UK Softball Headed to WCWS

It’s not football or basketball season.  It’s not time for the cheerleading national championships.  It’s not even NBA Draft day or National Signing day for college football players.  And yet, despite all this, the University of Kentucky Athletics Department in the form of the Women’s Softball team is making history.  For the first time ever, […]

A Roll of the Dice

November 3, 2012, Commonwealth Stadium was a depressing place to be.  Where only 3 short years before, the Wildcats were preparing for yet another bowl game, this SEC match up with Vanderbilt showed how very far the Cats had fallen.   While not yet among the elite of the SEC, the Rich Brooks era did […]

Why You Should Attend the Spring Game

After having had a couple of weeks to deal with our college basketball withdrawals, we are now ready for the annual Spring Game at Commonwealth Stadium on Saturday.   This Blue/White Scrimmage gives fans a chance to see the new team in action as well as renew tailgating friendships prior to kick-off.   As of […]

Willie Cauley-Stein Returning To Kentucky

Per his Twitter, Willie Cauley-Stein will be returning for his junior season. I’ll admittedly say that I didn’t see this coming. I thought it was certainly possible, but various trustworthy folks claimed it was still “up in the air.” Cauley-Stein returning means Kentucky will have tremendous depth in the inside. And if the Harrison twins […]

The Story Ends Tonight

Photo Credit: (Matthew Emmons/USA TODAY Sports)  “It’s going to be a great story.”  When Aaron Harrison uttered those words during the post-game interviews following the loss at South Carolina, many thought it nothing more than bravado, perhaps even delusional.  After all, this was what was arguably the low point of UK’s season.  This was March […]

New Slogan, New Perception?

Photo Credit: (AP Photo/David J Phillip) After a couple of days of teasing the media and the Big Blue Nation about a new slogan, Coach John Calipari unveiled his choice at the press conference Friday from the NCAA Final Four site.  Cal has not been shy about voicing his displeasure with the negative connotations surrounding […]

2014 Final Four: A Reflection

Dallas, North Texas, Arlington. I’m honestly confused about where in the hell this event is taking place at. Either way, I’m happy that we’ve made it this far. Jerry’s world should be rocking tonight starting at 5:09 EST with the Florida-Connecticut tip-off. I’m ready for “One Shining Moment” with Kentucky being the headliner. To begin […]

Behind Enemy Lines: A View From Wisconsin’s Perspective

We had the opportunity to do a Q&A with the folks at Madtown Badgers, Bloguin’s very own Wisconsin Badgers site. Here’s their view of the upcoming UK-Wisconsin match-up.  Click here for our view. BBD: Tell us about the Wisconsin fan base. What are you guys like? What is the buzz around Wisconsin making the Final […]

Big Blue Giveaway: Spring Game Tickets

Photo Credit: (Andy Lyons/Getty Images)   A new era of Kentucky football has came upon us. Mark Stoops and staff have done an unbelievable job on the recruiting trail, so why not go out and support the team during the blue-white Spring Game? We’re doing a giveaway of two Spring Game tickets. Here’s all of […]

Final Four Thoughts Through Big Blue Shades

Photo credit: USA-Today/Bob Donnan Is there anything sweeter than Final Four week when Kentucky is one of the four and you’re a part of the BBN? Here are a few of my observations from behind my Big Blue shades: The difference between Louisville making the Final Four and Kentucky making it can be seen clearly […]

Big Blue Dream Come True?

Photo Credit: (Darrell Bird/CatsPause) Each October, things change in Kentucky. The leaves on the trees change from green to red, orange and gold. The air is a bit crisper, the temperatures a little cooler and the smell of autumn permeates everything. But the real change in Kentucky is the buzz created by the arrival of […]