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Today on KSR: ‘Twas the day before kickoff

Congratulations, Big Blue Nation. You did it.

Fighting through the dog days of summer has been incredibly difficult, but you now only have one more sleep until Kentucky football season finally begins. In just 27 hours from this very moment, your beloved Wildcats will take the field and kick off their 2019 football season against the Toledo Rockets.

Until we get the sweet sounds of “TOUCHDOWN, KENTUCKY!” ringing through the Kroger Field speakers on Saturday, let’s get you through today in the most ridiculous manner possible.

College football scores around the nation

After week zero provided a nice tease between Florida and Miami (FL), week one began last night with 16 college football games across the country, including a solid slate of ranked teams.

Here is a quick score breakdown of those games, along with a few of the other games of interest that took place on Thursday evening:

  • No. 1 Clemson defeats Georgia Tech 52-14
  • No. 12 Texas A&M defeats Texas State 41-7
  • No. 14 Utah defeats BYU 30-12
  • No. 17 UCF defeats FAMU 62-0
  • Cincinnati defeats UCLA 24-14
  • Central Arkansas defeats WKU 35-28 (Yikes)
  • EKU defeats Valparaiso 53-7

Tonight, we also have two ranked teams in action.

  • No. 18 Michigan State vs. Tulsa at 7:00 p.m. ET on FS1
  • No. 19 Wisconsin vs. South Florida at 7:00 p.m. ET on ESPN

Use those two matchups to get you through this evening.

Cats in the NFL play in final preseason game

It wasn’t just college football teams taking the field on Thursday. In fact, several other former Wildcats played in their fourth and final preseason games of the year.

Here was the schedule and just a few of the available stats:

  • Atlanta defeats Jacksonville (Josh Allen) 31-12
    • Allen did not participate
  • New York Jets (Jon Toth) defeat Philadelphia 6-0
  • Carolina defeats Pittsburgh (Benny Snell) 25-19
    • Snell finished with eight carries for 12 yards, two receptions for 23 yards
  • New York Giants (C.J. Conrad) defeat New England 31-29
    • Conrad finished with four receptions for 36 yards
  • Green Bay (Za’Darius Smith) defeats Kansas City 27-20
    • Smith did not participate
  • Tennessee (Wesley Woodyard) defeats Chicago (Danny Trevathan) 19-15
    • Neither Woodyard nor Trevathan participated
  • Tampa Bay (Mike Edwards) defeats Dallas (Chris Westry, Randall Cobb) 17-15
    • Westry finished with two tackles (one solo). Edwards and Cobb did not participate

And with that, it’s time for the regular season, which starts on Thursday when Za’Darius Smith and his Green Bay Packers head to Chicago to take on Danny Trevathan and the Bears at 8:20 p.m. ET on NBC.

An arrest warrant has been issued for DeMarcus Cousins

An arrest warrant has been issued for former Kentucky center DeMarcus Cousins on a misdemeanor domestic violence charge in Mobile, Alabama.

According to A.J. Perez of USA Today, a third-degree harassing communications charge was also listed on the Mobile municipal court website.

On Tuesday morning, audio leaked of a man alleged to be Cousins threatening to kill his ex-girlfriend, Christy West.

The NBA and Lakers said on Tuesday in public statements that they were “investigating the allegations.”

Cousins suffered a torn ACL earlier this month and is expected to miss the entire season. He signed a one-year deal with the Lakers back in July.

Matt Jones forms exploratory committee on Senate bid against Mitch McConnell

On Thursday morning, KSR’s Matt Jones broke the news that he would be forming an exploratory committee on a potential Senate bid against Mitch McConnell.

After the announcement, Jones held a press conference with the local media to explain the decision.

You can hear what he said about the decision below:

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KSR in an hour

After breaking down his decision to form an exploratory committee on a potential Senate bid against Mitch McConnell on Thursday’s show, Matt Jones and the KSR crew is ready to break down all things Kentucky football this morning in Manchester.

The KSR radio show will be live at the Manchester Music Festival from 10:00 a.m. to noon this morning.

Go Cats.


Article written by Jack Pilgrim

Follow me on Twitter: @JackPilgrimKSR

11 Comments for Today on KSR: ‘Twas the day before kickoff

  1. Cokely53
    9:32 am August 30, 2019 Permalink

    Not a cat fan was stirring, not even Nick Roush

    • Ridge Runner
      9:50 am August 30, 2019 Permalink

      The jerseys were hung by the chimney with care, in hopes that game day would soon be there…

    • Ridge Runner
      9:52 am August 30, 2019 Permalink

      The fans too excited to sleep all ignored they’re beds… while visions of TOUCHDOWN KENTUCKY danced in their heads…

    • Ridge Runner
      9:53 am August 30, 2019 Permalink

      Sorry, had to finish it.

  2. rainman
    10:57 am August 30, 2019 Permalink

    You were born for this, you NEED TO RUN!

    • Ridge Runner
      11:06 am August 30, 2019 Permalink

      Big Cuz or Matt?

    • VirginiaCat
      11:47 am August 30, 2019 Permalink

      Forming an “exploratory committee” is a time-honored precursor to running for office. The purpose is to provide a rationale that is external to the candidate. It gives the appearance that “the people” want change and that you are just the guy to deliver that change. It is typically a feckless exercise, but serves a political purpose. He is running.

    • bailey000
      1:04 pm August 30, 2019 Permalink

      Let’s hope people are smarter than that

    • kacat2
      4:28 pm August 30, 2019 Permalink

      Good, get it over with, let’s see him sell socialism to Kentuckians.

    • jaws2
      4:48 pm August 30, 2019 Permalink

      The guy’s not running for squat. It’s all about keeping Matt Jones in the spotlight. Hey look at me!
      Why in the hell would any state want to give up the highest position in the senate? I’m praying he runs because it’ll be a larger whitewash than when his darling Grimes ran.

  3. brandles10
    1:53 pm August 30, 2019 Permalink

    We have 2 upper level tickets to give away. Our step daughter is sick and can’t go. We are giving them away to first one who asks who can meet us at the field before the game.