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Weekend News And Notes

There is about to be an awkward high-five/fist bump scenario for sure in the bottom picture, but we don’t get to see enough “Happy Cal” during the season.

 

For Kentucky basketball fans, this weekend was the culmination of a week in the Bahamas that appeared to prove what we had all imagined since UK’s roster was done shaking out in late April; this team is going to be INCREDIBLE. Tyler Ulis, Devin Booker, and Karl-Anthony Towns proved to be everything they were advertised as prospects. Alex Poythress became Hulk Poythress and never changed back, and the Harrison twins looked like the mature court leaders everyone expected them to be heading into their sophomore seasons. All in all, it was a successful offseason trip for the Wildcats and the depth of this years team, combined with the extra practices they have received over the last month is a bad combination for the teams in the first part of Kentucky’s schedule this year.

On the football side of things, not much has changed in terms of BIG news. By that, I mean what everyone is waiting for, a starting quarterback selection. It still appears that Patrick Towles and Reese Phillips are the 2 most likely options, if only because redshirting Drew Barker at this point seems logical if he hasn’t seperated himself enough from the other 2 QB’s by now. We should know early in the week who the staff picks and we can talk more about the decision then. In other news though, the Wide Receiver’s (the healthy ones) appear to be gaining traction in fall camp. Neal Brown has mentioned Rashad Cunningham and incoming freshman Blake Bone as standouts on the outside while freshman walk-on (and former St. X QB) Charles Walker has impressed the coaching staff from the slot WR position. Oh yeah, and the team took part in the “Ice Bucket Challenge” as well.

 

 

Anthony Davis is still bringing the boom on poor souls that attempt to block his alley-oop finishes. They will never learn, and I will never stop enjoying each poster dunk.

 

 

Here’s to another solid week of football practice, we’re only 12 or 13 days away from Kentucky Football at Commonwealth Stadium depending on what day you’re reading this. We will make it. 

 

–@WillTottenKSR

Article written by Will Totten

Born in Indiana and raised in Louisville, I am the unlikeliest UK fan.

27 Comments for Weekend News And Notes



  1. rainman
    10:36 pm August 17, 2014 Permalink

    Honestly I can’t figure out why everyone is obsessing over who the
    starting QB will be! I bet it will be the one behind center when the first snap occurs!



  2. dubowski
    10:45 pm August 17, 2014 Permalink

    Will, you may want to check out your previous posts buddy.



  3. catsfan788
    10:48 pm August 17, 2014 Permalink

    Charles Walker was a running back. not a qb



    • Cal
      1:40 am August 18, 2014 Permalink

      Great article! Thanks for linking.



  4. cousins fake tooth
    11:35 pm August 17, 2014 Permalink

    Who is the guy to Cal’s left? Seen him a few times at the games.



    • classof68
      7:21 am August 18, 2014 Permalink

      I was wondering the same thing. Apparently that’s a mystery that will never be solved. We’ll just call him the unknown fan, like the unknown comic on the Gong Show.



  5. Bryan
    12:20 am August 18, 2014 Permalink

    Man alive…..our guys lost by 1pt to a fiba team, with whom they beat by 13 the other day..the young men are exhausted 6 games in 8 days..5-1 against semi pro teams…as Bilas said pro teams dont play 6 out of 8….kudos to our team remarkable job and chemistry…im venting…i go back and forth from sports and rivals and love hearing venom spewed by “rivals” (unc/ul etc…)…they are clueless…best UK squad ive ever seen in 30yrs….



  6. Bryan
    12:23 am August 18, 2014 Permalink

    Tyler Ulis and Poy….great….missing WCS though…go cats! Bball/football/volley/hoops etc



  7. Bryan
    12:26 am August 18, 2014 Permalink

    Barbee auburns former hc bball and cals former player at umass



  8. Bryan
    12:29 am August 18, 2014 Permalink

    Cousins fake tooth…now asst team



    • Miss Nomer
      12:54 am August 18, 2014 Permalink

      He was asking about the other dude. Not Barbee.



  9. Bryan
    1:18 am August 18, 2014 Permalink

    Miss nomer…your right…i stand corrected…i was looking the other way…idk…who is he? But the cats looked awesome though



  10. Bryan
    1:25 am August 18, 2014 Permalink

    Wow…im talking about the cats..looking great! Should have never commented abt whose sitting next too cal…live/learn…..im a new england pats fan….dont comment on bradys successor or whose butt he’s touching…as long as uk and new englands winning idk!



    • Melvit
      7:40 am August 18, 2014 Permalink

      You don’t know what?



  11. bigbill992001
    2:47 am August 18, 2014 Permalink

    one little pick to nit…………….Alex reverted back to his old self the last 2 games.



  12. KYat46
    5:42 am August 18, 2014 Permalink

    Let’s try again, who is sitting to Cal’s left with the sunglasses on top of his head? Barbee is on Cal’s right.



    • cracka
      7:07 am August 18, 2014 Permalink

      i honestly thought there were just a couple of fans that went up there to sit near cal



  13. kycatman
    7:30 am August 18, 2014 Permalink

    Is it the Craft guy?



    • Jay from London
      9:07 am August 18, 2014 Permalink

      Not sure who it is but it is definitely not Joe Craft



  14. Dalton Bradshaw
    8:17 am August 18, 2014 Permalink

    Charles walker wasn’t a qb he was a rb



  15. Kyle Miller
    8:32 am August 18, 2014 Permalink

    So excited for the season, it is truly going to be something special. Interesting article about the best starting fives in the country, has UK #2, hmmm: http://straighthoops.com/whos_your_five.html



  16. Sammie
    9:05 am August 18, 2014 Permalink

    Superb, what a weblog it is! This blog presents useful facts to us, keep it up.



  17. STEVE!
    9:08 am August 18, 2014 Permalink

    It would be nice to see Derek Willis get some love. He clearly outplayed Booker throughout the six games, and should be given consideration to be the first guy off the bench at the 3. Very impressed with his poise, rebounding, and ability to run the floor.



  18. Jguy
    9:44 am August 18, 2014 Permalink

    Just an observation from the Bahamas. Alex is great when he can run unmolested up and down the court. But in the last two games when the defense was tight and he had to rely on ball handling he had a very difficult time scoring. Alex did not work on his ball handling this summer! Derek Willis was horrible from the three point stripe for a guy with a reputation as a long distance shooter. Lee and Willis will have to get some important minutes due to their effort levels. My projected lineup is: Harrison, Harrison, Booker, Lyles and Cauley-Stein.



  19. Just Curious
    11:24 am August 18, 2014 Permalink

    Does ANYONE know who the guy (on Cal’s left in the stands) is??
    No disrespect…but he looks a LOT like Jerry Sandusky of Penn State. Did he get out on parole? LOL.



    • Bobby Blue
      12:39 pm August 18, 2014 Permalink

      The guy on Cal’s left is Shane Allen. Big UK fan with deep pockets and loves to party