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Bob Knight, after past criticism, to call Kentucky games for ESPN but not at Rupp

Bobby KnightHere's how you try to be edgy even when you're the establishment.  College basketball's best-known TV analyst last season chose not to mention by name the team cruising to the national championship. 's Bob Knight referred to only as that “team from the SEC.”  Which created an opportunity for the provocative move ESPN will formally announce Monday:  Knight will be reassigned to call SEC games — alongside play-by-play announcer Rece Davis on Thursday nights — including Kentucky action. But Knight won't be at games in which things might get a little too edgy.  ESPN spokesman Mike Humes on Sunday said that Knight will work Kentucky games — but not ones on the Wildcats' home court.

 

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