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Today on KSR: Back to School


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.

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:

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:

KSR Dog of the Day

Porkchop is ready for football season:

Same, Porkchop.

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.

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.

4 responses to “Today on KSR: Back to School”

  1. Shagaris Sock Puppet

    Its Saturday August 31st. You wake up earlier than usual, butterflies flying around in your stomach. Poor some coffee, heat a pan for bacon and eggs. You flip it on ESPN to the beautiful sound of college game-day with fans cheering and Kirk Herbstreit talking about the most important games of the day and all is beautiful in the world again. Then we go on to run the football down Toledos throats and crush them and make a statement to the college football world, that Kentucky, is now a consistent, quality football school in the SEC. Then all the fans complain about not throwing the ball 40-50 times lol

    1. Shagaris Sock Puppet

      Pour* for the grammar nazis

    2. thatCat

      I’d think you were Roush in disguise for the bad grammar and spelling mistakes but you corrected yourself, so you can’t be him.

    3. ClutchCargo

      It happens. I think we have all poored coffee before our brains are fully awake in the morning.