For only a four-day work week for most people, there sure was a lot of news to be spread around Big Blue Nation. A lot of it came from the SEC spring meetings, where John Calipari went full John Calipari. But there was plenty of other stuff in basketball, football, baseball and around the state, too.
Monday was Memorial Day, so there wasn’t a lot happening in the world.
— We did find this old Adolph Rupp Coca-Cola ad. It was pretty cool.
— Malik Newman announced he will transfer out of Mississippi State. So much for that one-and-done plan, huh? Probably should’ve gone to Kentucky to begin with, but we’re glad he didn’t.
— UK baseball missed out on a postseason invite.
— Memorial Day Special: Freddie Maggard looked back at three athletes who sacrificed their lives for our country.
— On Tuesday we found the worst real estate agent in America. Never buy a house from a guy with a name like that.
— SEC spring meetings got underway down in Florida. We visited some potential issues that might be discussed.
— Speaking of Florida, how about that massive alligator on the Florida golf course? We sure that’s not a dinosaur?
— A Kentucky man used his daughter as a human shield from police, while wearing a “#1 Dad” shirt. To be fair, the shirt didn’t specify what he is #1 in.
— UK released season tickets numbers for the upcoming football season. Long story short: You need to buy tickets.
— Nick started Wednesday with some early notes from the SEC spring meetings in Destin.
— Also from Destin, we learned Kentucky’s Week 2 game against Florida earned the 3:30 afternoon slot on CBS.
— Marcus Lee visited Washington, while Michigan and Xavier entered the mix for Charles Matthews.
— Wall vs. Cousins in NBA preseason game in Rupp Arena? Sign me up for all of that. Sorry, Karl. Blame whoever double-booked the games.
— Gary Henderson resigned as head coach of UK baseball.
— Video emerged of Shagari Alleyne showing off his salsa dancing moves. And he has plenty of them.
— Biggest news of the entire week: John Calipari’s crazy SEC tournament idea.
— Tai Wynyard danced and balled out for New Zealand in the FIBA 3×3.
— Is Shaq’s son an option for Kentucky in 2018? Baby Shaq is interested in UK, Michigan State and Duke, according to his dad.
— It’ll take Superman to start over Malik Monk next season, says John Calipari.
— Vegas released the point spread for the season opener against Southern Miss in Commonwealth Stadium. That’s no easy game, by the way.
— The SEC coaches proposed moving the SEC tournament championship game to Saturday.
— Jeff Goodman told a Louisville radio station Marcus Lee turned down guaranteed money from the NBA. Wait. What?
— Calipari was a topic on PTI, per usual this time of year.
— Sixers VP said Alex Poythress “stood out” in workout and “has a future, for sure.” Poythress now in the top 50 on Chad Ford’s big board.
— One-time UK target Jarrett Allen finally made a decision.
— Kentucky sent five assistant coaches down to Georgia for a satellite football camp. Lamar Thomas went to get that bacon, he tweeted.
— The SEC expanded its policy on transfers with misconduct issues. More options for Louisville, I guess.
— In a game of HORSE, Jamal Murray hit the craziest shot you’ll ever see. He could not see, ironically.
— The police chief in a small town in Harlan got busted for selling drugs, months after he swore to crack down on the town’s drug problem.
Enjoy your weekend!