A Sunday after a UK football win just feels right, doesn’t it? Unfortunately, we haven’t had one in over a month, but let’s forget about that for now. The Cats picked up a huge confidence boost last night as they defeated Charlotte, and it looked like they were having a blast. Chris Westry comes to mind, as he joyfully returned to the sidelines in the snow after another Charlotte 3-and-out. As Mark Stoops said, “our team needed that”. It wasn’t the best matchup of the season by far, but Kentucky’s execution – especially the run game – finally gave UK fans something to cheer about. It was probably was the best thing for this team heading into the closing game against Louisville. I’m ready, I hope you are too. Bring on the dirty birds, it’s time to go bowling!
– Undoubtedly, the play of the night goes to Cory “Poop” Johnson. His amazing sideline interception last night made headlines, as it was shown across all college football recaps overnight. Here’s one post from CBSSports.com that highlighted Johnson, and it includes his “Poop-er Scooper” touchdown from a few weeks ago. Don’t forget the famous interview that lead to his wonderful nickname. Way to go, big fella!
– Moving forward to college basketball, Kentucky will take over as the #1 team in the nation following North Carolina’s upset. The Tarheels were toppled by Norther Iowa last night 71-67. Playing at home, UNI couldn’t have had a better second half. They came back from being down 14, and made it look easy as they lead most of the closing minutes. Talk about home-court advantage. For all the highlights and news from the game, check out this ESPN.com recap. It’s always fun to watch UNC crumble.
– In case you missed it, Micheal Kidd-Gilchrist had another heart-warming story to share this week. MKG was born prematurely, and as part of World Prematurity Day, he talks about a new friend he made last year while visiting with kids from Bee Mighty. WBTV and the Charlotte Observer sat down with Micheal and discussed his life growing up as a preemie, as well as little Anastasia that captured his heart. It’s a good heart-warming read, so don’t miss it, courtesy of the Observer.