The sun is shining. Birds are chirping. Spring is in the air. Of course, that means it’s football time in the Bluegrass.
After taking about a two-month break from official on-field activities, coaches will get to work directly with players through 15 practices over the next five weeks. Spring practice isn’t made for guys like Mike Edwards and Benny Snell. It’s to benefit guys like Jamin Davis and Josh Ali, up-and-coming underclassmen who are pushing for playing time.
Spring is the start of a few position competitions. All pale in comparison to the battle for quarterback. Gunnar Hoak’s third spring will bring more pressure than ever before, thanks to Terry “Touchdown” Wilson. Can consistency and experience give Hoak a huge advantage, or will Wilson’s physical attributes put him over the top?
The biggest question of the spring will not be answered for quite some time. Until then, Mark Stoops will talk about UK’s progress and this morning’s helmeted practice when he addresses the media around 10:00 a.m.
It’s Championship Week
We are just six days away from Selection Sunday. Before you completely lose your mind, allow me…
Five teams have already earned an automatic bid into the NCAA Tournament — Michigan (Big 10), Loyola-Chicago (Missouri Valley), Lipscomb (A-Sun), Radford (Big Sun) and Murray State (OVC). Redford punched their ticket in the most dramatic way possible.
RADFORD WINS THE BIG SOUTH CHAMPIONSHIP AT THE BUZZER pic.twitter.com/5m7I7c0QD0
— CBB Talk (@CBBSuperFan) March 4, 2018
The winner of the MAAC final between Iona and Fairfield will earn a tournament bid tonight at 7:00 on ESPN. The West Coast, SoCon, Horizon and Colonial conference tournaments are also in action tonight on the ESPN family of networks.
Hear from Coach Cal
You will not be able to directly listen to John Calipari when he speaks on the SEC Teleconference this morning, but you will get to see the best of the best on KSR. You can hear the UK coach speak for one hour on tonight’s call-in show, beginning at 6:00 on the UK Sports Network.
KSR in T-Minus One Hour