Good morning Big Blue Nation. I’m sure you all are still basking in the glory of the two Kentucky beat downs this week against Texas A&M and Georgia. If you live in Fayette County, you’re probably holed up at home with your heat on blast cursing the gods for this foul winter, but in the mean time, there’s news to be read. Link me.
-The Courier Journal’s Tim Sullivan pulls the reigns on some fans notions of this being a break out week for the Kentucky Wildcats, reminding us that the Aggies and Bulldogs were picked to finish in the bottom half of the SEC. If UK wants to prove something to people, they have to do it this week on the road.
-A lot has changed in the upper echelon of college basketball in the past weeks, with teams like Ohio State and Wisconsin tumbling from the ranks of the elite. Kentucky has held steady, and improved their stock in Joe Lunardi’s latest edition of bracketology as a two seed…check out the full draw on ESPN.
-An absolute SHOCKER down under. Underdog Stanislas Wawrinka upset top seeded Rafael Nadal in four sets to bring home his first career Grand Slam. Since 2010, he is the first player out of the “Big Four” (Federer, Djokovic, Murray, Nadal) to bring home a major tournament. You go Stan.
-Many complaints about this Kentucky team at the beginning of the season was their lack of unity. Well, now Calipari says that “the team roots for each other” during the games, and Larry Vaught examines what implications this could have for a championship run.
-The Kentucky women’s basketball team is on struggle street right now, having lost three of their last five games, two of which were in Memorial Coliseum. They attempt to get back on track this afternoon against the Arkansas Razorbacks, and UK Athletics has a full preview for us.