Today, Lance Armstrong threw up his hands after a long (and in this writer's opinion, improper) doping case pursued by the US Anti-Doping agency as well as just about everyone else in the world. Since Armstrong will not fight their circumstantial but not entirely meritless case, his 7 Tour de France titles will be
vacated stripped if the USADA has it's way, although there are hurdles facing them that may derail, at least partially, that attempt.
RELATED: Podium Cafe Reports on the Lance Armstrong matter
Tweet of the Morning:
— Marty Schmitt (@MartySchmitt) August 24, 2012
@sipetethamel be honest: if it were proven that John Calipari was Lance Armstrong's dope dealer, would that be the greatest day of ur life?
Thar she blows, Pete! Your quickies follow the jump.
Stanley Johnson Hearing From Big-Time Schools // ZagsBlog.com
When Coach Cal calls you, that means you are big-time. Don't buy that the California Golden Bears and Washington Huskies have dibs on this guy. Remember Terrence Jones and Kyle Wiltjer?
UK WR coach Pat Washington on Daryl Collins, Bookie Cobbins, Rashad Cunningham, Demarcus Sweat, A.J. Legree // vaughtsviews
Some negative and positive in here. Mostly, Cobbins and Collins are negative. Unless a light goes on, I don't expect either one to contribute much this year. Coaches can never really say, "they aren't ready," but when they say "they have work to do," it means they're not ready.
Legree and Sweat, now, that is some good news. I am really excited that these guys could help make our receiver corps dangerous this year.
"Birdman" could battle "Jorts" for Heat’s final roster spot // John Clay's Sidelines
Good luck to Josh Harrellson, I think he would be a good fit in Miami. Not only that, he could wind up with a ring on his finger with that team.
Miller looking to build on early playing time to aid inexperienced UK offensive line in 2012 // KyForward.com
Our O-line has been a big concern, but making it through the spring and summer without major injuries, in my mind, puts them ahead of last year's group. If they can stay in one piece, it could bode well for the season offensively.
Marquis Estill Returns to UK // iHigh.com
Glad to see this.
Larry Warford Lone Kentucky Player on Senior Bowl Watch List
Given the media's propensity to kick Kentucky's season in the can before the first snap, I'm not surprised.
Chicago Bulls Guard Marquis Teague Receives 1 'Rookie Of The Year' Vote In ESPN Poll // SB Nation Chicago
Who can say? All I know is that he's going to have to work hard to see the floor at all in Chicago. We'll see.
SI.com picks Kentucky to win just three football games // John Clay's Sidelines
I have to laugh at this. I feel confident UK will win more than that, but you never really know. Hey, we could be a surprise this year -- it's a sure bet nobody will see us coming.
Several UK targets in Elite 24 game // Kentucky.com
The Harrisons, Randle, and a good number of other prospects including Marcus Lee and Andrew Wiggins.
2012 UK Alumni Charity Game announced // Kentucky Wildcats
We talked about this in an article yesterday. Tickets are quite reasonable.
Irrational Exuberance (Yes, it still exists) // A Sea Of Blue
Do not miss this if you haven't read it. Go read it. Go now.
Elite 24 teams set for Saturday’s game // UK basketball recruiting news
Ben Roberts has the skinny.