5:39 AM EDT, Thu September 20, 2018
8 hours ago
Kentucky defense previews Mississippi State

Kentucky defense previews Mississippi State

The ninth-ranked offense in the country will visit Kroger Field Saturday night. Kentucky’s biggest game of the 2018 season so far is just a few days away. The Mississippi St. Bulldogs are in their way into town. A Kentucky win almost guarantees that for the first time in the Mark Stoops era the team would be ranked in the AP Top 25 and Coaches Poll. To jump into the polls, Kentucky needs to take down a team that so far ranks ninth in the country in total offense and has averaged 50 points per game. Defensive coordinator Matt House knows this matchup will be tough. “They’re a great...
10 hours ago
Isaiah Gibson commits to Kentucky

Isaiah Gibson commits to Kentucky

Georgia, Florida and Michigan State were among the schools who offered Gibson. The UK football team picked up a big commitment today. Isaiah Gibson, a defensive tackle from Ohio, selected the Kentucky Wildcats to be his destination next season, according to Reggie Wilson of FOX 45: Springfield DT Isaiah Gibson commits to @UKFootball! @scsdohCATS pic.twitter.com/GOhQMjrGcL— Reggie Wilson (@ReggieFOX45Now) September 19, 2018 Gibson recently trimmed his list of schools to three. In it, he included the Cats along with the Purdue Boilermakers and Wisconsin Badgers. Gibson visited Purdue...
13 hours ago
Lynn Bowden has a request for Kentucky vs. Mississippi State

Lynn Bowden has a request for Kentucky vs. Mississippi State

Bowden wants to see Kroger Field rocking to one of his favorite tunes. Lynn Bowden has made one simple request for Saturday night in Lexington: More Grove Street. Can I please get some Grove St this weekend please— Lynn Bowden (@H_Huncho) September 19, 2018 I personally love ‘Grove Street Party’ by Waka Flocka, even before it became the unofficial, official Kentucky football anthem, so I am all for it. Kentucky has routinely been playing the song during big games at Kroger Field, and you can bet Saturday counts as one with 14th-ranked Mississippi State coming to town. While...
14 hours ago
CBS speculates on John Calipari’s future at UK, lists possible replacements

CBS speculates on John Calipari’s future at UK, lists possible replacements

Who should UK look to hire when Calipari retires? CBS Sports is currently running a series of articles to analyze the next steps for college basketball programs that currently employ Hall of Fame coaches. On Wednesday, Gary Parish shared his thoughts on John Calipari’s future at Kentucky and potential replacements after he has moved on. Upon reading the headline, one could easily assume that this is an effort to stir up rumors about Calipari’s departure. That is far from the case. Parish actually discussed, at length, why he thinks Calipari will coach the Kentucky Wildcats for a long...
15 hours ago
Kentucky Basketball announces game times and TV channels for 2018-19 season

Kentucky Basketball announces game times and TV channels for 2018-19 season

The 2018-19 schedule is now mostly complete in terms of when and what channel games will be. The Kentucky Wildcats have announced more game times and TV designations for the 2018-19 basketball schedule. As is the case with SEC teams, most of Kentucky’s schedule can be seen on ESPN networks, including ESPN, ESPN2, ESPNU and the SEC Network. Thus far, every regular-season game UK will play in this season will be on national television. Kentucky’s pro day, exhibition games, Big Blue Madness, Blue-White Scrimmage and the SEC Tournament will also air on national television. There’s no...
16 hours ago
Kentucky vs. Mississippi State: Everything to know

Kentucky vs. Mississippi State: Everything to know

Keep track of everything related to Kentucky Wildcats vs. Mississippi State Bulldogs. The Kentucky Wildcats may be 3-0, but the real challenge of the SEC begins this week when the 14th-ranked Mississippi St. Bulldogs come to Kroger Field. The Bulldogs are probably going to be the second-best team Kentucky faces this year, as they sport a wealth of offensive firepower and plenty of NFL talent on defense. They’re led by dual-threat passer Nick Fitzgerald, who’s easily one of the best mobile quarterbacks in college football. But the real strength of this team is in their defense, led by...
18 hours ago
Josiah James picks Tennessee over Duke and Clemson

Josiah James picks Tennessee over Duke and Clemson

One of the biggest surprises in the 2019 class. The Tennessee Volunteers just beat the Duke Blue Devils for a recruit (and Clemson too). On Wednesday, five-star point guard Josiah James announced his pledge to the Vols. This was a recruitment in which Duke was the heavy favorite in for much of the way, but Clemson had gotten a lot of buzz recently and was expected to be the pick today. So when James announced his pledge, it was a major surprise and further proved Tennessee is here to stay in terms of national prominence. The Vols have a top-10 team entering the upcoming season, but Rick...
19 hours ago
Kentucky announces Tent City Live details

Kentucky announces Tent City Live details

Fans can watch and listen in to the event, which includes players and coaches previewing the upcoming season. By now, you probably know that tickets for Big Blue Madness 2018 will be available Friday, Sept. 28, at 10 p.m. at the Memorial Coliseum and online at Ticketmaster.com. Tickets are free again this year, and the best way to ensure you get them is to be in line Friday when they go on sale. That means you’ll likely need to take part in the annual Tent City Live event, which fans can watch online or even listen to on the radio. The UK Sports Network will have a live video stream...
20 hours ago
Benny Snell’s Heisman odds on the rise

Benny Snell’s Heisman odds on the rise

Benny Snell’s odds to win the Heisman are on the climb. Before the 2018 college football season kicked off, Benny Snell winning the Heisman Trophy wasn’t a serious conversation outside of Big Blue Nation. Now, three weeks into the season. his odds have increased from 300/1 to 200/1. Updated odds from @LVSuperBook to win 2018 Heisman Trophy. pic.twitter.com/YjUjSTa16G— Covers (@Covers) September 18, 2018 Snell has started his junior season by averaging a career-high in yards per carry, currently at 6.0. He’s also rushed for three touchdowns in as many games, also hauling in...
21 hours ago
One thing for Ashton Hagans to improve on this offseason

One thing for Ashton Hagans to improve on this offseason

There is a lot to love about the young guard, but there is also room for growth. Due to a reclassification and a late commitment, Kentucky fans knew less about Ashton Hagans going into the Bahamas than the rest of Kentucky’s freshmen players. Expectations were high, but what exactly he would bring to the team remained to be seen. After four games in the Bahamas, several things became abundantly clear. Hagans will be one of the best perimeter defenders that John Calipari has had at Kentucky, he will be a terror to opposing back courts, and he is a lot of fun to watch on both ends of the...
22 hours ago
Wednesday Quickies: Scottie Lewis Watch Edition

Wednesday Quickies: Scottie Lewis Watch Edition

The talented wing is down to Kentucky and Florida, and the Wildcats seemingly have some momentum While football is the main topic of discussion, a major story is coming together on the Kentucky Basketball recruiting front with one of the best guards/wings in the class, Scottie Lewis. Lewis just finished his official visit to Kentucky and things went “great” as they always do, but the news came from Adam Zagoria that Lewis has narrowed it down to two schools: Kentucky and Florida. This is significant as there were some not-so-quiet rumblings that if St. Johns were to hire Mike Rice,...
23 hours ago
That perfect feeling

That perfect feeling

The Cats are unbeaten, but it will take a lot to keep that going. What would it take to have a 6-0 Kentucky football team? While the Wildcats finished the first quarter of the regular season a perfect 3-0, the second quarter of the season will be much tougher to complete that feat with a primetime game this Saturday against #14 Mississippi State, another primetime game against South Carolina, then go on the road at #22 Texas A&M. When the Bulldogs comes in town this week, it’ll be a bigger test for these Wildcats than the game in Gainesville, as Stoops has only beaten the Bulldogs once...
Sep 18, 2018
8 former Wildcats in Sports Illustrated Top 100 NBA players

8 former Wildcats in Sports Illustrated Top 100 NBA players

To no one’s surprise, the Brow was the highest-ranked player of the group. Eight players from the University of Kentucky flooded Sports Illustrated’s Top 100 NBA Players for 2018. The first former Wildcat to show up on the list is Julius Randle at #72. After averaging a career-best 16.1 points per game with the Los Angeles Lakers last season, Randle is teaming up with Anthony Davis in New Orleans looking to expand to another breakout season. One of the biggest shockers from SI’s rankings was them putting an All-Pro player in DeMarcus Cousins at #68 overall. This is likely in part to...
Sep 18, 2018
Update on Scottie Lewis, who is now officially down to 2 schools

Update on Scottie Lewis, who is now officially down to 2 schools

A decision appears imminent, but who is the favorite now? Five-star recruit Scottie Lewis has officially narrowed his list down to the Florida Gators and Kentucky Wildcats, according to Adam Zagoria. 2019 @Scott_lewis_23 tells me he’s down to Kentucky and Florida and he has no timetable on decision. Story coming later. https://t.co/SUmHnovpfY— Adam Zagoria (@AdamZagoria) September 18, 2018 Even with no decision timetable, the belief has been Lewis would announce not long after his Kentucky visit, and with no more visits planned, that’s probably going to be the case. Lewis, the...
Sep 18, 2018
2019 Kentucky Football Schedule Released

2019 Kentucky Football Schedule Released

The Kentucky Wildcats’ schedule is set for the 2019 college football season. The SEC has announced the 2019 league schedule, which means we now know the entire 2019 Kentucky Football schedule The Cats open the year with back-to-back home games, the first being against Toledo in Week 1, followed by Eastern Michigan in Week 2. As is always the case, Kentucky will have a daunting SEC schedule that includes road matchups with Georgia, Mississippi State and South Carolina. The Cats do get a break with several winnable games at home against Missouri, Arkansas, Florida and Tennessee. The Cats...