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Today on KSR: National Hamburger Day

It’s the Hamburglar’s favorite day of the year, National Hamburger Day! As we approach the dog days of summer, there’s no better time to fire of the grill and enjoy an American classic. KSBar and Grille is celebrating the holiday by offering a Great American Burger and a pint of beer for only $13.

KSR reader Deano Sarantakos celebrated early by attending Louis’ Lunch in New Haven, CT, the home of the first hamburger.

If you’re not in the cheeseburger kind of mood on this holiday, we’re offering a ribeye steak sandwich and fries for only $10 through Friday. Get ’em before they’re gone. Now, onto the main course of sports.

Johnny Juzang Receives Waiver

We all knew that the former Kentucky Wildcat would most likely receive a transfer waiver to play right away for UCLA next fall. When a player uses the “I need to be closer to home card,” the NCAA obliges. Why is it pertinent to UK? The timing.

Juzang received his waiver two months after he announced his intention to transfer from Kentucky. He did not commit to UCLA until a few weeks later. Even if UCLA expedited the process and submitted his paperwork quickly, that’s still just a five-week turnaround from the NCAA, light speed for the four-letter organization. If they moved that quickly on Juzang, they can certainly move that fast to make a decision on Olivier Sarr. At this point the BBN can reasonably expect to hear if the former Wake Forest big man can play for UK this season before the fall semester starts.

New Interviews? We got ’em

Allow me to brag on my colleagues for a moment. On the Kentucky Sports Radio YouTube and iTunes page you will find conversations with a wide variety of people connected to the Big Blue Nation.

The first week of the relaunch of The Matt Jones Podcast reaches a crescendo this afternoon as ESPN’s Ryan McGee joins the program. It follows a discussion on mental health with Gregg Doyel, race and culture with Bomani Jones and nonsense with Tony Vanetti. There’s something for everybody.

If that doesn’t tickle your fancy, I’ve got good news for you. Look into the crystal ball and take a look at potentially the future of Kentucky basketball by listening to five-star guard Jaden Bradley on the Sources Say Podcast. If you prefer to peer into the past, Joe Crawford told Bradley McKee a few Billy Gillispie stories on the KSR YouTube page. There you can also find footage of Dontaie Allen working out during the coronavirus pandemic and the latest episode of Listicuffs, featuring a heavyweight battle between Chris Tomlin and Lee Cruse.

Maybe you’re in more of a football mood. Don’t you worry. There’s a new edition of 11 Personnel, featuring a few soundbites from linebackers coach Jon Sumrall and this afternoon I’ll be talking to UK quarterback Terry Wilson on Zoom. As always, smash that subscribe button to get all of this exciting content as soon as it’s available.

Throwback Thursday 

A day to reflect on great moments in sports history, few can compare to this dynasty. In the sport of Tug of War at the University of Kentucky, Farmhouse reigned supreme. In preparation of the annual event, the fraternity practiced by tugging on a tree in their front yard. As you’ll see from this outstanding video from 2007, practice does indeed make perfect.

There are so many things to love about this video. Thanks to Tennessee John for sharing.

A New Release from J.K. Rowling

The author that brought the Wizarding World of Harry Potter to a bunch of muggles has released a new fairytale for children, The Ickabog. This time you don’t have to wait outside of a bookstore all night to enjoy the story. Rowling is releasing the book a few chapters at a time for free online. Now up to chapter 5, parents and children alike can dive into the story here.

Clinton County Day on KSR

The KSR spotlight moves to Southern Kentucky, the home of Congressional Medal of Honor recipient Murl Conner. His story is one of many that will be told today. If you’d like a preview, CBS’ David Martin explained how the late Conner called out artillery fire from a narrow ditch to fend off enemy attack in WWII.

Article written by Nick Roush

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