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UK Bride and Groom of the Day Want the Wednesday Morning Wakeup

Amy & Patrick - UK

You’re looking at Amy and Patrick Botner, two diehard Kentucky fans living in Houston, Texas. The two recently got married, and like any true Kentucky fans, incorporated the Cats into their big day. I don’t know if Amy wore her Andrew Harrison jersey over her dress when she went down the aisle, but I’d really like to think that she did. If not, this picture of her hugging it in the dressing room is great regardless:

Amy - UK

Congrats, you crazy kids. See you in April for the Final Four?

Here’s today’s agenda.

Mark Stoops will be on the SEC Coaches Teleconference

Stoops will be up around 12:40 p.m. to preview Saturday’s game against Georgia. After two very disappointing performances against Mississippi State and Tennessee, I’m ready to hear how Stoops is getting his team up for Saturday’s game in Athens. I’ll bring you his comments after lunch.

Maybe someone will ask him about the players-only meeting that took place this week

Last night, Mikel Horton told reporters that Patrick Towles and Josh Forrest called a players-only meeting this week so the team could all get on the “same page.” Horton said half of the team wasn’t on the “same page,” which, I’m sorry, is pretty freaking alarming, and probably explains some the disarray we’ve seen on the field the past two weeks. Fortunately, Horton said they’re all on the same page now, but I’d be curious to see how many times players-only meetings actually translate to what happens on the field. In fact, maybe I’ll research that for later this week.

The KSR Football Podcast drops this afternoon

Freddie, Jared, Nick, and Drew sat down last night to talk about all the issues surrounding the program, and considering both Jared and Freddie vowed to stop being nice and start being real with Kentucky football, I’m pretty anxious to hear it. It should be uploaded sometime after lunch.

Radio Ron is in The Voice Tribune

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Before today, I didn’t know what The Voice Tribune was, but apparently it’s a society magazine in Louisville, and our friend Radio Ron has a two-page spread in the October 29th issue. In the interview, Ron talks about his background in radio and acting (he was an extra in “Nashville”!) and his achievements in the Kentucky Senior Games. Sadly, there’s no audio accompaniment, because I don’t think I’ll ever be able to read a quote from Ron without hearing it in his voice.

The read the interview for yourself, click here.

ICYMI, the NJIT game got pushed back an hour

Yesterday, UK announced it’s pushing back the start time of the NJIT basketball game one hour to accommodate the football team’s game against Vanderbilt, which starts at 4 p.m. ET. The NJIT game, which will only be broadcast on SEC Network + online, will now tip off at 8 p.m., hopefully giving fans who watch the football game at home time to get to Rupp. Or, if you’re going to Nashville, more time to find a bar that’s willing to hook up the Watch ESPN app to the TV so you can watch the basketball game. Seriously, any bar on Broadway that does this will make lots and lots of money.

What is going on with UK Hoops?

Yesterday, Matthew Mitchell announced that freshman guard Morgan Rich will transfer, the third player in as many weeks to leave the program. Rich was a Top 100 player coming in and sat out Big Blue Madness for disciplinary reasons. Last week, Linnae Harper announced she was transferring, and two weeks ago, Oregon transfer Chrishae Rowe was dismissed. What the heck is going on? 

Thankfully, UK Hoops got a commitment from a huge recruit last night: Mount Washington native Lindsey Duvall. Duvall is considered the third best point guard and the tenth overall player in the 2017 class. Finally, some good news to help offset the bad.

The switch from “favorite” stars to “like” hearts on Twitter annoys me

I realize that a good number of you have no idea what I just wrote, so let me explain. On Twitter, before yesterday, you could either retweet a tweet (share it with your followers) or favorite a tweet. Favoriting is pretty much letting the author know you liked the tweet, but not enough to retweet it. Yesterday, Twitter switched the “favorite” function, which was represented by stars, to a “like” function, which is represented by hearts. This is all very trivial, I realize, but it makes Twitter, my favorite social media platform, that much more like Facebook, my least favorite social media platform. Also, the heart kind of explodes in a really cheesy, middle schooler doodling hearts on notebooks kind of way when you click it, making me dislike it even more:

Adorbs? Hugs?

Drew starts jury duty today

Like a responsible citizen, Drew will perform his civic duty today and potentially tomorrow and Friday. Nick and I will hold down the fort in his absence. Godspeed to him as he enters a day of wearing real pants, listening to people argue, and not being allowed on social media. You got this, Drew.

KSR starts in one hour

Will Shannon know who Kentucky’s new governor is? I’m guessing no.

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.

16 Comments for UK Bride and Groom of the Day Want the Wednesday Morning Wakeup



  1. ukblue22
    9:12 am November 4, 2015 Permalink

    Should have said this sooner, but Mrs. Tyler Thompson is my favorite KSR writer.



    • Mixxy
      9:23 am November 4, 2015 Permalink

      I’ll second that. Mrs. T has turned out some genuinely great, informative articles over the last few months.



    • Mrs. Tyler Thompson
      9:49 am November 4, 2015 Permalink

      Thanks guys, I appreciate it!



    • ukblue22
      9:29 am November 4, 2015 Permalink

      To whomever lifted my tag. That’s about as classless as it gets.



  2. RICK
    9:22 am November 4, 2015 Permalink

    Tyler , I hate twitter. Of course i’m older than you.



  3. Mixxy
    9:26 am November 4, 2015 Permalink

    It’s ironic, but liberal Matt Jones is sort of a Tea Party kingmaker now. It would be reasonable to say that Matt Bevin only won the GOP nomination because of his KSR debate performance, and the same is true for the election last night after his KSR debate performance against Conway.



    • Bill Splivins
      10:40 am November 4, 2015 Permalink

      It would be reasonable to say that KY will no longer be in 49th place for quality of life in the USA, it’s now fast tracking to the coveted 50th spot! If you like Somalia you’ll love KY.



  4. middle schooler
    9:47 am November 4, 2015 Permalink

    I have to say you’re adorbs, Mrs. T. Hugs. When will KSR get the cheesy heart button thingy?



  5. Richmond Bramblet
    9:55 am November 4, 2015 Permalink

    Here’s my thing about the switch from Favorites to Likes. I hated favorites. I rarely used the favorite button because, if it really was my favorite Tweet, wouldn’t I only just favorite one tweet and then go back and unfavorite the one that was previously my favorite? Now I can like someone’s tweet without hesitation, and I don’t feel so much distress about the whole favorite situation.



  6. BlueRedneck
    10:07 am November 4, 2015 Permalink

    Just heard on the radio that former UofL BB player Kyle Kuric will undergo emergency surgery for a brain tumor. I lost my brother to a similar tumor years ago so I know firsthand how scary this situation is for Kyle and his family. Prayers going out for him. Even thought he played for our rival, he was always a class act and a very good player. Some things are way more important than sports. It would be very classy for KSR to put a post up supporting him.



  7. inside info2
    10:16 am November 4, 2015 Permalink

    I agree with you Mrs. TT. Half the team not being on the same page is alarming. Of course, I’m sure Stoops will disagree with you.

    I also agree that the change to the hearts on twitter is ridiculous. If the new CEO thinks that is going to save his company…



  8. That dude
    10:45 am November 4, 2015 Permalink

    The only thing a “players only” meeting does is confirm the fact that you’re on a really bad football team. They usually never work, no need to research that.



  9. kyle heavy
    10:47 am November 4, 2015 Permalink

    How does no one get that “half the team wasn’t on the same page” is the defense vs. the offense? They are obviously probably pointing fingers at each other, which can create some turmoil. If I was the defense I would be very frustrated with the offense.



    • Mixxy
      10:50 am November 4, 2015 Permalink

      The offense and the defense are supposed to have different pages.



  10. Tom Jurich
    11:13 am November 4, 2015 Permalink

    Drew better not try to get on the grand jury for the U of L investigation. I own this town and will CRUSH him!



  11. Mikey
    1:10 pm November 4, 2015 Permalink

    Oh lovely another game that I paid for that I won’t get to see. Thanks SEC Network!