High school football’s fate in the state of Kentucky may be decided today. The KHSAA’s Board of Control is scheduled to meet this morning at 10 am. You’ll be able to watch the live stream in its entirety on Kentucky Sports Radio.
David Buchanan, the president of the Kentucky Football Coach’s Association, told the CJ’s Jason Frakes that he’s optimistic after meeting with commissioner Julian Tackett on Friday. “I go into (Tuesday’s) meeting with a great feeling. We may have a delayed start, but I do think we’re going to have a season.”
When the Board of Control last met just over two weeks ago, they chose to delay the start of preseason practices and competition until Aug. 2 for every sport except golf. The first games of the high school football season are set to begin Aug. 21. Today we should find out if the season will in fact start on time.
Governor Beshear Issues New Restrictions
As expected, Monday evening Kentucky’s governor laid out a few additional COVID-19 restrictions for businesses across the Commonwealth. Beginning today bars will be closed for the next two weeks and restaurants will reduce indoor capacity from 50 to 25 percent. Outdoor restaurant capacity will remain at 100 percent. Additionally, the governor has recommended that schools postpone in-person instruction until the third week in August.
A Closer Look at UK’s Belk Bowl Rings
Kentucky football players began posting pictures over the weekend. On Monday UK Athletics shared professional photographs of what will be making the players walk around with heavy hands for the foreseeable future.
High Praise for the Big Dog
The folks on CBS’ Cover 3 college football podcast are big fans of the Big Dog. In a recent podcast Chip Patterson, Tom Fornelli and Barton Simmons drafted coaches to create the best staff possible. Coming in at No. 6 overall, Barton Simmons selected Vince Marrow.
“You can spend as much time or as little time with our tight ends. They’re going to be okay,” Simmons said. “You just focus on recruiting. Go get us some Blue Chips and I think that’s gonna serve us well.”
Another Reds’ Loss
A rain delay postponed the Reds’ series-opening matchup with the Cubs for almost 90 minutes. Unfortunately for Cincinnati fans, the delay lasted through the first two innings for the Reds. Chicago scored four runs in the first and two in the second before Wade Miley was pulled from the hump. Despite the early setback, the Reds did tread water. Beginning in the sixth they rallied all the way back, closing the gap to one with bases loaded in the bottom of the ninth. Facing full counts Phillip Ervin struck out swinging and Joey Votto lined out to end the comeback.
Now on a three-game skid, Cincinnati will try to straighten the ship against Chicago tonight at 6:40 pm.
What’s going on here, TMZ?
Joe Jonas and his wife Sophie Turner, a.k.a. Sansa Stark from Game of Thrones, welcomed a new child into the world on Monday. In the entertainment news biz, this is akin to a five-star recruiting commitment. TMZ is the King of Celebrity Scoop, but they did not have a name or image to share of the baby girl. Instead hey made this bizarre photoshop.
That photoshop was weird. This video is mesmerizing. Isamu Yamamoto is a wizard. There’s no other way to explain how he does what he does with not one, but two skateboards.
Today I discovered Japanese skateboarder Isamu Yamamoto. Just when you think he’s done the video gets better and better. pic.twitter.com/MrQFPBf3ee
— Kelvin Liu (@getakliu) July 27, 2020
We’re Goin’ to Jackson
KSR’s tour of counties is heading to the foothills of Appalachia to shine a spotlight on Jackson County. Are you ready McKee?