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April 6, 2020

BBN Jam Round One: (2017) Fox & Monk vs. (2002) Prince & Hawkins

Nick Roush 11:00am April 6, 2020 4/6/20

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There are matchups in KSR’s BBN Jam Tournament that will force you to make a difficult choice between some of your favorite players. This first round four/five matchup will certainly strike a cord. For a certain era of Kentucky fan, Tayshaun Prince is the GOAT. Smooth as silk inside and out, he did it all.…

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WATCH: Tyrese Maxey talks to ESPN about declaring for the draft

Mrs. Tyler Thompson 10:45am April 6, 2020 4/6/20

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Shortly after announcing he has declared for the NBA Draft and is keeping his name in, Tyrese Maxey hopped on a video call with The Undefeated’s Marc J. Spears to talk about it. “April 6 was written down on my calendar, on my wall, and I saw it every single morning when I woke up…

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Tyrese Maxey officially declares for the NBA Draft

Mrs. Tyler Thompson 10:11am April 6, 2020 4/6/20

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This shouldn’t come as a surprise to anyone, but Tyrese Maxey just confirmed that he has officially declared for the 2020 NBA Draft and will forego his remaining eligibility at Kentucky. “My thoughts were that we would be playing for a national championship (today),” Maxey told ESPN. “Although we’re unable to do that due to what…

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LINK OF THE DAY: USA Today tracks Kentucky’s top prospects’ draft stock

Mrs. Tyler Thompson 10:00am April 6, 2020 4/6/20

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According to John Calipari, five Kentucky players have declared for the NBA Draft. We know one of them is Ashton Hagans, who announced yesterday he will keep his name in the draft, forgoing his final two years of eligibility. The other four are almost certainly Tyrese Maxey, Immanuel Quickley, Nick Richards, and EJ Montgomery. USA…

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KSR Show Thread, 4/6: Recapping the weekend and more

Drew Franklin 9:55am April 6, 2020 4/6/20

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We have a lot to talk about on today’s edition of Kentucky Sports Radio radio. Among the many topics, you can expect: — Ashton Hagans’ official departure — The social distancing fight outside Louisville — Matt and Shannon’s thoughts on Wrestlemania — Coach Cal’s big surprise Join in on the fun by calling (502) 571-1080…

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Monday Morning Headlines: Hagans Out, Other Headlines In

Drew Franklin 9:00am April 6, 2020 4/6/20

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Welcome to another weird Monday morning. Today we again begin the week with the headlines from another sports-less weekend, although this time there was at least a little bit of news regarding your favorite basketball team. We drop that, and more, to get you going this a.m.     Ashton Hagans is gone. Ashton Hagans…

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April 5, 2020

38 New Cases of Coronaviruses Cases Reported in Kentucky, 5 More Deaths

Zack Geoghegan 11:45pm April 5, 2020 4/5/20

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Kentucky saw a slight dip in its number of confirmed coronavirus cases announced on Sunday afternoon with only 38, although five new deaths were also reported. The total number of Kentuckians that have been confirmed to have the virus is now up to 955 with 306 of them already recovered. Over 18,700 tests have been…

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WATCH: Louisville Man Caught Assaulting Woman Over Social Distancing Issue

Zack Geoghegan 11:00pm April 5, 2020 4/5/20

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Tensions continue to rise across the country as we all try to keep ourselves and our families safe during the coronavirus pandemic, but this weekend, we got a good example of what NOT to do. An individual in the Norton Commons area of Louisville was caught on camera physically assaulting a woman over a social…

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Ashton Hagans’ defining moments, and how the BBN should remember him

Maggie Davis 11:00pm April 5, 2020 4/5/20

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Whenever a Kentucky basketball player declares for the NBA Draft, there’s one question that lingers. How will the BBN remember that player? Sometimes the answer is obvious; most of the time, it can get complicated. For Ashton Hagans, who just announced he will be declaring for the NBA Draft and forgoing his remaining collegiate eligibility,…

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Booker Moves on, Cousins Falls in First Round of NBA2K Tournament

Zack Geoghegan 10:30pm April 5, 2020 4/5/20

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One moves on, the other goes home (or stays home?) Devin Booker (Suns) advanced to round two of the NBA2K Tournament after he took down Michael Porter Jr. (Nuggets) in the popular video game on Sunday night. DeMarcus Cousins, on the other hand, took a brutal loss at the hands of Andre Drummond (Cavaliers) in his…

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April 6, 2020

Advanced Stat Deep Dive: UK’s 2019 Pass Defense Was Filthy

Adam Luckett 4:00pm April 6, 2020 4/6/20

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Is there a no fly zone in Lexington? After touching on quarterbacks and offensive line, we decided to switch it up a bit by going to the other side of the football. After sputtering in the first five years of the Mark Stoops era, the defense finally took off in 2018 and they were able…

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Today’s KSBar and Grille Special: Grilled Chicken Clubs

KSR 3:30pm April 6, 2020 4/6/20

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Make Monday a little easier by letting KSBar do the cooking. Today’s curbside and delivery special is two Grilled Chicken Club sandwiches with fries and a six-pack of domestic bottles for $20. The Chicken Clubs are served on toasted sourdough bread with bacon, Swiss cheese, lettuce, tomato, and a house-made honey Dijon sauce. To place…

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Kentucky is a No. 1 seed in Lunardi’s first Bracketology (Also maybe find a hobby, Joe)

Drew Franklin 2:45pm April 6, 2020 4/6/20

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Joe Lunardi needs to calm TF down. Today is April 6th in the year 2020, the day the NCAA tourney should be crowning its champion, and Lunardi’s putting out a Bracketology for next year’s tournament and we don’t even know if there will be a next year. It’s a pandemic, Joe. We’re all just trying to…

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Purdue center Matt Haarms is in the transfer portal

Mrs. Tyler Thompson 2:06pm April 6, 2020 4/6/20

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Kentucky needs a big man for next season. Enter Purdue’s Matt Haarms, a 7’3″ center from Amsterdam that just entered the transfer portal. Last season, Haarms averaged 8.6 points, 4.6 rebounds, and 2.0 blocks per game while shooting 52.4% from the field, 31.3% from three, and 63.4% from the free throw line. In three seasons…

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REPORT: NCAA instant-eligibility transfer rule not expected until 2021-22 season

Jack Pilgrim 2:00pm April 6, 2020 4/6/20

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John Calipari and the Kentucky coaching staff may have to get a little creative to close out the 2020-21 basketball roster. Despite Calipari saying on numerous occasions that the NCAA was expected to pass a rule that would grant immediate eligibility for transfers on a one-time basis starting this season, it now appears that will…

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Matthew Mitchell Assures the Big Blue Nation He’s Not Leaving Kentucky

Zack Geoghegan 1:30pm April 6, 2020 4/6/20

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A head coaching vacancy at his alma mater provoked some rumors, but he quickly shut them down – Matthew Mitchell is determined to stay in Lexington. On Sunday afternoon, it was announced that Mississippi State women’s basketball head coach, Vic Schaefer, had accepted a job offer to lead the Texas Longhorns women’s program. Immediately, all…

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Louisville’s Jordan Nwora declares for the NBA Draft

Mrs. Tyler Thompson 1:00pm April 6, 2020 4/6/20

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Kentucky’s biggest rival is losing its best player to the NBA Draft. As expected, Jordan Nwora has officially declared for the draft, ending his time as a Louisville Cardinal. Last season, he averaged 18.0 points, 7.7 rebounds, and 1.3 assists. L1C4? pic.twitter.com/jFgWvmXJ17 — Jordan Nwora (@JordanNwora) April 6, 2020 In case you missed it, Louisville…

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Scottie Lewis returns to Florida for sophomore season

Jack Pilgrim 12:30pm April 6, 2020 4/6/20

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Former five-star prospect Scottie Lewis will be returning to Florida for a sophomore season. This morning, the 6-foot-5 guard out of Hazlet, NJ announced he would be putting his NBA dreams on hold for another year and returning to Gainesville. “Gator Nation, as you all know we have some unfinished business! Our season was cut…

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The Masters has been rescheduled for November

Mrs. Tyler Thompson 12:00pm April 6, 2020 4/6/20

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The Masters was originally scheduled to begin this week, bringing with it beautiful scenes of the azaleas in Augusta, piped in bird sounds, the best kind of Sunday naps, and, of course, golf. Due to the coronavirus pandemic, the tournament has been postponed, and this morning, Augusta National Chairman Fred Ridley announced that they are…

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Aaron Torres Sports Podcast Ep. 241: College Football Concerns, Ashton Hagans Declares + Obi Toppin Joins the Show

Jack Pilgrim 11:30am April 6, 2020 4/6/20

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It’s Monday and what better way to get through the quarantine than with another great episode of the Aaron Torres Sports Podcast? Aaron discusses whether we should fear college football starting on time as well as Ashton Hagans draft declaration. Then, National Player of the Year and potential No. 1 pick Obi Toppin joins the…

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