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News and commentary from around the Big Blue Internet. Vince Morrow returns fire from Michigan St.'s head coach, Mark Dantonio. John Calipari confused with Cleveland Cavaliers owner Dan Gilbert. More.

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Today in 1953, the first Chevrolet Corvette rolled off the assembly line in Flint, Michigan. The Corvette plant has since been moved to Bowling Green, Kentucky, and is the official sports car of the Commonwealth.

The Corvette has been used as the Indianapolis 500 pace car 12 times.

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Wow. Those are some nice measurables. I think he's grown a bit.

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Kentucky football
  • Mr. SEC thinks that the Mark Stoops era will end badly for Kentucky. Whatever. Given our history, who can blame him for seeing it thus, and frankly, he may well be right.

  • Kentucky's Vince Morrow delivers a forearm shiver to the phiz of Michigan St.'s Mark Dantonio.

    "We're going to sell what we're selling here, and I'm speaking for me but also speaking for the head coach. We are not taking a backseat to nobody, so say what you want."

    Heh. Me likey. You go, Vince. Hat tip: Eric Crawford

  • UK linebacker commit Dorian Hendrix thinks Matt Elam will be a Wildcat.

Kentucky basketball
  • John Calipari is a little intimidated by NASCAR's need for speed.

  • Speaking of Coach Cal, he also ]talked basketball yesterday](http://www.sportingnews.com/ncaa-basketball/story/2013-06-29/john-calipari-kentucky-speedway-nascar-kyle-wiltjer-nerlens-noel-archie-goodwin-), including the 2013 NBA Draft, Nerlens Noel, Archie Goodwin, and Kyle Wiltjer.

  • Would you confuse Coach Cal with Cleveland Cavaliers owner Dan Gilbert? Well, somebody did. Guess college basketball just isn't all that beloved in NBA circles.

  • 2014 power forward Craig Victor will transfer to Finley Prep. He is hearing a lot from Kentucky but UK has yet to offer him.

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  • I'm not really impressed by the World University Games final roster.

  • NBA's youth movement is hurting the product on the floor.

    But all that Stern built through the draft looks increasingly threatened, and there seems to be little that can be done about it. It doesn’t appear that the National Basketball Players Association will ever sign off on increasing the age to be draft eligible. And there’s certainly a market for that young talent.

    The owners have to decide, and they apparently have, just how important an older player is. Right now, they are unwilling to provide enough impetus for the NBPA to negotiate on that point.

    There's not much doubt they would, but as long as the league doesn't consider it a priority, the NBPA isn't going to give it up.

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