KSR Today: Schedule information, “Dream Team,” Chicken Wing Day

What does John Calipari have up his sleeve going into the weekend? Something he is enthusiastic about, clearly.

As Kentucky seems to spherical out its non-conference schedule, the UK head coach introduced he has discovered a “actually attention-grabbing scheduling alternative, if no roadblocks.”

What might that chance be? Sources inform KSR that Kentucky reached out to North Carolina about scheduling a home-and-home collection, a possibility the Tar Heels had been intrigued with. The problem, although, is UNC wasn’t sure it might match the Wildcats on this season — a minimum of not the beginning of the home-and-home.

While there’s nonetheless some chatter a few potential neutral-site matchup with North Carolina, it is Gonzaga that’s seen as the most recent chance for Kentucky, a head-to-head battle each side are fascinated about.

The Wildcats have already got Michigan State (Nov. 15, Champions Classic), Michigan (Dec. 7, London), UCLA (Dec. 17, CBS Sports Classic), Louisville (Dec. 31) and Kansas (Jan. 28, SEC/ Big 12 Challenge) on the non-conference schedule. Could Gonzaga or North Carolina be added to that slate? Discussions are happening now.

Goodness gracious, Jacob Toppin

Speaking of the present roster and preparation for the 2022-23 season, let’s have a check-in with senior ahead Jacob Toppin, we could?

Kentucky energy and conditioning coach Brady Welsh shared a clip of Toppin placing in work alongside Lance Ware within the weight room. The outcomes?

Well, Toppin seems completely jacked.

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Kentucky is counting on Toppin to step up on the 4 spot this season, needing him to exchange Keion Brooks Jr.’s manufacturing in his first 12 months as a core starter. With the Bahamas simply two weeks away, he is beginning to look the half.

A “Dream Team” forming in Lexington?

Looking forward to the 2023-24 roster, might a “Dream Team” be forming in Lexington? That’s the purpose, for those who ask two of this system’s pledges in its 2023 recruiting class.

“The Dream Team would undoubtedly be DJ (Wagner), Justin (Edwards), Aaron (Bradshaw), possibly just a few extra individuals. We already know Reed (Sheppard) is there,” Dillingham instructed KSR at Peach Jam final week.

Edwards was added to the fold this week, giving the Wildcats three commitments. Now, Reed Sheppard needs so as to add three extra.

“It’s simply actually cool now to have two different teammates (in Dillingham and Edwards),” Sheppard stated at his Players First Satellite ProCamp on Thursday. “Hopefully we will get some extra with Aaron (Bradshaw), DJ (Wagner) and Ron (Holland). All of it’s simply actually enjoyable, an expertise we’ll always remember.”

His pitch to different high-profile recruits fascinated about becoming a member of the fold? Look at John Calipari’s observe report with different elite prospects. If you come to Kentucky, you may discover success a technique or one other. Coach Cal will be certain of it.

“It’s Kentucky, proper? It’s Coach Cal,” Sheppard instructed KSR in Georgetown. “Look on the gamers they’ve introduced in, the place they’re now. They’re all within the NBA doing very well. If they don’t seem to be within the NBA, they’re abroad making an excellent identify for themselves. … He’s going to get you the place you could go.”

Three down, three to go.

The ugliest automotive in Danville has been discovered

Do you occur to drive this SUV? If so, congratulations! You personal the ugliest car in Danville!

Captured by Larry Vaught, this blue Chevrolet is decked out with Duke logos and lettering from entrance to again. “Atlantic Coast Conference” is even written on the windshield, simply in case this Blue Devil diehard forgets their beloved staff performs within the ACC.

The outcomes are unreal.

Simply terrible.

Best NIL deal but?

If your identify is Decoldest Crawford, it’s a must to capitalize with NIL, proper? That’s precisely what the Nebraska freshman vast receiver did, signing an NIL cope with SOS Heating & Cooling.

Why? It’s the “Decoldest” HVAC firm in Nebraska, after all.

Crawford was a consensus three-star prospect who selected the Huskers over Auburn, Texas and Florida. Now, he is utilizing his identify to rake in NIL cash.

It’s the National Chicken Wingy

We’ll wrap up this morning to have fun National Chicken Wing Day, as a result of why not?

To assist us have fun, let’s flip to KSR’s Fan of the Day, Deano the “Superfan.”

Deano visited the house of the unique buffalo rooster wings decked out in Kentucky gear, highlighted by a blue UK shirt and flag proper in entrance of the welcome signal. Take a glance:

Well completed, Dean!

To assist have fun, why do not you head on over to KSBar and Grille to eat some wings and take part in an 80s and 90s dance occasion, which lasts from 8:30 pm to midnight ET?

Music by DJ Fox and $5 drink specials all night. Come hang around.

Happy Friday, BBN.

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