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Kentucky Wildcat's Blue White basketball scrimmage to be televised


Yes, in Kentucky, basketball scrimmages are televised.  The University of Kentucky has announced that the October 26th Blue/White scrimmage will be televised live on the UK IMG Sports Network and on Fox Sports South Network.  The same two networks will also air Big Blue Madness on October 14, as well as the exhibition games against Transylvania (11/2) and Morehouse (11/7).  It seems that no matter where you are across the Big Blue Nation, you can have access to the Cats.  If your cable provider does not carry Fox Sports South, you have about three weeks to start harassing your provider.

Texas A&M supporters  are saying goodbye to the Big 12 with a caustic wit.  The above billboard stating “Thou shalt not covet they neighbors conference deal” now resides in Waco Texas, home of the Baylor Bears.  Got to love infighting between in state schools. 

Both Morgan Newton and Danny Trevathan were recognized for their performances against Louisville.  Chris Low of ESPN handed out his SEC awards for the week and listed both Wildcats in his “Other Outstanding Performances”.

QB Morgan Newton (Kentucky) — Completed 27-of-41 passes for 255 yards with two touchdowns and no interceptions against Louisville.

LB Danny Trevathan (Kentucky) — Led Wildcats with 12 total tackles including a sack (-6 yards) and a forced fumble against Louisville.

Now that Saturday’s game is behind us, cooler heads have started to prevail and I for one, am starting to realize that the Louisville loss was just one game.  As hard as it may be to take.  And cooler heads are starting to prevail.  Mark Story has the following thoughts:

Let’s be clear on one thing: It’s ridiculous to be calling for the job of a head coach three games into his second season. That is especially true when that coach has an overall record of 8-8 in one of the tougher coaching positions in big-time college football.

A lot of people, including Story are looking back to how Rich Brooks was about to turn his season around after a 49-0 loss to LSU in 2006.  It’s a tough three game stretch, but there are still four wins on the schedule even after a brutal three game stretch.  Let’s hope Joker can get the Cats to bounce back.

Rich Brooks came out swinging yesterday against the UKAA and pointing out that not all of the blame with the football program lies with Joker.  Some of it has to go to the big brass at UK.  Papaw Brooks appeared on the Joe B Hall and Denny Crum radio show yesterday and had these comments:

“I was there and I was told that we were going to renovate our stadium, have a recruiting room, have club seating and do all the things that all the other schools in the SEC have.  That didn’t come. It got mired up because a new basketball arena and new baseball stadium were thrown into it and it was just too big of a number.”

“We’ve been known as a basketball school and basketball needs to get what they get and keep getting it, but there is enough money that football brings in that needs to be invested back into the program.”

“You put suites between the goal lines and raise the press box on top of the stadium because that is so antiquated and so old,” he said. “Get club seating in there with an area behind the concourse so they can go inside and get food and drinks. Then maybe you get more people tailgating inside and get more people in the stadium earlier as well.”

Could Papaw Brooks be starting a movement?  I certainly hope so.  Brook’s entire interview is contained below and it’s a good listen if you have the time.

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