Devin Booker Celebrates His 18th Birthday

Earlier this week, the Big Blue Nation helped Aaron and Andrew Harrison celebrate their 20th birthday, and now Freshman shooting guard Devin Booker celebrates his 18th birthday today.

The 6-foot-5, 185-pound Freshman from Moss Point, Miss. was ranked as the No. 3 shooting guard and No.18 overall player in the ESPN Class of 2014.

Coach John Calipari reached out to Booker via both Twitter and Instagram to wish his player a happy birthday.

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Enjoy the weather today, because we have a weekend full of gloom heading our way.

Today, it will be nice and sunny with a high around 59 degrees.

However, tomorrow does not look near as promising, so trick-or-treaters (and their parents) beware. Some fall storms will roll through the area tomorrow, bringing along plenty of rain, and possibly even some snow as the temperature will drop into low 30’s tomorrow night.

So, get out there and enjoy the weather today while you can, it won’t be around for much longer!

Avery Williamson earns midseason defensive rookie of the year award

Avery Williamson, the staple to the University of Kentucky defense during the 2013 season, is making a name for himself at the next level.

Williamson earned the defensive rookie of the year award for the Tennessee Titans after a stellar first half of the season, during which he has recorded 36 tackles, two fumble recoveries and a sack.

He led the Tennessee Titans with a career-high 10 tackles (eight solo) in their Week 8 loss against Houston.

Williamson also recorded two tackles for loss, one sack and one quarterback hit, all of which were tied for the team lead during the game.

At UK, Williamson captained the defense in 2013 and led the team in 2012-13 in tackles. He earned second team All-SEC honors in his senior season.

Celebs getting ready to scare!

Halloween is still a few days away, but that doesn’t stop celebrities from dressing up! Some are ready to show the different sides of them, scary or nice. This past weekend some celebs hit the streets to show off their ghoulish ways and gave some treats for the fans! Stars are more than likely ready to keep dressing up as the week/weekend goes on. Here are some of the favorites already of 2014!

Giuliana Rancic and husband Bill Rancic show off the surgery side of Halloween (Photo Credit to E!Online and Giuliana Rancic's Instagram)
Giuliana Rancic and husband Bill Rancic show off the surgery side of Halloween (Photo Credit to E!Online and Giuliana Rancic’s Instagram)

 

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Kate Hudson and Ashley Benson showed some scary makeup for the weekend. (Photo Credit to E!Online and Kate Hudson’s Instagram).

 

Nick and Vanessa Lachey share a spooky kiss together. (Photo Credit to E!online and Instagram)
Nick and Vanessa Lachey share a spooky kiss together. (Photo Credit to E!online and Instagram)

 

Get your costume ready for Friday night!!

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Mayoral Debate

There was a Mayoral Debate on campus last night. Mayor Jim Gray and Anthany Beatty talked about the key issues that citizens face in the Lexington community.

Anthany Beatty is the former Police Chief of Lexington. Mayor Jim Gray has currently expanded the police force and has started major construction projects all across the Lexington community.

Anthany Beatty is focusing on public safety reforms and Mayor Jim Gray wants to work on bettering the Lexington community at large.

Both of the candidates were asked questions via social network and by the audience.

Election Day is on November 4.

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Randle Breaks Leg in Season Opener

On opening night of the 2014-15 NBA season, there was so much hope in the air in the city of Los Angeles.

Kobe Bryant was back, a new season had begun and Julius Randle, the seventh overall pick in the 2014 NBA draft, was to take the court in his first game as a professional basketball player. That hope and excitement, however, would be short-lived. Not only did the Lakers get blown out by the Houston Rockets in their home-opener, but Randle didn’t even leave the court on his own two feet — he left on a stretcher.

While attacking the basket in the fourth quarter, Randle went up to pass the ball and came down awkwardly on his leg, falling to the ground. He didn’t get back up.

After an examination, it was determined that he had suffered a broken leg. Later, the official diagnosis came out as a fractured right tibia. The amount of time he is expected to miss has not been released. The former Wildcat was immediately put on a stretcher and taken to the nearest hospital.

As he was carried off, Bryant gave Randle’s hand a squeeze. The looks on the faces of the rest of his teammates, head coach Bryan Scott and the silent fans around the stadium said it all. The 19-year-old scored just 2 points in his NBA debut and played for 14 minutes. While big things were expected of the rookie, it was obvious by his limited playing time that the Lakers were prepared to ease him into his role on the team.Even so, the injury is a significant blow to a franchise trying to get back to the Finals.

Randle was a member of the 2013 Kentucky team that lost in the championship game to the University of Connecticut. He averaged 15.0 points and 10.4 rebounds for the season. He was also a member of the AP All-SEC First Team and named as an AP Third-team All-American.

Terrence Jones, a member of the Rockets and another former Wildcat, put up a double-double with 16 points and 13 rebounds in the opening game of his third season in the league. The University of Kentucky had 19 former players on NBA rosters on opening night, leading all other schools. 

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