–The Herald-Leader’s Mark Story writes that the SEC should welcome Texas A&M, with everything it could bring to the table for the conference. He notes A&M’s athletic success, academic standing, television market and traditions as things to be excited about when the Aggies finally come on board.
–John Clay says that UK should not play neutral site non-conference games anymore after Thursday night’s near disaster. After seeing the game, in all of its terrible offense and half-empty stadium glory, I tend to agree.
–Kyle Tucker of the C-J talks about Kentucky’s offense, or lack thereof, in the win over Western, and how Joker was not pleased with the performance.
–A name you might recognize, former UK point guard recruit for the 2012 class, LJ Rose, committed to Baylor yesterday.
–Here’s a little bit from the NY Times about the league that some NBA guys, including Chuck Hayes and John Wall, will be participating in at Impact Basketball in Las Vegas soon. Go ahead, read the story. They need the clicks.
–In his weekly basketball notebook, Tipton writes that one of UK’s newest walk-ons, Brian Long, has a connection to Eddie Sutton, who coached his dad in the 70s. He would bring up Eddie Sutton.