Sunday Night News and Views

Sunday Night News and Views

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@RickiBarkerKSR Will T. Scott will be joining Shannon the Dude on KSR Need a good way to get rid of a case of the Mondays, tune in tomorrow to KSR where Will T. Scott will be hosting  with his BFF Shannon the Dude. Ryan Lemond will be on standby as “Will Trill” and Shannon take over host duties while Matt Jones is on vacation. slive-rach                       Mike Slive steps down as SEC commissioner The Greg Sankey era officially begins tommorow. Sankey is taking over after Mike Slive announced he was stepping down as SEC commissioner. Sankey served as Slive’s right-hand man in the SEC offices and tomorrow marks his first day as the head honcho in the SEC. However, Slive won’t be too far from his successor. For the next two months he will remain in an advisory role, then after his contract officially expires at the end of July he will continue to serve as a consultant to the SEC for four years. Sankey, a guy who once won a book in the sixth grade by having the neatest desk, says he is prepared to take on the role as commissioner. The book Sankey won in sixth grade, John Wooden’s They Call Me Coach, says it sits on a bookshelf in his office. Last Chance to see American Pharoah If you want the chance to catch the Kentucky Derby winner in action before he makes his way to the Belmont Stakes this Saturday. Churchill Downs is allowing people to come view the potential Triple Crown winner during Morning special training sessions, until Tuesday. Horse racing fans can view American Pharoah and rival Keen Ice train from the first floor of the facility, free of charge from 8-9 a.m. through Tuesday. With the opportunity to see the first possible Triple Crown winner in over 30 years, it sounds too good to miss. randle               Randle is on the mend Julius Randle says that he is almost 100% healed. Randle is expected to participate in the Las Vegas Summer League this July. Julius broke his tibia during the Laker’s opener against the Rockets last October. He’s the second rookie from Kentucky in the past two years to miss the season with an injury. Nerlens Noel had to miss the entire 2013-14 campaign with a torn ACL after being drafted in that year’s lottery. Drake Jackson invited to The Opening Drake Jackson Four-star recruit and possibly the nation’s #1 center, Drake Jackson was invited to Nike’s The Opening finals today after a stellar performance at a regional camp iin Ohio. [caption id="attachment_179465" align="alignleft" width="217"](h/t @Ukathletics) (h/t @Ukathletics)[/caption]                 Remembering Russell Rice A legend of University of Kentucky Athletics Russell Rice died Friday. Rice spent 20 years from 1967-87 with UK Athletics as an administrator in the athletics department, including 18 of those years as a sports information director. Rice wrote many books on University of Kentucky’s football and basketball history. In fact, one of Rice’s books has a home on my shelf, Adolph Rupp: Kentucky’s Basketball Baron, which I often look to for reference. It’s good to know that even though Rice is no longer with us, his legacy lives on in his words helping KSR writers and UK fans everywhere. Tai Wynyard says he might join Cats Mid-Season Tai Wynyard is in Colorado Springs right now preparing for the FIBA U18 3-on-3 World Championship in Hungary later this year. During an interview with Draft Express, Wynyard said he might be joining the Wildcats in December. Our favorite son of lumberjacks, said he wants to make sure he is “fit enough” and will continue to evaluate his decision to join the Cats mid-season. His parent’s could definitely give him a great workout, wood chopping looks pretty extreme.

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