Category Archives: UK sports

Big Blue Links: Comeback quarterback

Big Blue Links for Tuesday: In case you missed it, UK football coach Mark Stoops named Patrick Towles as the team’s starting quarterback. Stoops and offensive coordinator Neal Brown said the decision wasn’t made just on fall practice, but on … Continue reading

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Big Blue Links: Back to work for Cats

On the football front, Mark Stoops takes his team back to the practice field Friday morning. UK is scheduled to possibly scrimmage again Saturday, and there is talk that that we could hear something about a starting quarterback early next week, … Continue reading

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BBL: “Now they have to do something with the talent”

Big Blue Links for Wednesday: Athlon has anonymous coaches making comments about SEC football teams, including UK. Here’s one: “They haven’t had talent there for a long time. Now they have to do something with the talent.” Mike Krzyzewski says … Continue reading

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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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