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wheres-waldo Forget ‘Where’s Waldo?’ Kentucky’s new favorite game has become ‘Where’s Coach Cal?’ Cal has been out and about going here, there, and yonder trying to fill the holes left in next year’s team by the mass exodus of seven players to the NBA draft. Yesterday, Cal was in North Carolina; today he was in the Great White North. Where to next, Cal? Any speculation, BBN? Mike Thorne, Jr. committed to Illinois. Thorne, a 6’11” 270 lb grad transfer, who was on Kentucky’s radar to fill the void WCS and KAT will leave behind has decided to finish out his college career at Illinois. Speaking of recruiting news… Cal met with Brandon Ingram last night, Jamal Murray today. Kentucky met with five star SF Brandon Ingram last night and Nike Hoop Summit star Jamal Murray today. As of right now Murray, a 6’4” combo guard is in the 2016 class, but a reclassification could be possible. We shall see… Kentucky has offered Mychal Mulder. According to Sonny Bairos of, Coach Cal has offered Mychal Mulder, a 6'4" JUCO shooting guard out of Vincennes Junior College. Mulder averaged 15.7 ppg and 6.9 rpg last season and will have two years of eligibility to work with. He also has offers from Wichita State, Mizzou, Creighton, Minnesota, Georgia Tech, and Indiana. Skal Labissiere speaks French with Cheick Diallo. Our favorite Haitian is trying his best to get Cheick Diallo to come to Kentucky. The two were roommates at the Nike Hoop Summit and according to this piece by Adam Zagoria, Skal is recruiting him in French, which Diallo appreciates, “I’ve known Skal a long time. It’s not even now. Ever since I came here [from Mali] I know Skal. Nike Hoop Summit, was the same roommate so we always talking French.” How quickly can a person become fluent in French? Asking for Cal. NBA Cats balled out today. Every game of today’s NBA playoffs included at least one former Cat. John Wall’s Wizards defeated Chuck Hayes & Patrick Patterson’s Raptors in overtime, 93-86 with Coach Cal in attendance (in Drake’s seats). Golden State beat Anthony Davis’ Pelicans, 106-99, in AD’s playoff debut. But…. According to ESPN, those 35 points are tied for the 5th most in a playoff debut over the last 40 years. This also happened…. He’s a beast I tell you! Kentucky softball team beats South Carolina.... and then South Carolina beats Kentucky. It's been a long day for the Kentucky softball team. After beating South Carolina, 2-0, to even the series earlier today, the Cats couldn't get it done in the second game of the double header. After eleven innings, the Gamecocks take down the Cats, 7-6. Kentucky's next game will be against the Dirty Cards in Lexington on Tuesday at 6pm. #BeatLouisville Cats sweep the Vols! Can’t help but be a little excited that the baseball Cats swept the Lowdown, Dirty Snitches this afternoon with a 5-3 win. This is the first time in three years that the Wildcats have swept a SEC series and the first time they have swept Tennessee in program history. Trey Huntsman has the full recap of that here if you want to take a look. Churchill Downs has banned selfie sticks. Yes, that’s right. Churchill Downs has banned selfie sticks for the Derby next month. While they do encourage people to take selfies, they have banned the selfie sticks for the safety of others and for the horses. The ban will continue after the Derby and apply whenever live racing is happening. Willie as a cowboy is the best thing you'll see all day. Willie Cauley-Stein and his cowboy hat made an appearance at the UK Rodeo Team's Cowboy Up for a Cure this evening. Cowboy Up for a Cure is really cool event that the UK Rodeo Team throws to raise funds for kids battling different forms of pediatric cancer. To find out more about it or to donate, head over here. Updated list of autograph signing tours: WCS: April 21st- Outlet Shoppes of the Bluegrass, Simpsonville, 6-8pm April 22nd- Wildcat Wearhouse, Owensboro, 6-7:30pm April 23rd- Wildcat Wearhouse, Hazard, 6-7:30pm April 24th- Wildcats & More, Dry Ridge, 6-8pm April 25th- Wildcat Wearhouse, Fayette Mall, Lexington, 6-7:30pm April 26th- Towne Mall, Elizabethtown, 2-3:30pm April 27th- Sheppard’s Fan Shop, London, 5:30-7:30pm April 28th- Barleycorns, Cold Spring, 6-8:30pm April 29th- Sports Den, Somerset, 5-6:30pm Harrison Twins: April 19th- Tin Roof, Louisville, 5-6:30pm April 20th- Simpsonville Outlet Mall, Simpsonville 6-7:30pm April 21st- The Kentucky Shop, Florence, TBA April 22nd- Sleep Outfitters, Somerset, 6-7:30pm If you want to get Devin Booker and Karl’s autograph, time is running out. Devin Booker’s final appearance will be tomorrow at the Elizabethtown Mall, 2-3:30. KAT is also making his final appearance this weekend in Dry Ridge at Wildcats & More, tomorrow 4-5:30. You still have a few chances to see Dakari and Trey. They will be at Barleycorns in Cold Spring, Ky noon-1:30 tomorrow and Wildcats Sports Apparel in Nicholasville on Tuesday, 6-7:30.   That’s it for me tonight. Roush and I will be around tomorrow to see y’all through to Monday. Sleep tight, BBN.   @JC_KSR

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