The season is over for the Kentucky Wildcats softball team. The Wildcats finish the season with a 30-30 record. During SEC play, the Wildcats were 15-13.
With all the attention that the alumni recieve for playing in the NBA, we tend to forget about the student managers that go onto a coaching career. One such manager is Frank Vogel, now the head coach of the Indiana Pacers. The New York Times profiled Vogel the other day.
I’ll Have Another, bred in Kentucky, won the 2012 Preakness Stakes. The horse is the first to win the first two legs since Big Brown did so in 2008, and only the 12th to do so since the last Triple Crown winner.
Brian Adams is giving up on his football career and opting to focus on baseball only. Previously drafted by the Cincinnati Reds out of high school, Adams is eligible again during this June’s draft. In a statement, Adams said:
“It has been a tremendous honor to play two sports here at Kentucky. I can’t thank Coach (Joker) Phillips, the football staff, and Coach (Gary) Henderson and the baseball staff enough for allowing me the opportunity to do what millions of kids dream of doing at the top level in college athletics. At this point in my career and after talking with Coach Phillips and Coach Henderson, and spending time praying about it with my family, it is time for me to focus on baseball. The University of Kentucky has provided me has been a once-in-a-lifetime chance and I am proud to be a Wildcat.”
Finally, coming later this week will be a feature story on former Wildcat point guard Rajon Rondo. Most of the people I spoke with, be it recruiting analysts or former coaches have said that Rondo is as smart of a player as they’ve ever seen. Stay tuned and keep checking back for more!