By Nick Roush on ©May 22nd, 2019 @ 1:30pm
College football preview magazine season is just around the corner. Before the publications hit the printers, a few are revealing information online. Up first is Athlon Sports.
Wednesday morning Athlon published its preseason All-SEC team. Drake Jackson was the only Wildcat on the first team, while Lynn Bowden appears as an all-purpose back and a punt returner.
- Lynn Bowden: Second Team All-Purpose, Third Team Punt Returner
- Drake Jackson: First Team Center
- Landon Young: Fourth Team Offensive Line
- Logan Stenberg: Second Team Offensive Line
- Quinton Bohanna: Fourth Team Defensive Line
- Kash Daniel: Third Team Linebacker
Athlon notes this team is based purely off their 2019 projections. By that indication, the left side of UK’s offensive line will be one of the best in the SEC. If Landon Young did not miss last season with an injury, he would be in line for first or second team considerations.
Alabama led the way with 13 players on the All-SEC team, including Lexington native Jedrick Wills, Athlon’s first team offensive tackle. Florida and Auburn were not far behind, each with ten preseason All-SEC selections.
By Drew Franklin on ©May 22nd, 2019 @ 12:30pm
Good news regarding an old rival (and now friend) of the UK basketball program.
Denny Crum is “doing much better” following a stoke he suffered over the weekend, his wife told WHAS 11 in Louisville. “We had a scary weekend, but he’s doing much better and has had a lot of improvement in the last two days. He’s been able to enjoy visits from players and friends and we’re confident he will make a full recovery,” she said.
Jerry Eaves, who played for Crum, said on his radio show that follows our show that he visited Crum on Tuesday and Crum “will be home very soon.”
Just heard about Coach Crum and want to wish him a complete and speedy recovery. Please keep him and his wife, Susan, in your thoughts and prayers.
— John Calipari (@UKCoachCalipari) May 21, 2019
It sounds like Coach Crum, who is now 82 years old, is on track for a full recovery.
By KSR on ©May 22nd, 2019 @ 12:00pm
LEX 18 decided to part ways with longtime TV personality Lee Cruse, following controversial remarks Cruse made on air earlier this month.
A statement from the station:
After careful consideration, WLEX has decided to part ways with Lee Cruse.
WLEX is committed to reflecting our diverse audiences through our coverage and to upholding equitable, diverse and inclusive practices in our workplaces.
We wish Lee the best in his future endeavors.
LEX 18 general manager Pat Dalbey said, “This wasn’t a decision made lightly. LEX 18 is committed to reflecting our diverse audiences through our coverage and to upholding equitable, diverse, and inclusive practices in our workplace. We stand by our commitment to a respectful work environment and respect for all of our viewers.”
Cruse was at LEX 18 for almost 25 years.
By Drew Franklin on ©May 22nd, 2019 @ 11:25am
Ryan Lemond needs your generosity. After embarrassing himself by missing four putts from five feet and another from three feet, he was sentenced to 10 days/nights in KSJail. KSR’s listeners then decided the punishment is too harsh for the loveable Lemond, so we set his bail at $10,000 for an early release. If he can raise that amount, his sentence will be reduced to six days/nights and every dollar raised will be donated to three great causes: Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) of Lexington, the organization that helped Ryan and his wife adopt their children; Keith Madison’s SCORE International, a Christian mission organization that provides baseball equipment and instruction in the Dominican Republic; and an epilepsy charity to be named later.
To make a contribution to Ryan’s bail fund, click here to donate. Any amount will mean a lot to Ryan so he can go back home to his family, but it will mean even more to him to be able to help three causes that are very important to him and many others.
By Drew Franklin on ©May 22nd, 2019 @ 10:45am
The Dallas Cowboys reported to OTAs on Tuesday with Randall Cobb wearing navy and silver for the first time. I grew up a Cowboys fan (childhood bedroom was Cowboys everything) and I still pull for the team today, but it is weird seeing the Kentucky football legend in Dallas gear. It will definitely take some getting used to.
— Dallas Cowboys (@dallascowboys) May 21, 2019
In a new story in the Fort Worth Star-Telegram, we learned Cobb wanted to be a Dallas Cowboy months before he signed with America’s team in March. He ran into Dak Prescott shortly after last season and told him, “Hey man, come get me.” Cobb said he handpicked Prescott as the next QB he wanted to play with after he came to the realization that his time in Green Bay was numbered.
Now he is one day into OTAs with his new team, both he and his new fan base are very excited about it, and I’m about to order a jersey and book a trip for a game.
Hopefully he returns to elite form after a down year in 2018.
By Zack Geoghegan on ©May 22nd, 2019 @ 10:00am
Good morning, folks. Eric Bledsoe is shooting under 25 percent from the field in this series. Let’s talk NBA Playoffs.
(1) Bucks – 102 @ (2) Raptors – 120 (Tied 2-2)
- And just like that, WE HAVE A SERIES. What felt like it was going to be a four-game, demoralizing sweep has morphed into the most compelling Eastern Conference Finals since before LeBron James held a death grip on the entire conference. The Toronto Raptors have crawled back with the help of its home fans to recover from down 0-2 to tie the series up at 2-2. Game 5 will shift back to Milwaukee where the Bucks will look to maintain home court advantage.
- But if they want to do so, they’re going to need to show a little bit more effort than Game 4. Milwaukee was outscored in every quarter by the Raptors and trailed for the entirety of the final three periods. With a double-digit lead throughout the fourth quarter, the game was never in doubt for the Raptors, even as superstar Kawhi Leonard was playing while obviously in pain. Leonard finished with 19 points but on an uncharacteristic (yet still efficient? this dude is literally a robot) 6-13 shooting from the field. After he dunked all over Giannis Antetokounmpo in the third quarter, he immediately started to limp after his initial landing. But this is playoff time, folks. “Everyone is injured”. Kyle Lowry led the Raptors with 25 points, five rebounds, and six assists while Serge Ibaka contributed 17 points and 13 rebounds. Marc Gasol, Norman Powell, and Fred VanVleet all combined to add 48 points for Toronto.
- Antetokounmpo posted 25 points and 10 rebounds in the loss alongside Khris Middleton’s 30 points, six rebounds, and seven assists. The Greek Freak began the game shooting 5-8 and the Bucks were rolling through the first quarter. However, a dreadful start to the third quarter for Milwaukee allowed Toronto to build a sizable lead that the Bucks could never overcome.
- Now let’s discuss Eric Bledsoe, who continues to struggle in this series. After playing some of the best basketball of his season against the Boston Celtics in the previous round, the former Kentucky guard has been completely ignored by the Toronto defense. Bledsoe finished with five points, three rebounds, and two assists on 2-7 shooting in only 20 minutes on Tuesday night. Through four games against the Raptors, he’s averaged 8.3 points on 24.4 percent (11-45) shooting from the field and 10.5 percent from three (2-19). Please read those numbers again. We saw in Game 3 when Bledsoe was literally thanking the high heavens anytime the ball went in – even after made layups. Toronto has put him so far out of his comfort zone that he hasn’t been able to make any sort of considerable impact. They dare him to shoot threes and he obliges. Milwaukee needs the aggressive Bledsoe back; The one that burned the Celtics for five games. His defense and playmaking have been mediocre and he refuses to get to the rim, the same spot on the floor where he shot over 72 percent from in the regular season. Game 5 needs the bulldog mentality from Bledsoe that Lowry plays with every game. Even when Lowry’s shots aren’t falling, he always impacts the game in other ways.
- Also, do the Raptors just let Drake do whatever he wants?
Drake had a little shoulder rub for Nick Nurse ?? pic.twitter.com/WVdlaTv3sq
— Def Pen Hoops (@DefPenHoops) May 22, 2019
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By Drew Franklin on ©May 22nd, 2019 @ 9:55am
Today’s show is back at KSJail where Ryan Lemond is still alive after surviving two nights with the ghosts. He and Matt will talk about Jaden McDaniels’ surprise announcement, whether or not KSBar is still haunted, and more.
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By ShopKSR.com on ©May 22nd, 2019 @ 9:45am
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The KSR Shop and Kentucky Branded are having one final day of their Memorial Day weekend t-shirt sale. Stock up on great new designs with a variety of Kentucky and USA pride designs. Don’t forget this also includes the KS-jail inmate tee!
Head to ShopKSR.com to take advantage of the 2 for $32 t-shirt sale. Sale runs through Wednesday.
By Drew Franklin on ©May 22nd, 2019 @ 9:00am
While you and I were sound asleep last night, Jaden McDaniels did the most Jaden McDaniels thing ever by announcing his commitment to Washington when nobody was paying attention. The five-star power forward sent out a tweet a little after one o’clock in the a.m. to say, “I’m staying home.” It was his first tweet since February 15, back when he said, “this is a banger,” about a vertical video of someone working on a rap song. I didn’t even realize he had Twitter until today.
— Jmac (@Jmcdaniels7) May 22, 2019
Now his recruitment is over and Kentucky fans can finally move on. You are now free to forget the name Jaden McDaniels because he is staying out west at Washington to never be heard from again until the next level. It would’ve been lovely to have him in Lexington next season, but he chose to remain a Seattleite for his college basketball career.
Good luck to you, Jaden. Tell Quade Green we said hello.
Kentucky offered a 2021 quarterback prospect out of Indianapolis.
Darin Hinshaw may have a room full of young quarterback talent for years to come, but he is still out looking for more for on down the road. Yesterday he extended a scholarship to Donaven McCulley, a dual-threat QB out of Indianapolis in the 2021 class. McCulley is the 13th-ranked dual-threat and the ninth-best player in Indiana in his class.
Three-star defensive tackle names Kentucky one of his top six.
Michael Reese, a defensive tackle from just outside of Nashville, revealed his top six schools on Tuesday and Kentucky made the cut. The 6-foot-3, 255-pounder also included Vanderbilt, Tennessee, Missouri, Arkansas and Duke among his leaders, but noted the list is not final. He will be a senior at Cane Ridge High School next season.
Watch: NBA Draft analyst Mike Schmitz breaks down PJ Washington’s game to PJ Washington’s face.
Schmitz finally got around to sharing video of his analysis of PJ Washington at last week’s NBA Combine, while PJ Washington joined the ESPN crew on set.
From the NBA Draft Combine: Breaking down film with Kentucky big man PJ Washington. Looking at why Washington is one of the higher-floor prospects in the lottery and where he can still improve. pic.twitter.com/VBZd9XAWab
— Mike Schmitz (@Mike_Schmitz) May 21, 2019
He calls Washington’s left-shoulder jump-hook “almost automatic.”
Shai Gilgeous-Alexander named to NBA All-Rookie Second Team, exactly like nobody predicted before he signed with Kentucky.
From 31st-ranked player in his high school recruiting class to sixth-best player in his NBA rookie class, Gilgeous-Alexander is an All-Rookie selection. He narrowly missed the First Team but leads the Second Team in voting.
His old teammate, Kevin Knox, missed out completely, earning only 22 Second Team votes. Knox was 12th among rookies.
KSR to hijack the Paul Finebaum Show again today.
Matt and I will be back on the ESPN airwaves for four hours of filling in for Paul Finebaum. If you missed yesterday’s show, you can catch it on podcast here. We were only on for two hours yesterday.
Trivia returns to KSBar and Grille tonight.
Get on out to KSBar this evening to visit Ryan Lemond and to participate in trivia at 7 p.m. It is going to be a fun night for everyone except Ryan, who I am sure is already exhausted after his second night in KSJail.
Speaking of KSJail, Matt and Ryan will do today’s show from there from 10 a.m. to noon. Doors open to the public at 11 a.m.
By Jack Pilgrim on ©May 22nd, 2019 @ 1:10am
2019 five-star forward Jaden McDaniels has made his decision.
As expected, the 6-foot-10 prospect out of Federal Way, WA has decided to stay home and play for the Washington Huskies.
He made the following post on Twitter this evening:
— Jmac (@Jmcdaniels7) May 22, 2019
McDaniels, a consensus top-15 prospect, chose Washington over Kentucky, San Diego State, Texas, and UCLA.
Over the last several weeks, we’ve seen multiple momentum shifts in this recruitment. Washington was seen as the favorite for the majority of his senior season, but recently, Kentucky took over as the (temporary) favorite.
In the end, though, the draw of staying at home to play in front of friends and family every night won out. Instead of playing in the spotlight several hundred miles away in Lexington, he’ll have the ability to distance himself from the pressure at Washington one more year before making the jump to the NBA.
We’ll have more on the decision and what it means for Kentucky moving forward in Pilgrim’s Insider Notes tomorrow afternoon.
By Brent Wainscott on ©May 21st, 2019 @ 10:30pm
KSBar and Grille is the place in Lexington to catch University of Kentucky games (pre and postgame too) as well as other events such as the NBA Playoffs, UFC fights, the World Cup, MLB games, PGA tour events, and more.
KSBar might be known for their smoked wings but don’t miss out on the brisket platter, fried katfish, chicken and waffles, and the great assortment of burgers. Start off with the house chips loaded to the ceiling smothered with pulled pork or chicken straight off the smoker topped with the house BBQ sauce.
Head to the KSBar and Grille website ksbarandgrille.com to see a full menu and drink list.
Be on the look out for different specials and events.
KSBar and Grille is located at: 1030 South Broadway, Lexington, KY 40504
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#10 Walker Terhune
The real anger that @KySportsRadio has when the subject of haunting comes up makes it even funnier. Every caller should talk about how @KSBarAndGrille is haunted. #ksrtop10 @ShannonTheDude @ryanlemond @DrewFranklinKSR
— Walker Terhune (@WalkerTerhune) May 21, 2019
Makes for great content.
— J (@jjack07) May 21, 2019
I’m not hating.
I have Pepsi Senior Leadership visiting Lexington for a market visit. Where do I take them for dinner…no other place than KSBar and Grille!! We had to let them see Ryan Lemond in jail! ?. Love this place! @KySportsRadio @ryanlemond pic.twitter.com/4xVrmzzKFE
— Tonetta (@tonetta_mccoy) May 22, 2019
Come have ALL your business meetings while he’s locked up!
#7 KY Congrats
— KY Clips (@KY_Clips) May 21, 2019
It’s almost like Kentucky sets you up well for the NBA…Looking at you, Jaden.
#6 Jack C.
— Jack C. (@Jackesq) May 21, 2019
A tradition unlike any other.
#5 Damon Atherton
— Damon Atherton (@ThePhotoDemon) May 21, 2019
#4 Darren Issacs
— Darren Isaacs (@disaacs60) May 21, 2019
This is my new text tone.
#3 Terry Jordan
— Terry Jordon (@tnjordon) May 21, 2019
#2 Joey Bisschop
Working on his 8’s maybe ?
— Joey Bisschop (@JBisschop14) May 21, 2019
#1 John Robic’s Hair
Turned on the news this morning and boy am I relieved to see that the streets are a little safer today now that another criminal is off the streets@KySportsRadio @ryanlemond @ShannonTheDude @DrewFranklinKSR pic.twitter.com/fIzGygcQ5T
— John Robic’s Hair (@JohnRobicsHair) May 21, 2019
This is an actual story.
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By Drew Franklin on ©May 21st, 2019 @ 10:00pm
Former University of Louisville head basketball coach Denny Crum is recovering in a hospital after suffering a stroke, his foundation announced Tuesday evening.
“Hall of Fame basketball coach Denny Crum suffered a stroke this past week and is now recovering in a local hospital,” the Denny Crum Scholarship Foundation said in a statement. “Coach Crum and his family appreciate the thoughts, prayers and also their privacy while he is recovering. No further statements will be made at this time.”
It is the 82-year-old’s second stroke in two years. He suffered a stroke while on an Alaskan fishing trip back in 2017.
Upon hearing the news, Coach Cal tweeted, “Just heard about Coach Crum and want to wish him a complete and speedy recovery. Please keep him and his wife, Susan, in your thoughts and prayers.”
Kentucky Journalism Hall of Famer Oscar Combs tweeted, “Prayers to good friend and former UL Coach Denny Crum who suffered a stroke recently & is in a Louisville hospital. Denny has been such a great ambassador for both UL and the Commonwealth for past 48 years. Denny & Joe B best taught fans to respect one another.”
By Drew Franklin on ©May 21st, 2019 @ 9:30pm
Registration is now open for John Calipari’s Satellite Camp Tour around the Bluegrass.
Next month, Calipari will hold 10 basketball camps at 10 different locations around Kentucky. The camps are open to both boys and girls ages 7 to 17, and only a limited number of spots are available. Those spots will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis.
According to UK’s website, the camps offer “the unique opportunity for Kentucky basketball fans to learn from and interact with Calipari, the UK coaching staff and available Kentucky players. The camps allow participants to learn the game of basketball through a fundamental, intensive learning environment. They will also give individuals the chance to learn more about the game, including introducing drills that can be used at home.”
The cost for each camp is $99 per camper. The $99 includes a t-shirt, three hours of instruction with Coach Cal and his staff and available players, competitions, autographs, and a Q&A session.
Here are the 10 camps:
North Laurel High School
Harrison County High School
Elizabethtown High School
Thomas Nelson High School
9 a.m. – noon
Meade County High School
South Oldham High School
The Corbin Arena
Fleming County High School
Pulaski County High School
Christian Academy of Louisville
For more information and to get signed up, click here to visit UK’s satellite camp website.
By Drew Franklin on ©May 21st, 2019 @ 8:30pm
Ryan Lemond has now been in KSJail for 24 hours. If you’re one of the many Ryan Lemond fans out there who are worried about his well-being, I can happily report that he is safe and secure in his temporary home behind bars in KSBar and Grille.
Here’s the latest on his incarceration:
KSR listeners can bail him out.
We never imagined Ryan would miss all five putts and receive a 10-day sentence. The thought never even crossed our minds, because who can’t make at least one putt from five feet away? Then it happened. He missed all five putts and was immediately hauled off to KSBar for a 10-night stay.
But on today’s show, we offered him a way out. If he can raise $10,000, his 10-day sentence will be reduced to six. He will get out four days early and the money raised will be donated to the three charities he originally played for (and failed by missing all five putts). One of the charities is CASA of Lexington, the organization that helped him adopt his children. He also plans to donate to Keith Madison’s SCORE International and an epilepsy charity.
Details on how to donate will be announced on Wednesday’s show. If you want Ryan to get out early, you can help out by giving any amount of money that he will then pass on across three great causes. Stay tuned for more info.
He is convinced KSBar and Grille is haunted.
The morning after his first overnight, all he wanted to talk about is how KSBar is haunted. He claims he woke up at 3 a.m. to the loud sounds of a party right outside the front window, only to look out and see an empty patio and parking lot. He also heard several other noises throughout the building all night long, he says.
Matt was quick to shut down any notion of KSBar ghosts on the show, but I believe Ryan. Other employees have their own ghost stories and I had my own ghost incident when in there alone late one night before it opened. Maybe Ryan will get closer to catching one tonight.
He was temporarily released to vote and sell a house Tuesday afternoon.
To say Ryan has been in jail for 24 hours isn’t entirely accurate because he was released (under my custody) Tuesday afternoon to vote and make a real estate appointment he couldn’t miss. I transported him across town without any real issues, although he did try to sprint away as soon as we got in the parking lot.
If anyone has a taser I can borrow, he will not try to lose me on foot again.
His jail is getting too plush for a guy who missed all five putts.
During Tuesday’s show, Rick Maynard from Tempur-Sealy dropped by to donate a brand new Tempur-Pedic pillow, mattress pad, sleep mask and a teddy bear. He also has people delivering other items of comfort and buying him beer faster than he can drink them.
I thought this is supposed to be a punishment!
Someone named Fergie stopped by to play the harmonica for him.
— Ryan Lemond (@ryanlemond) May 21, 2019
That was nice.
You can visit him too.
Visitation hours begin at 11 a.m. Wednesday morning when the restaurant opens back up for business. This time he is there all day and night with no work release, so feel free to pay him a visit at anytime. He loves the company.
Listen to more about his first night on today’s podcast:
Wednesday’s show will also be broadcast from his cell after a second night with the KSBar ghosts.