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Wednesday’s Afternoon Notes and Podcast, In Memory of Ryan “Money” Monahon

Big Blue Nation lost one of its own on Monday when Ryan Monahon, a 16-year-old from Bracken County, was tragically killed in a car accident in Brooksville. “Money,” as he was known around Bracken County High School, was described by his friends as “the biggest UK fan they know.” I think the picture (taken from his Twitter account) will vouch for that too.

We ask that everyone in #BBN keep Ryan’s family and friends in your thoughts and prayers.


— We’re just over 24 hours away from an announcement that could directly affect the 2014 NCAA National Championship. If the Harrison twins commit to Kentucky, UK can go ahead and hang banner No. 9/10. If Andrew and Aaron commit to Maryland, the Terps will be good and Kentucky fans can still hope for Julius Randle and Andrew Wiggins.

Matt and I will be on the road at 5:00 tomorrow (on our way to get something special for you) but KSR will cover the announcement in some form. I’ll let you know how in tonight’s night post.

— Where is John Calipari today? He’s in Massachusetts watching Goodluck Okonoboh. Okonoboh is the 8th-ranked center in the class of 2014, according to ESPN Recruiting.

Can John Wall save the stagnant Washington Wizards? ESPN The Magazine wants to know. In an interview with the magazine, our favorite point guard said he wants to be an NBA All-Star and a Hall of Famer. Check it out.

— From UK football, the news of CoShik Williams’ season-ending injury is incredibly sad. Williams busted his tail and waited his turn to be Kentucky’s guy, only to miss out on the opportunity in his senior season due to the hip injury. His college career is now over and we wish him the best in recovery and pursuing an NFL career.

Eric Prisbell from USA Today was on this morning’s radio to talk about the Harrison twins. Have a listen…

Article written by Drew Franklin

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

21 Comments for Wednesday’s Afternoon Notes and Podcast, In Memory of Ryan “Money” Monahon

  1. quit
    4:30 pm October 3, 2012 Permalink

    saying that CoShik career is defintely over. He could apply for a medical hardship and return next season!

  2. Harper
    4:32 pm October 3, 2012 Permalink

    Always tragic to see someone so young have their lives taken… RIP Ryan

  3. WERUK
    4:43 pm October 3, 2012 Permalink

    1. Per NCAA guidelines,He cant because this is his 5th year and hes aleady used a redshirt.

  4. Laker Cat 18
    4:43 pm October 3, 2012 Permalink

    BBN is family. RIP brother. Prayers to the family.

  5. bigbluejon
    4:48 pm October 3, 2012 Permalink

    Drew Franklin, I think your a good writer but your becoming more and more annoying with this “hes a LOCK” and “Go ahead and hang the banner” talk. Stop jinxing us you fat basterd.

  6. johnsean
    4:51 pm October 3, 2012 Permalink

    Jason [email protected] Tweeted…
    I polled a handful of Top 10 guys in the ’13 and ’14 classes and ALL of them predict that the Harrison twins will end up at Kentucky

  7. Benny
    4:53 pm October 3, 2012 Permalink

    Matt, can you post the email about Ryan that you read on the show today?

  8. Han
    4:54 pm October 3, 2012 Permalink

    3) As has been discussed elsewhere on this site, there are many examples of exceptions being made. Hummel at Purdue, Tommy Cook here on our football team. If the NCAA wants to give him a medical 6th year, they can.

  9. Rixter
    5:16 pm October 3, 2012 Permalink

    12:45PM EST October 3. 2012 – Aaron Harrison Sr. said he enjoyed a “very good” lunch with Maryland Coach Mark Turgeon and assistant Bino Ranson today.

    Maryland is making a visit to the Houston area today to make a closing argument in its attempt to secure commitments from Harrison Sr.’s sons, Aaron and Andrew, twin brothers who national recruiting analysts believe represent the best package deal in recent college basketball history.

    “Maryland has come on strong in the end,” Harrison Sr. said in a telephone interview after the lunch.

    This is the most convincing argument yet that UK has this commitment locked up. Every time Harrison Sr opens his mouth, something untrue spills out

  10. Evan in Northern Kentucky
    5:54 pm October 3, 2012 Permalink

    Drew, thanks for the tribute to Ryan. I know some of Ryan’s family, and he is going to be dearly missed.

  11. Catlogic15
    6:43 pm October 3, 2012 Permalink

    Simple, twins will have to thwart their father to come to UK. Daddy will probably get his way. He’s been relentless for UM. Lotta tension in the house I bet. I say the kids cave.

  12. Richard P
    7:22 pm October 3, 2012 Permalink

    RIP young fellow! Let this be a lesson for all of you out there that eat and drive!

  13. SO SAD
    7:33 pm October 3, 2012 Permalink

    RIP Ryan! I have a little brother that age, and don’t know how I’d go on without him! Thoughts to his family!

  14. BllueD
    7:34 pm October 3, 2012 Permalink

    Very nice gesture to recognize this young man Drew. The bottom line is that family and friends are much more important than wins and losses. God Bless his family.

  15. bballdoc
    7:41 pm October 3, 2012 Permalink

    CoShik’s situation is one more example of the reality that people get injured all the time in football and there’s no use even talking about the unfairness. It would be nice if he gets another chance to play somehow, but almost all college football players will have to make a living doing something else. It has to be viewed as an extracurricular activity, with getting a degree as job 1. I hope he makes the most of the scholarship that he has earned to graduate and move on with life after football.

  16. Ronnie
    8:27 pm October 3, 2012 Permalink

    What was the website for the free ticket give a ways?

  17. WERUK
    8:51 pm October 3, 2012 Permalink

  18. njcat
    9:10 pm October 3, 2012 Permalink

    15. Correct. And after watching ‘Broke’ last night on 30 for 30, even the kids who make it to the NFL have a high probability of going broke by the time they’re in their mid 30’s. Even the stars who make millioins. Best advice any of these kids could get is to work hard in class and get your degree. There gonna need it.

  19. westerncat
    9:27 pm October 3, 2012 Permalink

    Prayers go out for Ryan’s family. It is so hard to lose a child. I know my self. Please Pray for this family.

  20. UK Homer
    10:43 pm October 3, 2012 Permalink

    Thanks for dedicating this post! Rest in peace!

  21. Rita
    10:55 am October 4, 2012 Permalink

    I knew Ryan personally, The Monahon family use to be my neighbors for 6yrs, til I moved away. To all the BBN you couldn’t have asked for more a terrific, energetic, loyal and loving kid as you could have in Ryan. He loved UK, Jeff Gordon, hunting, hanging out with his friends and family. I want everyone to keep the Monahon and Wolfe family in your thoughts and prayers during this trying time. Thank you.