Today is Senior Day for the Kentucky Wildcats football team as they take on the FCS Samford Bulldogs. This is the last home game Joker Phillips will coach at UK. Let's go out and support the UK seniors and outgoing coach on this beautiful Saturday.
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Senior Day at Commonwealth Stadium. I know it has been a miserable year, but if you can, show up and support the UK Seniors.— KentuckySportsReport (@MyKSR1) November 17, 2012
- UK vs. Samford Game Day Stuff // Larry Glover
Kentucky football coach Joker Phillips grateful but 'it's time to move on' // The Courier-Journal
"It’s time to move on," he said. "Name me somebody that’s had as many memories here at Kentucky. Name me someone. I feel like I’ve done all I can do here. I appreciate the opportunity. I’m grateful for it. But it’s time to move on."This is how every coach should finish his time at a school
UK football notes: Seniors didn't want to end season without Phillips // Football
Kentucky's players, specifically his seniors, said it wouldn't feel right to finish out their time at Commonwealth Stadium without Joker Phillips.
Memorable Senior Moments // Bleed Blue Kentucky
As much as Morgan Newton did not deliver on his promise as a football player at Kentucky, he is one heck of a good kid and deserves some love today. All our seniors do.
Wiltjer more than answered challenged from Calipari against Lafayette // vaughtsviews
Wiltjer needs to look at some tape on J.J. Redick. I know he is bigger, slower, and less athletic, but the kind of energy and determination Redick brings is what Wiltjer needs. If he stays in motion, uses screens, and plays like the deadly shooter he is, he'll be much better.
Coach Cal turning to Noel's example to bring best out of Cats // Cat Scratches
Nerlens Noel has long been talked about as the heir to Anthony Davis' shot-blocking throne, but it appears the void he's actually filling is MKG's.
Flopping flimflam: Misguided debate a distraction from Duke’s impressive performance // Sporting News
I think DeCourcy's right, although beyond doubt, Duke is taught to flop. With that said, it is also beyond doubt that Duke played a great game and deserved to win. We'll agree to disagree about the Cauley-Stein call. Assuming I'm right, that's 50% flops.Bottom line - Flops are too prevalent in Duke's defensive strategy. To me, that's simply a fact. That's not why Kentucky lost, of course, but since we're forced to address this issue, let's do it correctly. This is not a judgment on the strategy, but an observation as to its effect on the game.
BOZICH: Calipari's Boundless UK Quest For More, More, More // WDRB 41 Louisville - News, Weather, Sports Community
This is why John Calipari has produced 15 NBA draft picks in 3 years at Kentucky. He doesn't settle for less than a player's best. That's very Wooden-like, and the results are the reason that UK is the #1 destination for NBA-level basketball players.
Other UK sports
- UK Hoops Plays Host to High Point in Saturday Afternoon Matinee // UKAthletics.com
Women's Soccer Falls to No. 5/6 UCLA To End NCAA Run // UKAthletics.com
Great season for the ladies soccer team. Both men and women's soccer had very successful seasons.
- Riot Rhythm: Ole Miss and its football recruits believe there's nothing to see here // SBNation.com
- The List: SEC opponent or fictional university? // SBNation.com
Heart condition will keep Rick Majerus from returning to SLU // SBNation.com
So sorry to hear about this.
Tyler Roberson to Syracuse; Meeks to North Carolina; Anya to N.C. State; Hamilton to UTEP; New ESPN Top 10 Class Rankings // ZagsBlog.com
Wildcats still #1
Shabazz Muhammad Cleared, Will Debut Monday in Brooklyn // ZagsBlog.com
Did the NCAA cross the Rubicon with the Muhammad decision?
This evening's announcement that UCLA's Shabazz Muhammad had been reinstated on appeal -- after the NCAA warned schools *eight months ago* and declared him ineligible a week ago -- may be the highest profile example of bureaucratic process gone amok, but it's just one part of a multifaceted tipping point that has left the NCAA in serious trouble. Simply put, the organization has lost its credibility because it has become blind to its processes and decisions and has lost the trust of those it's supposed to serve -- the players, coaches and (peripherally) the fans.
I think this is right. The discovery of prejudgment in the Muhammad case was unquestionably a major factor.
More importantly, the NCAA's refusal to follow its own precedent is part and parcel of the problem - as Glockner says, nobody knows what the NCAA will do, and that "completely undermines the idea of an oversight body for the sport."