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Saturday News and Views

It’s been a sad Saturday for me;  the first weekend since July I’ve been without Kentuccky football.  Even though it wasn’t always pretty, there was always something to look forward to on Saturdays.  Instead, we were stuck with a slow news day in the BBN.  But don’t you worry, tomorrow the men’s (6:00 pm, SEC Network)  and women’s (2:00 pm, ESPN3) basketball teams return to the hardwood against in-state foes (EKU and Louisville) to appease your college basketball appetite.

Marshall County HoopFest

It’s been a busy day for Big Blue recruits in West Kentucky.  Kenny Payne represented the Cats alongside Bruce Pearl and Bill Self (and eleventy million other top assistants).

Carlton Bragg’s squad beat Derrick Jones’ by 6, dropping 25 points and 13 rebounds, 19 in the second half.  Cheik Diallo is still facing off against Oak Hill before Thon Maker faces off against Malik Newman.  As a side note, Newman told Adam Zagoria that Isiah Briscoe at UK is “encouraging.”  Take that as you will.

Volleyball’s Season Ends

The Cats’ homecourt advantage wasn’t enough to will them past Ohio State, falling in four sets in the second round of the NCAA Tournament.  Craig Skinner’s Cats finish their season with a 27-6 record after their 10th consecutive NCAA appearance.

Karl Towns has a Scary Statement

The only logical option is that the Big KAT has morphed into a Saber-tooth Tiger, and I’m talking about a scary one, not the wimpy yellow Power Ranger.

Roll Tide

There were only a few moments in the 3rd quarter where Mizzou might have had a chance against Bama, but it the SEC Championship was the Tide’s from the opening kick.  It didn’t help that Mizzou’s Shane Ray was kicked out of the game in the second quarter, but nobody was stopping Amari Cooper.  The guy broke almost as many records as he did tackles.  I just want to see who thinks they can beat ’em.

The State Football Championships Come to a Close

Corey Shelton’s one-handed touchdown catch late in the 4th quarter forced OT vs. 1A juggernaut, Mayfield.  

The fact that the KHSAA calls it the “Commonwealth Gridiron Bowl” is pretty lame, but it’s one of the most exciting weekends in sports around these parts.  WKU’s L.T.-Smith Stadium is the perfect venue for an event that reminds you of why you love sports.  The most exciting game of the weekend was for the 4A title.  The Highlands Bluebirds have produced legendary football players like Jared Lorenzen, Patrick Towles and James Hall, proving for the 23rd time against Owensboro why they’re one of the best programs in the state.  The full results:

1A:  Mayfield 28, Williamsburg 27 (OT).  Williamsburg lost in the worst way.  After a failed PAT in OT, Mayfield scored on the first play before a game-winning PAT.  It’s Mayfield’s 3rd title in a row before they move to 2A next year.

2A:  DeSales 26, Newport Central Catholic 0.  The Big D held NCC to 50 yards on 50 offensive plays, winning back-to-back titles.

3A:  Belfry 14, Louisville Central 7.  Central had a chance to tie it late in the 4th quarter, but a 4th down pass was overthrown, out of the end zone.

4A:  Highlands 49, Owensboro 42.  Highlands was trailing 42-21 at half before shutting down the Red Devils in the second half for their 7th title in 8 years.

5A: Pulaski County 14, Graves County 7.  PC takes home their first state crown in last night’s wet finale.

6A: Trinity 47, Dixie Heights 14.  “I’m SO surprised.” – No one

I had the opportunity to provide color commentary for the alma mater, DeSales, and boy did I have a ball.  Jeff Piecoro better watch himself, or somebody might slide in and take that job.

James Franco Hosts SNL

I haven’t missed many SNL’s over the last 5 years, but I’m starting to stay away.  I want to love it, but the jokes just haven’t been there.  Even with Chris Rock and Jim Carrey hosting recently, it still hasn’t lived up to SNL standards.  I want to like the current cast, but they have to show me something.  Here’s to hoping Franco can save the day for SNL (and for at least one Seth Rogen cameo).

Article written by Nick Roush

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

10 Comments for Saturday News and Views

  1. Casper
    10:52 pm December 6, 2014 Permalink

    Nick, you are depressed… try Paxil
    THIS is maybe the greatest Cat basketball team of all time.
    the SEC will win another football championship!!!
    the future looks bright!!

  2. Time Expired
    11:06 pm December 6, 2014 Permalink

    No news about an OC for the football Cats…….how sad no mention of it at all today.

    • Nick Roush
      11:22 pm December 6, 2014 Permalink

      Hoping to hear something before this weekend. HUGE for recruiting with Harris and commits official visits

    • Casper
      11:29 pm December 6, 2014 Permalink

      money matters… spend the money, hire a better coach. duh.

  3. AmazzzingLarry
    11:08 pm December 6, 2014 Permalink

    Looking forward to my alma mater, 11-time champion Mayfield, whipping your alma mater when the Cards move back to 2A, Nick.

    • Nick Roush
      11:21 pm December 6, 2014 Permalink

      I’m excited to see. DeSales returns a ton of talent at important positions, but I want them to be challenged. No offense, to NCC, but they cannot be compared to the Ft. Campbell team I lost to with Mr, Football Antonio Andrews (that guy that almost broke Barry Sanders’ all-purpose record).

    • AmazzzingLarry
      12:01 pm December 7, 2014 Permalink

      I’d like to see better competition, too. Going from 4 classes to 6 has watered down the product.

  4. Casper
    11:34 pm December 6, 2014 Permalink

    never ever post that depressing picture on KSR again…

  5. AmandaLou
    12:21 am December 7, 2014 Permalink

    SNL has been lacking since Norm MacDonald left.

  6. etstit2
    9:34 am December 7, 2014 Permalink

    Nick, I would like to see Lincoln Riley hired. What are your thoughts?

    His teams averaged 165 yds rushing/game with 5 ypc average and 28 tds throughout the year. Also, his leading RB was also 4th in receiving. You’d have to think those numbers would be higher in his first couple yrs here, since we are so loaded at RB.

    Do you think Harris is leery of the Air raid? I don’t think he should be… that kind of talent is going to get touches no matter what offense hes in, i just worry about him choosing a school that is more dedicated to the rush.