Former Buffalo Bills Hall of Fame quarterback Jim Kelly revealed that he has cancer in his upper jawbone. We wish Jim well and hope he has a speedy and complete recovery.
Tweet of the Morning:
So Roy Hibbert got fined by the NBA for saying "no homo" among other things. Would a gay player get fined for saying "no hetero"?— Brian Eldridge (@BriEldridge) June 3, 2013
File this under "Questions that nobody is asking -- but should be."
Kentucky lands 2014 defensive back Shyquawn Pullium, a JUCO transfer. Pullium is not rated by Rivals.com yet. You can also find the Herald-Leader story here.
Kentucky's opener against Western will kick off at 7 pm Eastern time at LP field in Nashville.
An extremely in-depth look at Kentucky's 2013 football prospects by a somewhat unusual source -- the Detroit Free Press. This is a long, detailed article that absolutely deserves your time.
UK 2014 target Matt Elam is down to UK and Alabama, leaving Louisville out in the cold.
Being in the SEC is really helping Kentucky recruit, even if we are currently the dregs of the league.
Has Cleveland made up their mind? This writer thinks so, and he is right that even if Nerlens Noel isn't ready until December, he'll be well worth the wait.
John Calipari to deliver the keynote address at tonight's Hank Iba Citizen Athlete Awards. Via Anthony Wireman.
- Is Big Ten expansion going to create a more boring conference schedule? Dr. Saturday thinks so.
Andy Katz has some names that are creating a stir among NBA teams as the NBA Draft gets near.
Pac-12 officials cleared of wrongdoing in the Arizona-UCLA game. Arizona says it's ready to move on.
Other sports news
Mookie Blaylock, former Oklahoma Sooner and Atlanta Hawks guard, is in serious condition after a car crash in which another person was killed. He wasn't driving drunk, but he had a suspended license and other legal issues at the time of the accident. He could be charged with vehicular homicide.
The hiring of former Tennessee volleyball coach Julie Hermann as the Rutgers athletics director has created even more attention for a school that is under under assault by the media for coaches behaving badly.
This comes on the heels of this piece by Greg Edwards about the long list of difficulties at Tennessee. Right now, Rutgers is getting all the heat, but sooner or later, somebody is going to remember the Tennessee connection.