Good morning, world.
Drew here, blogging live from the Kentucky Sports Radio office in Lexington. I don’t have a lot more to say in this space so, um, let’s skip the pleasantries and do this.
10 things for your morning…
1. Kentucky beat Louisville in baseball.
A record crowd of 4,018 fans packed Cliff Hagan Stadium last night to watch No. 10 Kentucky blast No. 2 Louisville to take a 70-42-1 lead in the head-to-head series. The Cats were up 11-0 through four innings but the visiting Cards added seven late runs to make it a somewhat respectable score in the end, although it was never a ball game. The win moved Kentucky to 17-2 at home on the year.
— Nick Mingione (@Coach_Mingione) April 19, 2017
2. Let’s watch that triple play one more time.
In case you hadn’t heard, Kentucky pulled off the first triple play in school history last night:
— SEC Network (@SECNetwork) April 18, 2017
The traditional 7-2-6 triple play was a top play on this morning’s SportsCenter.
3. Did you enjoy our behind-the-scenes podcast?
After yesterday’s morning show we recorded a tell-all podcast with stories we’ve kept to ourselves over the years, including the infamous Bahamas story. Matt, Ryan and I spilled the beans on that trip and several other tales we’ve never told before, and it made for a pretty juicy podcast. You can find it here.
4. Jarred Vanderbilt Injury Watch continues.
Today makes Day 5 of Jarred Vanderbilt Injury Watch and it’s a little strange that we haven’t heard anything yet. The injury occurred last Friday night and Vanderbilt underwent X-rays by Monday at the latest, so why no update? For whatever reason, the Vanderbilt family has been tight-lipped since returning to Houston from the Jordan Brand Classic. We have the “I’m good” Instagram comment from Vanderbilt and video of him signing with UK on Monday, so I’m going to assume everything is okay until I hear otherwise, which could be today or tomorrow or never.
5. John Calipari visited Kevin Knox last night.
Assuming things went as scheduled, Calipari was in Tampa last night to see Kevin Knox in the Knox family home. Cal was set to visit with the five-star wing at 8 pm, following an in-home with Florida State earlier in the evening. Missouri, North Carolina and Duke will get visits with Knox tonight, in that order.
A decision has to be coming soon, right?
6. Video: Couple making love interrupts a tennis match.
A tennis tournament on the ATP Challenger Tour was disrupted by the sweet sounds of a couple making love in a nearby apartment with the window open. It’s probably a prank and not actual sex stuff, but I still laughed at the player’s reaction around the 2:00 mark in the video.
7. Shareef O’Neal to Arizona was surprising.
It’s no surprise O’Neal wanted to remain on the West Coast, but the timing seems a little early and odd. He’s a top 40 player in the 2018 class who could be one of those breakout stars on the summer AAU circuit. Sean Miller must’ve really worked some magic to reel him in so early.
8. Anyone else going to the Web.com Tour event at Victoria National this weekend? Just me?
I’m making my way over to the United Leasing & Finance Championship for the Thursday and Friday golf action. The trip will also include some fun outside of the golf, wherever the exciting Evansville, In. nightlife leads me. So, probably the boat. See you there, Evansville friends?
9. Farewell, Aaron Hernandez.
Hernandez was found dead in his jail cell last night, days after he was acquitted of double murder. Reports say the former Patriots tight end hanged himself with his bed sheet. He was serving a life sentence without parole. Crazy ending to a crazy story.
10. Hear the aftermath of yesterday’s tell-all on today’s show.
Wednesday’s KSR is coming up in an hour (without me). Tune in!