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Uncle Sam’s Post 4th of July Sunday Morning Wake Up


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Good morning Big Blue Nation, I hope you’re feeling extra free today as you nurse those 4th of July hangovers and look forward to another year of celebrating the red, white and blue. So while you’re hopefully still reminding yourself that not only are you a member of the best country in the world, but also the best fanbase, stick around with us today for some NBA Summer League action and a little taste of America doing what it does best…winning.

Here are some things you may have missed:


Kash Daniel committed to Kentucky


Yesterday Coach Mark Stoops and his University of Kentucky Wildcats received a commitment from All-American Kash Daniel, for the 2016 recruiting class. Kentucky beat out South Carolina for the four-star Kentucky-bred linebacker, which made celebrating America’s freedom a little sweeter.

Orlando Summer League kicked off for some former Cats

Former Kentucky Wildcats, Aaron and Andrew Harrison as well as Dakari Johnson, made their NBA Summer League debuts yesterday in Orlando. Aaron Harrison had 10 points, five rebounds, three steals and two assists in 22 minutes for the Charlotte Hornets who were playing Dakari Johnson and the Oklahoma City Thunder. Johnson finished with 11 rebounds, one assist and one steal in 23 minutes. Following the Aaron/Dakari matchup, Andrew Harrison had eight points and three assists for the Memphis Grizzlies. Overall it was a successful start for these former Cats in their summer NBA debuts.


David T. Foster, III | Charlotte Observer

David T. Foster, III | Charlotte Observer


UK took over the SEC Network

You might’ve noticed during your 4th of July festivities that UK athletics completely took over the SEC Network. From throwbacks like the 2007 Kentucky vs. Louisville football game when “Stevie Got Loose” to the close UK/UL basketball matchup from this past season, it was all blue all day long.

Now here are a few things to look forward to today:

The Harrison twins will face off at 3:00 p.m.

Wisconsin v Kentucky

Kentucky’s own Aaron and Andrew Harrison will play against each other for the first time in the NBA during Day 2 of the Orlando Summer League at 3:00 p.m. The two each brought something different to the table during their time at Kentucky so it will be interesting to see how they handle one another’s strengths and weaknesses. So sit back, relax, and get ready to watch your favorite twins battle it out in the big leagues.


Team USA plays for the World Cup Championship


The U.S. Women’s Soccer Team will play for the World Cup Title in a revenge match against Japan at 7:00 p.m. today on Fox. After defeating Germany to advance to the finals, the U.S. is looking to clean up some unfinished business from their previous World Cup finals loss to Japan in 2011. You can keep your 4th of July decor hanging proud and tune in to cheer Team USA to victory.

Article written by Kelsey Mattingly

Drew Franklin is my spirit animal. @kelseyKSR

1 Comment for Uncle Sam’s Post 4th of July Sunday Morning Wake Up

  1. CatBlue in LR
    3:29 pm July 5, 2015 Permalink

    “Orlando Summer League kicked off for some former Cats”

    It’s TIPPED OFF, damnit. Don’t make me come up there.

    But seriously, dude, football has a certain way to begin games–that’s where your favorite cliche comes from–but so does basketball. And this is basketball. Should be pretty simple to keep it straight.