UK women's basketball Coach Matthew Mitchell and UK assistant men’s basketball Coach Orlando Antigua took on former Wildcat Josh “Jorts” Harrellson and Kyle Macy of the ’78 NCAA champs tonight at the Boone Tennis Complex. The event was part of Big Blue Night at the Fifth Third Tennis Championships. Lots of laughs, but the highlight of my night was saying hello to former basketball coach Joe B. Hall!
Tuesday, July 19, 2011
Monday, July 18, 2011
There is nothing like the promise of a new season, and nowhere is the anticipation greater than here in Kentucky. Other than Big Blue Madness, this was our first look at the new Cats last season. Who could have predicted at that moment that Josh Harrellson would pull off such a transformation and become a Kentucky legend? It would have been almost unfathomable to those present that Liggins would become one of the best defenders in basketball and both he and Jorts would hear their names called in the NBA Draft. Many would have guessed this would be the only season we would get to see Terrence Jones in Blue, but to the surprise of many, he decided to return to help Kentucky seek #8. As the new Wildcats get settled in, our thoughts once again turn to the season ahead. Will this team be the one to lead us to the Championship? Will the group of top recruits Coach Cal has assembled live up to their potential and the monstrous expectations we place upon them? Only time will tell. Let the countdown to Madness begin!