Across the Commonwealth 8/29

08/29/2011 03:32 PM

Game week is here. The University of Louisville and University of Kentucky will both kick off its season on an ESPNU Thursday night doubleheader. The Cards face Murray State at 6 with the Cats and Western Kentucky tangling at 9:15 in Nashville.

Here’s some of the pre-game buzz:
-The Cards get a late potential impact transfer at cornerback.

-U of L will be without two starters against the Racers.

-ESPN’s Pat Forde is calling for Murray to pull the shocker. isn’t predicting a Murray win but expects a close game.

-The U of L athletics web site has clips and quotes from Charlie Strong’s Monday press conference

-UK athletics has a rundown of Joker Phillips’ Monday press conference

-The Herald-Leader’s Mark Story offers his game-by-game predictions.

-UK basketball beat writer Jerry Tipton is helping to fill in for football beat writer Jen Smith, who’s on maternity leave. Read Jerry’s write-up on standout offensive lineman Paul Warford.

-The Courier-Journal has an update on the UK depth chart along with an injury report.

-Larry Vaught says when it comes to UK quarterback Morgan Newton, father knows best.

-The Western Kentucky athletics web page fills you in on what the folks in Bowling Green are thinking headed into the UK game.


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