College Basketball: Kentucky coach John Calipari commented on Nerlens Noel season ending knee injury on his radio show last night. Calipari said he told Noel a second season at Kentucky is an option, depending upon how he feels 2-3 months from now.
Calipari told Noel that if he didn’t feel like making the step to the pros now, to come back for a second year and be the best big man in the country. Noel is still currently projected to be a lottery pick in this year’s NBA draft and would have the same position next year if he decides to return to Kentucky.
College Football: Kentucky may still be an option for one of the top junior college defensive backs in the nation. Nate Willis tweeted out Wednesday because of academic issues, he would be heading to a Division Two school this fall.
However, Kentucky Sports Radio reports Willis said on Twitter this morning because of his “wonderful parents”, there may still be hope he comes to Kentucky this fall. The Wildcats will be very thin at the cornerback spot next season and Willis would have an opportunity to play right away.
NFL: The Washington Redskins may be holding out hope that quarterback Robert Griffin the Third will be ready to play by the start of next season. According to ESPN, the 'Skins are already encouraged enough by the progress RG3 is making in his rehab from knee surgery that they believe there is a legitimate chance he could start the 2013 season opener. Griffin had reconstructive surgery just last month to repair two damaged ligaments in his right knee.
MLB: The St. Louis Cardinals have extended the contract of general manager John Mozeliak for three years and picked up the 2014 option on the contract of manager Mike Matheny. Mozeliak is set to enter his sixth season as Cardinals GM. The new deal will take him through 2016. The Cardinals have reached the postseason three times under Mozeliak, winning the 2011 World Series title.
Matheny took over in the St. Louis dugout following Tony La Russa's retirement after the 2011 campaign and guided the club to a record of 88-74 last year, coming within a game of a return trip to the World Series.