The Kentucky Wildcats will play the Auburn Tigers tonight in an ESPN Thursday Night College Football Showcase. The Tigers are -2 according to Las Vegas, so the 'Cats are officially underdogs at Commonwealth Stadium.
If Kentucky can pull this off, they will be 5-1 and a bowl game will be a lock barring a complete collapse. Win here, and a special season is possible with momentum building towards the best recruiting class that Mark Stoops has put together at Kentucky and the future of the program begins to look solidified.
Yeah, tonight is kind of a big deal.
Tweet(s) of the Day:
Ready To Go Back To War With My Brothers Thursday Night!!— Stanley Williams (@boom_that_guy) October 13, 2015
Game Day #BeatAuburn pic.twitter.com/RfaojvFRha— Stanley Williams (@boom_that_guy) October 15, 2015
Damn, I'm pumped.
Kentucky Wildcats Football:
Tiger Buzz for tonight's game and key match-ups from an Auburn perspective. Three things to watch for: Jeremy Johnson and Sean White, Patrick Towles, and the atmosphere. I suggest you read the rest. Good stuff.
Auburn will be down their most talented wide receiver as Duke Williams was dismissed from the team. He apologized for the myriad of mistakes he made at Auburn. It is good that the young man owned up to it, but too little too late. Live and learn.
Campusrush.com looks at the "Kentucky Football Renassaince" orchestrated by head coach Mark Stoops. It's an extensive piece but well worth the time. Stoops has put in so much work to revive a program that fans desperately want to succeed. Credit is also given to Mitch Barnhart and the players buying into the change.
Athlon Sports gives its preview and predictions for tonight's massive showdown. They give Auburn the nod 34-28. I'm not sure the score will be that high, but the gap looks correct, one way or another.
Kentucky Wildcats Basketball:
Before I get to the latest news, Jason Marcum was at media day yesterday and has provided the site with a bounty of video, profiles, and other material. Check out the stream and bask in the glory that was media day. That's all for my PSA.
John Calipari was asked about the allegations currently rocking the Louisville basketball program. Cal answered with class, stating that he does not think Rick Pitino knew anything about what allegedly happened and that he hoped it wasn't true. The bad blood between the two certainly seems to have cooled over the years.
Calipari tells Jerry Tipton to stop asking about Skal http://t.co/IA5OScAwCB #BBN— Matt Jones (@KySportsRadio) October 14, 2015
Jerry Tipton, just stop it.
Bleacher Report provides a position by position preview of your 2015/2016 Wildcats.
NCAA.com looks at Kentucky reloading after a 38-1 season and losing 7 players to the NBA.
Rajon Rondo and George Karl aren't getting along and it's only the preseason. Ooof.
Other Kentucky Sports:
Kentucky men's soccer went down 1-0 to Ohio State last night.
My weekly votes over at Team Speed Kills were tallied but the Kentucky Wildcats dropped from 8 to 9 despite having only one conference loss.They were jumped by Tennessee. Freaking bummy Tennessee. No respect, I tell ya.
Your weekly top 25 slate highlighted by Alabama at Texas A&M, Michigan at Michigan State, and Florida at LSU. Those are some good ones, folks.
A few days after losing starting quarterback Will Grier for the season due to performance enhancing drugs, the Florida Gators lose another player for entirely different reasons. Deiondre Porter was arrested and charged with four felony charges, including firing a gun in the direction of his pregnant girlfriend. Words can't express the disgust I have if this is found to be true.
Other Sports News:
Former Los Angelas Laker Lamar Odom is in the fight of his life after being found unresponsive at a Nevada brothel.The NBA star has been in a downward spiral for a while and it seems that his life may be at an end.
Jose Bautista with an iconic bat flip after lifting the Toronto Bluejays over the Texas Rangers to win the ALDS.
Former Reds pitcher Johnny Cueto led the Kansas City Royals to a 7-2 win over the Houston Astros to put his team back in the ALCS for the second straight season.
Rolling Stone ranked all of Steven Spielberg's movies.And while I have no problem with Raiders of the Last Ark, Jaws, and Schinlder's List being one, two, and three, I have a huge problem with Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade at #24 and Saving Private Ryan at #20. That's a travesty. Saving Private Ryan was also robbed of an Academy Award for Best Picture. It lost to Shakespeare in Love, which is a fine movie, but not near as great as Private Ryan. I liken it to when Dances With Wolves beat Goodfellas for the same honor. Goodfellas is iconic.
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