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April 10, 2014

Listen to Mark Stoops’ interview with KSR

Drew Franklin 11:45am April 10, 2014 4/10/14

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In case you missed this morning’s interview with Kentucky Sports Radio, the hardworking people behind the scenes (Shannon The Dude and Maria) uploaded the first hour of today’s podcast for your football-loving ears. Stoops gave a great interview, as he always does with KSR, giving us an in-depth update on how everything stands through six…

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April 9, 2014

UK Fans of the Day Want NBA Draft Decision Views

Matt Jones 8:47pm April 9, 2014 4/9/14

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After the excitement of the past three weeks, it was odd today to have a relatively normal day without any major news or electricity. While we all try to come down from the amazing high this team put us on, it is now draft decision time for these guys, as they try to figure out…

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LeBron James says he doesn’t think Cal will leave for the NBA

Mrs. Tyler Thompson 6:00pm April 9, 2014 4/9/14

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Count LeBron James among those who don’t think Cal will make the jump to the NBA anytime soon. James told the New York Daily News he thinks Cal enjoys the unique situation Kentucky affords him in helping players change their lives and get to the NBA, along with the challenge of molding a new team…

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April 8, 2014

Kentucky’s magical run comes to an end

Mrs. Tyler Thompson 12:50am April 8, 2014 4/8/14

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(Image via @sportingnews) As the seconds ticked down, the chilling reality that Kentucky’s miracle postseason run was coming to an end settled over AT&T Stadium. Aaron Harrison, college basketball’s darling, missed the three he’s been hitting the past three games, and instead of a dog pile at center court, the team walked slowly off, confetti…

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April 6, 2014

Aaron Harrison gives Kentucky the shot for number nine

Mrs. Tyler Thompson 1:04am April 6, 2014 4/6/14

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For the second game in a row, Aaron Harrison hit the game winner. For the third game in a row, he kept the Cats alive with a clutch three. For the fourth game in a row, Kentucky has been part of an instant classic. For the fifth game in a row, they’ve moved one step…

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April 4, 2014

Josh Hutcherson says being the “Y” at the UK/Louisville game was the highlight of his career

Mrs. Tyler Thompson 1:00pm April 4, 2014 4/4/14

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Josh Hutcherson and his mother called into Kentucky Sports Radio this morning to talk about the Cats, causing tweens across the Bluegrass to collapse in front of their radios in a heap of emotions. Hutcherson, one of the stars of “The Hunger Games” movies, was born in Union, Kentucky, and is a lifelong Cat fan,…

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April 1, 2014

Five reasons 28-10 is sweeter than 38-0

Mrs. Tyler Thompson 8:00pm April 1, 2014 4/1/14

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(Photo © Bob Donnan | Getty) Throughout the year, the preseason talk of Kentucky going 40-0 haunted this group; they couldn’t escape it, and in the worst times, it became a punchline for the national media. Instead of rolling over, this group grew up in the postseason and refused to let their failures define them. Since…

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March 31, 2014

Orlando Antigua hired by South Florida

Mrs. Tyler Thompson 1:39pm March 31, 2014 3/31/14

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We knew this day would come. According to CBS Sports’ Jon Rothstein, Kentucky assistant coach Orlando Antigua has accepted the job as head coach at South Florida. Coach O has been on Cal’s staff since 2008 at Memphis, and since then, his career has soared. Last summer, Antigua took over as head coach of the…

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March 30, 2014

The Cats are going to Dallas

Drew Franklin 11:15pm March 30, 2014 3/30/14

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Kentucky is going back to the Final Four! The Cats defeated the hot shooting Wolverines of Michigan, 75-72, on Sunday to earn one of the four spots in “North Texas” next weekend. As always, UK got off to a slow start out of the gates but prevailed in the end thanks to a last second…

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March 29, 2014

“Let’s win it for Willie”

Mrs. Tyler Thompson 10:00am March 29, 2014 3/29/14

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When Willie Cauley-Stein went down at the 12:27 mark in the first half, it started to look like it could be a very, very bad night for Kentucky. Not only was Louisville up 18-5, they were dominating every part of the game, leaving the Cats lost, listless, and looking for answers. Willie limped to the…

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April 2, 2020

BBN Jam Round One: (2019) Washington & Herro vs. (2004) Fitch & Azubuike

Nick Roush 11:00am April 2, 2020 4/2/20

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The second matchup of the BBN Jam Tournament is sensational, pairing together two teams many believed were Final Four bound. In 2004 Tubby Smith’s Wildcats were the No. 1 overall seed in the NCAA Tournament for the second consecutive season. The SEC Tournament Champions had only four losses to their name when UAB stunned the…

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April 1, 2020

BBN Jam Round One: (2012) Davis & MKG vs. (1990) Woods & Miller

Nick Roush 11:00am April 1, 2020 4/1/20

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The first matchup of this epic two-on-two tournament pits polar opposites against one another. Anthony Davis and Michael Kidd-Gilchrist were National Champions under John Calipari. Sean Woods and Derrick Miller could not even compete in the NCAA Tournament for Rick Pitino in 1990. Under probation in Pitino’s first season, Kentucky finished just 14-14 while Miller…

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March 31, 2020

Devin Askew refuses to be Kentucky’s next West Coast transfer: “I’m DIFFERENT.”

Jack Pilgrim 11:35pm March 31, 2020 3/31/20

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Back in January, whispers began growing louder that Kentucky freshman guard Johnny Juzang was contemplating a transfer from the school, with the Los Angeles, CA native flirting with the idea of returning closer to home. Despite staying the course and carving out a solid role off the bench to close out the regular season, the…

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Gov. Beshear Announces 114 More Cases of Coronavirus in Kentucky, 7 New Deaths

Zack Geoghegan 11:30pm March 31, 2020 3/31/20

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Kentucky hit a new record-high of confirmed cases of coronavirus in the state, and it likely won’t be the last time it happens. During his daily press briefing at 5 p.m., Governor Andy Beshear announced that 114 new cases of the virus have been discovered, including six deaths. 58 of the new cases are from…

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Introducing KSR’s BBN Jam Tournament

Nick Roush 11:00pm March 31, 2020 3/31/20

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More than 25 years after iconic arcade game was introduced to the world, KSR is unveiling a our own form of NBA Jam. Welcome to BBN Jam. Over the next month the Big Blue Nation will decide which Kentucky basketball team fielded the best combo in the Bluegrass. Starting with Rick Pitino’s first season in…

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Advanced Stat Deep Dive: Calculating UK’s Offensive Line Success

Adam Luckett 1:00pm March 31, 2020 3/31/20

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You didn’t think the offensive line had beach bodies ready to rock during football weather? Well guess again. Earlier this week on KSR, we posted a feature on quarterbacks where a lot of advanced stats were used. In the exercise, we tried to explain just what Kentucky’s offense has been missing. The numbers can sometimes…

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March 30, 2020

Pilgrim’s Insider Notes: NBA Draft decision updates

Jack Pilgrim 11:00pm March 30, 2020 3/30/20

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Late Saturday evening, Kentucky head coach John Calipari spilled the beans that five Wildcats are prepared to test the NBA Draft waters. During an appearance on the SEC Network’s “SEC House Party,” Calipari broke the news that five players “have put their name in the draft.” “What we did, before they left, I had individual…

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March 29, 2020

John Calipari says five Kentucky players have put their names in the NBA Draft

Jack Pilgrim 11:30pm March 29, 2020 3/29/20

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Almost immediately after the Kentucky basketball season came to an abrupt end back on March 12, UK head coach John Calipari called into SportsCenter to talk through his thoughts on the team and why he felt they were capable of winning a national championship. Tucked in the middle of his conversation was an early prediction on…

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Gov. Beshear Confirms 45 New Cases of Coronavirus, No New Deaths

Zack Geoghegan 11:00pm March 29, 2020 3/29/20

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After a record high in confirmed cases on Saturday, Kentucky saw that number cut in half on Sunday. According to Governor Andy Beshear, there were 45 new confirmed cases of the coronavirus in the Bluegrass State as of 4 p.m. Of the 45 new cases, 15 of them are from Fayette County, nine are from…

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Sources Say Podcast Ep. 35: Future Kentucky point guard Devin Askew joins the show!

Jack Pilgrim 7:15pm March 29, 2020 3/29/20

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In a very special edition of the Sources Say Podcast, KSR’s Jack Pilgrim is joined by future Kentucky point guard Devin Askew and his father, Brian Askew, to discuss the Cats and just how excited they are to get to Lexington later this year. To start the show, though, Pilgrim is joined by Travis Graf…

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