Russ Smith Makes Midseason Watch List for Player of the Year



The U.S. Basketball Writers Association released their 12 candidates for their midseason watch list national Player of the Year, Russ Smith was one of those 12–Russ Smith.There is a chance that Mr. Smith will be holding up the prestigious Oscar Robertson Trophy.

With his 18.4 points, 2.6 assists and 2.2 steals, Russ Smith has become what many people doubted he would become, a true basketball player. He is one of the keys to Louisville’s success and Cardinal fans are not afraid to let the world know.

If Russ wins we will all go to Waffle House to enjoy his usual, in case you don’t know what his usual is the guys at WDRB showed us how he throws down:

Complete Robertson Trophy list are UNLV forward Anthony Bennett, Michigan guard Trey Burke, Syracuse guard Michael Carter-Williams, Creighton forward Doug McDermott, Kansas guard Ben McLemore, Gonzaga forward Kelly Olynyk, Louisville guard Russ Smith, Ohio State forward Deshaun Thomas, Kansas center Jeff Withey. Duke center Mason Plumlee and Indiana forward Cody Zeller.

Billy Clyde Returns


After a night in Oxford saw the likes of Sheppard Smith and Morgan Freeman, the fine folks down in College Station, Texas have said, “anything you can do, we can do incredibly worse.” 

According to the Dallas Morning News, the former great Kentucky basketball coach and above-average Texas A&M coach Billy Gillispie will be in attendance for the Kentucky, Texas A&M game on Saturday. Gillispie is a guest of the Aggies’ head coach Billy Kennedy.

The reason why Billy Clyde is coming? Well, it look as if this is just a “stop” en route to a celebrity fundraising fishing tournament in Mexico. 


If Billy Gillispie is considered to be a celebrity in Mexico, then I know my fellow KYSCO blogger, Kelly Patrick, should at least be considered among the ranks of legendary in Mexico. 

This is one of the more bizarre things that I have ever heard in my lifetime. It’s kind of like going to a party and your ex-girlfriend shows up “just to see who you’re talking to these days before she goes to her boyfriend’s house.” 

Besides, I thought Billy Gillispie was more of the type of person to take up a great game of golf at two in the morning. 

That’s all for me, folks. This is some strange, yet interesting news to find out today. It should be..well..interesting to say the least. For all Reds, Wildcats and Norse news follow me on Twitter, @stieneKYSCO. 

VIDEO: CardNation At Sugar Bowl, Bourbon Street & Post-Game Celebration

It’s been 29 days since New Orleans.  The Super Bowl is being held in the Crescent City this weekend in the same place that the Cards dismantled the Florida Gators.  Also with National Signing Day next week focus is going to shift back to football for a little bit, and I had to share all of this video that Mike (CrumsRevenge) and I recorded throughout our trip.

This is a LONG video.  I even made two versions.  The one up top is set to music for your listening pleasure.  It’s 31 minutes long.  The other video is the same as the first except that it is the raw video, raw sound. No music.

I had to do this.  It’s my own scrapbook.  This is a video of us……of CardNation.  I couldn’t fully leave New Orleans until I shared this with you.  Or at least got it out there for the world to see.  This is a video about football without a SINGLE football play.  There is so much more to this trip that we didn’t record. Our hotel, throwing beads from the balcony, Cafe Du Monde, St.Louis Cathedral, meeting up with so many of you on the streets, in restaurants.  It was amazing the response we had in New Orleans. We actually had bars requesting us to show up because of the response.  It was awesome, best bowl experience I’ve ever had and it was because of Card fans.

The team was excited, the energy was amazing.  I hope I captured that with this video.  3 cameras, 6 batteries in a constant rotation of charging, 2 video editing platforms, and a lot of time and effort picking out some of the best moments.  Take a walk with me, Mike (CrumsRevenge), my dad, my sister, Jason Hahn, and so many of you.  I really hope you enjoy it.

Presented With Music: (It is meant to be enjoyed FULL SCREEN with the speakers up LOUD). 

PRESENTED WITHOUT MUSIC:  Enjoy however you like. 


Trio of Former Cats Will Suit Up During NBA BBVA Rising Stars Game

bbva-risingstarsThe 2013 NBA season is almost at the All-Star break which means some of the funner basketball to watch in person or on TV. With the festivities closing in fast, the NBA has announced the guys who will play in the BBVA Rising Stars game with three former Wildcats making the roster. Anthony Davis and former UK teammate Michael Kidd-Gilchrist along with 2011 Cat and Rising Stars member as a freshman Brandon Knight will all make the trip to Houston on February 15th to participate.

Currently, Knight leads the three in scoring with 14 a game, Davis follows with 12.9 and MKG at 9.9. Rebounding goes to Davis of course at 7.9, MKG brings down 6 a game while Knight totals up 43 assists. Congrats to the former Cats!