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Friday Night News and Views


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What is a more appropriate way to start off your weekend than with a cute picture of a dog in a Kentucky football jersey?

Six cats to participate in NBA Draft Scouting Combine

Devin Booker, Willie Cauley-Stein, Aaron and Andrew Harrison, Dakari Johnson and Trey Lyles will participate in the NBA Draft’s Combine in Chicago on June 25. Karl-Anthony Towns, most likely the No.1 overall pick, will be the only player to no attend the combine. The Harrison’s and Johnson will participate in the 5-on-5 competitions. Booker, Cauley-Stein and Lyles will only participate in the medical/physical testing portion.

Multiple cats participated in NFL rookie minicamps today 

New York Jets

New York Jets

The former Kentucky tight end, Steve Borden, participated in the Jets’ rookie minicamp on a tryout basis. Braylon Heard also took handoffs from Jameis Winston at the Tampa Bay Buccaneers’ rookie minicamp. Also, Javess Blue has officially signed with the Green Bay Packers as a free agent.

Bud Dupree projected to make the 2015 NFL All-Rookie Team

The 22nd overall pick by the Pittsburgh Steelers has already been projected to make the All-Rookie NFL team. The Steelers expect Dupree to play like the linebackers of the past and be an impact on the defensive side of the ball. You can check out the full list here.

61 student-athletes to graduate 

A total of 61 athletes will graduate from the University of Kentucky this weekend. Ten football players will receive their bachelor’s degree on Saturday. Tod Lanter, Brian Long, Same Malone and Alex Poythress will be handed their diploma Saturday as well. Full list of graduating athletes here.

Third overall draft pick, Dante Fowler Jr., tore his ACL

The Jacksonville Jaguars first pick off the NFL draft tore his ACL during Jacksonville’s first rookie minicamp season. Sad news for the former Florida Gator as he will miss his first season in the NFL. Fowler was carted off the field after injuring himself during 11-on-11 drills.

Jeff Badet tweets his support to Fowler.

Wizards’ head coach was not happy with the media today

Randy Wittman made his frustration with the media very clear today. Whitman was upset after The Washington Post reported that John Wall “clashed with team medical staffers before sitting out Tuesday.” Whitman called the report “a flat-out lie,” and backed his star point-guard

ICYMI: Karl Towns is still not a real human being

Despite his late arrival, Matt was still able to chat with the projected No. 1 NBA Draft pick and all of KSR was able to watch through the app, Periscope. When Matt asked Towns what three people in history Karl would like to have dinner with, Towns responded, “I would pick Homer, Aristotle and Achilles.” If you want to see the whole video, download the app and follow Matt at @MattJonesKSR.




Article written by Kindsey Bernhard

Lover of dogs, sports and beer. @kindseybernhard

3 Comments for Friday Night News and Views

  1. Dusten
    11:28 pm May 8, 2015 Permalink

    Fowler wasn’t drafted in the third round… He was third overall… Big difference. Huge loss for Jacksonville.

  2. Hakmer
    11:39 pm May 8, 2015 Permalink

    Fowler was carted off the field after injuring himself during 11-on-11 girls. i too would have injured myself..

    • WeareBBN
      11:53 pm May 8, 2015 Permalink

      saw that and thought the same thing. Would not be my knee that was injured though……..