The road to the NAIA National Championship runs through Columbia, Kentucky. Cameron Dukes completed 18-of-24 passes for 157 yards and rushed for three touchdowns as Lindsey Wilson manhandled Northwestern (Iowa) Monday night in a 45-13 victory at Grambling State University, earning the school’s first football National Championship. The victory capped off an undefeated season in which they won every game by at least 21 points.
A school of 2,735 students that Shannon the Dude once called home, Lindsey Wilson did not have a football program until just over a decade ago. Chris Oliver was tasked to resurrect the program in 2010, 75 years after the Blue Raiders previously played the sport. After 11 years of climbing, they reached the mountaintop.
Congrats to the Blue Raiders, both current and past, for successfully building a football program from the ground up.
— LindseyWilson (@LindseyWilson) May 11, 2021
Baffert Won’t Attend Preakness
The maligned trainer is appealing a failed Kentucky Derby drug test from afar. In the middle of espousing excuses and blaming cancel culture for the rules violation, Baffert revealed he will not be in Baltimore this weekend to watch Concert Tour and Medina Spirit race in the Preakness Stakes. Yes, Medina Spirit will still run in the second leg of the Triple Crown, spotted Tuesday morning galloping around the track at Pimlico.
This is pretty much the extent of the exercise #KyDerby first-place finisher Medina Spirit got this a.m. in his first tour of @PimlicoRC ahead of @PreaknessStakes 146. Very easy once-around jog with Jimmy Barnes alongside ponying. pic.twitter.com/mtGqvvTTOD
— Marty McGee (@DRFMcGee) May 11, 2021
Delayed a day by the Baffert news, post positions for the Preakness Stakes will be drawn this afternoon at 4 pm ET.
Chin Coleman on KSR
A day after Coach O made his triumphant return to the KSR airwaves, the other new UK basketball assistant, Chin Coleman, will share with the BBN why he chose Kentucky and what he’s doing to take the Wildcats back to the top of the college basketball world.
Purchase your raffle ticket to win a Pappy Van Winkle package
Eastern Little League is hosting a raffle drawing for your chance at the most sought after bourbon in the world! The raffle drawing takes place this Friday at 9pm and tickets are just $100. Included in this collection is 1 bottle of every expression from the Pappy Van Winkle Line:
- Old Rip Van Winkle 10 yr.
- Van Winkle Lot B 12 yr.
- Pappy Van Winkle 15 yr.
- Pappy Van Winkle 20 yr.
- Pappy Van Winkle 23 yr.
Make sure you enter now as there are only 500 raffle tickets available. You can watch the raffle drawing on the Eastern Little League Facebook page (@EASTERLITTLELEAGUE) on Friday, May 14th at 9pm. Support the Little League experience as they provide a safe and supportive baseball environment for all participants, at all levels of play.
A Salute to Kenny Mayne
The longtime SportsCenter anchor announced Monday afternoon that he’s hanging up his mic after decades with the four-letter network. One of the last figures remaining from SportsCenter’s heyday in the 90s and early 00s, Mayne had a knack for providing timely dry punchlines seemingly out of nowhere. One of my favorites, SportsCenter has not been the same for quite some time, yet it was always comforting to see Kenny crack jokes during Triple Crown season. He will no longer be on our TV sets, but he’s still immortalized with some incredible This is SportsCenter moments.