Coach Cal blames himself for Kentucky recent struggles. - USA TODAY Sports
News and commentary from around the Big Blue Internet. Kentucky Hoops loses at South Carolina. Calipari blames himself for Wildcats' struggles. Sam Bowie fan of Coach Cal. More.
Tennis star Roger Federer apparently shouted some kind of profanity, including the F-bomb, at Andy Murray during their match in the Australian Open yesterday. Murray got the last laugh, though, as he freed up Federer to return home.
Tweet of the Morning:
Next on First Take: Could Tebow have used falsetto to fool Manti Te'o?— Andy Glockner (@AndyGlockner) January 25, 2013
Haha. Funny, that.
John Conner Q+A: The Terminator // TDdaily.com
Really great interview with former UK fullback, John Conner, AKA "The Terminator."
- Kentucky Football Needs Your Help // Wildcat Blue Nation
Kentucky football expects a pair of 4-star visitors this weekend // The Courier-Journal
Picking off a linebacker commit from Florida and a tight end commit from Nebraska would be big for this staff.
- Randall Cobb: Kentucky Sportsman of the Year finalist // Kentucky.com
Mailbag: Kentucky's future and how Duke can regroup // USA Today
There is no way to know who will stay and who will go until season's end.
This second half of Kentucky’s loss at Alabama entailed every struggle that this team has had this year. They weren’t resilient when they had to be. Their guards struggled.Unfortunately true.
Recruiting Rodeo: Breaking down big three, top AAU teams // CBSSports.com
I shouldn't even link this crap, because I'm pretty sure Jeff doesn't really know what he's talking about. The information I have received is substantially different.
Cardinal Hill Junior Board // Cardinal Hill Roundball Bash
This is the place to be after the game on Saturday, and the money goes to a great cause. Get your tickets here, and see many Kentucky coaches including Mark Stoops, Neal Brown and Coach Cal.
"I had never met Calipari personally prior to him being hired by the University of Kentucky. I had been to basketball functions and been in banquet halls and things of that nature around him but to actually meet him, I had never done that. One day, I got a phone call from him and he said he wanted to meet me and he wanted to sit down and talk. His whole deal is this - and it's real simple, he means this and it's not propaganda - he would tell me, 'Bowie, this program will go on regardless if there is another Sam Bowie and this program will be strong regardless if I am the head coach here,' " Bowie said.Sam Bowie talks about Coach Cal and more to Tom Leach. Read the whole thing.
Other UK sports
Kentucky, Louisville make strong showings in baseball polls // Kentucky.com
I think Wild Weasel linked this yesterday, but just in case.
UK 50- South Carolina 55 Postmortem: Pain And Suffering // A Sea Of Blue
You know about this by now. Great game, but Kentucky just didn't play their best, and South Carolina pretty much did.
Questions Remain in Manti Te'o Story
Just because we can't possibly survive without a Manti Te'o update. Sports porn, if you ask me.
Podcast: Should Mark Emmert step down as NCAA president? // CBSSports.com
Podcast. Listen when you have the time. John Infante is the guest, and he's always a good one.
UCLA didn't so much beat Arizona, 84-73, as it did wear the Wildcats down, mop them up and spit them out. The Bruins beat Arizona on the boards, beat the Wildcats in transition, beat them in front of a raucous white-out wearing crowd and beat them without Travis Wear for the entire second half.This is so. UCLA looked like a serious contender in this game.
Other sports news
Roger Federer dropped an f-bomb on Andy Murray while the Scotsman was serving for their semifinal match on Friday. The world No. 2 shouted the profanity at Murray at a tense moment in the match and it drew an annoyed smirk from the Scotsman.Not cool.
Where things really got hairy for Charlotte was in their halfcourt offense, as often is the case. With their frontcourt deficiencies, the Bobcats must rely on backcourt scoring to jumpstart their offense. Michael Kidd-Gilchrist really is the catalyst here. His ability to get into the paint creates the inside-out passing lanes the Bobcats lack without a serviceable big man that can kick out. Biyombo's not a good passer and Warrick would sooner die than pass up a shot. So when MKG goes out, the Bobcats struggle to find more dimensions to their offense.
ESPN reminded Wall of how much perceptions of him have diminished when it failed to list him among the best 25 players under 25. Wall topped the list for the next 10, but found himself below Ryan Anderson, Thaddeus Young, Larry Sanders, Ed Davis and his former back court teammate at Kentucky, Eric Bledsoe, among others.Being injured has more consequences than meet the eye.
The PGA Doesn't Want Reporters Tweeting Play-By-Play Of Golf Events. Your Move, Norm Macdonald.
Heh. Kind of funny, in a "This is just stupid" kind of way.