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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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May 5, 2014

Johnny Weir vs. Ron Jeremy: Who wore it better?

Drew Franklin 1:00pm May 5, 2014 5/5/14

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Among the many random and bizarre celebrity sightings at this year’s Derby weekend festivities, Matt’s run-in with Johnny Weir and my night out with Ron Jeremy and Shannon The Dude highlight the photo album. I mean, just look at that hat Johnny Weir is wearing in his photo with Matt. How much money would it…

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May 1, 2014

Meet the 2014 Ryan Lemond Derby field

Drew Franklin 3:30pm May 1, 2014 5/1/14

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The field for the second running of the Ryan Lemond Derby has been set and he managed to avoid pairing some of the worst assignments with the race favorites. 24 hours of Ryan Lemond radio on WLAP has the best odds, paired with California Chrome, while 24 hours with Kentucky Joe is a longshot at…

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April 30, 2014

Goodbye, April. You were a lot of fun.

Drew Franklin 8:00pm April 30, 2014 4/30/14

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Tomorrow morning, when you wake up to a plate of expensive bacon and BTI’s 9:00 am post, it will no longer be April 2014. Sad, I know. It will be May — that’s how the calendar works — and we’ll be leaving behind an action-packed month of University of Kentucky athletics. So tonight, before we…

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April 26, 2014

Five Things We Learned From the Blue’s 38-14 Win

Nick Roush 5:29pm April 26, 2014 4/26/14

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Kentucky has 99 problems and a running back ain’t one.  No need to burst the Air Raid bubble just yet, but it’d be silly to keep the ball out of the running backs’ hands this fall.  Every single running back proved that they belong on the field.  Jojo Kemp was the human highlight reel, busting…

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April 25, 2014

THEY’RE COMING BACK!!!!

Drew Franklin 1:07pm April 25, 2014 4/25/14

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It’s official. Andrew and Aaron Harrison will return to Kentucky for their sophomore seasons. It’s on. 2014-15 just got real.

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April 23, 2014

Dakari Johnson will return to UK for his sophomore season

Mrs. Tyler Thompson 4:04pm April 23, 2014 4/23/14

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Dakari Johnson will return for his sophomore season! The 7′ freshman released this statement through UK minutes ago: “This year has been for me a year of transition, growth and so much fun! I’ve learned a lot about myself personally through adversity and triumph which I know made me a stronger individual. I would like…

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Alex Poythress will return for his junior season

Mrs. Tyler Thompson 11:34am April 23, 2014 4/23/14

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BREAKING NEWS! Alex Poythress just announced via press release that he will return to Kentucky for his junior season. Here are his quotes about coming back to school: “Playing in the NBA has always been a dream of mine, but I want to make sure that I’m NBA-ready before I make that jump,” Poythress said.…

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Listen to Julius Randle’s interview on Kentucky Sports Radio

Mrs. Tyler Thompson 10:52am April 23, 2014 4/23/14

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Last night, Julius Randle taped an interview with Matt and Ryan that just aired on the radio show. In case you missed it, here are some highlights, along with the full interview: — Julius said he told Cal pretty early on in his senior year that he wanted to attend Kentucky, but said he still…

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April 17, 2014

James Young will enter the NBA Draft

Mrs. Tyler Thompson 3:08pm April 17, 2014 4/17/14

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As expected, UK has just announced that James Young will forgo his sophomore season and enter the NBA Draft. From the press release, here are James’ remarks: “My time at Kentucky has been special to me, something I’ll always treasure, but I feel that I’m ready to take the next step to the NBA,” Young said. “I’ve…

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April 14, 2014

Willie Cauley-Stein tweets he’s coming back for his junior year!

Mrs. Tyler Thompson 6:08pm April 14, 2014 4/14/14

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After hints have been dropping the past few days, Willie Cauley-Stein just tweeted that he will return to Kentucky for his junior year. Willie cited the BBN, “the best fans in the USA,” and the void left empty by Kentucky’s loss in the National Championship game: I'm proud to say I'm coming back for my…

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