Good morning, BBN! Happy Friday to each and every one of you!
Let’s take a look at what’s going on in the world of UK Athletics.
Kentucky softball takes on Washington in the NCAA Super Regional
The UK softball team is just two victories away from earning a spot in the NCAA College World Series, and they’ll look to get the first this evening.
Traveling all the way to Seattle, the Hittin’ Kittens will take on the 3-seed Washington Huskies in a best of three series.
Here is some footage of the team’s final practice from early this morning:
A peek inside our final practice in Seattle before we get down to business tonight. ???? pic.twitter.com/qbBftExaZD
— Kentucky Softball (@UKsoftball) May 24, 2019
Kentucky’s first game against Washington will take place tonight at 9:00 p.m. ET on ESPN 2.
Mark Neely will be handling the play-by-play, while Danielle Lawrie will be on the call for color commentary.
Make sure you get that extra cup of coffee today or fit a nap in so you can support your Wildcats late this evening.
Kentucky volleyball heads to Brazil
While the Kentucky softball team made its way out west to Washington, the UK volleyball team is headed south for a trip of their own.
Starting today, the volleyball team will embark on a two-week foreign trip to Brazil, where they will compete in at least five separate matches against international competition.
We're stamping our passports this summer!
On Friday, we'll embark on a two-week foreign trip where we'll tour Brazil and compete in at least five matches against international competition.
It's a great opportunity & we're just a tad excited.
— Kentucky Volleyball (@KentuckyVB) May 22, 2019
The volleyball team last participated in a foreign trip back in 2010 when Kentucky head coach Craig Skinner took the team on an exhibition tour of Europe.
Best of luck to the Wildcats during their time in Brazil!
Raptors take a 3-2 lead
After falling down to an early 0-2 series deficit, the Toronto Raptors took home their third consecutive victory to take the lead over the Milwaukee Bucks.
In a 105-99 loss, former Kentucky guard Eric Bledsoe finished with 20 points on 6-14 shooting, four rebounds, and two assists for the Bucks.
For the Raptors, former Wildcat guard Jodie Meeks did not participate.
Game 6 will take place tomorrow night at 8:30 p.m. ET on TNT, where Meeks and his Raptors have the chance to punch a ticket to the 2019 NBA Finals.
Regardless of how the Eastern Conference Finals close out, it is a guarantee that one former Kentucky player will be earning a ring this season, as either Meeks or Bledsoe will have to take on DeMarcus Cousins and his Golden State Warriors in the Finals.
Richie Farmer visits KSBar and Grille
Former Kentucky guard Richie Farmer made his way out to KSBar and Grille last night to show support for Ryan Lemond during his time locked up in KSJail.
— Matt Jones (@KySportsRadio) May 24, 2019
In four years at Kentucky, Farmer averaged 7.6 points, 1.6 rebounds, and 1.6 assists per contest over the course of his career.
KSR in an hour
For the first time ever, the KSR radio crew is live from Mount Vernon in Rockcastle County this morning, and they want you to join them.
From 10 a.m to noon today, head on out to Marcella’s Farm to Fork to see the show in person.
We’ll see you then.