Summer is starting with a bang. To celebrate the first weekend UK student-athletes are on campus, Mark Stoops and John Calipari are hosting quite a few talented recruits.
Stoops and Vince Marrow have a little more juggling to do. Kroger Field will host hundreds for camps, beginning Saturday evening and running through the week. Some of those campers could be future Wildcats. Others, like quarterback commit Nik Scalzo, will be there for unofficial visits, but will not likely participate in football activities. There will also be a handful of prospects receiving the red carpet treatment in the form of an official visit.
On the other side of campus at the Joe Craft Center, Calipari’s Cats will entertain a pair of prospects, Pendleton County’s Dontaie Allen and Alabama point guard Kira Lewis Jr. After touring campus and playing a few pick-up games, they could leave campus with scholarship offers.
It’s an exciting time in the recruiting world, and KSR will have everything you need to be prepared later this afternoon, as well as updates throughout the weekend. Stay tuned.
Kentucky Track Dominates
Last night Kentucky’s Tim Duckworth became the first Kentucky Wildcat to ever win a National Title in the decathlon by posting the seventh-best score in NCAA history. He’s just the second man to win gold in the indoor heptathlon and outdoor decathlon in the same year, joining two-time Olympic gold medalist Ashton Eaton. Duckworth’s win proves he’s destined for stardom.
He wasn’t last night’s only National Champion. Olivia Gruver went back-to-back, bringing home the gold medal in the pole vault for the second straight year after a 4.55m jump.
While Gruver and Duckworth won medals, Sydney McLaughlin was dusting her competition. In the 400m hurdle semifinal she looked like Secretariat in the Belmont.
It Really is the Caps Year
Forty-four years after Washington D.C. was awarded a hockey team, the Washington Capitals won their first Stanley Cup. NHL’s lovable losers were trailing 3-2 entering the third period, but rallied with two goals to defeat the Vegas Golden Knights and clinch the cup in game five.
As Vegas tried to extend the series into overtime with less than a minute to go, the clock malfunctioned and chaos ensued. Luckily, there was a stoppage in play that gave officials time to review the clock and fix the problem, narrowly avoiding disaster.
A New Aaron Torres Sports Podcast
Not long after Scottie Lewis dropped a quote bomb on Corey Evans, the Rivals recruiting analyst talked about it on The Aaron Torres Sports Podcast. Subscribe to hear more about the Kentucky recruits at the U18 Team USA tryouts when the episode hits iTunes later today.
A Pardon for Ali?
President Donald Trump told the Associated Press he may pardon Muhammad Ali. The Louisville boxing legend was convicted of draft evasion, a ruling the U.S. Supreme Court overturned in 1971.
The KSR Golf Scramble
Today Kentucky Sports Radio will be LIVE from The U Club (that’s what the cool kids call The University Club) for the KSR Golf Scramble. Will Drew’s team take another WD? Stay tuned.