Saturday, February 10, 2007

Big day for Kentucky

The University of Kentucky baseball team won't start its season until next Friday, but the Wildcats have a big night ahead of them tonight.

It's one that has Kentucky coach John Cohen, a former Northwestern State head coach, jacked up.

ESPN College Gameday is in Lexington for tonight's basketball showdown between the Wildcats and No. 1 Florida at Rupp Arena and Cohen, being a supporter of UK athletics, is stoked about he game for more than one reason.

Unfortunately, the nation probably won't get to see Cohen's reason for joy. His Wildcats, the defending SEC champions, will be introduced during one of the TV timeouts to what almost certainly will be a rocking, rolling, rambunctious Rupp Arena crowd.

What Cohen has done at Kentucky has been remarkable. He has made athletic director Mitch Barnhart look brilliant with his success and has given Lexington sports fans reason to pay attention to something between March Madness and the Kentucky Derby.

Now it's time for him to get his due.


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