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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 20, 2020

Basketball Coaches and their Football Counterparts: SEC West

Adam Luckett 3:00pm March 20, 2020 3/20/20 Comments Disabled

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On the most recent episode of 11 Personnel, Nick Roush and I came up with a very interesting topic. The offseason is now in full swing following the cancellation of all spring football activities as everyone is giving their best social distancing efforts. So with basketball still fresh on everyone’s mind, we decided to give…

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Kentucky basketball gets its ‘One Shining Moment’

Jack Pilgrim 1:07pm March 20, 2020 3/20/20

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Kentucky basketball has officially received its ‘One Shining Moment.’ This afternoon, the UK basketball video team put together a montage of all the best in-game highlights, celebrations, and locker room quotes to create the best thing you’ll see all day. And to no one’s surprise, it’s a tear-jerker. If there is one thing you watch…

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Governor Beshear expects coronavirus restrictions to last at least a few months

Mrs. Tyler Thompson 12:14pm March 20, 2020 3/20/20

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This morning, Governor Andy Beshear called into Kentucky Sports Radio to give listeners the latest on how the state is responding to the coronavirus. He gave a lot of great information during the 20-minute interview, which we will share in its entirety once the podcast is up, but his most important remarks came at the…

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Best of UK in the NCAA: Friday First Round Highlights

Mrs. Tyler Thompson 11:00am March 20, 2020 3/20/20 Comments Disabled

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Today was supposed to be the first Friday of the NCAA Tournament, which is akin to Christmas for many of us. To help everyone get through March Sadness, I went through the archives to find highlights from all of Kentucky’s Friday First Round games from the past 30 years. Some were easier to find than…

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March 19, 2020

Nine things I’ll remember most about the 2019-2020 college basketball season

Aaron Torres 8:00pm March 19, 2020 3/19/20

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The third Thursday in March. It is one of the days that we have circled on our calendar for months on end. It is of course the first day of the NCAA Tournament. And now, unfortunately it is gone. Like so many other things, taken away from us by the coronavirus. And while there are…

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Best of UK in the NCAA: Brandon Knight Beats Princeton at the Buzzer

Nick Roush 4:00pm March 19, 2020 3/19/20 Comments Disabled

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As March of 2020 continues without Madness, KSR will be revisiting Kentucky’s best NCAA Tournament moments. On what was set to be the opening day of the 2020 NCAA Tournament, we turn back the clocks to opening day of the 2011 NCAA Tournament, aka one of my favorite days to ever grace planet Earth.  John…

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March Sadness: It could be worse?

Drew Franklin 1:30pm March 19, 2020 3/19/20

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“We were going to win the national title.” John Calipari could barely get through his final call-in show of the season without getting choked up. He lifted his head from his hands and guaranteed Kentucky would’ve won six straight games to claim a ninth national championship for the program, had the entire tournament not been…

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Best of UK in the NCAA: Thursday First Round Highlights

Mrs. Tyler Thompson 12:00pm March 19, 2020 3/19/20

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Today, the NCAA Tournament was supposed to start in full, a thoroughly depressing fact that we can just heap onto the pile of unpleasant realities. Crying gets old after a while, so I went through the archives to find highlights from all of Kentucky’s Thursday First Round games from the past 30 years. Some were…

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March 18, 2020

Moncell “Turtle” Allen opens up about coronavirus diagnosis with KSR: “You’ve just got to take it serious.”

Jack Pilgrim 11:00pm March 18, 2020 3/18/20

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After falling ill late last week, former Kentucky football player Moncell “Turtle” Allen has been officially diagnosed with coronavirus. In an exclusive interview with Kentucky Sports Radio, the former Wildcat opened up about his diagnosis, his symptoms, how difficult the last several days have been for him, and why people need to take this virus…

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Alternatives to Avoid a Kentucky Derby-Kentucky Football Conflict

Nick Roush 10:00pm March 18, 2020 3/18/20

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Only a week into the widespread sports cancellations resulting from the coronavirus pandemic, one postponement is creating a conflict for Kentuckians. Tuesday morning Churchill Downs officials announced they have delayed Kentucky Derby 146 to September 5, the Saturday of Labor Day weekend. It’s the first time the longest continuously held sporting event in America has…

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