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SEC Athletic Directors Meet
For the first time since the SEC Tournament was canceled in March, all of the league’s important decision-makers met in person Monday morning at league headquarters in Birmingham to discuss if and how the conference can return to action this fall. As expected, the day did not end with groundbreaking news. Commissioner Greg Sankey went on the Paul Finebaum Show to essentially tell everyone to hang tight for two weeks. His comments were not overly optimistic. Health trends must change, but Sankey is going to use all of the time that is available before making a final decision.
Kentucky Football is COVID-19 Free
In the middle of a tsunami of bad news the University of Kentucky announced that all 166 Kentucky football players and staff members tested negative for coronavirus. Only three people tested positive among three other teams: men’s basketball, volleyball and women’s soccer. All will remain quarantined until a negative test allows them to return to action.
The President of the United States made a telephone call Monday night in attempt to make a significant impression on Alabama voters ahead of today’s Republican primary. He made an impression, just not the right one. During the conference call with Tommy Tuberville, Donald Trump repeatedly referred to Alabama’s head football coach as Lou Saban. “He’s great, Lou Saban. What a great job he’s done.”
Lou Saban played for the Cleveland Browns before he became a college and NFL head coach. His wife said in his 2009 obituary that he may have been distance cousins with Nick Saban.
Coach Cal’s Next Initiative
Since the start of the pandemic, John Calipari’s “Coffee with Cal” raised over $1.5 million for COVID-19 relief. The series concluded with its 12th episode Monday night. He was joined by a handful of other college coaches who will be teaming up to create the John McClendon Minority Leadership Initiative to help people of color enter the collegiate coaching ranks. More than 50 coaches have committed to the initiative, including Mark Stoops.
“This isn’t to fill coaching positions,” Calipari said in the Zoom call. “This is the hierarchy of college athletics – how do we get the pipeline filled? How do we create leaders? How do we create men and women who are the next decision leaders of college athletics. That’s what this is about.”
Washington is Getting a New Nickname
The Washington football team will no longer be referred to as the Redskins. Monday morning they made the move official, although they have yet to announce its replacement. One report claims the desired nickname is currently in the middle of a trademark fight. What could that name be? Well, you can place a wager on it with your Uncle Bo and scratch the sports gambling itch you’ve been missing.
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Two New Podcasts
Monday evening the Matt Jones Podcast welcomed Charles Booker to the program to discuss his narrow loss to Amy McGrath in the Democratic Senate Primary. For football fans, later this morning you can hear what we’ve missed most without SEC Media Days this year by listening to a new 11 Personnel.
The Ford Bronco is Back
More than 20 years after O.J.’s automobile was discontinued, Ford Motor Company has brought back the iconic SUV. With two and four-door models, the doors and tops can be taken let riders feel the breeze. Take a closer look at the new car in Ford’s official unveiling.
So what do we think of the new Bronco? Yea or nay?
To be honest, it kind of looks like a Honda Element. I don’t know what it is but something feels off and to be frank, I expected better.
Airplane is on Netflix
Looks like I picked a bad day to quit streaming movies.
The KSR Tour Heads to Harlan County
They say you’ll never leave Harlan alive, but we’ll make an exception on this morning’s edition of Kentucky Sports Radio.