Category Archives: UK sports

Big Blue Links for Thursday

Big Blue Links for Thursday: Inexperience a major hurdle for Kentucky football, reports Jennifer Smith of the Herald-Leader. Kemp, Timmons and Blue looking for a big Year 2, writes Kyle Tucker of the Courier-Journal. Banged-up Kentucky Travelers hope to outwork … Continue reading

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Big Blue Links for Friday

Big Blue Links for Friday: Ben Roberts of the Herald-Leader has updated the UK football “recruits to watch” page with 30 new extended profiles, more info and video links for a lot of the 2015 targets. Next Cats looks at who … Continue reading

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E-mailbag: Bringing C-A-T-S to Italy

From the inbox: My name is Becca Roark and I am a sophomore at the University of Kentucky. I, along with my fellow students are studying abroad in Italy. We went to the Colosseum and spelled out C-A-T-S in front … Continue reading

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Time to give Mitch Barnhart credit he deserves

It’s time to show Mitch Barnhart a little love. No, time to show him a little more than that. After all, a dozen years ago when then UK president Lee Todd tabbed the Oregon State athletic director to replace Larry … Continue reading

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BBL: Campus rights, Breeders’ Cup, NBA Draft

We’re going to monkey around with the Big Blue Links format a bit this morning. Monday’s big story was UK’s announcement of a $210 million, 15-year deal with JMI Sports of San Diego. As Jennifer Smith reports, Athletics Director Mitch … Continue reading

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Press release on UK’s new multi-media rights deal

UK announced this morning that it has signed a $210 million, 15-year deal with JMI Sports for multi-media rights. This is a considerable increase over the $80.5 million, 10-year deal the school had with IMG. Here is the UK press … Continue reading

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BBL: John Calipari talks tour; ESPN ranks coaches

Big Blue Links for Tuesday: Calipari discusses “challenging” foreign tour for ESPN interview Analyst says new UK women’s assistant a top recruiter Kentucky football targeting defensive end Darius Fullwood ESPN ranks college basketball coaches 26-to-50 with more to come No … Continue reading

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BBL: UK softball feels no pressure; UK baseball ready

Big Blue Links for Friday: UK softball wins first game in WCWS: “Kelsey Nunley threw a one-hitter, Lauren Cumbess homered and had an RBI double and Kentucky won the first Women’s College World Series game in program history, beating Louisiana-Lafayette … Continue reading

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Women’s College World Series TV schedule

Here is today’s TV schedule for the opening round of the Women’s College World Series: 12:00 – Baylor vs. Florida (ESPN) 2:30 – Florida State vs. Oregon (ESPN) 7:00 – Kentucky vs. Louisiana-Lafayette (ESPN2) 9:30 – Oklahoma vs. Alabama (ESPN2)

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BBL: Kentucky softball opens World Series play today

Big Blue Links for Thursday: Kentucky softball sees great story getting better  Preview of Kentucky softball’s College World Series opener Nunley is Plan A, but softball Cats confident in Plan B Kentucky hungry for more after realizing WCWS dream NCAA … Continue reading

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