Good morning, Big Blue Nation!
While not Kentucky related, there were 6 upsets in college basketball yesterday but most of the nation was watching ESPN after the late local news ended to see Louisville and Notre Dame play 5 overtimes. It’s just a shame that Louisville fans didn’t have to put up with Manti Te’o hijacking the broadcast on ESPN.
It was Junior Day this weekend for the Kentucky Football program and the Wildcats coaching staff was very busy. Rivals’ Justin Rowland reports that the Godby trio of Deion Singleton, Jake Pugh, and De’Eric Culver received offers from the Cats. All three of them are ranked as 4-stars by Rivals. This came only days after one of the biggest signing days in Kentucky football history.
The Kentucky softball team split a doubleheader on Saturday during the second day of the Kajikawa Classic. They beat Oregon State 5-33 before losing to #4 Arizona State 8-1. The Cats will be back in action this morning as they face Portland State at 10:30 AM and will be taking on Stanford at 1:30 PM.
Cally Macumber broke the Kentucky 3,000-meter record while competing in the Husky Classic with a time of 8:59.98. In doing so, she broke Valarie McGovern’s school record of 9:05.74.
UK Hoops is back in action this afternoon. Matthew Mitchell will coach the Cats against Vanderbilt this afternoon at 4 PM on ESPN2 in a Pink-Out that will raise awareness for the Play4Kay initiative and the Kay Yow Cancer Fund. UK Hoops is 3-1 on the road this season and currently tied in the SEC for first place with Georgia and South Carolina.
While Major League Baseball players report to spring training this week, the Kentucky Baseball team will open up their season on Friday against UNC-Asheville at 12 PM. The home opener will be against Murray State on February 26th at 4 PM.