Kentucky traveled to Auburn, Alabama last night to try to right the ship against the surprising #10 ranked Auburn Tigers last night. Auburn appeared a little too jacked up to start the game, going 1 for 16 from the field, but as soon as few 3s started to fall, they took control. The young Cats fought back in the 2nd half, putting together a 15-5 run to take a 57-53 lead with 8 minutes remaining. Just as it appeared their resiliency was going to pay off with a huge road win, they reminded us they’re freshmen with a ways to go still. There were sloppy turnovers, bad shots and poor defense over the next short stretch and the Tigers took advantage. The Cats have now lost 4 in a row and are on a 3-6 clip putting them under 0.500 in the SEC.
For more on the game, check out Keith’s recap, including some video highlights.
Do 4 consecutive losses make you second guess what’s going on at UK? If you’re thinking the grass may be greener on the other side of the fence, take a few minutes to explore the possibilities with Adam.
Expect to hear more about the FBI probe into college basketball today. A U.S. District Court judge in New York will hear arguments this morning about whether a federal criminal case against 3 of the 10 men indicted for their alleged roles in the investigation should continue. Lawyers representing 2 Adidas executives and a sports agent are essentially arguing the charges they face (funneling money to recruits) do not constitute federal crimes.
Sources tell ESPN as many as 3 dozen Division I basketball programs could face NCAA penalties once evidence of FBI probe is public. "It's not the mid-major programs who were trying to buy players to get to the top. It's the teams that are already there."https://t.co/EhXi1ZtWA9
— Mark Schlabach (@Mark_Schlabach) February 14, 2018
That tweet caught my attention. 30+ institutions could be looking at NCAA penalties and many of them are top programs. Wow.
Lonzo just can’t get away from De’Aaron Fox – these 2 are going to be mentioned together for a long time… unless LaVar finds a way to knock his kid out of the league before his career gets started.
Sacramento rookie De'Aaron Fox has replaced Lakers rookie Lonzo Ball in the Rising Stars game at All-Star Weekend.
— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) February 14, 2018
Can you believe college baseball is here already? The season kicks off tomorrow with 141 games. Kentucky starts the season ranked #8th in the country and is on the road. The Cats take on Wofford at 5 pm before a couple of weekend games against South Carolina – Upstate. You can catch the games on 98.5 FM. The home opener will be Monday at 4 pm as the guys host Xavier.
— Kentucky Baseball (@UKBaseball) February 14, 2018
Check out some of our recent coverage on the baseball team as we get ready for the 2018 season.
Rivals notes that Kentucky is continuing to show the ability to recruit in South Florida.
Freddie Maggard took a look at the upcoming quarterback situation for the 2018-19 season. Spring practice is going to be the beginning of a very crucial competition. The Cats don’t have a quarterback on the roster with a Division 1 pass attempt on their resume.
Cat fans are hoping one of those guys will take the reigns and lead like Stephen Johnson. After back to back winning seasons, the fans should continue to show up and rock Kroger Field. In a time when attendance continues to be a problem across the country, Kentucky Football actually saw an increase last year.
Within the SEC, Kentucky had the largest increase in home attendance. Over 2,800 more fans on average attended home football games in 2017 compared to 2016 (a percentage increase of over 5%).
— Saturday Down South (@SDS) February 13, 2018
I know Kyrie Irving is a dookie, but that kid is fun to watch and I’ve always been a huge fan of the Uncle Drew commercials. I’m still not sure how they turned an advertisement into a movie, but I’m going to have to see this.
We finally have a trailer for the @UncleDrewFilm@KyrieIrving @LilRel4 @TiffanyHaddish @realchriswebber @SHAQ @ReggieMillerTNT @nate_robinson @TheEricaAsh @LisaLeslie pic.twitter.com/Lmc06LXpRi
— Ballislife.com (@Ballislife) February 14, 2018