Feb 02

Super Bowl: 5 Things

Denver Broncos safety David Bruton catches a pass during practice Thursday, Jan. 30, 2014, in Florham Park, N.J. The Broncos are scheduled to play the Seattle Seahawks in the NFL Super Bowl XLVIII football game today in East Rutherford, N.J. Bruton’s family reside in Winchester, where Bruton was born in 1987. (AP Photo)NEW YORK (AP) — It’s time. Finally.
After a week of interviews, practices and plenty of hype, the Denver Broncos and Seattle Seahawks are ready to kick off the Super Bowl in a matchup that makes even the most casual football fans drool.
It’s [...] Continue Reading…

Feb 01

Leftovers from Kentucky’s recovery at Missouri

Kentucky hasn’t had much success on the road this season.
Prior to Saturday’s 84-79 triumph at Missouri, the Wildcats (16-5, 6-2 Southeastern Conference) had lost three of their five games (North Carolina, Arkansas and LSU) on an opponents’ home court, while the other two setbacks (Baylor and Michigan State) came on a neutral site.
Kentucky didn’t completely overcome its road woes in Columbia, but rebounded from the loss to LSU, which is the most important thing.
“We talked to them about passion and intensity,” Kentucky coach John Calipari said. “I love the fight from this team. I love the emotion and enthusiasm [...] Continue Reading…

Jan 29

Tech corner: Verizon amps up for Super Bowl

Whether it’s the exact moment of kickoff, or when Bruno Mars takes the stage at half-time or perhaps a Tom or Peyton game-winning touchdown, thousands of Super Bowl fans inside MetLife Stadium will capture the moment on their smart phones.

To ensure the thousands of fans and customers attending the game will have the best possible wireless experience, Verizon has been making network enhancements at MetLife Stadium for more than 18 months, and now has more than 550 antennas hidden in boxes that are scattered throughout the stadium.

Some of Verizon’s network enhancements include:

1.Antennas in tall structures (pylons) [...] Continue Reading…

Jan 28

Calipari: ‘Game on’

Kentucky arrived in Baton Rouge earlier today for its game against LSU scheduled for Tuesday at 9 p.m.
Although the weather forecast features snow and ice and everything in between, Kentucky coach John Calipari thinks the game will be leaving rather than making a determination on the contest.
“The issue will be getting out of there, not getting down there,” the Kentucky coach said Monday before the team left for Baton Rouge.

Getting it together: Caliapri likes the way his team is playing going into the Southeastern Conference encounter against the Tigers, and when asked if he’s beginning to figure the Cats [...] Continue Reading…

Jan 27

Breaking down the AP Top 25, Jan. 27, 2014

Breaking down this week’s Associated Press college basketball poll:
LONGHORN LEAP: Texas moved into the poll for the first time since 2010-11, a season in which the Longhorns were in the final 17 polls and reached as high as No. 3.
The current move that has them at No. 25 is one for the school record books.
Texas will play its fourth consecutive game against an AP Top 25 opponent when it hosts No. 8 Kansas this Saturday. This is the first time in program history that the Longhorns have played four straight games against AP Top 25 opponents. Texas has beaten [...] Continue Reading…

Jan 25

Willie Cauley-Stein back to form

Willie Cauley-Stein had been in a three-game slump prior to Kentucky’s 79-54 win over Georgia Saturday at Rupp Arena. Cauley-Stein scored eight points, blocked six shots and had six steals in the game.
Here’s what they said following Cauley-Stein’s performance.

Willie Cauley-Stein: “I just got back to the roots of the game and just flying around contesting shots and running the floor.”

John Calipari: “He was unbelievable in practice, and he was in a totally different frame of mind, and he performed. Now, he was a little shaky at times out there, but he’s just now coming back from that other stuff, [...] Continue Reading…

Jan 22

O’Neill giving UK women spark off the bench

LEXINGTON (AP) — Jennifer O’Neill is making the most of opportunities coming off the bench for ninth-ranked Kentucky.
The 5-foot-6 junior point guard enters Thursday night’s Southeastern Conference game against Alabama (8-10, 1-4) leading the Wildcats (15-3, 3-2) with 12.7 points and 3.4 assists per game. Pretty good, considering O’Neill’s only start this season came nearly two weeks ago against Missouri.
Though O’Neill’s school-record 43-point performance keyed Kentucky’s 133-130, four-overtime win over No. 12 Baylor last month, her late defensive stop preserved Sunday’s 73-71 victory by preventing Auburn from attempting a potential game-tying shot.
O’Neill’s team-high 16 points in that game also [...] Continue Reading…

Jan 22

Delk part of 2014 SEC Legends Class

Former Kentucky All-America selection Tony Delk has been tabbed as Kentucky’s Southeastern Conference Basketball Legend and will be honored at this year’s SEC Tournament being held in Atlanta, Ga.

A three-time All-SEC selection during his four years at Kentucky, Delk was also named the 1996 Final Four Most Outstanding Player, leading UK to its sixth national championship. He was selected consensus first-team All-America in the 1996 season.

Delk finished his career with 1,890 points, fourth most in school history at the time. Voted the 1996 SEC Player of the Year, Delk was selected 16th overall in the 1996 NBA [...] Continue Reading…

Jan 20

Aaron Harrison proud of twin

Some notes from today’s media opportunity prior to Kentucky’s game against Texas A&M Tuesday night at Rupp Arena.

* Kentucky guard Aaron Harrison was proud of his brother Andrew’s performance in Kentucky’s 74-66 win over Kentucky last Saturday at Rupp Arena. Aaron said Monday it could signify the beginning of great things for his twin.
“He hasn’t been playing as well as he could the whole season, but this was his breakout game.”
Aaron added the Wildcats are starting to have more fun as the season progresses.
“I guess we’re starting to have more fun and we’re just learning how playing hard together [...] Continue Reading…

Jan 20

Breaking down the AP Top 25: Jan. 20, 2014

Breaking down this week’s Associated Press college basketball poll:

KANSAS’ STREAK: Kansas has won four straight games since losing to San Diego State. The last three have been over ranked teams — No. 25 Kansas State, No. 8 Iowa State, No. 9 Oklahoma State — and the Jayhawks have a chance to make it four Top 25 opponents in a row when they face No. 24 Baylor on Monday night.
Kansas has the most wins over ranked teams this season with an early-season victory over then-No. 4 Duke in November.
Six schools have three wins over ranked teams: Iowa State, Kansas State, [...] Continue Reading…

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