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 ESPN.com’s No. 6 player overall. Of his offer to Kentucky, Mudiay told NY2LASports.com, “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.
— Dick Vitale (@DickieV) August 15, 2012
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 SacramentoKings.com.
It’s easily the best week of the year for fans of SacramentoKings.com.
— 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???
— KSRCollege.com’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??