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Today on KSR, powered by DRAFT: Hokies, Hurt, and Star Wars


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One step closer to Virginia Tech

The Hokies may not be the marquee non-conference opponent we all had hoped for, but the closer we get to Saturday’s game, the more excited I am to see how the Cats respond to their potent offense. We’re used to seeing Kentucky overwhelm opponents with its speed and athleticism, but Virginia Tech is one of the rare teams thus far capable of keeping up. Plus, Shai Gilgeous-Alexander’s cousin plays for them and he’s very good.

ICYMI, Kentucky offered Matthew Hurt

There was a lot of news last night (most of the Louisville variety), so you may have missed John Calipari extending a scholarship offer to Matthew Hurt, the fifth-ranked prospect in the 2019 class. Clearly, watching Hurt drop 48 points Tuesday night made an impression. UK has now handed out eight offers in the 2019 class:

  • PG: Tyrese Maxey
  • G: Bryan Antoine
  • SG/SF: Scottie Lewis
  • SF: D.J. Jeffries
  • SF: Keion Brooks
  • PF: Vernon Carey
  • PF: James Wiseman
  • PF: Matthew Hurt

The Music City Bowl Gift Suite looked awesome

Yesterday, the football team got to choose their bowl gifts from the Music City Bowl gift suite, which included HDTVs, Yeti Coolers, recliners, gaming consoles, and pretty much any cool electronic you can think of:

Which gifts would you have chosen?

Did you see the end of the Wisconsin/Western Kentucky game?

The Hilltoppers would have gone to overtime with Wisconsin if not for this terrible call by officials:

Rick Stansbury had every right to be furious. I’m furious.

Podcasts everywhere!

The football podcast crew is reuniting this morning to tape a new podcast, and later today, the OTT Podcast crew is tackling yet another bracket to determine the Worst Christmas Song ever. I know you’ve got feelings on this, so feel free to share them in the comments.

ICYMI, new episodes of the Funkhouser Situation and the Free Money podcast dropped yesterday, so refresh that KSR Podcast feed.

Anyone else seeing Star Wars: The Last Jedi tonight?

I’m tagging along with my husband and friends to check out the latest installment of the Star Wars series. I’m far from a Star Wars nerd but I enjoyed The Force Awakens, and the people watching should be spectacular. Plus, popcorn.

Shoutout to Brandon for repping KSR on the cliffs of Ireland

I hope you warmed up with a nice pint of Guinness, Brandon.

Radio in an hour. I have a feeling they’ll mention Rick Pitino once or twice.

Article written by Mrs. Tyler Thompson

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9 responses to “Today on KSR, powered by DRAFT: Hokies, Hurt, and Star Wars”

  1. ukjaybrat

    “The Hilltoppers would have gone to overtime with Wisconsin if not for this terrible call by officials”

    I’m all for bashing refs for bad officiating, especially in games against wisconsin… but wasn’t that the right call (outside of initially calling it a block)?
    player was set, player got run over.. charge… right?

    or am i missing something?

    1. runningunnin.454

      Yep, common play you have to watch out for. Only mistake was initially calling a block. I thought WKU should have let their guard shoot a three…been knocking them down all night.

    2. Rod Crandler

      No but I hate charge calls like this. It’s basically cheating IMO and something the Dukies have perfected. You never see stuff like this in the NBA. 95% of charge calls should be eliminated from the game if you really want to clean it up.

    3. Sheeeeeiiit

      So it’s Opry IMAX tonight? 😬😢😂

    4. Saul T. Nuts

      I hate the charge call, and I completely agree with Rod. If you can’t play defense without flopping all over the court, then you don’t need to be playing. I would also like to point out that the guy was slightly moving and started falling before he was hit. It’s definitely a charge according to the way it’s called in today’s game, however it’s a ridiculous play.

    5. callitlikeiseeit

      Yes ref made mistake by making block signal. Also it is not a charge, player must have ball or just released while in the air to charge. His team did not even have the ball, he was a defensive player. It is simply a push, much like an over the back is a push call. Agree that it appears the D player was starting to fall before the contact but is one of those calls that some refs let it go and some don’t.

  2. PatGLex

    Yes, going to see The Last Jedi at the Kentucky Theater. Yes, going to stand in line because the Kentucky doesn’t have reserved seats, so if you want to get a decent seat you have to stand in line. [I stood in line for The Empire Strikes Back and Return of the Jedi, too, back in the day. I don’t dress up, though.]

  3. looking4number8

    1) It is dumb that the inbounder can run the baseline and it not being considered a block. Get rid of that option.

    2) It is also dumb that the ref can’t review any call they want and change their call if they want. Yes, I get that the point is to prevent refs stopping action every 2 seconds and coaches begging for the ref to review a million different calls. This is why football/volleyball and other sports has the challenge flag. If a coach doesn’t like a call, call for a challenge. If they are right, they keep their timeouts. If they are wrong, they lose a timeout. If you want to call it and you don’t have any timeouts, if you are wrong it is a technical foul, just like calling timeout without a timeout…aka the Chris Webber play.

    I don’t believe you should have a limit on the amount of challenges you can have. If the ref makes another bad call, and you want to gamble using a timeout on it, then so be it. It isn’t going to slow the game down much as long as the ref doesn’t take longer to review the play than if the coach would have used the timeout to set up a play.