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Today On KSR: What’s Happening Outside Of MLB Opening Day

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Well hello there, bud. Good morning to you.

I’m back behind the wheel of Kentucky-Sports-Radio-dot-com today after two days away from the internet. I had to unplug for a couple days for some private matters, but I have returned as we continue to transition from UK basketball fun to the offseason grind.

So join me in previewing what’s ahead on the docket for today and beyond, and then tune in to Kentucky Sports Radio radio at 10 am. I’ll be on there too. Hashtag double duty today.

Let’s go.


UNC’s Nassir Little stole the show in the McDonald’s All-American Game.

With big names like R.J. Barrett and Zion Williamson on the court Wednesday night, it was Nassir Little who shined the brightest and took home McDonald’s All-American MVP honors. The UNC signee scored 28 points, three shy of the game’s all-time record, in his West Team’s defeat of the East.

Barrett and undecided prospect Jordan Brown weren’t far behind in the scoring column with 26 points each.

See all the stats in the official box score:

Confession: I was unable to watch the game, but I do know Kentucky’s Keldon Johnson made the winning plays down the stretch — against Barrett, of all people.

Keldon Johnson will be Kentucky’s superstar next season

Karl-Anthony Towns went crazy last night.

Towns went for 56 points and 15 rebounds in Minnesota’s win over Atlanta last night. In doing so, the former Wildcat became the youngest player to have a 50/15 game since Shaquille O’Neal in 1994.

It also set a new Timberwolves franchise record in scoring, previously held by Mo Williams, not Kevin Garnett, surprisingly.

UK’s NBA prospects have gone home to weigh their decisions.

Easter Weekend is Decision Weekend for Kentucky’s NBA hopefuls. The players who aren’t already home will soon be going home, and they’ll all come back to Lexington next week with a decision in mind. We all have our own guesses and predictions of what they’ll each do, but it won’t be long before we know what they’ve actually decided. The news should begin to trickle out on Monday (or maybe even earlier) and continue throughout the week as they finalize their plans.

It’s Opening Day in Major League Baseball.

Only seven months until baseball is over!

Congratulations to our new Editor-in-Chief, Mrs. Tyler Thompson.

As I said, I was off the grid the last two days, so I did not extend a public congratulations to our new Editor-in-Chief, Mrs. Tyler Thompson. Tyler is now the boss of the internet’s ugliest website, and we’re very excited to have her in an extended role behind the scenes.

Many of you received this news as a sign of me quitting, but I regret to inform you that I am not going anywhere. You’re stuck with me. I will write for KSR until my fingers fall off because I’m married to the game.

I need Talladega 500 advice.

Four short weeks from this very moment, I will be in an RV heading toward the Talladega 500 — and I need some help. If I may be honest with you for a moment, I’m a little nervous about my first RV/Talladega experience. If any of you out there have been, I’d love to pick your brain about what to know and expect. You can e-mail at [email protected] or slide in my DMs on Twitter at @DrewFranklinKSR. I just need someone to tell me I’m going to be okay and let me know what should be on my prep list. Thanks in advance.

Chris Mack was introduced as the head coach of Louisville yesterday.

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I already miss Rick Pitino.

Article written by Drew Franklin

I can recite every line from Forrest Gump, blindfolded. Follow me on Twitter: @DrewFranklinKSR

9 Comments for Today On KSR: What’s Happening Outside Of MLB Opening Day

  1. ClutchCargo
    9:26 am March 29, 2018 Permalink

    Can UofL please hire somebody hateable? We’re pretty much down to Petrino, although Walz looks like he could possibly step up and fill the void. But I could never dislike the women’s basketball coach enough for it to really matter to me.

    • Mathlete
      10:49 am March 29, 2018 Permalink

      Their baseball coach is kind of a jerk from what I remember last postseason

  2. Jiminy Crickets
    9:39 am March 29, 2018 Permalink

    You guys will hate Mack. U wait. I give 10:1 odds there’s a fight in next year’s UK/UL game

  3. JTHinton
    10:00 am March 29, 2018 Permalink


  4. Sentient Third Eye
    10:23 am March 29, 2018 Permalink

    I’m glad Drew will still be writing here, but I am also glad to see Mrs. TT “in charge”. No offense to Drew (who is very entertaining when he writes, being KSR’s own version of Hunter Thompson), but Tyler has done more “real” reporting that anyone else at the site, and I hope that her level of old-school professionalism will carry over to the younger writers.

  5. Mathlete
    10:48 am March 29, 2018 Permalink

    Congratulations to Mrs TT!

  6. 2thepoint
    11:02 am March 29, 2018 Permalink

    I haven’t liked Mack ever since he began as Xavier’s coach so no problem joining the hate groupw

  7. Megan
    11:20 am March 29, 2018 Permalink

    It was Nassir Little who shined the brightest, says Drew.

    The past tense of shine (intransitive) is shone. The sun shone brightly yesterday.

    The past tense of shine (transitive) is shined. He shined (shined what?) shoes for a living.

    As the automated telephone operator used to say, please make a note of it. He shined shoes when the sun shone. By the sea shore.

  8. meeksfor3
    12:52 pm March 29, 2018 Permalink

    I wouldn’t lead any conversations at the Talladega Super Speedway with “My boss is a liberal who loves Bill, Hillary and Obama.