Category Archives: COLUMNIST

NASCAR – Kyle Busch dominance of Kentucky Speedway ends, Martin Truex Jr. wins the Quaker State 400

Martin Truex with the win - Photo by Brendon Miller
Martin Truex with the win – Photo by Brendon Miller

The race to the chase continued today at Kentucky Motor Speedway in Sparta, Kentucky. The seventh annual Quaker State 400 was held today, bringing in large crowds and some of the best drivers in modern day racing.  The race marked driver Dale Earnhardt JR. last time driving in Kentucky as it was announced earlier in the year that he was retiring from competitive racing at the end of the racing season.  

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NASCAR – Kyle Busch continues dominance at Kentucky Speedway, wins both polls and takes the checkered flag of the Alsco 300

ALSCO 300 7-8-17 Busch(Photo by Brendon Miller)  The excitement of NASCAR returns to the Bluegrass State with two premiere races at the Kentucky Speedway in Sparta, Kentucky.  The smell of burnt tires, racing fuel and engines tuned to the max while blazing through the one and a half mile track creates a great weekend that is attended annually by thousands of spectators from across the country.

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UK Baseball – Role Reversal

NCCA Super Regionals UK vs UL - Photo by Brendon Miller
NCCA Super Regionals UK vs UL – Photo by Brendon Miller

Early in the 1986-87 season, Kentucky basketball coach Eddie Sutton uttered the famous phrase that would forever vault the UK versus UL rivalry into the stratosphere. “Kentucky is like the big brother and Louisville is like the little brother,” the embattled coach proclaimed when asked about the antagonism percolating between the two schools. Understandably, that quip rankled many in the Louisville camp and for the subsequent three decades, UL fans have simmered like a petulant younger sibling, trying desperately to bury that well-fitting moniker. Continue reading UK Baseball – Role Reversal

UK Baseball – It Just Means More

UK advances to Super Regional with win over NC ST - Photo by Mike Cyrus
UK advances to Super Regional with win over NC ST – Photo by Mike Cyrus

The new Southeastern Conference slogan, “It just means more,” certainly applies to its baseball teams. Unbeknownst to many Big Blue basketball die-hards, America’s pastime has always surpassed hoops in both attendance and interest throughout the other 13 SEC campuses. Although the pigskin still reigns supreme on Saturdays down south, bleached cowhide consistently surpasses dimpled leather every other day of the week. Continue reading UK Baseball – It Just Means More

UK Softball – For the Love of the Game

Photo provided by Chris Shoals - UK Athletics
Photo provided by Chris Shoals – UK Athletics

The UK Softball team advanced through the NCAA Lexington Regional on Sunday with an exhilarating 4-2 win over Illinois. The Wildcats, riding the golden arms of senior Meagan Prince and Junior Erin Rethlake together with the sizzling bat of freshman Alex Martens, swept through DePaul and the Illini twice this weekend to survive the double elimination format. Continue reading UK Softball – For the Love of the Game

UK Baseball – Blue Blooded Chemistry

Hugging is allowed on the baseball field - Photo courtesy of baseballamerica
Hugging is allowed on the baseball field – Photo courtesy of baseballamerica

While all of BBN has been fretting over the Diallo decision and the Kroger corporate takeover, the UK Baseball team has been quietly and methodically winning games, mowing down traditional SEC powers and moving up the national polls en route to possibly the most magical season in program history. What’s making this team so special? What supernatural Gatorade have they been drinking? The same players who last year went .500 in the conference and missed out on post-season play suddenly have their sights legitimately set on Omaha.   Continue reading UK Baseball – Blue Blooded Chemistry

Rain and Wrecks dictate the outcome of the Xfinity Race Fitzgerald Glider Kits 300

Bristol XFinity Race - Photo by Larry Robinson
Bristol XFinity Race – Photo by Larry Robinson

Bristol, Tennessee Bristol Speedway – April,22,2017

David Leveridge-Bluegrass Sports Nation Beat Writer

NASCAR returns to Bristol for the annual Spring race.  The Xfinity Series of NASCAR was held today at the Bristol Speedway in Bristol, Tennessee.  Bluegrass Sports Nation was there in attendance to cover the race.  Bluegrass Sports Nation continues to strive to cover all sports and provide the public with excellence in sports coverage.  The race was attended by 2 members of the Bluegrass Sports Nation Coverage team.  Larry Robinson and myself David Leveridge were both in attendance covering the race.    Continue reading Rain and Wrecks dictate the outcome of the Xfinity Race Fitzgerald Glider Kits 300

Great Expectations

UK Blue White Game - Photo by Mike Cyrus
UK Blue White Game – Photo by Mike Cyrus

Curiosity won’t kill these Cats, but expectations just might. In one of the most highly anticipated seasons in UK Football history, hopes are already running rampant across the Bluegrass State. Last year’s on-the-field successes together with another Mark Stoops/Vince Marrow recruiting bonanza have combined for an upcoming perfect storm of a triumphant gridiron campaign.   Continue reading Great Expectations

ONE AND NOT DONE- The Review of Coach John Calipari documentary on ESPN 30 for 30.

Coach John Calipari
Coach John Calipari

David Leveridge- Bluegrass Sports Nation Beat Writer – Lexington,Kentucky – Kentucky Theatre.  April 10,2017

Bluegrass Sports Nation attended the Documentary on Coach John Calipari at the Kentucky Theatre in Lexington, KY.  The Documentary is called ONE AND NOT DONE, and will be aired for the public to view on ESPN Thursday April, 13, 2017.  The event was a one night pre screening of the coaching career of Coach John Calipari.   Continue reading ONE AND NOT DONE- The Review of Coach John Calipari documentary on ESPN 30 for 30.