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April 5, 2020

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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ESPN lists Logan Stenberg as No. 3 Guard in NFL Draft Class

Maggie Davis 10:00pm April 5, 2020 4/5/20

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Logan Stenberg was a key contributor for the Wildcats throughout his time in Lexington, and now he’s preparing to take those contributions to the professional level. Where will he fall in the NFL Draft? Well, if it was left up to ESPN’s Mel Kiper, Stenberg would hear his name sooner rather than later. In his…

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The Rule of 71… Revisted

Sam Gormley 9:00pm April 5, 2020 4/5/20

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If you are a religious listener to the radio show, you know that one of Matt Jones’ favorite stats is the “Rule of 71.” In his eyes, the team that hits that mark first wins almost every single game. In 2017, I took my first dive into the “rule” to see how accurate it was.…

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KSR’s Game of the Day: Aaron Harrison’s game-winner against Wisconsin (2014)

Jack Pilgrim 8:00pm April 5, 2020 4/5/20

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Six years ago to the day, Aaron Harrison made it at “the point where he always hits it.” On April 5, 2014, the eight-seed Kentucky Wildcats took on the two-seed Wisconsin Badgers with a spot in the national title on the line. After taking down nine-seed Kansas State in the opening round, the Wildcats were…

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LOOK: John Calipari Walks Us Through the 2012 NCAA Championship Game

Zack Geoghegan 7:30pm April 5, 2020 4/5/20

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Before Kentucky head coach John Calipari applied his daily fresh coat of Just For Men, he took to Twitter where he was live-tweeting his reactions to the 2012 NCAA Championship game that was being replayed on CBS. As you might have expected, he entertained in Classic Calipari form. Follow along on this epic journey of…

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LISTEN: KSR crew’s 1998 Kentucky vs. Utah pregame show

Maggie Davis 6:30pm April 5, 2020 4/5/20

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Looking for a good way to spend the next 48 minutes? You’re in luck. Not only did the KSR crew record a pregame show for Saturday’s replay of the 1998 National Championship game, but our friends with iHeart Radio even put it on the show’s podcast feed. Wasn’t that nice of them? Matt Jones, Drew…

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Mychal Mulder Was Playing “UNO” When Warriors Called Him Up to NBA

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

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The best news can strike unexpectedly. For Golden State Warriors guard Mychal Mulder, it struck him while he was playing the card game “UNO” with his teammates at home. In a sitdown with SportsByline, Mulder talked for a bit over 20 minutes about his new head coach Steve Kerr, how he got to this point in…

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Check out today’s KSBar and Grille Curbside Special: PRIME RIB!

KSR 4:30pm April 5, 2020 4/5/20

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Don’t feel like cooking tonight? Let KSBar and Grille handle dinner. Today’s curbside pick-up and delivery special is our prime rib family special, where you can get two orders, two regular orders and two kids meals, or a full four-person meal! Here’s a look at the details: To place your order for pick-up, please call…

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What former Kentucky player would win a competition of H-O-R-S-E?

Kindsey Bernhard 4:00pm April 5, 2020 4/5/20

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On Saturday it was reported that ESPN and the NBA are working on a televised H-O-R-S-E competition that would include high-profile NBA players. According to Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN, “Discussions have been ongoing among the NBA, NBPA and ESPN about a competition among several players in isolation — presumably using home gyms — that would…

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BREAKING: Ashton Hagans declares for the NBA Draft

Jack Pilgrim 3:30pm April 5, 2020 4/5/20

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After two years in Lexington, UK point guard Ashton Hagans will enter the NBA Draft. This afternoon, the sophomore point guard out of Cartersville, GA officially announced he would be forgoing his final two years of eligibility and leaving for the NBA. “When I chose to come back for my sophomore year, I had some…

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April 6, 2020

Best of UK in the NCAA: National Championship Highlights

Mrs. Tyler Thompson 5:00pm April 6, 2020 4/6/20

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Tonight should have been the 2020 National Championship game, so let’s put an end to March Sadness by reliving Kentucky’s NCAA title game appearances from the past 30 years. 1996: No. 1 Kentucky 76, No. 4 Syracuse 67 Monday, April 1, 1996 Tony Delk tied a championship game record with seven 3-pointers and Kentucky held…

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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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