This morning's Quickies are brought to you by the 5th straight #1 recruiting class in the nation -- Your Kentucky Wildcats! Also, we play the Lafayette Leopards tonight.
Tweet of the Morning:
Check out our new UK men's basketball interactive website at interactive.ukathletics.com/mbasketball/ #WeAreUK— John Calipari (@UKCoachCalipari) November 16, 2012
That is a very cool site. Great work by the web developer.
Also, before we get started:
Kentucky football coach Joker Phillips says he never got a big blue honeymoon // The Courier-Journal
This is so. He was seen as an extension of Rich Brooks without any of the good will.
- UK-SAMFORD PREVIEW // Bleed Blue Kentucky
- The Edge: UK has chance for win // The Kentucky Kernel
Operation #PackCommonwealth // Ky Cat Stats
I'd like to see this happen.
Relationship with UK assistant Orlando Antigua big reason Karl Towns will pick Kentucky // vaughtsviews
Antigua doesn't get enough credit. We talk about Coach Cal, and for sure, he's the closer, but Antigua is a recruiting beast.
Can Tyler Ennis Get Andrew Wiggins to Syracuse? // ZagsBlog.com
No. Next question.
Calipari Comments on No. 1 Recruiting Class // ZagsBlog.com
You already knew all of this, because you read A Sea of Blue.
Karl Towns Could Land at Kentucky in 2014 (UPDATED) // ZagsBlog.com
I'll go out on a limb (admittedly, a very thick limb) and say he's going to be a Wildcat.
Youthful Kentucky basketball team regroups after Duke loss // The Courier-Journal
Teammates aren’t helping center Nerlens Noel when he, with Calipari’s blessing, leaves his own man to swat someone else’s shot. Archie Goodwin, converted from shooting guard to point guard in starter Ryan Harrow’s absence, is often out of control, playing too fast. Sharp-shooting forward Kyle Wiltjer can’t create his own shot, didn’t play hard enough for the coach’s liking against Duke.Every bit of this seems right to me.
Aaron Gordon Cuts List to 3 // ZagsBlog.com
Two schools out west and us. I like our chances. I think Gordon comes here and Julius Randle heads to Texas.
- Don't forget to listen to Larry Glover live tonight, and hear yours truly discuss UK sports with Larry.
Calipari focusing in on areas for improvement as Cats look to build on 1-1 start to season // KyForward.com
“We broke down late again, just like we did against Maryland — same kind of issues, same guys. We’re going to be in close games all year and the last two or three minutes are going to be critical to how we play.”
Calipari sees the work ahead for Kentucky Wildcats // ESPN
As for his comment to me at halftime about Duke flopping, Calipari once again said he was joking. Of course, anything he says at this point goes viral.Heh. Indeed.
Calipari does it again: Kentucky lands nation's top recruiting class for 5th year in a row // Fox News
Queue Bob Knight's cranial explosion in 3...2...1...
- Calipari, Cats prep for Lafayette // The Kentucky Kernel
John Calipari: Wildcat Lodge An Unfair Recruiting Tool?
No such thing. Calipari himself, along with Kentucky, is a recruiting advantage so vast that the facilities are just the cherry on top. The sundae tastes just as good without it.
- Holy Shiznit, Batman! Via Anthony Wireman:
Other UK sports
No. 19 Xavier Eliminates UK with 1-0 NCAA Tourney Win // UKAthletics.com
Great season by men's soccer, one of the best ever at UK.
- Mathies Recognized on Naismith Trophy Watch List // UKAThletics.com
This Canadian High School's Punt Return-Punt For A Touchdown Is Simply Incredible // Deadspin
This is simply too awesome for words. Not to be missed.
As did my colleagues, I received memo that Texas PG Myck Kabongo is traveling with team to Maui but not yet cleared to compete.— Michael DeCourcy (@tsnmike) November 16, 2012
Lil Wayne cursed at a Duke freshman? // HOOPSWORLD
Chase sounds skeptical of Sulaimon's story. I have no opinion on the matter.
College basketball on TV for Nov. 16 // John Clay's Sidelines
Oklahoma St. vs. Tennessee. Hmm, interesting ...
- Coaches vs. Cancer Primer // ESPN
In Their Own Words, SEC Edition: 11.16.12 // Rush The Court
SEC tweets of interest.
Twinkie maker Hostess asks to liquidate // USA Today
Another American institution is no more.