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It’s Derek Willis and Dominique Hawkins Day on KSR! (Monday Show Thread)

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Good morning, and welcome to a very special edition of Kentucky Sports Radio. Today, Derek Willis and Dominique Hawkins will join the crew in studio to reflect on their careers at Kentucky and look forward to what’s next. Tune in to hear some behind-the-scenes stories from your favorite Kentucky boys. Also, make sure to go see them on their statewide autograph tour:

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44 Comments for It’s Derek Willis and Dominique Hawkins Day on KSR! (Monday Show Thread)



  1. runningunnin.454
    10:02 am April 3, 2017 Permalink

    Did you all see the article someone posted over the weekend about an article a guy named Michael Powell of the NY Times wrote. North Carolina lawyers say “fake classes are not the business of the NCAA, but rather an accrediting organization.”
    So, they would rather lose their accreditation than face penalties from the NCAA?
    Ha Ha, crazy.



    • RealCatsFan
      10:16 am April 3, 2017 Permalink

      Sounds a little bit like this article. It has an autoplay imbedded, so mute speakers if at work.

      http://www.cbssports.com/college-basketball/news/north-carolinas-arrogance-might-have-backfired-in-ncaa-academic-fraud-case/



    • RealCatsFan
      10:20 am April 3, 2017 Permalink

      If you want to make that argument, then the Memphis violations should go away and they should get their banners back and the fines that were levied. The NCAA said that the player has to be academically eligible (per ACC test scores) to attend college, so why would fake classes be any different. A precedent was set with the Memphis case, so the NCAA needs to act consistently on that precedence. To not do this, IMO, sets them up for legal liability.



    • Sentient Third Eye
      11:19 am April 3, 2017 Permalink

      Child molestation is the business of the police, not the NCAA. But that didn’t stop them from penalizing Penn State.



    • J-Dub421
      11:33 am April 3, 2017 Permalink

      Because educational institutions have MANDATORY reporting obligations and they did not do that.



  2. J-Dub421
    10:06 am April 3, 2017 Permalink

    Win at any cost, the Carolina Way…



    • runningunnin.454
      10:16 am April 3, 2017 Permalink

      So what would a non-accredited state university be ….nothing?
      Go Zags.



    • J-Dub421
      10:19 am April 3, 2017 Permalink

      Too bad for them, that’s short sighted and stupid. Losing accreditation will hurt worse in the long run because they will lose big money and prestige. Students won’t go to your school if their degree is worthless.



    • ukjaybrat
      10:20 am April 3, 2017 Permalink

      i thought that was the louisville way ?



    • J-Dub421
      10:28 am April 3, 2017 Permalink

      Maybe I should have called it the ACC way since Duke gets away with whatever they want too.



    • RealCatsFan
      10:36 am April 3, 2017 Permalink

      From the article I linked above, this paragraph:

      “The Tar Heels’ 2005 NCAA championship, which involved players who took many fake classes, is squarely back in play to be vacated. The latest notice expanded the time frame for the violations and now looks at fall 2002 until summer 2011. The second notice alleged the violations ran from fall 2005 to summer 2011, neatly preserving UNC’s national title in spring 2005.”

      I certainly hope that is true. Remember, the Committee of Infractions is now being run by SEC commissioner Greg Sankey, who is unlikely to bow to the ACC golden boy status. And never trust a university who has an AD with the first name “Bubba”…



    • ukjaybrat
      10:40 am April 3, 2017 Permalink

      RCF. I don’t disagree…. but i’ll believe it when i see it. when it comes down to it. the NCAA is still a business who is about money more than morals.punishing UNC will hurt them financially more than sweeping it under the rug which has been their MO for decades.



    • J-Dub421
      10:41 am April 3, 2017 Permalink

      UNC should absolutely lose their 2005 title. They had several players who were kept eligible by fake classes, most notably McCants. He had D’s in everything except African American studies where he had A’s. That is a major red flag.



    • RealCatsFan
      10:52 am April 3, 2017 Permalink

      If Louisville and UNC don’t have their titles vacated, I really think Memphis and UMass have grounds for a lawsuit against the NCAA. They both lost millions of dollars and immeasurable prestige because of the NCAA, and they have grounds to argue that the enforcement is not consistent. It would at least make the NCAA think twice before letting these things slide for their “golden boys”.



  3. J-Dub421
    10:17 am April 3, 2017 Permalink

    I don’t have any sympathy for Bolden. Grow up and cut the apron strings. Quit letting your mother make your decisions for you. Live your life.



  4. RealCatsFan
    10:17 am April 3, 2017 Permalink

    The thing that pisses me off the most about the UNC cheating scandal is that NO ONE mentions it anymore. If this was hanging over UK, the announcers would bring it up about every 45 seconds.



    • J-Dub421
      10:20 am April 3, 2017 Permalink

      Also, they show zero remorse. Everyone knows they cheated and they don’t care at all.



    • runningunnin.454
      10:23 am April 3, 2017 Permalink

      Ole Roy says it’s been a real pain in the butt.Cry me a river.



  5. RealCatsFan
    10:40 am April 3, 2017 Permalink

    I was soooo glad to see Geno Areola and the UConn women go down to MSU!



    • J-Dub421
      10:42 am April 3, 2017 Permalink

      All SEC final in women’s.



    • ukjaybrat
      10:43 am April 3, 2017 Permalink

      i like geno. but it is refreshing to see another team at the top for a change



    • Booby Petrino
      10:50 am April 3, 2017 Permalink

      I was hoping Ms St would win. Not a huge fan of Dawn Staley. Still mad about the time she flipped out on Coach Mitchell for putting in our bench warmers for the last few seconds the last time we beat them. It was senior night, he wanted our girls to get their last applause but Staley didnt’ realize it and started flipping out like he was insulting her.



    • runningunnin.454
      10:58 am April 3, 2017 Permalink

      The UConn Women’s coach, now what exactly is his last name, RCF?
      Is that a Freudian slip?



    • RealCatsFan
      11:19 am April 3, 2017 Permalink

      RG, I can never spell or pronounce his name, so I go with what is familiar.



    • runningunnin.454
      11:23 am April 3, 2017 Permalink

      Ha Ha Ha.



  6. RealCatsFan
    10:49 am April 3, 2017 Permalink

    Great song! Blind Melon’s lead singer was yet another 90’s rocker who succumbed to a drug overdose. IMO, the 90’s were the greatest rock and roll decade, but the lead players paid a heavy toll to their addictions. I think Pearl Jam and RHCP’s might be the only major bands from that era that were unscathed.



    • runningunnin.454
      10:55 am April 3, 2017 Permalink

      ’50’s were greatest rock n roll, ’60’s were greatest rock.
      Joplin and Hendrix and Elvis set the pace for drug problems of the future.



  7. RealCatsFan
    10:50 am April 3, 2017 Permalink

    The news article about the women’s golf kind of stole Matt’s thunder…



    • J-Dub421
      10:56 am April 3, 2017 Permalink

      If fans can get calls/outcomes changed, then I need to send an email to the NCAA….



  8. runningunnin.454
    10:51 am April 3, 2017 Permalink

    Ulis, 34 pts, 9 assists, and…9 rebounds.
    I think he’s grown 8 inches. Ha!



    • ukjaybrat
      10:54 am April 3, 2017 Permalink

      yeah, he’ll never succeed in the nba. he’s too short…. /s



  9. J-Dub421
    10:59 am April 3, 2017 Permalink

    The Gonzaga dude may be fat, but so is Kennedy Meeks. Meeks has moobs.



    • RealCatsFan
      11:18 am April 3, 2017 Permalink

      Meeks is the original Burger Boy, but we are not talking about basketball. My nickname for him is “Cheeseburger”.



    • Sentient Third Eye
      11:24 am April 3, 2017 Permalink

      I think Meeks is secretly on the same diet plan as Stephen Johnson.



    • runningunnin.454
      11:27 am April 3, 2017 Permalink

      Meeks take the McDonald’s thing toooo far.



    • RealCatsFan
      11:38 am April 3, 2017 Permalink

      Does it seem like Meeks has been at UNC for about ten years? I could swear he came in when AD came to UK.



  10. runningunnin.454
    11:25 am April 3, 2017 Permalink

    Saw somebody is saying Lonzo Ball to the Suns. If they draft another guard, I’m going to doubt their sanity.



    • J-Dub421
      11:32 am April 3, 2017 Permalink

      Kind of like if the 76er’s draft another big.



  11. Sentient Third Eye
    11:25 am April 3, 2017 Permalink

    He reminds me of this old tune:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zKMtLWEWYZI



    • runningunnin.454
      11:34 am April 3, 2017 Permalink

      The Texas Playboys?
      You’re telling your age.



    • Sentient Third Eye
      12:30 pm April 3, 2017 Permalink

      To be honest, I was only five when they recorded their “For the Last Time” album just before Bob Wills died, but I love that music more than just about any other kind.



  12. RealCatsFan
    11:37 am April 3, 2017 Permalink

    Listening to Dom & Derek makes me miss them already… sigh…



    • RealCatsFan
      11:40 am April 3, 2017 Permalink

      Derek is cracking me up – it’s like listening to my nephew… The Mountain Dew legend lives!

      Shannon needs to run a clip from Talladega Nights “We’re all jacked up on Mountain Dew, Chip!” 😀



    • J-Dub421
      11:57 am April 3, 2017 Permalink

      Same. Really great dudes.