Chuck Hayes is about to get a new teammate -- Patrick Patterson. That means my two favorite players who wore the Blue and White of the last 20 years will be playing together. The Houston Rockets have just become my new favorite NBA team.
But Chuck hasn't lost what makes him tick, and I think he and Patrick Patterson will be an incredible mix on the floor.
Now for the rest of the news:
South Carolina Wins First Baseball National Title - Garnet And Black Attack
Congratulations to the Gamecocks!
How Much Compliance Is Enough? | The Bylaw Blog
The absolute minimum number of full-time compliance officers a Division I athletic department should have is two. That probably doesn’t sit well with many smaller athletic departments, considering having one full-time compliance officer at all Division I athletic departments is a relatively recent development.
Some very interesting reading here. I wonder how many full-time compliance officers UK has? Hopefully, much more than one.
Basketball Prospectus | Articles | NBA Draft Recap
Kevin Pelton notes the NBA Draft's big winners, but they are in reverse order from what most people have said.
Calipari says Liggins and Miller may go pro - FOX41.com Louisville News Kentucky Indiana News Weather Sports
Why not? If they can raise their game to that level, I say they should look into it.
If they do, this could be a very good year for Kentucky basketball.
Opinion: Top 10 game-changing receivers - College football- nbcsports.msnbc.com
No Randall Cobb? I think that's a mistake.
Big-Spending Ohio State Could Change Nickname to Bucks-Eyes -- NCAAFB FanHouse
An interesting, highly technical post mostly for football fans, but it could also be applied somewhat to basketball.
Rush The Court " Blog Archive " Calipari: Draft Night = Championship? Is This What It’s Come To?
When asked again whether a national title or a night like last evening was better, he similarly dodged the question by saying that you need the latter to win the former. Fair enough, but these feints in the light of day certainly give credence to what CC was saying above. No matter how much he may want it to be true, Calipari’s success at UK will ultimately not be measured by the number of draft picks he puts into the first round — it’ll be measured by the number of banners he puts in the rafters. Surely he knows this. Right?
Just to put your mind at ease, guys, the answer is, "Yes."
FeinsteinOnTheBrink: Eric Prisbell’s story on John Wall – he did his job, and did it very well
John Feinstein offers his opinion on the John Wall/Washington Post reporter incident where the reporter revealed his father's crime. Interesting reading, and a take I mostly agree with.
Macon County Times - SEC s losses are NBA s first round gains
But when it comes to the draft, next year's could still have an SEC feel, just not as much a Kentucky flavor: The website Draftexpress.com is projecting five SEC players to go in next year's first round: Kanter, Vanderbilt junior Jeffery Taylor, Georgia sophomores Trey Thompkins and Travis Leslie, and Alabama sophomore JaMychal Green.
The SEC is finally starting to turn around from two years ago when a dearth of talent put them at the bottom of the Big Six conferences.
Catching up with UK football: Phillips' exposure part of smooth transition
Lots of interesting stuff about the football team and Joker Phillips.