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News and commentary from around the Big Blue Internet. Tennessee fires Derek Dooley. Terrence Jones posterizes Jodie Meeks in Intra-Wildcats family violence. Reax to Kentucky football's win over Samford. More.
Tweet of the Morning:
What a night in KC with Joe B. Late dinner at hotel included ex-G'town stars Patrick Ewing & Ralph Dalton who were so nice to Joe B & gang.— Oscar Combs (@wildcatnews) November 19, 2012
Congrats to all the new inductees, especially coach Hall.
Site covering UC says it did not report Butch Jones offer // John Clay's Sidelines
This was some bogus rumor over the weekend. Not that Jones would be a bad choice ...
Kentucky Sports Radio // Tennessee opens as 14 point favorite over Kentucky on Saturday
Who knows, maybe they'll be demoralized and we'll send Phillips out in style.
"Stat" of the Game: Senior Night/Joker’s Last Home Game // Ky Cat Stats
Impressive, unless you consider the level of competition. I don't expect that next week versus the Vols, but then again, their defense isn't likely that much better than Samford's this year.
Avery Williamson Honored; Cat Fans Win Big Blue Crush // UKAthletics.com
Congrats to Avery.
- Some filthy stuff here. Coach Cal and Orlando Antigua, prominently featured.
"People tend to say I take breaks on the court, so it’s always working hard, always putting all my effort into both offense and defense," Wiggins said when asked what he needed to do better.Coach Cal can get that "better" out of you, Andrew. Trust me.
Joe B. Hall is now a HOF'r.:
Joe B. Hall is well-known as one of Kentucky’s greatest coaches, but Robbins might be a bit of a cipher to most fans of the game. He coached the DII Virginia Union Panthers from 1978 to 2008, winning three DII national titles and mentoring future pros Charles Oakley and Ben Wallace.
Other UK sports
Kentucky overcomes Georgia on emotional Senior Day // Kentucky Wildcats
Volleyball is back on track. Don't forget to vote for Ashley Frazier at this link.
Hoops Rolls Past High Point // UKAthletics.com
Glad to see UK get back on track.
The Morning Mix // Troy Machir, CollegeBasketballTalk
Lots of good stuff in here this morning.
Derek Dooley Fired, Won't Coach the Rest of the Season // Rocky Top Talk
Derek Dooley officially gets the boot, Tennessee joins the coaching carousel as long expected.
Yes, he'll be That Coach - you know, the coach who lost to Kentucky and broke that streak
- Miami Self-Imposes 2nd Straight Bowl Ban // ABC News
Bill O'Brien has been the antidote to all that ails Penn Staters these days. Everything about him has been smart.But will he be back? He won't say.
Down went Kansas State, bludgeoned by Baylor in Waco. Down went Oregon, losing in overtime — it’s really time to change the college overtime — to Stanford. Those two defeats allowed Notre Dame to climb the BCS ladder to the No. 1 spot, followed by (yes) Alabama at No. 2.Unbelievable.
Charlie Strong on early list of Tennessee possibles // John Clay's Sidelines
Seems like he's on everyone's short list. Everyone but Kentucky, of course.
Improbably, Georgia in mix for national title // NBC Sports
Unbelievable, but true. The earth is literally shaking from the vibrations of SEC haters' heads exploding this morning, particularly out west.
- 3-point shot: Cincy, contender or pretender? // ESPN
Updated Top 25 (and one) // CBSSports.com
No way Louisville belongs on top, in my view. UK is about right, I'd say.
UNC tolerated cheating, says insider Mary Willingham // UNC scandal - NewsObserver.com
Wow. Blockbuster. The NCAA cannot ignore this and retain any credibility whatsoever.
What happens to the ACC if Maryland moves to the Big Ten? // CollegeBasketballTalk
Wow. Realignment Armageddon?
Other sports news
- Oh, my goodness, Terrence. Have mercy. Via Anthony Wireman
Video: Randall Cobb’s touchdown catch // John Clay's Sidelines
Randall Cobb -- football player.