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We heard from Mark Stoops on Monday.
Stoops invited the media into his Zoom teleconference to talk about the latest within his program, his former players selected in the draft, and more.
The biggest piece of news from Stoops’ comments was his update on Terry Wilson’s status as Wilson recovers from a torn patellar tendon suffered early last football season. “He fully expects him to be 100% by the time we start,” Stoops said.
He also expressed his concerns with playing college football without fans:
You can read the entire transcript of Stoops’ virtual press conference. There is a lot for the UK football fan to digest in there:
Kentucky updated its 2020-21 basketball schedule.
The program announced two November additions to its non-conference schedule: Georgia State and Cleveland State on Nov. 20 and Nov. 30, respectively. They join the likes of Kansas, Georgia Tech, Michigan and UCLA:
- Kansas – Nov. 10 | United Center (Chicago) | Champions Classic
- Georgia State – Nov. 20 | Rupp Arena
- Georgia Tech – Nov. 27 | State Farm Arena (Atlanta) | Holiday Hoopsgiving
- Cleveland State – Nov. 30 | Rupp Arena
- Michigan – Dec. 6 | The O2 Arena (London) | Basketball Hall of Fame London Showcase
- UCLA – Dec. 19 | TBA | CBS Sports Classic
My own personal take here: it’s hard to imagine that London game gets played.
Coach Cal and Charles Barkley had some fun over fake coffee.
Barkley, who’s never had a sip of coffee in his life, was the third guest on Calipari’s “Coffee with Cal” series on Facebook. Of all the fun things they discussed, Barkley’s comment about Draymond Green made the biggest headline.
He said, “He’s like the worst member of the boy band who doesn’t realize he’s standing next to Justin Timberlake. When the girls are throwing panties at his head, he’s going to get hit by some drive-by panties but they’re really throwing panties at Justin Timberlake.”
Outside of the murder of Draymond, the two shared a friendly back and forth about Kentucky and Auburn, as well as many other things recapped in Mrs. Tyler’s highlights of the entire conversation:
BBN Jam is down to its Elite Eight.
Our tournament of two-man Kentucky basketball teams is down to its eight remaining teams:
- Anthony Davis/Michael Kidd-Gilchrist vs. Aaron Harrison/Julius Randle
- John Wall/DeMarcus Cousins vs. Jamal Mashburn/Travis Ford
- Derek Anderson/Antoine Walker vs. Tony Delk/Walter McCarty
- Jeff Sheppard/Nazr Mohammed vs. Karl-Anthony Towns/Devin Booker
In a few hours we’ll begin the poll to determine the winner of one of those matchups:
The Athletic ranked college basketball’s best uniforms of all time, Kentucky’s 2010-14 look made the list.
21. Kentucky (2010-14)
The best era for Kentucky basketball uniforms was probably in the 1980s; the most ridiculous was definitely the 1990s. We have a soft spot for these, which Kentucky wore from 2010 to ’14 and won the 2012 national title in, for reasons that go far beyond the level of success John Calipari’s teams attained. Start with the name on the front: perfectly, classically spaced in block lettering. The simple, one stripe of trim on the tops. The nearly as simple shorts, which featured a logo and a blue strip on the sides, but nothing more. These simultaneously felt both modern and classic at the same time. Compared to all of the checkerboard stuff happening on Kentucky’s current uniforms, these practically belong in the MoMA. [The Athletic]
Kentucky’s current uniforms did not make the list.
Help me pick a grill: Traeger or Big Green Egg.
I’ve read everything on the internet written about the great Traeger-Big Green Egg debate. There’s passion on both sides, pros and cons both ways. This is a decision I’ve kicked down the road for too long now and I’m ready to do whatever you tell me to.
Help me settle a grill debate I've been having in my head for a month.
— Drew Franklin (@DrewFranklinKSR) April 28, 2020
It’s Anderson and Ballard day on KSR.
KSR’s county tour continues on the show this morning with stops in Anderson and Ballard County. The guys will spend an hour on each and they’d love to hear from the locals with more fun facts. Tune in at 10 a.m.