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.
— With National Signing Day quickly approaching, Mark Stoops and his staff are working tirelessly around the clock to reel in what is panning out to be Kentucky’s best recruiting class in a long, long, long time. Stoops and Neal Brown visited Ryan Timmons this afternoon — just a couple days after Timmons received offers from Florida and Ohio State — to continue the push to get him to sign with the Cats. The Franklin County star will announce his decision at 1:00 p.m. on February 5, the day for signing day.
— Kentucky only has 16 commitments currently on the board after recent de-commitments from Jalen Battle, Ander Bodkin, Darren Dowdell, and Deangelo Yancey. That leaves nine open spots to fill before completing the class on NSD. With a handful of recruits out there with interest in the Cats but no offer, it shows that Stoops is confident he’ll get a lot of the guys who are high on their list. It’s going to be an exciting two weeks for Kentucky football fans as it all winds down.
— If you see a muscular-looking gentleman with green eyes and a 4.46 40-time walking around campus, don’t be too alarmed, it’s just Randall Cobb. Cobb is back in Lexington this spring to work on completing his degree. Take that, Pro Bowlers.
— The news on Willie Cauley-Stein is there is no news on Willie Cauley-Stein. We likely won’t know anything until Calipari addresses the media tomorrow afternoon for his pre-LSU press conference.
— Tickets are now on sale for the Huntington Prep/Montverde showdown in Freedom Hall on March 3. The game will feature some of the nation’s best high school basketball talent, including Andrew Wiggins and Dakari Johnson. If Wiggins hasn’t committed by then, it’d be a good time for Big Blue Nation to go make noise for Wiggins one last time. And show support for next year’s center, of course. Get tickets here.
— Tickets are also available for Kentucky’s home games against South Carolina (2/5), Auburn (2/9), and Vanderbilt (2/20). They will go on sale today at 6:00 p.m. and will first be available online at www.ticketmaster.com or by calling Ticketmaster at 800.745.3000.
— On this morning’s radio show, Matt and Ryan continued the discussion of Kentucky’s basketball struggles and a potentially monster recruiting class for Mark Stoops. Have a listen at TalkRadio1080.com.