With Willie Cauley-Stein down, Kyle Wiltjer will have to pick up his game. - USA TODAY Sports
News and commentary from around the Big Blue Internet. Willie Cauley-Stein out with minor injury. UK increases commitment to football by a lot. Women's basketball rolls vs. MSU. More.
Sorry about the lateness of the news. Busy day. It happens
You've all heard by now that Willie Cauley-Stein aggravated a minor knee problem from back in his high-school days and had to have a corrective procedure done. He is out for an indeterminate time, but it shouldn't be more than about a month.
Tweet of the Day:
Just in assistant coach salaries and newly created support staff position salaries, UK is investing an extra $500,000 a year in football.— Jen Smith (@jenheraldleader) January 18, 2013
That's a significant investment, and a sign that Barnhart is serious about upgrading football. Let's hope it pays off.
Mark Stoops: "Base of program is recruit, recruit, recruit" // John Clay's Sidelines
Well, it works for that other coach here at Kentucky ...
Buzz: I don’t expect Mark Stoops to come in and win six or seven games next season, but this group will show improvement and belief in their new coach. Kentucky wants to be relevant, and I think they will be relevant starting next season. ...Read the whole thing.
- CatsIllustrated.com // Wide receiver Yancey is solid in UK commitment [subscription]
- College Basketball’s Dream Team: The Mid-Season Version // CollegeBasketballTalk
- From the Pressbox: Notes on football recruiting, basketball heading to Auburn // Cat Scratches
Conference Power Rankings: SEC // ESPN
Myron Metcalf = hater. Haters gonna hate.
Five freshmen who’ve changed their program — and five who've struggled // Sporting News
I think Mike DeCourcy's pretty much right about Poythress.
Cauley-Stein has been bothered by the injury in recent weeks and Calipari said there had been times in games Cauley-Stein needed to come out because of it. Nonetheless, Cauley-Stein could have played through it as he had for years, but that's not the path Calipari or the training staff wanted to take.Somebody suggested earlier that this was a sign Calipari expects to keep WCS at least one more year, and I think that's right.
Other UK sports
- Career Night for Stallworth as Hoops Rolls MSU // UKAthletics.com
Cheerleading bidding for 20th national title this weekend // Cat Scratches
Kinda makes basketball's 8 titles look anemic, doesn't it?
Lizzy Seeberg, Manti Te'o, and our Troubling Cult of Sport
Disturbing, and thought-provoking.
Other sports news
Antoine Walker, who lost more than $110 million and is bankrupt, now gives financial tips (VIDEO) // Yahoo! Sports
Thanks to ukfastcat for the link.
Lance Armstrong's history of lying // ESPN
Another Armstrong admirer falls on his sword.