Forty-three days till football season, but there are only 27 days until the Kentucky volleyball team starts their 2018 season. Pictured above, Craig Skinner’s Cats are searching for back-to-back SEC Championships. You can catch all of the action at Memorial Coliseum this fall by purchasing season tickets here.
Preseason All-SEC Teams Released — Today we will learn if the media agrees with Benny Snell by selecting him First Team All-SEC. We’ll also see Kentucky’s predicted order of finish. I have a feeling it will not be near the top of the SEC East. No matter where their place, the football players probably aren’t going to like it.
Louisville will be Better without Lamar Jackson — That’s what Bobby Petrino thinks.
“I expect us to be better,” Petrino said with a straight face at ACC Media Dais. “I expect us to be more balanced, the ability to get more guys involved, particularly in the running game.”
Barbasol Tourney Continues — Rain is in the forecast, but it will not keep KSR off the course. I’ll join many of my KSR compadres for a day at Keene Trace. If you see us, come say hey.
Not an Ideal Debut — Brittany Lincicome’s highly anticipated opening round at the Barbasol Championship could’ve gone better. Only one birdie and a triple-bogey on the par three 16th led her to a 6-over 78 opening round score. The sixth woman to ever play in a PGA event found a silver lining after the round.
“Over all I did what I wanted to do with having fun,” Lincicome told reporters, “Just didn’t hit as many putts as I would have liked.”
She didn’t make her putts, but she did consistently out-drive the men in her group. The man at the top of the leaderboard after one day is Troy Merritt, who shot a 10-under 62.
Trapped in a Bunker — Across the pond at Carnoustie, U.S. Open Champion Brooks Koepka was a passenger on the struggle bus.
— The Open (@TheOpen) July 19, 2018
You can’t keep a good man down for long. He has shot his way back to under par this morning. At the top of the leaderboard you’ll find Zach Johnson at 6-under after two rounds, with Rory McIlroy not far behind at 4-under. Meanwhile, Tiger Woods has kept pace at even par.
Get Out Your Brooms — The latest episode of the podcast that is sweeping America, The Aaron Torres Sports Podcast, features a fantastic guest, Enes Kanter. The UnderKanter addresses his time at Kentucky and life in the NBA during an incredible interview you cannot afford to miss.
Flashback Friday — Let’s revisit this UK basketball commercial from 2004.
"This is Kentucky Basketball" – On the Court commercial (2004) pic.twitter.com/88kuQ4rlc3
— Classic KY (@KY_Clips) July 20, 2018