– As the SEC continues to work it’s way up to a seat at the U.N., they’re now issuing media restrictions regarding video of practices, games and press conferences.
– The investigation into a possible new downtown basketball arena continues as UK announced that IMG will negotiate the financing.
– The always well-dressed Chip Cosby writest that it’s Alfonso Smith’s time to shine in the backfield.
– John Clay digs deeper into Rich Brooks’ visions of climbing the SEC East ladder this season.
– UKAthletics has the full run-down of all the quotes from yesterday’s Rich Brooks press conference.
– The Bo takes a look at the reaction around the Nutter Center to being ranked ahead of Tennessee and being picked as the 4th East team.
– Back home in North Carolina and playing in the North Carolina Pro-Am, John Wall dropped 35 points last night alongside Raymond Felton.
– Sad news for all of you Dirty Boro..ites? Coach Cal’s speaking engagement August 18 has sold out. Looks like it will be a family BBQ night.
– A Kansas paper reports that the Jayhawks have made an offer to 2010 big man Terrence Jones, who has received interest, but not an offer, from UK. Jones plans to trim his list in the next week or so, according to the story.
– TideSports.com has a piece on former Alabama and NFL star Derrick Thomas, which includes how an emotional Thomas inspired a comeback against UK in 1988. Mostly, though, the story isn’t about UK.
***DONT FORGET: Fan Day is tonight at Commonwealth Stadium. Gates open at 6:30 and Coach Brooks takes the mic at 7:15.