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February 17, 2014

Calipari shares his thoughts on the way to Oxford

Mrs. Tyler Thompson 6:30pm February 17, 2014 2/17/14

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The Cats are on the way to Oxford, Mississippi for tomorrow night’s game, and while en route, Calipari used the Twitter machine to share his thoughts on his team with the Big Blue Nation: Just boarded our plane and about to head to Ole Miss. We’ve had two really good days of practice since Saturday. As…

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February 16, 2014

Kentucky’s statement tonight? “We’re not ready to win that kind of game”

Mrs. Tyler Thompson 12:30am February 16, 2014 2/16/14

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(Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images) Tonight was a statement game for Kentucky. With College GameDay in town and Rupp at its best, the Cats responded, storming out of the gates and staying right with the third-ranked Gators until almost the end. In a game billed as youth vs. experience, experience won out, with Florida pulling…

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February 13, 2014

6 Things We Want To See on College GameDay and 4 Things We Don’t

Mrs. Tyler Thompson 9:30pm February 13, 2014 2/13/14

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(Photo by Britney McIntosh | UK Athletics) ESPN’s College GameDay is rolling into town for Kentucky/Florida, and people don’t seem to be quite as excited as years past. Maybe it’s because the Cats have hosted GameDay four times since 2005, or maybe because last year’s show wasn’t really that much fun. Between the “Big Blue…

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February 12, 2014

Kentucky won and a win’s a win, right?

Drew Franklin 11:50pm February 12, 2014 2/12/14

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It wasn’t the 40-minute beatdown we would’ve liked to have seen against Auburn, the SEC’s second-worst team, but it was a win nonetheless. And at the end of the day, that’s all that really matters. Kentucky escaped Auburn Arena and its obnoxious student section with a 64-56 victory, one point shy of an opening line…

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February 11, 2014

NCAA approves SnapChat, screenshots already leaked

Drew Franklin 4:01pm February 11, 2014 2/11/14

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The NCAA will allow basketball coaches to contact recruits via SnapChat beginning next fall. The popular app, used to send photos that disappear forever after 10 seconds, will be impossible to police unless a recruit takes a screen grab, a huge no-no in the SnapChat world. Some recruits have already captured screenshots of exchanges with…

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February 10, 2014

Check out the new Rupp Arena renderings and video

Drew Franklin 1:30pm February 10, 2014 2/10/14

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Lexington Mayor Jim Gray revealed new renderings of Rupp Arena today in a press conference at the Lexington Center. The renovated and widened Rupp will create a better experience for the fans with improved seating, concourses, corridors, and a transparent structure that will open the arena up to downtown Lexington and the surrounding area, while…

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February 8, 2014

10 Takeaways From The Win In Starkville

Drew Franklin 5:20pm February 8, 2014 2/8/14

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Your University of Kentucky Wildcats picked up another conference road win Saturday afternoon in The Hump, but the Cats still aren’t over the proverbial hump, as they continued to show flaws in the 69-59 win. Though leading throughout the final three-fourths of the game, UK didn’t give fans the thumping they’re still hoping to one…

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February 5, 2014

Notes, Quotes and Anecdotes from National Signing Day 2014 at UK

Drew Franklin 8:10pm February 5, 2014 2/5/14

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College football’s National Signing Day is now an actual thing in the state of Kentucky, and Kentucky Sports Radio was fortunate enough to crash the party in the Nutter Training Facility in the 2014 version of our new February holiday. We were behind-the-scenes as the signed Letters of Intent poured in and the cameras rolled…

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KSR Signing Day LIVE DIARY, Part II

Mrs. Tyler Thompson 10:00am February 5, 2014 2/5/14

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12:03 p.m. (Tyler): The live diary is over, but stick around! That’ll do it for the live diary, folks.  Don’t worry, KSR’s coverage is far from over.  Next up is Mark Stoops’ press conference at 1 p.m. to discuss all of the signees.  We’ll have a live stream of that on the site, along with…

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KSR’s National Signing Day LIVE DIARY

Mrs. Tyler Thompson 6:55am February 5, 2014 2/5/14

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9:55 a.m. (Tyler): ELAM IS IN!!!!!! The entire staff crowded around to put his name on the board.  John Hardin is out of school today, but Elam got his paperwork in anyways. HUGE MOMENT for the staff.   This calls for a new post… 9:47 a.m. (Tyler): CJ Johnson has jokes! With an arsenal of…

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April 4, 2020

No matter who Kentucky adds, Devin Askew is ready to roll with the 2020 recruiting class

Jack Pilgrim 4:30pm April 4, 2020 4/4/20

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On Wednesday afternoon, the NCAA officially announced it would be pushing the recruiting dead period from April 15 back to May 31, meaning schools will not be able to have face-to-face contact with recruits or transfers for at least another two months. No campus trips, no traveling to see recruits and their families for in-home visits,…

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Best of UK in the NCAA: Final Four Highlights

Mrs. Tyler Thompson 2:00pm April 4, 2020 4/4/20

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Throughout March Sadness, KSR will be bringing you highlights of Kentucky’s NCAA Tournament games from the past 30 years. Today, we will relive the joy and heartbreak of the semifinals. 1993: No. 1 Michigan 81, No. 1 Kentucky 78 (OT) Saturday, April 3, 1993 Kentucky had won all four of its tournament games by 20-plus…

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BREAKING: Former UK coach Eddie Sutton elected to Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame

Jack Pilgrim 12:12pm April 4, 2020 4/4/20

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Former Kentucky coach Eddie Sutton has officially been elected to the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame. In his seventh go-round as a finalist, Sutton was announced as part of the 2020 Hall of Fame class, joining Kobe Bryant, Kevin Garnett, Tim Duncan, Tamika Catchings, Patrick Baumann, Kim Mulkey, Barbara Stevens, and Rudy Tomjanovich as…

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April 3, 2020

BBN Jam Round One: (2003) Bogans & Estill vs. (2018) Knox & Shai

Nick Roush 11:30am April 3, 2020 4/3/20

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One of the most prolific scorers in the history of Kentucky basketball is completely healthy and ready to take a bite out of a couple of freshmen. Tubby Smith’s best team from top to bottom was arguably the 2003 Wildcats. Led by Keith Bogans, his ankle injury in the Sweet 16 is one of the…

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April 2, 2020

Next Man Up: Family and basketball fuel future Wildcat BJ Boston

Aaron Torres 11:00pm April 2, 2020 4/2/20

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[Ed. Note: This is the second installment of KSR’s “Next Man Up” series profiling Kentucky’s 2020 signees. Previously Jack Pilgrim wrote about Lance Ware] It’s a dark, gloomy, evening, cold by California standards – somewhere in the upper 40’s. The winds that whip through the pristine high school campus, tucked in the San Fernando Valley,…

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Keeneland At Home: Tips For Bringing The Spring Meet To You!

Drew Franklin 10:00pm April 2, 2020 4/2/20

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Today was supposed to be the first day of Keeneland’s spring meet. Over 30,000 people were going to get all dressed up and hammered for the first Saturday this coming weekend, but a global pandemic has other plans for life this April. So we’re at home instead, going crazier by the day as we watch…

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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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