Nat Reynolds of Frankfort, KY is your UK fan of the Day. Everyone say hi and thank Nat for his service.
— Don’t forget to support the UK Hoops team tonight! The tenth-ranked Kentucky women’s basketball team plays host to No. 5 Duke in Rupp Arena tonight at 6:00 p.m. The game will be televised live in Lexington on the CW or you can watch the live stream on ESPN 3. It’ll also be tape delayed on Fox Sports South at 10:00 p.m. Matthew Mitchell’s team is 8-0 and looking to get a win in what’ll be the biggest non-tournament game of the season. Go. Big. Blue. Go. Big. Blue.
— Former KSR radio star Big EZ will be on SportsCenter today at 3:30 ET to talk about the Pujols deal. He’s so big time now and we’re proud of his success.
— Jeff Borzello of Blood over at CBSSports.com ranked the Freshman of the Year candidates. Anthony Davis is No. 1 and MKG is No. 4 on his list:
1. Anthony Davis, Kentucky: He might not have the best scoring numbers of any freshman, but he’s a tremendous rebounder and he’s going to set plenty of shot-blocking records.
2. Cody Zeller, Indiana: Zeller is doing a little bit of everything and is the primary reason the Hoosiers are off to an 8-0 start. How will he handle going against UK’s fresh faces on Saturday?
3. Brad Beal, Florida: Beal might have been No. 1 if not for his struggles the past two games. He shot 6-for-18 in his last two contests, totaling 16 points. Rebounding very well for his position.
4. Michael Kidd-Gilchrist, Kentucky: Might be the best all-around frosh in the country; he just does so much at both ends of the floor. Had the most impressive performance in the UK-UNC game.
— The Orlando-Sentinel says the Magic will almost certainly agree to a deal with DeAndre Liggins. Liggins is already in Orlando with the team. But with so many franchises chasing after Dwight Howard, DeAndre might not want to get too comfortable. The Magic roster will be turned upside down if they decide to deal Howard.
— Tragedy struck Virginia Tech again as there was another shooting on campus today. Two people were shot and killed, including a police officer, and then gunman is still on the loose. Thoughts and prayers go out to the families of the victims and everyone in the Virginia Tech community. Awful, awful news. Please catch the shooter before it gets worse.
— Matt talked about Indiana and Vienna sausage on this morning’s radio show. Take a listen…