Happy Hump Day, folks. It was a surprisingly busy Tuesday around the Big Blue Nation. Here’s what you may have missed, and what lies ahead today.
Workout SZN — We are just 15 days away from the NBA Draft. As the big day draws near, Kentucky Wildcats are working out for NBA teams. Yesterday Kevin Knox showed off his skills in front of the Orlando Magic, while Wenyen Gabriel worked out for the Minnesota Timberwolves, a day after a session with the Phoenix Suns. Today Hamidou Diallo will be in Sacramento to work out for the Kings.
UK Baseball Leads way in MLB Draft Picks — The Kentucky baseball team had six picks in the first ten rounds of the MLB Draft, tied with Arizona for the most by any school. It’s impressive, but it pours salt on the fresh wound following Kentucky’s NCAA Tournament miss.
Track National Championships Begin Today — Edrick Floreal’s squad is in Oregon for this weekend’s Track and Field National Championships. Men’s Indoor Heptathlon Champion Tim Duckworth is today’s UK headliner before the fourth-ranked women go to work tomorrow. All of the action can be seen throughout the day on Watch ESPN, with primetime coverage on ESPN2.
Did you get a call from Benny Snell? This guy did.
Just got a phone call from @benny_snell thanking me for being a Season ticket holder at UK this year! That's amazing! Awesome move by UK allowing players to do that. I'm ready to get out September 1st! Totally pumped for the new season! #GoCats #BBN #SnellYeah
— Adam Webb (@RadioAdamWebb) June 5, 2018
While Snell’s photo is featured on newsstands around the region, the Kentucky running back was one of many football players who took the time to call football season ticket-holders to thank them for their support. C.J. Conrad, Josh Allen, Drake Jackson and Landon Young also got in on the action.
— Kentucky Football (@UKFootball) June 5, 2018
While we’re sharing UK football videos, this one with Josh Allen on “National Hug Your Cat Day” is…something.
— Kentucky Football (@UKFootball) June 4, 2018
Game 3 — Can the Cavs make anything out of this series? We’ll find out tonight when they host the Warriors at 9:00 on ABC.
Justify Draws the Rail — To win the Triple Crown, Justify will have to do it from the first post position. A death sentence in the Derby, that’s not necessarily the case in the mile-and-a-half Belmont Stakes. A pace-setter that likes to run from the front, as long as he gets a clean break, he should be fine…unless Bravazo, the horse that almost caught him in the Preakness, catches him down the stretch.
1. Justify: 4-5
2. Free Drop Billy: 30-1
3. Bravazo: 8-1
4. Hofburg: 9-2
5. Restoring Hope: 30-1
6. Gronkowski: 12-1
7. Tenfold: 12-1
8. Vino Rosso: 8-1
9. Noble Indy: 30-1
10. Blended Citizen: 15-1
Lou City Takes Down MLS Team — In just their second-ever match against an MLS team, the USL Champs took down the New England Revolution 3-2 to advance to the Sweet 16 of the U.S. Open Cup. An exciting affair in the first half, the boys in purple scored the decisive goal in the 63rd-minute with an absolute rocket from Brian Ownby.
— Katie George (@Katie_George05) June 6, 2018
The goal looks even better in slow-mo.
— Dan Koob (@DanKoob_WLKY) June 6, 2018
KSR is in Casey County — The KSR crew is LIVE in Liberty at an unusual setting: a funeral home. Make your way to McKinnie-Brown Funeral Home at 752 Campbellsville Street to see KSR like you’ve never seen it before.