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Today on KSR: Kick off the Holiday Weekend Rust

Man, what a weekend.

Labor Day 2020 was unlike any other around the Bluegrass. This year we got things off to a hot start with Oaks Day, followed by the Kentucky Derby. I would like to take this moment to thank trainer Brad Cox for giving me and my friends the keys to the vault at Churchill Downs. This is how I reacted when I hit the Pick 5 Friday, and it was about 30 grand less than what my friend the Steamroller swiped from the Twin Spires on Saturday.

The best part? The weekend didn’t end with the Derby. We had an entire Sunday to nap, do yard work, hit the lake, go swimming, watch NBA, golf, football or baseball. It was a spectacular weekend. The only downside — it had to end eventually.

I’m sure you’re moving a little slower than normal. Here are a few things you may have missed and what you still have to look forward to during this short work week.

Mark Stoops Expects a Joey Gatewood Decision “Soon”

Stoops didn’t necessarily share any new information, but he sounded awfully optimistic about Gatewood’s chances of becoming eligible. You can’t really tell from the transcription, but the tone in his voice made it sound like a decision from the NCAA is imminent.

“We’ll know more about Joey here soon. We will see, should probably hold my comments, but I hope he gets cleared,” said Stoops. “I believe he will, and it’ll give us some depth there. Impressed with Joey and what he’s doing, he’s learning, it’s a new system. There’s going to be some good and bad, but he’s getting better with every day, with every opportunity.”

Another Important “Soon”

Over the weekend reports surfaced that Kentucky was expecting to host fans at Kroger Field this fall with a stadium capacity of 20 percent and up to 50 percent in the suite areas. Monday night Mitch Barnhart did not confirm that report on BBN Radio. He did say that UK is currently working with the state government to put together a safety plan that should be approved “soon.” How soon? Hopefully before the ACC kicks off their season this Saturday when UofL hosts fans at Cardinal Stadium with 20 percent capacity.

One College Coach has already lost his job

Jay Hopson is “stepping down” at Southern Miss after the Golden Eagles got embarrassed Thursday night, falling 32-21 FCS South Alabama. It’s a bizarre move. The timing of it, the fact that he is “stepping down” and not getting terminated, it’s all weird. It’s not like Hopson was bad either, posting winning seasons in all four of his years in Hattiesburg, most recently appearing in the Armed Forces Bowl.

Wan’Dale Robinson is Dropping a Music Video  

Bossman Fat knows da vibe, but does Wan’Dale?

Two Days until the NFL Season Begins 

53-man rosters are set. The defending Super Bowl Champion Kansas City Chiefs kick off the 2020 season Thursday night by hosting the Houston Texans as 9.5-point favorites. Beggars shouldn’t be choosers, but I hope this one is closer than most of the games we’ve seen thus far.

RIP Montrezl Harrell

Michael Porter Jr. put the former Louisville Cardinal in a coffin.

MPJ won that battle, but the Nuggets lost the war, falling 113-107 to the Clippers in Game 3. LA now leads the series 2-1. The Celtics won a get-right game against the Raptors 111-89 to take a 3-2 advantage in the series. Tonight the Heat will try to close out the Bucks in Game 5 at 6:30 pm ET on TNT, followed by the Lakers and Rockets at 9 pm.

KSR is Back

Matt Jones and Ryan Lemond make their triumphant return to the airwaves to discuss a big weekend in sports. Don’t miss it.

Article written by Nick Roush

"Look upon the doughnut, and not upon the hole." @RoushKSR

2 Comments for Today on KSR: Kick off the Holiday Weekend Rust

  1. UKinIN
    9:52 am September 8, 2020 Permalink

    I am no U of L fan but can we find a little perspective with these dunks? Harrell tried to take a charge. He didn’t even challenge Porter. A defender tries to block the shot, gets dunked through, ends up on his back, throw as many RIPs on there as you want. Just save the hyperbole for something that deserves it.

    • Duuuuuude
      11:02 am September 8, 2020 Permalink

      I agree. I probably don’t understand the game at the NBA level but how was that not a charge? What was Harrell to do?