Congratulations to the great Wildcat, Dermontti Dawson, who is honored tonight in Commowealth Stadium. - Tim Fuller-US PRESSWIRE
News and commentary from around the Big Blue Internet. Georgia invades Commonwealth tonight at 7:00 for homecoming. 2015 Karl Towns enjoys visit to UK. Dermontti Dawson in town for Dermontti Dawson Night. More.
Tonight, the Georgia Bulldogs come to town for homecoming, and it's Dermontti Dawson night as well.
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Awesome to have Dermontti back amongst us. I hope we give him a good memory.
Will Landon Foster get another chance to shine today?
Great reason to attend tonight's game.
That's very likely to happen.
Well, maybe we can test this - if we ever get a touchdown, that is.
For Kentucky, that means generating more quarterback pressure, a tricky deal considering it has spent most of its time in coverage.
Rick Minter, your office on line 1.
-The UK women’s soccer team won against South Carolina on a televised game tonight. Sophomore defender and star Arin Gilliland scored the only goal of the game. The women are having an incredible season, sitting at 11-5-1 overall and 6-4-1 in the tough SEC. They next play on Sunday at 2:30 against Auburn to kick off (PUNS) a double header with the men’s soccer team.
Now there's a bit of good news. Soccer and Volleyball are getting it done.
The game between the Terrapins and Wildcats will be played at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn. For the occasion Maryland will wear gray, fake-wool like uniforms to honor of all teams, the Brooklyn Dodgers.
So they are wearing funky fake-wool unis to honor a non-existent team. Nice work, Under Armor.
More on the other kind of football, ladies style.
Yeah, the Hoosiers are trying to horn in on our act. Typical. Think of it as "The sincerest form of flattery." Except, of course, back when they sucked, they didn't have anyone camping out.
Another question presented by Friday's hearing -- and by the widespread attention it received -- is whether Minnesota will see fit to enact any sort of additional punishment of its own. During its media day last week, the Golden Gophers told ESPN.com through a source Mbakwe had been punished "internally," and he would not be forced to sit any of the team's 2012-13 games as a result.
Tubby Smith must be happy, and disturbed, all at the same time. Good luck to him If we hear any more non-basketball related stuff from Mbakwe, it will probably be from an orange jumpsuit in the Sunshine State.
Great. Yet another douchebag on the airwaives.
Tom Crean is one of those coaches who has figured out that taking on Calipari is a fool's errand.
Kentucky is notably without entries here, but if I had to pick one, it would by Ryan Harrow. How Harrow plays will be the difference between a good Kentucky team and a Final Four contender.
How does Kentucky coach John Calipari cope with only playing six to eight players when it comes to figuring out how what to do in practice?
“We don’t practice long. Again, I’m not saying this is the only way to do this. There are guys that practice four hours, and they win and they do well. We practice two hours. If I can’t get it in in two hours, then I didn’t do my job. Going four hours is okay. There are some kids that need it, and there are some coaches that are more comfortable going long practices in the full 20,” said Calipari.
This is a really good inside view of Calipari's theory of practice, and I happen to agree with it. I think 4 hours is too long to keep focus. I think long practices are where players get hurt, and stress reactions develop.
Calipari is an underrated coach, and this is a perfect example of why. I think he has figured our some things that other coaches, like Rick Pitino, need to learn. Is Coach Cal's lighter practices a contributor to the good overall health of his teams? I don't know, and neither do you, but you can't deny that it could be a factor. The converse could also be true -- that longer practices jeopardize team health in a long season.
"The visit (to Kentucky) was awesome, just a great experience," Towns Sr. said. "Karl really enjoyed everything about it. Seeing the coaches and all the other great players that are there and that they're trying to recruit was just a beautiful thing."
$$ site. How could any young basketball talent not love it at UK? It's probably impossible.