How’s everyone’s afternoon moving along? Slow? Me too. Let’s go through some notes to wake ourselves up.
— First off, let’s start with this picture of some Cats fans in the Dominican Republic. Not only is the picture great, it gives me an excuse to talk about one of the DR’s native sons, Orlando Antigua. Antigua is killing it on the recruiting trail, as we all knew he would. Yesterday, Jaleel Cousins, DeMarcus’ little brother, committed to USF, and today, Maryland’s Roddy Peters announced he is transferring to USF as well. He and Marshall transfer Kareem Cantry will be eligible to play for the Bulls in the 2015-2016 season. Keep making us proud, Coach O.
— Last week, we found out the UK basketball team posted a 3.11 GPA for the spring semester. It turns out it was an excellent semester for UK Athletics as a whole, with scholarship athletes combining for a 3.218 cumulative GPA, the highest mark since 2002-2003. It’s the fourth semester in a row UK Athletics has posted at least a 3.0 mark. While the basketball team as a whole had a 3.111 GPA (scholarship players 3.05), the football team came in at 2.782 (scholarship players 2.813 ). The highest GPA? The women’s swimming and diving team, with 3.728. Because swimmers are brilliant. In what other sport do you not feel your sweat? (I used to be a swimmer. Aqua Ads represent!)
— It’s time to start thinking about summer plans, or rather, your children’s summer plans. Why not send them to Camp Rondo, Rajon Rondo’s summer basketball camp? It’s open to boys and girls ages 6-16 and costs $225, which includes basketball skills and development; lunch and a snack each day; a Camp Rondo t-shirt, backpack, and headband (very important); an autograph and photo session with Rondo; the chance to meet several former UK and UofL players; and hopefully a few rounds of Connect Four. It’s split up into two sessions:
Session 1: June 23-27 Monday – Friday 9am-4pm (Less than 90 slots left)Session 2: July 7-11 Monday – Friday 9am-4pm (125 spots left)
The camp takes place at Mid-America on 1906 Watterson Trail in Louisville, and camp sponsorships are still available. Everyone who registers will be entered into a drawing to win two tickets to a 2014-2015 Boston Celtics game. For more details and registration, visit www.CampRondo.com.
— Ever wanted to see someone draw a portrait of John Calipari in four minutes? Today’s your lucky day:
I am oddly fascinated by this.
— On today’s show, someone called in and mentioned they had spotted a UK bag in the movie “Stripes.” Thanks to @BigBlueMan for sending us this screenshot of the bag:
Good eyes. As a sucker for everything retro, I totally want that bag now. While I get to Googling, why don’t you listen to the podcast?