What’s for breakfast, Big Blue Nation? I’ve got some sausage links on the griddle, biscuits in the oven and gravy on the stove. A warm pot of fresh-brewed Folgers is waiting to wash it all down. You jealous? The longer I wait around here, the more likely it is I burn my meal and ruin the morning. So allow me to serve you a piping hot platter of hyperlinks so I can get back to the kitchen.
— Many are speculating on the impact UK President Eli Capilouto’s alcohol ban will have on attendance this evening — especially in the corner student sections of Commonwealth Stadium. According to a Kentucky Kernel poll, of the majority who voted, students plan to boycott the game entirely by staying home. A fair percentage of other students plan to go, tailgate, and drink anyway.
— The Herald-Leader put together a little slideshow of facts, stats and other tidbits about the UK-USC game this evening. It’s worth a quick look to get your morning started. And to get your body prepared for the rough game ahead.
— Kansas head coach Bill Self has a new contract worth $52 million through 2022. The new deal bumps Self up one spot in the highest paid coaches list in college basketball. Self was fifth last season according to USA Today, his new annual salary of $3,856,000 moves him ahead of Billy Donovan for fourth, but still behind John Calipari, Rick Pitino and Mike Krzyzewski.
— The high school football game of the week hit the field last night, Trinity versus cross-town rival St. Xavier. In front of 30,000 fans, the Shamrocks won the game 34-7.
— A lot of information about the basketball television schedule came out yesterday. If you missed it or want a recap, UK Athletics has your back. There is a lot of national coverage in there.