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August 30, 2013

These are the kittens Matt Jones was willing to sacrifice for KSR

Drew Franklin 2:00pm August 30, 2013 8/30/13

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Matt and I were almost late to yesterday morning’s radio show thanks to these two adorable creatures you see in the photo above. The sweet, cuddly, harmless, innocent, precious kittens were trapped in the subway and the MTA had to shut down our line to escort them to safety, which left us scrambling to make…

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Not Jerry Tipton’s Friday Basketball Notebook

Not Jerry Tipton 1:00pm August 30, 2013 8/30/13

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The 2012-13 season is mercifully over, and despite having the #1 ranked recruiting class in the country, Kentucky failed to make the NCAA Tournament, and were unceremoniously dispatched in the First Round of the NIT by Robert Morris. Hard to see things being any different in 2013-14. To stay apprised and educated, follow me on…

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Keith Olbermann tells Doug Kotar’s story

Mrs. Tyler Thompson 12:00pm August 30, 2013 8/30/13

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Last night, Keith Olbermann opened his new ESPN2 show with an essay about Doug Kotar, a former Kentucky running back who played for the New York Giants from 1974-1981. Kotar rushed for 3,380 yards and is ninth in rushing in New York Giants history, and as BTI shared with us yesterday, he’s rushed for more…

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Matt addresses the problems in UK’s secondary

Mrs. Tyler Thompson 11:15am August 30, 2013 8/30/13

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Did you miss the KSR Minute on WKYT last night? Check out the video above, in which Matt talks about UK’s thin secondary and what it may mean for UK’s chances this fall.

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James Blackmon Jr. talks about his unofficial visit to Lexington

Mrs. Tyler Thompson 10:30am August 30, 2013 8/30/13

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Yesterday, four-star shooting guard James Blackmon Jr. took an unofficial visit to UK, and according to his interview with the Courier-Journal’s Steve Jones, had a great time. Blackmon and his father were on campus for about five hours, and toured the campus, Wildcat Coal Lodge, and practice facility with John Calipari, even getting in some…

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The Harrison Twins taking pictures separately want the Friday Show Thread

Mrs. Tyler Thompson 9:55am August 30, 2013 8/30/13

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Kudos to April, who was able to get pictures with each of the Harrison Twins separately at the Marshall County Hoops Fest last year, fulfilling Matt’s challenge he discussed on the show earlier this week. We are only ONE DAY AWAY from the start of the Mark Stoops Era, and Matt and Drew are going…

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BTI’s Rants and Ramblings: A Conflicted Fan for Saturday’s Game

Bryan the Intern 9:00am August 30, 2013 8/30/13

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Tomorrow’s game against WKU is going to be very difficult for me.  The game truly tears at my emotions because, if you didn’t know, I am a graduate of Western Kentucky, also known as the Harvard of Warren County. It took WKU many years to become competitive in football at the Division-1A level, so last…

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August 29, 2013

Andrew Jackson’s Friday News and Views

Drew Franklin 11:00pm August 29, 2013 8/29/13

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We’re a mere 44 hours away from Kentucky football’s not-a-rivalry game with Western Kentucky University on the grass Vince Young once roamed in Nashville, Tennessee. Tonight we’ll continue the countdown by paying tribute to a man who would be very excited about the game if he weren’t dead: Andrew Jackson. Jackson’s a Nashville guy, just…

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Tweet Beat: SuperSocks

Mrs. Tyler Thompson 9:30pm August 29, 2013 8/29/13

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As part of the never-ending quest to bring you University of Kentucky news in the most ridiculous manner possible, I comb the Twitter-verse each week for the funniest, oddest, and sometimes, nearly illegible tweets from your favorite players and personalities. Basically, I read Twitter so you don’t have to. Without further ado, here are the…

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Greatest Show on Earth

John Dubya 8:00pm August 29, 2013 8/29/13

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Another chapter of SEC football draws nigh; 13 straight Saturdays (with the occasional ‘look-at-me’ Thursday nighter) of pure pigskin paradise. Will the SEC make it 8 national championships in a row? The short answer is ‘probably,’ the long answer is ‘yes, probably.’ Be thankful you were born unto a team with SEC allegiance, folks. Whether your…

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January 21, 2021

RECAP: No. 12 Kentucky WBB escapes Auburn with 76-71 win over the Tigers

Zack Geoghegan 11:00pm January 21, 2021 1/21/21

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Kentucky was back to full health on Thursday night and it resulted in an important road win. The No. 12 Wildcats Women’s Basketball Team (11-3, 4-2 in SEC) fought off the Auburn Tigers (5-8, 0-5 in SEC) down the stretch as they’ll head back to Lexington with a 76-71 win. Kentucky didn’t score for the…

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Rupp Arena clubhouse expansions are $4.8 million over budget

Zack Geoghegan 10:15pm January 21, 2021 1/21/21

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The new Rupp Arena expansions are nearly $5 million over the original budget. According to Beth Musgrave of the Herald-Leader, University of Kentucky and Rupp Arena officials are scheduled to meet in the near future as they attempt to work through a budget overrun that has them on the hook for an additional $4.8 million. Back…

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UK Soccer star Aimé Mabika selected by Inter Miami CF in first round of MLS SuperDraft

Zack Geoghegan 9:30pm January 21, 2021 1/21/21

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A Lexington soccer icon is taking his talents to Major League Soccer. Former Kentucky Wildcats Soccer star, Aimé Mabika, was selected by Inter Miami CF with the 26th overall pick in the first round of the MLS SuperDraft earlier on Thursday. #InterMiamiCF selects defender Aimé Mabika (@TweetsbyAime) from University of Kentucky, as our 26th pick in…

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Enes Kanter lives out of hotels, still receives death threats for criticizing Turkish President Erdogan

Zack Geoghegan 8:30pm January 21, 2021 1/21/21

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Just months away from becoming a United States citizen, Enes Kanter still needs a panic button by his bedside for the continuous threats he receives from his home country of Turkey. According to an interview conducted by NBC Sports Northwest Trail Blazers Insider Dwight Jaynes, Kanter explained how he lives out hotels–not houses or apartments–as…

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At least Kentucky isn’t the only blue blood struggling this year

Mrs. Tyler Thompson 8:00pm January 21, 2021 1/21/21

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There are only so many depressing stats I can share about this Kentucky Basketball team, so here’s a question: does the fact that fellow blue bloods Duke and North Carolina are also struggling this season make any of this less awful? On Monday, Duke lost to Pitt 79-73, the Blue Devils’ fourth loss of the…

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Depth Chart Podcast: Diets and Photoshoots

KSR 7:00pm January 21, 2021 1/21/21

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The UK Football offseason continues and Freddie Maggard is smiling ear to ear; not because he’s happy football is over. Freddie is now a KSR model. He reminisces with Nick Roush on missed photoshooting opportunities from days’ past before the two discuss the latest from the world of UK football. Highlights: Does diet and exercise…

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NBA Draft stock falling for Kentucky Wildcats

Jack Pilgrim 6:30pm January 21, 2021 1/21/21

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Going into the season, Kentucky’s list of potential draft prospects was extensive. Brandon Boston Jr. came in as a likely top-five pick, Terrence Clarke was a sure-fire lottery pick and Isaiah Jackson was emerging as a potential first-rounder with an outside shot at the lottery. And then from there, Keion Brooks Jr. and Olivier Sarr…

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CBSSports.com: Concerns around conference tournaments and finishing the regular season

Drew Franklin 6:00pm January 21, 2021 1/21/21

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Matt Norlander has been a busy man over at CBSSports.com where today he has two new reports regarding the future of the current college basketball season as it enters its final months. First, Norlander wrote a story about the upcoming conference tournaments and if they should be shut down for a second consecutive year. He…

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Rick Pitino, Jamal Mashburn reportedly teaming up to buy French basketball team

Jack Pilgrim 5:00pm January 21, 2021 1/21/21

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Rick Pitino and Jamal Mashburn are looking to team up again, this time to buy a French basketball team. According to La Republique des Pyrenees, Pitino, Mashburn, and former New York Knicks coach Stu Jackson are interested in purchasing French Jeep Elite Pro A team Elan Bearnais Pau-Lacq-Orthez, EBPL. Pitino later confirmed the report to Greek…

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Watch the Tape: The Final Two Minutes

Brandon Ramsey 4:00pm January 21, 2021 1/21/21

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Another game. Another loss. Unfortunately, Georgia scored on an out-of-bounds play underneath their basket with 3.6 seconds to play to give them 63-62 win and force me to write that opening headline once again. The victory snapped the Bulldogs 14 game losing streak to Kentucky. The Wildcats will be back in action on Saturday evening…

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