We have only seventy-eight short hours until Kentucky kicks off its football season in Kroger Field, not that I’m counting down or anything. The smells of fresh cut astroturf and Kroger Food Item of The Week are in the air and we’ll soon see what the Cats are made of against the Chippewas of Central Michigan.
Can. Not. Wait.
Let’s talk about it…
Mark Stoops will hop on the SEC Teleconference later today.
If you didn’t get enough Mark Stoops on Monday, you’ll get another dose of him today when he makes an appearance on the SEC coaches’ teleconference. Stoops will give the latest on his football team as it prepares for its season opener on Saturday and we’ll have a rundown of his Wednesday comments here on Kentucky-Sports-Radio-dot-com.
Matt House and the defense will talk after practice.
Once Kentucky’s practice concludes Wednesday afternoon, defensive coordinator Matt House and select members of his defense will hang around to take questions from reporters. As is the case with Stoops’ teleconference, we’ll have everything you need to know here on Kentucky-Sports-Radio-dot-com.
Terry Wilson is ready to win.
Following Tuesday’s practice, UK’s starting quarterback spoke for the first time since winning the job. He said he’s excited to get a win, he’s focused on the week ahead, and eager to make big plays with his new offense.
“Now that I’m comfortable with the offense, I can throw the ball all over the field. I still can run the ball, but I look forward to throwing the ball down the field and making big plays all around.”
Wilson also said he’s the fastest player on the team.
— Nick Roush (@RoushKSR) August 29, 2018
Central Michigan provides bulletin board material just in time for the game.
It’s not like Benny Snell needed any new motivation to get him up for his return to football since his ejection from the Music City Bowl, but he’s got it after comments from Central Michigan’s star running back. 1,000-yard-rusher Jonathan Ward was asked about Snell yesterday, to which he said, “I don’t know him. I don’t think there’s anything too special.”
You’ll know soon enough, bud.
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Basketball Recruiting News: Two prospects trim lists and include Kentucky.
One is the No. 1 overall guard in the Class of 2019, Cole Anthony, who cut his list to 12 and included the Wildcats, among others. We have a new interview with Anthony’s AAU coach here and you should definitely read it.
The other is Aidan Igiehon, a four-star center in the class, who named Kentucky one of his four finalists, along with Oregon, St. John’s and Louisville. You see that group and think UK has to be the pick in the end, but Igiehon still doesn’t have an offer from the Cats, so it may not be up to him.
UK announced the Big Blue Madness campout dates.
The 2018 edition of the Big Blue Madness campout will take place Wednesday, September 26 through Friday, September 28 outside Memorial Coliseum. Tickets will be distributed at the ticket windows on Avenue of Champions and online at Ticketmaster.com. A limited number of control cards will be issued to those camped out Friday afternoon. Plan accordingly.
Want free dental care?
My friends at Justice Dental are giving back to the community with their sixth annual Dentistry From The Heart event. On Saturday, September 8, people 18 and older who can’t get dental care elsewhere will have their choice of filling, extracting or cleaning for the cost of free at Justice’s Blazer Parkway location. Doors open at 9 a.m. and you’ll want to arrive early to make sure you’re seen, although the first 100 patients are guaranteed a spot. For more information, visit the event’s Facebook page here.
KSBar and Grille to open its doors to the public on Saturday, hopefully.
Last I checked, we still plan to open for the first time this Saturday for the UK game. Prayers up and fingers crossed.
Kentucky Sports Radio radio is back to normal after yesterday’s 40th Birthday Bash.
Tune in in one hour to hear more from Matt Jones, Ryan Lemond and Shannon T. Dude.