Is it time to get the dice out?
Today at noon, 2021 three-star defensive back Jordan Lovett will announce his college decision. The North Hardin star is down to Kentucky, Louisville, Missouri, West Virginia, Cincinnati, Boston College, and Georgia Tech, and is considered the No. 5 player in the state of Kentucky by Rivals and one of the top 50 safeties in the country by 247 Sports. Kentucky’s got a pretty good track record with North Hardin players in recent years, snagging freshman defensive lineman Octavious Oxendine and Lovett’s teammate, 2021 running back La’Vell Wright.
All of the signs are pointing to Kentucky, but make sure the notifications on your KSR App are turned on so you can hear that beautiful “Boom, Boom FIREPOWER!”
Here’s what else is happening today…
The NCAA will vote on lifting its ban on On-Campus Activities
College football returning in the fall could take a big step forward today. The NCAA Division I Council will meet to decide whether or not to lift its current ban on on-campus activities, which expires on May 31. According to Sports Illustrated’s Ross Dellenger, there are three likely scenarios that can come from today’s meeting:
Council members have three options. They can keep campuses shutdown completely by extending the ban, an unlikely ruling, according to people knowledgeable about the discussions; they can open campuses for voluntary training (without coaching interaction); or they can grant required training (with staff interaction).
The SEC presidents and chancellors will hold their own vote on the manner on Friday, but if the NCAA votes to allow players back on campus on June 1, that’ll get the momentum rolling.
The UK Cheerleading story continues to unfold
The biggest story of the week continues to be UK’s decision to dismiss all of its cheerleading coaches following an investigation into allegations of hazing, alcohol use, and public nudity at off-campus events. This afternoon, KSR will publish an in-depth look at the story featuring interviews with current and former cheerleaders. Look for it on the site this afternoon.
The KSR Online Poker Tournament is TONIGHT
Got plans tonight? Cancel ’em. At 7 p.m., KSR is hosting its first ever online poker tournament with the help of the World Poker Tour. Matt, Ryan, Drew, and Shannon are all participating, and will do live commentary of the final table. We’ve got plenty of prizes to hand out, including the grand prize, a World Poker Tour VIP Experience in Las Vegas. For more details, click here. It’s going to be a heck of a night.
Episode 2 of Listicuffs drops
Last week, Ryan and Drew squared off in the Season Two premiere of Listicuffs, Funkhouser’s version of Family Feud. Tonight, WKYT anchors Victor Puente and Andrea Walker get in on the fun. You can watch on this here website starting at 6:30 p.m. or the KSR YouTube page (which has some excellent content, I must say).
Catching up with Jorts
Also dropping on the KSR YouTube page today: Bradley McKee’s conversation with Josh Harrellson. The two chatted about Harrellson’s time at Kentucky, including how he got the nickname “Jorts” (Spoiler: us). Here’s a preview:
Here's another clip from our interview Josh explaining the whole "Jorts" fandom. pic.twitter.com/zIay9oQy3w
— Bradley McKee (@Bradley_B_Roll) May 19, 2020
We’ll bring you their complete conversation this afternoon.
Retail stores can open today in Kentucky
Today marks the first day retail stores can open in the state since the pandemic began, but there are some rules. Stores will be required to limit their number of customers to 33% capacity, and employees will be required to wear masks in common areas and while interacting with customers. On Friday, restaurants will also be allowed to open for indoor and outdoor dining at a limited capacity.
Are you going shopping today?
KSR Dog of the Day
Meet Liam, a very good boy wearing his favorite shirt. Want to see your pup on KSR? Send a picture of him or her wearing UK or KSR gear to [email protected]
Have you seen KSBar’s new specials?
We’re now offering $8 lunch specials AND a late night happy hour with $5 appetizers. Ridiculous.
Once a Randall Cobb fan, always a Randall Cobb fan
Kentucky resident Tiffany Vicars used her time with Alex Trebek to profess her love for Randall Cobb, earning a shoutout from the former Kentucky and Green Bay star, who is now with the Houston Texans.
— Randall Cobb (@rcobb18) May 20, 2020
It’s Carter County Day on KSR
Carter County residents, get your fun facts ready to share with the rest of the state. It’s your time to shine!