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Couple of Notes on KSR


It is Sunday night, which usually for me means a time to get ready for the new week ahead. This past week has been an unusually awful one all the way around, so I am fully ready to turn the page. With that said, a couple of housekeeping notes for the KSR family:

— A regular source of comedy for the past 3 years or so has been the elusive “KSR Site Redesign” and when it will occur. One person even suggested to me it is like the movie “The Great Gatsby” with Leonardo DiCaprio, previewed for decades, but unlikely ever to see a movie theater near you. But from what it seems, Gatsby is on the way and the Site Redesign is as well. However, more importantly than just the look of the site, this is going to be a Summer of Transition here at Kentucky Sports Radio. For the past year or so, we have been contemplating a number of rather large changes/additions to what we do here at KSR and most of those will be implemented over stages over the next four to six months. Part of that will include some tweaking to the way the site looks (it will still however feature the same general viewing pattern…scroll down and see the posts), but much more importantly will be some additions that I am very excited about unveiling. You will see a number of new contributors/employees under the KSR umbrella (including a couple that may surprise you), some new sections to the site (things we have not done before), some cleaning up of what we already do (a complete change of how we do the comment section…in part to eliminate trolling…and a new way to get fans’ opinion and conversation is coming) and the venture of KSR into some new media worlds that we have never entered before. It is very exciting and probably the biggest undertaking we have done since the site became full time. In today’s new media world, including the huge change caused by multimedia platforms, all the various types of social media and other outlets, KSR has to continue to stay on the cutting edge in order to survive and grow. This summer is where we make that happen. Our goal is to be in a place in five years where we have a toe dipped in all media forms on many subjects…and we begin that process this summer. We will be doing each step gradually, with the first in a few weeks. The core of what KSR does will remain the same…Drew, Tyler, me and the rest of the crew giving UK news in the most ridiculous manner possible. But we will also be doing a lot more and I for one am really excited for the future.

— Secondly, a quick note on a subject that we generally have to address here about once a year or so. Since its third year or so, I have had the same policy at KSR on the use of news from other outlets. We will give UK/KSR fans all the news that is out there on UK sports, no matter the source. That sounds simple enough, but the devil is in the details. My belief is that the doctrine of “fair use” allows blogs like KSR to report the news that is out there, no matter where it comes from, so long as a citation is given to the source (you can read more about “fair use” here from the simplistic, but helpful Wikipedia entry). In virtually every facet of journalism, most every one agrees that fair use should apply (including the Supreme Court saying it is required by the Constitution). Where it has become tricky for some reason is in the realm of “premium” sites that charge money for information…particularly those in college sports. In this realm, some seem to not believe “fair use” applies. I disagree. If the Herald Leader reports “Person A” has committed to Kentucky or will visit Tennessee, everyone will note the commitment and say it came from the Herald Leader. My belief is that if that piece of “news” comes from a “premium” site, it doesn’t change the news value or the fair use value of it at all. We have always believed this and generally most, although not all, of the premium sites have disagreed. To be fair, this wasn’t always our policy. In the early days of KSR (mostly Tubby/Billy Clyde years), we had no journalistic standards (as opposed to the minimal ones now) and just ran around and gave all the information, regardless of source or citation. This was mostly because we were idiots and juvenile. We are still both, but now attempting to give credit where it is most certainly due. If we hear information on our own, or while verifying another report, it will be a KSR post. Contrary to some folks’ belief, we do talk to people, although admittedly most are while standing in line at Qdoba. But if it comes from somewhere else, we will say it, no matter if they charged you for the privilege or not.

Why does this matter? Well it matters because I want you to know where information comes from on this site. If a premium website or message board breaks a commitment, visit or important recruit quote, we will give the information here. It is news and if that news comes from the Herald, Courier Journal, Tom Leach’s radio show or the premium Cats Pause site, the principle remains the same. We will cite the sources always, but we will give the news. That is our policy. That doesn’t mean there isn’t value in those premium sites for those that care. There are rumors, innuendo and “leans” that can be entertaining for those that care deeply about a sport or simply want to communicate with other fans (although KSR fan chatter is coming this summer too). While none of the message boards do a particularly great job on giving unique information basketball recruiting (Some do great profiles but at this point, Cal only recruits the best and it is literally covered by every journalist in America…so any real info is going to come out), football has given some market for this type of stuff. Justin Rowland in particular at Cats Illustrated is good at such tidbits and for really hardcore football recruiting folks, I can see why that board makes sense. But when it comes to news, everything newsworthy will be here, with cites to the source. Not only is it legal (due to fair use), but in today’s Twitter world, where information moves at the speed of a click, it is the only viable way to keep a site such as ours successful.

The reality is this…the world of sports journalism has changed immensely, even in the last 18 months. Twitter has made everything different, and what worked for KSR on day one can’t work the same now. That is in part why we continue to evolve. But one thing remains the same. KSR will continue to be your one stop shop for UK news, opinions, commentary and general nonsense. The KSR of today looks different from that five years ago and the KSR of tomorrow likely will look vastly different as well. But at its core our goals are the same…bring UK fans our team in a fan-centric way. I firmly believe this is the best, most thorough independent college sports site in America. Our goal is to continue at that level and make it better. Thanks for being along for the ride as we head towards #9 next Spring.

Article written by Matt Jones

102 Comments for Couple of Notes on KSR

  1. Justin
    10:07 pm April 21, 2013 Permalink

    God bless you, Matt Jones. Keep up the good work.

  2. glentolo
    10:09 pm April 21, 2013 Permalink

    Does this mean the game blog will change again?

  3. Seriously
    10:09 pm April 21, 2013 Permalink

    “You gotta pay the troll toll to get into this boys hole. Trololololol”

    -Indiana and Loserville fans

    Good riddance!

  4. wildcat502
    10:09 pm April 21, 2013 Permalink

    This is my favorite Wildcat website. I do not believe in people paying for recruiting information. I mean why pay for something that will be on sports center or in the newspaper a few days later. All contributors on this site seems to be friendly and has fun reporting on what we all love………..Wildcat sports.

  5. wildcat502
    10:10 pm April 21, 2013 Permalink

    I wish all workplaces could be as fun to work for as this site seems.

  6. Question
    10:11 pm April 21, 2013 Permalink

    Matt I’m sure you’ll delete this but at least you’ll see it. About a month ago Drew copy/pasted an entire paragraph from one of JRowland’s premium football recruiting updates and put it in his evening post. Word for word. I tried to find the exact post to link to you but I can’t remember exactly which day it was. I want to say it was about Braylon Heard. I asked Drew about it in the comments section and my comment was deleted within about a minute. Will I be banned for “trolling” next time I call him out after the site redesign? He was co-hosting the show with you the very next morning and I was at work and couldn’t call to ask him about it but I’ll definitely make time if he does it again.

  7. Cleatonite
    10:12 pm April 21, 2013 Permalink

    I call dibs on being an admin on KSR message board! Kaboom!! That high dollar law degree is coming in pretty handy Matt. Nice.

  8. Big Blue Earl
    10:13 pm April 21, 2013 Permalink

    Kudos.. I will be here with you all the way KSR!!!
    KSR Fan for Life

  9. raekwon
    10:14 pm April 21, 2013 Permalink

    I love KSR and read it everyday. I still don’t understand why you ‘troll’ the readers weekly with a ‘bachelor update.’ Matthew you’re a liberal. You live in a conservative state. Yes, I know you Louisville people think otherwise but it’s true. God bless you, no hard feelings. But when you post political s’p’it, don’t turn the comment section off. That is a fascist practice by a presumably ‘mainstream’ KY outlet. Just saying.

  10. Bobbum man
    10:14 pm April 21, 2013 Permalink

    6- cool story bro… Didnt you’re parents teach you not to tell on people? Get a grip

  11. UKHowell84
    10:14 pm April 21, 2013 Permalink

    Getting rid of trolls will be an amazing thing. Maybe trolls will stick to their own teams sites. They have those right?

  12. Musehobo
    10:16 pm April 21, 2013 Permalink

    It’s usually posts like this that remind everyone that this is a free site, which provides hours of entertainment for some of us each day. I’m very greatful and I appreciate Matt’s promise to keep this site free.

  13. BBN
    10:16 pm April 21, 2013 Permalink

    I understand the need to keep KSR on the cutting edge of technology, popular media, etc. However, you should keep in mind who the majority of your audience is and KEEP THINGS SIMPLE. Although most of us can appreciate what you are trying to do, the simpletons that follow the site and radio show will gradually disappear if it becomes too difficult to follow and participate.

  14. We Hang Banners
    10:16 pm April 21, 2013 Permalink

    Matt, you guys keep it up. Love the site, see ya trolls.

  15. SeaCat
    10:16 pm April 21, 2013 Permalink

    Great work Matt!
    I told you in person in Cal’s backyard.
    Keep up the outstanding and legal work.
    PS: Buzz fully recovered from his black eye.

  16. southfork36
    10:18 pm April 21, 2013 Permalink

    If Cawood was alive he would be PROUD OF YOU MATT JONES!!!!!!!

  17. DB11
    10:18 pm April 21, 2013 Permalink

    In all seriousness I’m glad Matt and KSR have had success and that I have been apart of it. Despite the apparent silliness, the site has a brilliant mind behind its operations and right now they’re surging in popularity. If you observe the other “options” Matt has exercised using the site as leverage (i.e. tennis, maxim, etc) you can begin to form some ideas as to what is coming to KSR in the future.

  18. Matt Jones
    10:20 pm April 21, 2013 Permalink

    #15 haha I am glad.

    #6 Drew took a list that was posted in the comment section and used it in a post…he didnt know at the time (because Drew honestly reads no other site but this one) that it came in large part from Rowland. It was a mistake and it has been corrected.

    #13 The core of the site will always remain the same…come on and scroll down.

  19. Earl
    10:21 pm April 21, 2013 Permalink

    #6 Do you sit down when you pee??

  20. Kadizkat
    10:22 pm April 21, 2013 Permalink

    It will still be ridiculous, right?

  21. soup
    10:22 pm April 21, 2013 Permalink

    I wish Breisner was still writing here, but Tyler has filled in nicely. BTI sucked but Flener sucked on a new level.

  22. Sushi
    10:23 pm April 21, 2013 Permalink

    How will this affect the Bachelor/Bachelorette rundowns???????????

  23. Boom
    10:24 pm April 21, 2013 Permalink


  24. JP
    10:24 pm April 21, 2013 Permalink

    #6 – You’re not getting it. Football recruiting news shouldn’t be “premium.” Again, you have people who are making money off of a kid while the kid gets nothing. Why should some “journalist” in his basement be making money off of speculating on a kid’s decision to go to college? He shouldn’t. That’s why sites like KSR, which profit on entertainment value and hits to generate ad revenue, rather than charging a few select members a direct fee for supposed “premium” information, will succeed while places like the Cats Pause, JRowland, etc., will inevitably fail. People don’t really want to pay for trivial information that will show up elsewhere within 24 hours, or which may be flat out wrong to begin with.

    And this is a COMPLETELY different environment than it was 3-4 years ago, thanks to Twitter and other social media. There really aren’t “scoops” anymore as a kid can come right out and debunk the writer’s “scoop” on Twitter within seconds of it being posted. Andrew Wiggins is a perfect example of that.

  25. HumanKevinJones
    10:26 pm April 21, 2013 Permalink

    Keep up the good work KSR.

  26. Gerald Fitch
    10:27 pm April 21, 2013 Permalink

    The header of the new site should read “YOU STILL LAWDOGGIN’ IT, LAWDOG?”

  27. KSRfan
    10:27 pm April 21, 2013 Permalink

    Matt – Will the KSR app be updated too? In my opinion, it needs more help than the current KSR site. Will be happy with either the site or the app getting a much-needed redesign, though. Thanks

  28. DLN
    10:28 pm April 21, 2013 Permalink

    Great post, Matt. I’m excited for the future.

  29. Matt Jones
    10:31 pm April 21, 2013 Permalink

    #27 We plan on having a new app, but honestly the app is a touchy issue for us. The app makes almost no money…if our readers all view site through there it costs us substantial money and hurts in the long term. We are trying to remedy that soon and when we do, a new app will be created

  30. b_squared
    10:35 pm April 21, 2013 Permalink

    You had me at “eliminate trolling”… Can’t wait for this summer!!!

  31. Big Al
    10:35 pm April 21, 2013 Permalink

    Hey Matt, Is Glasgow on the list for the summer tour?

  32. Buckets
    10:36 pm April 21, 2013 Permalink


  33. Jessdogky
    10:39 pm April 21, 2013 Permalink

    I agree with 13, try to keep the simplicity of the site as much as possible. Keep up the good work!

  34. Blue Jesus
    10:40 pm April 21, 2013 Permalink

    Bring back the Beez!

  35. BBN
    10:45 pm April 21, 2013 Permalink

    Matt, I am happy to hear the basic format will not change. I love the site and radio show and have followed both for several years. I want KSR to continue to be successful for many years to come and understand the importance of maintaining / increasing site traffic and station listeners. Best of luck with the changes.

  36. Lpool03
    10:45 pm April 21, 2013 Permalink

    I love this site and I have been an avid reader for years. However, the first paragraph of this post worries me a little. I am not certain as to what you are attempting to hint at in this paragraph but if this site begins reporting uofl news, I’m done. Living in louisville (against my will) this is one if the few media outlets I can go to and not hear their biased L1C4 garbage. So please do all of us here in duh ville a favor and stick to what you do best.

  37. Wedding planner
    10:47 pm April 21, 2013 Permalink

    Matt, what about us that already BOUGHT the app? Refund?

  38. ashley shaffer
    10:47 pm April 21, 2013 Permalink

    Ive been on this site since day 1 and I for one like the site the way it is with Kige/Santa at the bottom of the screen. Im not going to complain about the site redesign because it is free but Matt it does seem to me that a few of the new writers just put up filler articles and the site has been slipping for awhile now.. That said I still check out the site everyday..

  39. BBB
    10:47 pm April 21, 2013 Permalink

    Lets hope those changes to the comments section will include winnowing out the neandrathal perverts and potty mouths who have NO respect for other people or themselves for that matter. Your Fathers would be ashamed of your foul mouths…(if you knew who they were). Do you people not know there is no age limit here and minors can read this stuff? Obviously you haven’t been raised right, have no couth whatsoever, and are socially unacceptable. Probably all trailor trash.
    Don’t really care about the trolls. The filthy cards already give me enough to laugh about. Looking forward to the new changes! Changes on KSR…. Changes on the football field…changes on the hardwood. Go cats!

  40. JBR
    10:49 pm April 21, 2013 Permalink

    So, serious question Matt…what is your definition of a “troll”? I wanted to ask as it appears that you are looking at the comments on this post and responding. I think these boards are for discussion…that means different opinions on all things UK. I have numerous posts deleted by you and Drew (Ms TT seems to have a little stiffer jaw) simply because I challenge or do not agree with your opinions…I do not use foul language or insult, unless insulted first by some of the wonderful people on here that you do let their posts stay up.

    So, are discussions boards really going to be that, or do we have to fall in line like Rush Limbaugh supporters?

    I think you do a good job on this site overall, and I have followed it since it began. I think that you, Drew, and TT do a good job…and just some constructive criticism…outside of you 3, the quality of writing has dropped sharply. I hope that you are looking at a decent level of person to start writing for this site…it appears that some of the more recent additions are still in school or something.

  41. Cats
    10:49 pm April 21, 2013 Permalink

    Sooooo… since you just clarified about news from premium sites being reported, can you go ahead and tell us what Mikel Horton told JRowland?

  42. RahRah
    10:50 pm April 21, 2013 Permalink

    Great job, Matt. Should be fun to watch the site grow and change. It would be fantastic to get rid of some of the trolls.
    Thanks for keeping it ridiculous and free!

  43. CDue
    10:53 pm April 21, 2013 Permalink

    Please don’t venture into more Facebook garbage. Twitter is what you should focus on implementing more. A little advice: Have a feed every once in a while about old memories from previous players. For example send Drew to track down Jeff Brasso and ask about when he dunked over Shaq at LSU.

  44. JLP
    10:54 pm April 21, 2013 Permalink

    Legal and ethical aren’t exactly equivalent concepts. If a premie site has a non-disclosure contract and either you break it or you encourage others to break it, how does this relate to “fair use”? Isn’t contract law or something similar involved?

  45. Blueston
    10:56 pm April 21, 2013 Permalink

    @29, 27: aka clog up the app with ads

  46. Matt Jones
    11:01 pm April 21, 2013 Permalink

    #37 it was $1.99…you will be ok.

    #36 no Louisville news of course

    #44 News is news…and reporters know that.

    #45 What you call “clogging up” is what we call making it worth doing. People can’t devote their lives to something and make it their profession and make no money. We don’t charge, so ads are the only way to go.

    #43 Having things on Facebook wont effect this site at all. We have to take advantage of Facebook where an older audience still exists in mass. Twitter is great…but you have to hit all platforms.

  47. Jarweed
    11:05 pm April 21, 2013 Permalink

    Any updates on Patterson or Lucas?

  48. Rae
    11:05 pm April 21, 2013 Permalink

    Actually I went to the Wayback Machine and the site five years ago looks the same. There’s just another one now and there used to be a poll.

  49. Otis
    11:05 pm April 21, 2013 Permalink

    Matt, model this website after old Pravda

    UK good and number 1 no matter what

    2-10 football, UK good

    NIT basketball, UK good

    Jules Camara arrested with a crack pipe, UK good

    Ed Davender and Derrick Miller going to jail for ticket scam, UK good

    keep up the great work and good luck with the new format

  50. Matt Jones
    11:08 pm April 21, 2013 Permalink

    #48 looks the same…but content is actually quite different and MUCH more frequent

  51. Chaz
    11:14 pm April 21, 2013 Permalink

    @13 – I agree with your sentiment, but did you really mean to say that “you should keep in mind who the majority of your audience is” and refer to those fellow fans as “simpletons” in the next sentence? That’s probably not what you intended, but that’s how it reads.

  52. Darryl I.
    11:14 pm April 21, 2013 Permalink

    Matt – Have you considered having Ryan Lemond post his daily/weekly motivational speeches? I personally find them hysterical

  53. Blueswade
    11:14 pm April 21, 2013 Permalink

    Any Cliff Notes for that article ?

  54. Rae
    11:14 pm April 21, 2013 Permalink

    Matt, you won’t be having any more blogger contests any time soon, will you? Or maybe an editing position?

  55. NashvilleCat
    11:15 pm April 21, 2013 Permalink

    Can we just get a screenshot or something of what it would look like instead of yet another ‘change is coming’ blurb about it?

    This was a 1500 essay on ‘yes, we will have news no matter what the source’.

  56. fireants25
    11:16 pm April 21, 2013 Permalink

    Well said Mr. Matthew Harper Jones.

  57. KSRfan
    11:19 pm April 21, 2013 Permalink

    Matt – Quite understandable. Would be completely fine with the app even just being limited to the podcasts to keep the site generating revenue… Or adding podcasts to the site and creating a mobile version of it, basically eleminating the need for the app. Sure you have thought of this already, just giving user feedback/ideas.

  58. Jimmy
    11:20 pm April 21, 2013 Permalink

    Lol, you win Matt, I shall be silenced. As long as you’re aware of what Cal thinks of you (puppet) I’m happy. I love the site and want to see it succeed, that’s why I inform you of these weaknesses.

  59. Daniel
    11:20 pm April 21, 2013 Permalink

    Hey Matt, not to sound like a bum but with all the updates coming are you guys going to be hiring for anything? just asking cause I would like to get into radio/sports journalism some day.

  60. Chaz
    11:24 pm April 21, 2013 Permalink

    Sounds good, Matt, especially the needed upgrade to the comments section. Is there an IPO in your future?

  61. Smiley Pete
    11:25 pm April 21, 2013 Permalink

    Sooo basically you all are going to start forums as well then?

  62. Wats
    11:25 pm April 21, 2013 Permalink

    You guys looking for any more writers/contributors? I work cheap.

  63. BlueNotes
    11:25 pm April 21, 2013 Permalink

    If you had just said…

    “We are the Huffington Post of Kentucky Basketball. We recycle what everyone else says, as soon as it becomes public knowledge, and give them credit.”

    Then you wouldn’t have sounded like you were apologizing for something you are ashamed of (dangling participle).

    Grow a set, Matt! You’ve been around Duke too long! Man up and just keep doing what you do!

  64. Bob the Replier
    11:27 pm April 21, 2013 Permalink

    More pics of hot UK chicks!

  65. Ridge Runner
    11:27 pm April 21, 2013 Permalink

    Thx Matt & we appeciate what you do here.

  66. DLN
    11:28 pm April 21, 2013 Permalink

    I’ve always felt this team could do broadcast television news and do it well. The team has a different, fun vibe to it and they’re mostly spot-on in their analysis. That being said, a full-on half hour program is obviously a “far off if ever” sort if venture. But short videos with critical analysis or some fun top 10 of the week kind of stuff would be great. KSR does a pretty good job of covering all UK sports and it would be great to see baseball or track coverage being sent out right alongside football or basketball. Vlogs and op. vids would be great for this site, as this team has the charisma to really make them worth a watch.

  67. NKYCats
    11:29 pm April 21, 2013 Permalink

    Matt – we need downloadable podcasts… Those that travel would really appreciate being able to listen to the show at 30,000 ft!

  68. Mother Cat
    11:31 pm April 21, 2013 Permalink

    Matt, any way to cut down on the overly specialized adds, posts and comments. Several youngs boys and girls also read this. I realize that it’s the parents job to patrol their kids but it would be helpful to know a “safe topic” such as sports would be covered in a safer way. Thoughts?

  69. Todd
    11:37 pm April 21, 2013 Permalink

    Matt, awesome work as always man. You understand the people and what they want (insert Gladiator scene here) something Chris Cross or Dick Gabriel will never understand. I’ve been with you all since the Gidel days, around the same age, amazing how far it’s come. You are the voice of the wildcats, and we are all fortunate that you are (imagine if Tipton was our inside source smh). Best thing to happen is the radio show, which is pure gold. 3 things, more John Dubya posts, Ryan Lemond on the radio, and hire Meredith L as your KSR on field/court reporter. Thank you again for all you do, over/under questions about wiggins tomorrow set at 6. #bbn

  70. Kyagr
    11:38 pm April 21, 2013 Permalink

    Matt do you think Wiggins will have a press conference or just tweet it out one day stating where he is going to College?

  71. Scook
    11:40 pm April 21, 2013 Permalink

    Can we get the fan map issues corrected on the iPhone app? It won’t show where anyone is anymore.

  72. Winston
    11:42 pm April 21, 2013 Permalink

    Maybe he’s giving Kevin Smallnutz a column.

  73. Matt Jones
    11:44 pm April 21, 2013 Permalink

    #67 Just go to iTunes…every show is there

    #68 we have no control of those ads…they are based on the search history of the computer being used.

    #70 No clue…but more likely than not, just tweet

  74. 84Cat
    11:48 pm April 21, 2013 Permalink

    I travel and love the app!

  75. Chaz
    11:50 pm April 21, 2013 Permalink

    Hope Wiggins tweets it. An over hyped press conference is one comparison to Lebron the kid doesn’t need.

  76. somervillain
    12:13 am April 22, 2013 Permalink

    Thank you, Matt and company, for all you do. You have made being a Cats fan much more entertaining.

  77. Han
    12:57 am April 22, 2013 Permalink

    The comparison to citing the Herald Leader is a very good one, Matt. I daresay plenty of premium sites have referenced something in the print Herald Leader, and yet, you cannot get that information unless you pay for it (or a place you read it at paid for it).

    If you subscribe to those sites, you may get the information first. But there is nothing wrong with other sites subscribing and then releasing the info themselves, as long as they credit/blame the source.

  78. Me
    12:58 am April 22, 2013 Permalink

    No matter what, keep it simple. I’m sure you guys will. On and no comic sans if that’s also what you were thinking. Cheers.

  79. Han
    12:59 am April 22, 2013 Permalink

    75) I hope it just comes up randomly in some interview or a retweet/welcome tweet from a UK recruit.

    Ex. Wiggins: “I’m looking forward to playing for Coach Cal at UK.” “Wait, did you just announce your commitment?” “Nah, all the schools and my friends knew last week.”

  80. Plainclothes Man
    1:36 am April 22, 2013 Permalink

    #68 #73 aww man, sounds like mothercat just realized what the kiddies have been lookin up on the family computer..

  81. Scott
    2:49 am April 22, 2013 Permalink

    tl; dr

  82. GoCats
    2:49 am April 22, 2013 Permalink

    #24 It matters because, while this is free information, there are people who go out and actually put in work and acquire information themselves instead of stealing information from other websites like Matt Jones does. It is commonly known that he went under a username on a Rivals website and would report information posted there. People pay a fee for a reason. There wouldn’t be websites like KSR without websites like catspause which has been around for over two decades.

  83. true blue
    6:18 am April 22, 2013 Permalink

    I hope and pray one of the surprise employees is my favorite MJP. Please Matt.

  84. Hollywood
    6:25 am April 22, 2013 Permalink

    Make Josh Hopkins a weekly contributor!!!!

  85. BleedingBlue79
    6:38 am April 22, 2013 Permalink

    I doubt it will happen, for various reasons, but I wish one of the new additions would be Mark Ennis. He’s a Louisville guy, but he’s one of the funniest & most knowledgeable people on Twitter IMO, both locally, and probably in general. Either way, these new changes should be interesting, I’m looking forward to it.

  86. botwncatfan
    6:49 am April 22, 2013 Permalink

    Congratulations Matt and the rest of the KSR crew. You guys do a fantastic job of giving us fans information about our common love, UK sports. And execpt for the outrageous $2.00 podcast (just kidding!), you do it for free. You make it fun for the rest of us to keep up with the latest news in the Big Blue Nation. Keep up the good work and I am looking forward to seeing what is next for KSR.

  87. yup
    6:55 am April 22, 2013 Permalink

    One update I would like to see regarding the comment section is “up” and “down” voting. This would allow those that comment to regulate themselves by pushing the good comments to the top, and the obvious trolling to the bottom. A service like Disqus does this, though, I’m not sure what it would cost KSR.

  88. Fake Tom Leach
    7:08 am April 22, 2013 Permalink

    Matt, when are we going to get articles about the amazing huge sale at Genesis Diamonds this month?

  89. NKYCats
    7:18 am April 22, 2013 Permalink

    Thanks, Matt! I had been searching on iTunes for “kysportsradio” and only coming up with really old podcasts (like “ksr uncensored”). I found the daily show under “ksr show” for anyone else that missed that…
    Go Cats!

  90. MattO
    8:02 am April 22, 2013 Permalink

    Yo Matt, I’m excited for the site redesign, I just hope for one thing. Like someone else mentioned here, please keep it simple. I hate sites that take 10+ seconds to load on a computer, mostly because it means it takes what feels like forever to load on a phone. Please no Flash video (that autoplays, oh god the horror), no silverlight, no popup underlined word “definitions” that freeze the page for a second.

    #73 RE#67: “Downloadable Podcasts”. Not all of us have an iPhone or iPod (and some of us hate iTunes because we’re super nerds and think it’s a horrible resource hog). Is there anyway you can get the podcast in the Google Play Store? I’ve been using a backdoor RSS feed to get the podcast downloaded to an app on my Android phone, but it will randomly miss an hour of the podcast sometimes.

    #82: They still find the information out first, which is what they are now (and realistically, have always been) paying for. The only difference is that now instead of knowing for a week before anyone else, it might just be a day (or an hour).

  91. Nick
    8:08 am April 22, 2013 Permalink

    YES! So pumped about the site redesign! Even though I love everything about KSR and the writers who contribute to the site, I only think bigger and better things are to come with the new site! Keep up the excellent work Matt and Co.!

  92. Chuck
    8:16 am April 22, 2013 Permalink

    I would have done the new site for free as long as you included a forum with lock-down moderators unlike the site that rivals has.

  93. Louise
    8:48 am April 22, 2013 Permalink

    I love KSR. Keep up the great work. I look at the site about 10-20 times a day. I also listen to you on the radio. I’m obsessed with UK and love the BBN. Thank you Matt and Drew and others!!!

  94. Uncle Jesse
    8:50 am April 22, 2013 Permalink

    Can’t wait to see the new site and the new stuff that is on the way. You guys rock and the site does too! Thanks!!

  95. Eight Letters
    8:51 am April 22, 2013 Permalink

    Can we still say “BTI Sucks” on the new redesign?

  96. CATandMONKEY
    9:14 am April 22, 2013 Permalink

    Keep On Rocking in the Free World!

    People can go to scroll down and look on the right to find recent KSR shows. When you click on a show it will give you the option to Play or Download. I have saved dozens of podcasts using both Windows and Android.

    More frequent Uncensored Podcasts, Demanded.

  97. JasonSpear
    9:55 am April 22, 2013 Permalink

    So you deleted my comment huh? Proves you are a douchbag and Maggard owns your rear-end.

  98. The Real JD
    10:09 am April 22, 2013 Permalink

    The podcasts are posted on WKJK’s website every day. I don’t know what you people are complaining about. Matt, iTunes sucks. Please don’t go exclusively iTunes. iTunes is pretty much exclusively for apple users. Don’t exclude half (or more) of your listening audience.

  99. JasonSpears thoughts
    10:45 am April 22, 2013 Permalink

    Matt Jones ice cream cone.

  100. Doo Doo Brown
    11:15 am April 22, 2013 Permalink

    Julius Randle doesn’t have great length, he has a 6’11 wingspan.

  101. jpizzle
    12:15 pm April 22, 2013 Permalink

    98- I agree. I use Stitcher radio app and would not be able to use itunes since I have a droid.

  102. spookykim
    1:52 pm April 22, 2013 Permalink

    This is the only UK website I look at daily, & I love it. Please don’t enlist any help from whoever updated Walter’s Wilcat World website, which now totally sucks. He used to have a great website, but when he updated it, it became so crappy to navigate that I rarely look at it. Don’t change, Matt Jones! We love you just the way you are! 🙂