At long last, the basketball talk is beginning to wane just a bit, and football talk is beginning to heat up. We have several interesting pieces today about the UK football team, and even more about the SEC. I will be adding an SEC news section now that we are firmly in the buildup for the nascent football season, and you may expect more and more football links as the summer wears on.
Of course, all this does not imply a dearth of basketball news or comment. Both Ken and I have had plenty to say abou that, and you can definitely expect plenty of basketball comments as well as FanPosts and FanShots. But we have been on a big-time roundball binge here since Calipari took over, and we can't forget our football team.
So now, on with the news:
UK freshman QBs Mossakowski, Newton work together
This is a very good thing, but I do wonder what will happen when one separates from the other. Will we lose the trailer?
Football Outside of the Big Ten - The MAC - The Rivalry, Esq.
"The Miami (OH)/Kentucky match-up is fascinating. If it was a basketball game, the 'Cats would travel enough people to sell out the football stadium. Because it's a football game, Kentucky might travel enough folks to sell out the basketball arena."
- A preview of the UK running backs.
South Bend Tribune: A new kind of generation gap
"Rich Brooks, the veteran Kentucky coach, said psychology is more a part of his job than it ever has been. Brooks, who has been coaching more than 40 years, said recently players have become more difficult to coach and that 'it's probably because of the information age and expectation levels.'"
- Cat Scratches for today.
UK Basketball News
Bluegrass State Basketball: Vinny Zollo Will Re-Open Recruitment
Offered without comment.
Wildcats Thunder blogs about John Calipari
Some pretty good stuff here. Recommended.
Danny Jett's Inner Circle: Kentucky's All Decade Teams
Danny Jett gives us his choices for the all-decade teams. I think some of you may disagree with some of his choices. I know I do.
Joe Dwyer: UK to blame for the Gillispie mess
Offered without comment.
Black and Gold: Tough choice for Scuderi
Calipari figures as a Godfather figure in this one, complete with a quote you might have heard from Don Vito.
Show me your Calipari photos
John Clay has Calipari photos!
Other UK Sports News
- None today
SEC Football News
The Scents of the SEC - Roll 'Bama Roll
A must-read. Hilarious.
Kansas, Ole Miss, and South Carolina All Look to Decline in 2009
Kyle King of Dawg Sports looks at some decliners for 2009. I am not surprised to see Kansas or Ole Miss, but the Gamecocks do surprise me. Then again, maybe they shouldn't.
Sprints Is Trimming Down to Get Ready for the Season
Tons of SEC football related comment and links for your perusal.
Alabama and Auburn decline to take the breathalyzer - Rocky Top Talk
More on secondary violations, and some other good SEC-related stuff.
NCAA Sports news
Scott County's Ge'Lawn Guyn picks Charlotte
Interesting choice. Not many recruits would take Charlotte over Indiana.
Could the Lance Stephenson train finally be coming to a halt?
It's certainly way past time.
Other News of Interest
New technique sheds some light on Alzheimer's
It's awesome to see UK at the forefront in developing new diagnostics and treatments for this dread disease. I can think of nothing more horrible than slowly losing brain function. I fear that more than cancer or a heart attack.
Leftover Wreckage From Draft Night
Rise and fire questions Meeks' decision to stay in the draft.
Kenny Perry surges to 14th victory with Travelers Championship win
Congratulations to Kenny Perry! What an outstanding victory. I'd dearly love to see him be a Ryder Cupper again.
NBA needs better eligibility rule
Michael Wilbon rarely makes sense to me, but for the most part, he does in this article.
The Daily Schadenfreude
An innocent mistake can still look bad
I blogged about this yesterday. I just wonder if Kragthorpe can turn his PR ship around before it sinks to the bottom.
Louisville Gear Attracts Friends, Foes
Heh. Very funny. Well, I'm sure we all have had our stories about how wearing school colors attracts praise and interest as well as derision.