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Keith Bogans’ Late Night Notes

May 12th is the birthday of the one and only Keith Bogans. The former Cat has had his moments in the NBA, but there’s probably no player who receives the ‘what if’ tag by UK fans more than Bogans. Had he not injured his ankle in a Sweet Sixteen win over Wisconsin, would the Cats have bested Dwyane Wade’s Marquette Golden Eagles. Bogans showed flashes in the professional circuit, but he isn’t currently with an NBA club after being waived by the New Jersey Nets. He’ll always have a special place in the hearts of Kentucky fans, though, so show him some love on his 31st birthday.

ESPNU is airing a 30 minute special on the Cats’ trip to the White House starting at the posting of this. I don’t know what’s left to see or hear or read about that trip, but you might as well check it out. You know, if you aren’t doing anything on a Friday night.

– Tomorrow morning is the LAST CHANCE TO AUDITION FOR THE KSTV CASTING CALL. We are afforded so few opportunities to be great in our lifetime. Don’t let allow this opportunity to escape your grasp. Get to Sam Swope Honda World in Louisville tomorrow morning for registration from 8:00 — 11:00 a.m. Thank me later.

– The big news of the day is that former Cat Sean Woods is leaving his job at Mississippi Valley State to coach the Morehead State Eagles. Welcome home, Sean, and congratulations for being a part of the biggest news of the day. Yes, the biggest news of the day.

– John Calipari said on his website today that he has accepted an offer to coach the Dominican Republic national team at the 2012 FIBA World Olympic Qualifying Tournament. The last-chance qualifier, which features 12 national teams, takes place July 2-8. The top three teams earn a spot in the 2012 Olympics in London. The team will scrimmage the U.S. squad in Las Vegas on July 12th. The Olympics begin July 27th. Keep in mind that the Fighting Dominicans have never qualified for the Olympics and if Cal could guide them there, then he’d automatically be elected as the country’s premier.

LeBron James will be named the NBA’s MVP for the third time tomorrow and whether you like the guy or hate him, it never hurts to have a guy that actively supports the Wildcats being lauded as the best player in the league. Keep doing your thing, LeBron, and by ‘your thing’ I mean rooting for UK.

Billy Joe Murphy and Taiedo Smith have been signed by the Cincinnati Bengals today. I am a huge Bengals fan and I love nothing more than when they sign UK guys. I loved when Glenn Holt was playing for them a few years back. The Bengals have made an effort to shore up their offensive line and secondary this offseason so both guys will have a lot of competition but it’s great to see them get the opportunity.

– The UK men’s tennis team won their first round meeting with Radford in the NCAA tournament and that means they’ll now face the Indiana Hoosiers who bested Louisville in their first round meeting. Apparently the Louisville players were crying after their first round loss so if you’re the kind of person who enjoys hearing about Louisville athletes cry then that’s for you. The sixth ranked Wildcats need to beat the 27th ranked Hoosiers to advance to the Sweet Sixteen. UK has already beat the Hoosiers once this season. Also, the Louisville players were crying.

I’d like to tell you that we’ll have more tomorrow, but I just don’t know. Just kidding. We’ll have more tomorrow. Love you guys.

Article written by Matthew Hays

23 Comments for Keith Bogans’ Late Night Notes



  1. Steve Jobs
    11:34 pm May 11, 2012 Permalink

    Karl Towns, Jr., come on down!!!!!



  2. Chicago Chris
    11:35 pm May 11, 2012 Permalink

    Crazy that a guy who started for the Bulls last year is without a team. Nuts.



  3. UK Lumpy
    12:07 am May 12, 2012 Permalink

    UK Baseball beat Alabama 4-2 and is still contending for an SEC East title and potentially hosting a regional? How about a mention? That is more important than a bunch of UofL tennis crybabies. Given the Bat Cats’ phenomenal season, they deserve a mention this late in the game.



  4. duhville cat
    12:10 am May 12, 2012 Permalink

    Ur spossed ta say “no homo”…. just sayin.



  5. Post Master
    12:16 am May 12, 2012 Permalink

    Tom Crean wants all Cat fans at the tennis match to go postal on Hoosier fans.



  6. kes
    1:55 am May 12, 2012 Permalink

    Billy joe murphey couldnt block my grandma, and she is dead



  7. SweddishMafia
    2:04 am May 12, 2012 Permalink

    I usually think what if mashburn had not fouled out or what if feldhause or Pelphery had guarded the inbound pass more so than Keith bogan’s entire career.



  8. Carolina Blue is past tense for CAROLINA BLOWS
    2:22 am May 12, 2012 Permalink

    #7 Sweddish–Amen. I am with you however some would ask what would have happened if CL had been exjected.



  9. Really
    2:51 am May 12, 2012 Permalink

    Id say Derek Anderson in 97 gets the ‘what if’ treatment more than bogans



  10. WhatSheOrder?FishFilet?
    6:58 am May 12, 2012 Permalink

    Did Julius commit on his visit to Purdue? If not, we’re in good shape. And yes, I’m on a first name basis already.



  11. Larry
    7:10 am May 12, 2012 Permalink

    Got to be Derek Anderson in 97 title game. He was healthy enough to play allegedly but Pitino sat him for fear of re injuring knee. He was better overall player than Bogans and would have made the difference controlling Bibby and Simon from Arizona. Plus it was chance for repeat at the time. Come on Mr. Hays, I expect better research from you.



  12. WhatSheOrder?FishFilet?
    8:48 am May 12, 2012 Permalink

    LOL, the main ad I have on this page is for UNC’s business school. Should be easy enough, right?



  13. tdogg40330
    9:01 am May 12, 2012 Permalink

    4) what up homo? lol

    does baseball have conference tourneys??



  14. Aaron C Bunch
    9:09 am May 12, 2012 Permalink

    Dudes, the “what if’s” will consume you alive. The worst to me are the most recent “what if’s”…What if in 2010 we didn’t miss 15 consecutive 3’s against WVU in the tournament?? We had the best talent. What if in 2011 we just scored 2 more points instead of losing by ONE TO UCONN 55-56?? We would have rolled Butler. Then we’d be sitting on top of a Mount Olympian THREE ‘PEAT right now. 3 Consecutive titles were very much within our claws. Yeah. Don’t make me do the “what if’s”…



  15. Aaron C Bunch
    9:10 am May 12, 2012 Permalink

    Don’t want to sound like a bitter Cat fan there, I’m not. I love our team, and entire athletic program for that matter and am extremely proud, borderline arrogant about us! GO CATS!



  16. lane taylor
    9:11 am May 12, 2012 Permalink

    Hey, I know it’s a random question, but who is the guy in the third picture and the top of the site? It goes Matt, Beisner, ?, Drew. Just wondering if any one knew who that was, thanks.



  17. kaboom
    9:48 am May 12, 2012 Permalink

    16. I’ve been going on the assumption that is chris tomlin..



  18. Hmmmmm
    10:12 am May 12, 2012 Permalink

    16, 17) Turkey Hunter seems more likely.



  19. BNClay
    11:14 am May 12, 2012 Permalink

    What if Anderson plays in ’97 title game, what if anybody could have hit some jumpers against WVU, what if Jones make a couple of free throws against UConn. ’96, ’97, ’98 would have been one threepeat, ’10, ’11. ’12 would have been a second threepeat, and instead of 8 this year would have been 11 tieing UCLA.

    UNC could say this year what if Marshall doesn’t get hurt. UNC would have been a much harder match up in the title game than Kansas was, so it goes both ways.



  20. snarkster
    12:18 pm May 12, 2012 Permalink

    The Bengals also currently have DQ Evans & Micah Johnson on the roster. I think the Rock=Bengals connection may play a part.



  21. HOLY SCHNIKES
    1:59 pm May 12, 2012 Permalink

    Keith Bogans turned 32 today, not 31. what do i win?



  22. ky1der
    2:34 pm May 12, 2012 Permalink

    Anderson is a good choice for the “what if”. That said, what about Mike Casey breaking his leg. Casey outscored Issel when they were sophomores. Had he played his senior year with Issel would UK have been beaten by Jacksonville in the regional final?



  23. duhville cat
    3:19 pm May 12, 2012 Permalink

    13) shut up …. ya’ pillow-biter.