Category Archives: UK basketball

BBL: Scrimmage observations and recruiting news

Kentucky held an open football scrimmage on Saturday and the offense appeared to steal the show. Returning starter Patrick Towles played well, but Mark Stoops wasn’t ready to name a starter at the position. There is still a lot of … Continue reading

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BBL: Kentucky football holding open practice Saturday

Big Blue Links for Saturday: T.V. Williams is trying everything in Kentucky’s new offense, reports Jennifer Smith of Herald-Leader. Kentucky football holding open practice on Saturday, reports Cats Illustrated. UK commitment from New Zealand undergoing Americanization at Nike Hoops Summit, … Continue reading

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Few surprises in UK’s ‘Magnificent Seven’

Of Kentucky’s “Magnificent Seven” who announced Thursday their intentions of entering the NBA Draft, there were only a couple of surprises, i.e. freshmen Trey Lyles and Devin Booker. Lyles was a mild surprise. The freshman was considered a definite one-and-done … Continue reading

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Videos: Kentucky players talk about their decisions

Here are seven videos of the seven Kentucky basketball players who announced Thursday they will enter the 2015 NBA Draft. Above his Willie Cauley-Stein, who says that everything John Calipari does as Kentucky coach prepares his players for the NBA.

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Big Blue Links: NBA draft decisions, quarterback decisions

After a day off to try and shake a post-Final Four cold, Big Blue Links are back: The man who coached the Harrison twins in high school expects the duo to enter the NBA Draft, reports Jerry Tipton of the … Continue reading

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Big Blue Links: Duke adopts UK model and wins title

Big Blue Links for Tuesday: Duke, Coach K figured out how to rule a new world, writes Dana O’Neil of espn.com. Calipari says at least five Kentucky players will enter NBA draft, reports Jerry Tipton of Herald-Leader. The great Krzyzewski … Continue reading

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Videos: John Calipari on Hall of Fame and Wisconsin game

INDIANAPOLIS — Kentucky coach John Calipari was officially introduced as a Class of 2015 member of the Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame. In a press conference afterward, Calipari talked about the Wisconsin loss and the controversy over the way some … Continue reading

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Big Blue Links: Nate Silver says John Calipari blew it

Big Blue Links for Monday: Coach Cal blew it, says Nate Silver of Fivethirtyeight.com. “A lot of credit must go to Wisconsin’s stout defense, which looked a lot better than its Pomeroy rating (just 55th best in the country). But … Continue reading

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Reports: John Calipari makes Hall of Fame

INDIANAPOLIS — Several news outlets are reporting that Kentucky coach John Calipari has received enough votes to be inducted into the Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame. ESPN reported that Calipari received the necessary votes and will be among those announced … Continue reading

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Big Blue Links: Kentucky-Wisconsin review

Big Blue Links for Sunday: Wisconsin’s quest for redemption trumps Kentucky’s quest for perfection, says my column. “If Kentucky had gone 38 straight games without a loss, Wisconsin had gone a whole year thinking about a loss. In 2014, it … Continue reading

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