Today is the first day of school for many communities across the Bluegrass, including Lexington, Louisville, and my old stomping grounds of Danville. For kids, that means the end of summer. For parents, it means freedom. For the rest of us, it means a Facebook feed flooded with pictures of little ones holding up Pinterest-inspired chalkboards. Good luck, kids. I can’t wait to see how much you’ve grown when you hold up those chalkboards again on the last day of school next spring.
Whether you’re at the office, school, or simply enjoying the serenity of a quiet house, here’s a quick look at what’s going on in the world of UK Sports.
No football practice report today
…but these highlights from yesterday’s practice should serve as a fix until tomorrow’s media opportunity.
— Kentucky Football (@UKFootball) August 13, 2019
As Adam Luckett noted last night on Twitter, there’s good news and bad news from that clip: Kavoisey Smoke seems to be back to full participation, but both AJ Rose and Chris Rodriguez are wearing non-contact jerseys.
If you need another football fix, a new episode of Roush and Luckett’s 11 Personnel drops around lunch.
Za’Darius Smith shows off Kentucky’s camp care packages
Every year, Mark Stoops and the Kentucky Football staff send out care packages to the program’s former players at NFL training camps. Za’Darius Smith showed off his during a break at the Packers’ camp yesterday:
At training camp in Dallas, former Green Bay Packer Randall Cobb did the football equivalent of breaking ankles:
Helllllloooooo, Randall Cobb ? pic.twitter.com/wpjmeeJISR
— David Helman (@HelmanDC) August 13, 2019
What do we think of SI’s College Football traditions rankings?
In honor of the 150th anniversary of college football, Sports Illustrated’s Matthew Gladstone ranked the ten best traditions in the sport. Most are obvious — Cowbells, Toomer’s Corner, Texas A&M’s 12th Man, Dotting the I at Ohio State, Howard’s Rock — but Miami’s Turnover Chain came in at No. 10. I thought we were over the Turnover Chain? Florida State’s Chief Osceola is way cooler than that. I hate Tennessee, but so is running through the T. I also hate Wisconsin, but who doesn’t love Jump Around?
I smell a rebuttal article coming…
More University 6 drama?
According to the fantastic Joe Sonka, the UofL Athletics Association and Board of Trustees have called a special meeting for this morning to discuss “pending litigation.” Hmm…
The Calipari Family vacation continues
The Caliparis took a break from their troll wars to remind us you’re never too old to hold hands with your dad:
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? Awwww! Just taking an after dinner stroll by the lake. Quality time with Earthly. BTW her house was spotless! She works full time & and just started her own business. Baking for her first wedding this weekend and another next weekend. So,so impressed Earthly! @earthlybakersco @earthlyprovisions! She’s the next generation superwoman! #colormeproud #plantbasedskills
KSR Dog of the Day
Porkchop is ready for football season:
Make plans for the Best of Brews Festival
On Saturday, over 40 breweries will take over Manchester Music Hall for the Best of Brews Festival, along with several food vendors (including Goodfellas Pizza and Red State BBQ), and live music. Tickets are still available here.
KSR is at Dickmann’s in Northern Kentucky
Northern Kentucky, today’s your day. Come on out to Dickmann’s (479 Orphanage Road) in Fort Wright to enjoy today’s show. If you still want to catch the gang on the Blue Lights Across the Bluegrass Summer Tour, they’ll be at Kentucky Branded next to Fayette Mall in Lexington tomorrow and Blind Squirrel in Louisville on Friday.