Bluegrass Sports Nation HS Football Week 9 Recap 10-13-17

Tyrese Allen, Paintsville’s 6’4″ 290 pound running back was a load to bring down. (Photo by Brendon Miller)

Not much changed this week with the top teams in the BSN coverage area. As teams tune up for their runs at a State Tournament, some have put themselves in tougher positions than others. As expected, the teams that advanced deep in the playoffs last season are once again at the top of their game and ready for the battle that is playoff football. Continue reading Bluegrass Sports Nation HS Football Week 9 Recap 10-13-17

UK Basketball – Big Blue Madness 2017: The premiere practice for all of College Basketball.

(Photo by Mike Cyrus)

David Leveridge- Kentucky Basketball Beat Reporter.

The excitement of Kentucky Basketball debuted tonight Friday, The Thirteenth 2017 @ the Historic Rupp Arena.  Since Kentucky lost in the Elite 8 of the NCAA Basketball tournament in March of this year, this date has been anticipated for a long time.  Big Blue Madness is the official start to the College Basketball season as this is the first time all year the public gets to see UK on the court.  Other schools such as Duke, Kansas, North Carolina all hold similar events, but the hype and anticipation of Big Blue Madness is unique making Kentucky the gold Standard of College Basketball.   Continue reading UK Basketball – Big Blue Madness 2017: The premiere practice for all of College Basketball.

UK Basketball – Media Day and Big Blue Madness Quotes

(Photo by Mike Cyrus)

Kentucky Head Coach Matthew Mitchell
Opening Statement … 
“Thank you, everyone for coming today and we are looking forward to what will be a really exciting journey for this group of Wildcats. They have really got off to a good start with a summer full of hard work and a lot of improvement over the summer with our conditioning and our strength and had a really, really tough September where we improved our early morning workouts during the month of September. Continue reading UK Basketball – Media Day and Big Blue Madness Quotes

UK Basketball – Another Exciting Big Blue Madness Opens the Basketball Season

2017 Big Blue Madness (Photo by Mike Cyrus)

Big Blue Madness is the official start of the University of Kentucky men’s and women’s basketball seasons.  The highly awaited event is the first time that the fans get to see the teams in action. Anticipation is particularly high for the men’s basketball team because the new additions to the roster.  Only three players that played any valuable minutes are returning from last year’s team (Gabriel, Killeya-Jones, and Wynyard) and early reports from team practices say that they have improved. With the talented Freshman coming in such as Kevin Knox, Quade Green, and Hamidou Diallo more curiosity is surrounding this team than past teams. Continue reading UK Basketball – Another Exciting Big Blue Madness Opens the Basketball Season

BSN Game of the Week – Class 1A #3 Hazard (5-1) at Class 1A #1 Paintsville (6-1)

Hazard’s Bailey Blair dives in for Hazard’s only score. (Photo by Brendon Miller)

In a rematch of last years Semi State Tournament, Coach Mark Dixon’s Hazard Bulldogs traveled to Paintsville to take on Coach Joe Chirico’s Paintsville Tigers. Both teams were trying to fine tune their teams for a run at a State Title. Paintsville was riding a four game winning streak which included back to back road wins at Lawrence County and at Fairview. Hazard had won three in a row after a disappointing loss to Somerset. Hazard is trying to make it back to the State Finals again and Paintsville wants to get their themselves and consider Hazard a huge roadblock. Continue reading BSN Game of the Week – Class 1A #3 Hazard (5-1) at Class 1A #1 Paintsville (6-1)

UK – 2017-18 Men’s, Women’s Basketball Posters Unveiled

Posters to be distributed starting this weekend
LEXINGTON, Ky. – Posters for the 2017-18 Kentucky men’s and women’s basketball teams were unveiled on Tuesday. They will be distributed at Big Blue Madness presented by Papa John’s on Friday and beginning on Saturday morning at Kroger locations throughout the state. Continue reading UK – 2017-18 Men’s, Women’s Basketball Posters Unveiled

UK Men’s Soccer – Mabika’s Last-Minute Winner Lifts UK over South Carolina

UK improves to 4-1 in Conference USA, reclaims SEC Men’s Soccer Title 

LEXINGTON, Ky. – Kentucky’s Aime Mabika scored the winning goal with seconds remaining in regulation to give the Wildcats a 1-0 win over South Carolina on a rainy Sunday at The Bell.  

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Bengals, Bills and Burfict

By John Huang
A lot can change in two short weeks. After two disappointing home losses to start the season that had the Cincy fan base ready to jump ship, the Bengals fired their offensive coordinator in hopes of jump starting their stagnant offense. Out with Ken Zampese, in with Bill Lazor. The subsequent offensive resurgence in the narrow road loss to Green Bay (27-24 in OT) followed by the dismantling of the hapless Browns in Cleveland (31-7) last week revived a minimal modicum of faith that the season might still be salvageable. Continue reading Bengals, Bills and Burfict

UK Volleyball – Kentucky Prevails in Four Over Visiting Auburn

UK vs Auburn – Photo by UK Athletics

Leah Edmond registers 25 kills on a .438 hitting percentage
LEXINGTON, Ky. –  The No. 10 Kentucky volleyball team prevailed in four sets (25-19, 25-14, 30-32, 25-21) over visiting Auburn on Sundayin front of 2,095 fans inside Memorial Coliseum. Sophomore outside hitter Leah Edmond blasted 25 kills on a .438 hitting percentage to lead the way for the Wildcats. The kill total was one off her career high. Continue reading UK Volleyball – Kentucky Prevails in Four Over Visiting Auburn

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