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Favorite Moms in the BBN

Happy Mother’s Day to all you hot mom’s in the Big Blue Nation, y’all look great in blue.

Here are just a few favorite influential mom’s from recent UK history…what other Big Blue Moms stick out in your mind?

Tywanna Patterson – Mother of Patrick Patterson

Tywanna is  KSR favorite, as her son Patrick was one of the only bright spots of the Gillispie era in Kentucky basketball. She was in attendance at most every game, and still travels around to watch Patterson in the NBA. You can tell she loves the game, and loves her son even more.

Jenna Mitchell – Wife of Matthew Mitchell and Mother of Saylor Rose and Presley Blue

Photo from Larry Vaught

Jenna came to the Bluegrass almost eight years ago with her husband Matthew Mitchell, head coach of the Kentucky women’s basketball team. She now has two children, Saylor Rose Mitchell and Presley Blue Mitchell, and they are all a huge part of the overall culture of the UK Hoops program. She is the co-host of “Coach’s Kitchen” a hilarious segment on the always entertaining “Matthew Mitchell Show”. The chemistry between the two is so fun to watch, and she is a huge supporter of all things UK. You go, Jenna.

Carolyn Kyles – Mother of Julius Randle

Randle’s mother stole our hearts this season as it was easily apparent to all how big of an impact she played in her ultra-talented son’s life. After she had to leave UK’s Elite 8 game against Michigan early to head to work, we loved her. It’ll be great to see how Randle gives back to his family as he soars off into the NBA.

Erainer Davis – Mother of Anthony Davis

How could we forget this picture? One of the most iconic images from Kentucky’s National Championship season in 2012, Anthony Davis’ mom wore a unibrow’d mask to support her son. She’s awesome.


Article written by Wilder Treadway

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14 Comments for Favorite Moms in the BBN

  1. JR Hopkins
    2:36 pm May 11, 2014 Permalink

    At the NCAA tournament this year, I saw Dakari’s mom in the stands wearing a blue UK #44 jersey, with a custom name on the back, “MOMMY”

  2. Hi Mom
    2:45 pm May 11, 2014 Permalink

    Didn’t Erik Daniels’ mom used to be almost like a den mother to the team back in the day?

    • Roofus Howls
      4:02 pm May 11, 2014 Permalink

      I thought the same thing. She was definitely a great influence. My greatest memory of Mrs. Daniels was her making Erik get a haircut after he and Fitch got busted for the fake ID thing. She was a tremendous Wildcat Mom.

  3. Luther
    2:57 pm May 11, 2014 Permalink

    Happy Mother’s Day to all the mothers in the BBN!!

    • Bunny
      2:58 pm May 11, 2014 Permalink

      That includes you, Matt…

  4. MacGruber
    3:11 pm May 11, 2014 Permalink

    What about Alex Legion’s mom?

  5. ukfan
    3:53 pm May 11, 2014 Permalink

    You leave Coach Cals wife off this list? After all the brownies she’s made? Are you serious? Terrible post just for that reason.

  6. UK
    4:35 pm May 11, 2014 Permalink

    How do you leave off MKG’s mom?

  7. btowncatfan
    5:36 pm May 11, 2014 Permalink

    Hey Erin, is that you?

  8. snarkster
    5:37 pm May 11, 2014 Permalink

    A lot of quality mom’s come through the program, but Carmen Daniels (Erik’s mom) will always be my favorite. I had the good fortune to meet he a couple of time and she was gracious and funny with a big warm smile – she gets my votes.

  9. mom4uk
    5:47 pm May 11, 2014 Permalink

    Ellen Calipari????? How could u leave her off this list? Weirdest oversight ever!

  10. kentuckyjoe
    6:04 pm May 11, 2014 Permalink

    How could you possibly leave Seth and Stephen Curry’s mom off of this list. I know, she didn’t have any kids that went to UK but is that such a big deal?

  11. Billy Bob Thornton
    6:23 pm May 11, 2014 Permalink

    How could you leave off Mrs. Calipari? That’s awful!

  12. clancyhat
    9:35 pm May 11, 2014 Permalink

    Duh — Donna Smith