Tag Archives: Dick Vitale

BBL: Shannon Dawson settling in at Kentucky

Big Blue Links for Thursday: Hawkins proves he’s always ready to give Kentucky what it needs Jay Williams says Calipari is doing a balancing act Cauley-Stein, Wiltjer among mid-season Top 25 for Wooden Award Shannon Dawson will be judged on … Continue reading

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College basketball on television: Jan. 13

Brad Nessler, Dick Vitale and Shannon Spake are in town for the ESPN 9 p.m. broadcast of Kentucky-Missouri from Rupp Arena. Here’s the list of college basketball games on television for Tuesday: 7:00 – Oklahoma State at Kansas (ESPN2) 7:00 … Continue reading

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Report: Jay Bilas replacing Dick Vitale on Saturday games

The Big Lead, which usually gets these things right, is reporting that Jay Bilas will replace Dick Vitale on ESPN’s Saturday primetime college basketball telecasts this season. An excerpt: According to multiple people close to the show, who spoke on … 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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BBL: John Calipari, Bud Dupree, Nerlens Noel, recruits

Big Blue Links for Wednesday: Calipari leads July recruiting storylines, says Adam Zagoria of Zagsblog. Two top UK football targets commit to other SEC schools, reports Ben Roberts of Next Cats. Jen Smith of the Herald-Leader reports Kentucky football’s guarantee … Continue reading

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Dick Vitale gets a little carried away

I love Dick Vitale. A nicer guy you will not meet. That being said, ESPN’s hyperactive college basketball analyst gets a bit carried away when he writes about Kentucky’s basketball team for 2014-15. An excerpt: This will be the most … Continue reading

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Dick Vitale as mediator and more lunch links

Five quick links for lunch: – Can Dick Vitale be the Kissinger of the Kentucky-Indiana series? asks Rick Bozich of WDRB. As busy as Vitale remains, he told me that he has time for one more assignment: Henry Kissinger. That … Continue reading

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Rick Pitino says he never had a bad day at Kentucky

Rick Pitino said, “I don’t know what the heck I’m doing here.” “Here” was the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame on Sunday in Springfield, Mass. where the current Louisville and former Kentucky coach, winner of two national titles, was … Continue reading

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Dick Vitale says Kentucky still No. 1

My column this morning argues that the return of Russ Smith puts Louisville right there with Kentucky in the debate who will be the pre-season No. 1 college basketball team next season. Dick Vitale isn’t buying it. The Hall of … Continue reading

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Dick Vitale says the heat is on John Calipari (not really)

Headline on Dick Vitale blog post: “The heat is on Calipari!” It’s a misleading headline. It’s not as if Dickie V. thinks that Cal is on the hot seat. Instead, Vitale compares Calipari’s job at Kentucky to Joe Girardi’s job … Continue reading

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