Good morning, everyone. For the second straight day, all eyes are on Louisville as we await potential charges in the Breonna Taylor case. Yesterday, the city was placed under a state of emergency and downtown essentially closed, with city streets blocked off and businesses boarded up. Neither Louisville mayor Greg Fisher, Governor Andy Beshear, nor LMPD interim Cheif Rober Schroeder say they know when the decision is coming from Daniel Cameron, Kentucky’s Attorney General, but everyone remains on edge.
If you do need to get in and out of downtown Louisville, you can notify officers in the following intersections:
- Into downtown: Second and Jefferson streets, Ninth and Chestnut streets, Eighth and Market streets, and Seventh Street and Broadway.
- Out of downtown: Ninth and Jefferson streets, Second and Chestnut streets, Third and Market streets, and Fourth Street and Broadway
Here’s what else is happening today…
We’ll hear from Stoops, Brad White, DeAndre Square, AND Josh Paschal
With the season opener just days away, we’re getting not one, but TWO football media opps today. Just after lunch, Mark Stoops will take his turn on the first SEC Teleconference of the season, and this evening, Brad White, DeAndre Square, and Josh Paschal will hop on Zoom to update reporters on the defense’s preparations for Saturday. We’ll have complete coverage on KSR, so check back early and often.
Last night, Eddie Gran, Terry Wilson, and Landon Young chatted with reporters. Highlights include:
— Landon Young says Kentucky is (once again) embracing the underdog role
Auburn is still at least a touchdown favorite on Saturday, but one of Kentucky’s senior leaders said the Cats wouldn’t have it any other way.
“We go out there every single week and prove to somebody that we’re a lot better team than what they have us out to be, but also, it gives us a little bit of fire,” Young said. “I’d much rather see an underdog win. We have nothing to lose and everything to gain.”
Based on social media yesterday, the team also saw Charles Barkley’s comments that the Tigers would “kill” Kentucky.
????? goofy https://t.co/r1OfBVTU7Q
— BullyBall Mccall5?0? (@MccallMarquan) September 22, 2020
Speaking of Charles, did he and John Calipari make a beard bet on Saturday’s game last night?
“I’ve never grown a beard because I think America deserves to see the money maker.”
— NBA on TNT (@NBAonTNT) September 23, 2020
— Joey Gatewood is helping with Auburn prep
The former Auburn QB may not be able to play on Saturday, but he is giving his team an assist with the scouting report.
“Joey knows those guys pretty well,” Wilson said. “Starting the prep, he gave us an inside prep, an inside breakdown on a couple of their guys. He’s been phenomenal in the meeting room, just helping us get a better look on those players. Joey, he’s been doing great.”
For more on how the offense is preparing for Auburn, check out Roush’s complete practice report, along with Wilson’s comments:
Not enough football for you? This afternoon, the KSR staff will share our predictions for the upcoming season. Even with an unprecedentedly difficult schedule, we feel good about the Cats.
More BBNBA Playoffs
Tonight, Bam Adebayo, Tyler Herro, and the Miami Heat will attempt to take a 3-1 lead in the Eastern Conference Finals against the Boston Celtics. Last night, Jamal Murray kept the Denver Nuggets in the Western Conference Finals, scoring 28 points and dishing 12 assists to get the 114-106 win over the Los Angeles Lakers. The Nuggets almost blew a 20-point lead in the fourth quarter, but Murray did as Murray does, hitting two clutch threes, including this one over fellow former Cat Anthony Davis:
Jamal Murray’s clutch three was ridiculous ? pic.twitter.com/BnMZNe5EkX
— SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) September 23, 2020
The Lakers lead the series 2-1, with the next game scheduled for Thursday night.
Meanwhile in the Joe Craft Center…
Mastering our craft ? pic.twitter.com/gTXAU1G23y
— Kentucky Basketball (@KentuckyMBB) September 22, 2020
Olivier Sarr Watch
Speaking of Olivier Sarr, Dick Vitale (who is all over this story) tweeted last night that the NCAA has cleared the former Wake Forest big man, but it’s now in the SEC’s hands due to a league policy that requires undergraduate transfers to have two seasons of competition remaining:
BBN FYI the @NCAA has cleared OLIVIER SARR about 2 months ago to be eligible to play but the holdup is that the @SEC must grant a waiver due to a rule they have that states if a player that transfers has 1 yr of eligibility he must sit out . However the SEC can grant a waiver .
— Dick Vitale (@DickieV) September 23, 2020
If you’re keeping count at home, that means the SEC now controls the fates of Sarr AND Joey Gatewood. Hopefully we’re on Greg Sankey’s good side.
Skyy Clark sets a commitment date
Last night, the 2022 combo guard tweeted that he will reveal his college decision on October 22. He’s down to Kentucky, Memphis, North Carolina, and UCLA, and although the Cats have long been considered the favorites in his recruitment, the Tarheels are trending, with seven straight picks in his Rivals Commitment Forecast.
New Free Money and Sources Say podcasts
Need something new to listen to? Today, new episodes of Free Money AND Sources Say should drop, so make sure you’re subscribed. In fact, take a moment and subscribe to all of our wonderful podcasts.
- Monday: KSR Football Podcast
- Tuesday: 11 Personnel
- Wednesday: Free Money with Matt and Drew, Sources Say Podcast
- Thursday: The Depth Chart Podcast with Freddie Maggard
- Friday: The OTT Podcast (Friday Night Lights rewatch)
Love Lines With Lemond
It’s Wednesday, which means it’s time to check in with the Lemonds. Tonight, Ryan and Amanda will go live on KSR’s Facebook page to tell stories and answer questions (they can see comments now!). You can watch on Facebook or this here website beginning at 9 p.m.
KSBar: WINGSDAY, Reds Watch Party, and Trivia
If you need to get out of the house or simply just don’t want to cook, KSBar is here for you. It’s WINGSday, meaning you can get 25 of our delicious wings for only $20. Tonight, we’ve also got trivia and a watch party for Game Three between the Reds and the Milwaukee Brewers. Trevor Bauer is on the mound for the Big Red Machine, and first pitch is scheduled for 6:40 p.m. Come watch it with us.
KSR Dogs of the Day
Why one when you can have three?
Marion County Day on KSR
Marion County friends, this is your day to shine. The fun all starts one hour from now on Kentucky Sports Radio the radio show.