UK Golf – Again! Men’s Golf Claims Crooked Stick Crown

Cooper Musselman wins first collegiate tournament by five strokes
Final Stats
CARMEL, Ind. –  Champions again!
For the third time in as many tournaments, the Kentucky men’s golf team claimed the tournament crown. Senior Cooper Musselman led the way with his first collegiate victory as the Wildcats hung on by one stroke to edge out North Florida for the Crooked Stick Invitational title. Continue reading UK Golf – Again! Men’s Golf Claims Crooked Stick Crown

UK S & D – Jones, Bonnett Bring in SEC Weekly Honors

UK Swimming & Diving in action against Eastern Michigan on Saturday, October 8th, 2017 at Lancaster Aquatic Center in Lexington, Ky.
Photos by Noah J. Richter | UK Athletics

Both Wildcats garnered conference honors after defeating EMU on Saturday
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – Following Kentucky swimming and diving’s wins over Eastern Michigan on Saturday, senior Isaac Jones and freshman Bailey Bonnett won Southeastern Conference weekly awards, the league office announced Tuesday. Bonnett earned SEC Freshman of the Week honors, while Jones was tabbed SEC Male Swimmer of the Week. Continue reading UK S & D – Jones, Bonnett Bring in SEC Weekly Honors

UK Leads the Nation with 27 Players on NBA Opening-Day Rosters

More than 5.5 percent of current NBA players finished their college basketball careers at UK

LEXINGTON, Ky. – Kentucky’s unprecedented success with helping players reach the NBA has surpassed a new level of extreme.

As the 2017-18 NBA season begins Tuesday, a whopping 27 players on NBA opening-day rosters played and finished their college basketball careers at the University of Kentucky, the nation’s most prolific NBA player-producing program in the country. UK’s 27 players are once again far and away the most of any college basketball program. Continue reading UK Leads the Nation with 27 Players on NBA Opening-Day Rosters

UK Volleyball – History! Kentucky Topples No. 1 Florida in Gainesville

UK defeats #1 Florida

Wildcats knock off No. 1 ranked team for the first time in program history
GAINESVILLE, Fla. – History! For just the third time in Southeastern Conference history two top-10 ranked teams squared off. The No. 8 Kentucky volleyball team exited Gainesville, Florida, with more than just a 3-1 (25-20, 25-22, 23-25, 25-16) win over No. 1 Florida as a number of program records fell in the process. Continue reading UK Volleyball – History! Kentucky Topples No. 1 Florida in Gainesville

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)

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