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January 27, 2020

WATCH: John Calipari talks about nearly drafting Kobe Bryant with the Nets back in 1996

Jack Pilgrim 8:00pm January 27, 2020 1/27/20

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As a head coach of the New Jersey Nets back in 1996, current UK basketball coach John Calipari had the opportunity to draft NBA legend Kobe Bryant with the No. 8 pick in the draft. In fact, after bringing him in for three separate meetings and workouts, the Nets were at one point seen as…

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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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September 5, 2013

Richie Farmer reaches plea deal, could spend up to two years in prison

Mrs. Tyler Thompson 10:15am September 5, 2013 9/5/13

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WUKY is reporting that Richie Farmer has reached a plea deal with prosecutors in his government corruption case that will put him in prison for up to two years. His attorney filed a motion for a change of plea this morning, which means he’s agreed to resolve all pending and potential criminal and ethics charges…

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Kenny Walker dishes on the Cats (Thursday Show Thread)

Mrs. Tyler Thompson 9:55am September 5, 2013 9/5/13

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Good morning and welcome to the Thursday edition of Kentucky Sports Radio, which will be live from New York City for the last time (at least in the foreseeable future). Matt and Drew are enjoying their last day covering the US Open for Tennis Channel before heading back to their old Kentucky home. Last night,…

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BTI’s Rants and Ramblings: 8 Rules for a Good UK Football Program

Bryan the Intern 9:00am September 5, 2013 9/5/13

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I remember back in the beginning of the Joker Phillips era, I put a post on KSR talking about the ways that Kentucky football can be successful both on the field and with the fanbase.  I came up with 8 rules and was looking at them again.  And amazingly, I feel like these 8 are…

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September 4, 2013

Flushing Chinatown’s Thursday News and Views

Drew Franklin 11:00pm September 4, 2013 9/4/13

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After taking in a full day of US Open tennis in Queens on Sunday, Matt and I decided to take the 7-train the opposite direction from our hotel in Manhattan, all the way out to the last stop on the track, Flushing-Main Street. What we found was something so bizarre I can’t put it into…

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This Jabari Parker video is… something.

Andrew McCarthy 9:30pm September 4, 2013 9/4/13

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And so it begins. To be honest, I never really had a problem with Jabari Parker. He’s a good player, seems like a nice enough kid, and it’s not like it’s his fault that Sports Illustrated called him the best high school basketball since LeBron. But he’s at Duke now. And that is his fault.…

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Ryan Lemond needs your help

Drew Franklin 9:00pm September 4, 2013 9/4/13

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Ryan needs a lot of help, actually, but he can use all of you on this one. Tomorrow he will spend eight minutes with all 17 members of the 2013-14 Kentucky Wildcats basketball team, interviewing them about the upcoming season and whatever else comes up along the way. Ryan is a former Lexington sports anchor…

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Offense is Looking to Turn it Around With a New QB

Nick Roush 8:00pm September 4, 2013 9/4/13

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After an intense Tuesday practice bouncing back after a loss, the team has “a calmer attitude about us” with a lot more emphasis on fundamentals after resorting back to bad habits during Saturday’s game. Part of that could be attributed to the solidified depth chart that no longer contains any OR’s. It could be a…

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Get Your Tickets Now

Matt Jones 7:30pm September 4, 2013 9/4/13

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There are tickets still for sale for all UK home football games, but for at least one you better act quickly. The UK vs Alabama game is down to 2500 tickets left, which is both good news (full stadium) and bad news (a lot will be Bama fans). So if you want to go to…

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Aaron’s UK Basketball Blog’s Article Links

AaronsUKBasketballBlog 6:51pm September 4, 2013 9/4/13

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If you enjoy reading articles about the UK men’s basketball team, please visit my webpage at http://kybasketball.blogspot.com. You can also follow my webpage on Twitter. My webpage has been around for several years and I update it several times per day so UK basketball fans have access to the best and most recent articles about…

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Kenny Walker has some high praise for Julius Randle

Mrs. Tyler Thompson 6:26pm September 4, 2013 9/4/13

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Kenny Walker recently watched the new Cats practice, and gave Julius Randle some very high praise in a conversation with Larry Glover. Walker said that he thinks Randle is the most talented player to come to UK since Shawn Kemp. Of course, Kemp never officially got to play for the Cats (he signed a letter…

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