Category Archives: UK basketball

BBL: Eastern Michigan as a future destination spot

Big Blue Links for Thursday: 1. It’s not exactly sunny California and Southern Cal, or Cincinnati and Ohio State or say New York and Rutgers, but Yipsilanti, Michigan is reportedly the destination of a future Kentucky football road game. It … Continue reading

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BBL: Special teams responsibilities; quarterback decision

Big Blue Links for Wednesday: It takes a village to lead Kentucky’s special teams and the coaches like it that way, reports Jennifer Smith of the Herald-Leader. Instead of relying a single defensive coordinator, head coach Mark Stoops has divided … Continue reading

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Jeff Badet, Darius West and more Big Blue Links

Lots of early talk in UK’s fall camp about speedy wide receiver Jeff Badet, who is coming off a leg injury but suffered an ankle injury in Monday’s practice. I’m sure new offensive coordinator Shannon Dawson wants to keep the … Continue reading

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BBL: Kentucky football back to work Monday

Big Blue Links for Monday: UK sophomore defensive tackle Matt Elam has some rookie season misconceptions to work through, reports Jennifer Smith of the Herald-Leader. “I thought I was going to be the man,” Elam said on Friday at UK’s Media … Continue reading

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Big Blue Links for Sunday

Big Blue Links for Sunday: Jason Hatcher suspended for first two games, reports Jennifer Smith. Top running back spot is Boom Williams’ to lose, reports Smith. Jerry Tipton’s UK basketball notebook tells the greatest story never told. My column is … Continue reading

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Big Blue Links: Football is in the air

Big Blue Links for Saturday: Instead of linking all the stories at Kentucky.com covering Friday morning’s ceremonial meet-and-greet with the Kentucky football team, I direct you instead to Kentuckysports.com for the centralized info. There are videos, picture galleries and stories. … Continue reading

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BBL: Vandy’s Twitter trouble; UK to start practice

Big Blue Links for Friday: Vandy plans review after offensive tweet, reports Tennessean. Five big questions as UK football opens fall camp, from Jennifer Smith of H-L. Mark Story of the H-L on how Mark Stoops can make history in … Continue reading

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BBL: New coordinators and new bands

Big Blue Links for Thursday: Shannon Dawson isn’t alone. There are 14 new offensive or defensive coordinators in the SEC this season, says my Thursday column. Auburn’s hire of defensive coordinator Will Muschamp was big news. So was John Chavis … Continue reading

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ESPN early hoops Top 25: Maryland No. 1; Kentucky No. 3

Eamonn Brennan, ESPN college basketball blogger, has released his early-but-not-way-too-early pre-season top 25 for 2015-16. Kentucky clocks in at No. 3 on the Brennan list. Here’s the top 10: 1. Maryland 2. North Carolina 3. Kentucky 4. Virginia 5. Kansas … Continue reading

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BBL: Just 31 days to Kentucky football opener

Big Blue Links for Wednesday: Concert, other events planned for Commonwealth Stadium’s opening night, reports Jennifer Smith of Herald-Leader. Matthew Mitchell’s Go Big Blue Band will open for Sundy Best during a pre-game concert. Smith also tracts some notable weight … Continue reading

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