Big Blue Madness is coming. It will be here before you know it, and news stories about it are already being published on the Internet. It's amazing how much interest this one event generates every year.
Which brings us to our Tweet of the Morning:
Heh. Amazing. And another from Archie Goodwin:
RT @alexthegreat22: BBN has got to has the best fans!! I mean who else would camp out in the cold for tickets for a practice?!!— Archie Goodwin (@A1Laflare10) September 19, 2012
Your quickies follow the jump.
"I still think we've got a really good football team," coach Joker Phillips said. "We've got a lot of young players. We'll continue to play them and see how much they get week to week."
Joker, with all due respect, nobody, and I mean nobody, is going to agree with you until your players prove it on the football field.
Sweat is special. How we got him I'll never know, but this kid is going to be a difference maker. Will it happen in time to save his coach?
I hope so.
Following Adolph Rupp at Kentucky had to be one of the toughest things ever attempted. Joe B. Hall not only did it, but brought home another banner in the process.
I'd say he earned that statue... In spades.
Big Blue Madness is a ritual we all look forward to every year. It is unique in all of college basketball in the kind of interest it engenders in the fans.
In just 10 months, Phillips went from the high of his coaching career in beating Tennessee to his lowest point, a home loss to Western Kentucky, whom UK paid $500,000 to come to take on the Cats in Lexington.
This is a statement of fact, and it is, in may ways, as devastating as the most hyperbolic opinion.
KSR pays homage to Orlando Antigua's outstanding recruiting effort.
I think UK deserves it's lofty position. It has been a top 5 team every year Calipari has been here.
Coach has had unbelievable success while being the coach for the University of Kentucky. There’s no reason why he can’t continue that for the rest of his career. Point is, that I don’t think Calipari will coach through 2014, but I do believe that he will at least consider it.
Heh. I'm sure he meant 2024 there, not 2014. I have no idea when Calipari will retire, but I'd guess that he will want at least one more championship before he hangs up his whistle.
"I only had him for two years. He has an uncanny passing ability. He is very, very unselfish. He can lead the break and he can put the ball on the floor. He has some uncanny abilities that you would see in a 6'3 or 6'4 guy but he is a seven-footer."
Commentary from Willie Cauley-Stein's high school coach. Exciting to hear.
Hoops is going to be fantastic this year. A'dia Mathies is a big reason why.
Some interesting comments in here about Sweat and Maxwell Smith.
We need to see more from Robinson.
Translation: Nail, meet hammer.
Wiggins reclassification seems to be very much up in the air.
First UNC, now Harvard. Will Duke be next?
I'll have more on the Duke thing later, but there is a lot of good stuff in here.
Second in the series. I'll have more on this later.
Highlights from the alumni game last Saturday:
You need to watch this. Very funny.