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Today on KSR: The Battle for the Bluegrass is Back

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You thought because basketball season is over that we’re finished with sports? Think again.

Tonight Nick Mingione’s Kentucky Wildcats will travel west on I-64 to take on the tenth-ranked Louisville Cardinals. First pitch is set for 6:00 p.m. at Jim Patterson Stadium. If you can’t make it out to the ballpark, you can see all the action on Watch ESPN.

It’s not the only thing you have to look forward to this Tuesday.

John Calipari Ain’t Goin Nowhere

Kentucky’s head coach inked a contract that will keep in Lexington for the rest of his coaching days. Calipari said the decision had nothing to do with UCLA rumors. He’s content at Kentucky.

“It had nothing to do with all the other stuff. Every year that I’m here, something at the end of the year happens. Someone’s trying to call or talk,” Calipari said. “You think of what we’ve built, the culture that we’ve built. We’ve done it all kind of different ways. We’ve got good kids. The academics, that we’re allowed to give lifetime scholarships. We’re allowed to bring these kids back.  We insure these kids. This is a situation and a culture that’s taken time to build. Where else would I want to coach?”

The Coaching Carousel Turns

Without Cal in the picture at UCLA, the Bruins are turning to TCU’s Jamie Dixon and Cincinnati’s Mick Cronin. If neither of those options workout, Texas’ Shaka Smart is reportedly up next.

Meanwhile, there’s some movement in the SEC. Texas A&M firmly has their sights set on Buzz Williams, reportedly offering him $3.5 million a year. Vanderbilt is turning to a familiar name, Memphis assistant coach Jerry Stackhouse. Jon Rothstein reports the Commodores are finalizing a deal to secure the former North Carolina Tar Heel and G-League Coach of the Year.

Spring Football Returns

The Kentucky football team is back in action this morning for the first time since this weekend’s scrimmage. Mark Stoops, Eddie Gran and the rest of the offense will reveal what went down on the gridiron. Until then, enjoy a few highlights KyWildcatsTV put together for us.

The NIT Final Four is Here

And unfortunately, Indiana came up one game shy of making an appearance in Madison Square Garden. Before reading on, try guessing who is actually in the NIT semifinals. It’s a much more difficult task than you might think. The games begin at 7:00 on ESPN.

  • Wichita State vs. Lipscomb
  • TCU vs. Texas

Finish your Game of Thrones Rewatch

You’ve been putting it off throughout March Madness. Now the season premiere of Game of Thrones is almost here. Only twelve more days.

Before it all begins, we’ll have a couple of fresh episodes of Kentucky Thrones Radio. Do us a favor by clicking subscribe on iTunes, rate and review. We certainly appreciate it.

KSR’s Dog of the Day is…

…this very good boy who only accepts greatness on the hardwood.


Article written by Nick Roush

"Look upon the doughnut, and not upon the hole." @RoushKSR

3 Comments for Today on KSR: The Battle for the Bluegrass is Back

  1. bigtaters6957
    9:12 am April 2, 2019 Permalink

    How in the world does Shaka Smart continue to not produce, but continue to climb the coaching ladder?
    The guy went sub .500 in a bad conference this year, and is 3 games over .500 in his 4 year run at Texas.

    • runningunnin.454
      9:59 am April 2, 2019 Permalink

      Well, Texas is a football school; hard to win at football schools like Alabama, Arkansas, Texas A&M, and Nebraska; especially when the fans and administrations don’t support the programs.
      These schools generally don’t give the coaches a chance, maybe four years, and that may not be enough to turn a program around.
      Texas didn’t really give Charlie Strong a chance with the football program.

    5:27 pm April 3, 2019 Permalink

    Battle for bluegrass is a football game.