Posted: 12:23 p.m. Thursday, May 2, 2013
By Glenn Logan
Kentucky’s non-conference schedule is a very good one this year, and most pundits consider it "stacked" or "tough." I do, as well. There are potentially as many as five top 25 teams on that slate.
Tweet of the Morning:
ESPN has extended media rights agreement with SEC through 2034. ESPN exec basically trash-talking competitors.— Kyle Tucker (@KyleTucker_CJ) May 2, 2013
Wow! More on this soon.
Fant Interview: Looks like he might get some offers after he camps (Hank). Kentucky Blue Sports News
So, our crappy basketball season and other stuff is a result of a curse? #2 Choir team? (Hank)
From what meth-addled Cardinal brain did this nonsense emerge? (Glenn) The Stoops Curse
Ashley Lowery interview with Larry Vaught. (Hank) Danville Advocate-Messenger
Vaught interviews Chuck Smith’s son at South Warren regarding Adrian Middleton who has picked up a UK offer. (Hank) VVaughtsViews
2014 cornerback Von Davis is shocked by UK offer. Is that a good thing? VaughtsViews
Two elite teams? I count three – North Carolina, Michigan St. and Louisville. Not to mention Baylor, which, while not elite, is in most people’s top 25 next year. CBS
Boise State is going to be tough next year, and may wind up in many top 25’s as well. Idaho Press
Unlike Jeff Goodman, Jeff Eisenberg has a clue about the teams on Kentucky’s schedule next season:
With three marquee games instead of two and a home slate that features much stronger mid-major foes, it’s clear Calipari sought to build a schedule that will boost Kentucky’s RPI this season. The Wildcats missed the NCAA tournament last season partially because a modest non-conference schedule and a woeful SEC gave them many more chances for bad losses than quality wins.
Emmanuael Mudiay is a Calipari-type point guard. I’d really like to get him, and I think we have to be considered a favorite. Courier-Journal
For Florida St. to get Wiggins would be huge for them, but it wouldn’t turn them into a contender. Rant Sports
Kentucky stacks nonconference slate ESPN
Bat Cats have a big series against Arkansas this weekend at home. They really need to win this series at least. UKAthletics.com
Softball takes on the national champion Alabama Crimson Tide this weekend UKAthletics.com
I haven’t linked the Curious Index for a while. This is a good one. EDSBS
What a memory Peyton Manning has! Yahoo!
Just shut up, NCAA. Seriously. We don’t want to hear this pap. ESPN
Could Greg McDermott be forced to walk on at Creighton next year? That’s just… bizarre. Can you imagine having a walk-on as a Player of the Year candidate? Play for the Garden
You just knew there had to be towel-chewing.NBC
Rick Pitino has a horse in the Kentucky Derby Saturday. Good for him, and good luck to him, but my question is, will he be getting another tattoo if his horse wins? USA Today
Anthony Davis second in Rookie of the Year voting. KSR
A guy goes for a year without the Internet, and finds that the Internet wasn’t stealing his soul, after all. The Verge
And you thought that condensation on your cold beer mug wasn’t a problem. Wrong! Slashdot