Get to the diamond, Kentucky fans
Between the two sports that everybody goes crazy over, there’s a sport that tends to get less attention; both in the media, and in the Big Blue Nation. The Kentucky Bat Cats have kicked off their season and need all the support they can get. Among home runs and home game successes, the Bat Cats are making us proud to wear blue. Everybody suit up in blue and head out to Cliff Hagan Stadium today at 1:00 pm to watch the Wildcats take on Missouri!
The dry spell
In sports, there’s always a dry spell in the months between basketball ending and football beginning. No games to watch, nothing to gather with friends and family to scream at, and nothing to get so excited about. During the athletic dry spell, you can prepare. For the avid sports fan, it’s all about fandom. Who will win, who will lose, who will reign triumphant and defy the odds.
Junior pitcher and first baseman, A.J. Reed was named the SEC player of the week last week, and not for the first time this year. This was the second time in 2014 that Reed received such an honor. Reed is currently leading the SEC in home runs with 14 so far in the season. Perfect Game recently named A.J. Reed the midseason national player of the year. The National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association recently named Reed the National Hitter of the Week, and we’re hoping that the honors keeping rolling in for the solid Wildcat.
With the NFL draft approaching, we can all begin to get excited (if we aren’t already) for our Kentucky boys and their potential. With the drive, work ethic, and raw talent of every graduating athlete, every one of them has the opportunity to shine in the National Football League. One such player is Avery Williamson. With his talent and athleticism, this linebacker from Tennessee can expect some success after shining for the Kentucky Wildcats and ending the season second in the nation in tackles. On a personal level, Avery Williamson is one of the greatest men I have ever met and I wish him the best!
Spring Ball Knockout
After Josh Clemons’ first injury his freshman year, people thought his career was over. Unfortunately for those people, Clemons is a fighter and will do whatever it takes to keep playing the game he loves. After intense rehab and rigorous workouts, Clemons was back and ready to play. As he prepared for the season, he unfortunately aggravated his previous injury and was out for another year in 2013. After fighting once again, Clemons is back and better than ever. Now that Spring training has started, Clemons will soon shock the world with his talent and comeback, and the Big Blue Nation couldn’t be prouder of his success. This man is soon to be a threat on the field once again.