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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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March 26, 2020

Best of UK in the NCAA: Thursday Sweet 16 Highlights

Mrs. Tyler Thompson 1:00pm March 26, 2020 3/26/20 Comments Disabled

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Throughout March Sadness, KSR will be bringing you highlights of Kentucky’s NCAA Tournament games over the past 30 years. Today, we will relive the Thursday Sweet 16 games. 1992: No. 2 Kentucky 87, No. 3 UMass 77 Thursday, March 26, 1992 Rick Pitino and the Unforgettables beat John Calipari’s UMass Minutemen in the Sweet 16…

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March 25, 2020

With a return to Kentucky, Calipari believes Immanuel Quickley could take over lead point guard role

Jack Pilgrim 11:00pm March 25, 2020 3/25/20

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Out of all of the players on the current Kentucky basketball roster, sophomore guard Immanuel Quickley has the toughest decision to make regarding his future. On one hand, the 6-foot-3 guard out of Havre de Grace, MD made an unprecedented jump as a sophomore, going from averaging 5.2 points in 18.5 minutes per game in…

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Kentucky extends unemployment benefits, includes independent contractors, substitute teachers

Maggie Davis 7:00pm March 25, 2020 3/25/20

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Gov. Andy Beshear provided Kentuckians with several updates during his daily 5 p.m. briefing on Wednesday evening. The Governor announced 35 new cases of COVID-19, bringing the state’s total up to 198 confirmed cases and five deaths. In light of the Coronavirus pandemic, Gov. Beshear is changing the requirements for Kentuckians to be able to…

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Film Room: Kaiya Sheron

Adam Luckett 2:00pm March 25, 2020 3/25/20

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Recruiting truly never stops and UK proved that by picking up their fourth pledge in the class of 2021 on Monday night when Somerset quarterback Kaiya Sheron announced that he will continue his playing career in Lexington. This past season, Sheron led the Briar Jumpers to their first KHSAA state title with a thrilling 34-31…

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How Kentucky Football Players are Staying In Shape During the Coronavirus Pandemic

Nick Roush 1:00pm March 25, 2020 3/25/20

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The coronavirus pandemic has touched all aspects of American life. At the University of Kentucky, Mark Stoops’ football program has adjusted on the fly. Spring practice has been canceled, campus has been closed and players have been sent home. Just like their teachers have adjusted to providing instruction online, UK head strength coach Mark Hill…

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Settled in with his role, Calipari expects significant sophomore jump for Johnny Juzang

Jack Pilgrim 11:00am March 25, 2020 3/25/20

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Each year, high-profile, immediate-impact freshmen have become the norm under UK head coach John Calipari. And more often than not, those players have ended the year in position to take the next steps in their basketball careers and enter the NBA Draft. Other times, the adjustment to the college game proves to be a bit…

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Karl-Anthony Towns’ mother diagnosed with COVID-19, placed in medically induced coma

Jack Pilgrim 2:30am March 25, 2020 3/25/20

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In an emotional testimony posted early Wednesday morning, Kentucky star Karl-Anthony Towns shared a bit of heartbreaking news with his fans and the sports world as a whole. The current Minnesota Timberwolves center announced that after falling ill early last week, his mother, Jacqueline Cruz, was not only diagnosed with COVID-19, but has since been…

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March 24, 2020

What Kaiya Sheron’s Commitment Means to Kentucky

Freddie Maggard 11:00pm March 24, 2020 3/24/20

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Mark Stoops and Darin Hinshaw secured the commitment from 2021 QB Kaiya Sheron on Monday. The Somerset Briar Jumper’s pledge ensures that a strong quarterback room remains stout for the future. It also gives the Cats an in-state recruiter for a pivotal year in the Commonwealth’s recruiting landscape.  In addition to actively securing future teammates,…

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“Listen up dipsh*ts… it’s a big f**cking deal,” says one Kentucky mayor to his community

Drew Franklin 2:28pm March 24, 2020 3/24/20

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As Governor Andy Beshear comforts the state with his Mr. Rogers-like press conferences at 5 p.m. each day, another leader in the state has taken a different approach to get his coronavirus message across. Mayor Gabe Brown, the mayor of Walton in Boone County, Ky., told the Boone County Neighborhood Group on Facebook to, “Listen…

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Aaron Torres “Way Too Early” College Hoops Top 25 for 2020-2021

Aaron Torres 10:00am March 24, 2020 3/24/20

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Every year I do a “Way Too Early Top 25” shortly after the college hoops season ends. Under normal circumstances it’s one of my favorite articles to write the entire year, as I take a year’s worth of knowledge, and a little bit of guesswork (who’s staying, who’s going pro and who’s transferring) to try…

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