It is still hot, but the heat did not prevent my nephew and me from hammering down on some unsuspecting fish last night. No, “fish” is not a new-fangled word for hot chicks; we actually fished for bluegill and bass. A mess of bluegill and a few bass later, we were productive.
– UK made the transfer of Ryan Harrow from NC State to UK official yesterday. According to the UK release, A graduate of Walton High School in Marietta, Ga., Harrow was a third-team Parade All-American, the Georgia Gatorade Player of the Year and the Georgia 5A player of the year as a senior. He was rated the 19th-best overall prospect and No. 7 point guard by Rivals.com in the class of 2010 and was rated No. 25 and No. 39 overall by Scout.com and ESPN Recruiting, respectively. Cal has this to say about Ryan, “Ryan has tremendous ball-handling skills and offensive awareness and is a great addition to our team,” Calipari said. “He’s a great student of the game as well as in the classroom. He’ll have a year to grow in our system and should be ready to be a major contributor in 2012-13.”
– The athletic directors of WKU and UK believe that the crowd in Nashville for the two schools football openers will be large. According to a story by mark Story, Mitch Barnhart thinks the crowd could be as big or bigger than the one who traveled north to Paul Brown Stadium to see UK open against Miami-Ohio a couple of years ago. He told Story that he thinks the UK-WKU game “will draw a crowd close to that Miami game, 42,000, maybe up to 45,000, maybe even more,” It is my opinion that Mr. Barnhart is wrong. The game is kicking off after 9 p.m. on a Thursday night. I predict around 20,000 to 25,000, which I would consider a good crowd considering the circumstances. Mitch also said yesterday that he is “not interested” in the Tennessee athletic director opening in Knoxville.
– According to Matt Jones at KSR, “Tony Woods will not play at Kentucky next season.” A source has told KSR that “Woods did not enroll at Kentucky this week and is likely headed to Texas next season.“ This is obviously opposite of reports that he was coming to Kentucky.
– Jamaal Magloire was unsuccessful in his bid to put his Miami Heat back on track last night in Dallas. The Mavs took a 3 games to two lead in the NBA Finals with a 112-103 victory. Magloire did not score or anything, but then again, he did not play. The series heads back to South Beach for the final two games of the series, if they need both.
– Finally Coach Cal, John Robic Mitch Barnhart and Mark Coyle have finalized the 2011-2012 schedule for bball. We will have to wait until it’s out to share it with you but you will probably already know when it’s out. As we were first to mention earlier in the week (rarely get credit for that) UK will play Samford, Louisville, IU, UNC, St. John’s, and all the regular SEC speedbumps.
Finished our 2011-12 schedule. Thanks to Mark Coyle, John Robic & Mitch Barnhart for helping get it done.
The TGR-MLB Review looks like this… The Reds got a must needed victory last night over the Giants, 3-0. The Braves won a 3rd straight, 3-2, over the Marlins. The Rays headed to the beach and did not play baseball.
We hope to have everything you need to drift through your Friday today. I am planning on unleashing some Flatulence and will use an entire post to brag on my alma mater, again. Fertig will probably do something too. C! A! T! S!