9:20 AM EST, Thu February 25, 2021
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Immanuel Quickley has a photo of his draft grade saved for motivation

Immanuel Quickley has a photo of his draft grade saved for motivation

Wendell Cruz-USA TODAY Sports Quickley has been among the best NBA’s best rookies this season. No one thought it then, but the New York Knicks got a steal when they drafted reigning SEC Player of the Year Immanuel Quickley with their first-round pick. The Knicks took Quickley, who was mostly projected as a second-round pick, at No. 25. The Knicks haven’t looked back, as Quickley has quickly become one of the best rookies in the NBA. New York, with a surging Julius Randle, is quietly going to be the playoff-caliber team for the first time in almost a decade. That...
3 hours ago
Mychal Mulder gets contract guaranteed by Golden State Warriors

Mychal Mulder gets contract guaranteed by Golden State Warriors

Neville E. Guard-USA TODAY Sports Mulder has struggled to stay in the Warriors’ rotation but has provided excellent shooting off the bench. The Golden State Warriors have locked in shooting guard Mychal Mulder’s contract. The former Kentucky Wildcats guard has had stretches of play where he’s fallen out of head coach Steve Kerr’s rotation, but for the season as a whole, the second-year player out of Kentucky has been the exact player Golden State has needed, the exact reason why the team opted to not release him. This news comes as the team chose not to put...
10 hours ago
Kentucky contacts Alabama transfer Ben Davis

Kentucky contacts Alabama transfer Ben Davis

Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports Davis could provided some much-needed depth at linebacker. New broke tonight of another potential transfer for Kentucky Wildcats football fans to keep an eye on. Mike Farrell of Rivals.com mentioned Kentucky as one of the teams to reach out to Alabama Crimson Tide linebacker Ben Davis. Hearing #BearDown #HookEm #FightOn #GoBuffs #BBN #Noles #Hokies #Spartans #GBR some of the big teams that have been in contact with former 5 star Ben Davis who is in portal from #Bama https://t.co/b28fIsso6W pic.twitter.com/FWdsuWg27Y— Mike Farrell...
12 hours ago
Bleav in Kentucky recaps a fun week for UK Athletics

Bleav in Kentucky recaps a fun week for UK Athletics

UK Athletics SEC champs baby! A fresh episode of Bleav in Kentucky is out, as Vinny Hardy and Tony Delk recapped what’s been a fun week in Lexington. It began with the men’s basketball team getting a much-needed road sweep of Vanderbilt and 19th-ranked Tennessee, the latter being Kentucky’s first win over an AP Top 25 team this season. But the fun wasn’t over there, as the Kentucky women’s swimming & diving team went on to claim the program’s first SEC Championship this past weekend. In the NBA, former Wildcats star Julius Randle earned his first NBA...
19 hours ago
New college football game may not include UK? School reviewing EA Sports’ proposal

New college football game may not include UK? School reviewing EA Sports’ proposal

EA Sports This would be devastating news in the video game world. If you are as excited about the return of EA Sports’ college football video game as I am, then this news is going to be concerning for you. Back on February 2nd, it was announced that college football video games would be making a much awaited return. But according to StickSkills.com, there are currently nine college teams that are set to be excluded from the new game, and one of those is the Kentucky Wildcats. The report notes that EA Sports came to a multi-year agreement with the Collegiate...
19 hours ago
How UK is overcoming early nightmares to have strong regular-season finish

How UK is overcoming early nightmares to have strong regular-season finish

Arden Barnes-USA TODAY Sports Is it too little too late? There’s no doubt the Kentucky Wildcats are playing their best basketball of the season. But can they overcome that horrible 6-13 start? Had they played this way all season where would they be? I think they would be at least 14-5, and possibly even 17-2 and ranked in the top 10 with a 2 or 3 NCAA seed. And 12-3 SEC, behind only Alabama. Those 5 losses of five points or less could have definitely been wins. It’s frustrating to know how good the Cats are now, yet facing the probability of not making the NCAA...
23 hours ago
Oscar Tshiebwe is already making an impact at Kentucky

Oscar Tshiebwe is already making an impact at Kentucky

Photo by Justin K. Aller/ Hopefully we will get to see Oscar make this big of a difference on the court this fall. I was on campus when Oscar Tshiebwe took his official visit to Kentucky in the summer of 2019. He seemed to be having a blast but ultimately chose to go to West Virginia. Fast forward almost two years, and Tshiebwe is back in Lexington getting the lay of the land. While he is not eligible to play, he can participate in practice and it seems that he is already helping the team by pushing them in workouts. “He gives you a presence,” Kentucky coach John...
Feb 24, 2021
Bryce Hopkins continues hot start to his senior season

Bryce Hopkins continues hot start to his senior season

CN100Sports Hopkins has been a double-double machine. For most teams across the country the high school basketball season is starting to come to a close. That is not the case for Kentucky Wildcats signee Bryce Hopkins as his season is just now starting to get underway, and folks let’s just say he is producing numbers that should have fans excited. Hopkins and his high school team, Fenwick High School in Oak Park, IL just started their season at the beginning of this month. Now only seven games in, the Friars are posting a 6-1 record. A main factor to help Fenwick to...
Feb 24, 2021
Wednesday Headlines: Julius Randle Edition

Wednesday Headlines: Julius Randle Edition

Pool Photo-USA TODAY Sports Randle has been selected to his first All-Star game. We all knew Julius Randle deserved to be an All-Star this year. But there were some questions if he would make the cut. Yesterday’s announcement came, and Randle was selected for his first All-Star game. In New York, Randle is having the best season of his NBA career, leading the Knicks in scoring, rebounding, assists, minutes, and PER while the Knicks sit at 15-17, two wins away from matching their win total from two seasons ago. That also has the Knicks in the playoff picture, as...
Feb 24, 2021
LeBron James calls Devin Booker “most disrespected player in our league”

LeBron James calls Devin Booker “most disrespected player in our league”

Photo by Christian Petersen/ Booker missed the All-Star game, and LeBron wasn’t having any of it. Last week, fans were given the list of players that would start the NBA All-Star game, an event that many spoke out against. Tuesday, we were given the list of those that will be on the bench to open the game. Devin Booker didn’t make either list. In the West, the two that made it over him were Zion Williamson and Chris Paul. It’s difficult to argue that a player like Damian Lillard didn’t deserve it just as much as Booker. That said, MVP-candidate and Los Angeles...
Feb 23, 2021
Daimion Collins and Nolan Hickman named McDonald’s All-Americans

Daimion Collins and Nolan Hickman named McDonald’s All-Americans

UK Athletics Kentucky has now signed 71 McDonald’s All Americans since the game began in 1977. Last week, it was announced that there will be no McDonald’s All-American Game this year due to COVID-19. However, a select group of high school players are still getting McDonald’s All-American nominations, and that includes a pair of Kentucky Wildcats. On Tuesday, Kentucky signees Nolan Hickam and Daimion Collins were both named 2021 McDonald’s All-Americans. Collins, a 6-9 power forward from Texas, is currently ranked 11th nationally by 247 Sports Composite, which...
Feb 23, 2021
Kentucky rifle team qualifies for 2021 NCAA Championships

Kentucky rifle team qualifies for 2021 NCAA Championships

Photo by Steve Nowland/NCAA Photos via Harry Mullins has already won two national championships at Kentucky. Will this year be No. 3? The Kentucky rifle team has qualified for the NCAA Rifle Championships for the 27th time in program history. as the Wildcats were one of eight teams selected to compete in the national event from March 12-13 at Converse Hall in Columbus, Ohio. Kentucky, which is currently ranked second nationally and were regular-season Great American Rifle Conference Co-Championship, has won the national title twice – 2011 and 2018 – with six...
Feb 23, 2021
Chasity Patterson is a semifinalist for the Naismith Defensive Player of the Year award

Chasity Patterson is a semifinalist for the Naismith Defensive Player of the Year award

Photo by John Byrum/Icon Sportswire via Patterson has been a force on the defensive end for the 17th-ranked Wildcats. Kentucky Wildcats women’s basketball senior guard Chasity Patterson has been named one of 10 semifinalists for 2021 Naismith Women’s Defensive Player of the Year, the school announced Tuesday. The Houston native has started all 21 games this season for the 17th-ranked Wildcats while averaging 12.9 points per game on 48.6% shooting from the field, including 36.3 percent from three-point range. With just one week left in regular-season play,...
Feb 23, 2021
Skyy Clark discusses decision to sit out high school season due to COVID-19

Skyy Clark discusses decision to sit out high school season due to COVID-19

Photo by Brian Rothmuller/Icon Sportswire via The Clark family has been hit hard by the virus. Kentucky Wildcats’ commit Skyy Clark recently decided that he was going to opt out of the rest of his high school season due to Coronavirus concerns. Last Christmas, the Brentwood Academy star and the rest of his family had to celebrate the holiday without their father, Kenny, who was quarantined at the time after he tested positive for COVID-19. Ever since then, Clark debated shutting down the season for precautionary reasons. And after multiple family members tested...
Feb 23, 2021
Kentucky now looks like a team capable of winning the SEC Tournament

Kentucky now looks like a team capable of winning the SEC Tournament

Jordan Prather-USA TODAY Sports Kentucky is starting to turn things around. The Kentucky Wildcats went into Knoxville and completely dominated the Tennessee Volunteers 70-55 for their third consecutive win. A big difference in their last three games has been the success from three-point land. We all know how much of a struggle shooting has been, but it seems like they have found a rhythm as they are 26/64 (40%) in their last 3 games. Against the Vanderbilt Commodores, the Cats were 24/25 (96%) from the free throw line and they carried that into Saturday going 17/20...