Category Archives: U of L basketball

BBL: Out to prove the doubters wrong

Big Blue Links for Thursday include more news about NBA Draft workouts by former Kentucky players, some UK football recruiting news, a Makayla Epps update and a look ahead to the College World Series, which starts this weekend.

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Rick Pitino signs deal taking him up to age 73

Louisville has extended basketball coach Rick Pitino’s contract, the school announced Tuesday. The coach has agreed to a new deal through the end of the 2025-26 season. Pitino would be 73 years old at that time. The coach will make … Continue reading

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BBL: Quarterback questions in early June

Big Blue Links for Thursday: Patrick Towles has leg up in the quarterbacks race, reports Jennifer Smith of Herald-Leader. Stoops also praises play of Drew Barker, reports Smith. A lot could change for Cats and Cards between now and Governor’s … Continue reading

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BBL: Service trip reflections and other news

Big Blue Links for Wednesday: Mychal Mulder “fits the program,” reports Ben Roberts of the Herald-Leader. The junior college transfer signed with Kentucky basketball on Tuesday. Kentucky football offers a scholarship to a four-star quarterback in the class of 2017, … Continue reading

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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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BBL: WHAS dropping sports talk radio show

Big Blue Links for Thursday: John Calipari is moving fast on juco guard Mychal Mulder Virginia Tech is also apparently recruiting Mulder Ben Roberts of NextCats breaks down Calipari’s efforts to reload Mark Stoops seems more comfortable at conclusion of … Continue reading

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Big Blue Links: Brian Cashman’s Kentucky connection

Big Blue Links for Wednesday: New York Yankees general manager Brian Cashman relishes his Kentucky connection, reports David Waldstein of the New York Times. “Cashman acknowledges that as much as he loves basketball, he was never a great player and … Continue reading

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Big Blue Links: It’s Kentucky vs. Hampton

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Big Blue Links for a snowy Thursday

Big Blue Links for Thursday: My notes column for Thursday leads with the fact SEC teams have played Kentucky much closer than the marquee names that were on UK’s non-conference schedule list. As the Kentucky women prepare to play in … Continue reading

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College basketball on television: Feb. 23

Three interesting college basketball games with state ties are the tube Monday night. Let’s start with the Kentucky women, who will be attempting to snap a two-game losing streak when they travel to Ole Miss for a 7 p.m. game … Continue reading

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