Big Blue Nation

UK BASKETBALL | Early Break Down Of UK vs. UCLA Match-Up

12/22/2017 09:56 AM

With Virginia Tech in the rear-view mirror, next for the Big Blue Nation is a trip to the Big Easy for a game against UCLA at the Smoothie King Center in New Orleans, home of the NBA’s Pelicans. The Cats (9-1) have been pouring on the points as of late, averaging 92 points per game in their last five, but the Bruins (8-3) don’t mind running either; they’re averaging 83 points per game on the season and have broken the 100-point... Read more 

UK FOOTBALL | Breaking Down 2018 Signees

12/22/2017 09:27 AM

In the first year of an early signing period for college football, the Kentucky Football staff signed 20 recruits to their 2018 class. The early signing period runs from Dec. 20-22, 2017. National Signing Day for college football is the first Wednesday in February, which falls on Feb. 7, 2018. Justin Rowland of Cats Illustrated and Rivals joined KSTV to discuss the 2018 class thus far: A full breakdown of the 20 signees can be found here . Read more 

UK Campus Staple Kennedy's Wildcat Den To Close Down

12/21/2017 06:36 PM

Since 1950 Kennedy’s Wildcat Den has been a mainstay on Kentucky’s campus. The place that has serviced generations of Kentucky students is closing its doors. KSTV’s Bradley McKee gives us a look at the final days of the classic UK fixture:  Read more 

UK FOOTBALL | Cats Land Two Tight End Signees

12/20/2017 09:00 PM

During the early college football signing day period, Kentucky Football landed 20 signees. Among them, two tight ends. Keaton Upshaw is a three-star tight end from Lima, Ohio. The 6’7”, 225 pound senior ranks no. 32 for all the 2018 tight ends and 29th of all the players in the state of Ohio according to 24/7 sports. He chose UK over Louisville, Purdue, Pitt, West Virginia and others. Another tight end singing to the Cats: three-star Brendan Bates. Bates is a six-five 230... Read more 

The Fast & The Furious | Cats outscore Hokies 93-86

12/16/2017 07:39 PM

It was expected to be a high-scoring game as Virginia Tech came in to Rupp Arena with the nation’s highest scoring offense to face a UK team that likes to get up and down the court and it did not disappoint. The Kentucky defense could do very little in the first half to deter the Hokies as Virginia Tech shot 62% in the first half, including 7-12 from beyond the arc, as VT took a 46-41 lead into the break. Many times... Read more 

UK BASKETBALL | Big Blue Shines In The Big Apple

12/09/2017 06:36 PM

The #7/8 Kentucky Wildcats men’s basketball team (8-1) defeated the Monmouth Hawks (3-7) Saturday 93-76. The two met for the first time in program history in the Citi Hoops Classic in Madison Square Garden in New York City in front of a crowd of over 10,000. Under Head Coach John Calipari, the Cats are 7-1 in New York City and 4-0 in Madison Square Garden. Kentucky went with a starting line-up of Quade Green, Hamidou Diallo, P.J. Washington, Kevin Knox... Read more 

UK FOOTBALL | Stoops Tries To Land Recruits, How SEC Coaching Changes Can Help

12/05/2017 04:47 PM

As the SEC coaching carousel continues to spin, Mark Stoops mentioned in his Tuesday press conference that it could be beneficial to Kentucky on the recruiting front. Cats Illustrated’s T.J. Walker joined KSTV to discuss some recruits Kentucky has their eye on and that coaching changes have impacted in some way: Bradley McKee and Mark Krebs discuss how Stoops and his staff need to capitalize on the off-season chaos:  Read more 

UK Football | Courtney Love wins 2017 Wuerffel Trophy

12/05/2017 09:56 AM

University of Kentucky senior linebacker Courtney Love has been named the winner of the 2017 Wuerffel Trophy. The award honors college football players who best combine exemplary community service with athletic and academic achievement. Love leads the team in community service hours. He currently volunteers at Amachi Central Kentucky, a mentoring program that pairs adults with children and youth who have one or both parents in state or federal prison or are affected by incarceration in some way. Love has also served... Read more 

UK WOMEN'S BASKETBALL | UK returns to Memorial with a victory

12/03/2017 05:59 PM

The University of Kentucky women’s basketball team bounced back from a tough loss to #9 Baylor on Wednesday. UK defeated Tennessee Tech 82-54 on Sunday afternoon. The Wildcats shot 75 percent in the first quarter to take a 22-13 and continued shooting well to stretch their lead to 25 points by half. Guard Maci Morris led UK in scoring with 16 points in 17 minutes and Forward Tatyana Wyatt added 12 points. Kentucky returns to action on Tuesday to face Evansville in... Read more 

UK on eBay: Beisner vs. McKee edition

11/26/2017 09:38 AM

The “UK on eBay” game returned this week and, in celebration of the family feuds that always come with Thanksgiving, the Beisner boys made their KSTV debut to take on Bradley McKee.  Read more 

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