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Saturday Morning Hyperlinks

Today isn’t shaping up to be much of a news day, but I think we can probably scrounge up a few links. Let’s get to it.

– The recruitment of Nerlens Noel has followed the exact script that the recruitment of any top player would, if that player was the best in his class and he was going to Kentucky and he was reclassifying to make that happen. Pete Thamel decided that he’d take it upon himself to write an article full of absolute nothing but so far it hasn’t been that big of a deal. Neither Nerlens or Kentucky has been contacted regarding the “investigation” and odds are they never will be. Maybe one day Thamel will catch that big one, but today is not that day.

– Speaking of recruitment it’s looking more and more like Julius Mays may be the guy that the Cats turn to with what may be the last scholarship doled out in 2012. Mays has a decision to make between the Cats and Purdue, who could also use him right away. I don’t know how much it counts for, but Mays is close with Ryan Harrow, who he hosted when the younger guard visited North Carolina State. If Mays could help convince Harrow to go there, I don’t think there’s any reason to believe that Ryan couldn’t return the favor. Let’s get that instant offense.

– Touched on this last night, but John Calipari has officially accepted the offer from the Dominican Republic to coach their team in the FIBA Olympic Qualifying Tournament. This is a huge deal because while the Dominican Republic highly values their basketball, they’ve not once qualified for the Olympics. If Cal can get them over that hump, he will be a national hero.

– Here’s a great story about Matt Emery, the son of UK tennis coach Dean Emery, and his current battle with cancer. The Racket Cats are currently ranked sixth in the nation and are one match against Indiana away from reaching the Sweet Sixteen. Just reading the article is emotionally taxing, but Matt seems like a guy to root for especially in the context of what the tennis team is trying to do. His dad has reached four Elite Eights with the Cats, but has yet to hit that elusive Final Four. Both Emery’s are guys to root for.

UK Baseball took the series opener against Alabama last night. This is the last home SEC series for the Bat Cats so if you havent checked them out yet, this might be a good time to see a great team in action.


Article written by Matthew Hays

15 Comments for Saturday Morning Hyperlinks

  1. Houston Wildcat
    10:09 am May 12, 2012 Permalink

    Go Cata! Baseball and tennis need to get us the capital one cup.

  2. Fat Ryan Lemond
    10:10 am May 12, 2012 Permalink

    I have Saturday morning hypertension.

  3. WhatSheOrder?FishFilet?
    10:13 am May 12, 2012 Permalink

    Someone drive to West Lafayette to get Mays before he commits. Lord knows I’m not going there.

  4. WhatSheOrder?FishFilet?
    10:14 am May 12, 2012 Permalink

    Also, I have a Saturday morning hyperextension. Get at me, ladies.

  5. UK Freshmen
    10:17 am May 12, 2012 Permalink

    Nerlens = VACATE

  6. LansingCat
    10:27 am May 12, 2012 Permalink

    “Maybe one day Thamel will catch that big one…”

    I’ve got a big one for Thamel. It’s right between my legs…

  7. WhatSheOrder?FishFilet?
    10:41 am May 12, 2012 Permalink


  8. Dismissed
    10:48 am May 12, 2012 Permalink

    UK Freshmen=Expelled

  9. UL2UK8
    11:04 am May 12, 2012 Permalink

    UK- Bama baseball game at 2pm will be shown on channel 58 WMYO in louisville live.

  10. Bubba Earl
    11:26 am May 12, 2012 Permalink

    Mr. Hays the Men’s Tennis Team’s coach is Dennis Emery, not Dean! OOPS

  11. Head Bussa
    11:51 am May 12, 2012 Permalink

    Please change the tennis coaches’ name to Dennis Emery. Not Dean.

  12. Head Bussa
    11:51 am May 12, 2012 Permalink

    Sorry #10. Didn’t see your post.

  13. Dismissed
    1:25 pm May 12, 2012 Permalink

    Can’t wait for #9

    2:25 pm May 12, 2012 Permalink

    Maybe Thamel will go ahead and get AIDS and die!!!! Can’t this SOB find something better to do than make up crap about UK? Why does the NY times keep him around?

  15. WoogedyBoogie
    9:13 pm May 12, 2012 Permalink

    Shouldn’t it be Racquet Cats?? Pretty sure racket means noisy disturbance…