Kentucky should be playing in Minneapolis tonight, two wins away from a National Championship. Instead, we’re stuck watching from home.
Auburn and Virginia tip-off at 6:09, followed by Texas Tech and Michigan State at 8:49 p.m. ET. If you wisely choose to ignore tonight’s Final Four, we’ve got a few things that can keep you occupied.
Saturday Football Scrimmage
Yesterday Mark Stoops revealed his team is popping pads more than usual to give his inexperienced players more game-like reps. They’re on the gridiron early for this morning’s scrimmage. The head coach will meet with the media around noon. Until then, check out yesterday’s interview with Stoops on Kentucky Sports Radio, beginning at the midway point of the podcast.
A HUGE Derby Prep Race Day
It’s arguably the biggest Derby Prep weekend of the year — Blue Grass, Santa Anita and the Wood. The Wood Memorial at Aqueduct goes off at 6:00, the Blue Grass Stakes post time is set for 6:43 at Keeneland and the Santa Anita Derby follows at approximately 7:15 p.m. ET. I need a little more time to handicap the races, but I’ll be sure to post my picks well before post time.
Softball Doubleheader in Lexington
The Cats had a season-high 17 hits to take down No. 17 Ole Miss 11-4 last night at John Cropp Stadium. With severe weather in the forecast Sunday, today they’ll play two. The action begins at 2:00 p.m. and can be seen on SEC Network+.
Bat Cats got a W
After falling down 2-0 in the first inning, the Kentucky baseball team battled back to beat Missouri in CoMo Friday night. Before game two of the series begins at 3:00 p.m. on SEC Network+, enjoy highlights from yesterday’s win.
Kentuckian Eliminated from the Final Four
Former Elizabethtown Miss Basketball Erin Boley scored 14 points in last night’s national semifinals, but her Oregon Ducks ultimately fell 72-67 to Baylor. Notre Dame took down UConn 81-76 to setup Sunday’s title game in Tampa.
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Recommended Watch: The Twilight Zone
Jordan Peele has resurrected the Rod Serling classic on CBS All-Access. Last night I watched the first two episodes of the anthology series. There were familiar faces — Tracy Morgan, Adam Scott and Kumail Nanjiani –stuck in moral paradigms. Peele captures the eerie feeling that made the original an icon. I wouldn’t describe it as “scary,” unless you have a fear of flights. Then “Nightmare at 30,000 feet” probably isn’t for you.