Across the Commonwealth 8/31

08/31/2011 12:59 PM

U of L has released its 2011-12 basketball schedule . It’s definitely the most challenging slate the Cards have put together during the Rick Pitino era. Non-conference foes Kentucky, Vanderbilt and Memphis are projected to be in the Top 10, and the ‘Ville will also travel to Butler on Nov. 19.
The Big East slate features a home-and-home with Syracuse and Pittsburgh along with trips to Marquette and Cincinnati along with a visit from defending national champ UConn on Feb. 6.

Here’s what else is going on in the Commonwealth on the eve of the opening of college football season:

-The Herald-Leader’s Jerry Tipton has a Q & A with UK quarterback Morgan Newton

-The C-J’s Eric Crawford writes that U of L football has a reason to be a little uneasy about the Clint Hurtt/Miami situation

-Jordan Aumiller is back as Kentucky’s No. 1 tight end after injuries slowed him down in 2010.

-UK senior linebacker Danny Trevathan has stepped up as a leader, according to the C-J’s Kyle Tucker.

-Mark Story of the Herald-Leader looks how UK and Western match up.

-Joker Phillips knows the Cats must stop Bobby Rainey and the WKU running game.

-Western Kentucky Coach Willie Taggart hopes his defense can slow down UK’s Newton.

-The Murray Ledger and Times has the latest on Trinity grad and Murray State receiver John King’s return to his hometown to face the Cards.

-Here’s a rundown on U of L and UK’s season opener from the two schools’ respective student newspapers: The Louisville Cardinal and the The Kentucky Kernel.

-Trinity receiver James Quick will visit U of L for the Murray State game.

-My buddy Mark Mathis at the Owensboro Messenger-Inquirer fills you in on the happenings at Kentucky Wesleyan’s football camp as they prepare for the Thursday night opener at Indianapolis


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