Kentucky heads down to Alabama today to try to give the Tide a taste of what they usually give us on the gridiron. Should be fun.
Tweet of the Morning
CBS statement: "Greg Anthony will not be working again for CBS this season. He has been suspended indefinitely."— John Ourand (@Ourand_SBJ) January 17, 2015
Greg Anthony was apparently solicitating a "professional," which is very much still a crime in most of the country, even Washington D.C.
Go Z, go Darian!
The 2015 Shrine Game is at 4pm ET. @MockingTheDraft previews who to watch. http://t.co/jcst8zsGAP pic.twitter.com/Yy97knCgh6— SB Nation NFL (@SBNationNFL) January 17, 2015
Well, this sucks. Construction at Commonwealth Stadium means no Blue/White game next year.
The Hoophall Classic is this weekend in Massachusetts. Isaiah Briscoe will be participating, as well as UK recruit Brandon Ingram.
Fox Sports’ Reed Forgrave and Tarik Turner talk about Duke’s weaknesses and Kentucky’s strength. Anyone who imagines Jahlil Okafor as a rim protector is out of his depth in this sport. Dakari Johnson has equivalent overall athleticism to Okafor, although he’s not as skilled.
Turner is on drugs if he seriously thinks Ulis is going to replace Andrew. These media people are just completely insane about this Ulis-Harrison thing, and absolutely refuse to let it go. I can only assume it is to produce controversy, because it’s not a serious debate if you have even a modicum of understanding of Calipari.
At the end of the game, it’s more likely both Andrew and Ulis will be in together than Ulis in favor of Andrew. Why would you favor one over the other when they are so different and yet both so valuable? That’s why these guys are commentators and not coaches, I suppose.
Calipari says players get "protected" in the platoon system (drink):
"You’re not out there long enough to look like, ‘Oh my God, look at him!’ You’re not out there long enough to do that. And if you do start playing, then the next group comes in, you get your head together, you go back and you play better.
Other Kentucky sports
Gym Cats finish ahead of #24 Arizona State, but behind #2 LSU last night.
UK Hoops is at LSU tomorrow. This is going to be a tough one.
Women’s soccer All-American Arin Gilliland drafted by the Chicago Red Stars.
- The Ol’ Ball Coach thought seriously about retiring. I’ll miss him when he does.
The best of Saturday college basketball. The big game today is the Duke-Louisville contest. If Duke loses this one, it will be their first 3-game losing streak since 2007. Keep in mind that Duke has 9 McDonalds All-Americans, and that Kentucky is younger than they are (Duke 314 in experience, UK 346)
Kyle Wiltjer leads Gonzaga in scoring. I wish he were still here, but he’s doing so well with the Zags, I can’t help but think he made a good call.
Lots of Duke fans taking pictures before the Louisville game. pic.twitter.com/AeGFD3Vewj— rickbozich (@rickbozich) January 17, 2015
Other sports news
Cost of attendance finally reaches the finish line, with all its complexity.
- SpaceX’s drone ship returns to port damaged. This is going to be a process, developing a reusable automated spaceship.