Chicago, Illinois, United Center Champions Classic Game 2 November, 14, 2017 David Leveridge- Bluegrass Sports Nation Beat Writer.
The Night Cap of the Champions Classic, concluded with another battle of the blue bloods. Kentucky vs Kansas two of the winningest programs in College Basketball history, battled it out in Chicago, Illinois at the United Center the Home of the NBA Chicago Bulls. The game featured two team’s currently undefeated and both Nationally ranked in the top ten. The game could possible be a preview of the NCAA Final 4, and the hype associated with this game draws a lot of National Attention. Continue reading Champions Classic Roundup – KANSAS DEFEATS KENTUCKY 65-61→
United Center – Chicago Illinois
Gm 2 – UK vs Kansas
In the second game of the Champions Classic #4 Kansas did battle with the winningest program in college history, the Kentucky Wildcats. UK entered the game as the #7 team in the country and was coming off 2 close wins at home. The game opened with Kansas taking seven 3 point attempts in the first 4 minutes for a 13-7 lead. Kansas continued their run pushing out to an 18-7 lead behind their three point shooting. The Jayhawk 11-0 run was stopped by a couple Wildcat free throws by Diallo. UK would battle back to within 5 at the under 12 tv timeout, as Duke’s lead was cut to 20-15. Continue reading Champions Classic – Kansas holds off UK 65-61→
United Center – Chicago Illinois
Gm 1 – Duke vs Michigan State
The Champions Classic kicked off with a matchup of top rated teams as the Duke Blue Devils clashed with the Tom Izzo coached Michigan State Spartans. Both teams have championship asperations and are loaded with talent. Michigan St. would ease out to a 12-9 lead at the 13:49 mark good defense combined with a shaky start by the Blue Devils. Duke wouldn’t stay down long as they ran off 12 straight points to open a 9 point lead of their own by the score of 21-12 before a Ben Carter layup for Michigan State. Grayson Allen, who was booed loudly by the United Center crowd, drilled a three to give Duke their biggest lead at 24-14. Continue reading Champions Classic – Duke defeats Mich St 88-81→
The 2017 High School Football Playoffs are underway and several teams hopes of a State title have already come to an end. The favorites have advanced as expected with Belfry, Corbin and Johnson Central all advancing. Here is a look at what took place in the first round of each Class involving BSN teams; Continue reading High School Football Playoffs underway→
What a week in Sports for Bluegrass Sports Nation.
UK Basketball, UK Football, Cincinnati Bengals, High School Soccer, High School Cross Country, 14th Region High School Volleyball Tournament and High School Football. Click below for hundreds of sports photos and articles no other media can match!!
It seems just like yesterday that the High School Football season started. 11 weeks later, the regular season is over and now the real fun begins as dozens of teams in the State have visions of making a run for a State Title in one of 6 Classes. Several Mountain teams are ready for their moment in the spotlight. Some teams are coming in red hot and some favorites are struggling at the wrong time. Continue reading HS Football – With the regular season over, Post Season fun is about to start→
David Leveridge- Kentucky Basketball Beat Writer
Kentucky opened their pre- season exhibition schedule with the Thomas More Saints. Although, the game wasn’t pretty UK still prevailed with a forty -two point victory, Kentucky 103 / Thomas More 61. Kentucky started 5 freshmen in the scrimmage starting #00, Quade Green, #03 Hamidou Diallo, # 04 Nick Richards, #5 Kevin Knox, and #25 PJ Washington. Kentucky fans have seen the Wildcats on the floor twice this season, Big Blue Madness, and the Blue and White game, both have been scrimmages amongst teammates. Continue reading Kentucky Opens Exhibition play with a rout over Thomas More Saints: Kentucky 103- Thomas More Saints 61.→
Belfry played host to the 2016 State Champions, Johnson Central, in what is a battle of two of the top teams in their respective classes. Belfry enters the game 8-1 and the top team in Class 3A, with their only loss being to West Virginia power Huntington on opening night. Since their opening night loss, Belfry has manhandled the rest of their schedule to a tune of 8 straight wins. Belfry has scored 403 points for a 50.6 per game average while giving up 96 points for a 12 point per game average. Continue reading Battle of the Best – Johnson Central travels to Belfry in Battle of States best teams→
October 25, 2017 – Brendon D. Miller, Bluegrass Sports Nation
Wolfe County High School, Campton, Kentucky
Sometimes in sports special games and events take place, and they mark a place in your mind that you were there. During my now over 40 (we will leave it at that) years of participation in competitive sports at the prep and college level on the gridiron and diamond, and three years of doing media at the local and national level, many games stick out. Continue reading HS Volleyball – I WAS A WITNESS, Man Am I Glad I Was!!!→