A blanket of Frosty’s Secret Stuff has covered the Commonwealth. Unfortunately, the pandemic has taken away the traditional sense of a snow day as many still must take lessons online. Nevertheless, the snowy fun’s not going to stop on our watch.
Before we get to some exciting sports news, enjoy the most beautiful picture you all ever see of a snowflake. Yes, that’s a real snowflake. Nathan Myhrvold, a former Chief Technology Officer at Microsoft, developed camera equipment that has captured the highest resolution photos of a snowflake ever taken. Smithsonian Magazine profiled his process and shared some of his spectacular photos that look too amazing to be real.
Enjoy the beauty of nature, Big Blue Nation.
UK Women’s Basketball at Rupp Arena
Kyra Elzy’s Cats are looking to bounce back from a big loss to Tennessee by taking their talents to Rupp Arena. The first of two UK women’s basketball games this season at the larger downtown venue, the extra capacity means more fans can in the stands to watch the talented team. Plenty of tickets are still available for as low as $10. The No. 15 Wildcats will tip-off against Alabama at 6:30 pm ET on SEC Network.
Clarke isn’t that close
We were holding out hope that Terrence Clarke could possibly return to action next week. Based on Calipari’s remarks from last night’s call-in show, that might even be asking too much.
“He can’t do what he did against Louisville–be at 70 percent and think it’s okay. So now, we’re trying to get him healthy. I still think he’s a few games away from being able to do that,” Calipari said.
Unfortunately, reinforcements aren’t on the way anytime soon.
Kentucky has a Football Schedule
It may have taken a little longer than some SEC Network viewers wished, but the dates for Kentucky’s 2021 schedule are set. Boy, is it a thing a of beauty.
The winnable bookends let fans dream the wildest dreams of exhilarating wins in October night games against Florida and LSU. There are plenty of details to be discussed in-between, but for now, enjoy daydreaming about another 10-win season near the top of the SEC East.
Tennessee has a Football Coach
Wednesday afternoon the University of Central Florida moved to Knoxville. Former UCF athletic director Danny White introduced former UCF head coach Josh Heupel as the Volunteers new coach. Even though White said “no stone was left unturned,” it felt like he was just bringing his old employee with him when he said, “He was our No. 1 candidate.”
The messaging to Tennessee fans felt off. They each promised a quick turnaround and that the ongoing NCAA investigation would only serve as a “speed bump,” a quote that could bite them in the butt a few years from now when they’re trying to excuse more poor play.
The dog and pony show ended with White taking a shot at the fans. “Some of you are awesome. Some of you are failing right now. Why would we be negative?”
White has a lot to learn. Meanwhile, former head coach Jeremy Pruitt is taking a job with the New York Jets. Jeremy Pruitt and the Jets, a match made in football hell.
Two New Football Podcasts
Not too long after the schedule was released Adam Luckett joined me to talk about the latest from the SEC Football world on 11 Personnel. We got a few good laughs from the new Tennessee football regime and broke down the highs and lows in UK’s schedule. You can listen to it now and not too long after that’s over, a brand new Depth Chart Podcast with Freddie Maggard will be waiting for you.