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UK Softball’s Friday Morning Wakeup

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Looking for something to do today before the rain starts? Head on out to John Cropp Stadium at UK and cheer on the UK Softball Team, who is hosting the 2016 NCAA Softball Regional. UK, the 1-seed, plays 4-seed Butler at 1:30 p.m. ET. That game will be preceded by (2) Utah vs. (3) Illinois at 11 a.m. If you can’t make it in person, you can cheer the ladies on via ESPN3.

Here’s the complete schedule for the weekend:

Friday, May 20

Game 1: (2) Utah vs. (3) Illinois — 11 a.m. ET [ESPN3, WatchESPN app, ESPNU Bases Loaded]
Game 2: (1) Kentucky vs. (4) Butler — 1:30 p.m. ET [ESPN3, WatchESPN app, ESPNU Bases Loaded]

Saturday, May 21

Game 3: Winner Game 1 vs. Winner Game 2 — 1 p.m. ET [ESPN3, WatchESPN app, ESPNU Bases Loaded]
Game 4: Loser Game 1 vs. Loser Game 2 — 3:30 p.m. ET [ESPN3, WatchESPN app, ESPNU Bases Loaded]
Game 5: Loser Game 3 vs. Winner Game 4 — 6 p.m. ET [ESPN3, WatchESPN app, ESPNU Bases Loaded]

Sunday, May 22

Game 6: Winner Game 3* vs. Winner Game 5 — 1pm ET [ESPN3, WatchESPN app, ESPNU Bases Loaded]
Game 7 (if necessary) — Same teams — 3:30 p.m. ET [ESPN3, WatchESPN app, ESPNU Bases Loaded]

The winner moves on to the Super Regional next weekend. This should get you in the mood:

Elsewhere in UK Sports world…

All eyes turn to Isaiah Briscoe and Marcus Lee

With Marques Bolden headed to Duke, the final two questions concerning Kentucky’s roster next season center around Isaiah Briscoe and Marcus Lee. Lee seems adamant about staying in the draft despite receiving terrible feedback at the Combine, while Briscoe has gotten great feedback during individual workouts with teams. Earlier this week, Briscoe’s father told Kyle Tucker that his son regained confidence during the process of working out teams, confidence he was apparently lacking during his time at Kentucky. This week, Briscoe worked out for his hometown Nets, who have a second round pick. If offered, it’s hard to see him passing that up.

That being said, I maintain that Briscoe is the key to Kentucky winning a national title next season.

UK Hoops picked up a much-needed player last night

In case you missed the news when it broke late last night, 3-star point guard Jaida Roper committed to Kentucky. Roper, a Memphis native, is a former Louisiana Tech signee who was released by her National Letter of Intent after the Tyler Summitt scandal and will be able to play next season. This is really, really good news for UK Hoops, who now has seven players for next season.

JuCo DL Phil Hoskins is on campus

Could the football team get some good news too? Justin Rowland is reporting that 6’5″ 280 lbs. JuCo defensive lineman Phil Hoskins is visiting campus today. Hoskins has offers from Baylor, Houston, Iowa State, Mississippi State, Syracuse, Central Florida, and others, and getting him on campus is a big deal for Stoops and company in the wake of James Hudson’s decommitment.

Enjoy your stay, Phil. Make yourself at home.

Kent Bulle goes for that money in Greenville, SC

Our friend Kent Bulle is playing in the BMW Charity Pro-Am today in Greenville, South Carolina, and he’ll have another friendly face cheering him on today alongside caddy and former KSR writer Aaron Flener. Drew made the trek to South Carolina to cheer on Bulle, who is currently -5 and tied for 17th. He tees off in about ten minutes, so if you want to keep track of his progress, follow along on PGATour.com.

Tony Vanetti steps in to cohost KSR

With Ryan Lemond on vacation, Matt’s called up Tony Vanetti from the bullpen. Tune in an hour from now to hear Tony and Matt do their thing. Maybe Tony will treat us to his Australian accent.

Finally, Steph is great, but LeBron is also insane:

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.

7 Comments for UK Softball’s Friday Morning Wakeup



  1. cats paw
    9:27 am May 20, 2016 Permalink

    saying that a shooting guard making 13% of his 3 pt attempts and 40% of his free throws is the key to our national championship next year leaves me with great hope!



    • runningunnin.454
      9:56 am May 20, 2016 Permalink

      Rajon Rondo couldn’t shoot in college either; I still remember his last shot against Marquette. It was an open look from 18, and it was a brick. It would have won the game. That didn’t preclude his being a great college player, and later a great NBA player.
      You should really learn the game before commenting.



    • cats paw
      10:31 am May 20, 2016 Permalink

      Rondo was a point guard! how many titles did he win at UK? where does he list on the all time greats at UK? who has ever listed him as a great college player? thanks for playing



    • runningunnin.454
      10:44 am May 20, 2016 Permalink

      You want shooters? Go root for Dook. Grayson Allen and Luke Kennard are knock-down shooters; and, they won’t get near an NBA court unless they buy a ticket.
      By the way, Briscoe played out of position for the team last year; he is also a point guard.



  2. Sentient Third Eye
    9:30 am May 20, 2016 Permalink

    If Briscoe comes back, that will be so important. For one thing, he would be easily the best glue-guy in the nation returning, and that’s always so important while the rest of the team is still figuring things out. For another, he has the perfect mentality to lead the team next year. The freshmen are tough-nosed kids, and Briscoe is the perfect person to lead such a group on the floor.



  3. Booby Petrino
    10:11 am May 20, 2016 Permalink

    Solid pickup for Hoops. Wish they could get a decent big girl for back-up, and if they do, they will have a pretty solid team…assuming no one else leaves. It’s not like they play more than 8 deep typically anyway. Then all the dummies who never even watch their games but are calling for Coach’s head can crawl back into their non-supportive holes.



  4. Blueblueblueblue
    11:30 am May 21, 2016 Permalink

    A
    UK FOOTBALL SINCE 2010:
    – OVERALL RECORD: 25-48 (34% wins)
    – SEC RECORD: 8-40 (16% wins)
    – NON CONFERENCE RECORD (excluding Louisville): 16-3 (84% wins)
    – LOUISVILLE: 1-5 (16% wins)
    While the numbers are bleak, when you break them down, the picture gets even bleaker.
    The only SEC teams UK has beaten: Vandy (2), South Carolina (3), Ole Miss, Tennessee, Mississippi St.
    Non-Conference Teams UK has beaten: 64% of UK’s wins have come against very poor competition.
    – Akron
    – Charleston (2)
    – WKU (2)
    – Central Michigan
    – Jacksonville St.
    – Kent St.
    – Samford
    – Miami (OH)
    – Alabama St.
    – UT Martin
    – Ohio
    – ULM
    – Louisiana Lafayette
    – Eastern Kentucky
    Non-Conference Teams who have beaten UK:
    – Pittsburg (in bowl) Note that Pitt is the only power 5 non-conference opponent UK has played and they didn’t choose to play them.
    – WKU (2) — worth noting that as soon as UK realized WKU was going to beat them consistently, they immediately stopped playing them. Classic UK move. They do it in all sports.

    WHAT UK MUST DO TO BE BOWL ELIGIBLE CONSISTENTLY:
    – Win the 3 non-conference cupcake games each year, even if this means avoiding high quality lower-level competition — like WKU. These 3 games must be won at all costs (including buying out opponents that are unexpectedly good (Southern Mississippi)
    – Must win 2 of 3 games against Vanderbilt, Missouri, and South Carolina each year. (with Muschamp likely to turn SC around, the Vandy / Mizzu games become must wins)
    – Must drop the game vs Louisville. It would be a PR nightmare, but it’s the right thing to do if your goal is to build your program. This allows you to schedule one more cupcake game, get 4 non-conference wins, and get into a bowl while only winning 2 real games (Mizzu / Vandy)