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James Young Might Take Official Visit to Big Blue Madness


The list of recruits attending Big Blue Madness by the day and James Young might be added to that list in the near future. James Young enjoyed his weekend visit to Kentucky and is considering taking an official visit there Oct. 12 for Big Blue Madness. “That is the date that we’re looking at,” Sean Mahone, Young’s Godfather, told SNY.tv ...

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The Towles Era Begins, Whether We Like It or Not


With today’s announcement that starting QB Maxwell Smith will be out indefinitely with a serious ankle injury, UK Coach Joker Phillips announced that the team would utilize a platoon of freshmen Jalen Whitlow and Patrick Towles under center for this weekend’s matchup with Mississippi State. Earlier in the season, I thought that Patrick Towles had no real reason to play ...

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Joker Phillips says Patrick Towles will Play


Joker Phillips announced at his weekly press lucheon today that Maxwell Smith is out indefinitely and the Wildcats will have a two headed monster at quarterback. It will be a freshman monster as Jalen Whitlow, who played last game vs. South Carolina, and Patrick Towles will also see time behind center. Kentucky fans have been dying to see the Mr. ...

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JaQuan Lyle and Cliff Alexander attending Big Blue Madness


A late night twitter conversation between two 2014 recruits confirmed both of them for Big Blue Madness. Kentucky 2014 basketball recruits JaQuan Lyle and Cliff Alexander(pictured above) will both attend John Calipari’s first practice on October 12th. Big Blue Madness will be loaded with talent on and off the court with current and possible future Wildcats as 24,000 crazy Kentucky ...

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Kentucky Clear Frontrunner for James Young


James Young had an unofficial visit this weekend and it sounds like it went really well. James Young visit to Kentucky went very well. No commitment yet, but Kentucky has some serious momentum and clear frontrunner. — Jerry Meyer (@jerrymeyer247) October 1, 2012 Reportedly James Young will most likely wait until the Spring to announce his decision, but it sounds ...

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Darren Dowdell Commits to Kentucky


It is being reported that Darren Dowdell, a 6’4″ 224lb tight end from Grady High School in Atlanta, has committed to Kentucky after tonight’s South Carolina game. According to @performelite Atlanta (Ga.) Grady TE Darren Dowdell (@ddouble_81) has committed to Kentucky. — Chris Fisher (@ChrisFisher247) September 30, 2012 Rivals and ESPN does not have Dowdell ranked, but Scout and 24/7 ...

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A Tale of Two Halves as Kentucky Falls to South Carolina


Kentucky’s first half was magical as they stormed out to a 17-7 lead on the #6 ranked South Carolina Gamecocks in front of 49,810 at Commonwealth Stadium. Jalen Whitlow, who replaced an injured Maxwell Smith early on, was the offensive leader as the Wildcats smelled upset to foil Steve Spurrier’s undefeated season. Then reality set in at the end of ...

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Where to Watch South Carolina at Kentucky Football


The Kentucky Wildcats(1-3) play the No. 6 South Carolina Gamecocks at Commonwealth Stadium at 7pm on ESPN2. The announcers for tonight’s game are Mike Patrick and Ed Cunningham. The sideline reporter is Jeannine Edwards. South Carolina is a 21 point favorite. You can also watch the game online at FirstRowSports.eu. Here is what to watch in today’s contest: Kentucky and ...

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John Calipari Visits Jay Z and Irv Gotti at Barclays Center


John Calipari is somewhere different every day seems like and last night he was in Brooklyn for the opening of the Barclays Center. Had a chance to visit backstage w/ Jay-Z & my good friend Irv Gotti tonight. instagr.am/p/QJQX0ljSMA/ — John Calipari (@UKCoachCalipari) September 29, 2012 I wonder if Julius Randle saw this tweet, since he said Jay Z was ...

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West, Douglas Kentucky Football Captains for Saturday


LEXINGTON, Ky. – University of Kentucky football head coach Joker Phillips has announced that redshirt freshman offensive lineman Zach West and sophomore defensive lineman Mike Douglas(pictured above) have been named game captains for Kentucky’s Southeastern Conference home opener on Saturday against No. 6 South Carolina at 7 p.m. ET. Game captains are usually chosen on the basis of performance in ...

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Joker Phillips Still the Kentucky Football Coach


Internet rumors were rampant today as the talk was Joker Phillips had apparently resigned. I don’t know how everything transpired because I have been running errands, but I believe the rumor was Mitch Barnhart supposedly spoke to Joker Phillips and told him he was going to be fired and Joker said forget that, he was going to quit. Well, a ...

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John Wall Out 6-8 Weeks due to Knee Injury

Washington Wizards hold a workout for University of Kentucky G John Wall

Everyone was looking forward to a breakout season for him and the young Washington Wizards, but that isn’t getting off to a good start. The Washington Wizards have released news that John Wall will be out 6-8 weeks due to a stress injury to his left patella. Here is the press release: WASHINGTON, D.C. – Wizards President Ernie Grunfeld announced ...

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Kentucky Basketball Releases Additional TV Info


LEXINGTON, Ky. – The University of Kentucky men’s basketball program has released additional televised non-conference games for the 2012-13 season, including the annual Blue-White scrimmage and both exhibition games. CBS Sports will televise five games, adding the Baylor (Dec. 1) and Louisville (Dec. 29) games to the three UK conference games announced earlier. The ESPN family of networks will broadcast ...

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Anthony Davis Working to get Stronger


Anthony Davis had an unbelievable summer winning a gold medal playing for the United States Olympic Team and gained a wealth of knowledge playing with the best players in the world. Davis is taking any of that for granted and knows he still has a long way to go, especially since he has never played a minute in a NBA ...

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James Young Not Expected to Commit During Kentucky Visit


As you should know by now, James Young will be in Lexington this weekend for an unofficial visit. Young’s Godfather, Sean Mahome, told Adam Zagoria that he doesn’t expect 6’5″ shooting guard to commit during the visit to Lexington this weekend. “We haven’t taken any visits whatsoever,” Mahone said. “Over the past week and a half we’ve had an opportunity ...

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Dick Vitale wants Kyle Wiltjer to Step Up


Dick Vitale of ESPN.com has named five players he thinks needs to step up this season for their teams and Kentucky sophomore Kyle Wiltjer is on that list. Kyle is the only returning player that saw any minutes at all and Vitale expects big things from the 6’10” forward from Portland, Oregon. At Kentucky, experience is at a premium. John ...

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John Calipari Comments on Winning Wooden Award


WASHINGTON, D.C. – Kentucky head coach John Calipari will be the recipient of the inaugural Nell and John Wooden Coach of the Year Leadership award Thursday evening during a reception held at the Capital Hilton Hotel in Washington, D.C. “You think about it, just being thrown in a situation where Coach Wooden’s daughter gives me an award, are you kidding ...

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Maxwell Smith Ready to Go Saturday vs. No. 6 South Carolina


LEXINGTON, Ky. – University of Kentucky football head coach Joker Phillips said after practice Thursday that sophomore starting quarterback Maxwell Smith threw in practice and will be ready to play Saturday against No. 6 South Carolina. Kickoff for the game is set for 7 p.m. ET at Commonwealth Stadium and can be seen on ESPN2. Smith, who did not play ...

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Coaches Constantly Hating on Kentucky as Recruiting Pitch


Coach John Calipari has often spoke of coaches who talk negatively about other schools and try to recruit against other schools, rather recruit the player. SI.com’s Jason Jordan has spoke to several top recruits and got examples of how college coaches have recruited against other schools by talking negatively about them. These examples are from Kentucky’s Nerlens Noel and recruit ...

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John Calipari to be presented Wooden Coach of the Year Award


Coach John Calipari’s list of honors will grow tonight as he will be presented the Nell and John Wooden Coach of the Year Leadership Award. The inaugural ceremony will take place in the Capital Hilton in Washington DC tonight at 6pm and is presented by the Sports America Charitable Foundation. Here is the press release for the event: John Wooden ...

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