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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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February 8, 2014

10 Takeaways From The Win In Starkville

Drew Franklin 5:20pm February 8, 2014 2/8/14

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Your University of Kentucky Wildcats picked up another conference road win Saturday afternoon in The Hump, but the Cats still aren’t over the proverbial hump, as they continued to show flaws in the 69-59 win. Though leading throughout the final three-fourths of the game, UK didn’t give fans the thumping they’re still hoping to one…

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February 5, 2014

Notes, Quotes and Anecdotes from National Signing Day 2014 at UK

Drew Franklin 8:10pm February 5, 2014 2/5/14

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College football’s National Signing Day is now an actual thing in the state of Kentucky, and Kentucky Sports Radio was fortunate enough to crash the party in the Nutter Training Facility in the 2014 version of our new February holiday. We were behind-the-scenes as the signed Letters of Intent poured in and the cameras rolled…

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KSR Signing Day LIVE DIARY, Part II

Mrs. Tyler Thompson 10:00am February 5, 2014 2/5/14

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12:03 p.m. (Tyler): The live diary is over, but stick around! That’ll do it for the live diary, folks.  Don’t worry, KSR’s coverage is far from over.  Next up is Mark Stoops’ press conference at 1 p.m. to discuss all of the signees.  We’ll have a live stream of that on the site, along with…

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KSR’s National Signing Day LIVE DIARY

Mrs. Tyler Thompson 6:55am February 5, 2014 2/5/14

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9:55 a.m. (Tyler): ELAM IS IN!!!!!! The entire staff crowded around to put his name on the board.  John Hardin is out of school today, but Elam got his paperwork in anyways. HUGE MOMENT for the staff.   This calls for a new post… 9:47 a.m. (Tyler): CJ Johnson has jokes! With an arsenal of…

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February 4, 2014

Six takeaways from Kentucky’s 80-64 win over Ole Miss

Mrs. Tyler Thompson 10:26pm February 4, 2014 2/4/14

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(Photo © Mark Zerof) Last Saturday in Columbia, John Calipari questioned his team’s identity: were they the team that fell on their face at LSU or the team that fought back to win at Missouri?  Tonight, they looked like the latter, putting away Marshall Henderson and Ole Miss by a final score of 80-64.  Here…

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January 30, 2014

Matt Elam picks KENTUCKY!!!!!!

Mrs. Tyler Thompson 12:03pm January 30, 2014 1/30/14

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Elam picks Kentucky! Elam picks Kentucky! ELAM PICKS KENTUCKY!!!!! Five-star DT Matt Elam picked Kentucky over Alabama seconds ago at John Hardin High School, becoming UK’s 28th commitment in the 2014 class. Elam is considered the 21st best player in the country, the 3rd best defensive tackle, and the number one player in the state of…

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January 29, 2014

A Timeline of Matt Elam’s Recruitment

Nick Roush 8:00pm January 29, 2014 1/29/14

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The biggest football recruitment this state has seen in many years will conclude tomorrow when Matt Elam decides between Alabama and Kentucky at John Hardin High School.  Big Blue Nation has gone blue in the face holding its breath for the 5-star Kentucky native.  Matt Jones and the KSR crew will be LIVE in the…

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Is it too late to cancel the game?

Drew Franklin 12:30am January 29, 2014 1/29/14

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Friends of Big Blue Nation, that was an ugly showing we just witnessed from our University of Kentucky Wildcats. It was really, really bad. The Cats were bitten by the slow start bug again, falling down by 10 points before fans outside of the Pistol Pete Center were even able to catch the action on…

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January 27, 2014

How the end of the Kentucky/Indiana series turned Dan Dakich into the biggest troll of all time

Mrs. Tyler Thompson 8:00pm January 27, 2014 1/27/14

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The news that Dan Dakich will help Brad Nessler call the UK/LSU game tomorrow night has sent sales of the SportsSync radio skyrocketing this afternoon.  Dakich has become quite the household name around these parts over the last three years thanks to his combative interview skills and troll-like tendencies, especially where Kentucky, John Calipari, and…

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January 25, 2014

Five Notes from Kentucky’s 79-54 blowout

Mrs. Tyler Thompson 5:30pm January 25, 2014 1/25/14

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(Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images) There’s the feel good game we’ve been waiting for. Kentucky recovered from a sloppy start to shut down Georgia by a final score of 79-54. Here are the five things that stood out to me. 1. Better ball movement All year, we’ve complained about this team’s passing, and it looks…

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