Hello everyone and welcome to another Krystal Ball. The Ol' Ball got off to a good start last week with a perfect 13-0 record, although it would have been nice to have missed the UK game or been a little closer on the score.
Anyway it is another big week for the SEC with two very interesting conference games, so let's get to it.
Kent State vs. Kentucky- (Comcast Sports 7:30)- As of this writing on Thursday…Continue
Hello everyone and welcome back to another Krystal Ball. First let me say thanks to everyone who commented on my season predictions blog, I appreciate it.
Hard to believe it is time for football season but it kicks into full swing this weekend. Lots of games this weekend so let's get right to it.
Kentucky at Louisville- (Sunday 3:30 ESPN)- The Cats go into this one a 14 point underdog and there are many…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 TKB. For the second straight week, the ol' ball was a little cloudy going 2-4 making the record 32-14 for the season.
It is the next to last weekend in the SEC so let's get to it.
Vanderbilt at Kentucky- (NOON CBS)- After the amazing comeback win down in Starkville on Tuesday night, the Cats will clinch their 45th SEC Title with a win against the Commodores.
Kevin Stallings' club hasn't lost since…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
Hello everyone and welcome back to another TKB. Last week was a pretty good one going 5-1, the only loss being Arkansas losing to LSU. That puts the record at 26-6 so far which would have me in line for at least a 2 or 3 seed in the NCAA.
A big weekend in the SEC so let's get to it.
Kentucky at Vanderbilt- (9:00 ESPN)- I think everyone knows about the recent struggles UK has had at the Cracker Jack Arena known as Memorial Gym. Vandy has won…Continue
Hello everyone and welcome to another Krystal Ball. Last week was a good one going 6-0 making the SEC record so far this season 21-5.
Another big week in the conference so let's get right to it.
Kentucky at South Carolina- (6:00 ESPN)- With Tuesday's win against Tennessee the Cats have now held opponents under 50 points in 3 straight games for the first time since 1951.
Darrin Horn's team is coming off a 74-66 loss at Florida last night and now…Continue
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 one, going 5-1, the only loss being Ole Miss beating Auburn. That makes the record so far in the SEC 10-2 over the last two weeks.
There are a lot of non-conference games this weekend which will give the SEC a chance to build its league resume, so let's get right to it.
Alabama at Kentucky- (NOON CBS)- The Cats finally put it all together and had its best SEC win of the…Continue
Hello everyone and welcome back to another Krystal Ball. Last week as a pretty good one, going 5-1 in hoops and 1-1 in football.
Another Saturday, a full slate of games in the SEC so let's get right to it.
Kentucky at Tennessee- (NOON ESPN)- The Cats come into this one at 2-0 in the SEC but have struggled at time in the first two conference match-ups.
The Vols have looked pretty good so far in the SEC, beating Florida handily at home and losing…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 TKB. Well I only picked one basketball game last week and I was never so happy to miss it..LOL.
This week basketball season is in full swing and there is a big battle between border states heading up this week's action.
Kentucky at Indiana- (5:15 ESPN)- This game will serve at UK's first "true road test." If I had a dollar for everytime I have heard that this week.
Anyway, the Cats have had a week to…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
Hello everyone and welcome to the regular edition of TKB. Last week was another good one, going 6-1, missing only the Game of the Century. The season record now stands at 63-11.
Another big weekend in the SEC, so let's get right to it.
Kentucky at Vanderbilt- (12:20 SEC Network/WKYT)- As the title suggests this is a battle of 4-5 teams trying to get to six wins. The Wildcats showed some signs of life last week under Max Smith, and this game will show…Continue