Friday, September 26, 2014

Former Basketball Cats To Play Alumni Game In Grant County Tonight



Just a quick note, there will be several Ex-Wildcats in action tonight at Grant County High School.


Jared Prickett, Brandon Stockton, Ravi Moss, Jon Hood, Jeff Shepard, Anthony Epps and Erik Daniels will be playing sort of an alumni game tonight at 7pm at Grant County High School. The UK Alumni team will be coached be ex-football Cat, Jared Lorenzen. The UK Alumni will play against a team consisting of Grant County High School staff.

Tickets are $8.00 at the door(below school age is free). Some VIP tickets are still available as well. Admission for those with VIP tickets is at 5:30; General admission at 6:00; Game at 7:00. Contact Steve.thompson@grant.kyschools.us for questions or VIP tickets.

Get out and watch some of your favorite former Cats in action.

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Of Course Derek Jeter Would End The Game Like That



Derek Jeter just put the finishing touches on what could be his last game inside Yankee Stadium with (a very Jeter like moment by the way) a walk-off single to win the game 6-5 over the Orioles.

I'm not a Yankee fan by any stretch of the imagination (Go BOSOX), but you have to give credit where credit is due. The career that Jeter has had is remarkable to say the least. He is truly one of the last great All-Stars to ever play the game. Hats off to Derek Jeter for a great career!!!

Fan In Spain Gets John Wall Tattoo



John Wall is one of my favorite players to ever play at Kentucky. When he arrived on campus, he (and the rest of the 2010 team) immediately brought with him a level of attention that a Kentucky player hadn't seen in quite sometime. 

The above picture of a tattoo that a fan in Spain had done of Wall shows he still garners a lot of respect and attention for his efforts and abilities on the NBA level....

I still think we have yet to see the best that John has to offer and he will eventually be an NBA All-Star.

JohnWall
Speechless !! RT @aaron_cadiz: From spain, my tattoo of @JohnWall , in unfinished ,hope you like :D .@WashWizards http://t.co/zJImRyAD8G
9/25/14, 9:32 PM

Keith Bogans Traded From Boston to Cleveland



A day before he is to be inducted into the UK Hall of Fame, ESPN's Jeff Goodman is reporting that Keith Bogans has been traded to the Cleveland Cavaliers. Congratulations to Keith and I hope it works out for the best....


GoodmanESPN
Celtics trade Keith Bogans to Cleveland for Dwight Powell, Erik Murphy, John Lucas III and Malcolm Thomas, sources told ESPN.
9/25/14, 7:58 PM

UK Game-day App Is Here



Kentucky has announced a new social-centric mobile application that enhances the game day experience, teaming with SportsLabs to develop the Kentucky Gameday App to keep UK fans connected to the Wildcats.

“The Kentucky Wildcats Gameday app allows us to continue to connect with the Big Blue Nation in new and different ways, with exclusive content, game day information and more, right on their mobile device,” said Nathan Schwake, UK assistant athletics director for marketing. “We’re excited to see just how much the app can do for fans and look forward to making it even better with their feedback.”  

The Kentucky Gameday App is packed with robust social, on-campus and stadium features that enhance the game-day experience by delivering:
• Free live game audio;
• Real-time Instagram and Twitter feeds from the team;
• The official game-day guide with key times, events and need-to-know information including stadium maps and parking to plan the day;
• Enhanced location-aware maps for fans attending both home and away games;
• Live Conference and Top 25 scores, real-time stats;
• Opt-in alerts for weather updates, pre-game events, play-by-play information and more.

Kentucky’s Gameday App can be found as a free download in both the Apple iTunes and Google Play stores.

Season Ticket Holder Upgrades 
In addition, Kentucky has partnered with Experience (expapp.com) to offer football season ticket holders the ability to use their smartphones to purchase seat upgrades beginning with the Vanderbilt game this Saturday.

The upgrades are accessed within the new Kentucky Wildcats Gameday app, can be found on the menu bar to the left, and currently only open to season ticket holders. Fans with season tickets can see these rewards by logging in with the email address associated with their account.

In the future, the platform can be used to offer special game-day experiences, exclusive promotional items and more.

Free Live Audio on TuneIn
Kentucky will also have its own branded 24/7 channel on TuneIn, giving fans international access to team specific live play-by-play, pre-game and post-game shows, live weekly coaches shows, and in-season game replays. Fans can search for “Kentucky Sports Network” at TuneIn.com or on the TuneIn app (also available as a free download in the Apple iTunes and Google Play stores) to find the 24/7 team channel.

About SportsLabs
SportsLabs is the official digital sports platform provider for schools, conferences, teams, rights holders and content producers. Using its proprietary Advanced Media Platform for Sports, it develops new ways for fans to engage with sports through digital products and experiences. Based in Boulder, Colo., SportsLabs is part of Silver Chalice Ventures, which builds and operates a portfolio of high-value digital media businesses.

About Experience
Experience is the award-winning fan experience technology company dedicated to making sure fans enjoy live events to the fullest extent possible. With Experience, fans can personalize their live event experience by upgrading seats or participate in other unique opportunities all from their mobile device. Experience is the official upgrade partner of MLB.com and the preferred mobile upgrade partner for the National Football League (NFL.com). Additionally, Experience is the preferred partner for Live Nation Entertainment and Ticketmaster, enabling their millions of fans access to upgrades and experiences at live events. Learn more by visiting expapp.com; on Twitter @ExpApp or Facebook at facebook.com/ExpApp.

About TuneIn
TuneIn is the most popular way to listen to real radio from around the world. With over 50 million monthly active users, TuneIn lets people listen to the world's sports, news, talk, and music from wherever they are. TuneIn has over 100,000 radio stations and more than four million on-demand programs streaming from every continent, and is available across 200+ connected devices. TuneIn has venture funding from IVP, Sequoia Capital, Google Ventures, General Catalyst Partners, and Jafco Ventures, and is headquartered in Palo Alto, Calif.


2015 Kentucky Football Season Ticket Seat Selection To Begin Oct. 6



 UK Athletics has announced it will begin the seat selection process for 2015 football season tickets starting Monday, Oct. 6. Current football season ticket holders will be selecting new seat locations online using a Virtual Venue of the new Commonwealth Stadium. Ticket holders will access the selection process through their online ticket account and may select from any available seat locations throughout the stadium.

Current 2014 football season ticket holders are being notified this week by mail and email of their appointment time to select 2015 season tickets. The appointment time represents the earliest time fans can access the system to select their seats, and the order of appointment times is based on K Fund priority rankings as of June 30. There is no time limit, but fans should keep in mind others will be able to select seats as their selection windows open.

Season ticket holders should sign in to their My UK Account before their appointment time opens to make sure their account information is correct, and to ensure they are able to log in successfully. Fans can log in using their Account ID or email address associated with their My UK Account, and their password. There is a forgotten password functionality on the site, or fans can contact the UK Ticket Office for password information.

Fans may only select as many 2015 seats as they currently have for 2014. As the process continues, an updated seat availability chart will be posted at www.TheNewCWS.com/2015-reseating and will be updated each morning, Monday through Thursday. Fans can go to that site to track progress and see how many seats remain in each section as their appointment time nears.

To learn more about how to select seats through the Virtual Venue, fans should watch an instructional video at this link:http://youtu.be/4azcE2CFbLk. A handy step-by-step instructional manual is also available. All resources are available on the Seat Selection Central website (www.TheNewCWS.com/2015-reseating).

The UK Ticket Office highly encourages fans to select their seats online through My UK Account, as this interactive tool provides the most control in making seat selections. Fans will be able to see exactly what seats are available, along with views from each seat. Selecting online is the easiest and most efficient method. Season ticket holders who are unable to select seats online may select seats over the phone by calling the ticket office at (800) 928-2287 or by visiting the K Fund office in the Joe Craft Center, at or after their appointment time. Also, ticket holders who require accessible seating must make their seat selections over the phone or in person.

If fans have any questions, they should call (800) 928-2287 or (859) 257-1818, or visit the UK Athletics Ticket Office in person at the Joe Craft Center. The ticket office is open Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. ET to 4 p.m. ET. Beginning Oct. 6, the ticket office will also be open for extended hours Monday through Thursday (8:30 a.m. ET to 5:30 p.m. ET) during the seat selection process.

UK Athletics to Host Seat Selection Live Demo After VU Game for Fans: Members of the UK Athletics Ticket Office and K Fund will participate in a town hall meeting after the conclusion of the Vanderbilt game this Saturday to answer any questions from fans about the 2015 football seat selection process.

The event will take place inside the Nutter Field House immediately after the conclusion of the game, so season ticket holders should make their way over once the action ends in Commonwealth. Ticket office staff will go through a brief demonstration of the platform fans will use to select seats online, as well as the options for in-person and over-the-phone selections. At the end of the demonstration, we will open the floor for a question-and-answer session.


UofL Mens Basketball Received Their New Home Swimming-Trunks..



Well, apparently Louisville received their new home swimming-trunks.... I mean uniforms. The funny thing about it is, they seem proud of them...

Thoughts?