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Kentucky named top 3 earner in merchandise royalties

Kentucky named top 3 earner in merchandise royalties

In a recent list released by College Licensing Co., a division of IMG Worldwide, Kentucky has moved up to the number three spot in the list of total collegiate merchandising royalty earners. They remain behind only Texas and Alabama in annual royalties, with a total growth of 40% from 2011 to 2012. This rise in [...]

Remembering Mr. Bill Keightley

Remembering Mr. Bill Keightley

As ‘Cats fans, we are all on the edge of our seats awaiting for the big Final Four matchup with Louisville. Everyone is anxiously staring at their clocks awaiting the tip. As I am right there with you, I wanted to take a moment to reflect. Four years ago today, our beloved equipment manager Bill [...]

Who’s Your Valentine?

We all have someone we love… and it is usually a UK basketball player. There are many to choose from – Macy, Walker, Mashburn, Hayes, Patterson, Jorts… What about the coaches? Joe B., Rupp (if you’re old enough), Tubby, Cal… honestly you can’t go wrong. For me, I couldn’t get enough Tayshaun Prince. Prince is [...]

Kentucky sharp in 78-58 win over Florida

Kentucky stayed perfect Tuesday night with their 10th consecutive SEC win with a 78-58 win over Florida. Florida, a sharp shooting team that makes 10.5 three-pointers a game, got a taste of their own medicine as the Wildcats shot 9-of-15 from deep. The Wildcat defense was stellar holding Florida to 22-63 (34.9%) shooting including just [...]

Monday morning links

Alright, now that we got the Super Bowl out of the way, it’s time for all the world to focus on college basketball for the next couple of months. Needless to say, for the Big Blue Nation, it’s going to be an exciting time. The men’s basketball team is playing as well as they have [...]

Nerlens Noel will visit Kentucky

The newly reclassified Nerlens Noel told that he will make an official visit on February 17. He will also be making a visit to Providence sometime this week and then to Syracuse on February 11. Noel also told Jeff Goodman that Florida, North Carolina and Georgetown are also in the mix right now and [...]

Strait Cats morning links: 2/3

The men’s basketball team takes their show back on the road tomorrow against South Carolina as they look to protect their unblemished SEC record. The last time Kentucky went into Columbia, S.C. to face the Gamecocks, Devin Downey knocked Kentucky off their top position and gave them their first loss of the season. The Wildcats [...]

Strait Cats morning links: 2/2/12

There was a lot of news in the land of blue yesterday. The football program received some great talent on National Signing Day, John Calipari was out watching two of the best prospects in the 2012 class, and one of Calipari’s biggest targets in the 2013 class reclassified to 2012. Just your average day for [...]

Afternoon Notes: Back at 1

While no games are on tap for the night, there is still a lot of news and tidbits out there with regards to the basketball and football teams. While wrapping up a big weekend for the basketball team, John Calipari and company look forward to tomorrow’s match up with Tennessee at Rupp. Tennessee played Kentucky [...]

Davis breaks record, leads Cats to win over Arkansas

It was all Anthony Davis all night as Kentucky handled Arkansas, 86-63. Davis enjoyed a career night as he broke the Kentucky single season record for blocks in just 19 games and added a career-high 27 points. Davis came into the game needing one block to tie the record of 83 blocks previously held by Andre [...]

Strong second half propels Kentucky over Tennessee

In Kentucky’s second straight road game in the conference, the Cats found themselves in another hostile environment against a hungry SEC opponent. Saturday, Tennessee welcomed the 2-0 Wildcats into Thompson Bowling Arena eyeing an upset over the #2 team in the nation. However, Kentucky would not be denied in Knoxville as they overcame foul trouble [...]

Kentucky survives Auburn threat on road

In Kentucky’s first conference road game and their first road game since losing to Indiana, the Auburn Tigers gave the Wildcats all they could handle and more. An energized Tiger team with an infectious crowd helped keep them within points of Kentucky (16-1, 2-0) all night until a late 13-2 run helped the Cats pull [...]

What Khem Birch to UNLV means for Kentucky

What Khem Birch to UNLV means for Kentucky

Former McDonald’s All-American and Pittsburgh Panther Khem Birch has decided to transfer to UNLV. What does that have to do with Kentucky? A lot. Khem Birch, a guy who was on Calipari’s radar in the past and there was a little bit of chatter of him possibly transferring to Kentucky around the time Birch decided [...]

Jones nearly perfect in win over USC

Saturday afternoon’s 79-64 victory over South Carolina in the SEC opener marked the return of Terrence Jones. This was not Jones’ first game since returning from his dislocated finger injury, but it was his best performance since before the Indiana game. Jones hit his first eight shots that he took and seemed to be the [...]

Kentucky loss to IU keeps looking better

You never want to lose. As Herm Edwards always says, “You play… to win… the game!” Actually, he only said that a couple of times, commercials and ESPN just replay the clip ad nauseam,  but you get the point. But sometimes a loss, even if it it blemishes an undefeated record, is O.K. A loss [...]

A look at the Cats SEC slate

With the non-conference portion of this season’s schedule now complete, the Wildcats start conference play this Saturday starting with the Gamecocks of South Carolina. Kentucky heads into SEC play at 14-1 and are the heavy favorite to win the conference this year. The SEC has been strong, but has had some mixed and surprising results thus [...]

Strong second half sends Kentucky past UALR

Despite a first half scare Arkansas-Little Rock, dominant defense and potent scoring from Kentucky in the second half  gave the Wildcats more than enough to win at Freedom Hall, 73-51. Anthony Davis was a man-child and an unfair advantage for an undersized and undermanned Arkansas-Little Rock squad. Davis played one of his most complete games [...]

Monday Afternoon Notes

Happy New Year, everyone. Or as many of the Big Blue Nation are saying, Happy Blue Year. The last Kentucky basketball game of the 2011 year saw Kentucky defeat Louisville. Kentucky going out winners, and Louisville going out losers (as usual). With Saturday’s big win, Kentucky racked up the awards within the conference and received [...]

Cats hold off Cards, 69-62

It wasn’t the prettiest of wins for the Wildcats Saturday afternoon. Both teams faced a common opponent in the form of foul trouble, but Kentucky overcame and prevailed as they downed the rival Louisville Cardinals, 69-62, on New Year’s Eve. One guy who avoided the referee’s ire through the first half was Michael Kidd-Gilchrist. As [...]

Strait 8: Eight reasons Kentucky beats Louisville

It’s finally time. Cats versus Cards. Kentucky facing Louisville. Blue against red. Both teams had lofty goals heading into the 2011-12 season, and now they will face-off in one of the most anticipated games in this rivalries long-standing history on New Year’s Eve. Kentucky is coming off a handful of wins over the Lamars and [...]

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