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The KSR Site Redesign is HERE!

Welcome to the new look KSR! After talking about it for years, we finally did it, altering the traditional KSR look slightly and moving from 1995 internet technology to at least 1999. What you see on the site now represents step 1 of what will be a multi-step change in your viewing experience on KSR. Steps 2-4 will include changes to the comment section, additional features (video/picture) and a diary system for users, but for now, what you see represents our first change since the site started in Hubby’s basement 8 years ago. The core of the site is the same…all the main posts and writing is on the front page and will remain there, for you to easily scroll down and read. But now there are a few others things for you to see as well.

There are essentially five major changes you should be made aware of:

1. THE LOOK: Simply put, we added blue to the site. After years of grey and open white space, we decided to change it up a bit, add blue and alter the ad placement slightly. What you have is a more conventional, one column site look and a blue background for you to enjoy. We still have the pictures up and the site mobility is the same…simply scroll to the bottom for the news. You will just now see the UK colors instead of boring grey.

2. CATEGORIES: One major change is the addition of the categories you see above. We have created eight categories for you to find particular posts that you are interested in. Do you only want basketball? Then click the basketball category and everything else will be filtered out except basketball…similarly, you can do the same for football, or the other eight areas. This means there will be no reason to complain, “HEY I DONT LIKE WHEN YOU WRITE ABOUT xxxx”…you can filter it out with the categories to only see the sport (or sports) that you particularly care about.

3. NEW CONTENT IN THE CATEGORIES: If you click on the categories button, beginning next week you will see more in-depth writing about the sports than what is on the front page…simply put, we know that not every reader of KSR cares about a full transcript of Mark Stoops’ practice comments or in-depth detail on the nuances of Marcus Lee’s jump shot. Thus more detail on each sport, including recruiting details, will be available under the categories. We have added a number of new writers that will be posting solely in these special areas…while the main writers and the front of KSR is the same, simply put, there will be more posts in these categories. Plus we have incorporated the KSR College writer’s work on the secondary sports under the “Other Sports” heading onto the main site. If you click on these categories, there will be more to read.

4. TWO NEW BLOGS: We have added two new blogs (and will be adding a third) that have never been on KSR before…”Matt’s Blog” is what it says…it is me writing about not only UK sports, but also other things that cross his mind. While I still may sneak things on the main page, this will be where I write all the stuff that makes the comment section people explode (inside tidbits, behind the scenes stuff on trips, maybe even (gasp!) a political joke or two)…it will basically be what the site used to be in its first two years…a journal that I use to write about whatever I want. Also the “FUNKHOUSER” blog (named for both the UK Admissions building and my favorite character on “Curb Your Enthusiasm”) will be the site’s Pop Culture page…here Tomlin, John Wilkinson, Drew, Matt. Tyler, Ally and a host of new writers that you haven’t yet met will be writing about non-UK stuff. It won’t kick in for a week or so, but I think you guys will like it and Tomlin will be the Editor in Chief. I expect gold coming from this mine often.

5. TOP THREE STORIES: One of the major complaints we get about the site is that when there is a substantive story or a good post (like the Drew Barker Diaries), it goes away after 12 hours or so…not any more. The “top 3” links at the top will allow you to easily find the top three stories of the last couple of days…we think it is a way to make sure the most important stuff stays fresh and is easily found. And if you are the kind who only has a minute to come to the site, you can check there and know that anything huge will make an appearance.

In the end, the core feature of KSR…POSTS ON ONE PAGE that you can scroll and see them all is still here. We have just added extra stuff for those that are interested. We know many of you will only visit the main page, and for those folks, we appreciate it. But if you like UK stuff in more depth, are interested in life beyond the UK sports world or just like to laugh at our bizarre stories/jokes, then you will see more of it in these places. We hope you enjoy the new site and will watch it grow with us…now onto step 2, the comment section, which should be done by March, 2017.

Article written by Matt Jones

131 Comments for The KSR Site Redesign is HERE!



  1. Dean B
    5:43 pm August 23, 2013 Permalink

    First



  2. Jon Sanderson
    5:43 pm August 23, 2013 Permalink

    First!



  3. Headofthegame
    5:44 pm August 23, 2013 Permalink

    About time!!!
    Just playing, looks good!



  4. WKyPT
    5:45 pm August 23, 2013 Permalink

    Wow! #SoFreshAndSoClean



  5. Cat In The ATL
    5:45 pm August 23, 2013 Permalink

    Looks great. So much better than before!



  6. UK_JB
    5:46 pm August 23, 2013 Permalink

    I like it! Change can be good! A new chapter in KSR.



  7. Hoops Malone
    5:47 pm August 23, 2013 Permalink

    the design still sucks…which makes it fantastic!!



  8. Will
    5:49 pm August 23, 2013 Permalink

    Nice job! Looks great!



  9. me15nsa
    5:49 pm August 23, 2013 Permalink

    The Boone’s ad is in the wrong spot.



  10. Maxwell
    5:51 pm August 23, 2013 Permalink

    Love it guys! Thank you so much!



  11. DH
    5:51 pm August 23, 2013 Permalink

    Congrats, KSR. Good stuff



  12. Give me a racoon, please.
    5:51 pm August 23, 2013 Permalink

    Oh my goodness Hell has frozen over.



  13. CatsChris
    5:52 pm August 23, 2013 Permalink

    This… is… awesome!!!



  14. Admiral Halsey
    5:52 pm August 23, 2013 Permalink

    The design is a whole lot better then the old one so good job guys.



  15. Garth Algar
    5:53 pm August 23, 2013 Permalink

    we fear change…



  16. Nick
    5:53 pm August 23, 2013 Permalink

    Looks great!



  17. classof68
    5:53 pm August 23, 2013 Permalink

    If the site now has spell check, it’s an improvement.



  18. JC
    5:54 pm August 23, 2013 Permalink

    Where The EFF am I?



  19. Logan
    5:54 pm August 23, 2013 Permalink

    This is awesommmmmme



  20. UKClay
    5:54 pm August 23, 2013 Permalink

    Cayts!



  21. Bo jackson
    5:55 pm August 23, 2013 Permalink

    Like what you’ve done with the place… Except the popup ads



  22. HillbillyInBC
    5:55 pm August 23, 2013 Permalink

    Looks good, but I’m not seeing dates in the byline. Just a copyright symbol in front of the time. Might be a Mac thing; looks the same in both Firefox 23.0 and Safari 6.0.5.



  23. JC
    5:56 pm August 23, 2013 Permalink

    Where’s the UK fans of the day or the lovely ladies of the day tumblr link?



  24. PointlessComplaint
    5:56 pm August 23, 2013 Permalink

    Next up on the redesign wish list: THE KSR LOGO. It looks like a faceless Walmart sticker with Great Value headphones. Update that with some fancy emoticon with Beats by Dre!



  25. Hartline
    5:57 pm August 23, 2013 Permalink

    It appears your all’s pictures are being covered by an ad on the main page (at least on my computer). I’m sure everything will be running smooth soon though! Looks great. At its core, its still the same. Even down to the random yellow borders



  26. fatkidineastky
    5:59 pm August 23, 2013 Permalink

    I’m old…and surprised at how I have accepted this change……Kudos KSR…..KUDOS



  27. Keegan Bakus
    5:59 pm August 23, 2013 Permalink

    This is insane.



  28. Big Blue Earl
    6:00 pm August 23, 2013 Permalink

    Site looks Awesome!!! Great Job Matt!!!



  29. Jeffrey
    6:01 pm August 23, 2013 Permalink

    About time, HAHA. Hopefully the pictures will stay loaded, instead of breaking. LOL



  30. Ruppeat Offender
    6:01 pm August 23, 2013 Permalink

    The content is tougher to read, IMO. I don’t know if it’s the font size, kerning or sentence spacing or a combination – but it’s not eye-friendly.



  31. Duuuuuude
    6:02 pm August 23, 2013 Permalink

    Looking good Matt!



  32. Hartline
    6:03 pm August 23, 2013 Permalink

    Also this:

    me15nsa August 23, 2013 at 5:49 pm | Permalink
    The Boone’s ad is in the wrong spot.



  33. KYboy
    6:03 pm August 23, 2013 Permalink

    great job guys! loving the new look



  34. Ruppeat Offender
    6:03 pm August 23, 2013 Permalink

    Where is the Keightley Report?



  35. Fogey
    6:05 pm August 23, 2013 Permalink

    I know my phone is old, but is there a reason I can no longer resize the main site? It’ll resize when I go to a comments page, but I can’t get it to work on the front page. It’s an iPhone 3G, one of about six not yet in a museum. Is that a glitch on the page?



  36. Catlanta
    6:06 pm August 23, 2013 Permalink

    Nice job matt. Good balance between maintaining the KSR charm and making the site more user friendly



  37. Marty Funkhouser
    6:07 pm August 23, 2013 Permalink

    A woman is very afraid of the size of her opening. So she goes to her mother, she says what am I going to do I’m so big down there when I marry Harry he’s going to divorce me. Her mother says don’t worry sweetheart it runs in the family, do what I did when I married your father. Go to the market, get some raw liver, put it in there he’ll never know the difference. So she does. They have eight hours of sex after their marriage. She wakes up at 10 o’clock, he’s gone but there’s a note on her pillow. It says -: “My darling Harriet. To think that I waited a year to consummate our loving relationship makes my heart beat so loudly I’m surprised it didn’t wake you up. The only reason I’m not here now darling is that I’m at work to make enough money to buy you a house, a picket fence, we’ll have dogs and children. When the 5 o’clock dinner bell rings I will be home like the winged Gossamer of love in your arms.

    Your loving husband, Harry.

    PS. Your #$%@ is in the sink.”



  38. Seven Eight Nine
    6:08 pm August 23, 2013 Permalink

    Everybody look in the very top right of the site — there’s a link that says ‘Back to 1995 KSR’ in blue font so it blends in with the backround- Is this an easter egg? Did I find a secret?



  39. LeeHoFook
    6:08 pm August 23, 2013 Permalink

    nice job men ! i like this much better. blue ? whoda thought !



  40. Hartline
    6:09 pm August 23, 2013 Permalink

    Seven Eight Nine August 23, 2013 at 6:08 pm | Permalink
    Everybody look in the very top right of the site – there’s a link that says ‘Back to 1995 KSR’ in blue font so it blends in with the backround- Is this an easter egg? Did I find a secret?

    EASTER EGG!



  41. Kristen Geil's Abs
    6:10 pm August 23, 2013 Permalink

    Wow, this makes me want to flex.



  42. cracka
    6:12 pm August 23, 2013 Permalink

    pretty excited about this effing pop up ad that won’t go away

    how about a post on mudiay announcing tomorrow?



  43. Czech KY fan
    6:12 pm August 23, 2013 Permalink

    I miss the old design.

    It was perfect in its simplicity and added to both, the ridiculousness of the site as well as the whole ambiance of KSR.

    In a web where things are full of flash; streamlined by chic design and slick layouts coupled with fancy fonts — KSR, that is the old version of KSR stood out. Yes because of the fact it looked like something your Uncle made on geocities back in 1997. It was, designwise, a total disaster. But somehow, it worked with brutal efficiency and was wrought with something that this new incarnation lacks.

    Charm.

    But that can and will change Im sure.

    I just felt the old layout needed a decent obit as it served its readers well… to the point where I miss it.



  44. me
    6:13 pm August 23, 2013 Permalink

    Where is the Santa Claus guy?
    How do I know I’m at the bottom of the page without him?



  45. UK3K
    6:13 pm August 23, 2013 Permalink

    Lovin it



  46. cotton nash
    6:15 pm August 23, 2013 Permalink

    Drew Frankiln for President!!!!!



  47. Bobbum man
    6:16 pm August 23, 2013 Permalink

    30- I agree, im having to zoom in to read it which means I then have to scroll side to side to read everything, not what I expected



  48. Tom
    6:17 pm August 23, 2013 Permalink

    Where did the Keightley Report go? This was the only UK site still paying tribute to Mr Wildcat.



  49. EK
    6:18 pm August 23, 2013 Permalink

    It all looks pretty good! GO CATS!!



  50. David
    6:18 pm August 23, 2013 Permalink

    Any chance you could have the design folks change the line-height of the paragraphs to something like 22px? Right now it’s hard to read the posts.

    Thanks!



  51. UKfan
    6:19 pm August 23, 2013 Permalink

    LOVE the new site!! Congrats!! But what about Mudiay announcing tomorrow night!?!? Thoughts????



  52. Larry Linebeard
    6:20 pm August 23, 2013 Permalink

    So by redesign really u guys meant we’re gonna make the articles harder to read so there’s more room for ads.



  53. cotton nash
    6:20 pm August 23, 2013 Permalink

    Should be “Franklin”,..not “Frankiln”. Please and thank you!

    Drew Franklin for President!!!!!



  54. Dave
    6:21 pm August 23, 2013 Permalink

    Not to be rude, but I hope this site was redesigned for free. My wife designs websites for a living and this very amateur work… Though better than before I suppose.



  55. Mike Schaber
    6:21 pm August 23, 2013 Permalink

    Looks good, but the font is too small on my phone. Previous version was much easier to read



  56. so_true
    6:22 pm August 23, 2013 Permalink

    Looks much better. How about adding “tweet beat” to the categories??



  57. The Dude
    6:23 pm August 23, 2013 Permalink

    At first glance I hated it, now that I’ve played around with it a bit I kinda like it.



  58. hans
    6:23 pm August 23, 2013 Permalink

    looks great



  59. so_true
    6:27 pm August 23, 2013 Permalink

    Agree, fine on IPad, but harder to red on my phone 🙁



  60. I have a pounding headache now from trying to read an article
    6:27 pm August 23, 2013 Permalink

    Good job



  61. Some things never change ....
    6:28 pm August 23, 2013 Permalink

    Anybody on this site heard anything about Jai Lucas?



  62. Paul
    6:29 pm August 23, 2013 Permalink

    Very nice clean look



  63. NEWMAN
    6:32 pm August 23, 2013 Permalink

    Not for nuthin Matt, but I don’t see a Top 3 link up top in the nav. I dig the design.



  64. Smart Person
    6:32 pm August 23, 2013 Permalink

    Constructive Feedback. The page header is very big, I don’t want to scroll to see the first story.



  65. Oscar Combs
    6:33 pm August 23, 2013 Permalink

    My sources are telling me that Rod Rhodes is going to transfer to USC



  66. James
    6:35 pm August 23, 2013 Permalink

    Looks great!



  67. That'sExactlyRight
    6:35 pm August 23, 2013 Permalink

    Thanks Matt for resisting the urge to make a reader have to click a thousand times to be able to read a post.
    Keep fighting the system!



  68. DL
    6:36 pm August 23, 2013 Permalink

    Love the new redesign, but the print is WAY too small!!



  69. Stephanie Preston
    6:36 pm August 23, 2013 Permalink

    Love the new design



  70. KYStout
    6:38 pm August 23, 2013 Permalink

    Will idiot UL fans still be allowed to post here?



  71. Magnifying Glass
    6:38 pm August 23, 2013 Permalink

    Wish I could read it! That would be cool



  72. Fat Mac
    6:38 pm August 23, 2013 Permalink

    Way to go guys, i will miss 2003 and the only remaining website that rocked it, congrats on the new upgrade



  73. Mark
    6:39 pm August 23, 2013 Permalink

    Great look, but I came to read- new font size is too small for mobile.



  74. L1C4
    6:39 pm August 23, 2013 Permalink

    New website, same joke of a school.



  75. DrSayre
    6:39 pm August 23, 2013 Permalink

    Where is Santa Kige at?!?!?!?!



  76. JF
    6:40 pm August 23, 2013 Permalink

    Bring back KSR Classic Edition. As an option somewhere.



  77. Robert Morris
    6:42 pm August 23, 2013 Permalink

    Are you redoing the comment section in March so you don’t have hear the crap when UK loses in the NIT again?



  78. Chaz
    6:45 pm August 23, 2013 Permalink

    Hello UK_JB. I see you are the first to link twitter account to your screen name on KSR. Is that the path to register a name? You probably know Balmer retiring soon-know anyone in Redmond? A change is gonna come.



  79. Ridge Runne
    6:48 pm August 23, 2013 Permalink

    Simply awesome!



  80. Ridge Runner
    6:49 pm August 23, 2013 Permalink

    Got so excited… forgot to take time and type my name correctly above.



  81. TimmG
    6:51 pm August 23, 2013 Permalink

    Very user-friendly. looks great!



  82. Ridge Runner
    6:58 pm August 23, 2013 Permalink

    We’ve moved from the 1-room apartment to the suburbs….



  83. Cayts
    7:04 pm August 23, 2013 Permalink

    Please make the font bigger so I don’t have to scroll left & right to read on my phone. Thanks!



  84. Stuck on Blue
    7:11 pm August 23, 2013 Permalink

    I like the new design. Good job guys.



  85. RudyBlueCrew
    7:15 pm August 23, 2013 Permalink

    Fighting my inner BBN voice urging me to blame Emmanuel’s Equivocations on site redesign



  86. 880Arm
    7:23 pm August 23, 2013 Permalink

    The site looks much better. Also, good job with breaking the posts down into categories. I will still probably read most of them but it will be nice to be able to concentrate on one sport at a time. Go Big Blue!!



  87. bdown
    7:37 pm August 23, 2013 Permalink

    Love the new site!! This is the gold standard for sports blogs!!



  88. Travi
    7:46 pm August 23, 2013 Permalink

    I like the redesign, but where’s the picture of Kige Ramsey as Santa Clause at the bottom of the page?



  89. Googlyi
    7:49 pm August 23, 2013 Permalink

    The more things change….



  90. Mark Perkins
    8:00 pm August 23, 2013 Permalink

    I agree with Mike Schaber. When will there be a version formatted for iphones? With old site I could hold my phone sideways and enlarge text to fit screen for an easy read. Font too small now.



  91. hersheyisabear
    8:04 pm August 23, 2013 Permalink

    Awesome!!



  92. UK_JB
    8:08 pm August 23, 2013 Permalink

    Oh, I like the KSR logo!



  93. Affleck Will Do Fine
    8:19 pm August 23, 2013 Permalink

    I thought the white background provided a better contrast with the text. I hate peering through the pea soup grey. And over half the screen width is now comprised of ads or blank space. The content column is too narrow. My head is moving right-left-right-left so fast I feel like I’m watching a ping pong match in China. The non-visual changes sound good.



  94. Brian
    8:35 pm August 23, 2013 Permalink

    The TEXT is wayyyyy to small to read compared to the old design!! WAY TO SMALL!!



  95. Me
    8:36 pm August 23, 2013 Permalink

    Font is really tiny on my iPhone. The old version would automatically resize. Just a thought. On and make the logo a link back to the home page.
    Looks good though.



  96. Sweet Wm
    8:47 pm August 23, 2013 Permalink

    Looks great…….clean and e-z to read.



  97. Jeff Thornton
    8:59 pm August 23, 2013 Permalink

    What’s with the blue Nike shoe that I can’t get off the screen. In horizontal mode on an iPhone it blocks the whole screen.



  98. Brad Schuler
    9:05 pm August 23, 2013 Permalink

    ehhh… I still like the old design. It was already perfect. It was KSR. No need to change. The posts appear skinnier and I’m not a fan of them not being in the center of the page. You all could of just added the new features to the old design.



  99. KL
    9:09 pm August 23, 2013 Permalink

    Reading on laptop and the line spacing is wrong — it is putting my eyes out. Ouch. If you adjust that I’ll be able to read without going blind. Rest of the site looks great.



  100. well done
    9:33 pm August 23, 2013 Permalink

    (claps slowly) bravo sir



  101. Mobile site
    9:36 pm August 23, 2013 Permalink

    Really need a mobile site now. I read only on my phone having to constantly scroll back and forth sux. May look great on a desktop but sux for mo Ike devices



  102. BBN_in_Iowa
    9:58 pm August 23, 2013 Permalink

    I like the new layout but anything looks good compared to having to look out my window and see the state of Iowa! 🙂



  103. The Loco Pollo
    10:02 pm August 23, 2013 Permalink

    How can you do a redesign in 2013 and make the mobile experience worse? KSR should have followed The Big Lead’s site redesign. Aren’t you both part of USA Today network?

    Congrats on making it to 2005, I guess?



  104. Jeremy
    10:04 pm August 23, 2013 Permalink

    Um, where is Keige in his Santa suit??



  105. Jalen
    10:10 pm August 23, 2013 Permalink

    Funkhouser should have been named Landgrant. ‘Cause you got to give the people… give the people what they want.



  106. pushin' cotton...
    10:26 pm August 23, 2013 Permalink

    I like to read KSR while on the shitter, this isn’t good for me



  107. pushin' cotton...
    10:27 pm August 23, 2013 Permalink

    I like to read KSR while on the sh**ter, this isn’t good for me



  108. BlueDeuce
    10:34 pm August 23, 2013 Permalink

    Looks good but lots more clicking now to get to see everything. Looks fine on my phone but I do have Galaxy Note so yeah…huge screen!

    Good job!



  109. Bunny
    10:59 pm August 23, 2013 Permalink

    Great job, Matt. I read KSR every day and appreciate the work you and your team put in to it. It would be perfect if you’d keep you left wing politics off of the site and to yourself…



  110. Ricky
    11:03 pm August 23, 2013 Permalink

    I like the redesign. Only complaint I would have is that the text, or font, seems to be considerably smaller. Seeing how I view the site on my phone all the time, it seems like I’m straining my eyes to read it now. Never had a problem with this with the old format, but it does look good and more up to date.



  111. Atom
    11:05 pm August 23, 2013 Permalink

    sweet



  112. Ky_Tom
    11:12 pm August 23, 2013 Permalink

    I Like it lots better than the old…



  113. OneAndDone
    11:42 pm August 23, 2013 Permalink

    I like it



  114. whistle guy!
    12:00 am August 24, 2013 Permalink

    NO KIGE! NO DEAL!



  115. Orangello
    12:12 am August 24, 2013 Permalink

    Aw shucks, our little websites all grown up. Does this mean no more Conway Twitty?



  116. Jimmy
    12:29 am August 24, 2013 Permalink

    Looks great fellas! Kep up the great work!



  117. WhoDeyUK
    1:28 am August 24, 2013 Permalink

    does ANYBODY know where i can listen to the championship postgame show? last week on the show matt said you can get to it on the website, but you cant. and podcasts only go back to september 2012… i discovered KSR after the championship and i reallyyyy want to be able to hear that post game show… please let me know if you know where to find it. thanks



  118. LoganBleedsBlue
    2:31 am August 24, 2013 Permalink

    This is completely freakin awesome!!! Thanks KSR



  119. James B
    2:39 am August 24, 2013 Permalink

    Great update but…

    The Keightley report??? Forgotten?



  120. Secretariat
    2:42 am August 24, 2013 Permalink

    WHERE IS SANTA KIGE?!



  121. The Legend
    5:37 am August 24, 2013 Permalink

    Please add the DATE to the byline.



  122. Judy Priddy
    6:21 am August 24, 2013 Permalink

    The font size on the old KSR was easier to read. Please, for us older
    folks can you make the font just a little bit bigger. Love the design of
    the new site, how you can select what you want to read, just make
    the font bigger and I will be very happy. Love KSR, read it every day.



  123. yesterday's wine
    6:23 am August 24, 2013 Permalink

    And who said you can’t be all things to all people? Great structure and good look, well done guys.



  124. apriddt12
    6:37 am August 24, 2013 Permalink

    I agree with #90 I also read on an iPhone and the new site is hard to read.



  125. NJT
    7:54 am August 24, 2013 Permalink

    I am 60% sure that this new design is definitely going to lead to readers being charged. This does not bode well for Kentucky Sports Radio or sports in general. On this day last week KSR still had an old website design.



  126. JCPOSTEL
    11:45 am August 24, 2013 Permalink

    The site is great, well done guys



  127. Simbdawg
    11:06 pm August 24, 2013 Permalink

    The site looks great now lets work on the iphone App because it still sucks



  128. Davetucky
    1:49 am August 25, 2013 Permalink

    Love the site design Matt. I know you have talked of more changes to come. Just don’t ever lose “the most ridiculous manner possible”, and everything will be fine.
    Signed,
    KSR fan for life



  129. jwest
    11:16 am August 25, 2013 Permalink

    Like the redesign Matt. It looks good and yet is still simplistic. But is there an easier way to access older posts from the archives?



  130. UKcrewser
    9:53 am August 26, 2013 Permalink

    Tyler’s picture needs to be on the top row next to Drew! Fanboy pics can go below the folks that make the site tic. Looks great, great job.



  131. 1catfan
    12:59 pm August 26, 2013 Permalink

    I like the new website. I miss the top left hand corner of the old site. It is like you did forget Mr. Wildcat.