Happy February 20th! What does this day mean? For my little brother, it’s a birthday celebration. For college basketball fans, March Madness is so close you can almost taste it. For folks who decided to live healthier lifestyles in 2020, it’s the perfect time to pick back up those bad habits and taste a hunk of Mark Richt’s Hot Dog Delight.
The former Georgia and Miami Hurricanes’ head coach celebrated his 60th birthday by enjoying one of his favorite meals, Hot Dog Delight. What exactly is Hot Dog Delight? Let him explain.
Last year, he gave you the 10-bite sandwich. This year, Mark Richt delivers the recipe for Hot Dog Delight. pic.twitter.com/wj14uQ5SaW
— Andy Staples (@Andy_Staples) July 18, 2018
In case you were wondering, yes, Richt had a heart attack last year. Like any good drug, one must enjoy their Hot Dog Delight in moderation. That is not the case for college basketball. Soon enough you’ll be eating it up nonstop. Right now, things continue to look better and better for Kentucky.
UK has a Two-Game Lead in the SEC
Thanks to Anthony Edwards, Kentucky is sitting pretty in the SEC driver’s seat. Georgia handed Auburn their second straight loss Wednesday night, taking down the Tigers 65-55. There is now a three-way tie for second place in the SEC between Auburn, LSU and Florida. Right behind them you will find Mississippi State three games back in fifth place. It’s not completely locked up, but UK is ever so close to clinching a double-bye in the SEC Tournament. John Calipari has never played on a Thursday in the SEC Tournament.
Day to Day for Hagans, Richards
Coach Cal still has not talked to Ashton Hagans *eye roll* but he did provide an injury update on his call-in show.
“I haven’t seen [Hagans], but Nick [Richards] was in the training room [around noon], and I would tell you they’re probably both day-to-day,” Calipari said. “He stepped on that ball and turned [his ankle] pretty bad.”
Richards’ ankle roll was pretty bad, but it wasn’t as ugly as the way Cincinnati lost Wednesday night.
This shot being waved off is the ultimate kick in the nuts for UC pic.twitter.com/mfknKYdTCd
— Bobby Reagan (@BarstoolReags) February 20, 2020
Officials Love the Limelight
Jarren Cumberland, Anthony Edwards, Coach K, none of them shined brighter Wednesday night than college basketball officials. This referee at the Louisville-Syracuse game was the biggest star at the Yum Center. He joined his fans in the stands to snap selfies during a TV timeout.
— T.J. Walker (@TJWalkerRadio) February 20, 2020
UK Hoops in Action
The Kentucky women’s basketball team returns to the hardwood tonight. Co-SEC Player of the Week Rhyne Howard and the rest of Matthew Mitchell’s squad will tip-off at 8 p.m. ET against Ole Miss in Oxford. You can watch all of the action on SEC Network+.
Less than a week after Vince Marrow signed a contract extension with the Cats, he rolled the dice and landed his second commitment in the 2021 recruiting class. Wednesday night three-star offensive lineman Paul Rodriguez committed to Kentucky. Hailing from Mason, Ohio, the 6’6″ 305-pound offensive tackle is the first building block to what will be a large offensive line class in 2021.
An offensive lineman that could eventually join Rodriguez in UK’s 2021 class is Jager Burton. The state’s top-ranked football recruit joined Freddie Maggard for a 45-minute discussion on the KSR Football Podcast. Burton shared where he will officially visit, what his relationship is like with Kentucky’s coaching staff and much more.
Once you give that a listen, you can hear more football talk by checking out a new edition of 11 Personnel. But wait, THERE’S MORE! Aaron Torres spoke to Sean Farnham for a new podcast that will drop shortly and Jack Pilgrim is getting the Sources Say crew back together to talk Kentucky basketball.
Ryan Newman Discharged from the Hospital
My words can’t justify what this picture says just days after Newman’s fiery Daytona 500 crash.