- Cats lose Wall for exhibition, one game
- Kentucky freshman John Wall to be suspended one game by NCAA
- Kentucky: Wall cleared by NCAA
- Kentucky Will Have to Wait Two More Weeks for John Wall
- NCAA orders UK guard John Wall to sit 2 games
- UK's Wall ruled eligible, must miss 2 games
- Wall Certified by NCAA
- Wall must pay back expenses, sit out
- Wall will miss two games, repay expenses
Friday, October 30, 2009
Mississippi State at Kentucky
- Banks is money for Mississippi State; freshman safety will test Wildcats
- Bulldogs look to tame Wildcats in Lexington, keep bowl hopes alive
- Kentucky and Mississippi State Blogswap with For Whom The Cowbell Tolls
- MSU a must-win for Cats
- Mississippi State Will Channel Road Rage to Top Kentucky
- UK-Miss. State becoming 'rivalry game'
- Washington looks to help MSU beat Kentucky again
- Week 9: Bulldogs vs. Wildcats Preview/Pick
- Wildcats, Bulldogs eyeing same goal: moving up in SEC heirarchy
- Young defensive backs step up for Mississippi State
Ole Miss at Auburn
Georgia at Florida
Mississippi State at Kentucky
Eastern Michigan at Arkansas
Georgia Tech at Vanderbilt
South Carolina at Tennessee
Tulane at LSU
Thursday, October 29, 2009
According to WHIO-TV, Adreian Payne has chose Michigan St over West Virgina, Kentucky and Arizona. We wish Adreian Payne the best of luck in his basketball career..
Reports: Ohio star center Adreian Payne commits to MSU
Jefferson star Payne picks Michigan State
Here's the WHIO-TV article that broke the story.. Local Basketball Star Going To Michigan State
DAYTON, Ohio -- It was decision time for Adreian Payne, the Jefferson High School basketball star who had offers from coaches all over the country!
Payne said he is headed to Michigan State. "I felt very comfortable on campus when I went there to visit," said Payne during a live interview with ESPNU from our WHIO-TV studio.
Adreian already eliminated the hometown team a few weeks ago.
He is rated by most scouting services as one of the top 20 high school players in the country, and one of the top five centers in the U.S.
Payne played on the same championship AAU Team as Flyers recruit Juwan Staten the last few summers. He also had Kansas in his final five, but decided not to make a visit.
Payne said, " It was a tough decision. I would like to thank my coach, my family, the Jefferson Township Schools and the Jefferson Township community."
Payne also gave a special thank-you to his grandmother for supporting his decision to go to Michigan State.
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We saw a style of basketball last night that hasn't been seen in these parts since 1997. Granted it was a team scrimmage but you can see talent and depth at every position.
John Wall is a STUD! He has a gear not seen at UK since Dwight Anderson but he plays under control and sees the floor so well.
Patterson is the heart and soul of this team. Did any of us see him being able to play facing the basket like he did last night?
Dobson and Hood were probably the 2 most consistent in hitting the three last night.
I could go on, but while there was alot of good, IMO these are the area's that UK will have to improve on as they go.
- Interior defense. Again maybe b/c it was a scrimmage and they ran alot, but the few times there were 1/2 court sets I was not overly impressed with the defense of Orton or Cousins.
- 3 point shooting. Dobson was good. Hood was good. What if they are not hitting? I play a zone, sag it in, shade towards one of these two. I don't let Wall beat me off the dribble (but he might anyway) and dish/finish.
- FT Shooting. How many times did guys go to the line and hit 1 or 2?
- 40 minutes of effort. I think this group is so talented and things in alot of game will come easy to them. While talented they are still young. They have not had to expend 40 minutes of effort and focus in most of the games they've played. Like it or not, it will take a few losses for them to learn this lesson. That isn't a bad thing. Even though many foolishly expect them to go undefeated.
Wednesday, October 28, 2009
In this USAToday article titled Kentucky's Wall awaits decision, John Wall says he has been waiting for 5 months regarding his eligibility. Folks, this is ridiculous.....why in the world would it take this long to get the facts and make a decision?
Count me among those who has zero respect or trust for the NCAA! Too often, the NCAA has shown bias toward certain colleges and has made far too many unfair decisions regarding players and colleges. Recently, at UK....we saw a UK football player take an OTC supplement that unknown to him contained a banned substance. The UK player had taken the substance for only a couple of weeks and quit immediately when he found out it was not allowed by the NCAA. Then despite UK turning in this minor infraction, the NCAA (which, in fairness, should have only suspended the player for a game or two) decided to take away his entire season. Unbelievable!
Of course, we all know about Memphis which despite getting NCAA clearance to play Rose and not having a single person associated with Memphis involved in Rose's situation....saw the NCAA come down with an outrageous penalty that can cost Memphis it's entire great season. The NCAA ruling is being appealed, but I'm not optimistic. There are countless examples over the years of totally unfair and ridiculous rulings by the NCAA which seems to rarely ever show they have a heart!
Now, the Wall situation. We are all aware that a number of UK sources seem to feel that Wall, at the worst, might have to pay back some monies received and face a 3-4 game suspension. Hopefully, that is the worst! However, I'm looking at a situation that has drug on for 5 months with no decision....that makes be very uncomfortable. Will the NCAA rule before the season starts or will this drag into the season....perhaps far into the season?Will the penalty be light or will the NCAA level a very harsh penalty costing Wall much of his season or all of it? Bottom line, I don't trust the NCAA to be fair!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
IMO, the bloated NCAA rulebook should be tossed and replaced with a new smaller, more fair and reasonable rulebook, that is easily understood and takes into account that this is the 21st century. The current rulebook is bloated with ridiculous rules that are virtually unenforceable....such as holding schools responsible for students chanting or having signs encouraging a recruit to attend their school. Making this a secondary rules violation is beyond ridiculous!
Count me among those that remains very hopeful that Wall will soon be cleared to play for UK....but, also count me as being very worried about what the NCAA ruling might me. Again, I simply don't trust the NCAA to be fair!!!!!!!!!!!
Tuesday, October 27, 2009
- Basketball dorm naming rights causes stir over coal
- Donors want `coal' in name of new dorm for players
- Future of university tied to proposed dorm name
- Naming of Kentucky Hoops Dorm Creates Stir
- Renaming tradition: Coal makes its way into name of possible new lodge
- Trustees debrief hot topics on and off campus
- UK fails campus with allegiance to big business
- What's in a name?
- Wildcat 'Coal' Lodge debate rages
- Wildcat Lodge represents students, not special interests
- Wildcat Lodge should honor people not object
Monday, October 26, 2009
- Alabama Survives, but Takes Strong Dose of Reality from Tennessee
- Coleman wins SEC defensive award
- Contenders face offensive issues
- Crimson Tide rolls into bye week exhilarated -- and exhausted
- Gators back at No.1
- If Alabama's tired, what about Auburn?
- Is Alabama suddenly vulnerable?
- Kiffin critical of Alabama-UT refs
- LSU football's Harry Coleman named SEC defensive player of the week
- LSU lurking in the shadows
- Saban concerned about mental state of team
- SEC helmet stickers: Week 8
- SEC honors McCluster, Coleman and Tiffin
- SEC power rankings
- SEC reprimands Vols coach Kiffin
- Tide drops to No. 2 but LSU poses bigger concern
- Tide holds steady at No. 2 in the BCS rankings
- Tide offense needs answers
- Tide will practice three days during bye week; what are Tide, Saban
- Would Florida and Alabama go straight to the BCS championship game
Sunday, October 25, 2009
- Cats banged up heading into Mississippi State game
- Cats good early, good enough late
- 'Cat scratched: But it wasn't all bad in ULM's loss to Kentucky
- Cobb is Mr. Do-It-All for Cats
- Cobb plays utility man for the Wildcats
- Despite letdown, Cats still win 36-13
- Fast-starting Cats put away ULM 36-13
- Joker: "We didn't play clean"
- Kentucky beats Louisiana-Monroe 36-13
- Kentucky hampered by injuries
- Kentucky hampered by injuries
- Kentucky Pulls Away Late for 36-13 Victory over ULM
- Kentucky postgame football notes
- Kentucky Wins 2nd Straight, 36-13 Over UL-Monroe
- Micah Johnson MCL injury, how serious?
- Micah Johnson strains MCL
- NCAA Game Summary - UL-Monroe At Kentucky
- QB plan is working, but needs work
- UK beats Louisiana-Monroe, 36-13
- ULM mistakes turn competitive game into a walk for Kentucky
Friday, October 23, 2009
- A thought on John Wall
- Analyst questions story about Wall's eligibility
- Big Blue panic: Wall's eligibility in question
- Calipari among three new coaches in league
- Calipari 'can't stand orange,' Pearl fires back
- Calipari Dealing With Possible Ineligible Player in Top Recruit
- Calipari focused on coaching Wildcats after Kentucky tour
- Calipari offers high praise for freshman Wall
- Calipari predicts SEC hoops resurgence
- Calipari says he's ready for the pressure at Kentucky
- Calipari says Wall is ahead of the game
- Calipari, Wall take spotlight at SEC media day
- Clearly, Clear and Mostly Clear are the difference between Sparkling Water and
- Clearing Up the Wall Questions
- Eligibility Issues For Top Basketball Recruits At Kentucky, Miss State
- ESPN: John Wall eligibility in question
- ESPN: NCAA Investigating John Wall
- John Calipari turns SEC cheerleader
- John Wall, Renardo Sidney have eligibility issues
- John Wall's Eligibility in Question?
- Kentucky recruit might not be eligible
- Kentucky's Calipari high on prized recruits
- Kentucky's John Wall facing eligibility issues
- Kentucky's Wall's Eligility in Doubt
- Living with high expectations
- Pearl says new SEC TV deal lessens UK edge
- Positive Thinking and SEC Basketball
- Questions raised about John Wall's eligibility
- Report: Kentucky's John Wall may not be eligible
- Report: UK freshman Wall's eligibility examined
- Rest of SEC accepts Kentucky's role as pre-season favorite
- Same Olde Song: "Cal-The-Lip" Has Possible Recruiting Violations !!!
- SEC Basketball Media Day: In links and pictures
- SEC coaches expecting stronger season in basketball
- SEC coaches predicting bounce-back season
- SEC Basketball Notebook: Calipari praises Cousins
- Sunny forecast for UK UK Basketball: Calipari meets SEC media
- UK Basketball: Wall's eligibility comes into question
- Wall, Sidney facing eligibility issues
- Wall's eligibility an issue
- Wall's eligibility in question
- Wall's eligibility questioned
- 2 QB's vying for playing time at UK
- Can Fat Cats be Good Cats?
- Derrick Locke upgraded to probable
- H1N1....Good News For UK Football
- Kicking it with Kentucky's Randall Cobb
- Locke is probable to play this Saturday
- Midseason 2009: Which Way Kentucky?
- More H1N1 News From UK Football Practice
- Room for improvement on UK's mid-season report card
- Vaught's Views: Fidler classy in handling of QB situation
- UK Football: Home-grown linemen are producing U
- K Football: Mid-Season Accolades
- UK's Locke probable for Saturday's game
Thursday, October 22, 2009
Wednesday, October 21, 2009
- A peaceful handoff at UK
- Count on Brooks to always be a class act
- Enemy lines: Kentucky chooses a quarterback
- Kentucky likely to start freshman QB Newton again
- In praise of Rich Brooks
- Other UK teams can learn from football’s Auburn victory
- Randall Cobb's impact beyond description
- Ranking Brooks' win at Kentucky
- Rare win at Auburn boosts Kentucky's confidence
- UK's Fidler a stand-up backup
- UK Football: Brooks to keep QB rotation
- UK Notebook: Brooks says Newton will 'probably' start again
- UK safety Smith gets tested for H1N1
- UK wary of potential trap game
Monday, October 19, 2009
- Auburn basketball picked last in SEC West
- Alabama basketball picked to finish third in SEC West
- Kentucky picked as preseason SEC hoops favorite
- Kentucky Picked To Win SEC In Hoops
- LSU men's hoops picked 4th in SEC West
- LSU men's basketball picked fourth in SEC West; Tasmin Mitchell second team
- Media pick Kentucky to win SEC
- Media tabs UK hoops to win SEC
- MSU, Ole Miss picked 1-2 in SEC West
- No surprise: Kentucky picked to win SEC hoops title
- Patterson named all-SEC, UK picked to win league
- Preseason All-SEC
- Tigers picked to finish fourth in SEC West
- Beating Auburn breathes new life into Cats
- Brooks praises both his quarterbacks
- Brooks sees progress, not perfection
- Brooks spreads praise, but he gets some, too
- Cats' offensive line saved the season
- Here Is The Latest Kentucky Sports From The AP
- Kentucky Stuns War Eagles
- More Notes From Win at Auburn
- Never count Brooks, Cats out
- UK Football: Locke has right knee strain
- UK Notebook: Brooks says both QBs did 'good things'