And another one bites the dust! Last night, the No. 3 Indiana Hoosiers fell to Fort Wayne. If you need a moment to Google search Fort Wayne because you didn’t realize they had a basketball team, you’re probably not alone. The Hoosiers were shocked by the Mastodons 71-68 in overtime, and they’ll fall from their No. 3 spot.
Normally I wouldn’t base the quickies around Kentucky’s rivals losing to a team that’s not Kentucky, but this directly relates to the Cats. This week, ESPN snubbed Kentucky for the No. 1 spot in their power rankings, and instead put Indiana at No. 1. Following the upset that showed IU has no business being No. 1, ESPN’s Jeff Goodman immediately took to Twitter to defend himself.
Still don't regret putting IU at No. 1. Results mean more than paper rankings. Now Indiana shows inconsistency. High ceiling, low floor.— Jeff Goodman (@GoodmanESPN) November 23, 2016
Ranking Indiana No. 1 was a bad decision, Jeff. Please admit it.
Congratulations to the Fort Wayne Mastodons! This is one of the best upsets we’ve seen in quite some time!
Tweet of the day
Fort Wayne shocks No. 3 Indiana - Courier-Journal
You can’t help but laugh at the fact that ESPN ranked the Hoosiers No. 1. I think it’ll be hard for them to stiff the Wildcats this week after the shocking upset.
Made-up quotes from Louisville’s practice because we can’t go - KSR
Some really entertaining stuff from Drew Franklin, mocking the fact that “Kentucky media” can’t access Louisville this week.
Kentucky named a semifinalist for 2016 Joe Moore Award - SEC Country
The Wildcats wouldn’t have the dominant running game that they do without a dominant offensive line. That line is good enough to qualify for the Joe Moore Award, an award that goes to the best offensive line in college football each year.
SEC bowl projections - ESPN
ESPN now has the Wildcats in the AutoZone Liberty Bowl.
Mark Stoops jumps major hurdle with bowl eligibility - ESPN
Ever since Stoops took over at Kentucky, the first goal has been becoming bowl eligible. With that finally out of the way, Stoops has made his position a little bit more comfortable.
Jamal Murray led the Nuggets to victory - Denver Post
Murray had his first big NBA game, scoring 24 points, and his dreadful start of 0-17 from the field earlier in the year is now behind him.
If the College Football Playoff were today - ESPN
Alabama would play Clemson and Ohio State would play Michigan, although that 2 v. 3 game will likely change once OSU and Michigan play each other.
NHL’s Vegas team gets its name - Chicago Tribune
They’re called the Golden Knights. Not a common name for a professional sports team, but then again neither is playing in Vegas.
Bruce Arena named new USMNT soccer manager - Sports Illustrated
Arena will replace Jurgen Klinsmann, who was recently fired by Team USA. Arena is currently the manager for the LA Galaxy.
The 76ers finally have a winning streak - ESPN
The 76ers had gone 108 consecutive games without being able to win multiple games in a row. A victory over the Heat finally put that terrible historic streak to bed.
Anthony Davis suffers bruise on right knee - ESPN
Davis returned to the game, but it’s tough seeing the young star continue to go down time and time again.
Morehead State’s Sean Woods suspended - Herald-Leader
The former Kentucky Wildcat is being suspended, and is also under investigation, for the conduct towards his players which has led some of them to transfer.