But another media outlet in the state is bringing a Pulitzer back to the Bluegrass.
One enormous congratulations is in order for the fine folks at the Courier Journal. On Monday the Louisville newspaper was honored with the Pulitzer Prize in Breaking News Reporting, defeating The L.A. Times and The Washington Post for their coverage of Governor Matt Bevin’s controversial pardons. More than a dozen reporters were involved in the exhaustive process, but this line to Joe Sonka really is the chef’s kiss.
The media landscape has never been more competitive or challenging. To see our Kentucky peers shine on the national stage is truly inspiring. Congrats again, and on behalf of all Kentuckians, thank you for seeking truth and holding public officials accountable.
Louisville is in Trouble, Again
I know, it’s hard to believe, right? But here we are once again combing through an NCAA Notice of Allegations sent to the University of Louisville. The Cardinals finally received their charges from the NCAA. There is one big, fat Level I violation along with three Level II violations that stem from Louisville’s recruitment of Brian Bowen.
Unlike the last NOA they received, the Cardinals will not be cooperating with NCAA officials. In fact, they’ve done the opposite. Instead of self-imposing sanctions, UofL will contest all of the violations with the help of the same firm that got North Carolina completely off the hook for the academic fraud scandal. This is only the beginning of what will be a lengthy process. All the while, Rick Pitino’s stink will stay all over that program.
The Latest on DeAndre Williams
The Evansville transfer is down to four schools: Arkansas, Memphis, Baylor and Kentucky. KSR’s Jack Pilgrim spoke to his former head coach and mentor about how the 6’10” forward could fit in with the Wildcats.
“Coaches in the last week, when talking to us, everyone feels that he plays like Lamar Odom,” Roy said. “He can hit the three, he can get it off the rebound and take it coast to coast, he can make that pass. He can bring defense, block shots. He can do everything on the basketball court. We know how good Lamar was, and that’s what he’s like.”
Transfer Portal Fills Up
There are now three Kentucky football players in the infamous NCAA transfer portal. South Florida wide receiver Marvin “BJ” Alexander is the second member of the 2018 recruiting class to announce his departure since Friday.
Good luck buddy I will be following your career. https://t.co/ilt0qe0AIO
— CoachMarrowUK (@vincemarrow) May 5, 2020
The departures are happening as Kentucky heats up on the recruiting trail. On the latest edition of 11 Personnel, we broke down what DL Kahlil Saunders and WR Armond Scott are bringing to the Bluegrass and told you a couple of names to keep an eye on that could soon roll the dice. Don’t Geek.
Taco Tuesday on Cinco de Mayo with KSBar
The outstanding people at KSBar may have enjoyed too many margaritas when they came up with these crazy Cinco de Mayo specials. For only $20 you can enjoy two orders of tacos — each come with three delicious tacos apiece with chips and salsa — and a six-pack of domestic beer. Need to up the ante? A family pack with 16 shells and your choice of beef or chicken is $25. You can top either off with 2-for-1 margaritas for only $6. It’s one of those rare deals in life that sounds too good to be true but in fact is true.
The BBN Jam Final is Here
After more than a month of voting, the culmination of KSR’s BBN Jam Tournament is here. The 2012 team featuring Anthony Davis and Michael Kidd-Gilchrist will face the 1996 squad if Antoine Walker and Derek Anderson can hold onto the lead for the final two hours of the poll. Which National Champ will take home the crown? You must decide this afternoon.
Bracken County Day on KSR
When the crew isn’t making fun of UofL, George Clooney’s old stomping grounds will be featured on Kentucky Sports Radio. As you can see, Clooney cannot contain his excitement.