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Check out the video interview of Edgar Sosa that Rick Bozich has on his blog. The blog post is about Sosa's three-point shooting, but the interview is mostly about how the team keeps in contact with past players. Also, George Goode in the background makes me laugh.

Bobby Knight on Kentucky and Calipari:

"We've gotten into this situation where integrity is really lacking and that's why I'm glad I'm not coaching. You see we've got a coach at Kentucky who put two schools on probation and he's still coaching. I really don't understand that."

Enjoy the 90,000 poorly-worded emails, coach.

I've heard multiple stories of how Samardo Samuels allows small problems that shouldn't be that big of a deal dominate his psyche for extended periods of time, and the following quote from this morning's story in the C-J certainly reinforces those stories.

"I was so mad like I didn't know what to do with myself — I started thinking this basketball stuff isn't for me," Samuels said. "It was bad. That was one of the lowest points I ever got to in my basketball career."

I think this is probably the biggest reason we've seen Pitino be so reluctant to leave Terrence Jennings in the game for long stretches of time. TJ can handle being on the bench, Samardo can't.

Because they play basketball at a major program, it's easy to forget that the players we talk about are also just college kids. Everyone who goes to college matures, and while the biggest jump in growth for most ususally comes at some point during their first year or early in their second, for others it's not until a little bit later.

Samardo's a kid who's trying to learn the game of basketball while under a tremendous amount of pressure. Growth will come, it just might take a little more time than some were expecting.

We now know who Louisville's second opponent will be for the 2010 football season. The Cards will host Eastern Kentucky on Sept. 11.

DeMarcus Smith was on 790 WKRD yesterday and stated that he had moved Oregon to No. 1 on his wish list before Steve Kragthorpe was fired and Charlie Strong was hired.


Major congratulations to Brock Bolen who was activated from the practice squad by the Jacksonville Jaguars earlier this week and actually started last night's game against the Colts at fullback.

Sports Illustrated is getting into the end of the decade spirit and has released its top ten college football upsets of the 2000's. Checking in at No. 6: Louisville's take down of Florida State in 2002.

Cardinal third baseman Phil Wunderlich has been named a preseason third team All-American by the National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association.