Welcome to the Mayan Apocalypse. Funny, it looks very much like yesterday, except for the frigid blast of cold. But they day's not over yet!
Tweet of the Morning:
UNC** report claimed not an athletic scandal used athlete or "student-athlete" 157 times in 77 pages, but interviewed 0 BB players/coaches.— KentuckySportsReport (@MyKSR1) December 21, 2012
Because it wasn't an athletic scandal, don'tcha know.
- Larry Glover's interview with Neal Brown // Larry Glover Live
- Mark Stoops understood situation Neal Brown was in and was willing to give him time to make decision about his future // vaughtsviews
The first 68: Boeheim, Butler and the haunting of Kyle Wiltjer // SBNation.com
- Conference Power Rankings: SEC // ESPN
A Classic Trap Game // Ky Cat Stats
I’m not going to spend a lot of time trying to make built in excuses for what could possibly happen on Saturday, but tomorrow’s game certainly qualifies as the classic trap game.Yeah. So what? We are not going to lose tomorrow.
Nerlens Noel, UK's latest big man, has stats similar to Anthony Davis | The Courier-Journal | courier-journal.com
Turns out Noel has more in common with Davis than a signature tuft of hair — Davis’ between his brows and Noel’s atop his head. Through 10 games of their college careers, the numbers are actually fairly comparable between the two stat-sheet stuffers. Davis averaged 11.8 points, 10 rebounds, 4.4 blocks, 1.5 steals and 1.1 assists in the first quarter of last season. Noel is averaging 10.7 points, 9.0 rebounds, 3.9 blocks, 2.8 steals and 2.1 assists.Those of you who have been down on Noel, take note.
Butler and Teague Earning All-Star Weekend Invites? // NBC Chicago
Interesting. Teague might get picked for the Rising Stars Challenge.
Christmas Wish List: A steady Ryan Harrow is vital for Kentucky // CollegeBasketballTalk
Right now, Harrow has a 5.3-1 assist to turnover ratio. Just sayin'
Other UK sports
Rifle Inks Two in Fall // UKAthletics.com
Go Wildcat rifle team!
- UK Women Look For Ninth Straight Win Friday Night // LEX18.com
What is Tyler Bray's Legacy at Tennessee? // Rocky Top Talk
A mixed one at best, I'd say.
Myck Kabongo suspension: NCAA to expedite appeal, per report // SBNation.com
Does "expedite" means Texas will hear the results of the appeal sometime before the end of the regular season? Probably not...
Chomping at Bits: Why Jabari Parker picked Duke // Alligator Army
Florida recruited Parker hard right to the end.
Jabari Parker just couldn't say no to the Duke Blue Devils // college basketball - ESPN
(The Devils will have to contend with Kentucky, of course, which has already landed Andrew and Aaron Harrison and is the leader in the clubhouse for Wiggins' services -- and perhaps Julius Randle -- which would make the Wildcats a pretty heavy preseason favorite next season.)We gave up recruiting Parker six months ago. We do not need him, especially if we land Randle, Wiggins, or both. And Dakari Johnson.
Other sports news
Nick Saban to the Lakers? // SBNation.com
Heh. The Lakers would probably be glad to have him.
U.S. Olympian who worked as high-priced call girl promises to 'make amends' // Fox News
Well, there's some news for you.