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January 27, 2020

UK Hoops Fall One Spot to No. 13 in Latest AP Poll

Zack Geoghegan 6:55pm January 27, 2020 1/27/20

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Tipoff is just a few moments away but we’ve got some updated rankings to give you first. Following a bye week and an eight-day break from games, the Wildcats have fallen one spot to No. 13 in the latest AP poll. Two weeks ago, Kentucky was able to take down the No. 12 Texas A&M…

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Max Duffy Makes ESPN’s Way-Too-Early 2020 All-American Team

Nick Roush 6:30pm January 27, 2020 1/27/20

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A week after the 2019 college football season ended, prognosticators are already predicting who will be the best of the best in the 2020 season. One of them is a Kentucky Wildcat. Compiled by ESPN’s Chris Low, the team is filled with names from blue-blood programs. At the very bottom you’ll find special teams, where…

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Three Former Wildcats Make XFL Rosters

Nick Roush 6:00pm January 27, 2020 1/27/20

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Kentucky Wildcats will be back on the gridiron before you know it. Just under two weeks before the revamped XFL kicks off its 2020 season, the league revealed 52-man rosters for all eight teams. Three former Wildcats made the cut. Jon Toth will play center for the D.C. Defenders. Austin MacGinnis will be kicking balls…

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Vince Marrow could be a candidate for the Youngstown State head coaching vacancy

Nick Roush 5:00pm January 27, 2020 1/27/20

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Youngstown State is looking for a new head football coach. Bo Pelini, a childhood friend of Mark Stoops and Vince Marrow, is leaving the FCS program to become Ed Orgeron’s defensive coordinator. Pelini previously won a National Championship as LSU’s defensive coordinator from 2005-07. The vacancy in his hometown could entice Marrow to jump into…

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Recruiting Roundup: Which Football Recruits Attended UK Junior Day

Nick Roush 4:00pm January 27, 2020 1/27/20

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As the BBN turns its attention to basketball, Mark Stoops has turned his attention to recruiting, specifically, recruiting underclassmen. Before the Wildcats complete their 2020 signing class in ten days, the Kentucky football program is creating early relationships with underclassmen. Over the weekend they hosted dozens of rising sophomores, juniors and seniors for Junior Day.…

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UK Hoops Hosting Auburn in ‘We Back Pat’ Game

Zack Geoghegan 3:00pm January 27, 2020 1/27/20

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At 7 p.m. on Monday night inside Memorial Colisuem, the No. 12 Kentucky Wildcats (15-3) will host the Auburn Tigers (7-10) as they honor the life of Pat Summit, the former Tennessee coaching legend who passed away in 2016 due to Alzheimer’s. ‘We Back Pat’ is an annual tradition that the SEC introduced following Summit’s…

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LISTEN: Today’s show from Iowa is an instant classic

Mrs. Tyler Thompson 2:45pm January 27, 2020 1/27/20

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If you missed this morning’s episode of Kentucky Sports Radio, do yourself a favor and download the podcast right now because it was an all-timer. In addition to the normal road trip shenanigans, Matt interviewed Christin Powers, a “presidential candidate” who is hoping to get on the ballot in Iowa. The interview was…interesting to say…

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Kentucky No. 21 in NET Rankings; Updated Team Sheet

Mrs. Tyler Thompson 2:00pm January 27, 2020 1/27/20

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After wins over Georgia and Texas Tech, Kentucky continues to climb the NET Rankings. This morning, the Cats are up to No. 21, six spots higher than a week ago. Baylor remains the top team in the NET rankings, followed by San Diego State, Gonzaga, Kansas, Dayton, Duke, West Virginia, Michigan State, Butler, and Arizona.…

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Kentucky up one spot in USA Today Coaches Poll

Mrs. Tyler Thompson 1:35pm January 27, 2020 1/27/20

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Kentucky is the No. 13 team in the country in both polls. After moving up two spots in the AP Poll, the Cats are up one spot in the USA Today Coaches Poll, coming in just ahead of Michigan State, Maryland, and Auburn. Baylor beat out Gonzaga for the top spot in the Coaches Poll,…

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Nick Richards named SEC Co-Player of the Week

Mrs. Tyler Thompson 1:12pm January 27, 2020 1/27/20

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Nick Richards has earned another honor for his performances last week. Kentucky’s junior big man was just named SEC Co-Player of the Week along with Alabama guard Kira Lewis Jr. Richards averaged 22.5 points, 11 rebounds, and 3.5 blocks in Kentucky’s wins over Georgia and Texas Tech. On Saturday in Lubbock, Richards played a career-high 39…

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Kentucky has two top-five signees in updated Rivals rankings

Jack Pilgrim 12:48pm January 27, 2020 1/27/20

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Remember the narrative that John Calipari had lost his touch on the recruiting trail and couldn’t sign top-five talent anymore? Kentucky now has two in the class of 2020. In Rivals’ latest recruiting rankings, five-star guards BJ Boston and Terrence Clarke both came in ranked in the top five, with the former jumping 13 spots…

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Kentucky moves up two spots in the AP Poll

Mrs. Tyler Thompson 12:11pm January 27, 2020 1/27/20

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After wins over Georgia and Texas Tech, Kentucky moved up in the new AP Poll, but not much. The Cats rose two spots to No. 13 in the new rankings, which just hit the presses. Most of the top 10 remained the same. Baylor is still No. 1, followed by Gonzaga, Kansas, San Diego State,…

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BBNBA: The Morning After a Tragedy

Zack Geoghegan 11:45am January 27, 2020 1/27/20

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Good morning, folks. For the rest of the NBA season, we’ll be honoring the great Kobe Bryant at the beginning of every BBNBA post. Let’s talk NBA. “Everything negative – pressure, challenges – is all an opportunity for me to rise.” – Kobe  RECAP It still doesn’t seem real. The untimely death of iconic figures…

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Nick Richards named NCAA March Madness National Player of the Week

Mrs. Tyler Thompson 11:00am January 27, 2020 1/27/20

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The accolades are beginning to pour in for Nick Richards. Andy Katz just named Richards the NCAA March Madness National Player of the Week for his performance in Kentucky’s 76-74 win at No. 18 Texas Tech. On Saturday, Richards played a career-high 39 minutes, finishing with 25 points, 14 rebounds, and 4 blocks. The only…

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Aaron Torres Sports Podcast Ep. 219: RIP Kobe Bryant

KSR 10:30am January 27, 2020 1/27/20

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It’s Monday and it’s a different kind of Aaron Torres Sports Podcast. Aaron opens the show by discussing the biggest story in sports on Sunday, the passing of Kobe Bryant, his daughter and seven others in a tragic helicopter accident. Then he wraps by taking a lighthearted look at college basketball, with the 12 (but…

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ACC fines Mike Brey $20,000 for complaining about officials

Mrs. Tyler Thompson 10:00am January 27, 2020 1/27/20

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On Saturday, Notre Dame coach Mike Brey sounded off on the officiating after his team’s 85-84 loss at Florida State. This morning, the ACC fined the school $20,000 and issued a “public reprimand” of Brey for violating its sportsmanship policy. “Public criticism of officials or public comments evaluating the officiating of particular contests is not…

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KSR Show Thread 1/27: Live from the Des Moines Marriott

Mrs. Tyler Thompson 9:55am January 27, 2020 1/27/20

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Good morning, friends, and welcome to the Monday edition of Kentucky Sports Radio, which is coming to you live from the downtown Marriott in Des Moines, Iowa. Tune in to hear how the gang’s first day in Iowa went and what adventures lie ahead. If you’re in the area, please come join the fun. Join…

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KSR Shop: Never too early to gear up for Madness!

ShopKSR.com 9:45am January 27, 2020 1/27/20 Comments Disabled

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The KSR Shop and Kentucky Branded are here to get you ready for madness. They are offering a 2 for $32 deal on t-shirts. Head to ShopKSR.com to stock up on KSR, State Pride, and March Madness themed tees. Take advantage of this deal through Tuesday at midnight. [KSR Shop]

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Monday Morning Things To Know: Mamba Forever

Mrs. Tyler Thompson 9:00am January 27, 2020 1/27/20

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Yesterday’s helicopter crash that claimed the lives of NBA legend Kobe Bryant, his 13-year-old daughter Gianna, and seven others continues to send shockwaves through the sports world this morning. I won’t pretend to have been a huge fan of Kobe’s during his prime; however, as his career came to a close, I grew to really…

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January 26, 2020

PODCAST: KSR Takes Iowa, Episode 1

Drew Franklin 11:01pm January 26, 2020 1/26/20

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The KSR crew is settling in for the night here in Iowa after a long day of caucusing. I’ve spent the last hour trying to get the first ‘KSR Takes Iowa’ podcast online and I think I’ve finally done it. So, assuming I didn’t mess it all up, here is some of what you can…

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