Today, we have a ton of stuff about the Nike Hoop Summit. All of Kentucky's recruits are playing in this game, Marquis Teague, Anthony Davis and Michael Gilchrist for team USA, and Kyle Wiltjer for the World Select Team (via Canada). This should be an exciting game, but the US team really has their work cut out for them against this international squad. The SB Nation mothership has more.
Now, for today's links:
- Cobb, Evans, Matthews to throw out first Legends pitch :: Vaught's Views
UK Football Notebook: Defense still installing, learning but playing fast :: Vaught's Views
LEXINGTON, Ky. – University of Kentucky head coach Joker Phillips preached last year that he wanted his team to practice and play fast, and although there is still some installing to do on the defensive side of the ball, Phillips says his Wildcats are playing fast.
UK Hoops' Victoria Dunlap invited to WNBA Draft :: Vaught's Views
Good for Victoria.
- UK football's Danny Trevathan second team preseason All-American :: Vaught's Views
Bozich gives the Wildcats an A minus for getting to the Final Four, and Louisville a B for losing in the first round? Does this make sense to anyone?
Look, no doubt Louisville played in a tougher league and had a good season, but if you completely fail to perform in the tournament, your season has to take a hit. Kentucky won the SEC championship (Louisville didn't win the BE) and got all the way to the last weekend despite losing arguably their best player to NCAA depredations. I think that's worthy of an A for UK.
History, perfection comes in twos for UK softball
Two perfect games in the same night for UK softball. Impressive.
- Taylor, Robinson to return to Kansas next season :: College Basketball | Kentucky.com
Decision gets tougher for potential pros - College Basketball News :: FOX Sports on MSN
Jeff Goodman should get out of the advice business. I found several of these recommendations to be way off base.
Kentucky Wildcat Basketball 2011 Recruiting: Who will be next?
I have not been paying much attention to recruiting leftovers, but Paul has.
Eric Bledsoe Gets a Block and a Charge on Same Play
Check near the end of the clip.
Ridiculously Early Preseason Top 25 (and one): UK No. 1 -- now - NCAA Division I Mens Basketball - CBSSports.com
Four SEC teams. That's something we have not seen for awhile. Tennessee is a notable absence that has been a fixture there for many years.
cn|2 KSTV - Jones vs Goodman: The Dramatic Conclusion
I don't believe a word that comes out of Jeff Goodman's mouth.
- Cal coming to Paul Brown to honor Todd, talk Final Four :: The Big Bluegrass Blog
Coach K can usually spot an obvious one-and-done a mile away and steers clear of them so that they don’t harm Duke’s legacy and image, but I guess he let one slip through the cracks. Because of this, for the first time Duke seems just like any other school to me now. Just about every institution, except for Duke, would recruit guys even if there was the prospect of them leaving after a year. By Coach K’s own admission, he’s never been in favor of doing that. So was Kyrie Irving just an isolated incident or has Coach K loosened his grip on that notion?
Krzyzewski is discovering that his ability to win without them is dwindling away. That's my opinion, anyway.
An early projection of the 2012 NCAA tournament bracket :: Beyond the Arc
Wow. Kentucky fans will love this.
Danny Trevathan Named Preseason All-American :: The UK Nation
That's awesome. Travathan is really going to be a key player next year.