Congrats to the Kansas City Royals!
Last night, the Royals ended the 2015 Major League Baseball season — and for that, I am a huge fan.
The Royals defeated the New York Mets in Queens to win the World Series, their first in 30 years, in five games. Kansas City trailed the Mets in the ninth inning, but rallied to force extra innings and earn the come-from-behind victory in the 12th. It was the eighth time they came back to win in their 11 postseason games.
Mark Stoops will explain the Tennessee game today.
As per usual, Stoops will meet with the media today for his Monday press conference luncheon. He will discuss what went wrong Saturday night and what he expects out of his players this week going into the Georgia game. We will also likely hear the status of Boom Williams and other banged up players on the team.
A live stream of the press conference will be on the site at noon.
Kentucky basketball has its first exhibition game tonight.
I can’t believe it’s already here. Tonight, John Calipari’s young Wildcats will play their first game when Ottawa comes to town. The game does not count toward 40-0, but it will be the first competition in Rupp Arena against other people. We’ll finally get to see what this team will look like this season.
The KSR pregame show begins at 4:30 pm on 630 WLAP. We’ll jump on 98.1 The Bull for the second half-hour.
Tonight’s game is not televised.
It can only be seen on the SEC Network Plus, the SEC Network’s digital service. It can be accessed through the WatchESPN app on your phones, gaming consoles and other streaming devices, as well as on WatchESPN.com.
If you’re not familiar with digital streaming, this is a good time to learn.
No live blog tonight.
In an effort to provide better in-game coverage here on the website, we are pulling the plug on KSR live blogs during basketball games. It’s been a seven or eight year run of live blogging games but we decided it’s time to try something new. It’ll take a couple games before we figure out exactly what it is we’re doing, but I believe it’ll be better in the end. You can still join us for discussion in the a game thread; it just won’t be the same running commentary we’ve had in the past.
Georgia is favored by 17 points next weekend.
Mark Stoops really needs his team to be competitive in this one after back-to-back blowout losses. A win may not be in the cards, but he needs to keep it close. A third consecutive blowout and that seat starts to get really hot.
Happy 100th Birthday, Golda Potter!
Tune in to KSR in just a bit…