Ladies and gentlemen, it is a big morning here at the KSR Nashville compound, and not just because we’re halfway through the week. It is Haircut Day, meaning that for the first time in over four months, my shaggy locks will finally be in the hands of a professional.
In April, I gamely gave my husband a quarantine haircut, but resigned myself to the ole ponytail until I could get to a salon. It will be a little weird getting a haircut with a mask on, but at this point, I’m willing to do anything to avoid looking like Cousin Itt. In a few hours, I will return to my computer with fresh, happy hair, and, in turn, a fresh, happy attitude.
It’s also a big day on the sports front. Here’s why.
The NCAA will vote on calendars for football, basketball, and recruiting
Today, the NCAA Division I Council will vote on a number of important matters, including summer calendars for football and men’s and women’s basketball, and a fall calendar for basketball recruiting. The football calendar calls for a six-week preseason practice period that will allow the season to begin on time. In basketball, the proposed timeline would give coaches access to their players beginning July 1 for meetings and film review. The men’s basketball team arrives on campus next week, and with arguably his biggest rebuild ahead of him, John Calipari will need every possible second to get this group on the same page.
On the recruiting front, the DI Men’s Basketball Oversight Committee is recommending four live evaluation periods in August and September to make up for the July live period being canceled. Teams would be allowed to send two coaches to non-scholastic events August 15-16 and September 5-7 and scholastic events August 22-23 and September 19-20. Additionally, most of the month of September would be a recruiting period in which coaches can visit prospects.
In short, the NCAA could lay the groundwork for the return of college sports this fall today. Let’s hope they don’t screw it up.
ICYMI, UK moved the football opener to Thursday, September 3
The biggest news yesterday was UK Football moving its season opener vs. Eastern Michigan from Saturday, September 5 to Thursday, September 3 to avoid a conflict with the Kentucky Derby. The move sets up an epic Labor Day Weekend:
- Thursday: “Thurby,” Kentucky vs. Eastern Michigan
- Friday: Kentucky Oaks, College Football
- Saturday: College Football, Kentucky Derby
- Sunday: College Football
- Monday (Labor Day): College Football, recovery
Add in the NBA Playoffs in Orlando and the U.S. Oopen and that’s a staggering amount of sports, the mere thought of which is enough to make you jump for joy.
New episodes of “Listicuffs” and “Love Lines With Lemond”
Tonight, Jack Pilgrim will face off against his Sources Say cohost Travis Graf in “Listifcuffs” at 7 p.m., and at 9 p.m., Ryan and Amanda Lemond will invite us into their home for the second episode of “Love Lines With Lemond.” We’ll embed both shows on the website, but you can also watch on our Facebook page.
The most disturbing Twitter thread you’ll see today
What would SEC Football coaches look like as women? One Twitter user tasked himself with finding out yesterday.
— KD (@notkdk3) June 16, 2020
Last year, Drew did a similar post using SnapChat’s Gender Swap filter, which is when we initially discovered that Stoops’ female doppelgänger is Melissa McCarthy. This Twitter thread just confirms it.
KSR Dog of the Day
Meet Storm, who seemed a little confused when his owner first put a UK jersey on him and did the CATS chant, but will get used to it in time.
Give your Dad the gift of KSBar
Still looking for a Father’s Day gift? Give Dad what he really wants: a gift card to KSBar and Grille. We’re really making this a no-brainer by offering a 20% bonus on cards purchased now through Sunday.
It’s Daviess County Day on KSR
Today on the Blue Lights Across the Bluegrass KSR County Virtual Tour, we’ll learn all about Daviess County. Owensboro people, are you ready?