Good morning Cats fans! It’s been a gorgeous weekend in the Bluegrass and it looks like we’re in for a beautiful 70 degree Sunday. There was no ‘Cats game to watch yesterday, but there was plenty of cool sports moments to revisit.
Let’s get you set up with the news you need to know to begin your Sunday morning!
Authentic wins 2020 Breeders’ Cup Classic
Legendary trainer Bob Baffert continued his historic run as Authentic – the 2020 Kentucky Derby winner – took home the $6 million Breeders’ Cup Classic at Keeneland Saturday afternoon.
Watch the race replay below:
— Breeders' Cup World Championships (@BreedersCup) November 7, 2020
UK Volleyball remains unbeaten
The No. 2 Kentucky Volleyball team swept Auburn on Sunday afternoon inside Memorial Coliseum, 3-0 (25-14, 25-16, 25-15) to keep its undefeated season going. The Cats had some stellar performances from junior setter Alli Stumler, who had 18 kills, and senior setter Madison Lilley, who racked up 48 assists. UK is now 5-0 on the year and finishes its Auburn series this afternoon at 4 p.m. on SEC Network.
You love to see it. ??? pic.twitter.com/BWz3j58E71
— Kentucky Volleyball (@KentuckyVB) November 7, 2020
Florida seizes control of the SEC East
The No. 8 Gators absolutely rolled the No. 5 Georgia Bulldogs by a score of 44-28 yesterday, allowing UF to secure the lead in the SEC East. Gators QB Kyle Trask threw for 474 yards and 4 TDs, becoming the first QB in SEC history to throw 4+ TDs in five straight games. He’s definitely a Heisman hopeful, if not a frontrunner, and he’s got the Gators in some kind of rhythm. It’ll be interesting to see how UK’s defense holds up against Trask when the ‘Cats travel to Gainesville on Nov. 28.
The 2020 Basketball Schedule has been set
Earlier this week, UK announced its basketball schedule. Take a look:
— Kentucky Basketball (@KentuckyMBB) November 6, 2020
Nov. 25th can’t come soon enough!
Former Wildcat wins Gold Glove
Former UK standout Evan White took home a Gold Glove after his first season in the MLB. The Seattle Mariners’ first baseman had a fielding percentage of .998, recorded 370 putouts, 32 assists, and only one error. It’s a huge honor, especially considering it came after White’s first year in the majors.
A historic first season for Evan White.
Congrats, Evan! pic.twitter.com/KjEQ9M9v7N
— Seattle Mariners (@Mariners) November 4, 2020
Watch him flash the leather in this tribute video the Mariners posted:
KHSAA postponed the start of the playoffs
Yesterday, the KHSAA announced the following changes to its upcoming football playoff schedule:
The KHSAA notified member schools this morning that the start of the football playoffs will be delayed one week in an effort to provide schools and school systems time to review their situations and work with their health departments to determine the best course of action. The first round of the playoffs will now take place the weekend of Nov. 19-21 with no additional planned changes in the playoff structure at this point in time.
This move would subsequently back the state championship games at Kroger Field to Dec. 18-20.
Lexington Catholic upset Cov. Cath in Friday night thriller
If you missed KSR’s recap of the phenomenal game between the Knights and Colonels, you’ve got to check it out. It was one of the games of the year, and Lexington Catholic picked up a major momentum boost heading into the postseason.
Lynn Bowden placed on COVID-19 reserve list
The third-round rookie draft pick is having yet another curveball thrown at him in his young NFL career after the Dolphins placed him on the COVID-19 reserve list earlier this week.
We have placed WR Lynn Bowden Jr. on the reserve/COVID-19* list.
— Miami Dolphins (@MiamiDolphins) November 6, 2020
That means Bowden either tested positive for the virus or has come into close contact with someone who tested positive. Either way, he’s sidelined for the time being. Another frustrating situation for one of the most exciting players to ever wear the blue and white.
That’ll wrap it up for this morning post! Have a great Sunday, BBN!