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Oscar Combs’ Friday News and Views

Before there was a KentuckySportsRadio.com, it was Oscar Combs and The Cats Pause paving the way for fan journalism around the University of Kentucky. Oscar has covered every UK basketball coach since Adolph Rupp and he’s still going strong today as co-host of the IMG pregame show and a little bit of everything else. The humble man from Hazard, Kentucky is a legend in the eyes of Big Blue Nation, a pioneer of media in Kentucky, and we’re honored to call him a friend of KSR.

So join me in wishing Oscar a Happy 34th Birthday today, and who knows, maybe he’ll tweet us a pic of his birthday fee-lay mee-yawn.

Happy Birthday, Big O!

 

Thursday was declared “Andrew Wiggins Day” in Huntington, West Virginia as the young basketball phenom was presented a declaration for the holiday from Mayor Williams, just one day after Wiggins was named Gatorade National Boys Basketball Player of the Year. Grimace and the Hamburglar attended the ceremony to celebrate Wiggins’ participation in the McDonald’s game next week, along with another special guest, John Vincent Calipari.

Coach Cal stopped by afterward to see the nation’s top high school target, and despite rumors of whatever, Huntington Prep head coach Rob Fulford made it clear Cal’s visit was just to reiterate UK’s interest in Wiggins and see if he has any questions or concerns about Kentucky. “Andrew did not have any,” Fulford told sNY.tv.

Wiggins has yet to set a date for an announcement but it shouldn’t be much longer. Kentucky fans hope he’ll wait for the McDonald’s All-American game next week — where six future Wildcats will be in his ear — and then make a decision immediately after. That game and the practices/events leading up to the game will be huge for recruiting. There’s pressure on the Harrisons, Randle, Young, Lee, and Johnson to make a good impression on and off the court. It’s like a trial run for how things will work out if he joins the class. Go chemistry!

While we anxiously await Wiggins’ decision, another UK target, Dominique Hawkins, anxiously awaits a scholarship offer from Kentucky. The self-described lifelong UK basketball fan will meet with Calipari on Friday to find out if there will be an opening for him on UK’s roster next season. If the scholarship offer is there, Hawkins will almost certainly accept it, although he might not do it on the spot. We’ll know for sure on Friday though, whenever Cal heads over to Richmond to sit down with him.

In case you missed it, there were multiple tweets on Thursday claiming Hawkins will commit to Kentucky on Friday — one from a Louisville-based AAU program, another from a former high school teammate. That may end up being the case, but those reports are premature, according to Hawkins and his coach. They claim they still don’t know the scholarship situation and won’t know until Friday’s meeting with Calipari.

If you’re worrying about the scholarship situation next season, don’t. It’ll all work out. If Hawkins gets an offer Friday, that has zero effect on Andrew Wiggins so don’t fret. Wiggins has a spot on the team if he wants it, regardless of any roster additions or returning players.

Willie Cauley-Stein hasn’t made up his mind on returning or leaving but he needs to decide soon before his tweets drive all Kentucky basketball fans crazy. The Kentucky big man has been tweeting his thoughts since the season ended and it’s impossible to not read too far into everything he sends out. For instance, early Thursday morning he tweeted, “3 yrs ago i would think about all the 18 and 19 yr old millionaires and be like dang that’s that life! Now I’m like wow that could be me!” which suggests he’s leaving. But he tweeted, “Sometimes I have to remind myself that I’m only 19” right before it. Then he confused us even more when he said, “In all seriousness tho lol I thought I already told everyone my answer if I’m staying or going!”

WHAT DOES IT ALL MEAN???????????

It’s almost the end of the week, meaning Calipari has likely already held his individual meetings with players so an official announcement from UK can’t be far away. It’s safe to assume Nerlens Noel and Ryan Harrow are gone, for different reasons, obviously, but the other three guys could go either way. Archie was very adamant about a return following the loss to Robert Morris, but don’t be surprised if he ends up jumping to the league. He’s at least considering the draft more than he was a week ago. Poythress also said he would return, but he too is more open to leaving now. I think it’s a coin flip at this point if you’re trying to guess what happens.

NBADraft.net’s updated mock draft has Nerlens Noel going No. 2 to Orlando followed by Willie Cauley-Stein to Dallas at No. 13. Poythress and Goodwin are listed as 2014 prospects.

DraftExpress.com has Nerlens as the top pick to Charlotte followed by Poythress to Cleveland at No. 16 and Goodwin to Atlanta with the 18th pick. Willie Cauley-Stein is a 2014 prospect.

In NCAA tourney news, Miami was kicked out of the dance by Marquette in a convincing win for the Golden Eagles. The Hurricanes never got back within 10 points after going down 22-10 early in the game. Marquette will face the winner of Indiana/Syracuse for a spot in the Final Four. The Orange currently lead the Hoosiers in the second half over on TBS.

Tolly Ho advanced to the Elite 8 of the College Eats Challenge, thanks to your help with the online poll. Now the Ho burger and tots combo needs you help again to reach the Final Four. Go here to vote and do it as many times as you want.

A friend of KSR could also use some support in her quest for a prominent spot in the fashion world. Alex McLean is in the running to be the new U.S. face of Wallis Fashion and she could use some help from her fellow members of #BBN. Just go to this Facebook link and vote for Lex What Wear. I think you have to ‘Like’ the page to vote but you can just unlike it after you give her a click. She’ll really appreciate it and you’ll feel good about dominating another online poll.

Look at the hops on Mark Krebs one more time in the NCAA March Madness commercial…

krebs-dunk

 

That’ll do it for now.

Go Cats.

 

UPDATE:

Indiana lost.

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Article written by Drew Franklin

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

173 Comments for Oscar Combs’ Friday News and Views



  1. Saul smith
    11:18 pm March 28, 2013 Permalink

    Oscar hasn’t aged very well…



  2. ShagariObrzut
    11:19 pm March 28, 2013 Permalink

    Am I missing something? Oscar definitely isn’t 34…



  3. Sta minchia
    11:24 pm March 28, 2013 Permalink

    Sta minchia, he looks bad for 34!



  4. rixter
    11:30 pm March 28, 2013 Permalink

    Looks like IU is going out in the Sweet 16 again this year.
    Well, at least they had that win over Kentucky a year and a half ago.



  5. jwill
    11:33 pm March 28, 2013 Permalink

    does cbs have a doctor in the house? creepy crean is choking right now,please help.



  6. rixter
    11:33 pm March 28, 2013 Permalink

    Oscar has drawers older than 34.



  7. Hh
    11:34 pm March 28, 2013 Permalink

    I’m so excited for Hawkins to come to uk. Not one player will be without water for 4 years.



  8. rixter
    11:35 pm March 28, 2013 Permalink

    Hear that sound? That’s Cody Zeller’s draft status plummeting.



  9. rixter
    11:38 pm March 28, 2013 Permalink

    Hear that sound? That’s Indiana cutting the nets after another Sweet 16 loss.



  10. mk
    11:39 pm March 28, 2013 Permalink

    hahahahahahaha, zeller is the most overrated big man on the planet. bring it trolls….



  11. Buckets
    11:39 pm March 28, 2013 Permalink

    Happy birthday to the Big O! Gotta have him on the radio show more, Matt. GO SYRACUSE!!!



  12. Greg
    11:39 pm March 28, 2013 Permalink

    If Cody Zeller were drafted based on looks, he’d go in the 99th round. He makes Manute Bol look like Brad Pitt.



  13. rixter
    11:40 pm March 28, 2013 Permalink

    Hear that sound? That’s IU handing out rings for a second straight Sweet 16 appearance. This program is on the rise, I tell ya.



  14. mk
    11:40 pm March 28, 2013 Permalink

    they might disappear after this tho



  15. rixter
    11:40 pm March 28, 2013 Permalink

    Cue that video of IU beating # 1 Kentucky in December 2011



  16. me
    11:41 pm March 28, 2013 Permalink

    Is Harrow gone? Maybe I missed something, but I haven’t seen anything



  17. Doug
    11:41 pm March 28, 2013 Permalink

    If Indiana were organized enough to have some kind of fan site (and I don’t mean the countless hours they spend looking at Meatspin tribute sites), I’d troll it. As it is, I’m left to come here to criticize their overrated team since most of them spend most of their time on our site…



  18. rixter
    11:41 pm March 28, 2013 Permalink

    Tom Crean…your wife. Woof.



  19. rixter
    11:43 pm March 28, 2013 Permalink

    These two huge Big East wins tonight do not bode well for Louisville’s chances.



  20. Kristen Geil's Abs
    11:43 pm March 28, 2013 Permalink

    Where is that hoohoohoosiers dude? Shouldn’t he be here giving us updates?



  21. jwill
    11:43 pm March 28, 2013 Permalink

    come on man,leave the wife out of it.do you realize she has to kiss him sometimes? do you know the places his tongue has been?



  22. Jay
    11:44 pm March 28, 2013 Permalink

    Happy birthday Oscar, you are a corner stone of UK press and coverage.



  23. rixter
    11:46 pm March 28, 2013 Permalink

    If Minnesota can fire Tubby for lackluster results over 5 years, I have to wonder about Ton Crean…… he ain’t got nothing to show for 5 years



  24. jwill
    11:46 pm March 28, 2013 Permalink

    i would say there is going to be a tongue lashing in that locker room after the game



  25. rixter
    11:46 pm March 28, 2013 Permalink

    ToM*



  26. reasedru
    11:48 pm March 28, 2013 Permalink

    Wonder if indiana still cuts down the nets?



  27. rixter
    11:48 pm March 28, 2013 Permalink

    IU gave up over 100 pts against UK in their Sweet 16 flameout last year. They will hold Syracuse well under 75. That calls for rings, don’tcha think?



  28. rixter
    11:49 pm March 28, 2013 Permalink

    Oh, yeah.. nets and rings are IU’s thing. Losing is a minor distraction.



  29. The Truth
    11:50 pm March 28, 2013 Permalink

    Well, at least we get to hang another “Sweet Sixteen” Banner.
    Maybe we should have joined UK in the N.I.T. !!



  30. rixter
    11:51 pm March 28, 2013 Permalink

    Assembly Hall will be full of Sweet 16 banners before Tom Crean hangs it up.



  31. bcat
    11:51 pm March 28, 2013 Permalink

    Note to Syracuse, when you’re up 15 with 5 minutes to go, SLOW the game down! Stop rushing quick shots!



  32. Crean Shrute
    11:53 pm March 28, 2013 Permalink

    Indiana better get the scissors ready! Back to back Sweet 16s!



  33. jwill
    11:55 pm March 28, 2013 Permalink

    crean should draw up plays on that 4head of his,what a waste of space.



  34. bluebiscuit
    11:55 pm March 28, 2013 Permalink

    Some boo-hoos in Bloomington tonight.



  35. bcat
    11:57 pm March 28, 2013 Permalink

    Cody Zeller: Great Hype or Greatest Hype?



  36. Mister Hat!
    11:57 pm March 28, 2013 Permalink

    I swear to god the guys callin the game brought up that shot these dorks hit against us last year……..
    Move on



  37. bb
    11:58 pm March 28, 2013 Permalink

    So Tom Crean likes to kiss, well, its time he bends over and kisses his ass goodbye!



  38. Ed has Tickets
    11:59 pm March 28, 2013 Permalink

    Ain’t that easy…is it Hoosiers?



  39. Kevin C.
    12:01 am March 29, 2013 Permalink

    I despise Jim Boeheim, but for just one night, it was fun to root for Syracuse.



  40. Women Everywhere
    12:01 am March 29, 2013 Permalink

    Cuuuuuse! Go Orange, beat the Cards if you get the chance



  41. bmt22033
    12:02 am March 29, 2013 Permalink

    Not a Syracuse fan by any stretch of the imagination but the ass kicking they just gave Indiana was beautiful!



  42. Dr. Funke
    12:02 am March 29, 2013 Permalink

    Good news for Indiana is Zeller is definitely not ready for the nba.



  43. skip
    12:03 am March 29, 2013 Permalink

    Announcers keep pronouncing Indiana as back. Back to mediocrity? Sure. This Indiana team is worse than last years team. No progress in the players. Everyone thought they’d be dominant. Pretty pathetic. They couldn’t beat anyone decent in the tournament.



  44. Rixter
    12:03 am March 29, 2013 Permalink

    In all fairness, Tom Crean has lead this program from obscurity back to mediocrity.



  45. Women Everywhere
    12:03 am March 29, 2013 Permalink

    Which will be more valuable, the 2012 Sweet Sixteen popcorn box or the 2013 Sweet Sixteen popcorn box



  46. Hesaysshe
    12:03 am March 29, 2013 Permalink

    Seeya Indiana! Couldn’t happen to a better bunch of douchy fans and a psychotic coach.



  47. bmt22033
    12:04 am March 29, 2013 Permalink

    The hoosiers will cut the net downs any second now…



  48. Troy
    12:04 am March 29, 2013 Permalink

    SWEET SIXTEEN CREAN !!



  49. dave
    12:04 am March 29, 2013 Permalink

    iu players getting sweet 16 rings or jackets this year?



  50. HOO
    12:04 am March 29, 2013 Permalink

    I still take it up the ass !!



  51. Jerk
    12:05 am March 29, 2013 Permalink

    Suck it Hoosiers! Wahooooo!!! Where you at now haha? Suck it all you lahoosiers!!! Hahahahahahahaha!!!!! Suck it!!!!!



  52. Rixter
    12:05 am March 29, 2013 Permalink

    I saw a lot of Peter Jurkin on the IU bench tonight..that might have been a factor.



  53. CrashTheLoader
    12:05 am March 29, 2013 Permalink

    #1 seed and they BARELY score 50 in a sweet 16 game. 50 freakin’ points……



  54. bmt22033
    12:05 am March 29, 2013 Permalink

    Time to go troll an IU message board! Any recommendations?



  55. Syrin
    12:06 am March 29, 2013 Permalink

    #44 – Hilarious



  56. JBCuse
    12:06 am March 29, 2013 Permalink

    Crean, how’s my @ss taste?



  57. TexasCat
    12:06 am March 29, 2013 Permalink

    Watch out for those nets, Crean may get the ladders out an cut’em down…sleep well BBN, 1 down (IU) 2 to go (UL and DUKE).



  58. bcat
    12:06 am March 29, 2013 Permalink

    Nothing funnier than a panicked, disheveled Tom Crean barking orders to no one.



  59. jaws2
    12:06 am March 29, 2013 Permalink

    That Sweeeeet Sucksteen display is going to look great. Think how great those rings are gonna look! I wonder if they’re going to hang around afterwards and cut down the nets !!!



  60. HOO
    12:06 am March 29, 2013 Permalink

    Did I mention I still take it up the ass ?



  61. Security
    12:08 am March 29, 2013 Permalink

    We need a detail to protect the nets, word is Crean has been spotted with scissors!



  62. Jen
    12:08 am March 29, 2013 Permalink

    It’s time for an emergency Crean-family makeout session. Keep the Chapstick ready. Pucker up!



  63. HOO
    12:08 am March 29, 2013 Permalink

    Takin’ it up the ass right now as I post this !



  64. ZELLER
    12:08 am March 29, 2013 Permalink

    At least we get our Sweet Sixteen rings again this year!!! Yippee. Hoosier Daddy Now



  65. old man
    12:08 am March 29, 2013 Permalink

    52- I can’t wait to see Peter Jurkin get some action next season lol



  66. Syrin
    12:09 am March 29, 2013 Permalink

    Man I hate Syracuse. I feel filthy after cheering for them to win. YECK !



  67. Fans Everywhere
    12:09 am March 29, 2013 Permalink

    Put that on your popcorn box and have a snack while you watch the Elite 8 from your couch Crean!



  68. Jen
    12:11 am March 29, 2013 Permalink

    This guy says Poythress and Goodwin are more open to leaving now than they were? Based on what?



  69. bluebee
    12:11 am March 29, 2013 Permalink

    Damn, I was really hoping to see Tom toungue his boy again!



  70. Buckets
    12:11 am March 29, 2013 Permalink

    Hahahaha, I don’t suppose the IU trolls will be hanging around so much anymore! Suck it, Hoosiers!



  71. TexasCat
    12:12 am March 29, 2013 Permalink

    I honestly can’t get the smile off my face, couldn’t happen to a bigger dbag than Crean.



  72. Hesaysshe
    12:12 am March 29, 2013 Permalink

    Crean can now go back to Bloomington and pace back and forth endlessly in the comfort of his home.



  73. Got CAL?
    12:12 am March 29, 2013 Permalink

    LOO LOO LOOSIERS! It is good they cut down their nets after their last home game, it will be the only ones they get.



  74. Bobbum man
    12:12 am March 29, 2013 Permalink

    Zoeller sucks IU sucks and Creans a creepy perv… Commemorative popcorn box time!



  75. davefromdagap
    12:13 am March 29, 2013 Permalink

    If they do give the players Sweet 16 rings, they should Zellar a nose ring to go in that snout he’s packing around.



  76. TT's Fake Boobs
    12:14 am March 29, 2013 Permalink

    Well we see it’s not so easy to win when you are the #1 seed and should win…UK just made it look easy last year. Where is HOOHOO? Where is oldschool aka oldfool telling US how much he admires IU and Tom Crean doing it the right way. What is the right way? Taking the consensus preseason #1 team and fizzling out in the Sweet Sixteen? SWEET SIXTEEN CREAN!! SWEET SIXTEEN CREAN!! SWEET SIXTEEN CREAN!!



  77. Hoosier discussion board
    12:14 am March 29, 2013 Permalink

    If anyone wants to troll and humiliate the Loosiers, go to pegs.com



  78. Drewsster02
    12:14 am March 29, 2013 Permalink

    Word is the Hoosiers are going to go ahead and cut down the nets tonight after the game and are printing back-to-back sweet sixteen t-shirts as we speak. No word yet on whether or not Tom Crean’s kids expect to be molested by their father tonight.



  79. not surprising
    12:17 am March 29, 2013 Permalink

    Whys everyone surprised by this??? These scrubs struggled to get passed TEMPLE haha they suck. I’ve been sayin all year they wouldn’t b hoisting a trophy (unless they still hand those out there for winning a couple games) . Up next, duh-ville! Go ducks



  80. Tom Crean
    12:19 am March 29, 2013 Permalink

    If I am nice, can I wash your trophies?



  81. OVERRATED IU SUCKS
    12:20 am March 29, 2013 Permalink

    IU SUCKS AWFUL COACHING ON A ZONE



  82. jbk
    12:20 am March 29, 2013 Permalink

    hahahahahahahahaha Indiana hahahahahahahaha



  83. theSkinny81
    12:21 am March 29, 2013 Permalink

    heres the link to the IU postgame press conference: http://www.ncaa.com/live/player?vid=2013%2F1018&date=2013%2F03%2F28

    should be fun to watch…. IULoL



  84. rixter
    12:22 am March 29, 2013 Permalink

    65, there will be some serious peter jurkin action next year. maybe even in the locker room ater tonight’s game.



  85. Mike
    12:23 am March 29, 2013 Permalink

    #44- best post ever!



  86. soggyUKgrad
    12:24 am March 29, 2013 Permalink

    Thank you Syracuse!!!! Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!



  87. barn
    12:26 am March 29, 2013 Permalink

    ucla down, indiana down. now dook and duhvill must fall. go fgcu



  88. JPhelps
    12:26 am March 29, 2013 Permalink

    IU fan pages calling for Crean’s head! I’m thoroughly enjoying myself reading this stuff!



  89. TT's Fake Boobs
    12:27 am March 29, 2013 Permalink

    I thought that IU would lose tonight, I just had a feeling that the 2-3 zone would bother IU. Now if only Oregon could win all would be right in the world of college basketball again…but I am afraid UofL will win because they have a weak opponent as usual whereas UK always has a tough road in the NCAA tournament it seems that the Cards always have an easy path. Last year they played Billy “I choke in big games” Donovan to go the final four. Look back to 2009..they played Sienna in the second round and a really weak Arizona team in the sweet sixteen but at least that year Mich St knocked them out of the tournament. Maybe Duke or Mich St can beat UofL this year.



  90. rixter
    12:28 am March 29, 2013 Permalink

    I think we can start tossing around the word ‘dynasty’ with this program.



  91. TT's Fake Boobs
    12:29 am March 29, 2013 Permalink

    Hey Hoosiers, 26 years and counting…ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha



  92. Jim Boeheim
    12:32 am March 29, 2013 Permalink

    Did anyone notice how quickly Crean passed me by during the post game handshake?
    I’m actually glad he did because I was afraid he might try to kiss me !!



  93. Banner Police
    12:33 am March 29, 2013 Permalink

    if indiana hangs another sweet 16 banner this year they should have to staple baby pasifiers all around the edge like fringe so they can suck on them when the are depressed and realize they will never win another title.



  94. oldschool
    12:34 am March 29, 2013 Permalink

    great season hoosiers…there is nothing I enjoy more than cutting down nets, sweet 16 rings, and tossing salads.



  95. barn
    12:34 am March 29, 2013 Permalink

    haha. nice shirt. i wonder if it comes with a horse collar. i bet the rings are really nice too



  96. Iulolololol
    12:35 am March 29, 2013 Permalink

    Hey IU…..LOLOLLLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOL. # ourotherlittlebrother



  97. Banner Police
    12:35 am March 29, 2013 Permalink

    90, your mean die nasty for indiana?



  98. J.D.
    12:37 am March 29, 2013 Permalink

    Crean said that Kentucky, Duke, Carolina, etc. have never been through what his current players have gone through to bring a “blue blood” program back from the dead. He’s right in a certain way. Our Unforgettables did not go through the same thing, in that our guys actually made it to an Elite Eight as part of resurrecting their program.



  99. UK Fan #5
    12:42 am March 29, 2013 Permalink

    IF THEY HANG ANOTHER SWEET 16 BANNER, BLUE BLOOD STATUS REVOKED.



  100. Blueville
    12:44 am March 29, 2013 Permalink

    Wonder if “Truth” is standing on the ledge of the Evansville bridge??



  101. John Ellis
    12:45 am March 29, 2013 Permalink

    Can’t stand Crean, so happy he’s gone. But Boeheim has presided over a program as out of control as Penn State (and no not everyone recanted, and it went beyond the sex scandal).

    Cal has to be just kicking himself as given the results so far if Nerlens had not gone down and if he’d been able to grow this team as the other three, a title just hanging out there. As for Miama, my favorite team left til tonight, they had exactly the kind of game the Wall UK team did against West Virgina.



  102. C-A-T-S
    12:46 am March 29, 2013 Permalink

    Harrow certainly gone???? This should not be the case unless he asks to leave. Can you imagine the recruiting strategy by other coaches if Cal asks him to leave: “If you go to kentucky and don’t perform well the first year cal will just kick you off the team.” That will be every coaches pitch to every 17-18yr old kid (20yr old in Shabazz Mohammed’s case) coming out of high school. There enough pressure playing at UK, and these kids don’t need more pressure of if they get to play and don’t average 16 points and 8 reb then they will have to transfer of go to the D-league. I know I was screaming about harrow a lot this year, but we should not want to kick a poor kid off the team. If he asks to leave then let him go. If he doesn’t then let him practice and sit the bench until he matures. Ryan would be a decent backup next year. He would be behind young or Goodwin or whoever else is coming in if they are not on the floor, but he will not be behind Hawkins. I guarantee that. Hawkins is a great 4 year kid and he wants UK and UK needs to off to let someone that is dying to come here (even if he sits the bench) come. That’s a true blue kid. I wish the best for this year’s Cats whether they stay or go, but BBN get behind all of these kids, because next year just might somehow be better than 2012, and that’s big shoes to fill.



  103. troy Williams & Noah Vonleh
    12:48 am March 29, 2013 Permalink

    What,what had happened was……Huh?
    Could we really have been going to UK rather than IU?
    Can we go back to the fall and start over again?



  104. Mack
    12:49 am March 29, 2013 Permalink

    Did they hand out rings on the way back to campus?



  105. C-A-T-S
    12:49 am March 29, 2013 Permalink

    And Tom Crean and IU suck. He needs to quit crying. Getting to the sweet 16 is the best he will ever do. He needs to quit trying to get on UK’s level. Big Blue is on a different planet than the loosiers. Go cut Down the high school nets Crean and watch last year’s fluke shot. What a bitch. Go Big Blue!!!!



  106. BlueFins
    12:53 am March 29, 2013 Permalink

    First, Hoosiers suck. Glad refs reffed game like a Big East game. Hope UL gets refs that call ticky tack fouls; if so, they’ll be done.



  107. Baby Jesus
    12:53 am March 29, 2013 Permalink

    If Crean kisses young men after a win, I don’t even want to think what he will do to them after a loss!



  108. cats1068
    12:59 am March 29, 2013 Permalink

    92- That is what you call the patented Clappy flyby!



  109. Damiami
    1:00 am March 29, 2013 Permalink

    Miami’s loss tonight was due to a starter being ill and the loss of their center (apparently due to knee surgery this week). I think Miami could have made it to F4 had those circumstances not occurred…. So it wasnt just an off shooting night like we had with Wall & co.. Screwed up my bracket!!!!



  110. Keith
    1:06 am March 29, 2013 Permalink

    Thank you Syracuse University! You’ve made my year. Now I can enjoy Spring break week.



  111. Louisville
    1:16 am March 29, 2013 Permalink

    Truly pathetic… The bottom of the barrel really. At least they played in the tourney you bastards are very sad.



  112. theSkinny81
    1:20 am March 29, 2013 Permalink

    111 – 1986. sad.

    2012. awesome.

    2014. fantastic.



  113. 8NationTitles
    1:21 am March 29, 2013 Permalink

    111) You mad bro?



  114. IU_Fan1
    1:24 am March 29, 2013 Permalink

    #92 save all your kisses for bernie you sicko



  115. Buckets
    1:31 am March 29, 2013 Permalink

    111 – Actually, trolls are the bottom of the barrel, and you, sir, are a troll. It will be even funnier when the filthy cards crash and burn. Come back and see us, troll! Actually, don’t. Get a life first.



  116. Crizzle
    1:51 am March 29, 2013 Permalink

    111. Please don’t tell me a louisville fan is calling other fan bases pathetic, the irony would be to much!



  117. CreekCat
    2:01 am March 29, 2013 Permalink

    111) We’ll know we’ve gotten to the bottom of the barrel when we get to UL. Don’t worry or fret, we’re working diligently on it. Right now, we’re at the top of the barrel where the IU slime has floated to the top. We’ll get to you, just wait your time and be patient with us.



  118. mikeyUKfan1
    2:04 am March 29, 2013 Permalink

    I’ll just post this, I’ve got good news and bad news, the good news first; Indiana lost to Syracuse tonight in the sweet sixteen. Now the bad news, exCUSE trolls will be on our boards shortly so be prepared.
    Oh yeah I almost forgot… http://sportsnation.espn.go.com/fans/mikeyUKfan1/images/2414019
    Go Big Blue ! ! !



  119. jake
    2:13 am March 29, 2013 Permalink

    cuse looked goooood michael carter williams was a beast



  120. CatWalk
    2:34 am March 29, 2013 Permalink

    Don’t get me wrong, I loath IU as much as the next UK fan, but I will says that knowing what our seniors from The Unforgettable’s went through, I have to respect IU’s seniors. Very similar situation they chose to be part of. That level of commitment from a kid deserves to be applauded. Especially when that commitment brings the weight of a fan base’s expectations like UK’s or IU’s. That’s a lot for a kid just out of high school to willingly take on and to see it through. I’d venture to say our 4 beloved 91′-92′ seniors would be the first to convey respect to the IU seniors. We as UK fans could do the same while if only for a moment swallowing our deafening cheers celebrating their loss. 🙂



  121. Taylor Swift
    2:48 am March 29, 2013 Permalink

    Happy Birthday O! NIce Hat. You are a legend.



  122. Taylor Swift
    2:50 am March 29, 2013 Permalink

    Never respond to the haters.
    Don’t tweet the KIDS.
    Cheer your fu**ing heart out.
    BBN will always exist.
    Kentucky Basketball forever.



  123. Taylor Swift
    2:55 am March 29, 2013 Permalink

    oh,
    and Matt talks about things on his shows so you all will listen (like WCS). And that’s ok. But don’t put toooooo much merit in it.
    Unless he says Wiggins is coming. Then freak out. Because ALL OF THE COLONS will explode.



  124. Wildcatsteeler
    3:10 am March 29, 2013 Permalink

    1 Down 3 to go. Indiana should hang a banner. Make a ring. Louisville is little brother and Indiana is the redheaded step child.



  125. Mark
    3:17 am March 29, 2013 Permalink

    Still no title for the Hoosiers since 1987. When basketball players wore short shorts. Crean is a big mouth with a bad haircut!!



  126. adolph oliver bush
    3:22 am March 29, 2013 Permalink

    Maybe I’m the first to say this, but I’m not talking shit until next season

    We lost first round nit while they made the sweet 16. Sure, fk IU, but it seems
    like an embarrassing moment to start running mouths. I’ll keep my dignity
    as a UK fan



  127. Money
    3:40 am March 29, 2013 Permalink

    Its just called payback. We lost in the Elite 8 with John Wall and everyone started talking about how we sucked and Cal couldnt coach.
    Time to set back and just laugh. Plus if you talk smack all year like IU fans dont get mad if ppl make fun that you lost in the Sweet 16, unless thats your goal.



  128. adolph oliver bush
    4:02 am March 29, 2013 Permalink

    Or, remember how much crap they talked after we smoked them in the elite 8, the shit they talked,
    even though we had a far better season? Personally I feel we’re better than that. We had a bad season, theirs was better — they had one “good” season on our off one. That’s cool in the long run. I just wont lower myself to the sewers of their fans just because they do it. We’re UK



  129. iucansuckabigblue....
    4:09 am March 29, 2013 Permalink

    I have waited for this moment for so long! IU gets what they deserve.’Hahahhahahahaha



  130. adolph oliver bush
    4:14 am March 29, 2013 Permalink

    Just saying that we have no reason to worry about what other fans say, because they do it out of jealousy.

    Our long history of great tradition has shown us that there are ups and downs — we just have more ups than downs. So a down year doesn’t bother me as much as an up year for a team like that impresses them. Congrats to their streak of greatness, we’ll see em next season



  131. dave
    5:49 am March 29, 2013 Permalink

    Yeah, not seeing how Kentucky fans are talking smack about IU losing in the Sweet 16 when UK got beat by Robert Morris in the 1st Round of the N. I. freakin’ T!!!

    That’s damn comical.



  132. Dane Brammage
    5:51 am March 29, 2013 Permalink

    Eye you….pee you.

    They suck. Pre-season #1.

    10 weeks @ #1.

    A #1 seed.

    Perhaps the weakest and most disappointing finish ever.

    Sadly…..pittiful.



  133. Troyota
    6:06 am March 29, 2013 Permalink

    LOOSIERS!! BwaHaHaHaHaHa!! Anyone else notice that Crean looks amazingly like Tom Arnold? Never see them both in a photo together……



  134. Kykiller
    6:16 am March 29, 2013 Permalink


  135. AJ
    6:30 am March 29, 2013 Permalink

    At least you can hang another sweet 16 Banner!!! HAHAHA….When you act without any class it comes back to haunt you. Go home with your tail between your legs.



  136. Rand Paul's Head Squirrel
    6:51 am March 29, 2013 Permalink

    Seeing IU get beat in sweet sixteen: Good
    Watching game in Southern IN surrounded by by Hoosier fans wearing their candyass stripped pants: PRICELESS

    I haven’t heard this much whining over here since they stopped giving out government cheese!



  137. JPhelps
    6:51 am March 29, 2013 Permalink

    131. At least when we had the best team, we could do something with them. Go back and sulk, maybe you’re new sweet sixteen ring will help ease the pain. And you can watch what a true blood blood does with the best team next year! Go Cats!



  138. Tampa Satchel
    7:15 am March 29, 2013 Permalink

    Indiana is not back because of their performance on the court. The irony is they are back because of how much attention they get on KSR and in the comment section.

    For years they were irrelevant. You barely heard mention of them, but now they have risen to the 2nd tier of hate, just behind UL. That is what tells me they have returned.

    If you don’t want Indiana to be relevant, then quit talking about them even if you are insulting them.



  139. Robster
    7:23 am March 29, 2013 Permalink

    Gooooooo DUCKS !!!!



  140. mark
    7:25 am March 29, 2013 Permalink

    Now for Loserville!



  141. mark
    7:27 am March 29, 2013 Permalink

    138 Don’t know where you live but I work with a bunch of Loosiers and when they talk smack all the time you can’t help but comment back.



  142. BigRush
    7:34 am March 29, 2013 Permalink

    Did IU cut down the nets?



  143. Walter Sobchak
    7:37 am March 29, 2013 Permalink

    138) You do realize that people pay attention to them now BECAUSE of their performance on the court. Any team that is #1 in the country most of the year is relevant whether you like it or not. Their awful fans and the weirdness of Tom Crean are the reason they get SO MUCH attention on KSR, but that wouldn’t be the case if they were a terrible basketball team.



  144. SexnNursinHomes
    7:40 am March 29, 2013 Permalink

    wow- comment awaiting moderation for that?



  145. RealCatsFan
    7:56 am March 29, 2013 Permalink

    144 – I guess you are on their radar just for being you! Congratulations! 🙂



  146. Tampa Satchel
    7:59 am March 29, 2013 Permalink

    141 and 143-My comments were to the people saying IU is irrelevant, they suck, etc. You can’t be relevant and irrelevant at the same time. If they are irrelevant, then, by definition, they are not worth commenting about, so if you are commenting about them, then, by definition, they are relevant.

    I believe they have proven their relevance, so the fools claiming they haven’t just look foolish.



  147. B-man
    8:01 am March 29, 2013 Permalink

    Just when it seemed the universe was unraveling (loss to Vandy, missing NCAA tourney, loss to RM in the NIT), it’s good to see everything falling back into place as it should: UK still getting the top recruits, UK women’s hoops rolling, UK football picking up steam and IU sucking again. Like most, for one night, I was a big Jim Boeheim fan (of course, as I’m typing this, I think he’s a jerk again).



  148. B-man
    8:06 am March 29, 2013 Permalink

    Tampa Satchel says, “They [IU} are back because of how much attention they get on KSR”. WOW Mr. Jones & Co…I had no idea you had that much pull. I assumed they were back because of them winning the Big Ten regular season championship, the highlights on ESPN and the Cody Zeller magazine covers. I now know it’s all because of the KSR commenters section.



  149. Natedogg
    8:09 am March 29, 2013 Permalink

    If a zone is played well ,it is tough. Wish we played more of it.



  150. BillyBlues
    8:13 am March 29, 2013 Permalink

    Tubby to IU ?

  151. Good Morning,

    Just to let everyone know, I’ll be calling in today with mindless drivel. People on hold will want me to hang up because I have nothing to say, but I’ll keep talking anyway. Matt and Drew don’t care about my “couple of takeaways” and Ryan will be rolling his eye’s as I ask my ridiculous questions. Make sure to tune-in!

    Travis R out…



  152. SexnNursinHomes
    8:20 am March 29, 2013 Permalink

    RealCatsFan- no doubt man. Guess a certain iu fan that regularly posts his/her bait on here has KSR blocking anything with his/her name in the comment.



  153. Azubuike's Bicep
    8:31 am March 29, 2013 Permalink

    151- THANK YOU!! That guy reminds me of the person in high school who always thought he was cooler than he was. Just because he gets on the radio, he feels like what he has to say is important.



  154. Bil
    8:32 am March 29, 2013 Permalink

    #7 I wasn’t going to post on the site today but that was one of the funiest sayings I have ever heard. Wish I had thought of it.



  155. JPhelps
    8:44 am March 29, 2013 Permalink

    146. You are right… Let me correct those individuals. Against a zone, IU is irrelevant… Better?



  156. W.W.B.B.N.D?
    8:44 am March 29, 2013 Permalink

    IU has given Creanjob a 10 year deal, so this may be as good as it gets for them. They will loss 4 starters off of their sweet 16 team. Is that back?



  157. Brandon B
    8:46 am March 29, 2013 Permalink

    How stoked are these players going to be to receive and wear their “Back-to-Back Sweet Sixteen” rings?!?!
    P.S. IU is a joke. They suck. Tom Crean can’t coach and will never win a national title. Take that to the bank.



  158. Jacob Adam Brooks
    9:01 am March 29, 2013 Permalink

    I really hope we offer Dominique Hawkins today. He’s a great kid with a firey approach to the PG spot. He’s a warrior and he’ll find a way to contribute. He reminds me of Cliff Hawkins but I hear other say Anthony Epps so maybe that’s more accurate but Hawkins is who I think off. Great Kentucky kid who will bleed blue. I think we have room for him regardless. BTW 8 man class… lol how often does that happen? Cal gets 61% of his team in one recruiting year, but its also the year with the best high school class in a decade #genius

    My question is tho, is Cal really doing Harrow wrong if he shows him the door? Harrow sat out a year to play for UK and was a part of the championship team even though he never played. He used his redshirt year waiting to wear the blue and white and he played really well a lot of games this year and while he struggled the last 5 games or so… I’m not a fan of shipping kids off just because they’re not lottery picks. Harrow has said he wants to return and he knows he won’t be the starter so he’s got to be fine with being a backup so I don’t see how we’re a “players first program” if we tell returning starters they’re not welcome back, especially considering what it will mean for Harrow. He’ll either have to leave his family and move to Europe (for not a lot of money) or go to another school and lose his entire Jr. season. That seems pretty shady to me, simply because the kid’s future is really being hurt if he’s forced to leave… so is it only a “players first program” when its convenient for marketing?



  159. RealCatsFan
    9:03 am March 29, 2013 Permalink

    On a side note – looks like N. Korea is threatening to launch attacks agains Hawaii and Guam. Can we just fly a B2 bomber over them and drop Dennis Rodman on them?



  160. Jacob Adam Brooks
    9:06 am March 29, 2013 Permalink

    7) That’s actually a really dumb comment.

    Olidipo was a 3* recruit… but he’s super athletic and works hard. Polson was a 2* but he’s had a better college career than Hood who was a 4* and recruited by Duke. Orton was a 5* and contributed very little to the program (other than 5 fouls in 5 minutes) and is living in the D-League… would you prefer that?

    Unfortunately a lot of people are too spoiled to realize that 3* and 4* players that stay 4 years and work really hard often become some of the better players in college basketball. Will that be Hawkins, who can say, but to dismiss his career before he even starts it is very ignorant.



  161. RealCatsFan
    9:07 am March 29, 2013 Permalink

    158, chances are Harrow will end up playing in Europe regardless of what happens at UK. I don’t expect Cal will force him out, but he will be brutally honest with him on his chances of seeing significant playing time next year. At this point I would wager that he has fallen behind Polson, especially after the RM game. Not saying that he couldn’t battle his way back to more PT if he works hard in the off-season, but as of now, I would say Cal’s confidence in him handling himself on the court in a tough game is severely shaken.



  162. Dogwaller
    9:09 am March 29, 2013 Permalink

    I have noticed that since the IU fan base started blasting on BBN that my hate for UL has gone down. I’m not going to burn a couch if they win it but I think I’m okay with it. Now if Duke were to win it, well that is an entirely different story.



  163. Some Guy in Kentucky
    9:12 am March 29, 2013 Permalink

    Drew, you should add a net around Zellers neck with his sweet 16 shirt.



  164. Dogwaller
    9:13 am March 29, 2013 Permalink

    160 – Totally agree.



  165. The Ship
    9:20 am March 29, 2013 Permalink

    FGCU VS. Wichita St for the ‘ship



  166. Bob
    9:43 am March 29, 2013 Permalink

    “It’s safe to assume Nerlens Noel and Ryan Harrow are gone”

    Not to harp, but if you know something about Harrow, you should say it. Why is it safe to assume Harrow is gone?



  167. Daryl Dixon
    9:47 am March 29, 2013 Permalink

    Hoo-hoo-hoosiers? More like Boo-Hoo-hoosiers. Amirite?



  168. Jacob Adam Brooks
    9:50 am March 29, 2013 Permalink

    164) Thank you 🙂



  169. Jacob Adam Brooks
    9:54 am March 29, 2013 Permalink

    161) you know thats a solid point. I forgot that Polson took over in the last game and Harrow barely played. I was just remembering when he DID play well but he won’t play hardly at all next year (I think Goodwin or Aaron Harrison will rotate to the point when Andrew is out) and you’re right Polson may still be ahead of him next year simply because he does less dumb stuff. With as much talent as we’ll have the backup point will just need to get the stars the ball and Polson can do that without the mental mistakes.

    Even if Harrow stays until his senior year, whos to say a sophmore Hawkins won’t be the backup point (should we get him of course)



  170. kyfirst
    12:08 pm March 29, 2013 Permalink

    Well, Captian Crazy Crean can now go tell another coach how “he tore down the IU program” with a smirky grin. Good luck to their players, they seemed like pretty good kids. CCC got what he deserved!!



  171. Harrow
    3:18 pm March 29, 2013 Permalink

    Look, I dont have any inside knowledge of the UK basketball program, but I think it is ABSOLUTELY RIDICULOUS to keep saying that Harrow is going to leave. It would not help the young man in any way if he were to have to change schools, move, learn another coach & team’s system and find new friends at another school. Say what you will about his performance this season, it is hypocritical and pretty repulsive that the staff would ask him to leave if he wanted to come back. It goes against everything Cal has said about caring about the players. And the fact that writers on KSR (Tyler Thompson and Drew Franklin, both of whom I generally respect and enjoy reading) are perpetuation such a scenario seems downright insulting. Maybe Harrow is who Cal is speaking of when he talks about ‘high-jacking’ or not being able to handle playing at UK, but running the kid off is not the solution. Please stop saying that Harrow is likely gone with no supporting evidence. What kind of program would do that? Remember when everyone was pissed at Pitino for doing the same thing to Van Treese? Where is that sentiment in this case? One bad year for a point guard at UK does not mean he needs to transfer. How can no one else see this? I find it apalling.



  172. Harrow
    3:28 pm March 29, 2013 Permalink

    Should say, ‘Perpetuating*’



  173. Mark
    6:44 pm March 29, 2013 Permalink

    Agreed about Harrow. He had good games. He had some not so good ones. Very quick. I don’t see Cal asking him to do anything but get better and gain some weight.