The celebration is over but it can live on forever inside your home or office with this Final Four print from Stadium Frame. The 34×24 framed photo is matted with coins and features a shot of the Superdome court just after the final buzzer sounded to end Kentucky’s magical 2011-12 season. Go to www.Final4Prints.com to purchase the print you see here, or pick out another print or variation of this one from Stadium Frame.
— The news of the day is the 2013 conference football schedule, I suppose. The Cats won the Alabama sweepstakes, drawing the Tide as its other SEC West opponent on October 12. The game will be in Lexington, unfortunately, which means we can’t even get a fun road trip out of the deal.
Here is how Kentucky’s 2013 football schedule looks as of now, including non-conference games.
August 31 — @ Western Kentucky (Nashville)
September 7 — MIAMI OH
September 14 — LOUISVILLE
September 21 — Open
September 28 – FLORIDA
October 5 – @ South Carolina
October 12 – ALABAMA
October 19 — Open
October 26 – @ Mississippi State
November 9 – MISSOURI
November 16 – @ Vanderbilt
November 23 – @ Georgia
November 30 – TENNESSEE
That schedule is ugly for the Cats.
Season ticket holders will get to see some great opponents, though.
— Before we worry about how difficult next season will be, let’s switch focus back to how difficult this Saturday’s game will be when the Bulldogs come to town. Joker Phillips announced today that he will get some guys back in the secondary, but it’ll take more than Ashely Lowry and Cartier Rice returning to the lineup for Kentucky to get a W. Martavius Neloms has been upgraded from out to doubtful.
— Raymond Sanders will wear No. 26 on Saturday to honor CoShik Williams.
— In NBA news, DeAndre Liggins is in an odd situation in Oklahoma City. According to a Thunder beat writer, Liggins could start for the Thunder or he could be cut. The headline is tricky, though, because Liggins would only be the starter if Sefolosha were to go down with an injury. So, the Thunder are left with the decision of keeping DeAndre to be a backup Sefolosha or cut him in order to keep, you guessed it, Daniel Orton. One of the two will likely be let go, unless the team tries to deal Lazar Hayward.
— If you’re out at Keeneland tomorrow, look for Jacob Tamme and Wesley Woodyard in the North Terrace. They’ll be signing autographs from 12:30 — 2:00. And if you’re there before noon, look for the KSR crew. Matt and I will be at Keeneland doing radio from 10:00 — noon.
— Yhis morning’s radio show opened up with a #ThumbsUpForLane and then Matt and Ryan got right to recapping yesterday, one of the best days for Big Blue Nation since April 2. Have a listen…