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Eric Quigley and Roger Federer Want Afternoon Notes

Former Kentucky tennis star Eric Quigley — or Quiggy Smalls as he’s known around these parts — posed with Roger Federer at the Western & Southern Open in Cincinnati yesterday. Quigley got to practice with Federer Tuesday afternoon on the Gillette razor user’s off-day, before he takes on Alex Bogomolov Jr. in the second round. What an awesome photo and afternoon for Quigley.

Speaking of afternoons, here are your notes. Scroll down for your podcast.

— Class of 2014 point guard Emmanuel Mudiay recently received an offer to play basketball at the University of Kentucky, joining Andrew Wiggins, Tyus Jones, and Cliff Alexander as top 10 players from the class with offers from the Cats. Mudiay is the second ranked point guard behind Jones and’s No. 6 player overall. Of his offer to Kentucky, Mudiay told, “It’s crazy, because they’re one of the best teams out there.”

Sounds like the kid has his head on straight.

— Over on the west coast, Shabazz Muhammad is still ineligible and Dick Vitale wonders what it would be like if he had committed to Kentucky and found himself in this same situation.

The real loser here is that small demographic that watches Fox Sports Net after midnight on weekdays. THOSE are the people who will actually get to see Shabazz play at the collegiate level. I feel sorry for them.

— It’s DeMarcus Cousins Week over at

It’s easily the best week of the year for fans of

— And over at The Sporting News, Mike DeCourcy has an outstanding article on the academic scandal at North Carolina.

Have an excerpt, if you will:

Whatever the veracity of the AFAM courses that helped retain his eligibility, however, it is painfully obvious he was in no position to be competing in two sports at once while at UNC. According to the uncovered transcript with Peppers’ name on it, he received Ds or Fs in 11 of the 27 courses for which he earned a letter grade.

DeCourcy believes the core of the scandal is why and how Peppers was accepted to the UNC basketball team. One sport is difficult enough on a student, but two???

—’s Nick Roush will be standing at the gate as UK football practice concludes later today, patiently waiting for an interview with Joker Phillips and other members of the coaching staff. Check back tonight to read what he came up with.

Will we have a starting quarterback??

Probably not.

Article written by Drew Franklin

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

16 Comments for Eric Quigley and Roger Federer Want Afternoon Notes

  1. Musehobo
    3:31 pm August 15, 2012 Permalink

    Those of you that hate on Dicky V all the time pay attention. You complain cause he likes Duke and UNC so much, while ignoring how much he likes us. But here he points out the hypocrisy of the media toward us. Gotta love this guy!

  2. MothersMilk
    3:31 pm August 15, 2012 Permalink

    Ouch….awkward photo op pose.

  3. milosh
    3:32 pm August 15, 2012 Permalink

    I’m confused… do we like Dickie V or do we hate him? Or does it depend on the day?

  4. Will S
    3:35 pm August 15, 2012 Permalink

    Jay Bilas, Dickie V, and Laettner have shown love for UK in recent times. Can they all be forgiven? Can I be forgiven? Am I still allowed to visit this site? We both hate UNC…

    Duke/UK friendship starting to bud?

  5. BFF's
    4:03 pm August 15, 2012 Permalink

    Will S, it depends on the day…but the fact that you’re here, and you are not some 11 year old who goes by Hoo Hoo, I’d say you have a chance…buy me some beer and we’ll talk.

  6. SteveM
    4:07 pm August 15, 2012 Permalink

    #1 you head is up your rear. Vitale made some of the most vicious, outrageous comments I have ever heard on live TV against UK after it was rumored that Donovan was going to be our coach. Vitale also happens to be one of the dumbest human beings on the planet. He is an ass-kissing fool who will say anything as long as he can stay on the bandwagon of majority opinion.

  7. Suffo-Cats
    4:44 pm August 15, 2012 Permalink

    If Shabazz had signed with Kentucky he wouldn’t have got money. Adidas won’t pay you to play at a Nike school.

  8. Suffo-Cats
    4:49 pm August 15, 2012 Permalink

    #4 unlike most UK fans who hate Duke more than anything my hate is much deeper for UNC, Floroda, Miss St, Indiana, Lville, and Ohio State. When Calipari leaves if the news broke that UK had hired Coach K I would be happy. Don’t be fooled a lot of other people would too. Now Ol’ Roy would be a different story. Just quit talking crap on our site Dukie! That’s what CBS blogs are for.

  9. Kyle Macy's knee-high socks
    5:56 pm August 15, 2012 Permalink

    Yeah I never understood the “hate” for the dookies. I think it is steeped in jealousy more than anything else. Lets face it, under Tubby and BCG we were a significant notch below their program. Obviously that is not the case now. As a program though, Duke has really only been slightly above average for a long time. Coach K never really had the best talent….he just seem to always get some of the best “white” talent. Maybe also a “Duke Effect” exists too since so many of his “burger boys” (McDs AAs) ended up being below expectations at the next level. Regardless, he is a great coach and ambassador for basketball that always seem to do things the right way.

  10. Kyle Macy's knee-high socks
    6:08 pm August 15, 2012 Permalink

    Carolina is sooo freaking busted now. I don’t EVER want to hear one of their fans (or anyone else from that area of ACC county) make fun of the SECs academic standards again.

    As a UK alum, with an MBA from another ACC school, I can also tell you that “where” you go to school matters very little anymore (except for investment bankers of course). The supposed academic difference between the large state schools or even most elite private universities is VERY minimal. Only the student body differs…the curriculum is generally the same everywhere.

  11. Beavis
    6:08 pm August 15, 2012 Permalink

    The right way ??? I remember that clown defending Laettner’s foot plant on Tiberlake’s chest like it was a love tap. I can not count the number of Duke games that I have watched that end up being brawls if they are losing. The players come and go but the coach is the same. I am sorry,,,,I think coach K is a decent coach but thats all. Oh,,,,I almost forgot,,, you think he had anything to do with Cory Maggette doing things the right way ??

  12. Tubby Sucked
    12:13 am August 16, 2012 Permalink

    I think if Dickie v hadn’t made the comments he made about Cal being interested in the UK job we wouldn’t have got him. It put too much pressure on Mitch after the BCG fail. Will S you suck and most UK fans want nothing to do with you or Duke. Some of the younger generation don’t have the hate for Duke as much as those of us over 30. That’s OK too. Just tune on this year when we play and you can see how most of the BBN feels about duke.
    To #10 Coach K didn’t have the best talent. No dought you still live with Mom and dad because your not old enough to move out. Coach K had the best talent for about 10 years Brand,Battier,Avery,Duhon,Langdon hell even Parks and Burguss were all 5 star players. Don’t act like he didn’t have top shelf talent and won. Izzo is the one who has done more with less then any of them and he’s had his share of 5 stars.

  13. barn
    8:45 am August 16, 2012 Permalink

    dikky vee would be the first to condemn UK to hell if we did stumble, just like he did when tubby was leaving town. he trashed all UK fans collecively during that debacle. he’s a bandwagon riding little carpetbagger

  14. Dee
    9:14 am August 16, 2012 Permalink

    I called it…Go back….look it up….when everyone was wanting Shabbazz….I said…STAY AWAY…he was trouble….It’s still online….He is trouble….he would’ve gotten UK put on Probation

  15. Dee
    9:15 am August 16, 2012 Permalink

    Dicky V loves UK….everything about UK…the only time he has bashed UK was when he bashed the fans for wanting tubby fired….and guess what…he was right….yes he can be annoying…but he is on UK’s Side….if you don’t think that……then you need to pull your head out…just sayin