The Florida Gators will be coming to town on Saturday, and it has been a long, long time since last time UK could count the saurians among their victims. In fact, the last time Kentucky got the best of the reptiles was back in 1986, the year I got out of the U.S. Navy. Soon to be 23 years.
Of course, Kentucky has several long streaks that need to be disposed of, but it looks pretty unlikely that UK will do it this year. Still, everyone thought the same thing when LSU came into Commonwealth a couple of years ago, and look at what happened. So am I saying there's a chance? Well, yeah, our odds of pulling off this upset are at least 10%.
The Gators proved on Saturday that they are not quite as invincible as everyone thought, as Tennessee demonstrated that it is possible to hold down the offensive juggernaut. But Tennessee still lost the game, and in the end, that's all that matters.
Now, for the news.
- Cats, Cal still seem in good position on recruiting | Vaught's Views
Gillispie & attorney review possible plea deal
Take the deal, Gillispie. Get yourself straight.
Men’s basketball reports 5 secondary violations in last year | The Kentucky Kernel
Nothing new here. I have seen all these except for the ones involving Cyprien and Webster.
SLAM ONLINE | " Backboard: Cal’s State
Really good article on John Calipari where he mostly talks about himself. You'll love it if you haven't already read it.
UK Basketball News
Calipari really is different | Vaught's Views
No doubt, Calipari is really different than Gillispie.
Slone still at UK, still chasing Kentucky hoop dreams | The Kentucky Kernel
Wow. Amazing story. Rudy, anyone?
UK Football News
John Clay: Gator haters abound in SEC | KentuckySports.com
Pretty interesting article by John Clay. Truly, the Gators are loathed broadly in the SEC.
- " That UK losing streak to Florida John Clay’s Sidelines
Cats ready for rematch with Gators | The Kentucky Kernel
It won’t take any extra motivation to get the Cats ready to take on No. 1-ranked Florida on Saturday. UK (2-0) hasn’t beat Florida (3-0) in their last 22 meetings, and last year’s 63-5 pasting against the Gators gives the returning players a fresh memory of an embarrassment most of them said they’d like to put behind them.
Sadly, I think that 22 is likely to become 23. But then again, I thought that when LSU came to town a couple of years ago ...
Kentucky's uphill battle | KentuckySports.com
Kentucky is on the verge of going a full decade without beating a South Carolina program that UK went 5-3 against in the 1990s. AAARRGGHHH!
- Can UK avoid KO? | KentuckySports.com
Kragthorpe regrets comments | courier-journal.com | The Courier-Journal
Sometimes there are controversial comments in the buildup to a rivalry game. In the case of last Saturday's Governor's Cup game, the most inflammatory stuff came afterward.
islandpacket.com | Gators' Meyer making too much ado over flu
Heh. Very funny.
Ridge Wilson back at practice
Interesting. Brooks tends to stand behind his players until they prove themselves unworthy of his trust.
- How did Hartline play? | Vaught's Views
Eric Crawford: Sports could be awful dull with no antics | courier-journal.com | The Courier-Journal
I'm a little disappointed to see that University of Louisville coach Steve Kragthorpe apologized for his feisty comments after his team's close loss to the University of Kentucky on Saturday.
Evans, defensive line look to improve | The Kentucky Kernel
Junior defensive end DeQuin Evans has one man on his mind this week: Tim Tebow. "He’s everybody’s bull’s-eye right now," Evans said.
Other UK Sports News
NCAA Sports News
What we know (And what we don’t) about the SEC | SEC Football Blogger
Heh. Well, we do have our work cut out for us.
- SEC Mobile Platform
The Cornell Basketball Blog: From Rupp Arena to Newman Arena
Via True Blue Kentucky. The Mark Coury Story.
Ducks coach puts his money where a fan's mouth is | CollegeFootballTalk.com
Speaking to the Every Day Should Be Saturday blog, Oregon grad Tony Seminary confirmed that he had emailed an invoice to head coach Chip Kelly requesting a refund for the expenses incurred on the trip. And, lo and behold, guess what? Kelly sent Seminary a check a few days later for $439.
Just wow. I have to admit, that was a classy move for the coach, and great PR for the Oregon program.
Other News of Interest
Rajon Rondo keeps brash approach on Celtics' star-filled roster - Paul Forrester - SI.com
Some great stuff from Rajon Rondo, and even some comments on Coach Cal from the former UK star.
The Daily Schadenfreude
CatsPause.com - Whispers: Duke moves in on UF commit Rivers
The strongest whispers coming out of the weekend surround 2011 five-star guard Austin Rivers. After a weekend visit to Duke, Rivers - who is still technically committed to Florida - spoke glowingly about the visit and how much the Duke experience impressed him.
Ouch. Billy D. about to get stiffed by Coach K.