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May 1, 2020

Wake Forest writer: Olivier Sarr could be “a perfect fit” at Kentucky

Mrs. Tyler Thompson 10:40am May 1, 2020 5/1/20

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This morning, Wake Forest center Olivier Sarr announced he is entering the transfer portal. Would he be a good fit at Kentucky? We asked Les Johns, who covered Sarr at Wake the past three seasons and also covered Kentucky Basketball before moving to Winston-Salem. “From a pure basketball perspective, it honestly seems like a perfect…

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Wake Forest center Olivier Sarr enters the transfer portal

Jack Pilgrim 9:15am May 1, 2020 5/1/20

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A brand new frontcourt option has opened up for the Kentucky basketball program. This morning, Wake Forest star center Olivier Sarr announced he would be entering the NCAA Transfer Portal after three years with the school. After originally planning on returning to the school, Wake Forest head coach Danny Manning was fired and replaced by…

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April 30, 2020

Pilgrim’s Insider Notes: Nike Sibande, Frank Anselem, Makur Maker, and more

Jack Pilgrim 11:00pm April 30, 2020 4/30/20

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Kentucky is in pursuit of a few final pieces to close out the 2020-21 roster, with a few new prospects coming into play, along with another familiar name the Big Blue Nation will likely recognize from last summer. First, let’s break down the newest name that has come to light in the last 24 hours…

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Post-Draft College Football Top 25

Adam Luckett 3:30pm April 30, 2020 4/30/20

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The NFL Draft is officially in our rearview mirror and now the entire football community is looking ahead to the 2020 season. The COVID-19 outbreak is still casting a huge shadow over the sports world and we really aren’t sure what football will look like when the end of August rolls around. However, it isn’t…

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April 29, 2020

Kentucky meets (again) with 2020 four-star center Frank Anselem

Jack Pilgrim 2:00pm April 29, 2020 4/29/20

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Kentucky is zeroing in on 2020 four-star center Frank Anselem. After meeting with the Anselem – a 6-foot-10, 220-pound center out of Suwanee, GA – on a conference call Sunday evening, sources tell KSR that Kentucky coaches John Calipari and Joel Justus met with the four-star prospect and his coach on a Zoom video conference…

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What you need to know about the NCAA’s Player Endorsement Plan

Mrs. Tyler Thompson 1:00pm April 29, 2020 4/29/20

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This morning, the NCAA announced that its Board of Governors supports the proposed rule changes to allow college athletes to be compensated for their name, image and likeness. But, what does that actually mean? I spent the morning poring over the 31-page plan, which is chock full of legalese. In short, while the plan has…

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April 27, 2020

Kentucky adds Georgia State and Cleveland State to nonconference schedule

Jack Pilgrim 2:00pm April 27, 2020 4/27/20

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Add two more names to the Kentucky basketball nonconference schedule. This afternoon, the school announced Georgia State and Cleveland State as two new home additions to Kentucky’s schedule, with the former taking place Nov. 20 and the latter on Nov. 30. Georgia State and Cleveland State will join Kansas, Georgia Tech, Michigan, and UCLA on…

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KSR Roundtable: “The Last Dance” Episodes Three and Four

KSR 1:30pm April 27, 2020 4/27/20 Comments Disabled

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Last night, we were treated to Episodes Three and Four of “The Last Dance,” ESPN’s 10-part documentary on Michael Jordan and the 1997-98 Chicago Bulls. Since we have no actual sports to talk about, we’ll be recapping the series each week in a KSR Roundtable. If you missed it, here’s our recap of Episodes One…

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Mark Stoops unsure if playing college football without fans is a “viable option”

Nick Roush 12:30pm April 27, 2020 4/27/20

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Like the rest of the nation, Mark Stoops is unsure if and when college football will return. Kentucky’s head football coach is preparing as though the season will start as planned Sept. 5, but the coronavirus may have other plans. To get football back to the gridiron on schedule, a variety of proposals have been…

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April 26, 2020

RECRUIT AND DEVELOP: Calvin Taylor

Maggie Davis 11:00pm April 26, 2020 4/26/20

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“Recruit and develop” has become a bit of a rallying cry for the University of Kentucky football team in recent years. Josh Allen’s dramatic leap from a two-star prospect and the No. 2,121 player in his class into the nation’s top defensive player and the No. 7 pick in the NFL Draft certainly helped solidify…

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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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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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