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Madness bridges previous Cats with new Cats

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Big Blue Madness was an introduction to the new players and a reminder that last year’s team is, in fact, gone. Memories of the 35-3 team were seemingly everywhere. The introduction video mixed highlights from the 2009-10 edition of the Cats with video of this year’s players. The five first-round draft picks from last year […]

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Big Blue Madness live chat

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Big Blue Madness

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Former UK player Darnell Dodson arrested

Darnell Dodson was arrested for misconduct, according to the Fayette County Detention Center website. Dodson was arrested at Pine St. and Jersey. Details are on the detention center website: here Dodson, who played last year for the UK men’s basketball team, has not been on the roster at any time during this year. At Media […]

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The Unveiling: Freshmen uncertain of what to expect

Big Blue Madness is familiar to the players – from a spectator’s perspective. Players understand the premise of the event plenty well. But actually being the show is going to be a departure from anything they’ve ever experienced. For the freshmen, uncertainty about what to expect seemed to be the only thing they seemed certain […]

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UK table tennis swinging up in numbers

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By T.J. Walker sports@kykernel.com The UK club table tennis team is entering its fifth year of competition and every year the team bounces higher in popularity. Senior Eric Rogier has always had a passion for table tennis and in January 2005, with the help of a couple of friends, he founded the UK table tennis […]

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Ex Texts Me Every Few Days After I Left Him

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The UK men’s basketball team likes to joke. Last y Ex Texts Me Every Few Days After I Left Him ear, in fact, the tight-knit group became famous for it. The quirky antics of DeMarcus Cousins, John Wall and the rest of the young team even earned a comical pregame video on national television when […]

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Lamb says he plans to dance at Madness

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Lamb says he plans to dance at Madness

Doron Lamb knows the legend that was born a year ago when John Wall turned his fist while descending from the rafters. He’s well aware what that simple act achieved, transforming Wall into a UK icon even before the season started as the dance swept through fan base. But Lamb is bringing his own personal […]

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Big Blue Madness’ State of the Union

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Big Blue Madness’ State of the Union

The State of the Union address will now be given in October in the Bluegrass. Big Blue Madness signals the start of basketball season is merely weeks away. For UK men’s basketball head coach John Calipari, it’s an opportunity to address the constituents of the Big Blue Nation, and share his thoughts, reflections, goals and […]

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The history behind Big Blue Madness

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The history behind Big Blue Madness

By Hayes Gardner sports@kykernel.com Like the tip-off signals the start of a basketball game, the UK basketball season officially begins with Big Blue Madness. Across the nation, “madness” can be found in many college arenas in mid-October, but UK has a history of putting on a memorable show. UK typically impresses its supporters with new […]

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Women’s hoops shares center stage at Madness

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Women’s hoops shares center stage at Madness

Last March, the UK women’s basketball team quietly prepared for its own NCAA tournament run. One night after the UK men’s basketball team’s season ended, the Cats took the court in the Elite Eight, one game short of a trip to the Final Four at the Alamodome. Despite coming up short that night, the Elite […]

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