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Today on KSR: Happy Father’s Day

On what will be a hot Kentucky Sunday, we want to wish all dads a very happy Father’s Day today. For a lot of us, we can sit and remember our best UK memories with our dad. For me, we could go back to 2007, when I went to my first Kentucky football game. The Cats defeated Florida Atlantic 45-17.

Or I could think back to 2014, when we drove to Chicago to watch the Cats annihilate UCLA in what has to be one of the more dominant performances in the history of the athletic department. In fact, as I type this, the Twitter page Kentucky clips posted a video from that day, because why not relive it again.

If you have a favorite UK memory with your dad, be sure to leave it in the comments below.

Now onto the news you need to know to start your day:

Gilgeous-Alexander and Knox invited to the NBA Draft Green Room

To no real surprise, yesterday ESPN announced that Shai Gilgeous-Alexander and Kevin Knox have both been invited to the NBA Draft’s green room. This means that they will get to walk on stage and shake the Adam Silver’s hand when their name gets called.

Both players are expected to be picked in the lottery, but have fluctuated as far as where exactly they will be taken. Other players invited include:

  • Deandre Ayton
  • Marvin Bagley
  • Jaren Jackson
  • Trae Young
  • Collin Sexton
  • Mo Bamba
  • Lonnie Walker
  • Robert Williams
  • Michael Porter Jr.
  • Mikel Bridges
  • Miles Bridges
  • Jerome Robinson
  • Chandler Hutchinson
  • Aaron Holiday
  • Zhaire Smith
  • Donte DiVincenzo

The NBA Draft is Thursday at 7pm on ESPN.

Vernon Carey to visit Kentucky

(Photo by John Jones/Icon Sportswire)

One of the top players in the class of 2019 has tentatively scheduled a visit to Lexington. Vernon Carey Jr. is expected to be in town for the Blue-White game in October. Here are the measures on the big man:

Vernon Carey
Power Forward/Center | 6-10 | 245 lbs.
Fort Lauderdale, FL | University School
AAU: Nike Team Florida
ESPN No. 2 | 1 C Top247 No. 2 | 1 PF
Rivals No. 1 | 1 PF 247 Comp. No. 2 | 1 PF

Carey would be a huge get for the Cats, who are listed in his top five along with Duke, Michigan State, Miami and North Carolina. The big man has already visited Michigan State and is expected to visit Duke for their Midnight Madness.

Cal in Canada to watch U18 Americas Cup Final

@UKCoachCalipari

Coach Cal was in Canada yesterday to watch the U18 Americas Cup final between the US and Canada. Before heading to the game, he posted that picture of him in the “Presidential Suite.” After checking into the hotel, he visited Joe and Kelly Craft at the US Embassy in Canada.

At the game, Team USA cruised to a 113-74 win over the host Canada. In what was a major sigh of relief for Cats fans, Tyrese Maxey did see the floor after leaving a game earlier this week with an injury. Maxey scored 2 points in 12 minutes of action.

Here were the complete stats for Team USA:

UK adds new “Executive Associate Athletic Director of Student-Athlete Experience”

UK hired Jason Cummins to oversee the newly created department. As Nick explained yesterday, the department will be dedicated to helping student-athletes in life after graduation. The role will be similar to the one Freddie has with the football team, but on a much larger scale.

For more information, you can click here.

St. Xavier wins KHSAA Baseball State Championship

For the third time in the last five years and the eighth time overall, St. Xavier won the KHSAA Baseball state championship with a 10-6 win over Highlands. The Tigers finished the season with a record of 36-2 with their two losses coming by a combined three runs.

Congrats to St. X on another championship and to all of the other teams that competed this year in the state.

Phil Mickelson Loses his mind

Credit: Thomas J. Russo-USA TODAY Sports

Before we get to this I must say that I am a big Phil Mickelson fan. For one, he seems like a genuinely nice guy and two I am a little biased towards a fellow left-hander. With that being said, yesterday Mickelson had a moment that made it look like he had switched places with someone who was playing mini golf.

After hitting a putt long, he ran up to it, while it was still rolling, and hit it again before it went all the way down the hill. It really put the cherry on top of what has been a rough weekend for not only the Lefty, but also the entire field. In case you missed it, here is that play:

Final Day of the US Open is today

Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports

The tournament as a whole has been nothing short of a struggle for the world’s best players. Dustin Johnson entered the day yesterday at -4 under with a four shot lead. He ended the day shooting a 77 which put him a +3 for the tournament in a three-way tie for first place.

Here is the leaderboard for the final day:

With how this tournament has gone, I wouldn’t count anyone within five shots out of this thing. Anything can happen.

World Cup enters its fourth day

Credit: Tim Groothuis/Witters Sport via USA TODAY Sports

The 2018 World Cup has turned in a few very entertaining games. As someone who has just started getting into the game of soccer thanks to FC Cincinnati, I found a few of the first games of this year’s tournament very interesting.

The two big storylines from yesterday were Lionel Messi and Jorge Perez-Navarro. Messi had the chance to give his Argentina team a 2-1 advantage with a penalty kick opportunity against Iceland. Here is what happened:

This turned out to be a big difference as Iceland held on to tie against the Argentinian national team.

The other name you may not be familiar with. I know I wasn’t until yesterday. Perez-Navarro was the play-by-play announcer for yesterday’s Peru-Denmark game. As twitter put it, he was a combination of Dickie V, Gus Johnson and Bill Rafferty. He made the game incredibly entertaining especially with a few calls.

I don’t know the next time he will be calling a game during the tournament, but you better believe I will be tuned in when it happens.

That’s the news you need to know to start your day. Again, to all dads, we’d like to wish you a very happy Father’s Day!

@GormleyKSR

Article written by Sam Gormley

Follow me on Twitter @GormleyKSR; "The Whitest Man in the World"-JRock

2 Comments for Today on KSR: Happy Father’s Day



  1. JTHinton
    12:18 pm June 17, 2018 Permalink

    First, Happy Father’s Day to all!

    Sam, before you sell your soul to FCC, it’s not too late to join Louisville City FC ;)!



  2. cats646
    12:25 pm June 17, 2018 Permalink

    Happy Father’s Day. My favorite Kentucky memory with my dad is when he took me to my first football game at commonwealth in 2006. We beat Georgia!!