Last week, four former Cats and 2 teams were honored by the NCAA for their performances during the tournament over the years. We brought you comments from Dan Issel on the honor. On Thursday, I had a chance to speak with Tony Delk over the phone. The former shooting guard had no idea that he was honored until we spoke.
“Just hearing about it is an exciting honor to be amongst 75 really, I would say, great college players who played the game,” Delk said.
I mentioned to him that the Untouchables were honored as one of the top 25 March Madness teams.
“It was a great chemistry and we enjoyed playing with each other,” said Delk. “We had one common goal and that was to win a championship.”
In football news, UK made official what we have known for sometime. Bradley Dale Peveto is joining the coaching staff as the safeties coach and special teams coordinator. Peveto spent 4 seasons as the head coach at Northwestern State but returns to the SEC, where was previously served on Les Miles’ staff at LSU from 2005-08. At LSU, Peveto “spent three years as the Tigers special teams coordinator and linebackers coach before being promoted in 2008 to co-defensive coordinator and linebackers coach.”
Over at Vaught’s Views, Ashley Scoby writes of how Coach Stoops is excelling in recruiting of coaches to his new Kentucky Staff. Make no mistake about it, I am very excited about next season. It’s middle December and fans are already talking about football recruiting.
Yesterday afternoon, Butler beat #1 Indiana by 2 in overtime by hitting a 6 foot jumper with 2.4 seconds left in the game. Kentucky fans would love to see the final shot over and over on ESPN but that is unlikely to happen. The UK-Indiana game in 2011 aired on the ESPN network while this game was airing on CBS. There is no justice. Butler fans did not storm the court afterwards in Indianapolis but I can’t help but think that Indiana coach Tom Crean will be less likely to play Kentucky on a neutral floor.
Finally, those UK fans in the Louisville area have the 3rd chance to buy 100 Things Wildcats Fans Should Know and Do Before They Die today and get it signed. Ryan Clark and Joe Cox will be at the Barnes and Noble location in the Summit shopping center along side Wildcats radio analyst Mike Pratt. The signing will be 3:30-5:30 and Mike Pratt is dropping by around 4 PM.