LaVar Ball got the Saturday Night Live treatment last night when Keenan Thompson tried his hand at impersonating the Big Baller Brand mouthpiece during the “Weekend Update” special.
The sketch produced some pretty funny lines that weren’t too far off from what LaVar Ball would say or has said — like, Lonzo Ball’s ZO2 shoes are made from “South African rhino-saucerous horn” and he’ll win a Purple Heart.
Check it out to kick off your Friday:
More to come today…
UK Alumni Charity Game tickets go on sale today.
You have about an hour to get your credit card information ready and Ticketmaster.com up on your web browser before UK Alumni Charity Game tickets go on sale at 10 am. All seats are reserved and priced at the following rates:
Premium lower level: $100
Lower level sideline: $50
Lower level: $25
Premium upper level: $10
Upper level: $5
Tickets can be purchased at the Rupp Arena box office, online at Ticketmaster.com, at any Ticketmaster Outlet or by phone at 1-800-745-3000. There is an eight-ticket limit per person.
The list of participants in the game is still top secret information, but we do know several of the former Wildcats set to play in the “Legends” game. Confirmed legends include Derek Anderson, Keith Bogans, Rex Chapman, Joe Crawford, Tony Delk, Kevin Grevey, Kyle Macy, Jamaal Magloire, Antoine Walker, Kenny Walker, Ramel Bradley, Terrence Jones, Shagari Alleyne, Dale Brown, Jared Carter, Erik Daniels and Marquis Estill.
We’ll have a Friday football practice report.
Mark Stoops’ program will open its doors to the media today to speak with several players after practice. KSR will be among those in attendance, and I’ll have full report for you here on the site as soon as I can. Let me know if there are any questions you would like asked.
Then tomorrow, we’ll do it all again after the Cats’ first live scrimmage of the fall.
In the meantime, read Freddie Maggard’s explanation of the difference between a team practice and team scrimmage:
No little league baseball to watch today.
Unfortunately, Lexington’s Eastern Little League all-star team was eliminated from the Great Lakes regional tournament Thursday night, thus ending their run at the city’s first Little League World Series appearance since 1978. The Kentucky team was run-ruled by the team from Michigan, 10-0.
Happy Birthday, Kevin Knox!
Kentucky’s star freshman turns 18 years young today. Celebrate by watching him play CATS with Josh Hopkins.
That video further proves Knox is going to be a fan favorite.
Drew’s Advice of the Day: Do not steal from a golf clubhouse.
BUT IF YOU MUST, do not steal from the golf clubhouse owned by the university you currently serve as its foundation’s CFO.
It sounds crazy, but it happened at the University of Louisville, which is actually par for the course there. #golfpun
(I hope you know you shouldn’t steal from anywhere or anyone.)
Ryan Lemond is probably sore.
Believe it or not, Ryan Lemond completed the Ryan Lemond Push-Up Challenge by doing 300 push-ups yesterday. He did his final set of 25 outside of an Applebee’s, as only Ryan Lemond would:
— Ryan Lemond (@ryanlemond) August 11, 2017
If you see Ryan today, please forgive his bad breath because I can’t imagine he was capable of raising his arms high enough to brush his teeth this morning.
KSR is in Pikeville.
The KSR Summer Tour continues today in Pikeville, although the location of the show has changed. Due to an unfortunate water issue at Bank 253, Matt and Ryan will now be doing the show from Buffalo Wild Wings in Pikeville. Big thanks to Buffalo Wild Wings for stepping up and hosting on short notice. We hope to see you there.