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One Week Till Derby: Saturday’s Top 10

If you’re reading this, I’ve already been tailgating for the mini-Marathon for six hours.  Entering the homestretch with just one week till the Kentucky Derby, it’s the most magical time of the year to be in the city of Louisville.  Even though Derby is the only thing on my mind, there’s still plenty of other things happening around the Big Blue Nation (but first with the Derby stuff).

Opening Night at Churchill Downs

If you’re not a fan of spending a ton of money during Churchill Downs first week of May trifecta, Opening Night Racing might be just what you need.   If you haven’t already celebrated the start of Derby Week at the mini or the Balloon Race, get to the Twin Spires.  Gates open at 5:00 and admission is $10.

Horse Racing Trash Talk!

Horse racing has plenty of interesting characters.  Some are outspoken idiots (Steve Coburn), while others simply shine in the spotlight (Bob Baffert).  Trainer Mark Casse received some of the spotlight yesterday with two horses in the race, State of Honor and Classic Empire, the early Derby favorite.  Casse was feeling froggy during his time with the press.

I can’t blame Casse for being confident; he has the best horse in the field.  If you leave Empire out of your Derby exotic bet you’re out of your mind.

Will Boom and Toth get Drafted?

It’s the final day of the NFL Draft and two Wildcats hope to hear their names called.  Jon Toth is essentially a lock, but where the center may fall is a mystery.  Boom Williams initially appeared to be on the outside looking in, but picked up some late momentum this week.  Even if he doesn’t Williams will surely sign a nice free agent deal by the end of the day.  The Draft restarts today at noon.

Really Bengals?

Every year there’s handful of players with “character issues,” but Joe Mixon does not fit into this category.  He didn’t get in trouble for smoking weed.  He punched a girl in the face and it was captured on video.  I (kind of) consider myself a Bengals fan, but how in the hell am I supposed to root for that dude?  Bungles gonna Bungle.

Final Weekend of the Active Recruiting Period

John Calipari gets one more weekend to see his top prospects before shutting it down for the spring.  Under Armour and Nike are both hosting events in Indianapolis, while the Adidas Circuit is ongoing in Atlanta.

After starting his night at the Under Armour event, Cal shifted his focus to the EYBL where he saw Cam Reddish face off against Bol Bol, Manute Bol’s son, followed by an unbelievable performance from 2018’s No. 1 player, Marvin Bagley.  In front of Kenny Payne and Coach Cal he scored 35 points, grabbed 13 rebounds and did this:

Did you Hear Bam Adebayo on KSR?

The Kentucky forward joined Kentucky Sports Radio to discuss his decision to hire an agent and turn pro.  He shared stories from his time at Kentucky and much more in this fantastic interview.

See Bam in E-Town

Adebayo’s autograph tour will stop at the Towne Mall at Elizabethtown from 11-12:30.  If you can’t be there, he’ll be at the Wildcat Warehouse in Owensboro tomorrow.  To see his full schedule, click here.

If you’re more of a Malik Monk person, do not worry.  Here’s where Monk is this week.

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John Wall is a Beast

The Wizards defeated the Hawks 115-99 to advance to the second round thanks to John Wall’s impressive 42-point performance.

The Wizards will open the second round in Boston on Sunday at 1:00.  Trey Lyles’ Jazz have a Game 7 date with the Clippers at 3:30.  Sorry sports fans, but today is a Saturday without playoff basketball.

Check out the Updated KSR Movie Bracket

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UK Baseball Rolled South Carolina

The BatCats put the Gamecocks in a coffin, rolling in Columbia 19-1. NINETEEN runs.  Wow.  The highlight reel is a long one.

UK will try to win the series today at 4:00.

Article written by Nick Roush

"Look upon the doughnut, and not upon the hole." @RoushKSR