Les Miles is not a happy man. - Kevin C. Cox
News and commentary from around the Big Blue Internet. Kentucky Football recruiting another 4* defensive lineman, gets visit. Calipari denies switching free throw shooter, mocks critics. Pennsylvania to sue NCAA. More.
Happy New Year to everyone in the Big Blue Nation. The Kentucky Wildcats come into this year on a mission to improve, and they have miles to go before they sleep.
Tweet of the Morning:
What does 2013 mean? It means it’s been 27 years since UOFLOL’s last title— Moses (@Lexvegaskid) January 1, 2013
Nothing like starting out the new year with a shot at the Cardinals.
Next UK football recruit to watch: Ben Bradley // John Clay's Sidelines
Nice to be considered by players this high up. This player is a rivals 4*.
"Why would I put Alex at the line?" Calipari said Monday. "He couldn't make any shots. I would have had more confidence in Nerlens."Oh, but Alex has a higher percentage, don'tcha know? No doubt, Calipari knew about the 911 attacks beforehand, too.
Heh. Love that title. Calipari once again thoroughly mocked his detractors, eliciting belly laughs from the assembled press
Last second field goal lifts Clemson over LSU in Chick-fil-A Bowl // CollegeFootballTalk
I wonder if this loss might not put Les Miles under a bit of pressure at LSU.
College basketball notebook: Gophers finish off Spartans // Buckeye Xtra Sports
Tubby Smith's team is likely to make some noise in the B1G this year.
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I am glad to see this, and I fully expect the state to prevail against the NCAA. The NCAA grossly overstepped it's authority, and it's time for the smack-down to take place.
I do regret the backdrop of this litigation, and the awfulness of Sandusky's acts cannot be cast as anything other than they were. But really horrible situations often provoke people to do something, even if it's wrong. It's time for cooler heads to examine this in a fresh light, and to set some boundaries that the NCAA should be well aware they exceeded.
The NCAA is hoping that public anger will insulate them from the needed correction, but I suspect that will not be enough.
Hornets assign Darius Miller to D-League // The Kentucky Kernel
I had a feeling he would be spending some time here. A lot of UK players are, and so are a lot of others. Nowadays, the NBA teams are much more quick to move players down temporarily to D-League teams.
- Kirk Hinrich, Michael Kidd-Gilchrist out for Bulls vs. Bobcats // Boston Herald
New Orleans Hornets forward Anthony Davis jumps back into the rookie of the year conversation // NOLA.com
Can Davis win the ROY and complete the sweep of honors that began with the NCAA Tournament title? He has serious comp from Damien Lillard.