College Basketball – Wildcats stave off hot-shooting Keydets at Rupp

November 18, 2018 – Lexington, Kentucky – NATHAN LYTTLE – Bluegrass Sports Nation Columnist

The Kentucky Wildcats picked up a win over the Virginia Military Institute Keydets Sunday night at Rupp Arena, 92-82. The game starts a busy stretch for the young Cats; they play three games in six days with the Thanksgiving holiday jammed in the middle. Continue reading College Basketball – Wildcats stave off hot-shooting Keydets at Rupp

High School Football – Pikeville Makes Statement with Dominating Performance

Pikeville Coach Chris McNamee – Photo by Brendon Miller

Bluegrass Sports Nation – Football Columnist- Casey Allen – Pikeville, Ky – 11-17-2018

    What many people believed was “the game of the week,” turned out to be one of the biggest blow out of the week! Williamsburg came in hot off a 2nd round thrashing of 1A power house Hazard. Williamsburg, riding a 9-2 record was looking to continue their magical season as they made the trip to Pikeville, Ky. The trip was a long one due to their bus breaking down with flat tire, this would be an indicator of how things would go for the yellow jackets. Continue reading High School Football – Pikeville Makes Statement with Dominating Performance

College Football – Cats Send Seniors out with a W

Casey Allen – Bluegrass Sports Nation – Football Columnist – Lexington, KY – 11-17-2018

16 Seniors took the field for the last time at Kroger Field today. Some with hopes of playing professional football but all with the same goal of graduation. The Cats seniors have led the way to a 7-3 record and a national ranking of 20th coming into this week. In a season that has seen tremendous heights and heart-breaking lows one thing is for sure, this has been a season to remember. Continue reading College Football – Cats Send Seniors out with a W

College Basketball – UK makes easy work of North Dakota 11-14-18

UK cruises past North Dakota – Photo submitted by BSN

Lexington, KY – John Turner – Basketball Columnist for Bluegrass Sports Nation – 11-14-18

The Kentucky Wildcats took a huge fall in the College AP rankings this week dropping from #2 to #10. The Wildcats came in 1-1 on the season and were looking to improve that as they took on the North Dakota Fighting Hawks tonight in Lexington, Kentucky with a 9 PM Eastern Time tip off. Continue reading College Basketball – UK makes easy work of North Dakota 11-14-18

College Football – Game Preview: Kentucky vs Middle Tennessee

The Kentucky Football team will be hosting the annual Senior Night festivities at Kroger Field this Saturday while playing the Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders. This year the fans will see 16 seniors play in their final game in Lexington. This senior class brought a lot of talent to this year’s team and will be missed next season. C.J. Conrad, Dorian Baker, Lonnie Johnson Jr., Mike Edwards, Derrick Baity Jr., Chris Westry, Darius West, David Bouvier, Jordan Jones, Josh Allen, Kengera Daniel, Tristan Yeomans, George Asafo-Adjei, Bunchy Stallings, Miles Butler, Tymere Dubose, and Adrian Middleton will all be honored. Continue reading College Football – Game Preview: Kentucky vs Middle Tennessee

Pro Football – WHO DEY? SAINTS DEY!!!

Saints hammer Bengals – Photo by Brendon Miller – BSN

November 11, 2018 – Cincinnati, Ohio – CASEY ALLEN – Bluegrass  Sports Nation                

It was a monumental task for the Bengals. They came into the game on pace to break the single season record for most yards given up defensively.  Definitely not the best time to play a future 1st ballot Hall of Famer in Drew Brees who has set just about every passing record the NFL has.  If that wasn’t tough enough, the Saints have a two-headed monster behind Brees in Mark Ingram and Alvin Kamara. Continue reading Pro Football – WHO DEY? SAINTS DEY!!!

College Basketball – UK Struggles early, then pulls away late from Southern Illinois

UK escapes with win over Southern Illinois – Photo by Teresa Fraley – BSN

November 10th, 2018 – Lexington, KY – John Turner – 
Special Guest Columnist for Bluegrass Sports Nation

The #2 Kentucky Wildcats looked to get back on track tonight in Lexington, Kentucky as they took on the Southern Illinois Saluki’s at Rupp Arena with a 7 PM tip-off Eastern Time. The Wildcats were coming off a 34-point loss from an outstanding performance to the #4 Duke Blue-Devils. Continue reading College Basketball – UK Struggles early, then pulls away late from Southern Illinois

College Football – Tennessee Embarrasses Kentucky 24-7

Benny Snell smothered by Tennessee defenders – Photos by Brendon Miller – BSN

November 10th, 2018 – Knoxville Tennessee – Michael Willis – Bluegrass Sports Nation Contributor

With a ten-win season still alive the Wildcats headed down to Neyland Stadium in Knoxville to battle the Volunteers in the 114th meeting between the two teams. The series has been historically dominated by Tennessee, but Kentucky was looking to win their second straight against the Vols. Tennessee, however, had other plans. The Vols had their way with the Cats from the first play to the last and won with a final score of 24-7. It was a game that everything went wrong for the Cats including blocked field goals, interceptions and fumbles. Continue reading College Football – Tennessee Embarrasses Kentucky 24-7

High School Football – Williamsburg Upends Hazard In Round 2 of the Playoffs

November 9, 2018 – Williamsburg, Kentucky – JJ Baker – Bluegrass Sports Nation – Hazard Football Columnist

The Hazard Bulldogs’ run to a state title appearance was cut short Friday night when they fell to the Williamsburg Yellow Jackets. Coming into the game both teams seemed evenly matched. In reality they were, to an extent. This game was eerily similar to the 2013 game where Hazard fell to the Yellow Jackets 21-7 in another muddy game that mirrored this one in nearly every aspect. Continue reading High School Football – Williamsburg Upends Hazard In Round 2 of the Playoffs

High School Football – RING the BELL for DUDLEY

Bell advances with win over Breathitt – Photo by Brendon Miller – BSN

November 9, 2018 – Jackson, Kentucky – CASEY ALLEN – Bluegrass Sports Nation Breathitt Football Columnist

Bell County made the trip from Log Mountain to the River Bank for a huge showdown in the Class 3A High School Football Playoffs.  Both teams dawning royal blue and white, both teams with dreams and aspirations of playing for a regional title.  One team was about to make those dreams a reality and the other was going to put the pads on for the last time. Continue reading High School Football – RING the BELL for DUDLEY

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