A very happy belated birthday is in order for Ms. Ernestine Garst, a McLean County woman who celebrated her 109th birthday last Thursday. She credits God and Kentucky Basketball for getting her this far, “I’ve been watching the Wildcats for years,” she said in an interview with 14 News. “There’s been some awfully good players there. They’ve always been my Wildcats.” She says that she used to write letters to a Kentucky basketball coach, but she can’t remember which coach or how long ago. One thing she says she can remember? To always pray for a Wildcat victory, and that she loves the Harrison Twins. One of the final things on her bucket list is to meet Coach Cal and live to see 110 and another Kentucky win.
Think about all the things she has seen in 109 years. She has lived through 19 presidents, the sinking of the Titanic, the Great Depression, and both World Wars. Ernestine has also seen all 8 of Kentucky’s National Titles. How amazing is that?
Happy Birthday Ms. Garst! I hope 109 brings you #9.
Here’s some stuff that may happen today….
More Football Commits??
Friday and Saturday were huge days in the Kentucky football recruiting world. On Friday, Kentucky got Minnesota transfer De’Niro Laster and JUCO transfer Tate Leavitt on Saturday. Who is next? We’re on high alert after DT Kobe Smith’s decommitment from NC State after UK’s Friday Night Blue Lights camp. The 247 Crystal Ball has him 100% Kentucky, but we will keep a close watch on him.
UK’s Linnae Harper and Team USA will go for the gold.
ICYMI, Linnae Harper saved the day for Team USA yesterday when she knocked down the game winning free throws against Cuba in the final 7 seconds of the semifinal game. Now, the USA women will face our neighbors to the North tonight when they go for the gold against Canada at 8:45 pm. My Prediction? America for the win. Speaking of Great Americans…
John Short got a Twitter over the weekend.
In true American fashion, John Short got himself a Twitter this weekend. He then spent his Saturday eating ribs at Red State BBQ and tweeting out his football predictions. Here’s his season predictions:
UK by 60 biggins over Louisiana-Lafayette
UK by 5 biggins against South Carolina
UK by 5 biggins against Florida
UK by 5 biggins against Mizzou
UK by 40 biggins against EKU
UK by 10 biggins against Auburn
UK by 7 biggins against Mississippi State
UK by 10 biggins against Tennessee
UK by 5 biggins against Georgia
UK by 30 biggins against Vandy
UK by 65 biggins against Charlotte
and finally… UK by 15 biggins against Louisville.
If Kentucky does what John says they will, we’ll get a bowl game for sure. Give John a follow @Johnpshort05
The Suns play for the Summer League Championship tonight.
All three Kentucky boys on the Suns roster played out of their minds last night, including Devin Booker who tied a Summer League record with 31 points. Josh Harrellson proved that he deserves to get a training camp invite by dropping 19 points and 9 rebounds to go with Archie Goodwin’s 12 points, 6 rebounds, and 4 assists. The Phoenix
Wildcats Suns will play the Spurs tonight for the championship on NBA TV at 6 pm.
Kentucky is in for more rain.
At this point I don’t even know if we can handle anymore. As Johnson County tries to recover from their devastating flood, more rain is predicted for at least the next two days. In the meantime, the UK Hoops team is asking for donations to help with Johnson County’s recovery efforts. For more info on that, click here.
Matt’s back from Vegas and the KSR Tour continues.
Fresh off his trip to scope out the NBA Summer League, Matt is back in the beautiful Commonwealth of Kentucky to keep the tour rolling on with Ryan Lemond. Today, they will be at Pine Mountain Grill in Whitesburg and are ready for the annual “Speak Your Peace.” Here’s this week’s tour stops:
Tuesday: Manchester, Clay County Middle School
Wednesday: Somerset, Sleep Outfitters
Thursday: Harlan, Core Fitness
Friday: Fort Wright, Dickmann’s Sports Bar
That’s it for now…. Happy Monday everybody!