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Today on KSR: Preparing for Mizzou, previewing basketball, and dealing with lawsuits

We start this Wednesday on a sentimental note. Freddie Maggard’s nephew Dalton is currently in the hospital going through some very serious stuff, but yesterday, his spirits were lifted when Mark Stoops and Stephen Johnson paid him a visit. According to Freddie, when Stephen gave Dalton a signed football, Dalton tried to tell him that he wanted to play catch. For a child in so much pain, words were apparently nothing short of a miracle.

As Freddie said, that’s my coach and that’s my quarterback. We’re thinking of you, Dalton.

Here’s what you can expect as we move one step closer to the Missouri game.

Mark Stoops and Barry Odom will be on the SEC Teleconference

Check the site around lunch to see what Stoops and Odom have to say about Saturday night’s showdown at Kroger Field. The Tigers have not looked impressive this season — and that’s being kind — but they are coming off a bye week and it’s not like the Cats looked like world beaters vs. Eastern Michigan. If you missed it last night, check out Freddie’s scouting report:

Up Next For The Cats: Missouri Tigers Scouting Report

How will Kentucky’s defense contain the Tigers? Matt House will address reporters after practice tonight.

Calipari calls for player representation in college basketball

Yesterday, Jon Rothstein attended UK’s practice and spoke to John Calipari about ways to fix college basketball in the wake of last week’s bribery scandal. Cal had a few ideas, but the main one came from baseball. Cal said that players should be allowed representation so they can profit off their image, with the money being deferred until the end of their college career. Honestly, players not being able to make money off jersey sales, etc. is the thing that bugs me most about the NCAA’s current system, and Calipari’s solution only makes sense. Read more below:

Calipari: College basketball should follow baseball and allow player representation

We’ll have some of Rothstein’s observations from practice for you in just a bit.

Our preseason basketball player profiles roll on

With media day and Big Blue Madness going down next week, basketball is almost upon us. Prepare yourself by reading our preseason profile series:

I like this projected starting lineup for the Pelicans

IG: LegionHoops

Four out of five ain’t bad.

And, oh yeah, we’re being sued

If you missed the news last night, referee John Higgins is suing KSR, Matt, and Drew for fans harassing him following the Kentucky/North Carolina game in the Elite Eight. As if you need more incentive to tune into today’s show, right?

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.

9 Comments for Today on KSR: Preparing for Mizzou, previewing basketball, and dealing with lawsuits

  1. Ben27
    9:10 am October 4, 2017 Permalink

    I would think that if Higgins proceeds with this law suit, he should not be allowed to work any Kentucky games because of his obvious prejudice and bias against Kentucky. Win the law suit and ban Higgins! it is a win-win for all parties.

    • CatsfaninFL
      9:23 am October 4, 2017 Permalink

      Especially if he loses… can’t imagine him not being biased at that point.

    • Luether
      1:39 pm October 4, 2017 Permalink

      This give our boy, Matt, a chance to apply his Dook law degree…

  2. big cat
    9:44 am October 4, 2017 Permalink

    My exact thought on the Higgins situation. The silver lining in this mess could be a win for BBN. The NCAA has done things in the past that don’t make sense, but I would not think they would ever assign him to future UK games. I support KSR and trust BBN will move on with class. We have football and basketball to deal with and we don’t need any negativity going forward.

  3. Tony the Liger
    9:50 am October 4, 2017 Permalink

    That poor kid. Questionable decision to post a picture of him in such obvious pain and suffering while a couple of grown men stand their grinning like nothing’s wrong.

    • J-Dub421
      12:43 pm October 4, 2017 Permalink

      Or maybe the kid got emotional and cried because his heroes came to visit him.

  4. UKinIN
    10:36 am October 4, 2017 Permalink

    I nominate Tony the Liger for Clueless and Unfeeling Asshat of the Year. Can I get a second?

    • bnelson0364
      11:03 am October 4, 2017 Permalink


    • UKinIN
      12:11 pm October 4, 2017 Permalink

      And seconded the nomination is approved.