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Alexander Graham Bell’s Thursday News and Views


Not Alexander Graham Bell

On March 7th, 1876, Alexander Graham Bell received a patent (U.S. Patent No. 174,465) for his invention of the telephone. Bell was born in 1847 in Edinbergh, Scotland, but moved to Ontario and then eventually settled in Boston where he became an inventor. Bell’s patent of the telephone did not come without controversy, as another claim for the patent was made just two hours later on the same date by inventor Elisha Gray. After Gray and fellow inventor Thomas Edison tried to develop their own version of the telephone, Bell sued for his patent rights and the case went all the way to the U.S. Supreme Court, which ruled in Bell’s favor. In the years to come, Bell withstood many legal challenges but would would end up laying the foundation of the modern telecommunications industry. Bell imagined many great uses for his telephone, but it’s not likely he envisioned smart phones, the ESPN College Football App, or the DeMarcus Cousins “Call Me” sign.

In honor of Alexander Graham Bell’s patent of the telephone, let’s move on with tonight’s news and views…

–A long day of high school basketball at Rupp Arena started at noon today when Dominique Hawkins scored 25 points on 11-of-17 shooting in Madison Central’s win over Wayne County. John Calipari, his son Brad, Kenny Payne and Orlando Antigua were on hand to watch Hawkins. When asked about playing with the Harrison twins, he had this to say about his dream school: “Even if I’m a backup, I know I’d still be pushed hard in practice and get even better”. Hawkins also said that an offer to play at Kentucky “would be really hard to turn down”.

–What did Dominique Hawkins do after his game, you ask?


Hawkins and Madison Central will play again Friday at noon against James Bolden and Holmes, in a battle of two guards drawing interest from Division I programs. Bolden has already received an offer from Xavier.

–Speaking of Xavier, UK baseball defeated the Musketeers today, 6-3, at Cliff Hagan Stadium. Click here to read David Mulloy’s recap. The Bat Cats are now 11-1 and take the field again on Friday to start a 3-game weekend series at home with Michigan State.

–Indiana did the most “Indiana-thing-ever” last night when they cut down the nets at Assembly Hall after their loss to Ohio State.

–We have bad news from the bubble tonight. Villanova defeated No. 5 Georgetown and pretty much sealed the deal on an at-large bid, and Iowa State improved their chances with a win over No. 13 Oklahoma State. On the bright side, Maryland lost to UNC. The good news is that UK can still most likely control their own destiny by winning two of their next three games.

–KSR Sweetheart Mary Jo Perino announced via twitter she is leaving the television business to be able to spend more time with her son. We will miss her a lot and wish her the best.


Marcelys Jones, a 6’5″ 325 lbs. offensive lineman committed to Ohio State,  picked up an offer from the Cats this morning and according to Rivals’ Justin Rowland, he is “very interested” in Kentucky and will visit soon.

–John Calipari took time this afternoon in between recruiting and practicing to spend time with the Kentucky National Guard.



–Tomorrow will be a full day of previews leading up to the Georgia game at 7 as well as other UK news presented in the most ridiculous manner possible throughout the day. Until then, I leave you with this video of some young UK fans and KSR readers from Maysville making crazy “beer” pong trick shots:


Article written by John Wilmhoff

Former beer vendor, college mascot and ESPN editor. This spring, you can also find me blogging about the Reds on Follow me on Twitter: @JohnWilmhoff

34 Comments for Alexander Graham Bell’s Thursday News and Views

  1. Hey John
    10:51 pm March 6, 2013 Permalink

    Holmes and Madison Central play Friday. The remaining first round games are tomorrow.

  2. Hey John
    10:53 pm March 6, 2013 Permalink

    Lol my bad this is the Thursday news and views thread. Lookin dumb.

  3. Mike
    11:08 pm March 6, 2013 Permalink

    Looks like UT is going to pull it out against UA after being behind most of first half. McRae has got to be the best player in the SEC this year and Cuonzo Martin has done a better job of coaching lesser talent than Calipari. Who would have thought that would have been possible at beginning of the year? Also, shocking that we are only favored by 3 over UGA. This has got to be Cal’s worse team ever, but he says he still “likes his team”….glad somebody does.

  4. Albert
    11:20 pm March 6, 2013 Permalink

    So how do you shoot 11-17 but only have 21 points?

  5. John Wilmhoff
    11:24 pm March 6, 2013 Permalink

    That is a good question, haha, he scored 25. It was a typo…thanks for catching that.

  6. Sweet Wm
    11:27 pm March 6, 2013 Permalink

    Question…Hawkins hit 11 of 17 shots, and scored only 21 points…how? Good news…UK needs to win 2 out of the next 3 games. I think we play Georgia and Florida. What other game did they add?

  7. CardinalsSuck
    11:31 pm March 6, 2013 Permalink

    6– they need to win an sec tournament game….aka the third game.

  8. Jim
    11:32 pm March 6, 2013 Permalink

    Bye Mary Jo, are you headed to Fla. ?

  9. PodcastRequest
    11:48 pm March 6, 2013 Permalink

    Bye MJP, glad you get more time with the family. One last thing, since Matt J may never get around to it (especially since he & Drew are about to become “temporaires citoyens français”) will you release your own BCG podcast before you go?

  10. Trev
    12:09 am March 7, 2013 Permalink


  11. 14 region
    12:23 am March 7, 2013 Permalink

    I’m sorry people but the 14th region has 3 better PG then Hawkins! The kid from Canada that plays for Cordia is the 3rd best PG in the region. Beverly from PCC is good. If anybody hasn’t seen Justice from Knott Co. Play are watch him in the state Tourny. He is a cousin to the kid that played for Loserville and he can ball!!!!!!
    Buisness opportunity came open for MJP in Flordia!

  12. stmlax03
    12:58 am March 7, 2013 Permalink

    There is also a quote from Hawkins in that article where he states that antigua has told his coach that they could have 1 scholarship remaining for him. If you do the math, that means that if the impossible happened and everyone came back another year instead of going pro, we would have 13 players(the maximum) on scholarship next year… including the 6 current members of the 2013 class. Now, we all know that most likely at least 2 of the freshman are gone. Therefore, to me, this quote suggests that Cal at least expects to get 2 of the 3 between wiggins, randle, and gordon. And if you do the math again, that equals 40-0

  13. iucansuckabigblue...
    3:58 am March 7, 2013 Permalink

    Get up Big Blue! We might be alittle down. But we sure are better then a bunch of dirty Bulldogs. I’ll never forget trash talking a entire restaurant of GA fans in Atlanta a few years ago with a group of friends. They were actually pulling for Loserville against us during the football game….

    We will win this game!

    We are the Wildcats! We will fight! We will wear KENTUCKY across our chest with pride. From Louisville to Lexington to Athens…. Chants of GO BIG BLUE!!!


  14. UKFaniac
    4:49 am March 7, 2013 Permalink

    Alexander Graham Bell was the Saturday night post and now you’re rehashing it for Thursday?

  15. Mary Jo
    6:15 am March 7, 2013 Permalink

    I’m moving to Florida so Joker can be close to his son.

  16. UK Ron
    6:28 am March 7, 2013 Permalink

    I just hope it was Bud Lite in those cups !!!!

  17. Devastation inc
    8:00 am March 7, 2013 Permalink

    weak post to walk into this morning. Now I have to strart working earlier than normal.

  18. Mary Jo Perinooooo
    8:06 am March 7, 2013 Permalink

    It’s funny that Matt Jones and company always bring up dirt on Louisville people, but they never talk about Mary Jo Perino banging Joker Phillips while he was coaching here. Where’s the journalism?

  19. SexnNursinHomes
    8:08 am March 7, 2013 Permalink

    The bigger question to this whole fiasco is this.

    Could Thomas Edison kick the living shit outta Alexander Graham Bell? I say absolutely hell yes. Prove me wrong.

  20. Axe Cop
    8:11 am March 7, 2013 Permalink

    How in the world do you people know for certain about the sex lives of two strangers?

  21. Mary Jo Perinooooo
    8:14 am March 7, 2013 Permalink

    20) Lexington isn’t a big town

  22. tom
    8:18 am March 7, 2013 Permalink

    18. Considering this site and what the ‘writers’ put on it as journalism is your first mistake.

  23. UL2UK8
    8:34 am March 7, 2013 Permalink

    Did you know that IU’s crean waited to 1:30am to talk to the media after they lost to Ohio St.? The game ended at 11pm. I guess they took their time cutting down the nets.

  24. wkcatsfan
    8:35 am March 7, 2013 Permalink

    19. I think Bell takes him, but only with an assist from Nicola Tesla.

  25. catfan55
    8:38 am March 7, 2013 Permalink

    IU tops the Ky win with cutting the nets down after losing to Ohio St last night and celebrating a co championship of big ten. story on yahoo home page

  26. Stangluvr
    8:47 am March 7, 2013 Permalink

    Nice trick shots….too bad they can’t use them in real beer pong for another 6 years. And one dude was wearing a power rangers shirt. Better find better game than beer pong if you are gonna try and score with a power rangers shirt on.

  27. Miley Jo Perino
    8:49 am March 7, 2013 Permalink

    I’m a big Mary Jo fan…delicious

  28. Ken
    8:49 am March 7, 2013 Permalink

    Enjoy Gainesville, Mary Jo!

  29. oldschool
    8:51 am March 7, 2013 Permalink

    Please stop with all this positivity. I can’t sleep unless I’m surrounded by negative emotions, anger and hate. Please post something extremely negative so I can take a nap. Thanks.

  30. WWMKGD?
    8:53 am March 7, 2013 Permalink

    The MJP and Joker stuff is completely bogus. Get a life people!

  31. Ksubball
    9:01 am March 7, 2013 Permalink

    Hawkins has offers from morehead, tenn. Tech, and western ky. Unless he just wants to sit the bench, he needs to go to one of them. I’m not sure he’s even that good. Maybe sitting on uk bench might get him a job later.

  32. MaysvilleKiddos
    9:19 am March 7, 2013 Permalink

    26- We’re seniors at Mason County. We’ll be at UK next year, not 6 years.. Power rangers shirt + camo pants = swaggalicious

  33. Mary Ho
    9:58 am March 7, 2013 Permalink

    I’m going to Florida and need to get my Weight Watchers on…BIG TIME!!!

  34. SexnNursinHomes
    10:17 am March 7, 2013 Permalink

    24- well, you do have a valid point.