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Saturday Morning Links



Unless you’re a baseball fan (like me), the end of July means very little in terms of the sports world. Football and basketball are both on the cusp of revving back up for the fall, but action is sparse and the recruiting is slowing down.

I’m sorry, but there is nothing I can do to change that. We’ll try to get through today together, as Matt and Drew head north to Alaska. I’m sure we’ll hear about their trip during the day. Untll then, here’s the links to get your morning started.


— Tennessee might be the Cats biggest competition in landing five-star defensive tackle Matt Elam. He picked up a scholarship offer from the Vols Friday. If Twitter is any indication, Elam is having the most fun interacting with the fans of Big Blue Nation and Rocky Top.

Rushel Shell, a one-time four-star running back for Pittsburgh decided to transfer to West Virginia, he announced Friday. He listed Kentucky among his final two options. Fortunatly the Wildcats already have a pair of four-star backs coming in for 2014 in Mikel Horton and Stanley Williams.

— If you missed it on the site last night, Guy Ramsey of UK Athletics has a neat story about the homecoming of Neal Brown, Chad Scott, and John Schlarman, and how new head coach Mark Stoops convinced the lot to work with him rebuilding th Kentucky football brand.

— Alabama is clearly the pre-season title favorite, and unfortunately for the Cats, they’ll have to roll up against the Tide this season. The Bama Hammer blog previews the game. It’s nothing groundbreaking but it does give some perspective to the Wildcats’ opponents.

Will Bobby Petrino start messing with Kentucky and Louisville on the recruiting trail? Wildcat Blue Nation explores the idea. I’m of the idea that Petrino is at his rebound job and he wont be at Western for more than a handful of years, if that.

— Emma Brown and Liz Breed, two UK athletes are in Ethiopia for a service trip. They updated the Cat Scratches blog describing their experiences.

Article written by Stuart Hammer

B.S. Broadcast Journalism from the University of Kentucky. @StuartHammerKSR

29 Comments for Saturday Morning Links

  1. jhnny
    10:02 am July 27, 2013 Permalink

    Damn, did I sleep through the entire weekend again?

  2. C4TF4N
    10:03 am July 27, 2013 Permalink

    Wow, Saturday must have just flown by

  3. Josh
    10:11 am July 27, 2013 Permalink

    It’s saturday, bro.

  4. Steve Fitts
    10:12 am July 27, 2013 Permalink

    Rule #1: Always proofread before posting! Repeat after me: “Today is Saturday, not Sunday.”

  5. shields eyes
    10:14 am July 27, 2013 Permalink

    Stuart is from the future!

  6. Future Man
    10:16 am July 27, 2013 Permalink

    How did you already get us to Sunday? That was amazing! How long did you work on the flux capacitor?

  7. Catlogic15
    10:25 am July 27, 2013 Permalink

    I flat refuse to go back to work until Tuesday.

  8. Wager
    10:26 am July 27, 2013 Permalink

    Dear Stuart,
    The next time you post from the future. Please include all scores from the previous night. I could make a killing in vegas! Thx

  9. Basteballer
    10:29 am July 27, 2013 Permalink

    If you missed it on the site last night… it’s still here. Just keep scrolling til you’re caught up.

  10. Harlan
    10:31 am July 27, 2013 Permalink

    So today is Sunday and 52 inches is nearly 4 feet…you guys are amazing thus weekend!

  11. UKGrammar
    10:32 am July 27, 2013 Permalink

    Get a damn spellchecker!!!

  12. Bobbum man
    10:35 am July 27, 2013 Permalink

    Do you guys even try anymore?

  13. Larry linebeard
    10:36 am July 27, 2013 Permalink


    10:36 am July 27, 2013 Permalink

    Did anyone else read that Alabama preview? I have never seen so many committed words in one piece, and the guy mentions someone named Stewart like 5 times. Who the hell is Stewart? Does he mean Sweat? If he does, he is a moron since Sweat isn’t even at UK anymore. Also, he fails to mention Bud Dupree. I swear, if this is a quality of most sports writers, I am about to start my own sports news website, and it will be 1000x better. And I’ll have hookers and black jack.

  15. timesrunningout
    10:38 am July 27, 2013 Permalink


  16. NostraDanis
    10:39 am July 27, 2013 Permalink

    Please tell me who won all of the races yesterday (Sat.) at Saratoga, or Ellis, or Del Mar, or Arlington. I’m not picky.


  17. Bobbum man
    10:46 am July 27, 2013 Permalink

    15- relax guy what are u waiting to stalk them? They are not in summer school at UK therefore UK cannot pay for them to be there.

  18. KevinM
    10:53 am July 27, 2013 Permalink

    14, sometimes, you get what you pay for….kinda like the free category on Criagslist.

  19. Sean Whitaker
    10:56 am July 27, 2013 Permalink

    Tennessee is not our biggest competition for Matt. The defending national champs are.

  20. Larry linebeard
    11:03 am July 27, 2013 Permalink

    15- dude relax im sure ur the same guy who asks this in all caps every day but they did not graduate until late therefore were unable to register in time, there is nothing to worry about they’ll be here in the fall it has nothing to do with bad grades or anything else

  21. Bobbum man
    11:04 am July 27, 2013 Permalink

    19- I don’t see him going to bama, didnt they sign the #1 DT?

  22. song from Fletch soundtrack
    11:05 am July 27, 2013 Permalink

    anyone headed SOUTH TO RIO ?

  23. Elmer Skaggs
    11:31 am July 27, 2013 Permalink

    Is there preview say UK over Alabama?

  24. Creeper
    11:33 am July 27, 2013 Permalink

    Anybody else notice the weiner’s franks and beans?

  25. Bobbum man
    11:49 am July 27, 2013 Permalink

    25- I would love to hear what’s really going on from someone with reliable inside info like I’m sure you have….. Please, fill me in

  26. Mike
    11:55 am July 27, 2013 Permalink

    Isn’t today Saturday?

  27. Sandy the fixer
    12:03 pm July 27, 2013 Permalink

    Young and twins are good to go.
    Had to be more creative than usual.
    Can’t wait for the season to get here
    40-0, #9
    Go Cats

  28. ball park frank
    12:39 pm July 27, 2013 Permalink

    link sure has a small weiner, must be a cardinal fan.

  29. RandyB
    2:35 pm July 27, 2013 Permalink

    14 – Not only did Bama Hammer set a record for typos and misnomers, but they failed to mention anything about the last time UK beat Bama, which was at home in October 1997 with a First Year Coach and the Air Raid Offense, something we have again at home in October 2013. Of course, we no longer have Tim Couch, but we do have Coach John Schlarman who played in the game.