Happy Valentines Day to all and sundry. I hope you have a pleasant one, and mind the snow if you're in north central Kentucky and points north and east.
Tweet of the Morning:
Four former Wildcats (Anthony Davis, John Wall, Terrence Jones and DeAndre Liggins) will participate in NBA All-Star events this weekend.— CoachCal.com (@CoachCalDotCom) February 14, 2014
More than I knew about. I knew about Davis, Wall, and Jones, but not Liggins.
UK football extends two more 2015 offers, one offensive and one defensive.
Kentucky's Junior Day is this weekend, see Will's earlier article on this which I have helpfully moved up into the cover.
The Harrison Twins — will they or won't they?
It will be ESPN College Gameday again in Rupp Arena this weekend. That just makes it better.
UK-UF is worth the hype. I think so as well, this game will give us the best indication to date whether or not the Wildcats are a potential Final Four squad, and how much they have progressed since SEC play began.
UK recruit Luke Kennard scores 59 points:
Other Kentucky sports
DeNesha Stallworth returns to form and the Wildcats run over Ole Miss in Memorial Coliseum.
Bat Cats anxious to begin 2014 campaign.
John Clay has a good piece on the silly effort to create a penalty for snapping the ball within the first 10 seconds of the 40 second clock. I think this is right:
The biggest farce is the player-safety issue. College football is the same sport that has gone from 10 to 11 to 12 game regular seasons in search of new revenue. Conferences expanded for the purpose of being able to stage a football championship game that will bring in more revenue.
Next year we welcome the College Football Playoff, which will add yet another game for the sake of more revenue. Big-time revenue.
I didn’t hear any coaches or schools or athletic directors bringing up "safety concerns" about the additional games.
Scores and capsules from last night's college basketball action.
Longing for a Bruce Pearl redux over at Rocky Top Talk.
Other sports news
Attack of the killer subatomic particle? Hey, I'm all about science, but I'm not really too thrilled about the prospect of being eaten by anything called a "strangelet."
The science goes like this: If a negatively charged stable baryon consisting of three quantum particles — an up, a down, and a "strange" quark — were to form, it could be more stable than normal matter, attract normal matter to itself and covert it into "strange" matter. The result would be that the earth would implode and be completely converted to strange matter, forming a small, dense, rapidly rotating object similar to, but denser than, a neutron star. Naturally, we poor humans would join that strange matter party as well, only as strangelets. Never been a stangelet. Don't think I want to try it.
To be fair, it seems the chances of this actually happening are remote, indeed. Still, even a small chance of planetary destruction and the extinction of all life on earth should give us all a bit of pause. Hat tip: Instapundit.