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Remembering the good old days’ Saturday Morning Links


After eight years, the Kentucky Sports Radio that we have all come to know and love has changed faces for good. By now you have surely noticed the effect, and if not, take a look at Matt’s recap of the revamp. There is a load of nice visual improvements, and the skeleton to implement more cool features in the future is set in place. This is a happy time!

But I would be remiss to not allow for a moment of silence to remember the KSR of old…

Nov. 30, 2005

Aug. 23, 2013


After eight years and more than 31,500 posts, ugly KSR is gone.

Today is a new dawn. The first morning of the new and improved KSR. Long live pretty KSR!


— Five-star point guard and No. 3 player in the 2014 class Emmanuel Mudiay is making his college choice tonight on ESPNU at the Under Armour Elite 24 game, and the odds for Kentucky do not look promising.

— It is an awkward time for basketball tournaments, being the start of football season, but if you can familiarize yourself with the UA teams for tonight’s contest. Some of the biggest names to take note of: Stanley Johnson, Steve Zimmerman, Rashad Vaughn, and Tyus Jones. But each team is brimming with talent. Should be a fun one.

— The football team is seeing big upgrades in more areas than just offense and defense. Special teams is getting plenty of attention from Coach Peveto, and it seems senior kicker Joe Mansour is taking notice.

— Need more special teams coverage? Fear not, friend of KSR contributed this report to the Courier-Journal, and you can catch up on Mansour, punter Landon Foster, and freshman leg Austin MacGinnis too.

— Finally, some sad news. The funeral for 16-year-old De’Antre Turman is scheduled for 11 a.m. this morning at a church in Georgia. The high school junior was a Kentucky recruit and died following a spinal cord injury during a pre-season football game.

Article written by Stuart Hammer

B.S. Broadcast Journalism from the University of Kentucky. @StuartHammerKSR

25 Comments for Remembering the good old days’ Saturday Morning Links

  1. Wise guy
    10:32 am August 24, 2013 Permalink

    This is awful on the iPhone. I hate it. Text is too small.and it loads slow. Awful

  2. lesigh
    10:34 am August 24, 2013 Permalink

    Stuart, fix your “By know.”

  3. KSR Regular
    10:37 am August 24, 2013 Permalink

    Other than a new page header it looks the same to me. Not really an update to the site. Expected better. Love the content though.

  4. BlueDeuce
    10:42 am August 24, 2013 Permalink

    Talent like Mudiay should go to a high end college to get the most exposure to build their stock up for not only the draft, but also for marketing deals like shoes. Going to SMU seems odd to me and Kansas sounds more like the destination which is still close to home.

    Hard to say but choosing SMU over big time schools says a lot about his character to me…

  5. Random
    10:45 am August 24, 2013 Permalink

    Losing a player who’s long since been thought to be a lock hurts. And I mean a solid lock, not a Randle to Kansas by their fanbase lock.

  6. Right to Tod Arms
    10:48 am August 24, 2013 Permalink

    I started to yearn a little for the KSR of old (I’ve been reading since early 2006), but the spelling/grammer mistake in the first paragraph made me feel right at home. Welcome back old buddy!

  7. Matt Jones
    10:48 am August 24, 2013 Permalink

    #1 I wish folks would just chill out….the site has been up for about 14 hours. We are working to deal with all the bugs that are inevitable, including font size on iPhone…just give it a couple of days

  8. classof68
    10:48 am August 24, 2013 Permalink

    More clicking involved with the new web design, which means more time consuming. Not really an improvement IMO.

  9. goose
    10:50 am August 24, 2013 Permalink

    Web page looks the same.. just some blue added. Otherwise the same old KSR. My 12 year old could build this in 30 minutes.

  10. It'sasadday
    10:52 am August 24, 2013 Permalink

    Bill Keightley Report: Already Forgotten 🙁

  11. mike
    10:54 am August 24, 2013 Permalink

    The color changed and the ads have gotten bigger. The changes were made sell more ad space…I mean to improve the reader’s experience.

  12. JJ
    10:54 am August 24, 2013 Permalink

    I think Cal should slim down his body, wear more casual, sporty outfits the recruits find “fresh and clean” and portray / exude more of a street smart / thuggish look like he used to do at UMass & Memphis. The professional and great coach who also looks street wise and cool. He needs to try and alter his middle-aged look, persona. The kids liked the hip, tough talking Cal that used to hang with LeBron and others.

  13. Uknation
    10:55 am August 24, 2013 Permalink

    This may open up a full court press on okafor and jones….it seems as if okafor has been hinting his desire to play at UK byt Mudiay was not helping that equation…full court press on these two and stick it to Duke!

  14. JJ
    10:57 am August 24, 2013 Permalink

    Such an image transformation would help prevent Cal from sliding on recruiting like Roy Williams and others have experienced in middle-age.

  15. Matt Jones
    11:05 am August 24, 2013 Permalink

    #8 there is zero clicking involved…scroll down and it is the same KSR…we just added things that yes, cause you to click. But if you wanted what was here before, it is here.

    #9 you are correct…and that is how it has always been

    #11 there is more content space than there was on the other site…the content is wider…one column of ads instead of two.

  16. Uknation
    11:18 am August 24, 2013 Permalink

    Don’t sleep on Ulis he might shock UK fans… There is a reason Perkins never got an offer…in Cal we trust.

  17. For real quit trying to moderate me
    11:21 am August 24, 2013 Permalink

    Ill tell you this RIGHT NOW: The scroll along ad is more annoying than people who have separate twitter and Facebook profiles for their pets.

  18. Basteballer
    11:24 am August 24, 2013 Permalink

    The links just look like bold typeface. At first I thought they forgot to add the hyperlinks.

  19. Tubby who
    11:27 am August 24, 2013 Permalink

    Damn people calm down. They have added other options so you can filter out things, like some have been whinning about for years. It’s there if you want to use it or if you don’t the site is basicly the same.
    For the ones bitching over the ads. It’s a free site ADs are a necessity if you don’t like them go to a pay site and hush!

  20. pfife
    11:42 am August 24, 2013 Permalink

    What difference? Less anti-conservative McConnel ads? I don’t care. Just give me the other Mitch’s UK info that he spoon-feeds you.

  21. Mike
    12:39 pm August 24, 2013 Permalink

    Ads are much more prominent with the new design…which was the point. You’re selling larger/more profitable ad space. Hey, it’s good to see a liberal who is all about making money. Hopefully the political beliefs will catch up to private motivations soon.

  22. ukuk
    1:34 pm August 24, 2013 Permalink

    Oh well not worried bout mudiay for real. He wants to play at smu go ahead. But ur silly if u waste ur time tuning in tonite. Go out ppl party whatever you do on sat nights and lets move on. Cause we all know he wants to stay home. Sometimes it takes kids longer to leave the nest than others and remember he’s just still a kid. Heck an hour away from campus, I bet he is staying home… maybe this is for the better. 2014 watch you guys will see.

  23. grumpycat
    3:00 pm August 24, 2013 Permalink

    To me the site still looks like a late nineties design, but that doesn’t really matter. The content is great. That’s what counts. 😉

  24. Scott
    3:37 pm August 24, 2013 Permalink

    Since the site is on WordPress, it could really benefit from a responsive design template. Some of them are very ad-friendly without being intrusive and look good on all devices.

  25. Linda Taylor
    9:19 pm August 24, 2013 Permalink

    From the link about Mansour, this statement really stood out to me:

    “They have definitely given me the confidence I need to be a good kicker,” he continued. “They’re doing a great job with me. They know attacking my mental stability is not really the way to go with me. … They’re making me believe in myself.”

    Read more here:

    There is no telling what mind tricks the old staff were playing on that kid. Some kids just don’t respond to that kind of coaching and coaches need to be able to recognize when a kid isn’t doing well with that type of motivation and change their approach. Obviously that wasn’t a strength of the previous regime. Thank goodness this kid has a clean slate with the new staff. To make the “all-decade team” in Georgia shows he is very talented. Now he finally has the chance to prove it.