Wednesday Morning Round Up: Big Win On The Horizon

02/27/2013 05:58 AM

Today is a short round up, but fear not, the Cats take on Mississippi State tonight. This is just a little snack until the main course comes out.

Spring Game Tickets

Let’s kick off today’s round up with some football. This year, the football spring game scheduled for April 13 at 7 p.m. will be a ticketed event with reserved seating. That’s legit like a Drake concert. Head coach Mark Stoops reeled in a rocking recruiting class and the state legislature passed the bill allowing UK to start renovations to Commonwealth Stadium. There’s not much else a Wildcat football fan could ask for up to this point. The 40-point, shutout loss to Vanderbilt last November was the lowest of the low point, whatever comes below rock bottom, but the new coaching staff has injected life and energy into the fan base and the players, if the reaction from recruits is any indication.

For the spring Blue/White game, students and season ticket holders may begin reserving their free tickets tomorrow at 9 a.m. online or at the Joe Craft Center ticket office. The general public can reserve tickets through TicketMaster starting March 11. There may be a small service charge associated with TicketMaster reservations.

Big Favorite Over Bulldogs

If their 2-12 record in SEC play wasn’t enough to convince you Mississippi State is bad, Las Vegas has the Wildcats as a 19.5 point favorite over the Bulldogs. Kentucky should crush Mississippi State. Plain and simple. Don’t forget to check out the KSTV staff predictions, but no worries, everyone has the Cats winning comfortably.

Mays Makes Impression On And Off The Court

One reason Kentucky is doing so well of late is Julius Mays. We joked earlier in the season about “Old Man Mays” and “Uncle Julius” since he was the teammate with the most seniority and college game experience, but Julius Mays has truly taken this team on his back. At his pregame press conference, John Calipari shared a story about Mays. His teammates asked what drives him, and Julius responded, “I’m my mother’s only son, and I refuse to fail.” This determination to succeed is the mental toughness that Coach Cal has been calling for all season. The team respects Julius’s play on the court and his maturity off the court. He is the glue holding this team together after Nerlens Noel’s injury. If Mays keeps up hitting big shots at crucial times in games, this year’s Kentucky team will go far.


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