Good luck to the UK Dance Team this weekend! The girls just touched down in Orlando for the UDA College Nationals. They’ll be participating in the Pom-Pom and Hip-Hop divisions, two divisions we’re very familiar with here at KSR. We were disqualified from Pom-Pom in 2009 for performance enhancing drugs and our Hip-Hop team finished third runner-up in 2010 after a Jabawockeez-like performance to the “Make ‘Em Say Uhh” techno-remix. I still think we would’ve won had Beisner’s thong not been hanging out. Oh well. Good luck, girls.
Notes? Podcast? Let’s get it then.
— Coach Cal met with the media today to discuss his team’s upcoming trip to Knoxville. He believes that for his team to be successful in another road game, they’ll have to start communicating better out on the court. Cal wants to see his players talk more in these hostile environments and match the physical play of their opponents. Communication was an issue against Auburn and even the players will tell you, when they started talking, they started taking over the game.
— As if you needed another reason to love Michael Kidd-Gilchrist, Coach Cal said today that Kidd-Gilchrist asked if he could come off the bench so Darius Miller could start. Kidd-Gilchrist has started in all 17 games this season to his senior counterpart’s six starts. MKG’s willingness to take a seat really shows what a great teammate and personality he is to have on this team. That being said, he still needs to start. No offense to Darius.
— Tennessee announced that there are still tickets available for the game. Upper level tickets can be purchased at UTTix.com for $25 a piece. If any of you are going, please get to Knoxville early and ask some of the locals about that big tower with the ball on top. I think it’s for some old fair, but I still don’t get it.
— Brad Nessler and Jimmy Dykes will on the ones and twos for the game. Drive the nail!
— Anthony Davis needs six blocks to break the single season record at UK. SIX BLOCKS. Someone on Twitter pointed out that Davis has more blocked shots than 286 entire Division I teams. 286 TEAMS. That’s RIDICULOUS!
— The new Radio Ron promo for KSTV debuts during tonight’s show. You won’t want to miss it!
— The KSR podcast widget is still down so we’ll have to do it this way again. Enjoy these and Caroline will be by shortly with video from today’s presser.