As Animal Kingdom was winning the 137th Kentucky Derby, Wildcat Kingdom was celebrating the return of UK freshman star Terrence Jones for his sophomore year. Even without point guard Brandon Knight, the 'Cats figure to be loaded for 2011-2012.

Of course, we are not finished. We still have junior Deandre Liggins, a defensive specialist, mulling his decision to pull his name out of the NBA draft. And after his pre-draft camp workout, we will know just how fully-stocked the University of Kentucky basketball team will be next year. I am of the opinion that this December's annual Kentucky-North Carolina game--the Tar Heels will also be a monster--could be the best game in the long history of the series. I cannot wait. And I doubt I'm alone. There are a BLUE million others who probably feel the exact same way.