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When can we expect Kentucky to finally have their big men?

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Big Z. Zvonimir Ivisic. Drew Brown - A Sea Of Blue

Happy Wednesday, BBN!

We’re now five games into the regular season, and there still hasn’t been a real update or timeline for any of the Kentucky Wildcats Basketball bigs...until news broke Tuesday night that Aaron Bradshaw was set to resume practicing on Wednesday.

The Wildcats currently have three 7-footers out, whether it be injuries or eligibility issues right now, and not having a presence down low is bothering coach John Calipari.

“We need one of these big guys,” Calipari said after playing Stonehill. “We just gotta have a big guy. We get that— everybody will say, ‘It’ll screw you up’. Let me deal with that. I’ll deal with that. I’d like to have all three of them, to be honest.”

Aaron Bradshaw

When the season started, we heard it “should be a week or two at most away from being able to fully practice and play.”

Well, we’re into Week 3, and Bradshaw will reportedly practice today, so he appears close to making his return to game action so long as there are no setbacks.

It can’t be overrated how big this is for Kentucky, as Bradshaw has the potential to be one of the best big men in the country and a top-10 NBA Draft pick.

Zvonimir Ivisic

Ivisic is still awaiting approval from the NCAA to be deemed eligible this season. This is pretty ridiculous and only something the NCAA could pull off, so everything is really up in the air with Big Z. All we can do is hope.

Ugonna Onyenso

BBN is going to have to wait a while after Bradshaw hits the floor to see Onyenso, who was injured during a GLOBL JAM scrimmage in July and is believed to be several weeks behind Bradshaw.

We might see Ugo before the North Carolina or Louisville games, but we should certainly see him before conference play starts at Florida on January 6th.

It’s been a crazy ride with the big men, but hopefully the craziness is ending soon.

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Headlines

Ben Damge Named to CSC Academic All-District Men’s Soccer Team – UK Athletics

Damge has been named to the 2023 College Sports Communicators Academic All-District Men’s Soccer Team for the second consecutive year.

Cats Hope to Channel Emotions on Saturday – UK Athletics

Being emotional can be good, if it’s done with composure, according to Kentucky defensive coordinator Brad White.

Bryanna Lucas, Zane Rosely to Participate in SEC Career Tour – UK Athletics

The two Wildcats will join 26 other current and former SEC student-athletes in Atlanta.

Is Kentucky sports betting impacting its neighboring states? - WKYT

Yes it is, money is staying in the state!

Stoops not putting much stock into past success against rival Louisville - Kentucky Today

We all know what happened the last time Louisville was ranked 9th and played Kentucky...

First Scouting Report: Kentucky will seek to deny Marshall a streak-busting upset - Herald Leader

Marshall has never beaten the Cats, 0-12.

What is going on with Angel Reese’s absence from LSU? - Yahoo Sports

One of the most bizairre sports stories of the year.

Kentucky’s DJ Wagner Falling, Rob Dillingham Rising in Latest NBA Mock Draft - Fan Nation

These will change all year, but it’s always fun to keep up with it.

Fantasy Football Week 12 RB Rankings - Yahoo Sports

It’s almost fantasy playoff time!

Colts waive All-Pro LB Shaquille Leonard in surprise move - ESPN

Some NFL defense is getting a huge asset after this shocking release.

Tom Brady bemoans NFL play, says ‘there’s a lot of mediocrity’ - ESPN

Strong words from the GOAT.

The Steelers kept waiting for Matt Canada’s offense to take off. It never did. And now he’s gone - AP Sports

It’s about time.

College Football Playoff rankings projection: Will Washington pass Florida State? - USA Today Sports

The scenarios are crazy, this weekend will be a lot of fun.