Tag Archives: Jay Bilas

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: 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: NBA Draft quickly approaching

Big Blue Links for Wednesday: Former Kentucky swingman James Young could be the most intriguing player in the entire NBA Draft, writes Eric Lindsey of CoachCal.com. There is credence to the notion that Young is still growing. Did Julius Randle … Continue reading

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Report: Shane Battier to join ESPN

Reports tonight say that ESPN is adding yet another college basketball commentator with a Duke background. The Big Lead is reporting that Miami Heat forward Shane Battier will retire after the NBA finals against the San Antonio Spurs and join … Continue reading

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Videos: Jay Bilas, Jay Williams talk UK-UF

The two Jays from ESPN’s College GameDay were made available to the media this afternoon at Rupp Arena as the network made preparations for Saturday morning’s show. That would be Jay Bilas and Jay Williams, both from Duke. “Are you … Continue reading

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Jay Bilas and the NCAA’s ‘lame excuses’

Just as ESPN’s College Basketball GameDay revisits our lovely corner of the world for Saturday’s Kentucky-Florida throwdown at Rupp Arena, Chicago media reporter Ed Sherman gives us a fantastic interview with the one and only Jay Bilas. The piece’s main … Continue reading

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Jay Bilas gives late-arriving Boise State a pep talk

Because of weather problems, Boise State took a bus from Chicago to Lexington, where the Broncos apparently arrived at 1:30 a.m. Well we’re here. Get some shots up at 1:30? pic.twitter.com/tv0klyCiqC — Boise State Men’s BB (@BroncoSportsMBB) December 10, 2013 … Continue reading

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Video: Jay Bilas on many aspects of John Calipari

CHICAGO — More of today’s press room interview with ESPN’s Jay Bilas. Here, Bilas talks about John Calipari, whom he calls “a great coach” and “a carnival barker.”

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Video: Jay Bilas on Kentucky-Michigan State

CHICAGO — In the press room before tonight’s Kentucky-Michigan State game, ESPN’s Jay Bilas talked about the new emphasis on enforcing the rules when playing defense and how Julius Randle, Andrew Wiggins and Jabari Parker compare right now.

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Yet another reason to love Jay Bilas

With regards to this, Jay Bilas tweeted the following with regards to Jim Boehim and his lovely wife (and Kentucky native) Juli: “Most idiotic suggestion of all time” wasn’t to allow athletes pay, but Jim Boeheim saying, “Juli, will you … Continue reading

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