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Remember, It’s Only August

I admit it.  I had very modest expectations coming in to the Big Blue Bahamas Tour.  I was fully aware this was the first time the team would be playing together.  I realized it was only August, so practice in earnest really hasn’t even begun.   The competition, while respectable, wasn’t the toughest we could […]


Big Blue Bahamas Tour Begins

The long-awaited debut of the 2014-15 Kentucky Wildcats finally arrived as UK took on Puerto Rico in the first of six games to be played in the Bahamas.  I had been so anxious to get my first look at this exceptionally talented team,  I was able to (mostly) overlook those hideous uniforms.   While I […]

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Replacing a Legend

Most of the college basketball programs known for their rich traditions have all faced at one time or another the challenge of having to replace a legendary coach.   UCLA is a prime example, having to replace  John Wooden who coached the Bruins to 10 National Titles.  Nearly 40 years after his retirement, the Bruins […]

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My Life as a UK Fan

This is the 4th installment of my series “My Life as a UK Fan” Becoming a fan of a sports program is fairly easy.  Perhaps your family raised you to be a fan of a particular team, or maybe it was a team’s performance over a season or series of seasons that captured your attention. […]

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My Life as a UK Fan

This is the third installment in a series of my life as a Kentucky Wildcats fan.  The first part of my coaching memories can be viewed here. The spring of 1997 was an exciting time for Wildcat fans.  Kentucky Basketball was officially “back” as evidenced by two straight appearances in the Championship game.  Falling just […]

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My Life as a UK Fan

This is the second installment in a series of my life as a Kentucky Wildcats fan.  You can see  How it Began here. When you think about the upper echelon of college basketball programs, i.e. those with at least 4 National Championships, quite often you associate a single coach with that school.  UCLA had John Wooden, […]


Kentucky Named 2nd Most Hated Fan Base In All Of Sports

In life, people won’t like you. A major reason is usually jealousy of success. Kentucky is hated. We’re all aware of that — but not only is Kentucky hated, you are hated. Yes, that’s right. Profascinate, (a site that I’ve came to enjoy), has ranked Kentucky basketball second on their “Most Hated Fan Bases in […]

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My Life as a UK Fan

This is the first article in a series of my life as a UK fan. There are several things in my life that have been a constant over the years:  my love for God, my love for my family and my love for my Kentucky Wildcats.   To try and pinpoint when any of these […]


Javess Blue Ranked 86th Best Player In SEC

Kentucky wide receiver Javess Blue was ranked as the 86th best player in the SEC, according to Saturday Down South. Javess was the highly-touted JUCO receiver who joined Mark Stoops last season. SDS had a few words about Javess: Another immediate impact JUCO standout signed by Kentucky, the Florida-born speedster made his presence felt on […]


Coach Cal With No Intention Of Going To NBA

I know you’ve heard it a million times, but Coach Cal shot down some more NBA rumors yesterday. On ESPNU’s College Basketball podcast, he and Kansas’ Bill Self talked with Andy Katz and Seth Greenberg. Cal made it short, sweet, and simple. “I’m really, really excited what we’ve got going at Kentucky” Why wouldn’t he […]


Kentucky Heading To The Bahamas, Without Cauley-Stein

Atlantis here we come. John Calipari announced yesterday that his squad will be taking their summer trip to the Bahamas. He didn’t disclose the official dates, but it will be in mid-August. Coach Cal said the following on ESPNU’s College Basketball podcast. “We’ll have 10 days of practice and playing national teams that can beat […]

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Basketball Season – So Far Away

Is there any time that moves more slowly than the days following the end of the NCAA Tournament up to the day Big Blue Madness begins?  Oh sure, there are lots of great discussions to be had as fans speculate on the upcoming season, but the off season is a challenging time for the Big […]