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Monday A.M. Headlines: Basketball team returns, Wimbledon is empty, more

Good morning and happy Monday to you and yours. There was some actual sports news over the weekend, believe it or not. Let’s catch up on it and then be the best version of ourselves today.

 

The basketball team returned to campus.

Once football made its successful return to campus, it opened the door for basketball, and yesterday John Calipari welcomed his 2020-21 team to Lexington.

My understanding is Sunday was a day for moving in and the initial testing process, then basketball activities will begin in some form this week.

This is wonderful news.

 

Kentucky’s Mr. and Miss Basketball were named.

Both the boys’ and girls’ high school basketball seasons were cut short due to COVID-19, but the winners of the state’s Mr. and Miss Basketball awards were still given out in a virtual ceremony Sunday night.

Earning the state’s prestigious Mr. Basketball title for 2020 was Dayvion McKnight of Collins High School in Shelbyville, Ky. McKnight averaged 20 points and 8.1 rebounds per game as a senior while leading Collins to the 8th region title. For his career, McKnight is Collins’ all-time leader in points (1,897), rebounds (1,040), assists (600) and steals (329). He’s off to play for Rick Stansbury at Western Kentucky.

Maddie Scherr of Ryle was named Kentucky’s Miss Basketball for 2020. Scherr averaged 15.8 points, 7.6 rebounds, 5.8 assists and 3.1 steals per game as a senior. She’s off to Oregon, a long way from Florence, Ky., and the 9th region.

 

Big NFL news: Cam Newton is a Patriot.

New England has its QB to replace Tom Brady. The Patriots finally signed Cam Newton, the league’s MVP in 2015, to a one-year deal in Foxboro. Corbin’s own Jarrett Stidham is still the quarterback of the future for the Patriots, but Bill Belichick couldn’t pass up the opportunity to coach Newton in a year everyone will be paying even closer attention to see how the Hall of Fame coach does without Brady. It was the best move for both parties, and now the Patriots’ offense will have a new look with a lot of potential.

 

Landon Young is a married man.

Young and his beautiful bride, Haleigh, said “I do” over the weekend.

Congrats to the newlyweds, Landon and Haleigh Young

The couple got engaged back in March and somehow pulled off a wedding in 2020.

Teach me.

 

Wimbledon was supposed to begin today.

Like many other things, Wimbledon is sitting out in 2020. Today was supposed to be the first day of tennis at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club, but it remains completely empty this week for the first time since World War II.

One interesting piece of Wimbledon news: it had pandemic insurance at $2 million a year over the last 17 years. Wimbledon stands to receive a $100 million payout from its policy.

 

I made it through 20 minutes of Will Ferrell’s new movie on Netflix… you?

 

KSR is taking you to Fulton County on today’s show.

KSR radio’s county spotlight continues today with a look at Fulton County, Kentucky, the most-western part of the state. Tune in to learn more about it and give us a call if you’re from the area.

Article written by Drew Franklin

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

2 Comments for Monday A.M. Headlines: Basketball team returns, Wimbledon is empty, more



  1. Bluehender
    9:53 am June 29, 2020 Permalink

    Drew you didn’t mention yesterday’s golf. What about Dustin Johnson? He better hang on to that new putter..



  2. The Original WTF Guy
    12:05 pm June 29, 2020 Permalink

    Watched all of the new Will Ferrell and found it to be quite good. Certainly not Anchorman good, and probably not Talladega Nights good, but still quite good.

    If you are not familiar with Eurovision do yourself a favor and do a search and watch some highlights from it before watching the movie. It’s hard to imagine music like that in the movie is presented seriously, but it is.

    As for JaJa Ding Dong, well, what more can be said. 🙂