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Josh Paschal is Out — Expected to be a playmaker on UK’s defensive line, Paschal might not be ready to play when the season starts against Central Michigan on September 1.  The true sophomore had to have a procedure to cut out a section of skin on the weight-bearing part of his foot.  The timetable for his return is unknown.  It all depends on how his foot responds to treatment.

Coaches Speak — Mark Stoops, Matt House and Eddie Gran were in Louisville for the annual Alumni Kickoff Luncheon.  You might have seen some of what they said, but don’t worry, there’s plenty more on the way today.

Another Luncheon — Today’s meal with the Kentucky football coaches is at the Woodford Reserve Club inside Kroger Field.  Jack Pilgrim will let you know the best things they had to say later this afternoon.

Trophies — The Kentucky State Police earned some new hardware, thanks to the BBN.  Kentucky officially has the “Best Looking Cruiser” in America.

Back to the Lab Again — The Kentucky basketball team has returned to practice to prepare for the Bahamas.  Keep an eye out for another practice report in the upcoming days.  If you can’t wait any longer, T.J. Walker has previews on each player.  Yesterday it was P.J. Washington.  Today it’s Jemarl Baker’s turn.

Diallo Signs with OKC — The 45th overall pick in the 2018 NBA Draft signed a reported three-year $4 million deal with the Thunder.

Justify Retires — Before he won the Triple Crown, Justify had to fight through a minor ankle injury to win the Preakness.  He responded to treatment in the spring, but not in time to run a campaign.

“We all wanted to see Justify run again, but ultimately, it is my responsibility to make sure he is perfect. Without 60-90 days, I can’t be definite,” said Justify’s trainer Bob Baffert.

Matt fills in for Finebaum — He’ll be joined by Tony Vanetti starting at 3:00.  How will Louisville’s Italian Stallion handle listeners in the South?  Tune in to find out.

KSR is in Madisonville —  It’s a homecoming for Drew Franklin at Watermark Toyota.

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Article written by Nick Roush

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

1 Comment for Thursday Morning Rapid Fire, Presented by Braidy Industries



  1. Mathlete
    9:54 am July 26, 2018 Permalink

    If Kevin Ollie had retired after winning the NC instead of staying on and guiding UConn to the bottom of a bad league, his coaching career would have been as celebrated as Justify’s will be. 6-0, 3 of which happened to be the 3 biggest races in the world, is a helluva thing.