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Casey Kasem’s Sunday News and Views

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Sunday marks the legendary Casey Kasem’s 82nd birthday. This TV/radio personality is best known for his voice, playing the role of Shaggy in the show Scooby Doo, Where Are You! and on the radio as the host of American Top 40 for a whopping 24 years before Ryan Seacrest took over. Kasem was born in Detroit, Michigan and attended Wayne State University in the same city. He started out as a disk-jockey for the armed forces during the Korean War, and off he went. His patented voice is one recognizable all around the world, and it’s only a few times per generation we get one like that. Here’s to you Casey…

On to the news and views….Like….ZOINKS!

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Spring Game Success

With a crowd of over 35,000 in attendance (second only to last year’s) it’s safe to say this year’s spring game was a success. Fans saw an impressive offensive performance from the 1st team blue squad, and a monstrous defensive line featuring Za’Darius Smith get a number of phantom sacks on a beautiful day in Lexington. Coach Stoops was once again blown away by the support of the Big Blue Nation, after following a 2-10 season the head man still sees as much excitement surrounding the program as ever.

Pat Towles…We’ll See?

Coach Stoops played coy following today’s game about the starting QB. When asked if Patrick Towles was going to be named the starting QB he just said “we’ll see….we’ll see” and said it would be surprising in the coaching staff made a decision in the next week. Towles impressed in today’s game, going 11-15 with 126 yards and an interception. Reese Phillips was 10-17 with 74 yards and two touchdowns, while Drew Barker was 7-19 for 74 yards and one touchdown.

RUN 859

Pause the Air Raid sirens, this year’s UK football team might find their bread buttered by the running game. The running backs combined to gain 308 yards on the ground in total, led by 93 from Clemons and 90 from Kemp. Mikel Horton had a game high 13 carries for 70 yards, while transfer from Nebraska Braylon Heard carried it seven times for 55 yards. The Wildcats might not yet be in a position to air it out against opponents with young quarterbacks and an injured receiving corps, but surely the ground attack will be able to gash a few teams this season.

Baseball Drops a Series to the Rebels

The Kentucky baseball team continued their hot and cold play of late, with a cold series this weekend against the 12th ranked Ole Miss Rebels. After falling in the opener last night 12-4, the Cats couldn’t keep the Rebs off of the base pads and were trounced 18-5 this afternoon in the series clincher. AJ Reed continued his monstrous Player of the Year caliber performance this season adding ANOTHER two home-runs to up his total to 19 on the year, tops in the country. UK hopes to salvage the series tomorrow at 1 and hey, even if we lose, if you go you’ll get a nice tan?

Softball Evens it Up

In a historic series against two of the top teams in the conference, the 9th ranked Kentucky softball team rebounded from a loss last night to even up the series against 8th ranked Tennessee winning today 5-2. Come out to the gorgeous John Cropp Stadium tomorrow afternoon at 2 for the series finale and Senior Day. These ladies are 40-10…needless to say, they’re good.

Back atcha tomorrow morning, goodnight Wildcat fans.

@WilderTreadKSR

Article written by Wilder Treadway

KSR Alpha Class '12 #holla

22 Comments for Casey Kasem’s Sunday News and Views



  1. catscatscats
    11:34 pm April 26, 2014 Permalink

    Drew Barker is better than expected as a freshman, but Towles was the man today. I wonder if Stoops will consider red shirting Barker because Phillips looked to be on a similar level as Barker, why not get the extra year of eligibility.



    • Chris
      10:06 am April 27, 2014 Permalink

      I really hope the Coaches see that!! Im just worried they dont like Towles for some reason.. Like was reported in the Herald Leader today , Towles was not mentioned before spring as a possible starter!! How could that be with how bad our QB play was last year!! It was like they didnt expect him to improve!!! I know he fixed his hitch , but its still odd to me that he was out of the picture until he proved he is the best QB we have!! The QB evaluation process is one place that Stoops and Brown seem to be lacking!! Towles is a 4 star recruit who seems to have to prove himself like hes some walk-on!!



  2. Bill
    12:10 am April 27, 2014 Permalink

    Gary Henderson and the Bat Cats had another GOOD game – Geez!



  3. Redneck Republican Bush 00-08 Proud Voter!
    12:26 am April 27, 2014 Permalink

    Welcome back, you are the symbol of NASCAR, not this new, rock and roll Toyota driving LIBERAL who is the poster boy of today’s NASCAR driver!!!!!- WELCOME BACK, MR. PETTY!!!!!



  4. We're the show in town.
    12:30 am April 27, 2014 Permalink

    I’ll be impressed if this UK team wins 4 games. 3 seems more likely. Pitiful defensive line, and pitiful secondary.



    • linebeard
      12:34 am April 27, 2014 Permalink

      4 and maybe 5 wins, but the d line will be pretty solid.



    • Both of you all are full of ****.
      12:46 am April 27, 2014 Permalink

      Tghis team will start Patrick Barker, he will imrpove in the next four months and he will lead to the team to a huge bowl ganme. My bet is 8 wins d7 wins at he thminimum, and we beat the drty birds by 30 points on Superbowl Sunday. YOU LOSE! GO BIG BLUE! YOU LOSE! GO BIG BLUE!



  5. Ukcatzfan
    12:55 am April 27, 2014 Permalink

    308 yards
    I wonder what a really good running team will be able to do to the cats run defense



    • fostdiggity
      7:28 am April 27, 2014 Permalink

      it’s really only 154 per side if averaged out. Thats not bad at all.



    • Chris
      10:00 am April 27, 2014 Permalink

      LOL we played ourselves !! The rushing stats are doubled because of that!! We didnt give up 308 yards rushing!!



  6. Ukcatzfan
    12:57 am April 27, 2014 Permalink

    308 yards in a practice game and you think its SOMETHING
    Thats like WILLIS scoring 30 points at BIG blue madness



  7. Braves Win Over Reds
    1:00 am April 27, 2014 Permalink

    Braves Continue Their Winning Ways http://t.co/DRnqgdY2F9



  8. tyler#tybg
    1:23 am April 27, 2014 Permalink

    Is it basketball season yet? I am hopeful for the football team but honestly UK will win maybe 5 games and hopefully we can beat vandy or mississippi state.



  9. Dano
    7:17 am April 27, 2014 Permalink

    “but surely the ground attack will be able to gash a few teams this season.” NOT in the SEC.



  10. RadioRon
    7:55 am April 27, 2014 Permalink

    Ummmm, –disc— jockey maybe??



  11. Bill Belichick's Face Scowl
    8:08 am April 27, 2014 Permalink

    Bill Belichick Runs In A Half Marathon. He Still Has A Scowl On His Face… http://wp.me/p4pLOr-hk



  12. Casper
    9:26 am April 27, 2014 Permalink

    Let’s talk about our ball team



    • Casper
      12:45 pm April 27, 2014 Permalink

      Durrrrrrr, I have an IQ equal to my shoe size. Durrrrrrr.



  13. Chris
    9:57 am April 27, 2014 Permalink

    I hope the only reason that Stoops isnt naming Towles the starter is to avoid other QBS leaving… Cause if u have eyes Towles is the guy.. He was the only one who didnt have lame duck throws..Barkers ball wobbled on every throw , and Phillips almost was picked off on every out route throw cause there was no zip on it!! Towles made like 8 NFL out route throws on a line!!! He clearly was the only one u could throw out there in the SEC right now!! Towles had the least attempts of all 3 QBS and had the most completions.. I know its early but Barkers 7 for 19 is not going to cut it as a true freshman.. And if Reese gets the job being a redshirt freshman , what do u think Towles and Barker will do? If Towles is not the starter i will lose all respect for Stoops and Brown!!



  14. jeffrey
    11:07 am April 27, 2014 Permalink

    Can I just say Drew Barker is the real deal? He may not start this season, but he has a good head on his shoulders, smart in game kid. Has a great arm, great accuracy, and a very quick release that you see top level QB’s have. Can you imagine what he is going to be like his Junior season?

    And I am very very happy with Towles, great QB, accurate, he didn’t display any long range accuracy simply because he didn’t really attempt it. But he showed something that I love in a QB, ACCURATE FIRST DOWN PASSES. Plus he barely made any mistakes, the only time he “messed up” was when he had to run for his “life” because the O line broke down. I have confidence in him for this following season, I like this kid. We certainly took a huge step up in the QB position this season, I feel like all three are better than Max Smith and Whitlow.

    Now our O-line needs to do their job, and protect our QB if we are going to have a chance to win 5 or 6 games this season, we have 3 games that we should win this season, then 3 toss up games in MSST, UL, and MAYBE Vandy, and since UGA is coming to CWS this season, and UK always plays them tough, that could be our upset this season if we are being optimistic.



  15. Re-republican
    11:27 am April 27, 2014 Permalink

    Casey Kasem is an Arab. You shouldn not be celebrating him and his kind on this site.



    • UofLoL trolls crack me up
      12:47 pm April 27, 2014 Permalink

      I thought UK fans were supposed to be “the racists”?