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For far too long, actress Ashley Judd has been the face of University of Kentucky men’s basketball fanfare, as the UK alum is often seen celebrating courtside or cheering with the student body during big games at Rupp Arena.
In our continuing effort to share with you the <a href="http://withleather.uproxx.com/2011/08/jason-terry-now-the-least-cool-nba-player">best in sports-centric hip-hop</a>, please enjoy the opening lines of "Niggas in Paris" from Jay-Z and Kanye West's "Watch The Throne" collaboration.
Ohio State has had a fantastic first half of 2011, from the <a href="http://withleather.uproxx.com/2011/05/we-will-never-see-jim-tressel-again">firing of Jim Tressel</a> to the <a href="http://withleather.uproxx.com/2011/07/ohio-state-vacates-2010-season-reality">forfeiting of an entire, Sugar Bowl-winning 12-1 season</a>.
Oh wait, that's a reference to The Wizard Of Oz and not Cinderella.
KENTUCKY -- The year is 2011 and the 'Cats are raw; in the rearview mirror is the motherf**king law.
<a href="http://www.bostonherald.com/sports/basketball/other_nba/view/20100625banner_night_for_kentucky_wildcats_in_nba_draft/"> After the NBA Finals comes the last bit of interesting pro ball news for months on end: the NBA Draft. To little surprise, the Washington Wizards went with the no-brainer and scooped <a href="http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/tag/john-wall">John Wall</a> for the #1 pick in hopes he gives Gilbert Arenas proper ammunition on the basketball court.
Our picks have been all over the place and wrong more often than not.
Today's gonna be a good day y'all.
During a press-conference thanking the <a href="http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/tag/kentucky-wildcats">Kentucky Wildcats</a> for generously generating and <a href="http://sports.espn.go.com/ncb/news/story?id=4860259">donating a cool million</a> via their recent "<a href="http://hoopsforhaiti.org/">Hoops For Haiti</a>" telethon, <a href="http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/tag/barack-obama">President Obama</a> not only acknowledged he spends his free time catching up on NBA-bound <a href="http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/2010/01/john-wall-and-bryce-harper-got-next">John Wall's</a> game, but that he has no desire to get schooled by the young man people refer to as the next Jordan Harold Minor Penny G.
While it's probably been some time since you've seen someone on the street wearing a <a href="http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/tag/kentucky-wildcats">Kentucky Wildcats</a> sweatsuit to match their Air Forces, the once dominant institution is shaping back to championship form; starting the season 12-0 and becoming <a href="http://sports.espn.go.com/ncb/recap?gameId=293550096">the first team in NCAA history</a> (as in all sports,) to win 2,000 games.
Kentucky freshman John Wall is already making a case to be college basketball's player of the year.
Here's summer league video of Jerry Stackhouse (in white) getting "LeBron'd" by some dude named John Wall at some tournament called the N.
For the record, this > <a href="http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/2009/07/the-confiscated-video-of-lebron-getting-dunked-on">LeBrongate</a>.
UPDATE: ESPN <a href="http://sports.espn.go.com/ncb/news/story?id=4031573">confirmed</a> it; Calipari is heading to Lexington.
UPDATE: Obviously this went down Friday, but yeah, Gillispie <a href="http://deadspin.com/5188426/get-away-from-me-alan-cutler">is now gone</a>.
Wisconsin ousted Michigan from the thrill-a-minute roller coaster that is the Big Ten tournament yesterday.