Good morning, BBN! It’s a beautiful Tuesday morning here in the Bluegrass – the sun is shining, the birds are chirping and the football team just got a four-star quarterback for 2020. Here’s what you need to see to start your day.
Meet Beau Allen
Yes, in case you missed it, four-star quarterback Beau Allen verbally committed to the Wildcats Monday afternoon. After years of recruiting the Lexington native and UK football legacy, Mark Stoops, Vince Marrow and the rest of the staff finally sealed the deal yesterday.
— Drew Franklin (@DrewFranklinKSR) May 6, 2019
Allen’s announcement completed a very impressive trifecta of in-state talent for the Cats’ 2020 roster – he’ll join John Young and Andru Phillips inside Kroger Field.
Speaking of trifectas…
Yes, we’re still talking about horse racing, because more controversy surrounds the Kentucky Derby.
The Kentucky Horse Racing Commission has denied Maximum Security’s owners’ request to appeal the disqualification. The Commission emphasized the decision was final and is not subject to appeal. Executive Director Marc Guilfoil voiced his support for the ruling.
“While the decision may have been unpopular, I can tell you that it was the absolute right call. It was the absolute correct call,” Guilfoil said. “And I stand by the Steward’s decision, 100 percent… They made the absolute right decision.”
Maximum Security’s owner, Gary West, also confirmed his horse will not participate in the Preakness in two weeks.
Met Gala 2019
It’s one of the biggest nights of the year for all of the “who’s who” of celebrities. The Met Gala, held annually in New York as a massive fundraising gala to benefit the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Costume Institute, marks the opening of the Costume Institute’s annual fashion exhibit. In order to attend, celebrities have to be personally invited by Vogue’s Editor-in-Chief, Anna Wintour.
Among the movie stars and Instagram models were a few sports figures, trying to prove you can mix professional athletes with the fashion industry.
Tom Brady with Gisele Bündchen
Dwayne Wade with Gabrielle Union
Alex Rodriguez with Jennifer Lopez
Odell Beckham Jr. and Saquon Barkley
Colin Kaepernick with Nessa
By the way, this year’s theme was “camp.” And no, I have no idea what that means or how any of these outfits qualify as such.
NBA Playoff Update
Well, if you weren’t watching the Met Gala last night, maybe you were watching the NBA playoffs.
Bucks 113, Celtics 101. Milwaukee now leads series 3-1.
Rockets 112, Warriors 108. Series now tied 2-2.
Bat Cats return to Lexington
The UK baseball team is back in action Tuesday night, and they’ll once again hit the field at home inside Kentucky Proud Park. The Wildcats are set to play Indiana at 7 p.m., and the game can be seen on the SEC Network.
The forecast in Lexington is looking perfect for a night at the ball park. But if you can’t make the trip, don’t worry – we’ll have everything you need right here on KSR after the game.
Radio in an hour!
It’s another weekday, which means it’s time to get the gang back together for another edition of our daily radio show. Tune in from 10:00-noon to hear the guys talk about some sports-related stuff (and probably plenty of random stuff, too!).