Big Blue Brew 2/9: Ruling the SEC

Men's tennis snagged two SEC Weekly honors and moved up in the ITA Rankings.

🔵 The Official Daily Newsletter For Kentucky Athletics

Good morning. Do you recognize this name? Reggie Warford. If not, then here’s the scoop.

What else are we mixing into today’s Brew?

🎾 Men’s SEC Awards/ITA Rankings
🎙️ What to watch/listen to
🔵 And much, much more!


🔼 Sweeping Awards. The men’s tennis team took over the SEC weekly awards and ITA ranks after dominating performances against Louisville and No. 3 Virginia. Taha Baadi earned SEC Player of the Week. Eli Stephenson was named SEC Freshman of the Week.

The ITA ranked Baadi at No. 27 in the nation’s top 123 singles rankings. Senior duo Joshua Lapadat and JJ Mercer sit at No. 44 in the doubles ranking. As a whole, UK is ranked No. 11.

🔼  Take a Listen. Your podcast lineup for the weekend:
 🏀 UK HealthCare John Calipari Show
 🔵 Clark’s Pump-N-Show BBN Radio
 🏀 The Kyra Elzy Show
 🏈 Behind Kentucky Football


Three of a Kind. NCAA Baseball put out a ranking of the Top 150 Starting Pitchers in 2024. Kentucky has three athletes on the list, including Mason Moore and Dominic Niman.

Who is the third starting pitcher on the list?

Think you got it? Scroll on down to the bottom of this email for the answer!


Catch This. The Kentucky baseball catcher, Devin Burkes, earned Most Outstanding Player of the 2023 Lexington Region and is now on the Second-Team Preseason All-Southeastern Conference list. The junior is ready to repeat some of his amazing stats from last season, like an 11-game hitting streak and leading the team with 18 doubles.


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Friday, February 9

👟 Track & Field Tiger Paw Invite | Meet Info
👟 Track & Field David Hemery Valentine Invite | Meet Info
🥎 Softball vs. UC Santa Barbara/Stanford @ 1pm/3:30pm ET | Designated Players Club
🤸 Gymnastics vs. Missouri @ 7pm ET | Tickets 
🎾 Women’s Tennis vs. Wichita State @ 11am ET
🎾 Men’s Tennis vs. Harvard @ 5pm ET

Saturday, February 10

🎯 Rife at West Virginia @ TBA | NCAA Scorecard | Live Targets
👟 Track & Field Tiger Paw Invite | Meet Info
👟 Track & Field David Hemery Valentine Invite | Meet Info
🥎 Softball vs. Stanford/San Diego State @ 12pm/7:30pm ET | Designated Players Club
🏀 Men’s Basketball vs. Gonzaga @ 4pm ET | Live Stats | Tickets

Sunday, February 11

🥎 Softball vs. Minnesota @ 1pm ET | Designated Players Club
🎾 Men’s Tennis at Duke @ 1pm ET
🏀 Women’s Basketball vs. Texas A&M @ 4pm ET | Tickets


Answer: Travis Smith!

🔵 Have a great Friday!