The University of Kentucky football team got a speech from former Ohio State running back Maurice Clarett on Thursday.
Clarett, who won a national championship with the Buckeyes in 2003, would go from the top of the world to falling on tough times after being ruled ineligible at OSU. He would leave for the NFL, but after that didn't work, fell even harder after being arrested multiple times and even did time in prison. Clarett has since become a motivational speaker to help young college kids not fall down the same path he did.
Tweet of the Day:
Great message to our team tonight from @ReeseClarett13. He spoke from the heart! pic.twitter.com/MOeIoyWxUL— Mark Stoops (@UKCoachStoops) July 24, 2015
UK hoops notes: Matthew Mitchell says Makayla Epps' suspension about 'permanent change'
Matthew Mitchell isn't running things around here like that school up west may be. Mitchell is making sure his team is discipline on and off the court, and that applies all the same to star players like Makayla Epps, who was suspended earlier this offseason for alcohol-related charges in Marion County.
Phil Steele unveils 2015 Preseason Power Poll
College football expert Phil Steele unveiled his 2015 Preseason Power Poll on his website Thursday. The poll consisted of all 128 college football teams, and UK came in at No. 58, two spots behind South Carolina. Florida (#40), Mississippi St. (#38), Louisville (37) and Missouri (31) were other teams of note. The Cats probably need to get two wins from that bunch to become bowl eligible this year.
Jamal Murray scores 14 as Canada rolls into Pan Am semis
As the Pan-American Games roll on, Jamal Murray continues to dazzle and help Canada keep winning. On Thursday, Murray scored 14 points on 6-of-9 shooting from the field to go with five rebounds, two assists, two steals and five turnovers in 25 minutes.
UK Football Preview: Wide Receiver may be a Strength this Year
Ever since Mark Stoops took over at Kentucky, he and his staff have been consistently landing quality receivers in each recruiting class. Now, this position may be the team's biggest strength heading into the 2015 season, though there are few clearly-defined starters.
2015 4-star RB Jordan Stevenson back on market
Wisconsin running back signee Jordan Stevenson was denied admissions by the University of Wisconsin, according to 24/7 Sports. Stevenson is now free to sign with a team of his choosing that he can get academically cleared for. The four-star prospect is ranked as the nation's No. 17 running back and the No. 30 prospect in Texas in the 2016 class by 247Sports Composite Rankings.