Hello everyone and welcome to what will probably be the last Krystal Ball for the season. Please try to control your emotions LOL.
With 14 teams the tourney now stretches over five days. As we have heard the endless talk there are 3-4 SEC squads on the old NCAA Bubble. Who will win, let's take a look.
#13 Mississippi State vs. #12 South Carolina- (7:30 SEC Network)- I bet when Frank Martin took the USC…Continue
Hello everyone and welcome back to another Krystal Ball. Not too bad last week going 7-2 making the total 95-18 for the season. As the title suggests a couple of big games for the Cats and the SEC Title Game too.
Kentucky at Notre Dame-(7:00 ESPN2)- The first true road game for Cal's Cats is also one of the toughest places to play.
The Irish are 34-1 the last two years playing in South Bend and are a very…Continue
Hello everyone and welcome back to another Krystal Ball, only Missouri kept me from a perfect week, but still 10-1 and 88-16 for the year is nothing to sneeze at. As the title suggests it is the end of the road for Joker Phillips but more on that in a minute.
LIU-Brooklyn at Kentucky- (7:00 BBSN)- The Cats looked anything but impressive on Wednesday getting pushed around by Morehead State. While Sean Woods'…Continue
Hello everyone and welcome to another Krystal Ball. Today I will take a look at the 2012-13 Kentucky Basketball Season and whether Cal can top last season's epic road to an 8th Championship.
As we all know UK lost its top 6 players and signed the #1 or 2 recruiting class for 2012. How well this class comes together will ultimately decide this teams fate.
Hello everyone and welcome back to another Krystal Ball. A little later than usual but still the same mix of picks and attempted humor.
Much like the UK Football team a bit of a down week last week going 5-2, putting the season record at 66-12. It is another huge SEC week so let's get to it.
Vanderbilt at Kentucky- (NOON ESPNU)- The Cats are coming off a bad loss at Missouri last week while the Commodores got a…Continue
Hello everyone and welcome back to another Krystal Ball. Unlike the football Cats, the Ol' Ball went 6-1 last week losing only the USC-LSU game. That puts the season record at 56-9.
It is another huge week in the SEC so lets get right to it.
Georgia at Kentucky- (7:00 Fox Sports South)- The Cats are coming off a 49-7 loss to Arkansas that let's face it would have been a lot worse had the game not been stopped…Continue
Hello everyone and welcome back to another edition of The Krystal Ball. Last week was pretty good going 4-2 that makes the season record 50-8. It is another big weekend in the SEC so let's get right to it.
Kentucky at Arkansas- (7:00 Fox Sports South)- As the title suggests it was a bad week at the QB position for the Cats. Both Max Smith and true Freshmen Patrick Towles are out with injuries.
That leaves Jalen…Continue
Hello everyone and welcome back to another Krystal Ball. Another good week for me going 9-1 with the only loss being Arkansas (again). That makes the season record this year a very nice 40-6.
It is a light week in the SEC but lets dig right in and see if the Cats have a chance.
South Carolina at Kentucky- (7:00 ESPN2)- The last time the Gamecocks invaded Lexington, the Cats handed Steve Spurrier his first ever…Continue
Hello everyone and welcome back to another edition of TKB, it has been far too long. The last time I was writing something was right before the NBA Draft, has it really been two months ago already.
Anyway we are 13 days away from "The Battle of the Bluegrass" and the focus is all about football. Now about the title of this blog, no I don't think Joker is going anywhere unless the Cats win 3 or less games. I really think this team could be a lot better than last year, but the schedule…Continue
Hello everyone and welcome back to another edition of TKB. It has been a while so I thought what better time to do a new blog.
The annual University of Kentucky Recruiting Tool known as the NBA Draft is tonight and six Cats should have homes in the NBA before the night is over.
I am not taking into consideration any trades that might happen, and it sounds like there will be a lot tonight. Just giving my guesses where the six guys will go.
#1- Anthony Davis- New…Continue
Hello everyone and welcome to another TKB. This one is going to be a little more brief than usual. Real world stuff at my job is making me tight on time this week.
It is the last weekend in the SEC's Regular Season, so let's get right to it.
Kentucky at Florida- (Sunday NOON- CBS)- Not a whole lot more can me said about last night's awesome performance by the Cats.
As the title suggests, this UK team can make history on Sunday. A win…Continue
Hello everyone and welcome back to another edition of TKB. Last week was a bit of a rough one, going 2-4, that puts my record at 30-10 which drops me down to a 4 or 5 seed in the NCAA.
Another big week in the SEC so let's get right to it.
Ole Miss at Kentucky- (4:00 SEC Network/WKYT)- The Cats have had a week off since their big win over Vanderbilt down at Memorial. In the last seven days Coach Cal and the Cats had a practice televised on national tv…Continue
We will post videos and breakdowns as the come in from UK right here:
Patrick Towles QB, 6-5, 242, Fr-HS, Ft. Thomas, Ky. (Highlands) – Named to the Parade magazine All-America team … “Mr. Football” for the Commonwealth of Kentucky … Gatorade Player of the Year in Kentucky … Won the Paul Hornung Award as…Continue
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Hello everyone and welcome to another TKB. Last week was another pretty good one going 5-2, losing the UT and Vandy games. It is another big weekend in the SEC so let's get to it.
Kentucky at LSU- (4:00 SEC Network/WKYT) The Cats picked up another road win on Tuesday at Georgia and look to sweep the week down in Baton Rouge.
I am not going to lie to you, this game scares me, and I think it has upset written all over it.
Trent Johnson's team has…Continue
Hello everyone and welcome back to another TKB. Last week was another pretty good week and with the turning of the calendar to 2012 it is time for conference play. Six games this weekend so let's get right to it.
South Carolina at Kentucky- (4:00 WKYT/SEC Network)- After wrapping up pre-conference play with a less than convincing win over Arkansas Little-Rock, the Cats tip off against Darrin Horn's Gamecocks.
USC is on a four game winning streak after…Continue
Hello everyone and welcome back to another Krystal Ball. The Ol' Ball took last week off for Christmas and also the fact there wasn't any games played over the weekend.
As the title suggest the biggest battle in the state comes up on Saturday so let's take a look.
Louisville at Kentucky- (NOON CBS)- For the second straight year the Cats and Cards have a New Year's Eve date. After almost losing in seemingly every game this year, U of L finally…Continue
Hello everyone and welcome back to another Krystal Ball. For the second week in a row I missed the UK game, and this time it was in the wrong direction.
Last week's record of 6-2 makes the tally 6-3 for the year.
Finals are over and it is time for some basketball so let's get to it.
UT-Chattanooga at Kentucky- (8:00 Comcast Sports, Insight Channel 505 and ESPN3.com)
Well the Cats are trying to bounce back from last Saturday's…Continue
Hello everyone and welcome back to another Krystal Ball. Last week was a bit of a struggle, going 6-3 making the record 83-15 on the season.
This is one of those fun weeks for a sports fan as basketball is going full strength now and we still have football too.
A lot to get to, so let's get right to it.
St. John's at Kentucky- (7:30 ESPN2)- This match-up has lost a bit of its luster from when it was announced last spring but still should be a…Continue
Hello everyone and welcome to another Krystal Ball, a day late but here to make all sorts of predictions. First I hope everyone had a safe and wonderful Thanksgiving, I know our family did.
Anyway onto business, last week I went 8-0 making the season record 77-12 and 2-0 in basketball. Lots of rivalry games so let's get to it.
Tennessee at Kentucky- (12:20 SEC Network/WKYT)- 26 that is the number that matters here. It is unreal to me in this era of…Continue
Hello everyone and welcome back to another TKB. Last week was another pretty good one going 6-1 for the week. That makes the season record 69-12.
A lot of non-conference games this week and I am going to throw in some basketball too.
Penn State vs. Kentucky- (NOON ESPN3.com Tape Delay 7:00 on WKYT)- Well I can't tell you the last time a UK game wasn't televised live somewhere and I have a feeling ESPN is going to get a lot of subscribers just for this…Continue