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Today on KSR: NIL Rights, Announcement on Churchill Downs, and more

Good morning, friends. Who’s excited for a windy, rainy day in the Bluegrass? You, that’s who. The weather looks rough today, so here’s what you can look forward to while you’re stuck inside.

Another step forward for Name, Image, and Likeness rights in college sports

If you missed the post directly below this one, the NCAA announced this morning that its Board of Governors supports the proposed rule changes to allow athletes to receive compensation for endorsements and promotions. The NCAA’s three divisions are expected to adopt new name, image and likeness rules by January to take effect at the start of the 2021-22 academic year.

For more, click below:

NCAA Board of Governors supports name, image, and likeness rights proposal

An announcement coming about Churchill Downs?

Saturday was supposed to be Derby Day, a fact made even crueler by the weather forecast, which looks absolutely beautiful; however, there could be some good news on the horizon. Yesterday, Governor Andy Beshear said an announcement is coming today on a possible reopening of Churchill Downs, which has been closed during the coronavirus pandemic.

“We’re close. I’ll have an announcement Wednesday. They have submitted very detailed proposals and are willing to work with us.”

Last week, the track delayed reopening to at least May 5 but said it was working with state and local officials and public health experts to reopen the stable areas and conduct spectator-free racing. It looks like that will happen soon.

Governor Beshear buried his beef with Tupac Shakur

Yesterday also produced what may be the oddest headline of the pandemic so far. In Monday’s press briefing, Governor Beshear said someone was trying to prank the unemployment system by using the name Tupac Shakur on their application, but it turns out that is the name of a real person who is waiting on his unemployment check. After Tupac Malik Shakur, a cook in Lexington, stepped forward, Beshear called him to apologize and the beef was buried.

“He was gracious,” Beshear said yesterday evening. “I said I’m sorry if I embarrassed him and caused him any attention he didn’t want, and he was very kind. He ended the call ‘God bless,’ and we’re going to make sure that we resolve his claim.”

As you might expect, that story has started making the rounds nationally, appearing on CNN, NBC News, and USA Today. What a time to be alive.

Another big BBN Jam matchup

It’s almost certain that John Wall and DeMarcus Cousins (2010) are going to beat Jamal Mashburn and Travis Ford (1993), but you’ve still got a few hours to cast your vote. Today, the BBN Jam moves to The Untouchables region, where the 1996 duo of Derek Anderson and Antoine Walker takes on the 1995 tandem of Tony Delk and Walter McCarty. Voting will open later this morning.

It’s BBQ Pork Stromboli Day at KSBar

You’re halfway through the week. Celebrate with KSBar and Grille’s new Wednesday special, BBQ Pork Stromboli. For $20, you get two entrees, french fries, and a six-pack of domestic beer. Or, you can just order something off the rest of our menu:


Call the restaurant at (859) 554-6081 or order online for curbside pick-up. For delivery, please use Grubhub and DoorDash.

This picture of a hawk outside the Bank of Lexington building is great

What would you do if you looked out your window and saw that this morning?

KSR Dog of the Day

Meet Lexi, a nine-month old Golden Retriever puppy who lives in Fort Lauderdale but still supports the Cats, even in the midst of a crisis. Want to see your pup on KSR? Send a picture of him or her wearing UK or KSR gear to [email protected]

Learn about Barren and Bath Counties on today’s show

Today, KSR’s county spotlight shines on Barren and Bath. If you’re from one of those counties, call in with a fun fact. You’ve got one hour to make sure it’s good.

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.

1 Comment for Today on KSR: NIL Rights, Announcement on Churchill Downs, and more

  1. ClutchCargo
    9:54 am April 29, 2020 Permalink

    If I saw that hawk outside my window? I would think I was being confronted by the hawks in my back yard who we have been watching with binoculars as they built their nest, and are incubating eggs right now. 🙂