Good morning, Kentucky-Sports-Radio-dot-com readers. How are you doing on this Wednesday? Me, I’m exhausted from post-Bahamas responsibilities and the grind of helping to get KSBar and Grille up and running in a couple of weeks. It’s been busy and hectic few months of getting ready, and the doors will open very, very soon. Mark your calendar for August 30, the first Thursday of the college football season. Can’t wait.
Other important stuff to start the day…
The Cats are home for a week after dominating in the Bahamas.
John Calipari’s basketball team went its separate ways from the Nassau airport for a much-needed break for a week. Each player went home to be with family and friends for a little while before they return to Lexington for the first day of the fall semester a week from today. Once they’re back on campus, they’ll pick right back up where they left off on the preseason grind. Until then, things will be very quiet on the basketball front.
Tuesday’s football scrimmage was much better.
UK’s first scrimmage of fall camp did not go well, according to Mark Stoops, who said he was disappointed in how average his team looked. After they gave it another go on Tuesday, offensive coordinator Eddie Gran said the team bounced back and is moving in the right direction.
Read our notes from UK’s Tuesday practice here.
Cole Cubelic thinks Drake Jackson is one of the best centers in the SEC.
There aren’t many people who know more about SEC football than the SEC Network’s Cole Cublic, so it’s very exciting to know he thinks Kentucky’s Drake Jackson is one of the best at his job. Cubelic tweeted his best centers entering the season and the Woodford Co. native ranks fifth:
MY top 5 SEC centers entering 2018:
1) Lamont Galliard, UGA
2) Elgton Jenkins, MsSt
3) Ross Piershbacher, ALA
4) Trystan Colon-Castillo, MIZZ
5) Drake Jackson, UK
— Cole Cubelic (@colecubelic) August 15, 2018
I told a story from the Bahamas I wasn’t supposed to tell.
If you haven’t read my tales and takeaways from the Bahamas, you may want to do so now. I was torn on sharing some information I received while hanging out at the casino bar, but I did it anyway. It pertains to the Duke game. #tease
“The Disappearance of Crystal Rogers” is crazy — and close to home.
I’m a big true crime TV guy and now I’m watching one that is very well done and very right down the road in Bardstown, Ky. It’s called “The Disappearance of Crystal Rogers” and it’s about the unsolved disappearance of the 35-year-old mother of five, the unsolved murder of her father, and three other unsolved murders in Bardstown, known as the “The Most Beautiful Small Town in America.” The show airs Saturday nights on the Oxygen network and it’s only one episode in so you have plenty of time to catch up.
You can get a free workout (and maybe UK-Kansas tickets) at tomorrow’s KSR show.
We will be at Everybody Fights in Lexington for Thursday’s show and there will be lots going on. For those interested in shredding some calories, there will be a free class offered before (8:30 am) and after (12:15 pm) the show. During the show, we’ll draw a winner for tickets to the Kansas game in Rupp Arena, courtesy of Everybody Fights’ generosity. See you there.
Today’s show is in Campbellsville.
Matt Jones and Ryan Lemond are at Gatti’s Pizza for the last Wednesday show of the tour. Get in there!