Tonight, we have the spring football game and the Jordan Brand Classic. The JBC is at 8:00, and the spring game at 7:00, so you'll have to break out the DVR to see them both.
Tweet of the Morning:
Glad to see NCAA isn't only organization w convoluted rulebook subject to arbitrary interpretation. Does this make Tiger Shabazz Muhammad?— Dana O'Neil (@ESPNDanaOneil) April 13, 2013
- Looking to follow somebody on Twitter for UK Football news? You could do a lot worse than J. Rowland, he's all over it. Via Hank.
We’ll have an open thread for this. It will be exciting to see the size of the crowd, we could wind up second to Alabama in the SEC this year for attendance at the spring scrimmage. That would be newsworthy, to be sure.
Not a lot of love here from SB Nation’s Florida blog, but I don’t think this statement is true:
Kentucky’s been the worst team in the SEC for quite some time. That should continue in 2013.
Is two years really "quite some time?" I guess it’s in the eye of the beholder. Well, we certainly don’t have much room to brag, but hopefully, that’s changing. But it will take time.
I’m watching for two things – offensive line play, and defensive secondary play.
Look out, Crimson Tide. We’re coming for your soul. Via Hank.
- Jordan Brand Classic day 2 video. Via KSR:
"He [John Calipari] told me and Aaron that we’re going to have to come in there and be vocal leaders," Harrison told the Herald-Leader last week. "Especially me, being the point guard. I’m going to have to come in there and make sure everybody’s working hard.
We need that next year. Somebody has to keep these young studs focused.
Wiggins’ recruitment reminds me very much of Patrick Patterson’s. Let’s hope it winds up the same way.
Other UK sports
- No. 8 Men's Tennis Falls to No. 17 Gators in Tight Match // UKAthletics.com
First loss for Kentucky in six games.
Kentucky needed this win, but the Bat Cats absolutely must find a way to sweep this series. It gets a lot tougher next week.
The long-awaited announcement of the Southeastern Conference network is days away. The SEC says that it will hold a news conference with ESPN executives Tuesday in Atlanta. The network is to be launched in a partnership between the SEC and ESPN.
Well, they’ve certainly taken their time about it. Let’s hope they do a good job and it is worth having around.
- North Carolina's P.J. Hairston to return, Texas' Myck Kabongo to enter the draft.
He should go. Next year will be a crowded draft.
Tom Crean, making cuts. People in the media are starting to notice his Pitino-esque oversigning, and they are not liking it much.
Other sports news
- John Wall. Ridiculous. Via Sam Henson:
Where will Patrick Patterson and DeMarcus Cousins be playing next year? Sacramento, or Seattle?
I wondered about this when I saw it happen live. It looked from the camera angle like Woods was too far to the right to be in the correct position in accordance with 26-1b.
But camera angles are tricky, and if there is significant doubt, the player should get the benefit of the doubt.
Late word: Tiger not DQ'd:
Tiger WILL play the weekend.Woods avoids disqualification, assessed 2-stroke penalty for bad drop on 15th hole yesterday. #Masters— SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) April 13, 2013
I'm glad, but I'm not sure how you avoid disqualification after signing a wrong scorecard.
I’m really sorry to hear this. Kobe has been a warrior this year, and it seems it has caught up with him.
The NBA is sure tough on your body, money or no.
This kid has been the story of the tournament. I’m so glad he made the cut.