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January 25th, 2015

Rick Pitino needs Harry’s Razors

As Matt Jones said, “The promo code is ‘Jones'” at Harry’s Razors. Maybe Rick is trying a new look… or not shaving until Montrezl makes himself captain again.


Virginia remains unbeaten in a close one

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Buzz Williams’ sweaty leaping didn’t prove enough to knock off #2 ranked Virginia. Virginia remains undefeated and atop the rankings right behind Kentucky. Virginia Tech was able to give Tony Bennett’s squad all they wanted in a 50-47 thriller.

The reaction from a young Virginia Tech fan was overshadowed by the incredible NON-REACTION of Virginia Tech football coach Frank Beamer.

 

 


TIMBER!!!! Tai Wynyard commits to Kentucky

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That didn’t take long. According to Evan Daniels, New Zealand forward Tai Wynyard has committed to Kentucky. The 6’9″ 265 lbs. Wynyard visited Kentucky two weeks ago and obviously liked what he saw, picking the Cats over Villanova and Texas this afternoon.

In case you forgot, Wynyard is best known around here for being the son of two world champion wood choppers. He’s expected to be part of Kentucky’s 2016 class.

Wynyard played a few games with the New Zealand national team this summer, which means his dance at Big Blue Madness has to be the Haka, right?

Welcome to the fam, Tai.


3-star DB de-commits from UK, may pledge Auburn

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With just over a week to go before National Signing Day, UK has lost a big defensive commitment – and it comes just days after getting a big one.

Jeremiah Dinson, a 2015 defensive back, announced on Twitter today that he has decommitted from UK.

Auburn is now the favorite, according to 24/7 Sports.

Dinson, a 6-foot, 180-pound defensive back for American High School in Miami, committed to UK in September.

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The news comes just days after UK got an Auburn player to switch to the Cats. Three-star defensive back Chris Westry flipped to UK earlier last week.

 

 


Hey, this Calipari kid can shoot!

 

You may have heard of him. His name’s Calipari. Brad Calipari.

Check it out: the kid can shoot. And note the gesture after the made three?

Maybe Devin Booker got it from Brad.

Watch the younger Cal go off against Carlton Bragg’s team last night:


January 24th, 2015

Saturday Night News and Views

 

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This one is for you Matt.

Kentucky Remains Undefeated 

The Cats are 19-0 for the first time since the John Wall and DeMarcus Cousins era under Coach Cal. Their undefeated season ended at none other than Colonial Life Arena in Columbia.

South Carolina can be a very tricky team to beat on their home court and Kentucky knows knew that after having lost a rough one there last season. The Cats defeated the Gamecocks 58-43 after Kentucky pulled away with a little over four minutes left in the second half. Kentucky scored 14 straight points and the lead never fell below double digit points after that.

Devin Booker lead the team in scoring with 18 points, while Aaron Harrison added 13 of his own. Willie Cauley-Stein made history by being the first player at UK to record 200 blocks and 100 steals. Who would have ever thought a seven-foot forward would be the first person to do this? Crazy.

The BBN showed up in Columbia

We all know that the Big Blue Nation likes to travel, but this season has been better than ever. Kentucky fans have heard on our televisions chanting UK cheers in the last three away games. Today was no different.

The BBN was heard cheering “Go Big Blue” multiple times during the win today. After the game, Kentucky fans were heard chanting “just like football” to some very salty South Carolina fans.

South Carolina fans and other teams in the SEC should be happy that we help sell out their games. Like Cal says, “you people are crazy.”

Senior Bowl Recap

Za’Darius Smith and his North squad defeated the South 34-13 in the 2015 Senior Bowl. Smith recorded two assisted tackles for a loss in the North’s win. Nebraska’s Ameer Abdullah was named MVP after rushing for 73 yards and catching for 40 yards.

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A female was the head lines(wo)man in today’s Senior Bow. Awesome.

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Nerlens Noel is Having Himself a Rookie Season

Nerlens sat down with Grant Hill to talk his injury at Kentucky, his rehab and his rookie season with the 76ers. Noel leads all NBA rookies in rebounds (7.4), blocks (1.6) steals (1.6), and he is 5th in scoring (8.2). Watch Inside Stuff: Nerlens Noel here.

Swimming & Diving Competed Against Louisville in their Senior Day Meet

The Kentucky swimming and diving team posted nine individual wins in their Senior Day meet against Louisville in front of a packed crowd at UK’s Lancaster Aquatic Center.

The No. 31 ranked Kentucky women won six events in their 155-154 loss to the No. 13 ranked Louisville women’s team. However, the No. 36 ranked Kentucky men earned three wins against the tenth ranked Louisville men’s team with a score of 211-89.

Postseason begins on Feb. 17 with the SEC Championship at Auburn.

The Gators Continue to Struggle

Florida lost its third straight SEC game to Ole Miss today. The Rebels defeated the Gators 73-71 in Oxford. Florida started conference play 3-0 after beating South Carolina, Mississippi St. and Auburn, but have lost their last three to Georgia, LSU and now Ole Miss.

With a resume like this, you wonder if Florida has enough to even make the NIT Tournament. Even though we might enjoy Florida’s recent struggles, we have to remember we were there just two years ago.

Kentucky’s game at Florida on Feb. 7 doesn’t look that scary anymore, but then again you can never know.

 

Have a wonderful Saturday night folks and we will see you tomorrow!


Former UK baseball player ready to compete for rotation

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Alex Meyer was diagnosed with a shoulder inflammation that ended his season on Aug. 30, which got in the way of his chance to get called up to the Majors for the first time. The No. 4 prospect believes that his ready to impact the Minnesota Twins this season.

“I’m definitely ready,” Meyer said at TwinsFest on Saturday. “I’m going to go in there and give everything I’ve got. There’s a lot of people fighting for essentially one position … . I’m 25 years old now, so I’m just going to go in there and do everything I can to try and force their hand.”

Meyer posted a 3.52 ERA with 153 strikeouts and 64 walks in 130 1/3 innings at Triple-A Rochester last season. During his time in Triple-A, Meyer said he learned a lot and knows he needs to work on being consistent in his delivery. He also improved his changeup, giving him another weapon to go along with his mid-90s fastball and breaking ball.

Meyer is ranked as the N0. 27 overall prospect by MLB.com and will head to Spring Training competing for the fifth spot in the rotation. Meyers would be fine starting out as a relief pitcher if that is what is takes,

“If you look at what the Cardinals have done with [Adam] Wainwright or [Michael] Wacha, these guys are coming up, going to the bullpen and now they’re impact starters. So I don’t care. Whatever it takes to help the Minnesota Twins out, I’m absolutely up for it,” Meyers said.

 


College basketball around the nation

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As March becomes closer and closer, the college basketball season continues to heat up. Here are some games worth noting today and some to watch tomorrow.

— We all know the Big 12 is the best conference in college basketball and there probably will be no clear favorite to win the conference title, but having played two Big 12 teams and beating both it’s always nice talking about their losses. No. 11 ranked Kansas defeated No. 17 ranked Texas 75-62 in Austin. Cliff Alexander finished with 15 points and 9 rebounds.

Another two top 25 ranked Big 12 teams faced off today. In what was a very close game until about four minutes left in the game No. 21 ranked Baylor upset N0. 18 ranked Oklahoma 69-58 in Waco.

Coming into this game Texas Tech and Tubby Smith were 0-6 in Big 12 play. Texas Tech got their first win over a top 10 opponent in six years as they defeated N0. 9 ranked Iowa State 78-73. Iowa State also lost to South Carolina earlier this season.

A No. 18 ranked West Virginia barely beat TCU in their 85-85 OT win in Morgantown today.

— The Big 10 could be described as decent this year with Michigan St., Michigan and Ohio St. all having an off season. Wisconsin, Iowa, Indiana and Maryland are the surprise teams in the Big 10 as all teams are currently ranked in the top 25. However, Purdue upset No. 25 ranked Iowa. The Boilermakers took down the Hawkeyes 67-63.

— The ACC could compete with the Big 12 in having the best teams in college basketball considering they have the only other undefeated team in the nation. But let’s talk about another ranked team we have beat this season because that’s always fun. No. 15 ranked North Carolina avoided an upset by Florida State by barely escaping a 78-74 win over the Seminoles. Florida State’s freshman Xavier Rathan-Mayes dropped 35 points on the Tar Heels, which still wasn’t enough for the Noles.

Coach K is looking to get is 100th win tomorrow as No. 5 ranked Duke plays St. Johns at MSG.

After holding Georgia Tech to only 28 points, No. 2 ranked Virginia takes on a Virginia Tech team that is 0-5 in the ACC.

 

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Kentucky has at least an 88 percent chance of winning next five games

According to ESPN, Kentucky has an 88 percent changing of winning each of their next five game.

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After a good win in a tough environment in Columbia earlier today, what are your thoughts on Kentucky’s next five games? Do you think Kentucky will lose any of these games? If not any of these games, which one? Let’s hear what you have to say!


Sha’Keela Saunders sets long jump record

A bunch of other Kentucky sports are competing this weekend including tennis, women’s gymnastics, swimming and diving and track & field. This highlight was to amazing not to talk about.

On Friday, Kentucky’s Sha’Keela Saunders set a new school record with her mark of 21’5.25/6.53 meters and now leads the nation.

Saunders was the 2o14 NCAA Silver Medalist after losing to Oregon’s Jenna Prandini by five inches. Saunders came up big on her last attempt, almost like giving her the go-ahead touchdown in the track & field.

Saunders remains undefeated this season and moved to No. 4 in the nation.

It amazes me that somebody can jump that far because I could maybe jump a good two feet but that’s pushing it.