For almost a year, 340 days to be exact, astronaut Scott Kelly has been in space. The sunrise above is just one of the 5,000 times there’s been a sunrise while aboard the International Space Station.
Plenty has happened during Kelly’s year in space. He’s shared fascinating images on social media, with the most breathtaking appropriately dubbed as #EarthArt. He’s experienced it all weightless. NASA is using this year to study the longterm effects of weightlessness, using his twin brother and fellow astronaut, Mark, as the control on Earth. The year has been well-documented and will be shared with the world tomorrow night at 8:00 in an hour-long PBS documentary.
The record-breaking astronaut will return to Earth at approximately 11:45 EST in Kazakhstan before being flown back to Houston to reconnect with family and friends.
The Cats Hit the Road
ESPN is bringing their SEC A-team — Brad Nessler, Sean Farnham and Shannon Spake — when Kentucky tries to replicate their early season victory over Florida at the O Dome tonight at 7:00. The Cats cruised to a 19-point victory at Rupp without Alex Poythress, but the team looks a little different entering the final week of the regular season. Tired and beat up at Vanderbilt, there’s no rest for the wicked on a quick turnaround before they get a little break ahead of Senior Day.
The Cats will try to gain some late-season momentum without Derek Willis. Willis has started running again, making him a possibility, but in all likelihood he’ll be held out of tonight’s game.
Cal is All In on The Tweak
I don’t know how much of this is just Cal blowing smoke, but he loves it and is not going to stop anytime soon. It doesn’t matter what he’s talking about.
Trey Lyles double-double tonight. Tweaked his game!
— John Calipari (@UKCoachCalipari) March 1, 2016
It’s Super Tuesday
12 States will choose who they want to be the next President of the United States today. Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump are expected to win big, and The Donald will celebrate by making an appearance in Louisville this afternoon at 4:00.
It’s uncertain whether or not we’ll get Trump on KSR, but one thing is certain — Trump is going to cause chaos in downtown Louisville. The free rally is being held in the middle of rush hour at the International Convention Center, about two blocks away from the Yum! Center where UofL’s Senior Night will tip-off at 8:00. Oh, and it’s supposed to storm. If you’re wise, avoid downtown Louisville and I-65, or you can embrace the circus. Your choice.
Something You’ve Never Seen Before in College Basketball
This is what happens when coaches say, “Use your head.”
– Deadspin (@Deadspin) March 1, 2016
There’s a UofL Board of Trustees Meeting Today
There’s been plenty of shenanigans over the last few weeks that will make this meeting an interesting one, but things took an even further turn for the worst yesterday when a lawsuit was filed by a whistleblower against President Ramsey, alleging official misconduct. The implications of the lawsuit are unknown, but the future of Scandal U should become just a little clearer tonight.
Rick Pitino will NOT be on TV During March Madness
Even though he’s been advised to keep quiet after Cardinal Rules were Broken, Rick has refused to shut up, but he finally will once the season is over. After spending previous years as an analyst during March Madness for CBS, he told Terry Meiners yesterday that he’s staying out of the spotlight once the season is over. It’s a blessing for us all.
Boogie Held Himself Back
Not long after Cousins and KD were separated, things nearly took a turn for the worst when Steven Adams tripped him up.
Luckily, DeMarcus showed enough discipline to stop himself. However, he couldn’t stop OKC. Russell Westbrook had a triple double, but nobody was more efficient than Enes Kanter, scoring 23 points on 11-11 shooting from the field. According to ESPN Stats and Info, Kanter is only the second player in the last six seasons to be perfect from the field on 11 or more shot attempts.
John Wall Dropped 37 on Nerlens’ 76ers
John Wall was a human highlight last night, scoring 37, dishing out 7 assists and creating Vines for the masses. The best of the best was unfortunately against his Wildcat compadre. Poor Nerlens couldn’t help but fall for the hesitation.
Nerlens Noel had 11 points, 6 rebounds, 2 steals and 2 assists as the Sixers became the first team mathematically eliminated form playoff contention.
Kyle Tucker is on the Latest Matt Jones Podcast
I know, you probably can’t believe it, but it happened without one argument. If you thought they were feuding, you’ll think differently after listening.
If that hour with Tucker and Joe Sonka isn’t enough, start your day by listening to what will surely be a wild KSR from 10-noon before the KSR Pregame Show get’s rolling this afternoon at 4:30.