Posted: 10:45 a.m. Friday, May 3, 2013
By Glenn Logan
Today is the Kentucky Oaks, and per our family tradition, Petra and I are taking the day off to bet on the ponies. Wish us luck!
Oh, yeah, and for full Oaks and Derby coverage, be sure and check out SB Nation's horseracing blog, And Down The Stretch They Come.
Oh, one more thing -- If you see a news story or blog post that's good, feel free to send it to me at aseaofblue at gmail dot com if you'd rather see it up here than in the comments. I can't guarantee I'll use it in the quickies, but I usually will. You can also DM me @ASeaOfBlue.
Tweets of the Morning:
Last night I posted a Recruit Roundtable with four of UK's commits answering some interesting questions candidly ($) bit.ly/120NReL— J.Rowland (@RowlandRIVALS) May 3, 2013
Well, you knew it would happen.
Can’t disagree with anything here (Hank). Five spots freshmen will play in next year – WBN
Kentucky recruit Drew Barker is competing in the Elite Quarterback Camp in Chicago. Bud Elliot, SB Nation. There is also a full story stream for the camp containing all the news. You can also follow Bud at @SBNRecruitingg for more.
Drew Barker has set a date for his college choice, which Wildcats football fans will watch with interest. WBN
Mark Stoops now gets into Calipari’s act, and offers a sophomore. Danville Advocate-Messenger
So why is Andrew Wiggins worth the wait?
On the day Wiggins steps on an NBA court, and that’ll happen sooner rather than later, he’ll become one of the greatest athletes ever to play in the league. We’re talking about the very stratosphere of athletic gifts, where Dominique Wilkins, Russell Westbrook, Julius Erving and, yes, that Jordan guy reside.Hype enough for ya? [The Sporting News] Also, I hadn’t seen this, although its quite a few days back.
Calipari rules out 3-game long-distance settings like Maui, and indicates cost is also a factor. WkYT
This is just filled with Kentucky stuff. You can see that no matter where Wiggins goes, Kentucky is going to be on the lips and word processors of every sportswriter in America next year. Jason King, ESPN
Watertown’s hidden gem. While I agree with the premise of the article because Kentucky talent is in the same boat, I think this site spends way too much time on the QB position. If you ignore the position and look at the problem which, I believe, is a failure on the kids and the coaches part to market themselves properly (Hank).
SEC football recruiting roundup. Who fared the best, and worst (via Hank). 247 Sports
Another recruiting site with rankings. First I’ve ever heard of them, but that doesn’t mean anything. Prepforce
Funny. Mark May is such a douche (via Hank). Eleven Warriors
Reactions from around SB Nation to the SEC Network announcement. Team Speed Kills
Tale of the tape: Big Ten network vs. SEC Network SBNation.com
Myron Metcalf handicaps chances of this year’s Final Four repeating. ESPN
Handicapping the Kentucky Derby. Eric Crawford, WDRB
NCAA suspends a number of recruiting reforms due to complaints from member institutions. Fox