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Today on KSR: Work, Work, Work


Campus just got a lot more crowded.

Yesterday the University of Kentucky basketball team reported back to UK, filling in the Joe B. Hall Wildcat Lodge on the north side of campus. On the south side of campus, returning upperclassmen completed their first summer football workouts. Coach Ed and Coach Hill did not take it easy on the team. They went straight to the hill.


Before too long they’re going to have to invest in larger plates for Landon Young.


Cal talks to the Media

As workouts begin, so do camps. Before the football camps kickoff, John Calipari will tip-off UK basketball camp at Memorial Coliseum. Ahead of the occasion Coach Cal will talk to the media at approximately 10:15 a.m. It will be the first time we’ve heard from him since the roster was solidified at the NBA Draft withdrawal deadline and his son entered the transfer portal.

Thompson taken in the MLB Draft

The dominant lefty became the highest-picked pitcher in school history when the St. Louis Cardinals selected Zack Thompson with the 19th pick in the first round of the 2019 MLB Draft. MLB Network’s Harold Reynolds believes he’ll be the fastest pitcher to make the big leagues. Another analyst believes he can be a “front of the rotation” guy.

It wasn’t all good news though. UK commit Jackson Rutledge, a 6’8″ JUCO pitcher, was drafted by the Washington Nationals with the No. 17 pick. The selection almost certainly means he will not spend any time in Lexington.

Slimy Snell

The Steelers’ rookie spent his Monday at Pittsburgh’s children’s hospital. In-between a few games, the former UK running back created one slimy concoction with the kids.

Track Star makes The Bowerman Watch List

The Bowerman is the Heisman of collegiate track and field. Ahead of the NCAA Outdoor National Championships, one Kentucky sprinter is a finalist. Daniel Roberts, a hurdling extraordinaire, is one of ten on the Bowerman Watch List. He’ll make his case for the honor this weekend at nationals in Austin.

Jeopardy James’ Run is Over

On the verge of breaking Ken Jennings’ total earnings record, James Holzhauer’s 32-game winning streak ended in a loss to Emma Boettcher. Boettcher found a pair of Daily Doubles in Double Jeopardy, giving her an advantage entering Final. Even if Jeopardy James went all in, it would not have been enough to take down the librarian.

James finished with $2,464,216 in 32 victories, only trailing Ken Jennings in each category ($2,520,700 in 73 wins). Holzhauer correctly answered 97% of the time he buzzed in and he’ll leave the show netting approximately $1.29 million after taxes.

In The Face!

The Stanley Cup Finals produced plenty of fireworks in the Blues exciting 4-2 Game Four victory. I was entertained thoroughly, thanks in large part to one nasty collision in the second period. Boston’s Zdeno Chara ate a puck. If you’re squeamish, don’t watch.

Guess Who’s Back?

Drew Franklin will be on the KSR airwaves with the recently released Ryan Lemond. He’ll talk about life as a free man, along with Shannon the Dude, beginning at 10:00 a.m.


Article written by Nick Roush

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

6 Comments for Today on KSR: Work, Work, Work

  1. ClutchCargo
    9:24 am June 4, 2019 Permalink

    Wildcat Coal Lodge > Joe B. Hall Wildcat Lodge…

    • N-UR-i
      2:06 pm June 4, 2019 Permalink

      Not stressing over a building name > Stressing over a building name

    • ClutchCargo
      2:24 pm June 4, 2019 Permalink

      I was trying to give Nick a heads up and then he could delete my post. Sorry for any undue stress that may have caused you.

  2. macattack
    9:28 am June 4, 2019 Permalink

    Zdeno Chara has been around forever. He was actually on the Kentucky Thoroughblades back in the day if that gives you any indication of his age.

  3. J. Did
    4:20 pm June 4, 2019 Permalink

    Watched the MLB Draft last night. Congrats to Zack Thompson on the St. Louis gig. I couldn’t believe it took that long to land him. In re Jackson Rutledge, the kid is also going to produce. For all you Padres Fans: C J Abrams is an amazing ballplayer. Exciting stuff; as was Jeopardy. Looked like Holzhauer threw in the towel during Final Jeopardy as he knew his opponent only had to bet a dollar more and it was over. He said he bet enough to beat Jay Sexton in case Emma “You” Boettcher lost. Perhaps there was some hidden significance. I would have bet 1792.

  4. jaws2
    4:24 pm June 4, 2019 Permalink

    That looks to be 305 or 315 Landon’s benching. If so, I’m verrrrrry impressed! Great lockout on the arms!