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If you’re going to Chicago for the UCLA vs Kentucky game, be sure to check out Vincenzo’s. Last year was a blast as UK fans packed the place wall to wall. You will not be disappointed.
Food and Drink Specials
1 Mile from the United Center
**Vincenzo’s will be featured on The Real World-Chicago to be aired in December **
1104 W Madison St, Chicago, IL 60607
Here are a couple of pictures from last time:
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.