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February 16, 2020

The Big Dog Stayed Home: Vince Marrow’s Return is the Next Step to Atlanta

Freddie Maggard 11:00pm February 16, 2020 2/16/20

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Kentucky has a new training facility, recruiting room, and an upgraded stadium. The return on investment has been an 18-8, 2-year record, a 10-win season, SEC Coach of the Year honors, multiple national award winning players, back-to-back Governor’s Cup victories, and two consecutive bowl wins. Retaining Vince Marrow is the next step in the Wildcat’s…

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RECAP: UK Hoops Respond With Major Upset Win Over Mississippi State

Zack Geoghegan 8:00pm February 16, 2020 2/16/20

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Just seven days ago, the Kentucky Wildcats women’s basketball team suffered its worst loss of the season. Earlier on Sunday, they executed its most impressive win yet. The No. 18 UK Hoops squad (19-5) pulled off a massive upset win by a final score of 73-62 over one of the hottest teams in the country.…

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Defense Wins Out In Rock Fight

Adam Luckett 4:00pm February 16, 2020 2/16/20

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Entering the meeting in Lexington, Ole Miss had only beaten Kentucky once all-time in Rupp Arena while the Wildcats owned a commanding series lead of 107-13. Despite sitting at 13-11 and 4-7 in SEC play, the Rebels had been playing some pretty good recent basketball under second year head coach Kermit Davis. The scoring prowess…

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A BBN favorite: behind-the-scenes with the Firecrackers Jump Rope team

Maggie Davis 3:00pm February 16, 2020 2/16/20

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The Firecrackers were back in Lexington Saturday afternoon and once again, they blew the roof off of Rupp Arena. The performance jump rope group, which is comprised of fourth through eighth graders from Ohio, is a fan favorite for the BBN, and they only visit once a season. Throughout their school year, the Firecrackers travel…

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Five-star guard Skyy Clark says interest in Kentucky is serious, considering jump to 2021

Jack Pilgrim 2:30pm February 16, 2020 2/16/20

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John Calipari and the Kentucky coaching staff are putting the final touches on the program’s recruiting class for 2020, but that’s not stopping them from laying the foundation for 2021 and beyond. In fact, Kentucky is set to host 2022 five-star guard and major UK target Skyy Clark on an unofficial visit on February 29,…

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Sam Anaele’s Story: How a Nigerian Basketball Player Became a Kentucky Football Linebacker

Nick Roush 10:30am February 16, 2020 2/16/20

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Five years ago Sam Anaele was half a world away, dreaming that one day he might join the same elite company as his fellow countryman, Festus Ezeli, as an NBA Champion.  The dream that started in Nigeria has slightly deviated, but Anaele is right where he belongs in Lexington. “It feels like home.” Hoop Dreams…

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February 15, 2020

Vince Marrow: “Deep down in my heart I knew I wasn’t leaving [Kentucky]”

Jack Pilgrim 11:00pm February 15, 2020 2/15/20

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From Wednesday morning through Friday evening, the Kentucky fanbase patiently impatiently awaited UK associate head coach and recruiting coordinator Vince Marrow’s decision on his future. On one hand, Marrow was being heavily recruited by newly-hired Michigan State head coach and longtime friend Mel Tucker to become one of his top assistants in East Lansing, potentially earning…

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Top takeaways from Kentucky’s 67-62 victory over Ole Miss

Jack Pilgrim 10:45pm February 15, 2020 2/15/20

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It wasn’t pretty, but the Wildcats got the job done in Lexington, pulling off a 67-62 victory over Ole Miss to move to 20-5 on the year and 10-2 in conference play. What are the top takeaways from the victory? Kentucky shot 2-22 from three The biggest takeaway from Kentucky’s gritty – is that the…

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Calipari: “Ashton is my point guard and I’m with him”

Drew Franklin 5:03pm February 15, 2020 2/15/20

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Ashton Hagans did not play like the best point guard in the country, the label Calipari has given him in the past before Hagans fell into this recent funk. In today’s close call against unranked Ole Miss, UK’s star point guard went 3-of-11 from the field, 0-of-5 from outside with no trips to the foul…

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Kentucky Hangs On To Defeat Ole Miss 67-62

Nick Roush 4:12pm February 15, 2020 2/15/20

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Kentucky was far from playing its best basketball against Ole Miss. It was still good enough to take down the Rebels 67-62 at Rupp Arena. The game got off to a sloppy start. Neither team truly woke up until the second half, but the Rebels still held a slight early advantage. Kentucky retook the lead…

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September 13, 2013

Tyler Ulis is John Calipari’s next point guard

Drew Franklin 8:18pm September 13, 2013 9/13/13

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John Calipari’s search for a point guard in the 2014 class is over, thanks for playing. Tyler Ulis announced Friday night that he will attend the University of Kentucky in the fall of 2014. Ulis, though small in stature, is a tough point guard that distributes the ball as well as anyone and can knock…

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September 12, 2013

The Leach Report

Tom Leach 8:30pm September 12, 2013 9/12/13

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“If we played 10 games, they might nine but not…this…game.” “No one, and I mean no one, comes into our house and pushes us around.” “Life is this game of inches–and so is football….The inches we need are everywhere around us, in every break of the game, every minute, every second. On this team, we…

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Putting the Napoleon Complex to Good Use: Famous Shorties in the NBA

Mrs. Tyler Thompson 7:30pm September 12, 2013 9/12/13

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With Tyler Ulis’ commitment to the Cats all but certain tomorrow night, many fans are still trying to wrap their heads around the idea of a 5’9″ point guard in a Kentucky uniform. I get it; the typical Calipari point guard is more in the mold of Wall, Rose, or Harrison: 6’3″-6’5″, strong, and fast.…

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September 11, 2013

Tucker Max recaps his second year at the John Calipari Fantasy Camp

Mrs. Tyler Thompson 10:00pm September 11, 2013 9/11/13

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Tucker Max attended The John Calipari Fantasy Camp for the second year in a row, and has been kind enough to document his experience for KSR. If you don’t know who Tucker is, he authored the very popular book “I Hope They Serve Beer in Hell,” which became a New York Times #1 bestseller and…

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September 10, 2013

Why the Alumni Game Matters

Mrs. Tyler Thompson 8:30pm September 10, 2013 9/10/13

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Forgive me, I needed one more day of basketball. Last night was just too good. There was a moment during the Alumni Game in which Cal called his players out to midcourt during a timeout and surveyed them like a proud papa. “I just got to tell you, folks,” Cal crowed to the crowd, “How…

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Photos from a fun night in Rupp Arena

Drew Franklin 11:30am September 10, 2013 9/10/13

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September 8, 2013

The Leach Report

Tom Leach 8:00pm September 8, 2013 9/8/13

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The Kentucky football is about to jump into the deep end of the pool, with a four-game stretch against some elite-level opponents. And that’s why it was so important that the Wildcats got the kind of feel-good win they needed against Miami. The wide gap in team speed that UK enjoyed in this matchup will…

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September 7, 2013

Cats’ Hot Start Fuels 41-7 Win

Nick Roush 4:45pm September 7, 2013 9/7/13

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After a disappointing Week 1 loss to in-state foe WKU, the #BBN held its breath to see if the old “improving from Week 1 to Week 2” adage could be applied to Stoops’ team. Last week the Cats came out with little emotion, and it showed from the first snap with WKU driving it right…

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Air Raid unleashed, Cats win big

Stuart Hammer 3:29pm September 7, 2013 9/7/13

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What a day. Kentucky football regained plenty of momentum in week two following the disappointing loss to open the season last time out. Mark Stoops and D.J. Eliot had the defense clicking, and Neal Brown unleashed the Air Raid to huge success. Kentucky poured it on the Redhawks, winning 41-7. The game was a blowout…

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September 5, 2013

Kentucky Pride Before the Fall

John Dubya 8:00pm September 5, 2013 9/5/13

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The book was already written, the movie already shot. The “unbelievable true story” of the boy who started from the holler and rose to the rafters, then state office. Mix in a love story subplot and tab a way-too-handsome albeit believable leading man for the part and Disney would have its next big thing.  …

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