Mornin’ Big Blue Nation! Hope you’re ready for an action-packed Sunday like I am! There is so much going on today I don’t even know what to do with myself. And by so much going on, I mean there is absolutely nothing to do. Sunday June 23 might as well be a national holiday for “Most Boring Day of the Year.” And if your birthday or anniversary is on this date, I’m sorry. Not for calling your special day boring, but that your special day is on such a boring day.
— Steve Jones at the Courier-Journal has a fun little read about how the “Yahtzee!” phrase came to be among the UK football coaching staff.
— South Carolina blog Garnet & Black Attack preview the gridiron matchup against Kentucky. It’s pretty much what you’d expect… “Kentucky was awful, Joker got fired, Stoops is going well, but the team is still awful, and the Gamecocks win easily.”
— New England Patriot Aaron Hernandez is in a world of trouble. If you’ve been living under a rock, Hernandez is in the middle of a murder investigation since the body of his friend was found in a Massachusetts industrial park Monday, less than a mile from his home. Law enforcement enacted a search warrant of the home on Saturday and spent nearly four hours inside.
— Congrats to UK sprinter Keith Hayes who advanced to the semifinals of the U.S. Track and Field Championships in the 110-meter hurdles. Hayes is a four-time All-American and finished second in his prelim heat, ahead of 2012 Olympic Silver Medalist Jason Richardson. The semifinal heat is today at 3:40 p.m., and should he advance, the final is at 5:52 p.m.
— There are a total of eight current and former Wildcats competing in Iowa at the U.S. Outdoor Track and Field Championships, which wraps up today. Live coverage of the day will be on NBC Sports Network from 3-4 p.m., and then live from 4-6 p.m. on NBC.
More coming later this morning. Stay tuned.