Kentucky and UCLA announce home-and-home series

The rumored series between the two most storied programs in NCAA history is now official.

      
 

 

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Kentucky, UCLA sign home-and-home series

The rumored series between the two most storied programs in NCAA history is now official.

      
 

 

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Kentucky and UCLA sign home-and-home hoops series

The rumored series between the two most storied programs in NCAA history is now official.

      
 

 

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Kentucky, UCLA announce home-and-home hoop series (Yahoo Sports)

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky will face UCLA next season in a home-and-home series that will bring the Bruins to Rupp Arena for the first time in 2016.

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Kentucky, UCLA announce home-and-home hoop series

Kentucky, UCLA announce home-and-home hoop series; Wildcats visit Pauley Pavilion in 2015

      
 

 

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Kentucky, UCLA Finalizing Home-and-Home Series Starting in 2015

Two of the most celebrated programs in college basketball history are reportedly going to be seeing a lot of each other over the next several years.

According to ESPN.com’s Andy Katz, UCLA and Kentucky, who are already scheduled to meet Dec. 20 of this season, are close to finalizing a home-and-home series that would begin next year.     

The Bruins and Wildcats have combined for 33 Final Four appearances and 19 championships. While John Calipari‘s seemingly endless run of stacked recruiting classes has helped Kentucky to more recent success, there’s little question the combination of history and talent would turn this into one of the most entertaining non-conference matchups in the country.

Kyle Tucker of The Courier Journal put it simply:

Both teams face a gauntlet of a schedule in 2015-16. In addition to potentially playing each other, Kentucky will face Duke, Ohio State and Louisville, while the Bruins take on Gonzaga, North Carolina and potentially Kansas, Indiana or UNLV.

It’s tough to criticize the strategy, and it’s nice to see bigger programs continue to build loaded non-conference slates more and more.   

Not only does it get teams ready for conference play, but it also makes them more visible for potential recruits. And perhaps most importantly, a difficult strength of schedule is always beneficial come March.

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Suns’ Eric Bledsoe Believes Kentucky Would Beat 76ers in 7-Game Series

Phoenix Suns point guard Eric Bledsoe better bring his A-game the next time he faces the Philadelphia 76ers, or he’ll never hear the end of it.

The 76ers are currently sitting at 0-10, losing by nearly 17 points per game on average. Their struggles have stirred up a popular debate: Could the best college team beat the worst professional team?

The NCAA’s Kentucky Wildcats are loaded with talent and looking good early on this season, but Kentucky coach John Calipari was quick to dismiss the notion that his team could beat an NBA team:

However, Bledsoe—a former Wildcat—disagrees with his college coach.

Bledsoe appeared on SiriusXM’s The Starting Lineup with Brian Geltzeiler and Malik Rose. That’s when he gave his thoughts on if the Wildcats could beat the 76ers in a seven-game series:

You heard that right. Bledsoe would “definitely” take Kentucky, with Philadelphia “maybe” winning a game. That’s a pretty surprising response even for a former Wildcat.

Who would win a seven-game series, the 76ers or the Wildcats?

[John Calipari, SoundCloud; h/t Dime Magazine]

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Chris Paul and Blake Griffin Release Episode 1 of ‘BGCP3TV in HD’ Series

It’s a show. It’s an ad. It’s BGCP3TV in HD—a vehicle for selling Jordan Brand footwear and showcasing Blake Griffin and Chris Paul’s weirdness.

Released Friday, the first episode of the series shows Paul and Griffin attempting to overcome their off-court handicaps.

Paul can’t move without his Jordans. Griffin can’t dunk without his. The Clippers guard can’t even eat a taco like a normal human being without his sneakers.

The spot also includes a “Dr. Sloan” intervention involving the “OHHH Brothers.”

The three lob-aholics are all wearing sandals and socks—an extremely comfortable setup. Their only explanation for their actions is “We really out here, doe,” and “Holla.”

Parts of the segment aired Thursday night on Cartoon Network’s “Adult Swim.” Griffin also posted video of some outtakes from the show to his Instagram account.

Well, you’ll never be able to say they didn’t have fun making this bit. More segments are supposedly on the way. If we know anything about either of these gentlemen, it’s that things will only get weirder from here.

 

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Clips from new Disney series, ‘Becoming’ with LeBron James

The Disney Channel is about to premiere its newest series, of course for children, entitled “Becoming,” which will showcase various athletes from their humble beginnings and their rise to stardom.
The first episode will feature the show’s developer, LeBron James.
“There’s no sports programs where parents and kids can sit down and watch it together,” James told USA TODAY Sports. “This made a lot of sense — me being able to come together with Disney and put together a program like this, where parents and kids to sit down together and watch episodes about people they look up to. They can get the history and the story and things they can relate to in their own households.”The pilot episode will debut on Sunday 5:30 p.m. ET and at 8 p.m. ET on Disney…

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Blake Griffin, Chris Paul in sketch comedy series

The two Clippers stars and the famed comedian talk about their new show.

      
 

 

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