As we all know, Commonwealth Stadium got some major renovation this year with the addition of new, high-definition video scoreboards and a new stereo sound system to enhance the experience at Commonwealth Stadium. These new systems were tested recently, and Kentucky Sports Radio has video of the test.
Very cool stuff. Now for today's links:
I like this guy's thinking.
Renovating and expanding Rupp in place is the ideal solution, if the convention center can be successfully relocated.
- Does the SEC want Texas A&M?
Two permanent football capains have been selected.
And they are very good ones.
Can the Hilltoppers move on up this year?
"Now we run out of a tunnel through (an inflatable) helmet," Taggart said. "Back then we ran out of a carport. That was ghetto fabulous, big time. The guys went crazy when they saw that. And back then we thought we had something going. We had fun and won a lot of ballgames."
- Hilltoppers Start Game-Week Preparations for UK
- Mark Story: Federspiel family about Big Blue and WKU -- Kentucky.com
The little things make the difference.
"The margin was about this big," Phillips said, holding his index finger and thumb barely an inch apart. "Really, really small, how close we were to being a team that won eight, nine or even 10 games. What could help get us to the next level? Let’s make everybody do what they’re supposed to do — all the time — and don’t accept anything less."
I think this is right.
- SEASON PREVIEW: New stars ready to replace UK's lost talent -- Lexington Herald-Leader
Beware Carolina, Kentucky: Reinforced UConn built to repeat
UConn? Sporting News always has felt a bit more optimistic than the rest of the nation about the Huskies. We placed them No. 4 in the nation. One analyst, Jon Rothstein of the CBS Sports Network, previously placed UConn fourth in the Big East. Now, he calls them the team to beat in the conference.
You'll be hearing more of this.
- UK’s Kidd-Gilchrist will be featured in HBO documentary "Prayer for a Perfect Season" -- Vaught'sViews.com
Kentucky Sports Radio -- Happy Birthday, Matt Jones!
Many happy returns.
A new UK and U of L target?
I was wondering if UK might get involved with Savon Goodman.
Send a Prayer Up for Scott Padgett
Scott just lost his grandmother, and is having trouble getting to the funeral due to the weather.
Texas A&M May Have To Decide Its Conference Future Next Week - Mountain West Connection
Some intel on the Texas A&M/SEC situation from a Mountain West perspective.
Winning the Big One in the SEC, Then the Bigger One - NYTimes.com
And it is not as if one SEC team is ruling college football while the other 11 pound their chests and chant the conference’s acronym. Rather, it has been a variety pack, with Auburn, Alabama, Louisiana State and Florida (twice) claiming Bowl Championship Series national titles in the past five seasons. As SEC teams chase championships, the rest of the country continues to chase the SEC.
Truth, forsooth. Although there is a better than average chance that might change this year.
University of Miami's Donna Shalala says scandal has 'been quite painful for me' - ESPN
Shalala said athletic director Shawn Eichorst is reviewing Miami's policies and procedures relating to compliance, and that rules changes were possible.
Maybe they should ask Paul Dee back to do the review, he's all about compliance. Oh, wait ...