A happy Thursday morning to the Big Blue Nation. The offseason has been anything but slow so far and today doesn’t figure to be any different. Let’s dive right into what you need to know as we wind down the workweek.
Sources Say taking over KSR
A day after his 18th (?) birthday, baby-faced Jack Pilgrim and his Sources Say Podcast co-host Shawn Smith are set to take over the KSR airwaves today while Matt Jones is on vacation. The last two days of the show have been football-heavy, but expect nothing but basketball recruiting news and Jalen Duren updates today. There’s going to be plenty to discuss so make sure to tune in and hit those phone lines.
Booker and the Suns looking for 2-0 Finals lead
With a hampered Giannis Antetokounmpo for the Milwaukee Bucks, Devin Booker and the Phoenix Suns took full advantage in Game 1 of the NBA Finals on Tuesday. Can they do it again later tonight?
Booker went for 27 points and six assists in his NBA Finals debut, but didn’t have the best shooting night, going 8-21 from the floor. Phoenix didn’t need anything more from Booker though, as Chris Paul took control to the tune of 32 points and nine assists. Game 2 in Phoenix tips off at 9:00 p.m. EST on ABC.
UK Football KSR Takeover recap
Kentucky Football assistant coaches Brad White and Vince Marrow stepped in for Matt Jones and the KSR crew on the second day of Guest Host Week, and they brought plenty of help to carry the two-hour show. We’ve got you covered with everything that happened during yesterday’s show, including the slew of high-profile guests that were kind enough to make an appearance.
Kroger Hometown Pickup Tour Stop No. 2
The Kroger Hometown Pickup Tour made its second pit stop, staying close to UK with a trip to interview Frederick Douglass’ four-star wide-receiver and hopeful Kentucky Wildcat, Dane Key. Freddie Maggard and I stepped in front of the camera to talk with Key, along with his father Donte, while Bradley McKee was behind the scenes making his production magic work wonders.
Check it out.
Vince Marrow is an elite recruiter (but we already knew that)
247 Sports ranks every college football recruiter. The rankings are based on the number of commits and where the players fall in the recruiting site’s pecking order. With eight commitments secured for the Wildcats in the 2022 recruiting class, Marrow is the fifth-ranked recruiter in the country. But before you get too excited, check out who came in at No. 10…
That one hurts…
UK Athletics Takeover Day on SEC Network
Kentucky Athletics is in control of the SEC Network all day Thursday in what is being dubbed “Takeover Day”. The festivities began right at midnight with Women’s Gymnastics and will finish up at 9:00 p.m. EST with Kentucky’s Taxslayer Gator Bowl win over N.C. State this past season. Some have pointed out that the schedule itself is a bit of a letdown (no Volleyball National Championship match?) but it’s still a day filled with nothing but Kentucky sports.
Speaking of the Volleyball team, their match against Florida from back in March should be on by the time this post goes live.
We’re taking over @SECNetwork tomorrow: Thursday, July 8!
— Kentucky Athletics (@UKAthletics) July 7, 2021
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