Across the Commonwealth 8/19

08/19/2011 09:50 AM

-U of L coach Rick Pitino says that prized freshmen Wayne Blackshear and Kevin Ware and eligible and ready to enroll at U of L on Monday.

-The Courier-Journal’s C.L. Brown weighs in on the Cards’ deep stable of running backs.

-Pitino has a wrap-up of the Bahamas trip on his website.

-U of L athletics has a Thursday football practice report

-U of L announces that single-game football tickets are now on sale.

-The Western Kentucky-Louisville men’s basketball game set for Christmas Eve at the Yum Center will be televised by ESPN2.

-New Courier-Journal UK beat writer Kyle Tucker has a nice piece on freshman running back Josh Clemons.

-My good friend Mark Story of the Lexington Herald-Leader reports that organizers in Nashville are concerned about slow ticket sales for the UK-Western game on Sept. 1.

-UK athletics has a practice report from Thursday.

-Sophomore defensive tackle Donte Rumph is still recovering from an offseason car accident, writes Larry Vaught.

-UK offensive guards Larry Warford and Stuart Hines are ranked as one of the SEC’s Top Ten Tandems according to

-Jerrell Priester, one of UK’s top-ranked recruits from last season, has decided to transfer.

-The Toppers are moving right along with fall camp. has a report.

-Western is standing behind assistant coach Jake Morton, who was named in the University of Miami fiasco. Morton was an assistant to head basketball coach Frank Haith at Miami.

-High school football kicks off tonight. The C-J’s Jody Demling has his list of the Top 50 football players in Kentucky

-The Herald-Leader’s Mike Fields writes about two senior running backs who have a chance at breaking Derek Homer’s career state rushing record this season. One of them is Central’s Anthony Wales, who is being recruited by both U of L and UK. Wales’ Yellowjackets open the season Friday night against Manual, who’s led by University of Kentucky commit Thomas Chapman. Chapman is a four-star defensive lineman. The Crimsons also have one of the state’s top running backs in senior DarMontre Warr, who’s received scholarship offers from Indiana and Illlinois.

-The Kentucky Post in Covington published its high school football preview.


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