John Calipari may or may not have been in Canada this weekend, recruiting two players that I would dearly love to see us land. In fact, I’d take either-or. One is Thon Maker, whom we are all well familiar with. The other is Jamal Murray, who was the best guard at both the Jordan Brand Classic and the Nike Hoop Summit, in my opinion.
Go get ‘em, Coach.
Tweet of the Morning
Commonwealth Stadium construction humming along. pic.twitter.com/HJtJWwbyvK— Jen Smith (@jenheraldleader) April 20, 2015
- Kentucky is starting to really pay its football coaches competitively. That’s a very good sign. (last item near the bottom of the page).
Brandon Ingram has set his decision date. I really like this kid, but the tea leaves seem to favor a Tobacco Road school.
I hope this is true. Cheik Diallo is my absolute favorite among the remaining players. He has a Julius Randle motor and is a freak athlete. His skill level needs improvement, but he’s such an active player he can impact a game in was similar to how Willie Cauley-Stein did this year.
Coach Cal met with Harry Giles, a top 2016 Wildcats target. He’s #1 overall in the 2016 rankings and looks like a perfect UK player. But UK will have plenty of competition for his services from the likes of Duke, Ohio St., UNC and others.
Other Kentucky sports
Ka’ai Tom comes up huge as Bat Cats take the broom to the Tennessee Volunteers.
Softball dropped the series 2-1 to the Gamecocks Saturday, faces Louisville at home on Tuesday.
After seven tumultuous seasons at Nebraska, Bo Pelini is back home in Youngstown coaching Youngstown St.
We’re used to seeing this at Alabama, but now Ohio State is getting into the act: 99,391 fans for the spring game.
- Our own Will Marshall writes for Team Speed Kills that Robert Nkemdiche is worthy of Heisman consideration.
Other sports news
- Tim Tebow has signed with Philadelphia. As a quarterback? Or as a "football player."
Workers, mostly professionals, are now using anti-ADHD drugs to improve performance and productivity. It is a growing problem, and the stimulants are being used to replace weaker ones like caffeine.
Where did all this start? You guessed it — on college campuses for cramming sessions. What used to be a bottomless pot of coffee for me at Jerry’s has become a pale orange pill, maybe with a pink one for good measure.
It’s interesting, too, for the fact that people are not using them to get high, but to get an edge at work.
Ten things in tech you need to know today. I am very concerned about Google’s move. Also, Norway is shutting down FM radio in favor of pure digital audio. Interesting.
"Atom Smasher Won’t Create Planet-Eating Black Hole, Court Says." Well, thank God. Don’t you feel better knowing that a judge has pronounced scientific concerns unfounded? Wait, wut…?