Good morning Cats fans!!! We are fresh off of a bye-week and if you’re like me, you’ve already got Weatherbug open on the weekly forecast with one thing in mind…THURSDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL. Not only do we have the Auburn game to get us through this packed week, but then a historic Big Blue Madness on Friday! And with BBM comes Kentucky’s favorite rapper, Drake, who has the state buzzing over whether or not he’s going to make an appearance or dare I say…perform? I’ll just be over here listening to all of his albums in hopeful preparation instead of listening in class, and dedicate this post to you, Drizzy. So while you, the BBN, waits for this amazing week in Kentucky sports (and utilize KSR to do so), let’s get some things covered.
We’ve got Auburn on Thursday
Like I mentioned, Kentucky football will face Auburn at our favorite Commonwealth Stadium this Thursday night at 7:00 p.m. Kentucky hasn’t beaten Auburn since 2009, but that’s probably not news to you. This is Kentucky’s first ESPN Thursday night game at home which is bringing in a serious crowd, seeing as tickets were sold out weeks prior to the matchup. We’ve seen two sides to this Kentucky team, both strong and weak, and I know which one I’m expecting when the lights shine on CWS Thursday night. Left side, strong side!
Drake Big Blue Madness on Friday
I didn’t camp out for nothing! Friday night Kentucky fans will get to enjoy the 33rd Big Blue Madness either in person like myself, or live on television all the way through for the first time. With big recruits like Harry Giles, Marques Bolden and Rawle Alkins attending the event, we can expect this year’s event to be the best yet (Drake is rumored to be making a redeeming appearance). All we can do until Friday is try and predict what kind of ridiculous dance Matthew Mitchell is going to do and how many sorority girls will caption their pictures “I rock Kentucky blue on these ****” or “I need a girl from Kentucky”.
USA men’s soccer fell to Mexico last night
On a sadder note, Team USA couldn’t buckle down and get past Mexico last night in the CONCACAF Gold Cup, played in the Rose Bowl. The U.S. hasn’t beaten Mexico in the Rose Bowl in 21 years, leaving many wondering if that plagued the team. All I know is I stayed up until midnight on the edge of my seat watching Team USA answer every goal their opponents score until Mexico scored their third and final goal with two minutes to go, ending the match. All hope isn’t lost though, we’ll get you in the next one Mexico.
Kentucky basketball is practicing live on television tonight
Get your DVR set or get home from church early, I don’t really care, but one way or another you better have your eyes on Kentucky’s live practice tonight at 7:00 p.m. on ESPNU. This team is already looking amazing and after the pickup football game I watched at Big Blue Madness campout, the team bond these guys have is something you’ll want to see. This is the return of Alex Poythress and the start of something new (insert Troy Bolton voice) for Kentucky. Tune in, or be square…or something else that rhymes.
UK women’s soccer goes to Mississippi State tonight
While you watch the Cats on the big screen, check out the UK women’s soccer team as they head to Starkville, Mississippi to take on the Bulldogs on your computer! Kentucky is favored in the matchup as they’ve shown many times this season their ability to dominate the field. With all of the Big Blue events going on this week, show our soccer ladies some love and cheer them on tonight by watching on the SEC Network+, Watch ESPN or ESPN 3.
Matt Jones is already making moves on Kate Upton who will attend the Breeder’s Cup
It wouldn’t be a morning wakeup without something embarrassing Matt did over the weekend (or are those just my morning wakeup’s)? Any who, our own Matt Jones is putting the moves on blonde bombshell model/actress, Kate Upton, who will be attending the Breeder’s Cup according to Twitter. I’ll let the Tweets do the rest of the talking.
– Kate Upton (@KateUpton) October 10, 2015
I am totally available that day… https://t.co/7Mji4s6c8j
– Matt Jones (@KySportsRadio) October 10, 2015
Landon Foster is also attempting to get in on the action…
– Landon Foster (@BigBlueKick12) October 10, 2015
So who will it be Ms. Upton?