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November 14th, 2018

KSR Show Thread (11/14): Getting ready for North Dakota

Kentucky will play its third basketball game of the season tonight against North Dakota, and what to expect from the Cats will be a big part of today’s KSR show.

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Today on KSR: The Cats take on North Dakota

Wake up, it’s gameday! The Cats return to Rupp Arena to take on North Dakota for a late 9 p.m. tip and it’s going to be a busy day for Kentucky Sports Radio.

We’ll have plenty of gameday coverage, more talk from the football coaches/players as they prepare for Senior Day, and plenty more.

Let’s get to it!

The Cats take on the Fighting Hawks:

And folks, North Dakota is undefeated. The Fighting (tony) Hawks beat DIII Northland College in the opener and then Milwaukee in a nailbiter on Saturday night.

Despite North Dakota’s hot start the Cats should have no problems tonight. Kentucky is eight days removed from the shocking blowout to Duke and it’s clear that loss impacted Kentucky on Friday against a scrappy Southern Illinois team.

But UK ended that game against the Salukis on a 26-13 and the first sense of momentum since the Bahamas. We’ll have a scouting report for you this afternoon and the normal game coverage you’ve grown to love.

The Cats desperately need a “feel good” game and Vegas thinks they get it tonight. UK opened as a 26.5 point favorite, but Drew Franklin is staying away. So he says…

Kentucky is a huge favorite against North Dakota

Stop by KSbaR before the game:

Folks, it’s for a good cause. The picture above gives you all the details but everyone at KSR would appreciate you stopping by for a good cause.

In Kentucky 1 in 6 people are unsure where they will get their next meal. We’re talking about Kentuckians, our neighbors and our family. Give what you can to help make a change.

If you can’t go KSbaR, CLICK HERE to donate, but if you can make it we’d love to see you.

Get those fax machines ready:

Ah, the humble fax machine. It seems to only be used during college signing ceremonies and good news for you fax machine stock- the fall signing period starts today. Kentucky commit Tyrese Maxey will be the first to officially join UK’s 2019 class when he signs at 10 a.m. CT.

Dontaie Allen will sign on Friday, but in somewhat of a surprise twist Kahlil Whitney is not planning on signing in the fall period. But don’t panic. His mom shared the details with KSR on Tuesday.

Once a recruit signs with a school, the school can officially talk about the recruit publicly, but be patient with UK. The Cats generally don’t release statements on their signees until the end of the period or when they feel all their commits have signed. So, it’ll likely be another week before we hear Calipari comment on Maxey and Allen.

Below is a look at where UK stands in the fall signing period:

Kahlil Whitney won’t sign with UK this week, his mom says

Defense’s Day:

We’ll hear from UK’s defense today. Coaches and players will speak with the media as UK prepares for its last home game of the season against Middle Tennessee.

Folks complaing about UK’s offense has dominated radio shows, social media and websites since the Tennessee loss, but Kentucky’s defense has taken a step back the last two weeks. It certainly hasn’t been as bad as the offense, but giving up 24 points to Tennessee wasn’t ideal for the Cats.

It will be the last time we will see a good chunk of this defense play at Kroger Field, so I’ll be anxiously awaiting to hear what they think about Senior Day and how the team is responding after back-to-back losses.

Speaking of football:

Our rivals to the west seem to be Jeff Brohm or bust, as you know. But it seems like Vegas is leaning more towards Brohm than bust. Here are updated odds on Louisville’s coaching search from Uncle Bo(voda)


Wandale makes a jump:

A big jump. 131 spots! He’s the No. 114 player in America according to 247 Sports, the highest ranked player in Kentucky and the nation’s No. 2 all-purpose back.

And he’s a Cat. Although I’m a little concerned that Mark Stoops’ is literally trying to already hold him back in the picture above.

In all seriousness, the kid is going to be a stud and what a great job by UK’s staff to keep him home. Read more about his new ranking HERE.

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SEC Fever on Tuesday night:

It was a mostly good night for SEC basketball on Tuesday. LSU handed Penny his first loss as Memphis fell in Baton Rouge by nine. Penny’s squad looked formidable and played LSU tough, but man, Will Wade’s bunch is vastly underrated. They have size and athleticism on the frontcourt and a great scoring point guard in Tremont Waters. LSU is probably behind UK, Auburn and Tennessee, but not far behind.

Tennessee beat a pesky Georgia Tech bunch 66-53 to move to 3-0 on the season. Georgia Tech probably isn’t making the NCAA Tournament, but they’re a decent group and it was a solid win by UT.

USC picked up its second win of the season against Norfolk State 81-64 in a game I did not watch.

Tom Crean provided the SEC its lone loss on Tuesday. Classic. Georgia fell at Temple 81-77. Get used to it, Tommy boy.

Louisville’s TopGolf passed another hurdle:

Another win for TopGolf in Louisville as the Planning, Zoning and Annexation Committee voted to send the project to the full council. Now there is one final vote by the Metro Council on Nov. 29th. Once it passes that it will be a full-go!

However, the Hurstbourne curmudgeons won’t have it. Some residents are going to file a lawsuit today against Metro government over the planning commission’s approval of the TopGolf lighting plan for the Oxmoor Center. Despite two long hearings and a vote they want to drag this out until they get their way. Not happening.

Still the GOAT Halloween costumes.


November 13th, 2018

KSR Top 10 Tweets of the Day

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You can be a part of McDowell’s KSR Top 10 Tweets by using hashtags like #KSR #BBN or #KSRtop10. You can also nominate tweets by mentioning them with the hashtag. If we like what we see, it could be posted the next day.

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#10 Richard

That’s a nice coincidence.

#9 Brendan Chai

Ain’t that the truth.

#8 Wes Ledford


#7 Nick Bowman

It really is Ryan’s fault!

#6 Stephen Kirck II

Good for Boogie!

#5 Brandon Darland

That’s awesome.

#4 Ray J. Vaske


#3 Jay

That’s the spirit.

#2 AmandaLBradley

Well this is sad.

#1 Keith Bell, Jr.

#BBN for life.


Community Concerned as Steve Zahn Remains Dressed in Revolutionary War Costume

Editor’s Note: The following was written by Harold Leeder, editor-in-chief of The New Circle Circular, Lexington’s #1 source of fake news you can’t count on.

On election day actor and local community member Steve Zahn dressed as a revolutionary soldier and made his rounds in Lexington encouraging people to vote. But now some neighbors are concerned as he’s continued to be sighted wearing his colonial costume.

“I thought maybe it was for like a role he’s working on.” said resident Jessica Talbot. “Like those method actors who completely commit to their characters. Like Daniel Day Lewis or Wesley Snipes.”

Circular staff investigated further by accessing Zahn’s IMDB page which shows an upcoming project listed as Robodog. An animated family comedy about a robotic dog. Not a period drama about the American Revolution. Ben Franklin’s nickname, Robodog, is apparently coincidental.

The actor has caused a few disturbances since the election. He interrupted the Lafayette High School Marching bands practice by limping across the football field playing a fife.
He was seen pouring a can of Arizona Tea into the pond behind Lexington Green.
And at the Kroger off of Tates Creek road demanding a U-Scan tell him if it was still “loyal to the King”.

We met with Local Steve Zahn expert Dr. Leonard Ainsley at his research facility/studio apartment covered in Saving Silverman and Strange Wilderness posters.

“This is an exciting development in the lore of Zahn. Whereas before we would catch glimpses of him doing mundane tasks such as pumping his gas or waiting for a carryout pizza, this is the first time we have been offered a glimpse of his talent in the wild.”
Dr. Ainsley then asked us if we knew Mr. Zahn and could give Mr. Zahn his script for Sahara 2 and 3.
“They would be filmed back to back.”

Will Steve Zahn return to his normal dress and blend back into modern life? Or is this a start of a new trend. A return to colonial fashion. Some seem to embracing the fashion for reasons other than political.

Lee Cruse, who recently had his hair dyed orange and a T shaved into it after failing to pay for his Orange Theory Gym membership, immediately saw the benefit of a powdered wig. As of press time Cruse had gone full gentlemen french dandy and was seen on TV wiping tears from his powdered face with his perfumed handkerchief as the humane society sat a puppy on top of his harpsichord.

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