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— 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…