Today, for the first time in almost four months, Kentucky Sports Radio will cover live basketball.
Well, sort of.
On this morning’s radio show, five lucky listeners will have the chance to win $500 courtesy of TJ “Make ‘Em Pay” Smith. All they have to do is make a three-point shot on the first try and the $500 is theirs. If all five make their buckets, TJ is giving away a whopping $2,500 (man, he’s a good sponsor). The contest will take place live on air from an undisclosed location in Lexington with social distancing protocols in place. Knowing Drew, he’s probably setting the lines right now.
We’ve got an hour until the fun begins, so here are a few more things to read to kill some time.
John Calipari will meet virtually with Skyy Clark
Tonight is a big one on the basketball recruiting front. According to Travis Graf, John Calipari and his coaching staff will hold a virtual meeting with Skyy Clark, and, if all goes well, the 2022 five-star combo guard could leave the Zoom with a scholarship offer. Clark is one of the hottest names in the 2022 class this summer, picking up an offer from North Carolina earlier this week.
Kentucky’s already considered the favorite, so Jack Pilgrim will have his ear to the ground to bring you the latest. A few weeks ago, he made the trip to Nashville to see Clark play in an open run against the likes of Darius Garland of the Cleveland Cavaliers, Robert Covington of the Houston Rockets, former Golden State Warriors guard Ian Clark, and former UK forward Alex Poythress, among numerous other high-major Division I standouts.
The PGA is back in action
Today, the Rocket Mortgage Classic tees off in Detroit, another small morsel of sports in an otherwise barren landscape. Big names include Rickie Fowler, who skipped the Travelers Championship last weekend, and Bryson DeChambeau, who has been tearing up the abbreviated PGA Tour so far. Adam Luckett’s got an extensive preview for you right here, so check it out.
Speaking of the PGA…
Say a little something for our friend Kent Bulle
Last night, Glasgow, Ky. native and friend to the site Kent Bulle revealed that he’s been diagnosed with ventricular tachycardia and has to take a break from playing on the PGA’s Korn Ferry Tour. His former caddy Aaron Flener shared the news on social media:
You guys keep @KentBulle and his family in your thoughts and prayers. Long term outlook for him is very promising, just another bump in the road for his golf career. If you know him feel free to reach out, I’m sure he’d love some positive vibes and encouragement. pic.twitter.com/ZvGdZO3UdC
— Aaron Flener (@AaronFlener) July 2, 2020
You got this, Kent.
JD Shelburne has a new video out
“Church Pew Barstool,” the first single off Shelburne’s new album “Straight From Kentucky,” premiered yesterday on CMT. I hear Kentucky Joe is already working on a cover.
We are one day closer to “Hamilton” on Disney+
The filmed version of the Broadway hit will drop on Disney+ at 3 a.m. ET tomorrow morning, which means I’m going to spend the rest of the day singing along to the soundtrack at my desk. Even if you haven’t seen “Hamilton” yet, I highly recommend watching the movie, which was filmed over three days in the summer of 2016 at The Richard Rodgers Theater in New York. It features the original cast and uses footage from two live performances along with close ups of actors filmed over two additional days. I saw the traveling cast perform the show in Nashville earlier this year and have been dying to see Jonathan Groff as King George ever since.
Here’s a clip of the first song, which took Lin-Manuel Miranda a year to write:
Only 18 more hours!
KSR Dog of the Day
Last night, I put out the call for more Dog of the Day pictures on Twitter and you guys responded, sending in over 100 pictures of your pups in Kentucky Blue. Let’s start our day with Rupp, who wears that No. 5 jersey well.