Ever since we switched from Night Posts to Wakeup’s, I’ve anxiously awaited the chance for my assignment to land on the first of the month. I missed it by a day, but since it’s a little out of the ordinary for me to take the reigns on a weekday, I’m still gonna stick with Bone Thugs.
Besides, there aren’t many better ways to start your day than with NSFW 90’s hip-hop.
Kentucky Touched Down in L.A.
The KSR Crew still has another day or two of driving, but the team has made it to Los Angeles safe and sound. After an evening arrival, they got in a quick practice on one of the Lakers’ courts (couldn’t tell in the blurry and now unfindable pic if it was at the Staples Center or nah). Today’s a big day. If Tyler Ulis practices he’ll play tomorrow night, if not…let’s just say there’s NO chance to replicate anything like what we saw last year against UCLA.
Anthony Davis Messed Around and (Almost) Got a Triple-Double
Davis tied his career-high in blocks with 9, one shy of achieving the elusive triple-double. He added 17 points, 14 rebounds and 2 steals in a losing effort against the Grizzlies.
However, John Wall and Nerlens Noel were on the winning side of things last night. It’s the first time Noel won a game since March, hauling in 14 points and 9 rebounds over Kobe and Julius Randle’s Lakers (Julius had a casual double-double). John Wall balled against LeBron James’ Cavs, scoring a season-high 35 points and dishing out 10 assists for the win.
This is what a 77-Yard Field Goal Looks Like
Alabama has bad-luck with kickers, but I’m sure that will end when this kid gets to campus.
77 yarder the grind don’t stop working hard to be the best. pic.twitter.com/p5s4GQVpAi
– Eddy Pineiro (@eddypineiro1) December 1, 2015
Kirby Smart is Heading to Georgia
Nick Saban’s long-time defensive coordinator has been pursued by many for head coaching gigs over the years, but nobody has been able to pull the esteemed coordinator away from Tuscaloosa…until now. Smart will return to his alma mater to replace Mark Richt, filling arguably the most attractive job opening in America. The Missouri and South Carolina jobs remain vacant.
UK Hoops is Heading to Northern Kentucky
Normally this wouldn’t be newsworthy to many of you, but it’s one of the most exiting days of the year for me. I’ve spent the week preparing for this game by talking trash to my UK Student News Co-Anchor, Janee Thompson. She’ll spend the night being guarded by my little sister, Christine Roush, if the little sis isn’t assigned to Epps.
When I saw my siblings square off against UK last year, it was a cool moment, especially when they kept it close, but it has potential to be even more rewarding this year. Christine’s twin, Courtney, has never gotten many playing time opportunities in college, usually relegated to the end of the bench…until her last game. The coach played Courtney early and often. Once she got into the flow she scored 10 points, including the one that gave NKU the lead for good late in the 4th quarter. She took a charge in the final minute to seal a win. It was “That One Shining Moment” she’d been waiting for and I couldn’t be more proud.
For one more final pat on the back…this is how we gave Christine the power to score 1,000 career points, the same way they did it in Space Jam.
(Don’t worry, I’m done tooting the Roush horn.)
Listen to the Final KSR Podcast of the Season
It was brutally honest this week and there’s some things you’re going to want to hear. The football season will make more sense after hearing one of our most revealing podcasts. Unfortunately it’s our last one, but in honor of the semi-special occasion I’ll be posting it an hour earlier at noon. For those that have always wanted KSR to be three hours long, when the show is over today you can get an extra hour and a half of KSR awesomeness. It’s better than the Black Friday Sales at Mall St. Matthews.
Thanks for all of those that listened this season. You people are
crazy the best.