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Today on KSR: Marvin Bagley’s decision, Capilouto’s taco shirt, Calipari’s good omen

Good morning, friends, and welcome to a new week in UK Sports. Before we jump into today’s agenda, here’s an update on a story from the weekend. As you may remember, former UK center Jon Toth made an appearance at Reece’s Make-A-Wish Charity Fundraiser in Louisville on Saturday, which he previewed on The Depth Chart Podcast with Freddie Maggard. The event was a huge success, raising over $8,000 for the Make-A-Wish Foundation, but the highlight was 5-year-old Holt Alexander showed up wearing a No. 88 Charles Walker jersey. Alexander is battling Ewing’s Sarcoma and is such a rockstar that Toth requested his autograph:

Awesome stuff. On that note, let’s jump right into it.

19 Days until Football

Believe it or not, three weeks from now, we’ll be breaking down Kentucky’s performance vs. Southern Miss. Sadly, there is no media availability today, but if you need a football fix, check out Nick’s recap of Saturday’s scrimmage:

Ten Quotes from the Coaches to Describe UK’s First Preseason Football Scrimmage

Freddie also chimed in with his thoughts:

“OK” Means On Schedule for Cat’s First Live Scrimmage

Marvin Bagley will announce his decision

The number one ranked player in the 2018 class will announce his decision late tonight, and sadly, it seems the Cats are out of the running. According to Gary Parrish, the 6’11” Bagley is expected to choose between Duke, UCLA, and USC, and still hopes to reclassify to the 2017 class, meaning he would play college ball this season; if Duke lands him, that’s a scary thought.

Kentucky was once a favorite for Bagley, but buzz between the two dropped off this summer. Regardless, he’s the real deal and will make an immediate impact for whichever team lands him, whether it be this year or next.

Random Eli Capilouto Picture of the Day

The UK president made the rounds this weekend to help students move in, and on Saturday, was spotted in this epic “Taco Bout Kentucky” t-shirt:

Somewhere, Drew Franklin is insanely jealous.

Cryptic John Calipari Tweet of the Day

John Calipari is on an actual vacation right now, spending time with his family in the Northeast, but that hasn’t stopped him from sending out some random tweets, including this one about a white squirrel. Apparently seeing one is a good omen, so if you believe in that stuff, get your 40-0 shirt back out!!!

Just kidding. Don’t do that.

Feel Good Video of the Day: Marcus Mariota making time for what matters

Tennessee may have dropped its first preseason game, but Titans fans should be proud of their quarterback. (Also, preseason is pointless.)

KSR Summer Tour Stop of the Day: Cynthiana

The gang is at Maiden City Brewing Company for today’s show, so get on out there to enjoy it, and let me know how their IPA is. Here’s the schedule of stops for the rest of the week:

8/14 — Cynthiana — Maiden City Brewing Company
8/15 — Somerset — Sleep Outfitters
8/16 — Campbellsville — Mr. Gatti’s Pizza
8/17 — Benton — CFSB Bank
8/18 — Madisonville — Watermark Toyota

Finally, we’re switching the format of the site up this week, so instead of the show thread at 10 a.m., you’ll get BTI’s Rants and Ramblings. Please direct all your anger at this move towards him, and feel free to use this post to discuss the show if you’d like.

Article written by Mrs. Tyler Thompson

No, I will not make you a sandwich, but you can follow me on Twitter @MrsTylerKSR or email me.

7 Comments for Today on KSR: Marvin Bagley’s decision, Capilouto’s taco shirt, Calipari’s good omen

  1. Optional Facts
    9:26 am August 14, 2017 Permalink

    BTI… why?!?!

  2. InigoMontoya
    9:28 am August 14, 2017 Permalink

    That Mariota video was AWESOME!!

  3. TakenNotGiven
    9:48 am August 14, 2017 Permalink

    Respectfully disagree with nixing the show thread

    • Realme
      9:55 am August 14, 2017 Permalink

      I disrespectfully disagree with the nixing of the show thread. That group has great conversations every day. You should go to bat for us to keep it, Tyler.

    • runningunnin.454
      10:48 am August 14, 2017 Permalink

      Ha Ha Ha Ha.

  4. RealCatsFan
    10:49 am August 14, 2017 Permalink

    Well, if the show thread goes away, then I am only occasionally going to scan KSR for updates. I’ll be damned if I am going on Twitter – my friggin’ phone beeps and chimes enough already without that crap! NOT HAPPY!! 🙁

  5. Parker_UKFanNC
    11:46 am August 14, 2017 Permalink

    Preseason is very useful for Fantasy purposes