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A Sea Of Blue 3 hours ago
Where Kentucky stands in ESPN’s updated top 25, plus projected starting lineup

Where Kentucky stands in ESPN’s updated top 25, plus projected starting lineup

Drew Brown - Sea of Blue The Cats remain inside the top five. The 2022-23 college basketball season will get started a little earlier for the Kentucky Wildcats, as they are preparing for their preseason trip to the Bahamas this August. With the roster likely completed, the Cats are going to be one of the top teams in the country once again. On Tuesday, ESPN released their updated way-too-early top 25 for the upcoming season and while the Cats slipped, they still expect them to be one of the nation’s best teams. The North Carolina Tar Heels held on to the top spot...
A Sea Of Blue 3 hours ago
Friday Headlines: Former Cats Getting Paid Edition

Friday Headlines: Former Cats Getting Paid Edition

Photo by Andy Lyons/ Malik Monk gets a new deal and is reunited with De’Aaron Fox. NBA free agency broke out heavy and fast on Thursday afternoon. Nothing was out of the ordinary, of course, as the NBA offseason is usually unrivaled. In the midst of the fireworks, several former Kentucky Wildcats received multi-million dollar contracts. Below we’ll take a look at which players inked deals and which teams they’ll be lacing up for this fall. Suns and Devin Booker are finalizing a four-year, $214M supermax contract extension, per @ShamsCharania...
A Sea Of Blue 4 hours ago
Kentucky is making up ground with Justin Edwards

Kentucky is making up ground with Justin Edwards

Photo by Brian Rothmuller/Icon Sportswire via It looks like it will be a battle of SEC rivals for the top-5 wing. The Kentucky Wildcats are in a recruiting battle with an SEC rival for one of the best players in the 2023 class. Justin Edwards is currently ranked as the No. 4 overall player and No. 1 overall small forward, according to 247 Sports’ Composite rankings. And it’s shaping up to be a battle between the Wildcats and Tennessee Volunteers. Jack Pilgrim of Kentucky Sports Radio reported on Wednesday that the 6-foot-7 wing out of Philadelphia told KSR that...
A Sea Of Blue 11 hours ago
How confident are you in Kentucky football for the 2022 season?

How confident are you in Kentucky football for the 2022 season?

Jason Marcum - Sea of Blue Should be a fun season, but just how fun? Mark Stoops and the Kentucky Wildcats football team have all the momentum in their favor. After a second 10-win season in four years, the head ball coach is starting to make waves not only across the conference, but across the entire college football landscape. With recruiting at an all-time best, and the buzz surrounding the program nationally that leads me to this question; what is the Big Blue Nation’s confidence for the 2022 season? Let's first start with the reasons to be confident, and like...
A Sea Of Blue 20 hours ago
Mookie Cook, 5-star forward who had UK in final 3, decommits from Oregon

Mookie Cook, 5-star forward who had UK in final 3, decommits from Oregon

Megan Mendoza/The Republic / USA TODAY NETWORK Cook is ranked No. 5 in 2023 and was even a reclass candidate before picking Oregon. The Kentucky Wildcats will have two 5-star recruits coming to Lexington this fall, and they currently have two more set to join the program in the 2023 class. However, it looks all but guaranteed that Kentucky will find a way to add at least one more 5-star player to its 2023 class. One more option just emerged in the form of Mookie Cook, who just backed off his pledge to the Oregon Ducks. Cook is the No. 5 player in the nation, the No. 2...
A Sea Of Blue Jun 30, 2022
Early Kentucky Football Preview: Northern Illinois

Early Kentucky Football Preview: Northern Illinois

Photo by James Gilbert/ Kentucky loves to schedule the MAC. Greetings, BBN! As we wait for the start of the 2022 Kentucky Wildcats football season, now’s a great time to look at the upcoming schedule and scout the opponents. This week we look at Week 4 as Kentucky faces the Northern Illinois Huskies from the Mid-American Conference. Northern Illinois When: September 24th Where: Kroger Field All-Time Series: First Meeting Kentucky has never played Northern Illinois before. This continues a trend of Mark Stoops scheduling MAC teams, as they played Toledo and...
A Sea Of Blue Jun 29, 2022
Tyler Herro reportedly in talks for $25 million per year in contract extension with Heat

Tyler Herro reportedly in talks for $25 million per year in contract extension with Heat

Photo by Andy Lyons/ Herro is coming off a Sixth Man of the Year campaign and is primed to take another big jump next season. The Kentucky Wildcats have a long list of players that have made a living in the NBA. However, not many former Cats are able to walk away with nine figures in earnings. Once a lottery pick, Tyler Herro has transformed his game and could be eyeing a $100 million deal. Bleacher Report’s Jake Fischer recently wrote that Herro could have a contract extension worth $25 million annually waiting for him to ink. “Early indications are Tyler...
A Sea Of Blue Jun 29, 2022
Aaron Bradshaw says he’s leaning toward college over pros

Aaron Bradshaw says he’s leaning toward college over pros

Adam Monacelli / USA TODAY NETWORK Bradshaw is believed to be essentially down to Kentucky vs. the NBA G-League. The Kentucky Wildcats look poised to land another major basketball commitment. Aaron Bradshaw, a 5-star center and top-15 recruit, is reportedly set to announce his college decision very soon, and it appears he’s down to two options: Kentucky and the NBA G-League. Now, Bradshaw has told On3’s Joe Tipton that college is likely to be the ultimate choice. “I’m leaning more towards college because I really want my diploma,” Bradshaw said. “I really...
A Sea Of Blue Jun 29, 2022
Kentucky’s 2023 SEC matchups announced

Kentucky’s 2023 SEC matchups announced

Isamu Haynes-Sunayama - Sea of Blue We now know the home and away SEC games for Kentucky basketball in the 2022-23 season. The SEC has announced the list of conference opponents for 2022-23 college basketball season. For the Kentucky Wildcats, they’ll have home/away matchups with Arkansas and Georgia to go with their permanent home/away games vs. Tennessee, Vanderbilt and Florida. Kentucky and Arkansas are widely projected to be the SEC’s top two teams next season, and several preseason polls have them both ranked in the top 10. For the home slate, Kentucky’s...
A Sea Of Blue Jun 29, 2022
Where Kentucky recruits stand in Rivals’ latest 2024 rankings

Where Kentucky recruits stand in Rivals’ latest 2024 rankings

Photo by Brian Rothmuller/Icon Sportswire via Ian Jackson is now No. 1 overall, while two other recruits with UK offers cracked the top five. John Calipari and the Kentucky Wildcats are continuing to bring in some of the top talent in the country, and they don’t look for that to change with the 2024 class. On Tuesday, Rivals released their updated class of 2024 recruiting rankings, and the Cats are going after several of the top ranked players. Ian Jackson jumped up two spots to take over the No. 1 overall spot in the class while also being the top overall shooting...
A Sea Of Blue Jun 29, 2022
Will Levis goes No. 8 in ESPN’s new NFL Mock Draft

Will Levis goes No. 8 in ESPN’s new NFL Mock Draft

Drew Brown - Sea of Blue Levis is commonly mocked as the third quarterback off the board, and that holds true in the most recent ESPN draft. Last season, the Kentucky Wildcats were graced with the news that former Penn State quarterback Will Levis would be transferring to the rising SEC program. In Happy Valley, Levis played in six games as a redshirt freshman and then eight more the following year. He then joined the Wildcats and thrived, firmly putting him on NFL radars. Levis has a solid frame at 6-foot-3 and has shown an ability to both pass with precision and use...
A Sea Of Blue Jun 28, 2022
Knicks trade Nerlens Noel to Pistons

Knicks trade Nerlens Noel to Pistons

Photo by Nathaniel S. Butler/NBAE via Noel will be in Motor City this upcoming season. The New York Knicks are set to make a run at Dallas Mavericks star guard Jalen Brunson. To get him an offer in the ballpark of something he’d consider, New York had to shed some cap space. Former Kentucky Wildcats center Nerlens Noel was a casualty of that cap-space freeing. Noel and guard Alec Burks, who impressed during his time with the Knicks, will be sent to the Detroit Pistons, ESPN Adrian Wojnarowski reported. He noted that New York will free up about $19 million in cap...
Cincinnati Enquirer Jun 28, 2022
FCS All-American running back Ramon Jefferson joins Kentucky football's 2022 transfer class

FCS All-American running back Ramon Jefferson joins Kentucky football's 2022 transfer class

Kentucky football used the transfer portal to great success in the 2021 season. Here is a look at how the portal will affect the 2022 Wildcats.       
A Sea Of Blue Jun 28, 2022
Antonio Reeves has been an early standout in summer practice

Antonio Reeves has been an early standout in summer practice

Dylan Ballard - Sea of Blue Reeves has been a pleasant surprise in summer workouts thus far. Will Levis and the Kentucky Wildcats football team will be kicking off the season at Kroger Field on September 3rd, but before that, the men’s basketball team will be headed back to the Bahamas in August. In the Bahamas, the Kentucky Wildcats will face some respectable competition, including: Bahamas National Team – Team comprised of Bahamian players competing for a berth in the AmeriCup and World Cup; Carleton University (Ottawa, Canada) – Winners of 16 of the last 19...
A Sea Of Blue Jun 28, 2022
Ramon Jefferson commits to Kentucky

Ramon Jefferson commits to Kentucky

Photo by Andy Hancock/NCAA Photos via The 2020 National Champion and 2021 FCS All-American is a Wildcat! With the uncertainty surrounding Chris Rodriguez Jr.’s status for the 2022 season , Mark Stoops and co. felt the need to add another running back, and they have found their guy. Big Blue Nation, meet Ramon Jefferson, a 5-foot-10, 215-pound 4-star transfer from Sam Houston State, who announced his commitment today to the Kentucky Wildcats. The FCS All-American originally to play at Colorado but decommitted back in May and has now elected to play for Kentucky over...

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