Good morning, friends, and congrats on (almost) making it halfway through the week. Lots going on, so let’s jump right in.
One day closer to Mizzou
On Saturday, Kentucky will look to keep the momentum rolling with its third straight win, sixth straight over the Missouri Tigers. Mark Stoops doesn’t want to hear about the streak, but you better believe Mizzou first-year head coach Eliah Drinkwitz is playing it up in the Tigers’ locker room.
“We absolutely understand that it’s been a while since we’ve beaten these guys,” Drinkwitz told reporters yesterday, via Dave Matter.
No current Missouri player or coach was on the squad that beat the Cats in 2014. You know they’ll be hungry.
More football goodness to come today, including Eddie Gran’s comments after last night’s practice, an in-depth look at how the wide receivers turned it around, and Stoops and Drinkwitz’s remarks from the SEC Teleconference.
SEC Inside goes behind-the-scenes of the Tennessee win
Last night, SEC Inside shined the spotlight on the Cats’ first victory in Neyland Stadium since 1984. Here’s a clip in case you missed it.
“Play for something bigger than you. Play for somebody else. You make the play!” —@UKCoachStoops ?
SEC Inside: Kentucky vs. Tennessee | Tonight at 8?? PM ET pic.twitter.com/R9cvMdwRWS
— SEC Network (@SECNetwork) October 20, 2020
SEC Inside replays today at 2:30 p.m. on the SEC Network if you want to set your DVR.
We’ll hear from Terrence Clarke
The freshman from Massachusetts will take his turn with the media this afternoon, so if you’ve got some good questions for him, post them in the comments. ICYMI on Monday, Bruiser Flint told reporters Calipari believes Clarke could be the program’s next John Wall/Anthony Davis-esque talent.
“Oozes with talent. Oozes with talent. Cal, when I used to talk to him, even before this, would talk about him in the same way to me as the John Walls and the Anthony Davises and things like that. So, he has that type of talent, but he’s still got a lot to learn. But, he’s a really, really talented player.”
Pretty high praise. I’m looking forward to finding out more about Clarke this afternoon.
We’ll also find out Kentucky’s opponent in the SEC/Big 12 Challenge
If you’re like us, you’ve been eagerly anticipating the release of Kentucky’s 2020-21 basketball schedule, and today, we’ll get one step closer. According to Jerry Tipton, today the SEC will announce the matchups for the SEC/Big 12 Challenge, which is currently scheduled for January 30. This past season, Kentucky traveled to Texas Tech; the year before that, hosted Kansas; and in 2018, went to West Virginia to play Bob Huggins’ Mountaineers. Who will the Cats draw this season? Leave your predictions in the comments.
KSBar: Wingsday, Game 2 of the World Series, Trivia
Hump Day is a big one at KSBar. Not only is it Wingsday, which means you can get 25 our of our signature wings for only $20, we’ve got trivia AND Game 2 of the World Series to keep you entertained tonight.
Speaking of, if you care about baseball and the World Series (I don’t), the Dodgers took Game 1 with an 8-3 win over the Rays last night.
Lots of KSR audio and visual content out there
Need to keep scratching that football itch? Roush and Luckett dropped a new episode of 11 Personnel last night, so refresh your podcast feed. Listening to Freddie Maggard talk about the Tennessee win on the KSR Football Podcast will put a smile on your face as well. It’s Wednesday, so we’ll hear from Ryan and Amanda on “Love Lines With Lemond” tonight at 9 p.m. on KSR and the KSR Facebook page.
Fayette Co. UK Alumni Club is raffling off good bourbon to help students
The Fayette County UK Alumni Club is hosting an online raffle to raise scholarship funds for local students attending the University of Kentucky. The raffle will consist of more than 300 bottles of select wine, bourbon, vodka, tequila and rum that were generously donated for this fundraiser.
Raffle tickets are $20 each and there will be a total of 50 prize packages, including multi-bottle bundles, each with a minimum value of $60. Two lucky tickets will be drawn for the following rare bourbons – a 10-year-old Old Rip Van Winkle and a 12-year-old Van Winkle Special Reserve, Lot B. The deadline to purchase raffle tickets is Saturday, October 24 at 11 p.m. For more information, click here.
KSR Dog of the Day
TV Rec of the Week: Escape to the Chateau
With my Friday Night Lights rewatch complete, I’m moving on to another offering from the Peacock streaming service. Escape to the Chateau is a British docuseries following a couple from England that buys a dilapidated 19th century French chateau and brings it back to life. That may just sound like HGTV on steroids, but the husband and wife are entertaining enough to keep us watching. Give it a shot because odds are, you’ve seen everything else by now.
It’s Nicholas County on the radio show
The radio show is headed to Nelson County on Friday, so we’re shifting up the county profiles a bit and focusing on Nicholas County in the northeast part of the state this morning. The fun starts one hour from now.