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October 1, 2013

Julius Randle always wanted to go to Kentucky

Drew Franklin 10:15am October 1, 2013 10/1/13

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  There was a time when many of the so-called recruiting experts believed John Calipari would lose the Julius Randle Sweepstakes. In fact, ESPN’s Dave Telep and Scout.com’s Brian Snow predicted Randle to Kansas in the final moments of his recruitment. Randle, however, knew he would end up in Lexington all along. “This is the…

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John Calipari looks ahead to the 2013-14 season

Drew Franklin 12:01am October 1, 2013 10/1/13

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  Last month John Calipari sat down with some of the finest media members Lexington, Kentucky has to offer, and Ryan Lemond, to discuss the upcoming 2013-14 college basketball season and his University of Kentucky Wildcats. The interview was embargoed until October 1, but now it’s free to roam the internets without restriction. Rather than…

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September 30, 2013

A Good Film Session Leads to an Entertaining and Informative Monday Press Conference

Nick Roush 3:00pm September 30, 2013 9/30/13

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Coach Stoops began this morning’s press conference with what is probably the longest narrative of his head coaching career. After watching film from Saturday’s game, Stoops took away 3 Main Points of emphasis: 1. Film showed that it wasn’t as bad as we thought it was, with players fighting “extremely hard on both sides of…

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September 28, 2013

Gators Ground and Pound the Cats

Nick Roush 10:49pm September 28, 2013 9/28/13

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For 2 quarters the #BBN had high hopes for a Florida upset. The next two quarters weren’t so pretty. Matt Jones (of all the names) ate away at the Kentucky defense bit by bit on his way to recording 176 yards on the ground- 3 more total yards than the Kentucky offense. Jones joined Cat-killer…

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September 26, 2013

Tweet Beat: September Power Rankings

Mrs. Tyler Thompson 9:30pm September 26, 2013 9/26/13

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As part of the never-ending quest to bring you University of Kentucky news in the most ridiculous manner possible, I comb the Twitter-verse each week for the funniest, oddest, and sometimes, nearly illegible tweets from your favorite players and personalities. Basically, I read Twitter so you don’t have to. Without further ado, here are the…

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The Leach Report

Tom Leach 7:00pm September 26, 2013 9/26/13

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KEY STORYLINES/MATCHUPS Fast start. Remember that first-quarter debacle at The Swamp in 2008, with two blocked punts? Starting with that game, Kentucky has not produced a first-quarter touchdown against the Gators. Over the last five seasons, the scores (in favor of Florida) after one quarter have been 28-0, 31-0, 14-0, 21-3 and last year’s 3-0.…

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September 24, 2013

Great Villains in Kentucky/Florida History

Mrs. Tyler Thompson 8:15pm September 24, 2013 9/24/13

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Let’s face it: the Kentucky/Florida football series is as lopsided as game of darts with Stevie Wonder. Kentucky’s 26-game losing streak ain’t pretty, and it certainly isn’t fun to talk about. Yet, if there’s anything Kentucky football fans have learned over the years, it’s finding humor in even the darkest places. Gainesville has given us…

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Breaking Down Trey Lyles’ Final Two

Ally Tucker 3:00pm September 24, 2013 9/24/13

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Trey Lyles, a 5-star prospect from the class of 2014, announced yesterday that he was down to his final 2 schools in the recruiting process: Kentucky and Louisville. For the rivalry, you couldn’t ask for a much juicier final two list. Lyles would be a hugely important piece for both Calipari and Pitino in the…

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September 23, 2013

Louisville fans get married at tailgate

Mrs. Tyler Thompson 7:25pm September 23, 2013 9/23/13

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WDRB 41 Louisville News Want to see the most Louisville thing ever? Check out this video above of two Louisville fans getting married at a tailgate prior to the Cards’ game against FIU on Saturday. I thought it was all actually pretty sweet until they threw up their L’s during the vows and took off…

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Cats Need to Get Physical Against Florida

Nick Roush 2:01pm September 23, 2013 9/23/13

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  After a week of rest, the Cats are going to have to turn up a few notches to match the physicality of the ranked Florida Gators. With a little experience playing against Will Muschamp teams, the one word that comes to Stoops’ mind when he thinks of the Gators is ‘tough’, “They want to…

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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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