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Afternoon News: Carolina in the Pines Edition

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Big night for the Kentucky Wildcats tonight as they travel to Columbia for an encounter with fellow division-leader, the South Carolina Gamecocks.  This ought to be an interesting game, and with Patterson back to near 100% and some improved offense from the players not named Meeks or Patterson, there is hope that the Wildcats can return the favor of a home defeat to the Gamecocks.

Now, for the news.

 

Kentucky Basketball News

  • Wayne Chism wants to forget Saturday's visit to Rupp Arena, but the game film won't let him.
  • Showdown alert.  This one could be a sellout in Columbia.  The 'Cats need to respond to the challenge.
  • Straitpinkie has a preview of the USC/UK game.
  • Gillispie can't figure out what buttons to push to make Kentucky rebound better.  If UK could hold down the defensive boards better, opponents would likely be shooting below 35% against them.
  • The ACC & SEC Blog picks UK to win tonight.
  • Another game preview.
  • UK launches POY campaign for Jodie Meeks.  Jodie! Jodie! (See, I'm doing my part).

Kentucky Football/Other News

  • High times for the 'Cats next year, according to this 'Bama site.
  • Did you know Morgan Newton plays basketball too?  Pretty well, it seems.
  • Myron Proyor is said to be shining at the NFL Combine.

NCAA Basketball News

  • Providence defeats Pittsburgh.  The Friars earned their court-storming, and they stormed with great gusto.
  • Tough times for the young Razorbacks.  John Pelphrey, too.
  • Yawn.  Crow now, boys.  It won't last.
  • Chris Diggs has thoughts about what the 'Cats need to do to handle the Gamecocks.  The word "control" figures prominently.
  • Connecticut governor Jodi Rell called Jim Calhoun's tirade at the "freelance journalist" an "embarrassing display."  Note the "scare quotes."
  • LSU defeats Florida.  Alligator Army laments the loss.

NCAA Football News

  • Vandy's DJ Moore isn't getting it done at NFL Combine.
  • How to set up a perfect option play.  Football fanatics, consider yourself fed.
  • Third Saturday in Blogtober has lots of good football links and such.

Other News of Interest

  • Dick Vitale visits Louisville.
  • Wow!  How to score 11 points in 46 seconds, win the game and go home with a big smile.  Take notes.
  • Tiger returns to the links, and the PGA tour celebrates!
  • Hard times hit the NFL.