Today, coach John Calipari tweeted out an enigmatic, "Kaboom!" around 11:30, and the Big Blue Nation went straight into high speculation mode about what it might be. Could it be a recruit commitment? The passage of last night's burrito? Matt Jones speculated on Twitter it might have something to do with some kind of article.
We may never know. Now, for the links:
My top 5 PG’s to build my team! :: Hardwood Classics!
Everything was taken into account for making of these lists, the complete play on the court and off the court, their skills, age, injury prone nature, and attitude and so on. At the end of theses list, we will see my ultimate team in my opinion as of right now, the team I would want as the owner of a franchise!
Two former UK players out of five. I like those percentages! And the exclamation points!!!
Tennessee Volunteers swamped with open records requests.
NCAA issues will have that effect, I suppose.
- Calipari Gets His Wish: Wildcats at Barclays Center - NetsDaily
John Clay's Big Blue Links.
Morgan Newton irreplaceable? Danny Trevathan the second-best defensive player in the SEC?
Coach Calipari posts a follow-up to his Michael Kidd-Gilchrist article.
Michael is enrolled in summer classes and arrived on campus in early June. By his and his mother’s accounts, he is loving college. Michael and his teammates have been playing in a lot pickup games this summer at the Joe Craft Center, and while he couldn’t single out a player who has impressed him the most, he’s liked what he’s seen so far. "They’ve been great," Michael said. "We have a good bond from them. Everyone has demonstrated a lot of leadership and hard work. I can’t pick one person that has stood out to me because everyone has done well. I think I’m doing well for the most part. The games are a lot faster and stronger than my high school games."
Summer injuries suck.
All injuries suck, of course, but summer injuries most of all.
North Carolina athletics department continues to take hits.
"The evidence of cheating could not have been more obvious, and the excuse given was completely implausible," one wrote. "Also, this case dealt with a student-athlete, and I found the interventions from the athletics department asking that the case not be brought before the honor court unethical."
The football scandal at UNC has produced not only NCAA violations, but clear evidence of academic fraud and cheating that many critics think are not being addressed, and are even being pushed under the rug by the athletics department.
Oregon is not talking about potential NCAA violations in recruiting.
From the AP.
Kentucky looking for depth at running back this year.
This year, the incoming receivers are all receivers, not athletes.
Via the Herald-Leader. It may matter quite a bit that the young wideouts are not converted quarterbacks.
Bobby Petrino’s son arrested on drug and DWI charges.
Offered without comment.
The Leach Report review for Monday, July 18th.
Joe Lunardi was with Tom today.
Future McDonald’s All-Americans at Peach Jam
Zagsblog lists 11 players out of this year's Peach Jam who could wind up as Burger Boys.
Coach Cal takes us on virtual tour of Wildcat Coal Lodge.
I truly hate the "coal" in the name. But whatever.
Shabazz Muahammad makes noise at the Under Armor Summer Jam.
- Lunch time: UK, U of L set football kickoff luncheons :: Eric Crawford
Jabari Parker would be another great Chicago get for Calipari.
Before Jabari Parker takes the floor to play a basketball game, he sits by himself in the locker room for a couple of minutes of prayer and reflection. "I pray that God keeps me safe on the floor, and that I'm able to have a good attitude towards my teammates," he says. When the game ends, Parker heeds that higher calling by rushing to be first in line to shake hands. "I just want to show the opponents that I'm grateful," he says. "I want to show good sportsmanship."
Folks, that just speaks for itself. From Chicago Simeon, former high school of Derrick Rose.
- Kentucky and Maryland to be first game in new Brooklyn Arena "" Chris Diggs - UK Fan Blog
What it’s like to be 7-foot-4 and on an airplane :: Beyond the Arc
Clarke parties hard after Open win.
Via Fox Sports. You beauty you, Darren Clark. Lives like golfers did back in the 1960's, only with a lot more money.