September 22, 2012; Gainesville FL, USA; Florida Gators quarterback Jeff Driskel (6) runs with the ball as Kentucky Wildcats safety Ashely Lowery (5) defends in the first half at Ben Hill Griffin Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

WBN Nightcap: Saturday Night Notes

Days like today make it hard to sit down and write about sports. As I’m sure you’ve heard, Kentucky DB Ashley Lowery was in a car accident and is in serious condition at a hospital in Georgia. Reports say that he was thrown a long distance out of the vehicle after rolling it. For those that have asked, I have no clue whether Ashley will be able to play this fall, or ever again for that matter. No details of his injuries have been released. And frankly that is the last of my worries. I’d like nothing more than to see Ashley back on the field for UK if he is able to make it back. But this is more important than football. If you believe in prayer, this would be a good time to use it, Lowery is by all accounts a great young man. Nobody loves their players like Big Blue Nation and this is a situation that could use all of the love possible. He wasn’t wearing a seatbelt. Buckle up folks. #Prayfor5

Now, because I don’t want to end your Saturday with only sad news, a few topics worth discussing:

      • The Derby- It seems like everyone was at Churchill Downs today, including most of the Kentucky football staff. While I’m sure the news out of Georgia put a damper on the festivities, the coaches seemed to be busy making appearances and shaking hands. Their social media presence continues to impress, compared to the last staff. No wonder recruiting has taken off.

      • The SEC Network- Everyone knew it was coming after the Big Ten and Longhorn networks got picked up and the numbers are staggering. But what I don’t understand is the belief that this somehow harms Kentucky football. Every league member will get an equal share of the profits, so if anything the benefits should be equal across the league.
      • Drew Barker- The Hebron, KY signal caller will announce his college choice on Friday between Kentucky, South Carolina, and Tennessee. He has also said if Notre Dame offers, they will be in the race as well. Barker is a tough read, but I’ve heard some good things in UK’s favor. In other news, his mom was recently seen wearing a UK shirt but a USC hat. It’ll be over soon folks.
      • Cats to the NFL-  Congratulations to the former Wildcats who have signed with NFL teams. Especially Larry Warford whom was taken way later than he should have been. I really like Tay Neloms to the Lions and Matt Smith to the Falcons, because both of them have a good chance of making the roster as it stands. Of course I wish the best of luck to all of the others.

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