As we move along the timeline toward figuring out what the Kentucky basketball team will look like next year, the football team continues to practice -- to what end, we don't know yet. But hope springs eternal ...
Cats limit high-flying Cards to 4 hits, win 5-0 | KentuckySports.com
Beating Louisville in baseball is always sweet. Now, if we can just sweep them at the end of this month, all will be right with the world.
"It was kind of hard at first," Boyd said. "This is the first time in my life that I've actually been humbled. It's been a learning experience. But I'm older now, and I feel like I'm in position to be a better person and be a better athlete. Having to redshirt was a minor setback but, whenever there's a minor setback, there's an opportunity for a major comeback. That's the way I'm looking at it, and hopefully, this year is a comeback year for me."
We have been waiting to hear from Aaron Boyd for two years now. Hopefully, this is the year the switch turns to "on."
- UK Head Coach Joker Phillips Visits Breathitt County
A triumph for players who defer NBA dreams | StarTribune.com
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2010 NBA Draft Prospect Profile: Patrick Patterson - Bullets Forever
Bullets Forever looks at Patrick Patterson's pro prospects. I think they get it exactly right, a very nice job.
" BBL: Justice, Jones, Lamb, Orton and more UK news John Clay’s Sidelines
John Clay's Big Blue Links.
Mr. Basketball sticking with U of L - UofL Basketball - Kentucky.com
I think that's fine. In fact, I think it's praiseworthy.
Anyone who didn’t feel that misery along with Hayward must have been one of two things — either a devout Duke fan or some cruel soul who hates happy endings.
Or a college basketball fan who understands that Cinderella is rarely the best basketball team. As much as I loathe Duke, they earned the victory, and anyone who can't give the Devils their due is not much of a fan -- more of a hopeless romantic sapadilla.
YouTube - Kentucky Ink Weekly Webcast - Episode 9
Always worth watching.
- Video: Nice Interview with 2010 SG Doron Lamb
Curious What the NBA Scouts Think About the Wildcats?
Word from an anonymous scout to BSB's ear.
" BBL: Is Patrick Patterson really undecided about NBA? John Clay’s Sidelines
John Clay's Big Blue Links
Road to NBA glory littered with didn't-make-its - Columnist - ESPN
Pat Forde's old but still valuable warning to early entrants. (Thanks to oldcat70 for the heads up)
Preseason Top 25 (and one): Michigan State gets early honors at top spot - NCAA Division I Mens Basketball - CBSSports.com
This is not irrational. I think UK could actually be a bit better than this, but it depends on what happens in the next 6 weeks or so.
1) I know Memphis has the top ranked recruiting class coming in next year, but they better be damn good to jump the Tigers all the way to 10th. Remember this was an NIT team, and not one of the Final Four in the NIT either. Josh Pastner is a "hot" name in the business, but he took what was a very talented team all the way to the NIT. So I am not sold on his coaching abilities.
I think Bryan gets this exactly right. Pastner was far from impressive in his coaching debut other than in recruiting, and you have to be able to coach a little to win basketball games.
Rush The Court " Blog Archive " Comings & Goings: UK’s ‘Fab Five’ Gone; Gaudio Out at Wake
Lots of goings. Not many comings.
FOXNews.com - Calipari won't leave Kentucky cupboards bare long
This is obviously right, but I think that Calipari is here for the long haul. I could be wrong, but I don't think so.
It's tough for Kentucky and their fan base to embrace all five players bolting because they came up short of winning a national championship and could be so potent next year. This comes with the territory of having Coach Cal as your head coach though. The best part about it is that while a lot of talent always leaves, there's always a lot more on its way.
This is good stuff. Fair, honest, and accurate. I wonder why we can't get more of this kind of honesty from the mainstream media types?
Maybe good, honest analysis just doesn't sell, and "Cal is EEEEVVVIIILLL" does. Oh, well ...