This morning Mark Stoops’ 2019 football team will play in a live 11-on-11 setting for the first time in fall camp.
Unlike previous practices, the defense will be tackling everyone (except the quarterback) to the ground. The plays will be scripted, but the down and distance will not be pre-determined. Brad White is anxious to see how his inexperienced secondary finishes in the open field. Offensively, will the playmakers rise to occasion? We will learn how the Cats responded when the bullets were flying around 1:00 p.m. this afternoon when Mark Stoops speaks to the media.
After today there are only two more Saturdays without Kentucky football. We. Got. This.
Bam says Sayonara to Team USA
After the final training camp scrimmage in Las Vegas, Team USA thanked Adebayo for his services. The late addition had a shot to make the final roster for the FIBA World Cup, but ultimately did not do enough in the live scrimmage. De’Aaron Fox will advance to the next stage and is likely to make the final cut for Team USA.
Fox and Bam are just two of Kentucky’s rising stars in the NBA. To really understand the wide scope of the Cats’ impact in the league, this graph should paint a clearer picture.
Which colleges have had the most players in the NBA through the years? pic.twitter.com/iE8gnYCDht
— HoopsHype (@hoopshype) August 8, 2019
Saturday’s NFL Preseason Schedule
Last night was a busy night for former Cats. I’ll have more on Benny Snell’s debut later. Until then, here’s who is in action tonight:
- 8:00: Rams at Raiders
- 8:00: Bengals (Darius West) at Chiefs
- 8:00: Cowboys (Randall Cobb) at 49ers
Railbird Fest at Keeneland
The first musical festival on the grounds at Keeneland gets underway this afternoon. The action begins at 1:00 p.m. and runs (pretty much) nonstop until Hozier shuts it down Sunday night.
You’ll find plenty of talented acts on the schedule across four stages. Jack White’s other band, The Raconteurs, headlines Saturday night, while Tyler Childers serves as one of the main draws tomorrow. Old Crowe Medicine Show and Gary Clark Jr. will be a rowdy time, while Mavis Staples and Saint Paul and the Broken Bones inject soul into the atmosphere.
J.T. Poston makes the Cut
KSR’s favorite PGA Tour team continues to roll. J.T. Poston shot a second round 70 to score a five-under par after two rounds at The Northern Trust. Grouped with Tiger Woods through the first two rounds, Tiger withdrew from the event, probably because he was intimated by another Big Cat, Aaron Flener. Poston tees-off alongside Max Homa at 11:25 a.m.
Ryan Learned how to Putt
We can now say that prison successfully reformed Ryan Lemond.
— Bryan shutt (@BryanShutt) August 9, 2019