As you may have heard, John Calipari is in Egypt for the FIBA World Cup, so his better half stepped in to help out at the Father/Son Camps at UK this weekend. Check out this great picture of Ellen and a young camper, who surely complimented her on her appearance on Friday’s show. If you haven’t yet, be sure to go back and listen to Ellen and Erin’s interview, along with Chantel Stoops’. As Kentucky fans, we’re incredibly lucky to have such great first ladies.
Now, some notes before I go celebrate the Thirth, the real holiday in my neighborhood…
Don’t forget that we’re live blogging the Nathan’s Hot Dog Eating Contest at noon tomorrow
Before you head out to your cookouts and pool parties, enjoy the Fourth in the most ridiculous manner possible: KSR’s annual Nathan’s Hot Dog Eating Contest Live Blog. I’ll be manning the live blog alongside Richmond Bramblet, so join us at noon as we get totally hyped up then grossed out. Go one step further and scout the competition with Richmond’s preview from earlier today:
Kanye West and 2 Chainz hung with UCLA today
Get Right for the Summer Workout â€¦
featuring Kanye West and 2 Chainz pic.twitter.com/bzUPh6cEMJ
— UCLA Basketball (@UCLAMBB) July 3, 2017
The picture of the day on Twitter has to be Kanye West and 2 Chainz with the UCLA basketball team, including the latest Ball to be a Bruin, LiAngelo. Apparently the two rappers were playing with some friends in the Wooden Center when the UCLA team came in for their workout, so they didn’t exactly practice together, but still. Kanye and 2 Chainz or Drake? You decide.
What’s going on down at Western Kentucky?
This morning, Evan Daniels reported that former UNC star Shammond Williams resigned from his assistant coaching position:
Former UNC star Shammond Williams is resigning from his assistant coaching position at Western Kentucky, per a source.
— Evan Daniels (@EvanDaniels) July 3, 2017
Why is this interesting? Williams is the godfather of Western’s star freshman Mitchell Robinson, and obviously played a very big role in recruiting him to Western. Something to keep an eye on…
No new KSR tomorrow
…But that just means Wednesday with the Football Podcast crew will be even more exciting. Here’s a recap of where we are on the KSR guest host schedule:
Week One June 26: Dan Woken of USA Today
June 27: Pardon My Take
June 28: Evan Daniels
June 29: Aaron Torres
June 30: Jennifer Palumbo and Mrs. Tyler Thompson
July 3rd and 4th: “Best of” shows to celebrate America’s Independence
July 5: KSR Football Podcast
July 6: Mo Egger
July 7: Steve Romines and T.J. “Makes em Pay” Smith
July 10: Rex Chapman and Josh Hopkins
July 11: Avery Williamson
July 12: Tate Frazier and Mark Titus of The Ringer
July 13: The Sklar Brothers
July 14: Laura Rutledge of the SEC Network
July 17: Dewayne Peevy
July 18: Nick Mingione
July 19: Tim Couch
July 20: Matthew Mitchell
July 21: UK Football coaches
July 24: Seth Greenberg
July 25: Ramel “Smooth” Bradley
July 26: Cole Cubelic of the SEC Network
July 27: Guest Hosts
July 28: KSR Crew
If you can’t listen to the shows live, make sure you are subscribed to the NEW iTunes KSR radio feed.
There’s been a Matt Jones sighting in Rome
— Siraj Dayaram (@c_raj_day) July 3, 2017
So, you know, if you see him in Rome, holler at him. Then go eat some cacio e pepe because it’s one of the best dishes ever created.
How is Kentucky still losing this poll?
The Finals for best fans are set and it's down to Kentucky and Iowa State, who has the best fans?
— College BBall Polls (@cbb_polls) July 3, 2017
We’re coming for you, Iowa State.
Speaking of polls…
Which of these 4 media entities do you go to most often when surfing the Internet or smart phone for UK sports coverage?
— Oscar Combs (@wildcatnews) July 2, 2017
You guys are the best. Happy Fourth.