A little over 48 hours after beating the Louisville Cardinals by 29 points, the Kentucky Wildcats have a quick turnaround to open SEC play against the Georgia Bulldogs. The game is at 6:00 PM in Rupp Arena and will be televised on ESPN.
The Dawgs are also opening conference play tonight. They are 9-2 on the season with losses to San Diego State and UMass but they have some decent wins over St. Mary’s and Georgia Tech.
Yante Maten is their best player and is an All SEC caliber dude. Mark Fox’s tough teams always give Kentucky fits so this certainly will be a battle if Kentucky does not come to play.
Tweets of the Day
Mark Richt lost his mind at the end of the first half. pic.twitter.com/CiGLl8ig5D— ESPN CollegeFootball (@ESPNCFB) December 31, 2017
So Mark Richt actually initiates contact by grabbing an official and nothing, absolutely nothing was done to him. Pathetic display of a player/coach double standard.
Ringing in the New Year with @KentuckyWBB and @KentuckyMBB? Sounds pretty good to us. Use offer code “UKNYE” for specially priced tickets on https://t.co/nr1IgEkkn3. #WeAreUK pic.twitter.com/leY2wJurHv— Kentucky Athletics (@UKAthletics) December 22, 2017
No plans for NYE? Here, I just helped you out.
Miss State was absolutely ringing the cowbells during that 3rd down with Lamar under center. Should be unsportsmanlike penalty— Mark Blankenbaker (@UofLSheriff50) December 30, 2017
This tweet has gained a lot of attention because... basically because it’s one of the dumbest tweets in the history of twitter. Unsportsmanlike penalty for fans being loud in the stands? I’ve heard it all, folks.
Y’all get off my case unless you know what’s on my mind ♂️ if I wanted to leave I would let y’all know now leave me alone !!— Lynn Bowden (@H_Huncho) December 31, 2017
This tweet came after Bowden retweeted an AJ Rose tweet that said “Decisions, decisions, decisions”. Bowden’s retweet response was “Same over here bruh”. Rose deleted the tweet. This isn’t the first time the All SEC Freshman has tweeted his displeasure and it’s not the first time Rose, or his father, has gone on social media to do the same. Mark Stoops needs to get a handle on the Social Media situation.
Grading the loss to Northwestern | SEC Country- Some decent scores here for the Cats. Passing but nothing that will blow you away. I think they deserved an “A” for heart and hustle.
5 things to know about Georgia basketball | Lexington Herald Leader- John Clay lays it all out for us in regards to Georgia. As I stated in the intro, expect a battle for Kentucky today. Georgia is good.
Kentucky aiming to show who it is against Georgia | CoachCal.com- On Friday Calipari stated that his team are “no longer freshmen” after the Louisville beat down. Now they have an opportunity to prove him right.
Kentucky set for quick flip against Georgia | Courier-Journal- Immediately after the Louisville game, John Calipari lamented how he had to go and prepare for Georgia. The players had not seen any tape of their next opponent so the prep work will have to be quick and to the point.
Views from a house divided | KSR- For those of us that live in the Louisville area, we often have friends and family members that are Louisville fans. The victory is so much sweeter to us because we are the ones that get to taunt and brag for 365 more days.
Alex Hornibrook leads Wisconsin over Miami in Orange Bowl | ESPN- The B1G continues its impressive bowl run as the Badgers defeated the Hurricanes in a veritable home game for Miami. The B1G went 2-0 yesterday as Penn State beat Washington in the Fiesta Bowl. The conference has yet to lose a bowl game.
Raiders set to pursue Jon Gruden | CBS- In true Raider fashion, the organization is ready to fire Jack Del Rio after only 2 seasons and move on a coach that has already been fired from the organization once. The ghost of Al Davis remains.
#1 Villanova falls to Butler | Sporting News- Along with the college football bowl games, there were some thrilling college basketball affairs. Duke and North Carolina both survived tests, Oklahoma and Trae Young defeated previously un-deafted TCU at home, and Arizona beat Arizona State. But none were bigger than the top team in the land falling. Kentucky has a chance to make some moves.
Cris Cyborg defeats Holly Holmes | ESPN- Cyborg claims her spot as the top female fighter in the world as she defeated Holly Holmes in a unanimous decision.
Not a fitting end for Lamar Jackson | WDRB- In his likely final college game, Lamar Jackson threw four interceptions in a 31-27 loss to a Mississippi State team missing all of their main coaches and QB Nick Fitzgerald. Many are pointing to the fact that Bobby Petrino had a once in a generation player and failed to win one meaningful game with him.
Alabama a winner on Saturday | CBS- The Crimson Tide notched a big win as they took down #5 Texas A&M. In fact, Bama absolutely crushed A&M 79-57. Arkansas beat #19 Tennessee in overtime in Bud Walton Arena. The SEC is off to an exciting start.
Top 10 movies of 2017 | IMDB- These are viewer picks so don’t get mad if you think some of these don’t belong.
Don’t forget to tune into ESPN 680 for the UK post game show hosted by yours truly!