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Mark Stoops will preview Mississippi State
The bye week is over, which means Mark Stoops will meet up with his favorite media members at Kroger Field to preview Saturday’s game vs. Mississippi State. Tune in to the site around lunch for a live stream and complete recap, courtesy of Nick Roush.
If you missed it, the Bulldogs opened up as a 10-point favorite. Here’s what they done thus far this season:
We’ll also find out the Tennessee game time
The Volunteers continue to implode, which could make next weekend’s game in Kroger Field especially sweet. Tennessee hasn’t scored a touchdown in ten quarters and are by all accounts a terrible football team; however, I’ve seen enough games vs. the Volunteers in my lifetime to be cocky. I just hope they hang onto Butch long enough so a loss to Kentucky will be the final nail in the coffin.
Speaking of coffins…
Rick Pitino’s fate is about to be decided
As we speak, UofL’s athletics association board is meeting to discuss Rick Pitino’s contract, or, more specifically, terminating it. It still seems surreal that Pitino’s out at Louisville, and today, he’ll have the chance to defend himself, whether it be in person or by video call. Knowing Rick, his lawyers will continue to drag this out to get every cent they can, but today is officially the end of the Pitino era at Louisville, a damning end to the final chapter of a legendary coaching career.
Speaking of Rick…
Did you see that Karen Sypher will be on KSR tomorrow?
She’s the big surprise guest. Tomorrow’s interview is her first since being released from federal prison and she reached out to KSR ahead of other outlets. Yet another must-listen show.
Kentucky Volleyball took down #1 Florida
For the first time in program history, the Kentucky volleyball team took down the number one team in the country, the undefeated Florida Gators. Watch the final moments below, along with the post-match celebrations:
Yeah, that was fun. Let’s relive that historic win at Florida. pic.twitter.com/QplfAko7oS
– Kentucky Volleyball (@KentuckyVB) October 16, 2017
– Kentucky Volleyball (@KentuckyVB) October 15, 2017
It was a good weekend for basketball recruiting
Zion Williamson and Bol Bol wrapped up their official visits to Kentucky yesterday, and from everything we’re hearing, they went very well. The Cats were already considered the leader for Zion, but the visit moved them back into the driver’s seat with Bol as well. After watching the group of recruits wait by the blue carpet for almost an hour on Friday night, I can tell you that, unlike some of the guys, Zion and Bol ate up the attention from fans and genuinely seemed to enjoy themselves (as did 2019 star James Wiseman and 2021 PG Zion Harmon). Hopefully Immanuel Quickley’s tweet from yesterday is further confirmation of all those good vibes:
— Immanuel Quickley (@IQ_GodSon) October 14, 2017
Check out Matt’s post from last night for more good recruiting news, including the latest on Keldon Johnson, who could be the sleeper in the 2018 class:
Shoutout to my big brother
My brother Travis made the family proud yesterday by finishing the Ironman Louisville. In just over 11 hours, he swam 2.4 miles, biked 112 miles, and ran 26.2. Meanwhile, I drove home from Danville, had a piece of pizza and a beer, watched football, and napped. Clearly, he is the badass in the family. Way to go, big bro.
Radio in an hour…