Author Archives: John Clay

BBL: Kentucky basketball looking forward

Big Blue Links for Friday: With Alex Poythress coming back and Marcus Lee stepping up, John Calipari likes where his Cats will be next season, reports Jerry Tipton of the Herald-Leader. Calipari accepted the Rupp Cup on Thursday. “We have … Continue reading

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RIP Rena Vicini

When I was starting out in this business, covering Kentucky women’s basketball, Rena Vicini was a huge help to me as a supporter, a critic and, most of all, a friend. The former University of Kentucky assistant athletic director passed away … Continue reading

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BBL: Two big days coming for Bud Dupree

Big Blue Links for Tuesday: Bud Dupree focused on more than the NFL Draft, reports the H-L. “Kentucky’s Bud Dupree, projected to be a first-round NFL Draft pick, will achieve a longtime goal when his name is called in Chicago … Continue reading

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Report: Kyle Wiltjer returning to Gonzaga

Jim Meehan of the Spokesman Review reports that Kyle Wiltjer will return to Gonzaga for his senior season. The former Kentucky forward, who had a terrific first season for Gonzaga this past season after transferring to the Zags, was reported to … Continue reading

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LSU adds to recruiting class — and pressure

The pressure will be on LSU basketball coach Johnny Jones next season now that the Tigers have added another top-50 prospect to an already loaded 2015 recruiting class. Brandon Sampson, a 6-foot-4 shooting guard from Baton Rouge who had originally … Continue reading

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BBL: Anthony Davis ready for another shot at Warriors

Big Blue Links for Monday: Kentucky football gets a commitment from a three-star quarterback, reports Ben Roberts of the Herald-Leader. “Three-star quarterback Gunnar Hoak committed to the University of Kentucky during a visit to the school Sunday afternoon. Hoak — … Continue reading

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BBL: Cheick Diallo takes top honors at Jordan Brand

Big Blue Links for Saturday: Eight ex-Cats are in play as the NBA playoffs get started Saturday, reports ExCats. Arizona State may now have a shot at Thon Maker, reports NextCats. Bobby Hurley has added an assistant in Tempe who … Continue reading

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Big Blue Links: Mississippi State’s shirt fiasco

Up close view — Michael Bonner (@MikeBBonner) April 16, 2015 Big Blue Links for Friday: Mississippi State takes a black eye over baseball warm-ups, reports the Clarion-Ledger. Supplied by Adidas, the jerseys had a hidden message that read “F–k … Continue reading

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Video: Mark Stoops lists spring standouts

Uploaded this video on Wednesday but did not post to the blog. Here’s UK football coach Mark Stoops when asked to list some standouts from spring drills, which were completed Wednesday.

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Chart: NBA Draft 2015 early entrant list (so far)

As of Thursday, here is a list of early entrants who have publicly declared for the 2015 NBA Draft. If you know of a player I have omitted from the list, please let me know.

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