The Big Blue Linkapalooza has been on hiatus for a few weeks, but it's back, once again as a daily feature. Today's stories are more about Tony Woods, some stuff about Coach Cal, and still more talk by UK commit , who is fast becoming one of my favorite incoming players in a while.
Plus, UK Tennis is off to the Sweet Sixteen after sending the Louisville Cardinals home for the summer.
Softball Selected for Third Straight NCAA Tourney
Congrats to the softball team.
First College Game at Barclays Center To Be Announced "Shortly" - NetsDaily
And UK could be one of the participants.
- Vitale, Calipari both appreciated Gala story :: Vaught's Views
"Player Spotlight" :: 2012 Kentucky Recruit Archie Goodwin :: The UK Nation.com
This kid has skillz. I'd like to see him in Blue and White.
Belmont’s addition makes the Ohio Valley downright nasty :: Beyond the Arc
I have seen Belmont picked in next year's top 25 by a few people.
CatsIllustrated.com :: Veteran UK writer Brett Dawson joins Rivals.com
Congrats to Bret Dawson. A fine writer he is.
- UK vs. UNC at Vitale gala :: Jerry Tipton on UK basketball
- Kentucky Sports Radio :: Stevie Gets Loose On The NFL Network, Teases Plans For An Official Dance
- NBA Prospects Signing with Agents
American Chronicle :: Kentucky men's tennis holds off Louisville 4-3 to advance to NCAA sweet 16
That makes this sixteen extra-sweet.
As far as I know, we have swept the Cardinals in mens sports this year.[UPDATE: I've been informed that UK men's soccer lost to the Cards, 2-0]
Anderson Likes Seton Hall, St. John’s :: ZagsBlog.com
Kentucky was recruiting this kid, but I don't think they are anymore.
- His grades improved, McGary gets interest from UK :: John Clay’s Sidelines
Ryan Harrow Reportedly Had a Great Visit to Louisville
Okay, I'm going to tell you what I think about this kid. Not good enough to do more than backup duty here.
Anthony Davis' coach praises Kentucky's other recruits :: Vaught's Views
Davis is making a name for himself before he even arrives.
I'll tell you what is the case. Pitino, by offering Woods a scholarship, essentially ran interference for any program that takes Woods, and that program might very well be UK, where Woods says he met with athletic director Mitch Barnhart and outgoing President Lee Todd — as if either one could block John Calipari from taking a player he wanted.
Heh. Interesting take, that one.
- John Calipari will be Introduced Tuesday Dominican Coach
Interesting that John Calipari would want to get involved with Woods. We’re led to believe by the UK patisans that he can get any player he wants. Why would he take the take the risk? We suspect it’s more a case of Calipari wanting to toy around with his old nemisis Rick Pitino again.
If so, Pitino deserves it. After all, look who he coaches.
Hat tip: Anthony Wireman
- Eloy Vargas to Tour Far East with Sports Reach Team
"The thing about Duke was, every time they sent me a letter, they wouldn't spell my name right," Hairston said. "They would have 'T.J. Harrison' or something like that. And I'm like, 'OK. How can I go here? You can't even spell my name right.' It's only two letters and HAIR and STON. I'm trying to figure out how that's so hard."
Heh. Smart guys, eh. Of course, I can't be too hard on them since I do it all the time myself.