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:
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:
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
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?