Bring it On

So here we are. Big Blue Nation is once again gearing up for March Madness. It’s one..

Sports: Future So Bright

It’s no secret that our state “lives and dies” with the University of Kentucky basketball team. The..

Are We Satisfied Yet?

I give Mark Stoops and his UK coaching staff all of the credit. Their ability to recruit..

Hello, They Really Must Be Going

Kentucky basketball, as we all know, is steeped in tradition. National championships, All-America players, more victories than..

Stephen Johnsons Legacy

I wonder how history will remember Stephen Johnson.  I wonder what the legacy will be for this..

Honoring the SEC's First Black Players

Whether Kentucky wins its way to the Southeastern Conference football championship game in Atlanta, three Wildcats will..

The Comeback Fan

It’s been said too many times: the life of a UK football fan is a hard life. No..

Does Stoops Have The Winning Ticket?

If you’re like me, every now and then, you take a stab at cementing your financial future..

Sports: Understanding Cal

I love the UK fanbase. Big Blue Nation is the best! We are loud, and we are..

The Rules of Fandom and Other Lessons I Will Teach My Son

You read that right, devoted readers.  At the ripe young age of 40, I somehow managed to..

Sports: Bring on March Madness

If you are a basketball fan, there is no better time of the year than March. The..

100th Anniversary Celebration of Man o’ War

The life and legacy of one of America’s original sporting heroes, the legendary Man o’ War, will..

Sports: Where Did SEC Basketball Go?

As the basketball Wildcats set their headlights on the NCAA Tournament and prepare to mash the gas..

Sports: Keeping the BBN Entertained

Kentucky is one of the few places in America where the entire psyche of our state can..

Legends’ National Anthem Tryouts Set for Feb. 18-19

      (WHITAKER BANK BALLPARK, Lexington, Ky.)   It’s time for talented singers and musicians to step..

Time to Order a Banner?

So, Big Blue Nation, what do you think of Coach Cal’s latest creation? Not too bad, are..

Sports: The Greatest?

As 2016 came to a close, it found John Calipari readying his team for Southeastern Conference play..

Sports: An Admission and an Apology

On September 3, 2016, some idiot took to Facebook and posted the following rant: “Not really caring about..

Sports: What's the Deal with the BBN?

We all know that there are very few fan bases across the country that love their team..

2017 Bluegrass Sports Awards Winners Announced

The Bluegrass Sports Commission (BSC) is proud to announce Don Lane, Larry Collmus, Kenneth Ramsey, Sarah Ramsey,..

Cal's New Book

“I’m asked all the time, ‘How in the world are you pulling this off? How in the..

The Calipari Foundation

If you were tasked with providing a succinct job description for the position Head Coach, Men’s Basketball,..

Coming Out of His Platoon

It was media day, 2014 and reporters closed in on Derek Willis.  He was a new sophomore..

We're Going Bowling

It’s time to go bowling!  Hallelujah!  Doesn’t it seem like it’s been 20 years since the UK football..

BBN: Which Kentucky Fan are YOU?

The purpose of this test is to ascertain which type of screaming, raving, Big Blue Nation lunatic..

Top 10 UK football plays of the last 20 years

This season marks my 20-year anniversary of covering UK football. As UK football fans know, we’ve seen..

Beware of Briscoe

He arrived last year with the reputation of a guy who could stuff a stat line as..

Honoring Those that Bridged the Gap

Wilbur Hackett knew what to expect. When he signed on to play football at the University of Kentucky..

Familiar Faces

So…the UK football season didn’t start out the way we all wanted. It seems to be a..

Welcome Back, Moe!

As you watch the UK running backs shuttle in and out of the games this season, you..

Will This Be the Year?

The life of a UK football fan is hard to explain. I compare it to being a..

M.I.P’s: Most Important Players

Stoops Troops Version 4.0 rolls off the assembly line in early September. After consecutive disappointing 5-7 seasons,..

Toyota Bluegrass Miracle League to host 10th anniversary

As the Rotary Club of Lexington was brainstorming a centennial project ten years ago, club member Kevin..

UK Football at a Critical Juncture

I love UK football. I love it more than apple pie, “Game of Thrones”, Louisville stripper scandals,..

Colt of the Month: Kenny Rice

His is a story of a Kentucky boy made good. Growing up in the small town of..

Get Down On It

To get a good picture – a real, real good one – of the Kentucky football Wildcats..

Next Year is Now

Now that the University of Kentucky spring football season has been “put to bed”, the questions begin:..

Keeneland Hosts Kentucky Oaks and Derby Celebration

Keeneland will host the world’s largest Kentucky Derby celebration for the May 7 Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands..

Jung Wins Second Consecutive Rolex Kentucky Three-Day Event

Michael Jung of Germany became the second rider to win the Rolex Kentucky Three-Day Event, presented by Land..

Olympic and World Champions Head Entry List for 2016 Rolex

Defending champion and Olympic gold medalist Michael Jung of Germany heads an impressive list of entries for..

Best Starting 5 Ever

Now that the UK basketball season has been put to bed, and we all immediately begin to..

Looking back, Looking Forward

It sure wasn’t supposed to end this way, was it, Big Blue Nation? A few weeks later,..

Deja Blue

A Kentucky team that spent much of the regular season trying to find itself, struggling to win..

10 Things You May Not Know About the Rolex Three-Day Event

The Rolex Kentucky Three-Day Event happens every April in Lexington, and in 2015 brought more than 75,000..

Poythress to Throw First Pitch Opening Night

Former University of Kentucky basketball star Alex Poythress will throw a ceremonial first pitch at the Lexington..

Top 20 Most Memorable Moments

Everyone loves March Madness.   You don't even have to be a basketball fan to enjoy the..

All-time Greats in UK Men's Basketball History

Sifting through names of great players in UK men’s basketball history can take some time. There are..

It's Time for the Stretch Run

Buckle up, Big Blue Nation.  Make sure your seat belts are fastened and your seat is locked..

Legends will hold Job Fair Saturday, February 20

The Lexington Legends will hold a Job Fair Saturday, February 20 from 9 a.m. to noon at Whitaker Bank Ballpark.    ..

Why I'm Not Worried And You Shouldn't Be Either

Relax, Big Blue Nation. Take a deep breath. Step away from the ledge. Stop staring at your..

Legends’ season to include fireworks shows, theme nights

Lexington Legends fans can look forward to plenty of fireworks and fun at Whitaker Bank Ballpark in..

Ramirez returns as Legends manager for 2016

Omar Ramirez will return for a second year as manager of the Lexington Legends.  Bench coach Glenn..

Tide, Rolled

My, my, my...what a difference a game can make. After the Bayou beat down at the paws..

A Look Back at 2015

Happy New Year, Big Blue Nation!  Here’s hoping you chugged a bottle of bad champagne, you didn’t make..