Postseason baseball begins today at 2:00 on the SEC Network for the Kentucky Wildcats. Nick Mingioine’s club has an opportunity for redemption after an up and down regular season, but it will not come easy.
A ten-seed in Hoover, the Bat Cats’ first opponent is Auburn. Kentucky won two of three in March against the Tigers at The Cliff, falling 3-4 in another ill-fated Saturday match-up. If Kentucky can win one against Auburn, they’ll enter the double elimination portion of the tournament. If the Cats lose today, their time in Hoover is done. Regardless of what happens, UK will have to hit the road in the NCAA Tournament. Will they limp in, or enter with a little momentum?
Kentucky will have a pair of First Team All-SEC players in the lineup. Yesterday Luke Heyer earned the honor as a designated hitter while Kole Cottam has named the league’s top first baseman.
For more UK Baseball, check out the latest from Coach Keith Madison and Trey Huntsman, who will be in Alabama covering the Bat Cats for KSR this week.
Eight. More. Days.
There are only eight more days of “NBA Draft Decision SZN.” Yesterday I mistakenly relayed the wrong deadline, the NBA deadline. UK officials cleared things up and confirmed May 30 at midnight is the deadline for P.J. Washington, Wenyen Gabriel and Jarred Vanderbilt. We don’t know if Jarred Vanderbilt has met with or worked out for any teams, but we did find out last night that Gabriel has already auditioned for five NBA teams.
Terry Throws Touchdowns
The Kentucky football team isn’t on campus, but a pair of Wildcats are putting in work together in Oklahoma. Terry Touchdown and Isaiah Epps are trying to develop a deep ball connection and so far, so good.
— Terry Wilson (@TerryTouchdown3) May 22, 2018
Conference Finals Continue
LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers ran away from Boston with a 111-102 victory to even the Eastern Conference Finals at two wins apiece. The Rockets have an opportunity to even the Western Conference Finals tonight at 9:00 on TNT, but between you and I, that’s not gonna happen.
Through the Fog
How did Larry Collmus call the Preakness? That’s an excellent question. Even after watching him make the call, I don’t understand how he did it so well.
Good-Bye, Larry Culpepper
Dr. Pepper is retiring their college football spokesman. The man who shouted “ICE COLD!” in bowl season ads drew the ire of many, but count me as one who will miss the goofy dad who invented the CFB Playoff.
Election Day: Vote or Die
I don’t think Puff Daddy’s tagline is still cool on election day, but I still say it every time. Even though there aren’t many statewide offices up for grabs, it’s still important to perform your civic duty by casting your vote. At the very least, you can post a picture of your “I Voted” sticker on social media.
A Colorful Wildcats’ Conversation
The Canadian Lynx’s growl is a little bit different than the Kentucky Wildcat’s.
— ABC News (@ABC) May 22, 2018