Author Archives: John Clay

Sampling reaction to the Rajon Rondo trade

Some reactions from the interweb concerning the Boston Celtics trade of former UK star  Rajon Rondo to the Dallas Mavericks on Thursday: Zach Lowe of Grantland: “We know Rondo has an extra gear when he gives a crap. The Mavs … Continue reading

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College basketball on television: Dec. 19

A few good college basketball games on the tube this Friday night before Christmas week, but let’s talk about South Carolina. Frank Martin’s Gamecocks play host to Clemson at 7 p.m. on the SEC Network. Last time out, South Carolina … Continue reading

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BBL: Counting down to UK-UCLA on Saturday

Big Blue Links for Friday: John Calipari says UCLA’s lack of depth could actually work to the Bruins’ advantage, reports Jerry Tipton of the Herald-Leader. Calipari said his three best teams played six or seven players. Those teams were his … Continue reading

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SEC: Ole Miss and LSU rally for basketball wins

SEC links for Friday: LSU surged past UAB 79-70 on Thursday, reports Sheldon Mickles of The Advocate. The Tigers used hot shooting in the second half to get the win in Birmingham. Johnny Jones’ club trailed by as many as … Continue reading

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Tyler Ulis is looking forward to Harold’s Chicken

Our very own Jerry Tipton wrote on Tyler Ulis’ on Thursday and how the Chicago guard will be going back to his hometown on Saturday when Kentucky plays UCLA at the United Center as part of the CBS Sports Classic. … Continue reading

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Smart Football’s Chris Brown on Shannon Dawson

Maybe no one has written as extensively on the Air Raid offense as Chris Brown, the Louisville native who runs the Smart Football web site and has written the “Essential Smart Football” and has contributed to Grantland. If you want … Continue reading

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John Calipari is right about his team’s defensive rebounding

When you’re kicking you know what and taking names, winning your first 11 games by double digits, and it’s not even Christmas, you as a coach do your best to nitpick. Thursday, at the UK basketball media opportunity to discuss … Continue reading

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Mark Stoops on coordinator hire: “I wanted some carryover”

Appearing on Kentucky Sports Radio on Thursday morning, Mark Stoops could not talk about the hiring of West Virginia’s Shannon Dawson as offensive coordinator because of legal issues, but gave some insight as to his thinking. “I wanted some carryover,” … Continue reading

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College basketball on television: Dec. 18

Thursday night’s marquee game on the college basketball slate features Connecticut at No. 2 Duke at the Meadowlands in East Rutherford, New Jersey, aka Duke’s home away from home. The defending national champs, UConn got off to a 3-0 start … Continue reading

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BBL: Shannon Dawson, Tyler Ulis and more

Big Blue Links for Thursday:

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