#61 Kentucky Wildcats: College Football 77 in 77

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With a coach’s name like Joker Phillips, you know the Kentucky Wildcats are going to have a ton of players on the all name team (my favorite feature of the 77 in 77) and they don’t disappoint with DTs Mister Cobble and Donte Rumph. Both of which also star players. All of UK’s talent is on defense, for the most part. As their offense was EXTREMELY ATROCIOUS last season.

Remember this is a college basketball hotbed in a college football land. You won’t see 6 draft picks in the first two rounds like you did in hoops.By the way, have I ever mentioned just how unfortunate looking Anthony Davis really is?

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Doron Lamb: stepping out of Kentucky shadows into NBA Draft

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The top six players off the Kentucky Wildcats National Championship winning team will be among those taken in the 2012 NBA Draft.  That includes the sharpshooting Doron Lamb.  While he won’t hear his name called early in the lottery like former teammates Anthony Davis or Michael Kidd-Gilchrist, or even in the mid-first round like Terrence Jones or Marquis Teague; Lamb is confident he can be a solid contributor at the next level.

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UPDATED 2012-2013 college basketball preseason top 25

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Here is an updated on my preseason Top 25 for the 2012-2013 college basketball.  With transfers, the decisions of some previously undeclared top high school recruits, and players declaring their intentions to return to school or leave for the NBA Draft, there has been a lot of movement since I released my original rankings the day after the National Championship game.  (Click here for a list of NBA Draft early entries.) Leave a comment below if you think a team is too high, too low, not getting enough respect, or if you notice an error in a projected roster.  (Click here for my way too early preseason rankings from last season.)

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UPDATED 2012-2013 college basketball preseason top 25 (PART 2)

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Here are teams 16-25 in my updated 2012-2013 preseason college basketball Top 25 and other teams who just missed the cut.

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Kentucky, Duke, or UCLA; who benefits most from landing Shabazz Muhammad?

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It is decision day for the top two college basketball recruits in the 2012 class.  Both Shabazz Muhammad and Nerlens Noel will announce which college they will attend (play hoops at for a year) tonight at 6:30 p.m. (CST) on ESPNU’s Signing Day special.  Both players have narrowed their list down three schools and will absolutely be instant game-changers at the college level.  Here is a breakdown of how the 6-6 wing Muhammad can impact his three finalists; Duke, Kentucky, and UCLA.

Click here for my breakdown on Noel’s decision.

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Kentucky Wildcats bench makes title rap song (video)

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Athletes continue making rap videos, and the music continues to be unlistenable. When will these crazy kids ever learn? Kids today and their wild be-boppin music.

Kentucky Wildcats reserves Kyle Wiltjer and Jarrod Polson celebrated the Wildcats’ victory over Kansas, giving them the national championship of college basketball by making a rap video celebrating the big win.

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2012-2013 college basketball preseason top 25

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With the Kentucky Wildcats cutting down the nets last night, we can officially close the book on the 2011-2012 college basketball season.  Hoop junkies like myself are already looking ahead to next season so allow me to present to you my way too early 2012-2013 preseason Top 25.

There are still several factors that could alter a teams roster between now and the start of next season.  Some of the top players are still debating on whether or not to enter the NBA Draft, some teams will lose players to transfer, and five McDonald’s All-Americans remain undecided on their college decision including the top two recruits in the 2012 class; Shabazz Muhammad and Nerlens Noel.

So here is my preliminary preseason Top 25.  I will updated these rankings once the NBA Draft early entries list is complete and Muhammaed and Noels make their college decision.  Leave a comment below if you think a team is too high, too low, not getting enough respect, or if you notice an error in a projected roster.  (Click here for my way too early preseason rankings from last season.)

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2012-2013 college basketball preseason top 25 (PART 2)

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Here are teams 16-25 in my 2012-2013 preseason college basketball Top 25 and other teams who just missed the cut.

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Kentucky vs. Kansas: NCAA Tournament National Championship drinking game

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Welcome to the fourth annual NCAA Tournament Championship Drinking Game, one of our favorite articles every year here at The Sports Bank.  If you missed our first three editions, you can check out the 2009 Michigan State vs. North Carolina version, the 2010 Butler vs. Duke edition, or last year’s UConn vs. Butler.

Even if you do not have a rooting interest in tonight’s game between the Kentucky Wildcats and Kansas Jayhawks; invite some friends over, buy a heck of a lot of booze, follow our drinking rules, and it will be as much fun as if your own team was playing.

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Future Kentucky Wildcat Kyle Wiltjer wins Prep 3-PT Competition

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The Kentucky Wildcats are back on the biggest stage of college basketball. Saturday night, they’ll go for their first national title since 1998 when they take on UConn in the Final Four.

And their future might be even brighter than the present, as they lead the way with four recruits in the McDonald’s All-American Game on Wednesday. Duke has three, and a few other schools have two.

One of the jewels in that top-rated recruiting class is 6-10 forward Kyle Wiltjer; who made his name known nationally Monday night at the Jam Fest.

By Paul M. Banks

Photo Credit, Mike Richman, Oregon Live.com

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White girls rapping about Kentucky Wildcats basketball music video

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Kentucky Wildcats fans are the largest in number in all of college basketball. In that vast sea of blue it includes people like this. I’ll let you watch this at your own risk, and let you decide for yourselves if these white college girls can flow or not.

Or watch it to find out if these Big Blue Nation babes are hot or not. Go nuts.

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