The Bye Week gave us all a nice reprieve to enjoy basketball, the outdoors, and, if you’re like all of my friends on social media, the pumpkin patch, but it’s game week once again, which means it’s time to focus on the Vanderbilt Commodores. Saturday’s game kicks off at 7:30 p.m. at Kroger Field and will be broadcast on the SEC Network, setting up another big weekend in the Bluegrass. Lots to do before then, so let’s get to it.
Mark Stoops will address the media at noon
How does Stoops feel about his team after a week “off”? Check the site at noon to find out. We’ll have a live stream of his weekly press conference, along with updates as they happen.
This week’s depth chart will drop shortly beforehand; cross your fingers the bye week helped heal some minor injuries, namely to offensive linemen Naasir Watkins and Drake Jackson.
We’ll find out the Missouri game time
Around 12:30 p.m., the SEC will release the game times for October 27, meaning you’ll be free to plan your Saturday in just a few more hours.
Kentucky is 14th in the AP Poll
Without even playing, Kentucky jumped four spots in the AP Poll to No. 14. After losing to LSU, Georgia is No. 8, followed by Florida at No. 11, Texas A&M at No. 17 and Mississippi State at No. 22.
This goes without saying, but beat Vanderbilt and Kentucky’s path to the SEC Championship becomes a bit more real; however, the ‘Dores gave Florida quite a bit of trouble on Saturday, so the Cats cannot afford to look ahead.
Basketball looks ahead to the Blue-White Game
Big Blue Madness on Friday night was a whole lotta fun and a great reminder of this team’s character and personality. The team got last night off to play the new “Call of Duty: Black Ops 4,” but they’ll soon be back at work preparing for Sunday night’s Blue-White Scrimmage.
Speaking of, have you right-clicked and saved this as your wallpaper yet?
Want to see these guys play in person? Plenty of good tickets are still available for the Blue/White Game starting at $5 each on Ticketmaster.
Can we pause and appreciate Sassy Joe B. Hall?
Joe B.’s coming up on his 90th birthday, but showcased some serious sass this weekend. When asked how long he believes John Calipari will keep coaching at Kentucky, Hall quipped, “As long as they keep paying him eight million dollars a year.”
Never change, Joe B.
NBA Cats on the move
Today at 6 p.m. is the deadline for NBA teams to cut their roster to 15 guaranteed contract players, so this weekend saw plenty of developments for some former Cats:
- Tyler Ulis to the Chicago Bulls
- Wenyen Gabriel makes the Sacramento Kings roster
- Miami Heat waive DeAndre Liggins
Liggins will join the Heat’s G-League affiliate, the Sioux Falls Skyforce, where he’ll play alongside another former Cat, Marcus Lee.
Relive the first half of the season
Need a football fix after the bye week? KyWildcatsTV has you covered.
The bye week was much needed but we missed you, #BBN. Let's look back on all the highlights from the first half of the season and get fired up as we return home Saturday vs. Vanderbilt. We need you!#GetUp pic.twitter.com/1wabinnAqV
— Kentucky Football (@UKFootball) October 14, 2018
Za’Darius Smith helped the Ravens break a record
Shoutout to Za’Darius Smith, who had three of Baltimore’s eleven sacks yesterday, a new franchise record. It came against my Titans, but kudos to Za’Darius for an incredible start to the season. Through six games, he already has 5.5 sacks, tying his previous career high.
— RavenSSSSSSSSSSS (@Ravens) October 14, 2018
KSR in an hour
Only one hour until Matt Jones, Ryan Lemond, and Shannon the Dude are back on the radio. Until then, dance into your week like Immanuel Quickley:
— Kentucky Basketball (@KentuckyMBB) October 13, 2018