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Yesterday’s Wednesday Morning Wakeup


How are we supposed to top yesterday?

A day that began with a commitment from a top 10 player, then ended with Kentucky putting it on Duke on national television — how are we supposed to get up for today?

Short answer: we can’t.

Yesterday was awesome. Yesterday was an outstanding day for Kentucky basketball. We don’t get many days like the one we had yesterday.

So today, let’s celebrate yesterday. It’s the best we can do.



Tyler Ulis and Kentucky are the talk of the internet today.

Here in a bit, I will compile everything people are saying about UK’s win over Duke. For now, just know it’s all anyone is talking about in the sports world. Kentucky’s back in the spotlight it deserves.

Be sure to check out today.

Spoiler: No.

Congratulations to Luke Kennard!

The Duke guard grew up a die hard fan of Kentucky basketball, and last night he was given a front row seat to the show. Had to be an awesome experience for him, seeing the Wildcats up close.

Don’t give up on your dreams, kids!

Guess what? Karl-Anthony Towns got another double-double.

14 and 14 for Towns last night in Minnesota’s win at Miami. The former Cat was one rebound away from a double-double in each of the previous two games, which would’ve given him seven consecutive double-doubles and nine in 13 career games.

Towns is the first rookie to average 15 points, 10 rebounds and two blocks through the first 10 games since Tim Duncan in ’97-98. Shaquille O’Neal, David Robinson and Dikembe Mutombo are the only other players to achieve that feat.

Shannon Dawson is looking for a spark in Drew Barker.

In case you forgot, Kentucky football still has two games remaining on its schedule and bowl hopes are still very much alive. This weekend, it will looks for its fifth win, but its first under Drew Barker’s watch.

Barker was named the starting quarterback for the first time in his career this week, and the hope is it will bring life back into the team.

After yesterday’s practice, offensive coordinator Shannon Dawson said, “We’re looking for more of just a spark really. We’ve got to inject some confidence back into the group.”

Dawson likes Barker’s quick decision-making.

We will hear from D.J. Eliot and the defense after today’s practice.

Plus Mark Stoops on the SEC Coaches Teleconference around 12:40ish.

This year’s bowl selection may be chaos.

College football needs a record 80 teams to fill its 41 bowl games this year, but it’s not looking like there will be 80 six-win teams for postseason play. Therefore, some 5-7 may receive a bowl invitation, but the issue is determining which five-win teams to include.

In this ESPN story, a source said the whole situation is frustrating, and no one has an idea how it will be resolved. The NCAA has a real mess on its hands with only three weeks to figure it out.

Did you listen to the new KSR Football Podcast?

If not, it can be found here.

WARNING: We were very angry while recording it, and didn’t hold back.

Today’s Kentucky Sports Radio radio should be fun.

Tune in in about 30 minutes.

We may be in for a big surprise today.

Article written by Drew Franklin

I can recite every line from Forrest Gump, blindfolded. Follow me on Twitter: @DrewFranklinKSR

5 Comments for Yesterday’s Wednesday Morning Wakeup

  1. Duuuuuude
    9:59 am November 18, 2015 Permalink

    Dawson is a game late on the QB decision. Unless Barker is the second coming of Johnny Manziel, I don’t see how the season can be salvaged. We had a good opportunity to clinch the bowl last week.

  2. bluecat15
    10:25 am November 18, 2015 Permalink


  3. bluecat15
    10:26 am November 18, 2015 Permalink

    Are we still discussing football? Really!!!

  4. CalsCats3.0
    10:44 am November 18, 2015 Permalink

    I don’t see how there would be a complicated mess on the NCAA’s part in regards to what 5 teams to include. There is a pecking order of the bowls on who gets to select first to go to their bowl. It is well known UK has benefited from this by bowl committees selecting us to go because of the ticket sales they would make by picking us instead of some other school.

    When there are no 6 win teams left to choose from, let those bowl committees pick whichever 5 win teams they want.

  5. chadtrill
    4:28 pm November 18, 2015 Permalink

    Congrats Luke!
    Haha, that’s hilarious Drew. All these “experts” talking about coach K’s new strategy to recruit one-and-dones and how he is doing it better than Cal. Wait and see how many of those guys are either still at Duke next year or drafted in the second round!