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James Young has advice for Cats feeling 40-0 pressure

07/30/2014 04:52 PM

Boston Celtics guard James Young knows a little bit about the pressure of 40-0 talk. His team last year at Kentucky had high expectations before the season ever tipped off. With possibly the best recruiting class ever assembled, 40-0 talk started before the team even got to campus last summer. After shrugging off a dismal regular season, UK made it all the way to the NCAA finals in amazing fashion. This year’s team is already hearing the rumblings of... Read more 

James Young returns to Lexington for Coach Cal's ProCamp

07/29/2014 04:19 PM

One of UK’s latest “succeed and proceed” players, James Young, was back in town today as part of coach John Calipari’s ProCamp in Lexington. The 6-foot-7 lefty was selected number 17 overall by the Boston Celtics in June’s NBA Draft, but that was the last time we saw him. Unlike most rookies, Young didn’t participate in the NBA Summer League because he was recovering from injuries sustained in a car accident. While meeting with the media, Young talked about the wreck, his... Read more 

UK football coaches host Q&A with BBN: Part 2

07/28/2014 03:52 PM

During the Greater Louisville UK Alumni’s kickoff luncheon, Friday, Big Blue Nation got a chance to go back and forth with the Cats’ football coaches. Mark Stoops, Neal Brown and D.J. Eliot took the podium to do a Q&A session with the fans. We brought you part one over the weekend, now here is part two of the dialogue.  Read more 

Big Blue Nation mourns legendary Wildcat "Wah Wah" Jones

07/28/2014 03:16 PM

This week, Big Blue Nation mourns the loss of legendary athlete Wallace “Wah Wah” Jones. He was 88. Jones played basketball, football, baseball and also ran track for the University of Kentucky in the 1940s. He is most well-known as a member of the 1947-48 “Fabulous Five,” along with Ralph Beard, Alex Groza, Cliff Barker and Kenny Rollins. A press release from the the UK Athletics office noted Jones’ numerous accomplishments and championships, including four SEC regular-season and tournament championships, two NCAA... Read more 

"Wildcat Forever: The John Stewart Story"

07/27/2014 08:00 AM

Indianapolis high school basketball star John Stewart was committed to the University of Kentucky and on his way to a state championship when he suddenly collapsed during the regional championship game of the Indiana high school playoffs. “Wildcat Forever: The John Stewart Story” tells the story of John’s life, the lives he impacted and how his death has inspired those who loved him to save children’s lives in his memory. Enjoy the full documentary below.  Read more 

Mark Stoops delivers his UK football "state of the program" address

07/25/2014 08:00 PM

As several hundred UK fans packed the dining hall at Galt House East in Louisville, Mark Stoops took the podium to address the state of the UK football program. Coming off a 2-10 season, many outside BBN might not expect a ton of positive energy, but that’s the exact opposite from the vibes that surround Kentucky football. Recruiting is at an all-time high, fans are confident about seeing improvements on the field and Coach Stoops is right there with them.  Read more 

UK football coaches host Q&A with BBN

07/25/2014 05:05 PM

Nearly 700 UK fans packed the house for the Greater Louisville UK Alumni Luncheon Friday to meet with football head coach Mark Stoops, along with a number of others associated with the program. After giving his “state of the program” address, Stoops joined offensive coordinator Neal Brown and defensive coordinator D.J. Eliot for a Q&A with Big Blue Nation.  Read more 

Here's where you can watch the Big Blue Bahamas tour

07/25/2014 10:30 AM

Following Time Warner Cable’s announcement this week that the cable company had reached an agreement with the SEC Network to carry the channel, Cats fans immediately wanted to know if the August 14 launch date would be too late to catch broadcasts of the Big Blue Bahamas tour, which begins on August 10. According to an SEC Network spokesperson, the first three games of the tour will broadcast at 1:00 p.m. Eastern on ESPNU. Games on August 15-17 will air... Read more 

Time Warner Cable announces agreement to carry SEC Network

07/24/2014 04:57 PM

Time Warner Cable announced this afternoon that the cable company has reached an agreement with ESPN and Bright House Networks to carry the SEC Network when the channel launches on August 14. “We know we have customers who want the SEC-ESPN Network, and are pleased to bring it to them,” said Andrew Rosenberg, Senior Vice President of Content Acquisition for Time Warner Cable. “This deal will help ensure that fans and alumni of SEC universities won’t miss any important... Read more 

Boogie ends the 2010 vs 2012 debate

07/17/2014 03:01 PM

On his podcast, Grantland’s Bill Simmons sat down with DeMarcus Cousins to discuss everything from his time at Kentucky to his rise up the ranks in the NBA. It only took Big Cuz a few minutes to start warming up, and after revealing his enmity toward Chris Paul, the Sacramento Kings star center put to rest any debate on who would win between the 2010 Kentucky team and the 2012 National Champs. The 2010 elite-eight team didn’t win it all... Read more 

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