Welcome to Prime Day, a national holiday observed by those who revere the amazing athleticism and unprecedented swagger by America’s favorite two-sport star from the 90s, Deion “Prime Time” Sanders. Now Coach Prime, the former Florida State star will celebrate Prime Day for the first time as a college football head coach for the Jackson State Univer — oh, whoops. I confused Prime Time for Amazon Prime Day. Simple mistake. Instead of watching old NFL highlights, I guess we’ll just have to enjoy a pair of great online shopping days before the holiday season rush begins.
Before you begin scouring the internet for the best deals on a new iPad, there are a few things you need to know this Tuesday morning.
NCAA Division I Council Meets
I never remembered caring about when the NCAA Division I Council was meeting until this year. COVID-19 has given these meetings a new sense of urgency as they explore other items that could dramatically change the lives of college athletes across the country. Over the next two days there are a few important items on the agenda:
- A year of eligibility for winter sports athletes.
- Implementing the one-time transfer rule.
- NIL rights legislation (that could eventually be superseded by Congress).
Mark Stoops Optimistic on Oats
On Monday night’s Mark Stoops Show UK’s head coach shared that Vince Marrow and Jon Sumrall joined him on a trip up to Cincinnati to deliver Saturday’s game ball to Chris Oats. The Kentucky linebacker still has a long road to recovery, but Stoops shared his most optimistic outlook on Oats’ status to date. He believes one day down the road we will see Oats suited up in a blue No. 22 uniform.
“I do [think he will], I do. That is being very optimistic, but that is what I believe,” he said on his call-in show. “He has a long, long way to go, and he needs our prayers.”
Bates Out, Paschal expected to Return
Kentucky’s head coach shared an optimistic update on Josh Paschal. After returning an interception 76 yards to the two yard-line, the defensive end sprained his knee and missed the entire second half against Mississippi State. Stoops believes UK’s early-season defensive MVP will be back in time to play at Tennessee.
There was a more serious injury suffered last Saturday. Shortly after hauling in his first career reception, tight end Brenden Bates took a hard fall that will keep him out “a few weeks.” The timing of the injury is not kind as the Cincinnati Moeller product was gaining some momentum as he saw more and more snaps each week to start the 2020 season.
A New KSR Football Podcast
The KSR Football Podcast is always more fun after a Kentucky win. Instead of lamenting on the many mistakes from a loss, Monday afternoon we got to let our hair down (figuratively, in my case) to answer the very important questions our society is asking everyday, like, “Why do people think Dr. Pepper is good?” and, “Do you need to wear a costume to give candy to trick-or-treaters?” Subscribe, listen, rate and review today.
Tuesday Night Football
2020 is weird. Tonight it’s weird in a good way. The Tennessee Titans will return to action at 7 pm on CBS to take on the Buffalo Bills. A high-stakes meeting between two undefeated teams, the Music City Miracle rematch will inject extra energy into tonight’s KSBar watch party with Drew Franklin.
Tied 1-1 in the bottom of the ninth in game one of the NLCS, Atlanta’s Austin Riley went yard, sparking a four-run inning to propel the Braves to a 5-1 win.
— Atlanta Braves (@Braves) October 13, 2020
Game two of the NLCS is tonight at 6:05 pm on FS1. The Tampa Bay Rays took a 2-0 lead in the ALCS after defeating Houston 4-2 Monday night. Game three is tonight at 8:40 pm on TBS.
Early Voting Begins in Kentucky
You don’t have to wait until the first Tuesday in November to cast your ball in-person in Kentucky. Early voting locations opened today across the Commonwealth, allowing voters to have their voice heard without crowding polling locations all at once on Election Day. There are early polling locations in each county, with as many as four in Jefferson (including the Fairgrounds and Yum Center) and eight in Fayette County. Find your early polling location here.
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Monroe County Day on KSR
KSR is virtually taking its talents to Thompkinsville today on the Kentucky County Spotlight. Tune in from 10-noon to hear more about Monroe County and the latest from around the BBN.