Hey Big Blue Nation! We hope that you are having a great start to your summer. While school may be ending and the spring sports are coming to an end, we’ll still be here getting ready for the fall and all the glorious things that it brings…like tailgating at Commonwealth for Kentucky Football!
So while you are gone enjoying the summer fun times, don’t forget that you can always connect with us through our various social media accounts while you are laying on the beach getting a nice tan. We’d love to hear from your, because let’s be honest, we are going to miss you crazy kids.
Have a great summer and GO CATS!!
After an exciting 75-70 win at Rupp Arena on Saturday against LSU, the Kentucky Wildcats hit the road again for two SEC games. Tonight’s game against the Ole Miss Rebels is at 9:00 p.m. ET and will be shown on ESPN.
Tuesdays game against Ole Miss will be a tough challenge for the CATS. The Rebels are riding a nine game win streak, that includes a 6-0 start in the SEC. They are currently ranked 16th in both polls and are tied for first place in the SEC.
A road win against a ranked opponent is just what this Kentucky Basketball program needs. Tune in at 9:00 to cheer your CATS to victory! C-A-T-S! CATS! CATS! CATS!
Sunday, November 25, 2012 in Wildcat Wearhouse Blog
Now it is time to turn our attention from the brick and mortar side of the business and welcome in CYBER MONDAY 2012! The internet is primed and ready for another great year of e-commerce. WildcatWearhouse.com is ready to bring our online customers the steepest discounts and best customer service imaginable.
It’s almost here, get ready to click away. Happy (Big Blue) Cyber Monday!
Tuesday, November 13, 2012 in University of Kentucky Basketball
Kentucky Basketball fans will never forget.
It was the 1992 East Regional Final; the date was Saturday, March 28. The Kentucky Wildcats were leading the Duke Blue Devils by one point 103-102. It was overtime and there were just 2.1 seconds on the clock. Grant Hill inbound the ball the length of the court where the hated Christian Laettner caught the pass. Big Blue Nation held its collective breath as the fadeaway jump shot floated through the air as time expired.
NOOOOOOOOOOO! Children and adults across the Bluegrass State wept uncontrollably. The pain and disappointment was too great.
As much as Big Blue Nation would like to forget that awful day, we can’t. It’s always there and it’s never going away. People label it “The Greatest Basketball Game Ever Played”. UPS made a commercial about it and calls it logistics. Every March, when the madness rolls around, replays are always shown of that dreadful play.
It’s been almost 21 years since that game occurred and Kentucky’s hatred for Duke still remains strong. And tonight when Kentucky and Duke square off to play in The Champions Classic, Wildcat fans will be screaming for a victory. Even though this is only the second regular season game and not a Regional Final or Championship game, it’s still Duke. And beating Duke in any way, shape or form, in any competition, somehow feels like retribution for that shot to the heart they gave us in 1992.
Most of the current players on both teams weren’t even alive when the 1992 game between the University of Kentucky and Duke was played, but you can bet that they have had their history lesson. Each player is well aware of the past meetings between their schools and realizes that even though it is early in the season, both teams are playing for a victory against a storied program.
In the past, the Kentucky faithful have turned Atlanta into CATlanta and with a game of this magnitude, we are pretty sure the Kentucky Blue will rule the town once again.
So CATS fans, get ready for tonight’s showdown. Gather your friends and get out your Blue and White pom-poms. Make sure your lucky Kentucky shirt is clean and ready to wear, because it’s almost game time!
Let’s GO CATS! BEAT DUKE!
One last thing to get you fired up for the game. Check out the video from Kentucky Wildcats TV of the Kentucky Basketball team leaving the Bluegrass and arriving in CATlanta. GO CATS!
(photo credit: Barclays Center)
The 2012 Kentucky Basketball season in now officially underway! On Friday night Wildcat fans everywhere were anxiously awaiting the match-up against Maryland, the first real test this year.
Before the game Coach Calipari, Papa John’s and the team presented a check for 1 million dollars to the American Red Cross to help victims of Hurricane Sandy. It is always very cool to see the power of Big Blue Nation at work when people are I need of help!
The first half of the game was all Kentucky. The team went into the half with a 49-36 lead. With a quick dunk by Alex Poythress to open the second half, it looked like we were picking up right were we left off. Maryland, however, had other plans of making this a game. The Terrapins went on a furious rebounding and scoring run that eventually gave them the lead.
From there on, the teams went back and forth with multiple lead changes. One unexpected UK player helped the CATS fight their way to a victory though. After a stellar overall game, Jarrod Polson hit two clutch free throws to give Kentucky the 72-69 point victory.
So there you have it, first game of the 2012 basketball season and we had a nail bitter. We suspect this young team will continue to get better and better as the season progresses, just as they always have under the watchful eye of Coach Cal.
Up next is the Duke Blue Devils and probably one of the most anticipated games for Kentucky fans all season. We’re pretty sure we know what you’ll be watching this Tuesday evening.
See you at The Champions Classic Basketball Tournament in CATlanta.
GO CATS! BEAT DUKE!!
Friday, November 9, 2012 in University of Kentucky Basketball
(photo credit: CoachCal.com twitter)
Big Blue Nation, the time is almost here! The official start to the 2012 Kentucky Basketball season is now only hours away. Really, it seems like last month that we were celebrating the CATS winning their 8th National Championship. It wasn’t last month and this new team and Coach John Calipari have been working hard to prepare themselves to defend that glorious National Title.
A new chapter in Kentucky Basketball is about to be written.
The CATS open the season tonight at 8:30 pm against the Maryland Terrapins in Brooklyn, NY. After easily winning their first two exhibition games, this will be the first real test for this young team.
If you aren’t lucky enough to be in Brooklyn to cheer on the Wildcats tonight, there are plenty of ways to keep up with the game:
Call up your friends, paint your face Blue, put on your favorite Kentucky apparel and cheer and celebrate! It’s University of Kentucky Basketball time in the Bluegrass once again. We are UK!
C-A-T-S! CATS! CATS! CATS!
Thursday, November 8, 2012 in Uncategorized
The above picture is from the CoachCal.com twitter feed. It is a picture of the Kentucky Wildcats Basketball team boarding a plane that will take them to Brooklyn, NY to play their season opener against Maryland in the Barclays Center Classic.
Willie Cauley-Stein’s twitter post shown below says it best:
In the past 3 years, the journey through the season has been nothing but fun and exciting to watch. The journey for this years team officially begins Friday, Nov. 9th at 8:30 p.m. ET.
Buckle up CATS fans, because things are about to get exciting in the Bluegrass!
Thursday, November 1, 2012 in Uncategorized
The first test of the season for the University of Kentucky basketball team is tonight against the Northwood Seahawks. Although it’s an exhibition game, the Seahawks shouldn’t be taken lightly. They are the #1 ranked NAIA team in the nation and have many returning veteran players.
The journey for championship banner number 9 officially begins tonight at Rupp. Details for the game are below:
As an added bonus, ESPN2 will be airing the third installment of All-Access Kentucky tonight at 8:30! If you missed the previous episode, not to worry, they will be airing it at 8:00 pm.
Enjoy all the Kentucky Basketball that will be on the airwaves tonight! GO CATS!!!
Kentucky Basketball fans, the time is near. It seems like it was just last month that we watched Anthony Davis and company cutting down the nets in “Blue” Orleans. However, it wasn’t last month, it was last April, and after a long summer with no UK Basketball, the long wait is over.
It’s KENTUCKY BIG BLUE MADNESS time!!!
We know it was hard saying goodbye to Davis, Kidd-Gilchrist, Teague, Lamb, Jones and Miller, but the future of the University of Kentucky Basketball is very bright. This Friday night, the lights of Rupp Arena will shine down on the future UK legends at one of the greatest college traditions in college basketball…the 2012 Big Blue Madness!
No matter if this is your first time attending or your 20th in a row, Big Blue Madness never, ever disappoints. Simply put, it’s Kentucky Basketball, and no one does it better than us!
Big Blue Nation will welcome the new team with music, screams and cheers. We will show this team why we are the greatest fan base in America, and this team will show us why they chose to be Kentucky Wildcats.
The quest for banner number 9 starts on Friday night.
Kentucky Basketball is back….GO CATS!!
Didn’t get tickets to the Madness? The most up to date viewing info can be found at the Kentucky Athletics Website.
As always we are always stocked up with the latest University of Kentucky Apparel to keep you looking your best.
The new school year is underway at the University of Kentucky and the the students have settled into their new homes. This includes the Kentucky Basketball Team. Their new home is just slightly different than what most college students and even other collegiate athletes across the nation will experience during their stay at school.
The basketball players new home is the Wildcat Coal Lodge which isn’t too shabby. By not too shabby we mean it’s incredibly, off the charts, awesome! Or in the words of Coach Cal, “It’s the gold standard in housing”.
Seriously, what recruit could say no to living in a place like the Wildcat Coal Lodge? Here is a quick rundown of what it has to offer:
Individual Rooms, Private Chef, Itinerary Flat Screens, Media Room with recliners, and Pool Table. All of the Championship Trophies greet the players as they walk in, just so they don’t forget the real reason they came to Kentucky in the first place.
Want to see for yourself? Check out the links below and Coach Cal will take you on a tour of the new facility: