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Today on KSR: Election Day 2020

On this first Tuesday in November Americans celebrate the democratic ideal that power is derived from the people. Today ballots will be cast across the country, from city councilman to President of the United States. Enjoy exercising the right to vote, something not everyone can do.

It’s not just a postal holiday this year. Election Day will be observed by college athletes across the country as all NCAA sanctioned sporting events will be put on hold so that student-athletes can ensure their voices are heard. It’s forced some college football programs to adjust their schedules, but with the Wildcats on a bye, it just gives players an extra day to heal after an arduous six-game stretch to start the season.

Even though the sports world is effectively pressing pause on competition today, there’s still plenty of sports news happening across the country.

Stoops Commends the Defense

On Monday’s Mark Stoops Show Kentucky’s head football coach avoided saying anything newsworthy, declining to provide any bye week injury updates or shine too much light on the quarterback position. During the one-hour program he used the time to tip his cap to the Wildcats’ defense for holding Georgia to only 14 points.

“Watching the film, you saw so many good things on the defensive side of the ball. We gave up a couple drives, but that’s some of the fewest points Georgia has scored in a lot of years,” Stoops said. “We played really solid and hard, but offensively we’re unable to create explosive plays. We have to continue to do that. As opposed to a week earlier, the run game gave us some physical runs, we got some explosive runs to move the chains. We’ve got to be able to create some explosive plays down the field.”

Jai Lucas Breaks Down UK’s Roster

Days after the new UK assistant reeled in his first commitment, Jai Lucas previewed the upcoming season with the media. He talked about the matchup with his former school of Texas, the Wildcats’ recruiting “mojo” and let us know what each player is bringing to the table in practice.

Jai Lucas gives player-by-player breakdown of Kentucky’s roster, emphasizes elite talent

Where are you Champions’ Classic?

In previous years the basketball showcase served as an Election Night distraction. COVID-19 forced the event to be pushed back until the day before Thanksgiving. ESPN pulled the plug on the Orlando event. Now the games may be played on campus, or in Indianapolis, or somewhere else. Adam Zagoria said we should receive more clarity today. Fingers crossed.

One More Day till MACtion

Wednesday night there will be FOUR nationally-televised games on the opening night of MAC football, beginning at 7 pm ET. It’s the perfect time to settle in for 25 delicious wings for only $20 at KSBar and Grille. If you can’t wait any longer, might I suggest an Election Day Taco Tuesday?

It’s a Bad Day to be a Russian Oligarch

Vladimir Marugov, a.k.a., The Sausage King, was enjoying a schvitz in a sauna on his property outside of Moscow when two assailants barged into the small cabin. The Sausage King was murdered with a crossbow. A woman who escaped the attack called police to let them know where they could find the body. BBC News reports she left the crossbow at the scene. It’s the most humiliating death by crossbow since Tywin Lannister was taken out on the can by his son.

A Tradition Unlike Any Other

No, I’m not talking about The Masters, which is set to tee off next week at Augusta National. Today I’m talking about Lone Star Park, the small horse racing venue located just outside of Dallas. Similar to the Ted Party Day in Parks and Rec, every first-time winner gets tossed into the paddock fountain. Ramiro Soto did not go down easily on Sunday.

Horse racing action kicks into high gear at Keeneland this Friday with the Breeders’ Cup. Post positions and morning line odds have been set for all of the big races. Don’t forget to use the promo code “CUP25” when you sign up with NYRA Bets for a free $25 bet. You can get more free money watching horse racing by listening to today’s edition of Kentucky Sports Radio.

Article written by Nick Roush

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

12 Comments for Today on KSR: Election Day 2020

  1. cats646
    9:39 am November 3, 2020 Permalink

    It’s either Trump or China. Vote red folks.

    • AcceptanceNow
      9:56 am November 3, 2020 Permalink

      It’s either Blue or Louisville. A vote for Biden is a vote for the Cats. A vote for Trump means go find a team that wears Red to support.

    • chris gettelfinger is not walking through that door
      10:24 am November 3, 2020 Permalink

      Hey, I’m bluer than blue for college sports, but I grew up a REDS fans too! So, I wear red for baseball and for days like today.

      Vote freedom, not socialism. Socialism is the absence of freedom:

    • AcceptanceNow
      11:35 am November 3, 2020 Permalink

      Socialism? Is that what you think of when your kids go to public school? Or if the Fire Department is called to put out a house fire on your block? What about driving on public roads, or catching a flight out of CVG? I suppose al of those amenities are also of the Socialist nature–no? We all use and benefit from them. I don’t get the Socialist argument. Go Cats. Heck, go Reds! Go Democracy. And most definitely, go Biden / Harris!

    • UKBigBlueForever
      11:56 am November 3, 2020 Permalink

      Acceptance, you just made me puke in my mouth with your last sentence.

  2. satcheluk
    9:40 am November 3, 2020 Permalink

    If the censors don’t like me quoting my Japanese wife with the correct spelling of her mispronunciation, then I can do it phonetically. She says, “e wreck shun day.” And that makes me smile every time.

    • Bluehender
      9:57 am November 3, 2020 Permalink

      I like it. Thanks for making a joke, and not a political statement..

  3. nocode96
    10:14 am November 3, 2020 Permalink

    Whether it’s red or blue, please make sure to vote. It’s a right that too many of us take for granted in this country.

    • AcceptanceNow
      10:20 am November 3, 2020 Permalink

      Well said, thank you.

  4. 2andToodleLoo
    1:27 pm November 3, 2020 Permalink

    It’s like that time in band camp…

  5. AcceptanceNow
    2:33 pm November 4, 2020 Permalink

    Dear Wisconsin: You are now forgiven for defeating (with the help of the refs of course) our beloved Cats in 2015. Badgers for Biden?? Oh well: Go Cats!!