Poet Maya Angelou has died. Our condolences to her family. She will be missed.
Tweet of the morning
Remembering Maya Angelou: http://t.co/AJkt5VG4by pic.twitter.com/g6xXT4mIUz— Forbes (@Forbes) May 28, 2014
- Kentucky quarterback target commits to Ohio State. We're going to lose most of our recruiting battles with the Buckeyes, but we will win a few as well.
The unwritten rules of Kentucky Athletics. I laughed out loud at this one:
- We will never rush the court at Rupp Arena even if Jesus comes down and hits a full court winner against Louisville who is being captained by the corpse of Osama Bin Laden. Remain in your seat.
Julius Randle signs with Nike. Congratulations, that's never a bad thing.
Other UK sports
Ira Combs talks about Kentucky's baseball and softball teams. It's remarkable how well our non-revenue sports are performing this season.
Hustle Belt looks at the game between the Kent St. Golden Flashes and the Louisville Cardinals. I might actually pull for Louisville in this one, I fear Kent St.
Okay, now we know who will host the super-regional if Florida St. does not advance out of Talahassee:
Florida State is the fifth overall seed in the NCAA Tournament and would be in line to host the super regional if it wins the opening regional. But if FSU doesn't advance, Louisville would then host the super regional.
It would be a huge boon for Kentucky if they get out of the Louisville regional and FSU loses.
Volleyball, on a cultural exchange trip to China, lost a tough match yesterday.
Dorial Green-Beckham will be sitting out the 2014 season to prepare for the NFL Draft rather than transferring.
Florida football is swearing off Division I-AA opponents, calling the guarantee "unprofitable."
Will Billy Donovan return to Florida? He's not making any guarantees. Donovan clearly loves Florida, but there is no doubt he is intrigued by the possibility of coaching in the NBA. I just don't think Cleveland would be the place for him to do it.
Two future sites for the SEC Tournament announced: St. Louis and Tampa. Let me know when it goes back to New Orleans.
Former Cardinal Brandon Bender is back in the news, this time in a Pat Forde article. Bender has reportedly threatened to sue for defamation. Please let this happen.
Other sports news
- The perception of John Wall has changed now that he led the Wizards to the playoffs. Honestly, success almost always changes perceptions. Hat tip: Aaron's blog.