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Photo by Roxianne Messel
Photo by Roxianne Messel
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NCAA Tournament: Wrong Color, Wrong Time…Dave Spencer’s WBKR Shirt Draws Ire

In a basketball-lovin' world, we are all deeply entrenched in March Madness mania--so much so, that I immediately knew what was about to happen the minute I walked up the sidewalk this morning.

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L-R Townsquare Media EVV/OW Director of Sales--and avid IU fan--Angie Ross, WBKR General Sales Manager--and avid UK fan--Traci Davis (Photo by Dave Spencer)
L-R Townsquare Media EVV/OW Director of Sales--and avid IU fan--Angie Ross, WBKR General Sales Manager--and avid UK fan--Traci Davis (Photo by Dave Spencer)
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NCAA Tournament: Wacky First Weekend Sets Up Monster Rematch

It was a week ago tonight that I said, on Facebook, "If these first two games are any indication, we're in for a pretty nice tournament." I was referring to the huge comeback wins for Western Kentucky and BYU in last Tuesday's play-in games. Sure enough, the opening weekend was full of upsets. And the coming weekend will feature one doozy of a rematch.

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MegRobertsonNY, Flickr.com
MegRobertsonNY, Flickr.com
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UK Basketball Is as Polarizing as It Is Beloved

I hesitated to write this for fear of being removed from Christmas card lists. But a phenomenon surrounding University of Kentucky basketball has been far too fascinating for far too long to ignore any longer.

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Andy Lyons/Getty Images
Andy Lyons/Getty Images
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NCAA Tournament: ‘Cats, Cards Advance…Scratch a Seven-Year Itch [VIDEO]

Half of the NCAA Tournament's Sweet 16 is set. And the Bluegrass State will claim one-eighth of it. Kentucky and Louisville both won on Saturday evening and will head to the regionals, marking the first time in seven years the 'Cats and the Cards have made a joint appearance in the Round of 16.

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ukathletics.com, suathletics.com, tarheelblue.com, msuspartans.com
ukathletics.com, suathletics.com, tarheelblue.com, msuspartans.com
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NCAA Tournament Bracket: Overall #1 Seed Kentucky’s Region Awash With Storylines

The 2012 NCAA Tournament Bracket has been released. The #1 seeds are Kentucky in the South, Syracuse in the East, North Carolina in the Midwest, and Michigan State in the West. The Wildcats are the overall #1 seed as we head into tournament play. I was taking a look at the other teams in the South region and immediately noticed multiple storylines.

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UK's Anthony Davis and Darius Miller (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)
UK's Anthony Davis and Darius Miller (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)
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The Philosophy of Losing: Why Kentucky Should Drop One Now

Any Big Blue fan who reads that headline will have a knee-jerk reaction that might include a desire to go for my throat. I get it. It sounds nuts. Why would a Kentucky basketball fan such as myself want the 'Cats to lose to Vanderbilt in the SEC title game? Well...pull up a chair.

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Youtube
Youtube
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Kentucky Advances to SEC Title Game…So Naturally It’s Time for Poetry [VIDEO]

After last Sunday's road win over the Florida Gators, the Kentucky Wildcats clinched an unbeaten season in the Southeastern Conference. This prompted one of the all-time greatest sports broadcasters--ESPN's Stuart Scott--to rock a little verse for Big Blue Nation...

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Coach John Calipari. (ukathletics.com)
Coach John Calipari. (ukathletics.com)
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As UK Prepares for Rough Vandy Road Test, Coach John Calipari Celebrates Birthday with Humor

Kentucky has been overwhelming it's opponents, of late. But most think that the 'Cats have to lose SOMEWHERE, don't they? And some of those think that that somewhere is in Nashville tomorrow night when #1 UK takes on Vanderbilt.

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cbssports.com
cbssports.com
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CBS Sports Analysts Discuss Kentucky’s Title Chances [VIDEO]

The Kentucky Wildcats are 24-1, ranked #1 in the country, just dismantled a very good (and top-ten-ranked) Florida Gators team, and have beaten their last four conference opponents by an average of nearly 26 points...

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UK freshman sensation Anthony Davis (youtube.com)
UK freshman sensation Anthony Davis (youtube.com)
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As Wildcats, Rupp Arena Loom, Florida Players Feeling No Pressure [VIDEO]

So, it feels like Kentucky hasn't played a ranked opponent since the 90s. Actually, it was New Year's Eve--Louisville was the team. But 38 days is an eternity. Well, sort of. Eternity, uh, ends tonight. The #8 Florida Gators arrive in Rupp Arena tonight, riding a 7-game winning streak and feeling no pressure.

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UK Coach John Calipari. (youtube.com)
UK Coach John Calipari. (youtube.com)
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Wildcats at Conference Season Midway Point…and I’m Bored [VIDEO]

The Kentucky Wildcats are 22-1 and ranked #1 in the U.S. of A. as they get ready to face the South Carolina Gamecocks down in Columbia tomorrow afternoon. The 'Cats are also 8-0 in the Southeastern Conference--a good three games ahead of their nearest competition (Florida). They've been smoking their conference foes, winning league games by an average of 15.5 points. And...I'm kinda bored.

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Coach John Calipari after UK's 87-63 win over Portland. (youtube.com)
Coach John Calipari after UK's 87-63 win over Portland. (youtube.com)
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‘Cats Ranked #1…and It All Started in Vegas [VIDEO]

What happens in Vegas might stay in Vegas. But after Saturday night, what happened in Vegas had a major effect more than 1300 miles away.

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