Selected stories from the Bluegrass Blog
For three years I wrote a fan blog covering the Kentucky Wildcats basketball team for The Cincinnati Enquirer. It was the greatest gig ever. I started when Calipari was hired in 2009, and other than the travel, the hours and the few schillings I got paid each month, it was a blast, culminating in the school’s eighth national title in 2012.
After that, I and the Enquirer parted ways, but the blog still lives online. I have to thank my editors and peers at the Enquirer for the opportunity, as it led to access I never would have gotten elsewhere. It helped me write several other books and stories.
Here are a few of my favorites moments from the blog:
UK upsets South Carolina in football
UK survives thanks to Knight; UofL bows out
BUCKED! Cats play perfect game, Heels next
FOUR all the marbles! Cats return to national semifinals
This 2011-12 team is going to be good – Midnight Madness is fun
Davis leads UK over UNC in thriller
Kidd-Gilchrist plays hero over UofL; Ashley and I share a laugh
Dream Game in Final Four was everything and more
Gr8ness for UK! Eighth title is a like a dream