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Davis Love III’s Squirrel’s Friday News and Views


While the rest of us waited for updates from the Big Blue Madness Campout on Thursday, Davis Love III adopted a squirrel. Love is currently playing in the President’s Cup, and during the rain delay, made friends with a baby squirrel who fell out of a tree. Love fell in…well, love, and carried the squirrel with him the rest of the day, even taking him into the team room when the weather got particularly nasty.

Because girls love anything that’s cute and small, even if it’s a varmint, Lindsey Vonn (Olympic skier turned Tiger Woods’ girlfriend) swooned all over the tiny animal, even getting up the nerve to put it on her boyfriend’s shoulder. Tiger had the reaction all of us do when our significant other distracts us while we’re watching the game, and it is priceless:

That’s adorable and all, but call me when he gets a pet possum. Then I’ll really be impressed.

News and Views?

Photo by @CameronMillz

Photo by @CameronMillz

Tent City Reaches Capacity

The Big Blue Madness Campout has turned into a different animal under John Calipari. What was once the surefire way to get the best seats to Midnight Madness has morphed into a circus with a whopping 755 tents. “Tent City” reached capacity on Thursday afternoon, prompting UK to release a statement telling fans that any new tents/campers would not receive a control card on Friday afternoon to exchange for a ticket Saturday morning. That means the allotted number of tickets for BBM campers had been reached. On Thursday. The sheer absurdity of this never gets old.

Yes, that is Dancing Guy and a child having a dance off.  You're welcome.  | Photo by @catsfan1234

Yes, that is Dancing Guy and a child having a dance off. You’re welcome. | Photo by @catsfan1234

Although UK threw cold water on the James Young/Stone Cold Willow pick-up game, there was still plenty of fun to be had Thursday night. The players passed out pizza to the fans and one extremely creepy person wearing an oversized baby mask:


The look on Willie’s face says it all. That is downright terrifying.

After pizza time, the players entertained the campers with some dunks. Our eyewitnesses on the ground say Marcus Lee was particularly impressive, showing off his freak athleticism and ridiculous hops. We’ll post any videos that go up as soon as they go online.

The players were reportedly stunned by the record crowd at campout, the freshmen in particular. Think about how surreal the whole spectacle must be for them…thousands of people camped out outside your dorm for free tickets to a practice. If that isn’t a crash course in the Big Blue Nation, then I’m not sure what is. Since Tuesday morning, a pathway formed between the Joe Craft Center and Wildcat Lodge, with fans waiting on either side to get autographs from the players as they went back and forth between the facilities. When they went out to deliver the pizza Thursday night, almost all of the players recorded the fans’ reactions with their phones and posted the videos on Instagram (you can see James Young’s above). Willie Cauley-Stein, who’s already been through this before, summed it all up with this tweet: “Omg I love this place!!! #BBM #campout #BestFansInAmerica.” After this week, how can anyone argue otherwise?

Hey, how’s the campout for Hoosier Hysteria going?


Thought so. Popcorn boxes celebrating the record attendance are coming your way soon, Bloomington!

Meanwhile, in the Joe Craft Center…

While the campers were camping during the day Thursday, the players were playing inside the Joe Craft Center. From the sound of it, the practices have been a bit of a culture shock for the freshmen, who weren’t accustomed to Cal’s style of non-stop action. Dakari Johnson said there’s no need for Kentucky to do any extra conditioning because they run so much during practice, while Julius Randle said the new guys are trying to learn how to “think slow while playing fast,” a staple of Cal’s style of up-tempo play. Wise veteran Jarrod Polson said that the other upperclassman have been trying to prepare the freshmen for two-a-days, which start this weekend, telling them that if you don’t get the treatment from the trainers afterwards, “you’re gonna die.” Suddenly the cold tub doesn’t seem so bad, does it?

Stoops makes a classy gesture

Earlier, Drew told you about Cameron Smith, a 13-year-old boy from Campbellsville who passed away suddenly in his mother’s home last Friday from unknown causes. Smith played football for Campbellsville Middle School and in a touching gesture, Mark Stoops sent Smith’s family a jersey with his name on the back to show his support. Here’s a picture of Smith’s team with the jersey:



Cal’s speech to campers

KSR will be LIVE from the Big Blue Madness Campout in the morning to tell tales from the scene and hang out with campers. Matt and Ryan will be set up on the outdoor basketball courts, so come say hello and enjoy the free entertainment. See you then.

Article written by Mrs. Tyler Thompson

No, I will not make you a sandwich, but you can follow me on Twitter @MrsTylerKSR or email me.

27 Comments for Davis Love III’s Squirrel’s Friday News and Views

  1. Daniel
    11:17 pm October 3, 2013 Permalink

    Well i guess i wont be getting a control card since i am coming up around friday afternoon.

  2. Dan
    11:37 pm October 3, 2013 Permalink

    Instead of having recruits come for Big Blue Madness and other games, why not have them come just to see Tent City.

  3. What ... .??
    12:16 am October 4, 2013 Permalink

    No autographs!! Rick would have signed autographs.

  4. Berk
    12:30 am October 4, 2013 Permalink

    Thought it was a good speech. Cal did a good job I am excited about next year. everyone has to know that the man has to sleep at some point. i would just let it be on our watch and not someone Else.

  5. Golfer from the Lakeside Links
    12:30 am October 4, 2013 Permalink

    One thing I have learned about Tiger Woods is when he is completely determined and completely focused on his goal, he does not like distractions…..Tiger likes to focus, focus, fan focus on his golf game…..the animal was rightfully ignored…

  6. ukfan
    12:43 am October 4, 2013 Permalink

    Wtf is that thing wondering around tentcity? Scary little creature my goodness is that a mask?

  7. Sheriff Buford T. Justice
    1:00 am October 4, 2013 Permalink


  8. theSkinny81
    1:09 am October 4, 2013 Permalink

  9. theSkinny81
    1:12 am October 4, 2013 Permalink

    Never mind, this is WAY better!!

  10. Sinbad
    3:48 am October 4, 2013 Permalink

    Its late and I mistakingly clicked on #9 link and oh lil red oh gosh what a shame :p

  11. Sinbad
    3:49 am October 4, 2013 Permalink

    More importantly these players impress me so much, and our coach is incredible, the fans unbelievable. If it’s possible again it’s this year

  12. Abe Shinzo Lincoln Continental
    5:48 am October 4, 2013 Permalink

    L. Vonn may like Davis Love’s squirrel….but she loves Tiger’s monkey.

  13. jay
    6:13 am October 4, 2013 Permalink

    ul ad on the side of ksr?I know “you have know control,depends on your google searches”blah,blah.I assure you i have never searched anything ul.Totally unacceptable!

  14. Jordan Collard
    6:22 am October 4, 2013 Permalink


  15. swampthang
    7:35 am October 4, 2013 Permalink

    “It ain’t for funsies in this state” Classic. Should be on a t-shirt

  16. crazycatfan
    7:54 am October 4, 2013 Permalink

    Agree with “It ain’t for funsies in this state” t-shirt. Priceless!

    (Nobody cares about Tiger or Lindsay … with or without a squirrel.)

  17. cracka
    7:57 am October 4, 2013 Permalink

    jay, it’s whatever is on this site … if there are articles all day about us battling kansas for oubre and alexander then i get ads for ku gear … If people are talking about ul on here, I get those ads

  18. greginky
    7:59 am October 4, 2013 Permalink

    I wonder how long it will be till the university starts using the campout as a recruiting tool. Can you imagine what recruits would think if they got to witness that.

  19. AnthonyBBN
    8:15 am October 4, 2013 Permalink

    Man, I wanted to troll that UofL fan board but I have to await a moderator to be able to post. Don’t think that is coming any time soon. (And by troll use facts and sources)

  20. $1.75 Tacos?
    8:17 am October 4, 2013 Permalink

    For fellow Reds fans, ESPN just reported Dusty Baker will not return next year.

  21. Wi Tu Hi
    8:23 am October 4, 2013 Permalink

    Why would one of the UK basketball players be playing a basketball game against a little crackhead anyway?

  22. Ridiculous
    8:27 am October 4, 2013 Permalink

    It’s ridiculous he didn’t sign at least a few autographs. I was standing right there when a little boy asked him and he was ignored. I am ashamed.

  23. CATandMONKEY
    8:45 am October 4, 2013 Permalink

    Clicked on #9 link. I have a BS from that dirty bird school and a doc from UK and the Cards fans never fail to embarrass me.
    Someone needs to remind them that Poythress could probably be on an academic scholarship if he were unable to play roundball.

    Had this been Ms. Vonn’s squirrel … I would be MUCH more interested.

    People; we do not OWN Coach Cal. Cut him a break. He has, in a few years, availed himself to the fans more than any coach.

  24. Deacon
    9:05 am October 4, 2013 Permalink

    Cal ends the speech saying he won’t be at the camp out Friday night, “because I’m going to Washington D.C.” Interesting. I predict the shut down will be over by Monday.

  25. Honky Kong
    9:10 am October 4, 2013 Permalink

    Is that a squirrel in your pocket, or are you just happy to see me ??!

  26. Davis Love III
    9:30 am October 4, 2013 Permalink

    I am not playing in the President’s Cup, I am one of the captains assistants.

  27. J in Orlando
    9:41 am October 4, 2013 Permalink

    Seriously, is there another coach that can sell “I’m not going to sign autographs” better than Cal? #YouPeopleAreCrazy