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Ray Romano was on something called the “Hank Haney Project”, which apparently teaches celebrities how to swing a golf club. He wore a UK shirt and people dont seem as excited as when Adam Sandler did. But hey, we have to talk about something:

— As you read this, the SEC-Big East Challenge matchups are likely being announced. Kentucky will be playing Notre Dame and I believe it is is likely to be in Louisville as part of a Doubleheader. No chance to get Harangody revenge, but a good chance to unlock the ghosts of Digger Phelps past.

— A new recruit’s name is out there on the 2012 horizon. Zagsblog.com is reporting that Daddy Ugbede, who is known as “The Nigerian Xavier Henry” (meaning he will go back and forth on schools and pronounce his name in an odd way…potentially DAD-AY) is considering UK and Rutgers as his top two choices. The article suggests that the 6’7″ forward with a smooth shooting touch may be pushed slightly to Rutgers by his handlers, but that he likes UK equally. I look forward to his recruitment but want to be the first (and hopefully last) to make a “Whos Your Daddy” joke. Lets just retire it now.

Rajon Rondo struggled last night as the Lakers won. But is there a more clutch role player than Derek Fisher? He is Robert Horry-lite.

Demarcus Cousins even gave a Stephen Strasburg shout out on Twitter last night. I hope you saw the kid’s performance. He is the truth and Boogie sees it as well.

— The UK football players are arriving on campus as the Freshmen get ready for classes starting on Monday. It is one of the more talented classes in the last 20 years (thankfully, we say that almost every year, but it is true) and there are some high expectations surrounding them. 87 days until the Cards.

— Congrats to all the Blogger finalists. It was a great group and we have some real quality in the Finals. The cuts will be held more often and we will have it finished by August…that is a promise.

Daniel Orton is falling on most draft boards. Hate to hear it, but not really surprised. 3.3 points a game will do that to you.

— Speaking of Orton, the APR numbers will be announced today. UK’s should be ok, but the real issue with Orton will come next year, where no one can mess up around the program thanks to his decision not to finish.

— The whole college sports world watches to see what Nebraska will do. Board of Regents conference call as we speak. They will determine college basketball’s future. As Bill Self, coach of Kansas, said today “the face of our University could change in 72 hours for the next 30 years.” Thats big.

More later….

Article written by Matt Jones