5 am to 5:30 pm. Matt and Ryan will do the show from the Yum! Brands Restaurant Support Center (1441 Gardiner Lane) in Louisville from 10 a.m. to noon. If you bring at least 18 canned goods, you will be entered into a drawing for either UL-Duke or UK-LSU basketball tickets. The winners will be announced at noon. You ready?

BTI’s Rants and Ramblings: Why the UL Scandal Isn’t Good For UK Either

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Since Friday at 4pm, it doesn’t matter who you are a fan of, the scandal or alleged scandal that has struck at the University of Louisville has been the major focus of the sports fans of this state, the media, and this website.  The story is almost too insane to believe.  A basketball staff member used money from some unknown place to pay for escorts/sex workers/strippers for the recruits and players of that university and a book was being released about said incidents.  It’s the kind of story that even in today’s world of absurd reality TV that seemed too extreme to be true.  As UK fans, we had a difficult decision.  On the one hand, our main rival is being scarred with an incredibly embarrassing scandal.  That’s great and funny, right?  But on the other hand the scandal is so disgusting and sad on all accounts, with child prostitution and other crimes, that it’s hard to laugh at this.  I’ve seen fans land on both sides of that issue.  Some are absolutely shaming themselves with how much joy they are taking.  I take joy out of the struggle of the UL fan themselves, but some are getting joy about the story.  That’s sad.  But that’s life and the world we live in.  Every fanbase in the country would have the same reaction if their rival had this happen to them as well.

But here is an angle I haven’t heard many mention.  This scandal and what it likely will mean for UL and their recruiting abilities plus Pitino’s potential departure is NOT GOOD for Kentucky.  Doesn’t it mean UL will certainly decline in prestige?  Of course.  Does it mean that UK will take an even greater grip on the rivalry?  Of course it does.  But having a weakened rival does not mean the rivalry is better.  It means it is worse!  I will never root for Louisville to win games or titles in any way.  That’s not how a rivalry works.  But at the same time, this rivalry between the 2 schools is the greatest in college basketball IMO because the 2 programs are so great.  What annoys UL fans more than anything is despite the fact they are also on one of the greater runs in their school’s history, it gets dwarfed by the almost unbelievable run UK is currently on.  The absolute definition of little brother.

Do you remember the last 2 years of the Kragthorpe era?  Do you remember the first couple years of the Rich Brooks era?  Do you remember the end of the Denny Crum era or the Billy Gillispie era?  When one program is so significantly worse than the other that damages the rivalry itself.  The wins and losses will always go in cycles but the competitiveness of the rivalry is what makes it great.  I don’t want my chief rival to stink and just crush them every single year.  You get no joy out of that because the opposing fans don’t care.  Duke and North Carolina became an elite basketball rivalry not just because they both are in the same state, but because they both were in the same state AND WERE GREAT PROGRAMS.

There is no avoiding it now.  Louisville is going to be severely damaged for some time from this.  And they should be.  I don’t think they should sniff the NCAA Tournament for a couple years.  Pitino likely needs to go.  The team was already looking at a mediocre season before this happened and next year didn’t look much better.  Now with this, who knows?  But what I do know is when the likely conclusion comes and UL declines, that doesn’t make me happy in terms of the rivalry itself.  I will miss my passionate rival down the road.  They are getting what they deserve but we are getting a bad deal as well.

October 8th, 2015

Almost Midseason Grades and Miscellaneous Rankings

Mark Zerof | USA Today

Mark Zerof | USA Today

Five games in, UK is 4-1. Be truthful, raise your hand if you projected that record. In this week’s ESPN SEC Power Rankings, Kentucky is listed at No. 8. I get it: polls and rankings are subjective, but 4-1 is concrete.

Below are UK Football position grades and various rankings:


Quarterback: B

For the season, Patrick Towles is 96-of-156 good for 61.5 percent, eight passing touchdowns, three rushing touchdowns, and six interceptions.

At times, Towles’ inconsistency has limited UK’s offensive production. 33 percent completion rate against Florida skews season totals, but the Gator defense has proven to be dominant. Other SEC quarterbacks aren’t faring well either.

Overall, the junior has been an offensive catalyst. Kentucky has scored 16 touchdowns. Patrick Towles has directly contributed for 11 of those. For some, this grade will be too high. But his 68 percent total touchdown contribution rate is too high for a C, and his sporadic play doesn’t warrant an A. Strip the name, read above stats and assign a grade. That may help.

Running Back: B-

Through three games, Boom Williams was a top-five SEC running back. His numbers have fallen due to missing the second half against Missouri and not playing against EKU; still, 47 rushes for 351 yards, one touchdown and a 7.3 yards per rush are credible.

JoJo Kemp’s 5.3 yards per rush and two touchdowns have provided situational spark. The power back, Mikel Horton has been effective in screen passes and moving the chains. UK averages 135 yards rushing per game. Take away the 155 lost yards due to sacks, and numbers would be better.

A stat that is not published is blocking efficiency. Blitz pick-up has been improved at times, but lacking at others.

Wide Receiver: A-

Dorian Baker separated himself at the go-to receiver. Other than his 24 catches for an 11.5 average yards per reception and three touchdowns, Baker has punished in downfield blocking.

Garrett Johnson, Blake Bone, and Jeff Badet have also had their flashes of grandeur. Explosion plays are now expected. Combined, the wide receiver corps is deep, fast, and talented. It did have one game (Florida) that it dropped passes at an alarming rate; however, this position’s productivity has only scratched the surface.

Given Mark Stoops’ first-year receiving corps status, talent upgrade alone warrants a passing grade.

Tight End/Fullback: B+ (Blocking); Incomplete (Receiving)

Taco Meat Collins has moved into my upper echelon of UK football player fandom. CJ Conrad has blocked at an SEC senior level and finally had a breakout game against Missouri. Collectively, blocking has been consistent and physical.

But three catches for 55 yards is not what was expected. Simply, tight ends have not been targeted enough to receive a grade.

Offensive Line: C-

Offensive line rotation has been a revolving door of youth. Injuries have also reared their ugly heads. Steady center Jon Toth has anchored and is playing at an All-SEC level. But, the EKU game is too fresh in my mind to grade John Schlarman’s group high.

The Cats are averaging 365 total yards per game. An understandable struggle versus Florida seems more reasonable as the Gators continue to defensively control the conference. Red zone productivity has been excellent. UK is 15-15 inside the 20 and have scored 11 touchdowns in those 15 trips for 73 percent. Allowing 16 sacks for negative 116 yards is a hard statistic to overlook. This group will get better once it settles in on a rotation and heals up during the bye week.




Defensive Line: B

The insertion of CJ Johnson has proven to benefit. Even after missing the Louisiana game due to suspension, Johnson is the team’s second-leading tackler, totaling 37 stops, 3.5 tackles for loss, and two sacks.

Farrington Huguennin has been solid with 22 tackles. Expected strength of the defensive line was nose tackle. Melvin Lewis has racked up 17 tackles, two tackles for loss, and one sack. Regie Meant was improving by the snap, but an early injury versus Missouri has hampered the group’s overall power. At times, UK has gone with only two down defensive linemen which has diminished Melvin Lewis and Matt Elam’s game snaps. Given its level of talent, other than the EKU game, Coach Jimmy Brumbaugh’s unit has overachieved.

Linebackers: A-

Easily the best 2015 surprise. Josh Forrest is playing at an All-SEC level with 49 tackles, three tackles for loss, 2.5 sacks, and one interception. His weekly improvement is scary and profitable for his NFL future.

Khalid Henderson effectively filled in for the injured Ryan Flannigan and provided consistency along with 30 tackles, two tackles for loss and a sack.

In only two games, Ryan Flannigan’s speed and ability to close on opposing ball carriers have enhanced defensive diversity. Denzil Ware’s development is a weekly highlight. Ware’s two-point conversion against South Carolina was a game-saver. This position has endured suspension and injury but remained reliable. Collectively, the linebacker corps has played above fan and media expectation.

Secondary: B+

Another expected liability, UK’s secondary is limiting opposing offenses to 197 passing yards per game. That number won’t lead conferences statistical categories, but it’s been good enough and much better than expected.

Headline story is the emergence of true freshman Chris Westry. The rookie has excelled. Senior Cody Quinn held onto his starting position after being pushed by several freshmen cornerbacks. JD Harmon has been the group’s playmaker with two interceptions and game-altering tackles.

Safeties have not intercepted a pass, but are leading the secondary in tackles: McWilson with 28, Stamps with 25. The safety pair is stable, which allows DJ Eliot the freedom to dial up creative blitz packages. Nickel backs Blake McClain and Kendall Randolph add an edge. Both are pound for pound two of the better football players on the team.

Special Teams: C

An improvement from 2014’s F.  Prior to EKU, Wildcat kickoff coverage team ranked second in the SEC.

Landon Foster’s punting has not been as effective as expected. Mark Stoops inserted his backup against the Colonels.

All-SEC Austin MacGinnis uncharacteristically missed a field goal and PAT in the opener, but has rebounded before an injury kept him out against Eastern Kentucky.

Kick returner Sihiem King has been a spark, and been close to breaking a kickoff return for six. Overall, the Wildcat special teams have been okau, but could be better. MacGinnis’ return will help. In coverage teams, better players running down the field to make tackles increases the group’s status. Punt and punt return teams have not met expectation.


Inconsistency has haunted the Cats throughout its first five football games. However, in four out of five contests, Kentucky has resiliently found a way to win.  For the first time in program history, UK’s first five games have been decided by eight points or less. More telling, total points scored for the year: Kentucky 130, opponents 109.

In SEC play, margin of winning is 18.6 to 16.3. In non-conference, 37 to 30. This post could have actually been divided into two segments: Grades vs. SEC opponents and Grades vs. Non-Conference Foes. In conference, much higher. Non-conference, could have seen some Ds and Fs. Ebb and Flow.

Top Five Opposing Player Performances

1. DE Noah Spence, EKU
2. DE Alex MaCalister, Florida
3. DE Charles Harris, Missouri
4. ATH Pharoh Cooper, South Carolina
5. S Brian Poole, Florida

Five Most Difficult Games Remaining

1. @ Georgia
2. @ Mississippi State
3. Tennessee
4. Auburn
5. Louisville

SEC Top Five

1. LSU
2. Texas A&M
3. Alabama
4. Florida
5. Ole Miss

Wendy’s KSR Top 10 Tweets of the Day


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You can be a part of Wendy’s KSR Top 10 Tweets by using hashtags like #KSR #BBN or #KSRtop10. You can also nominate tweets by mentioning them with the hashtag. If we like what we see, it could be posted the next day. Now. On to the tweets:

#10 Not Safe for Work…

And hopefully better ones than the girls bought you.



#9 Twillie Stein

I always knew it would end up with the two of them riding off in the sunset together.



#8 Josh Zeller

UL or just Pitino?



#7 Alan Luckett

I’ve really never thought of it like that before, but you’re right.



#6 Bluemin Onion

And that’s where it allllll started.



#5 Joshua

Actual representation of me looking over twitter when I haven’t listened to the show yet.



#4 Alan

Sick burn, Alan.



#3 Drew Franklin

Drew is unstoppable this week.



#2 Spencer Taylor

Nah. Let’s let them keep a little bit of imagination. The NCAA will soon take most of it away.



#1 funKYcat75

This week we are all Jewish.




Take a Closer Look at “Let’s Ball”

The Kentucky Wildcats TV crew released an extended sneak peak inside their documentary on the 2015 Wildcats.  I always like to try before I buy, so get a taste before you check it out on Netflix, Amazon, iTunes and at Wal-Mart when it’s released October 13th.

Seven Things We’ll Miss Seeing On Saturday



With a New Stadium, the new Kentucky football season has brought drama to the BBN.  Wildcat fans are used to football drama ending on the losing side.  Despite the team’s shortcomings, they aren’t losing that much.  Riding high on a 4-1 record, here’s the best parts of the season that I’ll miss the most when the Cats don’t take the field Saturday.


There couldn’t have been a better way to open the stadium.  It’s something many of us will never forget.  Hopefully he (and we) have forgotten about last week’s personal issues for an exceptional second half of the season.

Josh Forrest’s Hit List

Mikel Horton’s Truck Stick

Unfortunately he slowed down some after getting dinged up at South Carolina, but Mikel will have plenty of fuel in the tank after the Bye Week.

Time for Another Big Badet Catch



C.J. Johnson’s Insurgence

Big Blue Insider

Big Blue Insider

C.J. went from suspended, to reserve, to starter, to SEC defensive lineman of the week.  Over the last two games, he’s arguably been the most productive defensive tackle in the country, accounting for 30 tackles, 1.5 sacks and 3 tackles for loss.  All the while, he’s still talking about his poop

Dorian Baker, The Highlight Maker

I know that’s an extremely cheesy saying, but I just can’t help myself.

Patrick Towles’ Hair