Wednesday Around the 'Net

Not much new to report this Wednesday, but there are a few things that may be of interest.

The Courier-Journal has an article on rising prospect Tyler Zeller, who is on UK's radar.

Jody Demling has a post on his blog about a new UK football commitment for 2008, offensive lineman Trevino Woods (gotta love that name, but he really should have been a golfer!).

Wildcat Heaven has a new blog post up looking at Billy Gillispie's track record with guards.

NCAA Hoops Today is your source for an early look at the 2007 NBA draft.  They also have this post full of information and links for a lazy Wednesday.  Meanwhile, their sister blog Recruiting Wars has more on the Brandon Jennings commitment and other recruiting links for your viewing pleasure.

A blog I just discovered called SportsBiz has a really interesting post from a while back looking at how few colleges are actually able to completely subsidize their athletic department operations from revenue generated by the department itself.  This is a good read, and if we read between the lines, it looks like UK isn't one of them.

Continuing on with a story that won't stay dead, John Clay of the Herald-Leader writes on the Kentucky-UMass situation, extending the press boomlet into it's third day.  The Courier-Journal also has this article about Travis Ford's comments in connection with the matter.

Meanwhile, UK Bias Blog and The Wildcat Blog pick up a story that was revealed yesterday by one of A Sea of Blue's readers -- a poll on ESPN  that asked "Should Kentucky be forced to travel to UMass for a scheduled game", complete with a snapshot of the results (which are unsurprising to anyone) and a sharp critique of Barad-Dûr.

As a former market researcher, this poll is what we used to call a "push" poll, that is a question asked in such a way as to drive a particular response.  The selection of "Yes/No" is specifically designed to deny those with mere reservations an option, and force them (hopefully) to a "yes".

The fact that nobody puts any faith in Internet polls, and that this poll actually means nothing does not disguise the clear intent of the author to cast UK in a negative light.  It's sad, but pretty much what we have come to expect from the Dark Tower.  

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