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Hug An Australian Day’s Tuesday Morning Wakeup

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Happy Hug An Australian Day!

I’m not exactly sure how this holiday came to be, but April 26 marks Hug An Australian Day each year, according to the internet. So get out there and hug your favorite Aussie today. It could be a long day for Isaac Humphries on campus.

I’m working from home and I don’t live with any Australians, so I’ll watch Crocodile Dundee instead.


John Calipari Tyler Ulis won Coach of the Year at last night’s CATSPY Awards.

The 16th annual CATSPY Awards show was held last night in Memorial Coliseum and it was a big night for Tyler Ulis. Ulis took home a share of the Athlete of the Year award, and then joined John Calipari on stage as Cal accepted Coach of the Year. Cal then gave the award to Ulis as he told the crowd Ulis is the one who actually coached the team.

Other notable winners were Jamal Murray, Rookie of the Year; Landon Foster, Community Service Award and Male Scholar of the Year; and Charles Walker, Scratch Award.

“Caraoke” was a big hit.

Give these a watch when you can:

North Carolina basketball not mentioned in amended notice of allegations.

It appears the UNC basketball program will get off scot-free after a new, amended notice of allegations was delivered to the university with no mention of men’s basketball. It is unclear why men’s basketball was removed from the original notice of allegations released last May, but whatever the reason, it is excellent news for Roy Williams and the Tar Heels. That 2005 NCAA championship team seems to be out of danger and in the clear, despite having 10 AFAM majors on the roster. What a load of garbage.

The NCAA really dropped the ball on this one. Twenty-plus years of academic fraud and it’s unlikely a punishment of any kind will be issued. Unbelievable.

It has been very quiet on the Marques Bolden front.

Nine days have passed since Bolden’s original deadline for announcing his commitment, and it’s eerily quiet as fans continue to wait for some bit of news. This time last week Bolden’s high school coach told the Herald-Leader a decision could come by the end of the week — well, that week is long gone and there have been no new developments with the situation.

It’s obviously a very difficult decision for Bolden and it is clear he is struggling with a final call between Duke and Kentucky. But if he sat down and discussed it last week with his coach and family, as he had planned, surely it can’t be too much longer before his mind is made up. Then again, it could be June before he commits, if the last month is any indication of how this thing will continue to go. Either way, I will continue to live my life without worrying and I recommend you do the same.

Mac Jones received an offer from Louisville.

The Rivals QB camp MVP and UK commit picked up an offer from Bobby Petrino and Louisville following his big weekend in Baltimore. That’s good and all, but a tweet Jones sent out to announce the news rubbed a lot of fans the wrong way. It included a #GoCards hashtag.

Though many fans were upset, the tweet is consistent with Jones’ other tweets each time he receives an offer. He has done this for every school as a simple sign of appreciation. Nothing to worry about here. (Worry about Alabama instead.)

Bob Knight to endorse Donald Trump at a rally in Indianapolis tomorrow.

I think I’ll pass on that one.

Matt Jones returns to KSR today.

Matt’s back from his four-day weekend in Las Vegas and ready to retake the reins of his radio show. He’ll have plenty to say about his time in Sin City and the joke that is the NCAA. Be sure to tune in.

Article written by Drew Franklin

I can recite every line from Forrest Gump, blindfolded. Follow me on Twitter: @DrewFranklinKSR

10 Comments for Hug An Australian Day’s Tuesday Morning Wakeup

  1. ukjaybrat
    9:15 am April 26, 2016 Permalink

    “Nothing to worry about here. (Worry about Alabama instead.)”

    Exactly! He’s already committed to UK. If any school is going to steal him out from under us, it’s going to be Bama, not Louisville.

  2. UK Fan
    9:35 am April 26, 2016 Permalink

    The results from the UNC investigation that has come to light so far, seems to be EXACTLY the kind of stuff that the NCAA would investigate. What happen to the evidence from last May? Why the 180 degree turn around? WHY was Roy Williams so sure NOTHING was going to be done to the Men’s Basketball Program?…Known fact that 10 players (3/4 of the team or more ) on 2005 Men’s Basketball team majored in AFAM but NCAA says that’s ok we will start the next yr…after Roy re shuffles…Is this not how corruption begins..on ANY level…including the NCAA…I am sure with all of the “NEW” technology someone is going to get slammed with some kind of ridiculous “crime” like a text at 12:03 when all text where to end at 12:00…the horror of it all…lets give them the death penalty because the NCAA has to show they still have muscles….sad they couldn’t use muscles on a situation that matters rather then a tattoo, a jersey, buying a desitube kid a pair of shoes or allowing a homeless kid a place to sleep for a couple weeks. Sad, but NCAA DOES have priorities. What could be a more interesting story…is what is the penalty going to be for the “next’ major school that is announced.

    • ukjaybrat
      9:58 am April 26, 2016 Permalink

      if this were uk instead of unc, we’d have a multi-sport death penalty. and no one would bat an eye lash because we would have deserved it. but since it’s UNC and good ole boy Roy, they get nothing. seems legit.

    • leon singleton
      10:02 am April 26, 2016 Permalink

      If this had been Kentucky the death penalty would have applied.

  3. nybrasky
    9:42 am April 26, 2016 Permalink

    Moral of the story at UNC — Be an equal opportunity cheater. Of course, the regular students didn’t have “advisors” actively funneling them to these courses, but they were there if they wanted them.

  4. Sentient Third Eye
    9:43 am April 26, 2016 Permalink

    Isn’t “hugging an Australian” really just a euphemism referring to something sexual, ala “I think I’m turning Japanese”?

    “What are you doing in there, Johnny?”

    “Oh, don’t worry, Mom! I’m just hugging an Australian.”

  5. binarysolo
    10:33 am April 26, 2016 Permalink

    While UNC gets off scot-free, UK basketball gets punished because Jordan English paid for the McD ice cream cones for the guys in this Carpool Karaoke clip.

  6. Bluebloodtoo
    12:26 pm April 26, 2016 Permalink


  7. madarchitect
    3:11 pm April 26, 2016 Permalink

    Bobby Knight supports Trump?!? What a match made in heaven!