The Kentucky Wildcats take one the Duke Blue Devils this week. It doesn’t happen all that often. For the Cats to win on Tuesday night, Ryan Harrow has got to show up. I understand he was dealing with the flu last week but the Cats need his leadership on the floor this season. The tip-off is on Tuesday night is set for 9:35 p.m. ET and will be air on ESPN. Of course, it could be closer to 10 PM depending on what kind of tempo is set by Tom Izzo and Bill Self in the first game of the evening.
In Kentucky Football coaching news, it is safe to rule out Washington State coach Mike Leach. For some reason or another, a part of the fan base wants him at Kentucky. This is not his first go-around with charges of abuse. We saw what happened during his tenure at Texas Tech.
Meanwhile, current Texas Tech coach Tommy Tuberville, also linked to the coaching job at Kentucky, got in trouble today for slapping an assistant coach. Tuberville says it was because he missed the shirt and pulled off the headset instead. With a win by Texas A & M over Alabama, offensive coordinator Kliff Kingsbury might hear his name associated with the opening. The Bobby Petrino supporters within the fan base picked up a big endorsement by former basketball coach Joe B. Hall.
Both Mike Pratt and Darrell Griffith would like to see Kentucky, Louisville, and Indiana play each other every season. It should not be that hard to work out now, should it? The three teams are ranked in the top 5. There is no excuse to not play each other annually.
The Kentucky volleyball team takes on Arkansas this afternoon. You can watch the game on Fox Sports South. The volleyball team is 17-9 this season and own an 11-5 record in conference matches.