The two hot UK topics for today’s Big Blue Links are the one player who said he is staying, though few may believe him, and the one player who is unexpectedly leaving.
Almost as big as Kentucky clinching its 45th SEC title over the weekend was Michael Kidd-Gilchrist’s comment to a question in which the freshman said he was definitely returning for his sophomore season. MKG later threw some water on that with a tweet. Then John Calipari on Monday (rightly) indicated that there’s a long time between now and the time players must declare for the draft in June.
On the football front, key linebacker/defensive end Ridge Wilson saw his UK playing career come to an end when he was arrested on a felony drug charge early Sunday morning in Louisville. Wilson had been in trouble before, for allegedly striking his ex-girlfriend in the face two years ago. He had run out of second chances, though not sure a felony drug arrest on its own merit is worthy of a second chance.
One more thing: Shabazz Muhammad’s father says Kansas has a legitimate shot to land his son.
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Big Blue Links for Tuesday:
- Michael Kidd-Gilchrist has to convince Calipari he should stay for sophomore year
- UK linebacker Ridge Wilson dismissed from team after drug arrest
- Forde: Sean Woods is the man who could have been king
- Shabazz Muhammad’s father says his son could end up a Jayhawk
- NY Times: Kentucky loaded with talent and team-first attitude
- Doyel: Calipari’s legacy doesn’t hinge on national titles
- Bozich: Kentucky basketball would like to see Louisville win
- Georgia knows it has a very difficult task come Thursday night
- Kentucky and Syracuse still 1-2 in latest AP poll
- Photo gallery or fans at the Kentucky-Vanderbilt game
- Kidd-Gilchrist’s plans a real puzzler for the Cats
- Could there really be an extended stay for Kidd-Gilchrist?
- Calipari more concerned with the present than MKG’s future
- A look inside Anthony Davis’ pursuit of national awards
- Matthew Mitchell says he loves the SEC Tournament
- Pat Washington takes over as UK’s new receivers coach
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