Mark Stoops’ good weekend continued through Monday. Could it extend all the way to Tuesday?
His weekend started with Josh Allen’s top ten selection in the NFL Draft. Upon Stoops’ return to Lexington, he hosted a handful of elite recruits for official visits. Those visits resulted in not one, but two commitments. Four-star offensive lineman John Young was the first to pull the trigger. A day after Young’s decision, three-star cornerback Andru Phillips joined the Big Blue Nation. Phillips’ Monday night commitment happened just moments after a four-star defensive end included UK in his list of finalists.
Kentucky has quickly acquired a significant amount of recruiting momentum. Can the Cats turn it into more commitments? Beau Allen is awfully close to Young and Phillips, and he should be nearing a decision after officially visiting Washington State and UK. Stoops said the dice are staying hot. If Allen decides to roll them…look out.
Guess Who’s Back?
Just days after they were drafted, Josh Allen and Lonnie Johnson are already back to work in Lexington.
The Citrus Bowl Rings are Spectacular
There’s almost too much swag for one hand.
— Kentucky Football (@UKFootball) April 29, 2019
Two KDF Events on the Waterfront
Need to get in the Derby spirit? Tonight Louisville City is getting in on the celebration with a 7:00 p.m. kickoff at Louisville Slugger Field. If you prefer to win a little money, the KDF Texas Hold’em Tournament will take place on the Belle of Cincinnati. Docked at Kroger’s Fest-a-ville, for $125 you can get $10,000 worth of chips in the tournament. Registration is at 4:00, followed by a 6:00 p.m. start.
A Pair of NBA Playoff Games
- 8:00: Boston at Milwaukee on TNT (MIL leads 1-0)
- 10:30: Houston at Golden State on TNT (GSW leads 1-0)
Two Terrific New Podcasts
Aaron Torres is back with a vengeance, while Kentucky Thrones Radio did something a little different to recap The Long Night. T.J. Walker and I talked about the terrific Game of Thrones episode live over the Kentuckiana airwaves. If you missed it, or the extra ten minutes at the end, check it out here. If you need more, we’ll be back for another episode tomorrow night.
The Jeopardy Guy (almost) Lost
James Holzhauer’s improbable Jeopardy streak nearly came to an end last night. Adam Levin came within $18 of knocking off the man who had already won $1.275 million in 17 games. Levin’s $53,999 is the most ever earned by somebody who did not win the episode. Levin’s secret? Scouting. He was able to see Holzhauer operate before their face-off. The Boston Globe caught up with the man who gave Holzhauer a run for his money.
Get your Tickets to Meet P.J. Washington
Don’t wait till Thursday night to see Kentucky’s All-American. Come by KSBar anytime to get a free ticket that will secure your spot in line.
KSR’s Dog of the Day is…
..my dog Wubbie. This is how she prefers to spend her day when I’m blogging away. It’s not distracting at all.
Matt Jones, Ryan Lemond and Drew Franklin will be on the air in just an hour.