Matthew Mitchell and the women's hoops squad are on a road trip to California. - USA TODAY Sports
News and commentary from around the Big Blue Internet. Kentucky women's basketball defeat Pepperdine. DeMarcus Cousins unleashes "Santa Cuz". Is the ACC so weak that Miami is the second-best team in the league? More...
The women's basketball team continues to earn their ranking as they handle Pepperdine on the road last night.
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John Clay: Barnhart hopes Kentucky football's time has arrived // Kentucky.com
Despite our longing for facilities improvements, I suspect they are down the road a bit.
Mitch Barnhart Q&A, Part I // Kyle Tucker – UK Beat
Long, but worth the time.
"Well, you know, no question he’s a good football coach. That was never a question. But looking for the right fit for us and what we wanted to be about, and looking at the whole package for what I thought Kentucky – where we needed to be in this moment in time, Mark was the right fit for us.Barnhart talking about Bobby Petrino.
Kentucky Sports Report // Neal Brown on recruiting
Interesting and worth your time.
Kentucky Sports Radio // Barnhart: Less is better?
Is less, well, more? I'm a bit skeptical...
- Jimmy Brumbaugh Named Defensive Line Coach // UKAthletics.com
Kings Cousins spreads Holiday cheer as Santa Cuz' // news10.net
This is yet another example of the disconnect between DeMarcus Cousins on the court and off. He has created a completely different persona for playing basketball. I'd say it works for him, although it will never enamor him to coaches and GM's.
"He is really a good kid, good character, very good student — around a 3.8 GPA," said Delaney, the coach at Indianapolis Arsenal Tech. "His basketball IQ is what separates him from a lot of guys. Some guys are more athletic, but he’s got guard skills in a big man body. He has good post moves as well. He has a phenomenal work ethic. The kid stays an hour after practice or will go home and go to the gym. He’s really worked on adding muscle and he’s more aggressive this year. He can take contact and finish."Sounds like a future Wildcat to me.
Kentucky Sports Radio // Cats post almost a 3.1 GPA this semester
Sweet. That's always good news.
Other UK sports
Kentucky postgame notes and numbers from win over Pepperdine // vaughtsviews
Chalk up another strong performance by the Hoops squad.
- Kentucky women turn back Pepperdine 80-62 // Kentucky.com
- Wildcats Finish Season Ranked No. 20 // UKAthletics.com
- Wakeup Call: Winthrop coach passionately follows Jim Boeheim's lead // CBSSports.com
- The Morning Mix // Troy Machir, CollegeBasketballTalk
- Tom Leach // Wednesday Links
USU football: Andersen to become new Wisconsin coach // The Salt Lake Tribune
Very good hire for Wisconsin.
- Biggest 2012 college football fails // SBNation.com
College football assistants seeing salaries surge // USA Today
No mention of Kentucky, but we know that assistants are making a better living here now than in the recent past.
- 3-point shot: Izzo keeps breaking mold // ESPN
From brawl to ball: Crosstown rivals Cincinnati, Xavier hope great game creates distance from infamous game // Sporting News
I expect the lessons from last year's game will be learned from. Time to move on. Past time, probably.
Can Miami really be the second best team in the ACC? // CollegeBasketballTalk
If so, it's a pretty down year for the ACC. Florida Gulf Coast beat Miami? Seriously?
Arkansas' Powell showing off new outside ability // Yahoo! Sports
Well, something needs to happen to get Arkansas going.
Price was 3 for 3 from behind the arc, making him 11 for 11 in his past three games. Each of his 3-pointers came in the first half, and he committed a technical foul for taunting after the last. The freshman was quickly benched, but he returned shortly.That's pretty impressive..
- College basketball power rankings: Indiana, Florida tumble after first losses // SBNation.com
SEC M5: 12.19.12 Edition // Rush The Court
Cupcakes good or bad? This year, maybe not so bad...
The List: Best 'The Price is Right' pricing games // SBNation.com
If #5 doesn't leave you in stitches, don't bother to dial the ambulance, call the coroner.