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Today on KSR: The (Soggy) Masters

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A tradition unlike any other is being played at a nontraditional time. The Masters teed-off beneath beautiful November foliage at Augusta National this morning. Unfortunately, they weren’t golfing for long.

The weather forecasters have a gloomy outlook for the autumn weekend. There’s a chance of rain every single day. The first round began with a downpour 30 minutes after the first golfers teed off, forcing play to be suspended at 7:35 am ET. This likely won’t be the last time play is temporarily postponed for weather this weekend. In an unusual year, there’s a chance we could get an unusual finish on Monday.

Complete coverage begins on ESPN at 1 pm ET, but you don’t have to wait that long if you have ESPN+ or download The Masters’ app. There you can watch action from Amen Corner, holes 4-6, holes 15-16 and featured groups.

At the KSR compound, we’re on Team Tiger and cheering for the JT’s, Justin Thomas of Louisville and J.T. Poston, who’s making his debut with Aaron Flener on the bag. Need more to get ready for the illustrious event? Drew Franklin has you covered with a complete Masters preview.

The Masters in November: Changes to a tradition unlike any other

UK Pro Day 

Tonight the Big Blue Nation will get its first glimpse of the 2020-21 Kentucky basketball team when the SEC Network broadcasts UK Pro Day. Tom Hart and Jimmy Dykes will provide play-by-play for the 90-minute combine style practice that will be shared with all 30 NBA teams.

In previous years, Pro Day turned into the “What Seth Greenberg thinks about the upcoming college basketball season.” This year social distancing should ensure that this isn’t the “analyst show.” In addition to the combine exercises and shooting drills, Calipari will run the team through 3-on-3 and 5-on-5 scrimmages. Bring your popcorn.

Kentucky Basketball Signs Three

Power forward Daimion Collins, small forward Bryce Hopkins and point guard Nolan Hickman made it official by signing with Kentucky on Wednesday. Luckily, there weren’t any surprises. Now we get to hear Calipari’s thoughts on each player in the third-ranked 2021 recruiting class.

“I’m really excited for Daimion and his family to join our program,” Calipari said. “Daimion is an incredible young man with a bright future – someone who has only begun to realize just how good he can be. Our fans know I don’t like to make comparisons to our other guys, but Daimion has that type of length, the athleticism and the versatility that have separated our players from others. He wanted to be pushed and to be in a competitive environment to help him reach his full potential. The staff and I cannot wait to help him grow.”

“I had the chance to see a lot of Nolan in the year or so before the pandemic hit,” Calipari said. “I am really excited about his ability to play the point guard position. He has speed, vision and scoring ability. One of the best things about Nolan is his competitive spirit. He plays to win, which our best guards I’ve coached do. Nolan is someone who can play multiple positions in the backcourt, who can fly in transition, and most importantly can create for himself and his teammates. Our guys will love playing with Nolan as he is a team-first player who is incredibly mature.”

“Bryce has the skillset and the versatility for where our game is going,” Calipari said. “It’s positionless, high-skilled basketball, and Bryce has both. He can play multiple positions and attack other players in different ways. His ability with the ball allows him to play on the perimeter, but he also has the size and the toughness to play at the basket. Bryce’s dream was to play on the biggest stage in college basketball. He will get to do that here at Kentucky.”

Titan Up

Nashville will host this edition of Thursday Night Football. Mrs. Tyler Thompson and Drew Franklin will be geeking when the Indianapolis Colts come to town for an 8:20 pm ET kickoff on Fox and the NFL Network. Check out all of the Titans’ action at KSBar and Grille and enjoy drink specials throughout the night.

MACtion Hysteria 

Just when you didn’t think MACtion could get any more MACtion-y, Western Michigan took down Toledo with a fake spike.

It’s even more amazing accompanied by the sound of the call from WMU’s radio network.

 

Article written by Nick Roush

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