For the first time in six weeks, there’s a Saturday without Kentucky football. Instead of Kentucky football, we got a dose of Kentucky basketball at Big Blue Madness. From now until April, there won’t be a weekend without UK basketball.
Madness is an adequate way to describe what happened last night at Rupp Arena. This year was unlike any other under Calipari. Many of the traditions remained the same. Matthew Mitchell danced, Coach Cal took the podium, the players walked the blue carpet and each were introduced to the Rupp Arena crowd. Shout out to Maci Morris for taking me back to the Jared Lorenzen era at Commonwealth Stadium with this excellent song selection.
“I’m From KENTUCKY and I like it that way!”
Thank you BBN for making my last Big Blue Madness the best yet!
Go Cats!??? pic.twitter.com/jnMhWCqWHH
— Maci Morris (@Maci4Mo) October 13, 2018
What made this year different happened after the introductions. Instead of walking through a practice and a half-speed scrimmage, the team held a three-point shooting and a slam dunk contest. Immanuel Quickley narrowly defeated Tyler Herro by knocking down 22 treys, one more than Herro. In the dunk contest, P.J. Washington showed the young guys how it’s done.
— Kentucky Basketball (@KentuckyMBB) October 13, 2018
Aside from the basketball hysteria, the real winners today are you, the fans. The Real MVPs are all of the smart couples who chose to get married in the fall, but waited until the Bye Week. One groom was even persuasive enough to convince his bride to enter the reception to Grove Street Party. Congrats to all the soon-to-be newlyweds, especially the Weigels. Enjoy the day and party like the Cats are going to the SEC Championship (because they are).
Josh Allen is Making Moves
The Kentucky pass-rusher has dominated the competition during the first half of the season. He’s vaulted himself up the draft boards and in the process became a pop culture icon. Is Allen on the cover of the Carter V? The KSR Football Podcast investigates.
— Drew Franklin (@DrewFranklinKSR) October 11, 2018
If you’re behind, take the opportunity to catch up on all of our excellent podcasts.
Louisville’s Gonna Lose, Again
Last year Boston College out-manned UofL in the ground game. Apparently the Cards didn’t learn from the A.J. Dillon stiff-arm or what happened against Alabama.
"Slow people." pic.twitter.com/rBhdAidLu0
— Dan Koob (@DanKoob_WLKY) October 10, 2018
Kickoff is at noon and Louisville will need more than 13.5 points to cover the spread. The rest of today’s college football schedule.
- Noon: Minnesota at #3 Ohio State on FS1
- Noon: #14 Florida at Vanderbilt on ESPN
- Noon: Tennessee at #21 Auburn on the SEC Network
- Noon: Iowa at Indiana on ESPN2
- Noon: Nebraska at Northwestern on ABC
- 2:30: Pitt at #5 Notre Dame on NBC
- 3:30: #2 Georgia at #13 LSU on CBS
- 3:30: #7 Washington at #17 Oregon on ABC
- 3:30: Baylor at #9 Texas on ESPN
- 3:30: #22 Texas A&M at South Carolina on the SEC Network
- 7:00: Mizzou at #1 Alabama on ESPN
- 7:00: Virginia Tech at North Carolina on ESPNU
- 7:30: #15 Wisconsin at #12 Michigan on ABC
- 10:30: #19 Colorado at USC on FS1
Best Halloween Costume Ever?
There’s one scene from The Office that causes me to laugh hysterically every time, no matter what. They’ve turned it into a baby’s Halloween costume. I’m not ready for kids yet, but this could change my mind.
The Milwaukee Brewers are one step closer to the World Series. They gutted out a 6-5 win against the Dodgers to take game one of the NLCS. The series continues today at Miller Park, beginning at 4:09 on Fox. The ALCS begins tonight in Boston when the Red Sox host the defending world champion Houston Astros. First pitch is at 8:09 on TBS.
KHSAA Football Scores
The state’s top-ranked team took an L. St. X upset Male 28-13. It took some time, but Kevin Wallace appears to have figured out his new team. Other scores:
- Manual 17, PRP 14
- Bullitt East 43, North Bullitt 36 OT
- Central Hardin 38, Meade County 16
- Spencer County 16, Shelby County 14
- Paintsville 38, Hazard 37
- Whitley County 7, Harlan County 6
- Cooper 7, Boone County 6
- Eminence 20, Owen County 14
- Graves County 44, Christian County 36
- Green County 19, Metcalfe County 18
- Henderson County 54, Daviess County 41
- Morgan County 14, Knott County Central 13
- Rockcastle County 23, Clay County 20
- Scott County 53, Dunbar 8
- Henry Clay 31, Bryan Station 12