After practices and countless interviews, the McDonald’s All-American Game finally tips off tonight at 7 p.m. on ESPN. Immanuel Quickley will suit up for the East Team while Keldon Johnson will represent the West. We’ll have full coverage on KSR and you can pass the time until tip off by getting to know a little more about the two future Cats:
More draft decision speculation
Yesterday brought the news that Kevin Knox’s desire to return to school isn’t just a cruel joke and that PJ Washington played through a broken finger the second half of the season. Knox is already in Tampa, Florida to talk things over with his family, while Washington will go to New York City this weekend to discuss his decision with his. As always, we’ll have our ears to the ground, so stay tuned.
UK Baseball beat Miami (Ohio) 13-7
The Bat Cats got a nice midweek win over the Miami Redhawks yesterday thanks to Daniel Harper, who struck out six in six shutout innings for his second win of the season. This weekend, they’ll head to Tuscaloosa to take on Alabama.
Chris Mack will be introduced as Louisville’s new coach
And try as we might, we can’t find a reason to hate him, except for the fact that Bill Murray (whose son Luke is one of Mack’s assistants) will probably be a Louisville fan now. In the post directly below this one, Aaron Torres outlined all the reasons why Mack to Louisville will not only be good for the Cards, but for the Kentucky/Louisville rivalry, so check it out.
Stephen Johnson will receive the Tom Cannon Courage Award
Got some time on your hands this afternoon? At 4:30 p.m., Stephen Johnson will receive the inaugural Tom Cannon Courage Award from Freddie Maggard and the KSR Depth Chart Podcast Crew at the Jack Kain Ford dealership in Versailles. The award — named for Tom Cannon, a UK fan and Lexington schoolteacher who passed away from stomach cancer last year — will be presented annually to the UK student athlete who exemplifies a commitment to the principals of sportsmanship and courage in overcoming and excelling past obstacles in their way. Stephen definitely fits that description.
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The new Roseanne was funny
I learned the hard way to have very low expectations for TV sitcom reboots (cough, Arrested Development, cough), so I was pleasantly surprised at how much I enjoyed the new Roseanne. Not only was I amazed at how little the actors seemed to have aged (plastic surgery is a helluva drug), but the original charm was still there too, along with plenty of topical humor. In an age where people either tiptoe around or bludgeon each other over politics, it was nice to see both sides make light of it for once.
Pick the best bacon
It’s breakfast time, after all:
Four all the way.