It’s a pretty slow day news-wise, so why don’t we open up the KSR Archives for a little fun? Here are the top stories from December 12 in KSR history:
Quade Green announced he was transferring from Kentucky – A year ago today, we said goodbye to Quade Green and his shades. Now at Washington, Green is averaging 9.6 points, 3.1 rebounds, and 5.2 assists, shooting 43.8% from the floor.
Terry Touchdown made his first appearance on the radio show – After committing to Kentucky a few days prior, Terry Wilson called into KSR for the first time to chat with the gang and confirm that his nickname is “Terry Touchdown,” not “Touchdown Terry.” You can listen to that call below:
Russell Westbrook called out Drew Franklin on Twitter – Drew’s gotten himself into plenty of bizarre situations over the years, but his beef with Russell Westbrook has to be near the top. After Drew tweeted about Westbrook’s Instagram photoshoot following a game, the NBA All-Star clapped back, telling Drew to “mind ya biz.” Of course Drew replied:
Kentucky beat Arizona State 72-58 — This game doesn’t seem particularly memorable. After shaving off his gray locks (remember those??), Derek Willis played well and Alex Poythress threw down this dunk before leaving with a hyperextended knee:
That’s when we also started to worry about Skal Labissiere, who fouled out after 13 minutes.
It was the day after Alex Poythress’ ACL injury — What is it about Alex and December knee injuries? On December 11, 2014, Alex tore his ACL in practice, leaving us all reeling. How would the team respond? (Well) Could they beat North Carolina without him? (Yes) Would the platoon system continue? (Kind of) Would Alex ever play again? (As the GIF above shows, yes)
On a much lighter note, here is Chris Tomlin’s ‘Excerpts from A Christmas Carol, Featuring Roy Williams.’ Tomlin needs to finish that book so he can give us more masterpieces.
We complained about student attendance at games — It’s only gotten worse!
Chester’s call about it went viral — Chester blamed poor student attendance at games on UK’s commitment to academics instead of athletics. The gang played the call on today’s show, but here it is again in case you missed it:
Mark Stoops hired Vince Marrow! — Stoops took the Kentucky job on Nov. 27, and a few weeks later, brought his old friend Vince Marrow on board. At the time, I wrote that his nickname was “Bone.” I was wrong.
We were still reeling from the loss to Indiana — The upset in Bloomington was still on our minds two days later, but unlike IU fans, we eventually moved on, in large part because we beat them when it mattered: March. This email from a fan who was at the game details just how classless Hoosier fans were in victory.
Steve Buscemi was the News and Views honoree – I promise I didn’t copy you, Drew.
We only had two posts – Either the KSR archives are messed up or we really did only have two posts on December 12, 2010, one of them an ad for the Season Never Ends calendar (RIP). Matt dedicated the news and views to Dick Vitale, with a rundown of the day’s top stories: Rick Minter, not Randy Shannon being hired as the new defensive coordinator; Mike Hartline’s suspension; Josh Harrellson; and Deandre Daniels’ visit. If you’re curious too, Daniels now plays basketball in Finland.
For perspective, KSR now averages 20 posts a day, not including ads. So, from two to 20. My how times have changed.
Kentucky beat Indiana 90-73 – Eric Bledsoe played well and Patrick Patterson had a double-double in a beatdown in Bloomington.
Fake Gimel wrote a post about boobs — It was actually about UT’s NCAA violations involving recruiting hostesses, but leave it to Fake Gimel to title it, “Improving Your Program With Breasts.”
Evan Hilbert wrote “A Year in the Life of a Hoosier” — To prepare for the game vs. Indiana on Dec. 13, the former KSR writer gave us this excellent breakdown of Hoosier fanbase.
Chris Tomlin wrote profiles of SEC mascots — Again, we miss you, Tomlin!
Episode 17 of Kentucky Sports Radio was live! — Ravi Moss was the guest on the podcast, which was taped at a BW3s. Unfortunately, the file no longer exists, which genuinely makes me sad.
Matt worried about Tubby Smith’s recruiting — After interviewing Nolan Smith, a five-star recruit who never heard from Kentucky even though he really liked the program and Tubby Smith, Matt shared his concerns about Tubby’s recruiting philosophy.
A Fable for the Kentucky Faithful — I have no idea what this is.
2004 and Beyond
Nope! That’s where the story ends.