I grew up in Georgia and had planned to enroll at a university in my home state until the University of Kentucky came calling with a music scholarship. I began attending the school in 1998 and by the time I graduated in 2003, my blood had turned from red to blue. I have a unique perspective on the devotion that we have to our Wildcats because I was not born and raised with it.

I also like bacon.

You can read more of my ramblings on my blog: www.ramblingbeachcat.com

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  • Michael Lingberg posted 2099 days ago

    Michael Lingberg

    No worries, Nick. Rushing in time for the Walking Dead is a damn good excuse. I wish I had cable to watch that show... :(

  • Drew Kells posted 2136 days ago

    Drew Kells

    Nick, sorry about the mistake! My eyes must have tricked me when I looked up Poythress' name. Thanks for letting me know.

  • Barb Caffrey posted 2163 days ago

    Barb Caffrey

    And if you get four comments rather than one, I deeply apologize; I probably should've waited to answer until I was fully awake. (I've tried to delete the first two comments twice already. If you can delete them on your end, please feel free.)

  • Barb Caffrey posted 2163 days ago

    Barb Caffrey

    OK, let's try this again...I really enjoyed your article, Nick, and I thought the analysis made a lot of sense. I was happy to help with regards to the edit.

    Anyway, with regards to the UK broadcasting team or teams, it's possible that the flagship station (or stations) will have the information you need. I don't know what the UK station is (I looked, but not every school has this information readily available), but you probably do as a long-time fan of the school. (For example, the radio flagship of the Wisconsin Badgers is WTMJ-AM 620 in Milwaukee, WI.) The flagship station (or stations) should be able to tell you front and center who their broadcasters are as this is a big draw for the station and is usually aggressively promoted.

    Here's a page, for example, from the Milwaukee Bucks that talks about their broadcasters:


    Granted, that's the NBA and not the flagship station. But WTMJ has been known before to discuss the radio broadcaster Ted Davis and there are articles available on their Web site, last I checked (especially as Davis filled in for a month as the regular afternoon sports personality), as WTMJ is also the flagship for the Bucks. (And the Milwaukee Brewers, and the Green Bay Packers...WTMJ has somewhat of a monopoly around here with regards to being the state's broadcast flagship station.)

    Fox Sports Wisconsin, which is the TV flagship of the Milwaukee Bucks, used to have a page discussing all of its broadcasters, too.

    So perhaps that will be a place to start? (Why UK doesn't have this information readily available, I don't know. But not all universities tend to talk about their broadcasters. That's why the flagship station or stations might be the best place to look instead.)

  • Barb Caffrey posted 2163 days ago

    Barb Caffrey

    Of course, I'm writing this at 2:00 a.m. or thereabouts CST, which is why I typed too fast and said "station...are" rather than "stations...are." (Ack!) Certainly a "do as I say, not as I do" moment. ;-)

    Anyway, that's where I'd start, is to look for the flagship stations. Those stations should be very pleased to have that information front and center as most aggressively promote their broadcasters. (I did see in my search that this term "Eeyore" does seem to be used a lot in Kentucky with regards to at least some of the broadcasters, but could I find names? No.)

  • Barb Caffrey posted 2163 days ago

    Barb Caffrey

    Thanks, Nick, and I'm glad to help. With the broadcasters, it's possible that if you can narrow down who the regular ones are, that will help you with regards to names. For example, here's a page for my hometown Milwaukee Bucks broadcasters: http://www.nba.com/bucks/features/Broadcasters_200607.html

    I'm sure UK has a page like this somewhere even though I wasn't able to find it (I looked, but not all schools mention their broadcasters in such a prominent place as most pro teams). Or it might be something you know how to find as a long-time fan of UK basketball as you probably know (or can find out) what the flagship radio station and/or TV station are that carry games. (In Wisconsin, WTMJ-AM 620 is the flagship station for the Wisconsin Badgers, the Bucks, the Milwaukee Brewers and the Green Bay Packers, but most places have different flagships for different teams.) Once you determine what the flagship station is, that site should *definitely* have the information.

    I'm sorry I couldn't find it, though, because I did look and was drawing a blank. Everything else was very good and I learned a lot about UK basketball from your article. (Plus the graphic really was cute. Where did you find that?)

  • Hannah Alberstadt posted 2188 days ago

    Hannah Alberstadt

    Sure thing. I'm always glad to help!

  • Allyson Daniels posted 2205 days ago

    Allyson Daniels

    No worries. I'm a Mizzou fan so while my situation isn't quite at a Kentucky fan's level, I can certainly sympathize.

  • Ben Millikan posted 2209 days ago

    Ben Millikan

    My pleasure, Nick.

  • Michael Hines posted 2216 days ago

    Michael Hines

    Serial comments can be a tough habit to kick. Keep at it!