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October 15th, 2017

Reminder: 8th Ranked UK Volleyball takes on No. 1 Florida at 1 PM

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Today marks just the third top-10 matchup in SEC volleyball history, as the 8th ranked Wildcats travel to Gainesville to square off against the top team in the nation, Florida.

You can catch the match at 1 PM on the SEC Network. These ladies have been tearing it up lately, and I’m sure they’d appreciate you tuning in.

It’s Gameday!!!!!!! #1 vs #8 on the SEC Network today 😼😼

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For a more in depth preview, get the full breakdown from UK Athletics right here.

@JayWinkKSR


UK Basketball Recruiting Rewind: Anthony Davis

It’s time for another Recruiting Rewind. Want more? Reminisce with me as we look back on the recruitments of John Wall, Terrence Jones, Nerlens Noel, Karl-Anthony Towns, Brandon Knight, and Willie Cauley-Stein.


Does Big Blue Madness signal the official beginning of the basketball season? I always thought it was the first non-exhibition game, but if it means I get to say the season is truly underway almost 4 weeks early, I’ll take it.

So to celebrate the “official” start of the season, we’re rewinding to 2010, when Coach Cal landed the eventual alpha of the 2012 National Championship team, The Brow himself, Anthony Davis.

The Recruitment

The go-to fun tid-bit regarding Davis is his remarkable high school growth spurt. Over the course of 4 years, he grew nearly a foot, transforming from a potential Cleveland State point guard to the number 1 overall player in the 2011 class.

By the time his evolution was complete, his opponents didn’t stand a chance.

The word “unfair” comes to mind.

The final race for AD’s services came down to UK, DePaul, Syracuse and Ohio State.

The Commitment

Davis committed to Kentucky in August of 2010, over a year before he would debut for the Cats. Kentucky dodged a bit of a bullet, though, because of allegations that came out hot on the heels of his impending decision.

The Chicago Sun-Times reported that Davis’ father, Anthony Davis Sr., had requested upwards of $200,000 for his sons’ services. After a swift response from Lexington lawyers, The Sun-Times was forced to amend their piece, now calling the pay-for-play request “rumors”, before eventually citing sources from multiple universities from whom Davis Sr. had requested money.

Nothing would come of the reports, and Davis and his family publicly denied any under the table dealings. They also threatened to sue the Sun-Times, but both sides slowly dropped the issue.

As the hype for Davis continued to build, preseason accolades began to roll in. He was lauded as the potential no. 1 overall pick in the 2012 draft, as well as being a potential All-American.

But Davis would receive only one vote for preseason AP All-American team.

Man, I bet those folks wish they could cast that ballot again.

The Performance

Averaging 32 minutes played in each of the team’s 40 games, Davis was assembly line levels of efficient. He averaged a double-double, with 14.2 points and 10.4 boards a game to go along with 4.7 blocks. He broke records left and right, taking a backseat only when someone else was carrying the team.

I mean, the guy was a big play machine.

And where does making plays like that on a weekly basis take you?

@JayWinkKSR


Cats in the NFL Schedule Week Six

Danny Trevathan returns to action today after serving a one game suspension for an illegal hit on Davante Adams two weeks ago.  (Dan Powers/Appleton Post-Crescent via USA TODAY Sports)

Six former Kentucky Wildcats will take the field today with Avery Williamson and Wesley Woodyard having to wait until tomorrow night as they host the Indianapolis Colts on Monday Night Football.

One of the best games of the day features our very own, Randall Cobb, as his Packers try to run away with the NFC North as they travel to Minnesota to face the Vikings.

Player GameTime/TV
Za'Darius SmithChicago Bears @ Baltimore Ravens 1:00/FOX
Danny TrevathanChicago Bears @ Baltimore Ravens 1:00/FOX
Larry WarfordDetroit Lions @ New Orleans Saints 1:00/FOX
Randall CobbGreen Bay Packers @ Minnesota Vikings 1:00/FOX
Corey Peters Tampa Bay Buccaneers @ Arizona Cardinals 4:05/FOX
Bud DupreePittsburgh Steelers @ Kansas City Chiefs4:25/CBS
Avery WilliamsonIndianapolis Colts @ Tennessee Titans Monday/8:30/ESPN
Wesley Woodyard Indianapolis Colts @ Tennessee Titans Monday/8:30/ESPN

@EMitchKSR


WATCH: Bol Bol, Zion Williamson, and Keldon Johnson balled out at Team USA minicamp

(Kelly Kline/Under Armour)

Three of Kentucky’s biggest recruits left on the board competed at the Team USA minicamp last weekend in Colorado Springs, and highlight tapes of the event are starting to trickle out.

Bol Bol somehow managed to look longer and more athletic than we’ve seen in the past. I still have yet to understand how someone so tall can do what this kid does…

Keldon Johnson showed off some impressive athleticism and proved why recruiting analysts have been so high on him as of late:

And Zion Williamson was… Zion Williamson. Here was his highlight montage with top prospect Emmitt Williams:

Here’s another montage with interviews of top recruits talking about how ridiculously talented the five-star forward is (including Immanuel Quickley)

And another mixtape from the event with ‘Jelly Fam’ Jahvon Quinerly…

Seriously… One kid played well enough that he had THREE highlight tapes made for him over just one weekend.

There’s a very good chance Kentucky lands all three of these kids, with commitments possible in the anywhere from the next couple days to the next few months.

That wouldn’t be a bad way to close out the Fall signing period, huh?

Come on down, guys.


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Today on KSR: Wrapping up the Weekend

Good morning friends! Despite the bye week, it’s been a busy weekend full of basketball, dancing, Drake, and some unexpected football losses. So, grab your morning beverage of choice and sit back while I recap the goings on of the weekend for ya!

Some Madness leftovers

ICYMI: here are a few of the things that happened down at Rupp on Friday night:

Drake and Cal are my new friendship goals.

This man can FLY.

Can we please please please swag surf in Rupp all year long?

My hope is my players don’t just listen to his songs, but they adopt his drive for excellence, his mentality and his overall goodness. pic.twitter.com/jSQnBXsrxB

— John Calipari (@UKCoachCalipari) October 14, 2017

Cal’s “state of the BBN” speech at Madness this year was arguably the best one since his first year here. In it, he told his players to “emulate Drake” which if I’m a recruit, that sentence sells me.

And of course, this instant classic of a picture. Drake announced he wanted to do a free concert at Rupp for students and if this happens – I’m digging out my old ID and will be first in line.

In football news…

We had some losses and excitement yesterday! Florida lost to A&M 19-17 in those hideous greyscale uniforms (maybe it’s time to retire those). The more Florida loses, the more it helps our standing in the East. Tennessee lost to South Carolina 15-9 and, if you watched that game, I’m impressed. It was just bad football all around. Auburn was up 20-0 on LSU until Ed Oregon made a comeback that might’ve saved his coaching career. LSU ended up winning 27-23 and hey, you know what that means? Let’s all start making “Auburn blew a 20 point lead” a thing and move on from the Falcons (please?).

The key to LSU’s win?

My man Les Miles came back and did what makes him great – he ate the grass again.

I love him so much.

The Boston College Athletics Twitter is straight SAVAGE

Another team that lost yesterday? Our good friend Bobby Petrino and the outstanding and morally upright Louisville Cardinals lost to Boston College 45-42. No one could possibly be more happy about this loss than our own Patty Ice. The way Boston College reacted would put even BBN’s biggest Louisville trollers to shame.

I’m mad I didn’t think of this, but also I love this and it may or may not be my lock screen background for the foreseeable future.

Will Butch Jones have a job tomorrow? 

Remember when Tennessee used to be good? Me either. I’ve woken up every Monday for the past couple of weeks thinking “today’s the day Butch Jones get fired,” but that man keeps surviving bad loss after bad loss. After the ugly loss to South Carolina, I really think tomorrow might be the day. Everyone seems to want him out but these guys.

Where can I get one?

We’re second in the SEC East

We’re going into week 8 and we’re second in the SEC East. Yep. That’s a real correct fact. Looking ahead, we very well could keep that ranking until the end of the season. Florida loss? Hmm…I don’t remember that.

Throwback Sunday

@KYPhotoArchive gave us a little throwback on Twitter this morning of Commonwealth (RIP) Stadium in the early days.

Can we bring that Wildcat back instead of the new one?

Some more Matthew Mitchell appreciation

Please enjoy  Matthew Mitchell dancing on this Sunday morning.

I would 100% take a dance class taught by Matthew Mitchell.

And on that note, enjoy your Sunday and Go Cats!

@savannahpattKSR


October 14th, 2017

The Receivers’ Biggest Problem is No Longer a Problem

When Lamar Thomas arrived in Lexington two years ago, he could not attend a media session without hearing the D-word: drop.  He answered every question in stride, even in times of frustration.  Now, UK’s wide receivers coach rarely gets that question.  When he was asked “what happened to the drops?” earlier this week, he cracked a sheepish smile.

A stat that is not officially recorded, the anecdotal evidence is obvious.  Kentucky’s wide receivers are not dropping passes.  They are playing their most consistent football since Mark Stoops’ arrival.

“I think we’ve just been more solid,” Stoops said.  “There haven’t been any blatant drops. They’ve worked really hard; they’ve been unselfish; they’ve blocked.  They’re working and when their opportunity’s arise, they made some big plays.”

They aren’t too proud to let their teammates shine, but they are too proud to hear more criticism.

“Everybody at the beginning of the season, everyone talked about the consistency with the receivers,” Eddie Gran said it’s been a theme before each of his two seasons at UK.

“They’ve been challenged. They know. They read the stuff. I think they’re definitely responding. They’re making some plays and they’re being more consistent and being physical. It’s been really fun to watch.”

Lamar Thomas’ secret to their success is simple.  He’s replaced the D-word with the A-word: accountability.  

“One of the things I told ’em is that in this offense you have to be able to do your job,” Thomas said. “Whether it’s block or catch the ball, you gotta do your job.  That job also entails doing the right thing on and off the field.  I feel like it’s very important.  I once sat in the same chairs as those guys.  To get ready for the future, whether it’s the NFL, or going to a nine-to-five, or even after the NFL, you gotta learn certain things and have accountability.”

It’s not something that can be taught overnight.  It’s a tenet that has slowly been built into the receiving room over time.  Now it’s being handed down from the veterans to the underclassmen.

On the field, Juice Johnson and Lynn Bowden were graded as two of the SEC’s three best receivers last week.  Off the field, Juice has shown the freshman how to act.  The two are roommates on each road trip.

“Lynn is still learning, that’s the scary part.  It’s a great thing, he watches Juice a lot,” Thomas said.  “They room together.  It’s a great idea we put together, but it’s kind of scary. Juice is having a phenomenal year so far and he’s really stepping up to the plate as a leader.”

Lynn had a lot to learn when he got to campus.  Even though he had never played receiver before, it was not his greatest challenge.  He had to learn to become a great teammate and a great person off the field first.

“He wanted to make plays,” Thomas said.  “He wanted to get the ball.  Other than that Tweet at the beginning of the season, he’s been great.  He’s been one of the biggest cheerleaders on the sideline.  He loves the game. I like that.  I think it’s very contagious.”

As the receivers have faced criticism over the years, they’ve become their own biggest fans.  The unselfish attitude is necessary in this offense.  Juice is the only player with more than ten receptions, while five others have at least five receptions.  Stephen Johnson is spreading the ball around and the offense has never looked better under Mark Stoops.

“I think it’s just the connection I have with the receivers,” Johnson said.  “The whole offense is coming together.”

Fewer and fewer fans feel the need to say the D-word thanks to an efficient quarterback and accountable, consistent receivers.


Hey North Carolina, What Are Those?

North Carolina didn’t get punished by the NCAA, but they did get punished by Jordan Brand.

They still get to wear J’s, but at great cost.  The shorts they wore at “Late Night with Roy” are…something.

@RossMArtin_IC

@_coachb_

The shorts do have one great feature: the UNC logo only appears when wet.


Kraft Beer With Kindsey: Rooster Brewing

It is no secret that bourbon dominates this state, but the craft beer industry is growing in Kentucky. There are locally owned breweries and microbreweries scattered all around the state and it is my mission to travel to each and every one and tell their story.


When you walk into Rooster Brewing’s taproom located in downtown Paris, you are greeted with a sleepy puppy.

No, an employee is not standing there holding a pint of their most popular beer, a Belgian Blond called “Sleepy Puppy,” but you are greeted by a 100-pound sleeping bull mastiff.

Angus is a certified service dog who is trained in mobility assistance and can be seen basking in the sunlight that comes through the front windows and door on most days.

Unfortunately for Angus, he isn’t the most famous animal around Rooster Brewing. A stray rooster without a tail, who was the inspiration behind the naming of the brewery, is.

Ralph Quillin, owner and master brewer, was given a home brew kit by his kids that sat in his basement for years until an injury caused by one of the cows on his farm changed that.

Ralph’s injury required surgery and a cast that kept him immobile for three months. During that time he started researching and reading about opening a restaurant or bar, something he always wanted to do.

Once Ralph was mobile again, he and his wife, Donna, attended a class on brewing at Lexington Beerworks. After they dusted off the home brew kit that had been sitting in the basement, Ralph began home brewing in the backyard.

“So then we went home and we tried it and he enjoyed the process,” Donna said. “But we live on a farm where, you know, people typically put out stray dogs or stray cats but we ended up with a stray rooster. He would just peck around all the time so you know he enjoyed when Ralph was out in the backyard doing the brewing. The rooster was always pecking up all the grains.”

After a while, Ralph’s home brewing process grew and had to be moved inside.

“We kind of graduated from backyard brewing to basement brewing,” Donna said. “I guess the rooster stayed around for about a month and then as quickly as he came, he disappeared one day.”

Without the grains from the home brewing on the ground, the Rooster lost interest and moved on.

Rooster-less, Ralph continued to home brew in the basement and started attending home brewers meetings. Soon after, him and Donna decided to take it a step further and open a brewery.

We decided to go for it,” Donna said. “After he moved to the basement and then he started moving back up to the kitchen and after the day I came home and the whole kitchen, you know, it had all this stuff and I was like “that’s it, you’re outta here buddy”. So then we decided to bring it downtown as a business.”

The Quillins found their location of the brewery easily, but the hard part was choosing a name.

“We were going somewhere one day and oh my goodness naming a place is harder than naming a baby I think,” Donna joked. 

“Just driving somewhere one day and we got to talking about that old rooster and I was like “why don’t we just name it Rooster Brewing?”.”

The Quillins continued to play around with other names until finally deciding that Rooster Brewing fit perfectly.

Rooster Brewing acquired a brewing system and cooler from a brewery that went out of business in Northern Kentucky and began brewing in the back of the taproom on Main Street. In April of 2014 the first and only brewery opened in Paris.

After a while production increased and Rooster moved their brewing system to a larger space a few blocks away and just a short walk from the taproom.

The scene of the brewing facility is something that is rare among breweries in the state and around the country, there is a female head brewer.

Kaylyn Shumate was introduced to craft beer by a friend in college and fell in love with it. She didn’t know what do with her new found love, so she started the wine making, brewing and distillation certification at the University of Kentucky. The classes in the program also fulfilled toward the degree she was pursuing, equine science.

“[I] Woke up one morning, this man [Ralph] had posted on Facebook that he needed a bartender and I was like “sure I’ll shoot a resume”,” Shumate said. “I’m in school and I need kind of just a silly job on the side to go do. So fast forward and did that for two and half years.”

Shumate was planning on moving to Alaska after graduation, but Ralph and the people at Rooster didn’t let that happen.

“And these guys said “nope” you are not leaving.” Shumate said. “So [they] offered me the job and here we are five months later. Rocking and rolling and learning every day.”

Shumate’s degree in equine science clearly does not qualify her to be a master brewer, but she learned a lot about the process while bartending at Rooster and from the brewing classes she took at UK. 

“They sent me off to other breweries with female head breweries and they kind of taught me, took me under their wing,” Shumate said. 

Although Schumate may be one of the few female head brewers in the state, she just wants to be looked at as one of the guys.

I didn’t really want to enter and say, you know, “wow we got a female brewer, third or fourth in the state”,” Shumate said. “It’s great and it’s a novelty but really at the end of the day I’d like to be one of the guys. And go to festivals and be an equal. So I don’t push it as hard.”

Being detail oriented is very important in the brewing process at Rooster and Ralph was happy to hire Shumate because of her attention to detail.

“She is incredibly organized,” said Vince Grupposo, the general manager. “Her attention to detail and love for learning has been really, really awesome. We definitely feel the difference having her in the brewery.”

The addition of Shumate and an assistant brewer were important to the growth of Rooster Brewing. Rooster is opening a brewpub in Lexington on North Limestone with Gastro Gnomes, a Lexington food truck.

“It will be a different name even though it’s under us,” Grupposo said. “It’ll feature all Rooster brews. It’s kind of a remote taproom on our side and then we bring in Gastro Gnomes and give them a kitchen.”

One of the goals of the brewpub, which is supposed to open mid-November, is to bring awareness of Paris’ close proximity to Lexington. From Lexington to Paris, it’s about a 30-minute, 18 mile drive down one of the most historical roads in Kentucky, Paris Pike.

Although Rooster Brewing has a great local customer base and can sometimes be described as the show Cheers on Thursday and Friday nights, Rooster Brewing wants more people to visit Paris and enjoy their city and their beer.

The people at Rooster are very proud of Paris and hope that Rooster Brewing will bring more awareness to their city.

609 Main St

Paris, KY 40361

(859) 707-3436

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Starting Five Scenarios for the 2017-18 Kentucky Basketball Team

Photo by Quinn Foster | UK Athletics

The Kentucky basketball team has many starting lineup options, but what does Cal want to do?  Does he want to go big or small ball? Does he want to play fast or zone up?  The great thing is that Kentucky can do all of it.

There are four different options for Kentucky’s starting five.  The first question is do they want to play big ball?

If they want to play big, the Cats could look like this:

  1. G 6’5″ Hami Diallo 
  2. G 6’6″ Shai Gilgeous-Alexander 
  3. F 6’9″ Kevin Knox 
  4. C 6’10” Sacha Killya-Jones
  5. C 6’11” Nick Richards

Now I highly doubt that Cal is going to play Sacha and Nick together at the same time, but it’s possible.  Conversely, they could play small ball.  That would look something like this:

  1. G 6’0″ Quade Green
  2. G 6’5″ Hami Diallo
  3. G 6’6″ Shai Gilgeous-Alexander
  4. F 6’9″ Kevin Knox
  5. C 6’8″ P.J. Washington 

Even though it’s technically small ball, that lineup is not very small.

Kentucky has another option: play fast.  If the Cats want to play fast and out in transition, this looks like the best five for that:

  1. G 6’0″ Quade Green
  2. G 6’5″ Hami Diallo 
  3. F 6’9″ Wenyen Gabriel or (would’ve probably been Jarred Vanderbilt)
  4. F 6’9″ Kevin Knox
  5. C 6’10” Sacha Killya-Jones

The last, most unlikely lineup we could see is a zone lineup.  The chances Calipari will use a zone is pretty slim to none, but it’s awfully enticing for this team.

  1. G 6’5″ Hami Diallo
  2. G 6’6″ Shai Gilgeous-Alexander
  3. F 6’9″ Kevin Knox 
  4. F 6’9″ Wenyen Gabriel
  5. C 6’11” Nick Richards

At the end of the day, this is the most likely option for Kentucky’s starting five:

  1. PG 6’0″ Quade Green
  2. SG 6’5″ Hami Diallo
  3. SF 6’9″ Kevin Knox
  4. PF 6’9″ Wenyen Gabriel
  5. C 6’10” Sacha Killya-Jones 

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Kentucky Put on a Show for Top-Ranked Recruits

The spectacle that starts each Kentucky basketball is a significant recruiting tool for John Calipari.  Of all the recruiting nights, last one might have been Calipari’s biggest.

The biggest names from the 2018 class in attendance were Zion Williamson, Bol Bol and Darius Garland.  UK commit Immanuel Quickley planned on attending to help recruit the official visitors, but a conflict with his team prevented him from making the trip to Lexington.  Quickley still found a way to make his pitch to Zion.  He was the only recruit on the guest list who did not make it to Madness.

After watching the team practice, the recruits were at the Blue Carpet where fans shouted their names, asked for autographs and posed for pictures.

When they weren’t getting their pictures taken with fans, they were posing with Coach Cal, who struggled to open his eyes.

No. 1 player in 2019 James Wiseman (left) and Jalen Johnson.

Not long after the recruits were escorted into Rupp Arena, they were shown a message from former Wildcats.  Directed to this year’s players, it also served to remind the recruits what they could have if they choose UK.

When the pyrotechnics began, the phones went up.  The light show was a fixture on every recruit’s Instagram story.  The same thing happened when Drake entered the building (Garland and Williamson’s videos were almost identical).  Meanwhile, one Zion (freshman point guard, Harmon) was posing with the other Zion.

After the event concluded, one recruit, junior point guard Tyrese Maxey, received a scholarship offer.

Kentucky used every recruiting tool they had at last night’s Big Blue Madness, but only time will tell if last night’s star-studded recruiting pitch will produce commitments.


UK Freshmen Scout UK Freshmen: Jemarl Baker

Way back in August I was able to sit down with each member of the Kentucky Wildcats to talk about the college basketball season ahead, and part of my discussion with the new class of freshmen included a brief scouting report on each of their classmates.

Due to time constraints I was unable to get a complete report from all seven of the new Cats, but here’s what I heard about Jemarl Baker when I asked his fellow freshmen to describe his game.


On Jemarl Baker…

Quade Green: “Jemarl’s a great shooter. I ain’t really seen what he can do yet but I know he can shoot the ball.”

Kevin Knox: “Jemarl is a knockdown shooter, sharp shooter. I expect him to shoot the ball a lot.”

P.J. Washington: “Jemarl shoots the lights out. I’ve never seen anybody shoot like him. I just got a chance to see him play yesterday, so I’m still trying to learn his game.”

Jemarl Baker: “Knockdown shooter. Defender. Playmaker. Overall great player.”


Check out KSR’s full preview story on Baker as part of our player-by-player interview series here.


The NCAA proves to be weak and gutless in their handling of the UNC case

 

A live look at Ol’ Roy.

When the NCAA announced last week (which then became “this week”) that they would release findings on its multi-year, multi-layered investigation into North Carolina athletics, I’ll be honest: I kind of assumed that UNC would get off pretty easy.

I didn’t think that they would get off easy necessarily because they’re North Carolina, one of college basketball’s golden goose programs, but instead, because of the timing of it all. The Tar Heels are the defending national champions in basketball, and the idea that any major punishment – specifically a postseason ban – could come just days before they opened their season seemed impossible. For some historical perspective, even UNLV was allowed to defend their national title in 1991, despite NCAA violations committed that off-season (for those who care, they served the NCAA ban a year later).

But while I thought the sanctions would be minimal (scholarship reductions etc.) even I couldn’t have imagined what came down from the NCAA on Friday: Absolutely nothing. After a four-year investigation into a 20-year academic fraud case, which covered virtually the entire university’s athletic department (not just their basketball team) the NCAA did nothing. No tournament or bowl bans. No scholarship reductions. No fines. No coach suspensions, nothing. To say this is a “slap on the wrist” is insulting to slaps on the wrist. It’s the equivalent of a kid coming home with all F’s on their report card, and his or her parents saying “Meh, do better next time.”
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Have a Good, Long Soak in Tennessee and Louisville’s Misery

Petrino via Jim Brown

To steal Captain Suntan’s line, “It’s a great day to be a Wildcat.” Not only did Tennessee and Louisville lose, they played pathetic football.

Butch Jones had one drive to get a touchdown and save the day by the hair of his little chinny chin chin.  The ball bounced Tennessee’s way.  A penalty gave them another perfect opportunity to score from inside the five-yard line and win by one.  Instead, the Vols lost to South Carolina 15-9, Butch Jones probably lost his job and this guy tried to break his own neck.

@Bubbaprog

Meanwhile in Louisville, the Cardinals proved they are nothing more than “Lamar Jackson and a bunch of dudes.”  UofL scored 42 points and couldn’t win.

Perennial offensive superpower Boston College dropped a cool 555 yards on UofL’s defense.  They didn’t just defeat UofL, they crushed their souls through brute force.

To make matters even more painful for Louisville fans, Jackson was able to carry the Cards back and tie the game, only to have the rug pulled out from beneath their feet with a game-winning field goal; 45-42 BC.

Take a victory lap, Patty Ice.

Secret to beating Loserville? Have Patrick Towles leave your team. Works every time.

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The second half of Kentucky’s schedule is looking about as bad as Bobby Petrino after a long motorcycle ride.


UK Tight End Commit Keaton Upshaw Killed a Guy with a Stiffarm

Keaton Upshaw is a big dude.

Last night the Kentucky tight end commit used his size (6’7″ 230) to create one spectacular highlight for Lima (Oh.) Senior High School.  Trailing by a score, he dropped the hammer on an opponent and rushed down the sideline for a 71-yard touchdown.

At the end of the night Upshaw had 107 yards on five catches.

Upshaw’s future quarterback, Jarren Williams, threw for 314 yards and 3 touchdowns in a losing effort on Friday the 13th.  Future Wildcat running back Chris Rodriguez also scored three touchdowns last night.  Edge rusher Davoan Hawkins had to say this after Eddie Gran watched his Friday night game.