5:49 AM EST, Sat February 24, 2024
10 hours ago
Saturday Headlines: Alabama Gameday Edition

Saturday Headlines: Alabama Gameday Edition

Dylan Ballard - A Sea Of Blue Big one on deck at Rupp. Good morning, BBN. Today is a big one, as the No. 17 Kentucky Wildcats are back home to face the No. 13 Alabama Crimson Tide. Kentucky badly needs this one to rebound from Wednesday’s crusher vs. LSU, while the Tide need this to remain on top in the SEC regular-season title race. Will the Cats get the huge W, or will Alabama keep rolling toward another SEC crown? Tweet of the Day Happy birthday to Jamal Murray, the only Wildcat in the Calipari era to average 20 points per game. #BBN pic.twitter.com/ffZ1k3b20D—...
11 hours ago
Tre Mitchell still battling ‘ridiculously painful’ injury

Tre Mitchell still battling ‘ridiculously painful’ injury

Dylan Ballard - A Sea Of Blue When will the transfer forward suit up again? The Kentucky Wildcats have yet to play a full game this season with their entire roster. Whether it was due to injury or the Zvonimir Ivisic eligibility case, John Calipari and his staff have had to mix and match rotations to fill minutes for someone. Over the last few games, it has been for Tre Mitchell. After suffering a back injury, the senior forward decided to return against Ole Miss and then suffered a shoulder injury minutes into the second half. Since then, he has missed both the...
13 hours ago
Kentucky confirms start of spring practice and Blue-White Game

Kentucky confirms start of spring practice and Blue-White Game

Dylan Ballard - A Sea Of Blue Mark your calendars! The Kentucky Wildcats will hold their Blue-White Spring Football Game on Saturday, April 13th, the school announced Friday. This will be just the second Spring Game the school has held since 2019. The game returns to Kroger Field for the first time since 2022. In 2023, the school held an open practice across Talbott Todd Way at the Joe Craft Football Training Facility instead of the more “traditional” Spring Game, as the playing surface in Kroger Field was being replaced. Kentucky also announced that spring...
14 hours ago
NCAA changes rules during recruiting visits

NCAA changes rules during recruiting visits

Jayden Quaintance On Instagram Items can no longer be placed in recruit and family hotel rooms. As the Kentucky Wildcats gear up for the Alabama Crimson Tide on Saturday afternoon, the NCAA revealed a change to a recruiting rule, per UK Compliance on Twitter. The update states that institutions may not place any items in a recruit's or family members' hotel rooms while they are on an official visit. “Effective immediately, institutions may not place ANY items in a prospect or their family members’ hotel rooms while on an official visit. This is a significant change...
14 hours ago
Alabama could be missing several players on Saturday

Alabama could be missing several players on Saturday

Gary CosbyJr.-USA TODAY Sports The Tide could be a bit short-handed entering the top-25 matchup with the Cats. The Kentucky Wildcats are looking for another bounce-back top-25 win on Saturday when they host the Alabama Crimson Tide at Rupp Arena. They could be facing off against a short-handed Tide team, as several key players could miss the game. First off, we will mention the player that we know will miss Saturday's contest, as Mohamed Wague received a suspension from the SEC after his excessive elbow in the game with Florida on Wednesday night. To this point in the...
16 hours ago
Kentucky vs. Alabama viewing info, what to watch for, and predictions

Kentucky vs. Alabama viewing info, what to watch for, and predictions

Dylan Ballard - A Sea Of Blue The Wildcats look to regain momentum with a win over the SEC standings leader. Here’s what you need to know. After one of the biggest wins of the season, against Auburn, Kentucky Basketball suffered a brutal road loss to the LSU Tigers after going up as much as 15 points in the second half. The focus has now shifted toward the Alabama Crimson Tide, who will come into Rupp Arena on Saturday. In his fifth season at Alabama, head coach Nate Oats has put the Crimson Tide atop the SEC standings and in a position to win their third SEC...
23 hours ago
3 players no longer with the Kentucky Football Program

3 players no longer with the Kentucky Football Program

Jordan Prather-USA TODAY Sports Some losses to the roster as spring practice nears. The Kentucky Wildcats are now getting geared up for Spring Practice in a few short weeks as Mark Stoops leads his program into the new-look SEC this season. With a new offensive coordinator in Bush Hamdan and the return of several key players on both sides of the ball, the Cats are ready to roll into this fall. They will do so without three players from the roster last season. In the latest roster update, offensive lineman Tanner Bowles, offensive lineman Nick Hall, and walk-on running...
Feb 22, 2024
Khaman Maluach talks official visit to Kentucky

Khaman Maluach talks official visit to Kentucky

Photo by Wu Zhuang/Xinhua via Can the Cats land the talented big man? The Kentucky Wildcats are looking to land a few pieces to round out the class of 2024 as John Calipari and his staff look to land another top-three recruiting class in the country. Some names left on the board are very familiar to the BBN, including Karter Knox, and potential reclass candidates in Darryn Peterson and Jasper Johnson. But now, there is a new name to monitor in Khaman Maluach. The 7-foot-2 big man out of South Sudan recently reclassified to the class of 2024 and already has all the...
Feb 22, 2024
Thursday Headlines: Another Heartbreaking Loss Edition

Thursday Headlines: Another Heartbreaking Loss Edition

Stephen Lew-USA TODAY Sports Kentucky got big performances from Dillingham and Reeves, but lose at the buzzer Another close game, another loss for the Kentucky Wildcats. Last night’s game went down-to-the-wire, and just as the Kentucky fans who stayed up late to see Rob Dillingham sink the go-ahead jumper with 12 seconds left celebrated with joy, that happiness quickly turned to disbelief as LSU somehow was able to recover a blocked shot and drain a put-back at the buzzer to get the win. Kentucky’s close-game struggles continue, as the Cats are 2-4 in games...
Feb 22, 2024
John Calipari leaves postgame press conference after just 2 questions for odd reason

John Calipari leaves postgame press conference after just 2 questions for odd reason

Stephen Lew-USA TODAY Sports The Wildcats head coach said he needed to leave early for an odd reason. The Kentucky Wildcats found another way to lose in heartbreaking fashion against LSU on Wednesday night. The Cats found themselves with a double-digit lead at the beginning of the second half, but the Tigers turned on the heat and clawed their way back into the ballgame. Rob Dillingham put Kentucky up one with seconds remaining, but Tyrell Ward hit a game-winner off a missed shot as time expired, giving LSU the 75-74 win over the Cats. After the game, head coach John...
Feb 22, 2024
Reed Sheppard makes Kentucky Basketball history vs. LSU

Reed Sheppard makes Kentucky Basketball history vs. LSU

Stephen Lew-USA TODAY Sports The freshman guard continues to make a massive impact for the Cats. Well... It was another tough night for Kentucky Wildcats fans, as the Cats fell to LSU, 75-74. Kentucky found themselves with a double-digit lead at the beginning of the second half, but the Tigers stormed back and took down the Cats with a buzzer-beater in Baton Rouge. Despite another back-breaking loss for Big Blue Nation, Reed Sheppard has continued with an impressive freshman campaign. Sheppard is the first Kentucky Basketball player in school history to tally at least...
Feb 21, 2024
Box Score, MVP, and Twitter reactions as Kentucky collapses vs. LSU

Box Score, MVP, and Twitter reactions as Kentucky collapses vs. LSU

Stephen Lew-USA TODAY Sports Another brutal loss in a season that’s been full of them. The Kentucky Wildcats traveled to Baton Rouge for a date with the LSU Tigers tonight, as they looked to pick up a second straight road victory. In what looked like a blow-out win coming at one point, the Cats failed to keep it rolling, as they added a really bad loss to their resume, falling 75-74 at the buzzer. After pitching an excellent defensive game at Auburn on Saturday, the first six minutes of the game tonight returned to the track-meet style of play we have seen from the...
Feb 21, 2024
Kentucky falls to LSU at the buzzer: 3 things to know and postgame banter

Kentucky falls to LSU at the buzzer: 3 things to know and postgame banter

Stephen Lew-USA TODAY Sports The Cats drop another one — this time at the buzzer. The Kentucky Wildcats fell to the LSU Tigers in Baton Rouge on Wednesday night by a score of 75-74. Both teams got off to a fast start in this one, but they also slowed down as fast as they started. Each side had a long scoring drought with LSU’s over six minutes and Kentucky’s close to five minutes. A game of runs seemingly ensued from that point. After the Tigers took a 27-26 lead, the Cats went on a 10-0 run right before the half to take control. Going into the locker room,...
Feb 21, 2024
Kroger Field to undergo $7 million renovation

Kroger Field to undergo $7 million renovation

Dylan Ballard - A Sea Of Blue New ribbon boards and lighting systems are coming to Kroger Field. Kroger Field has seen its fair share of upgrades over the last few seasons. With new turf and new video boards, the Kentucky Wildcats’ home field will be getting some more upgrades according to a new report. According to Jon Hale of The Herald-Leader, the UK Board of Trustees is expected to approve a $7 million renovation that includes updating the ribbon boards and the lighting systems at Kroger Field. NEW: The UK Board of Trustees is expected to approve a $7 million...
Feb 21, 2024
Wednesday Headlines: LSU Gameday

Wednesday Headlines: LSU Gameday

John Reed-USA TODAY Sports The Cats take on the Tigers of Baton Rouge. Good morning, BBN! Everyone has been on a high since the Cats went into Auburn and dominated the Tigers on the road, especially Coach Cal and Co. There were a lot of great things to come out of that game, but the biggest was their effort on the defensive end. It was their best on the season as they held Auburn to 30.9% shooting from the field and 18.2% from 3, one of the lowest opposing totals this season. Adou Thiero is proving to be Kentucky’s X-factor, and it will be another game where...