Monday when the polls come out, the Kentucky Wildcats will once again ascend to the pinnacle of the college basketball world after the Syracuse Orange suffered their first defeat at the hands of the Notre Dame Fighting Irish in South Bend.
Also, the college sports world is in mourning as formercoach Joe Paterno passed away today due to complications from recently diagnosed lung cancer. Our prayers go out to the family, to State College in Pennsylvania, and to all his friends and fans.
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Here are but a few of the numerous statements — pay particular attention to the one released by the Ol’ Ball Coach; it’s pretty damn cool – that have been released since Paterno’s death Sunday morning.
"To win that game today is an outstanding thing for our team," Mitchell said. "Anytime you can win and still have plenty to work on in practice (is good). I think the players understand we were fortunate to win and Florida really outplayed us today."
"I’m angry," Rivers told the Raleigh New & Observer afterward. "Florida State can say all they want to about being better than Duke, but I don’t believe it.
Austin, whether or not they are better is irrelevant. The question, to which the answer is so far "No," is "Can you beat them?"
Much better. New 'do, new mojo.
Remember when Michael Porter played point guard at Kentucky? He was a good player and even better person. I got to know him, his parents and his wife. He walked away from his career when Billy Gillispie left and John Calipari arrived to get on with his life and make it easier for Calipari to pu together the team he wanted. It was a classy move by a classy young man.
Sorry to hear that. Heal quickly, Josh.
13 years? Are these people serious?
Look, I'm outraged at what Updyke did, but 13 years in prison is frankly the most absurd thing I've ever heard of for killing two trees. That the prosecutors seriously suggested it as a plea bargain is shocking.
No way we don't enjoy a little schadenfruede at the expense of the Dookies. It just ... wouldn't be right.
Snaer for three ... Good!!!
Congrats to the Volunteers for a huge win.
The No. 7 University of Kentucky men's tennis team started its 2012 season off on the right note by earning a 6-1 win over No. 53 Michigan State and a 7-0 win over IUPUI to sweep a doubleheader at the Indianapolis Tennis Center in Indianapolis on Sunday afternoon. The doubleheader was hosted by IUPUI.
"Kelly is in the process of finalizing a deal that would make him the head coach of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers," Michael Berk of KGW Sports writes. "A source close to the situation said Kelly will make the jump to the NFL if he can come to terms on a contract."