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May 28, 2020

Five-star guard and Kentucky target Jaden Bradley breaks down his recruitment with KSR

Jack Pilgrim 4:30pm May 28, 2020 5/28/20 Comments Disabled

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John Calipari and the UK coaching staff are currently focused on laying the foundation for Kentucky’s 2021 recruiting class, but that’s not stopping them from penciling in some of their favorite prospects in the class 2022, as well. One of Kentucky’s early top targets? 2022 five-star point guard Jaden Bradley Bradley, the No. 7 overall…

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FINAL FOUR: Best Nickname in BBN History

Maggie Davis 1:30pm May 28, 2020 5/28/20

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Over the past few days, KSR’s trusty readers have been casting their ballots for the best nickname in BBN’s history. I narrowed the list down to 16 famous nicknames from throughout the BBN’s long and storied history. Of course, there are more out there, but these are the names I consider to be the most…

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How Jon Sumrall sells Kentucky Football on the Recruiting Trail in the Deep South

Nick Roush 12:00pm May 28, 2020 5/28/20

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Mark Stoops’ coaching staff has created enemies in Ohio and Michigan. Described as the new “Big Ten Killer” on the recruiting trail, this December an SEC head coach received a similar recruiting headache from a recent addition to UK’s staff. Entering National Signing Day, most believed four-star defensive tackle Josaih Hayes was set to join…

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Kentucky announces three-year series with Notre Dame

Mrs. Tyler Thompson 10:33am May 28, 2020 5/28/20

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The Fighting Irish are coming to Rupp Arena. Kentucky just announced a three-year series with Notre Dame, with the first game taking place December 12, 2020 in Lexington, the second game at a to-be-determined neutral site on December 11, 2021, and the third game in South Bend on December 10, 2022. “If our previous games…

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May 27, 2020

Breaking down Moussa Cisse’s finalists and upcoming decision

Jack Pilgrim 11:00pm May 27, 2020 5/27/20

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The top shot-blocker in all of high school basketball is set to reclassify to the class of 2020, and Kentucky remains in contention. This morning, five-star center Moussa Cisse announced he would be making the jump from 2021 to 2020 and making a final decision next week after finishing up his coursework to make the…

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HIGHLIGHTS: Dontaie Allen is ready for a MAJOR comeback in Lexington

Jack Pilgrim 3:10pm May 27, 2020 5/27/20

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Kentucky fans have been curious about redshirt freshman Dontaie Allen and his return to the floor following the torn ACL he suffered his senior year of high school that kept him out the entire 2019-20 season. Now, we finally have our first major update on the local star. This afternoon, KSR received some exclusive footage…

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The Evolution of Kentucky’s High School Football Talent

Adam Luckett 2:00pm May 27, 2020 5/27/20

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On the last week’s episode of 11 Personnel, Nick Roush and I discussed just how a college football program is often tethered to the type of talent their local recruiting area provides. Under Mark Stoops, Kentucky has been able to lean all the way into a conservative offense that leans heavy on the defense because…

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VOTE: Best ‘Also Known As” Nickname in BBN History

Maggie Davis 1:00pm May 27, 2020 5/27/20

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The time has come for KSR’s trusty readers to cast their first ballot in the great nickname debate. ICYMI: The BBN has had more than a handful of great nicknamed players over the years. But which one is truly the best in the program’s history? It’s hard to choose. That’s where you come into play.…

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May 26, 2020

The Plan for the Return of UK Football

Matt Jones 11:00pm May 26, 2020 5/26/20

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If you listened to KSR today, I mentioned that I received some information about the plans for returning the UK Football team to campus and how summer workouts may go in Lexington. After spending some time this afternoon talking to folks, I can confirm much of what was written to me earlier today and the…

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VOTE: Best Skill-Based Nickname in BBN History

Maggie Davis 12:00pm May 26, 2020 5/26/20

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The time has come for KSR’s trusty readers to cast their second ballot in the great nickname debate. ICYMI: The BBN has had more than a handful of great nicknamed players over the years. But which one is truly the best in the program’s history? It’s hard to choose. That’s where you come into play. Each day…

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June 3, 2020

Mitch Barnhart releases message on injustices, UK’s plan for improvement: “We have influence, and I have faith it is for a greater good.”

Maggie Davis 11:00pm June 3, 2020 6/3/20

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Following days of unrest throughout the country, University of Kentucky Athletic Director Mitch Barnhart is speaking out via video message, which was posted Wednesday evening. In the video, he apologizes for the delay, saying he’s spent the past several days processing his thoughts and emotions before releasing an official statement. In the clip, he says…

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June 1, 2020

28 Kentucky Facts For Kentucky’s 228th Birthday

Drew Franklin 10:30pm June 1, 2020 6/1/20

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If you’re a true Kentuckian, or at least friends with Kentucky on Facebook, you know the Bluegrass State turns 228 years old today. Crazy, I know. She doesn’t look a day past 227. It was on June 1, 1792 when Kentucky became the fifteenth state to join the Union, separating itself from Virginia for a…

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May 30, 2020

SOURCES: Kentucky basketball tentatively planning late June return to campus

Jack Pilgrim 10:00pm May 30, 2020 5/30/20

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The Kentucky basketball team is gearing up for a return to campus in late June, KSR has learned. In conversations with the upcoming 2020-21 roster and parents this week, UK head coach John Calipari laid out a tentative plan to return to Lexington, with the week of June 22 being a target date. Once arriving…

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Five of the biggest Kentucky basketball recruiting misses

Jack Pilgrim 9:30pm May 30, 2020 5/30/20

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A week after asking “what if?” Kentucky Sports Radio will explore a version of the what if question by examining some of the biggest whiffs on the recruiting trail. How could a few added signatures from top targets have changed the John Calipari era in Lexington? Would the Wildcats have won more titles? Were they…

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5 of the Biggest Kentucky Football Recruiting Misses

Nick Roush 7:00pm May 30, 2020 5/30/20

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A week after asking What If? Kentucky Sports Radio will explore a version of the what if question by examining some of the biggest whiffs on the recruiting trail. Super Bowl Champions and first round draft picks could have altered the trajectory of the program if they picked Kentucky on decision day. 5. Jarren Williams…

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Film Room: Joko Willis

Adam Luckett 2:00pm May 30, 2020 5/30/20 Comments Disabled

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Jon Sumrall continues to make splashes on the recruiting trail and the second year inside linebackers coach just added a player to join his position room in 2021. Joko Willis is a junior college backer at Independence Community College in Kansas and he becomes the 10th member of the class and the first from the…

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May 29, 2020

Junior College Linebacker Joko Willis Commits to Kentucky

Nick Roush 11:00pm May 29, 2020 5/29/20

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Kentucky’s 2021 recruiting class just got a little more crowded. Friday afternoon junior college linebacker Joko Willis announced his commitment to Kentucky. The three-star prospect chose the Wildcats over Mississippi State, Arkansas and Kansas State. Originally from UK’s former recruiting pipeline in Lagrange, GA, Willis has spent the 2019 season at Independence Community College in…

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20 Minutes with Terry “Touchdown” Wilson: Rehab, X’s and O’s and Dad Strength

Nick Roush 10:30pm May 29, 2020 5/29/20

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A lot can happen in 20 minutes. After you watch Kentucky Sports Radio’s conversation with Terry Wilson, prepare to experience unprecedented excitement for the 2020 Kentucky football season. The last time we spoke with Terry Wilson, he was a college student rehabilitating an injured knee. Today he’s a college graduate and an expecting father with…

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CHAMPIONSHIP VOTING: Best Nickname in BBN History

Maggie Davis 1:00pm May 29, 2020 5/29/20

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After several days of voting, we’ve finally arrived at the Championship round of the Best Nickname in BBN History. Over the past few days, 14 other great nicknames have been described and voted on by you, KSR’s trusty readers. Now, it’s down to two. It’s Hefty Lefty vs. Kenny Sky Walker. Who ya got? Hefty…

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Today On KSR: It’s Ryan Lemond’s Punishment Day

Drew Franklin 9:00am May 29, 2020 5/29/20

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Last week we held the first ever KSR Online Poker Tournament and the final table was streamed over the internet with live commentary from the KSR crew. There was one problem though. Ryan Lemond no-showed. He left Matt and I high and dry at the poker announce table after participating in the practice run the…

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