breaking news

Ohio set to announce locations of medical marijuana stores Wednesday

Kentucky Wildcats podcast: Previewing Texas A&M trip, hating on winter Olympics


LEXINGTON, Ky. — We’ll talk about Kentucky at Texas A&M, but let’s just get this out of the way: Kyle Tucker hates the winter Olympics. Just doesn’t really get them. Can’t relate to the cold-weather sports, like curling. It’s a no for him.

Kyle, our UK beat writer, and host Curtis Burch talk that out and preview Cats-Aggies on the latest episode of Wildcat Country, your daily Kentucky podcast presented by SEC Country. The rundown:

  • Wait, are some fans really mad that UK and the city of Lexington worked out a deal to keep the Cats leasing Rupp Arena for home games through 2033? As in, folks really thought it was possible (or a good idea) to get an on-campus arena built and leave the iconic downtown building (which we grant you is rather ugly and outdated and needs upgrades)? No, this was the right (and only) move.
  • Texas A&M is putting itself back together just in time for the struggling Wildcats, losers of two straight, to come to town. The Aggies  (16-8, 5-6 SEC) edged No. 8 Auburn on the road Wednesday night for a third straight league win. The’ve won 5 of 6 in conference play since starting 0-5.
  • Remember when Texas A&M looked like a Final Four contender because it had the longest and arguably most talented team in the SEC? Billy Kennedy is working his way back to that. The Aggies are up to 18th in the RPI and have  six top-50 wins: at No. 7 Auburn, No. 25 West Virginia, No. 27 Buffalo, No. 28 Missouri, No. 31 Arkansas, at No. 44 USC.
  • Which is to say, as was true when UK could’t quite close the deal against 15th-ranked Tennessee at him on Tuesday, the Cats can solidify their NCAA Tournament standing with a big win in College Station (which would make for a season sweep of the Aggies). Lose, and the NIT talk cranks up louder.
  • But seriously, why do people watch the winter Olympics? Maybe some bobsled, some ski jump, some figure skating — especially if Tanya Harding shows up — but otherwise? Nah. (Says Kyle, to Curtis’ astonishment.)

The post Kentucky Wildcats podcast: Previewing Texas A&M trip, hating on winter Olympics appeared first on SEC Country.


Reader Comments ...


Next Up in Sports

Top-100 WR Dannis Jackson enjoys Florida visit, eyeing return trip
Top-100 WR Dannis Jackson enjoys Florida visit, eyeing return trip

Join us here at SEC Country for Gator Chomps, a daily recap of the  latest Florida recruiting news, tales from the trail and perspective on what it all means for the Gators. Nathan Pickering wasn’t the only top-100 overall recruit from Mississippi on Florida’s campus over...
Will former top-50 prospect Deangelo Gibbs rejoin Georgia? Kirby Smart addresses his status
Will former top-50 prospect Deangelo Gibbs rejoin Georgia? Kirby Smart addresses his status

COLUMBUS — Just because Deangelo Gibbs is back in school doesn’t mean he’s back on the team. That was the word from Georgia coach Kirby Smart, who cryptically addressed the sophomore safety’s status with the team shortly before speaking at the Columbus Convention & Trade Center. Smart and basketball coach Tom...
Penn State recruiting: 4-star DB Tyler Rudolph commits to Lions over Clemson
Penn State recruiting: 4-star DB Tyler Rudolph commits to Lions over Clemson

Penn State continues to show it can prevail in head-to-head recruiting showdowns vs. premier Power 5 football programs. The latest example arrived Monday night when 4-star defensive back Tyler Rudolph committed to the Nittany Lions over fellow finalist Clemson. The 6-foot-1, 200-pound Rudolph became Penn State’s fifth...
Jeremy Pruitt ‘my kind of coach’ for 4-star LB Kane Patterson after Tennessee visit
Jeremy Pruitt ‘my kind of coach’ for 4-star LB Kane Patterson after Tennessee visit

Tennessee is looking to recapture its glory from the 1990s. Join us daily at SEC Country for the latest Tennessee recruiting news and notes on the next crop of Volunteers. Check out previous editions  here ...
Report: Alabama denies Brandon Kennedy’s initial appeal to transfer to another SEC school
Report: Alabama denies Brandon Kennedy’s initial appeal to transfer to another SEC school

Alabama reportedly denied Brandon Kennedy’s initial appeal to transfer to another SEC school. On Monday, it was learned that the offensive lineman wants to join either Auburn or Tennessee as a grad transfer but his initial appeal had been denied, per AL.com’s Matt Zenitz. Kennedy reportedly is blocked...
More Stories