This is probably as official as it’s going to get until UK releases a statement…
Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo Sports is saying Aaron and Andrew Harrison have decided to return to UK.
It also looks like WLEX has jumped on the story.
UPDATE: CBSSports.com is also reporting the twins are staying.
Andrew and Aaron Harrison have decided to return to Kentucky for their sophomore years rather than enter the NBA Draft, a source told CBSSports.com on Friday. The development should again make the Wildcats the nation’s preseason No. 1 team next season.
Julius Randle will announce his intentions enter the NBA draft tomorrow.
It is not known yet whether Aaron and Andrew Harrison will enter their names into the draft. All indications are they want to hear the right things from NBA execs. If they think they will go anywhere in the first round, they will forgo their Sophomore year.
Rick Pitino has announced at a 12:30 press conference that Chane Behanan has been dismissed by the University of Louisville.
Behanan, who was supposedly suspended indefinitely before the season, has finally run out of second chances. For now anyway. It remains to be seen If this dismissal is actually permanent.
Pitino also said Kevin Ware may be done for the season and could possibly redshirt.
For anyone going to Chicago for the UK-MSU game looking for a hangout spot, check out Vincenzo’s. From what I hear, it’s newer and is a really nice place. They are located 1 mile, about a 10-15 minute walk, straight down W. Madison St from the United Center. However, they are also offering a shuttle starting at 5:15 pm that runs every 15 minutes.
Vincenzo’s will be having 1/2 price appetizers from 4-7pm, $5 burger and fries and will also be offering drink specials. They are excited about the possibility of being overrun with UK fans. There will probably be a UK flag flying outside and may be one inside as well. So, if you’re interested, check out all the details below.
Vincenzo’s Pizzeria and Sports Bar
1104 W. Madison St
Chicago, Illinois 60607
Walking distance to United Center (1 mile – http://goo.gl/maps/3PUcs)
Shuttle begins at 5:15pm and runs every 20 minutes
1/2 price appetizers from 4-7pm, $5 burger and fries
Well, that didn’t last long. And anyone that has ever listened to anything come out of Rick Pitino’s mouth knew he was blowing hot air to begin with. According to Nation of Blue, Chane Behanan is already back on the Louisville basketball team.
We already knew Pitino had no shame. It seems now he’s just trying to see how much he can get away with. And given the Louisville AD’s and Louisville fans lack of shame, we’ve only seen him scratch the surface.
Kentucky will enter the season ranked #1 in the USA Today Coach’s Poll. This is the first time in the history of the poll that any team has started the season ranked #1 after finishing the previous season unranked.
Do they deserve that ranking? That remains to be seen. However, the distractions from last season are gone. They have a very capable point guard, unlike last season. They have many good players, so no lazy, pudgy, slow player can hold the team hostage and expect to receive playing time without working for it. On top of that, Kentucky will not be relying on a single player to make a difference in the game. This was not the case last season when the season was all but over after Nerlens Noel went down with a season ending injury.
This Kentucky team has all the makings to have a special season. On paper, they are just as talented, if not more talented than the 2012 championship team. And that team only lost 2 games. This could be a very special team. And tonight at Big Blue Madness is only the beginning.
Louisville announced that Chane Behanan was suspended indefinitely for a violation of university rules. What the violation was isn’t exactly clear. Multiple sources are reporting it’s the result of a failed drug test. The rumor is, both Chane Behanan and Kevin Ware failed drug tests and were told to clean up their act. Ware did, but Behanan supposedly did not.
Rick Pitino went so far to say that Behanan is no longer a part of the program. But when talking about the possibility of Behanan coming back, he added, “it is possible, it’s not probable.”
If anyone believes that, I have a bridge for sale. Rick Pitino has made a career of hyperbole. Mark my words, Behanan will be back on the Cardinal team before the season is up. I’ll go as far to say he will be reinstated before the game against Kentucky. If Pitino says a player won’t be back, you can bet the house he will.
If you’re from Kentucky, you probably know who Eric C. Conn is. If you’re from eastern Kentucky, you definitely know. For those not enlightened to his ways, Conn is a disability lawyer that runs his practice out of a complex of double wide trailers, which I like to refer to as Connalot. Conn also bumps the cheesiness factor up to 11 with his Lincoln statue, replica Statue of Liberty, and a statue honoring Charles Ramsey. If you watched Breaking Bad, think Saul Goodman times 10.
Growing up in eastern Kentucky, I always had a hunch the practice was shady. And this CBS expose all but proves it. While nothing has been determined yet, things don’t look good for Eric C. Conn. Better call Saul.
I’m not a Nebraska Cornhuskers football fan. However, after hearing Bo Pelini’s recent missteps, I think his days are numbered as head coach.
First, Pelini responded to criticism by former Nebraska great, Tommie Frazier, by saying they (Nebraska) don’t need him.
Then, if that wasn’t enough, audio recorded 2 years ago came out of Pelini criticizing Cornhusker fans by calling them “fair-weather” in a profanity laced rant (NSFW language). That triggered this “apology” from Pelini:
“I want to sincerely apologize for my comments from two years ago which became public today. I take full responsibility for these comments. They were spoken in a private room following the Ohio State game. I was venting following a series of emotional events which led to this moment. That being said, these comments are in no way indicative of my true feelings. I love it here in Nebraska and feel fortunate to be associated with such a great University and fan base. I again apologize to anyone whom I have offended.”
Translation*: “I didn’t realize I was being recorded and I’m sorry I got caught. Please don’t boo me mercilessly at home games. Also, please allow me to remain head coach so I can make lots of money. We cool?”
*Translation is mine.