Good morning, ladies and gentlemen of the Big Blue Nation, and welcome to the Tuesday Morning Quickies.
The big news, for me at least, is that Saturday we received word that former Wildcat Dwight “The Blur” Anderson has died too young at 59. Anderson was really only a member of Kentucky’s team for one season, as a freshman in 1978-79. Some of his more memorable teammates were Kyle Macy, Fred Cowan, Lavon Williams, Truman Claytor and Jay Shidler. It was a small team and, outside of Anderson and Claytor, a bit slow afoot.
But I remember Anderson’s quickness and athleticism well, and I always thought that he was a future star at UK. Alas, it was not to be, as he transferred during the Christmas break of the following year. He went on to star at the University of Southern California, where he led the Bears to an NCAA berth in 1982, averaging 20 points and was an All-American honorable mention.
Rest in peace, Dwight Anderson. Once a Wildcat, always a Wildcat.
Tweet of the Morning
Former UK basketball player Dwight Anderson has passed away at the age of 59. He is always mentioned as one of the great athletes to ever wear the Blue and White— Matt Jones (@KySportsRadio) September 6, 2020
RIP to “The Blur” pic.twitter.com/sTqVepbd0p
- Redshirt freshman J. J. Weaver, a Louisville product, is ready to take a step up at outside linebacker this fall.
- Northwestern’s SB Nation blog Inside NU thinks that since NW fans can’t watch their Wildcats this season, UK is one of several good substitutes.
- 365 days of Terry Wilson.
- Three epic Dwight Anderson moments that left a lasting imprint on Kentucky basketball.
- I’ll never forget his senior year.
#LaFamilia legend and Comeback Cat @JeffSheppard15— Kentucky Basketball (@KentuckyMBB) September 8, 2020
* Two-time @ncaa champion (1996 & 1998)
* Final Four Most Outstanding Player (1998)
* All-NCAA Regional Team (1998)
* All-@SEC (1998) pic.twitter.com/94aZEEr1jz
- BYU dominates Navy to close Week 1 of the 2020 CFB season. Rats.
- LSU falls out of USA Today’s top ten.
- Beyond COVID-19, college football could wind up much different.
- College basketball’s non-conference scheduling issue could be solved with a bracket to start the season. Not a crazy idea, I think.
Other sports news
- All-star guard D’Angelo Russell says if he were an NBA GM, he’d build a team around Bam Adebayo.
- The Raiders’ excuse for trading Lynn Bowden makes no sense. Not much coming from that organization does, these days.
- Scientists allegedly find no technological signs of alien life in a study of more than 10 million star systems. That’s comforting, but the problem is that there are probably 10 million TIMES that many yet to go...
- Is the Earth rusting the moon? I’m skeptical.
- Is physics “stuck?” Salon seems to think so. Again, I’m skeptical.