Congratulations to Larry Warford for being named 3rd string All-American. - Marvin Gentry-US PRESSWIRE
News and commentary from around the Big Blue Internet. Bud Dupree and Larry Warford honored. Coach Cal talks about players-first. Trinity star Jason Hatcher to visit UK. UK announces John Schlarman hiring. More.
Larry Warford named 3rd string All-American. Bud Dupree was named a sophomore All-American.
Tweet of the Morning (Hope your monitor is coffee-proof):
Algebra test answer: absolutely correct. twitter.com/JayBilas/statu…— Jay Bilas (@JayBilas) December 12, 2012
I'm still finding wet spots on my computer from the nose-coffee on that one.
Chuck Smith knows recruiting connection Neal Brown has to Texas will be huge benefit to UK // vaughtsviews
I think this is another huge, understated benefit of bringing Brown on board. Much has been made of his offense, but his recruiting connections have been largely overlooked.
- Jacob Tamme talks about Neal Brown // Kentucky Sports Report
- Larry Warford Third-Team All-America // UKAthletics.comLarry Warford Third-Team All-America // UKAthletics.com
Kentucky Sports Radio // Jason Hatcher to Visit Kentucky
This, as Martha Stewart would say, is a good thing.
- Kentucky officially announces John Schlarman hiring // John Clay's Sidelines
Dupree named Sophomore All-America // WYMT
Congrats to Bud Dupree.
- Whoa, indeed.
UK signee Marcus Lee's stats from Tuesday night's victory: 21 points, 19 rebounds, 11 blocks, 6 assists. Whoa.— Ben Roberts (@NextCats) December 12, 2012
- Coach Cal talks about players first, rebounds and turnovers in his mailbag
Roy Williams to Watch Wiggins Wednesday // ZagsBlog.com
Give it up, Roy.
Enes Kanter Doing Magic in a Spongebob Shirt // AllKyHoops.com
News of the weird.
Trey Lyles Next Commitment of Class of 2014??? // Ky Cat Stats
I would like this very much.
- Wakeup Call: The best secrets in college hoops this season // CBSSports.com
- The Morning Mix // Troy Machir, CollegeBasketballTalk
- Tom Leach // Wednesday Links
- Ten morning notes for a Wednesday // John Clay's Sidelines
3-point shot: Gonzaga eying Big East? // ESPN
Can't we ask the Big East to change it's name to something that's not a transparent nonsequitur?
The search for what ails the Kentucky Wildcats continues to fall short. ESPN took a stab, and so did our friends at CollegeBasketballTalk, but both missed the most detrimental factor of the Wildcats’ shortcomings. Myron Medcalf wrote, "So Kentucky doesn’t have a talent problem. It has a youth problem, a point guard problem, an inexperience problem. The Cats were not as good as they thought they were and now they know it." Youth has never been an issue. The 2011-12 Kentucky squad proved that. Point guard play and inexperience rear their ugly head consistently, but Medcalf and CBT miss one of the biggest issues. Defense is one of the largest ailments for the 2012-13 Wildcats. Kentucky’s effective field goal percentage defense ranks 52nd in the country. Last year, John Calipari’s team was number one in that category. The problem is partly because Kentucky gives up too many shots at the rim (34% of the overall opponents shots are taken at the rim), and too often don’t get back on defense after missed shots.Nice to see RTC gets it. I explained this earlier. Groupthink is the why the mainstream sports media so often misdiagnoses things.
A Big East split 'could happen,' source says // Philly.com
Is the Big East doomed? Probably.
Other sports news
The Shadow League // The NCAA And Its Member Schools Are Failing Their Black Male "Stude...
Interesting, and troubling.
This is merely an appreciation of seven men who know their limitations -- or, more precisely, don't know their limitations -- and have sought to protect themselves and others by removing deadly weapons from their midst. That's remarkable humility for the machismo NFL, a show of strength most people couldn't muster.This. If you doubt that you are emotionally stable enough to possess a firearm, and you make a conscious decision to therefore not possess one, you are being personally and socially responsible.
How Websites Know Your Email Address the First Time You Visit // Slashdot
Troubling? Yes, absolutely.