Questions, concerns & conspiracies: Cats fans on radio react to report

LEXINGTON, Ky. (WKYT) - Cats fans had a lot to say about an explosive Yahoo! Sports report released on Friday that names two former and one current University of Kentucky basketball player.

WKYT's Garrett Wymer was at the 630 WLAP studio on Friday evening for "Big Blue Insider," as the Yahoo! Sports report was the big story.

"I've already seen multiple jokes about how people wouldn't mind if the NIT season was wiped from the record books," said Curtis Burch, who was filling as host of the show for Dick Gabriel.

There's still a lot up in the air at this point, but with the Cats playing Missouri on Saturday night, the most immediate question is about Kevin Knox. Coach John Calipari said at a news conference earlier on Friday that Knox would likely play on Saturday.

"If Kevin plays tomorrow, that means Kentucky's done their work, they believe there is no compromise in eligibility," Fletcher Page, who covers UK basketball for the Louisville Courier-Journal, said during the show. "And then you're thinking, 'Alright, now we've got to dig in on this Bam Adebayo stuff.'"

Some cats fans were concerned.

"That doesn't look good, especially with the University of Kentucky, what the FBI is doing," one caller said, "it doesn't look good."

But not everybody was worried about it.

"I'm just saying, I think it's all a bunch of nothing," another caller said.

Others had questions themselves.

"Just seems to me like the FBI should have a lot bigger fish to fry than this," one caller said.

Still others had some conspiracy theories.

"Since Pitino was at a lawyer's office Wednesday when he made his little speech," one caller said, "I just wonder if he leaked it out."

And with March looming, it looks like the madness has already begun.

"They're going to have to overhaul a bunch of this athletic stuff, because if not, the NCAA tournament is going to be upside down," one caller said.

Listen to the podcast version of Friday night's Big Blue Insider here.

The Cats play Missouri at 8:15 p.m. Saturday on ESPN.

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