The Women's College World Series experience for Kentucky came to an end last night as Baylor came back late in the game to defeat the Wildcats 8-7. Overall, it was a great season for Kentucky — the best in history, in fact.
Tweet of the morning
#Baylor wins 8-7 on a throwing error. @OurDailyBears @ASeaOfBlue #comeback pic.twitter.com/YIonrvm8bj— CC Machine (@CCMachine) June 1, 2014
It can't always be sweetness and light, Wildcats fans. This is sports, and in sports, sometimes you lose ugly.
- Five "sleeper" recruits who could play their way into a UK offer this fall.
Replacing Julius Randle and James Young. Really, it won't be that hard, at least in theory. In practice... well, you never know.
Highly-touted 2015 center Stephen Zimmerman will attend Big Blue Madness.
Mark Story has a recent article on Rupp Arena versus some of its peers. He's trying to make the case that UK is falling behind in facilities, and while that may be so to an extent, the upgrades being done at peer sites are much smaller and less ambitious than what is currently proposed for Rupp Arena. I think, perhaps, we should be thinking along the lines of a smaller renovation rather than the huge, $300 million plus project currently under discussion.
Alex Poythress says he likes being at Kentucky, and isn't in a hurry to join the NBA:
"I like being on (Kentucky’s) campus," Poythress said just after the second day of the Al Cooper Basketball Camp Thursday at Northeast High School. "I like being in college. There’s nothing wrong with it. I’m not in any rush to go pro. I’m good where I’m at right now and I’m going to get another chance to improve as a player and a student and maybe do something special on the court in the end."
I really appreciate this attitude. It will serve him well. Hat tip: Aaron's blog
Other UK sports
JLeverenz's postmortem on the Kentucky-Kent St. game. What a comeback by the 'Cats.
Softball's sweet season is unspoiled by the bitter ending. Consider:
By any reasonable measure, 2014 was the best season in the history of Kentucky softball. Not only did the Cats advance to the Women's College World Series and the finals of the Southeastern Conference Tournament for the first time, they did it while piling up a school-record 50 wins.
Sometimes you get the Bears, and sometimes the Bears get you.
Don't forget the Bat Cats. They duel Kansas again today in an elimination contest.