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Cincinnati Reds beat writer Mark Sheldon from mlb.com joins me in this edition o





Great insight from Mark Sheldon about the Cincinnati Reds and their season so far. According to Mark, there are big changes coming for this lineup, what are they? Take a listen to the podcast to find out.

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AJ Reed Named SEC POY #BBN #SEC




AJ Reed is certainly making a name for himself. Add SEC Player of the Year to his long list of accolades. When you lead the SEC, a conference known for having the best baseball, in both homers (23) as a designated hitter and wins (11) as a pitcher, you know you're doing something special!

Take a read here, to see AJ Reed's long list of accolades. http://www.ukathletics.com/sports/m-basebl/spec-
rel/052714aaa.html

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#BBN UK Baseball is making some headway! How far can they go?




Let the boys of summer play! UK Baseball is making some noise and this coming off a season where the program felt very silenced. After a big run in the SEC tournament, falling eventually to Florida but recovering against Mississippi State, UK baseball has made the NCAA tournament for the 8th time in the programs history, and the second time under manager Gary Henderson. 

They were selected to play in the Louisville Region where they have a match up against Kansas, a team who was ranked 47th in RPI going into the Big 12 tournament, while UK was ranked 19th. This team has the pieces, but can they make a puzzle? We'll find out Friday!

Enjoy the ride, and enjoy today's podcast!

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Teddy Bridgewater Interview and a S/O to @MissJackson75 #Vikings #L1C4



Take a listen to our interview with Vikings 1st round selection Teddy Bridewater!

Big thank you to Mandy for reaching out on twitter to both April and I. Enjoy the interview! The link below is dedicated to you!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MYxAiK6VnXw

Hope everyone is enjoying their Memorial Day! 
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Sporting News Top 25 #BBN #L1C4

Sporting News Top 25
 
1.Arizona Wildcats
2.Kentucky Wildcats
  1. Wisconsin Badgers
  2. Duke Blue Devils
  3. North Carolina Tar Heels
  4. Kansas Jayhawks
7.Louisville Cardinals
  1. Virginia Cavaliers
  2. Florida Gators
  3. Wichita St Shockers
  4. Villanova Wildcats
  5. SMU Mustangs
  6. Texas Longhorns
  7. Gonzaga Bulldogs
  8. Iowa State Cyclones
  9. Uconn Huskies
  10. San Diego Aztecs
  11. VCU Rams
  12. Ohio State Buckeyes
  13. Oklahoma Sooners
  14. Utah Utes
  15. Michigan State Spartans
  16. Nebraska Huskers
  17. Syracuse Orangemen
  18. Harvard Crimson 
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#ListenerFriday suggestion #NBADraft @mpic1212



Mock Draft Predictions
 
  1. Cleveland Cavaliers- Andrew Wiggins from Kansas, SF
-swing man who gives a scoring threat for Kyrie Irving and creates his own shot.
 
  1. Milwaukee Bucks- Joel Embiid from Kansas, C
-Pro, big and can be a true dominant center in the NBA (mentioned along the likes of Hakeem Olajuwon)
-Con, his back being injured, could be mention along the lines of Greg Oden or Sam Bowie
 
  1. Philadelphia 76ers- Jabari Parker from Duke, PF
-Imagine a duo of Parker and Noel on the blocks. Enough said.
 
  1. Orlando Magic- Noah Vonleh from Indiana, C
-Size and Length, the Magic want/need an inside presence. Haven't had one since Dwight Howard.
 
  1. Utah Jazz- Dante Exum from Australia, PG
-Ricky Rubio 2.0? Possibly, can he have more success than Rubio? The Jazz would hope so.
 
  1. Boston Celtics- Marcus Smart from Oklahoma St, PG
-I’m not confident in Rajon Rondo being with the Celtics after this year, if not traded before hand. Smart, would be Smart for 2nd year head coach Brad Stephens.
 
  1. Los Angeles Lakers- Julius Randle from Kentucky, PF
-When your inside game is an aging Pau Gasol and Chris Kaman, then you’re in trouble. Which is why Randle would be a perfect fit in LA.
 
  1. Sacramento Kings- Aaron Gordon from Arizona, PF
-Demarcus Cousins needs help, he can score and rebound, but defense is a flaw. Mr. Cousins meet Mr. Gordon, now, go do work!
 
  1. Charlotte Hornets- Rodney Hood from Duke, SF
-Hood is a shooter, Kidd Gilchrist is not, put Hood at the 3 and you have backcourt of Kemba Walker, Kidd Gilchrist, and Hood. Add Al Jefferson to the post, then Charlotte makes the playoffs for 2 years in a row.
 
  1.  Philadelphia 76ers- Zach LaVine from UCLA, PG
-2nd pick of the first round, and it’s a top 10 pick. LaVine is a project but then again, so is the entire roster for the 76ers.
 
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Coach Cal, disliked? #BBN




Sports Illustrated came out this week with its "Most Disliked People in Sports." There are many names on here that are of no surprise. But UK head coach John Calipari is on the list. Why?

I address this list in today's podcast. You can view the article now on the link below. 

http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/main/photos/1405/most-disliked-people-in-sports/1/

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Cleveland... What else can I say? #Browns #Cavs




Are you familiar with who performs "Cleveland Rocks"? Here's one thing you can eliminate, Drew Carey.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SJ3plaSowWc

I do hold some what of a grudge against Cleveland. Why? Maybe it's because I'm a die hard Cincinnati fan. Maybe it's because the Browns kept the Bengals out of playoffs back in the early to mid 2000's. Maybe, just maybe it is because the city of Cleveland deserves a winner! A blue collar town that loves their sports teams who saw their beloved Browns get snatched up and shipped to Baltimore. A town who hasn't experienced a championship since the Indians won the series back in 1948. This city has experienced more heart break than most, but as we look at the current state, I can only say, "You kind of deserve it."

The Indians, the Browns, and the Cavalries can't seem to make up their minds on what direction to take their franchises. The Indians had both Cliff Lee and CC Sabathia in their rotation to only watch them face each other in the World Series, a following season, by which the Indians haven't been in the playoffs since both were traded. Then the Browns a team who can't stick to a coach or a quarterback, have had over 20 quarterbacks take snaps from center since the Browns were brought back in the league in the late 90's. How about the Cavaliers? A team and an organization that caused Michal Jordan fits, to only be a laughing stock in the mid to late 90's into the 2000s to see them draft Lebron and watch him leave on national TV with "The Decision".

It has been tough and I like the excitement behind Manziel and now another 1st pick in the NBA Draft, but the fans are depending on owners and organizations who can't seem to get it right, or won't give it time to get right. Best of luck Cleveland, you're going to need it.

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New Head Coach announced at LCA and a 40 foot sink hole appears in Clarksville,





A new head man has been announced at Lexington Christian Academy, it's Nate Valetine, a former all state mention from South Laurel, a former Transylvania basketball player, and now a former assistant at Transylvania under Brian Lane!

Read up on coach Nate Valentine here! http://www.transysports.com/coaches.aspx?rc=202&path=mbball

Also, have you seen this sink hole at Austin Peay's football stadium? Take a look now!

http://abcnews.go.com/US/wireStory/sinkhole-opens-austin-peay-stadium-tennessee-23790421

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Coach Chris Brigs @GCAthletics & Coach Kelly Wells @ CoachKellyWells @UPikebears




UK basketball added both Georgetown College and the University of Pikeville to their exhibition schedule this season. We talk with both coaches from their powerhouse NAIA basketball programs. Coach Chris Briggs took over after Happy Osbourne left and has continued the winning tradition. While Kelly Wells has been building his own brand and his own tradition at the Unviersity of Pikeville. Take a listen and see what these two have to say about taking on UK and the rivarly between the two schools at the NAIA level. 

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