Originally written on StraitPinkie.com  |  Last updated 10/23/14
CBS Sports has announced their Midseason Awards today, Nerlens Noel and the UK team as a whole made an appearance. While CBS shuts out the Wildcats in nearly every major category, a little love is shown at the very end of the article. Mason Plumlee of Duke is tabbed as the Midseason Player of the Year, and UNLV’s Anthony Bennett is named Midseason Freshman of the Year over Kansas’ Ben McLemore. Midseason Coach of the Year went to Illinois head man John Groce, and Midseason Defensive Player of the Year goes to Kansas 7-footer Jeff Withey. CBS goes as far as to say Withey is this year’s Anthony Davis (with two eyebrows).   Nerlens Noel makes an appearance in the Midseason All-Freshman team. Here’s what they said about him: He hasn’t been as dominant as Anthony Davis, but Noel has still been effective — especially on the defensive end. He’s averaging 10.1 points and 9.6 rebounds, and he has blocked 49 shots in 14 games.   The Kentucky Wildcats team makes an appearance as the “Most Underrated Team”. Here’s what CBS thinks of the ‘Cats: The Wildcats have four losses and aren’t in the Top 25, but there aren’t 10 teams in the nation with a better shot to win a national title. In other words, UK’s résumé is just OK. But UK’s ceiling is really, really high. John Calipari’s team will compete for the SEC title, and they just might win it.   While there’s not any true significance to these “awards”, it’s good to know that some unbiased opinions of the ‘Cats are also being shared with the BBN. Note that CBS says there are not 10 teams in the nation with a better shot to win the national title than Kentucky. However, John Calipari recently stated he believes 30-40 teams could make a run to the Final Four. Right now, his team isn’t one of them. They could be in March, though.
MORE FROM YARDBARKER

Michael Vick: Percy Harvin won't be a monster here

Robert Griffin III 'guaranteed' to be back in Week 11

Urlacher: Cutler paid like elite QB, hasn’t produced like one

Hoyer doesn’t think about getting benched for Manziel

Cardinals kicker blew $1,500 signing bonus on headphones

Ainge: Draft lottery reform would be 'better for the game'

LIKE WHAT YOU SEE?
GET THE DAILY NEWSLETTER:

Royals take Game 2 to even series with Giants

Report: Roger Goodell will have to testify in Ray Rice case

Blake Griffin accused of slapping man in Las Vegas club

Ronda Rousey to face Cat Zingano at UFC 182

Report: Zach Mettenberger to start for Titans over Locker

LaMarr Woodley likely done for season with biceps injury

Falcons make huge mistake with London infographic

DeMarco Murry surprises Cowboys linemen with iMacs

Jimbo Fisher's son reps for Winston on 'Superhero Day'

WATCH: Steve Ballmer freaks out while shown on Jumbotron

AUDIO: Rex Ryan pranks Sammy Watkins on conference call

Top storyline for each Week 8 NFL game

WATCH: Giants pitcher yells at Salvador Perez after HR

Will Muschamp's head coaching job posted on Craigslist

Miss California USA would like to date Eric Hosmer

WATCH: Eric Bledsoe sends Clipper flying with sick move

Kiffin's mom fears for son's safety in return to Tennessee

WATCH: Penguins perform 'O Canada' following tragedy

College Basketball News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

Brian Urlacher rips Jay Cutler

Top NFL storylines: Week 8

Kiffin's mom worried for son's safety

Report: Goodell will have to testify

Penguins do 'O Canada' following tragedy

UEFA Champions League midway report: Groups A – D

Porn star: No one parties like Janikowski

Report: Expect Florida to make a run at Bob Stoops

The San Francisco Giants are zombies

10 bold predictions for NFL Week 8

Pitcher's wife leaves generous tip

Nicklaus defends Jameis Winston

Today's Best Stuff
For Bloggers

Join the Yardbarker Network for more promotion, traffic, and money.

Company Info
Help
What is Yardbarker?

Yardbarker is the largest network of sports blogs and pro athlete blogs on the web. This site is the hub of the Yardbarker Network, where our editors and algorithms curate the best sports content from our network and beyond.