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UK Basketball – Big Blue Bahamas Observations

UK had their way in the Bahamas – Photo by Mont Dawson

(Article by Michael Willis)
After watching the Wildcats play four games in just five days the Kentucky fan base are the most excited they have been since the ’14-’15 season. If you were able to catch any of the games, it is evident why. It’s not always easy to judge how good a team will be by their performance in an exhibition game (the Fox/Monk team beat Asbury by 93 points) but Kentucky played veteran teams in the Bahamas and won them all by an average of 29 points. I could write 10 pages on how well the team played, but instead let’s list some of the most impressive points from the games. Continue reading UK Basketball – Big Blue Bahamas Observations

UK Football – Kash Daniel: Representing Eastern Kentucky at UK

Kash Daniel – Photo by Brendon Miller

One of the things that people not from Eastern Kentucky don’t realize is how much we support talent from our region. It doesn’t matter if they are musicians, athletes or artist we want to see them succeed. For evidence of our loyalty look no further than Paintsville’s own Kash Daniel. Now playing at the University of Kentucky in the middle linebacker position, Kash is one of ours. Continue reading UK Football – Kash Daniel: Representing Eastern Kentucky at UK

Kentucky defeats Missouri; Jared Vanderbilt Impresses, by Michael Willis

Jared Vanderbilt, UK Sparkplug – Photo by Brendon Miller

The Missouri Tigers came to Rupp Arena trying to beat the Wildcats for the second time this year. The Cats were playing to guarantee their spot in the NCAA Tournament and perhaps get a couple byes for the SEC Tournament. Both teams came out of the locker rooms ready to play. It was a great defensive effort early in the game for both teams, but the Wildcats were too hot to be held. Continue reading Kentucky defeats Missouri; Jared Vanderbilt Impresses, by Michael Willis

Wildcats Defeat the Rebels in Last Home Game of the Season – Michael Willis

The heavily favored Kentucky Wildcats looked to defend Rupp Arena for the last time this season against the Ole Miss Rebels. Kentucky (20-9, 9-7) are coming of their best three game streak of the season. An increase in defensive pressure and the ability to move the basketball on the offensive end has been the catalyst for the better play. Ole Miss’s head coach, Tony Madlock, is coaching only his third game since Jamie Kennedy has stepped down on Feb. 18th. Continue reading Wildcats Defeat the Rebels in Last Home Game of the Season – Michael Willis

College Basketball – Cats Squeeze by the Aggies in a Referee Controlled Game

UK slips by Texas A&M – Photo by Brendon Miller

The Texas A&M Aggies came to Rupp Arena looking to break a three-game losing streak to the Kentucky Wildcats. The Cats/Aggies matchup has become one of the most competitive matchups in the league. Four of the last seven games between the two teams have went into overtime. Texas A&M have struggled as of late opening the SEC season 0-3 but they haven’t had their full team on the court for some time. When asked which A&M to prepare for, Kentucky Assistant Joel Justus stated “ I think you have to prepare for all of them.” Tonight the Wildcats often looked unprepared but were still able to pull out the win. Continue reading College Basketball – Cats Squeeze by the Aggies in a Referee Controlled Game

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ALL A Tournament at Breathitt High School – Photo by Brendon Miller

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SEC Opener a Tough Test for the Cats

 

UK takes a hard fought win over Georgia – Photo by Brendon Miller

Coming off an impressive performance against the Louisville Cardinals, the Kentucky Wildcats collided with the Georgia Bulldogs to end the calendar year but also start the conference schedule for the Wildcats. A tough matchup was expected because Georgia have matched their best start (9-1) of Mark Fox’s tenure in Athens.

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Cats Defeat Eagles in Charity Game at Rupp

UK vs Morehead 10-30-17 (Photo by Larry Robinson)

Announced just weeks earlier, the University of Kentucky Wildcats added the Morehead State Eagles to their schedule for a charity game in Rupp Arena. The proceeds of the game will be given to the relief efforts in Puerto Rico and California. Morehead State is the first Division 1 team that the Wildcats have faced, and Morehead gave Kentucky all that they could handle for 30 Min. Continue reading Cats Defeat Eagles in Charity Game at Rupp

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