Hopefully you got a better night’s sleep than Ryan Lemond last night, who was likely having nightmares about the Waddy Werewolf debacle he is soon going to be experiencing. We can all enjoy today just a little bit more knowing that Rick Pitino didn’t win his own version of the triple crown yesterday by completing a Hall of Fame induction, a national championship AND a Derby. Let’s get to some links, shall we?
— Conner QB Drew Barker is on the brink of announcing his college decision. One thing Barker likely won’t miss is the amount of mail he has received in the recruiting process, which he estimates at over 1,000 pieces. The Herald Leader caught up with Barker as his highly anticipated and closely watched recruitment draws to a close. — Although Nerlens Noel’s draft stock hasn’t appeared to take a hit since he injured his ACL a few months ago, The Morning Journal takes a look at Noel’s injury and some of the other injuries that might plague this year’s NBA draft. — If you are still enjoying combing through the aftermath of the Kentucky Derby, The New York Times looks at Orb’s big win in “Mudville.” Orb’s jockey, Joel Rosario, called winning the Derby a “dream come true.” — Here’s a sentence that even 8 years ago I bet you never thought we’d hear: “NCAA Rules Committee Bans #Hashtags on Football Fields.” It’s true, and it’s good to see that the NCAA is focusing on the important things in life… — The Kentucky baseball team picked up 1 win in an important series with a red-hot Arkansas team in walk-off fashion last night. The Cats have been reeling at times this season, and will face a tough road to finish out a brutal SEC schedule.