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Today on KSR: Recruiting, Raccoons, and the World Cup


Shoutout to KSR fan and live blog regular Fake Sir Brandon, who represented the Cats at the Tulsa Tough three-day cycling festival in Oklahoma this past weekend. Getteth those kicks on Route 66, fine sir. Here’s what you can expect today in the world of Kentucky sports.

Team USA moved to the quarterfinals of the FIBA Americas U18 Championship

It wasn’t quite the 118-26 beatdown we saw vs. Panama on Monday night, but Team USA cruised to a 115-71 win over Puerto Rico last night to advance to Thursday’s quarterfinals vs. Ecuador. Kentucky commit Tyrese Maxey sprained his right ankle in the victory and head coach Bill Self said it’s unclear whether or not he’ll be able to go the rest of the tournament.

“I don’t know that it’s not good, he turned his ankle,” Self said. “Nothing structural. He’ll get treatment the next couple days and hopefully he’s good to go. We won’t push it if he’s not ready. There’s no reason to put him out there. He could be out the remainder of the tournament or he could be a guy that could play possibly Friday, Saturday.”

TJ Walker is on his way back from Canada as we speak and will have more for you later today.

Jared Casey will be on campus

The four-star linebacker from Louisville Ballard will make his third unofficial visit to Kentucky’s campus for one of the staff’s camps. The Cats have fallen a little behind on keeping the top prospects in-state, but Vince Marrow is doing his best to change that. Casey is just one of several in-state stars that will be on Kentucky’s campus today. For more on today’s visitor’s, check out Nick’s post from last night.

Jared Casey to Visit Kentucky for Third Time in Three Weeks

Did this person lose a bet?

If not, can we exile them from the Big Blue Nation, please? I have the unedited version of the picture, so I know the license plate number.

The World Cup is coming to North America in 2026

That means you’ve got eight years to get into soccer. That would be a lot easier if the USMNT didn’t crap the bed and miss this year’s World Cup, which starts tomorrow, but hey, you can just adopt a team like me. Go Colombia!

Both Cincinnati and Nashville are listed as official host cities, which will be spread across the United States, Canada, and Mexico.

Today’s awesome person is…

Rodney Smith Jr., an Alabama man who is mowing lawns for free for the elderly, disabled, single mothers, and veterans in every state across the country for the second year in a row. Today, he’ll be in Nashville; last month, he was in Kentucky, where he cut lawns in Brandenburg and Louisville.

He even brought Louisville and Kentucky fans together. Good for him.

KyWildcatsTV’s video of Sydney McLaughlin has over 3 million views

Watching Syd Go this spring was the most fun I’ve had watching a UK athlete since 2015. Clearly, others agree.

This raccoon is safe

A raccoon captivated the country yesterday as it scaled the UBS Building in St. Paul, Minnesota. Thankfully, he made it all the way up to the roof, where wildlife officials made sure he was safe, but it was touch and go for a little bit:

Video of the raccoon reaching the roof:

The KSR Summer Tour hits Richmond

Come on out to Dreaming Creek Brewery (109 E. Irvine Street) to enjoy the show and maybe even become a finalist for the trip to the Bahamas. What more incentive do you need?

Article written by Mrs. Tyler Thompson

No, I will not make you a sandwich, but you can follow me on Twitter @MrsTylerKSR or email me.

7 responses to “Today on KSR: Recruiting, Raccoons, and the World Cup”

  1. hunter_rees

    Barren County 4 life!!!

  2. jimmer

    Awesome Syd video. Star power.

  3. cats646

    I can’t believe this raccoon is such big news. Raccoons climb stuff every day.

    1. Jiminy Crickets

      Because people want to pretend this rodent has human like personality, and we “can only pray” he is safe.

    2. Booby Petrino

      well there aren’t any sports going on so what else do they have to get excited about? Oops, I meant exciting sports, I realize baseball is happening.

    3. JTHinton

      Umm, the World Cup starts tomorrow

  4. check

    Loved the Syd vid.