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Stadium Frame’s Final Four Print Wants New Years Eve Eve Notes

The celebration from 2012 is long gone but it can live on forever inside your home or office with this 2012 Final Four print from Stadium Frame. The 34×24 framed photo is matted with coins and features a shot of the Superdome court just after the final buzzer sounded to end Kentucky’s magical 2011-12 season. Go to www.Final4Prints.com to purchase the print you see here OR get one that includes a piece of the Final Four floor, signed by John Calipari. The finished framed size is approximately 13″ x 16″ with a 6″ x 8″ photo of the celebration and 2″ x 4″ piece of the floor.

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Good evening, friends. It’s Drew here, carrying the KSR load this week while Mrs. Tyler gets ready for her Caribbean vacation. She deserves it so I don’t mind locking myself in the KSR office for five days. Just giving you a heads up that we’ll be seeing a lot of each other during a week where news will be sparse. I can’t wait to ring in the New Year with you, together, as one. It’s going to be unforgettable. Let’s wrap up Day 1 with notes from Monday brought to you by your favorite KSR post sponsor…

 

Kentucky moved up in both polls, but not far.

The Cats are ranked No. 15 in the new Associated Press college basketball poll, up three spots from a week ago, and No. 16 in the USA Today coaches poll, two spots higher this week.

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Kentucky is the highest-ranked three-loss team, three spots behind 10-2 conference foe Florida.

Chane Behanan dismissed from Louisville. It’s real this time.

Rick Pitino and Louisville finally parted ways with Behanan on Monday. His fourth, fifth and sixth chances weren’t enough to get it right, apparently. Behanan, a McDonald’s All-American in high school, has battled off the court issues since arriving at Louisville in 2011 and Pitino can’t stick his neck out there for him any longer. He is now left with two options: transfer or enter the NBA draft.

While it’s easy to laugh at Louisville for this, and most of us did, the story of Chane Behanan isn’t funny. He’s a troubled kid with an incredible gift and he’s running out of time before it’s too late to make something of himself on the basketball court. The potential to reach the NBA is there, but if he doesn’t straighten up soon he’s going to squander it all away before he knows it’s gone. I hope to see him land on his feet at a new school, one that will be a little harder on him and keep him focused.

I will continue to laugh at Rick Pitino for this, though, and how he continues to spread lie after lie while dodging any criticism from those in the media. Rick said Behanan played bad against Kentucky because Behanan “knew the hammer was about to fall,” yet no one asked Rick why Behanan was allowed to play if this was coming. Must just be a big coincidence that he was dismissed less than 48 hours after the UK game.

Check out this photo gallery from Saturday’s game.

View the gallery here.

DeAndre Liggins named NBA Development League Performer of the Week.

Liggins is still fighting the good fight in the NBA’s D-League and he’s fighting it well, as indicated by his P.O.W. honors announced on Monday. Liggins is playing for the Sioux Falls Skyforce (what a name) and he averaged 23 points with 9.7 rebounds, 6.3 assists, 1.7 steals and 1.7 blocks in three games last week.

Sioux Falls is an affiliate of the Miami Heat.

SEC Network hires Tim Tebow.

Tim Tebow finally landed another job in football, but he won’t be taking snaps or throwing passes. The former Florida Gator has been hired by ESPN as a college football analyst for the SEC Network. He will appear on “SEC Nation,” the network’s version of “College Gameday” that will travel around SEC campuses each Saturday.

Tebow’s first appearance as an ESPN analysts will be during the BCS National Championship coverage on January 6.

James Young is Andy Katz’s Player of the Week.

Young was also named SEC Freshman of the Week on Monday.

Kentucky and Vanderbilt will tip at 3:30.

UK announced that its January 11th game at Vanderbilt has been awarded the 3:30 ET time slot on CBS. Plan accordingly.

The picture of young Lou Holtz playing basketball is amazing.

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He could be 13 or 40. I really don’t have a clue.

Let’s make the Rupp Arena national anthem a UK tradition.

With all due respect to the talented people from UK’s School of Music who sing the national anthem before basketball games, I vote for dropping the performers and let Big Blue Nation handle “The Star Spangled Banner.” I got chills joining 24,000 of my closest friends singing the national anthem before the Louisville game and think we should do it again and again and again. Let’s make it a tradition in Lexington. Whaddaya say?

Watch it again…

God bless America.

It’s Matt Elam decision week.

Elam’s long-awaited decision is less than a week away when he announces between Alabama and Kentucky at this Saturday’s Army All-American Bowl on NBC. Elam insists he still hasn’t made up his mind, but he admitted to 247Sports on Sunday that he feels more comfortable at Kentucky than at Alabama. Bama’s prestige still has his attention, though, so it’s still up for grabs, if you believe he hasn’t finalized a decision.

Kentucky now has the lead in Elam’s Crystal Ball predictions with 58 percent. It could potentially be a very big day for Mark Stoops and the Kentucky football program if Elam stays home. Can’t wait for the announcement. Yahtzee, anyone?

I am going to crash the radio show party on Tuesday.

I got used to doing the show during the #KSRAcrossAmerica tour a couple weeks ago so I’m going to drop in Tuesday morning and join Matt and Ryan for a recap of 2013. If nothing else, I’ll just sit there and make sure Ryan stays off his phone.

Talk to you then.

Article written by Drew Franklin

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

42 Comments for Stadium Frame’s Final Four Print Wants New Years Eve Eve Notes



  1. Dick Pitino
    11:23 pm December 30, 2013 Permalink

    Chane is not a NBA talent. He has not developed his basketball game, like every other UL player under RickyP. It sounds like he has spent his time looking for the next party at UL. (L 1 C U Later)



  2. CapitalH
    11:26 pm December 30, 2013 Permalink

    I hope Behanan can get his act together, too. It’s easy to forget these are young people who are trying to juggle sudden ‘celebrity’ with schoolwork, practice, and personal lives. His dismissal has such strange timing. U of L fans are reassuring me it had nothing to do with the UK game, though. They’re also making strange hand gestures…



  3. Ho Lee Fuk
    11:31 pm December 30, 2013 Permalink

    Lou Holtz coached Arkansas football. The picture was probably taken while he was there. He got every college he coached at on NCAA probation; Arkansas, Notre Dame, South Carolina, Minnesota, and I think Tulsa. How is he in the hall-of-fame?



  4. RUPPS_rhetoric
    11:34 pm December 30, 2013 Permalink

    Have I missed the podcasts going up from today’s show? I thought they were fixed?



  5. Will
    11:36 pm December 30, 2013 Permalink

    What’s funny is Chane went to my grade schooling cincinnati. He was friends with my brother, played basketball with him and even attended his birthday party. Watching Chane when he was in 7th grade was absolutely scary, so much talent and coordination. Always knew he would get a chance but the writing was on the wall. Never had a dad in his life, he attended our private school by funding from a man who happened to be his aau coach back then. The coach glen gallemo, who infamously just pleaded guilty to a Ponzi scheme that bilked investors of over 300 million, claimed he was trying to show him a better life. (He also loved with him). Chane obviously got some of that money in a weird way but the point is he has had people telling him how great he was since 6th grade and basically used him for his services. He was a good kid but it all seemed to get to his head in a negative way. Getting to see him last year shocked me at how much he has changed. I still saw the young kid, in the yearbook, but the outside influences really got to him. I hope he ends up in cincinnati, his hometown, where hopefully he can get a second chance under mick Cronin. Hey he was pitino’s old asst.



    • sammydog
      9:37 am December 31, 2013 Permalink

      I wonder if Minnesota or Oklahoma State might be better….far away from those influences.



  6. Will
    11:37 pm December 30, 2013 Permalink

    Edit

    (He also LIVED with him)



  7. One-and-done Lou
    11:50 pm December 30, 2013 Permalink

    Lou Holtz was a monster. You could not stop him….at best you could only hope to contain him.
    He had a cross-over before there was a cross-over, a step back before there was a step back and played above the rim before anyone played above the rim. All that and he graduated college at 15, just look at his youthful features. Had sports goggles been available when he played….no doubt he would have shattered Pistol Pete’s scoring records. Oh, and he has aged gracefully, looks the same now as he did then, and still wears those same glasses.



    • Jen Jurr
      11:43 am December 31, 2013 Permalink

      Never seen a Ginger like that on the courts.

      Lou took to the hard wood like Kim Kardashian.

      Especially the black and white photo…..shopped for those ‘old’ Chucks at the same store as the newer leather Converse the Cats wore in the late 70’s and early 80’s.



  8. Dick V
    12:17 am December 31, 2013 Permalink

    Posted by Dick Vitale @Dickie V after the Cats won

    Not a bad L 4 Cards-on road vs a team in desperate need 4 a big W- 4 Cards to be a major player in March Behanan must respond @terrymeiners
    6:45 PM – 28 Dec 2013



  9. Averageukfan
    12:48 am December 31, 2013 Permalink

    Even every Louisville fan I showed the clip of the Star spangled banner got chills. It should definitely be a trademark of the bbn. B4 those dirty birds steal it. Go cats.



    • Guy Koh
      6:44 am December 31, 2013 Permalink

      U nailed it…..b4 Uavel steals it from Big Brother.



  10. Buckets
    1:10 am December 31, 2013 Permalink

    I freely admit to getting a good laugh out of Behanan being kicked from the team, and I believe he comes off as kind of a punk sometimes. Everyone knows there are a lot of rumors out there about him, and the whole championship ring thing is super shady.

    But things are never quite as good or as bad as they seem, and he’s just a kid. It’s easy to paint him as the bad guy because he played for U of L, but he’s still just a kid who can hopefully get his life together. I don’t see how he can play in the NBA as a 6-foot-6 power forward – he’s no Charles Barkley. But you never want to see someone with so much potential throw it all away.

    He’s not thrown it all away yet, but he’s getting dangerously close. There are many different paths he can take from this point. I, for one, hope he chooses the right one.

    That Lou Holtz picture is freaky though …



  11. They truth!!!!
    1:26 am December 31, 2013 Permalink

    Behanon was messing with 16 and 17 year girls …. Tbh it was girls from butler high school here in Louisville that’s. What’s going on



  12. Blue To The Bone...
    2:55 am December 31, 2013 Permalink

    Drew…Agree Totally with you on the national anthem…It needs to be done for both bb and fb…Great tradition to get started…Gave me goose bumps watching the video , I can’t imagine how good it must of been in person..



  13. Agree too
    3:32 am December 31, 2013 Permalink

    I loved the crowd singing the national anthem too. Super special for sure. We should make that (along with My Old Kentucky Home after the game) our tradition.



  14. Figaro
    6:24 am December 31, 2013 Permalink

    Yes, the crowd singing “The Banner” at every sporting event would be great. UK fans have been encouraged to do that for years (sing with the band) by the PA announcer at Commonwealth but few comply with that request. Having a singer rather than an entertainer sing it is the second best choice.



  15. Newsradio
    7:41 am December 31, 2013 Permalink

    Are you sure that’s not Andy Dick, instead of Lou holtz



  16. Mrs. Cal
    7:46 am December 31, 2013 Permalink

    Just looked at the pictures off the link posted… Loved that Randal has his eyes on the basket in almost every shot. All I could think of was “Eyes on the Prize!”. Way to go, guys! Brownies for all!



  17. ICBMcat
    7:48 am December 31, 2013 Permalink

    Holtz played in college at Kent State – so that was some kind of UA fundraiser event. He got the UA job when he was 40 (first came William and Mary, then NCSU.



  18. ihatetennessee
    7:52 am December 31, 2013 Permalink

    yes please continue the whole stadium national anthem could be on to something.



  19. Will
    8:07 am December 31, 2013 Permalink

    Drew or Matt – Who are the twin ladies who work on the scorer’s table and what do they do?



  20. Rck oy
    8:14 am December 31, 2013 Permalink

    It’s been almost 2 years.. You would think Stadium Frame would lower their prices more. Still rip off city. People actually pay that much for those pics?



  21. [email protected]
    8:25 am December 31, 2013 Permalink

    Now how bad would this have looked for UL & Pitino if the Cards would have won Saturday on the back of a monster game from Behanan. It is obvious some decision was made to let him play in the UK game as one final opportunity to try and win this at all cost. Some decision makers at UL knew something by game day on Sautrday, and they chose to kick in down the road as though this new revelation came up on Sunday. Give me a break.



  22. Tom Blevins
    8:30 am December 31, 2013 Permalink

    To be fair to Behanan, while he didn’t score, going 0-3 from the field and not getting to the free throw line, he got 7 rebounds in 20 minutes, and played good defense. As I remember the game, he did a better job guarding Julius Randle than anyone else on the Cards team. (Not that anyone on the Louisville team was very effective guarding Randle Saturday.) I hope he can get his life together, and go on to be successful.



  23. Blueswade
    8:49 am December 31, 2013 Permalink

    Lou Holtz…..”GET SOME !!!”



  24. Melvit
    8:51 am December 31, 2013 Permalink

    Lou Holtz went to Kent State and only played football. That’s not him.



  25. Tweeter
    8:53 am December 31, 2013 Permalink

    So since Kevin Ware posted his goodbye to Chane under a different twitter name than the public one w tons of followers, I think it’s safe to assume that dumb*** has two twitter accounts and when he tweeted that crap about Davis he accidentally used the wrong account. So he hacked himself.



    • Haha
      9:01 am December 31, 2013 Permalink

      Let’s try to be smart okay? His goodbye message was on instagram not twitter.



  26. Beavis
    9:00 am December 31, 2013 Permalink

    Feel sorry for Behanan,,,,just can’t do it. Even though he is still a teenager he is old enough to make intelligent decisions. Don’t forget, Pitino went out of his way to give him a chance to turn his life around. How many chances does he get ? Maybe they will make a 30 for 30 film about him in a few years about how he turned his life around,,,,ala Maurice Clarett.



  27. RJ
    9:01 am December 31, 2013 Permalink

    Lou Holtz is like Benjamin Button. Except instead of reverse aging, he was born old, and just stayed old.



  28. Peters
    9:32 am December 31, 2013 Permalink

    I kind of feel like the reason UK fans care so much about what happens at UofL is because they are very insecure. Remember when those guys all got kicked off the football team rather disgracefully like three weeks ago? Yet there were not more than two posts about it on here and not a lot of discussion on the show. Yet when a kid from another school messes up (emphasis on KID) we have to hear about it for a month every day on here an every day on the radio. I know Matt has to cater to his audience and tries to drum up agendas to get traffic but I think it’s weird and off putting to slam a kid, regardless of his transgressions, so much on here and he doesn’t even matter to us but once a year. This whole vitriolic, near slander, mess needs to be curbed. What exactly is achieved by throwin out misinformation about 18-20yr old kids who don’t even go to school at UK? Yes they’re our rival but for claiming to be big brother we devote an awful lot of energy watching that program. This episode has been especially disgusting because this kid clearly needs help. By all means throw stones at pitino, a very publicly scrutinized MAN who sometimes deserves it, but take it down a notch on these kids



    • PhilUK18
      9:42 am December 31, 2013 Permalink

      You can read, right? I ask because if you can, it doesn’t seem you’ve exercised that ability on this article. How was it insulting and mocking Behanan? If you’re talking about the “fourth, fifth, and sixth chances” line, that’s just pointing out the fact that he has, in fact, been given plenty of chances by Pitino and UL. Later, he says he hopes Behanan lands on his feet at another school. Seems pretty respectful to me. I get you’re sad that Chane is gone, since you’re clearly a Card Tard, but if you’re that hurt over anything written about his dismissal, maybe you should go stop coming to the site.



    • Barney
      10:16 am December 31, 2013 Permalink

      Agree! This site forgets to post when their diary boy got stomped by Covongton Catholic or Anderson County. They didn’t post anything about him being 2nd team behind another qb for all state.

      But any other player from any other school gets bashed for the same things.

      Really strange reporting!



  29. Gary
    9:48 am December 31, 2013 Permalink

    Let the crowd sing the National Anthem every game. Make it a Uk tradition.



  30. G. Kew
    11:02 am December 31, 2013 Permalink

    Hope Elam signs with KENTUCKY !!!!!



  31. Jason Bellew
    11:15 am December 31, 2013 Permalink

    Chane is a troubled kid and I know one coach that knows how to handle a problem child, and he happens to live only 60 miles away…. I haven’t followed the rumors but I’ve seen the kid play and if someone could show him the right path its coach cal.



    • jaws2
      1:53 pm December 31, 2013 Permalink

      It would be hilarious to see Cal get Chane and make him a super player and bashing the Turds with him year after next.



  32. Basket Case
    1:53 pm December 31, 2013 Permalink

    Don’t fret aboul U.L. stealing the idea about the national anthem, I doubt they know the words !



  33. Westkycatfan
    5:52 pm December 31, 2013 Permalink

    A big AMEN to making the audience singing the national anthem before games a tradition!! That sounded great and you can’t help but be moved by something like that. Hopefully we sill still be doing it when I come up for the A & M game….can’t wait! Go Big Blue…Go CATS!!



  34. David
    2:36 am January 1, 2014 Permalink

    Lou Holtz’ voice makes me want to listen to someone scratching a chalk board with their finger nails or a rusty nail…I literally will change the channel or mute it…he makes Mush Mouth from Fat Albert sound like William F. Buckley

    and really???? Chane goes to Louisville to be coached by a immoral degenerate, over fed by his own ego, and thinks kids with issues will listen to him on how to act appropriately??? Now that’s funny



  35. Dennis
    9:51 am January 1, 2014 Permalink

    Just saw the video of the national anthem, and it was great. My only other comment is that at least this time, pitino had his players line up like they should instead of pulling the stunt he pulled in 2009 when he and the human victory cigar tried to get Boogie thrown out of the game before it ever started and then had his players line up with their backs to the color guard. Some things should never be forgotten, and if we have to endure his name on a banner in Rupp, then he should at least act with the class he pretended to have when he was at UK.