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Today on KSR: Tent City is alive and well

Mario Anderson

Mario Anderson

Guess what day it is! Do people still do that? I haven’t seen the commercial in quite sometime, but I was always OK with it.

Anyways, it’s Wednesday. Wednesday. The Big Blue Madness campout is underway and you can check out some videos and pictures of the madness before the madness this morning by clicking HERE. The campers started lining up to lineup on Tuesday and they made the not-so-mad dash across Avenue of Champions at 5 a.m. this morning.

We’re halfway to another Caturday and another big weekend it will be for the Cats. Today Kentucky continues to prepare for South Carolina. It’s a defensive day so we’ll hear from that side of the ball but for the third straight day we’ll also hear from Mark Stoops. He will be making his weekly appearance on the SEC teleconference.

It’s another huge opportunity for the football team, but it will be another big weekend for the future of John Calipari’s basketball team. The Cats will host two five-star visitors this weekend and if today is anything like yesterday we should expect more visit news or cut lists.

Defensive day:

We’ll hear from defensive coordinator Matt House and select defensive players today. We’ll likely get Josh Allen’s opinion on, which is cool. Also, speaking of cool, have you actually clicked on the website and checked it out? It’s well done.

Speaking of Allen, did you see that USA Today’s 2019 Mock Draft had Allen going No. 11? That would be spectacular for Allen and future UK recruiting efforts. With the way Allen’s season going I don’t see any reason why he couldn’t jump into the top 10.

Although let’s cool it with badass players going to the NFC North. My guy Aaron Rodgers is hanging on by a thread.

Today may be the last day to buy UK Football tickets:

Seriously. If you plan on being at Kroger Field on Saturday you may only have one day left to buy your tickets. UK is closing in on a sellout and if you want to watch undefeated Kentucky try and knockoff South Carolina for a fifth straight season you need to hurry.

Let’s hope Wandale is there:

Because he won’t be there next weekend. Well, UK won’t be playing a home game next weekend, but four-star Kentuckian Wandale Robinson announced he will take his last official visit to Ohio State the first weekend in October.

That means no official visit to Lexington. It would have made a good chunk of the BBN feel better about the Cats’ chances had Robinson allowed UK to pay for a weekend in Lexington, but logic wins out here. He lives 25 miles from UK’s campus and there was no need to waste an official visit on a place so close.

It seems like it may be an uphill climb for UK to land Robinson, but if he were to visit Kentucky this weekend for the South Carolina game it would only help UK’s chances. He’s still eyeing a late October decision.

UPDATE- Derek Terry of is reporting that Wandale Robinson will unofficially visit UK this weekend. SCORE!

Busy Tuesday in recruiting:

Kentucky made the top six for five-star wing Keion Brooks. UK also offered 2020 wing Jalen Johnson

This comes after Monday’s news of the Cats’ making Jaden McDaniels final five and Isaiah Stewart announcing he will officially visit UK this weekend.

Stewart and Oscar Tshiebwe are two elite bigs in the class of 2019, so this is an important weekend for UK basketball recruiting.

We’ll definitely be talking about all this on a new episode of Hardly Committed today.

Don’t go rushing the field:

Tshiebwe and Stewart, enjoy Lexington but don’t go rushing the field if UK beats South Carolina on Saturday. The Cats were fined $100,000 by the SEC after a hundred or so fans jumped onto Kroger Field after Saturday’s win against Mississippi State.

Next one is $250,000, so we probably need to chill. Or wait until the Georgia game. That works, too.

There they are:

I’m happy we’re all still in football mode, but basketball season is coming. The Cats took their first team picture in their beautiful checkerboard uniforms on Tuesday and it looks like another special group.

Is P.J. Washington shrinking? Sophomore Nick Richards looks good. Tyler Herro seemingly continues to grow. And the sleeves are BACK. Six players are wearing shooting sleeves in the pictures. Will that be a thing this season?


Article written by TJ Walker

4 Comments for Today on KSR: Tent City is alive and well

  1. ClutchCargo
    9:25 am September 26, 2018 Permalink

    I don’t think I have ever been so optimistic about the basketball team, yet cared so little about it because of excitement over football. It’s a weird feeling, but I like it!

  2. Mathlete
    9:58 am September 26, 2018 Permalink

    This isn’t Kansas football, we don’t need to rush the field after beating SC for the 5th time in a row. MS State was pretty special because UK would finally be ranked after a decade, and we weren’t really expecting to win that one (plus the boys smacked them around pretty much all night. Nothing like putting in your second string QB before the victory formation).

    If we get to rush the field after Georgia, I’m pretty sure Barnhart will sign the $250k check with a big smile

    • ClutchCargo
      10:38 am September 26, 2018 Permalink

      Or 25,000 people could rush the field and each bring a $10 bill with them. But save that for Georgia. It would be kind of embarrassing if anyone rushes the field for SC.

  3. UKinIN
    12:28 pm September 26, 2018 Permalink

    How many four star players from KY have signed with UK without ever taking an official visit? Can’t blame Robinson if he picks OSU or Alabama but it will still be disappointing to see.