Today is the first day of classes at the University of Kentucky. We all know what that means, for those of us for whom college is now a pleasant memory -- football season followed by... you know what!
Today's Tweet of the Day comes from UK:
You'll do great, Lee. Enjoy this, it doesn't get much better. And buy a football season ticket, will ya?
Your quickies follow the jump.
Indeed he is. Looks about an inch taller in this photo. Davis looks good, though.
Matthew Mitchell continues to get it done, and now emulates Calipari in another way -- taking away one of Louisville's commitments.
It's been a long, tough climb for Maxwell Smith, and there is no doubt he has learned the job under fire. Steel is tempered in fire. Perhaps his difficult rise will temper Max as well.
Heh. I have to admit, I love it when coaches take veiled shots at each other like this. It adds a little spice to the season.
Can this writer possibly be any more jealous of the passion of SEC fans? This reads almost like a political ad: "Did you know a convicted murder is a fan of Politician X? What does that tell us about Politician X?"
Character assassination by association is a tried and true political technique, and it's becoming more popular with sportswriters these days.
Baseball during football season? Hey, haven't you heard that the Wildcats play pretty good baseball?
So does Chris Rusin, who made his MLB debut last night for the Cubbies.. Did pretty well, too.
Despite his generosity, the optics of this aren't great considering recent events.
This is interesting. Barnhart:
- Compares Calipari to a "CEO for men's basketball";
- Says "biggest cheater" thing was likely the result of jealousy, and "for a coach to participate in a poll like that is "unbelievably incredible";
- Says fans should come to Commonwealth Stadium this year and "have some fun." I couldn't agree more;
- Says men's soccer will surprise people;
- Expressed concerns about social media.
There is much more interestting stuff in there. Check it out.
A feel-good story on how UK supports its athletes. A lot of truth in here, but it is set against the recent news of a decided lack of support for the football team.
Lots of great stuff in here, as always. Also some praise for yours truly. * blush *
This is a very nice companion to my article yesterday on the NBA Rookie Training Program, and further illustrates how and why the NBA appeal to urban culture has managed to alienate the suburban and rural communities.