Across the Commonwealth 7/19

07/19/2011 10:43 AM

Southeastern Conference Media Days started Wednesday afternoon in Hoover (Ala.), and for the first time in a long, long time, I won’t be there. It will be strange, and no less interesting I’m sure, to watch the drama unfold from the outside. I’ll have more on SEC Media Days and my SEC predictions this week. Now for a look at the buzz on the Kentuckiana sports scene:

UNIVERSITY OF LOUISVILLE
-The game time for the football Cards’ Oct. 1 home game vs. Marshall has been set

-My good friend C.L. Brown has a nice write-up on football player Earl Heyman’s boxing exploits: The Boxer

-Previous U of L hoops commitment Ryan Taylor is officially headed to prep school: Taylor

-Rick Bozich writes that Joker Phillips and Charlie Strong have battled to a draw on the 2012 recruiting trail thus far: Bozich

UNIVERSITY OF KENTUCKY
-Coachcal.com takes you on a virtual tour of the Wildcat Coal Lodge

-Kentucky Sports Radio has a link set up where you can donate to the family of Wildcat fan Jonathan McIntyre, who was tragically killed in a fall in a UK parking garage last month: Jonathan McIntyre Fund

-The Advocate-Messenger’s Larry Vaught had a sit down with former UK walk-on and current CN|2 contributor Mark Krebs: Krebs

-Vaught has a rundown of Jacob Tamme’s golf tournament, which was a huge success

WESTERN KENTUCKY UNIVERSITY
-The Hilltoppers appear to be lacking playmakers at Wide receiver

-Western Kentucky Coach Willie Taggart talked at Sun Belt Media Day, along with preseason first-team All-Sun Belt players Bobby Rainey and Wes Jeffries. Taggart gave his own team its only preseason first-place vote in the league poll: Taggart

BELLARMINE UNIVERSITY
The Knights’ 2011 national championship is starting to pay dividends on the recruiting trail

NORTHERN KENTUCKY UNIVERSITY
-NKU men’s basketball player Tony Rack receives an academic honor

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