Tracy Blair Haus – State Farm is bringing the The ESPN College GameDay bus to Louisville this Thursday before it heads to Lexington for Saturday’s game against Missouri. Fans can come to the Middletown BW3’s (12901 Shelbyville Road) from 3-6 pm to tour and take pictures. There will also be several giveaways, including tickets to the UK vs. Florida game on March 9th, GameDay tickets, t-shirts, gift cards, wings and other great UK gear.
— We’re just three hours away from the first of three consecutive home games down the final stretch for Kentucky. The Vanderbilt Commodores are coming into Rupp as a double-digit underdog and the game provides a chance for Kentucky to figure things out before Saturday’s pivotal game against Missouri. With Missouri’s win over Florida last night, Saturday’s game could open the door for the Cats to make the tourney if they’re able to get a win. But first, it’s Vanderbilt tonight at 8:00 p.m. on the SEC Network.
— NBA draft expert Chad Ford had a few things to say about UK’s NBA potential during this live chat on ESPN.com today:
Poythress and Goodwin have really done damage to their draft stocks the past few weeks. Both were considered by scouts to be Top 10 picks before the season began. Poythress still clinging to the end of the lottery. Goodwin now out of it. Cauley-Stein flubbed his first game starting in place of Nerlens Noel. Scouts love the upside, but he’s going to have to produce to stay in the lottery.
Nerlens Noel currently sits at No. 3 on Ford’s big board.
— If you need something to watch during commercial breaks tonight, Anthony Davis and the Hornets are playing a nationally televised game on ESPN. The Hornets and Cavs tip off at 8:00 in a game that features the NBA’s last two No. 1 picks. Davis recorded a double-double last night against his hometown Chicago Bulls.
— 36 Kentucky Senators voted to pass the Commonwealth Stadium bill this afternoon, but one man voted against the project. That man is John Schickel of District 11 (Boone County, Gallatin County and part of Kenton County.) Schickel isn’t invited to the KSR tailgate at the Spring Game.
— I’m off to Rupp Arena for the KSR pregame show with Matt Jones and Ryan Lemond. We go on the air at 5:30 on 630 WLAP or you can listen online at WLAP. Also, check out today’s podcast at TalkRadio1080.com.