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The Time Is Now: Looking at the 2011-12 UK Basketball Season

Hello everyone and welcome to another Krystal Ball, the first of two this week. With the Basketball Cats about to start season three under John Calipari, let's take a look at how the season might play out.

Last season UK finally broke the Final Four jinx, and with a 3rd straight #1 Recruiting Class and the return of Terrence Jones, Doron Lamb and Darius Miller, is this year Cal finally gets his ring and UK gets to hang an 8th NCAA Championship banner.

 

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Added by The Krystal Ball on November 10, 2011 at 2:54pm — No Comments

The Krystal Ball: The "Game of the Century" Edition

Hello everyone and welcome to another edition of TKB. I missed a game for the first time in three weeks, and of course it was UK. The 4-1 mark makes my season total 57-10.

I know I usually feature the week's UK game in the title, but seriously is anyone excited about the game this weekend. With that slight rant out of the way, let's get to it.

 

Ole Miss at Kentucky- (3:30 ESPNU)- When the season started I really thought Kentucky would be going for bowl…

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Added by The Krystal Ball on November 3, 2011 at 4:31pm — 1 Comment

The Krystal Ball: The "Blackout" Edition

Hello everyone and welcome back to another TKB. For a second straight week I went 5-0, making the season record 53-9. Of course this probably means I will go 0-fer this week.

Some big games this week so let's get to it.

 

Mississippi State at Kentucky- (7:00 Fox Sports South)- The Cats righted the ship somewhat with the win over Jacksonville State last week and a sweep over the state of Mississippi could put Joker's squad ever so close to a sixth…

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Added by The Krystal Ball on October 27, 2011 at 4:54pm — 1 Comment

The Krystal Ball: The Most Important Game of Joker's Tenure Edition

Hello everyone and welcome back to another edition of TKB. Last week was a great one for me going 5-0 making the record 48-9 for the year.

Another Saturday, another big weekend in the SEC so let's get to it.

 

Jacksonville State at Kentucky- (NOON ESPNU)- After a bye week, Joker's Cats start the second half of the season with a game against the Number 8 ranked Gamecocks in FCS.

As the title says, this may be Joker's biggest game. With the fanbase…

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Added by The Krystal Ball on October 20, 2011 at 3:00pm — 1 Comment

The Krystal Ball: The We Won't Lose This Week Edition

Hello everyone and welcome back to another TKB. Last week was a good one going 5-1, making the season record 43-9 for the year. As the title suggests it is a bye week for Kentucky which at this point is probably the best thing they could have.

Even without the Cats playing, it is still another big weekend in the SEC.

 

South Carolina at Mississippi State- (12:20- SEC Network/WKYT)- It has been another interesting week down in Columbia. Stephen Garcia was…

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Added by The Krystal Ball on October 13, 2011 at 4:31pm — 2 Comments

The Krystal Ball: The Ol' Ball Coach With a New Quarterback Edition

Hello everyone and welcome back to another TKB. Last week was a tough one going 4-3 making my record 38-8 on the year.

Another big Saturday in the SEC so let's get right to it.

 

Kentucky at South Carolina- (12:20 SEC Network/WKYT)- Last season the Wildcats finally broke the Spurrier jink winning for the first time in 17 tries. You know he is going to be out for revenge.

It was announced this week after 12 years and about 500 chances, Stephen…

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Added by The Krystal Ball on October 6, 2011 at 3:06pm — 1 Comment

The Krystal Ball: The At Least It Is A Day Game Edition

Hello everyone and welcome to another TKB. Last week was a good one for me going a perfect 8-0. That makes the record 34-5 for the year.

Another huge week in the SEC so let's get right to it.

 

Kentucky at LSU- (12:20 SEC Network- WKYT)- The last time these two teams met, LSU was ranked Numer One and that worked out pretty well for Kentucky. Unfortunately this probably won't be the case this time.

 

For anyone looking for a glimmer of hope…

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Added by The Krystal Ball on September 29, 2011 at 3:17pm — 2 Comments

The Krystal Ball- The "Nuclear Minter" Edition

Hello everyone and welcome back to another edition of TKB. It seems some team from the Bluegrass kept me from a perfect week last week. However 8-1 isn't bad, and that makes the record 26-5 so far for the year. Lots of big games this weekend so let's get to it.

 

Florida at Kentucky- (7:00 ESPN)- Ok we all know about the streak, 24 in a row the Gators have beaten Kentucky. But after last week's debacle, you would hope the Cats would come out like a bunch of…

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Added by The Krystal Ball on September 22, 2011 at 2:00pm — 2 Comments

The Krystal Ball- The Battle of the Bluegrass Edition

Hello everyone and welcome back to another TKB. Last week was another good one for the old ball going 8-2, making the record 18-4 for the season.

 

Some big rivalry games this weekend so let’s get right to it.

 

Louisville at Kentucky-…

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Added by The Krystal Ball on September 14, 2011 at 10:00pm — 2 Comments

The Krystal Ball- The Trying to Get Better Edition

Hello everyone and welcome back to another TKB. Last week was a pretty good one going

10-2 with LSU and Ole Miss being my only losses.

 

There are a couple of big games in the SEC this weekend and oh yeah Kentucky plays it home opener too.

 

Central Michigan at Kentucky- (NOON ESPNU)- Let's face it, the Cats didn't exactly set the world on fire last Thursday night down in Nashville. The offense who played poorly will likely be without Matt…

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Added by The Krystal Ball on September 8, 2011 at 10:00pm — 1 Comment

The Krystal Ball: Is This the First of Three Games in Nashville???

Hello everyone and welcome back to another edition of TKB. A big thanks for everyone who checked out the preview blogs.

The calendar has moved to September and that means one thing- it is football time. A big weekend coming up so let's get right to it.

 

Western Kentucky vs. Kentucky- (Nashville 9:15 ESPNU)- The Cats start the season playing in a city that many including myself think they will finish the year in December plus a trip to Vandy in…

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Added by The Krystal Ball on September 1, 2011 at 3:00pm — 2 Comments

The Krystal Ball: Previewing the West and Bowl Projections

Hello everyone and today I will continue on with the SEC Preview. The focus today is on the West where the balance of power has definitely shifted. Two teams stand out but one of them may have a few questions to answer.

 

1. Alabama- (10-3 Last Season)- The last time Nick Saban and the Crimson Tide broke in a new backfield, they won a…

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Added by The Krystal Ball on August 30, 2011 at 11:52am — No Comments

The Krystal Ball: Previewing The SEC East

Hello everyone and welcome back to another Krystal Ball. Big thanks to everyone who checked out the UK Football Preview.

The East appears to be a three team race between USC, Georgia and Florida but I will give the nod to the defending champs.…

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Added by The Krystal Ball on August 29, 2011 at 10:06am — No Comments

Fan Breakdowns: Special Teams

Before I get into previewing the special teams I want to give a big thanks to everyone who participated in looking at the Football Cats, great job everyone.

 

On paper, the Special Teams look to be a big plus for Joker Phillips’ squad in 2011 with both specialists returning. The big question mark is who will replace Randall Cobb and Derrick Locke in returning punts and kick-offs.

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Added by The Krystal Ball on August 27, 2011 at 6:00am — 2 Comments

Newton's Law- Forecasting The 2011 UK Football Season

Hello everyone and welcome back to another edition of The Krystal Ball. For those of you new to the site this is where I try to have a little fun and predict the outcomes of games.  fun.

 

2011 begins Joker Phillips’ second year at the helm at Kentucky. If you had said before last season, UK would beat Louisville, finally beat Steve Spurrier and play in a January bowl game, on paper it would be a success.

However the Cats finished 6-7 and the BBVA Compass Bowl is not the…

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Added by The Krystal Ball on August 19, 2011 at 11:00pm — 1 Comment

The Krystal Ball - The Looking at the SEC Tourney Edition

Hello everyone and welcome to another TKB. I was 4-2 last week and never so happy to miss a game. It is tourney time so let's take a look at who might win this thing.

 

For the first time since 2008, the SEC Tourney is back in what Kentucky fans like to call "Cat-Lanta." I think the first thing everyone should do this year is check the weather.

Remember three years ago, tornadoes ripped through Atlanta and even tore up part of the Georgia Dome.

Of course Cat fans…

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Added by The Krystal Ball on March 9, 2011 at 4:00pm — 3 Comments

The Krystal Ball- The "Just Win Baby" Edition

Hello everyone and welcome back to another TKB. Last week was a bit of a downer going 3-3 making my season record at 32-17, which according to Joe Lunardi makes me a 10 seed. Of course if I was in the Big East I would automatically jump to a 6 seed.

 

Anyway another huge weekend for the Cats so let's get right to it.

 

Kentucky at Tennessee- (Sunday NOON CBS) As some folks have put this one..it is the team that can't win on the road versus the…

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Added by The Krystal Ball on March 4, 2011 at 12:32pm — 2 Comments

The Krystal Ball- The We Get To Play At Home Edition

Hello everyone and welcome back to another TKB. Another good week for me going 5-1 which puts the season record at 29-15, which has me as an 8/9 seed for the tourney.

Another big weekend in the SEC so let's get right to it.

 

Florida at Kentucky- (4:00 CBS) The Cats will try to put yet another heartbreaking road loss behind them as they take on the SEC East leading Gators.

 

UF got Chandler Parsons back and had a huge comeback win against…

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Added by The Krystal Ball on February 25, 2011 at 1:18pm — 1 Comment

The Krystal Ball- The Welcome Home Patrick Patterson Edition

Hello everyone and welcome back to another edition of TKB. Last week was a good one going 5-1 which makes the season record 24-14, which should get me off the NCAA Bubble.

Another weekend, another huge set of games in the SEC so let's get to it.

 

South Carolina at Kentucky- (4:00 SEC Network) After a nice win over Mississippi State on Tuesday the Wildcats entertain Darrin Horn's Game Cocks who have struggled recently losing four in a…

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Added by The Krystal Ball on February 18, 2011 at 2:19pm — 2 Comments

The Krystal Ball- The Music City Edition

Hello everyone and welcome back to another Krystal Ball. Last week was another .500 one for me going 3-3.

That puts the season record at 19-13, which still has me squarely on the NCAA Tourney bubble.

Another Saturday and another big game for Kentucky, so let's get right to it.

 

Kentucky at Vanderbilt- (1:00 CBS)- This one shapes up as a battle for second place in the SEC East. The Cats are coming off a nice win over Tennessee on Tuesday while the…

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Added by The Krystal Ball on February 11, 2011 at 2:29pm — 2 Comments

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