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UK Fan of the Day and Samantha Ponder Want Afternoon Notes and Podcast

We’re four hours from tip-off of Kentucky/Mississippi State! While you settle into your various pregame routines (mine include adjusting the position of my phone, computer, and beverage obsessively), here are some notes from the afternoon:

Mississippi State may be bad, but the Cats can’t afford to overlook them. The Bulldogs are hopelessly overmatched at every position, but freshmen Craig Sword, Gavin Ware and Fred Thomas have been a bright spot for them in recent weeks. Sword leads the team in scoring with 9.8 points per game, and Ware is third among SEC freshmen in rebounding, with 6.5 per game. Thomas is eighth in the SEC in steals, with 1.8 per game. To give you an idea of the Bulldogs’ woes, those are the best things I could find about them in the game notes.

— Interestingly, the biggest stories heading into tonight’s game may not actually be about the game at all. Andrew Wiggins will be in the crowd with his parents on his official visit, and at halftime, the 1996 National Championship team will be honored and given school championship rings. Hopefully the crowd will carry over their rowdy performance from Saturday night to make them all feel at home (looking at you, Referee Guy!).

— In case you missed it below, the details of Kentucky’s plans for renovating Commonwealth Stadium have been released. Here are a few of the highlights on Kentucky’s wish-list:

– The student section moving to the east endzone
– 16 new suites with 14 seats each, a President’s Suite (100 seats), and an Athletic Director’s Suite (30 seats)
– A new façade to enhance the stadium’s exterior and hide exposed structural steel columns and corner ramps
– A new club level on the south sideline with approximately 2,200 new seats and lounge areas
– New restrooms in the north and south ends of the stadiums

The new façade alone will do wonders to the stadium, as well as keep more noise in the lower bowl. Limestone with ivy, anyone? The plans list a projected “substantial completion” date of August 14, 2015.

A whopping five SEC teams (including Florida and Alabama…smh) did not sell all of their tickets to the SEC Tournament. If you’d like to be one of the thousands of Cats fans enjoying a 5-day party in Nashville and have $345 to spend, click here.

Anthony Davis sprained his shoulder in last night’s game against the Brooklyn Nets and did not travel with the team to Oklahoma City. Get well soon, buddy.

— It’s never too early to look ahead, especially when it comes to basketball recruiting. Scout.com released their updated 2015 recruiting rankings this morning, and the #1 player’s name is Diamond Stone, which is just awesome. Please come be a Cat, sir.

On today’s show, Matt and Ryan previewed the game against Mississippi State, chatted with comedian Ben Hoffman, and attempted to help a lovesick UK fan find his mate. Listen online at TalkRadio1080.com.

Article written by Mrs. Tyler Thompson

No, I will not make you a sandwich, but you can follow me on Twitter @MrsTylerKSR or email me.

26 Comments for UK Fan of the Day and Samantha Ponder Want Afternoon Notes and Podcast



  1. john boy
    4:03 pm February 27, 2013 Permalink

    As much as I like Davis i’m beginning to think he is going to be an NBA dud. He is talented enough but he is too injury prone. I bet he never plays a full season.



  2. BPsycho
    4:12 pm February 27, 2013 Permalink

    I’ll take that bet any day.



  3. Just so you know...
    4:12 pm February 27, 2013 Permalink

    Too bad Sam has that funny look on her face….could have been a great pic!



  4. UK Fan
    4:12 pm February 27, 2013 Permalink

    Judging from his facial expression, looks like this kid is experiencing his first real boner.



  5. Alamo_CatFan
    4:15 pm February 27, 2013 Permalink

    I’m with #2, lemme in on that action.



  6. schweddy
    4:16 pm February 27, 2013 Permalink

    Sweatpants were NOT a good choice.



  7. Sir Brandon
    4:18 pm February 27, 2013 Permalink

    So close to beauty he canst containeth the jubilance. that and what #4 sayeth…



  8. Douggercats
    4:20 pm February 27, 2013 Permalink

    Matt has lost a lot of weight in boxing class. Still looks cherubic (and a bit goofy, as always).



  9. Kevin C.
    4:21 pm February 27, 2013 Permalink

    LOL…not the best moment to pop your “O” face. I wonder if his right hand knows what his left hand is doing….



  10. truBLU
    4:22 pm February 27, 2013 Permalink

    Over/under on how many times that kid spanked it when he got home?? We’ll set the line at 4.5



  11. haha
    4:25 pm February 27, 2013 Permalink

    HAHA that picture is the best.



  12. NotSoFast
    4:27 pm February 27, 2013 Permalink

    his expression screams: MOM! MY BALLS FINALLY DROPPED!



  13. B-man
    4:32 pm February 27, 2013 Permalink

    I don’t know…by the look on his face, you have to wonder what she was doing with her right hand.



  14. ThankfulCat
    4:40 pm February 27, 2013 Permalink

    At CGD, she was genuinely nice to all the people she encountered. I’d say Mr Ponder got himself a keeper. Doesn’t hurt she is gorgeous too



  15. ThankfulCat
    4:41 pm February 27, 2013 Permalink

    Why is my comment awaiting moderation?

    I was being nice!!



  16. RealCatsFan
    4:49 pm February 27, 2013 Permalink

    The Mrs and I will be in Sec 23 bringing the noise!



  17. KY Proud Stuff
    4:51 pm February 27, 2013 Permalink

    That limestone exterior better not be Indiana limestone!



  18. Yo
    4:53 pm February 27, 2013 Permalink

    Limestone with Ivy…yes please



  19. hawkeyetim
    5:07 pm February 27, 2013 Permalink

    I’ll take the over.



  20. Rockfield, KY
    5:10 pm February 27, 2013 Permalink

    I’d have the same exact expression if she had her arm around me and I’m 30.



  21. Cats in the NBA
    5:38 pm February 27, 2013 Permalink

    As a Vikings fan, I think she should talk her husband out of playing football so he doesn’t get hurt.



  22. Evaluator of character
    6:34 pm February 27, 2013 Permalink

    The top 2015 recruit is Diamond Stone? Isn’t she a stripper at Solid Platinum?



  23. Lemme in
    6:51 pm February 27, 2013 Permalink

    That kid is havin the time of his life if you know what I mean



  24. SMH
    7:30 pm February 27, 2013 Permalink

    Disgusting. Some of the comments above are inappropriate about someone so young.



  25. oldschool
    9:40 pm February 27, 2013 Permalink

    25- you are exactly right. That’s not only insulting to the young lady, but also to the young kid and his parents. This is simply an innocent photo and Mom and Dad might have been proud to learn it was featured on a website – until they logged on to read the immature, crude comments. Our society certainly has devolved over the past several years. Pathetic.