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Nov 11

Stacey Poole Involved In Car Accident

Posted by: Ryan Richardson at 8:03 am | Leave a Comment (0)
Category: Random Notes

Source:  WLEX

LEX18 is reporting that UK guard Stacey Poole was involved in a minor car wreck around 2:30 a.m. this morning.  Poole, who is taking time to think whether or not he wants to be on a team chasing number 8 was a passenger in a black Escalade.  Poole and the driver were both taken to the hospital as a pre-caution, but police describe the injuries as minor.

If Poole is going to stay on the team, he might want to consider taking it to the house a little earlier on the night before game day.

Aug 29

TGR Presents To You Future Cats Austin Sheehan & Pat Towles

Posted by: Ryan Richardson at 2:29 pm | Leave a Comment (0)
Category: Football

This e-mail was sent to us here at TGR from some Northern Kentucky Big Blue Fans and I thought it was a must share.  Hopefully they’ll keep us well informed on future Cats Pat Towles and Austin Sheehan.


UK and Fort Thomas Highlands fans here. Was having some wings and beverages with other fans last night when your website was mentioned.

Wanted to send you a highlight video of Pat Towles and Austin Sheehan, both who have committed to play for your Wildcats next year. I don’t care if you post it on your website, just wanted to provide you with some good plays from probable UK players next season.

I hope you follow these guys this year. They both bleed blue and us fans in Ft. Thomas are doing everything to keep them on the Big Blue Nation path until signing day the 1st Wednesday of February next year!

Both were recently voted as all tristate athletes (Towles 1st team and Sheehan 2nd team), both listed in the top 20 players in the state by Jody Demling, and both listed in the top 50 best players in this weeks high school coaches poll. Towles was HHS underclassman MVP and Sheehan was HHS Mr. Highlands football this past season. Towles recently attended elite 11 QB camp in CA. Sheehan is the fastest football player in Northern Kentucky and per the recent state championship 100 meter results on the KY track website is one of the fastest of all football players in the entire state. Towles is ranked 40th and Sheehan 180th in their respective positions by Fox Sports/Scout, only to improve this season. Both Towles (scholarship) and Sheehan (preferred walk on) have committed to UK, but as I hear remain heavily recruited by other colleges (that they both blow off) and I expect more so as the high school football season progresses this year. Thanks! A representative of the Highlands and Big Blue Nation.

Aug 18

Oregon Dirty Ducks Get Some Luck

Posted by: Ryan Richardson at 8:43 am | Leave a Comment (0)
Category: Random Notes

I stumbled upon the below video this morning and thought it was a must post. University of Oregon football players Darron Thomas and Cliff Harris get pulled over driving 118 MPH while smoking some dope. The officers lets these gentlemen drive off with no citation and even asked to see his PAC 10 Championship ring.

We all know athletes get special treatment but damn!

Aug 16

Winchester Native and Former Morehead Coach Gets Taste of Coaching Again

Posted by: Ryan Richardson at 3:14 pm | Leave a Comment (0)
Category: Basketball

Keith Taylor of the Winchester Sun has a great read on Clark County’s own and WKYT big man Wayne Martin. Mr. Martin had a chance of a lifetime last night as he was a guest coach for some former Kentucky greats. I’ve had the pleasure to know Mr. Martin for some time and I can honestly say that this was something well deserved.

Read the full article here.

Aug 15

Operation Fans Rise 2011 UK Football

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Category: Football

Jul 19

Preston Knowles Basketball Camp Set

Posted by: Ryan Richardson at 1:21 pm | Leave a Comment (94)
Category: Basketball


Former George Rogers Clark standout and Louisville guard Preston Knowles will have a basketball camp July 25-28 at the Winchester YMCA.  The camp will feature two sessions, one for players ages 4 through 8th grade from 9 a.m.-noon.  The second session is for players in grades 9-12 will be from 6-8:30 p.m.

Once Knowles graduated from GRC and headed west on 75 my hatred for the Cards toned down a notch.  Each time Knowles came back to Winchester to watch his former team, he never shied away to sign autographs for every kid that came up to him.  I know my nephew who has looked up to Knowles for some time now is ecstatic about attending the camp.

If you’ve ever had the opportunity to be around Preston then you should know that this is a good chance for your kids to get hands on learning from one of the hardest working talents to come through Winchester.

For more information feel free to call the Winchester YMCA at 859-744-9622.


Apr 1

TGR’s Josh Teater Looking to Prevail in Houston!

Posted by: Ryan Richardson at 10:00 am | Leave a Comment (0)
Category: Random Notes


TGR’s own Josh Teater is holding it down for us in Houston.  Thursday in the opening round of the Shell Houston Open Teater fired a blazing 65 and has found himself two shots back from leader Jimmy Walker.  Teater has himself in a great position to make the cut and cash in big while in Houston.

Not only does Teater have the opportunity to make a few hundred thousand; he is lucky enough that the PGA tour planned this lovely event the same weekend as the Final Four.  As we all know Teater is a huge fan of the Cats, being born and raised in Lexington, KY.  During the “Free Enes” campaign, Teater tweeted out a photo of his golf bag.

My budding John Lee whose company gracefully sent him to San Antonio to complete a construction assignment has the privilege to meet up with TGR’s Robbie Baldwin.  The two of them have a weekend that will hopefully be the greatest in their lifetime.  See, Lee and Baldwin planned to go to the Final Four a few months back; never did they imagine they would see Houston painted blue by the BBN.

This morning when Teater tee’s off at 8:40 est, Baldwin and Lee will be right there next to the rope as they watch Teater shoot him another low number.  TGR will keep you updated on Josh as his round progress via Facebook and Twitter.

To be honest I’m very jealous of the weekend that my fellow friends have lined out.  All signals are pointing to an exceptional weekend and TGR will have everything you need right here, so stay tuned.

Feb 23

Wednesday Morning Links

Posted by: Ryan Richardson at 7:39 am | Leave a Comment (0)
Category: Morning Links

Gary Parrish says the Cats are way better than their record.

Cats face Razorbacks in Fayetteville.

UK Athletics:  Cal, Miller and Lamb preview Arkansas.

Wildcat Blue Nation:  Know your enemy – Arkansas.

Mr. SEC:  Arkansas’ Powell ‘can’t comment’ on relationship with Pelphrey.

Chris Bahn:  More than a fractured foot slowing Razorback forward Marshawn Powell.

Jerry Tipton:  Kentucky basketball’s rivalry with Arkansas needs a jolt.

Eric Lindsey:  Cal defends all-star decisions of signees.

Brett Dawson:  Calipari:  No influence on Kentucky recruits in all-star options.

Rick Bozich:  Derby Festival basketball classic lacks Kentucky recruits.

Joe Lunardi has the Cats at a 5 seed in his latest bracketology.

Yahoo:  John Calipari is a recruiting machine and great head coach.

John Clay:  Kentucky basketball has opportunity to reap big rewards.

ESPN:  Calipari-led squads usually thrive on D.

KSR:  Are the Cats the most underrated team in the country?

John Clay:  Some quick shots from the UK basketball media opp.

Eric Lindsey:  Final 4-game stretch will determine first-round bye.

Thomas Adams:  View from the Catbird seat.

Dawson:  Calipari keeping Kentucky basketball in the fight frame of mind.

Gary Parrish:  Pearl will be charged with unethical conduct.

Keith Taylor:  Jones says defense giving Cats a lift.

UK Nation:  Anthony Davis has goosebumps over Rupp visit.

Jim Calhoun to be cited by infractions committee.

Feb 22

Tuesday Morning Links

Posted by: Ryan Richardson at 7:30 am | Leave a Comment (0)
Category: Morning Links

AP Photo

Everything Kentucky:  Coach John Calipari very close to reaching a career Milestone.

Alan Cutler:  Cats get ready for John Pelphrey.

Anthony Vicars:  South Carolina:  Did you know stats.

Ken Howlett:  Calipari turns off the scoreboard.

KSR:  Darrin Horn is the reason UK’s bench didn’t play.

SEC tourney scenarios, and why re-seeding may not solve things.

Eric Lindsey:  UK sports report – February 21.

Lindsey:  Its was only a matter of time…

Calipari on what areas UK must improve on before NCAA.

Rick Bozich:  Challenge for Kentucky basketball is to be sweet on road.

Wildcat Blue Nation:  Second seed in SEC East still Wildcat’s destiny.

Mr. SEC:  For UK, a road win would be nice, but it’s not a necessity.

Terrence Jones named SEC freshman of the week.

Michael Grant:  In reserve role, Kentucky basketball’s Liggins plays to his strengths.

Larry Vaught:  Cats should be favorite in SEC tournament.

Vaught:  Cats must start playing like its tournament time now.

Eric Crawford:  Conference battles are heating up.

Wildcat World:  On this date in 2010, Calipari put ESPN reporter in hot seat.

WBN:  Time to turn up heat.

Jerry Tipton:  Cal:  Work on UK’s ‘psyche’ supercedes subs’ playing time.

Kentucky Hoops is reporting that UK recruit Braeden Anderson “loves Kentucky”.

UK Nation:  Trevor Lacey is impressed by Cat fans.

CBS:  Billy Clyde Gillispie to Wyoming?

Patrick Patterson:  Chuck Hayes is heart and soul of team.

Strait Pinkie:  All-Star weekend winners and losers.

The Sacramento Bee:  Jim Gray earns another timeout, maybe DeMarcus Cousins can give him some behavior advice.

Where does John Wall’s pass to Blake Griffin rank?

The Bleacher Report breaks down the 25 hottest Sports Illustrated WAGs of all time.

Feb 21

Monday Morning Links

Posted by: Ryan Richardson at 7:24 am | Leave a Comment (0)
Category: Random Notes

Kentucky cruises 90-59, over South Carolina.

Kentucky – South Carolina postgame quotes and notes.

UK Athletics:  Video of Calipari, Miller, and Jones who discuss South Carolina win.

Eric Lindsey:  No late-game drama needed:  Cats cruise past USC.

Aaron Smith:  Cats rout Gamecocks behind Miller’s career day.

Nick Craddock:  Liggins bounces back from sub-par game in bench role.

Craddock:  Miller lives the ‘High Life’ from beyond the arc.

Matt May:  Crushing Carolina.

Darius Miller’s career day sparks blowout.

KSR:  Cats throttle Gamecocks 90-59.

Larry Vaught:  Lamb just plays his game to help Kentucky win.

Vaught:  Liggins plays like Liggins on day he’s honored for character.

A Sea of Blue:  South Carolina – Kentucky postmortem.

Ryan Fertig:  Jones’ unselfish play fueled other Cats.

Keith Taylor:  Miller’s hot hand carries Cats.

Brian Richerd:  UK’s ‘perfect storm’ destroys Gamecocks.

Tom Leach:  Encouraging performance.

Gleaner:  Fast-starting Wildcats demolish Gamecocks.

John Clay:  UK gains momentum for late push.

Wildcat Blue Nation:  What players may jump to the NBA after this season?

Ryan Clark:  Cats need this spark for last leg of season.

Jerry Tipton:  Kentucky overwhelms South Carolina 90-59.

Aaron Smith:  Calipari still pushing for ‘perfect’.

Strait Pinkie:  Darius Miller scored career high, ‘Cats pounce on the Gamecocks.

Nation of Blue:  Its Miller time…

John Clay interviews a few players who discuss the South Carolina win.