Yesterday, we lost a true sports legend. Frank Gifford, Pro Football Hall of Famer and legendary sports broadcaster passed away at the age of 84.
Gifford, an All-American at USC was taken in the first round of the draft by the Giants in 1952, where he was named NFL Player of the Year in 1956, invited to eight Pro Bowls for three different positions, and led the Giants to the title game five times. During his playing career he rushed for 3,609 yards, scored 34 touchdowns in 840 carries, and caught 367 receptions for 5,434 yards and 43 touchdowns. He was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame in 1976 and the Pro Football Hall of Fame in ’77.
After his playing career, he moved into the broadcasting world where he became one of the staples of “Monday Night Football” for 27 years.
Our thoughts and prayers go out to Kathie Lee, his five kids and grandchildren, and all of his family, friends, and teammates.
Now, onto a happier note:
ICYMI, Kentucky offered 2017 4-star PG Trae Young.
Young is a 6’1″ 170 lb pg from Oklahoma and has offers from Duke, Arizona, Kansas, Florida, Texas, and both Oklahoma and Oklahoma State among others. The 27th best player in the country wants to play with his friend (and #2 player in the 2017 class) Michael Porter, Jr., who also has an offer from the Cats. There’s a possibility that Young could visit UK for Big Blue Madness.
Football is in full swing.
Now that media and fan day are both out of the way, Stoops & Co. can really get down to business. With Jason Hatcher out for the first two games of the season and Kobie Walker still recovering from surgery, the coaches are going to have to try to find a temporary replacement to play LB. Yesterday, Andrew Cassady went into depth about who could be that help Kentucky needs.
T.J. Leaf, recent Arizona decommit, is down to eight.
The 5-star power forward is down to Kentucky, Kansas, UCLA, Texas, Cal, San Diego State, Gonzaga, and Indiana. According to 247, he is the 3rd best player in his position and the 12th best player in the 2016 class.
Bud Dupree makes his debut.
The consensus is in and it says that it was kind of a rough night for Bud. In his NFL debut, the nerves showed; Dupree looked sluggish and struggled to get off blocks. He got two tackles in the Steelers’ 14-3 loss to Minnesota. Don’t be discouraged, everyone gets those first game jitters, and he still has plenty of time to improve. I’m confident he will represent the BBN well in the pros.
UK Hoops Schedule is coming soon!
Something I’ve definitely been looking forward to seeing is the schedule for the 2015-2016 Hoops season. In an article by Jennifer Smith of the Herald-Leader about his upcoming foray into the music industry, Coach Mitchell promises that it is coming very soon. UK is just waiting to hear a final word from the SEC and a contract for a non-conference game to be signed before making the announcement. “That is on the horizon very, very soon. Days away. It will be a good [schedule] for a good team,” said Coach Mitchell.
KSR begins it’s final week on the tour with a stop by a super secret location.
Tomorrow KSR is LIVE in Frankfort at a secret location. We will be quite official
— Matt Jones (@KySportsRadio) August 10, 2015
The final week of the tour is upon us. Today, Matt and Ryan will be at a super secret location in Frankfort where Ryan Lemond will hopefully wear his Uncle Sam hat and be on his best behavior. Before their final two stops in Lexington and Louisville at the end of the week, the boys will be in Maysville and Danville. Here’s the final list:
Tuesday- Maysville- Laurel Oaks Golf Course
Wednesday- Danville- Sun Tropic Outdoors
Thursday- Lexington- All Sports at Fayette Mall
Friday- Louisville- Boombozz Taphouse
We’ll be back soon with the latest.