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Cover Boy Jones Wants Afternoon Notes and Podcast

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Do you have your copy of Athlon’s College Basketball Preview yet? No? Well, take these notes and the podcast and go grab one. Terrence Jones needs you.

— The SEC member presidents voted to accept Texas A&M as its thirteenth team today but the Baylor Bears are delaying the process. Baylor is considering legal action against its former Big 12 brother, in a bush league move that seems to be fueled by jealousy and fear of being left behind in realignment. Before the SEC officially adopts A&M as its own, the conference wants assurance that no individual Big 12 school will interfere with petty lawsuits. Now, it’s a waiting game to see if Baylor has the balls to pull the trigger.

— If you missed the news from the Rupp Arena task force meeting today, you didn’t miss much. The project is where it was last week and the week before. The group is still weighing the options and making sure all possibilities are being considered. “I think all things are genuinely on the table. At least they better be,” Mitch Barnhart said. It seems like the city is leaning towards a renovation of the current arena and the university wants a brand new one. One of them has to win out, soon.

— Beisner’s good buddy Eammon Brennan and Andy Katz created a five-point checklist for great arenas over on ESPN. The two call Rupp Arena “a hugely intimidating experience” and say you’re supposed to be intimidated when you play the Cats in Lexington. Personally, I think the intimidation factor needs luxury boxes. I wonder where we could find 47 people to make this happen. We have $350,000 to spend.

— SEC Blogger Chris Low has his SEC Heisman Watch for Week 2. No Kentucky players are on it. #FreeAaronBoyd

— A couple teams are already expressing interest in Trevard Lindley, who was released by the Eagles today. Carolina and Atlanta are two possible destinations for the former Cat. He shouldn’t be on the market long.

— The spread for the Central Michigan dropped to -12.5 on some gambling websites. The Cats are going to win by at least 13, right? Right?

That’s all for now. Matt had Mike DeCourcy from The Sporting News on today to discuss Kentucky basketball. Plus, the show kicked things off with a story from Super America. Enjoy…

Article written by Drew Franklin

I can recite every line from Forrest Gump, blindfolded. Follow me on Twitter: @DrewFranklinKSR

21 Comments for Cover Boy Jones Wants Afternoon Notes and Podcast



  1. BlueBald
    2:12 pm September 7, 2011 Permalink

    http://espn.go.com/mens-college-basketball/story/_/id/6939209/panel-se lects-arenas-provided-coolest-college-basketball-experience
    ESPN has this article posted featuring the opinions of their college b-ball writers on the best venues. Not a whiff of a Rupp Arena reference, and (unfortunately) deservedly so. It’s time to build a house worthy of the best basketball program in the country



  2. Nelson
    2:20 pm September 7, 2011 Permalink

    I’m really hoping Kentucky comes out with swagger, a chip on it’s shoulder, and puts a whipping on C. Michigan. You would think they’d be pissed at all the negativity surrounding the program. Or they could come out with no sense of urgency and play with no intensity, which would be very dissapointing.



  3. Mack
    2:29 pm September 7, 2011 Permalink

    If I remember correctly Baylor was going to left out when the Big 8 and Southwest fell apart and the Big 12 was formed but the governor of Texas at the time was a graduate or had some vested interest in Baylor, maybe a few political contributions, thus Baylor was added. I guess Baylor figures they don’t have the political pull to tag along with the others this time if Tx, OK, OKIE ST. and even Texas Tech goes somewhere else.



  4. scott
    2:33 pm September 7, 2011 Permalink

    Creating a fantasy football league and need a few more people. Its free, just for fun. Any one interested?



  5. HillbillyInBC
    2:35 pm September 7, 2011 Permalink

    Mark DeCourcy? Any relation to Mike?



  6. Mr. WhatYou'reReallyThinking
    2:37 pm September 7, 2011 Permalink

    If Aaron Body is going to be free’d, you’re going to have to free some athletism for him first. He has no separation speed, he has no quickness to get in and out of cuts, he was and has always been a step slow to be a playmaking receiver. He’s go nothing going for him to be featured in the Wildcat package. Maybe in a hybrid TE role he may excell but what you see is what you get with Boyd and he gives you all day to see it. #PaintDriesFaster



  7. The Warden
    2:41 pm September 7, 2011 Permalink

    I say let the downtown area die a slow and miserable death if the Mayor and city counsel do not want to support building a new arena. Leave downtown to the drug addicts and sodomites and build a world class facility on campus that puts the students first. Students should be seated in the lower rows near the floor.



  8. Mack
    2:44 pm September 7, 2011 Permalink


  9. CSR's jealousy
    3:04 pm September 7, 2011 Permalink

    9 – How nice of them to place L’viLe in the Elite 8…and how correct of them to put UK in the Final 4.



  10. CA UK FAN
    3:10 pm September 7, 2011 Permalink

    Noooooooo, not Texas!



  11. anonymous
    3:15 pm September 7, 2011 Permalink

    baylor backed out of this way earlier. way be up with the times ksr. and this aaron boyd business has to stop. ksr in the fall is just a bunch of uk bball fans trying to cover football.



  12. Let's Get Real
    3:15 pm September 7, 2011 Permalink

    huh, so according to bozo peyton sosa is on the cover for the area. wonder what area/region the athlon sports with jones on the cover is supposed to go? bet bozo finally figured out how to use photoshop.



  13. Let's Get Real
    3:16 pm September 7, 2011 Permalink

    huh, so according to bozo, peyton sosa is on the cover for the area. wonder what area/region the athlon sports with jones on the cover is supposed to go? bet bozo finally figured out how to use photoshop.



  14. FED UP
    3:40 pm September 7, 2011 Permalink

    ONCE AGAIN DAY LATE & DUMBER STILL BAYLOR BACKED OFF A&M IS COMING GET YOUR DAMN FACT STRAIGHT BEFORE YOU POST SHIT!!!!



  15. Tom Baker
    4:02 pm September 7, 2011 Permalink

    So, Drew, just wondering who it is you think you know that is going to invite you to their luxury box since you are so adamant where UK plays needs them? The environment in Rupp is antiseptic enough without sealing people behind glass, further dampening the environment and making even more of a statement about those who have and those who don’t. Duke and Kansas are doing pretty well in pretty crappy gyms/arenas.



  16. Jones Returns
    4:05 pm September 7, 2011 Permalink

    Jones Returns!!!!!!! I can’t wait to witness!



  17. uklaw95
    4:11 pm September 7, 2011 Permalink


  18. Rose
    4:51 pm September 7, 2011 Permalink

    Where’s todays pod cast. This is Tuesdays. Today is Wednesday



  19. Major
    4:56 pm September 7, 2011 Permalink

    People, give the Cats some props for LEADING THE NATION in interceptions after the first week!!!!



  20. icecat
    5:06 pm September 7, 2011 Permalink

    Baylor, good football, good basketball (men and women), baseball, softball, hell invite them in to the west also, lets snatch up West Virginia and Virginia Tech for the east next.