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Topless Ryan Lemond of the Day Wants Afternoon Notes and Podcast

Ryan Lemond’s health was the big topic on today’s radio show, as Ryan prepares to get back into game shape like he was in this old photo. Listen to the podcast at the bottom of this post to hear what Ryan’s doctor told him, plus Miss America drops by the KSR studio to join the guys on air.

Go Cats.

— The big news of the day is the end of the road in the Kentucky-Indiana basketball rivalry. The two teams have played every year since 1969, but that streak will come to an end next season after both sides couldn’t come to an agreement on a new contract. Indiana is blaming Kentucky for the end of the series; Kentucky is moving on to the next one. The rivalry is a big part of both basketball programs’ histories, and it’s a shame to see it come to an end after such a long, storied run. But at the end of the day, it’s all business and UK didn’t have any interest in playing in Bloomington. Calipari is taking his ball and going home.

— Hey, Nerlens, what do you think about not playing Indiana next season?

Shut it down, indeed.

— Today we learned of yet another new option out there at guard for Kentucky next season. Julius Mays from Wright St. is transferring for his senior year of college basketball and he’s considering Kentucky,¬†Purdue, Michigan State, Cincinnati and Michigan. Mays, a dead-eye shooter from outside, will be eligible to play next season.

— In Team America news, John Wall will join DeMarcus Cousins on the USA Select Team. Wall, Cousins, and friends will train with Team USA in Las Vegas from July 6-12 before the 12-man Olympic team takes off to take on the world.

— The official list of early NBA draft entrants was released today and this year’s class is STACKED. Scroll through the list of options NBA GMs have to choose from and then tell me why some of those guys thought this would be a good time to turn pro.

— Just when we thought we were done with realigning the conferences for a while, the Butler Bulldogs submitted a change of address form to join the Atlantic 10. Butler will become a full-fledged member in the 2013-2014 athletic season.

— UK announced a new contract today for UK Hoops head coach Matthew Mitchell, making him the highest paid women’s basketball coach in the SEC. The deal will pay him a minimum $7.95 million over the next seven years and the pay raise was more than deserved. Congrats to Coach Mitchell.

— Come get your podcast

Article written by Drew Franklin

I can recite every line from Forrest Gump, blindfolded. Follow me on Twitter: @DrewFranklinKSR

23 Comments for Topless Ryan Lemond of the Day Wants Afternoon Notes and Podcast

  1. Jo
    2:33 pm May 3, 2012 Permalink

    Not playing Indiana hurts them worse than us. Neutral site or forget it.

  2. tom coverdale
    2:38 pm May 3, 2012 Permalink

    IU doesnt want to give UK more recruiting presence in Indy and there is no decent place in Louisville to play the game. I suspect that IU being preseason #1 (by most analysts) and the likelihood of a Hoosier victory in Rupp next year sealed the deal for UK. Cal wants to keep the streak alive. One way is to keep cbb’s best team out of the building.

  3. Conway Twitty
    2:38 pm May 3, 2012 Permalink

    Seriously…Conway just threw up looking at that picture…

  4. Too Short
    2:46 pm May 3, 2012 Permalink

    All the European players who are entering the draft are friggin 6-10 and 7-0′ almost, good lord thats a lot of un-coordinated mumbo jumbo

  5. Grampy Blue
    2:46 pm May 3, 2012 Permalink

    No wonder Ryan is attacking people in parking lots he looks like Bam Bam Bigelow!

  6. DallasUKfan
    2:48 pm May 3, 2012 Permalink

    Im surprised no one has reported that Hubert Davis is leaving ESPN in order to coach with Roy Williams at UNC…. Im very interested to see if they replace him with yet, another ACC rep analyst.

  7. YeahRight
    2:51 pm May 3, 2012 Permalink

    2 I suspect you are wrong. Cal does not care about losing one game at Rupp. He cares about doing what’s best for the school.

  8. Old Henry Man
    2:52 pm May 3, 2012 Permalink

    #6, it will have to be a UNC grad, all of the Duke grads are already on ESPN

  9. Tom Crean's butt cutt
    2:52 pm May 3, 2012 Permalink

    #2 – How can UK keep cbb’s best team out of the building when they are the best cbb team? doesn’t matter what preseason rankings say, UK is the best team in cbb, past and present.

  10. BBN
    2:53 pm May 3, 2012 Permalink

    Matt/Drew/Ryan: The elephant in the room concerning the end of the IU/UK series was the home cooked officiating in favor of IU during the game in Bloomington. Our guys got absolutely hosed and Cal does not want to play again in Assembly Hall again under similar circumstances. Cal’s position is not only about money, it also concerns fairness and fair play.

  11. BlueVoodoo
    2:56 pm May 3, 2012 Permalink

    The “elephant in the room” is Ryan.

  12. BBN
    3:01 pm May 3, 2012 Permalink

    The IU/UK game was the worst officiated college basketball game all season and nearly every call went IU’s way. Our guys were already losing by 15 points before tipoff. I don’t blame Cal for not wanting to play in Assembly Hall. No coach would want to return after the way the game was officiated in favor of IU.

  13. SexnNursinHomes
    3:03 pm May 3, 2012 Permalink

    Looks like he’s flailin’ it.

  14. Common Sense
    3:05 pm May 3, 2012 Permalink

    Really sucks that the rivalry didn’t get worked out. In my mind that signed deal was a must but it didn’t happen. Congrats to Coach Mitchell, well deserved I think.

  15. G
    3:06 pm May 3, 2012 Permalink

    Ryan has a lisp in his voice making it sound like he’s saying Gillispie and not Gillespie.

  16. UKEngr
    3:16 pm May 3, 2012 Permalink

    We know bout them triglycerides, and Ryan you need to get rid of them.

  17. Not the not real Sarah Phillips
    3:36 pm May 3, 2012 Permalink

    Matt to Miss America: “You have a box right there that I’m fascinated by.” Best unintentional comedy I’ve heard in a while.

  18. duhville cat
    3:41 pm May 3, 2012 Permalink

    Nice moobs.

  19. Axe Cop
    3:47 pm May 3, 2012 Permalink

    Wow that’s “game shape?” #loweredexpectations

  20. minton
    3:53 pm May 3, 2012 Permalink

    Hey Drew, you misspelled Amurica.

  21. Fat Ryan Lemond
    4:17 pm May 3, 2012 Permalink

    @FatRyanLemond is taking over twitter.

  22. Harry Chesterson
    4:23 pm May 3, 2012 Permalink

    Is that the same guy who had the unibrow painted on his chest? Well, he could be.

  23. Horny UK fan
    7:35 pm May 3, 2012 Permalink

    #2 – you sir are an idiot!